Mar 26,2011

More about TOD’s Art Plus Drama Party

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The TOD’S Art Plus Drama Party at the Whitechapel Gallery that Claire Foy attended on March 24, 2011 was an evening of live performance, art and drama. The evening featured specially commissioned scripts written by artists including: Lynda Benglis, Ryan Gander, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Barbara Kruger, and Lawrence Weiner. Performed by actors including Benedick Blythe, Helen Bradbury, Claire Foy, Tom Hiddleston, Jake Maskall, Hywel Morgan, Juliet Oldfield, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Pryce and Ashley Walters, directed by Rupert Goold. Ticket sales (£145 per ticket) as well as the auction of works by different artists benefit the Whitechapel Gallery’s Education and Community Programme that works with over 3,000 children and 30 diverse community groups each year.

Harper’s Bazaar was instrumental in pairing actors to scripts for the live performances. In their article about the evening they had nothing but praise for Claire Foy’s performance:

I also loved Claire Foy, who performed a challenging monologue by Lawrence Weiner. She had quite the most incredible presence and made me think of a young Emma Thompson.

And apparently Maxine Peake raved similarly about Claire Foy to Harper’s Bazaar and said that she’s an old friend of hers from the BBC’s Little Dorrit.

• Sources: Whitechapel Gallery & Harper’s Bazaar



Mar 24,2011

TOD’S Art Plus Drama Party

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Jake Maskall, Jonathan Pryce, Maxine Peake, Tom Hiddlestone, Marta Romagna, Ashley Walters, Helen Bradbury, Hywel Morgan, Juliet Oldfield and Claire Foy attended the TOD’S Art Plus Drama Party at the Whitechapel Gallery on March 24, 2011 in London, England.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: TOD’S Art Plus Drama Party



Mar 24,2011

ES Magazine (UK) – March 4, 2011

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Bonnie Wright and Emilia Fox are also featured.

Thanks to Lorna.

GALLERY LINK:
– Magazine Scans from 2011: ES Magazine (UK) – March 4, 2011



Mar 22,2011

Voicing BBC 4 Radio Play ‘Leverage’

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Claire Foy together with Blake Ritson and ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ costar Charlie Cox will be voicing this week’s Saturday Play on BBC 4 Radio. Tune in on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2.30 pm to listen to the one hour play ‘Leverage‘.

A city banker is found dead in an opulent apartment. At the funeral, his former girlfriend Helen (Claire Foy) is unexpectedly questioned about when she last saw him. Did he mention computer files, or give her anything as a keepsake? Helen’s suspicions mount as she retraces his last movements. Her discoveries put her in the firing line. A fast-paced, psychological thriller.

A taut, character-driven conspiracy thriller by one of radio’s leading writers of thrillers. Like the television hit State of Play, Simon Passmore has created an intelligent plot for grown-ups: writhing with twists and heavy on menace. This will be compelling Saturday afternoon entertainment.

David (Blake Ritson) and Helen (Claire Foy), a professional couple in their mid-twenties, are shocked when Jamie (Nyasha Hatendi), an old friend from university, dies unexpectedly. At the funeral, they meet Mark (Charlie Cox), another mutual friend. Mark implies that he works for Special Services, and tells them that Jamie, a high-flying investment banker, may have killed himself – and that his bank has been under investigation. Did Jamie contact the couple before he died? As Mark teases out information, Helen begins to suspect he is not entirely innocent. Mark’s questions turn into threats, and people start getting hurt. David and Helen find they must expose a murder before it’s too late.

Source: BBC 4 Radio Programme – thanks Lorna for the link.



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 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



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 23,2011

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Behind Closed Doors

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GALLERY LINK:
Upstairs Downstairs: DVD Featurette > Behind Closed Doors



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