Joe Barton’s Mozart series adds Rory Kinnear, Lucy Cohu and more

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“The Diplomat” star Rory Kinnear has joined Will Sharpe and Paul Bettany in Joe Barton’s upcoming Sky limited series “Amadeus.”

Based on the story of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sharpe stars as the virtuoso as Bettany plays his fierce rival, Italian composer Antonio Salieri.

Kinnear, who is also known for his roles in “Skyfall” and “Men,” has been cast as Emperor Joseph.

They are joined by Lucy Cohu (“Becoming Jane”) as Cecilia Weber, Jonathan Aris (“The Sixth Commandment”) as Leopold Mozart, Ényì Okoronkwo (“Renegade Nell”) as Da Ponte, Jessica Alexander (“The Little Mermaid”) as Katerina and Hugh Sachs (“Bridgerton”) as Von Strack.

Paul Bazely (“Such Brave Girls”), Rupert Vansittart (“Game of Thrones”), Anastasia Martin (“In From The Cold”), Nancy Farino (“Masters of the Air”), Olivia-Mai Barrett (“Invasion” ), Viola Prettejohn (“The Crown”) and Jyuddah Jaymes (“Hijack”) round out the cast.

“Set in the musical center of vibrant Vienna at the end of the 18th century, twenty-five-year-old Amadeus no longer arrives in the city as a child and is determined to forge his own path,” the synopsis reads. “Recently unemployed and without his father’s guidance, Amadeus finds an unlikely ally in a young singer who will become his wife, the fiery Constanze Weber Mozart. Her connections help him enter the orbit of Italian opera powerhouse and court composer Antonio Salieri, setting the three of them on a collision course that will ultimately define their lives and their legacies for years to come.

Gabrielle Creevy plays Mozart’s wife Constanze Weber.

The series is a new version of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play and reunites “Giri/Haji” writer Joe Barton with Sharpe and lead director Julian Farino.

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“Amadeus” is produced by STV Studios’ Two Cities Television in association with Sky Studios. Megan Spanjian is executive producer for Sky Studios. Michael Jackson (“Patrick Melrose”) and Stephen Wright (“Blue Lights”) are executive producers for Two Cities Television. Julian Farino (“Giri/Haji”) and Alice Seabright (“Sex Education”) will direct. Barton, Sharpe and Farino also serve as executive producers.

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