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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.

Julita / April 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

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

Julita / August 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.

Julita / August 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.’

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