Mirror Productions Developing a New Virginia Woolf Film

A London-based production company, Mirror Productions, is currently developing a film based on Eileen Atkins play “Virginia and Vita” according to an article on screendaily.com:

“The company is in development on actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins’ long-gestating feature adaptation of her play Virginia and Vita, about the turbulent love affair between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf and the author Vita Sackville West.

‘Eileen has found a good ally in my partner Evangelo,’ Baxter told Screen. They have been working on the script, which is now out with directors of note, one of whom will be approved by Eileen.’

‘We’ve had quite a bit of verbal interest in the script,’ he continued. ‘Once we have our director on board I’m hopeful we can get moving on it later next year.'”

Mirror Productions is spearheaded by Simon Baxter and producer Evangelo Kioussis.

Atkins has been involved in a number of Virginia Woolf productions. In addition to writing the play “Virginia and Vita,” she also wrote the script for the 1997 film “Mrs. Dalloway” and acted in the 2002 film “The Hours.”

Since the film is still in the early stages of production there is no word yet on casting or a release date.

Sources:
Screen Daily; Mirror Preps Eileen Atkins Virginia Woolf Biopic; Andreas Wiseman; Dec 16 2013: http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/mirror-preps-eileen-atkins-virginia-woolf-biopic/5064760.article

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Rebecca Beatrice Brooks is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rebecca graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Journalism in 2001.

2 thoughts on “Mirror Productions Developing a New Virginia Woolf Film

  1. Patricia K Nance

    I became a devotee of Virginia Woolf when I was reading Quentin Bell’s biography of his aunt. Since I have read as many books about her and collected as many of them and of the Bloomsbury Group as I could. They are treasured possessions and reread them. It was interesting in the late 1980s and 90s and later how the understanding of her illness emerged. I myself became depressed because of another situation and am still on medication today. Also interesting was the various pathetic attempts at treatment. I visited Monk’s House in 1984 and had tea at the neighboring church. I have the set of diaries and letters and still reread these when I want to feel close to her. I also developed an appreciation of Leonard and his devotion to her. I still have mixed feelings of his relationship with Trekkie Parsons. Thanks for this wonderful site.

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    1. Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

      Thank you for your comment, Patricia. It’s always great to hear from fellow Virginia Woolf fans. I am very envious that you’ve been to Monk’s house. I hope to go someday. Thank you for sharing your story about your battle with depression. Mental health is a very important issue and we will all be much better off as a society if we can address it and talk about it openly. I’ve suffered a few bouts of depression in my lifetime and I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis.

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