Friday, 28 June 2013

More added to my Chris website.

I’ve just uploaded some interesting articles/interviews plus several 3D photos to my Chris related website. The articles can be found on the Interviews page & the photos found on the Miscellaneous photos page.

To view the 3D photos you’ll require the ‘red & blue’ anaglyph glasses rather than the passive/active 3D glasses.

Monday, 24 June 2013

BFI screenings- Ninth Doctor stories announced.

The BFI will be showing the episodes Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways to mark the Ninth Doctor's era for its Doctor Who At 50 season.
The two stories, written by Russell T Davies and directed by Joe Ahearne (who, coincidentally, was born on Saturday 23rd November 1963 - the date the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast), first aired on Saturday 11th June and Saturday 18th June 2005 respectively. They comprised the Series 1 finale, which saw Christopher Eccleston hand over control of the TARDIS to David Tennant after an epic battle against the Daleks.
The screenings are being held on Saturday 24th August from 2pm at BFI Southbank. The special guests for the accompanying panel session are yet to be announced.
Tickets are being issued via a ballot system through the members' section, with BFI Champions able to enter the ballot from Monday 1st July and members from Tuesday 2nd July. The ballot will close on Friday 5th July and be run over the weekend of 6th and 7th July, with all entrants to be notified on Monday 8th July if they have been successful or not.
All tickets reserved for Champions and members through the ballot will be held until 8.30pm on Friday 12th July, and any that are unclaimed by then will be released for public sale on Saturday 13th July.
Although all the screenings in the season so far have been immediate sell-outs, returns and stand-bys are a strong possibility, so it's always worth checking back with the BFI.
The organisation is skipping from the Seventh Doctor's era to the Ninth Doctor's because of guest availability, with the Eighth Doctor event currently planned to be held sometime in September. The precise date plus guests are still to be confirmed and announced.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

(Another) Five minutes with: Christopher Eccleston

Salfordian Christopher Eccleston, 49, has starred in some of the most critically acclaimed projects of the past 20 years, including Cracker, Our Friends in the North, and Doctor Who. ?But the highlight of his career so far was playing Hillsborough campaigner, Trevor Hicks

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It's good to see a London-set film like Song For Marion, in which you play the son of a grumpy old man, who joins his wife’s choir, being shot in the north

We found great locations, expertise and personnel in Newcastle and Durham. The spirit of the places infuses the film. As for the difference between low budget and high budget, it’s a general rule of life, never mind the film industry, that people behave better the less money and power is around to be “had”.

Was there any one thing that attracted you to the project?

It was a good role; they were paying me; the film was about performance rather than special effects, and I’ve always been interested in the father/son dynamic.

Do you think films such as Song for Marion, and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are the start of a trend aimed more at a mature audience?

The industry is missing a trick if it doesn’t exploit what is undoubtedly a growing market. Culturally it’s very, very depressing when everything is about “youth” and “physical beauty”. To quote The Smiths, “It says nothing to me about my life...”

You're no stranger to working with movie legends, but how was it working with Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave?

I loved working with both of them; it was an honour. Terence and I share a passion for table tennis.

Can you tell us anything about your work on Thor: The Dark World?

I play Malekith, a Dark Elf, the film’s villain. No smiling allowed.

If you could go back 20 years and offer the young Christopher Eccleston a piece of advice, what would it be and would you listen to your 40-something self?

I’d tell him that by the time he was 49, Manchester United would have won The Premiership 20 times and he would quite rightly think I/he was in mid-life crisis.

Career-wise, where and when were you happiest and why?

In 1996 I played Trevor Hicks in the drama/documentary Hillsborough. It is the most important piece of work I’ve been involved with, and the start of a great friendship with a very, very brave man. I hope this year Trevor and all the families will finally have justice.

Christopher Eccleston stars in Song For Marion, released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Norton safe web added to Bad Wolf site.

Finally, after many years of being verified I have finally added the Norton safe web icon to my Chris related fan site, basically this shows that my site has been thoroughly checked by Norton for viruses, malware & other unwanted nasties & has been found to be free of any & all of these & therefore classed as ‘safe’ by them.
To ensure visitors can check the listing for for themselves there is a link within the Norton verified icon which lists everything the site has been checked for or you can visit here:

Visitors have now no need to feel any apprehension about downloading anything from the site.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Christopher Eccleston joins the cast of HBO pilot The Leftovers.

The former Doctor Who star will join Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd and Amanda Warren in an adaptation of the best-selling novel from Star Trek Into Darkness writer Damon Lindelof

Christopher Eccleston joins the cast of HBO pilot The Leftovers
Written By
Susanna Lazarus
5:50 PM, 10 June 2013

Christopher Eccleston has joined the cast of HBO pilot The Leftovers. The new drama – based on Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel of the same name – will see the former Doctor Who actor unite with Jennifer Aniston's fiancĂ© Justin Theroux, Ann Dowd (Compliance), Tony-nominated Carrie Coon and Amanda Warren (The Closer). Eccleston will play Matt Jamison, a reverend-turned-editor self-publishing his own tabloid in a community that has undergone the Rapture – the ascension to heaven – but not quite as expected. While those deemed worthy have disappeared, the residents of Mapleton who have been left behind are struggling to deal with the remnants of their lives.  Theroux has signed on to appear as the novel's protagonist Kevin Garvey – a police chief and father of two who is struggling to maintain a semblance of normality in a world that is losing its grip on what "normal" is. Coon – who was nominated at last night's Tonys ceremony for her role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – will play Nora Hurst, a wife and mother who suddenly finds that she is neither and strikes up a friendship with Kevin. Dowd will portray Patti Levin – the leader of homegrown cult Guilty Remnant – and Warren will take on the part of Lucy Warburton, the town's "take-no-prisoners" mayor. The adaptation will be co-written and executive produced by Perrotta and Damon Lindelof (Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus), with the pilot directed by Peter Berg (Battleship, Friday Night Lights).