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Addio a John Neville inimitabile Barone di Munchausen

LUTTO. L'attore anglo-canadese aveva 86 anni. Dopo il teatro, divenne famoso con il film di Gilliam del 1988.

Alto, magro, col naso adunco, la voce melliflua e uno spelling perfetto: nessuno, meglio del grande attore anglo-canadese John Neville, avrebbe potuto interpretare il Barone di Munchausen. Lo capì Terry Gilliam, strappandolo agli amati palcoscenici per diventare protagonista del suo capolavoro cinematografico del 1988.Neville si è spento ieri nella sua casa di Toronto, aveva 86 anni. Lascia un vuoto immenso nel mondo del teatro anglosassone, all'interno del quale è stato considerato, per più di quarant'anni, l'erede naturale di un'altra leggenda: Sir John Gi ... [Continua a leggere]

David Duchovny Changes Talent Agencies

EXCLUSIVE: Californication star David Duchovny has signed with WME. He had been with ICM. Duchovny won a Golden Globe for his role on the dark Showtime comedy series whose fifth season premieres on January 8th. The X Files alum just wrapped indie thriller‘Phantom, in which he stars with Ed Harris. He also recently filmed the feature Goats alongside Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Minnie Driver and Ty Burrell. Duchovny continues to be repped by manager Melanie Greene and attorney Peter Nelson. ... [Continua a leggere]

Melissa George stars in Frank Spotnitz’s new BBC One suspense thriller Nemesis

Written and created by the award-winning American television writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Strike Back), Nemesis is an original eight-part suspense thriller set in the world of international espionage, produced by Kudos Film & Television (Spooks, Life On Mars), in association with Big Light Productions, for BBC One and HBO’s Cinemax channel.

At the heart of the drama is Sam played by Melissa George (The Slap, In Treatment), a highly skilled operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once she returns to the firm, she performs her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead. Adam Rayner (Hawthorne, Mistresses) plays Sam’s colleague at the firm and love interest. The dedicated and complex members of the firm operate in the shadows, must often confront life and death situations on secret mission ... [Continua a leggere]

GREAT Expectations: Gillian Anderson leads an all-star cast in the BBC's festive adaptation of Charles Dickens classic

As Agent Scully in The X Files, investigating paranormal activity was part of her day job. So it's ironic that Gillian Anderson looks like the walking dead in her latest role as the tormented Miss Havisham in the BBC's festive adaptation of Great Expectations. The American actress cuts a ghostly figure as the jilted bride in the Charles Dickens classic. She is sure to satisfy those hankering after a bit of Christmas costume drama. The 43-year-old is no stranger to period drama or Dickens for that matter. She won acclaim for her role as Lady Dedlock in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bl ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson to play Miss Havisham in Great Expectations

Gillian Anderson cuts a ghostly figure as Miss Havisham in the BBC’s Christmas adaptation of Great Expectations.

Ray Winstone plays the convict Magwitch and David Suchet is Jaggers the lawyer in the three-part period drama which promises to be one of the highlights of the festive schedule. The adaptation “presents the heart and grit of Charles Dickens at his very best”, according to the BBC. Anderson, the American actress who made her name in The X Files, is no stranger to Dickens dramatisations. She won acclaim for her portrayal of Lady Dedlock in the BBC’s Bleak House in 2005. Her performance is sure to be measured against that of Helena Bonham Carter, ... [Continua a leggere]

John Neville RIP

Baron Munchausen star dies aged 86

John Neville, the man picked by Terry Gilliam to embody his Baron Munchausen, has died at the age of 86. Neville was born in 1925 in Willesden and originally caught the acting bug on a church choir outing to watch Ralph Richardson and Vivien Leigh in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He won his first role as Brutus in a school production of Julius Caesar. Though his first job after leaving school at 16 was as a sales clerk in a garage, he showed enough raw talent performing as Hamlet in a church drama group that he won a scholarship to Rada. But his stage ambitions had to wait until af ... [Continua a leggere]

John Neville, Actor and Director of British and Canadian Stage, Dies at 86

John Neville, the respected British-born actor and director who was artistic director of Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival 1985-89, died in Toronto on Nov. 19, surrounded by family, the festival announced Nov. 20. He was 86. A private funeral will take place immediately. Plans for a memorial will be announced in the New Year. Late in his career, Mr. Neville, who received the Order of the British Empire in the 1960s, starred in the motion picture "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen," and he played The Well-Manicured-Man in TV's "The X-Files." Mr. Neville, however, was a man of th ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson: From pop culture icon to costume drama queen

Gillian Anderson recently sat down with Gold Derby to talk about two of her latest projects, PBS' "Masterpiece" miniseries "Any Human Heart" co-starring Matthew MacFadyen and Tom Hollander, and the Encore miniseries "Moby Dick" win which she stars alongside William Hurt, Ethan Hawke and Donald Sutherland. Both programs are strong contenders for nominations at the upcoming Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In "Moby Dick," a re-imagining of the Herman Melville classic, Gillian plays Captain Ahab's heretofore little known wife Elizabeth, who until now has been little more than a foo ... [Continua a leggere]

Chi ****o è questo tipo? E' David Duchovny

Dopo averlo seguito nella leggendaria serie X-Files e nella controversa Californication, lo abbiamo ben identificato. Di seguito, una intervista esclusiva per Esquire.

Questa intervista è stata una specie di appuntamento con accompagnatore. Appuntamento professionale e a lunga distanza, è chiaro. Ma si può conoscere molto di più di una persona anche se lo si conosce sotto sorveglianza. Ed il carisma di David Duchovny supera di gran lunga la fragile connessione telefonica e la supervisione del suo agente, che, prima di cominciare, mi ha avvertito che l’attore di X-Files e Californication non avrebbe risposto a nessuna domanda sulla sua vita privata, sulla sua ex moglie, né a niente del genere.Dopo avergli assicu ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson Moves From Timeless Dramas to Broad Comedy

Gillian Anderson has battled alien invaders, faced shadowy conspiracies, and played some of the most memorable women in literature. So, what intimidates her? Watching herself onscreen. "The first time I see something I'm in, it's very hard for me," she admits. "I've got one thing on my mind and one thing only: picking apart my performance." Fortunately, she recently had a second chance to see her new comedy, "Johnny English Reborn," and was able to enjoy it much more this time around. As the single-minded agent brought in to revamp MI-7, Anderson's character brings the bumbling secret agent Jo ... [Continua a leggere]

“My father told me I should go into word processing”

Actor Gillian Anderson on slapstick, motherhood and the perils of Googling yourself.

You're starring in the slapstick comedy Johnny English Reborn, which seems an unusual choice for you. Was that part of the appeal?I generally like to make choices based on who I'd like to work with - and I liked the idea of playing the MI7 [spy agency] role with Rowan Atkinson. I think the thing that surprised me the most was how technical it was . . . I was aware of how I needed to work my technical muscle in a way that I hadn't before. Is the atmosphere on the set of a comedy film different from that on, say, a period drama?There's a heightened sense of comedy around and there ... [Continua a leggere]

Switching off the spotlight

Having tea with Gillian Anderson is a thoroughly pleasant business — a splash of muted glamour in a fairly drab London autumn. I thoroughly recommend it, as a more engaging companion it would be a challenge to find. We meet in the studiously bijou surroundings of the Zetter Townhouse in St John’s Square, chosen, I suspect, because no one there has the slightest clue who she is. She is wearing the no-make-up disguise, and glides serenely under London’s radar, something she clearly enjoys. She is a tad jetlagged, she says, having just arrived home from a three-week s ... [Continua a leggere]

Are 20th Century Fox Close To Greenlighting A Third X-Files Film?

Thanks to a dedicated fan campaign, are Fox close to ordering a third feature film adaptation of The X-Files?

In July 2008, 20th Century Fox released The X-Files: I Want To Believe, the second feature film adaptation of Fox’s long running science fiction television series. The film, which was received poorly in the United States, tanked at the box office; bringing in only 21 million dollars, domestically. Despite that, rumours have persisted that a third X-Files film was in development. What’s the real story, are Fox really interested in producing a third film? Is the truth out there? The X-Files First a little background. The series was created by Chris Carter and ran on the Fox ... [Continua a leggere]

Something funny happened to Scully

NOT SO SERIOUS: "People don't know that I can do funny," says former X-Files star Gillian Anderson.

Playing the boss of a government intelligence agency might be considered a step up for American actress Gillian Anderson. After all, she spent nine years protecting the population from supernatural terrors and exposing sinister conspiracies as FBI agent Dana Scully in cult 1990s television series The X-Files, but never got a single promotion. She never even got her own office. In her new film, Johnny English Reborn, the sequel to the 2003 spy spoof starring comedian Rowan Atkinson as the bungling titular agent, she is the head of Britain's MI7 and has a top-floor office suite. An ... [Continua a leggere]

This much I know: Gillian Anderson

The actor, 43, on Britishness, growing older and the importance of being wrong

The older you get the less memory you have. I have trouble differentiating between what are childhood memories and what I may have seen in a photograph or been told about by my mum. Do I really remember lying in a hammock on a beach in Puerto Rico when I was a year old? I feel both British and American. After spending a year in Puerto Rico, my family moved to London. I spent my formative years in the UK, only moving back to Michigan when I was 11. I was initially excited about the adventure; I hadn't taken into account just how alien American culture would be and how mu ... [Continua a leggere]



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