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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ stars reveal all

Upstairs Downstairs stars reveal all. Read the whole article here.

But it appears that the real stand-out performance among the cast and crew and the one who seems to have made the most impact on its peers was in fact a capucin monkey who, according to Foy, behaved like a toddler throughout filming in Bridgend and Treforest and was near impossible to control.

She says: “I had to see the monkey before we started rolling, as I knew if I just walked in there during the scene, I would have a heart attack, so they had to introduce it to me.

“She was just sat there, bum squeaking on the table, licking stuff and hitting things – like a small child.

“During the first take I had to pretend to be asleep, but I could see her out of the corner of my eye just get up, walk out of shot, get some grapes and start eating them in front of me, looking bored stiff. I couldn’t go on, I’ve never laughed so much.

“She’s big too, and if you tried to take something off her she’d just grab it back.

“Safe to say, I have no major desire to work with animals again. Then again, it’s not every day you’re stuck filming in a room with a monkey.”

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More ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Articles in TV Supplements

GALLERY LINKS:
– Scans: The Herald Arts (UK) – December 18, 2010
– Scans: Daily Record Saturday (UK) – December 18, 2010
– Scans: Sunday Telegraph Seven (UK) – December 19, 2010

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Categories "Little Dorrit" "Season of the Witch" "The Promise" "Upstairs, Downstairs" Articles

‘It would be terrible to be turned into a paparazzi person’

from You Magazine (UK), by Jane Gordon

She is keen to keep her private life out of the spotlight. But with a starring role in the hotly anticipated revival of Upstairs, Downstairs and a US premiere on the way, can Claire Foy avoid getting the Keira and Sienna treatment?

Claire Foy is hungry. It’s midday in the ground-floor café at the National Theatre and she is eating a slice of lemon drizzle cake so big that it’s a wonder the fragile beauty – brilliantly cast in the leading role of the BBC’s award-winning adaptation of Little Dorrit – has the strength to lift it.

Between mouthfuls, the 26-year-old actress explains that she has just finished an audition that had made her so nervous she had skipped breakfast. ‘I really want the part so I can’t possibly tell you what it is because then I know I won’t get it. It’s a bit too good to be true,’ she says a little plaintively.
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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ in TV Supplements

GALLERY LINKS:
– Scans: Mirror We Love Telly (UK) – December 18-31, 2010
– Scans: Times Playlist (UK) – December 18-31, 2010
– Scans: The Sun Buzz (UK) – December 18, 2010
– Scans: Daily Mail Weekend (UK) – December 18, 2010
Upstairs Downstairs (TV, 2010): Promotion

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And Even More ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Related Scans

Another addition to the residents upstairs is Lady Persephone, played by Claire Foy, 26, best known for playing the title role in 2008’s Little Dorrit.

“I am the rebel in this,” says Claire, delightedly. “Persie is Agnes’s sister, but she’s spent her childhood in the Welsh countryside. Agnes brings her to London to do the whole debutante thing but she’s uncouth and does the wrong things.”

GALLERY LINKS:
– Scans: Daily Express Saturday (UK) – December 11, 2010
– Scans: TV Easy (UK) – December 18-31, 2010

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Big ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Gallery Update

Big thanks to Lorna for the scans! 🙂

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs: Production Stills
Upstairs Downstairs: Promotion
– Scans: Daily Telegraph (UK) – November 23, 2010
– Scans: TV And Satellite Week (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010
– Scans: Total TV Guide (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010
– Scans: Radio Times (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Interview – Claire Foy plays Lady Persephone Towyn

How would you describe Lady Persie?

Persie’s a funny one. She’s selfish, headstrong, rude and a bit ditsy at the same time. She’s a bit troublesome. But she’s also charming, and doesn’t really mean anyone harm. She does some terrible things, but for some reason you can’t help but like her. She loves adventure and she definitely goes against convention. Excitement plays a massive part in the choices she makes. She has to better herself all the time. I think it’s just the way she likes her life to be. She doesn’t see why everyone has to be so boring all the time.
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More Scans & Interviews

Anna and I have added more scans from UK publications to the gallery, thanks to the ever helpful Lorna!

Claire Foy is featured in The Stage Podcast talking about of course ‘Pulse‘ and ‘Going Postal‘. We learn that she’s finished filming ‘Homeland‘ in Israel. Listen to the lovely interview here.

And the ‘Going PostalPress Pack features an interview with Claire, which was added to our Press Archive:

Claire Foy On…

GALLERY LINKS:
– Movies & Television > Going Postal (TV, 2010): Poster
– Scans: TV Choice (UK) – May 29-June 4, 2010
– Scans: Radio Times (UK) – May 29-June 4, 2010
– Scans: New (UK) – May 31, 2010

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Claire Foy & Ben Miles, Pulse

from TV Choice Magazine (UK) / by Tricia Martin

She made her name as Little Dorrit in the star-studded BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story. Now Claire Foy has come bang up to date as Hannah Carter in BBC3’s pilot drama Pulse. A blood-splattered supernatural thriller, it’s a tale of secret medical experiments, cover-ups and a hospital where anything can happen. We caught up with Claire and her co-star Ben Miles to talk about gore and zombies…

Did you have any idea of how gory this was going to be when you read the script?
Claire Foy:
That there was going to be this amount of blood in it? I think we all got our fair amount of blood splattered at us at some point. I don’t know that I approve of gore in general terms. But in this, it’s different.

You only see blood when there are operations. There are no unnecessary spurts of blood. And then when it does happen, it’s not just done for effect. It’s like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe what’s happened’.

Ben Miles: I didn’t get splattered by any blood at all. I felt very left out!
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Categories "Going Postal" "Little Dorrit" Articles

Claire Foy On…

from the ‘Going Postal‘ Press Pack

Going Postal…
It’s the story of Moist von Lipwig and about him pulling his finger out, really. It’s a very human story, it’s about relationships and you can relate to it; there are a lot of modern references. It’s fantasy, but not a fantasy.

Adora Belle Dearheart…
She’s a badass. She’s hard as nails on the outside and she doesn’t give people much of a chance, but actually, underneath, she’s very vulnerable. She’s had a hard life and she’s a sensitive soul deep down, so there are plenty of moments to play when the mask slips.

Adora works for the Golem Trust and Lipwig’s parole officer is a golem. She’s sort of like a recruitment consultant for them and stands up for their rights. Lipwig wants to learn how to manipulate the golems so that’s when she meets him. After that he’s constantly trying to get a date with her. Both her brother and father have died as the result of a family fortune they lost, and the man she blames for that is Reacher Gilt. She hates him with a passion. It turns out that Lipwig has a plan to bring Gilt down, so that is where it all begins between the two of them…
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