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The English Game starring Sam Keeley and Niamh Walsh to release on Netflix this March
02 Mar 2020 : Nathan Griffin
Sam Keeley and Niamh Walsh in The English Game.
The Netflix Original Series, created by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, will be available to subscribers of the streaming service on Friday, March 20th.

Irish actors Niamh Walsh (Jamestown, Holby City) and Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, The Siege of Jadotville) will feature in the six-part drama, which charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world's most popular sport.

The series is written and executive produced by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and produced by 42 (Watership Down, Traitors). The English Game is directed by Birgitte Stærmose (The Spanish Princess, Darling) and Tim Fywell (Happy Valley, Grantchester), and produced by Rhonda Smith (Fresh Meat, Traitors). 

Keeley and Walsh will feature alongside Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dunkirk, Sunshine on Leith, The Terror), Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess, Les Misérables, Game of Thrones), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Watership Down), James Harkness (The Victim, Macbeth, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Darkest Hour), Gerard Kearns (The Mark of Cain, Looking For Eric, Last Kingdom, Shameless), Joncie Elmore (Downton Abbey, Shameless), Daniel Ings (The Crown, Lovesick), Kate Dickie (Red Road, Prometheus), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Killing Eve, The Inbetweeners, Indian Summers), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Aftermath, The Crown), Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger, Scott & Bailey), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Happy-Go-Lucky, The Death of Stalin), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny, Devils), and Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech).

Executive producers include Julian Fellowes as well as Rory Aitken, Eleanor Moran and Ben Pugh for 42 and Eddie Charlton. Ben Vanstone is a Co-Executive Producer.

The English Game will be released on Netflix on March 20th.




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