WHATSONTV – Max Irons and Sam Neill delve into the ancient tombs of Egypt in ITV’s new four-part mini-series Tutankhamun.
Women in Gold star Max Iron plays the role of British archaeologist Howard Carter in his search to discover the tomb of one of Ancient Egypt’s forgotten pharaohs, the boy-king Tutankhamun.
Peaky Blinder star Sam Neill will play Lord Carnarvon, Carter’s eccentric financial backer. Further cast includes Downton Abbey’s Catherine Steadman, The Last Kingdom’s Amy Wren, Sherlock’s Jonathan Aris and Game of Thrones’ Rupert Vansittart.
Written by Guy Burt, Tutankhamun retells the true story of Howard Carter and his journey from nobody to somebody, from a man struggling to survive on the cuffs of society to become a living icon in the early 20th Century.
Set in the relentless heat of Egypt’s Valley of Kings in 1905, the young Howard is leading an expedition in search of the boy-king. While working alongside the locals, his temper causes him to lose everything. His license to dig is revoked, leaving him trapped in a desperate situation…
With his reputation in ruins, he spends the following years homeless, selling everything he holds precious in order to survive. Against a stunning backdrop of sand and cliffs, it is only Carter’s determination that allows him to endure.
The aristocratic Lord Carnarvon comes to the rescue, hiring him for a series of excavations. And so an unlikely friendship blossoms, eventually leading them to discover the last resting place of Tutankhamun.
No word yet on when Tutankhamun will screen on ITV, but it will possibly this autumn.
Posted on 13 July 2016by Emilywith 0 Comments
On Sunday (June 26), Max attended the Lavin: Front Row at Paris Fashion Week. The gallery has been updated with high quality photos. Thanks to my friend Aurelie for her help with the HQs!
Posted on 30 June 2016by Emilywith 1 Comment
DEADLINE.COM – Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons (The Riot Club) and Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) have joined Margot Robbie in the cast of Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller Terminal.
Terminal tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair come across a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) who may be more involved than they had originally suspected.
It is being produced by David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend Of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and HFG’s Arianne Fraser alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
HFG arranged financing with Ingenious Media, RuYi Media and Miscellaneous Entertainment. Executive producers are John Jencks, D. Todd Shepherd, Joe Simpson, George Waud, Shelley Madison, Charles Auty, Simon Williams, Delphine Perrier and Henry Winterstern.
HFG is handling international sales and CAA represents the U.S. rights.
Pegg will next appear in Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond, while Irons will soon be seen in ITV’s Tutankhamun. Fletcher will next be seen in Eddie The Eagle for 20th Century Fox, and Myers is creating a new series for HBO.
Pegg is represented by Dawn Sedgwick Management and UTA, while Irons by Tavistock Wood and UTA. Fletcher is represented by WME and Independent Talent Group, and Myers by Untitled Entertainment.
The Highland Film Group slate includes Jon Avnet’s Three Christs starring Richard Gere; Scott Mann’s action-packed thriller Final Score; Lin Oeding’s thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa; Kevin Connolly’s Gotti starring John Travolta; Steven C. Miller’s Southern Fury with Nicolas Cage and Marauders starring Bruce Willis; the Brewer Brothers’ The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; and Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter starring Emma Roberts, which had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival, where it was acquired by A24.
Posted on 31 May 2016by Emilywith 0 Comments
Max attended the EE British Academy Film Awards last night at The Royal Opera House in London, England. He presented the award for Best Production Design to Mad Max: Fury Road alongside his The Riot Club co-star, Douglas Booth. The gallery has been updated with photos from the arrivals, backstage, show, and winners room!
Posted on 15 February 2016by Emilywith 0 Comments
FLAVOURMAG.CO.UK – Spotlight Pictures announced today that it will launch international sales for the highly emotive $21million dollar epic, BITTER HARVEST, at the American Film Market next month.
Directed by George Mendeluk (The Kidnapping of the President), the film features an exceptional ensemble cast of established and rising stars including, young British sensation, Max Irons (The Riot Club) Academy Award® Nominee, Terence Stamp (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Golden Globe® Nominee, Barry Pepper (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trail), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) and Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake). Edited by Academy Award® Nominee, Stuart Baird (SKYFALL, CASINO ROYALE, DIE HARD 2) with photography by Douglas Milsome (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE SHINING), BITTER HARVEST was produced on location in Ukraine and at Pinewood Studios.
Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST is the first major dramatic film to convey the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by Joseph Stalin that killed millions in Ukraine.
The film follows the journey of Yuri (Max Irons), an artistic soul born into a family of Ukrainian warriors, who struggles to win the approval of his stern grandfather Ivan (Terence Stamp), father Yaroslav (Barry Pepper) and the heart of Natalka (Samantha Barks). Yuri finds his life changed forever with the invasion by the Bolsheviks and the subsequent persecution of his family and fellow countrymen as Stalin’s deliberate regime of terror extends across Eastern Europe.
Upon confirming the deal, Spotlight’s CEO Matt McCombs commented, “We have been tracking this amazing BITTER HARVEST production for many months and watched carefully as the producers, using the incredible editing and post-production skills of Stuart Baird, honed a very special film. We even sat in on several NRG Focus Groups, increasingly excited by the audience reaction. We are very proud to be presenting the film for sales at the AFM.”
In explaining his involvement, producer Ian Ihnatowycz said, “As the grandson & son of Ukrainians who fled the communists in the 40s, I had long been mystified as to the almost complete lack of awareness in the West about the Holomodor. While the actual number of deaths is undetermined, even the most modest estimate is that over 6 million were deliberately starved to death. These were innocent men, women and children and, in all conscience, I couldn’t let this period of Ukrainian history remain in the shadows”.
The film will have its world market premiere during the AFM on Monday, November 9, at the AMC Santa Monica at 3pm.
Posted on 28 October 2015by Emilywith 0 Comments
EXPRESS.CO.UK – The White Queen star – and son of Jeremy Irons – Max will play young British archaeologist Howard Carter, alongside Peaky Blinders star Neill as British aristocrat Lord Carnarvon in Tutankhamun.
Set in the early 1900s the four-part mini series tells the true story of archaeologist Howard’s quest to uncover the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s legendary forgotten pharaoh.
After taking too many risks in his determination to uncover the last resting place of “the boy king” the explorer had his licence to dig revoked by Cairo’s Antiquities Service, and found himself destitute.
Howard spends years ostracised, dishevelled and living rough and resorting to selling previously discovered archaeological relics to buy food.
But a chance meeting with wealthy amateur archaeologist Lord Carnarvon, spawned an unlikely friendship and won Howard the financial backing to fulfill his dreams.
After years of searching for the tomb, Howard and Carnarvon successfully discover the last resting place of the boy-king in 1921 against all odds and at great personal expense.
The drama – written by Guy Burt, whose previous credits include The Bletchley Circle and The Borgias – is to be filmed on location South Africa from mid October.
Details of further casting will be announced closer to the commencement of filming.
A tagline for the drama reads: “The past isn’t a game. It tells us who we were, and who we are.
“It’s all of human endeavour and truth and beauty hidden and waiting to be discovered.”