The Telegraph published an interview with Rosamund about IWC’s new collection. Check it out below.
“I became interested in watches because I’m such a terrible timekeeper,” admits Rosamund Pike. The British actress and ambassador for IWC glances at the timepiece adorning her wrist, a bracelet version of the brand’s new 36mm Da Vinci automatic with a delicate diamond bezel and round date window. The rose-gold case goes nicely with her pink and black metallic cocktail dress – something of a development for a brand whose slogan not so long ago was “engineered for men”.
I put this to her. “Oh, that’s an invitation to storm the bastion!” she replies. This is the first time in decades that IWC has openly courted the women’s market, although it has long had female ambassadors, including Cate Blanchett. Three years ago it launched the 37mm version of its dress watch range, the Portofino, with a diamond bezel and coloured strap, which it coyly described as “for the smaller wrist” – the campaign pictures featured women wearing dinner suits.
Back in February Rosamund was gracing the cover of Fabric Magazine. Scans have been added to our gallery thanks to my friend Nicole, who is the webmaster of Caitriona Fan.
Rosamund has received an invitation to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2015.
“It’s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization.”
The 2015 invitees are:
Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games”
Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Martin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot Fuzz”
Heather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights”
Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”
Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along”
Felicity Jones – “The Theory of Everything,” “Like Crazy”
Stephen Lang – “Avatar,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats”
Jodi Long – “A Picture of You,” “Beginners”
John Carroll Lynch – “Shutter Island,” “Zodiac”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Beyond the Lights,” “Belle”
Denis O’Hare – “Milk,” “Michael Clayton”
Michael O’Neill – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Transformers”
David Oyelowo – “Selma,” “A Most Violent Year”
Dev Patel – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl,” “Pride & Prejudice”
Chris Pine – “Into the Woods,” “Star Trek”
Daniel Radcliffe – “Kill Your Darlings,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”
Jason Segel – “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Muppets”
J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash,” “Juno”
Sonny Skyhawk – “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “Young Guns II”
Song Kang-ho – “Snowpiercer,” “The Host”
Emma Stone – “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “The Help”
Go here for the full list.
Scans from Rosamund in the third issue of tn2, that came out last year, have been added to our gallery thanks to Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule. Outtakes from the photoshoot have been added as well.
When the all-new Thunderbirds Are Go gets underway this Saturday (ITV, 5pm), fans of the original 1960s series will be delighted to see many of their favourite characters again working to avert disasters for International Rescue. One of them, British aristocrat Lady Penelope Creighton Ward, is now voiced by British actress Rosamund Pike…
“I’m trying to make her a modern girl who is very much a fun-loving, intelligent, party girl,” says Rosamund who was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year for her lead role in Hollywood blockbuster Gone Girl.
“Lady Penelope is the daughter of Lord Creighton Ward, a political figure who obviously has important standing in society. She seems to the outside world to be a flighty ‘It Girl’ but she is far from it. The more she is of the here and now, the free-er she is to go anywhere and infiltrate whatever scene she needs in order to help International Rescue.
“Her power to disarm people is essential. She has a good sense of humour, she is strong and canny and she enjoys living on the dangerous side of life. Though, of course, she also enjoys a nice cup of tea!”
Of course it wouldn’t be Lady Penelope without her trusty chauffeur Parker, who is voiced again by David Graham, the original actor from the 1960s series, who’s now 89.
‘She has a great ally in Parker, her driver and bodyguard,” explains Rosamund. “Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We’re all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!”
There’s another link with the 1960s for Rosemund in an episode later in the series. Sylvia Anderson, who voiced the original puppet version of Lady Penelope, will voicing Lady Penelope’s Great Aunt Sylvia…
“The day Sylvia Anderson came into play Great Aunt Sylvia was so exciting,” Rosamund says of the wife of Gerry Anderson, who created Thunderbirds. “I think we both gave our versions of “Home Parker” just for fun! She and David Graham have wonderful stories about the early days of recording and how they battled with un-sound proofed studios. They didn’t even have a studio as far as I recall, I think they were using an old hotel or factory!”
* Thunderbirds Are Go begins on Saturday April 4, ITV, at 5pm
Sure, movie posters may proclaim all the time that they’ve got the “best” or “most thrilling” thing you’ve ever seen. But when a real F.B.I. agent calls someone “one of the most disturbing female villains in movie history” and a “cold, calculating psychopath,” you pay attention. Congratulations, Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne—even the professionals are terrified of you.
In this video, part of the ongoing VF Confidential Presents: Psych of a Psycho, F.B.I. agent Candice Delong goes over Amy Dunne’s (Rosamund Pike) many, many crimes, and speculates it might all be a result of Munchausen syndrome, not simply sheer, cold villainy. It’s crammed full of spoilers for Gone Girl—brace yourself for blood!—but after it was a joke at the Oscars, aren’t we past that point? And more importantly, isn’t Amy Dunne fascinating enough to merit lots and lots of discussion, out in the open?
For more about some of the fascinating crime stories that have filled the pages of this magazine over the years, watch Vanity Fair Confidential on Investigation Discovery, Mondays at nine P.M.
Scans from the January issue of Fair Lady have finally been added to our gallery. Rosamund was the cover star of the issue and it features a nice interview with her, taken by “Gone Girl” director David Finch. I also added a scan of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. Massive thanks to my friend Claudia, who is the webmaster of Julianne Moore Fan.