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FX and BBC have set the forged for Nice Expectations, the six-part restricted collection adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Nice Expectations from Academy Award(R) nominee and BAFTA Award successful author Steven Knight. The stellar forged will characteristic Olivia Colman within the lead function of “Miss Havisham” and Fionn Whitehead as “Pip” alongside Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry.
Nice Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed “Pip.” Dickens first launched it in a collection of weekly chapters starting in December 1860 earlier than it was subsequently printed as a novel.
Knight will write and govt produce Nice Expectations, which may also be govt produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi for the BBC – the group behind A Christmas Carol. Nice Expectations will likely be produced by FX Productions in affiliation with the BBC, Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker. Lucy Forbes (The Finish of the F***ing World, In My Pores and skin, That is Going to Harm) will function lead director.
Nice Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight, following the hit restricted collection A Christmas Carol. Nice Expectations and A Christmas Carol are the primary two in a collection of diversifications of Dickens’ novels commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of Drama and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content material Officer on the BBC and FX. The BBC and FX additionally produced the acclaimed drama collection Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, written by Steven Knight and produced by Knight, Hardy, Chips Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker and Kate Crowe.
Olivia Colman – “Miss Havisham”
Olivia Colman was most just lately seen in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Misplaced Daughter, reverse Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Saarsgard. The movie relies on the novel of the identical title by best-selling writer Elena Ferrante, which follows a school professor (Colman) who confronts her unsettling previous after assembly a girl (Johnson) and her younger daughter whereas on trip in Italy. For this function, Colman acquired nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award and Critics Alternative Award, and received the Gotham Award within the class of Excellent Lead Efficiency in 2021.
Colman will subsequent be seen in Emer Reynolds’ comedy Joyride reverse Charlie Reid. The movie follows “Pleasure” (Colman), a discontented mom who finally ends up by chance occurring a highway journey with “Mully” (Reid) a 12-year-old who steals the taxi she’s unknowingly asleep in, resulting in an unlikely friendship. Vertigo Releasing is slated to debut the movie within the U.Ok. and Eire later this yr.
Subsequent yr, Colman will likely be in Paul King’s Wonka alongside Timothée Chalamet and Sally Hawkins. Set as a prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, it follows the origin story of Willy Wonka based mostly on characters created by Roald Dahl. Warner Bros is slated to launch the movie March 17, 2023.
Colman is at the moment in manufacturing on Sam Mendes’ movie, Empire of Mild, reverse Micheal Ward. The movie is a love story set in and round a gorgeous previous cinema on the South Coast of England within the Nineteen Eighties. It is going to be the primary solo authentic screenplay written by Mendes. Searchlight Photos is hooked up to distribute the movie.
Final yr, Colman was seen starring within the HBO/SKY restricted collection, Landscapers, reverse David Thewlis. The collection, created and written by screenwriter Ed Sinclair, was impressed by real-life occasions, telling the story of a pair within the northern English metropolis of Nottingham who turn into the main target of an investigation when two lifeless our bodies are found in a again backyard. Colman and Sinclair’s South of the River Photos co-produced the collection.
Additionally in 2021, Colman received an Emmy Award within the class of Excellent Lead Actress in A Drama Collection for her function as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 4 of the critically acclaimed Netflix Unique collection, The Crown, reverse Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter. This can be a reprisal of her function from Season 3, for which she received a Golden Globe Award within the class of Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Drama Tv Collection in 2019. Throughout each seasons, she additionally acquired nominations for a BAFTA, SAG and Critics Alternative Awards.
Most notably, Colman received the 2019 Academy Award within the class of Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Main Position as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s critically acclaimed The Favorite, reverse Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The identical yr she additionally received the Golden Globe for the class of Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Movement Image (Musical or Comedy); the BAFTA award within the class of Finest Main Actress; British Unbiased Movie Award within the class of Finest Actress, the Critics’ Alternative award within the class Finest Actress in a Comedy; and the Volpi Cup for Finest Actress on the 2018 Venice Movie Pageant. It marked her second collaboration with Lanthimos following her function in his dystopian romantic comedy, The Lobster, for which Colman acquired a British Unbiased Movie Award within the class of Finest Supporting Actress, and a nomination for an Night Normal British Movie Award for Finest Comedy Efficiency. Colman was additionally nominated for the 2021 Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics Alternative Award for her acclaimed efficiency in Florian Zeller’s The Father, a characteristic movie adaptation of Zeller’s personal award-winning stage play of the identical title.
In 2011/2012 Colman received the Finest Actress prize on the British Unbiased Movie Awards, Night Normal British Movie Awards, Critics Circle Awards and Empire Awards for her good efficiency in Paddy Considine’s characteristic directorial debut Tyrannosaur, reverse Peter Mullan and Eddie Marsan. The movie additionally received the World Cinema Particular Jury Prize for Breakout Efficiency on the Sundance worldwide Pageant the identical yr.
Different movie credit embrace: Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday; Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Lifetime of Louis Wain; Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine and Octavio E. Rodriguez Ron’s Gone Incorrect; Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s The Mitchells vs the Machines; Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage’s thriller Them That Observe; Kenneth Branagh’s Homicide On The Orient Categorical; Carol Thatcher reverse Meryl Streep in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Girl; Rufus Norris’ London Street, Roger Michell’s Hyde Park On Hudson; Steven Knight’s Locke; James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury; and Edgar Wright’s Sizzling Fuzz.
On tv, Colman was beforehand seen within the BBC/Amazon’s award-winning Fleabag in her function as “Godmother” for which she garnered an Emmy nomination in 2019 for Finest Supporting Actress for her work within the last season of the collection and beforehand, a Tv BAFTA nomination within the class of Finest Feminine Efficiency in a Comedy Programme in 2017.
Additionally on the small display, Colman received a Golden Globe within the class of Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Supporting Position in a Collection, Restricted Collection or Movement Image Made for Tv, for her portrayal of ‘Angela Burr’ within the BBC/AMC’s The Evening Supervisor. Previous to that, she additionally received a Tv BAFTA for Main Actress in 2014 for her function as ‘DS Ellie Miller’ within the acclaimed ITV collection Broadchurch, which ran for 3 seasons. In 2013, Colman was the double award-winner on the Tv BAFTA’s, successful Feminine Efficiency in a Comedy Programme for her reoccurring function in BBC’s Twenty Twelve, in addition to Finest Supporting Actress for her function in BBC’s Accused. Colman has additionally acquired a Tv BAFTA nomination within the class of Finest Feminine Efficiency in a Comedy Programme in 2015 for her function as “Alex Smallbone” in BBC’s Rev.