Lately, we were getting used to hear that the release dates for Sophia’s projects were being postponed. Now I’m happy to announce that ‘Tristan & Isolde’ has a new – and earlier – release date: January 13, 2006 (US). Thanks Tara for telling me about it!
Sophia Myles is heading for Toronto to shoot her scenes for a new role in a four-hour mini-series for America’s CBS. The full name of the project is ‘Robert Ludlum’s Covert One: The Hades Factor’. It is not yet listed on the IMDb but this is a summary of what I could find on the internet:
Mira Sorvino, Stephen Dorff, Anjelica Huston, Colm Meaney and Blair Underwood star in the small-screen adaptation of Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds’s 2000 bestselling novel of the same name, about a secret intelligence agency (“Covert One”) consisting of political and technical experts who fight corruption and conspiracy, reporting directly to the U.S. president. Mick Jackson is on board to direct the four-hour mini-series from a script by Elwood Reid. Production is expected to shoot in Toronto until December for an airdate next year. Filming will also take place in Paris and Berlin. As for plot specifics, “Hades” tracks the efforts of a disease specialist (and ex-agent of Covert One) named Col. Jonathan Smith (Stephen Dorff) who uncovers a conspiracy involving the President (Anjelica Huston) and her attempt to cover up the deliberate spread of an Ebola-like virus, which claimed the life of Smith’s fiancée. Mira Sorvino will play Rachel Russell, a Covert One agent who goes missing after killing two men, with Colm Meaney as a former spy and friend of Smith’s and Underwood as the No. 2 official at Covert One.
Sophia’s playing Stephen Dorff’s fiancée which is called
Sophia Russell Dr. Sophie Amsden[/edit] and is an American scientist. She’ll be in Toronto for the coming 3 weeks. After ‘Art School Confidential’ this is her second collaboration with Anjelica Huston and also the second time she’s portraying an American character.
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!!
Considering that ‘Art School Confidential’ was supposed to be released on September 30 in the States, there’s much to little promotion material available. I’ve recently heard unconfirmed information about a possible release date change and now I’ve found the following information on a pretty accurate site about Daniel Clowes:
“The release date has been changed from 9/30/05 to March 2006”.
I suppose it’s sad but true.