My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Samuel West - television, Hyde Park on Hudson and Trash Cuisine

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(screencap sources: Mr Selfridge episode 6, Belarus Free Theatre, cinemasUGC, Smooth Radio)

Sam is currently filming Fleming, a four part drama starring Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming. He plays Admiral John Godfrey, a source of inspiration for M (BBC Media Centre 1|2). He has shared a couple of pictures from filming on Twitter (@exitthelemming a car|a document).
Mr Selfridge will return for a second series which will be broadcast in 2014 (ITV Press Centre).

Publicity for Hyde Park on Hudson includes interviews with Sam and Olivia Colman from heyuguys, Metro, View London, Front Row, Smooth Radio, Radio Times and Huffington Post. Also, MSN has a clip from the film titled "Meet some Americans"; and the French trailer for the film has slightly different footage to the English trailer.

Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, read by Sam (@exitthelemming). Excerpts from the stories were recently featured in Just So Science.
A few weeks ago, Sam and Emilia Fox starred in the Afternoon Drama Kathleen and Con.

In his role as the chairman for the National Campaign for the Arts, he has written a post for the Arts Funding Ning about Westminster Council's proposal to cut its entire arts budget and spoken to Labour Peers in the House of Lords about the NCA (@exitthelemming).

Sam, Alan Rickman and Joanna Lumley have recorded video appeals to attract crowd-funding for Trash Cuisine, Belarus Free Theatre's latest production (via @Fenella Dawnay). The deadline for donations is 7 April.
In January, he participated in Eastside Educational Trust's creative team training.
This month, Sam read from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four at Brixton and West Norwood libraries on National Libraries Day (a picture of Sam at West Norwood is here) and attended an auction raising money for Prostate Cancer UK (via @exitthelemming; a picture from the auction is here).

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