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Ana   /   February 15, 2018   /   0 Comments

James Norton, star of “War and Peace” and “McMafia,” and Vanessa Kirby, who portrayed Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of “The Crown,” will play intrepid journalists in Agnieszka Holland’s politically charged new film “Gareth Jones.” WestEnd Films is handling international sales.

Norton is being talked about as a potential next James Bond off the back of his star turns in the BBC’s “McMafia” and “War and Peace.” In “Gareth Jones,” which is set in the early 1930s, he plays an ambitious Welsh journalist who travels to Moscow to attempt to interview dictator Joseph Stalin. The film is based on real events.

In Russia, Jones meets New York Times reporter Ada Brooks, played by Kirby, who is soon to be seen in “Mission: Impossible 6 — Fallout.” Brooks clues Jones in to Russian government oppression and, after a clandestine trip to Ukraine, he writes about it, but then has to fight for the truth in the face of propaganda, denials and cover-ups. As he tries to tell the story, he meets a young George Orwell and shares his findings, in turn influencing the author’s classic novel “Animal Farm.”

“The script joins, in a very artistic and original way, a few issues from the 20th century which seem particularly valid today,” Holland said. “George Orwell’s famous novel, ‘Animal Farm,’ links everything together: It reveals the mechanisms of totalitarian falsehood, and the terror that can be fought only by resistance to deception and violence.”

For Norton, it is another project with Russian connections after he played a British-educated banker from a Russian crime family in “McMafia.” “Gareth Jones” will shoot in Poland, Ukraine and Britain, with principal photography to begin Feb. 26. WestEnd will begin worldwide sales at the European Film Market, and is co-repping the film in the U.S. with Endeavor Content.

Holland was Oscar-nominated for “Europa, Europa,” which dealt with Nazi Germany. She said that “Gareth Jones” has themes that remain relevant: “Nobody wanted to shed light on Stalin’s atrocities, which Gareth exposed. Today, we don’t lack corruptible conformists and egoists; we lack Orwells and Joneses. That is why we should bring them back to life.”

The film is produced by Andrea Serdaru-Barbul, who also wrote the script, alongside Polish filmmaker Klaudia Smieja, Stanislaw Dziedzic of Film Produkcja, Angus Lamont of Crab Apple Films, and Ukrainian producer Egor Olesov of Kinorob. It was supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Ukrainian State Film Agency.

Ana   /   February 05, 2018   /   0 Comments

The first trailer for ‘Mission Impossible 6: Fall Out’ is finally out!! There isn’t much of Vanessa, only three short scenes, as her character has been kept a secret. Can’t wait to find out more !

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Ana   /   January 26, 2018   /   0 Comments

A new code of conduct for casting directors has been released, which has been described as “more important than ever” in light of recent harassment allegations.

Membership of the Casting Directors’ Guild will be conditional upon acceptance of the code, which lays out a formal set of guidelines to ensure best practice in the profession.

The code outlines that casting directors have a “duty of care” to actors, and should discourage one-to-one meetings in non-professional environments and ensure the audition room is a “safe space”.

Actors union Equity has been consulted on the guidelines, which also include giving actors enough time to prepare for an audition, giving due consideration to talent from the community in which a production is made or set, and to “be an advocate for actors’ rights” to employers.

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Appearances / Events > 2018 > 25.01 Casting Directors’ Guild Awards

Announcing the awards, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Great Expectations, About Time) paid her respects to the people who had given her career the leg up she so desperately wanted. “I owe so much of my career to some of the amazing people in the room and they are the unsung heroes of the industry…They are the ones that believe in you the earliest and nurture you right from the beginning,” she said.

Kirby gained widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in Netflix’s hit series The Crown, recalled the day she got the call: “I ran around, I was on set at the time and I just got this call and was running around the courtyard screaming ‘fuck, fuck, fuck’!”

She pledged her support for a new category at major awards ceremonies in future: “I can’t believe there’s not one now. It’s so mad. Casting is the beginning of every single project, and they lead it. I think it’s absurd; I hope that this is the beginning,” she added. Speaking to the crowd, she added:  “Nine times out of 10 its been your belief in me that’s got me the job. In my lowest moments it’s been that belief, your belief, that’s made me keep going.”

We’re undeniably glad that she has. Kirby’s next project is is Miss Julie at the National Theatre. “It’s a part that I’ve always wanted to do,” she said to Miro. “It’s one of those parts that as an actor you always dream of. There’s definitely some Margaret qualities to her that I’m really excited to find.” And of her previous casting horrors? “Too many to count,” she reminisced.

 

 

Ana   /   January 24, 2018   /   0 Comments

Three days ago, Vanessa attended, dressed beautifully, to the SAG Awards!! See over 80 pictures from the main event and a pre-award event as well! Don’t forget to visit our Video Archive and Vanessa Closet for new videos and information on her outfits:

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Appearances / Events > 2018 > 21.01 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Appearances / Events > 2018 > 20.01 Pre-Award Party from Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Ana   /   January 13, 2018   /   0 Comments

Hi everyone. We finally added Vanessa’s scenes as Princess Margaret to our Video Archive and our gallery! See the beautifully portrait Margaret, for this last season, in this post as Season 3 will have Helena Bonham Carter as older Princess Margaret!

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Projects > TV Series > 2016 / 2017 – The Crown > Season 2 > Episode Screencaps

Video Archive: The Crown Season 2