Mixing projects...Don't believe we've seen as yet this explosion following Heinz Kruger's escape...
The Hobbit - Official Casting Call and Plot Details
Posted January 04, 2010
[THORIN OAKENSHEILD] Heir to the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, Thorin Oakensheild was forced to lead his people far away from their homelands into exile in the Blue Mountains. Powerfully built and a legendary fighter, Thorin has led a tough and dangerous life and it shows on his face. He is sharp eyed and sharp tongued, proud in his bearing and un-trusting of those he does not know. But Thorin is also capable of intense loyalty, immense courage and surprising gentleness and humour. Thorin will be required to wear a wig and beard and some minor prosthetics make-up, like a nose or forehead, is possible. LEAD. AGE: EARLY 40’S to MID 50’S. ACCENT – STANDARD R.P. OR SLIGHTLY ACCENTED REGIONAL ENGLISH ACCENT.
Warning - Might contain SPOILERS for you..
Interesting excerpts from recent interview...
Richard Armitage is waiting to shoot the final scene of the current series of Spooks…
Sporting stubble and with his hair dishevelled, he’s tired after months of filming.
Only when the subject turns to tattoos does his mood lighten. ‘If I had a tattoo, it would say “Lucas woz ‘ere”,’ says the 39-year-old. … I know how important the body art is to Lucas North. His history has been etched on to his skin.
There is no more significant tattoo on his body than the William Blake picture Urizen. …‘As this ninth series builds to a climax, he realises that he no longer has control. ..Control of his life has pretty much gone. I suspect he always knew it would.’
And the same can be said of the actor playing him. Six-footer Richard likes to be in ..
‘I’m going to be shooting Lucas’s final scene of the series and I don’t know his fate. I may not even know if Lucas lives until long after post-production. Lucas’s future with the show — and mine, for that matter — is up in the air.’
[** with those few words, at least for me, HOPE springs eternal for a long-time luscious Lucas devotee…fingers crossed that it won’t somehow be dashed to the ground by the end of ep 8...would be happy to live suspended with expectation until RA finishes his Thorin duties in TH, if it means there‘s a possibility he'll again inhabit John/Lucas‘s body at some time in the future]
.. Surely he knows whether his character is going to survive? But he swears he doesn’t. ‘All I can say is that I hope he survives. He’s a wicked man, but I would like to play him again.’
The fan mail’s come pouring in. Yet ask him how he feels about being a sex symbol and he looks at you with incredulity. ‘I don’t understand it, I’m just a geek who likes DIY. Some of the mail I’ve had has been weird. When I played Guy of Gisborne, a woman crocheted a mini-version of me. There also seemed to be a lot of people taken by all that leather Guy used to wear. . .’
[**hehehe..really? ;) You know who you are out there…long live the Prince of Leather!!]
Richard’s army of fans will be relieved to know he remains single, although he’s developed ‘a bit of a crush’ on Spooks co-star Sophia Myles, who plays MI5 operative Beth Bailey.
‘She’s adorable,’ grins Richard, perhaps surprising himself at revealing this intriguing little tidbit.
‘We worked together at Birmingham Rep, and now she’s been to Hollywood. I admit to having a bit of a crush on her.’
[**hmmm..Exactly when did Richard suddenly become so forthright about matters of the heart? Or is this one of those situations where he made a light-hearted remark about Sophia and the reporter applied her own embellishment?]
So might Richard take things further? ‘Well, maybe we could have a glass of champagne — maybe we could have dinner together,’ he says, mumbling a little — clearly slightly coy at his revelation.
It’s not clear what ..lies ahead for Richard...
‘I feel a sense of wearing the same shoes the whole time and a strong urge to do something that doesn’t involve violence. I would like to play a more buoyant character than I have done recently.
[**Perhaps RA was sworn at that point to not mention he’d already won the role of a nasty but lovable senior dwarf - is there no rest for the master of brooding complex personalities:]
… I’m not interested in getting more money for what I do, I’m just interested in more money being put into the production.’
If Richard’s awkward with fame, he’s dismissive of fortune. Ask him what he’s splashed out on since finding high-profile work six years ago and the Leicester-born actor triumphantly says: ‘Nothing!’
He adds: ‘I bought a car three years ago — a BMW 3 Series — but I want to go back to driving around in an old banger. The BMW is lovely, but I prefer something that’s cheap and a bit scratched. ‘It wouldn’t be Lucas North’s style, but as long as the vehicle started I’d be happy with it.’
The final episode of series nine of Spooks will be shown on BBC1 at 9pm on Monday. The DVD will be released on February 28, 2011.
[See entire interview at The Daily Mail website]
More SPOILERS: (thank you Musa)
Here's ten teasing lines of dialogue from episode 8...
► "This man was our colleague and our friend, but have no illusions, he is now our enemy."
► "You don't know what Albany is, do you?"
► "We don't really know who we're dealing with."
► "If he isn't being blackmailed anymore, and we must assume he isn't, then what the hell is he doing?"
► "Lucas or Albany, Harry - you might not be able to save them both."
► "I've killed people and I've saved people. I'm still in credit."
► "I want to speak to Lucas North."
► "Do you know how I knew it was true? Because for the first time you made sense."
► "It's my turn."
► "I'd start preparing for life after MI5."
The episode airs at 9pm on Monday 8th November 2010.
This Monday's edition of Dancing w/the Stars might very well be the last one for Bristol & Mark; therefore, wanted to include wk 5. It was actually their worst wk marks-wise but IMO was really a fun skit.
BTW...whispering over the back fence;) - recently needed a haircut and while there picked up the latest news about what appears to be one of the audiences fav couples -- they've been seen about town quite often together during the past few wks. She frequently accompanies him when his band has a gig. That harmless gossip is straight from the stylist's mouth - can't get a firmer news source that that, can you?..*grin*
One more..their team dance was the Cha-Cha and - judges gave them 8s across the board for it. Excuse the melodrama in the lead up to the dance (not by Bristol & Mark). Suppose acting/expressiveness of the contestants off the dancefloor is considered part of the overall production setup for the show, but in all honesty..the melodrama is definitely my least fav part of the whole thing..[Kristi Yamaguchi won an olympic gold medal in figure skating 5-8 yrs ago]
Isn't this photo a new angle for Kruger's getaway car?...