Jess was on the cover of the Sunday Telegraph Magazine yesterday – we are hunting down a copy to scan for you! (New Layout too btw!) We hope you like it, its a little brighter and fresh – fit for summer – yay. We have also created a Facebook page for the fansite so you can keep up-to-date with all your Jess news, please like us!
We have added x137 screencaps from the behind the scenes video from Jess’s 2012 photoshoot for Vogue, you can watch the video here.
ON a rainy day in East London we caught up with Jessica Brown Findlay on her shoot with photographer Boo George. In keeping with the dramatic weather, Jessica was clothed in a series of dramatic dresses, from Oscar de la Renta to Vivienne Westwood, that anyone with less arresting features and glowing skin would struggle to pull off.
Watch the English beauty of Downton Abbey fame here as she welcomes us to her first British Vogue shoot. You can watch the video here.
BBC One has debuted a new trailer for upcoming drama Jamaica Inn
The promo sees Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay take on the role of Mary in the period drama.
Set in 1820s Cornwall, Jamaica Inn follows Mary as she is drawn into a world of smuggling and romance.
Matthew McNulty (Misfits), Sean Harris (Southcliffe) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) will also star in the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, penned by The White Queen’s Emma Frost.
The series – which began filming in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria last September – also stars Joanne Whalley (Gossip Girl) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter).
Scriptwriter Frost said: “I love Daphne du Maurier’s novels and it’s been a lifelong dream to adapt Jamaica Inn.
“I hope I have done justice to this wonderful tale of morality, survival and desire.
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to adapt it for the screen, and I’m tremendously excited to see how our talented cast and director bring the scripts to life.”
Jamaica Inn airs on BBC One April 21st 2014 [WATCH TRAILER HERE]
Beautiful, ballsy and never predictable, Jessica Brown Findlay tells Charlotte Sinclair about her gutsy new role – and why, despite doing justice to the ballgowns, she’s happier when she’s dirty. (Photos by Boo George) The issue hits newsstands today. We will get scans for you as soon as possible!
She made her name playing the much-love Lady Sybil in period drama Downton Abbey, but is appears actress Jessica Brown Findlay is not well suited to the genteel lifestyle. She has disclosed she “absolutely hates” corsets pledging never to wear one again after being killed off on the popular show.
Brown Findlay, who will soon star in the BBC’s Jamaica Inn, said she turned down another series of the programme fearing it had grown too big, with fans’ obsession with on-screen events leaving her baffled.
She told the May issue of Vogue: “There was a moment during filming when everyone was suddenly saying ‘Oh, so and so said something about the show.’ Or, ‘Have you seen this on Twitter?’” “I just felt, ‘Why does that matter?’ It’s great to be involved in something that people really enjoy, but it made me nervous as opposed to excited.
“So when I was asked about renewing my contract, I thought: ‘God, what if it just keeps getting bigger and I can never play anything other than Sybil?’ “The way to try and stop that was to stop playing Sybil.” On the downside of costume dramas, she added: “I hate corsets. I absolutely hate them. Ugh. I don’t think I’ll ever wear a corset again.
“I don’t even own scales. Getting into a smaller jeans size is not going to make me a better actor.”
The full interview is in the May issue of British Vogue, out from Monday, April 7.
We have added a new HQ photo of Jess filming Jamaica Inn, thanks to Westmorland Gazette for the photo and this nice read.
The wait is over for South Lakeland residents keen to catch a glimpse of themselves or their home town on television. The dates have been announced for the screening of the BBC’s adaptation of Jamaica Inn, which was partly filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale using local people as extras.
“Kirkby Lonsdale looks set to be the quietest town in South Lakeland during Easter week!” said town council chairman Allan Muirhead. “Now we know the transmission dates, you can bet practically everyone in town will be tuning in for three nights’ viewing to see how it all turned out.”
The programme, which saw the town transformed into a 19th Century Cornish village for a week of filming, is set to be shown in three parts from Easter Monday, April 21. It will be shown in hour-long episodes, of which around 15 minutes will of the South Lakeland town’s Market Square, where fake shop fronts and tons of mud were installed to wind back the clock to 1820.
“We didn’t recognise parts of the town used for filming once they’d built false shop fronts,” continued Coun Muirhead. “It will be fun trying to spot ourselves.” The filming took place last October and saw stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Ben Daniels descend with a crew to film exterior shots. The adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel saw several residents chosen as extras, while hundreds more turned out to watch filming take place.
“We’ll have to watch very carefully!” added Coun Muirhead. A one-off event is now set to be hosted on Saturday (April 12) when the show’s producer, Dan Winch, will give a talk about ‘the making of Jamaica Inn’. One of the revelations is expected to be why the Cumbrian location was chosen rather than Launceston, where the book is set.
Accepting an invitation from town represenatives, Mr Winch said: “I’m so delighted that you all have fond memories of our visit. “The hard work and planning certainly seemed to pay off. I’d be delighted to visit. “It would be the very least I can do by way of thanks.”
The talk will be held at the Lunesdale Hall and tickets can be bought from the town’s visitor information shop at 24 Main Street.
Wading into the cold Atlantic ocean, waves crashing over her head, her lips slowly turning blue, there were moments when Jessica Brown Findlay feared for her life.
The actress known around the world as Downton Abbey’s elegant Lady Sybil found herself gasping for breath as she filmed the BBC’s gritty new three-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.
Yet despite the danger and discomfort, she was having the time of her life playing headstrong Cornish girl Mary Yellen.
“Filming in the sea was ridiculous,” she tells me, she tells me with her distinctive, throaty laugh.
“It was exhilarating and special because you were able to get to a place so far beyond where it feels ‘pretend’. It was very real and there was a certain level of fear. You were in the sea, everyone disappeared and you may drown.
“The waves were so big – you’d go under and for a few seconds you couldn’t see which way was up.”
Jamaica Inn runs on BBC1, on Easter Monday, Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday April 22
Lovely interview with Jess for The Times, plus a new photo added to the gallery…
Still most known for being part of TV’s favourite aristocratic family, Jessica Brown Findlay is busy expanding her range more than a year ago the nation watched in horror as the youngest daughter of the Earl of Grantham, DowntonAbbey’s Lady Sybil Crawley, suddenly died moments after giving birth to her daughter — and only midway through the series. It was harrowing stuff and no less so for the actress who played her, Jessica Brown Findlay, who quit the show at the peak of its success. “It was just this open abyss of unemployment ahead of me,” she says.
The abyss was short-lived. Brown Findlay is now a certifiable star on the rise. This year alone she has four projects lined up, including a role in the film version of Laura Wade’s play Posh, the lead in the new BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn directed by Call the Midwife’s Philippa Lowthorpe and, opening in cinemas tomorrow, a starring role in the romance A New York Winter’s Tale.