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Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer. Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s The Tudors but you also may recognise her from CasanovaGame of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Currently, you can find Natalie as Magda in the TV Series Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsCaptivating Natalie Dormer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Natalie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Natalie and her career!


Welcome

Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer. Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s The Tudors but you also may recognise her from CasanovaGame of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Currently, you can find Natalie as Magda in the TV Series Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsCaptivating Natalie Dormer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Natalie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Natalie and her career!


Welcome

Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer. Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s The Tudors but you also may recognise her from CasanovaGame of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Currently, you can find Natalie as Magda in the TV Series Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsCaptivating Natalie Dormer aims to be your most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Natalie. Check back daily for all the latest news, photos and info. Thank you for visiting the site and supporting Natalie and her career!


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Mel       May 09, 2013       Elementary (2013-2015), News, Projects       No Comments

As we say in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly hitting stands Friday, behind every man with a thirst for sex and power is an equally clever, manipulative woman… who could be played brilliantly by Natalie Dormer.

The 31-year-old Brit, who broke out Stateside in 2007 as the seductive Anne Boleyn to Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ King Henry VIII in The Tudors and now embodies King Joffrey’s shrewd betrothed Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, begins a three-episode stint tonight as Sherlock Holmes’ iconic love Irene Adler on CBS’ Elementary (through May 16′s two-hour season finale). “It’s a real privilege to be asked to play that one woman who has gotten under Sherlock’s skin,” Dormer says, noting that Elementary creator Robert Doherty was a fan of her work on the 2011 cult supernatural British TV show The Fades.

Unsure if her schedule would align with the show’s, Doherty and fellow exec producer Carl Beverly wouldn’t tell her much about the arc when they first met. “We had this kind of really amusing conversation where they were like, ‘We love you!’ And I was like, ‘I love you!’” she recalls. Though she got all the details when she officially signed on, she’s still going to be “reasonably coy” with us…

What we do know is that in this incarnation, Irene is presumed dead at the hands of Moriarty — the reason Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) started his downward spiral and moved to New York. We meet her in flashback and find out she worked in art restoration and met Holmes when she was asked to consult on a case. ”Occasionally, two personalities bump into each other and this mad chemical reaction happens — and not just sexual. Obviously because of the nature of Sherlock Holmes, it’s cerebral as well. He has to engage with somebody on an intellectual level to really be inspired or intoxicated by them. And the feeling is mutual,” Dormer says. “Irene brings out an entirely different side of his personality that no one else has yet been privy to. So it’s interesting to see Sherlock go through that turmoil.”

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Mel       May 04, 2013       News       No Comments

Today marks a milestone for Captivating Natalie Dormer.  We are celebrating 3 years online today!!  I have had an absolute blast running the site since I opened it on this day in 2011.  It’s been absolutely amazing watching Natalie’s career flourish so much in these past few years and I look forward to running Captivating for many years to come.  Thank you everyone for visiting and supporting the site and sending in all your submissions, you guys are the best.  I’d like to shout out to Annette in particular who is an absolute gem, she has sent us many photos in the past which have been added to the site.

Once again, thank you everyone!   You guys are the best!  Natalie has the most sweetest fans and it has been a pleasure and will continue to be, bringing all the latest to you all!

Mel       April 10, 2013       Elementary (2013-2015), News, Projects       No Comments

Watch out, Joffrey!

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer is set to take on the iconic role of Irene Adler Elementary, CBS confirms to E! News. Dormer, who plays current queen-to-be Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s fantasy hit, will make her debut as Sherlock Holmes’ (Jonny Lee Miller) former love in the May 9 episode and will also appear in the two-hour season finale on May 19.

“We’re moving to the next chapter in our show—and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes’ story,” executive producer Rob Doherty said in a statement. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock’s life, and I can’t think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.”

In CBS’ take on the classic story, Sherlock learned that his former employer Moriarty (whom viewers have yet to meet) was behind Irene’s mysterious death, which led the brilliant consultant detective to develop a drug addiction.

Of course, Dormer isn’t the first actress to play what is arguably the Sherlock Holmes franchise’s most important female character: Rachel McAdams took on the role in Robert Downey Jr..-led film franchise and BBC’s super-popular Sherlock cast Lara Pulver as Adler opposite Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Sherlock.

TVGuide.com first reported the news of Dormer’s casting.

Elementary airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Mel       March 31, 2013       Game of Thrones (2012-2016), News, Projects       No Comments

Actress Natalie Dormer plays the role of Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

Given the short life expectancy of characters on “Game of Thrones,” actress Natalie Dormer made sure she took advantage of the first chance she got to sit on the show’s infamous Iron Throne.

“It was a photo opportunity and I took it,” the British stunner who plays Lady Margaery Tyrell on the hit HBO fantasy says, quick to show a Daily News reporter the photographic evidence of her brief reign — at a San Francisco screening — on her iPhone.

“These are moments in your life to be cherished, they don’t come around that often,” says Dormer. “To be flying around in a ‘Game of Thrones’ jet, to be greeted by massive enthusiasts. So you cherish those experiences because you might end up in a theater being paid two pence a week, doing something you really love just for the passion, that no one comes to see in six months’ time.”

That’s probably not going to be a real concern for the 31-year-old actress anytime soon, as the third season of “Game of Thrones” debuts tonight at 9 p.m.

Dormer, who rose to fame on this side of the pond on Showtime’s “The Tudors,” normally would have stayed away from “another long-skirts-and-horses gig,” as she calls period dramas. The opportunity to saddle up on “Game of Thrones,” though, was too great to turn down. (Even if she auditioned for a completely different role that she declines to reveal.)

And even if that meant occasionally baring more than her soul as Margaery, who this season is a major player in the court of King’s Landing as the intended bride of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson).

“They put us all up in the same hotel whether we’re (filming) in Croatia or Belfast, so pretty much the person who has a sex scene at the end of the week is the person who’s in the gym or not coming out for dinner,” she says, laughing.

During the six months a year she’s not filming “Game of Thrones,” Dormer has been exercising other acting muscles. She just wrapped work opposite Brad Pitt on the upcoming film, “The Counselor.” It wasn’t that long ago that she was an usher at the London production of “The Lion King” as she made her way through drama school, and here she is being directed by Ridley Scott.

“When Ridley Scott was directing me, I did have a bit of a moment,” says Dormer. “A cinematographer friend of mine had bought me an original 1982 vintage Japanese ‘Blade Runner’ movie poster for my birthday last February … and then six months later, I got the call. So I actually took my poster on set and asked Ridley to sign it. And he was like, ‘This is amazing you have this, how do you have this?’ ”

Now she has an autographed original 1982 vintage Japanese “Blade Runner” movie poster on her study wall.

“Sometimes the universe conspires for you,” she says, “and those are beautiful moments that you cherish.”

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Mel       March 23, 2013       Game of Thrones (2012-2016), News, Projects       No Comments

HBO’s epic masterpiece Game of Thrones is back for Season 3, with bigger battles, devastating betrayals and more deaths, as everyone fights for control of the Iron Throne.  Now that magic is growing stronger and the dragons have been let loose, there’s no telling who might be in jeopardy or in power next.

At the show’s press day, co-stars Sophie Turner (“Sansa Stark”) and Natalie Dormer (“Margaery Tyrell”) talked about how nice Jack Gleeson is versus how much people hate King Joffrey, how the relationship between Sansa and Margaery will evolve in Season 3, what it was like to work with Diana Rigg (“Olenna”), how Sansa has found her strength after the Battle of Blackwater, what sort of relationship both women will have with Cersei (Lena Headey), how much of the books they’ve read, that the actors get together in Belfast for a read-through of five episodes over two days before each season starts shooting, how they feel like fans of the show themselves, and how much of an effect the success of Game of Thrones has had on them.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Question:  Does it amuse you to see how worked up fans get about Joffrey? 

SOPHIE TURNER:  It is funny because people are totally different about Jack [Gleeson], when you talk to them.  It is really kind of amusing, thinking that people really detest him, when he’s the nicest guy, ever. 

NATALIE DORMER:  He’s the nicest guy.  He’s stupidly nice.  

TURNER:  It’s ridiculous!  

DORMER:  And he’s very erudite.  He’s studying at Trinity College in Dublin, at the moment.  

TURNER:  He’s a scholar.  

DORMER:  He’s doing theology.  He’s off the charts.  So, he’s this really contemplative, erudite, really gorgeous, generous human being, and he plays Joffrey so well.  It’s very disturbing. 

Does Margaery realize that Joffrey is crazy?

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Mel       November 29, 2012       Neverwhere (2013), News, Projects       No Comments

Natalie, James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch have all signed on to star in a radio version of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.  This photo was posted on twitter and the interview below is from the Radio Times.

James McAvoy, star of the X-Men movies, heads up the cast, along with Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Natalie Dormer, formerly of BBC3’s supernatural drama The Fades and currently filming Game of Thrones.

Homeland’s David Harewood and his fellow Doctor Who alumni Sophie Okonedo and Brenard Cribbins are joined by Anthony Head, star of Merlin and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as Saruman (and Dracula) himself, Sir Christopher Lee.

Neverwhere is the tale of businessman Richard Mayhew (McAvoy) whose life is turned upside-down when he comes to the aid of a young woman named Door (Dormer). In helping Door, Richard ceases to exist in his own world – London Above – and is transported to the magical parallel universe that lurks beneath it – London Below, where the capital’s landmarks take on new significance.

Knightsbridge is the Night’s Bridge, which demands human life as its toll, while other famous places become characters in themselves. Christopher Lee is the Earl of Earl’s Court, while Benedict Cumberbatch is the mysterious angel Islington and Bernard Cribbins plays another underworld inhabitant, Old Bailey.

Last night, Harewood – who stars as trickster the Marquis de Carabas – posted a photo on Twitter of the cast holding a banner bidding Gaiman “Greetings from London Below!”. Gaiman himself will be a narrator in Neverwhere, but was unable to join the actors for the recording.

Neverwhere began life in 1996 as a six-part BBC2 TV series co-created by Gaiman and Lenny Henry, before being expanded into a novel by Gaiman. It has also inspired a series of graphic novels and a stage play.

The Radio 4 adaptation is expected to air early next year.

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Mel       September 02, 2012       A Long Way From Home (2013), News, Projects       No Comments

The British-French co-production is a dramatic love story starring Natalie Dormer, as well as James Fox, Brenda Fricker and Paul Nicholls.

PARIS – A British cast including James Fox, Natalie Dormer and Paul Nicholls plus Irish actress Brenda Fricker stars in A Long Way From Home for writer-director Virginia Gilbert. The film, her first feature, has kicked off production in Nimes.
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The 1 million euros ($1.24 million) film marks Gilbert’s directorial debut after Hesitation earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film in 2008.

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Mel       August 02, 2012       News, Projects, The Counsellor (2013)       No Comments

Dormer is in talks to join the stellar cast of The Counsellor,  which is backed by the phenomenal one-two punch of McCarthy and Scott. The original drug drama is set along the Mexican border and features a well-meaning attorney (Fassbender) who makes a deal with a rich businessman (Bardem) and a shady dealer (Pitt) to transport cocaine for some easy money.  Obviously, things don’t go as planned in the “dialogue-heavy, violent and racy script.” Dormer’s is an unspecified supporting role.

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Mel       June 02, 2012       News, Projects, Rubicon       No Comments

Rubicon is a dark and atmospheric supernatural thriller.

To their friends, Sarah and Sam seem like the perfect couple desperately in love. But when Sarah gets her big stage break as an aspiring actress, Sam begins to question whether he’s good enough for her, particularly as he’s stuck in a dead-end job.

As their relationship unravels, Sarah and Sam become unwitting pawns in a deadly game where their very souls hang in the balance. Everything they thought they knew about their lives, and each other, is thrown into doubt. They are forced to confront the anger and hurt that they have built between themselves, and once again believe in each other and their love in order to find their way “home”.

Because if they don’t, something wicked their way comes…

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Mel       June 02, 2012       News, Projects, The Fades (2011)       No Comments

The award may come as something of an embarrassment for BBC Three and its controller Zai Bennett because The Fades was cancelled after just one series due to budget cut backs at the digital station.

The axe was despite The Fades receiving decent ratings and good reviews – ATV Today’s critic Queenie Le Trout wrote several favourable reviews of the series.The Fades managed to beat BBC One‘s critically acclaimed spy drama Spooks, ITV‘s popular Scott and Bailey and E4 series Misfits.