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Julita / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

The BBC will take British viewers on a “Picnic at Hanging Rock” with Natalie Dormer next year after scooping exclusive U.K. rights to the hotly anticipated TV adaptation of the classic movie and novel, Variety has learned.

The show was produced in Australia for pay-TV platform Foxtel and its Showcase channel, which will launch it Down Under. Amazon has it for the U.S., and the BBC will air it in Britain, although the pubcaster has yet to make a call on whether it should play on its BBC One or BBC Two channel.

“Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games” star Natalie Dormer leads the cast of the six-part TV adaptation, which follows the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls after a Valentine’s Day picnic and the subsequent investigation and impact on the community. Dormer plays Hester Appleyard, the school’s prim English headmistress. The tale is fictional but plays as if it could have been based on a true story.

Set in 1900, the novel was written by Joan Lindsay in the 1960s and has become one of Australia’s best-known literary works. Peter Weir’s 1975 movie version was also well-received.

The BBC confirmed to Variety that it has picked up the series. “It is with great pleasure that we confirm the BBC as the U.K. home for this new, fresh take on ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’” said Sue Deeks, head of program acquisition for the broadcaster. “The combination of creative team and cast – led by one of Britain’s most exciting actors, Natalie Dormer – will make for a must-see series for both fans of the classic novel and those coming to this wonderful story for the first time.”

The BBC deal marks another significant pre-sell for the series. It is produced by FremantleMedia Australia and distributed by FremantleMedia International, which sold it to Amazon for the U.S. and to pay-TV heavyweight Canal+ in France. Foxtel has yet to confirm a launch date for the series in Australia.

FremantleMedia International also confirmed the deal with the BBC. “With its globally renowned reputation for quality and the opportunity for this groundbreaking series to reach a deservedly wide U.K. audience, we are very excited to partner with the BBC,” said Jamie Lynn, EVP, head of sales and distribution, EMEA. “This re-imagining of the classic Joan Lindsay novel is modern, mysterious, completely gripping and visually spectacular.”

Source: Variety

Julita / November 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Natalie is the face of Plan International new campaign. She travelled to Tanzania to find out about the devastating impact that child marriage has on young girls. If you want to say no to child marriage, go to here

Julita / October 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

The 2017 MTV EMAs will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday, 12 November at 8:00pm GMT and will air LIVE on MTVph on November 13, Monday—Red Carpet at 3 AM and Main Show at 4 AM. The repeat telecast airs on the same day: Red Carpet at 7 PM and Main Show at 8 PM. Natalie is among the presenters of the award.

Julita / August 03, 2017 / 0 Comments

Natalie Dormer may finally reprise her role as Moriarty in Season 6 of “Elementary.”

Executive producer Rob Doherty teased to TVLine that Moriarty’s return to the show could be just around the corner. “With respect to Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller), we’re working hard to see an old flame come back to the show,” Doherty said at CBS’ summer press soiree.

While Doherty didn’t mention Moriarty’s name, the showrunner did say that the mystery ex “may or may not lead a league of assassins — or once led a league of assassins,” which is outright confirmation that he’s indeed referring to Dormer’s character. At the London Film and Comic Con last month, Dormer also said (via Radio Times) that the chances of her going back to “Elementary” are “pretty high.”

At the same convention, Dormer revealed that she actually had no idea that she would be playing the role of Moriarty when she agreed to join the series. “[Doherty] offered me the role [of Irene Adler] straight off but he didn’t tell me I was Moriarty,” the 35-year-old English actress shared. “It was a stroke of genius. He told me before we started shooting but he just offered me Irene Adler [first]. The icing on the cake was ‘Oh, you’re the first ever female Moriarty’ so it’s very, very cool.”

Despite the gender-swapping, Dormer thinks that the CBS series remains true to the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories. “What Rob Doherty did with Irene and Moriarty I think is very clever and just a reimagining of the wealth and texture of the writing,” Dormer said. “Because if you know the books, then [you know] Moriarty and Sherlock are sort of dependent on one another, they are two guys who exist to beat the other one, so the idea of putting an ex-love affair, to make people obsessed about each other, is actually a very shrewd clever writing move, so I think it was very intelligent. And it brings Sherlock Holmes to a whole new generation.”

Source: ibtimes.com

Julita / June 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer will return to London theatre to play an actress who turns up unannounced for an audition in black comedy Venus In Fur.

The actress will appear alongside Victoria’s David Oakes in the David Ives play, which will be directed by Patrick Marber, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 novel, which inspired the term masochism, the play premiered off-Broadway in New York in 2010 before transferring to Broadway.

The new version will reunite Dormer with Marber after she played the title role in his play After Miss Julie at the Young Vic in 2012.

Natalie, 35, will play actress Vanda Jordan, who appears unannounced to audition for director Thomas Novachek, played by Oakes.

The production is set over one evening in downtown Manhattan, when the meeting between actress and director becomes a seductive dance.

Venus In Fur is at Theatre Royal Haymarket from October 6 to December 9

Source: irishnews.com

Julita / February 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

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.

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