It's a Sin star Callum Scott Howells lands next lead movie role

nathaniel curtis, lydia, west callum, scott howells, omari douglas, it's a sin
It's a Sin star lands next lead movie roleChannel 4

It's a Sin star Callum Scott Howells has landed his next lead role in upcoming indie film Madfabulous.

According to Deadline, the actor has been cast as "flamboyant and rebellious aristocrat" Henry Paget, the fifth Marquess of Anglesey.

The film, directed by Celyn Jones and written by Lisa Baker, will chart the true story of Lord Paget, who defied the societal norms of class and gender during the 19th century through his theatrical expressions, flamboyant wardrobe and opulent lifestyle.

callum scott howells as colin, it's a sin
Channel 4

Related: It’s A Sin star hopes to “show he can do more” in new show after Colin role

Dubbed the "dancing marquess", Paget squandered his multi-million-pound inheritance on a lavish social life before his untimely death at the age of 29.

The film’s producers, Nadia Jaynes and Sean Marley, have described Madfabulous as "a riotous, uncompromising celebration of flamboyance, relationships, rebellion and blind generosity in the pursuit of love and applause."

Filming is set to begin in Anglesey this August. Further casting details will be announced in due course.

callum scott howells
Dave Benett

Related: It's a Sin boss reveals ideas for planned sequel series

"It is a real honour to be portraying Henry in this great story about the man and everything he represented," Howells said in a statement.

"He is such a fascinating character; truly a rebel ahead of his time and has been inspiration to many artists throughout the years. I can’t wait to work with this great team to bring Henry to life on screen."

Jones added: "Callum is the perfect actor for this role, a versatile and charismatic performer with a rockstar appeal…I’m sure Henry would approve.

"It’s a dream to be going back home to Anglesey to make this film, Lisa has written a fabulous script and I’m loving the creative team that’s gathering to help me tell this iconic tale about the original '20th Century Boy'."

Madfabulous does not yet have a release date.

You Might Also Like