Title: Where CAN you see them?
Ellie - April 24, 2011 11:34 AM (GMT)
If you spot any of the family or servants, post it here!
Thomas Howes (William) - BBC2's 'United'
Hugh Bonneville (Robert) - BBC1's 'Doctor Who'
Jessica Brown-Findlay (Sybil) - 'Albatross' (film, coming soon)
WotcherNymphadora - April 24, 2011 04:09 PM (GMT)
Strallen and Jim Carter were both in a pretty rubbish film called The Thief Lord, Jim was the only good thing about it!
bijou156 - April 24, 2011 08:36 PM (GMT)
Allen Leech (Branson) in ‘Ecstasy’ [play directed by Mike Leigh] in the modern Hampstead Theatre in northwest London.
WotcherNymphadora - April 24, 2011 11:02 PM (GMT)
Allen Leech in Man About Dog.
I really rate this film, I saw it long before Downton and it's hilarious. To Ireland it's like what Twin Town is to Wales. Great comedy, great acting and of course being an Irish film there are plenty of sexy accents ;)
mlt - April 25, 2011 02:36 AM (GMT)
Isn't the guy playing Sir Anthony also Mr. Weston in the latest Emma adaptation?
Of course Dan Stevens was Edward Ferrars.
bijou156 - April 25, 2011 09:00 AM (GMT)
Michelle Dockery (Mary) is in Hanna
(2011- premiered in May). She plays fake Marissa- Cate Blanchet's character.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRUx88vRjIk
(film review with brief screen picture with Dockery- she wears red wig! O_O)
Eolivet - May 5, 2011 06:02 PM (GMT)
I'm amazed nobody posted this yet:
Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens were in "Turn of the Screw," a very creepy period movie/series. The whole thing is available on YouTube
if anyone else is interested.
Mary and Matthew they are definitely not, though I'd like to think they do have a certain intensity in their scenes that clearly came through to the DA casting director. :)
The movie/series itself is really creepy, though. :ph43r:
bijou156 - May 6, 2011 06:50 AM (GMT)
From Time to Time
by Julian Fellows. It is all available in YouTube Cast:
Christine Lohr (Mrs. Bird actress- a cook too in the film)
One cracking Maggie Smith line "If I eat another rabbit, I will turn into one
" (look at her disgusted expression when she sees the rabbit on the table :D )
A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
Tolly is Smith's character grandson.
Laura - May 6, 2011 11:17 AM (GMT)
I liked Turn of the Screw, though it is a Ghost story and the ending is pretty creepy! It's not your usual period drama.
|Mary and Matthew they are definitely not, though I'd like to think they do have a certain intensity in their scenes that clearly came through to the DA casting director.|
I agree completely and I think this is one of the things I like most about The Turn of The Screw. No idea if there's meant to be romance between them, but they sure do have some smouldering chemistry! I really do think that helped them get the roles in DA - though their chemistry in DA is even more awesome!
bijou156 - May 18, 2011 06:44 AM (GMT)
NEWS! about Edinburgh International Film Festival reveals full 2011 programme (June 15 to 26). In addition it mentions that Albatross
(Jessica Brown-Findlay) is going to give a preview/trailer.http://entertainment.stv.tv/film/250083-ed...2011-programme/
More information about EIFF.http://www.edinburghguide.com/blog/alinnes...ammelaunch-8133
Article says that Albatross
will get it's world premier! xDhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edin...t-fife-13278737
bijou156 - May 18, 2011 06:53 AM (GMT)
Information about 'Angels' crest'
which has Elizabeth McGovern in it.http://www.ifc.com/news/2011/04/tribeca-20...-crest-revi.php
WotcherNymphadora - May 28, 2011 07:53 PM (GMT)
Just saw an advert for a drama on the BBC, it has Rose Leslie (Gwen) in it.
Scarlet - May 29, 2011 03:09 AM (GMT)
Can I just tell people that Siobhan and her awesome boobs are in Benidorm and leave it at that?
bijou156 - June 1, 2011 10:09 PM (GMT)
Dan Stevens in Vamps
bijou156 - June 2, 2011 09:58 PM (GMT)
- Jessica Brown-Findlay and Felicity Jones
Some more information on 'Albatross'http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/niall-maccormick/albatross/
This talks about the Edinburgh International Film Festival.http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/news.aspx?news=1267&work=23269
bijou156 - June 17, 2011 03:04 PM (GMT)
bijou156 - June 18, 2011 08:13 AM (GMT)
Hello everyone! Here is a review of the film with Jessica Brown-Findlay in it .
'Albatross' by Niall MacCormick
|With the buzz around the festival asserting that Fast Romance is pretty awful, with there being very little talk about films like Charlie Casanova and with yesterday’s disappointment of the star-studded espionage drama Page Eight, it seems like the British are fighting a losing battle at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival. After all, my highlights so far have been either documentaries or world cinema releases. But just a few hours ago, one film came patriotically riding in to turn things around. And that film was the coming of age dramedy Albatross.|
In Albatross, Sebastian Koch plays Johnathon, a one-time best selling author who poured everything into this one literary masterpiece but has since been unable to recreate that success and doubts his writing ability. He’s married to the high-strung Joa, who runs the accommodation where they live and occasionally rent out to visitors, and has a teenage daughter, Beth, who’s in the middle of her A-level examinations with ambitious dreams of going to Oxford to study medicine.
Together, they make your quintessential dysfunctional family and this only implodes upon the arrival of a quirky, wild young girl, Emelia, who begins cleaning the hotel for them. She quickly becomes friends with Beth who, living in this sheltered seaside village, has never met anyone quite like Emelia before, and introduces her to a side of life she’s never experienced. A world outside of her books that consists of parties, drugs, alcohol and sex.
Furthermore, with the relationship between him and his wife becoming increasingly tense due to his commitment to writing another masterpiece, Emelia becomes something of a desire for Jonathon. He sees a freedom in her that he hasn’t encountered in years and a talent that he feels motivated to nurture. Therefore, being a budding writer herself and a descendant of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Emelia agrees to private creative writing classes from Jonathon which are kept secret from the family.
Koch, best known for his role in The Lives Of Others and in a rare English speaking performance here, is terrific as the bored patriarch going through a mid-life crisis. As are Felicity Jones whose transformation over the course of Albatross’ 88 minutes beautifully captures an important moment in any teenage girl’s life and Julia Ormond who gives a surprising amount of depth to the part of Joa.
But stealing the show from the lot of them is Jessica Brown Finlay as Emelia. At first she’s just a catalyst to shake the family’s relationships, but she soon becomes a very rich character full of surprises underneath her riotous exterior. Not only is the relationship with her family heartbreaking, but her journey to figure out who she wants to be is also extremely poignant. This is her first major movie role – she’s appeared in Downton Abbey and Misfits prior to this – but you truly get the feeling you’re seeing the birth of a future movie star in Albatross.
Niall MacCormick, who makes his feature film debut, gives the film beautiful golden glow that brilliantly complements the warmth of the screenplay by first time writer Tamzin Rafin. It’s a script that, aside from the impressive character study, is also glistening with smart humour, honest emotions, great dialogue and a big heart.
Sure, one might complain that it’s a story we have seen done countless times before. However, when Albatross provides as much joy, laughter and bittersweet emotion as this, it’s difficult to not find yourself swept away into these wonderful characters’ lives. A real gem that I pray will get the attention it deserves.
bijou156 - June 24, 2011 07:09 AM (GMT)
I've found this about Jessica Brown-Findlay's new film: Albatross-Review by TwitchFilm
(it has a clip too)Albatross-Review by Variety.com
ClaireH - July 6, 2011 07:40 PM (GMT)
So I've been recently investigating some of Dan Stevens' previous work, and just had to share a few for sheer epicness!
The Line of Beauty is "a story of love, class, sex and money in the Thatcherite 1980s." DS plays the main character, Nick Guest, a young homosexual graduate who is lodging with the family of a wealthy politician; he gets drawn into all the luxury of their lifestyle.
He is UTTERLY brilliant in it. It's not something I'd normally enjoy watching - it's political and has considerable amounts of pretty graphic gay sex (I'm quite sensitive!) but... he makes it TOTALLY worth it.
And, his character gets high on cocaine and dances with Margaret Thatcher. Do you need reason more than that?!
Short clip from the first episode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL_hOSCb-do&feature=related
(The first half of episode 1 is also on Youtube).
Entire 3 episodes (apparently only viewable in the UK) here: http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Drama/p-11289-The-Love-Chord
Hilde is a film biopic (is that the right word?) of Hildegard Knef, a huge star of post-war (WW2) Germany - DS plays her second husband.
The entire film is in German. He speaks fluent German. Seriously, is there nothing he can't do?!
Actually, I can't seem to get hold of it myself but if anyone could figure out if it's online somewhere, I'd love them eternally...
Anyway. I'll stop the rampant gushing, but I would really reccommend The Line of Beauty to people because he's just fabulous!
Bex - July 7, 2011 02:10 PM (GMT)
They may not have shared a scene in Downton, though Scarlet and I have managed to turn them into BFFs for life, but Elizabeth McGovern and Samantha Bond have shared the stage
before in Donald Margulies’s Dinner with Friends
staged in London in 2001. There's a review here.
I am genuinely heartbroken I didn't see this.
Nina - August 15, 2011 01:12 PM (GMT)
Samantha Bond in Lark Rise to Candleford as the awesome Mrs Brice-Coulson. Going head to head with Dorcas Lane....!
She looked just as magnificent as Ros!