Da Vinci’s Demons is Coming: Meet Lara Pulver’s Clarice Orsini

Da Vinci's Demons 2013I’m really excited for Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons to premiere. Not only did Leonardo da Vinci create some of the most iconic artistic masterpieces but his genius also extended to science and technology.

The show reimagines the Renaissance Man as a 25 year old inventor and one of the key players in Florence is the beautiful and deceptively powerful Clarice Orsini, wife of Lorenzo Medici (Elliot Cowan) played by Lara Pulver.

Many of you might recognize her face (or all of her really…) in her recent turn as Irene Adler on BBC’s Sherlock. Pulver describes Clarice as “a modern-day Hillary Clinton or a Wallis Simpson – a powerhouse of a woman who is a devoted wife and mother and yet, a very forward-thinking, intelligent, driven woman.” You can see more in the video below:

“Da Vinci’s Demons” follows the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo da Vinci (played by Tom Riley) is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. The eight-part series is created and penned by David S. Goyer (Batman BeginsThe Dark KnightMan of Steel), who also directed the first two episodes.

“He was one-third Indiana Jones, one-third Sherlock Holmes and one-third Tony Stark” says creator and executive producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel).

Make sure you tune in to Da Vinci’s Demons which premieres on Friday, April 12th at 10pm ET/PT, exclusively on STARZ.

Source: Starz, IGN
Reporter: Sharlene Mousfar

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