Monday, March 20, 2006

Actor and Site Updates!

Blog and Site update!

A lot of work for me (art) this week so I'm keeping very busy.
This "busy"-ness has cut down on adding too many actors to the SWAD. I have over 70 actors to add, from a prearranged list, to the database with many, many more coming.

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Oliver Ford Davies (Senator Sio Bibble - PT) Until March 25, 2006 Davies will be starring in The Linden Tree at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, UK.
The Linden Tree is set in 1947 during one of Britain's most awful winters. Davies plays History Professor Robert Linden of Barmanley University, and the play revolves around his character and his family. His strength and passion for life and history are contrasted by his wife's (and his family's) unhappiness and his student's indifference to history.

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Keisha Castle Hughes (Queen Apilana - ROTS) will star as the Virgin Mary in new Line Cinema's Nativity. Filming starts in Italy sometime in May and the film is set for release in the first week of December.

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James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader) - The play dates for the one-man show, Thurgood, were announced this week. Westport Playhouse, Westport Connecticut. April 30 - May 14. Tickets go on sale to the public starting on April 19, 2006.

Thurgood is a one-man show about Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall who rose from a child in the backstreets of Baltimore to the Supreme Court of the US.

Jones also spoke at the O'hara Exhibit Hall in Dallas, TX this week about his memoir Voices and Silences.

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Clint Bajakian (voice work for over 20 SW related video games and 4 Indiana Jones video games) Bajakian, the Senior Music Supervisor at Sony Computer Entertainment America is speaking today, March 20, and tomorrow, March 21, 2006 at the Game Developer's Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

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John Lithgow (voice of Yoda in the ESB and ROTJ radio dramas and the audio books) is set to host VOD Kids Series (20 part series) called John Lithgow's Paloozaville. The series will air in June (2006) on select Mag Rack - on demand video magazine- channels.

Lithgow will also star in Twenty Good Years - a TV comedy about two fifty-something year old men who decided to make the most of their lives after reaching epiphanies. NBC comedy pilot Fall 2006.

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Kevin Michael Richardson (voiced K'Kruhk in Clone Wars and voices for several Star Wars video games) will be voicing a character or more in an as yet untitled ABC comedy pilot. More as it becomes available.

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James Horan (voice work in KOTOR II: Sith Lords) stars and directs the stage play No Second Trumpet.

For more information on this stage production click HERE.

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Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala Skywalker - PT) was a stand-in (guest) professor for the Terrorism & Counter-terrorism course at Columbia University on March 7, 2006.

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Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian - ESB/ROTJ) His film Constellation is finally getting ready for release this summer. The film is about a black family in Huntsville AL who are coming to terms with a past interracial affair in the family. No specific release date has been set. More info as it becomes available.

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Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn - TPM) is narrating Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film on March 19, 2006 for PBS.

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Christopher Lee (Count Dooku - AOTC/ROTS) Has worked as a soloist on a very recently released CD called The Lord of the Rings: Complete Songs and Poems. From the packaging:
"This 4 CD-Box contains the world's first complete musical interpretation of all the poems in J.R.R. Tolkiens' masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings' set to music by Casper Reiff and Peter Hall. 14 soloists, among these the world-famous actor Christopher Lee, and more than 150 professional musicians, have taken part in this ambitious project, which took ten year to complete.
The songs help one relive The Lord of the Rings in an entirely new way as they range from happy and funny Hobbit songs in the beginning of the book, to evocative and dramatic highlights towards the end"
Artwork by Her Majesty Queen Margarethe II of Denmark.

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Kevin Pollak (provided voice characterizations in the Ewoks TV series) is joining the cast of an untitled Carol Mendelsohn (CSI writer) produced drama for CBS. The show stars Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity) and is based upon a book about a powerful Washington DC law firm and the lawyers who are at moral odds against their not-so-moral managing partner.

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Kenny Baker (R2D2)

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Updates to existing actors in the STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Dave Bowers (Mas Amedda AOTC/ROTS) - Wattographs is holding a private signing for Dave Bowers until April 7, 2006. You can have personal items signed or get one of the photographs of him as Mas Amedda signed. Deadline for items received is April 7, 2006! CLICK HERE!

Correction to SWAD:
Michael Eager is now correct as Malcolm Eager.
Paul Bannon (update - Miscellany)
Stephen Buchanon (Film: Star Wars ANH)
Keisha Castle-Hughes (update - Film)
Oliver Ford Davies (update - Theatre and various pics)
Harrison Ford (update - various pics added)
Jaime Glover (update - Radio: 1994)
Mark Hamill (update - Online)
James Horan (update - Film; Theatre; Theatre Director; Theatre Producer)
Christopher Lee (update - Film: Ten Little Indians~1965; CDs)
Kevin Pollack (update - TV)
Hamish Roxburgh (update - Assistant Director)
Tom Sanderson (update - TPM credit)
Kiran Shaw (update - TV)
Kari Wahlgren (update - bio pic and new site link) (Thanks to Rollence!)

GEORGE LUCAS Mr. Lucas will be inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in Seattle on June 17, 2006 for his work in Film, Television and Media. - Congratulations!

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Newly added actors:
Stacy Cheregotis (Stacy Mollema)
Justin Dix
Peter House
Grant McCune

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Actor Connections - STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
None this week :o

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References:

FILMS D- F
Dogma #3 Indy ref! (Thanks to DarthCharlie32!)

FILMS K-Q
Monsters, Inc. (trailer) (Thanks to Angel Songco!)

TV D-F
Drawn Together #10 (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai and Curtis Shaw!)

COMICS/COMIC STRIPS
Under Marie Meier (Indy reference)

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LMangue's Art
New Site!
New work!
Boga at the top of the page

Enjoy!
Leah

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