The English clock strikes 17 English strokes
a new role!

British actress Lara Pulver (MI-5) has been added as a series regular to another new drama series, Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. Written by David S. Goyer, Da Vinci’s Demons is a historical fantasy, following the “untold” story of the world’s greatest genius Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence.

Pulver will play famed enchantress and political machinator Clarice Orsini, aristocratic wife of Florentine ruler Lorenzo Medici.

The actress, known to U.S. audiences for her arc on True Blood, playing fairy Godmother Claudine Crane, is riding high on her talked-about guest stint as femme fatale Irene Adler in the opening episode from Season 2 of the BBC/PBS limited series Sherlock. Pulver, repped by Management 360, Paradigm and Independent Talent Group, was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in Parade on the West End.

(via Lara’s Twitter)