Everything We Know About The British Version Of Call My Agent

Why Ten Percent will be your next TV obsession

Ten Percent

by Grazia Contributor |
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One of the TV hits of lockdown - along with Normal People and Schitt’s Creek - Call My Agent was a French comedy drama on Netflix. Originally called Dix pour cent in France, it followed the staff of a talent agency dealing with their celebrity clients’ dramas, with stars appearing as over-the-top versions of themselves including Sigourney Weaver, Monica Bellucci and Juliette Binoche.

The UK version is called Ten Percent but, despite sticking closely to the original French title, it will have a distinctly British sensibility. From the writers of W1A, the new trailer reveals there are many more ‘rights’ and ‘for fuck’s sakes’ than Dix pour cent.

In an Emily in Paris-style twist, the agency has run into financial issues and the only solution is ‘to sell out to the Americans’, meaning all manner of culture-clash comedy scenarios ensue.

How to watch Ten Percent, the UK remake of Call My Agent

Ten Percent premieres all eight episodes on Thursday 28 April on Prime Video

Who stars in Ten Percent?

The cast is led by Jack Davenport, which is exciting for those of us old enough to remember This Life (oh, OK, he was also in The Morning Show). He stars as Jonathan, a hassled talent agent at fictional London-based agency Nightingale Hart.

The brilliant Lydia Leonard stars as Rebecca, the British version of Camille Cottin’s take-no-prisoners agent in the French original.

Rounding out the cast is Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn, Tim McInnerny, Natasha Little, Edward Bluemel, Eleonore Arnaud and Jim Broadbent.

Jim Broadbent, Hiftu Quasem and Jack Davenport in Ten Percent
Jim Broadbent, Hiftu Quasem and Jack Davenport ©Prime Video

Which celebrities cameo in Ten Percent?

A-list cameo appearances include Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, David Oyelowo, Phoebe Dynevor, Dominic West, Emma Corrin, Kelly Macdonald and Clemence Poesy.

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