Helena to produce and star in new mini-series

Jezebel reports that Helena is set to star in a new television mini-series based on Jami Attenberg‘s novel, Saint Mazie. Interestingly, Helena will also be producing the series, along with Suffragette producer, Faye Ward

Helena will play Mazie Gordon-Phillips, who Attenberg described as a  “deeply flawed, self-indulgent, extremely boozy” woman who had “quite a mouth on her.” 

In a statement to Deadline, Faye Ward said: 

“Our story unveils a woman in the middle of her life, a local legend who lifted the spirit of a community and yet barely moved beyond the perimeter of two square miles. She was in love with the streets and the people, she saw beauty in the dirt. It is exciting to think of Helena on screen oozing the spirit of this courageous woman. [Writer Clara Brennan’s] witty and political voice is perfect for Mazie and her world.”

  

Alan Rickman has passed away

It was confirmed today that actor, Alan Rickman has passed away. Rickman starred alongside Helena in a few films over the years, most notably as Severus Snape in Harry Potter.

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family who said that he died “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. The Guardian

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Best of 2013

Another year is drawing to a close, and we would like to share with you our highlights. Feel free to share your own memories of 2013 with us on the chatboard – they can be Helena-related or personal!

Happy New Year fellow Helena-fans, we hope that 2014 will be a great year for you all! And of course, Happy New Year to Helena & family xxx

Best Interview
Well, there were very few actual magazine interviews this year, but we did get treated to a wonderful edition of Vogue, filled with stunning shots by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. I also loved the short-but-sweet interview in the Guardian Weekend magazine, with Burton and Taylor co-star, Dominic West (photographed by Gustavo Papaleo).

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