Netflix has confirmed that Billy Crudup has joined the cast of Gypsy. He will be taking on the role of Jean’s (Naomi Watts) husband and the loving father to their daughter. In the series Naomi Watts stars as Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. The drama series is from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin for Netflix.
As of right now, the series will consist of 10-One-Hour episodes, the original series will premiere in 2017. Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin are attached as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Stearn and Naomi Watts will also serve as executive producers.
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the first two episodes of the series.
About Billy Crudup:
Billy Crudup will star in 20th Century Women alongside Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig. He will also be taking a role in Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott, and will star in Jackie alongside Natalie Portman. That film will be a profile of the former First Lady in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Crudup will also be featured in Life at these Speeds, based on the novel by Jeremy Jackson.
Crudup most recently appeared in Spotlight, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; the film also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Previously he starred in Youth in Oregon, which debuted in April at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and IFC Films’ The Stanford Prison Experiment, which is based on the landmark experiment conducted at Stanford University in the summer of 1971.
Crudup made his motion picture debut in Barry Levinson’s Sleepers, opposite Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric, followed by Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, and Pat O’Connor’s Inventing the Abbotts. Crudup played the leading role in critically acclaimed Without Limits, the story of legendary long distance runner Steven Prefontaine, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year.
He then starred in the critically acclaimed Jesus’ Son opposite Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Denis Leary, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and he reunited with Jennifer Connelly in the acclaimed Waking the Dead. Crudup also starred in Cameron Crowe’s Academy Award®-winning Almost Famous along with Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson.
Crudup’s other film credits include: Noah Buschel’s Glass Chin; William H. Macy’s directorial debut Rudderless; Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties opposite Clive Owen; the box office hit Eat Pray Love starring alongside Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and James Franco; Michael Mann’s Public Enemies alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale; Zack Synder’s Watchmen opposite Patrick Wilson; Charlotte Gray opposite Cate Blanchett; Tim Burton’s fantasy tale, Big Fish, also starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, and Albert Finney; Stage Beauty opposite Claire Danes; Trust the Man with Julianne Moore; J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible 3 opposite Tom Cruise; and Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.
He made his Broadway debut as Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Trevor Nunn, which won him several awards, including the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Debut of an Actor” and a Theater World Award. He was also honored with the Clarence Derwent Award from Actor’s Equity for “Outstanding Broadway Debut”.
His other stage credits include: William Inge’s Bus Stop and in the Roundabout Theater’s production of Three Sisters, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. He has appeared in Oedipus with Frances McDormand, starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and starred in the off-Broadway run of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opposite Al Pacino and Steve Buscemi.