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Posted By Maria   January 20th, 2017  Interviews,Photos: Magazine Scans,TV: SS-GB

SS-GB was featured in February’s issue of Empire magazine. You can find the scans with an interview of Sam and the creators and also includes some new pictures. Enjoy!

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Magazine Scans > 2017 > February – Empire Magazine

British actor Sam Riley is hoping his new TV show boosts his chances of playing James Bond.

The English star has teamed up with Bond screenwriting pair Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who penned Die Another Day, Casino Royal and Spectre, among others, on new BBC drama SS-GB.

It’s the first time the writing duo has worked on the small screen, and Sam relished the chance to play Douglas Archer in the “film noir with Nazis”.

“As my dad put it, people might actually watch something I’m in now,” he smiled to Empire magazine. “Plus I’ve always wanted to play a detective and my ego saw I was in every scene. I’m hoping it will up my odds for playing Bond, too.”

The drama follows Sam’s cop Douglas, who has to decide whether to work with the enemy or join the resistance. It’s set in an alternative reality, where Germany has won World War II and the Nazis and SS control London and Scotland Yard.

“He’s ambiguous. He’s not a Nazi but he thinks there has to be law and order… His neighbours see him driven to work by the Gestapo and didn’t know if they can trust him,” Maleficent actor Sam explained of the role.

“We have Germans playing crucial roles, instead of English actors putting on dodgy accents.”

For writers Robert and Neal, the project offered them a break from Bond.

“We had more freedom than with the Bond films, which are so heavily deconstructed,” Neal said. “It’s great fun having a large canvas to tell a story with twists, turns and subtle plot (shifts).”

Posted By Maria   October 22nd, 2015  Interviews,News/Rumors,Photos: Magazine Scans,Photos: Photoshoots

Sam and his wife Alexandra Maria Lara are featuring in the October issue of Icon magazine in Germany. I have added to the gallery gorgeous outtakes and a magazine scan of their interview. Sadly, it’s in German so it is difficult to translate. Be sure to check out the pictures and hopefully will update with better quality ones. Enjoy!

EDIT: Below you can find the interview translated in English by the lovely Azra from Riley Keough Network.

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Alexandra Maria Lara and Sam Riley are actors – and also a couple. They present fashion to us, where Germany visibly overcame the division 25 years ago: At the Glienicker bridge, which connects Berlin and Potsdam

The most beautiful about this place is that it once was a place where all these monstrosities happened, and today it is only a scenery for pictures. ———

——— An Englishman meets a German woman while filming in Nottingham. “Control”, the movie about the band Joy Division was the breakthrough for Sam Riley. For Alexandra Maria Lara it was a exciting role – but for the German star it was the begin of her great love. She was the reason why Sam Riley came to Berlin. Since 10 years lives the Brit in the German capital. Whether he misses Great Britain? “I am more than enough there. Just this morning did I come back from filming in Brighton and that’s why I am a little bit tired.” Riley’s sightseeing started with his wife by his side on a simple stroll. “Alexandra was walking beside me with her head down, and I was thinking: Why is she making herself small?” The reason followed shorty – the first ones turned around for the actress, and “one walked into a post”, says Riley in a mixture of German and English. That was the first time when he realized that he had a star by his side. But that’s not how Alexandra Maria Lara sees herself: “What fascinates me about our work is firstly not to be in the spotlight and everything that comes with it. I am mostly excited about the filming, the creative co workers and the time spend on set. But when we are at premieres or events, it is always fun to meet friends.”

To have fun. The keyword. Also if it is about fashion. Alexandra Maria Lara is all in in most things, but with one thing she is strictly: “For me fashion also has something to do with identity. If you are feeling comfortable in your clothes, you also can wear them confidently.” You could say: Alexandra Maria Lara is precise, not only about what regards her career. Even for the selection of her wardrobe is she the one who decides, if the to be photographed dress, suites her. A Prada outfit made of heavy Bouclé exerts a strong power of attraction toward her. Wearing it, the two piece (skirt and top) fails: “I think we don’t belong together!”

Sam Riley outs himself as a suit lover – his wife is thrilled about him in the Burberry-Trenchcoat above his Slimline suit. Whether on which location, the cameras love both of them.

Would be a modeling career an option for you?

Both laughing. One assumes that a Brit gets irony. With Germans itself pre-supposes a lack of humour. “And I am the one who sometimes likes to tell bad jokes”, says Alexandra Maria Lara grinning in a pile of outfits. Prada, Hermès – huge brands.

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Hey everyone, I have added to the gallery HQ scans of July 10th issue of Entertainment Weekly which features ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and also a HQ production still with Sam as Mr Darcy. Thanks to lovely Lora for the scans. Enjoy!

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