PEAK Practice star Gary Mavers doubles up from his regular medical role to play a copper in this one-off thriller tonight.
As Det Sgt Adam Ross, he is drawn into a web of adultery, deception and murder when he falls for the rich, beautiful and mysterious Gale Francombe (Jemma Redgrave).
But no sooner has he started an affair with this femme fatale, than he meets another woman who, in other circumstances, would probably have been his ideal partner.
Adam and Gale meanwhile plan what they believe will be the perfect murder.
As a cop who would be given the job of investigating himself, Adam thinks he will be able to cover all of the angles and leave the murder unsolved. But life is never that simple…
Jemma says: “Gale is completely cold-hearted and calculating, which was an irresistible challenge after playing someone was intensely warm as Eleanor in Bramwell.
I really liked the contrast, plus the fact that Gale was so open to interpretation.
“She’s a real chameleon. Just as you think you’re working her out, she changes again. …
Genteel English rose Jemma Redgrave is set to stun cinema audiences in a shock Jock movie…
Playing mum to the Scots baby from hell!
For Ms Redgrave has joined Irvine Welsh’s gravy train and is about to be seen in the sickest movie idea of the year – a drugs shocker, The Acid House.
The plot turns on a teenage drug fiend (Ewen Bremner) who swaps personalities with a newborn baby.
At nine months, the weird bairn swears like a trooper, supports Hibs and spells out his needs… mostly booze and to be taken on to the terracing at Easter Road!
“When I got the script I thought it the most bizarre thing I have ever read,” says Jemma.
The role highlights Jemma’s versatility.
The 32-year-old member of the Redgrave acting dynasty stars as the Fascist leader’s first wife, Cimmie Curzon, in the Mosley series which began on Channel 4 on Thursday.
And she will be back on our TV screens as the prim Victorian, Doc Bramwell.
“After two years of period drama, to go to Glasgow and wear jeans and swear a lot and work with Martin Clunes was Nirvana,” she says.
The Acid House, which hits cinemas this spring, stars Martin Clunes, of Men Behaving Badly, as the shell-shocked dad.
It’s a tale of a jobless druggie tripping on LSD one night through Edinburgh’s West Pilton Park during a thunderstorm.
As he passes an ambulance in which a woman is giving birth, a bolt of lightning triggers the personality swap.
The mother suspects something is wrong when she smells booze on her child’s breath.
“It was quick tricky,” says Jemma. “I was followed around by four puppeteers working bits of the baby.”
Time really does fly it seems. I’m happy to say we’re ONE YEAR ONLINE already!
Thanks everyone who has been supporting us on this journey and who keeps checking our social sites for new rare photos and the latest buzz around ‘Berena’… you can always email us if you got any future post requests 😉
Last but not least, we received a few questions so for everyone who didn’t know – Jemma herself is on Twitter too @jemma_redgrave …and we’re hoping she’ll get verified soon!
Have a good (Holby) Tuesday 😀
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We’re concluding our “quotes by Jemma” series with another interview from 1996 where Jemma talked about the complexity of her character Eleanor Bramwell. You can read the interview below:
You’ve heard of the Redgrave sisters: Vanessa and Lynn. Then, there’s their father, Sir Michael, and Vanessa’s acting daughters, Natasha and Joely Richardson. Now meet Jemma Redgrave – England’s answer to Dr. Quinn.
Redgrave stars in “Bramwell,” a four-part “Masterpiece Theatre” series that concludes at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS (Channel 28). The British actress plays a Victorian-era doctor who perseveres through the prejudices of the time, much like our own homespun frontier doc, CBS’ Michaela Quinn.
“She’s very complex, and contradictory. She’s so courageous, bold and unconventional for her time,” says Redgrave of her character, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell. “And, she’s vulnerable. She’s naive about men and relationships.”
“Bramwell” runs as a regular TV series in England; here, new episodes of the series will run as another four-part series, slated for the fall.
The daughter of actor Corin Redgrave (Vanessa’s brother) and his wife, Deidre, Redgrave says she knew from an early age she wanted to act.
“I don’t know – it’s in the genetic code, I guess,” she says.
There were trepidations.
“The only reservations I had about acting is that I didn’t know whether I had an aptitude for it,” she says. Until, that is, she received “incredible notices” for her stage debut, in a play called “Easter,” and her mind was set at ease.
“Then I felt absolutely sure that I wasn’t going to embarrass my family,” she says.
Now, how would she feel if her son Gabriel, now 2, decided to follow in the footsteps of the theatrical Redgrave family, rather than in those of her husband, Tim, a lawyer?
“I think I’d just try and encourage him – and give him a few phone numbers,” she says, laughing.