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May 23,2011

Scans from Observer Magazine

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Previously mentioned in this update by Mia. ;)

- Scans > Observer Magazine (UK) – May 22, 2011, thanks to Lorna

May 20,2011

Small-screen stars in pictures

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Ahead of the Bafta TV awards on Sunday, photographer Phil Fisk shares his extraordinary portfolio of television stars. Read more special Bafta coverage in the Observer Magazine this weekend.

Claire Foy

“For some reason,” says Claire Foy, “in every house I’ve ever lived in I couldn’t get reception, or I could only get BBC2, so I’ve ended up watching a lot of Newsnight.” Luckily the rest of the nation is better at tuning an aerial, so they got to enjoy Foy in Going Postal and Upstairs Downstairs in 2010, and in Peter Kosminksy’s The Promise this year, which is up for best drama serial. “The Promise was really important to me,” says Foy. “I took it very personally and researched the role thoroughly – I got to really act and I loved the story so much.” Next she’s in the adaptation of Sarah Waters’s The Night Watch. “Director Richard Laxton did an amazing job with an amazing script from an amazing book. We shot it in a month and it was really cold, with naked women running around everywhere, but it’s so good”

• Source: The Guardian

- Photoshoots: The Guardian (2011)

May 17,2011

Radio Times (UK) – May 21-27, 2011

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To celebrate this year’s Bafta Television Awards and Britain’s glittering array of acting talent, Radio Times puts nominees through their paces. No rehearsals… just lights… camera… pick your character… and action!

- Scans > Radio Times (UK) – May 21-27, 2011, thanks to Lorna

May 09,2011

Harry Treadaway talks ‘The Night Watch’ in You magazine

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Harry Treadaway talks about BBC2′s haunting adaptation of Sarah Waters’s bestseller The Night Watch:

“It’s split into three parts — 1947, 1944, 1941 — and you trace the story in reverse. The backdrop is wartime but it’s a look at personal wars: there are lesbian characters, and my character Duncan is gay. It’s a beautiful story about the pains of dealing with what you are”.

The Night Watch will be shown on BBC2 in the coming weeks.

- Scans > You (UK) – May 8, 2011, thanks to Lorna

Apr 18,2011

Independent On Sunday (UK) – April 17, 2011

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Thanks to Lorna.

- Magazine Scans from 2011: Independent On Sunday (UK) – April 17, 2011

Mar 24,2011

ES Magazine (UK) – March 4, 2011

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Bonnie Wright and Emilia Fox are also featured.

Thanks to Lorna.

- Magazine Scans from 2011: ES Magazine (UK) – March 4, 2011

Mar 12,2011

Another Gallery Update

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- Photoshoots: You (2010)
- Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – February 25, 2011, thanks to Lorna
- Scans: Radio Times (UK) – September 18-24, 2010, thanks to Lorna

Mar 05,2011

Gallery Update

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- Events: 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards
- Photoshoots: Daily Mail (2008)
- Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – February 25, 2011, thanks to the lovely Lorna

Feb 28,2011

Peter Kosminsky on ‘The Promise’

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London, (Pal Telegraph) – The Promise sets a turbulent and moving love story against the backdrop of the world’s most complex, tragic and intractable conflict – that between Israel and Palestine. It is set in two timeframes – Israel today, and the British Mandate period after the Second World War, just before the modern state of Israel was created. At that time British soldiers were trying to keep the peace as the trickle of Jews into the region became a flood of desperate humanity after The Holocaust.

Peter Kosminsky has won several BAFTAs for dramas that faithfully recreate factual events, often with much controversy attached. The Promise is fiction, although Peter still conducted rigorous research into the background of the piece, and historical events shape the story. The idea for The Promise began after Peter received a letter from an old soldier who had served in Palestine. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26,2011

‘Wreckers’ Photo Update and New UK Scans

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- Wreckers (2010): Posters & Covers
- Wreckers (2010): Production Stills
- Wreckers (2010): On the Set
- Scans: TV Times (UK) – February 26-March 4, 2011
- Scans: Daily Mail Weekend (UK) – February 26, 2011

Thanks to Lorna for the scans.

Feb 17,2011

Anna Maxwell Martin mentions Claire Foy in new interview

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In The Night Watch, due soon though still unscheduled, she plays Kay, a lesbian ambulance worker who sifts through bombed houses for bodies. “After the war, she’s utterly broken – and not just by heartbreak, but also by the fact that she believes the war is going to be a pivotal moment for the lesbian movement, that things will change and gay women will be out and proud like her. But that isn’t the case.”

It’s a racy book. “Oh my goodness! I have all my saucy scenes with Claire Foy – it’s like Little Dorrit and Esther Summerson getting off with each other!” (Foy played the lead in the BBC’s 2008 Little Dorrit.) Doing sex scenes with a woman, says Maxwell Martin, is much better than with a man. “In Claire and my case, we’re heterosexual, so it’s purely acting. But with a man, you’re like, ‘Oh God, does he think I fancy him, does he think I’m minging, is he going to get an erection?’ It’s awful.” She whoops with laughter.


Feb 11,2011

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ recommissioned for BBC One

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Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, confirmed today that Upstairs Downstairs has been recommissioned and will return with a 6 x 60-minute series in 2012.

Danny Cohen says: “The return of Upstairs Downstairs was fantastically well-received but what drove us to recommission was the wonderfully imaginative and distinctive plans the team have to take the drama forward.”

The hugely anticipated revival of the legendary Upstairs Downstairs starring Dame Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh was a smash hit with audiences old and new on BBC One this Christmas, attracting an average of 8.4 million viewers across the three episodes. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09,2011

Hello Magazine Scans and New ‘Promise’ Stills

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Big thanks to Lorna. :D

- Magazine Scans from 2011: Hello (UK) – February 14, 2011
- Magazine Scans from 2011: Radio Times (UK) – February 12-18, 2011
- The Promise: Production Stills

Feb 07,2011

Sunday Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. :D

- Magazine Scans from 2011: Sunday Post (UK) – February 6, 2011
- Magazine Scans from 2011: Sunday Times Culture (UK) – February 6, 2011

Feb 06,2011

Interview: Claire Foy

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If you’re not yet familiar with Claire Foy, you soon will be. Having starred in dramas Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs and been earmarked for stardom by trend bible Vogue, she’s currently starring in a Hollywood blockbuster with Nicolas Cage, Season of the Witch. But it’s her latest role, in Peter Kosminsky’s new drama The Promise, that has made the biggest impact on Foy.

She plays Erin, an 18-year-old visiting Israel for the first time. She’s following in the footsteps of her grandfather Len, a soldier in the British army in Palestine during the Mandate period who kept a diary of his turbulent time there.

It’s a powerful tale of love, war and betrayal, telling the stories of both Erin and Len – two young people caught up in the same struggle more than 60 years apart.

Here, Foy reveals her passion for the project, and explains why she’d like to burn every costume she’s ever worn.

What was it that drew you to The Promise?
I remember the very first audition very clearly. I got sent 25 scenes, and was asked to prepare all of them, which is what Peter does, God love him. It was so much work.
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