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Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea" Shoots in London with Rachel Weisz

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 16, 2010 at 9:08AM

Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea will start shooting November 17 in London for five weeks. The romantic drama stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston (War Horse, Thor) and Simon Russell Beale (An Ideal Husband). Originally a play by Terence Rattigan, Davies adapted the love story about a privileged woman in 1950s London who walks out on her high court judge husband (Beale) to live with a young pilot (Hiddleston).
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Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea will start shooting November 17 in London for five weeks. The romantic drama stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston (War Horse, Thor) and Simon Russell Beale (An Ideal Husband). Originally a play by Terence Rattigan, Davies adapted the love story about a privileged woman in 1950s London who walks out on her high court judge husband (Beale) to live with a young pilot (Hiddleston).

Davies directed critics' faves Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992), both autobiographical stories set in his native Liverpool during the 1940s and '50s, as well as 1995's The Neon Bible (starring Gena Rowlands) and 2000's The House of Mirth (starring Gillian Anderson). The Deep Blue Sea is produced by Sean O'Connor and Kate Ogborn, the team behind This is England and The Red Riding Trilogy,

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.