Patrick Melrose: Behind the scenes

Another sneak peek of the upcoming series, along with a small interview with the cast.

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By Renee, on April 25th, 2018, under Gallery Updates, Interview, Patrick Melrose // No Comments


Digital Spy: Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger promise “hard-hitting” drama and plenty of flirting in Strike: Career of Evil

We’ve collected a few interviews from Strike: Career of Evil which airs this Sunday night, here is the first, made by Digital Spy:

When a dismembered leg is sent to private eye Strike’s office, it sends the lives of both Cormoran (Tom Burke) and his partner Robin (Holliday Grainger) into disarray, forcing them to confront ghosts from their pasts.

The original book is pretty unflinching in its descriptions of certain acts of violence, with actress Grainger promising that the TV version is “pretty much [just] as hard-hitting”.

“I don’t think that it’s been toned down,” she tells Digital Spy and other press. “The story’s the same. It’s just maybe the focus isn’t always the same. If you’re reading the books, the focus might linger on something in more detail. Whereas this doesn’t.”

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By admin, on February 20th, 2018, under Cormoran Strike, Interview // No Comments


BBC UK: The private detective returns to Denmark Street for the third story of the Strike series on BBC One

At the end of The Silkworm, Robin finally get the partnership with Strike – where is she in Career Of Evil?
Strike pays for her to do a surveillance course, between Silkworm and Career Of Evil, so by the time we’re in Career Of Evil, Robin has some more detective skills than she had in the beginning. So she’s come on in leaps and bounds in her aptitude for the job. Within that, as a detective partner, she has the freedom to make her own decisions in the business. But Strike is the boss it’s his company, but he’s also been doing this for years and years and Robin’s only just started.
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By admin, on February 16th, 2018, under Cormoran Strike, Interview // No Comments


HMV previews ‘Career of Evil’

A brand new interview of Holly on The Strike – Career of Evil has been released by HMV. You can view the video on the youtube link or directly from our Video Archive. According to HMV, and as we previously knew, the new episode will be released on 25/02/2018 in BBC, but you can pre-order the previous release, The Silkworm on HMV on 19/02/2018.

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By admin, on February 16th, 2018, under Cormoran Strike, Gallery Updates, Interview, Screen Captures, Video Archive // No Comments


Silkworm: Interview for BBC

How do you see that transition between the first book and The Silkworm? Can you give us an overview of what The Silkworm is about?
The three books, Cuckoo’s Calling, Silkworm and Career of Evil, all feel like they have very different tones and they’re set in very different worlds.

Whereas in Cuckoo’s Calling they moved in a kind of young society, The Silkworm is set in the publishing world, which is presumably something that JK Rowling knows quite a lot about. It exists more in the imagination and the grotesque, rather than the social realism of The Cuckoo’s Calling.

How does Robin’s character move from the first book to the second book? Is she on her own journey now?
When we first meet Robin in Cuckoo’s Calling, she’s quite recently moved to London and is at the beginning of her finding herself as an adult in the career she actually wants. It’s her first steps into becoming the person that she wants to be.

At the end of The Cuckoo’s Calling Robin is no longer a temporary secretary, she’s a full-time secretary, so she’s got a slight promotion. But by the end of The Silkworm, she’s on a journey into proving that she is more than just a secretary – she’s not just vaguely interested, she wants to be on the ground. She’s smart and she’s intuitive and she wants to put those skills into practice. She wants to be a detective.

When we move to The Silkworm from The Cuckoo’s Calling we are moved to another side of London life. What was it like taking the characters into these new environments for the second story?
We’d been filming in Soho a lot and bits of Kensington and east London for The Cuckoo’s Calling. When we were filming on the rooftop of the publishers, I realised that I myself hadn’t been to that part of London for a while, and you stand there going, God, London is actually beautiful, it’s epic. The skyline of the buildings next to the River Thames has such a grandeur and a beauty to it – it’s very different to Catford!

Is it true that you shot some scenes at the publishers of the Galbraith books?
Yes, going there was great, because we definitely saw a copy of Silkworm there.

What was a good scene from The Silkworm that indicates the differences between The Cuckoo’s Calling and this new story?
The Roper Chard party feels like Strike and Robin are entering a different world than we’ve seen them in previously, one of glamour. That was interesting to shoot.

There’s a lovely scene that you do at the bar, which shows her in a slightly different light.
Yeah, quite savvy and self-confident. Showing a far more knowing side of Robin than we’ve already seen.

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By admin, on August 31st, 2017, under Cormoran Strike, Interview, News // No Comments


Parade: Plucking Chickens for Tulip Fever and Her Love of J.K. Rowling

With roles in Cinderella, My Cousin Rachel and Bonnie & Clyde, Holliday Grainger, 29, adds another “period-piece” role in Tulip Fever, in theaters September 1. She plays Maria, the maid to a woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with a poor artist (Dane DeHaan) during the tulip mania of 17th-century Amsterdam, when prices of tulip bulbs reached extraordinarily high levels and then collapsed.

What impressed you about the story?

There were so many different levels of society, from the rich guy all the way down to the fishmonger and the struggling artist. In that respect, Amsterdam felt like a contemporary, cosmopolitan city.

What about Maria did you relate to?

She is unswaying in her morals. I think Maria is one of the only characters with solidity and earthiness that feels a bit of a grounding in the midst of this mad story.
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By admin, on August 29th, 2017, under Bonnie & Clyde, Interview, My Cousin Rachel, News, The Borgias, Tulip Fever // No Comments