Next, D'Arcy will play the lead as King Edward VIII in Madonna's second directorial outing, W.E.
"She was more prepared than any director I've ever worked with, except possibly Peter Weir. She'd written the script and was involved in every area," he says. "She was charming and fun, and challenged me to learn the bagpipes in six weeks, which is next to impossible, but I did it. She gives you amazing self-esteem.