HARRY POTTER STAR, TOM FELTON, TO PLAY HISTORICAL HERO IN 4-HOUR EPIC MINISERIES THRILLER: LABYRINTH

2011/10/14

HARRY POTTER STAR, TOM FELTON, TO PLAY HISTORICAL HERO IN 4-HOUR EPIC MINISERIES THRILLER: LABYRINTH

(Carcassonne, France) Tom Felton ("Harry Potter" 1-9, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", "Anna and the King", “The Apparition”), otherwise known as Harry Potter nemesis, Draco Malfoy, has signed on to play a fascinating historical character in the 4-hour adaptation of Kate Mosse's worldwide bestseller, Labyrinth. Felton (24) takes on the role of Raymond-Roger de Trencavel, Viscount of Carcassonne, who died in 1209 (also at the age of 24) a martyr, trying to protect his Cathar citizens from genocide.

Also signing on to play the show's ruthless antagonist, Guy D'Evereux, is Tony Curran ("The Pillars of the Earth", "X-Men: First Class", "The Adventures of Tintin").

"Joining our already assembled brilliant cast, are the spectacular Tom Felton and Tony Curran." says Tim Halkin, Managing Director of Tandem Communications and Executive Producer. "I'm particularly pleased to have found an extraordinarily talented young actor who is the same age as that of the historical figure of Viscount Trencavel. Trencavel was an amazing young man, wise beyond his years and I'm sure that Tom Felton will do his memory and his legacy justice."

"Tony Curran and Tom Felton are some of the finest actors in the UK today," says Liza Marshall, Head of Scott Free London and Executive Producer. "They have broken out and made names for themselves internationally and we are proud to count them amongst our wonderful cast."

The 4-hour miniseries adaptation of Kate Mosse's 2006 run-away international bestseller was written by Adrian Hodges ("Primeval", "Charles II", "My Week with Marilyn") and is helmed by writer/director Christopher Smith ("Black Death", "Triangle"). Labyrinth, which began principal photography on October 10th in Carcasonne in the Aude/Cathar Country in the South of France, also stars John Hurt ("Harry Potter", "ALIEN", “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), Sebastian Stan ("Captain America", "The Apparition", "Gossip Girl"), Jessica Brown-Findlay ("Downton Abby", "Albatross"), Vanessa Kirby ("The Hour", "Great Expectation 2011"), Dame Janet Suzman ("Nicholas and Alexandra", "A Dry White Season"), Katie McGrath ("Merlin", "The Queen"), Claudia Gerini ("The Passion of the Christ", "Under the Tuscan Sun") Emun Elliot ("Game of Thrones", "Black Death"), Matthew Beard (“An Education”, “One Day”, “Hippie Hippie Shake”) and Danny Keogh ("Invictus", "The Devil's Whore").*

* Credits non-contractual.

Labyrinth is shooting on location in Carcassone, France and in Cape Town, South Africa. Labyrinth is a treaty coproduction between Germany and South Africa and is a Tandem Communications/Film Afrika coproduction in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's Scott Free Films.

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS is located in Munich, Germany and was started in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin. In 2007 Jonas Bauer became a partner in the company and in 2009 Malisa Scott joined as partner and Chief Operating Officer. From the beginning, their strategy was to build a vertically integrated media company whose core business is international production and worldwide distribution. From the ground-breaking Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, to the Emmy® Award winner Frank Herbert’s Dune to the Golden Globe® nominated The Company, to the Emmy® nominated Dragons’ World, TANDEM continues to develop, produce, market and distribute high-quality projects.

TANDEM produced the DIVA Award-winning Ring of the Nibelungs that garnered excellent ratings on the SyFy Channel in the U.S., as well as internationally. Lost City Raiders, a TANDEM event movie, also aired in the U.S. on the SyFy Channel and internationally to superb ratings. Impact premiered successfully in the U.S. on ABC Network. In 2008, TANDEM launched the Nora Roberts Franchise and in 2009, TANDEM launched the new Patricia Cornwell movie franchise with At Risk and The Front, based on her worldwide bestselling crime novels.

In 2010, TANDEM produced The Lost Future starring Sean Bean, shot on location in South Africa. The movie aired in the U.S. on the SyFy Channel. Also in 2010, TANDEM produced Treasure Guards, starring Anna Friel and Raoul Bova. The movie was shot on location in South Africa.

Currently in production is Ken Follett’s eight-hour Event series World Without End. Shot on location in Hungary, Austria and Slovakia, the series stars Cynthia Nixon, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, Miranda Richardson and many others of the world’s top actors and is directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, This Boy’s Life, Beyond the Gates).

Film Afrika is one of South Africa's most innovative and prolific production companies, producing over 60 films and television series in the last 10 years. Staffed by the country’s top line producers as well as business, legal and finance personnel, the company specialises in raising local finance and providing a complete location facilitation and co-production service to international producers. Film Afrika films throughout South Africa, including neighbouring countries Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as further-a-field, such as Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius and the Seychelles.


Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed film directors, brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Scott Free Films recently released the international hits Robin Hood and Unstoppable, as well as the critically acclaimed films Cracks, Welcome to the Rileys, Cyrus for Fox Searchlight, and most recently the YouTube backed Life in a Day. Next for Scott Free is Ridley Scott’s visionary epic Prometheus starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron which Fox will release in June 2012, and Joe Carnahan’s The Grey starring Liam Neeson set for January 2012.

Scott Free Television produces the Emmy®, Peabody, and Golden Globe® winning hit TV show The Good Wife for CBS, and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated mini-series The Pillars of the Earth for Starz.  They also produced the hit CBS show Numb3rs, which ran for six seasons. Scott Free is currently prepping Coma, a four-hour adaptation of the Robin Cook novel, which starts production this fall and will air Memorial Day 2012 on A&E, and also Drivers, a drama series set in the 1950's and 60's revolving around a group of young drivers competing at Le Mans with Michael Hirst writing. In addition to scripted fare, Scott Free has firmly established its nonfiction presence by producing the epic Emmy®-winning documentary Gettysburg for History Channel. Scott Free and Ridley Scott will premiere Prophets of Science Fiction in Fall 2011 for Science Channel, exploring legendary scientific minds, and how their work inspired future discoveries. With offices in Los Angeles and London, Scott Free works closely with RSA Films, one of the world largest and most successful commercial production houses in the world.


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