Archive for the ‘“The Night Watch”’ Category


Jul 05,2011

‘The Night Watch': Extensive UK Media Coverage

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Big thanks to Lorna.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Scans: Radio Times (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: Total TV Guide (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: TV And Satellite Week (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: TV Choice (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: TV Easy (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: TV Times (UK) – July 9-15, 2011
– Scans: What’s On TV (UK) – July 9-15, 2011



Jul 02,2011

Daily Telegraph Magazine Scans

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Burning Desires

The Night Watch, Sarah Waters’ tale of turbulent passions set against the background of Blitz-hit London, is coming to television. Chloe Fox reports from the set.

GALLERY LINK:
– Scans: Daily Telegraph Magazine (UK) – July 2, 2011, thanks to Lorna



Jun 29,2011

New Guardian (2011) Outtake and 7 Brand New ‘Night Watch’ Stills

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We forgot to post about, but, i’s tbetter late than never… Can you believe that Claire Foy Source has been online for 2 years already? ;) Time flies! :P We’re very excited, happy and proud to have supported and followed Claire’s career throughout these years and to have brought you the latest news and images concerning Miss Foy. But, most of all, we’re very excited, happy and proud of everything that she has accomplished since we fell for her in Little Dorrit. Happy Anniversary to us and Congrats to Miss Foy for so many interesting projects and great performances! :)

GALLERY LINKS:
– Photoshoots: The Guardian (2011)
The Night Watch (TV, 2011): Production Stills



Jun 29,2011

‘The Night Watch’ – Claire Foy plays Helen

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What attracted you to the role of Helen?

It was the project as a whole as opposed to just the character of Helen that attracted me. Richard Laxton – the director – was seeing people for every role and I originally really wanted to go for Viv, he kept saying: “Have a look at Helen, have a look at Helen.” When I did I felt she was such an interesting character, so difficult and also quite embarrassing to watch.

You really have to face up to some of your own insecurities to play a character like her because she is so vulnerable, fragile and naive. It was interesting to try and recall whether I had ever behaved like her.

But Helen is also lovely, you want to help her. She is like a friend who continually makes the wrong decisions, even after the advice you give them.
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May 23,2011

Scans from Observer Magazine

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Previously mentioned in this update by Mia. ;)

GALLERY LINK:
– Scans > Observer Magazine (UK) – May 22, 2011, thanks to Lorna



May 09,2011

Harry Treadaway talks ‘The Night Watch’ in You magazine

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Harry Treadaway talks about BBC2’s haunting adaptation of Sarah Waters’s bestseller The Night Watch:

“It’s split into three parts — 1947, 1944, 1941 — and you trace the story in reverse. The backdrop is wartime but it’s a look at personal wars: there are lesbian characters, and my character Duncan is gay. It’s a beautiful story about the pains of dealing with what you are”.

The Night Watch will be shown on BBC2 in the coming weeks.

GALLERY LINK:
– Scans > You (UK) – May 8, 2011, thanks to Lorna



Apr 26,2011

‘The Night Watch’ to be shown at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

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The Night Watch” Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.

The Colony Theatre, Miami Beach
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Through May 1 at theaters in Miami, Miami Beach and Coral Gables
For tickets and more information, go to MGLFF.com

“Someone once said a happy ending depends on when you decide to stop your story…then again, when you realize your story is not yet over, you are only at the end of the beginning.”

Such is the premise for the BBC film “The Night Watch,” Richard Laxton’s historical drama for the BBC set in 1947 post-World War II London. The ending is just the beginning as the story of four young people exploring their sexuality unfolds through a series of progressive flashbacks taking them into the dark nights of the Nazi air raids of London. As the sirens wail and bombs explode around them, each is confronted with passionate trysts and trials during a period of hardship and strict sexual morality. Read the rest of this entry »



Apr 18,2011

Independent On Sunday (UK) – April 17, 2011

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Thanks to Lorna.

GALLERY LINK:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Independent On Sunday (UK) – April 17, 2011



Apr 14,2011

BBC Drama Trailer ‘The Night Watch’

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The new BBC Drama Trailer features a few scenes from Claire Foy’s upcoming project ‘The Night Watch‘ and a brief shot of her as Helen.



Mar 13,2011

‘The Night Watch’ Stills & Photoshoot

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The first pictures of Claire Foy as Helen in ‘The Night Watch‘ have surfaced. It will be previewed on April 4 at the 25th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – but the screening is already sold out. No doubt it’ll air on BBC2 soon.

A tale of lost young Londoners whose lives are inextricably linked via their wartime experiences.

We are thrilled to be previewing the television adaptation of Sarah Waters’ masterful fifth novel, now brought vividly to life by the BBC. Set against the backdrop of a London recovering from the devastating effects of the Second World War, The Night Watch is a tale of lost young Londoners, whose lives are inextricably linked via their wartime experiences. Kay, the always brilliant Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House), roams the streets, haunted by a great loss in her past, whilst Helen (Claire Foy, Little Dorrit) and Viv (Jodie Whittaker, Cranford) who run a marriage bureau together, face their own relationship dilemmas. Helen obsessively clings to her tempestuous affair with the beautiful Julia as Viv finds herself unable to break free from her married lover. The sexual freedom and independence they enjoyed in wartime is curtailed once more as they are returned to the margins of society, but as each woman strives towards a more hopeful future, they must first come to terms with their actions in the past.

- GALLERY LINKS:
The Night Watch (TV, 2011):Production Stills, thanks to Chas
– Photoshoots: Vogue (2008), thanks to Chas



Feb 17,2011

Anna Maxwell Martin mentions Claire Foy in new interview

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In The Night Watch, due soon though still unscheduled, she plays Kay, a lesbian ambulance worker who sifts through bombed houses for bodies. “After the war, she’s utterly broken – and not just by heartbreak, but also by the fact that she believes the war is going to be a pivotal moment for the lesbian movement, that things will change and gay women will be out and proud like her. But that isn’t the case.”

It’s a racy book. “Oh my goodness! I have all my saucy scenes with Claire Foy – it’s like Little Dorrit and Esther Summerson getting off with each other!” (Foy played the lead in the BBC’s 2008 Little Dorrit.) Doing sex scenes with a woman, says Maxwell Martin, is much better than with a man. “In Claire and my case, we’re heterosexual, so it’s purely acting. But with a man, you’re like, ‘Oh God, does he think I fancy him, does he think I’m minging, is he going to get an erection?’ It’s awful.” She whoops with laughter.

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Nov 26,2010

New Project: “The Night Watch”

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It was announced yesterday that Anna Maxwell Martin, Claire Foy, Jodie Whittaker and Harry Treadaway will star in a tragic and tender minute adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, ‘The Night Watch‘. Read the Press Release.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of Forties London, The Night Watch tells the stories of four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay (Anna Maxwell Martin), Helen (Claire Foy), Viv (Jodie Whittaker) and Duncan (Harry Treadaway) enjoy a freedom never experienced before as they engage in secret liaisons and passionate trysts.

The drama opens in 1947 as the country is trying to rebuild itself after the war; we find Kay mysteriously roaming the streets, haunted by some traumatic personal loss. Meanwhile, Helen and Viv run a marriage bureau, helping people rebuild their shattered lives by finding love. But their own complicated love lives are less easy to solve. Helen obsessively clings to her tumultuous and volatile relationship with Julia (Anna Wilson-Jones) while Viv is continuing an affair with a married man whom she seems unable to break free from. Viv’s vulnerable young brother Duncan harbours a terrible secret, when a face from his past re-appears which threatens his fragile existence.

Moving back in time through the Forties into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bitter sweet, for it returns them to the margins of society from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.

Other novels by Sarah Waters have already been adapted for television: Fingersmith and Tipping The Velvet. ‘The Night Watch‘ was adapted by award-winning British writer, Paula Milne (Small Island, Endgame, The Virgin Queen and The Politician’s Wife) and is being made by BBC Drama Production.

Filming for ‘The Night Watch‘ has already started in Bath. This is Bath reports how Sydney Gardens were transformed into the 1940 set last Saturday. Filming will also take place in Bath’s Royal Victoria Park and the city centre. Other than that they’re using the studios which were already used to make Lark Rise To Candleford, those are about half an hour from Bath. The Bath & North East Somerset Council website also has a report about the filming which will take place until the middle of December.

The Night Watch‘ is expected to air as a 90 minute drama on BBC2 in April 2011.





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