Paramount+’s HALO | Natascha McElhone and Olive Gray Roundtable Interview

Natascha McElhone in HALO

Natascha McElhone in HALO

Two of the most remarkable side characters in Master Chief’s universe of HALO will be the UNSC science team with Dr. Catherine Halsey (played by Natascha McElhone) and Dr. Miranda Keyes (Olive Gray).

With the new HALO series now streaming at Paramount+, it remains to be seen on the real objectives of these two competing scientists with Master Chief in the middle of the complicated story.

So far, it’s obvious that Halsey has no qualms about pushing its Cortana project into fruition to improve the Spartan Project. As for Keyes, it remains to be seen at this time her intentions except to make her own mark within the scientific community. In the end, the series has Master Chief as the key piece of a larger puzzle that all lead to the mysterious HALO.

The series also stars Pablo Schreiber, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

Here is the official synopsis:

In this adaptation for Paramount+, HALO will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta participated in a roundtable discussion with actors Natascha McElhone and Olive Gray. We talked about the Halo universe, its characters, and the line between being a protagonist and antagonist.

Natascha McElhone made her leading actress debut in 1993 with Surviving Picasso with Anthony Hopkins. She quickly turned towards a few notable films, including The Truman Show, The Devil’s Own, Ronin, and the musical version of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. In 2003, she co-starred with George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris. Then she shifted towards television with TNT’s miniseries The Company, Revelations, and Californication. She starred in British feature films with The Theatre of Dreams and Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in March 2013. From 2016 to 2017, she played Alex Kirkman in Designated Survivor.

Olive Gray made her debut in 2006 with The Story of Tracy Beaker. She is most known for playing Mia Stone in Half Moon Investigations and Bernadette in EastEnders.

HALO is now streaming on Paramount+

Watch the interview with Natascha McElhone and Olive Gray below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online, Paramount+

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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