Rachel Weisz – Best Actress – Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea”
Our dear friend Terence Davies just got a very big boost.
The New York Film Critics Circle has named Rachel Weisz as Best Actress in 2012 for her haunting performance in The Deep Blue Sea, written & directed by Terence Davies, from Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play.
Bonnie and I spoke with Terence when the film was coming out in the U.S. He was making a whirlwind publicity tour over here and, because of my work, we were sadly unable to get together with him. He told us that this was the most relaxed and easy film he’d made yet. Rachel Weisz and all the actors were his first choices and they all worked like maniacs to do whatever he asked on their tight 28-day shooting schedule. All he had to do was make a slight mention about how rooms or clothes were at the time and the next day the set decorator or costume designer would have it done and ready for him.
The Deep Blue Sea was well received in the U.K. and very well reviewed here in the U.S., although little seen. David Edelstein on NPR named The Deep Blue Sea as being number 5 on his Top Ten Films of 2012.
We’re so happy for Terence to have one of his films receive recognition like this in the U.S. Hopefully this will open a few more film investment doors for him.
Bravo to Rachel Weisz! Bravo to Terence!