Set in Selfridges department store at the start of the 20th Century, the new biopic captures a time of decadence, female empowerment and shopping.
ITV’s Mr Selfridge stars Entourage actor Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge, the maverick American businessman who founded the landmark Oxford Street store. After shipping his wife Rose and children over to British shores while he runs his store, Harry crosses paths with glamorous stage entertainer Ellen Love whose alluring looks make her the chosen face of Selfridges.
Busy at work within the lavish department store are business-minded shop assistant Agnes (Aisling Loftus), flamboyant creative director and early-day Don Draper, Henri Leclair (Grégory Fitoussi), trusted chief of staff Mr Grove (Tom Goodman-Hill) and confident head of accessories, Miss Mardle (Amanda Abbington).
Meanwhile Harry is busy making important connections to increase his standing in British society – namely in the form of Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly who plays Lady Mae - a powerful socialite whose connections prove vital in building the Selfridges empire…