Last month, it was announced that one of the breakout stars of Netflix’s historical drama Bridgerton — Phoebe Dynevor — would be leading her first feature film, The Colour Room.
Now, an official first look at Dynevor as the famed ceramic artist Clarice Cliff has been revealed.
The Colour Room takes place in the 1920s in the industrial British midlands, following Clarice’s journey as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionizes the workplace. She would then eventually go on to become one of the most influential ceramic artists of the 20th century. The film is directed by The Luminaries‘ Claire McCarthy with a script from Claire Peate.
Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey, A Discovery of Witches) will star opposite Dynevor as the eccentric factory owner named Colley Shorter. The pair will be joined by the likes of David Morrissey as art designer Fred Ridgeway, Kerry Fox as Clarice’s widowed mother Ann, Darci Shaw as her youngest sister Dot, and Luke Norris.
In a press release from Sky last month, Dynevor said, “I am so excited to be joining the cast of ‘The Colour Room,’ especially in the role as one of the nation’s most celebrated artists, Clarice Cliff. It’s truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character. The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera. I look forward to telling Clarice’s story and of course working with Matthew too.”
The Colour Room will premiere later this year via Sky Cinema.