Friday, April 15, 2011

JULIA ORMOND TO GUEST STAR IN TENTH AND FINAL SEASON OF "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT"

USA Network Press Release


USA TAPS JULIA ORMOND TO GUEST STAR IN TENTH AND FINAL SEASON OF "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT"

Ormond set to Pivotal Role as Police Psychologist Appearing in All Eight Episodes

Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") has been cast to guest star in USA's hit original series LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Ormond will portray Dr. Paula Severin, a brilliant psychologist charged with conducting mandatory sessions with Detective Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) to unravel his tortured past, and chart a course for mental stability for our star detective.

The series returns on Sunday, May 1 at 9/8c with the first of eight all new episodes. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions, created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, was developed by René Balcer. Shot entirely in and around New York City, the third installment of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches by the Major Case Squad.

With several solid years of stage work to her credit, Ormond went on to co-star in the HBO biopic "Stalin" directed by Edward Zwick. He later directed her in "Legends of the Fall" opposite Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn. She was next seen opposite Sean Connery and Richard Gere in "First Knight" and was later cast in the title role of Sydney Pollack's "Sabrina." She starred opposite Gabriel Byrne and Richard Harris in "Smilla's Sense of Snow" and "Captives" opposite Tim Roth. She was recently seen in David Lynch's "Inland Empire" as well as the features "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Guerrilla" and "Surveillance." She recently appeared in HBO's "Temple Grandin" which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and "The Wronged Man" for Lifetime. She will next be seen on the big screen in "My Week With Marilyn" alongside Michelle Williams and Emma Watson. Ormond is repped by Gersh and Chris Prapha at Artists Independent.

The tenth season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT features the long-anticipated return of Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe). A tribute to the passionate fans, the show will take viewers to new heights with intrigue and crime-solving as never before. Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Goren has been reunited with his long-time partner at the behest of new Major Case Captain Joseph Hannah (Jay O. Sanders), a friend of Goren's since Academy days.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT had a strong ninth season, delivering 3.60 million total viewers to the series on Tuesdays in 2010. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Cable Productions. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Chris Brancato are executive producers.

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3 comments:

Kris Ann said...

I've enjoyed Julia Ormond in what I've seen her in, but I was rather hoping CI had dropped this psych session angle from Season 10. Oh well.

I just hope the psych sessions don't eat up too much time - we only have 8 episodes and I'd prefer to see more crime-solving and less of Goren's "tortured past."

letsallchant said...

IA Kris Ann, I really DNW to see more angst, I feel like just about every nook and crany of Goren has been explored. I really hope they don't hook him up with the psychiatrist. That's such a cheap way to go (and I'm not just saying this as a shipper, no seriously).

As for Julia Ormond, she was great in Temple Grandin <3

gahks said...

Um... who? xD (Googles her name)