Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pre-Purchase George and Me!


In just one more week, September 30, 2006, George and Me is released on DVD!
Thanks to Sky and Vin for all their hard work!
Leah

LOTRM sketch card release date

It has been confirmed. The release date for the Lord of the Rings Masterpieces card set is now October 25th, 2006! yay!

LM

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

George Lucas Comes Up Roses

George Lucas Comes Up Roses
In case some of you didn't know already:

Our dear Flanneled One was named Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade today, finally. ;) Here's the press release...

Lucas - TOR Press Release

This one shows a pic...
Lucas - Grand Marshall - Check out Chewie in the back!

Leah

PS - Lucas also made a record contribution to his former Alma mater, it was announced today. Read about it here.

PS² - Oh, Don't forget that there are two SW inspired floats in the parade too! Ewok themed and Naboo themed. And that there will be 200 uniformed Stormtroopers from the 501st representing 20 countries.
LM

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Edward Asner

Edward Asner
Anyone who was a fan of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf and of course the Star Wars Radio Drama Series would recognize Edward Asner (voice of Jabba the Hutt in the radio dramas).

Fans of Mr. Asner were delighted to see him in the pilot of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip airing now HERE. Eight more episodes of Studio 60 will be streamed by NBC as well as John Lithgow's (voice of Yoda in the radio dramas) new series Twenty Good Years.

Asner plays Mr. White, an executive at NBS, about half way through the 46 minute pilot. I don't know if he will be playing the exec on a regular basis but there he is.

If the pilot is any indication of the quality of the following series' episodes then it should be quite popular. It's quite good.

Enjoy!
LM

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Dermot Crowley - Posters of Montmarte

Dermot Crowley
Hey there,

Small break to make you aware of a radio program based on the posters of Toulouse Lautrec called The Posters of Montmartre.
Dermot Crowley (General Krix Madine - ROTJ) has a role as George Footit, an aging circus performer with an alcohol problem.

If you've never seen/heard Crowley (said Crow-lee) in anything other than Return of the Jedi then you will be a tad surprised at hearing him as Footit. I was.

The radio series on BBC 7 is played in 5 parts and plays each day. Two parts have already been broadcast.

Part One

Part Two

Here is the link for the "Listen Again" page at BBC Radio. The last three parts will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Enjoy!

Leah

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Lindsay Duncan Interview


Lindsay Duncan Interview
Another small article/interview. This time with Lindsay Duncan (voice of TC-14 - TPM). Duncan has most recently played Servilia on HBO/BBC's mini-series Rome and is tentatively scheduled to play a role in a revival (on stage) of Old Times next year.
Ms. Duncan is also married to Hilton McRae (Arvel Crynyd - ROTJ)

Here's the article.

Enjoy.
Leah

Friday, September 01, 2006

Fionnula Flanagan Interview

Fionnula Flanagan Interview
Hey there!

A super quickie to point you towards a short but good interview with Brotherhood matriarch Fionnula Flanagan (The Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage).

As usual Ms. Flanagan comes across as grace with a slightly fiery shell. Love her.

The Right Accents

Enjoy.
Leah

Site Update!

Site Update!
In the interest of time, I'm cutting and pasting my updates to the site here.
You can follow the links from the site HERE. :D

I have managed to make updates to the site on a semi-regular basis at least. A lot of life moving along now (good) so that means a little less time on the site. I try to make them good when I do make them. I have several actors that I'm in the middle of adding, which has been a long time in coming.

September marks the beginning of my busy season as an artist. This year a little more so due to adding commercial efforts to my regular portrait schedule.

I have an auction going on for a Lord of the Rings related portrait of Arwen Undómiel I completed two days ago. If you'd like to check it out please visit the Ebay page HERE.

It is the first in a series of portraits. Enjoy.
Please visit my art blog and MySpace for updates here and there on my ongoing art projects and events.

A winner has been chosen in my photo trivia contest. Cora correctly identified the woman in this photograph as the imitable and witty Carrie Fisher. Yes, that's her folks. She made a cameo appearance in Sean Lennon's new video Friendly Fire.

Leah

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UPDATES:

Denis Lawson (Wedge Antilles - OT) - Lawson is set to star in an upcoming BBC TV production of Jekyll (as in Jekyll and Hyde), he will play Dr. Jackman's oldest friend. Jekyll will air on BBC ONE next year (2007) and is sure to be a darker version than previous incarnations.

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I found out through a friend that Ms. Adeal Crooms, who provided the voice for Wicket in Return of the Jedi had died in 2003. Her daughter was surprised to find that anyone knew who her mother was and said that she thought her mother would have been delighted to know there were people out there who were interested in her career.

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We also learned a few cool things about new blogger Mike Quinn! (Mike Quinn - Nien Nunb - ROTJ) :D

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August 30, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Ken Hiller (update - Audio Books)
Denis Lawson (update - TV)
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August 28, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Obba Babatundé (update - Theatre)
John Lithgow (update - TV: Emmy photo; various photos)
STAR WARS REFERENCE DATABASE
Alabama Jones and the Busty Crusade (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai.net!)
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August 26, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Hilton McRae (update - Theatre)
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza (update - Theatre pic)
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August 25, 2006
STAR WARS REFERENCE DATABASE
TV A-C
Battlestar Galactica (2004) (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai.net!)
Colbert Report
TV G-J
Hoodwinked (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai.net!)
TV K - Q
Murder in Suburbia (Thanks to Bonnie Burton!)
TV R - Z
Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Thanks to Bonnie Burton!)
LIFE:
INTERNET
Lucky Charms (Thanks to Bonnie Burton!)
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August 24, 2006
STAR WARS ACTOR CONNECTIONS
The Replacements (TV)
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Dalyn Chew (update - Theatre/pic)
Grey Delisle (update - TV)
Harrison Ford (update - TV)
Keira Knightley (update - TV)
Daran Norris (update - TV)
Kath Soucie (update - TV: The Replacements)
STAR WARS REFERENCE DATABASE
Failure to Launch
STAR WARS REFERENCE DATABASE
TV2
Wal*Mart Commercial (Commercials)
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August 23, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
New Addition! Regina Lynn Preciado
New Addition! Leroy James (Thanks to Convention Guests!)

Steven Boyle (update - Film Make-Up)
Mark Capri (update - Theatre)
Adeal Crooms (update - bio info) (Thanks to Mr. Grad!)
Robin Atkin Downes (update - Video Games)
Lindsay Duncan (update - Theatre)
Warren Duxbury (update - TV Puppeteer/Builder; Miscellany)
Joel Edgerton (update - Miscellany)
Nick Field (correction to credits, new credits posted - pics added)
Carrie Fisher (update - Live Performances)
Samuel L. Jackson (update - TV)
John Lithgow (update - Live Performances)
Timothy Omundson (update - TV)
Greg Proops (update - TV)
Raphael Sbarge (update - Film; TV)
Treat Williams (update - Film)
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July 29, 2006

(1940 - 2006)
Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. died on July 27, 2006 from a long battle with terminal cancer. People may recognize the name because his father Johnny Weissmuller, Sr. was a champion swimmer (as Jr. was) and the man who played Tarzan.
(Thanks to Geoff from Johnny Weissmuller's official site for the information).

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July 26, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
New Addition! David Rasche

Diahann Carroll (update - TV)
Celia Imrie (update - TV)
Samuel L. Jackson (update - bio pic)
Joe Matheson (update - Theatre)
Ewan McGregor (update - Miscellany)
Leanna Walsman (update - Film; TV)
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July 25, 2006
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
David Alan Grier (update - Theatre)
Martin Jarvis (update - TV)
Jack Klaff (update - Theatre)
Denis Lawson (update - TV)
Natalie Portman (update - TV)
Clive Revill (update - Theatre all; Awards: Tony)
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July 19, 2006

19?? - 2006
Very sad to announce that Mr. Tim Condren passed away today in a London hospital. He was a stuntman for over 40 years and taught scores of young stunt hopefuls the craft at the London Stunt School. Please, show your support by sending condolences via snail-mail to:
The Condren Family/Miss Z L Boyd
12 Kingsley Court
Penhale
Fraddon
Cornwall
TR9 6PD
or
The Condren Family
c/o London Stunt School
Sudbury Primary School
Watford Road
Wembley
Middlesex
HA0 3EY
UK
Thank you for all your kind words and thoughts while Mr. Condren was in the hospital, it was very much appreciated by him and his family.
Leah

COMICS
VG Cats (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai.net!)
STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE
Peter Serafinowicz (update - TV)

See you next week!
Leah