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Posted on May 26, 2013 / by Ana in news/ rumours
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David Suchet celebrates 25 years playing the world famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in Elephants Can Remember, the first of five new Agatha Christie adaptations to screen on ITV.
In this feature length film David is joined by a stellar cast that includes: Emmy award winner Greta Scacchi (Brideshead Revisited, Broken Trail, Rasputin), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Vincent Regan (Strike Back, Scott & Bailey, Hit & Miss), Ferdinand Kingsley (Van Gogh: Painted with Words, The Hollow Crown) and Vanessa Kirby (Labyrinth, Great Expectations).
Also making a return to the cast is the award winning stage and television actress Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, The Cherry Orchard, My Week with Marilyn) who reprises her role as Mrs Ariadne Oliver.
Elephants Can Remember is scripted by the BAFTA winning writer Nick Dear, whose recent credits include the 2011 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the National Theatre. It is directed by John Strickland (Mr Selfridge, Whitechapel, Bedlam) and produced by David Boulter (Whitechapel, He Kills Coppers, The Forsyte Saga).
Posted on May 19, 2013 / by Ana in Gallery

Welcome to Vanessa Kirby Fan! We finally opened 🙂 As our first update you can see the sidebar for Vanessa’s latest projects which are a lot! So you’ll be seeing her a lot this year and the next 🙂

For our gallery update thank you Martin for the scan of Hunger Magazine:

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Posted on March 23, 2013 / by Ana in news/ rumours

Vanessa Kirby stars in Channel 4's Easter drama Labyrinth. Picture: ContributedVanessa Kirby decided to become an actor after seeing her namesake Vanessa Redgrave on stage. now the young talent has landed a lead role in the Easter weekend’s big TV drama.

In a shabby chic bar on a dirty, grey day, in the middle of the afternoon the candles are already lit. Outside the wind feels cold enough to cut you in two. Inside, in a dingy back corner, next to the toilets, a young woman is sitting on top of a table looking at her phone while the photographer changes the lens on her camera.

The young woman’s name is Vanessa Kirby. Her friends call her Nu, short for Nuala, her middle name, since Vanessa is “way too formal and mumsy”, but her agent reminded her of Vanessa Redgrave so she decided to go with it. This Vanessa, Kirby, not Redgrave, is an actor too. You might have already seen her as Estella, adopted daughter of the icy-hearted Miss Havisham played by Gillian Anderson, in a recent TV adaptation of Great Expectations. Or maybe you clocked her in The Hour with Dominic West and Romola Garai. Prior to that you would have caught her mainly on stage in London or in Bolton, as she cut her teeth on Miller, Ibsen and Shakespeare, picking up awards and fine reviews with every production.

But it doesn’t matter if you have never seen her before in your life, as it seems Kirby’s star is on a steep upwards trajectory, and with a slew of projects on the go, it won’t be long before you see her everywhere. There is a Ridley Scott-produced TV adaptation of Kate Mosse’s novel, Labyrinth on Channel 4 next weekend, and then a small part in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman alongside Shia LaBeouf and a role in Richard Curtis’s new film, About Time. There are other film projects about which she’s been sworn to secrecy and an already planned return to the stage in Marlowe’s Edward II at the end of the year.

It’s quite a schedule. In a break from being photographed, Kirby checks her mobile phone, staring intently at the screen, and then her publicist introduces us. She shakes my hand enthusiastically and beams a smile. A few more photographs and a gentle arm-wrestle over who’s paying for the beers and we’re sitting at another table, where Kirby’s job is to tell me her story up until now and my job is to try to keep up.
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Posted on March 02, 2013 / by Ana in Uncategorized

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Posted on September 07, 2012 / by Ana in Theatre

A radical version of Chekhov’s classic of family ennui premieres tonight. Alice Jones meets the actresses following in famous footsteps

Traditionalists should look away now. Or at least have the smelling salts to hand. Tonight a radical new version of Three Sisters opens at the Young Vic in London, with three rapidly rising stars – Mariah Gale, Vanessa Kirby and Gala Gordon – in the lead roles. The director is Benedict Andrews, celebrated wild child of the Sydney theatre scene, now making a name for himself over here with his ultra-modern, iconoclastic productions. In the last year he has put Cate Blanchett in a tutu and had her pirouette across the Barbican’s stage in Gross und Klein, retooled Caligula as a gold-Kalashnikov-toting cross between Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi at the ENO, and given Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses the Tarantino treatment at the Young Vic.

The last time he tackled Chekhov – The Seagull at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney last summer – he set the action in a shack on Bondi Beach and had the characters call each other “mate”. So it’s safe to assume that his Three Sisters will not be a museum piece. A trailer online which shows the three sisters dressed to kill in designer ball-gowns, sloshing vodka into each other’s mouths, pawing at cake, and whirling around like blissed-out ravers, suggests a more sophisticated name-day party for Irina than the traditional samovar and spinning top. And then there’s Andrews’s script, which has Masha bemoaning her “mindless fucking boredom,” replaces lines from Pushkin’s “Ruslan and Ludmila” with Bowie’s “Golden Years” and peppers speeches with references to the telly and Leonard Cohen lyrics.

“I expect it will be met by a certain degree of consternation. Or even anger,” says Gale, who plays the oldest sister, Olga. “But why not take a risk? Why not do a Marmite production that you might love or hate?” chips in Gordon, aka little sister Irina. “Yes. Why do you want to watch people going round in corsets, [then] leave at the end of the evening thinking: ‘What a story. They were sad, weren’t they?’” asks Vanessa Kirby, middle sister Masha. So they won’t be wearing corsets? “No!”

Aside from Andrews’s bold staging, this feisty threesome is the main reason to get excited by the latest Chekhov revival. It’s not a casting coup along the lines of the Cusack siblings or the Redgrave relatives (see box), but it’s an exciting prospect nonetheless. Kirby, 24, was last seen on stage in The Acid Test at the Royal Court but is known to most from her television roles, including a brief but memorable debut as the murdered debutante in The Hour and as Estella in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations, opposite Douglas Booth (who subsequently became her boyfriend).

Today, tumbling out of the rehearsal room on their lunch break, all barefoot, with long hair messily piled up, they don’t look particularly alike but you can see exactly why Andrews cast them. Gordon, half South American, is the dark-eyed, sincere one, Kirby the blonde, feline one, prone to wild outbursts, Gale the regally still one – pale, thoughtful and softly spoken. “Benedict said he looked for the essence of the character in whoever walked through the door,” she says. “And I think he got it really well.”

“Gemma Arterton came out of the room before my audition and I thought, ‘there is no way in hell I’m getting this role,’” gossips Kirby, through a mouthful of sushi. “I honestly thought I did a terrible audition.” And yet here they are, finishing each other’s sentences and calling each other affectionate nicknames (Minnie, Nu and Geegee, in case you were wondering).
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