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‘The Aeronauts’ & ‘Curfew’ Actress Phoebe Fox Joins Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult In Hulu’s ‘The Great’; Pilot Underway

by Andreas Wiseman

November 20, 2018 6:32am

EXCLUSIVE: Eye In The Sky and Close To The Enemy actress Phoebe Fox has joined Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult in Hulu’s limited series pilot The Great.

Written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite), the series charts the rise to power of Catherine the Great (Fanning) and her explosive relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia. Fox will play third lead Marial, Catherine’s right hand woman.

As we previously revealed, the project hails from MRC (House of Cards). Fanning is also executive producer with Marian Macgowan, Echo Lake and Thruline. Shoot is underway with Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones) directing.
Catherine II, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was the daughter of a Prussian general, who was introduced to the prospective tsar Peter of Holstein-Gottorp when she was only 10 as part of European Royal families’ use of marriages as a tool for strengthening (and weakening) political ties between countries. Though she admitted to finding him detestable at first, the two eventually married after she had turned 16.

Their union was tumultuous, with both rumored to have extramarital affairs, and Peter’s temper becoming unbearable. Only six months into him ascending to the Russian throne, Catherine organized his opponents to overthrow him to start her successful 34-year rule. He was assassinated.

HBO and Sky have a Catherine the Great four-part series coming up about the Empress’ later years on the throne with Helen Mirren in the title role.

Stage and screen actress Fox will next be seen in Daniel Alfredson’s Intrigo: Samaria and in Sky One drama Curfew. She recently wrapped on Amazon’s The Aeronauts with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. She is repped by Curtis Brown and WME.

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‘Iron Fist’ Actor Sacha Dhawan And ‘Bounty Hunters’ Actress Charity Wakefield Join Hulu’s ‘The Great’

by Andreas Wiseman
November 21, 2018 3:25am

EXCLUSIVE: Iron Fist actor Sacha Dhawan and Bounty Hunters actress Charity Wakefield have been set for Hulu drama series pilot The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Shoot is underway in Yorkshire, UK.

Written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite), the series charts the rise to power of Catherine the Great Fanning) and her explosive relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia. Phoebe Fox will play third lead Marial, Catherine’s right hand woman.

As we previously revealed, the project hails from MRC (House of Cards). Fanning is also executive producer with Marian Macgowan, Echo Lake and Thruline. Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones) directing.

Catherine II, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was the daughter of a Prussian general, who was introduced to the prospective tsar Peter of Holstein-Gottorp when she was only 10 as part of European Royal families’ use of marriages as a tool for strengthening (and weakening) political ties between countries. Though she admitted to finding him detestable at first, the two eventually married after she had turned 16.

Their union was tumultuous, with both rumored to have extramarital affairs, and Peter’s temper becoming unbearable. Only six months into him ascending to the Russian throne, Catherine organized his opponents to overthrow him to start her successful 34-year rule. He was assassinated.

Dhawan played Davos in Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. Previous screen credits include Mr Selfridge and Not Safe For Work. Wakefield stars with Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez in comedy series Bounty Hunters while previous TV credits include Close To The Enemy and Wolf Hall.

Dhawan is repped by Troika. Wakefield is repped by ICM, United Agents and Management 360.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Star Gwilym Lee Joins Hulu Series ‘The Great’
By Andreas Wiseman, Deadline.com - Nov. 27, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Bohemian Rhapsody star Gwilym Lee has joined Hulu pilot order The Great, which is currently shooting in Yorkshire, UK.

Related'Four Weddings And A Funeral': Andie MacDowell To Appear On Hulu Series, Nathalie Emmanuel To Star...
Lee, who plays Queen guitarist Brian May in Fox’s box office smash Bohemian Rhapsody, will play Grigor, the best friend and confidant of Russian emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult).

Written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite) and directed by Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones), The Great will chart Catherine the Great’s (Elle Fanning) rise to power and her explosive relationship with husband Peter. Echo Lake, Truline and MRC are behind the series. Fanning is also executive producer with Marian Macgowan.

Among supporting cast with Lee are Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan and Charity Wakefield.

Lee, also known for Sky One’s Jamestown, recently wrapped on ITV’s three-part psychological drama The Man by Mike Bartlett. Upcoming he has Oz rom-com feature Top End Wedding from Wayne Blair (The Sapphires). He is repped by Hamilton Hodell in the UK and Gersh in the U.S.

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