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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 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!

May 26, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

The official website of National Theatre’s The Deep Blue Sea published some rehearsal pictures, three of them featuring Helen behind the scenes. I added them to the image archive. Enjoy!

April 24, 2016 | Posted by Debby | 1 Comment

The Daily Mail published a new interview yesterday featuring Helen talking about her career, family, marriage and the news Peaky Blinders season 3.

She’s the feisty star of Peaky Blinders with forthright views on nudity, politics and why actors aren’t role models. He’s the Homeland heart-throb with an OBE. So who’s boss in the McCrory-Lewis house? The actress reveals all to Event…

Helen McCrory is rather pleased her husband, Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis OBE, has been objectified as a pin-up, with topless shots from US TV series Billions plastered over the papers and glossy magazines alongside other British hunks Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner.

‘It’s lovely. Every wife wants to be with someone everyone finds attractive. Just like every husband wants to feel their wife is attractive,’ she says, perched at the bar of a London members’ club in high black boots and a black high-necked fitted dress with a sexy split in the skirt.

I’d heard McCrory was tiny. But she never looks tiny on screen, especially as Polly Gray the mobster matriarch in award-winning Peaky Blinders, which returns to BBC2 next month.

There you don’t think about her size, just her mesmerising force, equally apparent in her rapturously praised lead in Medea at the National Theatre.

It’s given her an impressively varied career. She’s appeared in two Harry Potter films, starred opposite 007 as MP Clair Dowar in Skyfall, played Cherie Blair in two films, and she’ll take to the stage of the National again next month in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea.

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