“August: Osage County” has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray today in the USA. If you haven’t seen it yet, or want to revisit Meryl’s latest Oscar-nominated performance, be sure to grab your copy. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the image library with many thanks to Lindsey.
Yesterday, Meryl has (finally) been a guest at the UMass Lowell’s Chancellor’s Speaker Series. Her appearance was originally planned for February 05, but got postponed. She answered questions, reflected on her storied career, offered advice for breaking into films, posed for countless photos, pulled an April Fools’ prank before a crowd of 3,600 and raised more than $230,000 for scholarships. Pictures from the event have been added to the image library. Scroll down for more information and a video. Edit: Pictures from the Q&A, which took place before the evening’s conversation, have been added as well.
Streep held court before a capacity crowd at the Tsongas Center in an event billed as “A Conversation with Meryl Streep” that was moderated by Assoc. Prof. Andre Dubus III. Earlier in the day, she held an hourlong question-and-answer session with 100 English and Theater Arts students at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, touching on subjects from how she prepares for roles to how she got her start as an actress. By turns witty, thoughtful and quick, she held her audience rapt as she discussed her career. Dubus, a New York Times bestselling author, wanted to know how she is able to disappear into her roles. “Acting is a very mysterious craft,” Streep said. “The (actors) I admire, I have no idea how they achieve what they do. When you are working with them there’s a seamless exchange of thought, emotion and physicality. You can’t parse it when you are in the moment.” UMass Lowell has posted a video with highlights from the conversation, which can be watched in the video archive.
The movie stills have been reorganized in the image library (many have been replaced with better quality pictures) and some nice additions have been made as well. Updates range from films between “Julia” to “Falling in Love”. Since almost everything has been updated, simply browse the albums for everything new, or click one of the previews below.
A couple of new pictures from the filming of “Suffragette” – taken on March 24 and March 25, have been added to the image library. With the current filming, more names are being confirmed to participate in the film, including Helena Bonham Cater and Brendan Gleeson.
Some great pictures from three of Meryl’s theatre productions have been added to the image library. First, two great pictures from Meryl’s professional stage debut in “Trelawny of the Wells” at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in 1975. Then, there’s the Public Theater’s 1977 production of Brecht’s “Happy End”, which starred Meryl and Christopher Lloyd. The third production is Elisabeth Swados’ “Alice in Concert”, which premiered at the NY Shakespeare Festival. Over 100 production stills and promotional pictures, featuring Streep, Swados and Joe Papp, have been added as well.
The first pictures of Meryl in costume as “Suffragette” leader Emmeline Pankhurst have been released after scenes were filmed yesterday. Parkhurst was a British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement who ultimately helped women win the right to vote. Pictures from the set can be watched in the image library, with additional information below.
Streep appeared to be shooting a scene where she spoke from a balcony, much like Pankhurst did to address the crowd of fellow women suffragettes. Writing in her novel My Own Story, she opened up about such meetings: ‘These were all publicly announced, and each time the police, mingling with crowds, made strenuous efforts to arrest me. ‘By strategy, and through the valiant efforts of the bodyguard, I was able each time to make my speech and afterwards to escape from the house. All of these occasions were marked by fierce opposition from the police and splendid courage and resistance on the part of the women.’ Emmeline spent decades fighting for women’s suffrage, only to die just a few weeks before the British Government passed the Representation Of The People Act which extended the vote to all women over 21. Meryl is only in the UK for two weeks to shoot her small role as Emmeline. The movie starts Carey Mulligan. Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne Marie Duff and Ben Whishaw also star in the film. The movie was written by Abi Morgan and is being directed by Sarah Gavron Suffragette is set for a January 2015 release.
Some great pictures from the past have been added, all coming from public appearances and ranging from 1980 to 1988. Pictures include promotions for “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and “A Cry in the Dark”, as well as appearances for theatre openings and environmental benefits. To launch all new pictures, click the previews or use the complete list below.
Appearances – 1988 – Last Uploads – “A Cry in the Dark” Press Conference (New York)
Appearances – 1988 – Last Uploads – “A Cry in the Dark” Press Conference (Sydney)
Appearances – 1986 – Last Uploads – New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Appearances – 1984 – Last Uploads – “Henry V” Shakespeare in the Park Performance
Appearances – 1983 – Last Uploads – “Silkwood” Premiere (New York)
Appearances – 1983 – Last Uploads – “Silkwood” Press Conference (New York)
Appearances – 1983 – Last Uploads – “A Chorus Line” Opening Night
Appearances – 1983 – Last Uploads – Academy Awards – PressRoom
Appearances – 1983 – Last Uploads – Cesar Awards
Appearances – 1982 – Last Uploads – New York Rallye Against Nuclear Power
Appearances – 1981 – Last Uploads – “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” Photocall (London)
Appearances – 1981 – Last Uploads – “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” Screening (New York)
Appearances – 1980 – Last Uploads – Academy Awards – Press Room
Appearances – 1980 – Last Uploads – Academy Awards – Stage
Appearances – 1980 – Last Uploads – “Kramer vs. Kramer” Premiere (London)
Three new magazines have been added to the image library – Ciak (Italy, February 2014), Madame Figaro (France, February 14, 2014) and MyWay Magazine (Germany, April 2014). Many thanks to Alvaro for scanning the first two magazines and to myself for the German one :-) Enjoy reading.
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – MyWay Magazine (Germany, April 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Madame Figaro (France, February 14, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Ciak (Italy, February 2014)