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White Heat: behind the scenes on the BBC2 drama

from The Guardian / by Emine Saner

Emine Saner meets the flatmates at the centre of White Heat, Paula Milne’s 1960s drama for BBC2

Everything on set is quiet except for a plink-plink-plink sound. “This is a carpet warehouse,” explains Elinor Day, the producer. “The rain comes in, but whenever they fix it, it finds somewhere else to come in.” It is one of those days when it doesn’t feel as if the rain will ever stop.

The actors are hurried from the vast warehouse, where the sets have been built, to their trailers in the car park under huge umbrellas. A great puddle has formed in front of the catering truck and members of the film crew and extras line up to take their turn leaping over it to get to the double decker bus where they eat their lunch behind the steamed-up windows.

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‘White Heat’ Pictures & ‘The Night Watch’ on TV

I added loads of HQ pictures of Claire Foy in the first few episodes of ‘White Heat‘.

To get ready for Thursday’s premiere of ‘White Heat‘ the BBC are re-airing ‘The Night Watch‘ tomorrow, Wednesday at 10.30 pm on BBC One – it was first aired last July but hasn’t yet been released on DVD.

GALLERY LINK:
White Heat: Production Stills

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.03 Screencaptures

In tonight’s episode of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ Claire Foy’s Lady Persie is back at 165 Eton Place but her time in Germany still affects her. She has a secret which she won’t tell Lady Agnes after their sisterly bonding. Sir Hallam however wins another prize as most helpful boy as he helps his sister-in-law after she’d taken things in her own hands. What did you think of this episode?

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 03: A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Trailers

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White Heat: ‘Back in the 60s and 70s, politics was everything’

from The Observer / by Euan Ferguson

The stars of the new six-part BBC drama reflect on friendships forged in the volatile 1960s

It’s always such a fillip to meet actors who have had fun making a TV series. Perhaps fun isn’t the word. White Heat, a six-parter written by Paula Milne and coming soon to BBC2, is a sprawling bittersweet epic marking the lives of seven friends from 1965 to today, and there is angst, and darkness, against some of the fastest-changing times in British history.

But Claire Foy and Sam Claflin, two of the impossibly bubbly young stars, seem to have enjoyed not just fun but the fun of learning. “It’s been an eye-opener,” says Foy, most recently seen in Upstairs Downstairs, “to realise that so many of the things women take for granted were so hard-fought for in the 60s, 70s, 80s. Sam and I start in 1965, and it runs with all the changes, choices, right up till now, though our faces aren’t seen after 1990 – some experienced people take over.”

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White hot! Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs star, Claire Foy, stars in new BBC drama. Is there no stopping her?

from Daily Mail / by Nicole Lampert

Claire Foy leaps onto the bench opposite me, momentarily forgetting she’s wearing a teeny miniskirt. ‘Uggh,’ she exclaims passionately as she tugs at her skirt, doing her best to maintain some dignity. ‘There have been quite a few tricky moments with this outfit and I hate my legs. I can’t wait for the Seventies to start so I can get some trousers on.’

We are on set for Claire’s latest television show, White Heat. She plays a strident feminist called Charlotte in the drama, which follows seven flatmates from their rebellious Sixties student days up to the present. She’s also sporting red hair, which she likes more than the miniskirts. ‘I’ve always wanted to go red so it was great to have to do it for a job,’ she says. ‘But it’s only now that I’ve discovered my hair grows very quickly, so I have to get it dyed ginger every other week.’ Then she laughs so raucously she needs to tug at her skirt again.

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Categories "Little Dorrit" "The Promise" "Upstairs, Downstairs" "White Heat" Articles Gallery

Mad about the Foy

from The Stage / by Matthew Hemley

With both Upstairs Downstairs and White Heat being screened on the BBC this month, Claire Foy talks to Matthew Hemley about feeling surprisingly comfortable in front of the camera

Claire Foy has been busy filming that much for television in recent months, she needs a reminder about which show it is I’m referring to when I mention I’ve seen the first two episodes of her latest drama.

“Is that White Heat?,” she asks.

Yes, I respond. Although, to be fair, it could easily have been Upstairs Downstairs, which also stars Foy and which is also being broadcast by the BBC this month. Indeed, since taking the title role in the BBC’s adaptation of Little Dorrit back in 2008, Foy has rarely been off our screens.

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.02 Screencaptures

There was definitely more Lady Persie in the latest ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ episode. Not enjoying Germany as much as before she spends most of her scenes on the phone before she returns to England. I added screencaptures of the episode as well as of the preview for next week.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 02: The Love that Pays the Price
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Trailers

Categories "Little Dorrit" "Wreckers" Gallery Videos

More Videos & Screencaptures

Last November we posted a scan from the 20th Anniversary December issue of Dazed & Confused. But there was also a video with an interview and a look behind the scenes of the photoshoot. Also Claire Foy was interviewed during the London Film Festival at the premiere of her movie ‘Wreckers‘ back in October. I also added some old ‘Little Dorrit‘ interviews.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Interviews/News Segments: London Film Festival | Wreckers | Premiere
– Photoshoots: Dazed & Confused – Behind the Scenes (2011)

VIDEO LINKS:
– Events: Premieres
– Interviews: Online Segments
– Miscellanous: Photoshoots

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.01 Screencaptures

What did you think of last night’s premiere of the second series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘? Claire Foy’s Lady Persie only made a quick but impressive appearance in the last few minutes of the episode.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 01: A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Trailers

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‘White Heat’ Trailer

I added the new ‘White Heat‘ trailer and some pictures from the new BBC2 series. Juliet Stevenson is playing the older version of Claire Foy’s character Charlotte. Go here to find out who is playing the other characters when they’re older. And here you can read an extensive plot outline for the first episode The Past Is A Foreign Country scheduled to air in Week 10.

GALLERY LINKS:
White Heat (TV, 2012): Promotion
White Heat (TV, 2012): Production Stills
White Heat (TV, 2012): Trailer Screencaptures

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Pictures

A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing
As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. But whilst Sir Hallam’s forthright aunt Blanche disrupts life upstairs, feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes’ concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr Pritchard. Sir Hallam’s preoccupation with burgeoning Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting with an unexpected face unlocks a hidden desire within.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9.30 pm on BBC One to see this episode!

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Production Stills
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Promotion

Categories "Hacks" "Little Dorrit" "Pulse" "Season of the Witch" "Upstairs, Downstairs" "White Heat" "Wreckers" Articles Gallery

A class act: Claire Foy on criticism, tumours and embarrassing sex scenes

Her luminous good looks made her the star of Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs. As she prepares to light up our TV screens once again, Claire Foy talks to Gerard Gilbert.

Claire Foy is running late for her interview in the first-floor private dining room of a north London pub, finally phoning to say: “I’m downstairs”. “And I’m upstairs,” I reply, which is all very droll because Foy is of course one of the stars of Upstairs Downstairs, BBC1’s reconstituted version of the Seventies ITV classic about toffs and servants. Except that today the toffs are downstairs, or rather the cast of ‘scripted reality’ show Made in Chelsea are shooting an advert for the fashion chain River Island. “How exciting,” says Foy when she puts her head round the door. “It’s Made in Chelsea downstairs… I can’t believe it.”

What chance the cast of Made in Chelsea returning the compliment: “It’s Claire Foy upstairs… we can’t believe it”? Have they even heard of her? The difference is that while the solipsistic Sloanes are chasing fame for its own sake, celebrity is a by-product of Foy’s job. She is, however, the real class act in this building, a fact momentarily disguised by her munching a Danish pastry from a paper bag. “Breakfast,” she says between bites. “I’m lucky I have a fast metabolism… my whole family does… everyone’s got a lot of nervous energy so we burn it off.” Continue reading A class act: Claire Foy on criticism, tumours and embarrassing sex scenes

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‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Series 2 Media Coverage

Promotion for the Sunday evening premiere of series 2 of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ on BBC1 is in full swing. Many thanks to our friend Lorna for sending in all the related scans from UK TV magazines. Mostly they use pictures of Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard but there are also a few new pictures of Claire Foy as Lady Persie along with background information. More high quality pictures of Lady Persie will be posted in our next update. And there’s also a scan for ‘White Heat‘ which starts airing in the first week of March on BBC2.

You can watch new interviews with Claire Foy on the BBC Website: About Upstairs Downstairs & White Heat. Sadly, we can’t watch them. Could anybody please send in the clips so we can add them to our video archive? Our email is team [@] claire-foy.org. Many thanks in advance!

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans: Scans from 2012 Many thanks to Lorna

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‘White Heat’ Preview & Q+A Tomorrow

A preview of Claire’s upcoming drama series for BBC2 ‘White Heat‘ will be screened tomorrow, February 15 at 8 pm at the BFI Southbank in London. Apart from seeing the 2 60-minute episodes there will also be a Q+A panel with writer Paula Milne, cast members Sam Claflin and Claire Foy and director John Alexander. Tickets are still available, buy them here.

Scripted by award-winning writer Paula Milne (Small Island, The Fragile Heart), White Heat concerns seven characters who share a student flat in London in 1965. The serial explores their interwoven lives, loves and betrayals, set against the social and political backcloth of Wilson through Thatcher, via feminism, hedonism, union strife, the Falklands and HIV to the present day. It explores how our lives are shaped by the choices we make, which are governed by the opportunities society affords us.

GALLERY LINK:
White Heat (TV, 2012): Promotion

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2nd Series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Coming Next Week

As announced, ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ is returning with a 2nd series containing of 6 episodes next Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 9.30 pm on BBC One. Claire Foy reprises her role as Lady Agnes’s younger sister, Lady Persie Towyn.

No drama about an upper-crust family would be complete without a wayward beauty whose behaviour threatens to bring shame on the ancestral name. And in Upstairs Downstairs, Lady Persephone Towyn is no exception.

She is a fascist and has an affair with the family chauffeur, Harry Spargo (shades of Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil, who also ran off with the Granthams’ driver). In the new series Persie has several dalliances, which raise eyebrows.

Claire says, ‘Persie is precocious and selfish and does some terrible things this time round, so I think a lot of viewers are going to be shocked. I’ll get tomatoes thrown at me in the street.

‘Personally, I think she’s brilliant, and I love playing her, but she has no inhibitions and is big trouble.’

Is Persie jealous of her elder sister? ‘Yes, but not in a destructive way. She secretly envies Agnes, who’s perfect, accomplished and has a family, though she knows she can never be like her.

‘But Agnes doesn’t try to understand Persie and is constantly disappointed by her. She wants them to get on but Persie keeps ruining it. Sometimes Persie feels completely hemmed in by her sister and tries to retaliate.

‘If anything, their relationship gets more and more complex as the series goes on. Persie desperately wants someone to look after her and love her, but doesn’t how to go about it.’

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

GALLERY LINK:
Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2: Promotion

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Another Drawing

We received another skillfully drawn picture of the lovely Claire Foy from Heath Ziegenfusz.

If you too have created some art featuring Claire Foy don’t hesitate to send it in, we love to add it (always with credit, of course).

GALLERY LINK:
– Fanart: Drawings

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Fanart Contribution

We received a contribution of a lovely drawing of Claire Foy from Heath Ziegenfusz.

If you too have created some art featuring Claire Foy don’t hesitate to send it in, we love to add it (always with credit, of course).

GALLERY LINK:
– Fanart: Drawings

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Trailer For Channel 4′s New Phone Hacking Satire

“The ginger prince must have been up to something!”

Actually not all that much, so why not insert a nice topical joke about that fancy dress swastika scandal… from seven years ago.

Channel 4 have released a clip from their new phone hacking satire show Hacks, based on the recent controversy surrounding the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The show is set in the offices of tabloid magazine The Sunday Comet and features a cast including Claire Foy, Nigel Planer, Phil Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Russ Abbott and Celia Imrie.

Hacks airs on New Years Day at 10pm on Channel 4.

Watch it HERE.

GALLERY LINK:
Hacks (TV, 2012): Trailer