With the Mr Selfridge Series 2 available now on DVD, Flicks And The City brings you an exclusive clip with the cast where they discuss the incredible look of the TV show.
Based upon the life of American businessman Mr. Selfridge, who founded the world renowned store on London’s Oxford Street in 1909, the second series picks up the story in 1914 as the store celebrates its fifth anniversary of trading.
Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Serendipity, RocknRolla) is flamboyant entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge; Aisling Loftus (Oranges and Sunshine) stars as Agnes Towler; c(Coronation Street, Life on Mars) reprises her role as the incomparable Lady Mae; Amanda Abbington (The Bill, Doc Martin, Being Human) plays department head Miss Mardle; Tom Goodman-Hill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Spy) features as Mr Grove; Frances O’Connor (A.I, The Hunter, Mansfield Park) returns as Harry’s loving wife Rose; Ron Cook (Chocolat, Hot Fuzz) is back as Mr. Crabb; and Samuel West (Hyde Park on Hudson, Any Human Heart) plays reporter Frank Edwards.
Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) is proud of the store’s success but there is no time to rest on his laurels. With talk of war in Europe, he prepares staff for challenging times ahead. The store must play its own part in the war effort and help keep morale high on the home front.
Now more than ever Harry needs his wife, Rose (Frances O’Connor) by his side; but over the course of the last five years, the couple has become increasingly estranged. With Rose spending long periods of time in America with their daughters, and their son Gordon attending school in Winchester, Harry is left to live the life of a single man in London.