Jan 04,2013

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Jan 04,2013

Claire Foy to play Lady Macbeth opposite James McAvoy

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Claire Foy, who is best known for starring in TV series White Heat and The Promise, will star as Lady Macbeth as part of a season of work directed by Jamie Lloyd at London’s Trafalgar Studios this spring.

She joins previously announced James McAvoy, who will play the title role in the production of Macbeth.

Lisa Gardner, Allison McKenzie and Olivia Morgan will appear as the three witches.

Other cast members will include Jamie Ballard, Graeme Dalling, Kevin Guthrie and Richard Hansell. Forbes Masson, Catherine Murray, Callum O’Neill, Mark Quartley and Hugh Ross will join them.

The show will run from February 9 to April 27, with press night now on February 22. It was previously scheduled for February 19.

Macbeth is produced by Jamie Lloyd Productions, which is a partnership between Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group.

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Buy tickets here.



Dec 04,2012

“Life Of Pi” – UK Premiere

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Ang Lee’s new film “Life of Pi” had its UK Premiere at Empire Leicester Square on Dec. 3, 2012 in London, England. The film stars stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain.

Gracing the red carpet premiere were Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore and several other guests.

Life of Pi” is the story of an Indian boy named Pi. He is a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: “Life Of Pi” – UK Premiere

Thanks to Nicole for some of the HQs.



Nov 23,2012

“Constellations” Press Night

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Claire Foy attended the “Constellations” Press Night as the Nic Payne play transferred to the Duke of York’s as part of the Royal Court’s 2012 West End season with Sally Hawkins (Marianne) and Rafe Spall (Roland).

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: “Constellations” Press Night



Nov 04,2012

‘Ding Dong the Wicked’ – Head Shot & Production Shots

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Stage: Ding Dong the Wicked by Caryl Churchill – Head Shots
– Stage: Ding Dong the Wicked by Caryl Churchill – Production Shots

Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up.



Nov 04,2012

Theatre review: ‘Ding Dong the Wicked’ at the Royal Court Theatre

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The Royal Court Theatre is renowned for its dedication to new and exciting writing and performance which addresses the issues and complications relevant to the social climate in which we live. Its program of exciting and interesting plays held at the Jerwood downstairs theatre executes their mission statement wonderfully and Ding Dong the Wicked is no exception.

“A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother-in-law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war. And meanwhile in another country…”

Ding Dong the Wicked is a short play written by Caryl Churchill and currently being performed at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square. A punchy and straight to the point piece of performance, the play effectively and efficiently portrays two sides of a scenario using the same dialogue twice and keeps the viewer hocked and intrigued throughout.

The play begins with a set of characters discussing and preparing for a member of the family to leave for war. A rich set of interactions between characters paint a vivid picture of the realities of family life whilst injecting glimmers of humour into the serious subject matter.

The scene appears black and the stage is reversed completely to mirror itself; the same actors then proceed to speak the same dialogue, albeit in an altered order, and act out a completely different set of characters in the same scenario.

The play is showing a direct comparison between the two sides of war. It brings humanity into the subject of war and addresses the one-sided approach people often take. Although different characters are present in the two halves of the performance, the actors, dialogue, props and scenario are all mirrored showing the similarities of opposing sides.

The play is an extremely intelligent piece of writing by Churchill, and is superbly performed by the small pool of company actors. Between the two halves of the performance, the characters are transformed and easily identifiable from their predecessors in the body language, tone and appearance of all the actors involved. A real stand-out performance was by that of Claire Foy who plays “young woman holding a flower” in the first scene and “young woman with a cigarette” in the second. Her transformation and mannerisms perfectly fit each character and lead the performance, guiding the audience through the increasingly similar narrative of the scenes.

An extremely intelligent and entertaining play, Ding Dong the Wicked is a definite must-see, showing at the Royal Court until 13th October. The short play poses a great social commentary and vivid acting all set within the wonderful theatre location which hosts an intimate bar and plenty of things to excite the mind.

Verdict: ••••

Ruth Page

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Sep 13,2012

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Series 2 to Air in US

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The 2nd series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ will finally air in the US on 6 consecutive Sundays, starting in October, on PBS Masterpiece:

October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 & 11, 2012 at 9PM ET/CT



Sep 05,2012

New project: “Ding Dong the Wicked”

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Claire Foy is returning to the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs next month. She’ll co-star in the 30 minute play ‘Ding Dong the Wicked‘ by Caryl Churchill, directed by Dominic Cooke.

Ding Dong The Wicked, a new short play by Caryl Churchill will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court between 1 and 13 October as an addition to the Royal Court’s autumn season.

The thirty minute play will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director, Dominic Cooke and take place around the evening’s performance of Caryl Churchill’s main stage play Love and Information, with matinee and late night showings on certain days.

“There’s nothing I inherited except my father’s hair and his lefthandedness. Everything I got I earned.”

A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother in law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war.

And meanwhile in another country…

The cast includes Claire Foy, Daniel Kendrick, Stuart McQuarrie and Sophie Stanton.
• Source: The Royal Court Theatre Press Release

Visit the official site to book your tickets.



May 29,2012

Claire Foy – BAFTA Red Carpet

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Claire Foy speaks to Kate Thornton on the red carpet ahead of presenting the Single Drama award alongside Robert Sheehan.



May 28,2012

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012

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Claire Foy and Robert Sheehan presented the award for best Single Drama. Polly Leys, Kate Norrish and Debbie Tucker Green won for Random.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012



May 03,2012

“Love, Love, Love” Play Press Night After Party & Production Shots

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Stage: Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett
– Events: “Love, Love, Love” Play Press Night After Party



Apr 30,2012

Sunday Times (2011) Outtakes

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GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: Sunday Times (2011)



Apr 26,2012

“Love, Love, Love” Opens Tomorrow

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After four weeks of rehearsals Claire Foy’s new play Love, Love, Love will open with previews tomorrow at the Royal Court Theatre – Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in London. It’s been extended and now runs until June 9 (one week longer). If you’re in London during the coming weeks why not book a ticket to see Claire Foy perform live? Here’s the trailer (no Claire):

GALLERY LINK:
– Stage: Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett



Apr 26,2012

The Telegraph (2012) Outtakes

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GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: The Telegraph (2012)



Apr 23,2012

‘White Heat’ Episode 1.05 & 1.06 Screencaptures

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White Heat: Episode 05: The Eye of the Needle
White Heat: Episode 06: The Sea of Trees



Apr 21,2012

The Hunger (2011) Outtakes

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GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: The Hunger (2011)



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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Apr 13,2012

‘White Heat’ Episode 1.03 & 1.04 Screencaptures

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Added high quality screencaptures from episodes 3 & 4 of ‘White Heat‘ which saw Claire Foy’s Charlotte (Charlie) with 70ies-style long hair giving lectures at the university, moving out of the flat and starting to work for BBC World Service while falling out with Jack. Stay tuned for screencaptures of the last 2 episodes.

GALLERY LINKS:
White Heat: Episode 03: The Dark Side of the Moon
White Heat: Episode 04: The Personal Is Political
White Heat: Trailers



Apr 11,2012

Dazed & Confused (2011) Outtakes

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Photoshoots: Dazed & Confused (2011)



Apr 11,2012

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.06 Screencaptures

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A couple of weeks ago the second series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ came to a dramatic end as all the different storylines came together. The whole cast gave their best, but in my opinion, it was especially Claire Foy as Lady Persie who had some really strong moments and proved what a great actress she is.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 06: Somewhere Over the Rainbow



Apr 11,2012

‘The Sea of Trees’ Tomorrow at 9pm on BBC Two

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Sorry for the long absence. But I added loads of new stills and promotional pictures from ‘White Heat‘. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow at 9pm when the sixth & final episode set in 1990 of ‘White Heat’ airs on BBC Two in the UK.

It’s 1990 and the flat is for sale; Orla organises one last reunion for the flatmates. A brutal revelation has cataclysmic consequences. Back in the present, the last surviving flatmate arrives and the identity of the deceased flatmate is finally revealed.

GALLERY LINKS:
White Heat (TV, 2012): Promotion
White Heat (TV, 2012): Production Stills



Apr 01,2012

Sharing the Remote… Claire Foy

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from Red Magazine

• TV heaven is…
I hate myself for it, but I love Made in Chelsea. I’d be so starstruck if I met any of them. Though I did chat to some of the cast of The Only Way Is Essex at last year’s BAFTAs. You forget that it’s actually their lives you’re watching, not fiction. I found myself going up to Lydia and telling her that Arg is a wanker.

• TV hell is…
Any sitcom with canned laughter – especially Last Of The Summer Wine.

• My earliest TV memory is…
What felt like hours and hours of my parents watching Have I Got News For You, not understanding why they thought it was so funny.

• My ideal coach potato partner is…
My boyfriend. Though there are certain things I watch secretly because I’m so ashamed, such as Snog Marry Avoid?.

• My TV Crush is…
Dermot O’Leary. Though he reminds me of my brother, so maybe that’s a bit weird.

• My perfect TV dinner is…
Pizza or pasta; wine or Ribena.

• If my life was a TV show it would be…
I’d like it to be Ab Fab. I’d be Edina, rolling around wearing ridiculous clothes and being totally oblivious to making a fool of myself.

Claire Foy stars in epic drama White Heat, on BBC Two this month



Mar 28,2012

‘White Heat’ to air on BBC America in May

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White Heat‘ which is currently airing in the UK on BBC Two has been aquired by BBC America and will thus air in the US on Wednesdays at 10/9c starting on May 9, 2012.

Source: BBC America



Mar 26,2012

Into the Limelight

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This is a bit late – but Claire Foy was featured in the first ever issue of Rankin’s new biannual magazine The Hunger that was launched last November. A video on Hunger TV accompanied the magazine feature.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Photoshoots: The Hunger (2011)
– Photoshoots: The Hunger – Behind the Scenes (2011)

VIDEO LINK:
– Miscellanous: Photoshoots



Mar 24,2012

‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Tomorrow at 9pm on BBC One

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Tune in tomorrow at 9pm when the sixth & final episode of the second series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ airs on BBC One in the UK.

On the eve of war, Beryl and Harry face a race against time to get married. Meanwhile, Mr Pritchard makes a decision which throws the running of the house into chaos, until an old face lends a helping hand. And as Lady Agnes returns to London, a dark discovery has explosive consequences for all inside Eaton Place and changes the landscape forever.



Mar 24,2012

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.05 Screencaptures

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Earlier this week I added screencaptures of last Sunday’s episode of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘. I have to say, at this point I can’t take anything Sir Hallam says seriously anymore. If he really believes what he’s saying he’s deceiving himself. And kudos to the twist in Lady Persie’s storyline – definitely keeps things interesting though it doesn’t make her more redeeming.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 04: All the Things You Are
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Trailers

VIDEO LINK:
– Trailers & Clips: Upstairs Downstairs



Mar 22,2012

‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Tonight at 9pm on BBC Two

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Tune in tonight at 9pm when the third episode set in 1973 of ‘White Heat’ airs on BBC Two in the UK.

In 2012, a fourth former flatmate arrives. In 1973, London is targeted by an IRA bombing campaign. Alan finally makes his long-awaited play for Lilly, while Charlotte’s volatile relationship with Jack implodes and she realises she must move on. Orla faces a family crisis that will haunt her for life.



Mar 17,2012

‘The Last Waltz’ Tomorrow at 9pm on BBC One

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As 165 Eaton Place prepares for the Annual Servants’ Ball, Mr Pritchard enjoys a romance with fellow servant Miss Whisset, and starts to wonder if there is more to life than service. With war looming, Harry has a proposition for Beryl; however, a shock revelation threatens to thwart their plans. Meanwhile, as Lady Persie and Sir Hallam continue their dangerous affair, Sir Hallam is about to discover just how destructive his actions have been.

GALLERY LINK:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Production Stills

VIDEO LINK:
– Trailers & Clips: Upstairs Downstairs



Mar 17,2012

‘White Heat’ Episode 1.02 Screencaptures

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I added screencaptures from the second ‘White Heat‘ episode. Charlotte was doing quite a lot of observing apart from putting stickers on ads that said ‘This ad degrades women’ or ‘This man degrades women’. I think the episode showed quite well at what personal cost modern ideas come or how political views don’t transcend into personal lives. I feel like the events in 1967 shaped Charlotte and I can’t wait to see where she goes from there.

GALLERY LINKS:
White Heat: Episode 02: Eve of Destruction
White Heat: Trailers



Mar 17,2012

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Episode 2.04 Screencaptures

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In last Sunday’s episode of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ I was ready to throw things at Sir Hallam and Lady Persie. In my opinion, he was behaving like a spoilt teenager and she was playing games and testing her attraction out of jealousy and general low self-esteem.

GALLERY LINKS:
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Episode 04: All the Things You Are
Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2: Trailers



Mar 16,2012

Claire Foy as Rosie in ‘Love, Love, Love’ at the Royal Court

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Last week, Claire Foy announced that she would be doing a play next. Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail has more information about it:

Claire Foy is revisiting the Sixties in BBC2 drama White Heat. Next stop? 1990, for a new play about the legacy of the baby boomers.

‘I used to think of period drama as Jane Austen, but it’s recent history as well,’ said Claire, when we discussed the London premiere of Mike Bartlett’s play Love, Love, Love, which will run at the Royal Court from April 27 as a co-production with Paines Plough.

The play is about a couple, played by Victoria Hamilton and Ben Miles, who had a fun time in the Sixties. But when they reach their 60s, their children accuse them of screwing up their lives.

Claire will play their daughter Rosie, who ends up having a mid-life crisis. George Rainsford will play their son Jamie, who lives rent-free at home. Sam Troughton will play their uncle.

Director James Grieve, who is also co-director of Paines Plough, told me that the play explores the view that the baby boomers had it easy compared to today’s generation.

Visit the official site to book your tickets.



Mar 15,2012

White Heat: behind the scenes on the BBC2 drama

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from The Guardian / by Emine Saner

Emine Saner meets the flatmates at the centre of White Heat, Paula Milne’s 1960s drama for BBC2

Everything on set is quiet except for a plink-plink-plink sound. “This is a carpet warehouse,” explains Elinor Day, the producer. “The rain comes in, but whenever they fix it, it finds somewhere else to come in.” It is one of those days when it doesn’t feel as if the rain will ever stop.

The actors are hurried from the vast warehouse, where the sets have been built, to their trailers in the car park under huge umbrellas. A great puddle has formed in front of the catering truck and members of the film crew and extras line up to take their turn leaping over it to get to the double decker bus where they eat their lunch behind the steamed-up windows.

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Mar 15,2012

‘Eve of Destruction’ Tonight at 9pm on BBC Two

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Tune in tonight at 9pm when the second episode set in 1967 of ‘White Heat’ airs on BBC Two in the UK.

In 2012, Charlotte is joined by two former flatmates to clear the flat. Back in the late 60s, Lilly faces a terrible personal crisis. And at a violent anti-Vietnam war demonstration Jack and Victor face a challenge that will define their perceptions of each other forever.



Mar 12,2012

‘White Heat’ Episode 1.01 Screencaptures

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I added HQ screencaptures of Claire Foy as Charlotte Pugh in the first episode of ‘White Heat‘ which aired last Thursday & took place in 1965.

GALLERY LINKS:
White Heat: Episode 01: The Past Is A Foreign Country
White Heat: Trailer



Mar 11,2012

Claire Foy on Radio Earlier This Week

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Claire Foy talked about ‘White Heat‘ on the radio earlier this week. On Thursday she talked to Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live and yesterday to Clive Anderson on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends. I added the Claire bits to the site. I also found & added the full BBC Breakfast interview from Monday.

Excitingly, she mentioned on both occasions that she’s doing a play next. Can’t wait to hear more about that.

VIDEO LINKS:
– Audio: Radio Interviews
– Interviews: Television Segments



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