Actress and writer Natalie Dormer is expanding her relationship with the global producer and distributor Fremantle by signing a with a multi-year first-look deal. The new pact that will see Dormer create a slate of drama projects, which will be exclusively co-developed with Fremantle.
Dormer, Fremantle and Mainstreet Pictures are currently developing Vivling, a series based on the life of legendary British actress Vivien Leigh. The story will follow the highs and lows of the much-loved starlet who conquered Hollywood and give audiences a glimpse into the complex mind of the creative genius.
Natalie Dormer said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Fremantle. Their impressive slate reflects a dedication to the highest quality storytelling and the strength of their reputation internationally.”
Christian Vesper, Fremantle’s Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Global Drama added: “Natalie is a true talent both as an actress and producer. Her great ambition and taste for compelling entertaining projects is a perfect mix to add to the Fremantle family. We’re excited to be working with Natalie and to announce further new projects soon.”
Natalie Dormer was most recently seen in the critically-acclaimed Picnic at Hanging Rock, a Fremantle produced series for Foxtel and Amazon based on Joan Lindsay’s classic novel. This year, she also starred in the leading role of Sofia in the psychological thriller In Darkness, which she co-wrote.
Dormer will next be seen in Icon Productions’ adaptation of the Simon Winchester best-seller The Professor and The Madman, starring opposite Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.
Dormer starred in HBO’s multi-Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones as Margaery Tyrell. Her previous credits include BBC’s The Scandalous Lady W, the award-nominated role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s hit period drama The Tudors, and the first female Moriarty in CBS’ Sherlock Holmes reimagining Elementary. Her previous film credits include The Forest, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, The Riot Club, Rush, The Counselor, W.E and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Dormer was recently seen on the West End stage, receiving outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Vanda in Venus in Fur, directed by Patrick Marber.