Benedict as Freddy in this television drama about an unusual story of a lesbian love.
Tipping the Velvet is a TV-mini series and was first broadcast in 3 episodes on BBC2 on 9 October, 2002. The series is based on the bestseller by Sarah Waters with the same title.
In this unusual story Benedict Cumberbatch plays Freddy.
What is happening in Tipping the Velvet? Set in England in the early 1890s, the story follows Nan Astley (Rachel Stirling), a young girl who works as a cook and waitress in her father’s restaurant. One day she sees Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes), a famous actress of men’s parts, Nan realizes that she feels more attracted to women than to men. For the charismatic main character begins a colorful and passionate journey in a series of lesbian adventures, which ultimately ends in the realization that a life consisting only of excitement and sensation is not enough.
Producer Georgina Lowe
Book by Sarah Waters, adapted by Andrew Davies