We have added x18 photos of Jess at the Riot Club premiere in London last night. We will add more HQ as and when we get them!
We have screencapped a lovey interview wth MSN for The Riot Club featuring Jess. You can also watch it here.
Jessica joined Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Holliday Grainger in London to promote their new movie The Riot Club yesterday, she looked chic in a white jacket, patterned blouse and skinny jeans with court shoes, while styling her brunette hair in centre-parted natural waves.
The story follows a prestigious dining club at Oxford University – based upon the infamous Bullingdon Club that boasts prominent Tory politicians Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson amongst its alumni. Irons plays Miles Richard, a member of The Riot Club who quickly becomes disillusioned with the group after their bullish behaviour goes too far one night after they rent out a country pub for a private dinner.
Jessica plays the waitress and daughter of the pub landlord, while Holliday is Miles’ ‘common’ love interest.
Certainly Max, Douglas, Freddie Fox and Sam Reid have some idea of the private education system their characters came from having all attended public/independent school in some form or other.
Though Booth says his experience of school was nothing compared to that he witnessed when visiting Eton College with co-star Sam and director Lone Scherfig.
‘We sat down with an 18-year old, even there you feel the sense of class and elitism,’ the actor told Collider.
He also explained that once they had the background of their pompous parts down, the group of upcoming actors found other ways to make sure their bond was easily recognisable on screen.
‘We went paintballing together, went for dinners and parties to make sure we all had great chemistry and I’ve come away from it with great friends.’
The Riot Club is out on Friday September 19
Jessica Brown Findlay has been cast in a new two-part adaptation of Sadie Jones’s The Outcast on BBC One.
Jones has based the script on her own Costa First Novel Award-winning book. The 2×90 minute drama also stars George Mackay, Greg Wise and Hattie Morahan.
It will be produced by Blueprint Pictures and directed by Iain Softley.
Head of BBC Films Christine Langan said: “The Outcast is a captivating and heart-breaking story of a young man’s desperate situation.
“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to work with BBC One to bring a two-part adaptation to screen to retain the essence of Sadie Jones’s award-winning novel.”
Mackay plays Lewis, who is 10 years old when his mother Elizabeth (Morahan) dies, leaving him his father Gilbert (Wise) who he barely knows.
Gilbert remarries Alice (Brown Findlay), while Lewis relies on his friendships with neighbouring children Tamsin and Kit (Daisy Bevan and Jessica Barden).
The Outcast is described as “a deeply romantic, uncomfortably honest coming-of-age story set in booming post-war Britain”.
Former Dowton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay is the latest star to be linked to the large-scale celebrity hacking scandal.
A spokesperson for the star told The Telegraph that Brown Findlay appears in stolen video clips, with her lawyer commenting that the leak is “a serious violation of her rights” , causing her “extreme distress and embarrassment.”
Dan Stevens, who appeared alongside the actress in ITV’s Downton Abbey, said he was “really feeling” for his former co-star and criticised the “despicable behaviour” of the hackers perpetrating these invasions of privacy.
Speaking during a live webchat on The Guardian website, he said: “I’m really feeling for her [Brown Findlay] this week as she fell victim to some pretty despicable behaviour, not only on the part of this strange new breed of hacker, but also the press and this pathetic culture of clickbaiting.
“We’re at a crucial crossroads where we need to examine our online moral and ethical practice and align it much more with our ‘real life’ conscience.”
So far, nude photos of over 100 celebrities have been leaked online following an alleged iCloud leak.
Other names which have been linked to the incident include Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst. Selena Gomez, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande.
Brown Findlay is best known for playing Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey and recently starred in the BBC’s adaptation of Jamaica Inn.
Jess is on the cover of UK’s Tatler Magazine for September 2014.
She told the magazine she was “desperate” to get into theatre, but was finally comfortable in her own skin. She said: “When I was growing up, I always felt quite odd and offbeat. I never really slotted in.
“And it’s as you get older that you realise that the things that make you strange are the things that make you who you are. And that’s a lovely place to get to.”
View the behind the scsnes video at tatler.com and some photos over in our galleries (we will get scans for you tomorrow!)
Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club was announced as part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup this morning.
Starring Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Sam Reid the film centers on two first-year students at Oxford University who join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
The movie is described as “a scathing dissection of the British class system” and the TIFF screening will serve as its world premiere.
The trailer was released a little while ago, but it missed our news beat, so here it is, along with the official synopsis:
A privileged young man is inducted into the exclusive, debaucherous company of Oxford’s elite “Riot Club,” in this scathing dissection of the British class system.
No U.S. distribution yet, but it opens in the U.K. on September 19th 2014.