Monday, April 10, 2006

Actor and Site Update!

The weather here has been spectacular, in the 80s all week...I'm loving it. I'll find myself staring at the gorgeous mountain backdrop to the left of my work area...talk about distraction.

I finished the Serenity project and will try to finish the Rancor illustration in the next week or so.

On to the update...

~~Brian Blessed (Boss Nass - PT) will narrate the new expansion for the Rome: Total Wars video game, the expansion's called Alexander. Should be released later this year.

~~Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu - PT) In addition to the eagerly awaited, already-of-cult-status Snakes on a Plane Jackson will appear in 1408, Black Snake Moan, Home of the Brave, Resurrecting the Champ and of course "Farce" Farce of the Penguins.Proving once more that he's still the most prolific film superstar out there.

~~Michael Kingma. (General Tarfful - ROTS) Former NBL player and Wookiee, will be playing for the QABL (Queensland Australian Basketball League) in the upcoming season. He's spent the last 2 years playing in Europe and represented the Dutch National Team in 2005.

~~John Lithgow (voice of Yoda in ROTJ Radio Drama) has been cast as a ruthless Hollywood director in the upcoming film version of the Broadway hit Dreamgirls. The film is set for a Christmas 2006 release.

~~Patty Maloney (Lumpy - SWHS) recently had a role on the hit series My Name is Earl in the episode Teacher Earl. Besides her one-woman show we've not seen too much of Ms. Maloney...cool to see here there.

~~Natalie Portman (Padmé Amidala - PT) starred in two Japanese Lux (shampoo) commercials. If you haven't seen them check them out.

~~Rachel Reenstra (Aayla Secura in Battlefront II and voice work for Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance) has been chosen to host the upcoming Animal Planet series Ms. Adventure which follows Ms. Reenstra around the animal world searching for clue to human behavior.See her winning audition tape here

~~David Warner (Grand Gen. Brashin - Star Wars: Force Commander) will star as a corrupt priest in and ITV (UK) production called Perfect Parents. it's a thriller about a couple who pretend to be Catholic to get their daughter into a good school...of course it all unravels. It will air in 2007 on ITV in the UK.

~~CORRECTION:Christopher Lee (Count Dooku - PT) Has voiced the character Diz in the Kingdom Hearts II video game not Kingdom of Hearts. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for pointing that out)

~~Updates to existing actors in the
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Brian Blessed (update - Video Games)
Pam Hyatt (update - Film; Theatre)
Christopher Lee (correction: Video Games name; Awards: Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival)
Pip Miller (update - Theatre)
Rachel Reenstra (update - TV; Commercials)

~~Newly added actors:
None this week, but there will be more soon!

~~Actor Connections
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONSNone this week!

~~References
Main PageFilm A-C
The Benchwarmers (Thanks to Michelle1968!) includes a couple of pics.
TV S-Z
That 70s Show #16 (Thanks to Angel Songco Jr.!)

~~LMangue's Art
Finished Serenity artwork

Have fun!
Leah

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Darth Vadere
The View of the Vu'traat Tay'haai

date Posted: Apr 10, 2006 2:37 PM
Awesome work on both projects. As a Star Wars fan and Browncoat I appreciate your efforts!


NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Apr 10, 2006 2:48 PM
Thank you Darth Vadere!


bonniegrrl
Droids Just Wanna Have Fun

date Posted: Apr 20, 2006 10:23 AM
I just wanted to let you know that there was a Star Wars reference the last week's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" the serial killer suspect claimed his childhood was rough because his mom kept moving then around to avoid a stalker. And she dragged him out of the first Star Wars movie and he never got over that! The episode is called "Vacancy"
http://www.nbc.com/Law_&_Order:_Criminal_Intent/episode_guide/105.shtml

Also there's a recent Orkin commercial with two kids playing with lightsabers in a treehouse.


NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Apr 20, 2006 10:21 PM
she dragged him out of the first Star Wars movie and he never got over that! haha, is that like the Twinkie Defense?

Thank you for both of those! I'll add those as soon as I can.