Nick Dudman has enjoyed a fruitful career as a makeup and creature designer in a wide number of films, but is particularly known for his work on all eight entries in the Harry Potter series. Several years ago, however, he made the shift to television to take on the makeup and prosthetic designs for John Logan's Penny Dreadful. In many ways this has allowed him to literally have more of a hands-on involvement with his creations than he's had on features, where he tends to oversee large teams. In the following exclusive interview, Dudman details to Empire what it was that drew him to Penny Dreadful and its Victorian England setting that brings together various Gothic literary characters, from Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein to Dracula. Nick Dudman: My agent mentioned it probably a year before the first season was getting going and said it's a Victorian gothic horror TV series.
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Christopher Marlowe, the profligate genius who was Shakespeare's short-lived contemporary, wrote his plays -- among them ''Tamburlaine,'' which established blank verse as a medium of dramatic writing, ''Dr. Faustus'' and ''The Jew of Malta'' -- about men of defiance and desire, and he lived, evidently, with the unmitigated passions of such a man himself. An admirer and friend to Walter Raleigh, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, in whose service he was probably a spy, he was a man whom both documentation and legend suggest was violent tempered, lustily homosexual, openly heretical and recklessly drawn to dangerous pursuits. At the time of his death in , at 29 -- he was stabbed in the eye during a brawl -- he had recently been arrested for heresy against Christianity. David Grimm's new play, titled ''Kit Marlowe'' with jaunty familiarity, seizes on these and other elements of this juicy biography with presumptive glee. In this grandiose and melodramatic work, there's enough historical detail to fill an archive, enough bloodletting and betrayal for a soap opera, a 16th-century ''Dynasty'' or ''Dallas.
Actor Christian Camargo plays one of the greatest, most dastardly and most mysterious playwrights in history in the Public Theatre production of David Grimm's Kit Marlowe , which began previews Oct. True to the high-living nature of the title character, Camargo's entrance is remarkable; reportedly, he swings in from a rope, landing in front of the audience, stark naked and remains so for some time. Brian Kulick directs. Kit Marlowe is a "raw, contemporary take" on the life of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, who, as the author Dr.
Set over the course of Memorial Day weekend in , the film tells the story of an artist Ben Whishaw , his girlfriend Juliet Rylance , a famous actor Christian Camargo she's smitten with, and the tensions brought out in them by various other family members played by everyone from William Hurt and Jean Reno to Allison Janney and Katie Holmes. Sadly, the film is completely devoid of skin, though we do get to very sexy looks at Juliet Rylance in a bikini top! There's also a scene at the one hour mark where Allison Janney goes skinny dipping at night, but it's so dark and shot from very far away, making it impossible to make out anything! Better to spend your days and nights watching something with these ladies nude in them, like The Knick or Masters of Sex!