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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' stills featuring Tamzin Merchant

The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love), Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers 3D, Any Human Heart), Tamzin Merchant (P&P 2005's own Georgiana Darcy, Jane Eyre), Rory Kinnear (Women In Love), and Julia McKenzie (ITV's Miss Marple) premieres as a two-part period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens in the UK's BBC Two (for those lucky UK fans) next Tuesday January 10th and Wednesday January 11th, whereas here in the US, it premieres 3 months later on April 15th on PBS Masterpiece Classic. Unfortunately, no Youtube preview trailer available yet, but If you live in the UK, you can see the preview clips for Episode 1, filming in Rochester, and Matthew Rhys "Becoming Jasper."

Also, you can check out Episodes guide and Characters (where you discover more about the characters in Charles Dickens' famous unfinished story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) including Tamzin Merchant's character Rosa Bud on BBC Two.




 (source: BBC Two)
Edwin Drood's 17-year-old fiancée is starting to have reservations about their long-standing betrothal.


Since becoming an orphan years ago her home has been the Nun’s House in Cloisterham. She has regular music lessons with choirmaster John Jasper, who she knows harbours inappropriate desires for her.

Tamzin Merchant
Tamzin’s breakthrough role was in the 2005 big-screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Since then she’s appeared in many films and TV dramas, including Jane Eyre, The Tudors and DCI Banks.

Interesting Edwin Drood/P&P connection:
lead stars Tamzin Merchant and Freddie Fox (who's older sister Emilia Fox played Georgiana Darcy in the P&P 1995 miniseries starring Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle) are now dating in real-life, after meeting on the set of Edwin Drood.
See recent photos of Tamzin & Freddie out and about at
Old Vic 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala!

Anyway, Period Movies and Fragilidad has the following promotional stills of...


The Mystery of Edwin Drood stills
featuring Tamzin Merchant as Rosa Bud
(source: Fragilidad | Period Movies)

View more The Mystery of Edwin Drood promotional stills (via Fragilidad)

Speaking of Tamzin Merchant (who graduated from Homerton College, Cambridge), BBC News has this very nice interview of her supporting a charity Build Africa...Check out and watch her interview: Actress Tamzin Merchant supports charity Build Africa 
 
A Sussex actress, who is appearing in a new Charles Dickens adaptation, is supporting a Kent-based African charity.

Tamzin Merchant has become a patron of Build Africa, based in Tunbridge Wells, which works in rural areas of Uganda and Kenya.
Ms Merchant plays Rosa Budd in The Mystery of Edwin Drood on BBC2 next week.

The bicentenary of Dickens' birth will be marked on 7 February. The Mystery of Edwin Drood was his final novel.
In addition,  Build Africa just announced her involvement here: Tamzin Merchant becomes a Build Africa Patron

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