The British actor joins the cast of the international series directed by Bille August with Sam Claflin and Ana Girardot.
Jeremy Irons joined this week in Malta for the filming of Count of Monte Cristo, international series co-produced within the framework of the European Alliance by France Télévisions and the Mediawan group. The British actor, formidable in ambiguity in False pretenses Or The Von Bülow Mysterywhich won him an Oscar, can be found here, twenty years later The House of Spiritsand ten years later A night train to LisbonDanish director Bille August twice won the Palme d’Or at Cannes with Pelle the conqueror And The Best Intentions.
With Sam Claflin and Ana Girardot
In this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece, he plays Abbé Faria, the detainee companion of young Edmond Dantès, played by British actor Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Fountain of Youth, Hunger Games, Peaky Blinders ). We will also find in the credits Ana Girardot (Ghosts, The flame ). Filming of this 8×52 minute series began in October in Italy, before continuing in the Mediterranean archipelago and in France, ending in mid-December.
The novel, a monument of French literature, published in 1844 and whose success cannot be denied, has been the subject of several dozen adaptations for the big and small screen. The last one for French television dates from 1998, for TF1, directed by Josée Dayan and with Gérard Depardieu in the title role. In the cinema, Pierre Niney has just finished filming a version of Count of Monte Cristo in a film directed by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière (First name) which is scheduled for release at the end of 2024.