Published: Fri 18 Jan 2013
Broadcasts Sunday 20 January at 9pm on ITV.
Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage) leads the cast as Harry Gordon Selfridge in new drama series Mr Selfridge, about the life of the flamboyant and visionary American entrepreneur.
Created by multi-award winning writer Andrew Davies, Mr Selfridge tells the story of ‘Mile a Minute Harry’, a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, he created a theatre of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining – or sometimes just eccentric – was showcased.
Harry (Jeremy Piven) and Ellen (Zoe Tapper) are now in the midst of their new love affair.
At her sumptuous new apartment, provided by Harry, they dance into the night. Ellen shows a glimpse of the vulnerable girl behind the mask; she talks about her father and reveals her real name, Joyce. Harry watches on as Ellen applies her makeup – he’s fascinated, and gets thinking about the possible next zeitgeist in retail: cosmetics.