Queen of the Desert (2015)
Role: Charles Doughty-Wylie
Release Date: September 2015
Plot: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire.
Wolf Hall (2015)
Role: Henry VIII
Broadcast: Available on DVD & Blu-Ray
Plot: A six-part serial that follows the meteoric rise of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor court, from his lowly start as the son of a blacksmith to becoming King Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
The Silent Storm (2014)
Role: Balor McNeil
Release Date: TBA 2015
Plot: An enigmatic outsider living on a remote Scottish island finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them.
Our Kind of Traitor (2015)
Release: TBA 2015
Plot: A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service.
Role: Sir Richard Hawkins
Release Date: 21 Aug 2015 (UK)
Plot: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
American Buffalo (2015)
Role: Don Dubrow
Performance: 16 April – 27 June 2015
Plot: The tale of a junk shop owner, Don, who plots to steal a buffalo nickel he has sold on after suspecting he let it go for too little.
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Cleo a new play by Laurence Wright was presented at the festival in a special reading with Damian Lewis as Richard Burton
Directed by Bob Balaban and penned by The New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright, ‘Cleo’ peeks behind the scenes of the expensive epic when the two stars began their scandalous love affair.
Cleopatra remains one of the most fiery and entertaining epics in Hollywood history, both onscreen and off, and a new play that explores the expensive, embattled film’s behind-the-scenes scandal between stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton has made its public debut.
“What you’re going to hear is the 55th draft,” said New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright of his play Cleo to its first audience on Sunday morning in New York City, as part of the magazine’s annual festival. And after discouraging the Directors Guild Theater ticketholders from using their phones use during the performance, he added in reference to his expose on the topic, “The magazine has thoughtfully placed Scientologists around the auditorium if you violate any of those things!”
refaced by the trailer for the original 1963 film on a large screen, the Bob Balaban-directed reading starred Damian Lewis as Burton and Lily Rabe as Taylor. The clever, adage-filled script spanned from just before Burton’s arrival until the troubled production’s final day on set, and between shooting the film’s most memorable scenes, the two stars were portrayed discussing their views on love, marriage, talent and fame while inside each other’s trailers.
Amidst moments of heated passion and heartbreak, Lewis humored the audience with his drunken, charismatic performance, and Rabe with Taylor’s distinguished laugh.
Please notice this is not a confirmed message but the article quoting Mr.Kosminsky and it looks very promising:) fingers crossed!
Fans of the historical drama Wolf Hall will be pleased to know that filming for a second season will start next year.
The news was announced by the series director Peter Kosminsky at Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Mr Kosminsky said the BBC has the rights to make the final instalment based on the third book in the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light despite that fact that author Hilary Mantel has not actually finished the book.
“I don’t know how many of you know this but Hilary doesn’t write sequentially, she writes episodically,” he said to the audience in Cheltenham.
“So for example she has already written the end. The BBC has the rights and if it [the BBC] still exists at that point I think we will be making it next year.”
The show stars mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and much of it was filmed in the West.
Mr Kosminsky said the actors and writers were keen to delve back into the deadly politics of King Henry VIII’s court.
“We’ve been promised a manuscript, so we will get it as soon as it’s ready. It then becomes an issue of when Peter Straughan our screenwriter is available,” Kosminsky added. “He’s a very in-demand guy, currently working on at least two or three different projects to my certain knowledge, but I know this would be a priority for him.
“And then, of course, we need Mark Rylance to be available and Damian Lewis to be available, and they’re both, I’m happy to say, extremely busy and successful actors. There are a lot of moving parts, but in principle I’d love to do it, if I can get all these plates spinning at the same time.”
Damian’s done another #EBtonguetwister in support of the Sohana Research Fund. Sohana Research Fund is a charity dedicated towards raising money for research into finding a cure for the devastating genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa.