Oscar-nominated director Stephen Frears’ latest film is Tamara Drewe, based on Posy Simmonds’ comic strip and graphic novel, which is a modern take on Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far From The Madding Crowd.
Gemma Arterton will play Tamara, a once a shy, ugly teenager, who causes controversy among the locals when she returns to her parents’ idyllic country home having reinvented herself as a confident and beautiful femme fatale after years spent in the big bad city as a columnist. The film also stars Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!), Roger Allam (The Queen), Luke Evans (Clash of The Titans), Bill Camp (Public Enemies) and TV comedienne Tamsin Greig.
Tamara Drewe began as a comic strip in The Guardian, making its first appearance on 17th September 2005.
“I’ve loved Posy Simmonds’ work for a long time,” Frears said in a statement. “I’ve got a tremendous cast and crew. Tamara Drewe is a terrific story.”
Patricia is delighted to be asked by Stephen Frears to join the cast of Tamara Drewe and begins filming in November.