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Sam Riley, who is your agent? Manager? Because they should get a raise. Or maybe you are really just that good. Because in what feels like two days, the once band mate (of the Leeds-based 10,000 Things) was starring in the indie hit Control as doomed rocker Ian Curtis, then alongside Eva Green and Ryan Philippe in Franklyn and now is starring in an American action thriller (13), a British action thriller featuring Helen Mirren (Brighton Rock) and Walter Salles’ On The Road playing Jack Kerouac, or Sal Paradise.
And here’s one more envy-inducing role: that of Christopher Marlowe, the successful poet who wrote alongside William Shakespeare and was killed in a bar room brawl. Marlowe was rumored to also be a spy for the queen, which the Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) novel, A Dead Man In Deptford, readily embraces. Television director Nick Copus will take on the adaptation from a script by Michael Elias. »
- Dan Mecca
Sam Riley ("Control," "Brighton Rock") has signed on to play British playwright Christopher Marlowe in "A Dead Man in Deptford" for Ballpark Prods. and Neversink Prods. according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on Anthony Burgess' novel, the story plays on the idea that notorious bar room brawler Marlowe was also a royal spy for Elizabeth I, and that his death at age 29 may have been an assassination ordered by the English Secret Service.
- Garth Franklin
The movie will play with the idea that Christopher "Kit" Marlowe, a notorious bar room brawler, was also a royal spy for Elizabeth I and that his death in Deptford at age 29 may have been an assassination ordered by the English Secret Service.
Production is scheduled to begin in the spring. »
Filmmakers just can’t stop taking the lives of real-life icons and spinning stories about them. Shakespeare in Love is probably the most famous example, but now A Dead Man in Deptford – which will see Control’s Sam Riley starring as Christopher “Kit” Marlowe (who, coincidentally was played by an uncredited Rupert Everett in Shakespeare) in a tale outside of the usual biopic.Since little is known about the real life of the man who wrote plays such as The Tragical History of Dr Faustus and The Massacre at Paris, many rumours have cropped up about how he spent his time when he wasn’t hunched over a quill.The most common, and one used by Anthony Burgess in his eponymous novel, is that Marlowe’s lustful, bar-hopping ways were matched by the fact that he was a royal spy for Elizabeth I, and that his death at the age »
4 items from 2010
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