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‘Saint Maud’, ‘David Copperfield’ among UK Casting Directors’ Guild nominations

TV nominations include ‘Normal People’ and ‘Ted Lasso’.Rose Glass’s psychological horror Saint Maud and Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield are among the nominations for the UK Casting Directors’ Guild awards.The third edition of the CDG Casting Awards will take place online on February 21 and encompass film, TV, theatre and commercials.In the […]

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‘Normal People’ Star Paul Mescal Joins Melissa Barrera in Benjamin Millepied’s ‘Carmen’ (Exclusive)

‘Normal People’ star Paul Mescal will play the male lead in Benjamin Millepied’s film “Carmen,” a modern-day reimagining of one of the world’s most celebrated operas. Mescal will star opposite Melissa Barrera (“Vida”), who will play the titular role of Carmen.Mescal replaces “Fifty Shades” star Jamie Dornan, who was previously attached to the role.“Carmen” will […]

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‘Where The Crawdads Sing’: ‘Normal People’s’ Daisy Edgar-Jones Set To Lead In Adaptation Of Bestselling Novel

Daisy Edgar-Jones is quickly becoming a star to keep an eye on, with a breakout performance in this year’s “Normal People,” as well as roles in “Cold Feet” and the “War of the Worlds” miniseries. Now, Edgar-Jones is getting the lead role in a Hollywood feature film she deserves in the upcoming adaptation of “Where […]

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‘Normal People’ Star Daisy Edgar-Jones Signs on for Legendary’s ‘Fresh’

“Normal People” star Daisy Edgar-Jones has signed on for the lead role in Legendary’s social thriller “Fresh.”The project is based on Lauryn Kahn’s script with Mimi Cave directing. Legendary, which announced the Edgar-Jones casting on Tuesday, is keeping the film’s storyline under wraps. Hyperobject Industries’ Adam McKay and Kevin Messick will produce.“Normal People,” based on […]

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Daisy Edgar-Jones on ‘Normal People’, Her Journey With Paul Mescal, and That ‘Fleabag’ Crossover

With the upcoming award season shining a spotlight on exceptional programming and performances, even though there are a lot of TV shows and various networks and streaming services with countless shows to choose from, there are still some real stand-outs. One such performance is that of Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People as Marianne, one half […]

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Back to One, Episode 114: Daisy Edgar-Jones

She’s barely in her twenties, yet Daisy Edgar-Jones has given us a 12-part acting technique masterclass in the form of her portrayal of Marianne in Hulu’s hit series Normal People. Every state of emotion, every point of transformation is reached with striking authenticity, stemming from this complex character. It’s a timeless performance for the ages. […]

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Josh O’Connor, Odessa Young, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth to star in ‘Mothering Sunday’

Producers hope to shoot the UK film this year.Josh O’Connor, Odessa Young, Olivia Colman and Colin Firth have signed to star Eva Husson’s romantic drama Mothering Sunday for the UK’s Number 9 Films and Film4. Rocket Science is handling sales and introducing to buyers at this week’s Cannes virtual market.Mothering Sunday is based on Graham […]

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‘Normal People’: Sally Rooney and Lenny Abrahamson Made a Daunting Adaptation a Sweeping Success

Despite the relatable story and timeless genre, Hulu’s “Normal People” was never going to be an easy book-to-screen adaptation. Take Sally Rooney’s first chapter: It’s clear that Marianne and Connell, two Irish students about to be swept into a decade-long romance, are attracted to one another, but the shy young man’s disposition and the garish […]

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‘Normal People’ Producer Slams Pornhub for Circulating Sex Scenes: ‘Deeply Disrespectful’

“Normal People” caused a stir on the internet when its 12-episode season dropped in its entirety April 29 on Hulu. The show’s intimate sex scenes generated dozens of think pieces and led many publications to ask stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal what it was like to film such intense and emotionally-charged moments. A 22-minute […]

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‘Normal People’ Trailer: The Director of ‘Room’ Heads to Hulu with a Forbidden Romance

Since directing Brie Larson to an Oscar win in 2015’s Room, Irish writer/director Lenny Abrahamson has been fairly quiet, directing only a couple episodes of a TV series called Chance and a single feature, the 2018 horror mystery The Little Stranger, which starred Domhnall Gleeson. Now Abrahamson has returned to his home country as one […]

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