Faiers, from The Only Way is Essex, is supporting a campaign by the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions. Faiers, who is pregnant, is calling on mothers-to-be to bare their bumps and share photos of themselves doing so on social media. The campaign has been set up to highlight the 50 per cent chance that someone who has an inherited heart condition will pass it on to their unborn child.
The actor Peter Capaldi has helped to launch Barnardo’s Story Time campaign, set up to highlight the importance of communication to a child’s early development and raise funds for the charity. The retailer John Lewis will be hosting a series of book readings in stores by famous names, including the actor Emilia Fox, to promote the campaign.
The comedian Fred MacAulay welcomed visitors to the annual summer fete organised by the veterans mental health charity Combat Stress at Hollybush House in Ayrshire on 7 June.
The actor Jenny Agutter was the host at the Dulwich Park Fun Run in London, which raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The Call the Midwife star, who is a patron of the charity, started the 5km and 10km races at the event and took part in a one-mile “buggy race” wearing 1950s clothes and pushing a 1950s pram.
Charlotte Hawkins, host of the ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain, visited Bocketts Farm Park in Surrey on behalf of Kids for Kids, which helps children in Darfur, Sudan, through the provision of goats. She met animals at the attraction to raise awareness of the need for goats milk for children in Darfur.
Emilia visited the Almost Famous HQ this afternoon. Here’s a photo:
Lovely to have @EmiliaFox pop into Almost Famous HQ this afternoon to pick out some essential summer dresses!
And if you haven’t noticed yet be sure to follow Emilia on Twitter @EmiliaFox!
Emilia attended the Summer Exhibition Party in London last week. She wore a stunning dress made by Milanese designer Luisa Beccaria!
Does this name ring a bell to you? Emilia was dressed by her at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show as well
10 HQ photos from the Summer Exhibition Party can be found in our photo gallery… here’s a preview:
APPEARANCES > 2014 > 4TH JUNE | ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION PREVIEW PARTY
Below I’ve added two clips from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (4th June) which aired as a special program on BBC 2 yesterday. One is the performance of Kaiser Chiefs’ song ‘Meanwhile in heaven’ and a short edited version of it.
As my friend Rich, who donated the videos to us, said so truthfully: you have to play ‘Where’s Waldo?’ to spot Emilia (at the back). Enjoy
Richard Rankin tweeted a photo from the Silent Witness series 18 set today:
So @EmiliaFox and I abandoned #Silentwitness to Promote Pret Coffee
Source: Richard Rankin via Twitter
There’s a nice interview with Emilia featured on Harper Bazaar’s website – you can read it below:
Bazaar joined the patrons of the BAFTA Academy Circle (a patron scheme to support BAFTA’s charitable initiatives) for afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason to hear actress Emilia Fox talk about her acting career – as well as the reality of being on the set of Silent Witness.
What’s the reality of life on a film set?
Reality is it’s very ordinary; today for example (Silent Witness) our base is at the bottom of a Tesco car park on the Cromwell Road. Most people are surprised by all the hanging around there is – and you shoot so little a day. The thrill is producing something, in the moment, with people you have often only met that day.
How does being on a long running show affect your role?
After 10 years there is a familiarity to it all, which makes things easier. You can help each other out and you can make things a little playful. For example, on Silent Witness, there was a scene where we were searching a little boy’s room and the story was a bit dry so I chucked socks at David. I couldn’t do that with someone I’d just met.
How do you learn all the medical jargon on Silent Witness?
I have to make up riddles to help me remember the terminology on Silent Witness. Often I don’t understand what I’m saying until I’m on set and you have the ‘dead’ body in front of you. I’ve worked on improvised films before and they are a nightmare! You arrive on set thinking there’s so much freedom because you’ll be making up the lines. Jared Harris, who I was married to, told me to be careful with improvisation. When a part is scripted, the actors take forever to say their lines because they think about it before they say it – but with improvised films there is a general panic, everyone says their lines at the same time.
What was it like growing up as part of a Fox dynasty?
I get asked this so often. Genuinely I didn’t know, as my parents are very private and down to earth. They didn’t have a strong relationship with the media. I do remember moments of glamour – such as Jack Nicholson and Angelica Huston arriving at our flat. I have this vivid memory of the door opening, seeing them standing there in sunglasses, and thinking, “That’s really weird why are they in sunglasses at night?” I then dropped the canapés.
How did your role in Pride and Prejudice come about?
I was still at university when Simon Langton was directing Pride and Prejudice. He rang up my mum and asked if ‘Millie would come in and test’. I walked into the audition, blushed and was shy – and I had that ‘Georgina’ quality. Then of course I wanted to go to drama school but my parents insisted I did my degree. They were right – it’s good to have a plan B.
Why do you think TV has such an impact?
I remember asking Ray Winston why he was doing Henry VIII on TV and he said “because more people will see it on TV”. That was before the ‘big box set series’ thing happened. With television you’re going into people’s houses – it makes it much more personal.
Do you have any other stage roles lined up?
The last play I did, before Rapture, was Les Liaisons Dangereuses. It was such an unpleasant experience that I swore I’d never do theatre again. I didn’t want to go through that experience of being in a live moment, when you felt the audience laughing at you and not with you. The relationship between actors and critics is very interesting. When reviews become personal, if you read them, they can really stay with you. I saw a lot of actors on Dangerous Liaisons being really hurt by the reviews. At the time, I thought, “Why would I put myself through that?”
Who do you admire in the industry today?
Emma Thompson is at the top of her game – and will remain so all of her life.
I love the part where she chucked socks at David
Good morning! We start the day with a brand new WP layout and a matching gallery theme! I thought why not celebrate the beginning of June and finally warmer temperatures outside so this photo shoot (‘Ophelia’, one of my favorites!) seemed to be the perfect opportunity, don’t you think?
It’s a stunning design and both new themes were made by the lovely Courtney at Autumn Sky – be sure to check out her site.
I hope you like this new layout as much as I do. Oh and check out the photo gallery as well…
Have a terrific start into the new week!
P.S.: If you spy any errors, just send me an email and I’ll try to fix those as soon as possible.
I’ve updated our photo gallery with the first 3 HQ photos:
Hope you enjoy.
APPEARANCES > 2014 > 23RD MAY | RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2014