A Miracle

Harold Luxury for Men Interview Spring 2014

Matthew Macfadyen did an interview for Harold Luxury for Men Spring 2014 issue which is absolutely fabulous!  In the interview, Matthew mentions that he's moving house, vacationing in Thailand with his family for two weeks, his favourite hotel and much, much more!

You can read the interview HERE.

Thanks Alex!

Perfect Nonsense: meeting Matthew Macfadyen

There were six of us Darcylician's shivering at the stage door for Matthew Macfadyen to leave.  We saw the wonderful  Stephen Mangan leave and later return.  We all told him that the play was brilliant, which he clearly enjoyed hearing.   Later, Matthew stepped out and came towards us to chat.  He looked so thin and handsome (both onstage and off!).  We gushed about the play and his many roles.  I told him he had amazing energy on stage, at which point he drooped with fatigue, amusing us all.

While signing autographs and taking photographs, he told us we won't have long to wait for Ripper Street, and that the second series was even better than the first.  He would even be interested in a third series, if it happened. 

He isn't sure when Epic will be released.  A Miracle may begin filming at the end of next year.

His part in Ambassadors is small (filmed in a day) but he will appear in all 3 episodes.

I'm sure I have forgotten bits so please join us in the forum to read other people's impressions.  Here's a cropped photo of Matthew that I took tonight.

A Miracle

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis (from Starfield Productions):

The hook? Despairing London schoolteacher Izzy is on the brink of losing both his job and his wife when an opportunity arises to earn some quick and badly needed cash.

The job? Fly to Turkey and bring back a large “package”… In fact, it is a coffin. Containing the dead aunt of a millionaire ex-pat businessman who has no time to go and collect his relative himself.

The challenge? Only Turkish-speakers may apply for the job, and Izzy doesn’t know the lingo. But Orhan, the school caretaker, is Turkish! If Izzy can pretend to be Orhan’s mute cousin… then all should work out just fine, right?

The hitch? Nothing is as it seems. The dead aunt is not just any dead aunt. When, after many adventures, Izzy and Orhan get to the remote village, they discover that she is revered as a saint!  The last thing the villagers want is to let their miracle saint be buried elsewhere. And there’s more than just a dead, holy aunt in that coffin… It’s also full of brown powder, heading for the London streets…

What seemed to be a simple job quickly descends into mayhem and before they know it Izzy and Orhan are caught up in the midst of religious miracles, drug smuggling and gang warfare!

Will Izzy be able to get home and save his marriage? Will he actually be able to get home alive?

Matthew Macfadyen Role: despairing London schoolteacher, Izzy

Details: Written and directed by Ben Hopkins. A Miracle is a Har Films project in association with Starfield Productions.  Co-producers include Flying Moon in Berlin and Mars Films in Istanbul.  

Status: pre-production. 2014 shoot in the UK and Turkey

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 Trivia: Matthew Macfadyen and Ben Hopkins previously worked together in Epic

A Miracle: Matthew Macfadyen reteams with Ben Hopkins in "A Miracle"

Screen Daily has announced that Matthew Macfadyen will be playing the lead in A Miracle by Ben Hopkins. Matthew will be taking on the role of the despairing London schoolteacher Izzy, on the brink of losing both his job and his wife when an opportunity arises to earn some quick and badly needed cash.

The job means flying back from Turkey with a coffin.

A Miracle is a new German-Turkish-French-British coproduction.

Matthew recently completed filming Epic with Ben Hopkins in early April.  Epic is currently in post production.

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