Filming began on Sky Original drama The Color Room, Phoebe Dynevor’s first major film since she starred in Netflix hit Bridgerton.
The actress, 25, was seen working on the set of her new project in Manchester on Thursday, and she joined her co-star Matthew Goode to film her first scenes.
Phoebe traded the drama of the racy period for art by transforming herself into a true pioneer of Clarice Cliff pottery while wearing a wavy brown wig.
New look: Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor traded racy period drama for pottery as she morphed into Clarice Cliff in a brown wig to film The Color Room on Thursday
Phoebe looked understated when she paired a colorful red, yellow and orange floral print black dress with crumpled tights.
She completed her look by wearing simple brown heeled shoes and accessorized with an orange and brown scarf that clashed with her outfit.
Staying safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Phoebe made sure to follow strict rules by wearing a face mask while walking to bed.
Matthew, meanwhile, looked dapper as he prepared to film a scene in what appeared to be linen pajamas and a gray dressing gown.
Inspirational story: The film tells the true story of Cliff, a pioneering ceramist who became a rising star of the pottery industry in Stoke-On-Trent in the 1920s
Busy schedule: Phoebe filmed scenes alongside her co-star Matthew Goode who was also seen on set for day one of filming in Manchester
Modest: Phoebe looked understated when she paired a colorful red, yellow and orange floral print black dress with crumpled tights
Quirky: Phoebe accessorized with an orange and brown scarf that clashed with her outfit
Slight changes: In addition to her quirky dress, Phoebe was seen wearing a long white coat for another scene
Matthew later looked more polished as he donned a brown three-piece suit over a white striped shirt and bronze tie.
His raven braids have been reshaped into a styled hairstyle and he has also been seen wearing a face mask for protection in the studios.
The film tells the true story of Cliff, a pioneering ceramicist who became a rising star of the pottery industry in Stoke-On-Trent in the 1920s.
Dapper: Matthew later looked more organized as he donned a brown three-piece suit over a white striped shirt and bronze tie
Gushing out of production earlier this month, Phoebe said, “ I’m so excited to join the cast of The Color Room, especially as one of the country’s most famous artists, Clarice Cliff. It is truly an honor to take on such a remarkable character.
“ The screenplay is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I’m proud to work with such a strong female team, both in front of and behind the camera. ”
Phoebe, who was catapulted to stardom after playing Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix hit, added: “ I can’t wait to tell Clarice’s story and of course to work with Matthew too. ”
Matthew will take on the role of Colley Shorter, the factory owner who was impressed with Clarice’s work and helped fuel her talent.
In real life, Clarice shattered the glass ceiling to revolutionize the workplace in the 20th century, and the film will see her take “increasingly dangerous risks” to bring her creations to life.
The artist went on to create the ‘Bizarre’ Art Deco line while learning for famous Art Designer Fred Ridgeway, played by David Morrissey.
Other actors are expected to join Phoebe, Matthew and David, including Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris, with production set to begin in Birmingham and Stoke-On-Trent later this month.
Along with the announcement, Phoebe and Matthew posed at Wedgewood Pottery Works to promote the film.
Claire McCarthy is set to direct the film, based on the BAFTA-winning script Rocliffe by Claire Peate and produced by Caspian Films, Sky and Creative England.
Of the film, Peate said, “The story was inspired by one image; a young worker leaving her dark industrial reality behind her and entering the rainbow of the Color Room – a world of joy and possibility.
“ It was thanks to the winning script at BAFTA Rocliffe and performed on stage that it was picked up, and I am delighted to be working now with Phoebe and Matthew to bring The Color Room to life. ”