Some more details on Sophia Myles’ current projects:
‘Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace’:
David Tennant, Sophia Myles and a producer did a commentary for the episode. But it isn’t just an audio track, they were filmed while talking about the story. It will probably be one of the many extra features available on the official BBC site right after the episode will have aired. It may also be featured on the DVD. Volume 2 of the second series (incl. the Sophia episode) will be released June 5, 2006. Pre-order.
Full name of Sophia’s character is Kate Breck. This young woman is supposed to look like Hallam Foe’s mother. In the movie the mum only appears on photographs. So, Sophia Myles was made to look older to pass as the mum on the pictures. Go to Jamie’s entry about his mum here (official film blog) to see Sophia Myles as Anne Sarah Foe. Sophia Myles is heading to Scotland today to start filming.
For all information about the process of making ‘Hallam Foe’ go to Get Your People …. This blog is dedicated to the ins and outs of making David Mackenzie’s latest film, “Hallam Foe”. Very interesting! Jamie Bell posted twice in character. And if you go to the entry of March 29 you’ll see a picture of the main cast (incl. Sophia Myles) which also includes Claire Forlani as the stepmum.
BTW, ‘Art School Confidential’ will have a limited release in the States on May 5 and a wider one on May 12. A new delay….
Various sources incl. Glasgow Film have updates on the filming of ‘Hallam Foe’ – Sophia’s next project. Shooting is to begin next Monday, March 27 and it will shoot for six weeks in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Peebleshire. Apart from Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles also Ciarán Hinds is a confirmed cast member. The budget is $3.7m ( £3.1m).
Continue reading ‘Hallam Foe’ shooting details
Sophia Myles is soon starting work on a new project: ‘Hallam Foe’ by director David Mackenzie (Young Adam). The screenplay by Ed Whitmore is based on the novel by Peter Jinks. The story revolves around title character Hallam Foe to be played by Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot). Sophia Myles will play Kate, the young woman who looks like Hallam’s mother. The genre of the movie can best be called Psychological Drama and it’s an arthouse production. The role will present a challenge to Sophia Myles in that she’ll have to carry off a Scottish accent. Shooting is to start within about a month in Edinburgh, Scotland. IMDb listing.
This is the synopsis at Sigma Films:
The film is a darkly funny, bittersweet coming of age story about Hallam Foe, a 17 year old misfit who likes to watch the world from a tree house in the grounds of his father’s expansive pile in the Scottish Borders. Hallam is almost over the sudden death of his mother when he begins to suspect that his beautiful step mother may have had a hand in her death, and it doesn’t help that Hallam fancies her rotten. After a confrontation with his step mum, Hallam escapes to the city of Edinburgh. Out of money and out of friends, he finds his tree top skills well suited to the rooftops of the city, where he lives ferally, attempting to avoid the perils of the streets below – including an obsession with a gorgeous girl who happens to look just like his mother…..