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: ••••

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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



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