Kit and Rose are co-starring in a Richard Curtis short film highlighting the “toxic relationship” between UK high street banks and the fossil fuel industry. The film is part of Curtis’s Make My Money Matter campaign to raise awareness of how consumers’ cash may be financing industries that are destroying the planet.
In the film, they play a couple sitting on a sofa in a therapist’s office attempting to work through their issues. It gradually emerges that Kit’s character represents a high street bank, and has been hiding his love for Rose’s character, who represents an oil company. The campaign calls on the big five UK banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander – to stop financing new oil, gas and coal expansion, and said it was inviting the public to join it in “pressuring them to stop”.
Kit said: “This is an incredibly important awareness campaign about the dangerous relationship between our banks and the fossil fuel industry. But it is more than just awareness – people really care about this – and it’s time for banks to listen and act.” “Myself and Rose were perfect examples of not having thought about this, so the idea of this being an awareness campaign was a really attractive one. It made me call up my bank, look at where my money was going and try to do something about it, which is important before getting into a campaign like this.” “I think me and Rose really loved the idea of getting on camera together again for the first time in many years and playing this strange couple, where you’re not quite sure what’s going on. Hopefully our purpose in this is that we lend our faces to something that people are intrigued enough to click on and think: ‘What are those two doing acting together again?’ and they’re made aware of the campaign itself.”
Fun fact : Richard Curtis said the original script “did not have the couple kissing passionately and falling back on to the sofa together, but Kit and Rose for some reason or other felt this would be a very helpful punchline and they did it enthusiastically, take after take”. (source)
Rose stars in the new music video from classical composer and film director Fabio D’Andrea created in partnership with charities Overcoming MSand the MS Society. She gives a powerful performance as Amy, a young woman living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Don’t miss the video just below and if you can, please consider downloading the single to help raise funds for both charities – it costs less than 1$ !
Here is what Rose said about the project : “I’ve been an avid supporter of the fantastic MS Society for a while now. I felt like this was a wonderful opportunity to educate people who know little about multiple sclerosis. When they watch the video, I hope that they are enlightened about the invisible symptoms. During filming we met some fantastic volunteers from the MS Society and from Overcoming MS who were kind enough to share their first-hand experiences of living with the condition. It was really important to us that the portrayal of the condition in the video was as authentic as possible. I really hope that the video will provide a positive message to anyone who does have this condition – that it’s still possible to live a full life. » (source)
Gorgeous behind the scenes pictures and screen captures have also been added to the gallery.
For the fourth year in a row, Rose attended MS Society UK’s annual Christmas Carol concert which happened on December 15 at St Mary’s London. You can find lovely pictures taken at the event in the gallery and watch Rose’s reading just below.
The « Carols by Candlelight » concert is in support of the charity’s Stop MS Christmas Appeal to help raise funds for vital MS research. If you wish, you can make a donation here : https://www.mssociety.org.uk/candle
After many delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic (without speaking of controversies), it looks like ‘Death on the Nile’ will finally hit theatres on February 11, 2022 as a new trailer has been released today alongside two new posters.
For the third year in a row, Rose did a reading at MS Society UK’s annual Christmas Carol which happened on December 7 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. This time the event was live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube (yay !) so you can watch Rose’s reading just below :
Emilia Clarke also did a reading (she replaced Kit Harington who couldn’t be there) ; sadly we only have a couple of pictures from the event :
Following the teaser trailer released two months ago, the official trailer for Rose’s upcoming TV show « Vigil » is now out ! It looks intense and absolutely amazing.
Rose plays DS Kirsten Longacre who will lead an investigation on land into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security, following the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil.
It has also been announced that « Vigil » will open the television festival « Series Mania » in Lille (France) where it will get its world premiere ! The festival will be taking place on August 26 – September 2. No release date has been announced yet but we can hopefully expect the show to come to our screens in September.
A first teaser trailer and first look pictures of Rose’s upcoming series « Vigil » have been released ! A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but the six-part series will soon air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Rose plays Kirsten Longacre, a detective on her first murder investigation : “She’s finding her feet but she’s gung-ho and very willing and determined, which is a fun character to play.”
BBC One has released a tense first trailer and six new images for Vigil, the forthcoming thriller series from World Productions, the makers of Line of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders. The trailer will air on BBC One tonight (Sunday), following the credits of the Line of Duty series six finale.
Vigil stars Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Martin Compston and Paterson Joseph, and will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.
The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.
Vigil’s stellar ensemble cast also features Anjli Mohindra, Connor Swindells, Adam James, Gary Lewis, Stephen Dillane, Lolita Chakrabarti, Daniel Portman, Lorne MacFadyen and Lauren Lyle.
The fictional six-part series is written and created by Bafta-nominated writer Tom Edge, with episodes by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani. It is directed by Bafta-winner James Strong, and Isabelle Sieb. Vigil is produced by Angie Daniell, executive produced by Simon Heath and Jake Lushington for World Productions, Gaynor Holmes for the BBC, James Strong and Tom Edge.
Vigil is set and was filmed in Scotland, and is supported by the National Lottery through Screen Scotland. International distribution is handled by ITV Studios.
One year ago, Rose Leslie & husband Kit Harington attended MS Society UK’s « Christmas Carols by Candlelight » event in London and both did a reading to help raise money for the charity and fund the Stop MS Appeal. (Click here to know more about MS Society UK).
This year the event happened online on December 15th and Rose once again did a reading, this time recorded from her home. I bought a ticket and managed to record her lovely short performance, enjoy !
Yesterday, our Rose attended her first american talk-show and appeared on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ ! She talked about joining ‘The Good Fight’, her family’s opinion on her career choice, avoiding ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers, the prank Kit did to her on last year’s April Fools’ Day and… Brita water filters. (And she looked absolutely gorgeous.)
Below you can find a video of Rose’s whole appearance and interview including an exclusive clip from ‘The Good Fight’ upcoming episode which was shown last night, 10 HQ pictures of Rose arriving at NBC studio where the show was taped, and 5 HQ pictures of her during the interview. Enjoy !
It was announced last month that Rose would be on the cover of the January/February 2018 Issue of CBS’ Watch! Magazine. Many gorgeous pictures have been released to keep us waiting and today the issue is finally out ! You can find all the scans of the issue featuring Rose and read her interview in the gallery :