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Tuesday 20 March 2018

D'Arcy shaves hair for Atlas role

James D'Arcy had to shave his head for Cloud Atlas
James D'Arcy had to shave his head for Cloud Atlas

James D'Arcy has revealed how he shaved off his hair for his upcoming role in Cloud Atlas.

The British actor, who plays Edward VIII in Madonna's W.E, plays a number of characters in the historical sci-fi drama, directed by Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis.

"Everybody's playing multiple characters. I play four different roles and I was bald for one of them," he said.

James continued: "Cloud Atlas is a huge epic. It is six stories told in six different time zones with an extraordinary castlist. There's so much more, but I don't know where to start, that is the truth."

The 35-year-old has high hopes for the movie, which is based on David Mitchell's novel and which has a star-studded cast including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Susan Sarandon.

"I think it could be amazing. It's a really wonderful film... which was a dream to work on," he added.

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