Archive for the ‘“The Promise”’ Category


Aug 21,2015

Claire Foy: an actor bringing a subtle talent to majestic roles

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Her steely, understated approach won praise when playing Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall and now Foy is taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in a new drama

Emine Saner

Some castings seem so obvious in retrospect. Pictures released this week show Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day in 1947, and just as you cannot picture the older Elizabeth as anyone other than Helen Mirren, when The Crown, an ambitious 60-part Netflix drama, comes out next year, the younger version will probably be forever linked with Foy.

It is not just in the facial similarities; they both have the same tiny physical stature, but with a steely, slightly terrifying core, a thousand words summed up in a single glance.

She is not, of course, Foy’s first queen. As Anne Boleyn in the BBC’s recent stunning adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Foy had some of the best reviews of her career. Until Wolf Hall, she had been working steadily, but without the hype that many young actors at a similar point in their careers would attract. There was something quieter about her approach. She always seemed happier to be getting interesting roles, rather than boosting her own profile or becoming a ‘star ’. Her private life – she is married to the actor Stephen Campbell Moore and they recently had their first child – was similarly low key, and hardly tabloid fodder.

In interviews, she has said she is not interested in trying to break Hollywood and has never been comfortable being photographed: “I’m too conscious of looking like a dick. That’s the difference between a star and a normal person. I’ve never been someone who walks into a room and people gasp.” She is “not fussed” about exposure: “I’m never going to be a film star and I’m not chasing it. I’m very happy playing interesting parts.” It is an attitude that will work in her favour in the long run, though The Crown will almost certainly catapult her into another level of fame. Read the rest of this entry »



Apr 18,2012

It’s about time I played someone nice again

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from The Telegraph / by Jasper Rees

Claire Foy made her name in a series of superior TV dramas. She talks to Jasper Rees about her new role in ‘Love, Love, Love’ at the Royal Court.

It is and isn’t easy being a photogenic young actress. A certain type of two-dimensional role grows on trees. But finding the kind with extra depth can be more of a challenge. Claire Foy was brought face to face with the way the industry at its most nakedly commercial sees young women when she auditioned for a film in Los Angeles.

“The character was supposed to be ‘the most beautiful girl that Johnny Depp has ever seen’,” she says. “And as I wouldn’t be the most beautiful girl that Johnny Depp has ever seen, I was like, ‘I don’t really know what to do because I’m obviously not right for this part.’ But you go up for it anyway and you don’t get it. I think I’m more suited to playing someone with a chip on their shoulder, probably about not being the most beautiful girl in the world.”

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Mar 01,2012

Mad about the Foy

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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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Nov 21,2011

Dazed & Confused Scan

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In an explosive finale to Dazed & Confused’s 20th Anniversary season, magazine co-founder Rankin has photographed a series of 20 covers for the December issue, featuring new portraits of 20 iconic cover stars from Dazed’s past including Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton, Alicia Keys and Jarvis Cocker. Each unique cover has a gatefold pull out, which features 20 rising stars chosen by each celebrity, resulting in a groundbreaking portrait of pop culture heroes of the future. Claire Foy was PJ Harvey’s choice.

GALLERY LINK:
– Scans: Dazed & Confused (UK) – December 2011, thanks to Lorna



Sep 04,2011

‘The Promise’ Blu-ray Screencaptures – Part 4

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As promised, here the screencaptures of Claire Foy as Erin Matthews in the fourth and final episode of ‘The Promise‘. After Paul comes and gets Erin when she’s stuck in Hebron they continue the search for her grandad’s servant and or his family. However, they learn that he moved to Gaza. Paul being unwilling to take her into the warzone Erin asks Omar. When he realizes she plans to return a precious house key to Mohammed he finally agrees to take her. Ending up by herself with relatives of Mohammed Erin faces danger as Israeli soldiers are raiding the house because the family’s daughter was a suicide bomber.

GALLERY LINK:
The Promise (TV, 2011): Episode 04



Aug 30,2011

‘The Promise’ Blu-ray Screencaptures – Part 3

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I finally added Blu-ray screencaptures of Claire Foy as Erin Matthews in the third part of the gripping drama ‘The Promise‘. This episode doesn’t feature as much footage of Erin but even so her journey gets more exciting. She goes to see Omar at his home by herself and invites him inside Eliza’s home, which leads to trouble and another epileptic fit. Through the diary Erin finds out how her granddad also suffered from those. After connecting with Paul things go further than planned and Erin takes off by herself to occupied Hebron and into the city’s closed off ‘sterile zone’ which of course again leads to trouble. Expect screencaptures from the final and even more tumultuous final episode later this week – enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
The Promise (TV, 2011): Episode 03



Jul 09,2011

Claire Foy: ‘Next I want to do some singing and dancing’ – interview

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Spend a little time in Claire Foy’s company and you get the sense that, while she might be a bit stunned at how rapidly her acting career has progressed, she’s certainly going to seize her moment. Irrepressibly cheerful, fast-talking and candid, the 27-year-old has barely rested in the four years since she left the Oxford School of Drama. It was only a matter of months before she starred in the pilot episode of Being Human (she always knew it could be huge, she says); she went on to take the leading roles in the BBC’s 14-part adaptation of Little Dorrit and in Peter Kosminsky’s acclaimed Israel-Palestine drama The Promise, which she describes as “a real love project for everyone who did it”. Oh, and she’s also squeezed in Upstairs Downstairs and a Hollywood fantasy thriller, Season of the Witch, with Nicolas Cage.

Now we’re about to see her playing the romantically tortured Helen in Paula Milne’s adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel The Night Watch. She says that when she first read the script she thought “Oh God… On the outside you see her as what she is, which is doing lots of things wrong, like when you look into someone’s relationship and think, ‘Don’t do that, Don’t do that, Don’t do that’ – and then they keep doing it. It’s painful to watch, in a way.”

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Jun 09,2011

HQs from the 2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards

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Finally! 😉

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: 2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards



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 22,2011

2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards

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GALLERY LINK:
– Events: 2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards



May 20,2011

Claire Foy up for best actress in TV Choice Awards 2011

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The TV Choice Awards 2011 has nominated The Promise and Upstairs Downstairs for Best New Drama and Claire Foy has been nominated for Best Actress in The Promise. Vote and spread the word!

http://www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk/awards/2011/vote



May 17,2011

Radio Times (UK) – May 21-27, 2011

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To celebrate this year’s Bafta Television Awards and Britain’s glittering array of acting talent, Radio Times puts nominees through their paces. No rehearsals… just lights… camera… pick your character… and action!

GALLERY LINK:
– Scans > Radio Times (UK) – May 21-27, 2011, thanks to Lorna



Apr 26,2011

‘The Promise’ BAFTA nomination & Screencaps

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The Promise‘ just got nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. Congratulations! Sadly, none of the performances were nominated.

Drama Serial
Any Human Heart
Mad Dogs
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Promise

I added Blu-ray screencaptures of Claire Foy as Erin Matthews in the second part of the gripping drama ‘The Promise‘. More to come later – enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
The Promise (TV, 2011): Episode 02



Mar 14,2011

‘The Promise’ Blu-ray Screencaptures – Part 1

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I added Blu-ray screencaptures of Claire Foy as Erin Matthews in the first part of the gripping drama ‘The Promise‘. More to come later – enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
The Promise (TV, 2011): Episode 01



Mar 12,2011

Another Gallery Update

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Photoshoots: You (2010)
– Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – February 25, 2011, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: Radio Times (UK) – September 18-24, 2010, thanks to Lorna



Mar 08,2011

‘The Promise’ DVD & Blu-ray Extras

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I added screencaptures of all the extras that can be found on ‘The Promise‘ DVD & Blu-ray (though the Blu-ray has more featurettes they’re all presented in DVD quality only). I’ll add high quality screencaptures of Claire Foy in the actual programme later this week.

GALLERY LINKS:
The Promise (TV, 2011): Blu-ray > Menu
The Promise (TV, 2011): Blu-ray Featurette > Deleted Scenes
The Promise (TV, 2011): Blu-ray Featurette > Behind the Scenes
The Promise (TV, 2011): Blu-ray Featurette > Meet the Cast of 2005
The Promise (TV, 2011): Blu-ray Featurette > Casting the Actors
The Promise (TV, 2011): DVD Featurette > Filming in Isreal for 2005



Mar 06,2011

Screencaptures from BBC Breakfast

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As previously updated, Claire Foy appeared on BBC Breakfast on February 11 to promote ‘The Promise‘. I added screecaptures of that appearance to the gallery (video).

GALLERY LINK:
– Interviews/News Segments > BBC News | BBC Breakfast



Mar 05,2011

Gallery Update

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Events: 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards
– Photoshoots: Daily Mail (2008)
– Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – February 25, 2011, thanks to the lovely Lorna



Mar 03,2011

Vote for Claire – Glamour Awards 2011

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This year’s GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards will be held June 7, in collaboration with jewellery label PANDORA to celebrate the most talented women in film, music, fashion, TV, theatre, business, literature and sport. Voting in each category to decide the winners is open now. Claire Foy is up for UK TV Actress in honour of her performances in both ‘Upstairs, Downstairs‘ and ‘The Promise‘. Don’t hesitate to vote for Claire by visiting the Glamour Magazine UK website NOW!



Mar 01,2011

Message to our visitors

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Dear visitors:

Our intention isn’t to start a debate about Israel, Palestine and the conflicts in the Middle East. Our goal is simply to inform people about Ms Foy’s career. Ours isn’t a political site, and we don’t intend to make it a platform for either sides. All we can say is that we have no hatred whatsoever towards anyone or any anti-Semitic feelings.

Thank you for understanding.

Anna & Mia



Feb 28,2011

Peter Kosminsky on ‘The Promise’

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London, (Pal Telegraph) – The Promise sets a turbulent and moving love story against the backdrop of the world’s most complex, tragic and intractable conflict – that between Israel and Palestine. It is set in two timeframes – Israel today, and the British Mandate period after the Second World War, just before the modern state of Israel was created. At that time British soldiers were trying to keep the peace as the trickle of Jews into the region became a flood of desperate humanity after The Holocaust.

Peter Kosminsky has won several BAFTAs for dramas that faithfully recreate factual events, often with much controversy attached. The Promise is fiction, although Peter still conducted rigorous research into the background of the piece, and historical events shape the story. The idea for The Promise began after Peter received a letter from an old soldier who had served in Palestine. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 26,2011

‘Wreckers’ Photo Update and New UK Scans

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GALLERY LINKS:
Wreckers (2010): Posters & Covers
Wreckers (2010): Production Stills
Wreckers (2010): On the Set
– Scans: TV Times (UK) – February 26-March 4, 2011
– Scans: Daily Mail Weekend (UK) – February 26, 2011

Thanks to Lorna for the scans.



Feb 11,2011

Claire Foy on BBC Breakfast

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Claire Foy was on BBC Breakfast this morning. The actress talked about her latest role in Channel 4’s new drama The Promise.

Click here to watch the interview.



Feb 09,2011

Hello Magazine Scans and New ‘Promise’ Stills

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Big thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Hello (UK) – February 14, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Radio Times (UK) – February 12-18, 2011
The Promise: Production Stills



Feb 07,2011

Sunday Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Sunday Post (UK) – February 6, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Sunday Times Culture (UK) – February 6, 2011



Feb 06,2011

Interview: Claire Foy

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If you’re not yet familiar with Claire Foy, you soon will be. Having starred in dramas Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs and been earmarked for stardom by trend bible Vogue, she’s currently starring in a Hollywood blockbuster with Nicolas Cage, Season of the Witch. But it’s her latest role, in Peter Kosminsky’s new drama The Promise, that has made the biggest impact on Foy.

She plays Erin, an 18-year-old visiting Israel for the first time. She’s following in the footsteps of her grandfather Len, a soldier in the British army in Palestine during the Mandate period who kept a diary of his turbulent time there.

It’s a powerful tale of love, war and betrayal, telling the stories of both Erin and Len – two young people caught up in the same struggle more than 60 years apart.

Here, Foy reveals her passion for the project, and explains why she’d like to burn every costume she’s ever worn.

What was it that drew you to The Promise?
I remember the very first audition very clearly. I got sent 25 scenes, and was asked to prepare all of them, which is what Peter does, God love him. It was so much work.
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Feb 05,2011

Times Playlist and Glamour UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Times Playlist (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Glamour (UK) – March 2011



Feb 04,2011

More ‘The Promise’ Related UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Easy (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Closer (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Your TV Week (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Metro (UK) – February 3, 2011



Feb 03,2011

‘The Promise’ DVD

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Written by BAFTA award-winning Director Peter Kosminsky (Warriors and The Government Inspector), The Promise is an inspiring depiction of political injustice experienced in modern day Israel and the old state of Palestine in the Second World War.

Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction) lead an international cast, including Itay Tiran (Lebanon), Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor), Ali Sulaiman (Paradise Now) and Perdita Weeks (Lost in Austen), in Peter Kosminsky’s new four-part drama serial, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th February. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 01,2011

Claire Foy & Christian Cooke, The Promise

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Feb 01, 2011 – A major new Channel 4 drama looks at the bloody and brutal history of Israel. TV Choice talks to its two stars, Claire Foy and Christian Cooke…

Tell us about your characters
Claire Foy: I play Erin who’s on a gap year before university and goes off to Israel with her schoolfriend Eliza, who is doing her National Service. Erin is very moody. She feels her life is not as good as anyone else’s and has got a massive chip on her shoulder. But when she reads her grandfather Len’s diary she starts to change. It’s about his experiences in post-war Israel and all of a sudden she feels she has something to believe in and someone to love.
Christian Cooke: And I play her grandad in the scenes set after the war. Len was part of the British peacekeeping force sent to Israel in accordance with the 1917 mandate. He’s young and naive but he’s got a strong sense of justice. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 01,2011

TV Choice w/c 5 February Claire Foy’s promising role

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Claire Foy reveals how she identified with her latest role as a stroppy teenager in this week’s TV Choice.

Feb 01, 2011 – Claire plays spoilt Erin, 18, who travels to Israel with her friend Elizar in Channel 4’s The Promise. But Erin starts to change when she reads her grandfather’s diary about his experiences in the British peacekeeping force in Palestine at the end of WWII.

‘Erin thinks the world’s against her,’ explains Claire Foy, who spent 10 weeks filming in Tel Aviv.

‘I could appreciate what she was like because I was like her when I was 18. Looking back I was awful, just so moody. I’m worried that my mum’s going to see this and think, “Oh my God, the bitch is back.”’

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Exclusive scan over here



Feb 01,2011

Lots of ‘The Promise’ Related UK Scans

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Huge thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Total TV Guide (UK) – January 29-February 4, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Radio Times (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Choice (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV Times (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Total TV Guide (UK) – February 5-11, 2011
– Magazine Scans from 2011: TV And Satellite Week (UK) – February 5-11, 2011



Jan 31,2011

Independent On Sunday Scan and ‘The Promise’ Stills

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Big thanks to Lorna. 😀

GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: Independent On Sunday (UK) – January 30, 2011
The Promise: Production Stills



Jan 30,2011

Claire Foy: ‘I’ve surprised myself by not behaving like a massive knob’

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I want to be an actress not a celebrity I don’t want to get involved with that whole circuit, it’s not me. I’ve been to a couple of red-carpet events; everyone’s taking your photo, and you know one person there. It feels strange, like arriving at a party with no friends in sight. Why would you do that?

I embarrass myself on a daily basis Particularly after I’ve had a glass of wine. All of a sudden I think that what I have to say is really important, so I end up telling people how to run their lives. I’m lucky that my friends know me well enough to say, “Claire, shut up.”

I feel very lucky I’ve worked in supermarkets, put tags in baseball caps and provided security during Wimbledon, but I never thought acting would be something I’d be any good at, or make a living from. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 23,2011

Peter Kosminsky: Britain’s humiliation in Palestine

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Peter Kosminsky is one of Britain’s most acclaimed directors of hard-hitting television drama. His latest project – 11 years in the making – tells the story of postwar Palestine and Israeli independence through the eyes of a British soldier serving in the territory. It promises to be an event.

In 1999, shortly after his film about the British peace-keeping force in Bosnia, Warriors, was screened by the BBC, Peter Kosminsky received a letter. It was from an old soldier, who had found Warriors moving, and wanted to thank its director. At the end of the letter, though, was a line – thrown out more in hope than expectation – that caught Kosminsky’s eye. “You should do a film about the British soldiers who were in Palestine,” it said. “No one remembers us.” Read the rest of this entry »





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