Monday, October 26, 2009

Tamara Drewe

Filming has started on BBC Films and Ruby Films’ big screen adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel TAMARA DREWE. Loosely based on Hardy’s ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’, it was originally serialised in The Guardian’s Review section, and centres on Tamara Drewe, who has transformed herself, via plastic surgery, from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. She returns to her parents’ home in the fictional village where she garners the attention of lusty men - and the ire of their womenfolk, with devastating results.
23 year old Gemma Arterton, a RADA graduate who leapt to fame playing the head girl in St Trinians, was chosen by director Stephen Frears for the lead role of Tamara.

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