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  • Emilia Fox stages return in play that asks whether women can have it all

    Life balance: Emilia Fox said she could relate to her character in Rapture, Blister, Burn

    Emilia Fox is to return to the stage after a 10-year gap for the British premiere of a play exploring whether women can have it all.

    The Silent Witness star plays Catherine, a top American academic, in Gina Gionfriddo’s play Rapture, Blister, Burn, a Pulitzer prize finalist which will run at the Hampstead Theatre from January 16.

    Catherine’s friend Gwen married her ex when she left to pursue her studies but Gwen is finding home life and children less than satisfying. A dangerous game develops as each woman covets the other’s life.

    “When I read it, I immediately wanted to talk to my mum about it and my best friend and my daughter’s nanny — it was a discussion that they could immediately engage with,” Fox, 39, said.

    “It’s quite a familiar dilemma about how we balance a career and family life. Can we have it all? There’s no easy answer.” Fox, an Oxford English graduate who admitted she would love to do another degree, said the play resonated — though she differs from her character in having a three-year-old daughter, Rose, by her former partner, Jeremy Gilley.

    She said: “It made me thank God I’m beyond lucky to have Rose. But life slightly happens to you.”

    The star said she had wanted to find the right play for her return after the West End production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was her last appearance, was slated by the critics and closed early.

    “We all got slightly burned and blistered by it, but it was such a long time ago,” she said.

    “Everyone was worried whether they would ever get another job but of course we all did.”

    Rapture, Blister, Burn will be followed at Hampstead by a second premiere, Good People, By David Lindsay-Abaire, with Imelda Staunton. hampsteadtheatre.com

    Source: standard.co.uk

    Emilia Fox and Imelda Staunton to star in Hampstead Theatre plays

    Some fantastic news has just been announced as Emilia will be back on stage and star in ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ by US writer Gina Gionfriddo! :) Read the press release below:

    The Hampstead Theatre in north London will stage two UK premieres in the new year, starring Emilia Fox and Imelda Staunton.

    Fox will appear in Rapture, Blister, Burn by US writer Gina Gionfriddo. Directed by Peter DuBois, the show will run from January 16 to February 22, 2014.

    Meanwhile, Staunton has been cast in Good People by another US writer, David Lindsay-Abaire. The production runs from February 27 to April 5.

    It is directed by Jonathan Kent, marking his debut at the north London venue. The show also reunites Kent with Staunton, whom he directed in the recent Chichester Festival Theatre production of Sweeney Todd.

    Full casting for both shows has yet to be announced.

    Hampstead Theatre artistic director Edward Hall said: “It is a real thrill to be able to introduce these two outstanding plays to British theatregoers for the first time.

    “And to be able to introduce them in some considerable style: Rapture, Blister, Burn, Gina Gionfriddo’s virtuosic gender comedy, has enticed Emilia Fox back to the stage, whilst David Lindsay-Abaire’s funny and tender Good People will see the return of Imelda Staunton to Hampstead Theatre after 20 years.”

    Source: thestage.co.uk

    Emilia Fox at Gordon’s and Temperley London VIP launch party

    Emilia attended Gordon’s and Temperley London VIP launch party to celebrate the launch of ‘Ten Green Bottles’ yesterday. You can see some preview photos on our Tumblr… enjoy! :)

    Going for a typically vintage style, Emilia Fox opted for a lace number and wore a tea dress to the fashionable event. Emilia chose to wear black opaque tights with matching shoes and a jacket that she took off upon arrival at the fashionable event.

    Source: dailymail.co.uk

    Emilia Fox at the Crime Thriller Awards 2013 – Video Update!

    As posted on Tumblr last week, Emilia attended the Crime Thriller Awards 2013 with her co-stars from Silent Witness.
    Now thanks to my friend Rich @ Kathryn Morris UK we finally have a clip of her appearance on the show! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Video Update, The Mum & Me Coatwalk Event in association with YOU magazine

    On the 26th October 2013, in association with YOU Magazine, Jacques Vert Group hosted the Mum & Me Coatwalk event on London’s Southbank. Hosted by Kate Garraway the event showcased the Jacques Vert Group’s AW13 coat collection and featured Mum & Me Coatwalk ambassadors Emilia Fox and Joanna David plus YOU magazine readers strutting their stuff on the catwalk in support of Think Pink.

    Source: Jacques Vert Group via vimeo.com

    Tales at Twilight: Charity event in aid of the National Brain Appeal – from 27 til 30 November 2013

    TALES AT TWILIGHT
    at Barkston Gardens, SW5
    Sponsored by tlc Estate Agents

    Follow the golden path and listen to the trees telling you their Christmas stories with the recorded voices of

    Delia Corrie, Emilia Fox, Miriam Margolyes, Natascha McElhone, Bill Nighy, Kate Robbins,
    David Tennant, Kevin Whately, Simon Williams, Andrew Wincott, Penelope Wilton

    In aid of the National Brain Appeal

    Bring your children or grandchildren … borrow a child or just find the child within you and let your imagination go !

    A guide will escort each group along the route. The Christmas Journey will take approximately 30 minutes. The event will take place regardless of weather.

    In aid of The National Brain Appeal – registered charity no. 290173

    We are supporting the National Brain Appeal to buy a special piece of equipment, called an Opmi Pentero 900 (or Mr. Opmi for short) which will be used at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1

    Mr. Opmi is an exciting new microscope enabling more complex and precise surgery on the brain by helping surgeons to differentiate between brain tumours and normal tissue.

    Sound: Chris Braclik, Soundtrack Productions
    Lighting: Liam Begley, Henley Theatre Services
    Artistic Director: Avril Lethbridge

    Book your ticket here: talesattwilight.co.uk

    Not Ever – Official Trailer – a film by Ben Mourra

    The official ‘Not Ever’ trailer has been released today! Check it out here or watch it below:

    Don’t want to give too much away but Emilia is incredibly stunning in this (brilliant colours too!)… really looking forward to watching the full film. It’s going to be exciting for sure! What do you think about the trailer?

    And in case you haven’t seen it already, ‘Not Ever’ has a FB page too. Like it and stay up-to-date for more information & photos on the short film ;)

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    (On a side note, I’m rather busy with my science studies right now, so any gallery updates (HQ photos from recent events, screen captures) will unfortunately have to be postponed til mid-Nov approx., but I haven’t forgotten about them! In the meantime, take a look at the few preview photos I’ve posted our Tumblr…)

    Silent Witness’ Emilia Fox: Gardening is my big passion

    Emilia Fox is a part of an acting dynasty that includes her parents Edward Fox and Joanna David, as well as her brother Freddie, uncle James and cousin Laurence.

    SHE has starred in Merlin and Upstairs Downstairs but is best known for playing forensic pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander in BBC1′s hit drama Silent Witness. Emilia, 39, lives in west London with her two–year–old daughter, Rose.

    “I’m currently filming Silent Witness and don’t finish until 8pm on Friday evening. luckily, I film close to home and head back to meet up with my neighbours, Ali and Gemma, who have a daughter the same age as Rose. Ali has been giving me cooking lessons, so he’ll pick something for me to prepare.

    “I love a market, so Rose and I can be on our way to london’s Borough Market by 7.30am on Saturday.

    It’s great to watch the stalls being set up and I’ll buy lots of treats. we’ll go back home for lunch and then I find something fun to do with Rose. If we’re going to my parents in dorset, Peppa Pig world is a favourite, but if we’re in london, it’s likely to be the science Museum or Natural History Museum.

    “Friends may come around for supper and we will watch a movie or a TV drama. I love scandinavian dramas, especially Borgen, which is wonderful.

    “On Sunday morning, I’ll go with Rose and my mum to Columbia Road Flower Market, in east london. Gardening is my big passion. We’ll meet friends in the afternoon or I might take the chance to plant some of the bulbs I’ve bought. Later on, my brother Freddie will arrive, having had a crazy, cool weekend. Rose will go to bed at 7.30pm and then i make supper. The deal is I’ll cook if Fred helps with my pages of lines, ready for filming on Monday.”

    Emilia Fox and Joanna David are ambassadors of Mum & Me Coatwalk, a campaign from Jacques Vert Group celebrating the bond between mothers and their children, and raising funds and awareness for breast cancer charity initiative Think Pink. Visit coatwalk.com.

    Source: express.co.uk

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