New Drama Audiobook ‘The Child’ read by Rupert Penry-Jones, Emilia Fox & Robert Glenister - to be released on 8th August
Watch an exclusive HD trailer which gives you a sneak peek of the audiobook. Exciting, isn’t it?!
My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.
Robert’s surprise turns into horror when he and Carina find human remains in a cellar the boy has led them to. The remains of a man whose head has been split with an axe 15 years ago – just like Simon claimed he had. Things go from bad to worse within hours when Stern discovers more dead bodies, the investigating police officer Engler (Andy Serkis) starts to chase him as a suspect in the murder cases, and his own past comes to haunt him. Stern’s friend and former criminal Andi Borchert (Stephen Marcus) is the only one to believe Stern and Carina. Hunted by the police, and led by Simon’s memories, they start to investigate shady sub cultures of Berlin, and soon discover things that more gruesome than anything they could have imagined…
Audible Studios London presents a gripping audio dramatization by Sebastian Fitzek, Germany’s most successful thriller writer, whose books are read around the world in more than 20 different languages. This unabridged dramatization introduces listeners to a completely new approach to audio entertainment, a full-length dramatized book adaption with an original score and soundscapes from the heart of Berlin. Featuring amazing performances by a cast of over 20 actors in a breathtaking plot, The Child provides a truly immersive listening experience.
Written by: Sebastian Fitzek
Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, Stephen Marcus, Robert Glenister, Andy Serkis
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
©2014 Audible Studios (P)2014 Audible Studios
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What the Critics Say
“The Child is an unmissable milestone for fans and newcomers to audio dramas alike. A compelling, star-studded drama that mixes narration, performance, music and soundscapes into a moving story about a troubled young boy and a shocking series of dark crimes in Berlin. Essential listening,” (David Hewson, author of The Killing series, co-author Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel and Macbeth: A Novel.)
BBC Radio 4 - Book at Bedtime: The Miniaturist - Episode 1, read by Emilia Fox - 21 July
What better way to start the week and this grey Monday with the news of a new BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’ series to air from next Monday, 21 July, at 22:45?! Here’s some additional info:
The Miniaturist Episode 1 of 10
THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton
Read by: Emilia Fox
When? 21 July, 22:45
On a cold autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of the Dutch East India Company’s most successful merchant trader : Johannes Brandt. But her lavishly furnished new home is not welcoming, and its inhabitants seem preoccupied with their own secrets. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office which leaves Nella isolated in the grand house on the canal with his sister, the sharp-tongued Marin and Otto and Cornelia their servants as company.
Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist, an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny and intricate creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.
But as she starts to receive unexpected and unasked for items for her ‘toy house’ Nella becomes aware that the Brandt household contains unusual secrets and she begins to understand – and fear- the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society conformity is all. Neighbours are encouraged to spy on each other, excavating ‘the canker’ of sin. The packages from the mysterious miniaturist begin to reveal chillingly prophetic objects but Nella remains at a loss as to what they all mean.
Ep. 1 : Eighteen year old Nella Oortman arrives from the country at her husband’s imposing house in Amsterdam. But the welcome is a little less than effusive.
Producer: JILL WATERS
Abridged by Isobel Creed and directed by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.
Gallery Update #2: Emilia Fox attending the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party
I’ve updated the photo gallery with 7 stunning HQ photos of Emilia attending the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party last week. She looked stunning! Clothes: skirt by Temperley London, top by ZARA, jacket by Zadig et Voltaire and jewels by Asprey London. Here’s a preview:
APPEARANCES > 2014 > 1ST JULY | THE SERPENTINE GALLERY SUMMER PARTY
Gallery Update #1: Emilia Fox & Olivia Colman attending Day 8 of the Wimbledon Championships
Emilia wore a gorgeous dress by Kate Spade and matching jewellery by Asprey London…
APPEARANCES > 2014 > 1ST JULY | ATTENDING DAY 8 OF THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – INSIDE
Emilia Fox will lend her voice to Crackanory’s second series
Earlier this year we reported that anthology comedy Crackanory would be returning for a second series.
Series 1 included TVO regulars Sharon Horgan, Kevin Eldon, Tom Meeten, Steve Oram, Alex Kirk and John ‘Willie’ Hopkins on screen, whilst the score for the show was composed by Waen Shepherd and two episodes were directed by Gareth Tunley.
Like its predecessor, series 2 will be made and broadcast by UK freeview channel Dave, and will feature top drawer British comedians telling Jackanory style stories for grown ups.
So far, those confirmed for the new series include Vic Reeves, David Mitchell, Meera Syall, Warwick Davies, Ben Miller, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas, Ruby Wax – and Katherine Parkinson. Emilia Fox and Simon Callow will lend their voices to the series too, and it’s hoped that a performance by the legend that is Rik Mayall will also be shown.
Writers for the new series include Yonderland and Mitchell and Webb scriptwriter Toby Davies, Holly Walsh and Kevin Eldon, who will be authoring his second story for the show and will also make an appearance in another tale.
The new series will air on Dave in the Autumn.
Gallery Update: Faberge Big Egg Banquet 2012 - Additional HQ Photos
Back in early 2012, Emilia attended the Faberge Big Egg Banquet and I’m sure you all recall her red hair, especially in Upstairs/Downstairs. We already have photos of this event but I came across a few more so 10 new HQ photos are up in the gallery now… hope you enjoy:
APPEARANCES > 2012 > 21ST FEB | FABERGE BIG EGG BANQUET
Video Q&A: 60 seconds with… Emilia Fox
Emilia Fox feels the pressure in our 60 Second interview! Watch to find out who she’d cast as the next James Bond, her musical ambitions as a child & her secret to success!
Source: BAFTA Guru
New article: Pals Olivia Colman and Emilia Fox enjoy a girly day at Wimbledon - 1 July
Pals Olivia Colman and Emilia Fox headed down to the Jacob’s Creek VIP tent at Wimbledon yesterday for a delicious three-course lunch and wine tasting session, before settling down on Centre Court to watch French Open champions Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal crash spectacularly out of the tournament.
Marie Claire was lucky enough to blag a seat with the actresses and other VIPs in Jacob’s Creek’s brand new Wimbledon marquee, as they tasted a selection of wines and enjoyed Michelin-starred delicacies, including salmon blinis and, of course, strawberries and cream.
Looking stunning in a tangerine Hush dress that was perfect for the occasion, Olivia joked, ‘It was the only thing in my wardrobe that was clean!’
Speaking ahead of the Nadal game, she told us, ‘I love him – because my son looks just like him.’
Her showbiz friend Emilia Fox looked flawlessly elegant in a Kate Spade dress and Mulberry bag. ‘I debated going for pastels, but thought I couldn’t go wrong with something bold and bright,’ she told us. ‘What a glorious day – what could be nicer than wine tasting and eating strawberries?’
Strawberries and cream in the Jacob’s Creek marquee
The pals sat together on Centre Court, and were quick to rush to the aid of a nearby spectator who fainted during the Sharapova match, offering her a sip of their drinks.
As the actresses enjoyed a spot of high tea back in the marquee afterwards, Olivia laughingly told us that she had found the high-tension match ‘so stressful’, before lamenting that her own tennis career ended abruptly, aged 12. ‘I was great until then,’ she quipped.
Olivia, we love you.
The actresses enjoyed high tea and strawberry spritzer cocktails in the afternoon