‘It’s A Sin’ Star Callum Scott Howells To Play Flamboyant Aristocrat Henry Paget In Film ‘Madfabulous’

‘it’s a sin’ star callum scott howells to play flamboyant aristocrat henry paget in film ‘madfabulous’

Callum Scott Howells, The Other Richard/Public Domain

EXCLUSIVE: It’s A Sin star Callum Scott Howells has been tapped to play flamboyant and rebellious aristocrat Henry Paget in indie film Madfabulous, which is due to shoot this summer.

The Mad As Birds (Poms) production will be directed by Celyn Jones (The Almond And The Seahorse) and will chart the true story of the fifth Marquess of Anglesey who in the late 19th Century eschewed societal protocols of class and gender with his theatrical expressions and lavish social life, spending a multi-million pound fortune before his untimely death aged 29.

Filming is due to get underway on the island of Anglesey, North Wales in August.

Script comes from Anglesey-born Lisa Baker in her feature film debut. Producers are Nadia Jaynes (Marcella) and Sean Marley (Poms) while exec producer is Nicola Pearcey (Military Wives) of Picnik Entertainment. Additional casting is in process by Rebecca Wright Casting. Support comes from Ffilm Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government via Creative Wales.

The producers described the project as “a riotous, uncompromising celebration of flamboyance, relationships, rebellion and blind generosity in the pursuit of love and applause.”

BAFTA nominee Howells said: “It is a real honour to be portraying Henry in this great story about the man and everything he represented. He is such a fascinating character; truly a rebel ahead of his time and has been inspiration to many artists throughout the years. I can’t wait to work with this great team to bring Henry to life on screen.”

Director Jones added: “Callum is the perfect actor for this role, a versatile and charismatic performer with a rockstar appeal… I’m sure Henry would approve. It’s a dream to be going back home to Anglesey to make this film, Lisa has written a fabulous script and I’m loving the creative team that’s gathering to help me tell this iconic tale about the original ’20th Century Boy’.

Callum Scott Howells is represented by Lou Coulson Associates, Anonymous Content and Multitude Media. Celyn Jones by United Agents.

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