“To work with Greta Gerwig would be the dream”: Stefanie Martini on The Gold
The Gold is the brilliant new BBC series dramatising the Brink-Mat’s robbery of 1983 that saw 3,000 kilograms of gold bullion stolen in one fell swoop that can allegedly still be traced in gold jewellery sold today and fundamentally changed money laundering laws in the UK. It’s a classic stranger-than-fiction tale brought to life in stylish and watchable fashion via an all-star cast led by Jack Lowden, and including Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, Tom Cullen and Hugh Bonneville. The high-stakes crime drama also brings to the fore the sociopolitical atmosphere of the time that saw class clashes and divides, and gender roles and stereotypes being challenged.
The Upcoming had the chance to chat to one of the show’s stars, Stefanie Martini, ahead of it landing on the BBC. She shared the research that went into understanding the notorious true story the series is based on and how she prepared specifically to play the character of Marnie. We also discussed what it was like working alongside an incredible ensemble cast, the joy of leaning into the 80s era in terms of costumes and sets, the entertaining crime thriller aspects of the show plus the themes of class, gender and rooting for the underdog that emerge. Finally, we touched on the highlights of her career so far, from starring in Prime Suspect 1973 to The Last Kingdom and forthcoming appearances, such as indie passion project LOLA.
The Gold is released on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 12th February 2023. Read our review here.
Watch the trailer for The Gold here: