Hayley Carmichael will be working with director Matteo Garrone in his English language debut The Tale Of Tales – The Old Woman Who Was Skinned, a film based on the gruesome Neapolitan fairy tale of two sisters and starring Vincent Cassel and Salma Hayek. Rocky Marshall and Benjamin Davies meanwhile are due to begin shooting Remainder based on the book by Tom McCarthy and directed by Omer Fast for Tigerlily Films. Pride, Matthew Warchus’s film debut with Lisa Palfrey will premier at the Cannes Film Festival as the closing night film in the directors’ fortnight section. Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner featuring Tom Edden has officially been selected in competition at Cannes as has Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall featuring Colm Gormley.
Max Fowler joins the regular cast of Wolf Hall, the BBC’s much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s prize winning novel directed by Peter Kosminsky and starring Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis. Rocky Marshall will join the third series of ITV’s Mr Selfridge as new regular DI Purkiss whilst Farshid Rokey films The BBC’s army drama Our Girl shooting in South Africa. Hermione Gulliford and Ferdy Roberts continue to film the third Foyles War film whilst Thomas Coombes makes a guest appearance in Atlantis the popular BBC drama directed by Justin Molotnikov. Ken Bones will be joining the cast in series 4 of ITV’s Scott and Bailey directed by Simon Delaney.
Watch out for more from Roger Sloman as funeral director Les Coker in Eastenders whilst Amy Marston can be seen playing Martha Hawkins in Channel 4’s Devil’s Whore sequel New Worlds available on catchup. Sarah Winman’s Undeniable is also available on ITV Player.
Congratulations to Joe Sims (Broadchurch) and Thomas Coombes (Him and Her The Wedding) which have been nominated for best drama series and TV comedy respectively at this year’s BAFTAs.
Hermione Gulliford will be playing Vivienne in Hotel at The National Theatre’s Shed. The tropical thriller, a new play by Polly Stenham will be directed by Maria Aberg. Emma Handy will play Kristin in Chichester’s Minerva Studio Miss Julie a new version written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Jamie Glover. Tom Edden will be appearing as Monsieur Thénardier in Les Misérables the world famous musical, playing in the West End from June. Openings include Tafline Steen as Jess in King Charles III at The Almeida which has recieved five star reviews whilst Jay Simpson starts his RSC run in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the end of the month playing Black Will in The Arden of Faversham. Also Richard Teverson will be opening in How Many Miles To Babylon at The Lyric Belfast.
Joe Sims joins the cast of The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries written by Peter Morgan and to be directed by Roger Michell. This 2 parter for ITV films on location in Bristol and recounts the tragic death of Joanna Yeates and the press harassment of the landlord wrongly assumed guilty of her murder. Robert Hands begins filming on Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell an epic new 7 part historical drama for the BBC directed by Toby Haynes and shooting from November. Jay Simpson and Hermione Gulliford shoot The Game by Toby Whithouse, BBC Wales’ new espionage thriller directed by Daniel O’Hara and Alex Blake films a guest role on Season 3 of Borgia with Christoph Schrewe directing. Sarah Winman films Undeniable a 2 part drama written by Chris Lang and directed by John Strickland whilst Richard Teverson films Jamica Inn a new adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel with Philippa Lowthorpe directing.
On screen, November sees the premiere of the much anticipated Doctor Who 50th featuring Ken Bones which will showing concurrently in 3D across UK cinemas Sat 23rd. Also coming to cinema screens soon is Leave To Remain, a moving portrait of asylum seekers which premiered at The London Film Festival last month and featuring Farshid Rokey as 5 Names. Natasha Gordon also plays an asylum seeker in her debut feature Dough. Shooting in London and Sofia, she takes the role of Safa, a refugee from Darfur opposite Jonathan Pryce.
Tom Edden will be starring as Fagin in Sheffield Theatres’ production of the musical Oliver!directed by Daniel Evans at The Crucible.
Molly Logan plays the lead Mary Mooney in The Tricycle’s Once A Catholic directed by Kathy Burke. The dark comedy written by Mary O’Malley opens in November followed by a short run at Liverpool’s Royal Court in January.
HBO’s mockumentary series Family Tree directed by Christopher Guest and featuring Lisa Palfrey as Luba, Chris O’Dowd’s Moldovan stepmother also tx’s BBC2 10pm from Tuesday July 16. Regular viewers of Eastenders will have seen Carl’s dramatic arrival in the square – watch out for Daniel Coonan whose storylines in the show promise to be huge this summer. And Jay Simpson and Vincenzo Nicoli can both be seen in exciting new Channel 4 drama Run which begins txs July.
Robert Hands is filming the feature Eliza Graves. Directed by Brad Anderson and based on an early work of Edgar Allen Poe. Robert will be appearing alongside Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess and is currently shooting in Sofia. Amy Marston has just been cast in New World by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant. This four parter for Channel 4, the next chapter of The Devils Whore, will be directed by Charles Martin for Company Pictures. Also for Company Pooky Quesnel is filming Truckers, a five-part drama written by William Ivory set in Nottingham with Sue Tully directing. Also Richard Teverson and Hermione Gulliford are filming guest roles on series two of The Bletchley Circle. Rocky Marshall shoots legal drama Silk for the BBC and Derek Hutchinson films By Any Means a new Tony Jordon drama for the BBC.
ITV has commissioned Hartswood to make a 6 x 60 minutes comedy drama series titled Edge Of Heaven starring Nitin Kundra in the role of Tandeep Chatterjee. Written by Robert Evans the series follows the organised chaos of the Taylor-Chatterjee family and shoots starts late August. Cosima Shaw is filming Toast a new 6 part sitcom for Channel 4, directed by Michael Cumming, written by Arthur Matthews (Father Ted) and Matt Berry. Roger Sloman and Richard Dempsey both film guest roles in the new series of Doc Martin which Nigel Cole directs.
Geraldine Alexander returns to The National Theatre in a revival of Eugene O’Neils Strange Interlude with Simon Godwin directing. Sara Powell will be appearing in Disgraced at The Bush Theatre, a new play by Ayaad Aktar which premiered at The Lincoln Centre, New York and now comes to London with Nadia Fall directing. Daniel Rabin takes on the title role in Oedipus which Steven Berkoff directs for The Spoleto Festival whilst Colm Gormley joins the company of Dancing At Lughnasa with Richard Beecham directing for Northampton and Oxford. Jess Murphy and Molly Logan, meanwhile, start rehearsals for The Globe season where they will be performing in Macbeth & Lightning Child and A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Blue Stockings respectively.
Utopia has premiered on Channel 4 and has quickly been marked as ‘one to
watch’ in 2013. Continuing Tuesday’s at 9pm, several of our clients will be
appearing during the run (Mark Stobbart, Gavin Spokespictured alongside Hermione Gulliford and Jay Simpson). Spies of Warsaw is currently showing on
BBC 4, a beautifully shot war time spy drama with Richard Teverson playing
Roddy Fitzware. Meanwhile, Hat Trick’s Great Night Out is on ITV Friday’s at
9pm. The 30 something comedy-drama set in Stockport includes Naomi Bentley in its regular cast.
Welcome to the new year which sees our clients looking forward to some exciting and diverse new projects.
Tom Edden is deep in rehearsals for Mike Leigh’s as yet untilted 2013 film project. Whilst the script itself is, as usual, a work in progress between Mike and the actors the subject of this particular film has been revealed to be a biopic of the painter Turner. Principal photography commences April. Angela Terence films opposite Paddy Considine with the return of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. The 2 hour film for ITV which focuses on the Victorian detective will be directed by Christopher Menaul and shoots January. Chris Ryman meanwhile goes into studio recording on Count Arthur Strong this month which is the latest comedy helmed by Graham Linehan (IT Crowd, Father Ted). Set in a south London ‘greasy spoon’, Chris plays cafe regular Bulent. Watch out too for Spencer Jones who will be making a guest appearance.
Ferdy Roberts joins the cast of the intriguingly titled If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t Let You Sleep at The Royal Court Theatre. Rehearsals begin in January with Simon Godwin directing. Emma Handy opens in Thursday, Bryony Lavery’s new play which sees ETT join forces with Brink for a premiere at The Adelaide Festival, Australia. Also touring is Benjamin Davies who will be taking on the role of Stewarty in John Tiffany’s acclaimed production of Black Watch for The National Theatre of Scotland which be restaged in Glasgow and Norwich before flying out for dates in Seattle and San Francisco. Another play originally staged by the NTOS receives its English premiere at The Finborough this month. Somersaults is directed by Russel Bolam with Richard Teverson amongst the principal cast.
Emma Handy features in Fast Girls in cinemas from June 15. Jay Simpson starts filming on BBC3’s brilliant Him & Her. Geraldine Alexander shoots Shetland a new BBC drama based on the Ann Cleves novels. Richard Teverson guests in the ever popular Downton Abbey and Kriss Dosanjh shoots Hometown, Mike Bartlett’s new ITV 3-parter. Jason Callender graduates from Manchester Metropolitan to take the lead role of Dexter in returning BBC drama The 4 O’Clock Club whilst Suzanne Burden plays Jack Whitehall’s mum in the return of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat.