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– From Broadway.com:
Sienna Miller on Broadway Critics, Jude Law and Her Triumphant Star Turn in London’s Flare Path
Sienna Miller is in high spirits as she arrives late one afternoon at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, her pooch Porgy happily in tow. (The newly groomed dog was sporting a green hair bow.) The 29-year-old actress is starring in arguably the single best-reviewed West End play of the year so far, Flare Path, Terence Rattigan’s 1942 drama set in a regional English hotel near a Royal Air Force base during World War II; Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde) and James Purefoy (Rome) co-star. In Miller’s third professional stage venture to date (she made her Broadway debut in After Miss Julie in the fall of 2009) director Trevor Nunn’s revival confirms the actress as a genuine talent in her own right, not just the consort of various famous men, former fiancé Jude Law included. In a wide-ranging conversation, at once friendly and exuberant, Miller talked about life, art, the paparazzi and a whole lot more.
It’s wonderful to find you on the West End and in such a top-drawer production. How did this come about?
Trevor [Nunn] sent me the script. I read it and thought, on paper it’s a perfectly made play, but I just didn’t get it. Then Trevor and I went out for coffee and he said, “No, it’s Chekhov, actually; you have to look more deeply”—meaning that there are characters in the play who you know immediately, and they’re lovable and brave and fully formed, and then there are characters like mine [London actress Patricia Graham] who begin as something and end as something else. That transformation involves winning the audience round. Patricia isn’t as overtly lovable as a lot of the others, and one of my flaws is that I struggle with not being liked!
You and James Purefoy both play actors, in his case a Brit who has made it in Hollywood and returned home to rekindle a love affair with you. Does that make it easier to perform?
Not at all—well, perhaps James thinks so, but I don’t. I know tons of actors and I have no idea what they’re about, and vice-versa. I think that’s true of any profession. What is true is you understand the camaraderie between Patricia and Peter and their history and their sense of fun, and she doesn’t have that with Teddy [her bomber pilot husband of a year]. I think the tragedy for Patricia is that she is torn between two men and both are flawed. In the end, she chooses the greater good, which I think she will make work. Sometimes you have to do the right thing—and that’s a situation that does resonate with certain women.
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Sienna and her Flare Path co-star Sheridan Smith will next month take part in the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s ‘Masterclass’ event. The Masterclass event set-up is as follows:
Masterclass aims to offer young people exceptional creative opportunities and experiences with leaders of the theatre industry. A year-round programme of talks, workshops, special projects and career advice is intended to give people insight into all aspects of theatre from writing and directing to acting and producing. Masterclass strives to provide all the events for free, so that people of all abilities, status and background can be inspired by and learn from masters of the craft.
Sienna and Sheridan will be making their appearance on May 19th, and will take part in a discussion about their theatre work, as well as answer questions from the audience:
Two of Britain’s hottest young stars of stage and screen, currently appearing to great acclaim in the Haymarket’s smash hit production of Rattigan’s Flare Path, will be in discussion with leading theatre journalist Matt Wolf and taking questions from the audience. A fantastic opportunity to gain insight into a life in the spotlight and the rigours of appearing in the West End.
The event will be followed by a special fundraising afterclass, giving a select group the unique chance to join Sheridan and Sienna for an exclusive champagne tea. For more details about the afterclass fundraiser click here.
I think you can book tickets for the discussion, but you will need to register first. Find out more HERE.
Amid all the excitement of the hundreds of new candids, I almost forgot to post about some new scans. Thanks go to the ever-wonderful Lorna for sending us exclusive scans from a recent interview with Stylist magazine. The photos aren’t new, but the interview is, and it’s an interesting read – particularly the bit about Sienna buying the rights to a book to turn it into a movie!
• Stylist (UK) – March 9th 2011 x5
Daniel Radcliffe is the richest British star under 30.
The ‘Harry Potter’ actor has made an estimated £45.6 million, £25 million of which comes from the final two films in the series ‘The Deathly Hallows’, alone, almost £15 million more than the second-placed star, 25-year-old Keira Knightley, who has made a fortune of £30.1 million so far.
Four of the top five money-makers in the list compiled by heat magazine come from the wizard movie series made famous by Daniel, with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint making £20.6 million and £19 million respectively.
‘Twilight: Saga’ actor Robert Pattinson – who appeared in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ – was placed fifth, having earned £18.5 million so far.
Britain’s highest earning music star is ‘Bleeding Love’ singer Leona Lewis, who has generated a £12.5 million fortune since winning ‘The X Factor’ in 2006, placing her in sixth place.
Heat editor Sam Delaney said the list proved not all rich people are “corrupt, cigar-chomping fat cats”.
He said: “In these tight financial times, there’s a great deal of animosity felt towards society’s richest. But who could possibly resent the millions earned by a charming young rascal like Daniel Radcliffe?
“The heat rich list is proof that not all mega-rich people are corrupt, cigar-chomping fat cats. This list is full of young people who have largely made their cash out of putting smiles on other people’s faces”
Other notable inclusions on the list include Sienna Miller at 17, who at £6.1 million has earned less than Arctic Monkeys’ singer Alex Turner, who has amassed an estimated fortune of £7.5 million.
‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has earned £7.9 million, putting her ahead of all her Girls Aloud bandmates.
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The Sun.co.uk reports that Sienna has agreed to appear in a new music video for The Hours’ It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish single. Sienna previously starred as a disturbed patient in the video for See The Light. It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish is The Hours’ first US release, so the appearance of international face Sienna Miller is sure to be a boost for them. The video is directed by Tony Kaye and features art direction from Damien Hirst.
Hopefully we’ll get to see the video soon!
Last night Sienna attended the UNESCO Charity Gala in Dusseldorf, Germany, where she was honoured with the Commitment To Charity award for her work with International Medical Corps in the Democratic Republic of The Congo and Haiti, and for her work with the Starlight Children’s Foundation in London – congratulations Sienna! Sienna wore a floor length champagne coloured dress by Stella McCartney with her hair up. Pictured at the event with Miss Miller were director Oliver Stone, actor Armin Mueller Stahl, and fashion designer Donatella Versace, and she had her mum, Jo, with her, as you can see in the photos!
UNESCO is the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organisation. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities: Africa, and Gender equality. Read more at UNESCO.org.
40 photos from last nights event have been added to the Gallery!
• UNESCO Charity Gala x40
On October 5, Adeline Records will release The Hours’ first full-length US album, “It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish,” to all digital outlets, with a deluxe edition exclusive to iTunes. The album sees The Hours put their own twist on Brit-pop with songs fueled by soaring choruses and powerful ballads. Produced and mixed by the band and renowned producer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode), the album features the band’s iconic “Ali In The Jungle” – heard in Nike’s 2010 Winter Olympic TV/web campaign “The Human Chain” and two new songs, “1000 Years” and “Born To Be.”
The Hours’ music has inspired contributions from a variety of high-profile artists. Damien Hirst, the controversial post-modern UK artist, threw his support behind the band and developed the representative clock-eyed skull logo used in The Hours’ artwork and onstage set. An exclusive video for “See The Light,” featuring actress Sienna Miller and directed by the legendary Tony Kaye (American History X), will be serviced to video and online outlets.
Sienna has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure, for her role as The Baroness in G.I. Joe – congratulations Sienna! She goes up against Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood), Mila Kunis (The Book of Eli), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) and Zoe Saldana (The Losers) in the category. You can vote at teenchoiceawards.com, and the show takes place on Monday August 9th.
Robin Hood star Russell Crowe says Sienna Miller – the original choice to play Maid Marian in the new movie – would have been “fine” in the role.
Miller was ousted from the role to make way for Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.
Of the casting of his co star in the Ridley Scott-directed film, Crowe said: “The thing about is you can make a lot of assumptions but Ridley and had a certain confidence about Sienna because of instinct and frankly I would have trusted that instinct. Who knows how Sienna Miller adapted in company and how much she could rise, so I think she would have been fine.”
Crowe, who lives in Australia, also heaped praise on fellow Sydneysider Blanchett. “Do I think Cate Blanchett is the most spectacular creature that ever walked the planet? Yes, I do,” he told Brisbane’s Courier Mail.
The Robin Hood movie is set to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 12.
It opens in cinemas worldwide later this month.
The Razzies might not have liked Sienna in G.I. Joe, but the MTV Movie Awards certainly do! Sienna is nominated in no less than 4 categories this year! Congrats to Sienna!
Best Kiss – VOTE!
Sienna Miller & Channing Tatum – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’
Best Fight – VOTE!
Sienna Miller vs. Rachel Nichols – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’
Best Villain – VOTE!
Sienna Miller – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’
Best Ass Kicking Star – VOTE!
Best Movie – VOTE!
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Confusingly, this is only a nomination for a nomination, in that you have to vote now and those with the most votes will go on to be the final five main nominees in each category. Make sense?! And because of that, you can also still nominate her in other categories. Either way, vote vote vote!!