Andrew attended the Emmy Awards last night where he was up for Best Actor in a Limited Series for his role in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’. You can see images from the event in the gallery alng with some pre-Emmy events.
According to Deadline, Andrew is set to star as Richard Branson in another mini-series called ‘Hot Air’ which he will also produce. Read more at the link or below.
Andrew Garfield, who just landed his first Emmy nomination for FX limited series Under the Banner of Heaven, is headlining another limited series project, Hot Air, which is heating up the streaming marketplace. Garfield is set to portray Richard Branson in the project about the famous British entrepreneur, which I hear is in a competitive situation with multiple major platforms in the running. It comes from Universal International Studios, with Deadpool 2 helmer David Leitch set to direct, sources said.
Written by Jon Croker (Paddington 2), the six-part Hot Air is based on the book “Dirty Tricks” by award-winning investigative journalist Martyn Gregory. It tells the story of billionaire Branson and the fascinating, outrageous rise of Virgin Airways.
Croker and Garfield executive produce with 87North (Leitch, Kelly McCormick and Dan Seligmann) and UK-based Two&Two (Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh); StoryFirst (Michael Grade, Peter Gerwe, and Ivan Dunleavy). Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio group, is the studio.
Emmy Award nominations were announced today and Andrew got a nomination in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role as Jeb Pyre in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’. Read the full list of nominees here.
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Colin Firth (“The Staircase”)
Andrew Garfield (“Under the Banner of Heaven”)
Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)
Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)
Himesh Patel (“Station Eleven”)
Sebastian Stan (“Pam and Tommy”)