‘Spooks’ star Lara Pulver joins Sky Atlantic’s drama ‘Fleming’

Sherlock‘ star Lara Pulver amongst the cast of Sky Atlantic’s Ian Fleming biopic.

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Lara Pulver has joined the cast of Sky Atlantic’s new drama ‘Fleming‘ alongside Dominic Cooper as the James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

The biopic will see Pulver (Sherlock, Spooks) play Ann O’Neill, an elegant Baroness whose wartime meeting with Fleming alters the course of the rest of their lives.

“I am thrilled to be playing Ann, a real life high society siren worthy of Fleming’s finest fictional femme fatales,” said Pulver.

“In extraordinary times Ann had the ear of politicians as powerful as Churchill and counted artists like Lucian Freud among her friends, yet was consumed by a torrid romance with the great Ian Fleming; a twisted and passionate love that would last the rest of their lives.”

Also cast in the drama is Annabelle Wallis (Pan Am, The Tudors) who will play Muriel, a young girl who catches Ian’s eye. Lesley Manville (Vera Drake) plays the author’s mother Eve.

Ian’s brother – the celebrated travel writer and war hero Peter – will be portrayed by Hellboy‘s Rupert Evans, while Samuel West (Mr Selfridge) will play director of naval intelligence Admiral John Godfrey – who shaped Fleming’s portrayal of Bond’s boss M.

Anna Chancellor (The Hour), who will play the Admiral’s secretary Lieutenant Monday – one of Fleming’s inspirations for Miss Moneypenny.

Fleming will be filming on location in the UK and Budapest in early 2013 for transmission on Sky Atlantic HD later this year.