Monday, June 16, 2008
We are so thrilled to announce that we have just received word from British actress Claudie Blakley that, pending financing, she will star as Daisy Parker in our next feature film, "Decoys."
Claudie has had juicy supporting roles in “Gosford Park,” directed by Robert Altman, “Pride & Prejudice,” starring Kiera Knightly, “The Cat’s Meow,” starring Kirsten Dunst, and 2007’s cult horror comedy “Severance.” She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She’s performed Shakespeare on stage with Judi Dench, and she’s been an award winning actress on the London theatre scene for over 10 years. Most recently, she starred in 2 popular BBC series: “Cranford” (again with Judi Dench) and “Lark Rise to Candleford.”
In film, she’s worked closely with Robert Altman, Peter Bogdonavich, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson, Bill Nighy, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Sheen (who played Tony Blair in “The Queen”), David Tennant (from “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire,” and the star of BBC’s famous “Doctor Who” series), Tim McInnerny (from the famous BBC comedy “Blackadder”), and James Wilby (from “A Room with a View” & “Howard’s End”), to name just a few.
We are so lucky that Ms. Blakley likes our script and wants to be a part of "Decoys." Stay tuned for further developments!