CALIFUK appoints yass kween of the period piece to Eleanor Tomlinson. In 2005, the 13-year-old actress landed the part of Young Sophie, the Duchess Von Teschen, in Neil Burger’s Oscar-nominated mystery The Illusionist (2006)—set in late 19th century Austria-Hungary. One period fantasy leads to another it seems. Tomlinson tackled the role of Fiona Chataway in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland (2010) [inhabiting Lewis Carroll’s 19th century fantasy realm, Underland]; then illustrious Isabelle, the princess abducted by giants, in Bryan Singer’s adventure fantasy Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) [based loosely on the fairy tale]; in one year, she also took on lead roles in two one-off mini-TV series, The White Queen (2013) [set in 15th century England] and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) [set immediately after the events of Pride and Prejudice]. Now, Tomlinson is starring opposite Aidan Turner on BBC One television drama Poldark. Set in Cornwall County immediately following the American Revolution, the porcelain skinned, fiery-haired Tomlinson plays the wily daughter of a tin miner. Surely, logic informed her shift away from the “weightier metals” of her more familiar roles in the fantasy of the court.
22 Born 19 May 1992 [a]
22.a “I’m overwhelmed by this. I truly am.” [i]
22.i Robert Altman, from: “Best Is Tops at Cannes: [ *] Film Is Based on Bergman’s Life; Player Wins 2”
by Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times | 19 May 1992
* In 1992, Cannes’ black-tie crowd stood up to cheer only once, when Robert Altman was given a best director prize for The Player. No one rose when either of two awards was given to The Best Intentions—a true story about Ingmar Bergman’s parents—including the Palme d’Or.
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