First look at 'Bridgerton' star Phoebe Dynevor's next big project 'The Colour Room'

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In The Colour Room, a Sky Original, Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) plays legendary Stoke-on-Trent ceramic artist Clarice Cliff (Sky Cinema)
In The Colour Room, a Sky Original, Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) plays legendary Stoke-on-Trent ceramic artist Clarice Cliff (Sky Cinema)

Bridgerton breakout star Phoebe Dynevor has begun filming her next big project — The Colour Room — a biopic about the life of English ceramic artist Clarice Cliff.

Sky Cinema has shared the first look at Dynevor in the period drama that covers Cliff's rise to become one of the most influential Art Deco designers of her time.

The Crown star Matthew Goode plays eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter, who mentored Cliff and married her in the 1940s despite being 17 years her senior.

The Colour Room follows the journey of Clarice Cliff (Dynevor), as she revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century. Matthew plays the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Sky Cinema)
The Colour Room follows the journey of Clarice Cliff (Dynevor), as she revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century. Matthew plays the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Sky Cinema)

Dynevor, the daughter of Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster), was catapulted into the limelight playing Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix's steamy period drama Bridgerton which launched in 2020. She previously appeared as a child actor in the BBC school drama Waterloo Road and had recurring roles in Prisoner's Wives, Dickensian, Younger and Snatch.

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Dynevor is set to return as Daphne in the second season of Bridgerton, but her co-star Regé-Jean Page — who played her romantic foil the Duke of Hastings — will not. Page is off to pastures new (not James Bond... yet) having landed a plum role opposite Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Gray Man, an upcoming Netflix spy thriller directed by Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

Bridgerton (Credit: Netflix)
Bridgerton (Credit: Netflix)

Here's a synopsis for The Colour Room: "Clarice Cliff (Dynevor) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Her creativity and ambition drives her to move factory to factory, despite the financial impact on the household she shares with her widowed mother Ann (Kerry Fox) and youngest sister Dot (Darci Shaw).

"Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks – but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29:   Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor attend the dunhill & Dylan Jones Pre-BAFTA party at dunhill Bourdon House on January 29, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for dunhill)
Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor attend the dunhill & Dylan Jones Pre-BAFTA party on January 29, 2020 (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for dunhill)

"Apprenticed to renowned Art Designer Fred Ridgeway (David Morrissey) and with support from Colley and other women in the factory, Clarice fights her way through to design the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range. In the middle of the Great Depression, she ensures the factory’s survival and her future as one of the greatest Art Deco designers and a household name."

Co-produced by Sky, Caspian Films and Creative England, The Colour Room will be directed by Claire McCarthy (Ophelia) and is written by Claire Peat.

The Colour Room is coming to cinemas, Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW later this year.

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