Sophia Myles has accepted a new role: She’s going to play Madame Du Pompadour in an episode of the famous BBC TV-Series ‘Doctor Who’ starring Billie Piper and David Tennant. Euros Lyn is directing, rehearsals are currently taking place and shooting will soon start.
There is a very informative fansite about the series: Gallifrey. And it says there that the tentative start date for the airing of Series 2 is March 2006. I believe the episode Sophia Myles will be in is ‘4: The Girl in the Fireplace’ – this one is set in 18th century France, the time and place Madame du Pompadour lived.
Note: I’ve replaced some pictures with high quality ones: Chelsea Flower Show and The Prince and The Pauper – On Set. The large pictures can be found at the beginning of the albums and to see the full version you need to click the image again after opening it. Thanks Mel for these!!
I finished some more site updates: The guestbook and the search sections have now been adapted to the new look and a while ago I added the F.A.Q. page. Expect a new poll soon!
The Sleeping Murder page now features links to sites with more information on Sophia’s costars in the new series. Filming has finished last Friday and the UK airing date the production company is aiming for seems to be Boxing Day.
The site’s new affiliates: Bryce Online Dot Com and Milla-Jo. And you can now rate ‘Absolutely Sophia Myles’ at Celebrity Exchange:
I found some TV airing dates for Colditz at Damien Lewis Group: Hallmark Channel is broadcasting the WWII drama. As of yet there’s still no date for the US. However it will be aired in Latin America on August 6,7 and 15. To find out times visit Hallmark Channel TV. And in the Czech Republic it will air on August 20-22. Visit their Colditz page.
Also thanks to Damien Lewis Group we have another Behind the Scenes photo.
I completely forgot to add the link to some information on the ‘Sleeping Murder’ filming: it’s The Internet Forum.
The official website for the East Devon region had a small article about the filming in Sidmouth. Read it here.
‘Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder’ is now filming. Part of the shooting is taking place in Sidmouth, Devon (UK). Ed Hall, son of Peter Hall, is directing. It’s the first time he’s working for television. Before, he was working at the National Theatre. Geraldine McEwan is playing Miss Marple, Russ Abbot the local detective Inspector Primer. Another lead role is Gwenda Reed, played by Sophia Myles. Other cast members include Dawn French, Una Stubbs, Peter Serafinowicz, Anna-Louise Plowman, Martin Kemp, Sarah Parish, Paul McGann, Phil Davis, Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of famous Charlie Chaplin) and Aidan McArdle. The 2-hour ITV/Granada production will air late 2005/early 2006.
This is a synopsis for the Agatha Christie novel the drama is based upon:
“Let sleeping murder lie”: This is the motto which is not obeyed by Gwenda Halliday, a woman in her early twenties who has recently married and now comes to England to settle down there. For all she knows, she has never set foot on English soil before, as her father brought her directly from India to New Zealand when she was a two year-old girl. While her husband is still abroad on business, she drives around the countryside looking for a suitable house which might become their permanent residence. She decides on the small village of Dillmouth in the South of England when she finds a nice old house there called Hillside which immediately appeals to her. Little does she know yet why this is the case.
Note to anyone who has read the book or seen the previous series: please do not post any spoilers on the site! Thank you!