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Rhona Mitra To Star In TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’
Rhona Mitra has been tapped as the female lead opposite Eric Dane in TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay. Jonathan Mostow is set to direct the pilot written by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. Based on the novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the Earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. British-born Mitra will play Rachel Scott, a direct, strong-willed, intelligent, and fearless paleomicrobiologist. Dane plays the ship’s captain. Mitra, repped by Untitled and Ken McReddie in the UK, most recently starred on Cinemax’s Strike Back.
Rhona Mitra wanted to bring authenticity to ‘Strike Back’ role
When Rhona Mitra signed on to star in the new season of “Strike Back,” she wanted to achieve one goal among all others.
“The key thing of this show is that they’re praised for the legitimacy and authenticity of both Phil and Sully’s approach to their characters, so the pressure that I felt that I wasn’t dropping the ball or lowering the bar was considerable,” she told me during a conversation at San Diego Comic Con in July. “I wanted to make sure that I was keeping a certain standard in the credibility that was already set. I couldn’t mess up on that.”
Mitra plays Major Rachel Dalton, an MI-6 spy who at the beginning of the season boldly pushed her way into the special ops division Section 20 not as a new agent, but the boss who oversees, among others, the main operatives Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton). Mitra, who has starred as butt-kicking women in such films as “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” and “Doomsday,” as well as stints on TV’s “SGU” and “The Gates,” easily handles the role of a tough taskmaster and expert covert agent. (Just check out her interrogation of the man in the clip above from Ep. 15, debuting at 9 p.m. CT Sept. 7 on Cinemax.)
Mitra’s desire to look like the real deal while in battle mode was a taller order, considering the whirlwind filming schedule in South Africa and other African locations.
“We had an incredibly brief amount of time to get everything together as far as training was concerned,” she said. “It was a baptism by fire, for sure.”
Comic-Con 2012: ‘Strike Back’ Panel Report
Although Cinemax isn’t known for its original series, “Strike Back” is helping to change that. After a previous incarnation was broadcast on the British network Sky, “Strike Back” came to Cinemax last season and rewrote the rule book for action on TV… mixed in with more than a fair amount of sex scenes. Well… it is on Cinemax, after all.For the second season on Cinemax (and third overall), Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester made their Comic-Con debuts alongside new cast member, Rhona Mitra, director Michael Bassett as Alan Speinwall of Hitfix moderated the “Strike Back” panel. But first, they ran a clip of the first two minutes of “Strike Back” Cinemax season 2; in which Scott gets under the skin of his new commanding officer, Rachael Dalton (Mitra) before things go horribly wrong during a routine mission.Early in the panel, Mitra explained that Rachael is not to be trusted and that she has her own agenda. But Mitra added that Rachael will not be a stereotypical ballbreaker and she will be a more hands on leader in the field than her predecessor, the late Colonel Eleanor Grant (Amanda Mealing).
‘Strike Back’ Season 2 Invades Comic-Con International
It turns out that San Diego “ain’t no place for no hero, go home.”
Cinemax has announced that it will be holding the world premiere of “Strike Back” season 2 at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International alongside cast members Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and Rhona Mitra.
On Friday, July 13 at 8PM in Room 6DE, Hitfix’s Alan Sepinwall will moderate the “Strike Back” season 2 panel with Winchester, Stapleton and Mitra. The next day, Cinemax will hold a special screening of the first two episodes of the season at 1PM in the Cinemas Gaslamp Stadium 15; which is only three blocks away from the convention center. All three cast members will also be present for the event and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Cinemax has also released a brief synopsis of the new season of “Strike Back.”
The second season begins with Damien Scott (Stapleton) on a standard security mission in Kenya and Section 20 facing new pressures from command. Now out of the unit, Michael Stonebridge (Winchester) is training recruits at a military base, staying close to home and being a dutiful husband. When Scott’s mission takes an unexpected dangerous turn, Section 20 must find an immediate and creative solution.
The team’s risky missions focus on priority targets. They work in complete secrecy, sometimes behind enemy lines. Their efforts are rarely known and sometimes have unfortunate consequences. The operatives are highly skilled and dedicated, often at great personal cost.
And if that’s not enough “Strike Back” for you, our friends at Cinemax have passed along a new production video in which Winchester describes Stonebridge’s “Batman moment.”
2010 Appearances Re-Added
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Added 1 photo of Rhona taken last year in July. If I come across anymore I will add them to the site.
Rhona Mitra Boards Canadian TV Movie 'Crisis Point'
TORONTO — Rhona Mitra (The Gates, Boston Legal) has taken the lead in the Canadian pay TV movie Crisis Point from Incendo.
Adrian Willis is directing Crisis Point, where Mitra plays a criminal psychologist pressed into action to negotiate the release of her sister from the clutches of kidnappers.
The Canadian pay TV movie will air in Canada in 2012 on The Movie Network, Movie Central and Super Écran.
Josée Mauffette, Jean Bureau and Serge Denis will produce for Incendo.
Executive Producers are Stephen Greenberg and Jean Bureau.
Incendo also just wrapped production on another Canadian pay TV movie, Burden of Evil, with Natalie Zea (Dirty Sexy Money, Justified) in the lead role.