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Claire Foy Crowned Britannia Artist of the Year

By Paula Parisi

She plays Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s “The Crown” and now Claire Foy is getting the royal treatment from her countrymen as recipient of the 2017 Britannia British Artist of the Year Award presented by Burberry. The honor is part of the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards, taking place Oct. 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“BAFTA is committed to celebrating extraordinary British talents on a global platform, and we could not think of a more deserving and timely honoree,” the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen said. “Claire is the perfect encapsulation of the enduring legacy of British talent succeeding on a global stage. Her performances this year have been nothing short of phenomenal.”

Foy joins honorees Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television, and Ava DuVernay, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by the GREAT Britain Campaign. British comedian Jack Whitehall will host the ceremony.

The AMD British Academy Britannia Awards is BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the U.K., where Brits and Anglophiles alike come together in Los Angeles in celebration of exceptional members of the creative community. Other key events on the BAFTA awards calendar this season include the TV Tea on Sept. 16, the BAFTA Tea Party in January and the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb. 18.

Foy will next be seen in the feature film “Breathe,” an October release starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Andy Serkis. She will soon begin work on Damien Chazelle’s 2018 release “First Man,” playing the ex-wife of Neil Armstrong alongside co-stars Ryan Gosling and Kyle Chandler.

Foy gained international fame playing Anne Boleyn in 2015’s critically acclaimed six-part series “Wolf Hall,” for which she was nominated in the Leading Actress category for the BAFTA TV Awards. Her other television credits include: “Crossbones,” “Little Dorrit,” “Upstairs Downstairs,” “The Promise” and “Going Postal.”

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Hamptons Film Festival: Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Among First Pics In Lineup

Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe, the period drama starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, has been tapped as the Centerpiece film at this year’s Hamptons Film Festival. The fest, celebrating its 25th anniversary, runs October 5-9 in East Hampton, NY and this morning took the covers off the first part of its lineup. Its the U.S. premiere for Breathe, which will have its world bow October 4 as the opening-night film of the London Film Festival.

Breathe tells the true story about the adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish (Garfield), who has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralyzed by polio at age 28 and given just months to live. Against all advice, his wife Diana (Foy) brings him home from the hospital and with devotion and witty determination encourages him to lead a long and fulfilled life. William Nicholson penned the script, and the film will play on Sunday, October 8 as the Sunday Centerpiece with Serkis scheduled to be in attendance.

Fest passes go on sale September 5.

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Claire Foy And Juno Temple Starring In Steven Soderbergh’s Next Film

Following his return to cinema with the incoming Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh has reportedly channeled his more experimental side for a new film. According to The Tracking Board, he’s already shot something currently called Unsane that stars The Crown‘s Claire Foy.

Since no one in a position to know is willing to confirm or even really talk about it, this one is likely to remain largely a mystery until Soderbergh is out on the press circuit for Logan Lucky, and even then he may choose to let the work speak for itself.

But he’s reportedly shot the film using an iPhone, similar to how Sean Baker made his award-winning drama Tangerine. And according to Variety, Juno Temple is also part of the main cast. Soderbergh has yet to line up a distributor for the new film, though with him setting up Fingerprint Releasing, he may stick to getting it out in the world himself.

As for Logan Lucky, that will be released on 25 August in the UK.

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2017 Emmy Nominations: Claire Foy nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Claire Foy – The Crown

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

Keri Russell – The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Robin Wright – House of Cards

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Claire Foy took part in a sultry photoshoot as one of W Magazine’s 13 hottest telly stars

Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia and 11 More Actors Who Prove that Television Has Never Been Hotter

The Crown star Claire Foy wows in a blue silk nightgown as fans wait for the second series of the hit Netflix show to air

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Claire Foy to star as Neil Armstrong’s wife in new movie First Man

By BAZ BAMIGBOYE FOR THE DAILY MAIL

Claire Foy is getting into the space race.

The award-winning actress has been cast by Damien Chazelle, whose hit film La La Land took six Oscar statuettes (including best director for him), in his new movie First Man about the glory — and turmoil — surrounding Nasa’s efforts to put an astronaut on the moon.

Ryan Gosling, who played the jazz player and composer in La La Land, will portray Neil Armstrong, the first man (of the title) to set foot on the moon. And I can reveal that Claire will play his wife, Janet. Continue reading Claire Foy to star as Neil Armstrong’s wife in new movie First Man

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The Crown’s Claire Foy is Ready to Become a Full-Blown Movie Star

It’s a fabulous time to be Claire Foy. Last year, the actress starred in the critically acclaimed, biographical Netflix series The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II in her youth. The actress has since prepped for the show’s second season, after which she’ll bow out of the show altogether. (That’s because Season 3 jumps ahead in time, meaning its youthful core cast will have to wave goodbye.) But Foy, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the young royal, has a bounty of prospects ahead of her—and seems poised to exchange her TV success for some good old-fashioned Hollywood stardom.

The actress is reportedly in talks to play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the latest installment-slash-soft reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, according to Variety. As a refresher: Lisbeth is a hardcore goth computer hacker with various piercings and tattoos and an asymmetrical haircut. Foy, meanwhile, was determined posh and English rose-y enough to play the most famous monarch of our time.

Naturally, Foy doesn’t exactly scream Lisbeth’s aesthetic—but neither, really, did Rooney Mara back when she was cast in the Americanized version of Dragon Tattoo. At the time, the actress was best-known for whittling Jesse Eisenberg down to size in The Social Network. In the Swedish versions of the films, Noomi Rapace played the anti-everyone, all-black-everything hacker. If Foy takes on the role, she had better prepare to bleach those eyebrows, buzz off some of that hair, and start picking out some waterproof black eyeliner.

But wait, there’s more! Variety also reports that Foy might not take the role . . . because she recently had a meeting with Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle to co-star in his Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Ryan Gosling is set to play the iconic astronaut in Chazelle’s big-screen follow-up to musical hit La La Land. Foy, however, has not received an official offer for the role, leaving room for her to take on The Girl in the Spider’s Web after all. Fede Alvarez, who directed surprise horror hit Don’t Breathe last year, is set to helm the upcoming Salander project.

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Claire Foy, John Lithgow & “The Crown” SAG Awards Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
John Lithgow, “The Crown”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Crown”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Read the full article and view the full list of nominations here on Variety.

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Claire Foy, John Lithgow & “The Crown” Golden Globe Nominations

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Claire Foy – The Crown
Keri Russell – The Americans
Winona Ryder – Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson
Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager
John Lithgow – The Crown
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Read the full article and view the full list of nominations here on THR.

Categories "Wolf Hall" News / Rumors

The BAFTA TV Award for Leading Actor goes to the incredible Mark Rylance

“We’re a nation of storytellers. Long may that live” Wonderful words frm Mark Rylance on his 2nd BAFTA win this year.

Oscar winner Mark Rylance won another award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards on Sunday, where he was named the best actor in a dramatic television series for “Wolf Hall.”

“Wolf Hall” was also named the best drama series, “Peter Kay’s Car Share” won for scripted comedy series and “This Is England ’90” won for best miniseries.

Acting awards went to Rylance, Suranne Jones for “Doctor Foster,” Tom Courtenay for “Unforgotten,” Chanel Cresswell for “This is England ’90,” Peter Kay for “Peter Kay’s Car Share,” Michaela Coel for “Chewing Gum”and Leigh Francis for “Celebrity Juice.”

“Wolf Hall” went into the show as the most-nominated show; it, “This Is England ’90” and “Peter Kay’s Car Share” were the only programs to win more than one award.

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Wolf Hall wins best drama BAFTA

Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky uses his acceptance speech to defend the independence of the BBC BAFTA TV Awards. Kosminsky triggers ovation protest at Government threats to BBC and Channel4: don’t cut it BBC!

By Sarah Doran
Sunday 8 May 2016 at 7:50PM

Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminksy launched a passionate defence of the BBC when he took to the Bafta TV Awards stage to accept the award for Best British Drama this evening.

“In a week John Whittigdale described the disappearance of the BBC as ‘a tempting prospect’, I’d like to say a few words in defence of that organisation,” Kosminsky said on stage in London.

The director of the Bafta-winning BBC2 drama said that it was time for viewers to “stand up and fight” for the public broadcaster against what he saw as the government’s “dangerous nonsense.”

The government’s White Paper on the future of the BBC is due to be published this month, examining the next BBC charter and the scope of the BBC’s remit.

“I think most people would agree that the BBC’s main job is to speak truth to power, to report to the British public without fear or favour,” Kosminsky said. “It’s a public broadcaster independent of government, not a state broadcaster. All of this is under threat right now.”

“The Secretary of State has talked about putting six government nominees on to the editorial board of the BBC,” he continued. “And as a sign of things to come, the Secretary of State has been telling the BBC when to schedule its main news bulletin, what programmes it should make, and what programmes it shouldn’t make. It’s not something I thought I’d see in my lifetime in this country.”

Kosminsky went on to compare the situation to that of North Korea or Russia, and argued that Channel 4 was also under threat, telling the audience that government suggestions of privatisation would “eviscerate” the broadcaster.

“This is really scary stuff folks, and do you know what? It’s not their BBC, it’s your BBC. In many ways our broadcasting – the BBC and Channel 4 – is the envy of the world and we should stand up and fight for it, not let it go by default, and if we don’t, blink and it’ll be gone. No more Wolf Halls, no more Dispatches,” he said.

“It’s time for us to stand up and say no to this dangerous nonsense,” he ended.

The audience responded with a standing ovation for the Wolf Hall director.

After leaving the stage, the director said in the Bafta press conference that “without the BBC Wold Hall would not have been made.” Wolf Hall’s leading actor Mark Rylance backed up his director’s speech, saying, “I agree with them completely. I’ve made wonderful work with the BBC.”

Last week the Department for Culture, Media and Sport agreed to take into consideration the views of 9,000 Radio Times readers which it had previously ignored during the consultation stage.

Radio Times editor Ben Preston said at the time, “Soon we’ll discover whether the Culture Secretary has actually listened to your overwhelming support for an independent public service broadcaster supported by the licence fee. Watch this space.”

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Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Join Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’

LONDON — “The Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, who plays “Queen Elizabeth II” in Netflix series “The Crown,” have joined director Andy Serkis’ true love story “Breathe.” The screenplay is written by William Nicholson, who was Oscar nominated for “Gladiator” and “Shadowlands.”

The film is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”) and The Imaginarium Studios. Embankment is handling worldwide sales. CAA and Embankment represent the producer for the U.S. sale. The film will be co-financed by BBC Films.

Garfield plays Robin, who is “handsome, brilliant and adventurous.” He is a man with his whole life ahead of him before he is “cruelly paralysed by polio.” Foy will star as Robin’s wife Diana, whose devotion and determination “transcend his disability.” “Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, travelling the world and transforming the lives of others with their humor, courage and lust for life. A heart-warming and hilarious celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.”

Cavendish commented: “Andy is the perfect choice to direct ‘Breathe.’ He is a visionary director with a superb take on this unusual and uplifting material. And above all, he is a superb director of actors.”

Serkis added: “I’m very excited by the prospect of working with Andrew. He is a remarkably gifted actor, capable of finding and expressing the deep emotions experienced by Robin, in spite of his disability. Claire is blessed with a diverse and exceptional range of work and is one of the U.K.’s most respected young actresses — she’s the perfect emotional foil to Andrew’s Robin and brings great strength of character to the pivotal role of Diana.”

The Crown,” which is written by Peter Morgan and is directed by Stephen Daldry, premieres on Netflix in November.

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Claire Foy nominated for Best Actress at the Royal Television Society Awards

The nominations for the Royal Television Society Awards 2016 have been announced and there’s no room for Mark Rylance’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Thomas Cromwell in the BBC’s Wolf Hall.

Claire Foy, who played the part of Anne Boleyn in the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s historical novels, has however been nominated for Best Actress alongside Suranne Jones, for Doctor Foster, and Claire Rushbrook, for Home Fires. Somewhat surprisingly Nicola Walker, whose performances in both ITV’s Unforgotten and the BBC’s River gathered her rave reviews last autumn, has not been nominated.

As for Rylance, he will have to make do with the Oscar he recently scooped for Bridge of Spies, as Adam Long, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Courtenay fill the nominations for Best Actor. This is England ’90 and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, both of which have also got nominations for Best Drama Writer, will vie with Wolf Hall for Best Drama Serial. Humans, No Offence and The Last Kingdom are all up for Best Drama Series.

Catastrophe, Peter Kay’s Car Share and Chewing Gum dominate the comedy nominations, with each sitcom picking up three nominations. It’s a particularly good year for Michaela Coel who has Best Comedy Performance and Best Comedy Writing nominations to along with her recognition in the Breakthrough category.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 22 March.

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ARTE diffuse la série “Wolf Hall – Dans l’ombre des Tudors”

ARTE diffuse la série “Wolf Hall – Dans l’ombre des Tudors” les 21 et 28 janvier.

Publié par Pascal 25/12

Dans la série en six épisodes Wolf Hall, Peter Kosminsky retrace l’ascension fulgurante de Thomas Cromwell, éminence grise du roi d’Angleterre Henri VIII.

Adaptée des best sellers de Hilary Mantel, une fresque historique aussi sobre que passionnante dopée par l’interprétation de Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy ou encore Jonathan Pryce.

Episodes 1 à 3 le jeudi 21 janvier dès 20h55 sur ARTE ; suite et fin la semaine suivante.

Si le règne rouge sang d’Henri VIII n’en finit plus d’inspirer les réalisateurs – d’Anne des mille jours à Deux soeurs pour un roi en passant par la saga Les Tudors diffusée par ARTE –, Peter Kosminsky se démarque avec cette fresque relatant l’ascension de Thomas Cromwell, avocat de basse extraction propulsé au sommet de l’État par la seule force de son intelligence et de son ambition. Traversée par un souci constant du détail, jusque dans les éclairages à la bougie qui attisent la puissance picturale des clairs-obscurs, Wolf Hall s’appuie sur une mise en scène épurée et sur une narration sans à-coups qui servent la complexité des personnages et de leurs relations.

3 nominations aux Golden Globes et 5 nominations aux Emmy Awards.

Le début : 1529. Le roi Henri VIII tente d’obtenir l’annulation de son mariage avec Catherine d’Aragon, coupable de n’avoir pu lui donner un héritier mâle. Rendu responsable de l’enlisement des négociations avec Rome, le cardinal Wolsey est démis de ses fonctions de lord-chancelier et remplacé par Thomas More. Thomas Cromwell, avocat et homme de confiance du prélat, refuse de l’abandonner. Il rend visite à Anne Boleyn, la favorite d’Henri, qui brûle d’impatience de monter sur le trône, et décroche une entrevue avec le roi.

Réalisation : Peter Kosminsky
Scénario : Peter Straughan
d’après les romans de Hilary Mantel : Le conseiller – Dans l’ombre
des Tudors
et Le conseiller – Le pouvoir (Sonatine éditions)
Image : Gavin Finney
Montage : David Blackmore, Josh Cunliffe
Musique : Debbie Wiseman
Décors : Pat Campbell
Costumes : Joanna Eatwell

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Candlelit Wolf Hall bathes in Golden Globe glory

West-based drama Wolf Hall is in the running for three Golden Globes in January.

Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and the series itself have picked up nominations in the best limited series or TV movie category of the prestigious awards.

And the Bristol-made Shaun the Sheep The Movie is in the running for the best animated film at the awards ceremony to be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Eddie Redmayne will go head to head with ten-time nominee Leonardo DiCaprio for the best actor in a drama. He has been nominated for his performance as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, while DiCaprio received his 11th nod for his gruelling turn as Hugh Glass in revenge saga The Revenant. Continue reading Candlelit Wolf Hall bathes in Golden Globe glory

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Stroud’s Lizzy McInnerny to play Queen’s nanny in a £100 million Netflix epic with Claire Foy

By CitizenNews

Actress Lizzy McInnerny will be playing one of the Queen’s closest confidantes in a £100 million Netflix epic to be screened next year.

The Stroud actress will be playing the monarch’s devoted nanny and dresser, Miss Margaret McDonald, who served Her Majesty for 69 years.

Lizzy, 54, will be joining an all star cast that includes Doctor Who Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill and Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.

Insiders are already tipping The Crown to be a massive worldwide hit which could turn some of the cast into global household names.

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Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow Lead the Cast for Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

By Michael Calia

When the history of 21st century pop culture is written (or Snapchatted) writer Peter Morgan will go down as Queen Elizabeth II‘s most prominent chronicler in fiction.

In 2009′s Morgan-penned “The Queen,” Helen Mirren delivered a performance that would earn her an Oscar. Then, in 2013, his play “The Audience,” also starring Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, debuted in London’s West End. This year, it premiered on Broadway, and Mirren won a Tony for the role.

Now, Morgan is taking his fascination with the queen to television, specifically Netflix, with a 10-episode series called “The Crown.” Mirren won’t play the queen this time, however. Instead, Claire Foy (“Wolf Hall”) will play a younger version of the monarch.

The series will focus on the queen’s relationship with U.K. prime ministers in the aftermath of World War II. John Lithgow will play Winston Churchill, while Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”) will play Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “The Audience” also explored the queen’s relationship with prime ministers.

Stephen Daldry, who directed “The Audience,” will serve as a director on “The Crown,” as will Philip Martin and Julian Jarrold.

The series is scheduled to debut next year.

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The series reunites writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon”) with director Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot,” “The Hours”) and producer Andy Harries (“The Queen”). Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin and Julian Jarrold will direct episodes from scripts by Peter Morgan.

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Vanessa’s great expectations of Queen’s life story

By Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail

Once upon a time there was a Princess who was more glamorous than her elder sister, who was Queen.

The younger royal was in line to the throne, so she couldn’t marry the man she loved, for fear it would trigger a constitutional crisis.

That princess was Margaret, and the Queen in question is Elizabeth who, later this year, is set to become the longest-reigning British monarch.

Director Stephen Daldry, writer Peter Morgan and their associates have spent six months interviewing scores of actresses to play Margaret in the first two series (20 episodes in total) of The Crown, which charts the reign of our sovereign.

Vanessa Kirby, an award-winning actress, is in the process of doing a deal to portray Margaret in the television blockbuster.

The drama, which will star Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy as Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip, if negotiations can be agreed, will begin filming in July. Continue reading Vanessa’s great expectations of Queen’s life story