Plays the role of Mary.
David Nicholls’ global phenomenon has been for Netflix by the BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Nicole Taylor.
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Emma has fancied Dexter from afar for years – but Dexter hasn’t noticed her until now. From their very first encounter, the force between them is magnetic. Sparks of sexual chemistry and ripples of humour fly between them. But tomorrow is the start of the rest of their lives, and they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this same day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows, for twenty years? And so begins one of the greatest literary love stories of all time – Dex & Em, Em & Dex, and the cosmic pull between that spans a lifetime.
Emma the chippy Northerner. Dex the golden boy. From the first night they spend together, each is trying to dismiss the other, but it can’t be done. Because somehow these two see each other more clearly than anyone. Through the years, as opportunities are grabbed or squandered, as other relationships drift or are shaken off, these two are constants for each other. Making each other laugh. Or cry. Or face up to things. And always teetering on the edge of something else.
This epic portrait of friendship, love and destiny charts this pair as their irresistible connection powers their twenties, thirties and beyond. Emma’s lifelong passion for writing takes her through patches of frustration, dead end jobs, inspirational time as a teacher, disappointing relationships, an affair, and finally to recognition as a best-selling author but life carries on as she is challenged with infertility. Dexter’s bottomless luck and charm allows him to land on his feet at first, though as real life sets in; he encounters roadblocks and slowly unravels over the years as he faces grief, addiction, a career abyss, betrayal, divorce and the biggest blow of them all, losing Emma – the person he was perennially drawn back to through it all – ‘the best person he knows’ – his port in a storm.
The story is about Em and Dex, Dex and Em, the push and pull between these two characters as they traverse the highs and lows of life. As they grow up together. It is filled with gut wrenching drama and laugh out loud humour. No one in the world makes them laugh like the other can.
Nicole Taylor: "I fell in love with One Day ten years ago, alongside everyone else, back when entire tube carriages were filled with its distinctive orange and white cover. Reading it then felt like the most joyful, the most devastating, the funniest and the most madly British collective experience.
Adapting it now, my ambition for it is nothing less. I want to create a series that, in the most visceral and sensory way I can manage, transports the audience back to the ages and stages that make up the lives of these beloved characters. This is the one! This is the book that I’ve always dreamt of adapting.”