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August 19, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

LONDON (AP) — You might not think there’s much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips.

But the troubled diva is one of the influences behind Helen McCrory’s searing performance in Rattigan’s play “The Deep Blue Sea” as a well-off woman who leaves her husband to live — in sin and shame, since it’s the 1950s — with a younger man.

The sold-out National Theatre production, screened live in movie theaters around the world starting Sept. 1, is the latest sign of the renaissance of Rattigan, who was one of Britain’s most successful playwrights between the 1930s and the 1950s before falling out of fashion with the rise of a younger generation of “Angry Young Men.”

By the time he died in 1977, Rattigan was seen as safe and staid. But the subject matter of “The Deep Blue Sea” is pretty sensational. When the curtain rises, Hester Collyer has just tried to kill herself in front of her gas fire. She’s trapped between her dutiful High Court Judge husband and her feckless lover Freddie Page, a former World War II fighter pilot sinking into peacetime alcoholism.

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August 17, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Today is a very special day for all McCrorians! Helen turns 48. Helen McCrory Network wishes you the very best of everything. Happy, happy birthday, dearest Helen!

On this special day, I’d like to particularly express my love and admiration for you and everything you do. You’ve always been a huge inspiration for many people who love and follow your career. You inspire us daily and with every movie/TV role you play, interview you’re featured in or picture that is taken of you, we learn to love you a little more. Make sure to stay the person you are and never change because you’re perfectly perfect to us. Keep up the good work. We love you!

We hope you enjoy that very special day with your family and close ones.

August 16, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Big news, McCrories! ITV today (August 16) revealed that Helen would be leading the cast of new visceral political thriller, Fearless.

Taking on the role of Emma Blunt, Helen steps into the shoes of a solicitor ‘known for defending lost causes’.

She’s tasked with investigating the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia, trying to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of her murder. Digging deeper into the case however she senses powerful forces at work in the police and intelligence services, as well as those abroad, who do their best to stop her uncovering the truth.

The show is written by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson, with production coming from Mammoth Screen.

Helen said of her role:

“When I was at drama school I was inspired by Prime Suspect, watching as Britain led the way in creating strong female characters to lead their dramas. I’m thrilled to be leading ITV’s new drama – it’s a thriller that starts deceptively small, then begins crossing borders to different cultures and continents.

“I knew and admired Patrick Harbinson’s writing for Homeland, and Pete Travis and I have worked together before – that shorthand is so important on such a big project with ambitions running high. I can’t wait to start filming.”

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August 9, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Live screenings from the National Theatre and Royal Opera are among the alternatives to mainstream films that can be enjoyed at the Odeon Dorchester this autumn and winter.

The season begins on Thursday 1st September with the NT Live screening of Terence Rattigan’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea.’ Rattigan’s masterpiece features Helen McCrory playing what is held as one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Her affair has devastating consequences, leading to a suicide attempt.

The new season continues with footage live from the red carpet in Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’ on Thursday 15th September. This new documentary compiles interviews, anecdotes and music from the iconic rock band.

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July 28, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I know it’s been a while and I should’ve updated the site more often, but I’ve been pretty busy with studying for my final exams at university. Fortunately, I had my last one for this semester today.

I came across this interview, which was published by the Telegraph last month. Still wanted to share it with you though.

Helen McCrory is known for playing strong women. She’s the gunslinging matriarch in period gangster drama Peaky Blinders and her CV is full of meaty stage roles, including a heartbreakingly defiant Medea at the National in 2014, and big-screen appearances, notably as an intransigent Cherie Blair in The Queen. So it’s strange to see her sitting down and eating very daintily, pushing the food to one side of her mouth.

“Look at me, I resemble a little gerbil,” she says.

Personally, if I had to compare her to an animal, it would be a cat. She has a feline sensuality and a formidable emotional intelligence which have marked her out as one of the most compelling actresses of her generation. These qualities are being put to good use in her latest stage role as Hester Collyer, the tragic wife at the heart of Terence Rattigan’s smouldering 1952 master- piece The Deep Blue Sea. The unhinged, sexually infatuated Hester has abandoned her High Court judge husband and Eaton Square home for a chaotic, all-consuming affair with boozy, former RAF pilot Freddie.

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June 19, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I finally managed to upload 7 HQ/MQ production images of Helen in The Deep Blue Sea to the image archive. Unfortunately I won’t be able to see the play. I would’ve loved to do so! However, I’ve only heard so many positive comments and compliments about Helen’s performance, it’s making me so proud.

June 12, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I’m sorry for the delay but I’ve been pretty busy with studying for university exams and it’s not over yet. I finally managed to upload 6 LQ pictures of Helen and her husband Damian Lewis backstage at the The Deep Blue Sea press night on June 08. Enjoy!