I’ve added some candids of Jamie on the set of Anthropoid, thanks Kacy!
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ScreenDaily has gotten a first look at Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid.
Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Alena Mihulová join Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Anna Geislerová and Charlotte Le Bon in Sean Ellis’ Second World War thriller.
Principal photography has begun in the Czech Republic on Anthropoid, a Second World War thriller starring Jamie Dornan (50 Shades Of Grey) and Cillian Murphy (Inception) from Metro Manila director Sean Ellis.
New cast members to sign up to the production include Toby Jones (Infamous), Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything), Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow), Alena Mihulova and Sam Keeley.
They join Dornan, Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent) and Anna Geislerová (Something Like Happiness).
The film is based on the true story of two Czech soldiers – played by Dornan and Murphy – sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941.
SS General Reinhard Heydrich was second only to Himmler and Hitler in the Third Reich’s hierarchy and main architect for the ‘Final Solution’.
Director Ellis will also handle cinematography and co-wrote the script with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).
Ellis said: “This has been a 14-year journey to get Anthropoid to the screen. I’m incredibly proud and happy to finally tell this important story about Czech resistance during World War II.”
Anthropoid is produced by LD Entertainment (Risen, The Grey). ICM Partners packaged the film and will be handling the North American sale with UTA.
Altitude Film Sales is managing international sales.
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan was among the guests at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival Thursday, where he presented his next movie project “Anthropoid,” which begins filming in the Czech Republic next month. He was joined by the movie’s director Sean Ellis, who previously helmed critically-lauded crime drama “Metro Manila.”
Dornan plays Jan Kubis, one of two real-life Czechoslovak resistance fighters who assassinated leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust, during World War II. The role of the other assassin involved in the killing, code-named Operation Anthropoid, is to be played by Cillian Murphy.
“These were just normal guys who were fighting for something they fiercely believed in,” Dornan said at a press conference. “A lot of that work, thankfully, is done for me on the page (of the script by Ellis and Anthony Frewin). All the human flaws and all the things that make him a tangible person, the everyman you can relate to are on the page, which is great. They’re heroes in the sense of what they did, but very much on the page you see that they are flawed, and have very human aspects to them that would hinder trying to carry out an exercise like this.”
Dornan contrasted the way he prepared for the role with his approach to the part of serial killer Paul Spector, who he plays in crime series “The Fall.” “There are things about Jan that will make sense to me more personally rather than having to really dig too far. He’s a man with a mission to carry out, and it’s a mission for the right reasons. It’s not someone like Spector who is murdering people just for no good reason… This is murder in a sense, but it’s for a greater good,” he said.
Dornan said that he could relate to Jan’s character, which gave him the motivation to take the role. “You always need a drive in everything you do and a reason to tell the story. As an actor, you’ve got to have something that drives you every day on the set,” he said. “Could there be any stronger drive needed than the opportunity to assassinate someone so horrific? There’s nobody in the world now who can’t see that Heydrich was evil… So to have that, to bring that to work every day, I’m so excited about the idea of having that as my drive.”
The assassination of Heydrich led to brutal reprisals in Czechoslovakia, but Dornan said that in his eyes it was the right thing to do. “Ultimately, I think it sent a very strong message to show that the Czech people were up for a fight and weren’t willing to be treated in that way. For me, I see it as a very heroic act. I think if I was in that position myself, I probably would have done the same thing. I have a strong understanding of why people see it the other way, based on events afterwards, but for me personally, I think they ultimately had to do what they had to do,” he said.
Jamie Dornan attended a Press Conference and Red Carpet today at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Here are photos:
Actor Jamie Dornan and director Sean Ellis will be among the guests at the 50th Karlovy Vary IFF, where they will present the new epic co-production film Anthropoid which begins filming in Czech Republic next month.
Anthropoid is being produced by US-based studio LD Entertainment. In the film, which deals with the dramatic events around the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Dornan will play the role of one of the paratroopers, Jan Kubiš. The film Anthropoid delves into one of the most emotional moments in modern Czechoslovak history.
The Festival runs from July 3rd to July 11th in the Czech Republic.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe.
Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers. The Karlovy Vary festival is intended for both film professionals and the general public, and offers visitors a carefully designed programme, excellent facilities and a broad range of other services.
More can be found at the Official Website.
Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to begin filming the World War II true story thriller Anthropoid on July 13 in Prague.
Deadline.com says the film tells the story of the mission to kill SS head Reinhard Heydrich, known as “The Butcher of Prague”.
Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile returned to Prague to carry out the mission.
Sean Ellis (Metro Manila) will direct the film, which takes its title from the Allied code-name for the assassination mission.
Ellis co-wrote the script with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).
In an interview with ScreenDaily.com in March, Ellis said that the story was “of great national pride” in the Czech Republic and that it was “time to tell the world that story”.
Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment has boarded as a financier and producer on Sean Ellis’ Anthropoid, starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Of Grey) and Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders). Also joining the previously announced cast is Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent).
Ellis (Metro Manila) also co-wrote the script with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story). Principal photography will begin on July 13 in Prague. The film tells the story of how the Allied forces carried out missions during World War II to assassinate Nazi SS-General Reinhard Heydrich. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”, Heydrich had enjoyed a meteoric rise through the SS ranks and was at the time second only to Himmler and Hitler in the Third Reich’s hierarchy. Trained by British forces, two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile were to be parachuted into their homeland with a daring assignment: to assassinate the man many saw as Hitler’s natural successor.
Anthropoid is produced by Mickey Liddell (The Grey) and Pete Shilaimon (In Secret) for LD Entertainment, Leonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) for 22H22, Anita Overland (Rush) and Chris Curling (Hannibal Rising), and executive produced by Jennifer Monroe (Disconnect). Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek of Lucky Man Films are co-producers for the Czech Republic. ICM Partners packaged the film and will be handling the North American sale with UTA. Altitude Film Sales is managing international sales.
Sean Ellis is represented by ICM Partners and Independent Talent Group; Jamie Dornan is represented by UTA and United Artists; Cillian Murphy is represented by CAA, Lou Coulson Associates and Lisa Richards Agency; Charlotte Le Bon is represented by UTA and Agence Adequat.
Good evening, everyone! I’ve added over 2800 Blu-Ray Screen Captures from the Unrated version of Fifty Shades of Grey. If you haven’t seen it yet, there are the new scenes, yes, so “spoilers”. It also may be NSFW due to some captures. Well, you’ve seen the movie =)
The first teaser for Fifty Shades Darker that came out with the Digital Release of Fifty Shades of Grey:
The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) have announced the nominees for this year’s Awards which will take play on May 24th.
Jamie Dornan has been nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama for his role in The Fall Series 2.
Aisling Franciosi who plays Katie has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama
TV3 will be bringing Irish viewers and the home audience all the excitement from Ceremony and the Red Carpet in a one hour IFTA Awards Special with all the highlights and interviews with nominees and winners, stars of the screen, guest presenters, Lifetime and special guests. (Source)