Published by Sara Published on February 12, 2021

In preparation for the premiere of ‘The Laureate’ next month at the Berlinale 2021, our gallery has now been updated with the first official poster, behind the scenes photos and HD screen captures from the very first teaser trailer for the film (which you can watch below if you haven’t seen it yet!). The Covid-19 pandemic will unfortunately greatly affect how much the cast will be able to promote the film, but we still hope we’ll get a fair share of new Dianna content the coming month. *Fingers crossed*

If you’re interested, you can also view a special ‘A Director’s View’ featurette over at youtube, in which Writer/Director William Nunez talks about The Laureate in New York City before it went into production.

Set against the glamorous backdrop of Britain’s roaring ’20s, The Laureate tells the story of young British War Poet Robert Graves, who is married with four children when he meets and becomes romantically involved with Laura Riding, a writer from America. Defying the conventions of polite society, Riding moves in with Graves and his wife living as a menage a tois. Then with the arrival of strappingly handsome Irish poet Geoffrey Phibbs, the arrangement becomes a menage a quatre. But soon tensions and rivalries become so fraught that Graves is a suspect for attempted murder.

Directed by William Nunez, and co-starring Tom Hughes, Laura Haddock, Julian Glover, Patricia Hodge, Christien Anholt & Fra Fee, The Laureate is set to have its premiere at the Berlinale 2021’s Industry Event from March 1–5!

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FILM PRODUCTIONS > THE LAUREATE (2021) > POSTERS & KEY-ART +1
FILM PRODUCTIONS > THE LAUREATE (2021) > ON SET / BEHIND THE SCENES +13
FILM PRODUCTIONS > THE LAUREATE (2021) > TEASER TRAILER (SCREENCAPS) +36
Published by Sara Published on

Hello Dianna fans! You might have noticed our site went offline for a few days, caused by a bad hack/virus which affected every part of our website. I had to clean every folder and every file to make sure the site was safe to be re-uploaded and published, which is why it unfortunately took me several days to have it all fixed. Everything should be in order now, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you find any broken links or come across an error message. Both our gallery, video archive, press library & graphics archive have been been fixed, so you should once again have full access to all our Dianna content!

Right before the site crash, I uploaded another big batch of rare outtakes from one of Dianna’s earliest Glee photoshoots! Check them out below. More updates are on the way, including some 2021 candids, The Laureate pics & articles, stay tuned.

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GALLERY > PHOTOSHOOTS > 2009 > 2009 – SESSION #015 (GLEE PROMOTIONALS) + 57

Published by Sara Published on January 30, 2021

Jason Sheppard recently did an interview with William Nunez, the director of Dianna’s upcoming film The Laureate, in which he shared a lot of interesting information about the project! I’ve included my personal Dianna-related highlight, and below you can read the full interview with Nunez. I’ll have a big The Laureate photo update for you soon!

“For Dianna Agron, we actually got her through our agent at CAA who introduced us. We had a meeting in New York and hit it off. I felt that she was a really wonderful actress that needed to be given a part that can showcase what she can do. And it’s not just what’s there in Glee. I believe that she is actually a legitimately talented actress. And I think she really delivers in this.”

Source | The Laureate stars Tom Hughes (Victoria), Dianna Agon (Glee), Laura Haddock (Netflix’s White Lines), Fra Fee (Les Misérables) and Julian Glover (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) in this romantic drama about British war poet Robert Graves (Hughes) and the women in his life, wife Nancy Nicholson (Haddock) and American writer, Laura Riding (Agron) who served as his muses in London during the 1920s.

William Nunez, a graduate of NYU film school and a former TV news director, wanted to film this story for many years. As an admirer of Grave’s written works, Nunez was equally interested in exploring the topics of desire fuelling creativity and how PTSD affected individuals after the war. With his background in news and passion for history to aid Nunez in authenticity and getting straight to the heart of his characters, and with the cooperation of members of Graves’ family, Nunez has now made his literary ménages à trois, The Laureate. He spoke to us about the long journey to bring the movie to screens.
Jason: Can you tell me a bit about how you got involved with The Laureate and what appealed to you about the story of Robert Graves?

William Nunez: The Laureate has been a long gestating project of mine. The genesis of it started back in the ’90s. Robert Graves was always my favorite writer, mainly because as a kid I would watch I, Claudius, which was shown on public television once a year. My mother had a book of his and as I learned more about Grave’s work, I loved it. In the ’90s, I read a biography of his and knew he lived in Majorca, Spain, but that was about it. I read about his partnership with Laura Riding and thought it might make an interesting movie, but I was just out of university and was young, and didn’t think I was authoritative enough to write and direct something with these adult themes and relationships. So I put it away for a while and over a decade later, I came back to it.

Jason: What was it about Robert Graves that compelled you so much to want to bring his story to the screen?

William Nunez: I’m always fascinated by creativity and whether it’s a painting, piece of music, or a book, the struggles and the internal conflicts and inspirations that artists go through interest me. That’s what drew me to Robert. He needed a muse, in order to create his expressions and his first wife, Nancy, was one and then Laura Riding became his next one. And even after he broke up with Laura, he continued with that practice. It fascinated me how we need conflict, which I guess most artists do in a way to create and The Laureate has a lot of conflict in it, which is a kind of outrageous, but that is how he transitioned himself from the well-known war poet to author which is what he became known for in poetry circles, aside from Goodbye To All That and I, Claudius.

Jason: Can you describe the methods of research you underwent in order to depict the 1920s on film?

William Nunez: The history I already kind of knew, but since I knew what my budget would be, I needed to be contained. I mainly researched production design and the fashions of the time, the mannerisms, even to how the light switches looked like. I try to get it as accurate as possible. In terms of the history, I knew what it was anyway, because history has always been my other passion. And I just went into my research trying to get all the minor details right so that people can go, ‘okay, these guys got these little bits right, and they got the era right, in the language of everything correctly.’ So that’s where my research mainly laid for this project. (more…)

Published by Sara Published on March 12, 2020

After what feels like forever, we finally have a brand new Dianna photoshoot to share with you! Photos from the shoot she did with photographer Damian Foxe last year finally started to surface online earlier today, and we now have the first 10 outtakes from the set in our galleries. The shoot is a stunning “Romeo & Juliet” themed one, and Dianna’s incredible styling was done by the talented Elad Bitton. I’m not sure yet if it’ll be accompanied by an interview/article or if it was just done for art-purposes (because it sure is art), but I’ll keep you updated if anything new appears. Enjoy the new additions!


Photoshoots > 2019 > 2019 – Session #005 (Damian Foxe) +10
Published by Sara Published on March 3, 2020

I just came across some brand new candids of Dianna, photographed out and about in her infamous pink beanie! I’m not entirely sure where these were taken yet – update: they’re from New York!, but they seem to be from this morning (possibly yesterday). Based on her outfit, it’s somewhere cold! 9 high quality photos can now be found in our gallery, and I will update our twitter if I come across more later. Enjoy the new pics!

Gallery > Candids > 2020 > 03-03 – New York City x9
Published by Sara Published on March 2, 2020

Just as promised, I have now added 10 additional high quality outtakes from each of the 3 “Glee” promotional photoshoots! Once again, big thanks go to my friends Mike , Yumi Michiyo and Allison for helping us get these. Dianna looks adorable as Quinn, and we’re really lucky to get these – they’re so rare! The outtakes are exclusive to Dianna Agron Heaven, so please do not re-post them anywhere else without our permission, but feel free to share the album links with other fans. I’ll be sharing even more outtakes from each of the three shoots over the next coming weeks, so keep checking back Dianna fans!


Gallery > Photoshoots > 2009 > 2009 – Session #015
Gallery > Photoshoots > 2009 > 2009 – Session #016
Gallery > Photoshoots > 2009 > 2009 – Session #017