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Julita / February 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

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.

Julita / December 03, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

Julita / September 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.”

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Julita / September 01, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

Julita / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Unfortunately Natalie wasn’t nominated for Emmy Awards in Outstanding Supporting Actress this year, but HBO has announced GOT S6 DVD & BR release date and details, and Natalie will be featured in extras!

Season Six debuts from HBO Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 1, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ with Digital HD and DVD November 15, 2016.

The Digital HD Download will include Bran’s Journey, a nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6. The Dothraki World is a behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1. Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics is a behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation, and the final Digital HD bonus feature, The Game Revealed, is a five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

Blu-ray with Digital Copy includes all DVD features plus In-Episode Guide, where fans can dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories. Histories and Lore allows fans to learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.

The DVD features include The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look, a behind-the-scenes piece examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew. Recreating the Dothraki World is another behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany’s evolution. 18 Hours at the Paint Hall follows all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television.

There will also be the most commentaries ever recorded for Game of Thrones:
Episode 601: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Director of Photography Greg Middleton, and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne)
Episode 602: Writer Dave Hill, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd)
Episode 603: Director Daniel Sackheim, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)
Episode 604: Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)
Episode 605 (2 commentaries): Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor); Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Camera Operators Chris Plevin and Ben Wilson, and Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield,
Episode 606: Director Jack Bender, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly),
Episode 607: Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman, Ian McShane (Septon Ray), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
Episode 608: Director Mark Mylod, Essie Davis (Lady Crane), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
Episode 609 (2 commentaries): Director Miguel Sapochnik, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback, and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer
Episode 610 (2 commentaries): Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, Camera Operator Sean Savage, and Producer Chris Newman.
The DVD also includes four deleted scenes.

Julita / March 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

New ‘The Australian‘ interview has been published today. Natalie talks about her latest projects: Game of Thrones, Mockingjay Part 2 and The Forest.

Almost an hour into lunch at a frantic restaurant in London, Natalie Dormer and I finally talk about her latest film. It might have passed unmentioned, as the actress had spent three hours larking about for our photographer, and talking time felt equally restless and rambling. And such was the back and forth about Game of Thrones , the show for which she is best known, and its many pros and cons that her upcoming film, The Forest, was lost in the woods. It’s fine, as generic horrors go, but won’t be what she is, or wants to be, remembered for.

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