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Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander to guest star on BBC2's 'Ambassadors'

Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy) and Tom Hollander (Mr. Collins) previously co-starred and appeared in 4 TV (Any Human Heart) & Films (Maybe Baby, Enigma, and most notably in Pride & Prejudice 2005 film) and now they'll be appearing together (or not, but in the same show) again for the fifth time in a new TV comedy 3-one-hour-episode BBCTwo series titled Ambassadors, which lead stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, and Keeley Hawes (Matthew's real-life wife, who previously co-starred with him in BBC's spy hit series, Spooks/MI-5 and the feature film comedy, Death at a Funeral) as Jennifer, the long suffering wife of the ambassador played by Mitchell.

Matthew Macfadyen (in a small role, but will appear in all 3 episodes) plays POD – nicknamed the 'Prince of Darkness' – Davis’s superior at the Foreign Office in London. Special guest stars include Tom Hollander (Rev, Pirates Of The Caribbean, In The Loop) as Prince Mark, a minor royal and trade envoy on a key mission to help secure an important oil contract for Britain; and Elliot Cowan (Mr. Darcy in Lost In Austen) as Stephen Pembridge, a self-important actor flown in to celebrate the Best Of British Festival in Tazbekistan.

The Ambassadors premieres on BBC2 later this month, October 23rd at 9 PM, in the UK! 

Read more info. about the new comedy series and see a First-look behind-the-scenes video for BBC Two's Ambassadors, starring Mitchell and Webb (viewable for UK residents only) via BBC Media Centre below...

Set in the fictional Central Asian Republic of Tazbekistan, David Mitchell plays newly arrived British Ambassador Keith Davies and Robert Webb his seasoned second in command, Deputy Head of Mission, Neil Tilly.
They are a team under constant, competing pressures: pressures from London keen to ensure UK PLC doesn't miss out on lucrative business contracts in an emerging oil rich nation; pressure from his under-funded, under-resourced embassy struggling to maintain an image of Britain as an important global political heavyweight; and pressure to maintain good relations with a rigid, autocratic local regime with a dubious human rights record.
Ambassadors, produced by That Mitchell & Webb Company and Big Talk Productions for BBC Two, is a new comedy drama series written by James Wood (co-creator of Rev) and Rupert Walters (Spooks) starring award-winning comedy actors David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Ambassadors features an ensemble cast led by Keeley Hawes (Spooks, Ashes To Ashes, Upstairs Downstairs) as the ambassador's wife, Jennifer; Matthew Macfayden as POD – nicknamed the 'Prince of Darkness' – Davis’s superior at the Foreign Office in London; and Yigal Naor (House Of Saddam) playing Karzak, the president of Tazbekistan.
Susan Lynch, Amara Karan and Shirvani Ghai make up the key members of Davis and Neil's embassy staff: Caitlin - head of consular; Isabel - trade and political secretary; and Natalia - head of public relations.
Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones) plays Tanya, Neil's Tazbek girlfriend, who runs the local ex-pat bar. Debbie Chazen (The Smoking Room) appears as the embassy housekeeper, Ludmilla.
Special guest stars include Tom Hollander (Rev, Pirates Of The Caribbean, In The Loop) as Prince Mark, a minor royal and trade envoy on a key mission to help secure an important oil contract for Britain; Michael Smiley (Good Cop, Ripper Street) as Jackson, a grim-faced vetting officer for the foreign office who grills the staff on their loyalty to Queen and country; and Elliot Cowans (Lost In Austen) as Stephen Pembridge, a self-important actor flown in to celebrate the Best Of British Festival in Tazbekistan.
Ambassadors is a That Mitchell & Webb/Big Talk production for BBC Two, commissioned by Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow, former Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, Cheryl Taylor, and Chris Sussman, Executive Editor, BBC Comedy.
Executive Producers are Big Talk CEO Kenton Allen, Luke Alkin, Matthew Justice, and David Mitchell and Robert Webb (Big Talk Productions/That Mitchell & Webb Company). The series is produced by Chris Carey and directed by Jeremy Webb.

See more detailed, cast and crew info. about the Ambassadors here.

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