Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Saint Joan Press Night (2016)

December 19, 2016: 


The cast of Saint Joan ended their Press Night with an after party at the Hospital Club in London. The full cast included Rory Keenan, director Josie Rourke, Gemma Arterton, Elliot Levey, and Hadley Fraser. 


You can watch the NT Live trailer and view some of the production photos below. 



Tom Hiddleston was also in attendance. It should have felt like deja vu to him since Saint Joan was performed at the Donmar Warehouse (Coriolanus was performed at the Donmar Warehouse), Saint Joan was directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus was directed by Josie Rourke), the Press Night After Party for Saint Joan was held at the Hospital Club (the Press Night After Party for Coriolanus was held at the Hospital Club), Hadley Fraser has a supporting role in Saint Joan (Hadley Fraser has a supporting role in Coriolanus), and both happened in December (nearly 3 years to the day). You can read about the Coriolanus event here


Gemma Arterton stars in the play as Joan of Arc. 


Tom Hiddleston and Gemma Arterton have been friends since their days at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) where they both earned the BA in Acting Degree (H Level). I'm gonna assume that means an Honours degree. Tom was slightly ahead graduating in 2005, and Gemma followed in 2007


Tom and Gemma were originally scheduled to star in a biopic about photographer Robert Capa but Gemma dropped out and then eventually the film was scrapped altogether... They did eventually work together on the Time's Up inspired short film Leading Lady Parts





Fashion: 

Interesting tidbit. This was Tom Hiddleston's last suit appearance of 2016 and Berlinale was his first suit appearance of 2016. He wore the same Ralph Lauren suit both times. Full circle! 


Also, you can probably spot a bag in the background of Tom's pictures. It's impossible to tell for sure based on the images but it looks very similar to the Mulberry Brynmore messenger bag that Tom was first seen with in 2011 and had on prominent display at the Mulberry fashion show dinner in 2012




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