James McAvoy & Clarke Peters Sign Up To BBC One Fantasy Drama ‘His Dark Materials’

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X-Men and Atomic Blonde star James McAvoy and The Wire's Clarke Peters have signed up to star in the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials. The pair will start work on the eight-part series, which is produced by Bad Wolf, later this month. McAvoy plays Lord Asriel, the ruthless adventurer who was played by Daniel Craig in 2007 feature The Golden Compass. Asriel is the father of main character Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel…