‘The Colour Room’ first look: ‘Bridgerton’ star plays artist Clarice Cliff in 1920s drama

Sky has released the first official promotional image for The Colour Room.

Set in 1920s England, the new period drama movie began filming in Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham, England in March.

The Colour Room is based on the rise to fame of legendary Stoke-on-Trent ceramic artist Clarice Cliff, played by Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor.

The cast also includes Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Luke Norris (Poldark), David Morrissey (The Singapore Grip), Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave), and Darci Shaw (Judy).

The Colour Room will premiere later this year in cinemas, and on demand in the UK on Sky Cinema.

The upcoming feature film is described as “the journey of a determined, working class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.”

Phoebe Dynevor commented last month: “I am so excited to be joining the cast of The Colour Room, especially in the role as one of the nations most celebrated artists, Clarice Cliff.”

The 25-year-old English actress is best known for playing Daphne in Netflix’s Bridgerton, and has also appeared in Prisoners’ Wives and Dickensian.

Dynevor revealed: “It’s truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character. The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera.”

She added: “I look forward to telling Clarice’s story and of course working with Matthew [Goode] too.”

The official synopsis reads: “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.

“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.”

A second season of Bridgerton is expected to start filming this summer.

All the Bridgerton novels are available on Amazon.