Cast Costume test from the Blu-Ray version of Cinderella
Lily was at the Glastonbury Festival again yesterday (June 28 – day 5, last day). You can see a pic of her at the festival wearing Coah in our gallery:
Lily, after wrapping filming War and Peace, has been seen at the Glastonbury Festival yesterday (day 4 – June 27) with Matt Smith. Photos of her at the festival have now been added to the gallery, enjoy!
VARIETY – Screen Gems will premiere footage and introduce cast members from “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “Patient Zero” during its July 11 panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The event will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.
The “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” panel will include cast members Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith, along with director Burr Steers and the book’s author, Seth Grahame-Smith. The film opens Feb. 6, 2016.
“Patient Zero” stars Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer will attend the panel along with the film’s director, Stefan Ruzowitzky, and screenwriter, Mike Le. Screen Gems has not yet dated the fantasy-horror vehicle. (source)
RADIO TIMES – There’s much excitement in TV drama circles about ITV’s lavish eight-part drama Victoria charting the early life of the great Monarch.
But who to play her?
RadioTimes.com can reveal that ITV is aiming high and has a list of possibles which is big on the glam stakes for the Daisy Goodwin-scripted spectacular which starts filming in the autumn for broadcast next year.
Casting folk are sizing up Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons’ Daenerys Targaryen) as well as Downton’s Lady Rose herself, the actress Lily James.
Model/actress Cara Delevingne is another contender and, if that’s not enough, actress, model and Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz is also being considered.
Last but not least on the list is Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman who, if tabloid reports about her friendship with Prince Harry are to be believed, could one day become proper royalty herself….
Made by the production company behind Poldark, Mammoth Screen, the drama will imagine Britain’s longest reigning monarch “who leaves childhood behind when she ascends the throne at the tender age of 18.”
Said Goodwin: “I’ve been fascinated by Victoria since I started reading her diaries at university. She’s a woman whose personality leaps off the page – a tiny 4 foot 11 teenager who overnight became the most powerful woman in the world, and her candour and spirit makes for an irresistible heroine. Victoria was the first woman to have it all; she had a passionate marriage, nine children and was grandmother to most of Europe’s royalty, but she also had a job, being queen of the most important nation in the world. It wasn’t easy; her reign was beset by scandal and sleaze and it was only by sheer force of personality that she prevailed. Her diaries, all 62 million words of them, give an astonishingly vivid picture of her transformation from rebellious teenager into, to my mind, our greatest queen.”
Victoria will be the screenwriting debut for the novelist who has published historical novels My Last Duchess and The Fortune Hunter.
Filming will start in September. (source)
Lily, yesterday (June 22), attended the Vogue and Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Cocktail Party. She was wearing a beautiful white Ralph Lauren dress, and she was there together with Matt Smith. We could also see her photographated with her Downton Abbey co-star Joanne Froggatt and the gorgeous Jessica Chastain. Several pics have been added to the gallery, with big thanks to my friend Hailey from Kristin Kreuk Daily for some pics! Enjoy.
INSTYLE AU – Meet Lily James. Though she graduated from drama school just four years ago, she’s already worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, Maggie Smith, Rosamund Pike and Helena Bonham Carter. In other words, she’s red hot. In the July issue of InStyle (on sale now), James, 26, charms as she muses on the gruelling audition process for Cinderella, her new-found confidence on the red carpet (wearing Balenciaga, Dior, Prada et al.) and being a Jennifer Lawrence fangirl. Here’s a taste of what she has to say…
On filming Cinderella: “At one point, it all became too much and Helena Bonham Carter said to me, ‘Have one breakdown a week; it makes people remember that you’re human.’”
On taking advice from George Clooney: “When I met him, he said that when they’re casting, they genuinely look at your Twitter followers. I don’t know whether it makes me want to cry or think, ‘F*** it, if that’s the way the world’s going, then embrace it.’”
On escaping to Qualia on Hamilton Island: “It takes your breath away, it’s a perfect paradise. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park when I looked out onto the islands, expecting a dinosaur to fly out! I travelled to Whitehaven beach by helicopter and had a Champagne picnic, then went to the Great Barrier Reef. I have never seen anything like it.”
COMINGSOON.NET – You can be the belle of the Blu as Walt Disney Studios has announced the home release date and bonus features for director Kenneth Branagh’s worldwide smash Cinderella, which will arrive on Blu-ray combo pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 15. Check out the list of bonus features (including the short Frozen Fever) along with a clip of the film’s alternate opening below!
BONUS (for Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere)
• A Fairy Tale Comes to Life: Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
• Costume Test Fun: See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
• Staging The Ball: You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
• Ella’s Furry Friends: Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
• Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood: View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
• “Frozen Fever”: It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
• Deleted Scenes: With introduction by Kenneth Branagh. Includes “Serving” (0:56), “The Mourning” (4:24), “Getting to Know You” (2:00), “The Search for Cinderella” (1:14) and “Dear Kit” (2:57)
YAHOO.CO.UK – Lily James has revealed how she is looking to play more contemporary roles, where she can wear jeans and T-shirts.
The 26-year-old actress, who played Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action remake and Lady Rose MacClare in ITV’s period drama Downton Abbey, will next star in BBC One’s War And Peace as Natasha Rostova.
But she admitted she is looking for a more modern part, saying: “I just want to feel really challenged, and push myself so I think the best way of doing that is by doing something completely different. I’ve done with period for a while, I think. But if the right director comes knocking you’ll do anything,” she continued, adding: “I’m saying jeans, no bra, T-shirt and a cigarette (is) much more like me.”
Paul Dano, James Norton, Jim Broadbent and Gillian Anderson will also star in the BBC’s small-screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, which is expected to air on screens later this year.
Lily said: “It’s going really well. The director, Tom Harper, is amazing. It’s a beautiful adaptation and I’m really excited about it and it’s a really interesting character, such darkness. The character’s amazing and the journey she goes on, it’s quite a weird mental shift, to have gone from Canada promoting Cinderella to Lithuania being Natasha. It has been a really weird sensation for my mind. I feel a bit schizophrenic.”
Of her co-star James, the actress said: “I’ve known James [Norton] a long time. He did a play with one of my really good friends.” (source)
SDCC UNOFFICIAL BLOG – The Walking Dead might not be the only zombie property to grace the Hall H stage this year, as The Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit is reporting that Pride & Prejudice & Zombies will be taking to those hallowed halls during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 11.
And from the sounds of it, it’s going to be a star-studded affair, with Lily James, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, and director Burr Steers all in tow.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES coming to Hall H Sat July 11 with Lily James, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Matt Smith & director Burr Steers.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) 12 Giugno 2015