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July 02, 2016  admin Comments are off Anthropoid

Last night, Jamie Dornan and the cast of Anthropoid attended the Opening Ceremony of 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where the movie was show. Here are photos and an article from Variety.



Jamie Dornan’s ‘Anthropoid’ Opens Karlovy Vary With a Bang

World War II tale of Czechoslovakian resistance follows sexy ’60s-inspired stage show

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival got off to a dazzling start on Friday with a titillatingly impressive stage number, a prize for Willem Dafoe, and the world premiere of “Anthropoid,” Sean Ellis’ World War II thriller set in Czechoslovakia.

Presenting his competition pic, which stars Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy and Toby Jones, Ellis said his story of two soldiers who return to their native Czechoslovakia on a secret mission to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi official had been a 15-year-long obsession.

“It’s been a long journey to bring it all the way home to the Czech Republic tonight for you,” Ellis said. “It’s a great honor. I dedicate this film to the men and women of the former Czechoslovakia who stood up against tyranny with indomitable spirit and sacrificed everything for what they believed.”

Dornan added: “We realized what an important story this is to the Czech Republic and we felt a great deal of pressure to tell it in an appropriate way and honor the men and women involved. I really hope that we’ve done that. We’re very proud of the movie and I hope that we’ve done the country proud as well.”

The Czech Ministry of Defense was instrumental in supporting the project, which shot in the country and in the city of Prague as well as at Barrandov Studio.

Earlier in the evening, festival president Jiri Bartoska presented Dafoe with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.

“I’m very happy to be here at Karlovy Vary,” the actor said, visibly moved. “Film is so important. It gives us so much. I’m just very proud that my contribution has been honored this way.”

Taking place at the Hotel Thermal’s vast theater, the ceremony opened with a rocking intro that combined old-world charm and catwalk aesthetic, a titillating stage show and psychedelic audiovisual spectacle set to pulsating ‘60s-inspired beats with scantily clad dancers, strapping acrobats and even a horse and rider that nearly brought the house down.

July 10, 2015  admin 1 comment Anthropoid

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.

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May 19, 2015  admin Comments are off Anthropoid

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”.

Via: rte.ie

May 19, 2015  admin Comments are off Anthropoid

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.

Via: Deadline

March 20, 2015  admin Comments are off Articles

Jamie is featured in a new interview for The Guardian and a new photo!

The only thing worse than a model/actress, the old snarky joke goes, is a model/actor. And I might once have snarked along with that joke, until I met Jamie Dornan. Jamie and I became friends exactly a decade ago, when he was 22 and I was 26 and a mutual friend introduced us at a party. Neither of us, to be honest, was in the best of shape at the time. He was heartbroken after the recent end of his long-term relationship with Keira Knightley (it took about a month before I even saw him smile) and I, meanwhile, was deep in my belief that the way to make the most of my 20s was to get as wasted as possible, as often as possible. But somehow, through our own personal fogs, we clicked.

Someone whispered to me early on that Jamie was a model, but I didn’t pay much attention to this information. It wasn’t until I went to New York for fashion week a few months after meeting him and saw him nearly naked on a giant billboard advert for Calvin Klein that I began to think my condescension might have been a tad misplaced. In fact, my new sweet and sweary friend from Belfast was one of the most successful male models in the world at the time, working for Dior Homme, Aquascutum, Zara, Armani and dozens of others. But you would never have known it from talking to him: as much as I tried to goad him by quoting Zoolander, he would just shrug and smile and change the subject. He never mentioned that he had spent the day, say, writhing naked with Gisele or Eva Mendes for a shoot, as most young men might reasonably have done, and in 10 years of knowing him I have never once seen him glance at his reflection in a mirror or window. I’ve never even heard him mention going to the gym.
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