‘The Colour Room’ trailer: ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Downton’ stars lead 1920s drama

The first trailer has been unveiled for The Colour Room.

Set in 1920s England, the upcoming period drama movie is based on the rise to fame of legendary Stoke-on-Trent ceramic artist Clarice Cliff.

Phoebe Dynevor from Bridgerton takes the lead role, alongside Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) as factory owner Colley Shorter.

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

Directed by Claire McCarthy (Ophelia), The Colour Room 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 previously commented: “It’s truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character.”

The 26-year-old English actress is best known for playing Daphne in Netflix’s Bridgerton, and has also appeared in Prisoners’ Wives and Dickensian.

BAFTA-winning writer Claire Peate revealed in March: “The story was inspired by a single image; a young factory worker leaving her grim, industrial reality behind her and stepping into the rainbow of the Colour Room – a world of joy and possibility.”

Watch the trailer:


The Colour Room will be available to watch in the UK from Friday 12th November on Sky Cinema and in cinemas.

A release date in the US and worldwide hasn’t yet been announced.

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.”

The second season of Bridgerton began filming this summer, and is expected to premiere on Netflix this Christmas.

All the Bridgerton novels are available on Amazon.