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Is Mr Eleven Mr Right?

4th April 2008 Print
Did you know that the average British woman will marry their 11th sexual partner? But does Mr Eleven always equal Mr Right? Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman, EastEnders), Sean Maguire (Meet The Spartans, EastEnders) and Adam Garcia (Wicked, Coyote Ugly) form a love triangle driven by one woman’s obsession with numbers in Mr Eleven, a romantic comedy drama from Tiger Aspect.

A strong supporting cast includes Lynda Bellingham, Olivia Coleman (Peep Show, Green Wing), Denis Lawson (Bleak House, Jekyll), Nicholas Burns (Benidorm, Nathan Barley) and Preeya Kalidas (Britz, Bodies).

Schoolteacher Saz Paley’s (Ryan) love life is driven not by her heart, but by an obsession with numbers. On her wedding day Saz couldn’t be more certain that she has found the love of her life – heart-throb, A&E doctor and all round Mr Perfect, Dan (Maguire). Better than that, he is Mr Statistical Right - Mr Eleven.

Until she finds out that Mr Eleven is actually Mr Ten. A sexual conquest she had counted is revealed to be a near miss on her wedding day. Handsome Aussie Alex (Garcia) turns up unexpectedly as an old friend’s ‘plus one’. Alex was Saz’s Mr Nine. Until he confesses that she passed out before the deed was done. He’s Mr Nearly. Dan has just dropped from Mr Eleven to Mr Ten.

As Saz goes into freefall, Mr One through to Eight are reflected upon as both Dan and Alex wait to see if the course of true love can outsmart the statistics…

Victoria Fea, Commissioning Executive at ITV, said: “Not only is this a colourful, contemporary romantic comedy by the fantastic Amanda Coe but it is also a perfect opportunity to entice two of our most exciting young Hollywood converts to return to our screens in a classically British love story, supported, of course, by a stellar cast of favourite TV faces.”

Mr Eleven is a two-part drama and is written by Amanda Coe (Shameless, As If, Eliz abeth David), directed by Paul Gay (Skins, Whistleblowers) and produced by Nicola Larder.