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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. :D

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. :D

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. :D

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. :D

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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Feb 01,2011

Lots of ‘The Promise’ Related UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. :D

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. :D

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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