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G   /   October 24, 2018   /   0 Comments

Not everyone wants to be like everyone.

Jaguar F-PACE. A Breed Apart.

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Stray from the pack.

Jaguar E-PACE. A Breed Apart.

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It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch.

Jaguar I-PACE. A Breed Apart.

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Go behind the scenes of Jaguar’s new ‘Electrical Storm’ film with Eva Green, star of Casino Royale and Penny Dreadful, as she reveals why challenging perceptions can lead to a life less ordinary.

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Conventional thinking doesn’t lead anywhere interesting. A short film for the Jaguar E-PACE starring award-winning actress Eva Green.

Jaguar E-PACE. A Breed Apart.

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G   /   October 15, 2018   /   2 Comments

It’s just a bit of electricity. Nothing to be afraid of. A short film for the New All-Electric I-PACE starring award-winning actress Eva Green.

Jaguar. The Art of Performance.

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G   /   October 13, 2018   /   0 Comments

by Craig McLean
 
 
A year after the movie mogul’s disgrace, Bond actor Eva Green speaks for the first time to Craig McLean about surviving in a sexist industry — and why London beats Paris for pubs and trees.

BRITAIN’S favourite witchy actress has been considering the hex that Brexit is casting on the country. She has to. Eva Green is an adoptive Londoner of 13 years’ standing. But, despite that Anglo-sounding surname — and a career-launching role as a cut-glass-accented HM Treasury official in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond — she’s French.

“For me as a French resident, I’m thinking, what’s going to happen?” ponders Maida Vale-based Green.

“Are they going to kick me out? Do I need to get a British passport? Should I marry an Englishman? No, I won’t go that far,” she jokes.

Does she feel rejected as a European expat living here? “No, because everybody is against it in London. But I’m quite scared, waiting for the tsunami to come. Some people have left already.”

Still, it’s hard to imagine this redoubtable 38-year-old upping sticks for home. For one thing, the Paris-born daughter of a French actress mother and Swedish dentist father has forged a career acting in Anglo-American projects in her second language. Oui, in her next two films she plays Frenchwomen: a single-mother astronaut headed for the International Space Station in Proxima, and a trapeze artist in Dumbo, the live action reimagining of the Disney classic directed by Tim Burton (her third film with the London-based American).

But broadly: “Bond girl” Vesper Lynd, flying sorceress Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass, Morgana in TV series Camelot, the titular headmistress in Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the witch who curses Johnny Depp in Burton’s Dark Shadows, and the demon-battling Vanessa Ives in Sky Atlantic’s Penny Dreadful are all English-language characters. Not to mention all parts with something of the night about them.

Green — who is considerably more fun in person than her gothic roles would suggest — feels at home here. Having come to London to study at South Kensington’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art when she was 17, she’s been based here almost her entire career.

“I love the fact that London is so green. There are so many trees. There are no trees in Paris; well, not many. It’s weird. When I go there I get frustrated.”

That Anglophilia is probably one reason Green has been chosen to star in a short film for classic British car marque: Jaguar.

“Jaguar is such a legend, for a French person anyway,” Green tells me when we meet in a studio near Hanger Lane, the base for the Jaguar shoot. “When you imagine Jaguar you imagine them in old movies, something beautiful and classy. This felt very special — and British special as well.”

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