Feb 14,2012

‘Hacks’ & ‘Wreckers’ on DVD

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Claire Foy’s recent work is coming to DVD! The Channel 4 comedy drama ‘Hacks‘ has already been available on DVD since January 30. The independent movie drama ‘Wreckers‘ also starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be released on March 12, but you can already pre-order.



Feb 14,2012

Quotes from ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Press Launch

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From Life of Wylie:

I attended the London press launch for the new series last month.

Where we were shown the first episode, which begins in September 1938 with Sir Hallam worried about events in Hitler’s Germany.

Writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas then took part in two Q&A sessions with fellow executive producer Faith Penhale, who is also Head of Drama at BBC Wales.

The first included the Upstairs cast and the second the Downstairs.

Q: We understand that Lady Persie is rather naughty in this series. How naughty does she become?

Claire Foy (Ladie Persie): “As naughty as it’s possible to get, I think.”
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Feb 14,2012

‘White Heat’ Preview & Q+A Tomorrow

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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



Feb 10,2012

2nd Series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Coming Next Week

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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



Feb 10,2012

Another Drawing

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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



Jan 07,2012

‘Hacks’ Screencaptures

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I added screencaptures of Claire Foy’s tabloid editor Kate Loy from New Year’s Day’s black comedy Hacks on Channel 4.

GALLERY LINK:
Hacks (TV, 2012): Pilot



Jan 07,2012

Fanart Contribution

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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



Dec 29,2011

From Dickens to phone hacking: Actress Claire Foy talks heroes and villains

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She lit up the screen as Little Dorrit – now Foy is taking on the role of a tabloid editor.

by Alice Jones

For a British actress, tying the ribbons on a period drama bonnet for the first time is an important rite of passage. For Claire Foy, though, the occasion was particularly memorable. In 2008, aged just 24, she landed the lead role in Andrew Davies’ 14-part adaptation of Little Dorrit, having previously appeared only in the pilot of Being Human and in a single episode of Doctors. All of a sudden, she was being directed by her teen idol. “I’ve seen Pride and Prejudice about 4,000 times. I’m not joking: I know every single line. I used to go round to my Aunty Cath’s house and we’d all sit under the duvet and spend all day watching the whole thing. I was obsessed,” she says. “So when I first saw my bonnet, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?'” Read the rest of this entry »



Dec 29,2011

Trailer For Channel 4′s New Phone Hacking Satire

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“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



Dec 05,2011

The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2011

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Claire Foy and Stephen Campbell Moore attended The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2011 yesterday. I’ll be adding more photos as soon as possible.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2011



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



Nov 07,2011

First Trailer For “Wreckers”

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Wreckers is on release in the UK from December 16th, and the Curzon Soho are having a Q&A screening on the 17th.



Oct 22,2011

Claire Section Updated

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I’ve just updated the Claire section of this website with brand new info that Mia and I recently gained access to. I hope you’ll all enjoy to learn new tidbits about Miss Foy. 🙂



Oct 21,2011

UK Premiere of “Wreckers”

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GALLERY LINK:
– Events: UK Premiere of “Wreckers”



Oct 17,2011

‘Wreckers’ World Premiere Yesterday

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Claire Foy’s new movie ‘Wreckers‘ finally had its world premiere during the 55th BFI London Film Festival yesterday. Visit CumberBatchWeb for some shots of Claire Foy at the screening as well as their website BenedictCumberbatch.co.uk to read their review of the film. They had nothing but good things to say about Claire as Dawn:

Claire Foy, luminous throughout. … As Dawn Claire Foy is highly personable giving a very natural performance which grounds the film. We share in her confusion at the events that surround her and she keeps the audience on side even when making some truly terrible decisions. … Wreckers is a haunting, compelling tale of secrets and lies, anchored by superb performances from it’s central trio of rising British stars.

The movie is also short-listed for an award at the festival: Director D.R. Hood for ‘Best British Newcomer’ (source). The movie is scheduled for a theatrical release in the UK mid December and it will be made available on Curzon on Demand service shortly afterwards.



Oct 09,2011

Brand New Outtakes from the Observer Photoshoot

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Thanks to my friend Mata.

GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: The Observer (2011)



Sep 12,2011

‘Little Dorrit’ DVD Extras

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It’s been more than overdue – but I finally added screencaptures of Claire Foy in the ‘Little Dorrit‘ DVD Extras.

GALLERY LINKS:
Little Dorrit (TV, 2008): DVD Featurette > An Insight
Little Dorrit (TV, 2008): DVD Featurette > Picture Gallery



Sep 08,2011

‘Going Postal’ Blu-ray Screencaptures – Episode 2

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Finished adding screencaptures of feisty Adora Belle Dearheart in the second episode of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Going Postal‘. What fun it is to watch Claire Foy in this role. Enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
Going Postal (TV, 2010): Episode 02



Sep 07,2011

‘Wreckers’ to premiere at 55th BFI London Film Festival

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Finally ‘Wreckers‘ will have its world premiere! It’s part of the lineup of the 55th BFI London Film Festival in the section “New British Cinema”. It will be screened on the following dates:

Sunday, October 16, 18.30
Tuesday, October 18, 15.30
Friday, October 21, 21.00

Visit the film’s page on the official Festival website to see more details.

GALLERY:
Wreckers (2011): Production Stills



Sep 06,2011

‘Going Postal’ Blu-ray Extras

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I added screencaptures of all the ‘Going Postal‘ Blu-ray extras featuring Claire Foy. Most of them are only DVD quality however. I deleted the previous captures from the website featurettes because they all had huge SKY tags on them and were now included in the Blu-ray Extras.

GALLERY LINK:
Going Postal (TV, 2010): Blu-ray Featurette > Blooper Reel
Going Postal (TV, 2010): DVD Featurette > Interview Claire Foy
Going Postal (TV, 2010): DVD Featurette > Interview Make-Up
Going Postal (TV, 2010): DVD Featurette > Interview The Fans



Sep 05,2011

‘Going Postal’ Blu-ray Screencaptures – Episode 1

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Continuing to add missing high quality screencaptures of Claire Foy in her projects I bring you today pictures of feisty Adora Belle Dearheart in the first of two episodes of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Going Postal‘. Enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
Going Postal (TV, 2010): Episode 01



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



Aug 21,2011

Eileen Atkins quits “Upstairs Downstairs”

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Dame Eileen Atkins has said she will not appear in the next series of period drama Upstairs Downstairs, a show which she helped create.

The veteran actress conceived the idea for the original show – which ran from 1971-1975 – along with its star Jean Marsh, but did not appear until the series’ 2010 revival in which she played Lady Holland.

However according to the BBC News website Dame Eileen has opted out of the next series amid reports she is “unhappy” with the direction the scripts are taking.

“It’s with much sadness that we say goodbye to her wonderful character, the straight speaking mother-in-law Lady Holland,” a BBC statement said.

“However we respect her decision and will be announcing new star casting soon.”

The next six episodes of the show – which follows life above and below stairs in the home of a wealthy diplomat’s family – are due to begin filming in October, and will be broadcast in 2012, following the show’s successful revival last Christmas.

Co-creator Jean Marsh is the only cast member to have appeared in both the original and the 2010 version, which also featured Ed Stoppard, Claire Foy and Keeley Hawes.

Source



Aug 04,2011

“The Devil’s Double” UK Premiere

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Claire Foy and Stephen Campbell Moore attended the UK premiere of ‘The Devil’s Double‘ at Vue West End on August 1, 2011 in London, England.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: “The Devil’s Double” UK Premiere



Jul 20,2011

Television Awards 2011: Official Brochure

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The Television Awards brochure was given to all attendees of the 2011 Philips British Academy Television Awards last May. It was made available as e-mag. Not only does it feature the previously mentioned photoshoot of Claire Foy but she answered also the BAFTA Big Questions – how she got into acting, what movies influenced her and what advice she would give to somebody starting out in the acting industry.

GALLERY LINK:
– Interviews/News Segments > Philips British Academy Television Awards | Official Brochure | BAFTA Big Questions