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The actress Lara Pulver has been cast as Ann, the wife of Ian Fleming, in the new biopic being made about the 007 author’s life starring Dominic Cooper as the creator of James Bond.
In some new details carried by three British newspapers on January 25 (The Independent, the Daily Mail and the London Evening Standard), it has been confirmed that 32-year old Pulver will star opposite Dominic Cooper, who is portraying Ian Fleming in the new four-part drama, which is entitled Fleming. The drama is being made by Ecosse Films and directed by Mat Whitecross. Ann, who was married to the owner of the Daily Mail, Lord Rothermere, became involved in a passionate love affair with Ian Fleming, and later became Fleming’s wife for twelve years until the Bond author’s death in 1964.
Lara Pulver is best known for her TV roles in the BBC’s spy series Spooks (known as MI5 in America) and also for a controversial nude role in an episode of the BBC’s acclaimed Sherlock detective series. The Evening Standard quoted Pulver as saying of her new role: ‘I am thrilled to be playing Ann, a real life high society siren worthy of Fleming’s finest fictional femme fatales‘. She added: ‘In extraordinary times Ann had the ear of politicians as powerful as Churchill and counted artists like Lucien Freud among her friends, yet was consumed by a torrid romance with the great Ian Fleming – a twisted and passionate love that would last the rest of their lives’. The Standard also revealed that Rupert Evans will play Ian Fleming’s brother, Peter.
Similarly, Baz Bamigboye, in his showbiz column in the Daily Mail, also gave UK readers some details about the new TV series and the latest casting decisions, including some information about the various female roles. Apart from Lara Pulver, the actresses Annabelle Wallis, Anna Chancellor and Lesley Manville will play the key women who influenced the Bond author in his life.
Award-winning Manville will portray Fleming’s indomitable mother, Evelyn (who Fleming used to call ‘M’). Wallis will portray an early love of Fleming, Muriel Wright, who was killed during the London Blitz. And Chancellor has been cast as the fictional Lieutenant Monday, who, in the new drama, will be portrayed as the blueprint for Miss Moneypenny.
Executive Producer Douglas Rae, the head of Ecosse Films, told the Mail: ‘Muriel was his great love. She was beautiful, and if anyone was a Bond girl it was Muriel. But she was killed during a bombing raid in the war’. Fleming had first met Muriel on a skiing trip in 1935, but found it difficult to remain loyal. Some biographers of Fleming have argued that, after she died so tragically, he bitterly regretted the way he had treated her.
According to the Mail, in another piece of casting news, Fleming’s boss Admiral Godfrey, who was the head of Naval Intelligence in Whitehall (where Fleming worked as his assistant), will be played by the distinguished actor Samuel West. Admiral Godfrey was reputedly the model for 007′s boss ‘M’ in the James Bond books written by Fleming after the War. Interestingly, Chancellor’s Lieutenant Monday will be a ‘configuration of several of Godfrey’s no-nonsense assistants’.
Fleming, which was originally entitled The Man Who Would Be Bond, is a production partnership between Ecosse Films, Sky, and BBC America. It is being filmed in Hungary, Britain and Jamaica, and will be shown on Sky Atlantic later this year. As Bamigboye put it in his Mail report: ‘It comes when popularity for all things Bond is at a phenomenal level, thanks to the extraordinary billion-dollar-plus success of Skyfall‘.
Via 007 Fan Club
So far all we know about the third season of BBC’s Sherlock are three words: “Rat. Wedding. Bow.” It’s not much to go on, but it’s plenty to get excited about.
It turns out that not even the actors involved — or those that could be involved — know what’s going to be happening in the hit drama’s next three episodes.
“I have no idea,” Lara Pulver, who played Irene Adler in the first episode of Season 2, told reporters at New York Comic Con before she burst out laughing. “We start shooting in January, Season 3. They’re writing the episodes — three episodes — as we speak. I have no idea if she’ll stay as a one-episode wonder or whether she’ll return for the final season.”
“A Scandal in Belgravia” was nominated for an Emmy, but ended up losing to HBO’s Game Change. Pulver said that, in this case, she expected the overwhelmingly positive response to the episode and her character.
“It’s the first time I’ve then watched something and it’s exceeded my expectation of what the finished product is. And that’s not me being a pessimistic kind of actor who’s like, ‘Oh, God, I don’t know why I did that.’ I’m talking visually, the story; it just worked so well,” said the actress, who was at the convention to promote the new Starz drama Da Vinci’s Demons. “The relationship between Benedict [Cumberbatch] and I just seemed to work really well, and it was fun from the get-go. We had so much fun, so it was an absolute pleasure to do that job, and it was a gift of a role.”
She does say we, and I did ask Martin at Comic Con if he thought Lara would be back. He said he wasn’t sure because they hadn’t gotten the scripts yet but that he loved her and he hoped so. Also, the final season?
STARZ will present a first look at David S. Goyer’s highly anticipated adventure drama, “Da Vinci’s Demons,” at a panel on Saturday, October 13th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm in RM 1A21 as part of New YorkComic Con. Goyer will be joined by series star Tom Riley (“Monroe,” I Want Candy), who plays Leonardo Da Vinci, and costars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, “Honest,” Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (“True Blood,” “Sherlock,” “Robin Hood”). Following the panel Goyer and cast will sign autographs.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement between Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions. Goyer, co-writer of blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and writer of the upcoming Man of Steel, is showrunner. Julie Gardner is Executive Producer, along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ Head Jane Tranter. Production began this summer and Starz will premiere an eight-episode first season in the U.S. in 2013.
“Mad Men” leads with 11 nominations (its best haul ever) including a bid for Best Drama Series, which it has won for the last three years. The AMC drama has won nine awards out of 35 nominations.
“American Horror Story” follows with eight nods in the Movie/Miniseries races – nine if you count Jessica Lange’s nomination for Performer of the Year. Its closest competitors in the longform categories may be “Game Change” and “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia,” which contend for five apiece.
Lara is nominated in the Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress for Sherlock! Congratulations Lara and she`s 100% got our votes!
Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress
Gillian Anderson, “Great Expectations”
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Lara Pulver, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
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The first teaser for Starz’s upcoming historical fantasy series Da Vinci’s Demons has debuted and it’s just as cryptic as you’d expect.
The drama revolves around Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley), abrash and brilliant 25-year-old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist whose intellect and talents will be explored as he struggle to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to see — and invent — the future.
Laura Haddock co-stars as Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and lover of da Vinci in the co-production with the BBC. While no official footage of the drama was included in the short promo, the vague spot touts creator David S. Goyer’s pedigree — co-writer, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel! — and offers a few things to ponder before the high-profile project debuts in the spring:
“History is a lie. … His story is a lie.”
“History is a lie that has been honed like a weapon by people who have suppressed the truth.”
“Centuries from now your own history will also be suppressed.”
“Free the future.”