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.
On 1st and 2nd December, Natalie attended Comic Con Experience event in Sao Paulo, where she spoke mostly about Game of Thrones. I’ve added many photos to the gallery and below, you can watch interview and CCXP Panel with Nat 🙂
Day 1 – 1st December, 2016
Day 2 – 2nd December, 2016
Few days ago ‘Elementary’ executive producer Rob Doherty revealed to Entertainment Weekly that “the return of a very familiar face is in the works”. In his own words, producers of the show are “working on bringing back a beloved member of the Elementary family. The odds are quite good.”
One of the faces which fans of the show should remember is Jamie Moriarty/Irene Adler played by Natalie in season 1 and 2 (last time we’ve seen her on the screen in 12th episode). Moriarty character has not been seen in last two seasons due to Dormer’s busy work schedule but now, after Margaery’s tragic death and Doherty’s spoiler words, speculations about her return to the show blow again.
Moriarty and Sherlock in 4×18 TV promo
Last November Doherty spoke about possible return of Moriarty to the show, but at that time Natalie was still working on ‘In Darkness’ which she’ll start shoot next month. “I reached out to Natalie recently because I did have some ideas and was hoping we’d be able to see her towards the end of the Season 4. But she is acting in a movie (‘In Darkness’) that she co-wrote” – he told back then TV Line. “She is a friend of the show, for sure, and we love having her around. So at the moment, the odds are slim, but the door is not shut.”
Doherty spoke again about possible return of Natalie’s character in November 2015 during New York Comic Con ‘Elementary’ Panel: “Natalie has proven to be as elusive as Moriarty. Actually, we had the opportunity to talk a few weeks ago, to discuss a few possible scenarios for a return … but it presents obviously some logistical problems for us. But we’ll stay in touch and see what we can cook up.”
Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sherlock on the series, added: “We shoot this show all year anyway, so when she stops working, we’ll still be working”.
Is that mean that we will see Natalie in ‘Elementary’ again? We’ll see. Season 5 will premiere on CBS on October 2, 2016.
From The Tudors to Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer has queened her way across the small screen. And now she is ready for a cinematic second act…
You might expect an actress with the mantra ‘fear is a mind-killer’ tattooed on her wrist to lean towards the daring or reckless in her work and behaviour. Yet Natalie Dormer, the wearer of that tattoo, is exercising caution. ‘When it does come to an end,’ she says, avoiding any intimations about the fate of Margaery Tyrell, her thrice-crowned queen in Game of Thrones, ‘I will always be sad not to have those people in my life on a day-to-day basis. They become your family after six, seven, however many years.’
Dormer, 34, with her butterscotch hair, angular cheekbones and flawless silk jumpsuit, seems of a piece with the Beverly Hills hotel suite in which she’s installed (decorative scheme: money). The setting couldn’t be further from the dungeons and battlefields of the fantasy epic that is Thrones. But Hollywood is a mythical land with dragons of its own, and Dormer is winning here.
She has flown in from London to be named the Women In Film MaxMara Face of the Future at the 2016 Crystal + Lucy Awards (past honourees include Rose Byrne and Emily Blunt). At tonight’s ceremony, she will accept her statuette in front of an audience of the most powerful people in the entertainment business.
For now, she is here, deliberating over every word to avoid giving away the fact that (major spoiler alert if you haven’t caught up yet) in the season-six finale, with 8.9 million people watching in the US alone, Tyrell and everyone with her in the Sept of Baelor – the Thrones equivalent of Westminster Abbey – will explode in an inferno of green wildfire. ‘For me, that’s the whole point of storytelling: that it reaches the third act,’ she continues. ‘That’s what I’m in it for. I’m really looking forward to the end, because I want to know who sits on that throne.’
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.