Magazine article Screen International

James McAvoy, Clarke Peters in Talks for BBC Adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'

Magazine article Screen International

James McAvoy, Clarke Peters in Talks for BBC Adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'

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Adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic is written by Jack Thorne (Skins).

James McAvoy, Clarke Peters

James McAvoy (Filth) and Clarke Peters (The Wire) are in talks to join the cast of His Dark Materials, the BBC’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic, according to reports.

McAvoy will play aristocratic explorer Lord Asriel, taking on the role played by Daniel Craig in the 2007 feature The Golden Compass.

Asriel is father to protagonist Lyra (Logan’s Dafne Keen), an orphan who lives in a parallel universe. Peters will play the master who raises Lyra, with both actors starting work on the series later this month. …

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