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Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer (formely at natalie-dormer.com). Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime's The Tudors but you also may recognise her from Casanova, Flawless and Game of Thrones. Currently, you can find Natalie as the voice of Dr. Lexi T'Perro in the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda and in upcoming roles as Mrs. Appleyard in the TV Miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock, as Sofia in In Darkness and as Eliza Merrett in The Professor and the Madmen.

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June 15, 2018   /   Claudia   /   Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) Television Productions Television Productions Video Archive

Natalie Dormer (‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’) chats playing a ‘draconian’ headmistress with Gold Derby’s Zach Laws and Kevin Jacobsen. The Amazon limited series centers on a group of Australian schoolgirls who inexplicably go missing while on a Valentine’s Day picnic at Hanging Rock in 1900.

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March 14, 2018   /   Claudia   /   News Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) Television Productions Television Productions

“Picnic at Hanging Rock,” the new TV adaption of the Australian cult classic, kicked off the Berlin Film Festival’s TV sidebar Monday, and while the show has been generating quite a bit of buzz, getting it made was initially tough because of the long shadow cast by Peter Weir’s critically acclaimed 1975 film adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel.

“No one wanted to do it,” said the new show’s director, Larysa Kondracki, discussing the series shortly after the first two episodes premiered at the Berlinale Series.

“You’d tell any crew member that you’re making ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ and they’d ask, ‘Why?’ Because it’s a great book, it’s a great thing. ‘No, absolutely not, I’m not going to touch that.’

“But something about it lingered and when you read the first page [of the TV adaptation], you realize this isn’t the original film. This is something else.”

Set in 1900, the story centers on a group of young women at a boarding school who inexplicably vanish at Australia’s Hanging Rock while on a Valentine’s Day picnic.

Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones,” “Hunger Games”), who plays strict headmistress Hester Appleyard, described Beatrix Christian and Alice Addison’s script as “visionary,” adding that it was “sophisticated storytelling for a sophisticated audience.”

Dormer initially balked at the historical drama. After performing in such high-profile costume dramas as “The Tudors” and “Game of Thrones,” the British actress said she “didn’t want to be pigeon-holed as a corset wearer.”

Meeting Kondracki and reading the script changed her mind.

“I’m so glad I did,” Dormer said, stressing that “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is not your typical costume drama. “Don’t be under any illusions because of the costumes and horses. This is a very modern thriller-mystery, a dramatic piece.”

Variety International Editor Henry Chu, who conducted the Drama Series Days onstage conversation with Dormer and Kondracki, noted that the series seemed to have elements of “A Room With a View,” “The Shining” and “Mean Girls.”

On Dormer’s casting as the headmistress, Kondracki said it was important for her to cast someone in the role who was closer in age to the girls in the school “so you could really feel just a few years’ difference and that Hester could have been one of these girls and that they’re also a real threat” to her, an aspect that would have been lost with an older headmaster.

Dormer added that the casting was actually accurate for the time, pointing to such literary characters as Jane Eyre and Blanche DuBois. “A woman was a spinster if she wasn’t married by the time she was in her late 20s.”

Discussing the series’ themes of repressed sexuality, Kondracki said there was “a beautiful scene” in the third episode: “It’s a kiss between two girls and it’s not about sexuality,” said Kondracki, a Canadian who has directed episodes of “The Americans” and “The Walking Dead.” “It’s about discovery and friendship….There’s a sexiness to this show, but it’s restrained.”

Dormer called it a “sexiness not through the male gaze. It’s sexiness through female sexuality. It’s sensual.

“There’s magic to this,” she added. “It feels like the spirit of Joan Lindsay is with us. There is something transcendental. That’s what Larysa created – a touch of fairy dust.”

Source / © Fremantlemedia Australia

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February 16, 2018   /   Claudia   /   News Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) Television Productions Television Productions Video Archive


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Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer stands front and centre of Foxtel’s impressive big-budget miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock.

The first scene of the six-part series, made by Fremantle Australia and since picked up by Amazon in the US and the BBC in the UK among others, is of Dormer’s Mrs Appleyard, seen from behind, framed by a large Victorian window and bathed in golden light.

If first impressions count, and they do, this one is a beauty.

The first episode of the highly anticipated series was unveiled this week at a special event in Macedon, just down the road from the setting of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel (the events of which are entirely fictitious, contrary to popular misconception).

Dormer, 36, plays an Englishwoman seemingly fresh off the boat in the colonies, a well-bred widow still in mourning but determined to build a new life every bit as substantial and imposing as the mansion in the middle of nowhere that she buys with what we assume is her inheritance.

The building becomes the site of Appleyard College, an elite boarding school. Chief among its students are Miranda Reid (Lily Sullivan), a headstrong country girl bridling at the prospect of being “finished” just so she can become someone’s wife; Marion Quade (Madeleine Madden), blessed with brains and beauty but cursed by dint of being the illegitimate half-caste daughter of a high-ranking colonial officer; and Irma Leopold (Samara Weaving), a young lady from “home” rather appalled to find herself in the Victorian bush rather than in the salons of Paris.

These three, of course, will all go missing on the day of the fateful picnic, St Valentine’s Day 1900.

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November 17, 2014   /   Claudia   /   2014 Game of Thrones (2012-) Hunger Games: Mockingjay Movie Productions Photo Gallery Public Appearances Television Productions Video Archive

Yesterday Natalie visited Conan to promote Mockingjay and Game of Thrones. Enjoy some caps and two videos from the interview.


Gallery links:
Public Appereances > 2014 > Nov 17 | Conan

You can find links to the videos directly on Conan’s site.
Natalie Dormer On “Game Of Thrones” Season 5
Natalie Dormer On Training For “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

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July 27, 2014   /   Claudia   /   Game of Thrones (2012-) Television Productions Video Archive

The full panel for Game of Thrones at the SDCC is up online. Enjoy it!



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July 26, 2014   /   Claudia   /   Game of Thrones (2012-) Season 4 Video Archive

It is so funny!



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March 17, 2013   /   Mel   /   Game of Thrones (2012-) Season 3 Television Productions Video Archive

I have added a brand new promo to the media archive, Natalie is show briefly in it.

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