Her character is based on a girl I went out with literally 21 years ago. When Rosamund asked me if I was still friends with her, and I was but only on Facebook. So I emailed this girl, and said “hey I’m doing a movie and Rosamund Pike wants to meet you.” I lied and didn’t say she was playing her; I said she is playing someone in a responsible job and you’re in a responsible job as a compliance officer. So they met, went out to dinner, I have no idea what they actually talked about on their girls night. One of the things Rosamund said was she frequently says “Oh crumbs!” - Edgar Wright
At long last, the BBC has released some teasers for the upcoming adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke’s historical fantasy novel about two rival magicians in Regency-era England.
ANNOUNCING: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell premieres on BBC AMERICA Saturday, June 13 at 10pm ET
BBC AMERICA’s new original mini-series, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End), Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue) and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures) star in the seven-part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who) and directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who).
Read the full press release here, and watch the new trailer below.
It was just so great to work with those guys – can you imagine what it was like on set? A lot of them had a background in stand-up, so suddenly something would start a riff going and we were pissing ourselves constantly. We made up stupid songs, we formed a band; it was like having a bunch of brothers who took the piss out of me mercilessly. I loved it.