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
Release: 25 Sept 2020 Theatres, Digital, On-Demand
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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5 Questions with James D’Arcy of ‘Hitchcock’!
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What’s it like playing Anthony Perkins?
I just wanted to be respectful to him. Obviously he has living relatives and I wanted to be respectful of that.
So there’s an additional pressure in conveying a true story?
No, I didn’t feel pressure. I felt a sense of wanting to honor him. And I didn’t feel any pressure regarding Hitchcock’s body of work or any of that because Hitchcock’s body of work is Hitchcock’s body of work. My sole sense of responsibility was centered around honoring this wonderful actor as he played one of the most iconic characters in film.
How was [director] Sacha Gervasi in guiding you there?
He was great, really wonderful. He’s very beguiling because he makes you feel like it’s all about you. He’s very actor friendly. And, of course, as a director, he’s got a thousand things going on all at the same time, none of which he brings to the actors. You feel very safe in his hands. I really enjoyed the process of being directed by Sacha.
I feel like you’re a chameleon who disappears into his roles. Is there a specific method to that process or does it change from project to project?
Well, first of all, thank you. That’s a nice compliment. I like playing a variety of roles and I feel very fortunate that I’ve had a chance to do that in the past few years. I don’t know if I have a process [laughs], this is going to sound really stupid but I just try my best! I don’t really know how to put it, I just try to be honest in terms of whatever the moment demands. With playing Anthony Perkins, there’s a certain amount of research you can do. With the character from Im Their Skin, I’m not sure how much you can research that, actually. In fact, watching other movies in the same genre would make it harder to do something that felt like it was my own. Honestly, it’s a little bit of a crapshoot. You just hope you end up with something worthwhile.
You’ve also got The Philosophers coming up, can you tell us anything about that?
It’s a difficult movie to explain, really. It’s about a group of students, very beautiful ones I might add, and their philosophy teacher – who’s me. And on the very last day of class I suggest to them one final thought experiment, and in the process of that they all learn something about themselves and the nature of making grown-up decisions. There’s a little bit of a twist in there that I better not reveal [laughs]!