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The Abduction Club Promo & Spooks Character Name

Thanks to the tip of a visitor I replaced the scan of a promotional picture from the Australian ‘The Abduction Club‘ DVD with a better quality picture. This is one of my favourite pictures from my favourite Sophia movie.

Also, some of the episodes of ‘Spooks (MI-5)‘ Season 9 are now listed on The Internet Movie Database. Thus we now know the full name of Sophia’s character: Beth Bailey.

001 The Abduction Club (2002) > Promotional Photoshoot

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‘Glamour Women Of The Year Awards’

Sophia Myles attended the ‘Glamour Women Of The Year Awards’ in London yesterday. I added the pictures I’ve been able to find so far to the gallery:

005 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards June 6, 2006

About the audio commentary on the new German ‘The Abduction Club’ DVD. It was very interesting. Director Stefan Schwartz and a producer talked about the locations used for the film and the challenges of a limited budget, replacing the director after the first week into the shoot, getting enough costumes and extras while ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ was shooting at the same time etc. An interesting remark about Sophia Myles: She was the best horserider of the 4 leading stars. Originally, many more scenes were supposed to feature horseriding – but it proved to be too complicated. Also the members of the whole abduction club were once supposed to be accompanying the main characters – but for story reasons their parts were reduced.

I fell in love with this movie all over again and I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t yet had the chance to see it!

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Re-Release of German DVD ‘The Abuction Club’

No doubt due to Sophia Myles’ current success as Isolde in ‘Tristan & Isolde’ in German cinemas, Capelight have re-released ‘The Abduction Club’ on DVD. This time with the German title first ‘Entführer & Gentlemen – The Abduction Club’. The cover features Sophia Myles & Matthew Rhys, who actually play more supporting-like roles. The extras are the same again: Audio Commentary by director Stefan Schwartz, Behind the Scenes and Trailer. I’ve never heard the audio commentary before, so I’m buying this edition. The UK DVD is currently unavailable at Amazon.Co.Uk. My guess: Are they planning a re-release too?

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Gallery & Video additions

Mariana has sent in another photoshoot by Sean Cook. The lovely Kathy has found a HQ still for ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’. Thanks a lot!
002 by Sean Cook
001 HQ ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’

I also added more videos to the video page. An extract from the ‘Underworld’ Making Of, the rare interview for ‘The Abduction Club’ and some video clips from Sophia’s first big screen appearance ‘Mansfield Park’.

EDIT: You can now watch these clips in our new media archive (here)