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Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer (formely at Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime's The Tudors but you also may recognise her from Casanova, Flawless and Game of Thrones. Currently, you can find Natalie as the voice of Dr. Lexi T'Perro in the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda and in upcoming roles as Mrs. Appleyard in the TV Miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock, as Sofia in In Darkness and as Eliza Merrett in The Professor and the Madmen.

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April 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   Game of Thrones (2012) Projects

Natalie Dormer may have been topless during one of her first scenes in Game of Thrones, but it was her character’s attitude about sex with her husband that made the biggest impression.

In Sunday’s episode, Dormer had to play the not-so-shy virgin Margaery Tyrell, who tries to consummate her marriage with Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony). When he can’t quite rise to the occasion, she offers to enlist the help of her brother Loras (Finn Jones), who just so happens to be Renly’s lover.

Game of Thrones’ Joe Dempsie on Gendry: I have “bastard” written all over me

“I think she’s empathetic and understanding. There is no malice, there is no anger toward Renly and his love for her brother,” Dormer tells “The family bonds between the Tyrells is incredibly strong. She has a lot of love and respect for Loras, and since Loras chooses Renly to love, I think she tries to be supportive.

“The political aspect is a practicality of the marriage in order to benefit all parties, to benefit their house, to benefit Renly. The Baratheons may be the future of Westeros,” she continues. “I think that she genuinely sees that they can be a trinity and that they can work as three. They say that the strongest shape is a triangle, so I think she believes there is an exciting, plausible future of the three of them working together.”

Check out what else Dormer has to say about Margaery’s practicality, locking horns with Littlefinger and wearing that plunging neckline.

You’re best known in the U.S. as Ann Boleyn on The Tudors. You’ve become quite the go-to girl for period drama on cable!
Natalie Dormer:
[Laughs] My range does exchange beyond that. But I hear it’s a commonality to jump between HBO and Showtime and vice versa, so I take it as a compliment really.

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April 11, 2012   /   Mel   /   Site

After a long time of running the first layout for the site I thought it was time for a change.  This current layout was made by the lovely Nicole at Nowhereland9 Design.  She did an absolutely fantastic job wouldn’t you agree.  She also made us a WordPress Media Center layout, and I will debut that very soon as I am switching out media archive from vshare as I do not like it.

April 04, 2012   /   Mel   /   2011 After Miss Julie (2012) Game of Thrones (2011) Movie Productions Photo Gallery Photoshoots Theatre Productions

I have added a new still of Natalie as Margery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, stills from her performance as Julie in the play After Miss Julie and a brand new photoshoot.

Photoshoots (2011): Session #007 After Miss Julie (2012): Production Stills No Image No Image

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March 17, 2012   /   Mel   /   Projects The Fades (2011)

Natalie is feature for a few seconds in this, she sounds amazing.

February 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   Projects

Natalie is feature for a couple of seconds as Margery, looks like its going to be awesome.

February 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   After Miss Julie (2012) Photo Gallery Theatre Productions

I have added four promotional images for Natalie’s upcoming part in the theatre production “After Miss Julie”

"After Miss Julie" Promotional Photoshoot "After Miss Julie" Promotional Photoshoot "After Miss Julie" Promotional Photoshoot "After Miss Julie" Promotional Photoshoot

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February 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   2012 Photo Gallery Photoshoots

I have added a new photoshoot to the gallery and I have also organised the photoshoots by year.

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February 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   After Miss Julie (2012) Projects Theatre Productions

Game of Thrones and The Tudors star Natalie Dormer will play the title role in the Young Vic’s forthcoming revival of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie.

The production, which runs from 21 March to 14 April 2012 (previews from 15 March), marks a return to the Young Vic for Dormer following her performance in Luc Bondy’s revival of Sweet Nothings in 2010.

In After Miss Julie she’ll star opposite Kieran Bew as John, the object of Miss Julie’s affections, and Polly Frame as Christine.

Bew’s recent credits include Reasons to be Pretty and The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, while Frame was recently seen in the National’s Earthquakes in London.

After Miss Julie, which is directed by Natalie Abrahami, has extended by a week and will now run until 14 April.


Kieran Bew & Natalie Dormer in After Miss Julie. Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith
Marber’s 2003 play relocates Strindberg’s tale about a footman who seduces a count’s daughter on the night of a midsummer festival to an English country house in July 1945 on the night of the British Labour Party’s election victory.

The new production is a pilot for a new series at the Young Vic called Classics for a New Climate. According to press material, “Throughout the creative process the team will investigate and experiment with approaches to making theatre while taking as little electricity off the national grid as possible.”

– by Theo Bosanquet


February 21, 2012   /   Mel   /   Game of Thrones (2011) Projects

The British actor will play merchant prince Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO fantasy drama’s new run.

“He’s the prince of Qarth, and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) runs into him,” Anozie told Coming Soon. “It’s pretty damn good. Game of Thrones just exceeded all expectations. Everyone’s on top of their game. It’s just amazing.”

Anozie also hinted that fans can expect “a lot of action” from the new episodes.

“Season two is bigger,” he said. “It goes deeper into the politics of what is going on. There is a whole episode devoted to a war, that’s going to be big, but I can’t say anymore!”

Natalie Dormer, Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane, Liam Cunningham and Hannah Murray are among the other actors to have signed up for roles on Game of Thrones.

Dog Soldiers’ director Neil Marshall will helm an episode for the second season, as will The Pacific‘s David Nutter, Rubicon‘s Alik Sakharov and Boardwalk Empire‘s David Petrarca.

Game of Thrones will return to HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic later this year.

Watch a teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season two:

Anozie stars opposite Liam Neeson in the new wilderness thriller The Grey; it opens in cinemas on Friday January 27.


February 20, 2012   /   Mel   /   Projects The Fades (2011)

The first season of British supernatural drama The Fades is a blend of teen angst, family dynamics, and the paranormal.  A mix that may not seem to make much sense on paper, but one that Skins veteran and The Fades creator and writer, Jack Thorne, understand well. Thorne’s experience with both teenagers and their relationships with their families is certainly his strong suit, and by introducing supernatural elements, the series achieves a nice balance that lends all aspects more depth—and higher stakes.


The premise of the series rests on the concept of Fades, dead souls that have for some reason stayed in a limbo state among the living without being able to interact with them. To play off of the Fades, Angelics are also a key element to the series, as they are those rare people who can actually see Fades. The main conflict revolves around the two sides struggling to understand each other and their efforts do what each side believes is the right thing for both humanity and the spirit world.


Paul (Iain de Caestecker) is 17 years old and an Angelic, and his dramatic introduction into the world of the Fades sets the entire season in motion. As Paul is drawn into this supernatural world, those closest to him are also affected: his best friend, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya), a motormouth movie obsessive; his twin sister and polar opposite, Anna (Lily Loveless), popular and embarrassed by Paul’s social ineptitude; his understanding mother, Meg (Claire Rushbrook); and Jay (Sophie Wu), Anna’s best friend and Paul’s crush.


As Paul becomes embroiled in the Angelics/Fades struggle, the world Paul is most familiar with is obviously turned upside down and his attempts to balance the two is an important arc in the series. He’s introduced to Neil (Johnny Harris), an Angelic who initiates him into the world of the Fades and their history with Angelics. He’s a sort of mentor to Paul, but with his own difficult past that often clouds the issue and at times puts him directly at odds with Paul’s approach. Neil works with fellow Angelics, Sarah (Natalie Dormer) and Helen (Daniela Nardini), and their established system of dealing with the Fades is immediately thrown into upheaval with the introduction of Paul.


While the concept of a paranormal fight between good and evil is nothing new, The Fades uses its younger cast as a way to add another dimension to the supernatural.  Yes, Paul and his friends and family get caught up in and are put in very dangerous situations, but it’s in their interactions with each other, particularly Paul and Mac’s friendship, that sets the series apart. The close personal relationships add more weight and in turn offer a way to get the viewer invested in these characters and their attempts to navigate this new world much more quickly.


Kaluuya, in particular, is so charismatic and engaging as Mac that the viewer can’t help but root for him, and in turn for Paul. Paul and Anna’s relationship is one of classic sibling rivalry, but also one rarely depicted for twins. De Caestecker and Loveless play the complex and frequently argumentative relationship believably. Thorne understands the way teenagers interact and the younger cast does a nice job of bringing the characters to life.


The season also involves a series of murders involving the Fades that brings the police to the forefront of the story.  The Fades connects various characters and plot points throughout, involving not only the police, as the detective in charge of investigating the murders is also Mac’s father, but also the school and Paul’s therapist are drawn into the larger story. Because Paul’s journey as the “important one” to the Angelic cause is the main arc for the season, those closest to him, both personally and in his everyday life as a student and teenager, are also related to the story.


The depths of Paul’s powers are initially unclear, but gradually it’s revealed that they are significant and integral to the escalating Angelics/Fades war. Throughout the season, The Fades makes frequent use of religious overtones in both terminology (Angelics, ascension, the concept of Heaven), as well as through the mention of Bible stories. In integrating these themes as significant aspects to the story, the series successfully uses familiar imagery and concepts to add more dimension to the season.


The season’s big villain, John (Joe Dempsie), is a compelling character all on his own. A Fade who has been looking for some sort of revenge because of his inability to ascend and escape the limbo of his current state, John is dangerous and desperate. Dempsie, yet another Skins alum in a cast filled with them, is a highlight as he plays John’s transformation into a new kind of Fade, one that is both gross and darkly comic.


The series also employs some stunning images that are not only a wonderful realization of the supernatural and apocalyptic, but also visually arresting.  There are dreams and visions repeated throughout the series (a place covered in ash is the most compelling of them all), both decidedly vague and foreboding, that are striking in how well executed they are.


For a season of just six episodes, The Fades builds quite a lot of story, imbued with religious themes, and told through the lens of a teenage supernatural drama that is thoughtful, well paced, and well acted.


The DVD release includes quite a few extras, including deleted scenes, outtakes, and behind-the-scenes featurettes. The deleted scenes are especially well chosen and add to the overall story nicely.