THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES! COMING SOON!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

PRESS UPDATE : SPECTATOR LIFE .. APRIL 27TH 2017

On The Town
By Miss Steerpike
On Thursday night, Spectator Life editor Toby Young welcomed guests tothe Hari hotel in Belgravia to celebrate the magazine’s fifth birthday. Joan Collins and Piers Morgan were among those in attendance alongside ThSpectator’s chairman, Andrew Neil, and editor, Fraser Nelson. As Isabel Oakeshott mused her next book project, Celia Walden confessed her new found penchant for self-help books. Drinks, including Aperol spritzes and lychee martinis, flowed freely while beetroot and goats cheese tarts were happily scoffed.
Joan & Percy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

EVENT UPDATE : THE SPECTATOR LIFE 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY .. THE HARI HOTEL BELGRAVIA .. APRIL 26TH 2017..

Joan attended Spectator Life's 5th birthday party at Belgravia's new boutique hotel 'The Hari' and met up with friends including Piers Morgan.
Joan shares a tipple with Piers
Joan with Spectator editor Fraser Nelson

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ON THE COVER ALERT! WOMAN'S WAY .. 2ND MAY 2017 ..

Check out the latest issue of Irish 'Woman's Way' magazine featuring a stunning portrait of Joan on the cover with a two page interview inside...

DVD ALERT : BENIDORM SEASON 9 .. PRE-ORDER MAY 8TH 2017 ..

Don't forget to pre-order season 9 of 'Benidorm' featuring Joan in the season finale, which hits dvd on May 8th.. 
Pre-order here......  PRE-ORDER BENIDORM SEASON 9 ...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PRESS UPDATE : EMPIRE MAGAZINE JUNE 2017 : THE EMPIRE AWARDS ..

Following her appearance at the recent Empire Awards in London, Joan features in the latest issue of Empire magazine in a photo spread covering the awards ceremony.. Here is a super group shot the presenters and award winners...

PHOTO UPDATE : WITH FRIENDS IT'S PURE GOLD GLAMMA FOR JOAN!

Joan catches up with good friend Jan Gold and grandson Liam.. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE ITS A LENTY LUNCH FOR JOAN!

Joan enjoyed an Easter lunch with friend the artist Tracey Emin at Club 55 in St Tropez ..

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HAPPY EASTER 2017!

Hope everyone has an Eggstra special Easter and many thanks for all the support for The Joan Collins Archive.. Have a most glamorous Easter! 

PHOTO UPDATE : DINNER IS ALWAYS A PERFORMANCE FOR JOAN!

After filming scenes for her latest film 'Melody The Musical' with co-star Millicent Martin, Joan took time out to catch a performance of the play '46 Beacon' at London's Trafalgar Studios. Following the performance, Joan enjoyed dinner at 'The Ivy' to round off a truly theatrical evening..

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PRESS UPDATE : VIEW NEWS ... MILLICENT MARTIN & THE STARS ARE OUT IN EAST DEVON!

The stars are out in East Devon as cameras roll on new musical

Eagle eyed locals will have noticed some new residents in East Devon over the past few weeks. The area around Sidmouth has been inundated with A-list celebrities, who have been shooting a brand new movie, entitled Melody the Musical.
Axminster railway station taken over by stars last week and the bustling village of Beer ground to a halt when the visitors were, quite literally dancing in streets.
The film will feature Hollywood icon Joan Collins along with a whole host of other famous names including Elizabeth Hurley and Michael Ball. The cast also boasts a Broadway superstar called Millicent Martin, who took some time off from filming to give us the low down and said, “I think it’s going to be a really good film, so I’m happy to be included.”
Millicent Martin is a Tony nominated actress who has appeared in numerous hit shows on Broadway. UK audiences perhaps best know her as the resident singer in the weekly satire show That was the Week That Was, but she is known throughout the world as the officious and shrewd Gertrude Moon in the hit American sitcom Frasier.
Millicent is playing Betty a singer and dancer who along with her best friend Bessie (Joan Collins) formed part of an entertainment troop in Wartime London. Although the pair have met on many occasions, this is the first time Millicent has worked with ‘Dame Joan’- as she refers to her- and tells me about the film: “Basically it’s about two women who were music hall ladies; they sang and danced as a couple. During the war they separated and I had to go back to my home because my husband had been injured in the war. Due to the chaos in London we lose each other. Many years later, I’m in hospital for a check up and I start to talk to my granddaughter about the old days.”
The story takes audiences on a journey, which starts in London during World War II. It was a time when forces from all over the world were in the city and the old time music hall was the main source of entertainment. The tale is brought right up to the modern day and Millicent tells me, “It’s lovely because you will get the modern musical style and also the old music hall, with the lovely theatres which were in London during war time.”
A plea went out last month from the Mad Dog production company who were looking for 500 extras from the local area to help with the filming. They were initially particularly interested in finding women over 65 who were able to sing to be in the background.
But it wasn’t just the more mature talent from the locale they eventually used however and local stage regular Josie Cable, 23, will see her name on the credits as she spent two days shooting in Beer. Josie was chosen from hundreds of hopefuls and taken to Fore Street in Beer to take part in a scene with Helen Baxendale. Popular boutique, Cinderella’s was used as a location and Josie said, “My role was as an extra, or background filler, so I did various things like going in and out of the shop and talking to people on the street.”
Josie spent the lunchtime with Helen Baxendale-star of Cold Feet and Friends-and the small group of actors who had been chosen from around the area.
Josie told me, “She [Helen Baxendale] was very down to earth and just came in to have lunch with us and was just part of the team.”
Filming is continuing in Ealing....

Sunday, April 9, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE : IT'S A WEEKEND OF LEISURE & LUNCH FOR JOAN!

After playing to a packed audience with her one woman show at Warner Leisure's Sinah Warren hotel in Portsmouth on Saturday night, Joan caught up with close friends Leslie & Evie Bricusse at London's 'La Famiglia' in Chelsea for an enjoyable Sunday lunch..

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE : AFTER AN EVENT IT ALWAYS TIME TO DINE!

Joan with Barry & Umair
Following the sell out screening of 'The Time of Their Lives' with an appearance by Joan for a Q&A with director Roger Goldby.. Joan met up with friends for a wonderful dinner at The Wolseley..

Sunday, April 2, 2017

PRESS UPDATE : TTG MAGAZINE .. MARCH 30TH 2017 ..

The current issue of travel business magazine TTG features a super shot of Joan from last weeks christening ceremony for Uniworld's new river cruiser Joie de Vivre..