Sherlock star, Lara Pulver, has just been cast in the new biopic of the life of James Bond creator, Ian Fleming’s life, the Metro newspaper reports.
The actress, who plays Irene Adler in the hit BBC detective series Sherlock which is based on the Sherlock Holmes novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, produced with a modern day twist, is set to play Ann O’Neill in the new biopic being produced for Sky Atlantic.
Ann O’Neil was a baroness who had an affair with Fleming, the genius behind the iconic James Bond legacy, during World War II before later becoming his wife.
Pulver, who is dating the star who plays the title role in Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch in real life, will be joining an all-star cast for the new biopic entitled Fleming, including Dominic Cooper, who has already been cast as Fleming himself as well as Samuel West and Anna Chancellor.
Pulver, who caused a critic storm after appearing in her first ever Sherlock scene naked, is said to delighted at her new role in Fleming, which will be shot in London and Budapest, and shown later this year , commenting: “I am thrilled to be playing Ann, a real life high society siren worthy of Fleming’s finest fictional femme fatales.
“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.”
This news comes only a few days after Pulver revealed that she would love a return to Sherlock, which is about to begin filming its third series soon, commenting at the time: “The response [to my Sherlock show] has been quite enormous, to be honest,’ she told Access Hollywood.
“If the potential is there for the character to return [I’d come back].”
Watch Pulver’s unforgettable introduction in Sherlock in the clip below: