Hey everyone! Sorry for the very late update, I finally took the time to add Gabriella’s latest event. On May 13, she attended the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards in London to present an award. Several high quality pictures have been now added to our gallery, make sure to check them out!
Hello Gabriella fans! Earlier today, Gabriella attended the Christian Dior F/W18-19 show at the Paris Fashion Week! She was a front row guest, and high quality pictures from the event can now be found in our gallery.
On February 18, Gabriella attended the Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Celebrate Fashion And Film Pre-Opening Party in London. High quality pictures have been added to the gallery!
Hello Gabriella fans! My name is Sara, and I’ve joined Lora here at English Rose. For my first update here at the site, I’ve gone through many of the event albums and replaced MQ images with HQ versions + added plenty new additions! You can find links to all the updated albums below. A part 2 with 2013-2017 events will be up next week, stay tuned.
Public Appearances > 2009 > ‘St. Trinians 2’ World Premiere + 6
Public Appearances > 2010 > Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai Gala Opening Night + 3
Public Appearances > 2011 > Tokyo International Film Festival Opening Ceremony + 3 (and MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2011 > The Three Musketeers World Premiere + 69 (and most MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2011 > 2011 MTV Movie Awards + 73 (and most MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2011 > Gucci Museum Opening In Florence (8 replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2011 > English National Ballet The Nutcracker – Pre Party + 4 (all old replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2012 > Burberry S/S 2013 – London Fashion Week +30 (and most MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2012 > Burberry’s ‘The Britain’ Launch + 13 (all old replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2012 > 2012 British Independent Film Awards +33 (and most MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2012 > 2012 Costume Institute Gala (most MQs replaced with HQs)
Public Appearances > 2012 > Burberry Celebrates The Britain At Burberry Regent Street (all replaced with HQs)
Gabriella graces the cover of Marie Claire UK for their February issue. Outtakes have been added to the gallery so make sure to check them out! We will add the scans as soon as they become available.
MARIE CLAIRE UK – Gabriella Wilde has ticked a lot of life boxes for someone who hasn’t yet broken 30: a modelling career, marriage, two children, six movies and even (at one point) the dubious title of ‘second most eligible woman in Britain’.
Wilde isn’t going to add that last one to her Twitter bio any time soon, and not just because she’s now married to the musician Alan Pownall. ‘I mean, what do people even qualify as eligible?’ she scoffs. ‘It’s just nonsense!’
In any case, Wilde, 28, is now best known for her role as the pug-carrying heiress Caroline Penvenen in BBC One’s Poldark, a part she won just before finding out she was pregnant with her second son, Shiloh. ‘I told them early on, I was only a matter of weeks [pregnant],’ she says. ‘I wanted to be up front, as I saw no reason why I couldn’t still do it.’
After an initial moment of panic, the show’s producer and writer Debbie Horsfield – a mother of four herself – said, ‘If she thinks she can do it, why shouldn’t she?’ Some bump-disguising period dress and camera trickery enabled her to shoot way into her third trimester.
When she returned to film season three her costumes were adapted so she could pop back to her trailer to breastfeed Shiloh between takes. ‘I really don’t think that’s the norm,’ she says of the whole experience. ‘It was lovely to be able to show people that I was just as capable of getting the job done. But yeah… it was tiring.’
Wilde lives an hour away from the Bristol Poldark set (only the outdoor bits are filmed in Cornwall) in a house in the Somerset countryside that she and her husband Alan renovated. She wanted to give her children the same mud-spattered, outdoorsy life she enjoyed as a child, running around with her younger sister and five half-siblings.
Wilde’s parents are the former model Vanessa and businessman John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, and she shares a half-sister with Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas. ‘I have a big, mixed family from different marriages,’ she says, ‘so [my childhood] was always pretty colourful and wonderful. I grew up in a house full of women; I had all my sisters like an army around me before I’d even tried to make friends.’
Gabriella poses for Farfetch in new photoshoot and talks ‘Poldark’, acting and more in the interview below!
Studio Photoshoots > 2017 > Session 004
FARFETCH – Gabriella Wilde is something of a unicorn in show business – an actress who never planned, never wanted to act. ‘It’s unusual I know,’ explains Gabriella. ‘I was a very shy child and teenager, so it’s not something I ever gravitated towards.’ How then, did she end up winning hearts left, right and centre with her portrayal of the spirited Caroline Penvenen in the period-drama juggernaut Poldark?
A former Burberry campaign model, who counts Naomi Campbell as an early admirer, Gabriella was in her twenties and studying Fine Art when she was asked to audition for a role. ‘It found me, really,’ she says. ‘A thing of chance.’ The Hampshire native headed for Hollywood and starred in films like Endless Love and Carrie before heading back to Britain and being cast in Poldark, a smash hit for the BBC. Initially, her character Caroline appeared to be your stereotypical spoilt little rich girl, which made it all the more satisfying when she actually turned out to be a daring, acerbic sweetheart.
With Season 3 now back on our television screens, we invited Gabriella to give us a lesson in how to pull off pre-fall’s most striking globetrotting pieces. Oh, and to tell us all about being discovered by Isabella Blow, corsets versus haute couture, and the magic of Poldark…
The 3rd season of Poldark is currently airing, you joined in the 2nd – was it daunting joining a show that was already such a huge hit?
‘I’d just had a baby when it [first] came out, so I sort of didn’t feel the full weight of it. The phenomenon that is Poldark had slightly passed me by. But definitely arriving on the first day with everyone else knowing each other already, being the new girl… It was nerve-wracking.’
Viewers have totally fallen in love with Caroline. Why do you think that is?
‘I think she’s a really great female character – she’s strong, she’s bright, she’s funny. For me, it was really [about] making sure she didn’t come across as a bitch, because she is sharp with people and she’s very quick-witted with the men. I wanted that to be something about her that was fun, rather than because she was jaded or angsty. I think she is bright beyond her standing and doesn’t necessarily want to exist in the world she’s been born into.’
Poldark is also famous for somewhat flipping the female gaze…
‘Yes, the women are strong and we’re objectifying the men, it’s a nice switch! There are a lot of strong women in Poldark, it’s a great show for that. I think almost all the female characters in it are very strong, and in very different ways – they kind of represent the different strengths within women.’
After the fashion show, Gabriella attended the “Christian Dior, Couturier Du Reve” Exhibition Launch Celebrating 70 Years Of Creation the same day (July 3) in Paris. Once again, thanks to Emily for the pictures!