Saffron Burrows
English actress
Saffron Burrows
Saffron Domini Burrows is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father (1994), Circle of Friends (1995), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Enigma (2001), Troy (2004), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Bank Job (2008), as well as starring as Lorraine Weller on Boston Legal (2007–2008), Dr. Norah Skinner on My Own Worst Enemy (2008) and Det. Serena Stevens on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
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Golden Globes Gift Lounges 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With the Golden Globes taking place Sunday, January 10th, nominees, presenters and other A-list talent had a chance to attend gift lounges around Los Angeles where they received everything from clothes to beauty products to trips. SECRET ROOM EVENTS CELEBRITY STYLE LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Visit Santa Barbara debuted its limited edition "Red Carpet Red" pinot noir at the Secret Room, which was gifted exclusively to guests. A representative from electric car company Tesla was on-site handing out vouchers to test drive its Model S. Travel Org gifted portable leather organizers designed to keep passports, itinerary, currency, documents, credit cards - even car keys - in one organized and zipped-up stylish case. Actress Saffron Burrows, or the Golden Globe nominated comedy Mozart in the Jungle, at the Secret Room Events gift lounge. To keep their creative minds working, celebs received a full line of Scullery clay-making pro ...
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Get Your Inside Scoop on Season Two of Mozart in The Jungle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Season two of Mozart in the Jungle premieres today on Amazon, and if you haven't already binged watched it, what are you waiting for? If you need some convincing, the cast and creator stopped by AOL.BUILD to give viewers the inside scoop on season two. After the most intense opening night for the orchestra, season one ended with a playful and flirty stare between Hailey and Rodrigo which left fans wondering if and how their relationship will progress in the second season. "It progresses in the way that I think that, while Hailey feels just happy to be there in the first season, in this season I think that she really wants to aggressively pursue her passion," said Lola Kirke. "And there's an understanding that going for the person that she feels passionate about might be a major distraction and actually get in the way." That's not the only relationship progressing in season two. At the end of season one Bradford, played by executive producer Jason Schwartzman, fin ...
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Which New Amazon Original Pilots Should You Stream This Weekend?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Amazon's pilot season has begun and, just like last year, the future of the next Amazon Original series is in your hands. Ten new original pilots are now available to stream for free on Amazon and you get to vote on which ones will get picked up for series. While five of the pilots are for kids, the other five are comedies and dramas starring and written by some pretty reputable names. Since we know you only want to spend your weekend streaming the best of the best, we broke down each of the five "grown-up" pilots with our recommendations. You can watch all the pilots on Amazon. “The After” (Chris says ...) What’s it about? A group of mysteriously-linked strangers who are thrown together while trying to figure out why the world has suddenly gone all post-apocalyptic. Who’s in it? Some unfamiliar faces, Jamie Kennedy (for all you “Scream” fans), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”) and a cameo from Smith from “Sex and the City” (who hopefully will return if the series is picked up). Shou ...
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Victoria Hand May Show Up On 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
MTV News - over 3 years
By Alex Zalben Take this one with a grain of salt, but Latino Review - which according to their website, offers a Latin perspective on movies and pop culture - is reporting that Marvel Comics' character Victoria Hand may be coming to "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": On a boring Friday afternoon, while I wait for the latest Banksy piece to drop this afternoon here in New York City, we got word from our usual trusted sources that Saffron Burrows (Troy) got cast in Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD as Agent Victoria Hand. If I can parse through their unique Latin perspective on this story for a moment - and move past the fact their source for this is themselves - it does make a lot of sense that Hand would show up on the program. In the comics, Hand is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who ends up being Norman Osborn's right hand man when the Spidey villain takes over the Marvel Universe, and changes S.H.I.E.L.D. into a very similar organization called H.A.M.M.E.R. The running joke about H.A.M.M.E ...
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What She's Doing Next
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Jessica Chastain: can't stop, won't stop. The perma-busy actress, onscreen now in both "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Mama," has signed up to star in Liv Ullmann's upcoming adaptation of "Miss Julie," the 1888 play written by August Strindberg. According to Variety, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton have also signed up for roles. Set in 1874, Strindberg's play focuses on the title Miss Julie (Chastain), who breaks away from her upstairs life by spending time with the servants during a summertime party. There, she meets an older servant named Jean, who changes her life. No word yet on who would play Jean, but Farrell seems too young for the role; he's only one year older than Chastain, and Jean remembers Miss Julie from when she was a child. "Miss Julie" was previously adapted by Mike Figgis in 1999 with Saffron Burrows and Peter Mullan in the lead roles. Chastain teased her involvement with "Miss Julie" earlier in January, which came as a surprise since Michelle Williams was ...
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Cynthia Ellis: Interview: Rob Lowe Brings a Gun to a Knife Fight
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Actor and Author Rob Lowe. Portrait by Leslie Hassler. If Mother Theresa were a secret hoarder and Gandhi sniffed glue, would it make their idealism and the transformation they brought to millions any less valuable? This is the question that political strategist Paul Turner (Rob Lowe) faces as he tries to get his candidate another four years in office, in the film Knife Fight. Rob Lowe (The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, About Last Night, Wayne's World, West Wing, Brothers and Sisters, Parks and Recreation) with his quick-draw delivery and insider knowledge of how public image can work for or against you, is a total natural for this role; at once wise, witty, and extremely funny. Turner's candidate, Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) playing a Kentucky Senator (reminiscent of John Edwards) complains, "I thought the only way for me to lose this election was to get caught in bed with a dead girl... or a live boy!" Turner is running out of time to turn this scandal around ...
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'Knife Fight' Review: A Rough Take on Dirty Politics Unspools at Tribeca
The Wrap - almost 5 years
Have you been missing “The West Wing?” Fans of Aaron Sorkin's TV series will get a nostalgic kick out of “Knife Fight,” a film that focuses on the nitty-gritty, behind-the-scenes action of political campaigns and stars “West Wing” vets Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff. The comic drama, which plays like minor league Sorkin, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan last night and a press screening today. “Knife Fight” is the second feature film directed by Bill Guttentag, whose first was the mockumentary “Live!” He has won Oscars twice for documentary shorts subjects and been nominated three additional times for documentary shorts and features. Guttentag cowrote the screenplay with Chris Lehane, a veteran Democratic political consultant who served as special assistant counsel to President Bill Clinton and as press secretary to Al Gore during the 2000 presidential campaign. Also read: 'Don't Stop Believin' Review: Rousing 'Journey' Doc Rocks Tribeca In ...
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"This," at the Kirk Douglas Theatre this weekend, has potential but doesn't ... - Daily Bruin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“This” follows Jane (Saffron Burrows), who lost her husband to cancer the previous year; Jane's best friend Marrell (Eisa Davis), a jazz singer unhappily married to Tom (Darren Pettie); Jane and Marrell's gay friend Alan (Glenn Fitzgerald) and
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Information Please - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
(COM) Conan Tom Hanks; Jack McBrayer; Soundgarden. 12: 37 am (NBC-5) (A-53) Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Cory Monteith; Lou Dobbs; tUnE-yArDs. (CBS-7) (GLOBAL-8) The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Hugh Laurie; Saffron Burrows
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As I said to Tony Blair, the Queen is such a name-dropper - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
A not untypical entry, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, reads: 'I had a phone call saying that David Bailey, the well-known society photographer, wanted to take a picture of Saffron Burrows with me, for Vogue ... David Bailey is a funny man
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Melissa James Gibson's This - LA Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Jean-Pierre can't fathom why the just-disclosed one-time fling between woodworker Tom (Darren Pettie) and teacher Jane (Saffron Burrows) should be such a crisis for Tom's wife, Marrell (Eisa Davis) — even if Jane, widowed one year earlier,
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PHOTO FLASH: Saffron Burrows, Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, et al. at Opening of ... -
Google News - over 5 years
The production stars Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Glenn Fitzgerald, Gilles Marini, and Darren Pettie. Among the opening night guests were actors Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens, Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, and Debra Wilson
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This, Featuring Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Gilles Marini, Opens on the West ... -
Google News - over 5 years
28 and features a cast that includes Saffron Burrows, Eisa Davis, Glenn Fitzgerald, Gilles Marini and Darren Pettie. At the center of This is Jane (Burrows), who is, according to press notes, "a widow and single mom, who along with her circle of three
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Saffron Burrows
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013 and 2014, Burrows joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the ABC television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where she played the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Victoria Hand in a recurring role.
    More Details Hide Details Burrows has written diaries, book reviews and newspaper and magazine articles for The Guardian, The Independent, and The Times and the New Statesman. French is her second language; she lived in Paris for five years as a teenager. She has performed in French on stage in Paris in The Powerbook and on French television. Burrows is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
  • 2012
    Age 39
    The couple had been together for six and a half years; in 2012, Burrows gave birth to their son.
    More Details Hide Details Burrows is a socialist and has spoken of her admiration for French Socialist politician Ségolène Royal. She joined an anti-racism group when she was 11 years old and she went on to become the Vice President of the National Civil Rights Movement. Burrows is a campaigner for disabled rights and equality. In 2009 Burrows became an American citizen. Blockbuster Entertainment Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
    In 2012, Burrows performed opposite Rob Lowe in the political comedy Knife Fight.
    More Details Hide Details She has participated in the "24 Hour Plays" in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    Burrows modeled for Marks & Spencer's autumn 2010 campaign for their Portfolio range.
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    In September 2010, she took part in the documentary feature film The People Speak, directed and produced by Colin Firth and Anthony Arnove, televised on the History Channel, linked with The People Speak (Film) – International.
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    In 2010, she starred as Detective Serena Stevens on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, departing at the end of the ninth season.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    In 2008, she had a starring role as Martine Love in Roger Donaldson’s heist film The Bank Job.
    More Details Hide Details She played opposite Kevin Spacey in Jonas Pate's Shrink. She has contributed to the Actors Come Clean for Congo video for the Raise Hope for Congo campaign, a campaign of the Enough Project, in support of the conflict mineral issue.
    In 2008, Burrows starred in the independent film The Guitar, Amy Redford’s directorial debut, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; whilst there, Burrows performed live on guitar with the band The Everyothers, opening for Mos Def and Patti Smith.
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    She starred on NBC's 2008 series, My Own Worst Enemy.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    On television, Burrows played attorney Lorraine Weller on ABC's Boston Legal (Season 4) from 2007–08.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    She performed in Hal Hartley's Fay Grim. Onstage in 2006, Burrows starred opposite David Schwimmer in Neil Labute’s world premiere of Some Girl(s) at the Gielgud theatre, London.
    More Details Hide Details She then starred opposite Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler in Mike Binder's Reign Over Me. Burrows played the female lead roles in the Indian film thriller Broken Thread, and in Dangerous Parking, a drama directed by Peter Howitt.
    In 2006, Burrows was the female lead in the New Zealand thriller Perfect Creature.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she worked with Chilean director Raoul Ruiz on Klimt, his cinematic version of the life of Gustav Klimt. In this film she played opposite John Malkovich as the artist’s lover, a woman of many personalities and nationalities.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    On 30 October 2005, she appeared on stage at the Old Vic theatre in London in a rehearsed reading of the 24-hour play Night Sky, alongside Christopher Eccleston.
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    In January 2005, she created the role of Janey in the world premiere of Earthly Paradise at the Almeida Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details The play of a love triangle between Janey Morris; her husband William Morris, the writer and proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement; and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite painter. Noted theatre critic Nicholas De Jongh said of her performance in The Earthly Paradise that "Burrows takes to the stage like a swan to water... She deserves no end of watching".
  • 2004
    Age 31
    In 2004, she played the part of Andromache in Troy.
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  • 2002
    Age 29
    Burrows is openly bisexual, and has said that she "prefers the company of women". She was previously engaged to actor Alan Cumming in the 1990s, and dated director Mike Figgis for five years until 2002. In August 2013, two months after the US Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage – in United States v. Windsor, Burrows married her long-term girlfriend Alison Balian, a writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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    Mike Figgis' ensemble feature Hotel followed, re-uniting Burrows with some colleagues from Timecode, including Salma Hayek and Danny Huston in Venice, where she played the Duchess of Malfi. In 2002, she had a cameo role in Hayek's produced biopic Frida.
    More Details Hide Details After that, she dedicated herself to stage work. She was directed by Deborah Warner at the Royal National Theatre in Jeanette Winterson's The Powerbook. The play then toured, visiting the Theatre National Du Chaillot, Paris, and the Teatro Argentina, Rome. Burrows performed in Spanish in The Galindez File, a film written by Basque novelist Vazquez Montalban about a woman seeking the truth about the "disappearance" of a critic of the Dominican dictator Trujillo.
  • 1999
    Age 26
    In 1999 she appeared with Stellan Skarsgard in Timecode (2000), a split-screen digital experimental film shot in a single take with no edit.
    More Details Hide Details Burrows followed this film with Gangster No. 1, starring opposite Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany and David Thewlis. She co-starred alongside Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott in Michael Apted's 1940s drama Enigma. Tom Stoppard adapted the Robert Harris novel of the same name for the screen. Burrows would star in Tempted, an improvised thriller set in New Orleans, opposite Burt Reynolds and Peter Facinelli.
    In 1999 she appeared in Mike Figgis’ experimental film The Loss of Sexual Innocence, in which she played twins: one raised in England, the other in Italy.
    More Details Hide Details Burrows appeared in the thriller film Deep Blue Sea and later played the title role in a film of Miss Julie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    Her first significant acting roles came in 1995, as an ambitious young Irishwoman in Circle of Friends.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome II The Terrordome. Following this, she starred in the BBC production of Dennis Potter's Karaoke (1996). Subsequently, she appeared in Hotel de Love, Lovelife, Nevada, One Night Stand, and The Matchmaker.
  • 1993
    Age 20
    Burrows made her film debut in 1993 with a small role in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father.
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  • 1972
    Born on October 22, 1972.
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