April 19, 2013 |
The Renaissance rascal Zoroaster begins his "little pet project"--corrupting Leonardo Da Vinci's young apprentice, Nico--in the second episode of "Da Vinci's Demons. " "The Serpent," airing at 8 p.m. CT April 19 on Starz, opens with Zo (Gregg Chillin) taking Nico (Eros Vlahos) with him on a grave-robbing quest. Leonardo (Tom Riley) has asked them to go, but according to Chillin, Zoroaster is happy to oblige and show Nico some of his tricks. "He kind of takes Nico under his wing," Chillin told me. "Zo can't help sticking his big nose in--or my big nose in--and...
April 12, 2013 |
Despite his last name, Gregg Chillin isn't a rock star - or a rapper. "I've been in a couple of British urban films about gangs, and some people thought I was a rapper coming into rap for a bit," the British actor told me during a phone interview. "They think I must be like Emcee Chillin and I'm like, 'No, no, no, no. I'm an actor and it's Gregg Chillin. Nice to meet you.' " The 25-year-old's character in "Da Vinci's Demons," the new Starz adventure series about the life of 20-something Leonardo da Vinci, kind of looks like a...
April 11, 2013 |
Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor, artist, polymath, visionary and free thinker--a genius who is the very definition of the term Renaissance Man. Viewers of "Da Vinci's Demons" ( 9 p.m. April 12, Starz; 3.5 stars out of 4 ) also will have to be free thinkers to enjoy Starz's unapologetically entertaining new drama from the Dark Knight Trilogy writer David S. Goyer. This is not Da Vinci we know from history classes as the elderly, bearded painter of such masterpieces as "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper.
March 12, 2013 |
Americans may know Lara Pulver best for her role as fairy Claudine Crane in HBO's "True Blood," or perhaps as Irene Adler in "Sherlock" on PBS. Come April, her role as Clarice Orsini in Starz' "Da Vinci's Demons" is likely to be top of mind. "She is a woman very much ahead of her time," the English actress says in a new video introduction from Starz. "I guess you could mirror her to a modern-day Hillary Clinton ... Clarice is a powerhouse of a woman who is a devoted wife and yet, a very forward-thinking, intelligent, driven...
March 6, 2013 |
Starz is ramping up its promotions for the April 12 premiere of "Da Vinci's Demons," its reimagining of Leonardo Da Vinci's exploits as 20something artist-inventor-adventurer about town. The network on Wednesday released the "Coins Teaser" above and a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and producers of the series. "He was one-third Indiana Jones, one-third Sherlock Holmes and one-third Tony Stark," creator and executive producer David S. Goyer says of Leonardo da Vinci.
February 6, 2013 |
Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer--the true archetype of a Renaissance man. In the key art for its new drama, "Da Vinci's Demons," Starz has chosen to highlight the "inventor" aspect of the great genius by placing his image in front of a sketch of one of his many inventions, the flying machine. The machine features prominently and rather spectacularly early on in the series.