10 November 2007
There's a review of The Deaths of Ian Stone at www.fangoria.com.
And suddenly Lost in Austen arrives! Here's the cover to the new Radio Times:
No Christina in the mag as far as I can see. What I can tell you is that it's a four part series and part 1 will be on ITV on Wednesday 3 September 2008. I will keep my eyes open for potential Christina content in the other TV mags.
Interestingly Jemima Rooper, Christina's co-star from Hex, is playing the lead.
The first two episodes of Jane Eyre will be shown on BBC4 on Saturday 23 August from 7:30pm. The final two episodes will be shown on saturday 30 August at the same time.
Big thanks to Derek for letting me know about this "Michael Fassbender & Christina Cole" page at vicki1819.multiply.com There you can find photos of nearly everything Christina has been in.
Christina has a new movie coming out in the UK this month. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is released on 15 August 2008. There's a trailer on youtube.
According to the imdb Christina is making a horror/thriller movie called Surviving Evil and a horror/comedy called Doghouse.
I'll try to update the page more often. If you find any Christina news please send me an email!
So, whatever happened to Lost in Austen? According to a post on the www.digitalspy.co.uk forums the transmission date was moved from March 2008 to April 2008 and it may now be shown in the autumn. According to Amazon UK it's due for a DVD release in the UK on 29 September 2008. I expect that to change if it has not been on TV before that date.
The Christina Cole Yahoo Group reports that Christina is among the cast of Appointment With Death, one of ITV1's upcoming Poirot adaptations.
According to a2mediagroup.com she plays "the beautiful and resourceful Dr Sarah King".Check out the Lost in Austen page at www.itv.com in which Christina plays Caroline Bingley.
Just a quick note that Hex season 1 is being shown on Sky Three on Thursday nights at 9pm.
To celebrate episode 2 of Sold on ITV tonight here's my scan of Christina from the current issue of Glamour magazine.
Thanks to the Christina Cole Yahoo Group I have discovered that Christina is in the December issue of Glamour UK magazine.
There was a big jump in hits to the page last night. I wonder if Christina being in the first episode of Sold had anything to do with it. Welcome to the page. If you find any Chriatina related news please let me know and I'll add it to the page. Also head over to the message board and leave your thoughs on Sold, or anything else Christina related.
Here's the ratings of last nights episode from www.guardian.co.uk...
The first episode of Sold, ITV1's comedy drama about estate agents, attracted 4 million viewers and an 18% share over the 9pm hour last night."
Here's an article I found about Christina...
Christina Cole loved the sexy, sassy look of her character, Mel, in Sold so much that she bought the costumes.
Christina explains: “Mel’s look is very sexy and sassy. Naturally I was daunted at first because the clothes Mel has to wear are so figure hugging and I had to get used to tottering around in high heels. I’ve played roles in the past where I’ve had to wear a corset, but these clothes left nothing to the imagination.
“I usually buy my clothes from high street shops, but I fell in love with some of the designer pieces. I couldn’t resist buying a few outfits once filming had finished to fill up my wardrobe at home.”
Christina believes Mel’s clothes say a lot about her character: “They are almost like a military uniform for her - she dresses the way she does because it gives her a greater presence in the work place. The clothes sum up her sexual femininity and ruthless attitude to selling houses.”
In her next role Christina will be swapping her sexy look for corsets and bonnets to play Caroline Bingley in the new ITV drama Lost in Austen.
“Lost in Austen is about a girl obsessed with Jane Austen who swaps places with Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. I really enjoyed the script - there’s a lot more to the character Caroline Bingley than in any other Pride and Prejudice. She’s more fun and incredibly naughty.”
In Sold, Christina plays Mel, a ruthless estate agent determined to outdo the men in her office in any way she can.
“Mel is a hard-faced bitch. At least, that is how she portrays herself. In a predominately male environment she prides herself on being as ruthless as the men around her. She is very sexy and thrives on the attention she gets from the men, using it to her advantage to steal their sales.”
Christina, who is no stranger to playing sexy characters having starred alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale as a sexy receptionist, explains she accepted the role because of Mel’s fearlessness.
“I love the fact that she is so bold, sexy and ruthless. I had to try to bring out a compelling charm and sexuality that could woo the boys, and potential buyers, in a way I would never do as it’s far too scary. She is fearless and you have to admire that.
“You can see her fearlessness in the way she toys with her manager Matt, played by Kris Marshall. He has an obvious attraction towards her and she uses that to undermine him. Mel is perceptive. She understands Matt is quite stupid and only about ‘the job’. His tunnel vision means he doesn’t realise that she is using him until it’s too late.”
During the series Mel feels a growing attraction to Danny, played by Bryan Dick. Danny is not her usual type but she can’t help being intrigued by him.
“Mel’s ideal man is someone with money who can offer her a good quality life and all the material things that go with it. Early in the series, she has her heart broken by a client she thinks is ‘the one’. She puts her barriers up again and doesn’t expect another relationship to come along.
“When she first meets Danny she thinks he is a bit tragic - he owns one suit and just seems far too nice. I think he begins to intrigue her because he seems impervious to her charms. Even though Mel tries to be emotionally detached, Danny breaks down those walls and starts to chip away at who Mel really is. He does this in a way no other man has done before.
“They make a lot of mistakes along the way in their relationship, but I don’t think there are any closed doors as to what might happen.”
Christina has just moved into a new home in London and has been busy decorating. So, is this Christina’s first step to creating her idea of the perfect home?
“Decoration is part of making a home your own. When you walk into a house you get a sense of whether it’s going to be the one for you, but when you arrive it’s about making your own choices. Atmosphere is important. I love having candles around the house, my personal belongings on show, and pictures of my family. Home is where the heart is.”
Christina Cole can also be seen next year in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Lost in Austen.
Big thanks to Barbie for alerting me to the fact that Christina's new series called Sold starts a six week run on ITV1 at 9pm on Thursday 15th November.
Christina appeared in yesterday's Express newspaper and here's a scan for your viewing pleasure.
There's some info and a trailer at www.itvmedia.co.uk.
I figured it was time I started a message board.
There's a review of The Deaths of Ian Stone at www.fangoria.com.
Here's a very lovely photo of Christina that I found at www.andreagaler.co.uk.
Here's a poster image for Christina's movie The Deaths of Ian Stone. Looks like it's released in the US in November. There's also a review on the IMDB.
Anna has been in touch to tell me that Christina will play Caroline Bingley in a time travel adaption of Pride and Prejudice called Lost in Austen. Have a look at www.austenblog.com for more info.
It's hard to tell from this picture but there's a big photo of Christina in the 2008 Doctor Who calendar. Look at February.
Did you know you can get a Christina Cole action figure? Well you can. Mind you she's not looking her best...
Here she is as the witch Lilith from series three of Doctor Who. I saw the figure today in a Woolworths exclusive six figure box.
I found this article that gives a little detail on Christina's next roles...
Christina Cole was best known as Cassandra “Cassie” Hughes on the horror series Hex. As the one of the lead stars, she portrayed an attractive but withdrawn young woman with hidden telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities. A descendant of the Medenham Witches, she struggled to control her growing powers and strived to interpret startling visions and dreams. Despite her abilities, she failed to resist the villainous fallen angel, Azazeal (Michael Fassbender), which resulted in a sexual encounter and the birth of a child named Malachi who must be killed in order to prevent other ghosts from entering the world. She attempted to take his life, along with her ghost roommate Thelma and the heroine witch Ella (Laura Pyper), but unfortunately failed at the cost of her life. In the coming months, the 25-year-old actress will be featured in a string of movies slated for release in 2008.
Later this year, fans can catch the former Hex actress in yet another horror story. She'll be joining lead star Mike Vogel in the movie The Death of Ian Stone, which is about an all-American guy (Vogel) who is murdered each day by terrifying pursuers, only to wake up in a slightly different scenario to experience the horror of being murdered all over again.
In 2008, Christina Cole will be gracing a comedy-drama film called Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Set in 1938, the movie follows a governess who ends up sorting out the disreputable affairs of an up and coming actress. The former Hex star plays Charlotte Warner, joining Frances McDormand as Miss Pettigrew and Amy Adams as Delysia Lafosse.
In addition to Hex, Christina Cole appeared on shows like Doctor Who, Sea of Souls and in the miniseries Jane Eyre as Blanche Ingram. She also had a minor role in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale.
I've scanned in an article about Sea of Souls from The Times Knowledge magazine (14-20 April 2007). Christina is at the far right of the photo.
Here's a article about a future project for Christina...
ITV has commissioned a new six-part comedy drama based around the world of estate agents.
The series, called Sold, is being made by Touchpaper Television and stars Kris Marshall and Bryan Dick as employees of Colubrines Estate Agents.
Dick plays Danny, who goes out of his way to help buyers secure their dream homes. He has to work alongside money mad Matt, played by Marshall, and office bitch Mel, played by Christina Cole.
Sold’s lead writer is Steve Coombes, who has previously penned scripts for Hustle and New Tricks.
ITV director of drama Laura Mackie said: “This is a colourful, witty and perceptive workplace drama with a contemporary twist. Steve Coombes’ scripts combine great warmth and wicked black humour and he has created a fantastic group of characters the audience should love and hate in equal measure.”
Filming begins this summer and the series will go out later this year.
I was inspired to start this page after seeing Christina in a number of diffrent things in quick sucession. Late last year she had the important part of Blanche Ingram in the BBC's latest version of Jane Eyre (which I've seen five times to date!). That was quickly followed by appearances in Casino Royale and Doctor Who (as a witch!). Christina has also appeared in the BBC's ghost drama Sea of Souls.
In hindsight I realised I've seen her before in 2004's He Knew He Was Right. Other people may know her best from Sky's Hex. (I've not seen her in it as I don't have sky, but I am debating buying the DVDs!)
This page will be a work in progress for a while. As time goes on I will hopefully have something to scan. In the meantime let me know if you have any photos to add to the gallery.
Thanks to Derek for the prompt.