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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
~~ 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.
~~~ August 30, 2006 STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE Ken Hiller (update - Audio Books) Denis Lawson (update - TV) ~~ 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!) ~~ August 26, 2006 STAR WARS ACTORS DATABASE Hilton McRae (update - Theatre) Rebecca Jackson Mendoza (update - Theatre pic) ~~ 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!) ~~ 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) ~~ 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) ~~ 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).
~~ 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) ~~ 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) ~~ 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)