Phoebe Dynevor, the talented and pretty actress who played the lead role of Daphne Bridgerton in runaway Netflix hit Bridgerton, has landed her first major film, Sky original film, “The Colour Room”. Phoebe Dynevor will play the primary protagonist, in the author-backed role of pioneering ceramic artist, Clarice Cliff. Matthew Goode, of The Imitation Game and Watchmen fame, will star opposite Dynevor as Colley Shorter.
David Morrissey, Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris make up the rest of the cast of “The Colour Room”.
The film is set in the backdrop of 1920s England, when the glass ceiling prevailed, and women were kept out of stimulating opportunities. Phoebe Dynevor plays venerated pottery artist Clarice Cliff, who dared to shatter the glass ceiling.
As per the official logline of the film –
“The Colour Room follows the journey of a determined, working class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century. Clarice Cliff is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks – but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter on the way with her talent and innovation.”
“Apprenticed to renowned Art Designer Fred Ridgeway and with support from Colley and other women in the factory, Clarice fights her way through to design the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range. In the middle of the Great Depression, she ensures the factory’s survival and her future as one of the greatest Art Deco designers and a household name.”
The film, which goes into production later this month, is jointly produced by Caspian Films, Sky, and Creative England; directed by Claire McCarthy; and written by Claire Peate, who won the BAFTA Rocliffe in 2016 for this very script. Says Peate about The Colour Room, “The story was inspired by a single image; a young factory worker leaving her grim, industrial reality behind her and stepping into the rainbow of the colour room – a world of joy and possibility.”
Stay tuned to Binged.com for release details of The Colour Room.