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Telegraph Magazine Scans: Games of Throne

Authenticity is everything in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s take of Tudor intrigue, right down to the very last pin on an extra’s costume.

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Wolf Hall” starts on BBC Two on Wednesday 21 January at 9pm.

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Claire Foy interview: The ‘Wolf Hall’ star on politics in the Tudor court and Hollywood

Foy is unforgettable as doomed queen Anne Boleyn in the six-part BBC adaptation, to be broadcast later this month

By Gabriel Tate

Claire Foy has been thinking about babies a lot recently. The reason is plain as soon as the 30-year-old walks into her publicist’s office. She’s unmistakably, gloriously pregnant (her first child with new husband and fellow actor Stephen Campbell Moore), and, with my own new parenthood looming imminently, I can’t help gasping in admiration. We then spend a frankly unprofessional amount of our allotted time sharing assorted hopes and fears before agreeing it might be best for our respective careers if we talked shop.

Foy’s latest role, as Anne Boleyn in the BBC’s Wolf Hall, means this segue isn’t as awkward as it might have been: Boleyn’s fate was determined by her fecundity. As to Anne’s psychology, however, she remains a conundrum. It’s no disservice to Foy, Hilary Mantel, or Peters Straughan and Peter Kosminsky, who have written and directed the six-part adaptation of Mantel’s Booker-winning diptych about the life of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance), to suggest that she’s as unknowable at the end of the BBC’s six-part Wolf Hall as she was at the outset. Continue reading Claire Foy interview: The ‘Wolf Hall’ star on politics in the Tudor court and Hollywood

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New still of Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn – after the coronation

I think this might be the scene after Anne Boleyn’s coronation, when Cromwell visits pregnant Anne in her bedchamber. The fragment from “Wolf Hall“:

“The bedcurtains are drawn close. He pulls them back. Anne is lying in her shift. She looks flat as a ghost, except for the shocking mound of her six-month child. In her ceremonial robes, her condition had hardly showed, and only that sacred instant, as she lay belly-down to stone, had connected him to her body, which now lies stretched out like a sacrifice: her breasts puffy beneath the linen, her swollen feet bare.”

One of my favourite scenes in the book. The dynamics between Anne & Cromwell is amazing.


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Wolf Hall TV show sets prepare for tourist invasion

New BBC drama set locations ready for influx of tourists

By Ruth Doherty

The National Trust is preparing for an influx of visitors to properties chosen as location sets for the new TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

The properties in Somerset, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire were chosen as they provided the perfect backdrop for filming the story of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII.

The six-part BBC series, set to be broadcast next month, stars Damian Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell.

Six British National Trust venues were chosen for to film scenes for the show. Montacute House, in Somerset, was used as the set for Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s main London seat and the scene of Anne Boleyn’s arrest.

Lacock Abbey, also used in two Harry Potter films, will be seen as the exterior of Wolf Hall, the Seymour family seat. Continue reading Wolf Hall TV show sets prepare for tourist invasion

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New pictures for Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce and Claire Foy appear in new stills from BBC2’s adaptation of the Hilary Mantel novel.

As we inch closer to December and the shops fill up with Christmas, your thoughts probably aren’t straying into 2015. But – just for a second – look ahead to the new year and a string of exciting new dramas, among them the BBC’s Wolf Hall. Continue reading New pictures for Wolf Hall

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“Rosewater” – Red Carpet Arrivals – 58th BFI London Film Festival

Claire Foy, Amir El-Masry, Maziar Bahari, Jon Stewart and Dimitri Leonidas attended the red carpet arrivals of ‘Rosewater‘ during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 12, 2014 in London, England. Longtime boyfriend Stephen Campbell Moore was there as well to support Claire.

The festival ran from 08 to 19 October.

Gallery link:
– Public Events > Events in 2014 > “Rosewater” – Red Carpet Arrivals – 58th BFI London Film Festival

EDIT: We’ve just added 21 new photos to our gallery thanks to our ever helpful and lovely friend Nicole.

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‘Rosewater’ Trailer

The trailer for Claire Foy’s new project ‘Rosewater‘ was released. The movie premiered last Friday at the Telluride Film Festival and will also be screened during the Toronto International Film Festival next Monday. Claire Foy has a supporting role as the lead character Maziar Bahari’s wife Paola who is newly pregnant and staying in London while he goes on a trip to Iran. Here’s the plot:

The feature film Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. A true story, the film marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host and executive producer Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal, leading an international cast. Rosewater is produced by Scott Rudin, Stewart, and Gigi Pritzker, with Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush and Chris McShaneserving as executive producers.

Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days.

In October 2009, with Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign from London to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” continuing to keep the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on $300,000 bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

Rosewater has a direct connection to Stewart, who since taking over as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in 1999, has turned the nightly half-hour satirical look at newsmakers and news-coverers into not only a perennial Emmy-winning juggernaut, but also an important touchstone on the zeitgeist. Stewart and “The Daily Show” covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.

Check out the movie’s official facebook page.

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– Rosewater (2014): Trailer

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– Trailers & Clips: Rosewater

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‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ Screencaptures

Check out our project page for Claire Foy’s new ITV documentary. She plays Helen Bentwich, a clever young woman who chafed against the restrictions placed on her sex – and seized the chance to work in the arms factories at Woolwich Arsenal, before becoming appalled by the conditions there and joining a trade union.

The four part documentary started airing on ITV earlier this month. Claire Foy was first featured in episode 3 which aired last Sunday. She will also be featured in episode 4.

The Telegraph had praise for Claire Foy:

Claire Foy gives a convincing, spirited performance as Helen Bentwich, who seized the chance to work in munitions factories.

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– The Great War: The People’s Story (TV, 2014): Promotion
– The Great War: The People’s Story (TV, 2014): Episode 3
– The Great War: The People’s Story (TV, 2014): Trailer

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– Trailers & Clips: The Great War: The People’s Story

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Claire Foy spotted as Anne Boleyn while filming Wolf Hall on July 3rd and July 15th

That’s a wrap on Wolf Hall. Stay tuned.

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– Movies & Television > Wolf Hall (TV, 2014) > On Set (Bridgwater) – July 3, 2014 –> Credit: Tim Horne for the first photo.

According to This is the West Country, the scene “shows the journey of Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy) from the Thames into Traitors Gate at the Tower of London being re-enacted along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal just off Bridgwater town centre.”

Thanks to Wolf Hall TV, we now know that “it’s a myth that Anne Boleyn entered the Tower through Traitors Gate. According to Charles Wriothesley’s chronicle, Anne entered through the Court Gate. Today it’s known as the Byward Tower.” Source: “In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn” by N. Grueninger & S. Morris.

– Movies & Television > Wolf Hall (TV, 2014) > On Set (Wells Cathedral) – July 15, 2014

Regarding Crossbones, tomorrow night, the Commodore will make his final stand. The series ends its run with its final two new episodes airing back-to-back. Catch the epic two-hour Crossbones finale at 8 ET/PT on NBC.

Here are a couple of stills from the finale below.

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– Movies & Television > Crossbones (TV, 2014) > Production Stills

There’s an online petition going on to help save Crossbones. Sign it. Promote it. We don’t know what will come of it, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

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Wolf Hall Filming at Chastleton House

Filming continued on the six part BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall at Chastleton House, a Jacobean country house, built between 1607 and 1612. Now in the hands of the National Trust, the house has remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years. Seen filming on July 29th were Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Bernard Hill and Anton Lesser.

Gallery link:
– Movies & Television > Wolf Hall (TV, 2014) > On Set (Chastleton House) – July 29, 2014

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Claire Foy sports vibrant Tudor costume as she gets into character as Anne Boleyn for Wolf Hall

Claire Foy was pictured in her full period costume on Friday as she filmed scenes for the anticipated new drama at Gloucester Cathedral.

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– Movies & Television > Wolf Hall (TV, 2014) > On Set (Gloucester Cathedral) – July 25, 2014

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‘Crossbones’ News, Screencaptures Episodes 3-6 & Stills

Episode 7 of ‘Crossbones‘ will air later tonight as scheduled. NBC announced yesterday that they will be airing episodes 8 & 9 next Saturday, August 2 from 8pm – instead of on August 1 and 8 – thus effectively cancelling the series after bad ratings. The article talks about these episodes being the final two episodes. I’m a bit confused because I thought they filmed 10 episodes. Well, the series will come to DVD soon, on September 2, and I think those 386 minutes of runtime listed on Amazon.com would suggest that there will be 10 episodes on the DVD. Also Amazon lists deleted scenes as special features. Don’t forget to pre-order!

In other news, we are all caught up with screencaptures of Claire Foy as Kate Balfour in episodes 3 to 6. And there are 3 new stills, 2 from tonight’s episode. Enjoy!

And Anna has updated the biography page and added more information to our ‘Crossbones’ section.

Gallery:
– Crossbones: Episode 3: The Man Who Killed Blackbeard
– Crossbones: Episode 4: Antoinette
– Crossbones: Episode 5: The Return
– Crossbones: Episode 6: A Hole in the Head
– Crossbones: Production Stills

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“Vampire Academy” Blu-ray Screencaptures

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– Movies & Television > Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Blu-ray Screencaptures

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! — Stop reading now if you never read the VA books and don’t know who is Ms Karp and what happens to her. Continue reading “Vampire Academy” Blu-ray Screencaptures