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Posted By Maria   February 17th, 2017  Interviews,Photos: Photoshoots,TV: SS-GB

Sam gave an insightful interview to Telegraph and he talked about ‘SS-GB’, stardom and many more. Read the interview below and also check the new portraits out. Enjoy!

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Ten years ago, Sam Riley was destined for stardom. His acting debut in the critically acclaimed film Control, in which he played troubled musician Ian Curtis, should by all accounts have seen him promptly moulded into another Hiddleston-cum-Hardy leading man, cast in every period drama and spy thriller going.

He was set to become a household name, even tipped at one point as a contender to be the next Bond.

But when Riley makes his star turn in the BBC’s new World War II drama SS-GB on Sunday – a historical reimagining in which the Nazis have won the war and occupied Britain – it will be the first time many people will have seen him in a leading role since the 2007 Joy Division biopic.

So what happened?

It would appear that the bang with which Riley’s career started was enough to scare him off. His “extraordinary” talent, as one reviewer wrote of his portrayal of Curtis, “transcend[ed] mimicry”. But for Riley’s part, dealing with the buzz of Control premiering at Cannes, its glut of award nominations and journalists going wild for the film became too much to handle.

“My wife [German actress Alexandra Maria Lara, who starred opposite him in the film] said the night after the premiere: ‘I’ve been working in this business for 15 years and haven’t had that moment.

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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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Posted By Maria   July 17th, 2015  Movies: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,Photos: Photoshoots

Thanks to the amazing Lora I have added to the gallery the portraits of the ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ cast during the Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego on July 11th. Enjoy!

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Posted By Maria   July 12th, 2015  Movies: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,Photos: Photoshoots