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IGN Interview about Jarvis' role in the MCU Universe
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IGN / MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER / 29 JAN 2015
James D'Arcy talks about Jarvis's relationship with Tony Stark (or lack thereof) and his own talks with Paul Bettany (or lack thereof).
By Max Nicholson --> Warning: Some spoilers from the most recent Agent Carter episode follow...
For the last few years or so, most MCU fans knew J.A.R.V.I.S. as Iron Man's artificial intelligence system, voiced by Paul Bettany. However, Marvel's Agent Carter, which began airing on ABC earlier this month, showed us to the man behind the tech -- Edwin Jarvis -- played by the oh-so charming James D'Arcy. On the new show, Jarvis is Howard Stark's butler and Peggy Carter's partner in the hunt to clear Howard Stark's name -- although he and Peggy hit a rough patch in this week's episode.
Today, IGN got to speak with D'Arcy about his role on Agent Carter, as well as where his character could end up in the larger MCU. Plus, an interesting bit about Jarvis and Tony Stark...
Did Tony Stark Actually Know Edwin Jarvis?
James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis in Agent Carter
Now that we know Jarvis is a real person in the MCU and not just an A.I., most fans probably assume that Tony knew the original Jarvis. However, D'Arcy posited the theory that maybe they never really knew each other. Rather, J.A.R.V.I.S. is Tony's idealized version of the real-life Jarvis. "Other than the obvious fact that the J.A.R.V.I.S. system in the Iron Man suit is based on Tony's memory of who Jarvis was -- or maybe his invention of how he wishes Jarvis was -- it's not even clear if that's for real. He doesn't have to be the real person," D'Arcy said. "It gave us enormous freedom to explore the real-life Jarvis in whatever way we wanted."
In terms of Jarvis's influence on Tony and whether that could manifest on Agent Carter, D'Arcy said, "I feel like Tony Stark was probably born in the '60s, and unless our show suddenly jumps forward 20-odd years, I don't know how that would happen."
D'Arcy Never Spoke to Paul Bettany
When asked if he had talked to Paul Bettany about playing his Marvel character's human counterpart, D'Arcy replied, "No, I haven't seen Paul for a little while. Obviously we worked together on Master and Commander years ago. I'm sure if he was aware of it he'd be tickled by the idea that we're sort of playing the same character."
Adding to that, D'Arcy said he didn't take any of Bettany's voice work into account for his own performance. "I didn't consider going back and looking at the Iron Man movies, the Avengers movie, and seeing if I should do that," he said. "In fact, because we predate all of that and he is an A.I. system, it was really unnecessary. It would have put me in a straightjacket that I didn't want to be in. So it's relevant/not relevant."
D'Arcy's Jarvis in a Marvel Movie?
Speaking of the MCU at large, we've seen Peggy Carter appear in both Captain America movies, and Bettany will soon make his on-screen debut as Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. With that in mind, is there any potential for D'Arcy's Jarvis to pop up in a future Marvel film, via flashbacks or otherwise? "I think anything is possible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe," D'Arcy said. "That's what's so clever about what they do. They connect their stories together in a real and meaningful way that is both thrilling and exciting for huge Marvel fans... I think they're pretty fluid about the way that these things work." Hmm...
More of Jarvis and Howard Stark Coming Soon
As for Agent Carter, can we expect to see more of the Jarvis/Howard dynamic in future episodes? "Yep, you can," D'Arcy said. "You will definitely discover more about their relationship -- and they're going to be put into a tricky situation."
The game, my dear Jarvis, is afoot!
D'Arcy continued, "All I'm going to say is that the stakes are raised exponentially with each episode from now until the end. It becomes very, very intense... Everybody ends up doing things that they did not consider themselves capable of doing."
Who is the Mysterious Mrs. Jarvis?
One of the funnier, quirkier mysteries in Agent Carter is the identity of Jarvis's wife Anna. Even though we heard her voice a couple episodes back, we've yet to actually see her, leading some fans to believe that she may not be what she seems. D'Arcy confirmed that he's read the theories online, saying, "That's gotten quite a lot of attention considering [Anna's] only had two off-camera lines. I'd hate to legislate what audiences should or shouldn't expect. Honestly, the fact that it's interesting to people means they're already using their imaginations as to what [their marriage] might be like... It's an impossible question for me to answer, I think, because all of [the theories] might be true. [Laughs] My private views will serve only to narrow down the possibilities, so probably better that I keep them to myself."
As to whether we might actually see Anna at some point, D'Arcy couldn't say -- so the jury's still out!
Jarvis and Peggy: The Dream Team
Of course, last week's episode of Agent Carter found Jarvis in some hot water with Peggy. Now, he has "a distance to go" before he can regain her loyalty. D'Arcy explained, "What's going to happen in the next episode -- and I don't think this gives too much away -- is, in an attempt to repair the situation, Jarvis is going to inadvertently spur Peggy on to take some control of her life. She's suddenly very isolated. She obviously can't go to the SSR for any kind of help. Howard is a disaster, and she's not on speaking terms with him... So it leads her into this situation where she does something that she didn't think she was going to be capable of."
Given the time period, Jarvis is unique in that he sees Peggy as an equal. When asked how he feels about portraying such a supportive character, D'Arcy said, "I feel fantastic about it. It's one of the things that I love about it. In a world where we frequently have the conversation about sexism, I love the fact that it's a part of the show. It's part of the social commentary of 1946. I think what's so brilliant about it is that... we have this fantastic, strong female role model, front and center, but we also have two female showrunners; we have lots of women in various departments on our show.
"This show is an equal opportunity show in the way that life should be equal opportunity, and it's just our quiet response to that conversation. I love it. I think it's beautiful. And I really love that I get to play the person who truly sees these women as fully rounded, three-dimensional human beings, at a time when women weren't really seen that way. I love that Jarvis is a truly modern man in that regard. Honestly, it makes me so happy that I get to be that person."
What are they saying about Broadchurch now? Episode 4 Reviews
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After last week's "backlash," what are they saying about Broadchurch now? From twitter, most gutteral responses seem fixated on Lee's smoking-hot bare chest while Pauline Quirke's reappearance made #4 top twitter trending topic in the UK. Ep 4 captured an audience of 5.6m (22.7%) on Monday night and wrestled back the 9 pm slot from Silent Witness.
Episode 4 - Escaped Hammy Moments Of Previous Weeks
Surprisingly, it’s Lee Ashworth, with his gum, wife-beater vest and hammer – how DOES he make a living? - who’s increasingly able to offer a more striking, unpredictable strand to this patchy series. Him and the very welcome Pauline Quirke. Bet you didn't see THAT one coming!
What is there to discuss this time? How crazy good James D’Arcy looks in a t-shirt? (Seriously though, that is something worth discussing at a later date.)
Elsewhere the sexual tension between Claire Ripley and her suspected killer husband Lee Ashworth is playing out brilliantly, despite the creepy lurking in fields thing getting a bit old.
Continuing to be brilliant, though, is Lee Ashworth. James D’Arcy is playing this role very well indeed, as I still don’t know whether to like him or not. He’s still trying to win over Claire, though, who in turn asks Lee to tie her up as they have sex, once again showing the pathology of Claire’s character. She likes dominance and power, it seems. And experts always say killers like power
The most dubious couple since Bonnie & Clyde… Meet the Ashworths .. hunky handyman Lee Ashworth (James D’Arcy) and his runaway wife Claire Ripley (Eve Myles)
David Tennant's Hardy slept with Ripley, played by Eve Myles (Torchwood), according to her lover and all-round brooding creepy guy Lee Ashworth, brilliantly portrayed by James D'Arcy (also currently entertaining in the series Agent Carter).
James attended the Agent Carter Panel at TCA Press Tour
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James (and his co-stars Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Lyndsy Fonseca) attended the Disney ABC Television Group's Winter press tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa held on Wednesday night (Jan 14) in Pasadena, California.
The panel for ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter kicked off with a sneak clip from Episode 4 showing that Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is indeed returning. The scene showed him having a heated emotional fight with Carter (Hayley Atwell), specifically he lied to her.
Agent Carter executive producer Jeph Loeb told Deadline: At this point in time Agent Carter is eight episodes long. “More of anything is great, but that’s ABC’s decision. This (show) was created for a specific reason in terms of length, which was how to we maintain S.H.I.E.L.D in a way that we don’t have as many repeats. That’s a practical knowledge. The reality is Sept-May is the season and making 22 hours of entertainment is gigantic,
So the idea to fill the gap was 30 hours of Marvel. That’s an idea we would very much like to continue. Agent Carter has proven itself with critics and audiences, maybe this will be another show in a different time slot,” added Loeb.
Daniel Fienberg covered the panel on his live-blog:
James D'Arcy apparently had initial reservations about playing a British butler. He praises the script and the main character and the showrunners, but he didn't want to play a character you could figure out immediately. "And also, I saw that it was written funny and I've never done anything funny before," he says, seriously, admitting he's played a lot of psychopaths. "I fully understood what this job was and yet I had insane hesitation about my part in it, because I thought I may not be able to be fully of service," D'Arcy says.
"You'll have to tell me. I'm not on social media," D'Arcy says of Jarvis' wife and theories about her. "Maybe I've got Mother, my wife, hidden away in the attic," he says. D'Arcy promises that each script offered surprises. "There's no stagnation at any point," he says. He teases that now is really the beginning of what the show is. "We had hoped that they would have great chemistry and we were thrilled with what we saw on-screen," Fazekas says of D'Arcy and Atwell. "It's almost wrong that we get paid to come be on that set," D'Arcy says. "OK!" Loeb agrees. Atwell remembers that they sang "Les Miserables" together during a scene in a sewer.
James talking at the panel:
Before the Agent Carter panel started, James and Hayley Atwell had some fun in the ABC Social Lounge
More photos in our gallery.
Video interviews with Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy
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The Agent Carter Cast Talks Female Empowerment and Our Girl Crush Could Not Be Stronger by Sydney Bucksbaum and Kristin Dos Santos on Eonline
ETonline sat down with stars Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy to get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a kickass secret agent.
This one is from Access Hollywood. About reading tweets :)
OK, this one got blocked on YT, but you can watch it on Access Hollywood (link above the video). And we have some great gifs from this interview here.
And one more interview from TV Guide Magazine with a photoshoot! and the other cast members: Lyndsy Fonseca, Chad Michael Murray & Enver Gjokaj. Adorable!
(From TV Guide's Instagram)
Agent Carter Ep.3 today and what's new on JDNet
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Agent Carter returns tonight: watch episode 3 on ABC at 8 pm ET!
Yesterday we watched the second episode of Broudchurch and the delightful Lee Ashworth, played by James. Ben Dowell from RadioTimes liked his performance as well: Lee is shaping up to be a brilliant character – with D’Arcy eschewing the posh boy parts he often plays to deliver a performance of real cockney menace and intensity.
What's new on JamesD'ArcyNet sites?
We added new stills from Broadchurch to our gallery, screen caps from Broadchurch episode 1-2 and Agent Carter episodes 1-2. A short descrition of every James' film and audio work is on Screen page - click on the title to learn more.
If you want to follow the filming process, behind the scenes etc more closely, check out our Pinterest. Everything is there - from the first production announcements to screen caps - on respective films' boards.
Florence Reidy created a new Facebook page for all our JamesD'ArcyNet sites recently. If you are on Fb, guys, likes would be appreciated!
Check out gifsets from James' movies and interviews on our Tumblr! The last ones from Agent Carter and Broadchurcg are amazing. Thanks, Adeline!
We added several YouTube videos to our channel. It's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the whole film in 5 parts. If you haven't seen it, hurry, before they delete it.
Two clips from Rebel Heart, a very hard to get BBC mini series from 2001, appeared on YouTube. Thanks, @AlexanderBendo :)
BTW, we have several James' TV movies (whole films) on our channel. It's Tom Jones, POW, Nicholas Nickleby, Mansfield Park, Green, Canterville Ghost, Dark Realm, Age of Heroes, Ancient Rome, Fallen Angel, Screwed, Sherlock (in Hungarian), Dot the I (Polish voiceover). If you haven't seen them, enjoy!
Cardamom - James D'Arcy stage reading a play written by Jaime Lannister
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Our indefatigable James is doing an exclusive stage reading of a new play CARDAMOM penned by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Virtuality co-star) and Joe Derrick at VS. Theatre Company in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, January 28, 2015 at 8 pm.
According to Dujour Magazine, Nikolaj penned the play in Dublin.
Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of Cardamom, with a cast including: James D'Arcy, JB Blanc, Alicia Witt (Flight of the Swan co-star), and Anastasia Griffith filling in for Katie Aselton.
Entrance is by donation to support the VS. Theatre Company.
The Piece Project is a celebrity-based theatre ensemble which hosts a play reading every 2 to 3 months to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company.
Stan Lee on Agent Carter Set
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Thanks to an exclusive by TV Line, we have a behind the set pic of Stan Lee with James, Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper.
The 92-year old Marvel creator will have a cameo on the fourth episode of Agent Carter called "The Blitzkrieg Button" airing Tuesday, January 27 (9-10pm ET)
The synopsis for that episode reads:
Peggy may be in more trouble than usual when fugitive Howard Stark suddenly returns for mysterious reasons. And Chief Dooley chases a new clue all the way to Europe that threatens to destroy Peggy's future at the SSR
Judging from the lovely shiner on Dominic's eye, the cameo promises to be a good one!
New clips from Broadchurch ep.4 and Agent Carter ep.4 - both with James!
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Two new promotional clips:
Lee Ashworth and Ellie Miller
Agent Carter promo with our favorite butler
Broadchurch episode 2 trailer
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We don't have any synopsis for Broadchurch's episode 2 (to air next Monday on ITV) of course. But we've got a short trailer, where we can see DI Hardy confronting James' character, Lee Ashworth:
DigitalSpy posted 20 burning questions we have about episode 1, some of them concerning Lee Ashworth and the Sandbrook case:
1. Is Lee Ashworth definitely guilty in the Sandbrook case?
The presumption after what we were told in series one and what happened in the new episode - all that David Tennant brooding - is that Lee Ashworth is guilty of the Sandbrook murders/abduction and that this series will see Hardy and Miller get their man.But what if Hardy got it wrong and still has it wrong? What if Ashworth isn't the guilty party and the reason he's returned is because of how Hardy ruined his life?
2. Is there more to Claire Ripley than meets the eye?
Hardy certainly believes that she's worth fighting to protect, but we definitely weren't the only ones who found her character highly suspicious in the opening episode. Could Hardy be missing some vital clues about the Sandbrook case that are right under his nose? Almost in exactly the same way that Ellie Miller did with Joe in series one?
3. What is wrong with DI Alec Hardy and what does Lee Ashworth know?
He's still popping pills, staring forlornly into the mirror and piling up NHS letters and warnings about his crumbling body, but what exactly is wrong with DI Hardy? And what was the significance of the NHS letter that was stolen by Hardy - presumably by Ashworth - and taken to that dingy looking bus-stop?
4. How much do we actually know about the Sandbrook case?
Were there clues and secrets about the Sandbrook case that were revealed in the first series? We met the girls' mother in series one, but it always felt like a backstory. Now that is front and centre, do we need to go back and pile up the facts?
Probably the most burning question is what happened to the older girl Lisa, whose body was never found. Is she dead? If her body/she is found, could it help finally convict Lee Ashworth or somebody else?
5. What do the bluebells mean?
The most obvious guess would be that Lisa's unfound body is in the bluebell forest we saw at the start of the episode.However, that is a total guess. They are clearly of great significance to the series and the reason behind them being in Claire's house could be the key to the whole Sandbrook case.
Who is your favourite butler? Alfred vs. Jarvis - Add your Vote
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By Chris E. Hayner / zap2it / Jan 21st, 2015
In the epic battle for best comic book TV show, there's one fight you might not have expected. Who's the best TV butler? On one hand, there's Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) on "Gotham," the closest thing to family Bruce Wayne has left. Then there's "Agents Carter's" Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), who finds himself in the middle of a spy drama.
While it's impossible to not want to compare the two, they serve entirely different purposes. With Jarvis -- as Howard Stark's butler -- often tagging along with Peggy Carter, he finds himself in the middle of the action more often than not. It may not be a place he's all that comfortable in, but Peggy can count on Jarvis in a time of need.
The same can't really be said for Alfred, who's more of a homebody. Whereas Peggy is constantly on the move with Jarvis right behind her, Alfred's primary duty is to take care of Bruce, which leaves him stationed at Wayne Manor most of the time. At 12 years old, the young Wayne isn't exactly at the Batman phase in his life just yet. That leaves Alfred to essentially be Bruce's parent.
That doesn't mean he's gone soft -- far from it. "Gotham's" portrayal of Alfred is one of the toughest yet. He's a former member of the Royal Marines, knows how to fight and has no problem putting anyone in their place. He's also giving Bruce the confidence to become the man -- and vigilante -- he's destined to be.
If would be interesting to see how they acclimate to switching shows. Being more rough around the edges, Alfred may fit well into the "Agent Carter" universe. A Royal Marine at Peggy's side could be a bit safer than Jarvis, who sometimes looks like he's in over his head. Then again, in the comics Jarvis fought in World War II and was a champion boxer. He's quite a bit tougher than you may realize. He's just adjusting to this new life he's been dropped into.
Who's your favorite Butler? Sound off in the poll below. (Today's result) To add your vote, go to zap2it.
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After 'Agent Carter' premiere - Jarvis rules!
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We are immensly pleased that James' role in Agent Carter got such a fantastic response, Twitter exploded with praise on Tuesday and Wednesday - Jarvis was trending! - (check out our Twitter - I retweeted some of it) and the reviewers said James' Jarvis was "one of the brightests spots" of the series.
Here are excerpts from some of the reviews:
D’Arcy particularly shines as Jarvis, and has some real comedic chemistry with Atwell. Watching the two play off of each other is incredibly fun, and is one of the most enjoyable relationships we’ve seen from Marvel so far -- WeGotThisCovered, James Garcia
Dominic Cooper swoops in from the MCU to have fun playing the rakish Howard Stark again, but I found that James D'Arcy, who plays Stark's butler, Jarvis, quietly stole the show out from under his flashy boss -- HuffingtonPost, Maureen Ryan
Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) immediately becomes a scene-stealing character as he’s so far out of his element in Carter’s spy world when he would much rather prepare meals and prep the sheets for his wife at home. For Avengers fans who have been waiting on a live-action version of the team’s butler, D’Arcy delivers big time and is easily one of the show’s brightest spots.One of the more surprising revelations of the show is the chemistry between Carter and Jarvis, which interestingly enough gives us the Batman/Alfred dynamic of the focused crime-solver afraid to get to close to anyone for fear of losing them and the caretaker who helps her appreciate all that life has to offer -- LylesMovieFiles, jklmd2002
James D'Arcy makes an excellent sidekick as Edwin Jarvis, playing to the English butler stereotype. His first scene emphasizes the fact that he's married, leaving things open for a platonic friendship and a gender-swapped riff on that trope where a female character provides emotional support while sewing up the hero's wounds. (Jarvis has practice at sewing because Howard Stark "puts a lot of strain on his zippers," apparently.) -- DailyDot, Glavia Baker-Whitelaw
Best of all though is James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis. A world away from his chilling Broadchurch baddie, D'Arcy's mild-mannered butler with a growing taste for spy work is an absolute scene stealer. But he's also more than comic relief, providing Peggy with invaluable support - both in the field and on an emotional level -- DigitalSpy, Morgan Jeffery
James D'Arcy is brilliant in everything but the role of Edwin Jarvis is perfect for him as the shy yet intelligent overseer -- SheKNows, Jessica Hickam
D’Arcy is so damn endearing as Jarvis I can barely stand it. He’s proper, but he made it clear in the second episode he’s not afraid of getting his hands dirty. My favorite aspect of Jarvis might be how unflappable he is. Whether he’s involved in a speeding chase, talking about Stark’s bedroom romps, or giving Peggy a heartfelt pep talk about not working alone, he maintains the same calm composure and even delivery with only a few outbursts. And by outbursts, I mean he raises his voice slightly. Finally, I’m pleased his and Carter’s relationship is totally platonic with no subtext at this point, and I hope it stays that way. I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that they aren’t torn apart by Stark’s secret -- Nerdist, Amy Ratcliffe
The relationship between Peggy and Jarvis provides a lot of charm in these first two episodes. Peggy wants to believe that she doesn’t need any help, Jarvis is overly eager to provide assistance, and they have to learn to work as a team in order to clear Stark’s name. They’re the central relationship of the series, and luckily Atwell and D’Arcy immediately connect on a personal level that makes the characters’ partnership substantial and engaging -- TVClub, Oliver Sava
Peggy and Jarvis in particular have a classic TV relationship: one headstrong, one persnickety, and both extraordinarily handy in their own way.Unlike too many foreign-born TV stars these days, Atwell and D’Arcy get to use their native accents, which goes a long way toward them being able to bring a lot of their own personal flavor to their roles -- TVClub, Noel Murray
Agent Carter debuted to solid ratings and even better reviews, so it makes sense that the network is scheduling an encore of the show’s first two hour this Saturday, beginning at 8/7C.
Episode 3 Time & Tide will be aired next Tuesday on ABC.
Check out our gallery for Agent Carter.
Update: Clip 1 from episode 3
Broadchurch in Australia 15th February!. Episode 4 on ITV this Monday
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The second series of Broadchurch comes to Australia! The first episode starts on ABC on Sunday 15th February at 8.40pm
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Here is the Australian trailer:
Episode 4 preview looks scary...
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Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
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The second premiere in two days, yay! Hayley Atwell posted this photo on Twitter, saying: I think James D'Arcy is excited about the show.
If you don't know much about Agent Carter, don't worry Natalie Abrams wrote on InsideTv an article especially for you:
For those uninitiated into the world of Marvel—specifically Captain America—Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) made her cinematic debut in Captain America: The First Avenger as a butt-kicking bombshell of an SSR agent who helped turn Steve Rogers into a shield-wielding hero. Besides knowing that Cap (Chris Evans) is presumed dead after WWII, that’s all you the information you need to watch Marvel’s Agent Carter. EW hit the set of ABC’s new drama to get the scoop on the characters you’ll be meeting:
Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)
How you know the actress: A relative unknown in the States before suiting up as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, Atwell’s other credits include Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream and The Duchess. She also reprised her role as Carter in Cap 2 and on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Get to know the character: A codebreaker for the U.S. government who was part of the Strategic Scientific Reserve team that created Captain America, Peggy Carter also became a bit of a sidekick and love interest for the hero. “We pick up in this show a year later after she thinks Captain America’s frozen in the ice and dead,” Atwell says. “It’s 1946, so the war is over, but she’s got plenty of work to do in the SSR. Unfortunately the men have a different idea, and they think the work will involve making coffees, making lunches and doing admin. So she’s having to go on secret missions herself in order to fight the bad guys, because the SSR bosses won’t allow her to. She’s capable just as much as the men, but being a woman, she’s not in a position of power to really fulfill her destiny.”
Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy)
How you know the actor: D’Arcy’s credits include An American Haunting, Cloud Atlas and Broadchurch. He also played opposite fellow Marvel actress Scarlett Johansson as the stars of Psycho in the biopic Hitchcock.
Get to know the character: Jarvis is Stark’s sophisticated and well-mannered butler, who will assist Peggy in clearing his boss’ name—though fans may recognize his name as the acronym for Tony’s A.I. system. “As it turns out, fairly swiftly we use that term ‘butler’ in a reasonably loose sense,” D’ Arcy says. “He certainly comes across as being a very solid, very dependable guy, and he’s got a very wry take on the world. He wears it reasonably lightly even in times of intense stress.”
How the war changed him: “It changed the shape of his life,” D’ Arcy says. “His wife comes as a result of the war. Certainly, his association with Howard Stark and the way that it is now in terms of being his butler has come out of the Second World War. That would be two pretty enormous things. As with everybody who comes out of the Second World War, there’s a little more to it that meets the eye. There are stories that remain or want to remain untold, but seep out.”
Relationship with Peggy: The duo are fast allies since Jarvis actually respects her despite the fact that she’s a woman. “It’s a very modern relationship from the one that she has with all the other men in the show,” D’ Arcy says. “He sees Peggy absolutely as a fully rounded human being and is entirely on her side, but isn’t afraid to challenge her because she can be stubborn.”
About other characters in Agent Carter: Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray), Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), Roger Dooley (Shea Whigham), Angie Martinelli (Lyndsy Fonseca) you can read here
To aid Peggy in her cause is Stark's butler, Edwin Jarvis, played by James D'Arcy and the two have a delightful on screen relationship.
"They've just got great chemistry, and I think there's a love/hate relationship there," Hayley said of Peggy and Jarvis. "They have a shared humor because they're both British, so they have a sarcasm and a cynicism and an irony that is very dry and very watchable, and so that's always good fun."
Behind the scenes, there was fun too for the co-stars, as Hayley pulled pranks on James, who she's been friends with for a decade.
"For Halloween, I put cling film [Editor's note: plastic wrap] over his toilet seat in his trailer and I jumped out at him when he was coming into his trailer and he fell on the floor he was so scared, so that was good fun," Hayley admitted. "We've been to Disneyland and we've done lots of fun things together and it's just very easy. Once you've known someone for so long, you can just slip into an easy banter with them, and we've been able to improvise a few lines and add lines here and there, just to make their relationship between Peggy and Jarvis that much more fun to watch."
Peggy has James D’Arcy’s delightfully in-over-his-head Edwin Jarvis to lend a hand. He proves himself a loyal companion and a good friend to Carter, even if he is often overwhelmed by the world of espionage he’s now finding himself in. The two share a wonderful chemistry on-screen, while Jarvis often provides the show’s humor with his responses and reactions to the crazy situations they find themselves in.
Broadchurch episode 3
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I'm happy to tell you that James' character in Broadchurch, Lee Ashworth, plays an important role in the plot and is quite often onscreen. Besides, his stand-offs with David Tennant are a pleasure to watch :). Lee is described in the reviews as "the creepy control freak" with "scary eyes" or "possibly murderous (and devilishly handsome)". People on Twitter wonder how could they be attracted to a murderer :) But how couldn't they? Look at the photo above!
BTW it's quite possible that Lee is innocent. Susanna Lazarus on Radio Times writes about many questions and theories regarding Broadchurch series 2. What does she think about Lee (spoilers!):
LEE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH LISA
Did anyone else spy the glance Mr Ashworth gave his two young neighbours during episode three? Lee had a charming grin on his face as he looked up to their window before returning to his work putting up a fence, and it was Lisa who returned his look with a coquettish giggle before Pippa's mother appeared at the window, frowning.
We found out long ago that Alec Hardy located Pippa's pendant in Lee's car – his excuse was he used to give the girls lifts – but, in fact, he became a confidant, with Lisa telling him local man Ricky Gillespie had "made a move on her" when driving her home after babysitting. She and Lee were clearly close, but did the older man have other intentions and did their relationship go a step further? Was it the catalyst that sparked his murdering spree? Or did the discovery of their affair prompt Claire to take her revenge?
LEE ISN'T GUILTY
The first rule of crime drama: if all clues point to one person at the start he almost certainly didn't do it, which leads us to the conclusion that Lee is innocent. Firstly, the man himself, telling Hardy "for the last time, I had nothing to do with that. You got it wrong, it's over." And he isn't the only one questioning Broadchurch's erstwhile detective. "What if you're wrong?" queries Miller.
Let's examine the evidence: the proof that all but clinched Lee's conviction was the discovery of a pendant in a car he'd just sold. But that vehicle presumably also belonged to Claire, his wife now under protection from Hardy and Miller who could also have binned off the car.
There's clearly so much more to Claire than meets the eye: the anxiety not to see Lee but the conviction he would never hurt her; she and Lee's uncomfortable sexual frisson – "it's like I was addicted to him, he was my drug"; the heated moment he unbuttons her shirt to check for recording devices.
It would be far too easy for Lee to be the killer, but did he take the fall for Claire? That would certainly explain how easy it was for the pair to make their escape from Ellie's house at the end of episode two.
Screen captures from episode 3 coming soon.
Broadchurch premiere was a success
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Seven million viewers turned up to watch episode 1 of the second series of Broadchurch on ITV yesterday and the press reviews were very favorable too. Links to reviews are on DigitalSpy: Broadchurch returns: What the critics said about series 2 premiere.
James appeared on screen only for several minutes, but he made an impression! Gorgeous, Twitter said :) Caroline Frost on HuffingtonPost wrote about James' character Lee Ashworth - who, I hate to admit, looked terribly cool, courtesy of actor James D'Arcy's glowering gaze and quiff.
Screen caps from the first episode are here.
Del Crookes wrote an interesting article on What we learnt from Broadchurch series two premiere
Turns out Di Hardy's been offering unofficial witness protection to the acquitted man's wife Claire Ripley, played by Eve Myles of Torchwood fame.She's hiding from her husband, Lee (played by James D'Arcy), who DI Hardy accused of being responsible for the Sandbrook murders.Alec Hardy reveals he moved to Broadchurch to keep her whereabouts a secret.Hardy also opens up about the case.Turns out his wife, a detective on the case, had vital evidence (including that pendant) stolen from her car while she was having an affair with another man.DI Hardy kept it silent to stop his teenage daughter finding out about her mother's infidelity.
It seems James' character Lee Ashwood is a murderer from Sandbrook, but - of course - it's only the beginning of the show. He may end up as an innocent victim - of his wife, who testified agains him in court, as one of our friends suggested ;)
Either way Broadchurch is really good. The synopsis of the next episode was published by RadioTimes:
Still haunted by the case involving the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer, DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller pick themselves up and continue their investigative work, all the while dealing with the far-reaching consequences of the earlier case. Meera Syal guest stars in this instalment of the crime drama, alongside regulars David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
Agent Carter wrap
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Well, James had fun for sure on yesterday's Agent Carter wrap. Hayley Atwell tweeted: Hair wraps, but the wig makes it's rounds.
Geoffrey Colo posted this photo of the merry cast:
and Alexander Carroll sent us this picture: Souza and Jarvis are having a moment. Hahaha!
Director E wrote on AgentCarter,Net:
With only 8 episodes in season one and 3 already aired fans are left with just 5 episodes to enjoy. I suspect that I am not the only one feeling a little despair that this season’s end coming so quickly. While it is anybody’s guess when it comes to these matters, typically ABC does not announce any of their series renewals until May so it will be a long an anxious wait for fans, cast and crew alike as we wait for the news we all want to hear from ABC.
James deleted his Instagram account, but his friends post his pictures there from time to time.
James with his personal trainer Susie Lin at Golds Gym
Screen captures from Agent Carter (ep. 1-3) are in our gallery.
Broadchurch series 2 premiere: 9 PM on ITV tonight!
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What we know so far ahead of tonight's first episode:
1. It will pick up where it left off
Teaser clips hinted in November that “the end is where it begins”, meaning the new series will be connected to the first, at least in some ways. There were even some clues to the new storyline in past episodes, according to lead star Olivia Colman.
“Chris set up a lot of things we never even thought about in the first series and now they’ve come to the fore,” she said earlier this year. “At the read-through we were going, “You sneaky b*****d”.”
Beth Latimer (Jodie Whittaker) was found to be expecting at the end of the first series and is seen heavily pregnant in the second, meaning we have probably jumped forward six months or so.
2. Many original cast members are returning
Main characters Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, will both be back in their detective roles. Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker will reprise their parts as murdered schoolboy Danny Latimer’s parents, while Arthur Davill returns as parish vicar Paul Coates.
3. There will be some exciting new faces
Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jonathan Bailey, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Meera Syal and James D’Arcy are all joining the cast for Broadchurch series two.
D’Arcy will play a shifty character called Lee (“I want my life back,” he says angrily in the trailer) and Rampling stars as local resident Jocelyn Knight, whose house Danny argued with a postman in front a week before his murder.
4. The storyline could centre around two abducted girls…
While this could frankly go anywhere, the first Broadchurch series two trailer hinted at a possible abduction, with Colman seen asking children in a dark bedroom where they were on the night that two local girls disappeared.
5. but it probably won’t involve another murder
But, and this is a big but, it is not thought that Broadchurch series two will focus on another murder, so you can stop all that “just another Midsomer Murders” talk.
“I promise we do not start with the discovery of another body beneath the cliffs,” Chibnall told Radio Times. “The feel of the show is slightly different this time. Grief is not our driving emotion this year.”
6. Bluebells and a blue chalet play important roles
Bluebells appear to be a motif in the new series as they are shown multiple times in the trailer and promotional photos.
Then there’s the creepy blue chalet which “holds lots – if not all – of the secrets” and will reportedly be introduced to us within the first minute.
More on Independent,co.uk. Read also:
James D'Arcy and Hayley Atwell on set of Agent Carter
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Someone commented on Twitter yesterday that James doesn't need to have a Twitter account because Hayley Atwell tweets for him too :) This photo above we got thanks to @GeoffreyColo though. This one too:
@GeoffreyColo: Don't miss @HayleyAtwell & #JamesDarcy in the BBC mini-series In Search of Amelia #AgenrCarter
@HayleyAtwell: Far too much time on our hands
@HayleyAtwell: Would you Adam and Eve it? #cockneyrhymingslang
@HayleyAtwell: Agent Carter the musical
@wendywillming: These two make late nights on set extremly entertaining @HayleyAtwell #JamesDarcy #AgentCarter #TheMusical
Geoffrey Colo again: @GeoffreyColo: @HayleyAtwell & #JamesDarcy catching some midnight rays #AgentCarter
Wendy Willming is Marvel Tv Manager on Marvel's Agent Carter and Geoffrey Colo - Transmedia Producer on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter. Thanks for the hilarious photos from the set!
Remember, no Agent Carter next week. Episode 4 will be aired 27 January on ABC. In the meantime check out our (updated) TCA Winter Press Tour gallery.
James fled the country and other Broadchurch speculations
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Broadchurch premieres on Monday, 5th January, on ITV, but no screener of the pilot has been available for reviewers. Secrecy!
So what do we know about Broadchurch series 2 and James' character, Lee?
Peter Dyke (DailyStar):
A HUNKY Broadchurch actor fled the country to avoid letting slip any of the hit show’s secrets.
The TV whodunit, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, will be the hottest thing on the box when it returns next week. Last year, 10 million viewers tuned in to find out who killed schoolboy Danny Latimer. Bosses managed to keep the ending a surprise without any leaks and, as a result, have used James Bond-style security to stop anyone finding out what the new Broadchurch is about. But it’s been difficult for the cast to keep mum.
And once the ITV show gets up and running, the stars know they will be targeted by people trying to find out the solution to the latest mystery. So actor James D’Arcy, who appears in the new season, has done a runner in order to avoid prying questions. He revealed: “I’m actually out of the country so it’s much easier to avoid the conversation.
Susanna Lazarus (RadioTimes):
Broadchurch series two: absolutely everything we know for certain:
New faces - Broadchurch's familiar faces are joined by a batch of newcomers for series two, among them award-winning actress Charlotte Rampling (playing Jocelyn Knight), Torchwood's Eve Myles (Claire Ripley), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Sharon Bishop), James D'Arcy (Lee), Meera Syal (in episode two, as Sonia Sharma) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Abby Thompson).
“They are not grieving relatives,” Chibnall tells Radio Times, “they aren’t the relatives of another body, it’s not another crime case.”
Series two will not be another murder mystery - “It’s not Midsomer in Broadchurch,” producer Richard Stokes confirmed to Radio Times. And Chibnall – who has kept his cards close to his chest throughout the making of series two – adds, cryptically, “The end is where it begins. I promise we do not start with the discovery of another body beneath the cliffs.”
Susanna Lazarus (RadioTimes):
All the rumours, hints and clues
Sandbrook - The new footage gave us a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of a young girl wearing a pendant – a crucial piece of evidence that went missing during a disastrous case at Sandbrook, overseen by David Tennant’s DI Alec Hardy before he came to Broadchurch. Add to that Olivia Colman’s character DS Ellie Miller asking questions about “the night those girls disappeared” and we’ve put two and two together and decided this new series will focus on the mistakes that all but ruined Hardy’s career.
Justice for Danny? - The series two trailer also suggested we might see some of Joe Miller’s trial.
Is James D'Arcy playing a baddie? - The murder of Danny isn’t expected to be the sole focus of this second series. “Grief is not our driving emotion this year,” Chibnall confirmed to Radio Times – so, does a reinvestigation of Sandbrook await? If it does, could James D’Arcy’s mysterious character Lee be the’ “baddie” of this series? He’s shaping up nicely as a potential suspect, seen telling Hardy, “I want my life back” before being pushed to the ground by a mystery assailant. Someone is clearly on his tail…
James D'Arcy plays the newcomer, who appears to be a suspect in the new series. In the trailer, he is seen being punched by Mark Latimer before angrily telling Hardy: "I want my life back!".
Hmmm... we'll see...
Agent Carter Ep.3 Time and Tide reviews
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Agent Carter continues to get rave reviews and James' performance is generally praised. Take a look at some of the recent reviews:
Christopher Bourque, Tv After Dark:
Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy share a kinetic on-screen chemistry that glows a bit more brightly each week. It was a beautiful thing to watch these actors display such subtle emotions as Jarvis and Peggy fight through adversity for each other. This story revealed how important loyalty is to both characters and in so doing, gave us deeper glimpses into each.
Thompson’s interrogation of Jarvis was a mood changing scene in what ultimately became a surprisingly emotional episode. The threat of deportation and the humiliation of treason, made what started as a simple next step in the investigation into a painful moment to watch. D’Arcy’s charm was at first disarming. As Thompson pressed and threatened in smug and arrogant jabs, the bubbling anguish and anger of Jarvis was a clear momentum shift for the episode. Murray was equal to the task. Demonstrating his range and growth as an actor, he is quickly shattering the golden boy persona he’s played so often. Thompson is a hard-assed agent and Murray is making us believe it.
D’Arcy is an absolute gem. His humorous and bumbling English butler persona is balanced so well with his tender and emotional support of Peggy. The interrogation was however another level entirely. The grit and determination not to talk was palatable. Both Atwell and D’Arcy shared equal moments of anguish and both were superb in the subtleties of emotion throughout the moment.
Morgan Jeffery, Digital Spy:
After just two episodes, fans of Marvel's Agent Carter have already taken James D'Arcy's splendid Edwin Jarvis to their hearts, so 'Time and Tide' guarantees our investment by placing Peggy's droll aide in SSR's crosshairs.
Jarvis quickly finds himself under interrogation from Chad Michael Murray's hot-headed Jack Thompson, but rather than resorting to his usual violent methods, Thompson digs up dirty on the seemingly squeaky-clean Englishman.
'Time and Tide' thus reveals a little of Edwin's backstory - specifically how he committed treason to save his beloved Anna and how he subsequently came to find himself in Stark's employ - and so fleshes out a character who could easily have been just an amusing English gent caricature.
Elsewhere this episode, the character retains his wonderful line in withering sarcasm, but faced with Thompson's accusations and cruel taunts, Jarvis's stiff upper lip is seen to quiver - in fact, he shudders with barely restrained rage.
James D'Arcy can do charm and humor in his sleep, but anyone familiar with his broader body of work will know he's capable of going deeper and darker so it's wonderful to see him being given the opportunity to do just that.
Andrew Wheeler, Comics Alliance:
No analysis of this episode would be satisfactory without giving James D'Arcy's Jarvis his due. We get a little more insight into his character -- and his inspiring devotion to his wife Ana, who I'm sorry to say I don't think we're ever going to meet. D'Arcy also got to show off his acting chops in a couple of brilliant scenes, first when he role-plays an interrogation with Peggy, his face almost entirely in shadow (great direction), and then when he fakes an American accent to call in the tip, managing to perfectly convey that this was Jarvis, not D'Arcy, doing an American accent.
Zac Thompson, Bloody Disgusting:
James D’Arcy is an absolute delight week after week, and I can’t really tell what his true motives are in all this. Which makes for even more fantastic drama. His revelation of what he did for his wife was heartfelt and did a lot to humanize this already fantastic character.
Joshua Rivera, Entertainment Weekly:
Stop being so unflappably charming, James D'Arcy.
Luke Kalamar, Pop Break:
A big element that I loved about this episode was its focus on Edwin Jarvis. As we all know, Jarvis is a major part of Stark history. Tony himself even names his entire operating system J.A.R.V.I.S. Yet we actually barely know anything about the man. That has now changed. Throughout this hour, we see a new side to this very dapper butler and get some excellent insight into what brought him to Stark during the war. The interrogation between Agent Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Jarvis was a definite highlight. Watching Jarvis withstand repeated accusations was awesome, as was John D’Arcy’s facial expressions as we slowly watched this calm man break down when his wife is threatened. Jarvis’s fierce loyalty is clearly a great strength of his, but it’s also a weakness. He dedicates himself to his wife Anna to the point of losing his perfect composure when the idea of her harm is brought up. Being dishonorably discharged from the armed forces is okay with him simply because Anna was saved. There’s still plenty more to learn, but we definitely know a lot more about Jarvis now, and I love that.
Critics love Agent Carter!
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More Agent Carter stills in our gallery.
The first two episodes of Agent Carter have been generally praised by the critics. Almost all of the reviewers noticed James' performance. It seems we are in for the real treat!
David Wiegand (SFGate):
Gosh, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a heck of a lot of fun, and if that statement feels a bit old-fashioned, well, it fits the sprightly period piece about a female secret agent fighting bad guys and sexism just after World War II. [...] Atwell is terrific in the title role, as capable in the efficient, unflappable skin of Peggy as she is when pretending to be a blond American floozy in a gin joint. James D’Arcy is a model of amusing dry wit as Jarvis, Stark’s butler and his official liaison with Peggy. Jarvis believes in order above all things: Dinner at 7, “Jack Benny” on the radio at 8, to bed with his wife at 9. Cooper oozes ’40s authenticity as Stark, to the point where you’ll almost believe you’re watching a black-and-white period film instead of a full-color TV show.
Jamie Lovett (comicbook.com):
The series also plays with gender expectations in the odd couple relationship between Carter and Jarvis. Carter plays the adventure hero, while Jarvis is the domesticated, and sometimes meddlesome, support character. The relationship serves, thus far, as a satisfying denunciation of the expected, and it’s this freshness that makes Agent Carter feel like more than a way to keep your TV on until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.comes back.
Eric Goldman's interview with Hayley Atwell (UK.IGN.com)
IGN: One really fun aspect in the pilot episode is seeing the dynamic develop between her and Jarvis. Can you talk about the two of them working together? There’s a lot of exasperation there but what do they make of one another?
Atwell: I think it’s kind of… they’re forced together. He’s been told that he has to work with her and be available to her. But I think, from her point of view, she doesn’t need any help. But she needs someone who is in contact with Howard to help kind of run this mission. So they have this very witty banter back and forth where she’s constantly having to go, “Look, dude, I don’t need your help! I am fine.” But it’s a lovely dynamic between them because they’re both British. They both have that wit and that satire. Their language is a game of chess back and forth. It’s a great game that they play and I think they get tremendous enjoyment out of it. And their relationship grows over the season. They become very close. They also provide the comic relief of the season. You see the serious aspects of what they have to do but then you have these great moments of comedy between them. He becomes like her comic sidekick.
Eric Goldman (uk.ign.com):
But the premiere, appropriately, is pretty much all about Peggy – or Peggy and Jarvis, really.
Yes, Agent Carter introduces us to the MCU version of Edwin Jarvis himself, the butler to first Tony Stark and then all of the Avengers in the comics. Here, a younger Jarvis (James D’Arcy) than we’re used to is the butler to Howard Stark, who instructs him to assist Peggy in his absence. The dynamic between Peggy and Jarvis is incredibly enjoyable and will likely be a quick fan favorite aspect of this series. Atwell and D’Arcy are excellent playing off each other, as Jarvis’ droll demeanor bounces off of Peggy’s death-defying endeavors, as he drives her around town on her missions. In the premiere at least, the relationship is also refreshingly free of any “will they or won’t they?” vibes – not just because Jarvis is married, but because they simply are functioning at a different, yet easy to invest in, level as partners in crime-fighting.
BTW, Eric Goldman posted on Twitter: Watching second hour of #AgentCarter. Love the dynamic between Peggy and Jarvis! @HayleyAtwell and James D’Arcy are so much fun together.
Sadie Gennis interview with Hayley Atwell (TVGuide)
How would you characterize her relationship with Jarvis (James D'Arcy)?
Atwell: I would say that he's kind of employed as the middleman between her and Howard. And I think she resents the fact that Jarvis feels that he has to take care of her and it becomes very, very clear that she has to take care of him on many occasions. And that creates great banter between the two of them, who have a love-hate relationship toward each other but also a deep respect and affection. And he becomes her sidekick and also provides the comic relief in the series.
David Hinckley (NYDailyNews):
This is a woman who worked with Captain America, however. Fell in love with him, in fact, and now aches because he went missing a year earlier. So she’s not about to sit in the office and file papers or her nails, not when she has a stronger right cross than Manny Pacquiao. Her ticket back into the game is the brilliant inventor/hustler Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), a reworked Howard Hughes. Stark puts her in partnership with his butler, the quirky and fascinating Jarvis (James D’Arcy).
Rob Owen (CommunityVoices):
Howard Stark enlists Carter to help him but Mr. Cooper is not a series regular so the first order of business is to introduce an intermediary, Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Those Who Kill”).
This type of pseudo-recasting can often be clunky, but it actually works well here, particularly because Jarvis is married, which seems likely to preclude the possibility of romance between him and Carter despite an obvious chemistry. While they’re both Brits, she’s the adventurer and he’s the buttoned-down butler who’d rather be in bed by 9 p.m. and make a soufflé for his wife than engage in Carter’s derring-do. Jarvis brings to mind Giles from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” albeit more fuddy-duddy.
The camaraderie between Carter and Jarvis is the best part of the “Agent Carter” pilot because it allows for some amusing banter while she gets to be the hero and he’s the sidekick, a refreshing gender role reversal for superhero stories.
Ashley Jude Collie (TheStar):
Additionally, Carter has to navigate life as a single woman after losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers/Captain America. But she’s ably helped in her covert life by James D’Arcy as Stark’s butler Jarvis, who wittily describes his character as a combination of “Q and Miss Moneypenny.” As for expectations for the series, D’Arcy teases it “will be like finding Easter eggs galore.”
Michal Schick (hypable.com):
If you’re interested in Agent Carter, you probably have at least a minor infatuation with Hayley Atwell’s spectacular Peggy Carter – but the leading agent won’t be your only love when the premiere concludes.
Standouts in the cast are James D’Arcy as Howard Stark’s butler Edwin Jarvis, and Enver Gjokaj as S.S.R. agent Daniel Sousa. D’Arcy is hilariously stiff with a dash of sweetness, while Gjokaj’s hardworking everyman endears in mere seconds of screen time. Both characters find common ground with Peggy, and leave viewers hungry for further adventures.