November 22, 2014
Before True Blood, Lara Pulver Was Known For Her Role on the BBC TV Series, Spooks:
Truebies will remember Lara Pulver as the fairy, Claudine Crane. But before Lara joined the cast of the HBO vampire series, she was known for her role as Erin Watts, the head of the counter-terrorism division for MI5 in the long running BBC TV series, Spooks. This TV series was so loved in the UK that it will now be bought to the big screen via a movie adaptation of the TV series.
Spooks: The Greater Good will also star Peter Firth who will be reprising his role of Harry Pearce, the head of MI5. Kit Harrington (of Game of Thrones fame) will join the cast as Will Holloway, a former agent who is brought back to London from Moscow. The storyline (according to Radio Times) is as follows:
Firth played MI5 head Harry Pearce in every single episode of the drama. We won’t be finding Harry in an especially happy place, though. He is “disgraced and forced to resign” after a terrorist escapes from MI5 custody and “disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames” … Will [Holloway] must decide whether to help Harry or turn his rogue ex-boss in…
Alongside Lara Pulver, Tim McInnerny will reprise his role as the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Also starring will be David Harewood, Jennifer Ehle, Tuppence Middleton and Elyes Gabel.
Spooks: The Greater Good was shot earlier this year and will hit UK cinemas on 8th May 2015. Let us know if you plan on seeing this by commenting below!
Source: Radio Times – Spooks the film: what we know so far about the spy spin-off
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October 9, 2014
Lara Pulver Discusses Da Vinci’s Demons:
It will be slim pickings for fans of HBO’s True Blood at this year’s New York Comic Con. The only True Blood star appearing will be Lara Pulver (who starred as the fairy Claudine Crane in Seasons 3-5 of the vampire series). She will be appearing on the panel for Da Vinci’s Demons, a TV series which follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci. In this show, Lara stars as Clarice Orsini, the wife of Lorenzo de’ Medici, who is both seductive and politically minded. You can view the full details on this appearance below:
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. Da Vinci’s DemonsGoyer 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.
Also, if you are a Deborah Ann Woll fan (who starred as baby vampire Jessica Hamby), you might want to check out the Marvel panel for all the latest news on Deborah’s new TV series, Daredevil.
Let us know if you are attending this year’s New York Comic Con by commenting below!
Source: New York Comic Con – STARZ To Present David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” At New York Comic Con On October 13th
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