When Mass Effect: Andromeda sets off on its mission to explore our nearest galactic neighbour in March, it’ll be taking a touch of Westerosi flavour with it as Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer joins the cast.
The sci-fi action RPG – developer BioWare’s first new entry in the series in five years – sees players controlling one of the two Ryder twins as they search for humanity’s new home. The game will feature Dormer as Dr Lexi T’Perro, an Asari physician and psychiatrist on board the Tempest, the game’s main spaceship, who will serve as a key ally for players as they venture around the Andromeda galaxy.
WIRED spoke with Dormer to discuss her shift into games, Lexi as a character, and how acting in the medium affects a performer.
EA Games announced that Natalie joined the cast od their new video game – Mass Effect: Andromeda. Nat’s character is an Asari doctor who goes by the name Lexi T’Perro, and she’s the first person to greet the Andromeda’s lead when they wake from the 600 years of cryosleep that got them through the journey to a new galaxy.
EA revealed that “Dr Lexi is calm and compassionate with a feisty edge. Her role is to maintain crew fitness, both physical and mental, and research how the environments and situations they are exposed to throughout the Andromeda galaxy affect human biology and psychology.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available on 23rd March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Below you can watch behind the scenes videos. Screen captures have been added into the gallery.
Natalie will headline the cast of Australian paynet Foxtel’s original period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, which goes into production in the state of Victoria next month. She will star as English headmistress Hester Appleyard.
The limited series, based on Joan Lindsay’s iconic Australian novel of the same name, centers on the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and one teacher at Hanging Rock in rural Victoria on Valentine’s Day 1900. It is being produced by FremantleMedia Australia, from scripts by Bea Christian and Alice Addison.
FremantleMedia Australia Director of Drama Jo Porter said: “Picnic at Hanging Rock is celebrated as an iconic, female-led story and we are thrilled to be announcing our strong and diverse cast who will bring the characters to life in the most vivid manner.
“We have an exceptional mix and depth of established names and exciting young Australian talent. Natalie Dormer is known for her bold choices in playing powerful, smart and fearless women. Her rendering of Mrs. Appleyard is sure to be just as intriguing and complex,” she said.
Credit: The Hollywood Reporter.
As Evening Standard revealed, Natalie will attend Evening Standard British Film Awards this year. She will prezent pize for The Best Supporting Actor. The ceremony will take place at Claridge’s on December 8.
Source: Evening Standard
Hunger Games actress Natalie Dormer will join an all-star panel to discuss the future of women on screen and, in her own words, “whether women are really getting their due in Hollywood and beyond”.
Natalie will be joined on the panel by Empire magazine’s editor-in-chief, Terri White, Belle director Amma Asante and Downton Abbey actress Cara Theobold.
She said: “Last year seemed like a good one for women in cinema, with Imperator Furiosa burning across the desert and Rey taking up position at the heart of Star Wars.
But what does the future hold? And are women really getting their due in Hollywood and beyond?
Fewer than 20% of major films have female film leads, only 6% of Hollywood blockbusters have female directors and you’re still almost twice as likely to hear a man speak on the big screen as a woman.”
The panel is part of the annual Empire Live event, which runs from September 23 to September 25, and will see the film magazine hosting exclusive screenings of upcoming movies, as well as question and answer sessions with a host of big stars.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief Terri said: “We’re thrilled to have Natalie join us on the Women on Screen panel – not only is she one of Britain’s most in-demand actresses, but she also brings a unique insight into the worlds of both film and television with recent high-profile projects including The Hunger Games, The Forest and Game Of Thrones.”
Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer will star opposite Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in The Professor and the Madman, Icon Productions’ adaptation of Simon Winchester’s best-seller about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Farhad Safinia, who wrote Gibson’s Apocalypto, is directing the project, which Gibson has been trying to get off the ground since 1998. Eighteen years later, it’s about to happen, as principal photography begins in late September.
Voltage is repping the international rights and will be selling the film at TIFF. Gibson is producing with Bruce Davey.
Gibson will play Professor James Murray, who in 1857 set about compiling the OED, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Penn will play Dr. W.C. Minor, who submitted more than 10,000 entries but also was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
Dormer will play a widow whose husband was killed by Penn and whose family he wants to help. A complicated romance ensues.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter