Our gallery was updated with promotional images, production stills and screen captures of Jessie as Marian Halcombe in the five-part BBC television adaptation of The Woman in White! Jessie’s performance is incredible, showing all the complexities that her character has to face with a lot of passion and realism. In fact, she proves to be a force of nature in this series and delivers one of her most electrifying and emotional performances.
Jessie attended the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall today in London, England. She was nominated in the Leading Actress category for Wild Rose, but, unfortunately, didn’t win. The award went to her friend Renée Zellweger for her performance in Judy, who spoke beautiful words to Jessie in her speech. Jessie also performed the song “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” and was acclaimed both at the awards and on social media. Check out the photos and videos below:
Jessie attended the 40th Annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at The May Fair Hotel yesterday in London, England. Wild Rose was nominated in the following categories: British/Irish Film (The Attenborough Award), British/Irish Actress and Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker (The Philip French Award). Unfortunately, the film didn’t win either category, but Jessie took the stage to receive Renée Zellweger‘s Actress of the Year Award for Judy. She looked beautiful in a black dress and you can check out the photos and videos below:
Jessie Buckley, star of “Wild Rose” and “Chernobyl“, will narrate the audiobook of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies (Picador).
The recording will be released on 6th February 2020 to coincide with the print and e-book publication. Picador acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit for the book, currently scheduled to publish in 15 countries globally.
Millwood Hargrave’s first novel for adults is inspired by real events, beginning on Christmas Eve 1617, when the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm.
The synopsis explains: “As Maren Magnusdatter watches, 40 fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardø wiped out in an instant. Now the women must fend for themselves. Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilized world, Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of Vardø to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In Vardø, and in Maren, Ursa finds something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty and terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs.”
Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist whose work for children includes The Girl of Ink & Stars (Chicken House).
Irish-born RADA graduate Buckley has starred in Michael Pearce’s critically acclaimed “Beast” alongside Johnny Flynn, in Tom Harper’s “Wild Rose” alongside Julie Walters and Sophie Okenedo, and in the HBO/Sky Atlantic series “Chernobyl” with Emily Watson and Jared Harris. In 2018, she won most promising newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards and Best British or Irish Actress at the Critics Circle Awards.
Picador will also be producing special editions of The Mercies for independent bookshops and Waterstones as well as a main market edition, which will all feature their own exclusive endpapers. The author will be speaking at launch events in London with Waterstones Gower St on 6th February and in Oxford at Blackwell’s, Broad Street, on 8th February. Publication will be supported by a nationwide UK book tour of events and the novel has been chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.
Nominations for the 26th Annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee this past weekend, ahead of its March 22nd awards dinner at the historic Lenox Hotel inBoston’s Back Bay. Wild Rose received nominations in two categories: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
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Our gallery was updated with exclusive stills of Jessie as Rosalyn Wilder in Judy! The film’s already available both on digital platforms and in its physical versions. The story follows the legendary performer Judy Garland, who arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
North American rights to Benedict Cumberbatch’s civilian spy thriller “Ironbark” have been acquired by Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate out of the Sundance Film Festival, insiders close to the deal told Variety.
Roadside, the specialty label currently behind Oscar contender “Judy,” and partial owner Lionsgate emerged out of a competitive, days-long bidding process and won the title. UTA Independent Film Group repped filmmakers in the sale for domestic rights, with FilmNation handling international.
Spokespeople for Roadside and Lionsgate had no immediate comment on the matter. “Ironbark” previously sold out international territories at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Lionsgate grabbed U.K. rights during those sales.
The movie was one of the most anticipated sales titles headed into the annual Park City event, and serves as confirmation that the sales marketing is heating up after days of premieres and overnight negotiations. The world premiere was held on Friday night at the Eccles Theater.
In “Ironbark,” Cumberbatch plays Greville Wynne, an ordinary man tapped by his government to help end the Cuban Missile Crisis. The movie was directed by Dominic Cooke (“On Chesil Beach”) from a script by Tom O’Conner. Cooke was artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre from 2007 to 2013. His National Theatre production of “Follies” was nominated for 10 Olivier Awards. Cooke began his transition to television and film with the BAFTA Award–nominated Shakespearean adaptation “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses” for the BBC.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan, Merab Ninidze, Jessie Buckley and Angus Wright co-star. Cumberbatch, who will film the sequel to Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” this summer, also serves as executive producer on the project.