Archive for the ‘New Role’ Category
Nicole • January 12, 2018

BBC MEDIA CENTREJenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) and Ewen Leslie (Safe Harbour, Top of the Lake) star in The Cry, a four-part thrilling, psychological BBC One drama written by Jacquelin Perske, adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald.
Filming in Scotland and Australia and directed by Glendyn Ivin (Safe Harbour, Gallipoli, The Beautiful Lie), The Cry is the first scripted television commission for Scottish-based production company Synchronicity Films.

On being cast in The Cry, Jenna Coleman says: “I first read Jacquelin Perske’s script on a plane, it felt like walking a tightrope, racing page to page, unsettling, unknowable, uncomfortable, and thrilling. I look forward to tackling this challenge and bringing it to the screen with such a talented team in Glendyn Ivin, Brian Kaczynski and Claire Mundell with Synchronicity Films and the BBC.”

Ewen Leslie says: “From Helen FitzGerald’s addictive and exciting novel, to Jacquelin Perske’s beautifully written scripts, I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the amazing team that has been formed to bring these complicated characters and thrilling story to the screen. Synchronicity Films have a great track record in producing high quality drama and Glendyn Ivin is without a doubt one of the most exciting directors working today. I’m over the moon that they’ve asked me to join this amazing project.”

Joanna (Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Leslie) deal with unthinkable tragedy under the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives when their newborn baby is abducted from a small coastal town in Australia – changing their lives and their marriage forever. It is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman, exposing the myths and truths of motherhood.

Claire Mundell, Executive Producer for Synchronicity Films, says: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Jenna and Ewen as our lead cast, and to be bringing this emotional rollercoaster of a story to BBC and international audiences. I’m honoured that Synchronicity’s first scripted commission for BBC Drama is Helen FitzGerald’s Scottish-Australian page turner The Cry, brought to the screen by the combined talents of writer Jacquelin Perske and director Glendyn Ivin.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “The Cry is an intense, psychological thriller which constantly surprises and I know that with the fantastic Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie leading the cast as the young couple thrown into haunting and exceptional circumstances, this will be a truly unmissable series for BBC One.”

The Cry is a 4×60’ drama written by Jacquelin Perske. The drama will be produced by Brian Kaczynski and Executive Produced by Claire Mundell for Synchronicity Films and Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. The Cry will be shot in and around Melbourne and Glasgow with the support of Film Victoria and Creative Scotland and DRG hold the distribution rights. (source)

Nicole • September 16, 2016

THUNDERBIRDSThunderbirds Are Go Season 2 blasts back to ITV and CITV this October with a stellar cast! Joining returning favourites Rosamund Pike, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Menkin, Rasmus Hardiker, David Graham, Angel Coulby and Andres Williams, is newcomer and star of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Chris Jarman, as the mysterious new villain, The Mechanic.

The core cast is also joined by a host of guests including Jenna Coleman, Adam Hills, Jack Whitehall, Vas Blackwood, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rich Hall, Rhys Darby, Tom Rosenthal and Omid Djalili. (source)

Nicole • September 18, 2015

RADIO TIMES – Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman will play Queen Victoria in a new 8-part ITV drama, the commercial broadcaster has this morning confirmed.

Jenna Coleman said: “I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life. She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can’t wait to tell her story.”

The Doctor Who star will portray the Queen at the age of 18, when she ascended the throne, through to her romance and marriage to Prince Albert.

The drama will be produced by the team behind BBC1’s Poldark and Endeavour (source)

Nicole • April 02, 2015

DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman and Game Of Thrones‘ Charles Dance have been set for Me Before You, the Thea Sharrock-directed adaptation of the Jojo Moyes bestseller for MGM and New Line. They join GOT‘s Emilia Clarke and Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin. Sharrock is the acclaimed theater director of Broadway’s Equus and the BBC miniseries The Hollow Crow. Moyes wrote the script with The Fault In Our Stars‘ duo Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Karen Rosenfelt is producing with Alison Owen and Sue Baden-Powell is exec producer.

The film tells the story of two very different characters: Lou (Clarke), a small town girl caught between dead-end jobs; and Will (Claflin), a high-profile, successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. Will has decided his life is not worth living until Lou is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. Lou becomes determined to prove to Will that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Nicole • June 18, 2013

Doctor Who’s Jenna-Louise Coleman joins the cast of BBC One’s adaptation of Death Comes To Pemberley.

Jenna will play Lydia Wickham, and joins previously announced cast members Matthew Rhys (Darcy), Anna Maxwell Martin (Elizabeth) and Matthew Goode (Wickham).

Death Comes To Pemberley filming starts later this month in Yorkshire. For all the latest news& photos follow BBCOne on Twitter and Facebook!

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