Leonardo (TV Series)
Role: Ludovico Sforza
Start: 02 Dec 2019 - April 2020 Italy
Made in Italy aka The Long Way Round
Role: Director & Screenplay Writer
Start: 01 May - 10 June 2019 Tuscany
Release: 07 Aug 2020 On-Demand, Cinemas that are open and Drive-Ins
The Hot Zone (TV mini series)
Role: Trevor Rhodes
Start: 13 Sep - 21 Dec 2018 TO/S.Africa
Release: 27-29 May 2019 NAT GEO 9/8C
Role: Edwin Jarvis
Start: 10 Aug 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
Release: 26 April 2019 worldwide
The Rook (TV Series)
Role: Dr. Andrew Bristol
Start: 19 Jul - 21 Sep 2018 London
Release: 30 June - 18 Aug 2019 STARZ
Role: Captain Drey
Start: 15 June - 02 July 2018 Wales
Release: 02 April 2020 Netherlands
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: #1.12
Role: English Muffin (voice)
Release: 16 Jan 2018 (ABC)
Homeland Season 07 (TV series)
Role: Thomas Anson
Start: 17 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
Release: 11 Feb 2018 (SHO)
Das Boot (TV series)
Role: Philip Sinclair
Start: 31 Aug 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Release: 23 Nov 2018 on SKY (Germany)
Role: Adam Bird
Start: 12 June - 09 July 2017 Vilnius
Start: 17 May - 08 June 2017
Release: 14 May 2019
Role: Colonel Winnant
Start: 23 May - 02 Sept 2016
Release: May 2017
Chicken/Egg (short film)
Director & Screenwriter
Start: April 2016
Release: Feb 2017 Film Festivals
Enemy of Man
Hoping to shoot at the end of 2019
Shooting: Summer 2019 Belgium
The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts
Role: attached with Josh Hartnett
No Man's Land
Role: attached with Bart Ruspoli directing
Egregor (Also called The Last Egregor)
Role: attached (unconfirmed) with Franziska Petri
Production: 22 March 2017 - Winter 2018 Ukraine
Release: France Ukraine Canada
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Aidan Turner is joined by an unrecognisable James D'Arcy as Poldark star transforms into Leonardo da Vinci for new biographical drama
By JASON CHESTER FOR Daily Mail | MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 04:10 EDT, 30 July 2020 | UPDATED: 04:29 EDT, 30 July 2020
Aidan Turner was dressed in character on Wednesday as filming commenced on the Italian set of forthcoming biographical drama Leonardo.
The Poldark star plays brilliant but tormented renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci in the new series, which will endeavour to explore the artist's life through some of his best known works.
And with production back in full swing after a three month suspension prompted by the coronavirus health crisis, Turner, 37, was joined by co-star James D'Arcy as they prepared to film their latest scene in the grounds of Tivoli's 16th century Villa d'Este.
Sporting a long shoulder length wig and thick beard, D'Arcy was almost unrecognisable as he readied himself for another scene as Ludovico Sforza, Leonardo's patron & Duke of Milan.
The actor, 44, was had in hand with beautiful Italian actress Miriam Dalmazio - who plays Sforza's wife Beatrice d'Este - as he made his way onto the bustling set.
With cameras ready to roll, the three stars chatted among themselves as members of the production team put the finishing touches to their exterior set.
Completely immersed in his role as Sforza, D'Arcy was later seen engaged in a stern conversation with Turner's Leonardo, as goblet bearing extras gathered for what appeared to be an outdoor celebration.
Co-star: Turner was joined by James D'Arcy, who plays Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, as they prepared to film their latest scene in the grounds of Tivoli's 16th century Villa d'Este
Reunited: The two actors chatted as they waited for cameras to roll in Italy on Wednesday
Cast and crew returned to work on June 15th after filming ground to a halt following the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
The show charts the artist's life from childhood to becoming one of the world's most beloved geniuses of art and science.
Born in 1452, Leonardo is one of the greatest individuals of the last millennium, he is known primarily for his contributions to the art world, including paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
In good company: D'Arcy was had in hand with beautiful Italian actress Miriam Dalmazio - who plays Sforza's wife Beatrice d'Este - as he made his way onto the bustling set
Let's talk: The three stars were joined by goblet bearing extras as they filmed what appeared to be a social gathering
During the Rennaisance he dabbled in invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo will 'unlock the mystery' behind Da Vinci's genius as well as explore a tantalising secret in his life.
The new series was created by The Man In The High Castle showrunner Frank Spotnitz and Sherlock writer Steve Thompson, the show will be directed by Daniel Percival and Alexis Sweet.
Face to face: D'Arcy's Sforza looked stern as he exchanged words with Turner's Leonardo
That's better: But there were smiles all round after cameras stopped rolling on the Italian set
Speaking about the show, Frank, whose company Big Light Productions is co-producing the drama, admitted it was 'both a challenge and an honour' to portray Da Vinci's life on the silver screen.
In a statement, he said: 'It’s both a challenge and an honour to dramatize the life of one of the most fascinating people who ever lived.
'Leonardo is constantly surprising, and despite his fame remains an enigma more than 500 years after his death.
'We’ve uncovered sometimes little-noticed clues about Leonardo’s life and pieced them together in a puzzle that attempts to reveal the humanity behind the genius.'
While Luca Bernabei, CEO of Lux Vide who have produced the drama, added in his own statement: 'Leonardo’s story invites us to believe in humanity, in its extraordinary abilities and the possibility of looking to the future beyond those horizons that today appear as overwhelming obstacles.'
Leonardo is currently set for release in 2021, but has yet to find a distributor in either the UK or the USA.
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