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Ruth Wilson 'Couldn't Say No' To 'His Dark Materials' Role!

Ruth Wilson strikes a pose at the global premiere of her brand new HBO and BBC series His Dark Materials held at BFI Southbank on Tuesday (October 15) in London, England.

The 37-year-old actress Dafne Keen, Ruta Gedmintas, Daniel Frogson, Will Keen, Simon Manyonda, Clarke Peters and Mat Fraser, as well as series writers Sir Philip Pullman and Jack Thorne.

Ruth Wilson recently expressed that she “couldn’t say no” to playing Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials because the character was described as a “cesspit of moral filth.”

Dafne, who plays young heroine Lyra in the series, also opened up about playing opposite Ruth: “You quickly forget that Ruth is a lovely woman. She genuinely does look like a psychopath,” she said. “But when it’s a very intense scene and we’re getting too much into a mood ourselves, we smile through it. We joke. And when we cut, I smile so that people can see that I’m not mentally scarred for the rest of my life.”

The show premieres on both HBO and BBC in November – Watch the trailer here!

FYI: Ruth is wearing Emilia Wickstead.

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Regina King, Ruth Wilson & Lin-Manuel Miranda Rep Their Shows at HBO's Summer TCA!

Regina King is radiant as she sits down to speak about her anticipated new series Watchmen during the HBO segment of the 2019 TCA Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday (July 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 48-year-old Oscar winner was joined at the event by creator Damon Lindelof and director Nicole Kassell as they promoted the series, which just debuted its first official trailer during Comic-Con.

That same day, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda joined their co-star Dafne Keen, writer Jack Thorne and executive producer Jane Tranter at their His Dark Materials panel.

Also in attendance in support of their series The Righteous Gemstones were stars John Goodman, Cassidy Freeman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson and Adam DeVine, as well as executive producers Jody Hill and David Gordon Green.

Later that same evening, Danny McBride stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote The Righteous Gemstones, talk about leaving Los Angeles and moving to South Carolina, hanging out with Bill Murray and his crazy day with Kanye West – Watch below!


Danny McBride’s Crazy Day with Kanye West

FYI: Regina King is wearing a Prada dress. Ruth Wilson is wearing a Brock Collection dress.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & James McAvoy Talk Up 'His Dark Materials' at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda sit side by side for the His Dark Materials during 2019 Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday night (July 18) in San Diego, Calif.

The two stars joined Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson to chat up the new HBO series.

The first season of the new show follows Lyra (Keen), a seemingly ordinary, but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

If you missed it, check out the first trailer for His Dark Materials HERE!

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Marni dress.

10+ pictures inside of the His Dark Materials cast at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con…

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HBO Debuts 'His Dark Materials' Epic Trailer at Comic-Con!

The trailer for HBO’s new epic fantasy series His Dark Materials has arrived!

Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda star in the new series, based on the best-selling books of the same name by Philip Pullman.

The first season follows Lyra (Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

The cast was at Comic-Con on Thursday (July 18) to debut the trailer. The show premieres on both HBO and BBC this fall.

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HBO's 'His Dark Materials' Gets First Full Trailer - Watch Now!

Check out the trailer for HBO’s new fantasy series His Dark Materials!

The network released the teaser for its adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy book series (“The Golden Compass,” “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass”) on Friday (May 17), just as Game of Thrones is coming to an end.

His Dark Materials, co-produced by the BBC, is directed by Tom Hooper and stars Logan’s Dafne Keen as Lyra, Ruth Wilson as Marisa Coulter, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby.

The first season follows “Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.”

His Dark Materials will premiere later this year on HBO. Watch the trailer!


His Dark Materials: Season 1: Official Teaser | HBO

Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, & Ruth Wilson Join BBC Series 'His Dark Materials'

Lin-Manuel Miranda is starring in a new BBC series called His Dark Materials!

The 38-year-old Hamilton creator will have a role in the eight-part adaptation of the hit fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, Variety reports.

His Dark Materials will cover the first three books: “The Golden Compass” (“Northern Lights” in Britain), “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass.”

Dafne Keen portrays “Lyra, the precocious girl at the center of the story, whose adventures with a truth-telling device called the alethiometer bring her into contact with her mysterious Uncle Asriel (James McAvoy), a terrifying woman named Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) and a strange phenomenon called Dust. On her journey from Oxford to London and beyond, Lyra meets charismatic aeronaut and adventurer Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel).”

The series also stars Clarke Peters, Anne-Marie Duff, Ariyon Bakare, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, Will Keen, and more.

Principal photography is underway in Cardiff, Wales.