Today marks the birthday of Roxanne McKee, the actress portraying Claire Riesen. The Dominion fans would like to wish her all the best and a wonderful day!
My source of inspiration can change daily, for example Owen Jones might have written an informative and rallying article one day, and the next I hear a joke and it ignites a tone of thought, I find satire to be an inspirational medium, it reminds you to take a second glance at the world around. Sometimes, I’ll listen to a piece of music, and the words take on a new meaning, or friends offer insight in a way I hadn’t expected. I think inspiration is everywhere, you just have to stop and think.
A young and rising British star, Roxanne McKee landed the role of Doreah in the blockbuster HBO series Games of Thrones. She now sits upon her own throne as Princess Claire Riesen on the Syfy series hit about angels, Dominion. Roxanne sheds some light on her role as she makes way for the second season of survival against a host of heavenly foes.
Dominion star Roxanne McKee: “Dominion really examines the darkness of humans”
Over the past decade, there’s been a strong shift in US television to include not only movie actors and actresses but those from different countries around the world. No longer is it dominated by familiar American faces but also the best of the UK, Australia and beyond. Hugh Laurie in House, Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead and Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary to name a few, it’s great to see these talents taken to the hearts of worldwide audiences. SyFy’s new supernatural action series Dominion certainly takes this approach with its cast – Christopher Egan formerly of Home and Away, everyone’s favourite ex-librarian Tony Head, and Alan Dale – forever known to a generation as Jim Robinson out of Neighbours – the man that seems to have appeared in every US TV show of the noughties.
We had the chance to talk to one of the most popular up and coming homegrown stars we have in Roxanne McKee, well known for playing Louise Summers in Hollyoaks and more recently Doreah in Game of Thrones. Roxanne takes the role of Claire Riesen in Dominion, daughter of General Edward Riesen, the Lord Of The City and a man of much power. Claire is a teacher, caught in the middle of political struggle, constantly fighting to live by her own beliefs while surrounded by the influence of others. As heir to the throne, Claire’s destiny may be far beyond her control.
SciFi Now UK spoke with Dominion’s Roxanne McKee. Interview excerpt is below. Dominion will premiere in the UK on Thursday October 30 on SyFy at 10 pm. We will be tweeting along with cast and fans during the UK premiere.
Interview source: SciFi Now
With a second season already in the bag, Syfy’s show Dominion (based on the film Legion by Scott Stewart) has been a huge hit in the US. Now, we’re finally getting to see it here in the UK.
It’s set in a postapocalyptic future in which humanity’s last survivors are at war with angels (yep, angels) who want to wipe them out once and for all. Roxanne McKee (Game Of Thrones) plays Claire Riesen, the daughter of Vega’s ruling Senator (Alan Dale) and next in line for the throne. She’s had a privileged upbringing, but her love for Alex (Christopher Egan) could change everything…
SciFiNow spoke to McKee about why she was drawn to the character, what gives Dominion its edge, and what she wants to see in Season 2. Continue reading