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Dad’s Army the movie will, as it says on the poster, be ‘reporting for duty’ in February 2016 but the poster images shot by Jay Brooks are out now.

In the roles of Captain Mainwaring and his men it features an extraordinary stellar company of British acting talent including Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtney as Corporal Jones and Michael ‘Dumbledore’ Gambon as Private Godfrey.  It even has Catherine Zeta-Jones as Private Pike’s mum!

As Jay remembers, the shoot was a big day out in Bridlington. ‘Catherine Zeta-Jones was first, followed by a delivery of guns, replica of course, but eight World War Two rifles with their own munitions expert. Next was Bill Nighy and a box of moustaches followed by Toby Jones, some tin hats, some leather boots, Michael Gambon and the camouflage.

Tom Courtney, Daniel Mays and Blake Harrison quickly joined the party, followed soon after by Bill Paterson and the binoculars.

By noon we had 8 great British actors all under one roof and an armoury big enough to mount an invasion of a small English village.’

Dad’s Army is a Universal Pictures production and opens on February 5th next year

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Dad’s Army the movie will, as it says on the poster, be ‘reporting for duty’ in February 2016 but the poster images shot by Jay Brooks are out now.

In the roles of Captain Mainwaring and his men it features an extraordinary stellar company of British acting talent including Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtney as Corporal Jones and Michael ‘Dumbledore’ Gambon as Private Godfrey.  It even has Catherine Zeta-Jones as Private Pike’s mum!

As Jay remembers, the shoot was a big day out in Bridlington. ‘Catherine Zeta-Jones was first, followed by a delivery of guns, replica of course, but eight World War Two rifles with their own munitions expert. Next was Bill Nighy and a box of moustaches followed by Toby Jones, some tin hats, some leather boots, Michael Gambon and the camouflage.

Tom Courtney, Daniel Mays and Blake Harrison quickly joined the party, followed soon after by Bill Paterson and the binoculars.

By noon we had 8 great British actors all under one roof and an armoury big enough to mount an invasion of a small English village.’

Dad’s Army is a Universal Pictures production and opens on February 5th next year

 

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Pip photographed hard working actor Joe Dempsie for GQ in the dramatically ‘Blade Runner’ wind tunnels at Farnborough.

We don’t usually see Joe looking this sharp, here styled by Dan Blake, as his recent roles have included Chris in the very dark Southcliffe and the luckless Gendry in Game of Thrones, and he is about to reappear as Higgy in Shane Meadows This Is England 90.

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Jay Brooks and the cast of This Is England 90 suffered an acute attack of action painting for Shortlist magazine.  Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure and Joe Gilgun got splattered in a Pollack styled nod to the cover of the first Stone Roses album.  Why?  Because the series is set against the background of ‘Madchester’ and the rave scene so Stone Roses are, unsurprisingly, a big part of the soundtrack.

This is England 90 is the last installment in director Shane Meadows legendary saga of growing up working class in England in the 1980’s which began with the feature film set in 1983.  Although he never planned to make a TV series out of his most successful film, once he’d started doing so, he knew he wanted to get to the 90s. He had a vision of an opening shot of someone putting an ecstasy tablet on to someone else’s tongue.

‘Yeah that does happen.’ he told Miranda Sawyer in The Guardian. ‘There are four episodes in This Is England 90, and the summer episode is when the E thing kicks off. It’s not cool, though. At one point I thought, Yeah, I’ll hire 50,000 extras and get a proper rave going. But then I thought, No. In real life, the first time I went to a rave I got lost and ended up at a Pagan festival by mistake. And This Is England is like an antidote to cool, it’s like, this is what actually happened, and it was a bit wank.’

This Is England 90 airs on Sunday 13th September at 9pm.

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Jay Brooks has created the image for the Lyric Theatre‘s new production ‘Tipping The Velvet‘ which brings Sarah Waters’ audacious bestselling novel to the stage in an electrifying new adaptation by playwright Laura Wade (Posh, Royal Court/West End), directed by Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica, Almeida/West End).

What’s it about?  Well, according to the Lyric website ‘It’s 1887 and Nancy Astley sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler, a girl who wears trousers.

Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.’

Intriguing – and we are also warned that the play contains scenes of a sexual nature.

A Lyric Hammersmith & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production ‘Tipping The Velvet’ opens on 18th September.

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Jay Brooks was commissioned by the Directors Guild of America’s Quarterly magazine to shoot Danny Boyle, the greatest British film maker of our time, for the cover of their Summer issue.

Boyle whose extraordinary list of achievements includes Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and the opening of the 2012 London Olympics gave a typically down to earth but brilliant interview to coincide with the photoshoot, covering the whole of his career from the first film he ever saw to his up-coming bio-pic of the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Read the full interview here.

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Pip shot this crisp and classical portrait of Emily Berrington for Grazia.  Emily stars in Channel4‘s cult hit series Humans playing Niska, a ‘synth’ or super realistic robot.  The series takes place in a parallel present and as The Independent put it ‘It’s all a bit dystopian and Black Mirror-esque’ as the lines between Humans and robots blur.

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Jay Brooks shot the rich and elegant portraits of the cast for the National Theatre‘s production of Three Days in the Country.  The play, based on Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, stars Mark Gatiss and John Sim and is adapted and directed by Patrick Marber, his first theatrical work for eight years.  It is produced in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

 

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Jay Brooks‘ work for the London theatre scene has dominated the walls of the Underground in the recent months, with his portraits of Martin Freeman in Trafalgar Transformed’s Richard III, and Richard Armitage the Old Vic’s The Crucible.

The posters have now been released for the second part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, East is East, starring Jane Horrocks and the play’s author, Ayub Khan Din in ‘a modern classic comedy about growing up in multicultural England.’


 

We recently posted some great shots from Jay’s shoot with Tamsin Greig, for Playhouse Theatre’s season of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, and now we can show you the finished product! Keep your eye out for this around.

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We have the first look at Tamsin Greig as Pepa Marcos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdownopening in January 2015 at the Playhouse in London.

Jay Brooks worked with Tamsin and the play’s creative team to put together a series of fantastic images – more to come later.  Jay’s stunning first image has been featured by the Guardian, Vogue and The Stage.

More footage of the shoot, and Tamsin’s transformation, can be seen here. Tickets for the musical are on sale now, from the Playhouse Theatre’s website.

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Ray Burmiston‘s images of Peter Capaldi in his role as the 12th Doctor Who have travelled to every corner of the globe in the last few weeks.  And now, the day before the New Doctor lands, the excitement is going into overdrive! (Or maybe, underdrive? Check this out.)

These are the images released so far by the BBC, and there will be more to come from Ray’s shoot at the set (which we heard was amazing), with Peter and Jenna Coleman, who reprises her role as the doctors companion, Clara Oswald.

Doctor Who series 8 begins Saturday 23rd, 7.50 pm on BBC One.

 

Jay Brooks recently shot the cover of the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine, featuring renowned actors Richard Wilson and Simon Callow.

Here are some of the outtakes!

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In their interview Callow and Wilson discuss Space Age, a futuristic story of pensioners sent into space to organise alternative living arrangements for mankind:

‘Set in a distant future in which earth is threatened by over-population, Space Age focuses on a radical solution, the sending of elderly volunteers – men and women who have no wish to live out their last years in nursing homes – to prepare new worlds for human settlement.’

Space Age will air on Sky Arts channel as part of it’s Playhouse Presents season.

 

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Pip recently photographed Mr Sloane star Ophelia Lovibond when she was interviewed for Matches Fashion’s Style Report.

In the story, Lovibond talks writer Ivy Storvik through her style rules and fashion influences, and the pain of not being able to keep her costumes, whilst Pip photographs her in these summery outfits styled by Ursula Lake, exhibiting what she calls a ‘personal style heavily influenced by the 1960’s, but I add modern touches through accessories’.  In April she shared her wardrobe with Vogue UK for the month in their ‘Today I’m Wearing’ photo blog.

Of her current role, the free spirited San Franciscan, Robin, she says; ‘we wanted her to be as colourful as possible, to accentuate that she is the polar opposite from Sloane, who’s always dressed in brown and grey’. Nick Frost stars as the slightly sad Mr Sloane, and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman as his estranged wife.

Mr Sloane airs on Sky Atlanic, Friday 9pm.

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Double bill: Jay Brooks‘ photographs Martin Freeman and Jane Horrocks for this retro, comic-book style poster for the second season of Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed.

Never heard of it?

Curated by Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd, Trafalgar Transformed is a season of politically-charged, socially conscious theatre located in the iconic Trafalgar Studios on Whitehall. The season aims to thrill audiences while stimulating open debate and dialogue around the issues central to each play. Through pertinent programming and accessible pricing Trafalgar Transformed is also enabling the development of a new, more diverse audience and welcoming one and all to London’s West End.

Keep an eye out for more of Jay’s theatre work coming soon!

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Continuing his work with The Old Vic, Jay Brooks shot the theatre’s Artistic Director –  Kevin Spacey as he prepares to take the stage himself in the one-man play Clarence Darrow.

Previews of Clarence Darrow begin on 28 May

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In his first feature with Tatler UK, Jay Brooks worked with renowned body painter Emma Cammack for their “Lose Yourself” article in this month’s issue.

The piece focuses on the rising trend of “immersive entertainment” –  interviewing founder of Secret Cinema Fabien Riggall, The Templeton family who started the extraordinary Shuttlecock Inc, and co-directors Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle from Punchdrunk, which has achieved cult status among theatre goers.

– The March Issue is OUT NOW

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Continuing Shoot Production’s work with SKY Atlantic HD, the billboard campaign for the hotly anticipated drama Fleming was shot at the beautiful Addington Palace , with Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper as James Bond creator Ian Fleming.  The show explores the author’s real-life exploits and how they became the inspiration for his famous fictional superspy.

An epic production at an epic location.  We commissioned acclaimed advertising photographer Frank Herholdt and the team at Propped Up to create the quintessential 007 casino set, which gave the finished shot that deluxe feel synonymous with the James Bond brand.

– Fleming starts on Wednesday 12 February at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD

Production: Shoot Production / Photographer: Frank Herholdt / Art Director: Nick Allen  / Hair & Make up: Jackie Tyson @ Alchemy / Wardrobe c / o Fleming production team / Props: Propped Up / Location: Addington Palace

 

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Continuing his work with MatchesFashion.com. Pip recently shot rising star Luke Pasqualino at London’s Somerset House.

In his interview with MatchesFashion.com, the young actor talks about his lead role in the new BBC mini-series The Musketeers and the next step in his career, as he transitions from television to the big screen.

Read the full interview here

The third episode of The Musketeers airs on BBC1 at 9pm on 2nd February.

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Transforming into cold, ruthless spy Milady de Winter in her latest role for BBC1’s 10-part drama ‘The Musketeers, Pip shoots raven-haired beauty Maimie McCoy for You Magazine.

BBC1’s new witty adaption of ‘The Three Musketeers’ also featuring Peter Capaldi (The Thick Of It, The Hour), Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) and Tom Burke (The Hour, Only God Forgives), debuts on our screen’s this Sunday at 9pm.

 

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Irvine has been making his mark on the British film industry, featuring in ‘Now is Good’, ‘Great Expectations’ and most famously as the lead in ‘Warhorse’ which led him to the demanding role of the young Eric Lomax in ‘The Railway Man’ . A story inspired by the real-life experiences of a prisoner of war of the Japanese in World War II.

Be sure to check out this dreamboat in ‘The Railway Man’, which is released on 10th January – Friday this week!

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Ray Burmiston delivers another set of cracking images for Sci Fi drama Doctor Who. This time it’s for the greatly anticipated Christmas Special “The Time of the Doctor” (due to air on Christmas Day at 7:30pm on BBC One)

With details about the main storyline still underwraps, it has been said that fans of the hit BBC drama will see a fair bit of flesh from the current Doctor Matt Smith, and also see Smith hand over the Doctor Who baton to Peter Capaldi – We’ll definitely be watching!

Here at Shoot we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Stay tuned for more goodies in the new year!

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Shot at the legendary Twickenham Film StudiosShoot worked with our wonderful photographer Jay Brooks  and Liesl Ellnor (Art Director) to produce the poster for the critically acclaimed comedy drama  A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men)- is inspired by the stories of the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook starts 21st Nov

Photography: Jay Brooks /Art Direction: Liesl Ellnor /Production: Shoot Production

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Stepping back in time, into an impressive stage recreating the eery streets of Victorian London, Shoot Production travelled to Budapest to produce the dramatic billboard for new SKY series, Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Shooting alongside filming of the promo, access to talent was always on a tight schedule. Careful planning and timing was of the essence to ensure we got our shots and showed due respect to the many parties & actors involved.

Photographed by Hervé Haddad and art directed by Liesl Ellnor, it was truly spect’acular’!

 

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Pip shoots rising star Nikki – Amuka Bird, who has become a house hold name following her success in the role as under cover cop ” DCI Erin Gray” in the critically acclaimed BBC psychological crime drama Luther – also starring Indris Elba.

 

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Jay Brooks produces another great poster – this time, it’s for Olivier Award-winning play The Pride – starring Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Hadden-Paton (Posh) and Al Weaver (Hamlet)

The Pride will be showing from August 8 – November 9 at Trafalgar Studios

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Chris O’ Dowd and Ray Burmiston reunite for a second time. This time, it’s for BBC2’s new comedy series Family Tree.

The new series comes from Spinal Tap’s creator, Christopher Guest. So expect plenty of laughs with Guest’s trademark ad- libbed style.

Family Tree is now showing Tuesdays at 10pm on BBC2

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Mr Burmiston has delivered yet another marvellous set of movie style posters for Doctor Who. “The Name of the Doctor” and “Journey to the Centre of the Tardis” see The Doctor and his companion Clara’s adventures continue in the much loved British Sci Fi series.

Doctor Who is currently showing on BBC One

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Our very own Rebecca Miller captures a relaxed Rose Leslie for Bust Magazine.

First appearing on our screens as housemaid Gwen Dawson in the first series of Downton Abbey back in 2010, Leslie has since gone on to appear at the Globe Theatre in Neil Leyshon’s Bedlem, before joining the cast of HBO’s fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones.

Games of Thrones is currently showing on Sky Atlantic HD

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Playhouse Presents , Sky TV’s high profile series of one off dramas, is back on our screens, currently showing on Sky Arts 1 .

Shoot Production worked with SKY to produce posters for two of the “TV plays” –   Hey Diddly Dee,  starring Kylie Minogue, Matt Horne and Peter Serafinowicz, and The Call Out, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Stephen Graham.

The photographer was Phil Fisk @ Alyson Jones with art direction by Nick Allen @ Sky

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The Winslow Boy by Terrence Rattigan– currently showing at The Old Vic these rich and discerning posters bring this Edwardian classic to life- photography by Jay Brooks.

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Star of new Channel 4 drama Utopia, Alexandra Roach. Photographed by Rebecca Miller for Twelv Magazine.