TOMMY’S HONOUR: Director Jason Connery – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

TOMMY'S HONOUR movie poster | © 2017 Roadshow Attractions

A father who is a master craftsman is eager to pass his wisdom on to his eldest son. However, the son, rather than follow in his father’s footsteps, longs to use what the father makes to blaze his own path. In TOMMY’S HONOUR, this classic tale of family tension in Scotland is fact-based. The film won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film. Thomas “Old Tom” Morris, played in the film by Peter Mullan, designed fifty classic golf courses during his lifetime (1821-1908), as well as being a master maker of golf clubs. His son Tommy Morris, played by […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

BEOWULF: Kieran Bew plays the legendary hero – Exclusive Interview

Kieran Bew in BEOWULF | ©2016 ITV Studios

There are actors who have to learn how to use a sword once they get a role in a heroic fantasy. Then there’s Kieran Bew, who was a British sword cadet champion in his teens before he ever became an actor. Not all of Bew’s film and television work has called for work with bladed weaponry. His resume includes the features GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS and AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR and the British TV series THE BILL, SILENT WITNESS, WPC 56 and THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. Then again, the English actor has also appeared in the 2008 TV CRUSOE and in the […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan chats about stunts and violence – Part 3

Mark Ryan (Gates) in BLACK SAILS - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Mark Ryan, who plays the quartermaster Mr.Gates on Starz’s new pirate drama BLACK SAILS, he discusses the show’s blend of invention and history, his upcoming autobiography and the new golden age of television. AX: In terms of the violence in BLACK SAILS, did you guys have a sword master? As someone who has been a sword master – on KING ARTHUR and Bob Anderson’s assistant on FIRST KNIGHT – did you get to do any swordfighting? MARK RYAN: There was a stunt team that did most of the swordfights. I would have […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)

Exclusive Interview: A Pirate’s life for BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan – Pt. 2

Mark Ryan (Gates) in BLACK SAILS - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Starz’s eighteenth-century pirate drama BLACK SAILS, Saturdays at 9 PM, Mark Ryan plays Mr. Gates, quartermaster of The Walrus and right-hand man to Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). In Part 2 of our interview with Ryan, whose credits include the Merry Man Nasir in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, he talks about laughing between takes, nudity and the All-Seeing Eye. ASSIGNMENT X: Had you worked with any of the other BLACK SAILS actors before? MARK RYAN: No, I hadn’t worked with anybody before. It’s kind of interesting, because many years ago, I was visiting Bob Anderson on the set of a James […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)

Exclusive Interview: BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan gets his sea legs – Pt. 1

BLACK SAILS - Season 1 poster | ©2014 Starz

Mark Ryan is – and has been – quite a few things. He’s an author, a creator of two Tarot decks (THE GREENWOOD TAROT and THE WILDWOOD TAROT), writer and composer of a musical version of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and a former member of the British Special Forces. He was Bob Anderson’s assistant sword master on FIRST KNIGHT and sword master on KING ARTHUR. As an actor, Ryan originated the role of Magaldi in the premiere West End production of EVITA, then moved up to playing Che, was the first known Saracen Merry Man in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD and voiced Bumblebee […]Read On »

COMMENTS (2)

In Memoriam: ROBIN OF SHERWOOD creator Richard Carpenter passes at age 82

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD creator Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter, creator of the British series’ CATWEAZLE, THE GHOSTS OF MOTLEY HALL, DICK TURPIN, SMUGGLER, ADVENTURER and the iconic ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, died yesterday, Feb. 26, at his home in Hertfordshire, England. He was 82 years old. Cause of death was given as blood clot. Anthony Horowitz, creator/writer of the FOYLE’S WAR television series and author of the best-selling Alex Ryder action thriller novels, last year told the British daily THE GUARDIAN that Carpenter had given him his start as a screenwriter in the third season of ROBIN OF SHERWOOD. Horowitz said, “It was one of the biggest shows on television. […]Read On »

COMMENTS (26)

Exclusive Interview: Mark Ryan on THE WILDWOOD TAROT cards and book

THE WILDWOOD TAROT book

Mark Ryan does all sorts of things. On stage, he was in the original London production of EVITA, first as Magaldi, then as Che and more recently, he toured with Eric Idle in ERIC IDLE EXPLOITS MONTY PYTHON. On television, he starred as the Merry Man Nasir in three seasons of HTV’s ROBIN OF SHERWOOD (the first two seasons are now out on Blu-ray from Acorn). On film, he’s been the voice of Bumblebee and Jetfire in the TRANSFORMERS movies. As a comic book writer, he created THE PILGRIM with Mike Grell. As a songwriter, he’s working on a musical […]Read On »

COMMENTS (5)

TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 1 – “The Pointy End”

Sean Bean, Miltos Yeromelou, Maisie Williams in GAME OF THRONES - Season 1 | ©2011 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jason Momoa, John Bradley, Charles Dance Writer: George R.R. Martin, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Dan Minahan Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 5, 2011 The winds of war are blowing strong, though armies are not quite clashing yet in “The Pointy End” (a sword reference), a GAME OF THRONES episode that sets up what seems to […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com
bottom round