The amazing trailer for Winter’s Tale is now online. I am so excited to see Jessica in another movie and cannot wait to see this.
Jessica was snapped on the set of Jamaica Inn this week.
These exclusive pictures show Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay as she films a BBC drama at Holywell Bay near Newquay.
Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil in the ITV costume drama, is to star in a BBC adaptation of Jamaica Inn – penned by Fowey’s legendary author Daphne du Maurier.
The actress, who is cast as Mary Yellan, the main character in the 1936 novel, can be seen on the north Cornwall beach with her fellow cast members and crew as they film scenes for the three part 60 minute drama, which is set to hit ours screens next year.
It is being directed by BAFTA-winning Philippa Lowthorpe, whose previous hit shows include Call The Midwife and Five Daughters, and other scenes are set to shot on Bodmin Moor in the coming days.
More exciting casting news today. Jessica will star in the three-part historical series, Jamaica Inn.
Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil in the ITV costume drama, has been cast as Mary Yellan, the main character in the 1936 novel.
Set in 1820 against the backdrop of the windswept Cornish moors, the story follows Mary’s journey when she is forced to live with an aunt at the eponymous inn after the death of her mother and discovers it to be the hub of a smuggling ring.
After leaving Downton Abbey last year when her character died in childbirth, Brown Findlay admitted she had been afraid of becoming “too comfortable in the role”.
She said she had not wanted to play Lady Sybil for years and then “discover it was the only thing I could do.”
Since leaving the show, she has also appeared in Labyrinth, the glossy Ridley Scott-produced adaptation of Kate Mosse’s international best-seller.
Filming of Jamaica Inn begins this week on location in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Philippa Lowthorpe, the director, said: “I love Jamaica Inn because it is an exhilarating adventure story set in a wild landscape with brilliant characters, and at its heart is Mary Yellan, a fantastic female heroine.
“I am delighted that Jessica Brown Findlay is going to play this bold and opinionated, courageous but naive young woman, whose curiosity and fiery nature get her into big trouble.”
According to Up and Comers, Jessica plays the role of Rachel in Posh, which has recently wrapped filming.
Lone Scherfig’s big screen adaptation of 2010 controversial play “Posh” has wrapped up filming, but we’ve confirmed some final bits of casting thanks to a tip from U&C reader Elle: “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown-Findlay and fellow British up and comers Olly Alexander, Sam Reid and Matthew Beard as well as “The Book Thief” star Ben Schnetzer are also part of the ensemble cast that includes Max Irons, Freddie Fox, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Natalie Dormer.
This mostly young, white and male cast play members of The Riot Club, a fictional version of The Bullingdon Club, an exclusive society at Oxford University to which such prominent British figures as Prime Minister David Cameron belonged. The entire play is set over the course of one evening when the ten members of the club have their termly dinner, while the film will be seen through the eyes of two first year students, Miles and Alistair. It’s unclear which of the actors played the two leads, though Brown-Findlay has the role of Rachel, which should be the female lead of a waitress who gets caught in the boys’ struggle.
After checking the gallery, it appears we missed this Vanity Fair video from 2012. Jessica discusses Downton Abbey season three and her beginnings in ballet. Screen captures are in the gallery. Please excuse how unorganized the gallery looks at the moment. I am in the process of adding missing pictures and resizing thumbnails. Thank you for understanding.
After leaving “Downton Abbey,” Jessica Brown Findlay is going back in time once again, as she is set to join the cast of Fox’s “Frankenstein.”
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe also star with Paul McGuigan directing. Max Landis penned the script.
Plot details are unknown at this time.
John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner.
The part marks another big win after several actresses, including Felicity Jones, were considered. Upon departing the BBC drama, Findlay was the choice after months of tests for Akiva Goldsman’s “Winter’s Tale.” Prior to landing the part in “Frankenstein,” she was also in consideration for the female lead in the next installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Radio 4 is to air a drama called Mind Hackers starring former Downton Abbey favourite Jessica Brown-Findlay, RadioTimes.com can reveal.
The drama, written by Lou Stein, features Brown-Findlay as an “ambitious media lawyer Hayley Schaffer” who suspects that a daily newspaper is illegally obtaining information about one of her clients.
Anthony Head also stars as Hayley’s “former lover and mentor, newspaper lawyer Paul Madsen.”
Another character is publicity agent represented by Hayley played by actor/comedian Owen Brenman and is thought to be loosely based on Max Clifford.
“He is the wizard behind the gamesmanship of lawyers, newspaper hacks, and celebrity clients” according to Radio 4.
Olivier-Award winning actress Marcia Warren also stars as Hayley’s dry-humoured grandmother in the drama which airs on Friday June 24.
Thank you to Far Far Away for these wonderful new high-resolution promotional images and production stills from Labyrinth.
Labyrinth will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday on Channel 4, and will be released on DVD on 1 April in the UK.
- Daily Express Saturday (UK) – March 23, 2013
- Independent On Sunday: The New Review (UK) – March 24, 2013
- Daily Express (UK) – March 26, 2013
- Radio Times (UK) – March 30-April 5, 2013
- TV And Satellite Week (UK) – March 30-April 5, 2013
- Total TV Guide (UK) – March 30-April 5, 2013
- TV Times (UK) – March 30-April 5, 2013
In this video, Jessica talks about how excited she was to work with a rain machine on the set of Labyrinth.
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New hi-res production stills of Jessica in Labyrinth are in the gallery! I am so excited to finally be able to watch this. Thank you very much to Far Far Away.
It seems Jessica Brown Findlay wasn’t looking too thrilled about having to kiss Russell Crowe on the set of Winter’s Tale.
The Downton Abbey star, who was back in period costume for the scenes, was snapped pulling away from the Australian actor as he got into a waiting carriage.
Shooting in New York, the 23-year-old looked like she was trying to spurn the advances of Crowe’s gangster character.
Perhaps Jessica was put off by the rather impressive scar on Russell’s left cheek!
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Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay were photographed yesterday as Colin filmed his own stunts.
Doesn’t Jessica look great with red hair?
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