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True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths has signed on to play a major role in the new film “Winter’s Tale.” The film, based on the Mark Helprin novel, is about a dying young woman who falls in love with a thief who breaks into her palatial home on the West Side of Manhattan in 19th century and contemporary Manhattan. Colin Farrell plays the thief and Matt Bomer will play his father while Griffiths plays his mother.
In his directorial debut, Akiva Goldsman continues to add to an already strong cast for Winter’s Tale. Magic Mike and White Collar star Matt Bomer, True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths and Eva Marie Saint round out a film that stars Colin Farrell, Downton Abbey‘s Jessica Brown Findlay, William Hurt, Will Smith and Russell Crowe.
Warner Bros begins production in Manhattan on October 27.
Now that the filming of the True Blood’s season 5 is wrapped, Lucy Griffiths is set on other parts and is set to make her feature domestic debut in the sci-fi indie “Uncanny.” In True Blood Season 5, she plays Eric sister Nora, a chancellor of the Authority and a religioius zealot, probably made so by Salome, but we’re hoping that she sees sense and snaps out of it soon.
Matthew Leutwyler is set to helm from a script by Shahin Chandrasoma that follows a technology reporter who gets a week of exclusive access to the world’s first perfect artificial intelligence. When the reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it, the A.I. begins to exhibit startling emergent behavior. Production is set to begin this month in Los Angeles.
Griffiths’ also played Marian on BBC America’s “Robin Hood” series.
Lucy Griffiths talks about the Vampire Civil War that is to take place between the vampires who believe in the mainstreaming movment and the Sanguinistas in the interview below with TVGuide. She also reveals that we will see ‘Lilith” and talks about her character’s beliefs and relationship with Eric.
Nora is essentially fighting for her life to stay alive. Will she be able to get out of the Authority’s clutches?
Lucy Griffiths: She is going to try, and I think Eric is going to help her, too.
How will the war between the Mainstreamers and the Sanguinistas ramp up?
Griffiths: The focus is the climax of the season, so it comes to a head, to say the least. It gets quite aggressive. It’s not a calm takeover like you think it might be, or that you would probably know if you’ve seen any of the True Blood series before [laughs], but it gets quite aggressive.
Do you think Nora might change her mind on which side she’s really on?
Griffiths: I don’t know if it’s ever going to be a question of her changing her mind. I think what Nora does is she has two loyalties. She has a loyalty to Eric and a loyalty to the Authority. What it becomes is a case of trying to step outside the situation and see who’s really returning her loyalty, and trying to be objective about whether it’s healthy for her to remain part of the Authority or not, and whether letting Eric guide her, and trusting him as opposed to trusting her faith, might be a better idea.
Since Roman is itching to kill Nora, how will that feud come to a head?
Griffiths: Nora definitely comes off better.
Will Nora have any interaction with Russell this season?
Griffiths: Yes. It’s funny. They are, to an extent, on the same team.
Will Nora and Eric ever have to go against each other this season?
Griffiths: They’re not quite against each other and they never fight against each other, they fight between themselves. Their connection is very strong so if they are fighting it’s for the sake of what’s going on around them. It’s personal as well, which makes it more dramatic. They don’t get along all the time. They do fight.
How would Nora feel if she knew that Eric slept with Salome (Valentina Cervi)?
Griffiths: They have a fraternal relationship completely, it just so happens that vampires are so sexual. I don’t think there’s a possession, like with Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie (Anna Paquin). I’m not sure that she knows, or how she’d feel if she did know. That’s not what their relationship is based on. Their relationship is based on being brother and sister and sharing a guardian and Father.
Nora was very close with Salome. Might Salome be sympathetic enough to help Nora out of the situation?
Griffiths: Probably, just because Salome is so fervent in her belief [that] this character called Lilith is the path to power and happiness, and Lilith is inextricably linked with the Authority, so I don’t think Salome would ever condone anybody that she cared for or herself distancing themselves from the Authority for that reason.
I hear we get to meet Lilith this season. What can you tell us about her?
Griffiths: I can tell you she is bloody powerful.
To read the rest of this interview go to: tvguide.com
This Season on True Blood we’ve been introduced to Eric’s sister Nora played by British actress Lucy Griffiths. Nora is a Chancellor of the Vampire Authority. She’s fiery, fierce and loyal to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), with whom she shares a vampire maker. When we last saw her in episode 2 of Season 5, she was in a lot of trouble.
Collider, recently spoke to Lucy about auditioning for the show, catching up on episodes once she’d been cast, how she typically doesn’t watch much television because she doesn’t have a TV, that she found talking with the fangs relatively easy, how she views her character and the relationship she has with her “brother,” having to forget your inhibitions to work on a show like this, what she’s most enjoyed about playing this character, and what she looks for in a project.
Collider: How did you come to be a part of True Blood this season? Were you actively looking to do American television?
LUCY GRIFFITHS: Well, yes and no. I’ve had American representation for a few years now, so it’s always been a possibility. It was just that the right audition came along and I was right for it, so I got it.
When you auditioned, how secretive were they with you? Did they tell you anything about the character at all?
GRIFFITHS: The first I knew of the character was in the auditioning sides that I had. I knew that she was Eric’s sister and that she was a Chancellor in the Vampire Authority. Further than that, I didn’t know anything. She’d not been featured in previous seasons which I’d watched, so I had no idea what to expect. But really, you don’t have any idea what to expect, script to script. You don’t get told before the series starts what your character arc is going to be, so it’s always a surprise. I guess it’s good to start off not knowing anything ‘cause that’s how it continues.
Had you been a fan of the show, or did you have to catch up before filming?
GRIFFITHS: I had to catch up, but I was very glad I had to because I really love it. I really enjoyed catching up. I wasn’t a fan before my audition, no, but I am now.
Since you had already done the zombie pilot that didn’t get picked up, were you discouraged at all to try for another TV show, or does it help to know that this show has such a devoted following?
GRIFFITHS: Yeah, of course! Because True Blood has long since debuted, there’s not that same worry. I know that some people think differently about pilots, but I really enjoyed shooting Awakening. We had brilliant producers, and they were just so much fun and they made the experience so wonderful. The thought of staying in Toronto and shooting with them for, potentially, seven years was something that could have been quite fun and a big change in all of our lives. But, when that doesn’t work out, once again, you’re dealing with an unknown future and I find that quite exciting as well. That’s how I feel about it. I think it’s a win-win situation. You either end up on a good, fun show that’s successful, or you have that question mark in your future and you know that you don’t know what’s going to happen, which is exciting.
You did a zombie pilot and now you’re playing a vampire. Are you a genre fan, or is that just a coincidence?
GRIFFITHS: I don’t watch a great deal of television because I don’t have a television, and I don’t have a huge catalog of films that I’ve watched either. When I do watch things, they tend to be a lot of comedies. I actually like some of the British comedy series. But, on the whole, I’m not a huge viewer of anything.
Since you can’t be a very menacing vampire, if you have a lisp, how challenging is it to learn to talk properly with the teeth?
GRIFFITHS: I know this sounds funny, but I think it depends on how your mouth is shaped. I don’t know whether mine was built for fangs or what, but I didn’t have too much of a problem. I did get the giggles the first day I put them in, but they’re okay.
How do you see Nora, as a character? Do you think she’s loyal to Eric?
GRIFFITHS: She certainly has loyalty to Eric. I think she’s actually a very loyal character, but some of her loyalties and trusts are misplaced. She’s selfish in the way that beings are selfish, but she’s not in it for what she can get, to the detriment of people around her. There are characters like that this season, but she’s not one of them. She is excited by the prospect of the power that her faith will bring her. She’s actually not a very selfish character. She’s very loyal to her brother, and she’s loyal to her friend and colleague, Salome.
How would you describe the relationship between Nora and Eric?
GRIFFITHS: They’re very excited to see each other. He didn’t know she was coming, so he’s very surprised. They’re just overjoyed to be in each other’s company again. I think they have a sibling rivalry, certainly, but they basically love each other.
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What an entrance Lucy Griffiths made on True Blood last night as Eric’s sister. Photographer Molly Gottschalk photographed Griffiths in her sun drenched Los Angeles apartment.
More photos on http://www.mollywould.com
True Blood’s” Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) and newcomer Lucy Griffiths (Nora) talk to EXTRA about their characters’ roles in the upcoming season and how they handle the show’s nudity.
True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths has let go of some secrets about her role of Nora in Season 5. She recently starred in Robin Hood but now she plays an “irreverent British” vampire who was also sired by Godric and has a “love/hate relationship” with her brother Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Nora is also part of the Vampire Authority ruling council, which will play a big part in the new season.
In this photo from the premiere below, Nora, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) are on the attack. “It occurs just after I’ve met them, and it’s a reaction to being taken by surprise by some threatening characters.” ”It’s a reaction to being taken by surprise by some threatening characters,” she explained.
“We think [she] was turned during Elizabethan or Victorian times,” Griffiths told TV Guide. “It’s been years since she’s seen Eric, and she is very excited.
“She looks up to him, but they’ve had a fiery love/hate relationship in the way that brothers and sisters do.”
Eight episodes into filming, there’s no great Bon Temps romance for Nora, but Lucy has her eye on another new series regular: Italian actress Valentina Cervi, who plays ancient vampire seductress Salome: “They’re very close.”
As we reported earlier this week, British actress Lucy Griffiths has been cast as Nora, Eric’s vampire sister and will be seen in Season 5.
While Lucy is best know for her role as Marian in the BBC drama Robin Hood and Ruth in the TV series The Little House, she is also a stage actress. Before she joins the cast of True Blood to begin filming her role in Season 5, we have just learned that she is to be in the play “Atman” on the London Stage.
Jacqui Hones-Martin, director of the play has sent us a press release about the new play which will be premiering at the Finborough Theate in the West End. Hones-Martin is Artistic Director of InSite Performance for whom she is currently developing the UK premiere of Larisa and The Merchants by Alexander Ostrovsky in a new version by Samuel Adamson.
The English premiere and the English language world premiere of a new play by one of Scotland’s most successful Scots Gaelic writers, Iain Finlay Macleod, Atman, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of six Sunday and Monday performances from 6 November 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 7 November 2011).
The play will be performed Sundays and Mondays, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 November 2011 and is a chilling insight into the dizzying power of fiction inspired by the works of Jorge Luis Borges, the master of magical realism.
Atman was first performed in Scots Gaelic by Tosg Theatre Company on a Highlands tour and now receives its English language world premiere, following a reading as part of Vibrant – An Anniversary Festival of Finborough Playwrights in 2010 starring Jasper Britton and Alan Cox.
The cast includes Lucy Griffiths and Matthew Spencer.
Read more about the production by going to: finboroughtheatre.co.uk
TVLine breaks the news of the casting of a very exciting role.
British actress Lucy Griffiths has been cast as Nora, Eric’s vampire sister.
This was the casting call:
[NORA] 25 to 35. Beautiful, any race, centuries old. A double agent working within the Vampire Authority. Eric’s vampire “sister” – a progeny of Godric. Intelligent, intimidating, cool under pressure and a very good liar. She loves Eric deeply, but has dedicated her life to a higher purpose. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
25 Year old Griffiths is best know for her role as Marian in the BBC drama Robin Hood and Ruth in the TV series The Little House. She will be a series regular on True Blood.