Martina Cole Talks About The Runaway

Martina Cole talks her passion towards the project and her particular fondness for the characters. There are a few clips of Kierston in this,you can view it below

 

Posted on March 25th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Interviews, Media, Television Projects, The Runaway
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Five Daughters wins RTS award

A BBC drama about the 2006 murders of five women who worked as prostitutes in Ipswich has won a Royal Television Society award.Five Daughters looked at the family relationships and lifestyles of the five victims of Steve Wright, who was convicted of their murders in 2008.The three-part programme won the Drama Serial award.

Philippa Lowthorpe, director, said: “We would like to dedicate this award to the women who lost their lives.”

The judges gave this verdict on Five Daughters:
“This sensitive, skilfully acted dramatisation of an appalling true story made for ground-breaking television.By concentrating on the victims of this terrible crime, the drama succeeded in giving the five women back some dignity and humanity.Powerful and important, this is TV drama at its very best.”

Writer Stephen Butchard was also nominated in the Writer-Drama category which was won by Jack Thorne and Shane Meadows for This Is England ’86.

Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell had been working as prostitutes in the Ipswich area when they were murdered.

The writers, actors and producers spent a year researching the story with some of the victims’ relatives, Suffolk police and the Ipswich drugs rehabilitation charity the Iceni Project.

Liz Harsant, the leader of Ipswich Borough Council and a trustee of the Somebody’s Daughter Memorial Fund, said: “We met the actors and producers and all of them were touched by the stories the parents had told them.

“I can’t say how pleased I am that they’ve won the award.It’s not something you want to relive every day of your life, but I think people had to know about it.”

Ms Lowthorpe added: “Our hope is that the drama continues to spark a debate about drug addiction and girls on the street, and for drug charities, like Iceni, to be supported to continue to do the tremendous work they do.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Five Daughters, News, Television Projects
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The Runaway – Episode 1 Stills

I’ve just uploaded some MQ stills from the first episode of The Runaway. Dont forget to tune in March 31st on Sky1!

Gallery Link:

- Television Projects > The Runaway > Episode Stills

 

Posted on March 19th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Gallery Updates, Television Projects, The Runaway
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The Runaway Trailer and Info

Hey guys! So I saw the first ad last night for Martina Cole’s The Runaway,this airs on Thursday 31st March on Sky 1! I absolutely cannot wait,I loved the take so very interesting to see what this is like! Below you can find two different trailers for the show,both feature Kierston briefly. Be sure to check out the site when the show airs as I’ll be bringing you caps and clips!

Some people read one Martina Cole novel and stop there – the books being too nasty for their taste.

So this brutish new series about London criminals based on one of her blockbusters will not please those folk who like to gaze at the pretty cottages on Midsomer Murders or the 1920s fashions on Marple.

It’s an unflinching take on the world of nasty men, prostitutes, abused women and rotten coppers. If DCI Barnaby or Hercule Poirot stumbled into Cole’s world, they would get a knife across the face, a knee in the balls and flung into the gutter – probably by one of the women.

Some people read one Martina Cole novel and stop there – the books being too nasty for their taste.

So this brutish new series about London criminals based on one of her blockbusters will not please those folk who like to gaze at the pretty cottages on Midsomer Murders or the 1920s fashions on Marple.

It’s an unflinching take on the world of nasty men, prostitutes, abused women and rotten coppers. If DCI Barnaby or Hercule Poirot stumbled into Cole’s world, they would get a knife across the face, a knee in the balls and flung into the gutter – probably by one of the women.

Posted on March 19th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Media, News, Television Projects, The Runaway
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Kierston Wareing and Ashley Walters to star in Top Boy cast for Channel 4

Wondeful news guys! Kierston’s been cast in another new project!Read the article below for more info..

Kierston Wareing (It’s A Free World) and Ashley Walters (Hustle, Small Island) join forces with major UK contemporary music stars Kane Robinson aka Kano and Scorcher in an ensemble cast of new four-part thriller Top Boy.

Written by screenwriter and novelist Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies, The Hamburg Cell) and produced by Cowboy Films (The Last King of Scotland, Poppy Shakespeare) for Channel 4, Top Boy is a 4 X 60’ original drama about young lives lived on the edge. The drama looks beyond the headlines about youth crime and delves into the personal stories of those involved.
Filming has begun in and around London this month with director by Yann Demange (Criminal Justice, Dead Set) at the helm. The drama will showcase a fresh and dynamic line up of first time actors, brought together through extensive talent searches across London; combining open auditions and youth workshops, with on-the-spot, street approaches everywhere from bus shelters to Burger Kings.

Meet drug dealer and gang leader Dushane (Ashley Walters). He is charming, sexy, clever, and at 26 years old has “already run out of things to be – except this”. When he gets the attention of ex-convict and drug dealer Bobby Raikes (Geoff Bell) he seizes an opportunity to be more, to have more. With his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) at his side, Dushane is on track to becoming Top Boy.

Dushane and Sully’s violent quest to take over the supply of drugs in the Summerhouse Estate impacts on the lives of a number of the residents. The emotional heart of the story lies with Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete), a bright 13-year-old struggling to create a stable home environment for his mentally ill mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan Brewster). Ra’Nell’s best friend Gem (Giacomo Mancini) will do anything to be accepted into Dushane’s gang whilst Summerhouse resident Heather (Kierston Wareing), pregnant and penniless, is determined to give her baby the chances she never had – “even if it means doing one wrong thing to get to the right place”.

Top Boy is based on months of first hand research by writer and Hackney resident Ronan Bennett and story consultant Gerry Jackson. Jackson, a fitness coach, was born and raised in Hackney and has, over the years, worked with the kids there to motivate and encourage them to keep clear of the drug and gang culture. He was able to set up meetings and interviews with local kids who gave candid accounts of life on the estates. This extensive research forms the basis of Bennett’s scripts.

Writer Ronan Bennett says: “I knew that I wanted to write about this world from the bottom up, from the point of view, not of the police, but of the tinies and youngers I saw every day hanging around the supermarket forecourt. So I asked Gerry if he would introduce me to kids on the street. Although I was interested in hearing about the mechanics of drug dealing, I wanted to know about the lives these kids lived. What were their homes like? Did they go to school? What did they think about their parents and teachers? What music did they like? Clothes? What did they want from life? Some of their stories were brutal and frightening. Others were sad and some were unintentionally funny – “I didn’t get focused on making money until I was 13,” one younger said wistfully, “all them wasted years.” I came to realise that the lives I was glimpsing on the supermarket forecourt were a lot more complex, deep and rich than I’d imagined. I wanted Top Boy to look at the fabric of life in a world we hear a lot about, but about which we know a lot less than we think.”

Head of drama Camilla Campbell says: “Ronan’s script is not only honest and contemporary, due to the vast research with the kids and their extraordinary stories – it is also gripping, funny and entertaining. It will be a striking piece of drama that is perfect for Channel 4.”

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Posted on March 16th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: News, Television Projects
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The Shadow Line coming to BBC Two

I really cant wait for this! Will be great to see Kierston back on TV again!

The Shadow Line is a major new drama serial created by Hugo Blick for BBC Two. A sophisticated conspiracy thriller in seven parts that brings to life a cinematic world of blurred morality and the conflicted characters who inhabit it, it features a star-studded cast, including: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Sir Antony Sher and Stephen Rea.

When police officers discover the body of a man, shot at close range, they soon realise the victim is Harvey Wratten, head of one of the UK’s largest crime organisations. Having served two years of an 18-year sentence for his part in importing £11m worth of heroin into the country, Wratten had only just been released from jail under the very rarely obtained royal pardon.

Assigned to investigate Wratten’s death is Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel (Ejiofor), in his first case since being shot during a botched police operation that left his partner dead. He has amnesia, caused by the bullet still lodged in his brain, which leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass and his colleagues regard him with suspicion. Gabriel has to follow an increasingly complicated line of investigation, all the while wondering whether he can trust anyone, not least, himself.

On the other side of the line is Joseph Bede (Eccleston), an associate of Wratten’s, who has built up a legitimate fruit and flower business during Harvey’s time in prison. Now, driven by a profound personal tragedy, Joseph finds himself planning one last deal: a massive drugs operation that he is desperate to see through, so he can retire and step out of the business for ever.

Watching from the shadows is the brilliantly lethal puppet master – Gatehouse (Rea). He knows how to find people. He knows their secrets and he’ll find them when they are at their most vulnerable.

As Gabriel begins to unravel the threads around Wratten’s organisation, the web of intrigue becomes more complex – and the line that divides the players becomes increasingly blurred.

Hugo Blick’s unique style has brought together a star-studded cast including: Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, Endgame), Christopher Eccleston (Lennon Naked, Doctor Who), Sir Antony Sher (The Wolfman, Primo, God On Trial), Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, Breakfast On Pluto), Rafe Spall (Pete Versus Life, Desperate Romantics, He Kills Coppers), Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, The Take, Five Daughters), Lesley Sharp (Afterlife, Clocking Off), Sean Gilder (Shameless), Freddie Fox (Worried About The Boy), Malcolm Storry (The Knock), Richard Lintern (The Bank Job), David Schofield (The Take, Pirates Of The Caribbean), Stanley Townsend (Zen, Sherlock Holmes) and Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Nurse Jackie).

Hugo Blick says: “The Shadow Line is about a murder investigated by both sides of the line – cops and criminals – and the opposing methods they use to solve it. But the real line is the morality within each character and how far they will go before they cross it”.

Ben Stephenson, Controller, Drama Commissioning, says: “As we continue our drive to build a bold and exciting drama story on BBC Two with commissions like Crimson Petal and The Hour, I am thrilled that we have attracted such world class talent to Hugo Blick’s thrilling scripts. Chiwetel and Chris are two of our finest actors and we couldn’t be more excited to have them, and the rest of the amazing cast, on board for this original and epic seven-hour series.”

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by Samantha • Category: News, Television Projects, The Shadow Line
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Trial and Retribution Captures

I’ve just uploaded captures of Kierston in her guest episode of Trail and Retribution back in 2008. Amazing performance by Kierston!

Gallery Link:

- Television Projects > Trial and Retribution > 11.05 – Conviction

Posted on January 9th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Gallery Updates, Television Projects
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Wire In The Blood Captures

Added captures of Kierston’s small guest role in an episode of Wire In The Blood back in 2007. The clips will be up soon,only im having a problem with my programme right now.Enjoy

Gallery Link:

- Television Projects > Wire In The Blood > 5.01 – The Color Of Amber

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by Samantha • Category: Gallery Updates, Television Projects
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The Worst Week Of My Life Captures and Clip

Captures of Kierston’s small role in an episode of  The Worst Week Of My Life have been uploaded in the gallery and I’ve also uploaded the clip in our youtube channel.

Gallery Link:

- Television Projects > The Worst Week Of My Life > 2.05 – Friday

Posted on December 31st, 2010 by Samantha • Category: Gallery Updates, Television Projects
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The Take Captures

I’ve uploaded captures from The Take. This is probably one of my favorite projects of Kierston’s,If you havent already seen it I highly recommend it!

Gallery Links:

- Television Projects > The Take > Part 1 Captures

- Television Projects > The Take > Part 2 Captures

- Television Projects > The Take > Part 3 Captures

- Television Projects > The Take > Part 4 Captures

Posted on December 19th, 2010 by Samantha • Category: Gallery Updates, Television Projects
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