Let’s forget for a moment, shall we, that Alan Rickman is doing a serious Ibsen play in Brooklyn. This scene from Harry Potter, when Neville Longbottom reinvents Snape in his grandmother’s clothing, is far too short.
Gift #6: Read with a child on the internet to learn more about the Christmas Truce of 1914. [In the top photo, Dan Radcliffe wears a WW1 uniform for the film ‘My Boy Jack,’ but that is not meant to imply that Jack Kipling was involved in the Christmas truce.] Gift #7: I’m taking Christmas […]
I’ve decided that the character Adrian from ‘After the Rain’ [left, as played by Ian Cusick] is my new imaginary high school boyfriend that I never had. Actually, I shouldn’t say that. I had one great boyfriend in High School. His name was Richard, and he didn’t even go to my school–he went to the […]
Let’s have one last look at Brianna and Roger, they are so lovely. And I have one last bit of business in the casting department–Fergus, the feral young lad that Jamie takes on as a spy in the court of Louis XV. Fergus is a real piece of work, and his boyish energy [read that […]
I’m rather proud of this bit of amateur casting: Eddie Argos as Roger Wakefield and Rebecca Mader [formerly of LOST] as Claire’s daughter Brianna. Eddie-as-Roger is the inspiraton for the theme of my posts this week. I’ve been reading the Outlander series for some time now, and Roger, a professional historian much like Claire’s twentieth […]
I want to start today’s post with a disclaimer. With the exception of Dan Radcliffe, I’ve shown every actor in character this week, a character that hopefully presages what they would be like in a film adaptation of ‘Outlander’. For example, I know that Alan Rickman is not Rasputin, and I know the difference between […]
Dan Radcliffe photographed by Annie Liebowitz. I’m casting him as Frank Randall, history professor and Claire’s husband in the 1940’s. I mean, there has to be a reason why she thinks about him so often, right?
OK, work with me here. I’m casting Christian Bale as Bonnie Prince Charles Edward Stuart from the second Outlander novel. I know this picture is anachronistic to the Uprising of 1745, but you know darn well that a would-be Scottish monarch exiled in France would have worn Armani if he could have. And nobody wears […]
Henry Ian Cusick–a face so nice I thought you should see both sides of it. Today is my mom’s 87th birthday. I’ve definitely inherited some of my tendencies from her. When she was just a blushing girl of, oh–maybe 80, she had a tiny crush on the handsome 30-ish guy who made photocopies for her […]
Christian Bale has graciously stepped aside for the day to allow James Blunt to bring his ‘plus one’. I don’t know if the gentleman who is seated is his producer, an engineer, or a band mate…but isn’t that recording studio, with its natural light flowing through the big French windows, the one of your dreams? […]