Some new production stills from Lily 2012′s move Fast Girl have been added to the gallery! Also, the old ones have been replaced with HQ versions. Big thanks to Oliver for the donations!
Unlike Robert Stromberg’s “Maleficent,” or Chis Buck and Jennifer Lee’s “Frozen,” or Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” will apparently not wander too far from “Cendrillon,” the original 1697 fairy tale written by Charles Perrault. However, unlike previous film adaptations of the classic story, according to MoviePilot, this forthcoming movie will unfold from the uniquely new point of view of Kit, the Prince Charming.
The “Prince Charming” character will be played by Richard Madden who is best known for his sensitive portrayal of “Rob Stark” in the hit TV series, “Game of Thrones.” Aside from him, the movie will be headlined by Cate Blanchette as the wicked stepmother “Lady Tremaine” and Lily James in the title role. Others in the cast include Holliday Grainger and Sophie McSherra as Cinderella’s wicked stepsisters “Anastacia” and “Drizella,” respectively, Helena Bonham Carter as the “Fairy Godmother,” Stellan Skarsgard as the “Grand Duke,” Derek Jacobi as the “King,” Nonzo Anosie as the “Captain,” and Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin as Cinderella’s mother and father, respectively.
In addition to the uniquely new perspective in the way the story will be told, Branagh’s “Cinderella” will reportedly also offer some refreshing script writing talent and some really fascinating cinematography. Eric Eisenberg of Cinema Blend, who was among those who got to watch the special screening of some of the film’s footage during CinemaCon, said, “While we were told before the footage that some of the special effects had yet to be completed and that the movie is still very much a work in process, I was definitely impressed by what I saw. There is an interesting mix of tones at work, as heavy drama is lightened by some funny dialogue and rapport, and the film looks gorgeously shot. Of course, this is the footage that Disney wanted us to see in order to get us excited for the film, but my interest is definitely piqued.”
The screenplay was written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Chris Weitz while cinematography was done by Haris Zambarloukos. Musical scoring was by Patrick Doyle. The Walt Disney film will hit theaters screens worldwide on March 13, 2015. (source)
The Daily Mail has revealed that a group of up and comers — Jamie Dornan, Alicia Vikander, Lily James, and Daniel Bruhl — have joined the cast of John Wells‘ comedy “Adam Jones” (previously titled “Chef”). (source)
Back on Sunday (July 06) Lily, together with Laura Carmichael, attended the mens singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on centre court during day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at Wimbledon. Photos (in MQ sadly) I’ve been added to the gallery!
Go behind the scenes with the female cast of Downton Abbey during their cover shoot for the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Shot against the beautiful backdrop of Firle Place in Sussex, watch as photographer Alexi Lubormirski captures the actresses in a series of beautiful gowns and fine jewellery, listen to interviews with actresses Laura Carmichael and Lily James, and witness the theatrical photo shoot come to life – from hair and make-up, to costume, set and lighting. (source)
Also a new outtake from the very same photoshoot have been added to the gallery!
Added in the gallery digital scans from the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK featuring the ladies of Downton Abbey! The editorial looks amazing, just like our girls!
Added in the gallery the Lily’s cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2014 issue. Digital scans from the magazine will be added as soon as I get my hands on the issue :)
Five series in, and Downton Abbey remains one of the most successful and captivating dramas on TV, with 120 million viewers worldwide. In our August issue, we catch up with its stellar cast of actresses.
The room is suddenly alive. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) is pulsing through the speakers and the ladies of Downton Abbey have started to foot-tap and hip-sway and, in the case of Mrs Hughes the housekeeper, perform an impressive shimmy, arms swinging at her sides, not quite the full Beyoncé but not far off. Except she isn’t Mrs Hughes today, she’s herself, the actress Phyllis Logan, and for once she gets to wear a posh frock and be in the same room as her mistresses, Ladies Cora, Mary, Edith, Rose.
They have all – well, nearly all, just Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton missing – been meticulously arranged for a group photograph in the drawing-room of Firle Place in Sussex. Logan to the left, Michelle Dockery (Mary) central, Lily James (Rose) elegantly stretched on the floor – nine women in floor-length gowns – and the sudden wave of movement is like a painting coming to life. Finally, they come to rest and – click – they’re captured. When you see all these women together, you realise how, both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey, it is the women that rule. Carson and Lord Grantham are officially in charge of their respective domains, but there’s a growing sense in both places that the women are staging a kind of benign takeover, finding their roles in a mid-1920s Britain that is very gradually warming to the idea that women might, after all, have something to offer beyond child-bearing and balancing a dinner table, that they might have something to say.
Lily attended the Virgin Atlantic’s new Vivienne Westwood Uniform Collection launch at Village Underground yesterday (July 01) in London. A couple of pics from the event have been added to the gallery!