Published by Lora Published on May 18, 2017

Gabriella graces the cover of the Summer 2017 issue of Town & Country magazine. And what can I say? This photoshoot is probably one of my favorites! Make sure to grab your own copy and to check the scans and outtakes in our gallery. Enjoy!


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TOWN & COUNTRY – It seems to be Gabriella Wilde’s fate to be surrounded by highly-strung animals. At the Town & Country photo-shoot, she played second fiddle to a truculent peacock who had his own ideas about what constituted a good pose. And, as fans of the period blockbuster Poldark will know, she spends a large portion of her working life in the company of a little black-faced pug. Playing the deliciously manipulative heiress Caroline Penvenen, Wilde has brought a touch of glamour to the 18th-century copper mines, capturing the heart of the local doctor and defying her guardian, all the while with a lapdog clasped to her chest.

“I don’t think anyone anticipated how difficult it would be to film with a pug,” she says. “They’re so noisy – Horace snuffled over every track so each bit of the recording had to be edited. But the dog was perfect for Caroline – she’s like a child at the beginning, very young and naive, and her pet almost fulfilled the role of a teddy bear.”

There was another reason that Horace featured so prominently in Poldark; he was a convenient prop to shield Wilde’s figure, as shooting of season two coincided with her second pregnancy. “I got the role and three days later I discovered that I was pregnant,” she says. “As it was a seven-month shoot, I assumed that I probably couldn’t take it. But the writer and producer Debbie Horsfield said, ‘Hang on a second, why can’t we do this? Why can’t she work, and be a mother and pregnant, if she feels that she can?’ So we made it happen, which has been really wonderful and quite refreshing. They even let me bring Shiloh on set for the latest series when he was just a couple of months old. In my industry, it’s often assumed that if you have babies, then you’re not going to have your career.”

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Published by Lora Published on May 6, 2017

Gabriella is featured in the May/June issue of The Gentleman’s Journal. Can we all agree that the new photoshoot is stunning?! Head over to our gallery for more outtakes and make sure to read her interview below.

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THE GENTLEMAN’S JOURNAL‘I really know how to use the music now,’ says Gabriella Wilde, from behind black eyeshadow and a mess of tousled hair. Looking every inch the rock chick, she adds: ‘It’s become a huge part of my life.

And that’s no understatement. Wilde, a model-turned-actress, married musician Alan Pownall – of electronic outfit Pale – in 2014, and has since been using selected songs and playlists in her day job, listening to music to get into character, or prepare for scenes.

Today, under the speakers of an East-London studio, Wilde is singing the praises of musicians.

‘I’m totally in awe of them,’ smiles the 27-year-old. ‘In another life, I’d have loved to be musical – if only I had the talent!’

But, despite her enthusiasm – and eagerness to cue up songs ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Frank Ocean – Gabriella isn’t the wild child she appears. The tearaway look may be hers today, but the actress has two young children at home – and has never been interested in pursuing a socialite lifestyle.

‘I’ve just never felt comfortable in those circles,’ says Wilde candidly. ‘I was never pulled to it, and always found myself uncomfortable in those situations. When I was younger, I really tried to go in an opposite direction. But I guess that’s the thing about being a teenager,’ she continues. ‘You don’t want to be put in a box. I’ve never really liked people who make assumptions about who I am and, whilst I obviously realise there’s nothing wrong with partying, it’s just never been something I enjoy. Instead, I broke out of that box – but by not doing rather than doing. I simply didn’t turn up in that world. I didn’t exist there.’

Instead, Wilde – who began modelling at 14 – spent her younger years balancing school with work and regarded herself as ‘quite a serious child’.

‘I was also extremely shy,’ reveals the actress. ‘I never spoke when I was modelling, because I was terrified the entire time. I still can feel uncomfortable as an actress now. In fact, some people wonder how I even can act, but you feel safer in character. You can disconnect yourself.’

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Published by Lora Published on March 17, 2017

Gabriella is on the cover of the Notting Hill & Holland Park magazine for April, featuring the new Mappin & Webb campaign. I have added scans from the issue in our gallery, make sure to check them out!

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Published by Lora Published on March 7, 2017

ACTIONAID – On the eve of International Women’s Day, celebrities Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Lucy Rose, Charlie Webster, Tanya Burr, Frances Barber, Sophie Cookson, and Gabriella Wilde are starring in our new film to support our ongoing commitment and support for women’s rights.

These eight female stars of the screen, stage and music worlds have lent their voices to our powerful new film which reinforces ActionAid’s commitments to support women and girls living in some of the poorest parts of the world, in the global fight for women’s rights.

Please watch and share this film to show you stand for women’s rights this International Women’s Day.

Published by Lora Published on February 10, 2017

For the new year, Mappin & Webb revealed a new campaign for “Forever Since 1775” with Gabriella as their brand ambassador since 2016. I have added high quality pictures from the stunning shoot, enjoy!


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Published by Lora Published on November 8, 2016

THE TIMES – When Gabriella Wilde and her husband first contemplated a move to the country, the actress and former model was hesitant. Now, standing in the revamped kitchen of her Somerset home, blonde ponytail swishing as she makes herbal tea, she couldn’t be more content.

If it wasn’t for the relocation, she might never have bagged a role as the coquettish Caroline Penvenen in Poldark – her minxy antics have been thrilling the 5m-plus viewers of the drama’s second series. Nor would she have given birth to her second son in the master bedroom suite (“The builders had to put up scaffolding to hold up the birth pool. They obviously thought I was completely mad”), or have an immaculate designer farmhouse.

Hillhouse, her rambling home, is set in glorious countryside just outside Bruton. A turning takes you onto a gravelled drive where you are greeted with spectacular autumnal views; you can just about make out King Alfred’s Tower amid the fields and trees. Through a nondescript arch, you enter a wild, overgrown garden set within a courtyard, then a grey door leads you into the quirky property that Wilde, 27, shares with her musician husband, Alan Pownall, and their sons, Sasha, 2, and Shiloh, five months.

Formerly three cottages, now conjoined, the property was on the market for œ1.3m in 2015, but with the help of a local property finder, the couple bought it for a little more than œ1m. “This was the first one we both felt was right,” Wilde recalls. “The view was incredible – I came in and was shocked by it. You can see for miles. It’s really a special spot and it has a calm energy.”

The peace and quiet was soon disrupted by an extensive year-long refurbishment, under the guidance of the interior designer Sophie Ashby. The layout was reconfigured and the downstairs living area, which has an Aga, a woodburner, a fireplace and radiators, is now free-flowing yet cosy. “I’m someone who hates being cold,” says Wilde, who is dressed in a black poloneck jumper, spray-on grey jeans and chunky black boots.

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Published by Lora Published on October 23, 2016

Gabriella is featured in the new issue of The Times magazine. She talks about Poldark, her family, modeling and acting in her interview, that you’ll find below. Make sure to check the new photoshoot in our gallery. Big thanks to my friend Helen at Kit Harington Online for the help!

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THE TIMES – It is not especially hard to understand why, when embarking on a career as an actress, Gabriella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe changed her name to something a little more snappy. Not only is Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe a bit of a mouthful, but to the readers of gossip columns and glossy magazines, it comes loaded with associations: the aristocratic English rose from the glamorous, bohemian society family. The sister, Isabella, who allegedly broke Prince William’s heart. The stepsister, Cressida Bonas, who did the same to poor Prince Harry. The polo-playing DJ brother called Jacobi. It comes with a lot of baggage, the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe name. Gabriella Wilde, on the other hand, does not.

“The most obvious name to choose was my mother’s maiden name, but that was Hubbard,” she explains. “Not very glamorous.”

In the end her agent saw a book by Oscar Wilde on her bookcase and Gabriella Wilde was born. Having cut her teeth in Endless Love, St Trinian’s and The Three Musketeers, she’s been dominating the nation’s Sundays as Caroline Penvenen, a minxy heiress in Poldark. Did she fall in love with a topless Aidan Turner in the first series, like the rest of us?

“I was probably the only person in the country who didn’t watch it,” she confesses. “I’d just had a baby so I was in a tired hole with my son.”

The day after she got the part of Caroline, she found out she was pregnant with her second son. “I couldn’t celebrate because I was panicking that I was pregnant and freaking out about how I was going to make it work.”

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