It's Jeremy Piven's first television role since Entourage! Visit MASTERPIECE's official Mr. Selfridge Character/Actor Guide to learn all about the star and his confident, complicated character, Harry Gordon Selfridge. See slideshows and behind-the-scenes video, and connect with other Jeremy Piven and MASTERPIECE fans. (Mr. Selfridge airs March 31 - May 19, 2013 on PBS.)
"Mr. Selfridge" is an eight-part, roughly eight-hour mini-series about the American businessman who opened the revolutionary London department store Selfridges in 1909. It's also a soldier in the current bloody war for period-drama domination between the British television networks ITV and BBC, whose combatants include "Downton Abbey" and "Mr. Selfridge," on ITV, and "Call the Midwife" and "The Paradise," on BBC.
Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. (11 January 1858 - 8 May 1947) was a United States-born British retail magnate who founded the London-based department store Selfridges. His 30-year leadership of Selfridges led to his becoming one of the most respected and wealthy retail magnates in the United Kingdom.
An interesting premise can't make up for how fundamentally miscast Jeremy Piven is in the central role. 9 p.m. Sunday, March 31 (PBS) Jeremy Piven, Zoe Tapper, Frances O'Connor, Aisling Loftus I truly like Jeremy Piven as an actor and have for many years through so many different projects - The Larry Sanders Show, Cupid, a bunch of movies and Entourage, where he was, without question, the driving force and main reason for watching.
Jeremy Piven () confirmed today that he will return for Season 4 as the titular character. The news comes on the heels of Katherine Kelly's announcement that she will also be back for the fourth season of the ITV program, playing the seductive Lady Mae Loxley.
The drama series Mr. Selfridge , which airs on PBS' Masterpiece Classic, tells the story of an American man, named Harry Selfridge ( Jeremy Piven in his first television role since Entourage), who created the renowned London department store Selfridges in 1909 and changed shopping forever.