Cast Appearances in Other Forums
Posted Apr 4, 2007 @ 7:36 PM
It seems we are stealing the best that the UK has to offer. Fuggetaboutit
Posted Apr 6, 2007 @ 10:35 PM
Edited by Historybabe, Apr 6, 2007 @ 10:37 PM.
Posted Apr 7, 2007 @ 2:26 AM
Some video clips of Tobias in Persuasion
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 4:10 AM
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 5:39 AM
Do you think it's too much to hope that this Journeyman character might be able to jump back as far as 1st century, BC? Perhaps to save some Roman from suffering a mortal wound in defence of some snot-nosed kid's life? Yeah, I thought so, too. *sigh*
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 7:03 AM
What might take some getting used to is hearing both actors speak with American accents.
I have to say I dont like this idea at all. One of the reasons I enjoyed "Rome" cast were these accents they were using. I dont know why they are forcing them to speak with American- this is not like there are no Brits in USA ( Ian McShane didnt speak with strong American accent in "Deadwood" if I remember correctly). Besides I read somewhere that KMK' character is supposed to be French...so maybe they would spare us American accent in his case.
Ray looks mighty fine in that suit though...I'm surprised. Or maybe not- I have seen several RL pics of him and I believe they sort of "uglied" him for "Rome"- you know- to make him look like a simple, tired, rugged soldier Pullo was supposed to be. IMO he is much more handsome in RL.
Do you think it's too much to hope that this Journeyman character might be able to jump back as far as 1st century, BC? Perhaps to save some Roman from suffering a mortal wound in defence of some snot-nosed kid's life?
LOL. Someone should write that fanfiction. Totaly.
EDIT: Ok here is another pic of Kevin from "Journey Man"
Edited by Arya, Apr 10, 2007 @ 7:23 AM.
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 8:48 AM
French? Please, no, not French. I'd sooner American. But don't any Scots live in San Francisco? Although, I noticed some viewers had difficulty understanding his natural accent in the DVD commentary for The Spoils. Me? I dig a Scottish accent, and McKidd's is no thicker than Desmond's on Lost.
Besides I read somewhere that KMK' character is supposed to be French...so maybe they would spare us American accent in his case.
If this new show takes off at all, it will surely only be a matter of time.
Someone should write that fanfiction.
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 10:09 AM
Although, I noticed some viewers had difficulty understanding his natural accent in the DVD commentary for The Spoils.
I was one of those people but it might have a lot of to do with the fact that English is not my native language so any kind od dialect makes things harder for me to understand.
But I also LOVE Scottish accent and honestly- KMK spoke with that accent a lot of even in "Rome" but it didnt bother me at all because it sounds so hot :)
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 3:28 PM
Ian McShane didnt speak with strong American accent in "Deadwood" if I remember correctly
But Swearengen was supposed to have originally been English (someone in the first season even refers to him as a "Limey") so it makes sense that he'd occasionally sound English (though he did mostly sound "American").
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 4:51 PM
Posted Apr 11, 2007 @ 9:32 AM
Edited by alleine, Apr 11, 2007 @ 3:56 PM.
Posted Apr 14, 2007 @ 9:18 AM
Ray Stevenson was one of the chief examples (with Hugh Laurie, unsurprisingly), Kevin McKidd was also mentioned.
And there was an interesting fact included: a third of pilots this fall will star British actors in their lead roles.
Posted Apr 14, 2007 @ 6:42 PM
Some video clips of Tobias in Persuasion
Ah, thanks a ton for those clips alisonb. Toias was wonderful as always and I totally agree with the posters on youtube that Anne was insane to choose Wentworth over him.
Edited by Sikamikanico, Apr 14, 2007 @ 6:43 PM.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 2:08 PM
And thanks to the people who posted pictures of Kevin and Ray in their new TV shows. I hadn't heard anything about Kevin's character being French. His character's name is Dan Vasser, which doesn't sound French at all. Speaking of the show and his accent, having lived in San Francisco for several years, I can say there are quite a few Scots there, most of which I encountered at the annual Robbie Burns Night at the Edinburgh Castle pub. The bartenders were Scots as well, so the producers could have justified letting him keep his own accent since there are Scots in SF. His accent is great and I don't find him particularly difficult to understand, but maybe it didn't work for the story.
I'm also looking forward to Ray's new projects, and everyone else's as well. According to the NY Times article cited above, both Polly Walker and Zuleikha Robinson are also getting US TV shows for the fall. Yay! I'll have to wait for James's show Manchild to come out on DVD as I'm not going to pay for Showtime just to see one show.
Edited by Historybabe, Apr 15, 2007 @ 2:20 PM.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 3:23 PM
James's show Manchild
As far as I understand, this only made it to pilot stage. Showtime picked up a David Duchovny comedy and is therefore unlikely to also pick up this one. Obviously the same Showtime PTB who thought the Tudors was equal to Rome chose Duchovny over Purefoy.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 4:32 PM
Nuts! Duchovny's all well and good but Manchild had James Purefoy and John Corbett.
As far as I understand, this only made it to pilot stage. Showtime picked up a David Duchovny comedy and is therefore unlikely to also pick up this one.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 @ 3:28 PM
Posted Apr 18, 2007 @ 8:19 AM
A small photo of him in the Cherry Orchard is here
Edited by alisonb, Apr 18, 2007 @ 8:19 AM.