Emily Watson To Star In TV Drama About London 7/7 Bombings

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August 22, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

English actress Emily Watson is set to play the mother of a girl who was killed in the London 7/7 bombings in an upcoming TV drama.
The War Horse star will portray Julie Nicholson, whose daughter, Jenny, was killed at Edgware Road underground station when suicide bombers conducted a series of attacks on London Underground trains and a double-decker bus, killing 52 people and injuring 700 on 7 July, 2005.
A Song For Jenny will be based on Nicholson’s memoir, A Song for Jenny: A Mother’s Story of Love and Loss, and will air in July, 2015 on BBC One to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.
Playwright Frank McGuinness will pen the screenplay for the project.
Watson says, “Although daunted by the task ahead, as a Londoner who was there on 7/7, I feel honored to be part of the team asked to tell this compelling story. I hope we can do it justice.”
Nicholson adds, “Despite the poignancy of the subject, I am delighted that my memoir has inspired the re-telling of Jenny’s story for film. I believe it is in safe hands and I have long admired and respected the work of Frank McGuinness.”

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