TV LINE – Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden is shooting for the moon with his latest TV gig.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor formerly known as Robb Stark has signed on to star in Strange New Things, Amazon’s ambitious drama pilot set in outer space. Based on Michel Faber’s celebrated 2014 novel The Book Of Strange New Things, project — which is being eyed as a 10-episode event series — centers on a soulful, intense priest (Madden) who leaves his wife to travel to a distant planet/colony to preach to the native population.
Earlier this year, our sister site Deadline described the project as “a heart-wrenching love story of a husband and wife with the universe between them,” likening it to “Heart Of Darkness in space.”
Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) will pen the pilot and serve as an executive producer, with Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) handling directing duties. Andy Harries (Strike Back) and Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Productions) also are on board as producers.
Back on Sunday August 14, Richard attended the launch of the new Idris Elba + Superdry Boxpark retail space in London. Few photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, enjoy!
I have updated the gallery with additional HQ posters, promotional images (textless posters), and production stills of Richard in Bastille Day. Be sure to check them out! And remember to follow the site on twitter @rmaddenfan. Enjoy!
Captured live from London’s Garrick Theatre and presented in high-contrast black and white, Fathom Events will present the modern take on Shakespeare’s timeless love story for one night only on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones,” Cinderella) as Romeo and Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” Cinderella) as Juliet, alongside Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, and Meera Syal as The Nurse, in a modern, passionate version of the classic tragedy.
We have a fun clip produced by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company that features group of teenagers retelling the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet in their own words.
Date: Thursday, July 7
Time: 7:30 p.m. (local UK time)
Run Time: 2 hours 45 minutes (with one intermission)
Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.
Special Fathom Features: Captured live from London’s Garrick Theatre and presented in high-contrast black and white, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company performs a modern take on Shakespeare’s timeless love story.
Fathom Events, Picturehouse Entertainment and Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company are thrilled to bring a new vision of William Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, Romeo and Juliet, to select cinemas nationwide for a spectacular one-night event on July 7.
Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, and Meera Syal as The Nurse, in a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.
Don’t miss the chance to see this remarkable event, presented in high-contrast black and white, on the big screen!