Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upstairs, Downstairs (2010)

Genre: TV Series, Historical Drama

Series Creators: Jean Marsh & Eileen Atkins

Writer: Heidi Thomas

Synopsis: A new household, the Holland family and their servants, move into 165 Eaton Place (home to the Bellamy family in the 1970 TV series) in 1936.

Keeley's Role: Lady Agnes Holland

Other Cast Members:
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland
Ed Stoppard as Sir Hallam Holland
Claire Foy as Lady Persephone (Persie)
Art Malik as Mr. Amanjit (Lady Maud Holland's secretary)
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck the housekeeper
Anne Reid as Mrs. Thackery the cook
Adrian Scarborough as Pritchard the butler
Ellie Kendrick as Ivy the housemaid
Nico Mirallegro as Johnny the footman

Status: Three episodes have been ordered, with the possibility of several more for Series (Season) 1. They air expected to air in the autumn of 2010 on the BBC and Winter 2010-2011 on PBS.

Upstairs, Downstairs photos

also see:
Daily Mail article announcing the show Read More......

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Keeley on "Would I Lie to You"

Keeley will be appearing on episode 3 of Would I Lie to You this Friday, August 6, 2010. Here are two clips:

Read More......

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Keeley for Upstairs, Downstairs Remake!

Keeley will play Lady Agnes Holland in the remake/sequel to the '70s hit Upstairs, Downstairs. The new show will follow a different family, the Hollands, living at 165 Eaton Place. Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, who created the original series, will both appear -- Marsh as her original character, Rose.

The cast will also include:
Ed Stoppard
Claire Foy
Art Malik
Anne Reid
Ellie Kendrick
Nico Mirallegro
Adrian Scarborough

The show will be set in 1936 (abdication crisis). Three one-hour episodes have been ordered and will air on Sunday nights in the fall, and on PBS in the winter (presumably as part of Masterpiece Classic).

The show is filming in Cardiff and the show runner is Heidi Thomas, who worked on Cranford.

Read more at the Daily Mail. Read More......

Sunday, July 04, 2010

New Interview from The Telegraph

The Telegraph has a new interview with Keeley talking about Identity.

At the end she mentions she's almost ready to sign on for a play in the West End :)

There's also a "What's In My Beauty Bag" feature here. Read More......

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Identity to Start July 5

Identity will begin airing on ITV on Monday, July 5, 2010.

ITV's media kit for the show is here.

Ian Wylie has also posted material from the press conference here.

(Photo: ITV via Life of Wylie.) Read More......

Friday, June 04, 2010

Twitter & Identity

Keeley has left Twitter. However, someone has begun a petition to encourage her to come back.

Keeley's new show Identity has joined Twitter and posted 3 screen caps from the show (none including Keeley). They are listing a possible premiere date for the show as Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Read More......

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Identity Press Conference

Ian Wylie has a recap of the press conference for Identity on his blog. It includes comments from Keeley on her own experience with identity theft, and the kiss from Ashes to Ashes. Read More......

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ashes to Ashes tonight on BBC America

Don't forget season two (series two) of Ashes to Ashes starts on BBC America tonight at 10pm EST!

And now, promotional photos (in HQ) for series three of Ashes.

(Photos: Read More......

Friday, April 30, 2010

Identity to Air in July

Identity will air on ITV in July. The show is mentioned in this long article in The Independent about new British crime dramas.

Keeley also tweeted that she and the cast attended a screening of the show last night. Read More......

More from the Ian Wylie Interview

Ian Wylie (author of the Keeley interview in The Manchester Times) has posted some more excerpts from his interview with Keeley on his blog. Read More......