SPOILER ALERT! With a Series Marathon of the Emmy-nominated THE HONORABLE WOMAN fast approaching, it’s time to relive some of the most intense and surprising moments from the critically-acclaimed thriller. Sir Hugh (Stephen Rea) uncovers assassination plots, Nessa (Maggie Gllyenhaal) and Atika’s (Lubna Azabal) share a dangerous secret, Dame Julia (Janet McTeer) tries to keep a cover-up under wraps… these are just a few of moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
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Interviews with the cast. Confidential files on the characters. Quizzes on each episode. Behind the scenes photos of the stars. And a special interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s sole writer and director, Hugo Blick, discusses his personal history with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the complex female characters at the heart of the series, and his multiple 2015 Emmy nominations.
This morning the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN nabbed the honor of a nominations for Maggie Gyllenhaal in Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, for Hugo Blick in Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special and for Outstanding Limited Series.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN might have ended way back in September, but with Emmy nominations around the corner interest in the acclaimed series is almost at an all-time high. The Los Angeles Times predicts “plenty of votes” for star Maggie Gyllenhaal, while the actress herself appears in The Hollywood Reporter’s nominee roundtable.
In the Golden Globe-winning THE HONORABLE WOMAN, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, we witnessed some of the most intense moments on television: nerve-racking interrogations, bloody assassinations and fierce confrontations. Relive all the best Buzzy Bits from and vote for your favorite!
From Maggie Gyllenhaal's Golden Globe Award for her role as Nessa Stein, to the series being honored with a Peabody Award, THE HONORABLE WOMAN has been collecting accolades and awards since it debuted. Writer and director Hugo Blick shared with us his inspiration for Nessa Stein's character, his hopes for the series and exactly when he came up with the final twist.
Janet McTeer is no stranger to awards shows with Oscar nominations (“Tumbleweed,” “Albert Nobbs”), an Emmy nomination (“Into the Storm”), and a Golden Globe win (“Tumbleweeds”).
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations today, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN nabbed the honor of a nomination for Best Limited Series, Best Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Best Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer).
SundanceTV’s “visually rich, densely-plotted thriller” The Honorable Woman and its “powerful, subtle” series Rectify were each honored with a Peabody Award today.
The Academy Award nominee (The Crying Game) was nominated in the Supporting Actor category for his work on the SundanceTV series.
SundanceTV won six CableFax Awards at the Digital, Tech and Trailer ceremony today — picking up honors for the THE RED ROAD, THE HONORABLE WOMAN and RECTIFY.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN keeps making headlines for its commentary on the Middle Eastern peace process and its part in television’s gender revolution.
Zionist arms dealer Eli Stein is assassinated in front of his children Nessa and Ephra.
29 years later, Nessa Stein is running her father’s company, having shifted its focus from weapons to communications in pursuit of the peace process. Nessa awards a contract to Palestinian Samir Meshal, who is promptly murdered.
Kasim, the young son of Atika, Ephra’s nanny and mistress, is abducted.
MI6 spy Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle investigates Meshal’s death.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s final episode may have aired in September, but critics haven’t stopped celebrating the “chilling” series and its “universally terrific” performances. Meanwhile, TIME, HuffPo and others report on star Maggie Gyllenhaal taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-Series.
Call them spooks. Sleuths. Femme fatales. Few figures are as compelling as female spies. They’re unthinkably brave; they do things most of us can’t even imagine. Sometimes they’re world-famous; sometimes they hide in plain sight.
Maggie Gyllenhaal won a Golden Globe for SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN in the “Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television” category.
The “splendidly designed” and “unforgettable” miniseries continues to land among 2014′s best TV offerings, with critics praising Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “breathtaking performance”.
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•The Wall Street Journal names THE HONORABLE WOMAN as art of “the best television of 2014″, citing the series’ “splendidly designed suspense” and calling it “packed with action and political intrigue informed by heavy infusions of the psychological, all artfully blended”.
The “mesmerising” miniseries keeps making best-of-2014 lists while Maggie Gyllenhaal trumpets her love for the role of Nessa Stein.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN keeps earning acclaim from critics, who call the “scintillating” series one of the best of the year, while star Maggie Gyllenhaal is nominated for SAG and Golden Globe Awards.
Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN landed a nomination for Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
SundanceTV received a SAG Award nomination today for its miniseries THE HONORABLE WOMAN. Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) received her first SAG Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.” The 21st annual SAG Awards will be held on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.
This morning the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 21st Annual SAG Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN nabbed honors with the nomination of Maggie Gyllenhaal for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
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THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s costume designer Edward K. Gordon talks about the challenges in dressing a character as complex as Nessa Stein, which designers she wore and the secret to “getting the Stein style.”
Q: Some of your past credits include Skins and Secret Diary of a Call Girl – projects that have very different feel from THE HONORABLE WOMAN. What have been some of the best practices you’ve carried over from project to project? What are some of your initial steps when embarking on a new project?
A: For me, the work always starts with the script. If I am lucky enough to be presented with a great script, with characters that I believe/relate to my job, it is easy and all I have to do is honor the writing. Although I have done a varied body of work through my career, I bring the same aesthetic dogma with me to all my work. My ambition is always to present characters on screen in a way that might not be quite what people were expecting. I really believe in the power of clothes to help tell a story, and I am fortunate to work in a visual medium. With each great new character I try to create a look that is distinctive and unique to that person—although grounded in reality and truth there is always a slightly aspirational look to the way I dress people. Just to mix things up even more, the next job I’m doing is War and Peace for the BBC and Harvey Weinstein!
Q: Looking to the pilot episode, that initial green-cheetah print dress is definitely a statement piece—especially when you consider the juxtaposition Nessa’s character has against the rest of the cast. What motivated that style choice? The dress also seemed to linger though the episode, as Nessa simply didn’t change her clothes—can you speak to that?