How would you describe Lady Persie?
Persie’s a funny one. She’s selfish, headstrong, rude and a bit ditsy at the same time. She’s a bit troublesome. But she’s also charming, and doesn’t really mean anyone harm. She does some terrible things, but for some reason you can’t help but like her. She loves adventure and she definitely goes against convention. Excitement plays a massive part in the choices she makes. She has to better herself all the time. I think it’s just the way she likes her life to be. She doesn’t see why everyone has to be so boring all the time.
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Thanks to Lorna for the scan! 🙂
‘Pulse‘ aired yesterday on BBC3 and it’s easy to find a ton of glowing reviews – The Scotsman says it’s “grisly, grimy and intriguing” and could “prove another triumph for BBC3, following the hit show Being Human.” Herald.ie wrote that it’s “a deeply satisfying mixture of suspense and horror set in an NHS hospital”.
If you too, enjoyed the pilot episode and want to help it get picked up for a proper series be sure to leave a comment on the BBC 3 Blog (where you can also re-watch the entire episode). And here’s the Official PULSE Facebook Page.
Hannah who is played to beautiful affect by Claire Foy
Built around the impressively versatile Claire Foy, fresh from sneering up a storm in Going Postal, Pulse aimed at a tricky mix of soap and supernatural and got it pretty much spot on. Caring without being cloying, Foy handled Hannah’s complicated backstory, which involved both a mental breakdown and a break-up (with the creepy Nick), with some aplomb.
The excellently understated Claire Foy playing trainee doc Hannah. … Good performances, most notably from Claire Foy as a traumatised trainee doctor, Hannah Carter, resuming her studies following the death of her mother.
– The Guardian
Foy makes for a convincing heroine, and plays the part with the right mix of vulnerability and determination to prevent her character from sliding into the typical woman-in-peril clichés that the horror genre so frequently falls back on.
– Den of Geek
What is absolutely certain is this is a first-rate cast, headed by Claire Foy of Little Dorrit fame as junior doctor Hannah.
So what does the writer, Paul Cornell think of Claire as the heroine in his show? “The way the emotion works through that cast is tremendous. Claire Foy, who appears in almost every frame, did such an amazing job, and it’s wonderful to see.” (source) “The casting here is excellent, though. Claire Foy really does heavy lifting. It’s her quest, she’s the centre for us.” (source)
Here’s an interview where Claire herself talks about ‘Pulse‘:
• Claire Foy & Ben Miles, Pulse, TV Choice Magazine
Assuming ‘Pulse‘ gets commissioned by the BBC for a full series we’ll be looking at transmitting in late March or early April of 2011 – according to its producer Simon Heath (source). Don’t forget to leave your positive comments on the BBC 3 Blog.
Signing off with this quote:
It was refreshing, and bold, and a break from the norm. So yes, if you’re reading this, BBC controllers: please, sirs, can we have some more?
– The Independent
Anna and I have added more scans from UK publications to the gallery, thanks to the ever helpful Lorna!
Claire Foy is featured in The Stage Podcast talking about of course ‘Pulse‘ and ‘Going Postal‘. We learn that she’s finished filming ‘Homeland‘ in Israel. Listen to the lovely interview here.
And the ‘Going Postal‘ Press Pack features an interview with Claire, which was added to our Press Archive:
Claire Foy’s upcoming projects ‘Going Postal‘ and ‘Pulse‘ are both featured in the July issue of UK magazine SFX. Find the scans with some lovely shots of Claire in the gallery.
The BBC3 pilot ‘Pulse‘ will air sometime in June and so far the few advance reviews have been very positive. Let’s hope it will get picked up!
The main character, Hannah, like all the best Heroes/heroines has her own inner demons to conquer when’s she’s not busy uncovering that all is not well at St Timothy’s. Her growth from a daughter struggling with her mother’s death and the huge shoes she now has to fill to reluctant heroine feels realistic. It would have been easy to start the episode with a massive info dump to give us her background but instead we are allowed to find out how and why she’s so traumatized as the episode draws on.
source: Geek Syndicate