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Archive for the ‘Photoshoots’ Category
  Nicole   April 04, 2016

RADIO TIMESWhen you started out, what was the dream?
I came from a background where acting was seen as a poncey job, so I never thought it was something I could do and get paid for. We didn’t go to the theatre or cinema very often and we didn’t really watch TV… Even when I was at drama school, I thought, “I’ll probably have to do another job to supplement this.”

Was a film career your main goal?
It took me by surprise. After Rada, my agent said, “Now you have to go up for this and this,” and you just do. I was so naive, I went up for everything and was suddenly meeting the Bond people [for Quantum of Solace], thinking, “God, I’m never going to get that!” Then I got it and was like, “Oh, I’d better do it because it’s Bond…” That was my life for three years. I’m lucky to have got it! Especially when you’ve got a student loan.

Do you remember your first review?
I was really damaged by reviews last year when I did Made in Dagenham. It was a huge project for me and we got really good ones and REALLY bad ones. They picked on me, which is fine, but it’s hard when you’ve got to go on stage again that night, and the next night, for four months after that… So when I started in Nell Gwynn, I decided not to read any.

I did Ibsen at the Almeida a few years ago and [Guardian critic] Michael Billington came on press night and we were all so nervous – I ripped my trousers, it was a nightmare! Anyway he re-reviewed it at the end of the run and wrote an article about how it’s ridiculous that we review one performance, right at the start.

TV is now attracting big film stars and directors – why do you think that is?
There used to be a bit of snobbery around doing TV, especially for film actors, but it gives us greater scope. So much freedom comes with that. I think it’s the future actually…

And now theatre performances are on live at the cinema, which I’m unsure of… A performance is something you were either there for or not – that’s what’s magical about it. And also for my own ego, I hate the idea of doing a theatre performance on screen – it’s a totally different style of acting, and I don’t think they merge.

(source)

  Nicole   March 29, 2016

DAILY MAIL – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the prestigious Olivier Awards next week, we went backstage to catch theatreland’s leading ladies in these intimate images before curtain up

Gemma Arterton in her dressing room for Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre, April 2015

‘Everyone is so respectful of everyone else. It’s all of us together, and I have never been involved in a company like that. There’s this real energy. Last night I looked around when we were singing “Stand Up” and everyone was clapping – I got a bit emotional.’ (source)

  M.   December 14, 2015

  Nicole   November 11, 2015

London Burning Photoshoot

LONDON BURNING – “I grew up on a council estate, and when you grow up somewhere like that, it’s hard to shake it off. Even when you’re placed in über-glamorous circumstances, you can’t quite fit in. I’m so grateful to have come from that, because I can see the disparities between the two! Well, to me the glamorous side is not real at all. I enjoy going to film festivals, I enjoy going out for nice dinners and living the nouveau-riche life, because that’s what I am, nouveau-riche. Yet it’s not where I feel comfortable. I guess that’s why I live in south London still. Even though I live in a nice place, I still can be five minutes down the road and I’m in Brixton or wherever. I don’t think I could ever live anywhere that was manicured because I’d find it very uncomfortable…

How weird is this: [my first job was in] the Warner Bros shop! And then I ended up working on Warner Bros films. I made my first film when I was 22… I remember one day I was serving a guy in the shop that was James Bond’s stunt double, and he was boasting to everyone. And then, five years on, you’re working on the same thing. It’s weird. Life is full of things like that.“

(source)

  Nicole   October 31, 2015

HQ outtakes from The Telegraph photoshoot (taken last year – 2014) have now been added to the gallery. Enjoy them!

Photoshoots > The Telegraph (2014) [+4 and 1 updated with HQ]
  Nicole   April 16, 2015

Updated the gallery adding digital HQ scans and outtakes from You Magazine (April 12 issue) and additional photos from the Olivier Awards. Enjoy!


GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > You Magazine – April 12, 2015
– Photoshoots > You Magazine (2015)
– Public Events > 2015 Olivier Awards

  Nicole   March 31, 2015

EMPIRE UK – In an unfortunately mildly unexciting week for movies, we have two very exciting guests talking about two movies out next week, namely Jim Parsons for Dreamworks animation Home and Gemma Arterton for serial killer comedy The Voices. The early ’00s dramedy Ed comes up, for some reason. You’ll see. Or hear, rather.

Elsewhere, the team talk all-female reboots, the new all-male Ghostbusters film, all that Star Wars / Disney / Frozen 2 news and try to come to terms with a world without Sir Terry Pratchett.