Exclusive Interview: KLONDIKE director Simon Cellan Jones gets a rush for gold

KLONDIKE poster | ©2014 Discovery

Discovery Channel’s first scripted project, KLONDIKE, is a six-hour miniseries, running in three two-hour blocks, dealing with the Yukon gold rush in 1897-1897. Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel THE GOLD DIGGERS and scripted by executive producer Paul Scheuring, KLONDIKE stars Richard Madden as novice prospector Bill Haskell, Abbie Cornish as a businesswoman in the mining town Dawson City, Tim Roth as a malevolent mover and shaker and Sam Shepard as a determined man of the cloth. Simon Cellan Jones (pronounced Kethlen Jones) directed all six hours of KLONDIKE in Alberta,Canada, in conditions sometimes almost as arduous as those faced by […]Read On »

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Interview: GAME OF THRONES actor Richard Madden on KLONDIKE

Richard Madden in KLONDIKE - Season 1 | ©2014 Discovery

KLONDIKE is Discovery Channel’s six-hour, three-night (Jan. 20-22) excursion into scripted programming. Based on Charlotte Gray’s fact-and-invention-blending novel THE GOLD DIGGERS, KLONDIKE  tells the story of the Yukon gold rush in the 1890s, where people made fortunes or died – or killed – trying. Richard Madden stars as young prospector Bill Haskell, who finds himself working with and against the local mill owner (Abbie Cornish), a thuggish fellow prospector (Tim Roth) and a preacher (Sam Shepard) as he struggles to stake a claim in the forbidding frozen terrain. Scotland-born actor Madden, of course, also spent three years as Robb Stark […]Read On »

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