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'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
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German actress Franka Potente, known for her role as Jason Bourne's love interest Marie in the early Bourne movies, has been cast opposite Tom Hardy in his new period drama series, Taboo.

Potente will appear as Helga in the BBC/FX miniseries, which to be produced by Ridley Scott (Alien) and Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) alongside Hardy. Helga is described as a business-minded madam who shares a history with James.


Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) as he returns to London in the early 1800s after a 10 year stint in Africa, only to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. But inheriting his father's shipping empire comes at a price and, with enemies in every corner, James suddenly finds himself playing a dangerous game between two warring nations.

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Since appearing in The Bourne Ultimatum back in 2007, Franke Potente has turned her attention to television, with starring roles as Eva Heissen in Copper and Eleanor Nacht in The Bridge, as well as guest appearances in American Horror Story: Asylum. This year will also see her in upcoming horror sequel The Conjuring 2.


A premiere date for Taboo has yet to be announced.

Will you be watching Tom Hardy in 'Taboo'?

Source: Deadline


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