Emily Fox Seaton is the protagonist of the turn-of-the-century TV movie The Making of a Lady. It’s based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novels The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods Of Lady Walderhurst. Emily is educated but poor. To make a living she works as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley). She ends up marrying her boss’ wealthy nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). When her husband leaves to rejoin his regiment in India, Emily is left under the care of Walderhurst’s nephew and his wife, Alec and Hester Osborn, who aren’t all that they seem. Emily begins to fear for her life and for good reason!
Emily is portrayed by Lydia Wilson. The 30-year-old English actress is best known for her roles in the films About Time with Rachel Adams, Never Let Me Go with Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield (based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel), and the British TV series Ripper Street (Mimi Morton). The Making of a Lady will air on PBS on August 9 at 9pm.