Antonia Thomas has hinted at what to expect from her guest spot on The Musketeers.
The Scrotal Recall star will appear in series two of BBC One’s swashbuckling Sunday night series.
“I’ve always wanted to do a period drama,” she told Digital Spy. “I play a Spanish Moor and she’s on the run and been exiled from Spain.
“I get to do a bit of fighting, wear an awesome corset and I had a brilliant time! They have an absolute ball out there in Prague, it’s great.”
Thomas’s character Samara will be seen bonding with Porthos (Howard Charles) and is the daughter of the mysterious Tariq (Colin Salmon).
“He’s wicked,” she said of Salmon. “He’s so tall – I didn’t get the genes!”
The Musketeers will return to BBC One in 2015. Scrotal Recall begins tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.
Plans to make a movie version of the hit E4 series Misfits have finally been abandoned, RadioTimes.com understands.
A script for the big screen outing of the British drama – which centred on a group of teenage delinquents who acquired superhuman powers after a mysterious storm – had been written by the show’s creator Howard Overman.
Misfits began in 2009, with the final episode of series five airing on 11 December 2013. It won a number of awards including the Bafta best drama series prize in 2010.
The movie version was said to involve a variety of the characters who appeared in the five series, including the original line up of Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Robert Sheehan.
However it is understood that the project will now not happen because of a number of issues, one of which is said to be cast availability.
Antonia Thomas, the actress who played Alisha Daniels in the first three series, told RadioTimes.com that she believed the project had been shelved.
She said: “There was all sorts of talk about it. We read scripts and I think it’s now not happening. I haven’t heard anything. I think it’s just difficult to get everybody together. Everybody is doing such different things. Maybe they think everybody has moved on, I don’t know. You never say never but I have not heard anything of it of late.
“It was a really cool script, kind of getting the old gang back together, it could have been a lot of fun.”
Colin Salmon (Die Another Day, Resident Evil) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits, The Deep) have been confirmed to guest star in the second series of The Musketeers on BBC One.
Colin will play Tariq, a mysterious interloper on the run from Spain, and Antonia will play his daughter Samara, a gutsy and resilient young woman whose life is put in danger when her father is exiled.
Executive producers, Adrian Hodges and Jessica Pope, said: “We’re excited to welcome an actor of Colin’s reputation to The Musketeers. He will bring wonderful charisma and sense of mystery to the role.
“We’ve also been aware for some time of Antonia’s wonderful work in films and TV series such as Sunshine On Leith and Misfits, among numerous others. She brings such intelligence and vibrancy to every role she plays and we are thrilled to have her as Samara.”
This episode is written by Lucy Catherine and Adrian Hodges and directed by Mark Jobst.
The first trailer for Scintilla was released not too long ago and features several scenes with Antonia. Check it out!
Check out this great portrait photo of Antonia taken during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival for Sunshine On Leith.
Check out this great review Screen Daily did for 8 Minutes Idle. I’ve included the part where they talk about Antonia.
An engagingly offbeat comedy, the Bristol-set 8 Minutes Idle – shot in 2012 but only just getting a UK release thanks to a kickstarter campaign – is a scattershot low-budget affair, blending quirky dark humour with old-fashioned office romance. A talented young cast help give it life though its challenge is finding a local audience to embrace its wry humour.
Casting of Tom Hughes (from Cemetery Man) and Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached, Mr Popper’s Penguins) as the ‘will-they-won’t-they’ love interest as well as a nicely feisty supporting stint from Antonia Thomas (who is attracting attention after her role in Sunshine On Leith) could well help international – and further festival – profile, though buyers will have to be into quirky British humour to get how to pitch the film.
Starring in the Scottish answer to Mamma Mia!, ANTONIA THOMAS’s breakthrough film role sees her singing and dancing her way through Proclaimers hits on the streets of Edinburgh. Well that’s one way to get a girl noticed…
As she scampers across the foyer at the National Theatre, apologising for being a few minutes late, you wouldn’t peg Antonia Thomas as cinema’s next big thing. Closer up it’s different: sumptuous hazel eyes with an energy and charisma that are made for the camera. But she comes with no airs or graces whatsoever. She grabs a cup of tea (‘gotta be earl grey’) and a baguette, plonks herself down at the café table we’re sharing, and starts enthusing about the play she’s rehearsing.
It’s all very low key, yet with one film already out this year (the Stone Roses homage Spike Island), two more to come and a further two due for release in early 2014, the girl sitting opposite me in a baggy brown jumper, jeans and Converse is a star in the making.
Antonia was recently interviewed by Moviescope Magazine and you can check out her interview with them below!
Best known for playing Alisha in the award-winning TV series Misfits, this year Antonia will take the lead, alongside Steve Coogan, in 1970s music drama Northern Soul (due for release in the Autumn),and will also be seen in Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith (due in cinemas on October 4). Antonia also had a role in the recent Spike Island, and has recently finished filming London comedy Hello Carter and science fiction thriller Scintilla.
What training have you received?
At 14 I joined the National Youth Music Theatre, later became a member of the National Youth Theatre as well. With both youth companies I performed to paying audiences in Japan and at the Edinburgh festival, the Royal Opera House and the Soho Theatre, amongst others. It was an invaluable part of my training, and the closest I could have got to a professional experience without already being a professional actor.
At 19 I went to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and did a three year BA course in acting. It was a steep and exciting learning curve; I took so much from it and I got an especially brilliant classical basis to my training that has, so far, stood me in good stead.