Sunday, 5 February 2012
Karen Gillan: NTA awards, new film, DVD release
Karen Gillan won the National Television Award for Best Drama Performance: Female for her portrayal of Amy Pond in Doctor Who
You can view a full HD video of Karen receiving the award at KarenGillanWeb
New film: Not Another Happy Ending
LevelK has come on board for international sales of Synchronicity Films’ Glasgow-set indie romcom Not Another Happy Ending.
As previously reporterd, John MacKay (Crush) will direct, and the cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Sophie Wu, Karen Gillan, Emun Elliott, Gary Lewis and Anna Chancellor. Elliott and Findlay are both former Screen International Stars of Tomorrow. Claire Mundell (Crying With Laughter, Weekend) produces, with Wendy Griffin as co-producer. LevelK has also worked with Synchronicity’s Crying With Laughter and Blood or Water and plans to continue working on a slate together.
The story is about a successful author who can only write well when she’s unhappy; her publisher tries to make her unhappy but then realises he’s in love with her.
The film has backing from Creative Scotland, Southwest Scotland Screen, BBC Scotland and Savalas Films Fund.
The film starts shootings in May in Glasgow.
Source: Screen Daily
Competition: Win We'll Take Manhattan on DVD
Relive the Swinging 60s and the birth of British fashion in We'll Take Manhattan, out on DVD on 30th January 2012, from Universal Playback. Take home the compelling true story which defined style for a generation in this one-off drama starring Karen Gillan (Doctor Who).
Shown on BBC Four on Thursday 26th January 2012, We’ll Take Manhattan focuses on an unpredictable and electric photoshoot for British Vogue in 1962 New York. It reveals how visionary photographer David Bailey (Aneurin Barnard - Ironclad) refused to conform and insisted on using an unconventional and unknown model for the June cover, Jean Shrimpton (Gillan).
Over the course of a freezing week in Manhattan, David Bailey realised he had found his muse - someone both he and his camera had fallen in love with. Having thrown out the rule book he made startling and original photographs, which changed the face of fashion and catapulted Shrimpton into celebrity status as one of the world's first ever supermodels.
We’ll Take Manhattan brings to life the whirlwind romance between Bailey and Shrimpton and the explosive love affair which inadvertently set the look of the Sixties along the way. Written and directed by John McKay (Robin Hood - TV Series) and also starring a scene-stealing Helen McCrory (Hugo, Harry Potter) as Vogue fashion editor Lady Clare Randlesham, We’ll Take Manhattan explores the electric tale of two young people falling in love; who took a chance and accidentally changed the fashion world forever.
Entertainment Focus has three copies to give away on DVD, so be in with a chance just answer the following question:
Karen Gillan made her name in which BBC sci-fi series?
This competition closes on Friday 17th February 2012 at 11.59pm
For details on how to enter the competition, please go to Entertainment Focus