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Swansea-filmed TV show Da Vinci's Demons is talk of New York's Comic Con

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: October 15, 2012

  • The first pictures from Da Vinci’s Demons which is being shot in Swansea

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AN action-packed TV show filmed in Swansea Bay has been the talk of the Big Apple over the weekend.

Visitors to New York's Comic Con popular culture convention had a sneak preview of Da Vinci's Demons, which is being written and directed by Hollywood scriptwriter David S Goyer, on Saturday.

David, who has blockbusters including Batman Begins and Blade to his writing credits, was at the event to talk about the eight-part historical fantasy drama about Leonardo Da Vinci's turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence.

Ahead of the event, David said: "I'm very excited to go to the New York Comic Con.

"I've been going to cons since I was a teenager — back when the only thing to do at cons was trade and buy comics and pester artists for sketches.

"It's a sense-memory thing.

"I spent virtually every Saturday from the time I was about eight up through college in my local comic shop.

"It's fun to be on the other side of the looking glass, showing off your wares to a new generation of geeks."

He was joined at the convention by Da Vinci's Demons stars English actor Tom Riley, who has previously appeared in Monroe and I Want Candy.

The show co-stars Laura Haddock, who appeared in The Inbetweeners Movie and Captain America: The First Avenger, who plays Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and lover of Leonardo da Vinci.

It is the first joint production between the premiere cable channel Starz Entertainment and BBC Worldwide.

The show tells the story of the brilliant and passionate 25-year-old Leonardo Da Vinci, as an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist.

As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that people see as superhuman, he finds it a struggle to live within the confines of his own reality and time.

The show focuses on how he not only begins to see the future but also invents it.

Locations in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot provide the backdrop for the drama, which will be screened next year.

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  • mikeneath  |  October 16 2012, 1:45AM

    right firstly let me say as i have a few times now,what a shambolic publication you are, and how absolutely pathetic your news team is. this production has been filmed in Neath and Port talbot, it has over run its filming time resulting in events at margam park being cancelled with no notice, stop blowing it all out of proportion. its not worth the fuss. and recognise people that Live in neath and port talbot. plus technically The old Visteon factory is Neath...