“Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer will return to the CBS series “Elementary.”
The announcement that the actress would be back on the Sherlock Holmes drama, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, was made at PaleyFest in New York City on Saturday night.
Natalie has a dual role on the show. In the past, she played Sherlock’s love interest Irene Adler. But, in the double-episode Season 1 finale, it was revealed that she is actually Moriarty, Sherlock’s greatest enemy.
When asked about the possibility of returning to the show back in May by Access Hollywood, when the “Elementary” cast were prepping to shoot the Season 2 premiere in London, Natalie said she would be up for coming back.
“All I can say is I am on this side of the Atlantic. I have to be because of ‘Thrones.’ Shooting on ‘Thrones’ begins in July, but it’s serendipity that I’m on the right side of the Atlantic in case Rob [Doherty, the show’s executive producer] wanted to use me again. So, who knows? I can’t say enough positive things about how much I enjoyed being a part of the ‘Elementary’ family for the time that I was. So, I would always be open to the idea of working with that fantastic cast and with Rob again, definitely.”
The Savannah College of Art and Design says that in addition to previously announced honoree Alexander Payne, Academy Award-nominated actor Terence Stamp and actress Natalie Dormer will be honored at the Savannah Film Festival, which begins later this month.
Terence Stamp, veteran of over 60 films. will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. His film debut in the title role of 1963′s Billy Budd earned him an Academy Award nomination.
Natalie Dormer, best known for roles in The Tudors and Game of Thrones will receive the Discovery Award. She can be seen in theatres now in Ron Howard’s Rush.
Alexander Payne’s Nebraska will open the festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. As previously noted, Payne will be presented with an Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award by the film’s star, Academy Award-nominee and 2006 Savannah Film Festival honoree Bruce Dern.
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer is set to star alongside Adelaide Clemens, Zachary Quinto, and Veep’s Timothy Simons in The Girl Who Invented Kissing, about a mysterious female drifter who enchants two brothers. Untamed Heart writer will Tom Sierchio will make his directorial debut on the project.
She’s made a name for herself bringing a sultry modernity to royal characters, but now Natalie Dormer is ready to abdicate.
“I want to challenge people’s perceptions of me,” says the 31-year-old actress, who’s currently in Dubrovnik, Croatia, filming the fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” in which she plays Margaery Tyrell, soon-tobe wife of the evil King Joffrey. It’s her third prominent royal role, after playing Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s “The Tudors” and a young Queen Elizabeth in Madonna’s film “W.E.”
But Dormer, a Brit, has a wider range than those parts — juicy though they may be — would suggest. Careerwise, she’s got a specific role model in mind.
“Helena Bonham Carter started off in a similar fashion,” says Dormer, referring to Carter’s early, aristocratic gigs, “and she managed to shake it off.” So Dormer is broadening her horizons in several disparate directions.
This is very exciting! Natalie has been cast in Mockingjay the third installment of The Hunger Games series.
Dormer will play Cressida, a defector from the abusive overlords in the Capitol, and joins a cast that will include returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Francis Lawrence will direct the adaptation to Suzanne Collins novel, which is being broken into two parts with the first bowing Nov. 21, 2014.
Dormer can still be seen on “Game of Thrones,” which is currently filming its fourth season. She is repped by Untitled Entertainment, UTA and United Agents.
English actress Natalie Dormer has a gift for seduction. As Anne Boleyn on The Tudors, she was the medieval minx who transformed Europe. And on the addictive Game of Thrones, the 31-year-old is a shrewd player cloaked in sylphlike innocence. This month she appears in Rush, about European Formula One racing in its 1970s heyday.
Do you like to drive? “I love to drive. My present to myself from The Tudors was a red Mazda MX5 hard-top convertible. I loved that car, and also what she represented—my first success.”
Automatic or standard? “Come on, you’re talking to a European. None of this automatic bollocks. You’ve got to feel the car, feel the gears.”
How do you explain the Game of Thrones mania? “There’s the violence and the bloodletting and the honor. And then there’s the romance and the sex and the naked bodies. There are the costumes, and the coming-of-age stories for younger viewers. There are gay heroes and straight heroes. There’s feminism. And there’s dragons and supernatural shit going on. There’s magic and CGI for the geeks. There is literally something for everyone.”
You’ve done your fair share of nudity. Are those scenes ever a challenge? “It’s always a bit traumatic. Being comfortable with your body is not the same thing as feeling completely at ease doing a sex scene. I’m comfortable with my body, but to do nudity [as part of your job] is sometimes not as easy as you’d like it to be.”
What do you do to maintain your figure? “I’m a massive yoga head. Lots of yoga and lots of running. I do Bikram yoga. I adore it.”
Natalie attended the Aston Martin Centenary Event on July 20 and I have added photos to the gallery.
- July 20: Aston Martin Centenary Event
Natalie attended the Autograph Collection UK Launch in London on July 16 and I have added photos into the account.
- July 16: Autograph Collection UK Launch
Natalie attended The Lulu Guinness Paint Project on July 11 and I have added a few photos to the gallery.
- July 11: The Lulu Guinness Paint Project
Deadline.com has confirmed that Natalie has been cast in the movie Posh.
Natalie Dormer has joined the ensemble cast of Posh for director Lone Scherfig. The film follows two first-year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed in one night. The Game Of Thrones actress, who next appears in the features Rush and The Counselor, is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and United Artists.