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Shot in Norway and based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø, here is “The Hanging Sun – Midnight Sun” told by the protagonists: Alessandro Borghi and Jessica Brown Findlay

Alessandro Borghi is John, a man who runs away from a troubled past and a life of crime. Jessica Brown Findlay is Lea, a woman who lives in the shadow of an abusive husband (for whose disappearance she is held responsible) and an oppressive father. They are the protagonists of The Hanging Sun – Midnight Sun , the film directed by Francesco Carrozzini who, after making his directorial debut in 2016 filming Franca: Chaos and creation (the documentary dedicated to his mother Franca Sozzani , historical director of Vogue Italia), he shot his fiction film starting with Midnight Sun , one of Jo Nesbø ‘s most introspective and dark novels .

The two characters are complex, tormented, marked by a path of suffering and trapped in a present contaminated by a dark past. The film – which after closing the Venice Film Festival out of Competition on Saturday 10 September, will only be in cinemas from 12 to 14 September (it will soon arrive on Sky Cinema) – will show us if there will be a redemption for their destinies. We talked about this with the two actors, two completely different characters : he Roman, extroverted, impulsive, she English, attentive, measured.

What did you like about this story?

Jessica Brown Findlay – The characters: they are two people who observe, do not judge and who have the courage to be in conflict with the rules of the world in which they grew up and in which they do not find themselves. And then the setting: total tranquility, the profound silence of the place where history comes to life.

Alessandro Borghi – I read the book after agreeing to participate in the project. But the gestation of the film started some time before and had a lot to do with my relationship with Francesco. We met 7 years ago in London, on the set of a photographic campaign, then we met in Los Angeles and then in Venice. And during all this time we talked, chatted, discovering a sharing of values ​​and a sense of Italianness that united us. Two years ago, during a brunch in Venice, Francesco told me about The Hanging Sunwarning me that he had already decided the cast, all English. The next day, however, she calls me and tells me: “I’ve decided that I have to do this film with you”. I, displaced, of course I accepted. And from here began a long creative and emotional process that we carried out together. The film is very different from the book: it is a more psychological thriller than the novel. A project in which Francesco and I have made our friendship available.

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Brave New World was one of the categories on the gallery I was super excited to update as this site was up for adoption along that time. Jessica did an amazing job, and I loved her character as well as the show’s story, aesthetic and content, sadly, it was cancelled by Peacock and it never got a S2. Enjoy Jessica as Lenina with posters & promo pictures, episode stills and screencaps from all 10 episodes over the gallery.

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Television Work > 2020. Brave New World

As for the interviews categories, this TV Series was released under a pandemic, so most interviews are via Zoom. See the full list: Get to Know the Cast, Entertainment Tonight, [email protected]BuzzFeed Celeb, On Demand Entertainment, Entertainment Focus, Heatworld, DigitalSpy, Featurette, HeyUGuys, E! Red Carpet & Award Shows, ET Live, XfinitySyfy Wire, IGN.

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Interviews & Talkshows > TV Series

Another day means another gallery update! This time I choose Victor Frankenstein to update over the gallery. I had to delete all HD screencaps and substitute  the current a little over 400 screencaps for full 731 Blu-Ray screencaps since the previous update was missing at least three screencapped scenes with Jessica’s character.  Also added brand new on set, production stills, promotional pictures and a b-roll footage screencaps to the same movie category:

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Film Productions > 2015. Victor Frankenstein

And following the same pattern as The Riot Club, I have also added screencaps of Jessica being interviewed for this movie in our Interviews & Talkshows category. You can see the following interviews online: IMDB. Unfortunately I didn’t find any other interview so, for now, only one has been added:

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Interviews & Talkshows > Movies

Jessica Brown Findlay has been interviewed by for a small snippet of Life After Life which was out last Friday. We will soon bring you HD screencaps to the gallery, so be sure to check later this week:

Jessica Brown Findlay talks about changing the past in BBC2’s Life After Life and coping with the anticipation of the novel’s fans.

Jessica has a habit of playing the most progressive character in a period drama. We know all about her turn as women’s rights campaigner Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey and now we have a new name to add to the list: Izzie Todd, a free-wheeling, high-living ‘modern spinster’ who has made post-World War I London her playground and damn what anyone else thinks. She also happens to be the aunt to Ursula Todd (Thomasin McKenzie), who has the strange habit of living her life all over again every time she dies.

Life After Life is high-concept sci-fi with a period drama twist – and a fascinating look at what it means to live your best life. But is Ursula’s life a gift or a curse?

‘If you were consciously repeating parts of your life, that would be torture,’ says Brown Findlay, charming company as she pauses to say please and thank you to those who greet her as she arrives on set for a different job. – ‘Part of the joy of it all – and it doesn’t always end happily – is the unknown. A lot of the reasons why we survive the things that come our way is that we’re not warned about it first, you just have to deal with it as you are living. A lot of the weight that Ursula carries is this feeling that she’s been here before.’

Would Brown Findlay change her past if she had the chance?

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After going through two days of voting (phase 1 and phase 2) we ended up updating the 2014 movie The Riot Club aka, first production name, Posh, into the gallery! Enjoy Blu-Ray quality screencaps as well as updated production stills from the movie, now available in the gallery:

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 Film Productions > 2014. The Riot Club

We also added some old interviews screencaps of Jessica while promoting the movie which also include two small scenes on set! Also, you may want to check one of my other fansites for co-star Holliday Grainger who also co-stared on The Riot Club. You can also see the interviews separated by interviewer: Film4, LondonLive 1, LondonLive 2, GlamourMagazine, OnDemandEntertainment, MSN, AP and The Fancarpet Extra.

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Interviews & Talkshows > Movies

A DREADED sunny day so I meet Jessica Brown Findlay in a hotel near the cemetery gates. This morning she’s in the Caledonian in Edinburgh, opposite St Cuthbert’s (where Thomas de Quincy is buried, if you’re interested). It’s the morning after the night of the world premiere of her new film England is Mine at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. That’s the new Morrissey film, if you didn’t know.

She does enjoy a good cemetery, does Brown Findlay. “I love cemeteries. I find them comforting. There are so many in London, really beautiful ones. There’s a great one in Stoke Newington. I go when I have a day. I like to go to the Good Egg in Stoke Newington for brunch and then walk through the cemetery with my partner.”
She doesn’t have a day just now, though. There is a film to promote. Jessica, let’s get down to it. Morrissey. Tortured genius or knob? “Oh God … Well, it’s the music that has always got me. Certain things can be said of the artist …”

Brown Findlay is a massive Smiths fan. All-the-albums-on-vinyl-sized. And maybe the fan in her hesitated before committing to England is Mine in case it all went Smiths up. “But the script was so beautiful,” she says.
Plus, it wasn’t about the flowers and the band and the theatrics. The film, she explains, is about “the world and soul and mind of someone before that”.
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