May 12,2014

Homeland star Damian Lewis to film BBC’s Wolf Hall in Sherborne

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By David Bol

Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII in a BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall – due to be filmed in Sherborne this summer.

The Homeland and Band of Brothers star will play the lead role in the series, based on the first of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, with part of the feature being shot at Sherborne School.

The six-part mini-series, to be broadcast next year on BBC 2, also includes Mark Gatiss and Jonathan Pryce in the cast.

Pryce will play Cromwell’s early mentor and protector, Cardinal Wolsey, while Gatiss will play Stephen Gardiner, Secretary to the King. Read the rest of this entry »



May 12,2014

BBC Adaption Of ‘Wolf Hall’: What We Know So Far

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by Sophie Miskiw

The BBC adaption of Hilary Mantel’s historical novel ‘Wolf Hall’ seems like it’s finally making some headway.

It may be nearly two years since BBC Two first announced that it would be adapting Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize historical novel Wolf Hall, but details about the series are only just beginning to emerge. The series was announced in August 2012 and at the time director Peter Kosminsky, who was chosen to bring the book to life, said, “It is an intensely political piece. It is about the politics of despotism, and how you function around an absolute ruler…When I saw Peter Straughan’s script, only a first draft, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was the best draft I had ever seen.” Read the rest of this entry »



May 01,2014

Wolf whistles for the racy Tudors

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By Baz Bamigboye

Charity Wakefield is brushing up on her court etiquette as she prepares to portray the other Boleyn sister in the television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels, about how Henry VIII’s urges caused bloodshed and upheaval in Tudor England.

The actress will play Mary Boleyn, described as a ‘vivacious blonde’, who was wooed and bedded by the king before he took up with her younger, ruthlessly ambitious sibling Anne, who will be played by Claire Foy in the six-part drama based on Mantel’s Man Booker-prize winning historical books Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, to be broadcast next year.

Charity joins a growing ensemble led by Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Damian Lewis as the much-married monarch.

The Boleyn women were the key part of their father’s plan to secure political influence. Read the rest of this entry »



Apr 27,2014

“Vampire Academy” Blu-ray Screencaptures

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GALLERY LINK:
– Movies & Television > Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Blu-ray Screencaptures

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! — Stop reading now if you never read the VA books and don’t know who is Ms Karp and what happens to her. Read the rest of this entry »



Apr 22,2014

First Look at Claire Foy in “Crossbones”

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Promotion for ‘Crossbones’ is gearing up as its premiere date May 30 approaches. The official website has now content as does the official Facebook page. We got character portraits and stills from Episode 1. We added the ones featuring Claire Foy to the gallery, thank you Nicole. And today the trailer was released! It certainly looks exciting!

We also updated the sidebar and added a new page in the projects section as well as some pictures of Claire Foy at the party on February 8 when filming finished in Puerto Rico, courtesy of SeePalmas.com.

Gallery:
– Crossbones (TV, 2014): Posters & Covers
– Crossbones (TV, 2014): Promotion
– Crossbones (TV, 2014): Trailer
– Events in 2014: ‘Crossbones’ Wrap Party, February 8

Video:
– Trailers & Clips: Crossbones



Mar 27,2014

NBC Set To Launch ‘Crossbones’ This Summer

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 3:45pm PST – by TJ Dietsch

NBC will unleash a whole nation of ruthless scalawags this summer, when Crossbones debuts at 10:00 PM on May 30. The pirate series not only stars John Malkovich, but also boasts a first episode directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hannibal).

Crossbones was first announced back in 2012 when NBC revealed they had signed off on an adaptation Colin Woodar’s book The Republic of Pirates. Luther creator Neil Cross developed the series and has signed on as an executive producer. In addition to Malkovich, the cast also includes Richard Coyle, Tracy Ifeachor, David Hoflin, Yasmine Al Massri, Chris Perfetti and Claire Foy.

Here’s the official logline:

It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Blackbeard (John Malkovich) reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder’s paradise, New Providence is a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, assassin Tom Lowe is sent to the buccaneers’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds, and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard’s rule. He is a man with many rivals and one great weakness – a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.

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Feb 19,2014

New “Vampire Academy” Posters

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Gallery:
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Posters & Covers



Feb 10,2014

Vampire Academy Movie Review

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The adult characters are almost all total lost causes. Joely Richardson’s minimal screen time is completely insignificant. She could and should have been written out of the film to give more time to Olga Kurylenko’s Headmistress Kirova. This is easily the most one-dimensional role in the film. Kirova’s actions have no motivation whatsoever beyond being the all-business principal of sorts and, even worse, her scenes are so poorly written it’s a wonder Kurylenko was able to perform them with such sincerity. Claire Foy had something going with Ms. Karp, especially with the eeriness that comes with not blinking throughout the entire film, but Daniel Waters really misses the mark in terms of using Ms. Karp’s storyline to build Lissa’s predicament.

Vampire Academy” isn’t a particularly well-made book-to-film adaptation, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun and there’s nothing wrong with going to the movies, letting loose and getting a little silly. Ultimately, the bad will likely outweigh the good and turn this potential franchise into a fleeting film fad, but for now, there’s no harm in giving it a go for the sake of a quick, upbeat laugh and thrill.

Technical: B

Acting: B+

Story: C+

Overall: B

By Perri Nemiroff

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Feb 06,2014

‘Vampire Academy’ Premieres in Canada and in the USA

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Vampire Academy hits theaters on THIS Friday, February 7 (Canada & USA). So go watch it! 😀

The UK will have to wait until April 23. So, have fun on our behalf too! :)

And let us know what you think of our own Claire Foy as Sonya Karp in the comments. 😉

If I’m not mistaken, Sonya has four scenes in flashbacks and lots of mentions throughout the first book. No more spoilers. Ssshhh. 😛



Feb 05,2014

“Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” Clips, Stills & Trailer Update

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Gallery:
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Clip – Secrets
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Clip – Last Stand
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Trailer 3
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Production Stills
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Posters & Covers

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Feb 05,2014

Brody’s all set for a Tudor turn

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Thanks to Chuckie for the scan.

By Baz Bamigboye

Damian Lewis has stepped out of hit U.S. TV series Homeland and into complex negotiations to portray Henry VIII

Claire Foy has been asked to play the ruthlessly ambitious Anne Boleyn, while David Bradley has been in discussions about portraying Norfolk

Damian Lewis has stepped out of hit U.S. TV series Homeland and into complex negotiations to portray Henry VIII in the six-part BBC television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s mammoth bestselling novels about the Machiavellian machinations at his court.

If a deal can be reached, Lewis, who played Nicholas Brody in Homeland, will join Mark Rylance, already cast as Thomas Cromwell, the monarch’s scheming but family-loving counsellor.

‘To have Damian playing opposite Mark will be electric,’ an executive on the project told me.

Other leading actors have also been offered major parts in the drama.

Claire Foy has been asked to play the ruthlessly ambitious Anne Boleyn, while David Bradley has been in discussions about portraying Norfolk.

Mark Gatiss, who stars in and writes for Sherlock, has been approached about a major part. (Gatiss is currently in Josie Rourke’s excellent Coriolanus at the Donmar.)

Damian has met with Peter Kosminsky, who will direct the epic screen version of Mantel’s two Man Booker Prize-winning fictional novels: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The actor is hoping he will be able to juggle dates on the film he’s shooting in Morocco — Queen Of The Desert, with Nicole Kidman — so he can portray the much-married king.

In Mantel’s telling, Henry goes from being an athletic, heroic figure to a middle-aged, balding hypochondriac who vacillates between romantic passion and murderous rages as he charges Cromwell to rid him of first wife Catherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 18,2014

‘Crossbones’ to Premiere this Spring

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Entertainment Weekly released the first promotional picture from NBC’s upcoming series ‘Crossbones‘ – also starring Claire Foy. It features John Malkovich as Blackbeard. Click the link to read the interview with the Oscar-nominated executive producer Walter F. Parkes. I can’t wait to see Claire Foy as Kate. Apparently, we don’t have to wait that much longer as the show will premiere this spring.

On a sidenote, ‘Crossbones‘ – filming since mid October 2013 on location in Puerto Rico – was among the runner ups on TV.com‘s 10 Most Anticipated New Shows for Midseason 2014.



Jan 18,2014

‘Vampire Academy – Blood Sisters’ Posters & Stills

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Less than a month until ‘Vampire Academy – Blood Sisters‘ featuring Claire Foy in the supporting role of teacher Sonya Karp gets released world wide on February 14. I have not come across much information relating to Claire’s part in this movie among the promotion material. If you do please let us know.

Gallery:
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Posters & Covers
– Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters (2014) > Production Stills



Oct 20,2013

Claire Foy Interview – British Film, Vampire Academy & Cossbones (Captures)

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GALLERY LINK:
– Interviews/News Segments > RCN TV – Luminous BFI Charity Gala, , thanks to my dear friend Stef



Oct 10,2013

Claire Foy Interview – British Film, Vampire Academy & Cossbones (Video)

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Dozens of new photos from the event were added thanks to Nicole.



Oct 08,2013

Luminous – BFI gala Dinner And Auction

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In keeping with the theme of the evening the BBC Little Dorrit actress Claire Foy looked the epitome of luminous as she sashayed down the red carpet towards No 8 Northumberland Avenue. She shone in a black-and-white dress.

The inaugural Fundraising Gala, which includes dinner and an auction, celebrates British film and British film talent and is held to raise vital funds to secure the future of the BFI National Archive.

Guests were able to auction on a number of exciting auction prizes including the Formula 1 replica car from current hit film Rush, John Travolta’s suit (signed) he wore in Face/Off and original signed stills from Sam Taylor Wood’s I Love You More and Isaac Julien’s Mazu, Turning.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events > Luminous – BFI gala Dinner And Auction



Sep 23,2013

Claire Foy cast in NBC’s ‘Crossbones’

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Great news! Claire Foy has been cast alongside her ‘Going Postal‘ co-star Richard Coyle in NBC’s upcoming TV series ‘Crossbones‘:

British actor Richard Coyle (W.E.) has been cast as the co-lead opposite John Malkovich in the NBC pirate drama Crossbones. Also cast in the series, from Luther creator Neil Cross and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, are Claire Foy and Tracy Ifeachor.

Crossbones is set in 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe (Coyle), a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the pirates’ haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can’t help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. Foy will play Kate, the beautiful Governor’s daughter, now a pirate who works for Blackbeard and is a love interest for Lowe.

Ifeachor, repped by NB Management and UK’s United Agents, will play Nenna, a smart, powerful fighter who exhibits complete loyalty and a slight fear for Captain Blackbeard. Coyle, repped by IFA and Troika, had a major seasonlong arc on USA’s Covert Affairs as Annie’s love interest Simon Fischer. Cross wrote the script and is executive producing with Parkes, MacDonald and Ted Gold for Universal TV. David Slade is directing the opening episode.
Source: Deadline



Aug 24,2013

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway – VIP film screening – Arrivals

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Claire Foy and Stephen Campbell Moore attended the VIP Screening of Thomas & Friends: King Of The Railway at Vue Leicester Square on August 18, 2013 in London, England.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events > Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway – VIP film screening – Arrivals



Jul 08,2013

Watch out for…

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Claire Foy, who will feature in Rosewater, written and directed by Daily Show host Jon Stewart. The film will shoot later this month on locations in Jordan and the UK.
Stewart’s movie is an adaptation of the 2011 book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, and is about the imprisonment in Iran’s notorious Evin prison of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born documentary film-maker and journalist who travelled from Canada to cover the 2009 presidential election in Tehran.
Bahari, accused of being a spy for MI6, the CIA, Mossad and bizarrely, Newsweek magazine, was held for 118 days, during which time his wife, Paola Gourley (Foy), a London-based lawyer, was experiencing a complicated pregnancy. Gael Garcia Bernal will portray Bahari, with Shohreh Aghdashloo as his mother.
Rosewater refers to the scent favoured by Bahari’s interrogator. Bahari had appeared on Stewart’s show before his Iranian ordeal.

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Jun 16,2013

CLAIRE FOY: ANATOMY OF MY OUTFIT

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CLAIRE FOY: ANATOMY OF MY OUTFIT

We caught up with the star of Little Dorrit and Upstairs Downstairs at a tea party held at the Kate Spade New York boutique in Chelsea to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show.

The 29-year-old actress is currently filming Vampire Academy with Olga Kurylenko and Gabriel Byrne.

‘It takes me about five hours to get ready,’ she told us. ‘I’m not very good at it – I spend a lot of time standing and staring at my wardrobe and not achieving much.

‘Then I suddenly think of something I want to wear only to discover it’s in the wash’

Jewellery I wear this Monica Vinader necklace every day. It was a gift from the producers when I did Macbeth with James McAvoy at London’s Trafalgar Studios. I love all of Monica’s designs and they make perfect presents. My bracelet is from Cos. I’m loving fluoro accessories for summer.

T-shirt This is from Asos – I’m a big fan of online shopping. I’m not sure why I chose this, but I do love Paris so I guess it makes sense.

Clutch bag I love the colour of this Kate Spade New York bag – everything this label does adds an instant injection of fun and style to your outfit. I want it all!

Trousers These cost me £10 in the Whistles sale about nine million years ago when I had an office job and needed to look smart every day. They are such a great fit and I’ve bought Whistles trousers ever since.

Shoes I call these leopard-print numbers my emergency shoes. I panic-bought them before I went to an awards do. They are by Mulberry and they weren’t cheap. But I now wear them whenever I have to dress up for something, so it makes it OK.

By Amy Williams

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CLAIRE FOY: ANATOMY OF MY OUTFIT

CLAIRE FOY: ANATOMY OF MY OUTFIT



Jun 16,2013

The Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Day 2013

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Stephen Campbell Moore and Claire Foy attend the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final.

Thanks to my good friend Nicole for the photos.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events > The Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Day 2013



May 31,2013

Kate Spade NY Chelsea Flower Show Tea Party

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Thanks to my good friend Nicole for the photos.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events > Kate Spade NY Chelsea Flower Show Tea Party



May 30,2013

‘Chimerica’ – After Party

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Headlong’s world premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica opened at the Almeida Theatre last night (28 May 2013).

The play follows the aftermath of the famous 1989 Tiananmen Square photo, centring on the American journalist who took the photo, who more than 20 years later begins to question the fate of the unknown protester in his shot.

This investigation leads to a deep examination that explores the relationship between China and America, and the influences each country has on the other.

The production is directed by Lyndsey Turner and runs until 6 July 2013.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events > ‘Chimerica’ – After Party



May 28,2013

RED UK (2013) Photoshoot

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It came to my attention that Claire was probably featured in an issue of RED magazine around March 2013. We don’t have scans from the feature itself, but I’ve managed to find the photoshoot that was used in it.

GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots > RED UK (2013)



May 11,2013

The Hothouse Press Night at Trafalgar Studios

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GALLERY LINK:
– Events > The Hothouse Press Night at Trafalgar Studios



May 11,2013

Claire Foy Joins ‘Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters’

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The Official Vampire Academy Movie Facebook page announced yesterday that Claire Foy has been cast to portray Sonya Karp, a Moroi who teaches at St. Vladimir’s Academy.

Filming will begin in London the week of May 27. The cast currently includes Lucy Fry, Zoey Deutch, and Danila Kozlovski as the leads. Cameron Monaghan and Olga Kurylenko have also been added. Mark Waters is directing from a script by Daniel Waters.

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters‘ is based off of a The New York Times best-selling novel series by Richelle Mead which tells the tale of Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old girl who has a mental and spiritual bond with her vampire best friend Lissa. The two girls attend a special school for vampires who struggle to retain some humanity while other Vampires become more feral.

Other cast members announced yesterday also include Sami Gayle as Mia and Ashley Charles as Jesse.

Deadline states that Claire Foy is repped by WME and Management 360.



Apr 29,2013

Claire Foy at the Olivier Awards

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Macbeth‘ finished its eighty day run last Saturday. The production was a phenomenal success, was entirely sold out and surprisingly received two nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards (instead of next year’s): for Best Revival and James McAvoy for Best Actor. The Olivier Awards were held yesterday at the Royal Opera House in London and sadly the Olivier Award in the two categories didn’t go to ‘Macbeth‘ but to ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night‘ and Luke Treadaway respectively.

Claire Foy attended the event and looked absolutely gorgeous wearing a strapless 1958 Hartnell black silk and velvet gown by William Vintage.

I added a few pictures, some of them in high quality. Enjoy!

Gallery:
Events in 2013: The Laurence Olivier Awards



Apr 29,2013

‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Hothouse’ Press Conference

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On Friday, April 19, 2013, the cast of the plays ‘Macbeth‘ – now finished its run – and ‘The Hothouse‘ – opening May 4 – attended a press conference held at the ‘Macbeth‘ set at Trafalgar Studios to mark the changeover in Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed season of plays. Actors present included James McAvoy, Claire Foy, Simon Russell Beale, John Simm and Harry Melling.

Gallery:
– Events in 2013: ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Hothouse’ Press Conference
– Interviews/News Segments: Trafalgar Studios | Macbeth | Press Conference

Video:
– Events: Press Conferences



Mar 29,2013

Meet the Macbeths (James McAvoy & Claire Foy)

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from ATG’s Magazine / by Imogen Sarre & Jasper Rees

Roughly how old are the Macbeths?

We know they have had at least one child, presumed dead, but beyond that Shakespeare offers no further clue. Such is the trajectory of their moral degradation that audiences, and indeed casting directors, tend not to think of the Thane of Glamis and his wife as still having the bloom of youth on their cheeks. Thus the lead role can happily be taken on by someone in his 60s, as happened with Patrick Stewart when the play was most recently revived in the West End.

But now the Hollywood star James McAvoy brings the zip and springiness of someone known mainly for playing callow young men in the likes of The Last King of Scotland, Atonement and The Last Station. He turns 34 during his run in the role at the Trafalgar Studios, and the latest King of Scotland is joined in matrimony to Claire Foy, who turns 29 in April but looks young enough to have twice played teenagers in 2012: at the Royal Court in Mike Bartlett’s Love Love Love and in the BBC drama White Heat.
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Mar 09,2013

Video from ‘Macbeth’ Opening Night

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I added screencaptures and a video from ‘Macbeth‘s Opening Night back in February. Also check out the updated sidebar and the special project page for ‘Macbeth‘.

Gallery:
– Interviews/News Segments: Trafalgar Studios | Macbeth | Opening Night

Video:
– Events: Premieres



Mar 08,2013

Interview on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

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Listen to the interview with Claire Foy on Front Row, first aired on February 26 on BBC Radio 4, in which she reflects on the challenges of bringing something new to the role of Lady Macbeth.

Video Archive:
Audio Clips > Interviews



Feb 26,2013

New ‘Macbeth’ Promotion Shot

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GALLERY LINK:
– Stage > Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Promotion



Feb 26,2013

Opening night of ‘Macbeth’ and After Party on Press Night

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Claire Foy (Lady Macbeth) and James McAvoy (Macbeth) attended the after party on press night for Macbeth at One Whitehall Place, London, England on 22nd February 2013.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events in 2013 > Opening night of ‘Macbeth’ held at the Trafalgar Studios – Departures
– Events in 2013 > After Party on Press Night for ‘Macbeth’, thanks to Nicole



Feb 24,2013

Trafalgar Studios Production Of ‘Macbeth’ – Photocall (Pt. 2)

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James McAvoy and Claire Foy posed for a photocall launching the Trafalgar Studios season with ‘Macbeth‘ on February 21, 2013 in London, England.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events in 2013 > Trafalgar Studios Production Of ‘Macbeth’ – Photocall, thanks to Nicole



Feb 23,2013

After Party on Press Night for ‘Macbeth’

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Claire Foy (Lady Macbeth) and James McAvoy (Macbeth) attended the after party on press night for Macbeth at One Whitehall Place, London, England on 22nd February 2013.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Stage > Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Performances
– Events > After Party on Press Night for ‘Macbeth’



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