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by Madeleine
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Newsroom
Topic: DC and RW news and tidbits
Replies: 4079
Views: 544969

Ooh, I see! Good to know, another thread for me to start going through. I really enjoyed this one. David Edelstein is a self-confessed Rachel fan and it shows :D She was getting shy at the end when he was enumerating all her movies... and despite his efforts to bring Daniel into the conversation mul...
by Madeleine
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Newsroom
Topic: Rachel Weisz film news
Replies: 949
Views: 213069

Rachel Weisz takes over lead role in ‘Denial’

The film, based on Lipstadt’s “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,â€￾ will go into full production this December. Shooting locations will include Poland, London and Atlanta, where Lipstadt serves as the Dorot professor of modern Jewish and Holocaust studies at Emory University.
“Denial,â€￾ written by David Hare and to be directed by Mick Jackson, will also star Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall.
In preparation for her new role, Weisz recently spent some time with Lipstadt. The professor said that the two met at the New York City home of Weisz and her husband actor Daniel Craig, known best for his portrayal of James Bond.
“We spent a total of close to 14 hours over two days in conversation,â€￾ Lipstadt said. “She wanted to hear all sorts of details about my experiences. She had many questions.â€￾
Calling Weisz “a consummate professional,â€￾ Lipstadt commended the seriousness with which the actress is approaching this role.
“Here intelligence and humanity were evident, and it was clear that she wants to get this right,â€￾ Lipstadt said.
Weisz, 45, who was born and grew up in London and graduated from Cambridge University, holds both British and American citizenship. Both her parents were Central European refugees who arrived in the UK before the outbreak of World War II. Her father was a Hungarian Jew and her mother came from a part-Jewish Viennese family.
Lipstadt believes the actress’s family history has a bearing on how she is approaching her participation in this particular film about standing up to defend history against revisionism, especially Holocaust denial.
“Both her parents were refugees from Hitler. I think that gives her a special affinity for this role,â€￾ said Lipstadt.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/rachel-wei ... in-denial/

Includes a picture of the two women at Rachel & Daniel's home, but I suppose it's good for their privacy that it doesn't really show much. :wink:

The next feature from The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos is gearing up for a London shoot next spring.

Set to star Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, The Favourite takes an in-depth look at the politics and power struggles behind the scenes at the court of Queen Anne (Colman), the last of the Stuart monarchs who reigned for five years at the start of the eighteenth century.
The feature reunites Lanthimos with his producers on The Lobster, Element Films’ Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday and Scarlet Films’ Ceci Dempsey.
From 19 November, PI subscribers can log into the site for more on The Favourite, including shoot dates, line producer, casting director, production designer and location manager.
Busy-as-ever Colman is currently filming offbeat comedy Flowers for Channel 4, and will be back on Broadchurch duty when the third series gets up and running next summer.  
Weisz’ schedule is packed too: she begins filming Denial in early December with Tom Wilkinson, and later next year is due to star in the big screen adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel for director Roger Michell.
http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-k ... ign=buffer

Sooo might we expect Daniel to tag along early next month? Rachel also has a Radiator Q&A on December 5th at the Picturehouse Central in London. I know Daniel's said he's looking for work but you'd think he'd like to take it easy for a while. Wonder how they've scheduled his end-of-the-year knee operation...
by Madeleine
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Newsroom
Topic: DC and RW news and tidbits
Replies: 4079
Views: 544969

I'm not sure if these have posted around here somewhere, I may have totally just missed them!

Rachel was on Fallon on November 19th and they talked about meeting the Royals at the Spectre Premiere. The wet hands incident was pretty funny but Rachel also told a cute story of how Princess Kate said to her â€￾I bet you're glad to have him home,â€￾ which made her tear up.
I don't know why it's not on youtube 'cause the other clip with her is, but this one doesn't seem to be geo-blocked:
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/vid ... am/2940778

Also I already knew Rachel and Daniel were both in a play called Les Grandes Horizontales but I didn't know it was Rachel's own theatre company and that one of the female actors' exercises was to try and seduce Daniel. (Seriously how hilarious is this, considering...)

A production of Les Grandes Horizontales at the National Theatre Studio involved Weisz playing a 19th-century French courtesan, one of an extraordinary cast of women — Frances Tomelty, Janet McTeer, the late Katrin Cartlidge — to Craig’s amorous intellectual. “I remember this improvisation where we all had to try and seduce Daniel,â€￾ says Weisz. “Frances, Janet and I were heaving our bosoms around, we were really flirting, and Katrin just watched us. Then she picked up this big bottle of mineral water she had — she was wearing this little vest and no bra — and went to sit in front of him and poured it all over her head, so that she was dripping with water and her nipples were sticking through.â€￾ Weisz is still impressed. “We were like, ‘OK, you win’.â€￾
http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celeb ... 84666.html

She actually mentioned the story in a Q&A of a film she produced.
Starts around 4:20. Other mention of Daniel around 39:00. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbVE9XoU6nY