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Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan to headline Lisa Mulcahy’s Love And War

The drama-thriller revolves around a woman’s struggle to rescue her daughter from war-torn Syria

Sanghamitra Chatterjee Calcutta Published 22.05.24, 02:01 PM
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Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan is set to headline Lisa Mulcahy’s drama-thriller Love And War, the 37-year-old actress confirmed on Tuesday, sharing a report by the US-based entertainment magazine Deadline on Instagram.

The project is inspired by Louise Monaghan's book Stolen: Escape From Syria, which follows Irish woman Sarah O’Meara’s September 2011 quest to rescue her six-year-old daughter, who was abducted by her father and taken to his native land Syria, a country in the grip of civil war. O’Meara’s challenges include outwitting her ex-husband in addition to trying to survive the war itself.

Screenshot of the Deadline article shared by Nicola Coughlan

Screenshot of the Deadline article shared by Nicola Coughlan

Love And War is produced by Michael Garland of Grand Pictures with a script by Mulcahy and Elisabeth Gooch.

Coughlan is best known for her roles as Clare Devlin in the British period teen sitcom Derry Girls and Penelope Featherington in the Netflix series Bridgerton. Additionally, the actress also made a brief appearance as Diplomat Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.

The first four episodes of Bridgerton Season 3 dropped on Netflix on May 16. In the series, Coughlan also moonlights as infamous gossip writer Lady Whistledown.

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