January 16, 2014 |
Even when a design shoot is staged to look natural--fire blazing in the hearth; dad at the dining table, joshing with the kids over Sunday night take-out--there is obviously much that is missing from the picture. The support staff, for instance, who make such a scene (and by extension its real-life counterpart) possible and pristine. Painter Ramiro Gomez has made it his mission to render visible those invisible workers. In the last year or two, he has placed life-size painted cardboard cutouts of gardeners on Beverly Hills lawns and stood figures of housekeepers outside luxury hotels.
December 28, 2013 |
After making his feature directorial debut in 2011 with his fierce, unsparing adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes is in the director's chair once again for "The Invisible Woman," which opens Christmas Day. Based on the book by Claire Tomalin, the romantic drama chronicles the relationship between Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). The writer of such literary masterpieces as "Great Expectations," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "A Christmas Carol" was married with 10 children when he met the teenager, who toiled on stage with her mother and two older sisters.
December 24, 2013 |
The numerous works of Charles Dickens, perhaps the English language's preeminent storyteller, have been turned into films and television over and over again for more than a century. "The Invisible Woman," however, might be the first film to be made about the great man's private life, and it turns out to be as compellingly dramatic as anything he put on the page. More than that, as directed by and starring the superb Ralph Fiennes as Dickens and splendidly assisted by Britain's Felicity Jones as the title character, "The Invisible Woman" is an exceptional film about love, longing and regret.
December 10, 2013 |
Actor-director Ralph Fiennes goes deep into the role of Charles Dickens in the new biopic "The Invisible Woman," which dramatizes the iconic author's love affair with young actress Nelly Ternan while at the height of his fame. You could reasonably imagine Fiennes being a lifelong devotee of Dickens -- but you would be dead wrong. Speaking at the Envelope Screening Series along with co-star Felicity Jones and Times reporter Glenn Whipp, Fiennes admitted that he was a Dickens novice before getting involved in the film.
December 9, 2013 |
Finding the right actor to play the larger-than-life role of Charles Dickens in the new biopic "The Invisible Woman" proved to be a challenge for sophomore director Ralph Fiennes. After his first choice turned him down, Fiennes reluctantly went with a two-time Academy Award nominee: Ralph Fiennes. At the Envelope Screening Series , Fiennes, co-star Felicity Jones and Times reporter Glenn Whipp talked about Fiennes' working on both sides of the camera. "He kept on bugging me that he wanted to play the part," Fiennes said, jokingly referring to himself.
November 26, 2013 |
In the Victorian era, not many people people knew that their beloved superstar author Charles Dickens had a long affair with a young actress, Nelly Ternan. But in the 20th century, the relationship was detailed in a number of biographies -- including 1991's "The Invisible Woman. " Which is now a movie -- coming to an art theater near you this holiday season, thanks to director and star Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes plays Dickens, and as you can see in the trailer above, he captures some of the author's magnetism and massive popularity.