Doctor Who and City of Holby Star Sharon D Clarke has landed her next film role.
The actress, who played the late Grace O’Brien in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi show and Lola Griffin in the recently concluded medical drama, joins the cast of Amazon Prime Video’s romantic comedy Red, White and Royal Blue.
As reported by diversityClarke signed on for the film on the side Bridgeton‘s Thomas Flynn and death in paradiseis Malcolm Atobrah. The film has already been announced kill Bill and Hollywood star girlby Uma Thurman The kissing booth‘s Taylor Zakhar Perez and Cinderellaby Nicholas Galitzine.
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Two male leads will play the US President’s son and royal counterpart, respectively. The pair will get into an altercation that will be chronicled by the tabloids, forcing them to fake a friendship to ease international relations. But they become not only real friends, but even more.
The synopsis reads, “Soon, Alex finds himself in a secret romance with a surprisingly stuffy Henry that could complicate his mother’s re-election campaign and turn two nations upside down, begging the question: Can love save the world?”
The film, currently in production, was written by director Matthew López, who previously won a Tony Award for the play The Heritage.
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Clarke is even better known for her theater career than her TV roles, having emerged in her performances We will Rock You and Ghost the musical in the West End, won three Olivier Awards and has also performed on Broadway.
Filming is currently underway, but no release schedule has been announced yet.
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