Anne Reid to play Barbara Cartland in new BBC drama

September 12th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London , Sep 12 (ANI): English actress Anne Reid is set to play the famous romantic novelist Dame Barbara Cartland in BBCs Four’’s Men Are Wonderful.

The Bafta winning actress Anne Reid will be seen depicting Cartlands romantic life and her multifarious romantic linkage.

The Coronation Street actress will be seen playing Barbara Cartland, who married first husband Alexander McCorquodale in 1927 and gave birth to a daughter Raine - Diana, Princess of Wales” stepmother, reports Telegraph.

Barbara, who expired in 2000 at the age of 98 produced over 700 romantic novels, married her first husbands cousin Hugh McCorquodale in 1936 and stayed with him until his death in 1963.

The couple had two sons together.

The BBC show will be aired in autumn. (ANI)

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