2007 News and Updates

21 December 2007

The Daily Star newspaper mentions Ruth in a story about an annual poll of TV talent.

GORGEOUS Billie Piper is the hottest babe on the box.

She is the highest-placed female star in an annual poll of talent voted for by telly industry bigwigs.

Billie – who sizzled as a happy hooker in Secret Diary Of A Call Girl – was sixth overall in the Broadcast magazine poll, topped by Jonathan Ross, 47.

Her role as kinky Belle de Jour attracted record ratings of more than 2million for ITV2.

Billie, 25, also starred in Mansfield Park, Shadow of The North and will return – briefly – next year as Rose Tyler in Dr Who.

Fourth in the top talent list is QI host and Kingdom star Stephen Fry, 50, dubbed “one of the most versatile performers in British television”.

At No 5 are cheeky Geordie duo Ant and Dec, who picked up three TV awards and £20m each from ITV.

Best-placed woman behind Billie was Ruth Wilson, who got a Bafta nomination for Jane Eyre.

Ruth didn't win the Satellite Award, but well done for being nominated.

15 December 2007

Derek informs me that www.pbs.org will be repeating Jane Eyre in the USA on Sunday December 30, 2007 and Sunday January 6, 2008.

13 December 2007

As you may already know by now, our Ruth has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for her part in Jane Eyre. There is a full list of nominations at BBC News. (See also here.) Here's the Ruth bit:

Best actress in a mini-series or film made for television
Bryce Dallas Howard - As You Like It
Debra Messing - The Starter Wife
Queen Latifah - Life Support
Sissy Spacek - Pictures of Hollis Woods
Ruth Wilson - Jane Eyre

The awards will be presented on Sunday 13 January 2008.

Thanks to Jane for being the first to tell me.

And as Barbie pointed out, Ruth and Jane Eyre are nominated for a Satellite Award. That seems to be happening on 16 December. Here's the nominations

Ruth Wilson, Jane Eyre (PBS/WGBH)
Ellen Burstyn, Mitch Albom's For One More Day (ABC)
Samantha Morton, Longford (HBO/Channel 4)
Queen Latifah, Life Support (HBO)
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife (USA Network)
Sharon Small, Inspector Lynley Mysteries (PBS/BBC)

Jane Eyre will be broadcast over two nights on UKTV Drama just before Christmas. Watch out for it on Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Dec at 9pm

1 December 2007

Amo sent in this link to what appears to be a new project for Ruth. Have a look at www.hughbonneville.co.uk

28 November 2007

Mai (and an alert Barbie) send in a link to the new must-see Ruth photo gallery at ruthwilson.popstory.com. Listen, follow that link. Seriously, just click on it now and thank me later.

24 November 2007

Barbie send me an Oz link to a Jane Eyre article at www.news.com.au.

Here's a couple of Capturing Mary scans I was meaning to do from two weekends ago.

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22 November 2007

Some very nice Capturing Mary/A Real Summer images have been put onto the Ruth Wilson Yahoo Group. Here's a few of them to encourage you all to go over there and have a look.

Derek kindly answered my request for info on the making-of feature on the Capturing Mary DVD...

A pleasant surprise in the. "Capturing Mary" DVD. is the making of it feature. One of the better such features I have seen. In it the four primary actors and the writer/director discuss the production and to a lesser extent each other. "Capturing Mary" is a little deeper than most movies we see now a days and references a time period that a lot of people haven't lived through, the 50's and 60's. I lived through that time period and I found the, "making of it feature", helpful in understanding the plot.

Maggie, Ruth, David, Danny and Stephen had quite a bit to say and it was quite interesting from a story and fan point of view. They were all well spoken and a joy to listen to. Ruth was wearing young Mary's 60's outfit, which makes me think that she was interviewed during that point in the filming. Cute in that outfit, I couldn't help thinking how much she reminded me of, "Goldie Hawn", sp? during that time in her career. Those 60's colors and the hair do's. I think Ruth could easily do the type of comedy that Goldie did then and just as well. With the short reddish hair and skimpy colorful outfit, her interview seemed quite different than the BBC mornig show interviews she's been on, maybe the outfit induced a bit more animation; if that's posible. I kind of liked her 60's look, so cute and perky.

Maggie was wonderful as always, she just gets better. I don't think I've ever seen her in an interview before, she's interesting to listen to.

David showed that "Little Britain" is just little part of what he can do. A break out role for him, posibly, he seems to have good knowledge of his craft, His comments about Maggie and Ruth were warm and wonderful, he appeared to truely appreciate working with both of them.

Danny was the thread that walked us through th story and he did a fine job, he had some nice comments also.

Stephen did a good job with the technical explanations, way above my head. of course.

21 November 2007

Australia finally gets to see Jane Eyre this weekend (Nov.24th) and Barbie send in an article at www.smh.com.au.

Also there is a repeat of Capturing Mary on Monday, Nov.26th on BBC4 at 10.00pm. Apparently it is also possible to download CM from the BBC iPlayer.

If anyone has bought the DVD please drop me a line to tell me what the making-of is like. Is it worth the purchase?

14 November 2007

I keep meaning to mention that the Mail interview from last weekend states that Ruth is taking a break for six months!

13 November 2007

Here's a bigger photo of Ruth in the red dress, this time from TV Times. My copy had a blue ink problem. Does anyone have a better copy that they could scan? Thanks!

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12 November 2007

Just time for a quick update before Capturing Mary!

Here's a little scan from last Saturday's Knowledge mag that comes with the Times newspaper.

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Barbie found these two items on Ruth.

www.independent.ie has a nice picture so I have "borrowed" it.

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11 November 2007

Big thanks to Barbie for alerting me to the Ruth content in yesterday's Daily Mail newspaper. Here's the scan.

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I enjoyed A Real Summer very much. Ruth was outstanding and deserves a few nominations for that work alone. If you've seen it why not add your comments to the message board?

Remember, tomorrow night is Capturing Mary night!

Here's a plug for my Christina Cole page. You will know Christina as she played Blanche in Jane Eyre. Her new series starts on ITV1 this week.

10 November 2007

Barbie found this link to Woman's Hour on Radio 4. Ruth is somewhere in there (around 25mins) with news on her next project.

If anyone finds some nice Ruth content in today's newspapers please send me an email.

9 November 2007

Thanks to Mai for sending me the youtube links for Ruth on the BBC's Breakfast program and also the Capturing Mary trailer.

7 November 2007

And the daily updates continue! Lets make the most of them while it lasts.

Ruth was in yesterday's Guardian newspaper. Here's the photo I borrowed.

I caught Ruth on the BBC this morning. She was on at 9:04am. I know because they have the time helpfully stamped on the screen. There was a clip from each of the new dramas. I must have used a bad tape because the picture comes and goes throughout. Hopefully someone will post it on youtube.

6 November 2007

Lisa has just let me know that Ruth and Stephen Poliakoff are due to be on BBC Breakfast News sometime tomorrow morning (7 November). Must remember to set the video! Someone let me know if it can be found on the BBC website afterwards.

Barbie has supplied the link to the Times article about Ruth and her brother.

She's also found 4 clips from Capturing Mary - 2 with Ruth on the BBC site.

And here's the main page for the Culture Show which seems to be starting at 7.05pm instead of the usual 9ish.

I got the Radio Times today. Minimal Ruth. I'll see if there's anything worth scanning. One thing to note, A Real Summer will be repeated next Monday night.

5 November 2007

Here are three scans for you, from yesterday's Sunday Times paper. The first is from the Culture magazine. The second two are from the other magazine that I rescued from the bin! The text can be found on the Sunday Times website. If you look hard enough...

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4 November 2007

I discovered that Ruth is featured in the November 2007 Harpers Bazaar in the UK so I nipped out and bought a copy. Here's a big scan for your viewing pleasure.

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There's also a photo of Ruth in A Real Summer in today's Sunday Times so I'll get around to scanning that.

3 November 2007

There's a long article about the Poliakoff dramas at timesonline.co.uk. I'll get around to scanning the paper version as there's a larger version of this photo of Ruth.

And we finally have confirmation of when A Real Summer is on...

Joe’s Palace, Sun, BBC One, 9pm;
Stephen Poliakoff: A Culture Show Special & A Real Summer, BBC Two, Nov 10;
Capturing Mary, BBC Two, Nov 12

30 October 2007

The Guardian has an article on Stephen Poliakoff and the new dramas. Here's a bit about Capturing Mary...

It will be followed by Capturing Mary, set in the same house in its 1950s heyday when Elliot's father held glittering soirees for the wealthy and well-connected. Young, beautiful Mary (Ruth Wilson) is a bright northern grammar school girl turned provocative female columnist who is targeted by Greville (David Walliams), a sinister and destructively manipulative roué. She represents an early bloom of the new post-war cultural democracy; he represents the corrupt and often vicious power of the old pre-Profumo establishment. A 40-minute prequel, A Real Summer, a monologue where Mary recalls a strangely unsettling friendship with a debutante, will be shown during a night devoted to Poliakoff on BBC2.

The new Radio Times confirms that Joe's Palace is on next Sunday night at the same time as the new ITV version of A Room With a View. No Ruth or Capturing Mary content that I could see. Maybe next week...

28 October 2007

It says in today's Sunday Times culture magazine that Joe's Palace is on BBC1 on 4 November (next Sunday) and Capturing Mary is on BBC2 on 12 November (a Monday).

27 October 2007

Barbie has drawn my attendtion to the listing for A Real Summer over on the bbfc. If you click on the arrow at General Remarks it says it's a dvd extra on the Capturing Mary DVD. Yay!

I've managed to "catch" the Capturing Mary/Joe's Palace trailers on the BBC. They were on at 11am on BBC1 after that "Homes Live" thing with Beverley Turner. There's a Joe's Palace trailer with the guy from "Spooks" and obviously no Ruth. Then there's a different trailer that deals with both dramas and that one has less "Spooks" and some 1950s Ruth.

23 October 2007

Mai kindly sent in the following two photos of Ruth.

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Barbie also found one of the photos on www.andreagaler.co.uk.

Barbie tells me that The Culture Show interview with Poliakoff and possiblly Ruth on Capturing Mary/A Real Summer are scheduled for Saturday, November 10th.

There have been trailers on the BBC but I've missed them.

And also from Barbie, here are the Jane Eyre blooper videos on youtube...

18 October 2007

Amazon UK has put up the DVD cover image for Capturing Mary. I'm glad to see they use a nice big photo of Ruth! The DVD is released on 12 November 2007.

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Barbie has found lots of new stuff over on the IMDB Jane Eyre message board.

The recent Dutch DVD release of Jane Eyre contains outtakes!! If anyone has this DVD and if they have the know how, perhaps they would be kind enough to upload to YouTube for the less fortunate. This is a description of the out-takes.

Another link at imdb is a review of the BFI evening

6 October 2007

Another alert from Barbie. There's a preview of Capturing Mary and A Real Summer along with a Q&A (including Ruth) at the BFI Southbank next Sunday 14 October. Details at www.bfi.org.uk

Here's a large photo of Ruth and the cast of Capturing Mary.

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4 October 2007

Barbie has let me know about a long press release over on www.bbc.co.uk about Ruth's role in Capturing Mary. I won't quote it here as it's quite long, but I will add the last paragraph which tells us about Ruth's next role...

Ruth goes on to play the lead in a new TV drama-documentary by Leo Regan, in which she plays a medical student suffering from schizophrenia.

3 October 2007

The BBFC have added information on a "video feature" called THE MAKING OF CAPTURING MARY. It was classified certificate 12 on 01 October 2007 and has a running time of 32m 12s. I assume this will be an extra on the DVD.

26 September 2007

Barbie found some new info about Ruth's Poliakoff dramas at www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice.

I managed to watch Marple: Nemesis on Sunday and I was surprised at how watchable it was. Ruth is just one of 14 cast members (that I counted) so obviously has limited screen time but she did a good job and it was nice to see her in a 1950s setting. Well worth a look whenever it turns up on ITV.

23 September 2007

The new season of Marple starts on ITV1 tonight in the UK. Ruth's episode Nemesis seems to be third in the running order. For some reason the Irish channel RTE1 is broadcasting them first and viewers in Ireland can catch Nemesis today at 4:05pm! Sorry for the short notice!

May I add how useless the ITV Marple site is. There was no listing of episode details that I could find. The RTE site gave plot details but no episode titles. Eventually I found confirmation on the Radio Times site, but only after much clicking. I'm going to have to go back to buying a magazine.

22 September 2007

There's an article about Capturing Mary at www.dailymail.co.uk.

15 September 2007

Here's another new project that Ruth has worked on in connection to the upcoming Capturing Mary.

Stephen Poliakoff has created a one-off 45-minute television drama which will be broadcast as part of a special edition of BBC2’s The Culture Show looking at the award-winning director and writer.

Called A Real Summer, the drama has been written for one actor and has been filmed entirely on location.

It acts as a prequel to Poliakoff’s forthcoming BBC2 drama, Capturing Mary, and charts Mary’s relationship in her youth with a young aristocrat called Geraldine.

Ruth Wilson, who won critical acclaim for her performance in the BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre, will play both Mary and Geraldine.

Wilson said the combination of learning a 25-page script and creating two “different but believable characters” had been one of the most challenging aspects of her career.

A Real Summer will be aired as part of The Culture Show’s exploration of Poliakoff’s work and will sit alongside an interview with the writer, who will talk about themes in his productions. Poliakoff will also talk about the state of British television and his hopes for the future.

It will go out later this year.

Source: www.thestage.co.uk.

So, if I'm reading that correctly not only do we get Ruth in Capturing Mary but we also get her in A Real Summer!

Episode 2 of Suburban Shootout contained one of the funniest things I've ever seen; Ruth's character Jewel giving the worst ever audition for a play. And am I right in thinking there was a homage to Jane Eyre towards the end?

The DVD of series 1 came out this week.

8 September 2007

The BBFC have a page on the future "video" release of Capturing Mary. It's been passed as certificate 15 and is 100 minutes long. Amazon UK and play.com are both listing a DVD to be released on 5 November 2007. That tells me we can expect to see it on TV around the end of October or start of November. No cover image yet.

Did anyone watch Suburban Shootout? That was the oddest thing I have ever seen! Not too much of Ruth but her part was about a million miles away from Jane Eyre! Why not post your thoughts on the message board?

6 September 2007

I found a copy of the September 2007 Vogue UK. On page 151 I found Ruth in the following article. I've scanned both pages as the bit on Capturing Mary runs onto the second page. I suspect the September issue will be gone from the shelves any time now so if you want it you'd better hurry!

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To celebrate the return of Ruth tonight in Suburban Shootout here's two more finds from Derek.

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Remember that Suburban Shootout is out on DVD next week.

Barbie let me know that there is a short film called Get Off My Land listed on Ruth's page at the IMDB.

Barbie also found a nice little gallery of Ruth at perouinc.com. The shoot seems to be the source of the Sunday Times article photo.

3 September 2007

Thanks to both Barbie and Mar for letting me know about this post over on the IMDB.

Talking of "spotting" Ruth I bought this month's copy of Vogue today and whilst flicking through I came upon the TV section for this autumn and did a double take. There's a picture of Ruth with some of the others from the Capturing Mary cast ( a different one from the BBC press release) and a nice comment from Stephen Poliakoff: " 'Working with her,' says Poliakoff, who also directed,'I had the feeling of being with a real star for the future'" Even thought its only a small piece of news at least its nice to hear of someone else who thinks highly of her. However still no news of a date unfortunately!

I assume it's the new October issue. I think. I'll try to find out what I can.

Oh, and guess what... I started watching Jane Eyre last night. For the seventh time. Good grief!

1 September 2007

There is a preview of autumn TV at The Times that mentions Capturing Mary. In the printed version of the paper they use the same photo as the Radio Times.

Derek found these photos from Surburban Shootout.

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Remember to watch it on Thursday!

21 August 2007

The new issue of the Radio Times (25-31 August 2007) has an article on the autumn television season. I've scanned in the Capturing Mary photo.

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Barbie has let me know about the existance of www.suburbanshootout.com where I got the following info on when to expect series 2...

Series Two of Surburban Shootout will premiere on Five from Thursday September 6th @ 10pm and Then on Paramount Comedy on Friday September 7th @ 9pm

If you decide to watch the video on the site then be warned. This is about as far away from Jane Eyre as you can get!

I also found this nice little photo of our Ruth...

27 July 2007

Amazon UK has put up an image of the Suburban Shootout DVD, due out on 10 September 2007.

22 July 2007

Looks like Marple: Nemesis is on US TV tonight...

9 P.M. (13, 49) MISS MARPLE, SERIES III: NEMESIS Geraldine McEwan gets back into character as Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth in the second of four new adaptations from the “Mystery!” crew. Tonight she receives instructions from her recently deceased friend Mr. Rafiel to investigate a possible crime, but what exactly the crime is, he doesn’t say. Now it’s up to her to gather clues on a mystery coach tour, led by the beguiling Georgina Barrow (Ruth Wilson). Richard E. Grant plays Marple’s rather dapper nephew Raymond West.

Source: nytimes.com

13 July 2007

As promised here are the scans from the current issue of InStyle. They show Ruth's preparations for the Bafta TV awards. Remember, the night she looked lovely? In the blue dress? =sigh=

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Head over to www.nationaltvawards.com and vote for Ruth as best actress and Jane Eyre as best drama.

12 July 2007

STOP PRESS! I've just seen this on ebay... Ruth has a three page article in the August issue of the UK InStyle magazine. Milla Jovovich is on the cover. I will buy a copy tomorrow and will get scanning!

10 July 2007

Mai let me know that Ruth is doing an audio book. Check out www.telegraph.co.uk.

I was doing a search for Capturing Mary and I found this on Amazon UK...

Capturing Mary: Two Major New Screenplays for the BBC
by Stephen Poliakoff
Price: £12.99
Methuen Drama
14 Sep 2007

Two major new screenplays by the inimitable, award-winning Stephen Poliakoff are made for the BBC and HBO Films and are due to be broadcast in Autumn 2007. A stellar cast led by Michael Gambon and Dame Maggie Smith feature in these exquisite, major new films that are linked by a grand house and memories of the past. In "Joe's Palace", the first of two screenplays, Stephen Poliakoff explores the relationship between a reclusive billionaire (played by Michael Gambon), and the teenage boy he employs to take care of a grand house. This is a lavishly shot contemporary film about loneliness and loss. In "Capturing Mary", the companion film for BBC2 set in the same exquisite empty house, Poliakoff takes his characters into a dark and terrifying exploration of the past and its power to capture and destroy a person's life. Dame Maggie Smith plays the lead role.

Source: www.amazon.co.uk

3 July 2007

Here's another five Philistines images to keep us going...

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28 June 2007

Big thanks to Mai for sending me this little photo from Capturing Mary. Our first glimpse of Ruth!

27 June 2007

A story on www.chortle.co.uk confirms that Suburban Shootout will be back for a second series, including Ruth!

A little story on www.thesun.co.uk mentions Capturing Mary but there's nothing new about Ruth.

The only other thing I have to mention is last night I finished watching Jane Eyre for the sixth time!

20 June 2007

A review of Philistines has turned up at International Herald Tribune.

14 June 2007

Here's the first of a number of Philistines images that I'll be adding to the page on "slow" days! (Thanks again Mai!)

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13 June 2007

Mai sent in a link to a story on www.thestage.co.uk about Ruth presenting the Lilian Baylis Awards to drama students. There's a tiny photo on the page.

10 June 2007

The Observer has a review of Philistines.

9 June 2007

Big thanks to Mai for sending in a new logo for the page. I like! I've adjusted the stylesheet to match the colours.

2 June 2007

The Daily Mail has a review of Philistines (along with a photo of "Ruth Wilson, plain and woebegone") at www.dailymail.co.uk.

www.whatsonstage.com has a Review Round-Up for Philistines.

But how about you, dear reader? If you've seen the play let us know what you thought via the message board!

1 June 2007

Over on Mai's page there's a link to a youtube video of the TV Baftas best actress award. No, ruth didn't win, but she did look lovely. Here's the proof...

Here are a few more reviews of Philistines:

31 May 2007

There's a review of Philistines at www.thisislondon.co.uk.

30 May 2007

Mai sent me a link to a trailer for Ruth's play Philistines. You can see it at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Be warned, there is a shouty man doing some shouting!

27 May 2007

I got a nice surprise when I opened my Sunday Times this morning. I saw a large photo and I thought, "oh, she's quite pretty. I wonder who she is..." Of course it's Ruth. There's a two page interview with Ruth that discusses her new play and her Bafta nomination for Jane Eyre. I got to work with the scanner and here are the pages in question...

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Five minutes later... Now that I check my email I see that Mai has send me a link to the same article! If you want to read the words you should follow the link as the scans are quite big.


21 May 2007

By now you will no doubt have heard that Ruth did not get the Bafta award for best actress last night. I had my eyes open during that part of the broadcast and I did catch a few brief glimpses of Ruth looking very lovely.

As some small consolation here is the photo from yesterday's Observer Magazine.

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Mai wrote in to tell me there are some pics from BAFTA at ruth_wilson_forum.

Also from Mai here are Ruth's 20 questions from www.whatsonstage.com.

20 May 2007

Here's an article from the Observer magazine called "The golden girls".

Three young actors touted as TV's hottest talent perch precariously among a mountain of balloons. They're treating the shoot as a party, wholeheartedly singing along to 'Hit the Road Jack' and sharing (frankly unprintable) jokes. Hayley Atwell received shining reviews for Mansfield Park and The Line of Beauty, Joanne Froggatt starred in Bafta-nominated See No Evil: The Moors Murders and Ruth Wilson's performance as Jane Eyre has her shortlisted for the best actress award. They're all refreshingly self-effacing about their own success and, even more charmingly, they're keeping their fingers crossed for one another on the big night.

Favourite childhood TV
Ruth Wilson: 'I loved Twin Peaks. I was quite a weird child. I liked the world of surreal characters David Lynch created. I was totally addicted. I was about eight and really shouldn't have been watching.'

Favo Guilty TV pleasure
Wilson: 'I love Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday night. Embarrassingly, it almost made me cry.'

Favo What game show would you appear on?
Wilson: 'Fun House with Pat Sharp. I wanted to drive those buggies around at the end.'

Source: observer.guardian.co.uk

18 May 2007

Derek found an extensive gallery of Jane Eyre images at galleries.seethesun.org

Mai sent me this National Theater page about Philistines.

Mai also found these additional BAFTA images of Ruth on the Radio Times website.

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16 May 2007

I've finally got my hands on the Hello magazine that Ruth appeared in back in October. I've scanned the photos and here they are.

I've also added her agency photo.

15 May 2007

A few new photos for you. I've just got my hands on the Jane Eyre issue of the National Trust Magazine from last year and have scanned in the two big Ruth pages.

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Also in today's new Radio Times there is coverage of the BAFTA television awards. I've scanned in the picture of Ruth. If there's any justice she will win although she's got tough competition. The awards will be broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 20th May from 8pm to 10pm.

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According to www.whatsonstage.com you can get to see Ruth's play Philistines for £15. So follow the link!

12 May 2007

The online version of the Daily Mail has the following piece on Ruth...

RUTH WILSON, who was superb as Jane Eyre in the BBC drama. She is deep in rehearsals with a company that includes Phil Davis, Conleth Hill and Rory Kinnear for Maxim Gorky's Philistines, which Howard Davies is directing for the National Theatre's Lyttelton stage.

Although set in revolutionary Russia in 1910, Ms Wilson told me how the Australian playwright Andrew Upton has given the piece a contemporary feel.

Indeed, Tanya, the actress's character, sounds very much of today.

"She's the sort of tragedy of the whole piece - she's oppressed by her surroundings, then she takes it out on the people she feels are inferior to her. Tanya's a primary school teacher who hates school, and everything's awful at home. But we're having a great time in rehearsals."

Philistines begins performances from May 23 after the Bafta TV awards on May 20, in which Ms Wilson is in the running for a best actress trophy. Later in the year, she can be seen as the younger version of a character played by Maggie Smith in Stephen Poliakoff's BBC TV film Capturing Mary, along with Danny Lee Wynter and David Walliams.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Mai let me know that you can see Ruth's dress from Capturing Mary here.

4 May 2007

Two Ruth articles from www.metro.co.uk for you today. First here is a longish piece called 'I am very chuffed'. (Thanks Mai!) The second is a profile of the actresses up for the BAFTA award.

28 April 2007

It's always nice when some Ruth news lands in my inbox...

Bafta nominee Ruth Wilson has thought of a novel way to approach the forthcoming ceremony - she says she plans to put bets on the other nominees in her category - so she's "always a winner".

The 25-year-old is up against Victoria Wood, Anne-Marie Duff and Samantha Morton for the Best Actress gong for her role in BBC One's Jane Eyre.

"I thought I might go and put on some bets down the bookies on the others and then I'm always a winner," she giggles. "Whatever happens I'll win."

The pretty brunette was virtually unknown when she took the lead in the period drama and now she will battle it out with three of Britain's best-known names. So how does she rate her chances?

"I wouldn't like to say," she says. "I think I've got as good a chance as any but they're fabulous women. Victoria Wood has been on my TV set since an early age and Sam Morton and Anne-Marie Duff are fantastic actresses.

"I remember seeing Sam Morton in Band Of Gold and being blown away by her then, so I think it's just nice to be amongst them."

The Bafta ceremony takes place on May 20.

Source: www.metro.co.uk

According to Amazon UK series 1 of Suburban Shootout will be out on DVD on 1 September 2007.

21 April 2007

I sat down and watched the first episode of Jane Eyre last night for the fifth time. Lovely!

This google news dropped into my inbox.

British actress Ruth Wilson has signed with Endeavor.

Thesp is set to star in BBC Films/HBO Films telepic "Capturing Mary" and recently played the title role in the BBC mini "Jane Eyre." Her credits include "Suburban Shootout."

She continues to be repped by U.K. agent Curtis Brown.

Source: variety.com

Derek let me know of a collection of US reviews of Jane Eyre that can be found on bronteblog. Click jane eyre conquers us and jane eyre conquers us part ii.

18 April 2007

Yep, new logo, new look. We'll see how long it lasts!

There's a new partwork coming out in the UK called the BBC Classic Drama DVD Collection. If you visit www.classicdramadvd.com you will see that the DVDs listed include Jane Eyre and I can only assume it's the new version! Also if you subscribe you get a copy of the novel as a free gift, but you have a copy already, don't you.

Don't you?

Derek has alerted me to the videos on youtube. For example if you want to enjoy the story of Jane Eyre in five and a half minutes then check out this video!

Derek also reminded me about Ruth's yahoo group and I've finally added the link.

11 April 2007

The BAFTA television awards nominations are out today and Ruth has got a nomination for Jane Eyre! The full list of nominations can be found on the BBC News site. The awards take place on 20 May.

21 March 2007

Ruth is to appear in a play called Philistines at the Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End. It opens on 30th May 2007. You can find more info at www.whatsonstage.com and www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

5 March 2007

Ruth Wilson attended the premiere of the Jane Austen movie Becoming Jane yesterday. Here's a little thumbnail from Getty Images...

And here's a link to a photo at Hello Magazine. There's another couple of thumbnails at www.rexfeatures.com

13 February 2007

Ruth Wilson was on the BBC's Breakfast show yesterday morning talking about Jane Eyre. (Credit to Mai's Spanish Fan Site for posting the news!) Pennyforyourdreams has thoughtfully put the video on youtube for those of us that missed it. Do a search for "Ruth Wilson" and you'll see it along with numerous other videos. And check out her blog where you will find lots of Jane Eyre goodies including scans and videos.

Incidently in the interview Ruth mentions she's just worked on Capturing Mary so perhaps we can expect that soon. Soonish? Please?

12 February 2007

This is almost news. Last Monday (5th February) the DVD of Jane Eyre was finally released. Usually the BBC rushes DVDs out as soon as a series is over but in this case they waited four months. Well worth the wait though. As well as the four episodes there are 12 minutes of deleted scenes and some interviews. Also the BBC trailers and a photo gallery. Oh, and commentaries on two of the episodes. Not bad. If you've not bought it yet then shop around. I got mine for £16.99 on play.com. I think Amazon UK has it at the same price.

And this isn't news at all. The BBC and Penguin released a tie-in book of the novel back when the series came out. It's notable for having our Ruth on the cover. It should still be available so rush out and buy it!

I've added a Message Board if you want to discuss anything about Ruth or the Jane Eyre series. Or just about anything really!

After one day I tired of the logo so I've made another one. We'll see how long that lasts! I've also produced a little link image thingie. If you provide a link it would be most welcome.

There are a bunch of other related links I want to add and I'll do that in the coming week or so.

11 February 2007

I've been meaning to start this page since September 2006. That was when I watched the BBC's new production of Jane Eyre. I have to be honest; all I knew about Jane Eyre was that it was "the one with the mad woman in the attic". Anyway, I was completely won over by the series an in particular I thought Ruth Wilson as Jane was outstanding. I can't think of higher praise than it’s prompted me to read the book.

(Actually I've also gone on to watch the 1973 version, the 1983 version with Timothy Dalton and the 1995 movie. I still prefer the new one.)

I'm just after watching the series again on DVD and that helped make my mind up to start this page. Maybe it will be welcome, or maybe it will be surplus to requirements. Here goes anyway.

To start off I've done a bunch of scans from magazines that were out last September when the series was on TV. As I go along I'll add any appropriate links I can find.