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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

GALLERY LINK:
– 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!

GALLERY LINK:
– 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.

GALLERY LINK:
– 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.

GALLERY LINK:
– 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.

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



Mar 12,2011

Another Gallery Update

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GALLERY LINKS:
– 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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GALLERY LINKS:
– 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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GALLERY LINKS:
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.

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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. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– 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. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– 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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Feb 05,2011

Times Playlist and Glamour UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Times Playlist (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Glamour (UK) – March 2011



Feb 04,2011

More ‘The Promise’ Related UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Easy (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Closer (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Your TV Week (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Metro (UK) – February 3, 2011



Feb 01,2011

Claire Foy & Christian Cooke, The Promise

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Feb 01, 2011 – A major new Channel 4 drama looks at the bloody and brutal history of Israel. TV Choice talks to its two stars, Claire Foy and Christian Cooke…

Tell us about your characters
Claire Foy: I play Erin who’s on a gap year before university and goes off to Israel with her schoolfriend Eliza, who is doing her National Service. Erin is very moody. She feels her life is not as good as anyone else’s and has got a massive chip on her shoulder. But when she reads her grandfather Len’s diary she starts to change. It’s about his experiences in post-war Israel and all of a sudden she feels she has something to believe in and someone to love.
Christian Cooke: And I play her grandad in the scenes set after the war. Len was part of the British peacekeeping force sent to Israel in accordance with the 1917 mandate. He’s young and naive but he’s got a strong sense of justice. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 01,2011

TV Choice w/c 5 February Claire Foy’s promising role

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Claire Foy reveals how she identified with her latest role as a stroppy teenager in this week’s TV Choice.

Feb 01, 2011 – Claire plays spoilt Erin, 18, who travels to Israel with her friend Elizar in Channel 4’s The Promise. But Erin starts to change when she reads her grandfather’s diary about his experiences in the British peacekeeping force in Palestine at the end of WWII.

‘Erin thinks the world’s against her,’ explains Claire Foy, who spent 10 weeks filming in Tel Aviv.

‘I could appreciate what she was like because I was like her when I was 18. Looking back I was awful, just so moody. I’m worried that my mum’s going to see this and think, “Oh my God, the bitch is back.”’

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Exclusive scan over here



Feb 01,2011

Lots of ‘The Promise’ Related UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Total TV Guide (UK) – January 29-February 4, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Radio Times (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Choice (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Times (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Total TV Guide (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV And Satellite Week (UK) – February 5-11, 2011



Jan 31,2011

Independent On Sunday Scan and ‘The Promise’ Stills

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Big thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Independent On Sunday (UK) – January 30, 2011
The Promise: Production Stills



Jan 30,2011

Claire Foy: ‘I’ve surprised myself by not behaving like a massive knob’

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I want to be an actress not a celebrity I don’t want to get involved with that whole circuit, it’s not me. I’ve been to a couple of red-carpet events; everyone’s taking your photo, and you know one person there. It feels strange, like arriving at a party with no friends in sight. Why would you do that?

I embarrass myself on a daily basis Particularly after I’ve had a glass of wine. All of a sudden I think that what I have to say is really important, so I end up telling people how to run their lives. I’m lucky that my friends know me well enough to say, “Claire, shut up.”

I feel very lucky I’ve worked in supermarkets, put tags in baseball caps and provided security during Wimbledon, but I never thought acting would be something I’d be any good at, or make a living from. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 23,2011

Peter Kosminsky: Britain’s humiliation in Palestine

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Peter Kosminsky is one of Britain’s most acclaimed directors of hard-hitting television drama. His latest project – 11 years in the making – tells the story of postwar Palestine and Israeli independence through the eyes of a British soldier serving in the territory. It promises to be an event.

In 1999, shortly after his film about the British peace-keeping force in Bosnia, Warriors, was screened by the BBC, Peter Kosminsky received a letter. It was from an old soldier, who had found Warriors moving, and wanted to thank its director. At the end of the letter, though, was a line – thrown out more in hope than expectation – that caught Kosminsky’s eye. “You should do a film about the British soldiers who were in Palestine,” it said. “No one remembers us.” Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 11,2011

The Insiders: Claire Foy and Robert Sheehan

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The next installment of Paranormal Activity won’t hit theaters for a while, but a spooky period piece will keep you jolted in the meantime. It’s Season of the Witch, the film about medieval knights who transport a young – and possibly demonic – woman to her Witch Trial. And it’s scary / creepy / gross / all the things that make going to a big action movie with a pack of Gummi Worms fun.

We sat down with the movie’s two young British stars, who share screen time with Nicholas Cage and a lot of fire, blood, and dirt.

GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: Nylon (2011)

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Jan 10,2011

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ in the Evening Standard Magazine

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GALLERY LINK:
– Scans from 2010: ES Magazine (UK) – December 17, 2010, big thanks to Lorna



Jan 08,2011

Claire Foy in Yigal Azrouel

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Whilst attending the after party for her latest blockbuster, Season of the Witch, British actress Claire Foy was dressed to impress in Yigal Azrouel dress in New York on Tuesday.

Proving that long lengths are sticking around for yet another season, the rising young star rocked the formal floorlength gown, complete with a contrasting sheer white upper body and statement black waistband – not to mention a seductive thigh high split – with an air of effortless elegance and a subtle sexiness to boot.

And teaming her look with black accessories, Foy certainly knows how to turn pared-down minimalism into one massive style statement – and with a slick of vibrant red lippy, this British beauty proves she’s got what it takes in the style stakes.

So keep your eyes peeled for this up-and coming-fashionista – she’s definitely one to watch for 2011.

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Jan 07,2011

‘Season Of The Witch’ Press Day

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Earlier this week I got a chance to go to the press conference for the new supernatural thriller, “Season of the Witch,” with actors Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy, Robert Sheehan, and Stephen Campbell Moore. Aside from actors being covered in bacon and attacked by wolves, I’d really like to know more about Ron Perlman’s hotel habits. I never thought I would, but I do.

This film is rooted in the time of the Crusades. What themes in the film do you think are relevant to today?

Nicolas Cage: I think there are enormous parallels to be made in politics and religion, but I don’t want to draw them. I’ll leave it up to you guys to sort that out.

Ron Perlman: Very, very good answer. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 05,2011

Claire Foy Steps Out in Charlotte Olympia Dolly Platforms

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Claire Foy wore Charlotte Olympia’s undeniably glamorous Dolly heels to the Season of the Witch premiere. The black canvas heels feature pointy toes and knockout gold platforms.

Claire paired the shoes with a gray and white minimalist evening dress. A simple yet chic black hard case clutch finishes off the lovely look.

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Claire Foy styled her brunette locks in a loose bun complete with soft curls. Her chic ‘do was the perfect way to accent her sheer top.

Claire finished off her look with rosy red lips and fluttering lashes.

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Jan 05,2011

Claire Foy of ‘Season of the Witch’ Talks Massive Attack, Witches and Bruce Springsteen

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There’s a question looming at the blackened heart of Season of the Witch, and it drives the entire film.

Is Claire Foy’s character a witch, or isn’t she? Well, you’ll have to find out for yourself when the movie hits theaters on Friday January 7, 2011…

Perfectly complicating that puzzle, Foy seamlessly teeters between seemingly evil and sensitively vulnerable. It’s a rather delicate performance from the actress. While mired in the midst of all kinds of supernatural madness and heroic bravado from Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, Foy remains creepy, cool, and captivating, conjuring a mystical presence all her own. She’s one reason why it’s so fun to fall into Season of the Witch.

Claire Foy sat down for an exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino about Season of the Witch, listening to Massive Attack to become evil, her playlist and so much more! Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 04,2011

NextFactor: Claire Foy

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Claire Foy might be a relative unknown in the United States, but the 26-year-old actress will soon put American audiences under her spell as she stars opposite Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman in the new supernatural thriller “Season of the Witch.”

Not a bad pair of co-stars for her first Hollywood outing. So, naturally, one would assume that she’d have amassed some crazy stories Nic Cage has become known for recently. “No, really disappointingly,” Foy, who plays a character simply known as “The Girl,” laments. “Nic was just always such a gentleman and probably really well behaved around me.”

But despite the lack of classic Cage antics, the English beauty still had a great time in the role—though she makes sure to leave the spellbinding at work after filming wraps. “It scares me a little bit, the idea of it,” she says. ”But I’ve always been the sort of person who believes in ghosts and those sort of things. I definitely have respect for everything like that but it’s not something I ever want to look into in depth.”

That’s probably for the best considering “Season of the Witch” was not her first on screen run-in with the occult, but we’ll let “Foyster Oyster” fill you in herself. Meet Claire Foy. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 03,2011

Claire Foy on ‘Season of the Witch’, Dream Roles and Why Nicolas Cage Isn’t Crazy

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Will 2011 be the year of Claire Foy? She’s getting an early-enough start: The 26-year-old British actress makes her big-screen debut this week in Season of the Witch, starring as a nameless, possibly accursed young woman whom a pair of 14th-century knights (Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman) must transport to an abbey in the hopes of curbing the Black Plague. If only it were that easy: One misfortune and suspicion after another befalls the knights’ quest, threatening them, their cargo, and maybe the entirety of human civilization. All in a day’s work, right?

Foy’s breakthrough follows a flurry of high-profile TV roles, including her turn as the title character in the BBC’s acclaimed miniseries adaptation of the Dickens novel Little Dorrit. Movieline caught up with Foy recently to discuss Season of the Witch, why Cage might be a little misunderstood, and a couple other, older Hollywood legends she wouldn’t mind having a crack at in front of the camera. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 30,2010

Claire Foy casts spells in ‘Season of the Witch’

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Claire Foy is a major talent. She is a fantastic actress, she is strikingly beautiful and she has an amazing personality. And best of all, she is starring opposite Nicolas Cage as “the Witch” in Season of the Witch. While she may be appearing opposite Nic Cage and Ron Perlman, she steals the show with her wild and terrifying performance.

iamROGUE.com recently had the chance to talk with Claire and we briefly spoke about her work in Little Dorrit and Going Postal, but we talked a lot about playing a witch in her latest. She is funny and extremely charming. She opened up about working with Nic and Ron, researching the role, and about how it wasn’t the “boys club” that you might think.

So be sure to check out Season of the Witch when it opens on January 7 at a theatre near you. Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 24,2010

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ stars reveal all

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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.”



Dec 22,2010

More ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Articles in TV Supplements

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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

Big thanks to Lorna for the scans! 🙂

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Dec 19,2010

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

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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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Dec 18,2010

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ in TV Supplements

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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

Big thanks to Lorna for the scans! 🙂

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