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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 / September 09, 2017 / 0 Comments

On 9th September, Natalie attended The Jonathan Ross Show with Joan Collins, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Jack Dee. Nat said about her leaving of the Game of Thrones. She also gave her opinion on equal pay in the wake of the BBC pay dispute which revealed a gulf between male and female presenter’s wages. She revealed ‘that’s the problem, you don’t know until it’s drawn attention to. Not to my knowledge’ before saying she would ‘speak up’ in the event of any injustice’.
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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 / July 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

On 29th & 30th July, Natalie attended London Film and Comic Con in London. Natalie has revealed that under special circumstances she was told a full year before her character was due to be vaporised in Cersei Lannister’s destruction of the Kings Landing Sept with deadly wildfire.

“We all have to dedicate, like, six months of our lives to [Game of Thrones] every year. As actors we do get frustrated if we can’t do the other jobs we want to do in the other months of the year. So I phoned Dan and David because there was a job that I really wanted to do and they said ‘no, you can’t do it, we won’t release you from the schedule’ and I was really upset and they said ‘but don’t worry Natalie, we’re gonna kill you next year’. So unlike a lot of cast I found out a year earlier than normal because it was meant to be like compensation: ‘you will soon be free so shut up and stop complaining’.”

Natalie has revealed that she was at pains to point out that she would never have wanted to leave “the zeitgeist show of the world”, she admitted there had been an upside to her fiery death.

“I finally made the movie that I wrote,” said Dormer. “It took about eight years to get it together – it’s hard to make an independent movie – and if I’d still been in Game of Thrones I wouldn’t have been able to make In Darkness.”

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Source: RadioTimes

Julita / June 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Julita / April 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Foxtel TV Network revealed first look at new ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ series in witch Natalie plays headmistress Hester Appleyard. In the promotional photoshoot took by Ben King, Natalie is with her co-stars: Samara Weaving (Irma Leopold), Madeleine Madden (Marion Quade), and Lily Sullivan (Miranda Reid).

She made a short comment to Herald Sun about the remake:

“I am thrilled to be in Australia working with an exceptional creative team. This re-imagining of the iconic story will no doubt grab a contemporary audience with its mystery, emotion and wide range of complex, smart female characters. To play Hester Appleyard is a joy.”

It was also revealed that new six-part TV drama has been filming in Melbourne for two months. Locations include Hanging Rock, Werribee Park Mansion, Como House, Ripponlea, Labassa mansion in North Caulfield and Loreto College in Toorak. Unfortunetly, Foxtel has not yet announced when series will be shown.