Phoebe Dynevor is set to play the lead in an original Sky film titled The Colour Room. The young actress rose to stardom as the leading lady in Netflix’s recent record-breaking series Bridgerton as Daphne. This will be her first role since the series.
Dynevor will play the character Clarice Cliff, a pioneering ceramic artist responsible for revolutionizing the workplace as a working class woman in the 1920s. The film will tell the story of her rise to success in the pottery industry, working in Stoke-on-Trent as a vivacious factory worker.
She will act alongside Matthew Goode, whose notable roles include Lord Snowdon in The Crown and Henry Talbot in Downton Abbey. Other co-stars joining her on screen include David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Darci Shaw (The Bay), Kerry Fox (Rare Beasts) and Luke Norris (Poldark). The Colour Room will be produced by Caspian Films, Sky and Creative England.
The Colour Room is written by Claire Peate, who won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcase in 2016. It will be directed by Claire McCarthy (Ophelia).
“I’m so excited to be joining the cast of The Colour Room,” Dynevor says. “It’s truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character. I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera.”
Peate says: “The story was inspired by a single image; a young factory worker leaving her grim, industrial reality behind her and stepping the rainbow of the Colour Room—a world of joy and possibility. I’m thrilled to now be working with Phoebe and Matthew in bringing The Colour Room to life.”
The cast are due to film in Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham, beginning production later this month. The film will be released on Sky and in cinemas later this year.
Words by Danielle Saunders
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