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More about the Black Box including its synopsis, cast/characters info., and screen captures of Kelly Reilly as Dr. Catherine Black below.
(Source: ABC)Dr. Catherine Black, world famous neurologist, is at the top of her game. Each week, this beautiful and brilliant doctor will attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain while hiding her own secret: she's bipolar. The medical stories are moving, bizarre and a visual feast. The personal stories are riveting. It's a brand new, cutting edge ABC drama series, "The Black Box."
The twenty-first century is the era of the brain, and this show will be riding that wave on the cutting edge of medicine. The brain is the source of everything -- from whom we love to how we act and feel. It is the ultimate mystery, which is why doctors call it, the "black box." Catherine and the staff of "The Cube" will constantly be challenged by cases never seen before on television. The patients have rare, highly visual, often hallucinogenic and startling conditions, which we will see through their eyes as Catherine diagnoses and treats them.
Dr. Black's home base is in New York City where she works in a state-of-the-art neurological center known as "The Cube." Inside its modern walls, this complex woman draws patients from all over the world. Outside, she keeps multiple secrets from her family and loved ones. There's only one person who knows everything -- her psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hartramph (Vanessa Redgrave). Hartramph is intuitive, deeply insightful, and strong, an imposing mentor and mother figure. She's a touchstone that Catherine returns to weekly for advice, medication and comfort. Meanwhile, Catherine keeps the men in her life on their toes as she is torn between Will (David Ajala), a sexy, handsome new chef with his own restaurant in Brooklyn, and her co-worker, the charismatic, womanizing neurosurgeon, Dr. Ian Bickman (Ditch Davey). Will wants love and commitment, but can a free spirit like Catherine ever commit? Bickman's work comes first and he would never contemplate settling down, at least until he meets Dr. Catherine Black. But what does Bickman really know about Catherine? Less than he imagines.
Dr. Owen Morely (Terry Kinney), the medical director of The Cube, is Catherine's former teacher, current mentor and fellow neurologist – a gentleman to his core. They share cases and mutual admiration. But her closest confidant is within her family circle - her older brother, Joshua Black (David Chisum). Joshua and Catherine are forever bonded by the struggle they shared to overcome a difficult childhood.
Meet The Cast of Black Box
Kelly Reilly as Dr. Catherine Black
Reilly was most recently seen in Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis in which she co-starred with Denzel Washington and John Goodman. The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2012 Academy Awards and Reilly won a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. Reilly recently completed work on the feature film Heaven is For Real, a film based on a New York Times bestselling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The movie is scheduled for release in April, 2014.
Last year, Reilly finished filming multiple projects including Innocence, an adaptation of the Matthew F. Jones novel, and A Single Shot directed by David M. Rosenthal, starring Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy. Next, she will be seen in Cédric Klapisch's Chinese Puzzle, starring opposite Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, the third and final film in the trilogy, followed by the new film Calvary, starring alongside Chris O'Dowd and Brendan Gleeson, due for release in early 2014.
In 2011, Reilly was reunited with director Guy Ritchie for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows reprising the role she played in the 2009 hit Sherlock Holmes, opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Also in 2011, she was seen in the World War II drama Edwin Boyd, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. For her previous film work Kelly has received both critical and international acclaim. She garnered a 'Best Actress' nomination at the British Independent Film Awards for her riveting performance in James Watkins debut thriller, Eden Lake, opposite Michael Fassbender.
She also gained international acclaim playing a supporting lead role in the film Mrs. Henderson Presents, a role for which she won 'Best Newcomer' at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards and a nomination as 'Best Supporting Actress' at the British Independent Film Awards in 2005. That same year, Reilly also won the award for 'Best Newcomer' at the Empire Film Awards, which also recognized her performance as the haughty and manipulative 'Miss Bingley' in the successful Working Title re-make of Pride and Prejudice. She also appeared alongside Johnny Depp in The Libertine. It was for her roles in these three films that she was awarded the Steinmetz Award for 'Best Breakthrough' at the 2006 pre-BAFTA London Party. Additionally, Reilly won the Chopard Award as the 'Female Revelation' at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a 'Best Supporting Actress' nomination at the prestigious Cesar Award as 'Best Supporting Actress' for her performance in the internationally successful French film Les Poupees Russes (Russian Dolls), a sequel to the award-winning Auberge Espanol. Among her other film credits are a wide range of international releases including Meant to Be, Ti presento un amico, Me and Orson Welles,Triage, with Colin Farrell and Last Orders.
Reilly is also well known for her stage work. She became the youngest-ever Olivier Award nominee in the category of 'Best Actress' when she was nominated in 2004 for her performance in After Miss Julie, presented at London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre. She was also nominated as 'Best Actress' at the Evening Standard Theatre awards for the same role. In 2008, she received another Olivier Award nomination in the same category for the role of 'Desdemona' in the Donmar Warehouse production of Othello. She also received praise for her role inLook Back in Anger, opposite David Tennant at the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre and The Comedy Theatre production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Other theatre credits include parts in Piano/Forte (Royal Court), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Royal National Theatre), Blasted (Royal Court), The Graduate (Gielgud Theatre), Three Sisters (for which she was nominated as Actress in a Supporting Role for the Barclays TMA Awards) and The London Cuckolds (Royal National Theatre) for which she was a finalist for an Ian Charleson Award.
Last year Kelly was seen revisiting her lead role of 'DC Anna Travis' in Silent Scream, the third series of Above Suspicion, ITV's hugely successful adaptation of Lynda La Plante's bestselling novels. She has also starred on the small screen in He Kills Coppers, and Joe's Palace, co-starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Michael Gambon.