Categories "The Night Watch" News / Rumors

New Project: “The Night Watch”

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.

Categories "Upstairs, Downstairs" Gallery

More ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Pictures

We added more pictures of Claire Foy on the set of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ to the gallery. They’re from mid-September when filming took place at the Clarendon Square in Leamington Spa. Also there are some other new pictures of Claire in ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs: On Set
Upstairs Downstairs: Production Stills
Upstairs Downstairs: Promotion

Categories "Upstairs, Downstairs" Articles Gallery Media Alerts

Big ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Gallery Update

Big thanks to Lorna for the scans! 🙂

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs: Production Stills
Upstairs Downstairs: Promotion
– Scans: Daily Telegraph (UK) – November 23, 2010
– Scans: TV And Satellite Week (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010
– Scans: Total TV Guide (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010
– Scans: Radio Times (UK) – November 27-December 3, 2010

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Categories "Upstairs, Downstairs" Articles

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Interview – Claire Foy plays Lady Persephone Towyn

How would you describe Lady Persie?

Persie’s a funny one. She’s selfish, headstrong, rude and a bit ditsy at the same time. She’s a bit troublesome. But she’s also charming, and doesn’t really mean anyone harm. She does some terrible things, but for some reason you can’t help but like her. She loves adventure and she definitely goes against convention. Excitement plays a massive part in the choices she makes. She has to better herself all the time. I think it’s just the way she likes her life to be. She doesn’t see why everyone has to be so boring all the time.
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Categories "Season of the Witch" Gallery Videos

New ‘Season of the Witch’ Trailer

There’s also a new trailer for the January 2011 release of Season of the Witch – it has more Claire Foy in it and shows her character as more complex, also it seems as if they’re marketing the movie now as more of a cross between historical drama and horror than just horror. Looks exciting! Watch it in HQ on Apple.com.

Synopsis
Oscar(r) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II, Sons of Anarchy) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.

GALLERY LINK:
Season of the Witch (2010): Full-Length Trailer 2011

Categories "Upstairs, Downstairs" News / Rumors

TV preview: ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ + Q&A

The hugely anticipated return of the legendary TV series.

15 Dec 20:30 NFT1 – Priority booking

The hugely anticipated return of the legendary TV series Upstairs Downstairs takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of 165 Eaton Place in Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants move into the iconic address, as storm clouds gather in Europe. The lives of the wealthy Holland family and their servants will never be the same again. ‬Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with members of the cast and production team.

Broadcaster: BBC

Director: Euros Lyn
Cast: Dame Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh, Ed Stoppard, Keeley Hawes (Claire Foy is playing Keeley’s sister)
Year: 2010
Running time: 60min

Source

Categories "Season of the Witch" News / Rumors

‘Season of the Witch’ to Open in 2011

Relativity Media will release “Season of the Witch” starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and newcomer Claire Foy on Jan. 7, 2011, the studio announced today.

The film follows two medieval knights as they accompany a young woman accused of witchcraft to her trial at a remote abbey.

Witch” was directed by Dominic Sena (“Swordfish“) and produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight“). The movie was initially to open in March 2010, and a trailer was released, but was pushed back.

Categories "Going Postal" "Little Dorrit" "Pulse" "The Promise" "Upstairs, Downstairs" Gallery

News about Various Projects

• Little Dorrit Available on Blu-ray since last week.

• Going Postal Available on DVD, Special Edition DVD & Blu-ray since last week.

• Pulse Writer Paul Cornell tweeted that it isn’t going into series. BBC3 instead chose a pilot they haven’t shown to the public. But he thanked the “brilliant cast, Simon and Helen at World, ace director James, for making Pulse such a great experience.”

• The Promise Formerly known as ‘Homeland‘ it is part of Channel 4’s Autumn Schedule and has its own official page. Seeing the year 2011 after the title here I’d say it’ll maybe air next January.

• Upstairs Downstairs Alun Vega spotted Claire Foy on the set this past Sunday on Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay. The director is Euros Lyn.

• Wreckers A new behind the scenes picture was added to the official Facebook page

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs (TV, 2011) > On Set, credit: Alun Vega
Wreckers (2010) > On the Set, credit: Wreckers Facebook page

Edit: Added 3 more pictures from Upstairs Downstairs filming, thank you Nicole for the heads up!

Categories "Wreckers" Gallery

Behind the Scenes of ‘Wreckers’

We haven’t heard much about Claire’s upcoming independent British movie ‘Wreckers‘ which was shot during the summer of 2009. But for a while now there has been an official Facebook page where director Dictynna Hood is posting updates about post production as well as pictures from behind the scenes, including some gorgeous shots of Claire. I’m now officially intrigued. Hopefully, co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent success in ‘Sherlock‘ will help the movie get a release date soon! Here’s the extended ‘Wreckers‘ synopsis:

WRECKERS is a psychological drama which examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.

Recently married couple, David and Dawn, return to Davids childhood village to start a family. Their relationship seems idyllic, but getting pregnant is proving difficult and is adding to the strain of building their perfect home. A surprise visit from David’s brother Nick, a soldier, on leave from Afghanistan, slowly exposes the lies embedded in Dawn and David’s relationship. Through Nick, Dawn discovers more about the siblings’ painful childhood and begins to wonder how well she knows her husband.

Disorientated by her husband’s sudden volatility, she is inextricably drawn to Nick. Dawn becomes a hostage to an increasingly precarious sibling friction, putting the couple’s relationship to the ultimate test.
Source: Official ‘Wreckers’ Facebook page

GALLERY LINK:
– Movies & Television > Wreckers (2010) > On the Set (credit: Facebook)