Starz and GK-TV announced yesterday that Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton have signed on to the upcoming series Camelot.
Camelot looks to take a fresh approach to telling the Arthur story, and casting Fiennes as the wizard Merlin and Eva Green, in her first television role, as the powerful sorceress Morgana will help set the tone for the series. The essential roles of Arthur and Guinevere will be played by Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton, respectively.
Fiennes most recently played FBI agent Mark Benford in the ABC series FlashForward but is probably best known for playing the title role in the Best Picture Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love and as Robert Dudley in the acclaimed Elizabeth. Green is best known for her role as the mysterious Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, Sybilla in Ridley Scott’s saga Kingdom of Heaven and as Serafina Pekkala the beautiful, good witch in The Golden Compass. Her role in Casino Royale earned Green the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2007. She recently concluded filming Benedick Fliegauf’s Womb and The Last Word starring alongside Ewan McGregor.
Bower gained notice playing the role of Anthony in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as well as his performance as Caius Volturi in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and is generating buzz for his role in the upcoming two-part conclusion of the Harry Potter saga, when he plays Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Parts I and II. Egerton has had notable roles in such features as Keeping Mum and St. Trinian’s and got her first taste of the Arthurian legend playing the young Morgaine in the mini-series The Mists of Avalon.
Production is scheduled to begin in late June with the 10-episode series premiering in early 2011. Camelot is a co-production between the Irish production company Octagon and Take 5 Productions in Canada, developed in association with the UK’s Ecosse Films.
Camelot will be broadcast on Starz in the US, and on the CBC in Canada, and will be distributed internationally by GK-TV.
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- People / Bands: Benedick Fliegauf | Eva Green | Ewan McGregor | Jamie Campbell-Bower | Joseph Fiennes | Tamsin Egerton | Tim Burton
- Shows / Movies: Camelot | Casino Royale | Elizabeth | Flash Forward | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows | Kingdom of Heaven | Shakespeare in Love | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | The Golden Compass | The Last Word | The Mists of Avalon | The Twilight Saga: New Moon | Womb
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