Friday, October 29, 2010

Pink Carnation Spotlight - Claire Foy (Arabella Dempsey)

In celebration of the newest book by Lauren Willig, The Mischief of the Mistletoe, I present, the hero's ultimate foil, the heroine. Arabella Dempsey, friend to Jane Austen, foil to Turnip, and ideally suited for Claire Foy! So stop, and look no further! This is the lady for our root vegetable friend!

Name: Claire Foy

Dream Character Casting for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: Arabella Dempsey

First Impression: Little Dorrit, as the titular character she evoked such sympathy and sweetness.

Why they'd be the perfect actor for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: She has a sweetness and an apparent sense of humor that would be needed in someone to fully appreciate how wonderful Turnip is. Plus, nerves of steel and a no nonsense attitude when needed, and those are needed occasionally against French spies and rogue music teachers, not to mention teenage girls!

Lasting Impression: Going Postal. How that sweet Amy Dorrit could also portray this sassy, street savvy, noir esque lady, Adora, shows the versatility of this up and coming actress that would perfectly suit Arabella.

What else you've seen them in: She has not been in much, but she has quickly made a name for herself starring in an Andrew Davies miniseries followed quickly by her Terry Pratchett miniseries and to be topped off with the remake of Upstairs, Downstairs! She is the next big thing, mark my words!

Can't believe it's them: She was in the Being Human pilot! Granted I haven't seen it in a long long time and it was never showed stateside and has been forever shelved do to the horrifically bad original Mitchell and Annie, but still... she was in that!?! Oh wait... she was George's Ex, wasn't she...

Wish they hadn't: This young'un hasn't made a misstep, and lets hope it stays that way!

Bio: So talented and so young! I can't wait to see what she does next, it's no surprise she was named one of the  "55 faces of the future!" Although, in your bizarre and random facts of the day, Claire and our hero, Nicholas, though never starring in anything together (which I would fix, had I the means and ways) have a real life connection. Nicholas' long time partner, Lou Gish, who sadly passed away four years ago, is best known for playing Jeff's girlfriend on Coupling. Jeff, as played by Richard Coyle was Claire Foy's love interest in Going Postal, Mr. Lipwig himself!


Yeah, I like her. Okay, so I only have seen Little Dorrit with her, but still she's good. :)

If you've only seen her in Little Dorrit you'll be shocked with Going Postal, she has a range I would never have guessed from just seeing her in Little Dorrit.

I have the original Being Human pilot on my ipod. I'm going to have to go back and look through it. And I LOVED her in Little Dorrit.

It's only a minute bit of so. Wasn't the original pilot just so dramatically different? Who knew that a show could go from weird to awesome with just a cast change!

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