Rep Sheet Roundup: 'Agent Carter' Star Hayley Atwell, Cara Delevingne Sign With 42West
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news
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Publicity for a pair of lovely Londoners
Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell and model/actress Cara Delevingne have each signed with 42West. Atwell currently is reprising her Captain America role in the ABC/Marvel series and also will soon be seen in the World War I coming of age drama Testament of Youth, starring Alicia Vikander, which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics. Meanwhile, the career of Atwell’s fellow London native Delevingne is heating up with a handful of high-profile movies in the works: The model, who previously appeared in Anna Karenina and The Face of an Angel, nabbed the female lead in the John Green YA adaptation Paper Towns and will play the DC Comics character Enchantress in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. She’ll be seen in Warners’ Pan (as a mermaid!) and The Weinstein Co.’s period romance Tulip Fever later this year.
With that name, he was meant to play a cop
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Dirk Blocker has signed with APA. The actor plays Det. Hitchcock, one half (the balding half) of the 99th precinct’s most bumbling pair of partners on the Fox comedy. In real life, Blocker is a veteran of film and television dating back to his teenaged debut in two 1974 episodes of the ABC medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D. The second-generation actor (his father was Dan Blocker, best known as Hoss on Bonanza) was born in Hollywood and also has appeared in Poltergeist, Starman and such TV classics including Little House on the Prairie, CHiPs, M*A*S*H, MacGyver, 21 Jump Street, Quantum Leap, Matlock and ER.
A timely introduction
Downton Abbey’s Matt Barber has signed with ICM Partners. The British actor joined the period drama in its fifth season, which premiered to 10.1 million viewers on PBS in the United States last month. American viewers met Barber last Sunday as the handsome – and Jewish – gentleman whom Lady Rose (Lily James) meets in the rain, sparking a significant relationship between the two. The theater veteran – who appeared in a 2008 staging of Pygmalion opposite Downton star Michelle Dockery – was previously seen stateside in two episodes of NBC’s Dracula last season.
Man Finds Agent
Actor Miles Fisher has signed with Paradigm. Fisher has a recurring role on FXX’s new comedy Man Seeking Woman and recently co-starred in the Christian satire Believe Me. He’s gone viral online for his parody music videos and was tapped by WME for two internal spoofs. His other credits include Final Destination 5, J. Edgar and Superhero Movie (where he impersonated Tom Cruise), as well as guest appearances on Psych, Mad Men and Gossip Girl. Fisher is managed by Steve Fisher at Underground Films and Management.
His name is Luka
Actor Luka Jones has signed with UTA. Last year he appeared in the ensemble cast of the Amazon dark comedy pilot Really. He has guest starred on Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother and recurred on NBC’s Up All Night as Christina Applegate’s younger brother. His feature credits include Her, the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis election comedy The Campaign and the Zoe Kazan indie dramedy The Pretty One. Jones continues to be repped by 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.
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