Friday, May 12, 2006

Actor News!

Ok, so it's not really a site update yet. Still waiting for everything to settle with my site, which doesn't seem close.

I do, however, have a few notes I'd like to share.
This time NOT in alphabetical order...I know...I live dangerously. :P

Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi - PT) may star in the film I, Lucifer with newly chosen Bond man Daniel Craig.
McGregor has also been chosen to play a role in a new film by Woody Allen (no title yet). Filming begins in London in mid-July.

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Oliver Ford Davies - (Sio Bibble - PT) Just a note: I watched him in an episode of British mystery, Rosemary & Thyme called Enter Two Gardeners over the weekend. Nice episode. I almost didn't recognize him at first.

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Paul Hecht (Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Radio Drama) is starring with Siân Phillips (Queen Charal - Ewoks: Battle for Endor) in the Bay Street Theatre's production of Quartet. The Bay Street Theatre is in Baltimore, MD. Quartet runs through June 4, 2006.

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James Earl Jones talked about the film Birth of a Nation with other celebs on May 2, 2006 on TCM (Turner Classic Movies).

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Bai Ling - (Senator Bana Breemu - ROTS - cut) will be one of the hosts for a new program on E! Entertainment television called Stranded with a Star. She's also doing a voice characterization for the new video game Scarface: The World is Yours.

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Cree Summer (Princess Kneesha - Ewoks; Luminara Unduli - Clone Wars) also provides voice characterization for the Scarface VG.

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Jay Laga'aia - may make an appearance at the Logie Awards because the show he has been involved with for many years, Play School, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa - OT) Trivia: Fisher was once considered for the role of Betty Rizzo in the film production of Grease. That role would go to Stockard Channing who played Abbey Bartlet on West Wing. Side note: Grease, way back, was the third highest grossing film of all time after Jaws and Star Wars.

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Adam Arkin (Fixer - Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Drama) - will star in Murder on Pleasant Drive on May 8 on Lifetime. He plays a creepy, maybe murderous, business man.
He's also been cast in Graduation.

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Clancy Brown (Montross, Science Officer - Star Wars: Bounty Hunter) * A Little blurb at the NY Times (free subscription required to view) HERE

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Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa - PT) - won an ALMA award the other night for his portrayal of presidential hopeful Matthew Vincente Santos on West Wing. Congrats to him!!

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Kath Soucie (voice work - Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds; Tavion in Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast; Tavion in Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords) - will also voice a character in Ben & Izzy.

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Kari Wahlgren - (Sera Keto - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith) and Courtenay Taylor (Juhani - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) will voice Zatanna and Wonder Woman, respectively, in the Justice League Heroes video game.
*Here's a small article on Kari Wahlgren

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Neil Kaplan (Boss Ganne, Goonga Trooper, Grenade Battle Droid, Gungan Trooper, Missile Battle Droid - Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic )
* A video interview with the voice actor.

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