Dance Joins the Cast of Syfy's Four Hour Movie Event "Neverland"
CHARLES DANCE ROUNDS OUT CAST OF SYFY AND SKY MOVIES HD'S NEVERLAND
4-HOUR MOVIE EVENT, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY NICK WILLING AND EXECUTIVE
PRODUCED BY ROBERT HALMI, SR., CURRENTLY SHOOTING IN GENOA, ITALY AND
NEW YORK - Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance (Alien3, Bleak House,
Gosford Park) has joined the cast of Syfy and Sky Movies HD's 4-hour movie
event Neverland, it was announced today by Robert Halmi, Sr. of RHI
Entertainment. The project, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic
Peter Pan, is written and directed by Nick Willing.
Dance will play the role of Dr. Richard Fludd, a 400-year-old former
alchemist to Queen Elizabeth and the genius who holds the key to the
"bridge" between our world and Neverland. He joins previously
announced cast members Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Raoul Trujillo
and Charlie Rowe. Currently in production in Genoa, Italy and Dublin,
Ireland, Neverland is slated to air in 2011.
Neverland is produced by Dublin-based Parallel Films on behalf of MNG
Films in association with Syfy and Sky Movies HD and will be distributed
by RHI Entertainment.
Sweeping in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the
Caribbean to the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure
imagination, Neverland is the inspired origin story of one of the most
cherished characters of all time... Peter Pan.
Peter (Rowe), along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been
rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Ifans) to snatch a magical orb
which transports them to another world - Neverland. Filled with white
jungles and imposing cities formed out of trees created by Dr. Fludd
(Dance), this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies
snatched from time. These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny (Friel) and
her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal
youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man (Trujillo). As the fight to save
this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew consider
that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up
right here in their new home called Neverland.
Source: Syfy Press Release