Diary entries, letters, and telegrams take listeners into the world of painter Vanessa Stephen (later Bell). Emilia Fox’s portrayal of Vanessa is layered and intimate as she and her siblings gather the friends (Lytton Strachey, Clive Bell, Leonard Woolf, E.M. Forster, et al.) who will become the Bloomsbury Group. Fox is subtle and engrossing as Vanessa navigates love and loss as well as relationships with her family–especially her sister, the brilliant, tempestuous, troubled writer, Virginia Woolf. Fox handles the bulk of the narrative, while the other actors read correspondence among her coterie; Julian Rhind-Tutt particularly stands out as an appealingly flamboyant Strachey. The plot veers occasionally into soap opera, but the portraits are so believable and their world of art and literature so lovingly drawn that fiction and history are indistinguishable.
J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2014]
Emilia Fox wowed in a plunging red dress with lace sleeves.
Actress Emilia Fox has vowed to return to a primary school after visiting pupils as part of the Evening Standard’s Get London Reading campaign.
The Silent Witness star read with 11 children from years five and six at Hargrave Park Primary School in Archway, watched by teachers and volunteers from literacy charity Beanstalk.
Bookworm: Emilia Fox and the year five and six pupils she read with at Hargrave Park Primary School, Archway (Picture: Glenn Copus)
She took turns with the children to read Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and gave them “a group hug for doing so well”.
The actress said she loved reading with the pupils, adding: “Let’s make it a regular thing. In January, the new term, can I come back?”
“You might find me as the new librarian,” she joked.
The Londoner said she was a keen reader herself, adding: “I’m sure there’s something about stories that made me become an actor.”
Fox, 40, who has appeared in TV dramas, plays and films including The Pianist and David Copperfield, said she reads regularly for her work as an actress and with her daughter Rose.
“Reading is something I’m passionate about and always have been since I was a little girl,” she said.
“I’ve got a little girl who’s four now and it’s part of our daily routine where it’s me and her, or her and her dad. She’s very good with reading and remembering sentences.”
She said her favourite book as a child had been The Ordinary Princess by M.??M. Kaye, which she offered to read to the pupils next time.
The Get London Reading campaign, which is supported by e-book publisher NOOK, has helped more than 2,300 children at 280 schools.
Fox said she was worried that books might “get lost” due to other media and because “everything is so visual now”.
But using an e-reader at the event had been “cool”, she said, as it combined reading and technology and helped to “unite” the children as they read out loud.
Some pupils said they were nervous about reading to the actress. Jodie Camplin, 10, said: “I like to read. It’s a big deal to read in front of a celebrity and I really enjoyed it.” Jada Bernard, 10, said: “She [Fox] is really good at reading and really knows how to give good expression in her reading.”
We are looking for more people to volunteer as Beanstalk reading helpers. Please call 020 7729 4087 or visit www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk.
NOT usually one to set tongues wagging Emilia Fox wowed her fans as she arrived in a nearly see-through dress last night.
Emilia Fox attended the Macmillan charity event last night
The actress was attending the Macmillan Celebrity Stocking Auction in London when she posed for pictures in a rather revealing lace black dress.
Wearing nude underwear to avoid any embarrassing incidents, the actress posed with one hand on her hip as the paparazzi took their shot.
Tweeting during the evening, the actress said: “A very special Christmas night @macmillancancer ball. Thanks to jacquesvert”
Emilia’s little black dress was rivalled by TV star Arlene Phillips’ red velvet frock which hugged her curves.
The actress looked fab in a little black dress but flashed her nude bra
The good news continue as Emilia joined Instagram this morning Follow her by clicking this link!
Here’s the photo she posted from the ‘Good Housekeeping’ shoot:
Had best time cooking up a festive storm at #GHCookery with the @GHmagazine experts. What a result! #xmasbegins
It seems like she enjoyed her time, good for her
Emilia was guest of a ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine shoot this morning. I’ve added a few lovely photos from the day:
Everyone learning to cook at @GHmagazine gets to wear the apron for the day @EmiliaFox styles it well #cookwithGH
And finally, @EmiliaFox does our Snowy Yule Log #cookwithGH @GHmagazine get the recipe here!
Behind the scenes of @GHmagazine shoot. Festive cookery lessons. A lot of leftovers that need eating…!
Good morning and happy first December everyone
Another year has almost gone by again… it’s kind of hard to believe it. It was just June and suddenly my calendar tells me we’ve got the first of December! It looks like it’s snowed overnight as well…
There’s good news coming soon: Emilia will be back in a new series of ‘Silent Witness’ in January!
I thought I’d switch layouts to celebrate the end of 2014 and also, welcome the new half of 2015.
Therefore the lovely new layout was made by Sara from Grey Street Graphics. I hope you like it as much as I do.
And that’s it for now. Have a good week ya’ll!
P.S.: If you spy any broken links etc. you know how it goes – contact me and I’ll try to fix those asap.
20th Anniversary Christmas Tea and Carol Concert
Wednesday 03 December 2014
St Mary Abbots Centre and Church, Kensington
Kick off the festive season by joining us for our special 20th anniversary celebration in London on Wednesday 3 December 2014
Christmas Tea: 4.30pm – 6.30pm, St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, W8 4HN
Carol Concert: 7pm, St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church St, W8 4LA
At the Christmas Tea this year Mark Cook will be reviewing the incredible journey of Hope and Homes for Children over the last 20 years. You will also hear from our Chief Executive, Mark Waddington and Dr Delia Pop, our Director of Programmes, who is at the forefront of our work across Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. There will be the opportunity to ask them all questions afterwards.
The Carol Concert will offer a wonderful evening of entertainment with performances from the London Suzuki Group and Soprano singer Alicia Lowes. Alicia has performed for many distinguished guests including members of the royal family. We are also delighted to be joined by guest speakers Emilia Fox, and her brother Freddie Fox.
Tickets are £20 each and entry to our Christmas Tea is free. Please complete the form below to book your tickets or give us a call on 01722 790111