The complete list of 2015 Golden Globe nominees was released earlier today, and Claire has been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series! She’s up against Viola Davis, Julianna Margulies, Ruth Wilson and Robin Wright. Congratulations, Claire!

Best actress, drama series
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards


The list of nominees for the SAG Awards 2015 has been released! Claire has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series alongside Viola Davies, Julianna Margulies, Tatiana Maslany, Maggie Smith and Robin Wright. She has also been nominated in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category with the cast of “Homeland”, and the show’s stunt team has also been nominated as Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. Congratulations to Claire and the entire “Homeland” crew!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (6 nominees)
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
TATIANA MASLANY / Sarah/Coxima/Alison/Rachel/Helena/Tony/Jennifer and Various Others – “ORPHAN BLACK” (BBC America)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

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Clare is Glamour’s December cover girl! She talks about her her feisty Homeland character, loving motherhood and how she fancies the pants off her husband Hugh Dancy. Plus, she gave us her views on working in a male-dominated industry.

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“There are still shockingly few women who hold real positions of power in my industry,” Claire tells us exclusively. “I think because we don’t, still, have that much experience with accepting women in authoritative roles, y’know? We’re all a bit jumpy about that. I think there’s a mental leap women have to take because we’ve internalised this idea that we’re not supposed to forge the way. I think that’s changing but it’s a Catch 22: you need to see women successfully take those roles on to feel secure enough to dare attempt it yourself. The statistics are clear, there’s not [a rueful laugh] absolute parity… ”

Regardless, Claire plays the role of Carrie on the award-winning Homeland, but does she see similarities with the character she plays? “The truth is, Carrie is so dissimilar to me on basically every level,” she replied.

“I would be an abysmal CIA officer. I’m not even a political beast. I make imaginative leaps all the time. I’m very good at pretending, I guess.”

In the December issue she talks about how motherhood astounds her every day. Speaking about being a mum to little Cyrus, she said: “I love it, I love him and I’m endlessly amazed by the depths to which I do, at how involuntary and physical and profound it is. Even when he’s sleeping there’s this deep sense of responsibility. Once you make that choice, you can never un-make it and I don’t think there’s any other situation or obligation where that’s the case. It’s beautiful. And humbling.”

Naturally, Claire is missing her Homeland costar, Damian Lewis: “I miss acting with Damian, first and foremost, He is an extraordinarily gifted performer. I also miss his friendship, he’s a very bright, funny chap, who adores his wife and kids. It’s rare to find someone equally as talented as he is kind and sane.”

Source: Glamour


InStyle interviewed Claire during the special “Homeland” screening last month, and the interview has just been released. Read it below:

On her hit show Homeland, which airs its Season 4 premiere episode this Sunday, Oct. 5, on Showtime, three-time Emmy winner and four-time Golden Globe winner Claire Danes is back as whipsmart CIA Case Officer Carrie Mathison. We sat down with the star at the premiere party hosted by Showtime and Fox 21 in New York City and made her dish on everything Homeland:

Your character on the show is a new mom: How has that changed her?
She has a baby, but she hasn’t really assumed her role of motherhood—she’s still traumatized [from last season] by what happened and is not really allowing herself to grieve properly, so she’s running away. And she’s running into work, and she’s kicking ass, but is a little devoid of feeling. She’s very disconnected. She’s alarmingly high functioning. She’s too put together, which is a deviation from what we’ve seen in the past—where she’s been more erratic.

Ultimately, it will be that she has to break and she will become humanized and actually admit to these painful feelings. Right now, not so much. She’ll thaw somehow—but not for a while. That’s her trajectory.

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SpoilerTV has released an interview in which Claire talks about Carrie’s arc in the 4th season of “Homeland”. This video contains spoilers, watch at your own risk.


Claire is the October covergirl of Harper’s Bazaar! Our gallery has been updated with an image from the cover and a new photoshoot by Alexi Lubomirski, which is featured in the magazine. The issue goes on sale on September 3! Click on the thumbnails below to visit their respective albums.

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As an erratic yet brilliant bipolar CIA agent in Homeland, Claire Danes portrays her character with emotion and truth. Ajesh Patalay finds the actress equally passionate about her son, marriage and love for her work.

My first sighting of Claire Danes is across the Sant Ambroeus in New York, her choice of restaurant for lunch. I arrive on time on what is already a swelteringly hot day. So when the 35-year-old actress tumbles through the door 15 minutes later, she looks flushed and flustered in the way that anyone might who was running behind schedule and had been pounding the sidewalk in the midday sun.

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As you may be aware do to our previous posts, Claire attended last night’s Emmy Awards, accompanied by her husband Hugh Dancy and wearing a beautiful red Givenchy dress. InStyle has published an article about Claire’s preparations for the event, which includes insights by her makeup artist, Matin Maulawizada, and her hairstylist, Peter Butler. Read it below:

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She may have played grunge queen Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, but for tonight’s Emmy Awards, Claire Danes‘s beauty look gave a nod to the more glamorous end of the ’90s. “Claire’s Givenchy dress reminded me of the supermodels at the end of the ’80s and into the early ’90s–Karen Mulder in particular,” her makeup artist Matin tells InStyle exclusively. “She was always perfectly blonde with beautiful lips and eyes, and I’ve been dreaming of doing that look, but in a more modern way.”

Rather than playing up just one area of her face, Matin didn’t skimp on the drama, choosing to emphasize both her eyes and lips against a glowing complexion. “It’s more dramatic than usual, but it’s an ode to those glamorous days of the supermodels,” he adds. Of course, Matin and Danes’s hairstylist Peter Butler had a blast while prepping her for the big event. “Peter and I have been working with her for so many years. Her baby, husband, and parents were around, and it truly felt like being at home,” Matin says. “She was playing really beautiful music, so we were listening to that, chillilng out, and she brought along crafts and trinkets she had picked up in South Africa, so we were opening presents and having a lot of fun.” Keep reading to get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at how Danes and her glam squad pulled her look together, and to find out how you can recreate it yourself!

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Lesley Mofokeng, from the website City Press, had a chance to talk to Claire on the set of “Homeland” this week. She published an article about their conversation earlier today, and you can read it below:

Vuyo Mbuli must be smiling from the grave. The veteran broadcaster, who died last year, will be proud to know that “sharp sharp” – a phrase he was known for – has caught on with Hollywood royalty. Claire Danes, star of the hit TV series, Homeland, which is shooting in Cape Town, says this is her favourite piece of South African slang.

She intends to keep using it when she goes back home to the US.

“‘Sharp sharp’ is my favourite,” she enthused when City Press visited her on the set of the series.

The actress plays Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer with bipolar disorder, in the Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning drama.

“Of course, I know about ‘just now’, ‘now now’ and ‘howzit’. One of my best friends lived in Cape Town for two years and our children are around the same age. She kept calling my son ‘boy’ and I thought that was kind of aggressive, but I actually now see why she was doing that. I also like ‘my lady’ and ‘boss’,” she said.

Not only has her stay been a lesson in linguistics, but Danes has indulged in the culinary delights offered by the fairest Cape. “As for food, I’m now officially on a diet because the food has been effing incredible. When I first got here, I was a little overexcited, so I’m taking a pause for a second so I can head back to the culinary offers again.”

“Cape Town has been good to me, I love being here. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have been to on the planet. I travel pretty extensively and it is breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve been doing these trail runs and I can’t believe this is just a casual run at the end of the day – they have these heavenly views.”

“But I’ve been working hard too and spending the majority of my time at the office, so to speak. I’m also aware of the cultures recalibrating after apartheid. But I’m moved by the beauty of the place and the people have been warm.”


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