From corsets to couture: 2010 looks set to be Claire Foy’s year!
I added 2 pictures from the upcoming TV movie ‘Going Postal‘ which show Claire Foy as Adora Belle Dearheart. Sky One will be airing this “story of sweet romance and dark revenge set against an ongoing dispute between a traditional postal system and Discworld’s equivalent of the internet” in April 2010. Stay tuned for the exact dates as well as hopefully more and/or better pictures. In the meantime the official plot synopsis:
When life as a travelling con artist catches up with swindler Moist Von Lipwig (Coyle), it looks as though he will face the death penalty. But awarded a last minute reprieve, Lipwig is given one more chance on the condition that he takes up the cursed role of postmaster, and transforms Ankh-Morpork’s decrepit post office. Making an immediate enemy of bloodthirsty tyrant Reacher Gilt (Suchet), Lipwig’s first instinct is to run… until he meets the spellbinding Adora Belle Dearheart (Foy) with whom he falls in love. But what they both are unaware of is the part Lipwig played in the downfall of the Dearheart family. Is their romance forever doomed?
Lionsgate announced today that it won’t be releasing the Dominic Sena-directed supernatural thriller Season of the Witch on the crowded date of March 19th as was previously scheduled. There, the film was facing four other wide releases, including The Bounty Hunter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Repo Men, and The Runaways.
The studio has not yet set a new date for the film, starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham and Christopher Lee.
I’m actually a bit late with updating about this because I’ve been out of the country but you may have already noticed this yourself when following our links to the Official ‘Season of the Witch’ Website. It was updated with actual content last week. Check it out now to watch the trailer, look through the gallery, grab spooky downloads and more. Make sure to view the site in “full screen mode” to really experience the chills and thrills of what’s to come on March 19th! Please note, as we get closer to release, the site will be continually updated with new video content and cool interactive features that will take you deeper into the world of the witch.
Added two photos from the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2009, the Russian poster for Season of the Witch and two brand new Wreckers stills.
Wreckers is a drama with a dark, erotic heart, and a unique twist on the theme of the returning soldier.
A dark tale of love, desire and secrets, between brothers and a new bride. Starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shaun Evans.
Wreckers was shot on 16mm last Summer on location in the Fens and outside London.
We’re getting ever closer to March 19 – the theatrical release date for ‘Season of the Witch‘. Now, LionsGate has set up an official Facebook page for the movie. Of course there’s also the official movie site and we can follow Lionsgate on Twitter.
Claire Foy is featured alongside Olivia Grant and Bonnie Wright in the March 2010 issue of InStyle UK. The photo is brand new and absolutely lovely.
You might recognise her from: Little Dorrit.
What’s next? Going Postal, Season of the Witch, Homeland.
Stellar moment: “A highlight of 2009 for me was working on Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage — he’s eccentric but also such a lovely, genuine man. I’m gutted that I’ll be working and won’t be able to go to the premiere.”
– Scans: InStyle (UK) – March 2010, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – January 15, 2010, thanks to Lorna
I replaced the screencaptures of the full-length ‘Season of the Witch‘ trailer with ultra-HQ ones. Enjoy getting a better look at Claire as the suspected witch – if you dare!
Fans of the horror genre will be pleased to know that BBC3 looks set to give them something scary to enjoy in the dark winter weeks ahead.
At today’s Winter/Spring BBC3 launch, BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson assured me that, as a big fan of horror, I am going to like Pulse, which is written by Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and stars Claire Foy, who previously starred in Little Dorrit for the BBC.
Pulse, according to the BBC’s blurb, is set in a teaching hospital, which is home to some of the UK’s most promising trainee doctors:
But beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments, pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences
Now, I was a big fan of E4’s Dead Set, which, for a TV series, managed to be pretty gruesome and dark, and really provided for those who like their series a little more on the edgy side.
So I can only hope that BBC3 follows Dead Set’s lead to make sure that Pulse does something similar, and gives horror fans, who I often think are under-served by British television, something to get their teeth stuck in to.
The drama is planned as a one-off at the moment, and will run alongside two other pilots commissioned by BBC3, including a drama called Dappers from Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson, and another from Leo Richardson called Stanley Park.
Neither of these is a horror (although Dappers is about two two single mothers living in Bristol — which sounds scary in itself) and I can only hope that that Pulse proves to be a hit, and that the BBC commission it for a full series.
Foy has already proved herself to be a good actress, so I am sure there will be an appetite among viewers to see more of her, if not more blood and gore.
The BBC Website has the details of Claire Foy’s upcoming reading on the radio. It’s the 3rd and last episode of the 4th series of Afternoon Reading: The Time Being – a series of original stories by unpublished writers produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.
Thursday, January 7, 2009, 15:30 on BBC Radio 4
Smell My Fleece by Anna Towers, read by Claire Foy
With four fewer teeth and a mouth stuffed with cotton wool, Debra isn’t having the easiest of days. And then she meets Dale. A curious tale of dentistry, stalking and poetry.
Apparently, the recording will be available on the BBC Radio 4 Website for 7 days afterwards.
I also updated the sidebar and projects page. Due to Claire’s increasing number of projects information for each one of them can now be found on separate pages. Information about 10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (2009) – TV Short Film.
Claire will be reading a short story on 7th January 2010 on BBC Radio 4.
On Monday 28th December 2009, Sky One aired the 8th Episode of 10 Minute Tales, Through The Window, written and directed by Barry Skolnick.
Lee Ingleby is The Man, and Claire Foy is The Woman. This poignant period piece reminds viewers that though loved ones can be lost, they can never be forgotten. A young soldier, who has been away at war, returns to find that his lover has been killed in the Blitz. Miraculously, their child managed to survive the deadly blast. The years pass and, as the widower and his daughter grow older, we learn that the deceased never truly departed… Eternal love is celebrated in this haunting, but tender tale.
– 10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Promotion
– 10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Production Stills
– 10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Screencaptures
The official website for Season of the Witch has opened up its doors. Click here to pay it a visit!
Next year promises a varied crop of original horror films. Among them? Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Claire Foy (look for an appearance by Christopher Lee, too!). Bragi Schut’s screenplay was widely sought after many years back, now it’s finally reaching the big screen on March 19 from Lionsgate and under the direction of Dominic Sena.
Click below to see it in hi-res!
– Season of the Witch (2010): Posters & Covers
Lionsgate’s supernatural thriller Season of the Witch stars Nicolas Cage as medieval knight Behmen, who undertakes a mission pitting him against a devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force. His faith broken by years of battle as a crusader, Behmen returns to central Europe to find his homeland decimated by the Black Plague. While searching for food and supplies at the Palace at Marburg, Behmen and his trusted companion, Felson (Ron Perlman), are apprehended and ordered by the dying Cardinal to deliver a young peasant girl believed to be the witch responsible for the Plague to a remote abbey where her powers can be destroyed. Behmen agrees to the assignment but only if the peasant girl is granted a fair trial. As he and five others set off on this dangerous journey, they realize with mounting dread that the cunning girl is no ordinary human and that their mission will pit them against an evil that even in these dark times they never could have imagined.
Dawn and David are visited by Nick, David’s brother, a soldier on ‘R&R’ from Afghanistan. Dawn is a comfort to Nick, who has episodes of sleepwalking and nightmares. David is angered by their easy manner with each other – more angry than seems necessary to the situation. Dawn tries to discover what is the secret that binds David and Nick together… but she is a flawed detective…
Which of them all is the guilty party?
It seems like Claire’s character’s name is Dawn.