Categories "Upstairs, Downstairs" News / Rumors

TV preview: ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ + Q&A

The hugely anticipated return of the legendary TV series.

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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

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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 "The Promise" News / Rumors

Canal Plus joins C4’s Homeland

French pay broadcaster Canal Plus is to team with British broadcaster Channel 4 on Peter Kosminsky’s event mini-series Homeland.

The series will be produced by UK indie Daybreak Pictures (The Trial of Tony Blair) and French producer Breakout Films (Resolution 819) and will be directed by Kosminsky, who has worked on Wuthering Heights and race drama Britz.

The 4x1hour mini-series is part of Channel 4’s £20 million push to expand its drama output following this year’s end of reality series Big Brother and the network will air it in 2011, followed by a broadcast on Canal Plus as well as cultural channel Arte.

Homeland follows Little Dorrit‘s Claire Foy as a young girl who travels to Israel after uncovering her grandfather’s journal documenting his experience in the British army around the time of the British mandate of Palestine.

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Categories "Season of the Witch" News / Rumors

‘Season of the Witch’ Bumped

Lionsgate announced today that it won’t be releasing the Dominic Sena-directed supernatural thriller Season of the Witch on the crowded date of March 19th as was previously scheduled. There, the film was facing four other wide releases, including The Bounty Hunter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Repo Men, and The Runaways.

The studio has not yet set a new date for the film, starring Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham and Christopher Lee.

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Categories "Season of the Witch" "Wreckers" Gallery Public Events

New ‘Wreckers’ Stills and More

Added two photos from the British Academy Television Craft Awards 2009, the Russian poster for Season of the Witch and two brand new Wreckers stills.

Wreckers is a drama with a dark, erotic heart, and a unique twist on the theme of the returning soldier.

A dark tale of love, desire and secrets, between brothers and a new bride. Starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shaun Evans.

Wreckers was shot on 16mm last Summer on location in the Fens and outside London.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events: British Academy Television Craft Awards 2009
Season of the Witch (2010): Posters & Covers
Wreckers (2010): Production Stills

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InStyle UK Scan

Claire Foy is featured alongside Olivia Grant and Bonnie Wright in the March 2010 issue of InStyle UK. The photo is brand new and absolutely lovely.

Claire Foy

You might recognise her from: Little Dorrit.
What’s next? Going Postal, Season of the Witch, Homeland.
Stellar moment: “A highlight of 2009 for me was working on Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage — he’s eccentric but also such a lovely, genuine man. I’m gutted that I’ll be working and won’t be able to go to the premiere.”

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– Scans: InStyle (UK) – March 2010, thanks to Lorna

Categories "Pulse" News / Rumors

BBC3 gets horror fans’ pulses racing

Fans of the horror genre will be pleased to know that BBC3 looks set to give them something scary to enjoy in the dark winter weeks ahead.

At today’s Winter/Spring BBC3 launch, BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson assured me that, as a big fan of horror, I am going to like Pulse, which is written by Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and stars Claire Foy, who previously starred in Little Dorrit for the BBC.

Pulse, according to the BBC’s blurb, is set in a teaching hospital, which is home to some of the UK’s most promising trainee doctors:

But beneath its veneer of medical normality lies a secret network of dangerous experiments, pushing back the boundaries of science with potentially horrifying consequences

Now, I was a big fan of E4’s Dead Set, which, for a TV series, managed to be pretty gruesome and dark, and really provided for those who like their series a little more on the edgy side.

So I can only hope that BBC3 follows Dead Set’s lead to make sure that Pulse does something similar, and gives horror fans, who I often think are under-served by British television, something to get their teeth stuck in to.

The drama is planned as a one-off at the moment, and will run alongside two other pilots commissioned by BBC3, including a drama called Dappers from Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson, and another from Leo Richardson called Stanley Park.

Neither of these is a horror (although Dappers is about two two single mothers living in Bristol — which sounds scary in itself) and I can only hope that that Pulse proves to be a hit, and that the BBC commission it for a full series.

Foy has already proved herself to be a good actress, so I am sure there will be an appetite among viewers to see more of her, if not more blood and gore.

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Categories Gallery Projects

10 Minute Tales: Through the Window

On Monday 28th December 2009, Sky One aired the 8th Episode of 10 Minute Tales, Through The Window, written and directed by Barry Skolnick.

Synopsis:
Lee Ingleby is The Man, and Claire Foy is The Woman. This poignant period piece reminds viewers that though loved ones can be lost, they can never be forgotten. A young soldier, who has been away at war, returns to find that his lover has been killed in the Blitz. Miraculously, their child managed to survive the deadly blast. The years pass and, as the widower and his daughter grow older, we learn that the deceased never truly departed… Eternal love is celebrated in this haunting, but tender tale.

GALLERY LINKS:
10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Promotion
10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Production Stills
10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV, 2009): Screencaptures