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The Wheel of Time actress Sophie Okonedo lands lead role in Britannia

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Academy Award-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo has landed a lead role in season 3 of Britannia, a historical drama about the Roman invasion of Britian.

Per SKY, Academy Award-nominated actress Sophie Okonedo  (Ratched, Death on the Nile) has landed a key role in season 3 of Britannia, SKY’s historical drama about Rome’s invasion of Britain. Starring The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey as General Aulus, Okonedo will play the general’s Roman wife, Hemple, newly arrived in Britannia “to find out why her husband has failed with Lokka’s mission to capture the chosen one, Cait (Eleanor Worthington Cox). If he isn’t up to the job, she certainly is.”

Judging by the image that came with this release, Hemple is already having a good time:

Okonedo, who has also been recently cast as Siuan Sanche on Amazon’s The Wheel of Time adaptation, sounds psyched to be a part of the series. “I’m so glad to be plunged into the weird and wonderful world of Britannia. I was already a fan of the show and its writers Jez and Tom Butterworth, so I jumped for joy when they offered me the wonderful character of Hemple. Without giving too much away I’ll just say this woman has a huge appetite…”

That appetite might include a conflict with her husband’s main ally on the island, the beautiful Celtic queen Amena, played by Annabel Scholey.

“Sophie is one of the UK’s greatest actors and we all feel very privileged to have her play our new and particularly malevolent force for series three,” said co-showrunner James Richardson. “She is an actor with an enormous range and manages to make you laugh whilst being completely terrifying. A perfect fit for Britannia! We feel very fortunate to be able to continue making such an ambitious show about a time when everything changes.”

Created by brothers Jez and Tom Butterworth, along with Richardson, Britannia has been making a name for itself on Sky and NOW TV in the UK, where you can currently watch seasons 1 and 2. Stateside, you can see it on Epic or Amazon.

Season 3 doesn’t have a release date, although it’s expected sometime in 2021.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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