Author Topic: London Spy: Ben Whishaw, dreamy lover/genius Ed Holcroft and sage Jim Broadbent  (Read 166720 times)

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Just a Month Ago Dep't



He’s not really dead in a box thank god. The best bit was when I said “Ed!” and he
bounded over like an enthusiastic retriever with a succession of “hihihihihihihihhi”
Also we met Dom and we finally got to tell him how much we love The Hour,
Grace got to tell him how much she loves Hector and he even took a very keen
interest in my “solidarity forever” tattoo which I pointed out was “like from Pride,
right?!”  ;D ;D ;D

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https://oliviagagan.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/rollacoaster-issue-18-edward-holcroft/
http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2016/01/rollacoaster-issue-18/
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Rollacoaster, Issue 18,
Edward Holcroft
Quietly, Edward Holcroft is becoming one of Britain's
most exciting screen exports. He tells Olivia Gagan
why acting in 2016 means rolling with the punches.



Posted on January 22, 2016 by Olivia Gagan



Only two years out of drama school, 27-year-old Edward Holcroft has started assembling the kind of CV most actors 10 years older would kill for. He's already booked jobs in expensive TV dramas--as the shy, spook lover of Ben Whishaw in London Spy, for one--a Hollywood action movie casting with last summer's Kingsman: The Secret Service, and a prestigious theatre role in London's Donmar Warehouse.

None of this was planned, said Holcroft. After being, in his own words, "fucking lazy" at Ampleforth College, a Catholic boarding school in North Yorkshire, he studied philosophy at university. Training to be a session drummer, "I realised I wasn't good enough, so that faded, to my parents' relief." Instead, work experience constructing the set of Jez Butterworth's play Jerusalem meant "I got to see the production and watch Mark Rylance perform. It was enlightening. It inspired me, so I went and applied for drama school. And that was that."

Little did he know, just a few years later he would be acting opposite Rylance in BBC drama Wolf Hall. "We had rehersals, and I walked into the room and pretty much had a meltdown. I said, 'I helped build the set for Jerusalem.' He wouldn't have remembered, he had bigger things to think about than some sweaty boy running around the set. But he got up and walked over and gave me this huge hug. I nearly wet myself. And we got on really well from then on. It was bizarre."

His most recent screen credit was for London Spy. Slow-burning and melancholic, it painted the capital as a grim, grey-hued hub of surveillance and paranoia. It's the kind of work he wants to keep making. "With that kind of TV, you have to have a concentration span. It's a good thing, I think it's important. But in the era of Netflix, and it's 'the next episode will start in 10 seconds' thing, people want it all very fast."

Privately-educated British men are doing well in the industry, both in big, studio films and on TV. Holcroft's the first to admit he falls into that category, and his cheerful take on the situation is that, "I think Hollywood will wise up soon and realise we're all pretty shit. They'll suddenly be like, 'Wait, hold on, what's so great about them other than the fact they all sound posh?'" For now, he's happy to stay living on English soil. "I love London way too much. I'm sure L.A. is wonderful in its own way, but I'm a home boy."

Holcroft says he'd like to build the quiet profile of his co-stars, despite a summer romance with British socialite and actress Cressida Bonas, which briefly flared up in the tabloids last year. "Ben Whishaw's an amazing guy and what I really respect about him--and Mark Rylance and Jim Broadbent, actually--is that they all manage to keep their lives quite private. "They're not particularly interested in the industry side of it, and I quite like that."

Not that the perks of the job aren't seductive. "It's very easy to be drawn in to." he says. "There are always people who will tell you it's good to go to parties, but I think, especially as an actor, it's important to keep an air of mystery. People won't believe you in roles if they're seeing you pissed in the Daily Mail. Those guys--Jim, Ben, Mark--you never hear anything about them, ever, and I think that's the way to do it, if you can."

Instead he hangs out with a close-knit circle that includes fellow young, Brit up-and-comers Douglas Booth and Freddie Fox. "I have a very small group of friends in the acting world. Literally about four, who are gems. They're lots of lovely people, but my family aren't actors, and none of my friends from school went into it. They're all excited for you, but there's only so much they want to hear. When I'm with them, it's back to talking about football [Holcroft is a Chelsea fan]."

Right now, Holcroft is playing Le Chavelier Danceny in Les Liasons Dangereuses at London's Donmar Warehouse alongside Dominic West. Once that finishes, he's back on set reprising an earlier role for Kingsmen 2. His most-recently wrapping film, an adaptation of Julian Barnes's novel The Sense of an Ending, sees him reunite with London Spy colleagues Charlotte Rampling and Broadbent, alongside Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery.

Other than appearing to be part of a casting package deal with Jim Broadbent, is there a game plan? "In this industry? Fuck no. The game plan is to get paid. I've learnt, even in the two years I've been acting, never to expect too much. Otherwise you open yourself up for constant rejection. You learn as you go that so much of it is timing. You might not get a role which you thought you were destined for, then the next month you get something that's even better. It's so driven by politics. There's always other reasons as to why you do or don't get a role. What your name means, what you're offering, what money you'll bring in--that part of a career is out of your control, so you have to just go with the flow a little bit. And hope people think you have something to bring to the party."







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Poor Danny?

No. Dangerous,
Determined
Danny/Orpheus
and his beloved,
Alex/Eurydice.




NOVEMBER 2015
Here comes~Draw this for people who love watching London Spy. I really enjoy its drama clip
http://eclipse9310.tumblr.com/post/133464839464/here-comes-draw-this-for-people-who-love-watching
http://eclipse9310.tumblr.com/
I wish
Abby/Fever/
Eclipse9310
would do more
London Spy! I
copied/posted this image
Feb 03 2016
this thread Page 5
The ties that bind--




NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Well…when I saw this scene about 6 times I decide to draw it. It’s so sweet, isn’t?
http://londonspys.tumblr.com/post/133893728988/eclipse9310-wellwhen-i-saw-this-scene-about-6
http://eclipse9310.tumblr.com/





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London Spy
Animated/rotoscoped
Opening credits/
title sequence  (by Momoco)
I copied/posted a full series of
these images Feb 20 2016
this thread Page 10
The LINES that bind--






Here comes~Draw this for people who love watching London Spy. I really enjoy its drama clip
http://eclipse9310.tumblr.com/post/133464839464/here-comes-draw-this-for-people-who-love-watching
http://eclipse9310.tumblr.com/

Poor Danny?

No. Dangerous,
Determined
Danny/Orpheus
and his beloved,
Alex/Eurydice.




Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to the show is that images and moments from this distinctive story are likely to linger in the memory for days. Danny can’t give up the search for what he knows to be real, and London Spy pays tribute to that resilience by offering indelible moments of discovery, romance and fury.






http://variety.com/2016/tv/reviews/london-spy-review-ben-whishaw-1201679167/









[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g26ZXL2PxFg[/youtube]
Published on Nov 24, 2015.





http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/december/momocos-watery-title-sequence-for-london-spy/
Momoco’s watery title sequence for London Spy
With the final episode of BBC2 drama London Spy airing
on TV tonight, we take a look at the show’s dramatic title
sequence, created by production company Momoco





Written by Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith, London Spy stars actors Ben Wishaw and Edward Holcroft. Wishaw’s character Danny falls in love with Alex, played by Holcroft, and is drawn into the murky world of espionage after Alex – who turns out to be a spy – disappears.

The slow motion, live action title sequence begins with a shot of a figure (Alex) falling into darkness, before another figure (Danny) swims down to grab his arm. The pair drift together underwater as a web of lines grows around them, and Alex is then dragged out of sight by a shoal of code, with letters and numbers snaking around him like tendrils. Danny swims to the surface and to a view of London’s skyline, with The Shard and City Hall illuminated in the distance.

“We see The Shard, the city, before it all blurs to ‘bokeh‘,” says creative director Nic Benns. “There’s no moment of release here – Danny has entered a more dangerous place, out of his depth. The lights become frenetic as the web/shards continue growing – they blister the screen until suddenly all is quiet,” he adds.

It’s an elegant sequence, and the abstract take on the show’s plot offers a more intriguing alternative to shots of the cast or familiar images of London.

To create the sequence, Benns filmed two dancers in a blue screen environment. “I choreographed simple moves to create the illusion of a ethereal or aquatic space,” he says. “The project was then animated and composited over a week period.”

(....)



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« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 09:38:03 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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http://giphy.com/gifs/ben-whishaw-jessica-on-paper-original-painting-l3nWgDJ5fucig1Izu

And here’s a nice progress GIF of my Ben Whishaw painting, cause they’re always fun to be
hypnotised by…….
(It wouldn’t display as an uploaded GIF file uploaded direct from my hardrive, so if someone
knows Tumblr’s secret let me in the know, yeah?)

I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas break whether you celebrate or not, and brought in
the new year with love and optimism. I’m really looking forward to creating new and exciting
Jessica On Paper things for everyone! I’m going to be finally producing those badges, stickers,
and greeting cards I’ve had on hold, attending print fairs/conventions later in 2016 and
taking your commissions!

In December the orders started flowing in and had my first personal drawing commission;
all took me a little by surprise if I’m honest!  It really made my Christmas merrier and 2016
look that much brighter, especially as I was working retail for the whole season, bleurrrrrgh!
Time to get back to real work ;)

J.x

#London Spy #Ben Whishaw #Danny and Alex #Tom Rob Smith #BBC tv #fan art
#digital painting #painting #art #artist #portrait #Jessica On Paper
#jessicaonpaper.com #Etsy #gif #wip #progress #illustration #illustrator #artists on tumblr
#support your local artist #new year 2016




I waaaaasn’t reeeaaaally done. But I am now :3

You can now own a print of the loveable Mr Ben Whishaw, just click on the picture!

J.x

Source: etsy.com #Ben Whishaw #London Spy #BBC TV #Tom Rob Smith
#Danny and Alex #painting #fanart #fan art #digital art #digital painting
#photoshop #art #artist #illustrator #illustration. #portrait art for sale etsy
#support your local artist



Okay…. I think it’s finished. I’ll look at it again with fresh eyes tomorrow.
Ben Whishaw is to me one of our finest young actors, and the scene this
picture is from was a beautiful moment of acting in the recent BBC show
London Spy, and I haven’t done it justice!

My painting will be made available in my Etsy shop as an A3 print this week,
though feel free to request a different size - A2 is the max print size.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/261987997/art-print-digital-portrait-painting-of

On to the next one! J.x

#digital painting #painting #photoshop #actor #Ben Whishaw #London Spy
#BBC #bbc tv #tv drama #fan art #illustration #art #artist #artists on tumblr
#portrait #jessicaonpaper #Jessica On Paper #Etsy #jessicaonpaper.com





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Original art posted
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
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"Camping Out"

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And also, art by
Eli Lin--
(originally posted in this thread
Page 5 Reply 40)
                 









I was that man, and you were that someONE.



And also--



http://eli-lin.tumblr.com/post/135248760807/illustration-the-scene-that-i-loved-in-london



-  How do you admit to someone you’ve never been in a relationship?

   Who wants to hear?  And when they do,who wants to stay?

-  I do
.

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"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"