Thanks to Jessica from Parminder Nagra Fan, additional production stills and some variations of the Cinderella poster have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
After a dramatic fifth season, which ended in the arrest of Anna Bates, Downton Abbey will return for a two-hour festive special this Christmas. And we’ve found out a little more about what to expect…
The drama will pick up with the Crawleys in autumn 1924 in grouse shooting season when the clan are invited to a party hosted by Lord Sinderby at Brancaster Castle in Northumberland. Their holiday goes far from smoothly, though, as “a scandalous secret” threatens to ruin their fun.
The servants stay behind at Downton, where Baxter and Molesely team up and Carson and Mrs Hughes consider a business venture. Meanhwhile in London Anna “faces an uncertain future behind bars” and Bates “takes drastic measures” in a bid to clear her name.
Additional promotional images and production stills from the Downton Abbey Season 5 finale have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Added in the gallery, few more Cinderella production stills. Also updated the promotional poster with the HQ version. Enjoy!
Thanks to Luciana, I’ve added in the gallery, the digital scans of Vogue USA which features that beautiful Cinderella portrait. Be sure to check them!
“The bad guy is always the most fun to dress,” admits three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell. “And the good, kind person is always the most challenging.” Disney’s live-action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and due out in March, gave her plenty of room to stretch in both directions. Lily James (Lady Rose of Downton Abbey) stars as the ultimate little girl’s fantasy figure, while an elaborately skirted Cate Blanchett channels Joan Crawford as Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
For Blanchett, whom Powell has dressed in three films (including Todd Haynes’s Carol, also to be released next year), the designer’s costumes play a key role in preparations. “To be in dialogue with Sandy instantly makes an actor’s internal work become more active and purposeful,” she says. “She invites grace, chutzpah, and irreverence, and one’s performance must rise to the occasion.”
Though the fairy tale is timeless, Powell was aiming for the look of “a nineteenth-century period film made in the 1940s or ’50s,” she says. Cinderella’s stepsisters sport the yellow and pink of 1950s sorority sisters. “They are meant to be totally ridiculous on the outside—a bit too much and overdone—and ugly on the inside,” Powell says. Dressing Cinderella herself, meanwhile, required a subtle rethinking of the tale’s traditional iconography. “I didn’t want her in rags, as she is often portrayed in the storybooks,” Powell explained. “What I gave her instead is a dress that starts out pretty and ends up looking faded, tired, and worn out.”
Together with the brand new Cinderella trailer, a new promotional poster and few new production stills have been released and added to the gallery!
Have courage and be kind. Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s Cinderella, starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter. See the film in theatres March 13, 2015.
Here a sneak peek of the Cinderella trailer that will be released tomorrow during Good Morning America!