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Director :

Stephen Poliakoff

Starring :

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Jacqueline Bisset, John Goodman, Janet Montgomery, Angel Coulby, Tom Hughes, Wunmi Mosaku, Joanna Vanderham

Set in London during the early 1930s, the STARZ Original Miniseries "Dancing on the Edge" follows a group of Black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester Band, as they begin to rise to stardom as a result of performing at various elite social gatherings hosted by London's aristocratic society. Although Britain's climate was undergoing extraordinary social change, much of the upper-class loathed the idea of Black musicians performing in polite society. Still, the city's more progressive socialites (including members of the Royal Household) took the band under their wing. The blissful eminence surrounding the band abruptly changes when the band members are entangled in a murder conspiracy. The five-episode Original miniseries stars Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years of a Slave-releasing in October 2013, Salt, American Gangster) as the debonair band leader of his self-titled "Louis Lester Band," who befriends an ambitious music journalist named Stanley, played by co-star Matthew Goode (Stoker, A Single Man, Brideshead Revisited). Ejiofor and Goode are joined by Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacqueline Bisset (Joan of Arc, Two Jacks) who plays the influential Lady Cremone, along with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner John Goodman (The Monuments Men, Inside Llewyn Davis-both set to release in December 2013, Monster's University) who portrays the affluent American entrepreneur named Masterson.

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