Start: 2019 Belfast & Brussels
Official Site. Photos. IMDb
Start: March 2019 Poland
Made in Italy aka The Long Way Round
Role: Director & Screenplay Writer
Start: April 2019 Tuscany
Homeland Season 08 (TV Series)
Role: Thomas Anson
Start: 5 Feb 2019 Morocco, New Mexico
Release: Fall 2019
Official Site. Photos. IMDb
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
The Rook (TV Series)
Role: Dr. Andrew Bristol
Start: 19 Jul - 21 Sep 2018 London
Release: Summer 2019 on STARZ
Role: Captain Drey
Start: 15 June - 02 July 2018 Wales
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 Virginia
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
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
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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James talks "the many facets of Edwin Jarvis"
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"Agent's Carter's"JAMES D'ARCY TALKS THE MANY FACETS OF EDWIN JARVIS by Scott Huver
Just as the faithful artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. has proven indispensable to Tony Stark, the original Jarvis, manservant to Tony's father Howard in the postwar years, proved just as vital to the senior Stark -- and perhaps even more so to espionage agent Peggy Carter.
Providing a very dry tone and a stiff upper lip to the hit ABC series, actor James D'Arcy ("Cloud Atlas," "Hitchcock") admits he wasn't entirely sure if he was up to the task of serving as "Agent Carter's" chief sidekick in her post-Captain America adventuring. However, he quickly found his way into the head of Edwin Jarvis -- and no, he assures us, it wasn't by studying Paul Bettany's Marvel-ous vocal performance.
CBR News: Tell me what it was about the role of Edwin Jarvis that really kind of sunk its hooks into you and made you say yes, because I know you gave it real thought before signing on.
James D'Arcy: It wasn't really a debate -- I was actually just generally worried that I couldn't do justice to it. I thought it was fantastically well-written. I've never been called upon to do anything funny, and when I read it, I thought "This is very funny -- I don't know if I can do that! I don't know if I'm the right guy for the job. I don't want to go and do a half-assed job of it, as much as I'd like to be in the Marvel Universe." They were very clear that they would like me to be a part of it, if not this show, then some other thing, at some other point. So there was an easy way out.
In the end, there was something about [Jarvis'] decency, actually. I thought, "You know what? This is a dignified human being who treats a woman in 1946 -- when they were sort of second-class citizens, as we explore in our show -- with real respect and kindness and generosity, and I can play that." And if it's funny, great. And if it isn't funny, it doesn't matter because I don't think that's the heart of who this guy is. So I went for that, and that was the hook that I was able to get into.
Aside from the writing on the page, were there other inspirations that you drew from to kind of color this guy? Were there models of him that you kind of had in mind at all?
No, there were only really anti-models. There are so many people who played butlers, and I just didn't want to do something that you've seen before. I didn't want for you at the end of the first scene to go, "All right -- that guy. Already, I don't really need to ever see him again because I know exactly what he does." I wanted to do something a little bit different, a little bit surprising. It is kind of gratifying that the relationship between Peggy and Jarvis seems to be somewhat popular. I hope that that's sort of working in a way that is attractive to people.
Tell me about that chemistry with Peggy and Jarvis -- and with what we've glimpsed of Jarvis and Howard, because I think that you've found a fun note with each of those characters.
Right. Well, I can't tell you too much about Howard because you haven't seen that so much, yet. You got a taste. And there's more with Peggy. It's like a kind of funny brother/sister relationship, isn't it? He can call her on her shit, and he can do it very politely. He can be a guide to her, and her confidante, which is obviously important.
At the same time, he's got a wry irony. He doesn't take any of this world terribly seriously. He has other interests, and he makes that clear. I think that's very grounding for Peggy, because you feel like she can get swept up and lost in this pretty easily. And then there's the fact that, secretly, he's loving it. In my head, Jarvis thinks that he's Jackie Chan. That's what's going on in my head. Jarvis thinks that he is a badass.
There's obviously some connective tissue between your Jarvis and the A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. that we've come to know in the "Iron Man" films. The answer, of course, may be revealed in time, but have they explained that specific connection to you? Or is that still a discovery that you'll get to make eventually?They have not explained it.
Have you studied Paul Bettany's performance at all?
No, I predate Paul Bettany. There's nothing to study!
Right -- maybe he should be studying you.
I agree. He should go back and redo all of his voice work now, based on what he's seen of me. No, I don't need to. He's an A.I. system. He's Tony Stark's memory of what the real-life Jarvis is like, so he doesn't have to sound like me. He doesn't even have to behave exactly like me. He has to behave like Tony Stark's memory of me. That's the one thing that we know: at some point, I'm going to meet Tony Stark, and I'm presumably a big part of his life and his childhood. But I haven't had any conversations about that -- I'm just telling you what is self-evident.
What do you like about the period you're playing in?
Actually, the costumes are great, the cars are great, the sets are great, all of that kind of stuff. Really, what I like is the way people treat each other, particularly Peggy and Jarvis. They call each other "Miss Carter" and "Mr. Jarvis" and they look each other in the eye and they're polite. Something that we sort of shortcut our way around now, as we're all talking to each other whilst texting at the same time. I found that rather touching.
They share a Britishness -- a common "expatriate in America" kind of bond.
I think there is a small element of that. We don't explore it very fully, but I think just naturally, how could it not be so?
In Style Magazine's #1 Reason for Watching Broadchurch
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In Style UK ran an article: 5 Reasons We’re Watching Broadchurch by Hannah Rochell on Tuesday 20 January, 2015.
Let's get straight to the point. It wasn't Olivia Coleman's orange anorak.
Here's their top 5 reasons to watch Broadchurch:
1. The new kinda hot bad guy
Just as we’ve got over how wrong it was to fancy Jamie Dornan in The Fall, along comes dashing James D’Arcy, AKA The New Baddie (or is he?) Lee Ashworth. Every episode we look forward to his figure looming suspiciously on the horizon, even though we shouldn’t. And David Tennant doesn't look too shabby either.
James D'Arcy in Broadchurch
2. Chloe Latimer’s hairspiration
The sister of murdered schoolboy Danny Latimer (played by Charlotte Beaumont) appears to be dealing with her grief by spending a LOT of time on her plaits. Never a hair out of place; always an interesting asymmetrical parting.
Chloe Latimer's plaits
3. We’ve found a new (old) style icon in Charlotte Rampling
We’re not old enough to remember the actress that plays barrister Jocelyn Knight in her breakthrough movie Georgy Girl in the Sixties, but do us a favour and pop her name in Google Image. We guarantee she will be your new retro style icon.
Charlotte Rampling in the 60s
4. The Broadchurch drinking game
Ever had that thing where someone wears something from your own wardrobe in a TV show? No, us neither until we saw barrister Sophie Lambourne (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) in her Topshop grey checked coat in every episode so far, as owned by more than one member of the InStyle team. The rules are simple; take a sip of your wine/beer/coconut water every time she wears it in a scene. More heavyweight drinkers might like to substitute the coat for cast members who have appeared in Dr Who.
Sophie Lambourne's Topshop coat
5. It’s made us more active #FashionFit
That incredible cliff face, which is actually at West Bay in Dorset, has inspired us to get off our sofas at the weekend and go for bracing beach walks. Why sweat away in the gym when you can blow out the cobwebs and take in a pub at the same time? And yes, we were wearing practical North Face anoraks just like Olivia Coleman’s character Ellie, before you ask.
Broadchurch is on ITV1 at 9pm, Mondays
James D’Arcy talks about “After the Dark” and “Those Who Kill”
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James D’Arcy is known best for playing three roles in the 2012 epic sci-fi film “Cloud Atlas”, directed by Tom Tykwer and The Wachowski’s. He also played the role of Norman Bates in “Hitchcock”. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with James about his role in his new film “After the Dark” and his new A&E TV series “Those Who Kill”.
Mike Gencarelli: How did you get involved with the film “After the Dark”?
James D’Arcy: I woke up to an email from my agent sending me the script. I read the script completely cold and I had no idea what I was about to read at all. There was the moment in the script when I shoot one of the kids in the head, that is when it really got my interest. I thought this was really an unexpected twist. Then when I finished the script, I thought it was challenging, provocative and intelligent. You have to have a brain to watch the film. I was enthusiastic due that those aspects. Then I received a bunch of photographs of where we would be shooting. When I saw the locations, it made much more sense to me. I couldn’t visualize how it would work until I saw the photographs. I was just blown away. Then met with John Huddles and really liked him. He had a lot of great ideas and it just grew from there.
MG: I was wondering about the shooting locations since they were extremely beautiful.
JD: Yeah, it was incredible. The three places we filmed in Indonesia were the Prambanan Temple, Mount Bromo and Belitung Island. When I saw the island, I thought “Oh my God, that looks like a holiday”. It was beautiful. We did have to work unfortunately as well [laughs]. The other two Prambanan Temple and Mount Bromo, I haven’t never seen any place like them before. I had no idea a place like Prambanan even existed before. For Mount Bromo, we actually shot in an active volcano. It was filming on Mars. It was really worth it since these were just such extraordinary places.
MG: What intrigued you most about your character Mr. Zimitafter-dark-poster
JD: I really didn’t know if he was a good guy or not. I liked that there was this dubious gray area. I liked that he was smart and very charismatic. You just never quite knew where you where with him. He was constantly pulling the rug out from under your feet. I thought he was very complex and not obvious and I appreciated that enormously as an actor.
MG: You provided narration throughout as a few of the scenarios played out; was this done before or after shooting the film?
JD: You have an advantage over me since I haven’t seen the completed film yet. We didn’t record any narration separation. We shot it as part of the scene. I do remember that I was slaving over this very long speech at one point. We actually shot that and I remember thinking that this was most likely going to be used as a voice over. Some of the dialogue we shot twice, once was in the classroom and once was on location, so we never quite knew where the director was going to make the cut.
MG: Since you haven’t see the film, I am not sure you can relate but I loved the score in the film and we also interviewed the composer, Jonathan Davis and Nicholas O’Toole, I felt like the music was another character in the film.
JD: Yeah, I can’t comment much on that. But I have been in movies, where the music does something and becomes a character itself. It doesn’t just enhance what you are already hearing and seeing, it adds this extra layer. That is when music is best in the movies.
MG: Honestly, “Cloud Atlas” is one of those films for me and I loved how well the score was intertwined into the film.
JD: Yes, that score was quite amazing. Tom Tykwer did a phenomenal job.
MG: What can we expect from your upcoming A&E series “Those Who Kill”?
JD: It stars Chloe Sevigny and myself. We are both very damaged human beings with scores to be settled. We shot the whole thing in Pittsburgh, which is an extraordinary location since it allows a lot really artistic shots. It is a very dark and powerful show. It was great being able to take a character over a few hours as opposed to just one feature film. We had a chance to explore. them. I am very thosewhokillexcited for this show.
MG: You’ve done roles like Mr. Zimit in “After the Dark”, Thomas Schaeffer in “Those who Kill” and you played three roles in “Cloud Atlas”; do you seek out specific roles when you approach a project?
JD: I do not think that I have ever actively seeked out a role. But when you read a script, you immediately know the ones you have an affinity with. Often, the ones that I have an affinity for are also the ones I am afraid of. I am not sure if I am able do them, which leads me to then investigate and pursue further.
MG: What else do you have in the cards for 2014?
JD: I am filming a movie right now called “Survivor”. It is stars Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott and myself. We are shooting in London and Bulgaria. It is an action/thriller. It is really good fun and James McTeigue is directing it. He is just wonderful. I also did a film last year called “Let’s Be Cops”, which is a very broad comedy, even though I am not the funny part of it. Because of the way, the film was shot most of the scenes I were in were more serious but I did get to see the funny stuff and it is quite funny indeed. I think that comes out in the Summer.
D'Arcy's take on Jarvis
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‘Agent Carter': James D’Arcy on Jarvis’ quippy charm: ‘Rambo, he’s not’
Jan. 14, 2015 | 11:57 a.m.
Interview By Gina McIntyre / LaTHeroComplex
In Marvel’s latest series for ABC, the 1940s adventure “Agent Carter,” James D’Arcy provides the perfectly cultured counterpoint to Hayley Atwell’s sophisticated spy as Edwin Jarvis. The man Friday to Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark, Jarvis becomes a key ally for Peggy as she sets about to try to clear Howard’s name after he’s accused of treason — their Tracy-Hepburn-flair unquestionably add to the period charm of the limited-run show.
“It’s a really fun role to play,” D’Arcy said on the set late last year. “They write such fabulous banter for us. We have fun when we’re shooting, we have fun when we’re not shooting; it’s great.” (Click through the gallery above for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Agent Carter.”)
Set one year after the events depicted in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the series sees Peggy working for the Strategic Scientific Reserve, where despite her impressive record of wartime service, she is relegated on the basis of her gender to glorified secretarial duties. After some of Stark’s more dangerous inventions turn up on the black market, she independently sets out to find the culprits, with the assistance of Mr. Jarvis.
Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy in “Agent Carter.” (Kelsey McNeal / ABC)
Hero Complex sat down with D’Arcy — whose extensive credits include turns in “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Hitchcock” and next month’s “Jupiter Ascending,” among other projects — to find out more about his take on Jarvis, who, of course, is due to turn up in a very different guise on the big screen this summer in Joss Whedon’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”)
Hero Complex: What intrigued you about playing Jarvis?
James D’Arcy: I’ve known Haley for a long time, so I knew that the project was going to happen, but just as friends. Then I was in London and I was working on something else and got a phone call saying, “You’ve been offered this job, how do you feel about it?” I felt great about it is the answer. I was very excited to come and work with [Atwell] and then I read the script for this and I thought it was really smart, really funny, great action, terrific leading role for a woman, which was something I thought I’d actually like to be a part of.
HC: Were you up to date on your Marvel lore?
JD: I’d seen the “Captain America” films, and I’d seen the [“Agent Carter” ] one-shot that they’d done and I thought that was absolutely beautiful. I thought, what enormous fun to be a part of something like that. I think Marvel have hit a groove where they’ve just got the Midas touch at the moment. They know their audience. They know exactly how to pitch something so that it is exciting and interesting for the audience. I quite like the fact that – I think of Marvel, I think of superheroes – there’s no superhero in this show really. There’s just a very extraordinary woman at the center of it. You know, Iron Man isn’t super either. He’s just got a great suit. Marvel are very clever at hooking you in because you identify very well with the characters.
James D’Arcy in “Agent Carter.” (Kelsey McNeal / ABC)
I knew something of Jarvis because as soon as they said to me, the role is Jarvis, I immediately associated it with Paul Bettany in “Iron Man.” I didn’t know that Jarvis then becomes the Vision later on — I had considered whether I should go and re-watch the “Iron Man” films and then quite quickly I came to the conclusion that no, I’m not trying to do an impression of Paul. [In the “Iron Man” films, Jarvis] is an AI system, which is based on Tony Stark’s memory of what it was like with the real guy when he was a child. The fact that he’s English is kind of helpful, but beyond that, I’m just here to try to serve what our writers have written as best I can.
HC: The writers seem to a real ear for Peggy-Jarvis banter.
JD: Jarvis is perhaps not the world’s greatest action hero — Rambo, he’s not — and so Jarvis helps more in terms of pithy one-liners rather than fending off the bad guys. There is a bit of gun-toting fending off of bad guys but that’s what’s brilliant. There are big action sequences in the show — for a TV show, it’s huge — but they write these sequences… so funnily. There’s always a little joke in there at some point, so you’re engaged in the action sequences as much as you are in the more character bits — or the action sequences serve character as well as plot and all the rest of it. They’re very clever, the writers.
HC: Are there particular qualities Jarvis has that you admire?
JD: He does have a very good moral code, which I really like. I do think that there is now — and understandably because it’s a very successful area to mine for drama — this area of antiheroes, “Breaking Bad” being the real tip of that iceberg. But now there are so many antiheroes that I feel like if your character doesn’t have OCD and an alcoholic and have suicidal parents… it’s relentlessly bleak all the time. I really admire that this show is mining drama out of something that actually makes you feel good at the same time. I really love that about the show. I suppose I’m just trying to be faithful to that impetus.
Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy in “Agent Carter.” (Kelsey McNeal / ABC)
HC: So, you’re not someone who exclusively enjoys weighty dramas then?
JD: I like them enormously, and from an actor’s perspective, they’re fun to do obviously because you get to go to quite complex and difficult places. But I think there is also an argument for having things where we try to find dramatic moments through people who are not screwed up in 17 different ways. They’re actually decent people. To mine the drama out of that, while also making it fun and action-packed, is a pretty tall order. I think it’s pretty brave for the writers to try to take it on honestly. I think the easier route is to make everybody much more troubled, then you can easily get to the drama. I think Marvel have hit such a great groove right now that if anyone can do that, it’s them.
James talks to Access Hollywood
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We're in for a double treat!! James chats with Access Hollywood about Those Who Kill which he describes as "extremely powerful" and Let's Be Cops as "fall over funny!" There are two video interviews... Scroll down to access the second interview.
We have gorgeous photos of James and Chloe from TCA Press Tour too!
Comics Continuum Jarvis Interview
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Comics Continuum Vol #16/ Issue: 359/ Thursday, December 25, 2014
Marvel's Agent Carter: James D'Arcy- Interview with actor who plays Edwin Jarvis in ABC show premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 on ABC
By Rob Allstetter
On his character:
D'Arcy: Jarvis doesn't seem to be very flappable. In a crisis, he's actually pretty good. He's able to think fairly clearly. And he's also pretty funny. i mean, he's got a pretty wry sense of humor about everything, every situation that they're in. And I think that helps diffuse what is sort of a gathering storm around Peggy.
On Jarvis' relationship with Agent Carter:
D'Arcy: There is an initial bond between Jarvis and Peggy because they're both English. They both come from the same background, culturally speaking, so they're able to speak in almost a sort of shorthand. And then beyond that, they quite swiftly fall into -- I don't want to say a sibling relationship - but they have a real banter together. They very much enjoy undercutting each other in a sort of humorous way. And I think that Jarvis surprises Peggy quite often.
He's like really the one person that she can go to for support at a time when she's getting none from the SSR, and she feels ungrounded and obviously Steve is gone. You know, she's a little at sea at the beginning of the series, and Jarvis is the person who is able to provide some guidance for her.
On Peggy Carter:
D'Arcy: It's the first time that Marvel have had a single female lead. They have a woman front and center in this show. And they have chosen to place this woman in a time when it's even harder for women to get by in the world. And she has to fight the system, she has to fight her own personal fears and demons. Firstly, she does it really well. I mean, she kicks ass.
Secondarily, I think a lot of woman are to identify with her because she's aspirational. Obviously, Hayley (Atwell) is incredibly beautiful and looks fantastic doing all these fight sequences. And then beyond that, she deals with men really, really well. And I think that is something that people are going to be excited to watch.
On Marvel Easter Eggs:
D'Arcy: There's like a lot of really good stuff there that you will be able to enjoy and kind of go, "Oh, OK, I get it, I get it, I get. Right, right, right." You don't have to know who Edwin Jarvis is. You don't need have to know that Jarvis becomes Jarvis in Iron Man. It's not important, but if you know it, it's a wonderful little thing to have in the back of your head. You don't even have to know that Howard Stark is Tony Stark's father. But if you know it, it's great. Then there's lots more little Easter Eggs. Although they're really, really clever, the writers. They make sure they're constantly throwing in little things for the fans. It's wonderful.
On the show's wider appeal:
D'Arcy: Whilst being absolutely a Marvel show -- it's exciting, there's lots of action, it's very funny, it's very cleverly written -- within all of that, we're also dealing with some interesting stuff. Like the aftereffects of the second World War, what it's like to be a woman in that time in New York, how people were treated at the time. So there's actually some kind of really interesting social commentary going on within this very exciting, fast-paced, very good-looking TV show.
And below, the trailer "Mission That Matters" that can play outside the U.S.
--- Jarvis gives Agent Carter wise counsel and support, because that's what an awesome butler does. ;0)
James mentioned in Benedict Cumberbatch's British GQ exclusive
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On this month's British GQ exclusive, Benedict Cumberbatch shares his thoughts on auditioning for Madonna's W.E.
"It was extraordinary. I was literally in the middle of previewing After the Dance, I think we'd done our second preview, so half of my mind was on that, and in the process of it went on a bit, and James [D'Arcy] was already there, as was the lovely Natalie Dormer, and when I went through into the room [at Madonna's London house], there were cameras, and this is not a story to tell at her expense, because she is extraordinary, but it was such an odd situation. My usual experience of auditions is that you do things in front of a camera and you send off a tape, or you get the opportunity to speak to someone in a room, to talk though, the process, it's collaborative, and that's always the preference. And that's what this was, but she wanted to operate the camera too! She was really stressed out because she was trying to figure out people's availability at the same time, she brought her producers' hat on. And brought all of that in a really guileless lovely way, but it was kind of extraordinary and a bit discombobulating to the usual Brit actor dong an audition, because she was learning her craft, she's not a seasoned director. She walked in and went, 'Ahh, you actors are such a f***ng nightmare, the scheduling is just impossible!'
Then she said, 'Ooh, yeah, you're the one with the strange name!' And I think I said something along the lines of, 'Yes, I am, Madonna.' And she then smiled wryly. Which was quite amusing. We did the audition, it was in a beautifully floored gym area in her house, and she was setting the cameras and lighting up, really setting it up into a proper scenario, quite full-on for an audition, and part of me was saying this is not good, and she was setting up this shot, and it involved moving a mirror. And she went, 'F***, my floor! Uhm, you need to meet in the middle… and …'. And so I just said, "Look, you're going to tell is where our frame is, we're going to cross over - it was about him and the brother meeting in the hall way and having an argument - and so we did it, and she said, 'You've done this before', and I said, 'Huh, yeah, maybe I have!"
Source: Cumberbatch on Sherlock, Star Wars and George Clooney! by Stuart McGurk (December 17 2013)
Contrasted with James D’Arcy's funny recollections of his first meeting with Madonna and his audition process: (indielondon)
We met on Skype. I put an audition together on tape and then I flew like the day afterwards to London so that was a week altogether. I do remember putting something on tape in America at four o’ clock in the afternoon and sent it off on the internet and then when I woke up the next morning there was a phone call saying ‘I want you to fly to London tonight’, so it was really quick. I flew to London that night, got in the next day slept and then the next day went and met her and then flew back to LA. Then three days later I was offered the role.
James came up with an unusual ploy to impress Madonna at his audition by tucking his socks into his trousers like Edward VIII:
I thought, If nothing else it will be a great way to break the ice. She [Madonna] looked at them and said, He did it with argyle socks. What are you doing with these pink, luminous things?
When I met her in the flesh, I was starstruck, but she is genuinely engaged in conversation with you, so you can’t be thinking that the whole time. She’s totally human in perhaps a way I wasn’t expecting. Much more unassuming than you imagine. Very chatty, she just talked about normal things. She’s just very clear about what she wants. I don’t perceive that in a bad way. I love it when directors are very clear in terms of their vision. She has the greatest work ethic of anybody I’ve ever met. She was more knowledgeable about that subject than the rest of the cast and crew put together and very sure of how she wanted it to be. It was incredibly exciting, because her passion was so great for that subject it was infectious. She’s great! I like her a lot. She’s funny, sexy, cool… and we stay in touch.
Andrea Riseborough's description of her first meeting with James at Madonna's house:
The first time I met him we were on the hunt for princes and many sat down in front of us. I’d gone very briefly to the bathroom and Madonna was sitting down with James and he was sitting like this… Madonna said: “Look at this…” He had these pink socks on and he had his trousers tucked into his pink socks because he’d found out that Edward used to do that sometimes, which I thought was really charming.
Producer Colin Vaines on the casting of James as Edward VIII:
We've found the right cast for this picture now... The addition of James is wonderful as he's got such charisma and possesses a regal quality that he can capture. There was a real chemistry between him and Andrea and I feel very good about the cast we've got.
And it seems Madonna made the right choice as she couldn’t wish for a more loyal or personable representative than James, who is fiercely protective of her, even though she left his ballet dance, bagpipe solo and his clay shoot on the cutting room floor.
The D'Arcy Effect, Interview by Georgina Townshend
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Posted on her wordpress on July 10, 2014, Georgina Townshend explains that she "was lucky enough to get the chance to interview rising star and all round nice guy James D’Arcy last month." The interview took place in London, a few days before the start of the filming of Broadchurch.
The Independent article on Broadchurch series 2
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Hi everybody! Unfortunately we have no news, except for this photo James posted on his Instagram with a comment: I know it looks like I'm playing a monk who went on holiday. I'm not. That's all I'm allowed to tell you.
It's all we know... James is filming Broadchurch.
But, The Independent has a new short article on Broadchurch:
Broadchurch series 2: Show will be 'nothing like Midsomer Murders', says star Andrew Buchan
The new series of Broadchurch will be "vastly different" to other murder mystery television series, says one of the stars of the show.
Andrew Buchan, who plays bereaved father Mark Latimer in the Bafta-winning series, told The Independent, “It’ll be nothing like Midsomer Murders and I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way – far from – I’m a huge fan of Neil Dudgeon, if that helps.
“But by that, I just mean plot-wise, it’ll be vastly different. I can’t give anything away about the plot,” he added.
The forthcoming series will take viewers back to Broadchurch and feature the same cast, which is similar to the premise of Midsomer Murders and numerous other whodunits.
Writer Chris Chibnall has also said that the new series will be different to the first and not rely on the same formula this time around.
So far very little is known but earlier this year photos emerged of filming taking place in a graveyard and a heavily pregnant Beth Latimer, played by Jodie Whittaker, which would suggest the story is picking up several months after the events of last year.