Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Royal interview

A very nice page about Rosemary Harris is to be found at bbbblogger, in expectation of the 2010 Tony Awards.

In particular, you might want to check and listen the "Leonard Lopate Show: The Royal Family on Broadway" interview, where Rosemary Harris speaks about her role - and, around 11-13 mins, how her daughter, Jennifer Ehle, told her at 15 that she wanted to be an actress as well, "because you have so much fun".

A very sweet discussion.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Festival Watch

ScreenDaily has speculated that The King’s Speech, in which Jennifer Ehle plays Myrtle Logue, might be screened at upcoming film festivals in Venice and/or Toronto.

Keep an eye on these sites and fingers crossed.

The 67th Venice Film Festival will run 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido. The official line-up of the 67th Festival will be announced during a press conference to be held in Rome at the end of July 2010.

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival will be held Thursday, September 9 and runs until Sunday, September 19, 2010.

Note to young film fans:
The Toronto event is looking for 12 film lovers to be the Next Wave Committee.
"We need brilliant young minds to plan film nights, workshops and fun events!
Applicants should:
Be between the ages of 15 – 18
Be interested in film and the arts
Love planning events
Enjoy making decisions and voicing their opinions”

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lend me your ears

Good News

Audio book: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare read by Jennifer Ehle is available for pre-order at Amazon.

Blurb: "Tessa Gray descends into Victorian London's dark underworld to search for her missing brother, with the mysterious Shadowhunters as her only allies." For ages 9-12, it will be released on August 31, 2010.

Cassandra Clare is pleased as well. "Just found out Jennifer Ehle will be reading audiobook for CA. So pleased, have liked her since she was Elizabeth with Colin Firth in Pride&Prejudice." This sounds as if the recording might not have taken place yet and if so, makes a nice gig for the spring/summer.

Monday, May 10, 2010

King's minor news

Late minor news concerning The King's speech include an interview with Colin Firth, where "he speaks enthusiastically about The King's speech, calling it "an extraordinary story" about George VI's struggles to overcome a bad stutter..." and a murmur of a test screening in NYC in April (see comments).

Many whispers can on the other hand be heard on the Internet about possible BAFTA/Oscar nomination for Colin Firth in 2011, regarding his stately role.

Finally, Steven from the British Stammering Association announced on Twitter that King's release was delayed to January 2011, but no official confirmation was made, so we'll stay alert.

Last but not least, an article from the Los Angeles Times about Tony actresses, and among them of course, our special mother/daughter couple Rosemary Harris/Jennifer Ehle.

(Photo from the article, Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell in The Royal Family).

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Family Ties!!!

Rosemary Harris Nomimated for Tony

and from
"I’m thrilled to bits and so delighted for Jan, Cathy, John Lee and the entire ‘Royal Family.’ At the same time, I’m deeply saddened by the death of Lynn Redgrave. We’ve been friends since working together in the Royal National Theatre’s inaugural production of HAMLET in 1963. My heart goes out to her family."
Rosemary Harris, nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for The Royal Family

Congratulations to Rosemary Harris!

The 2010 Tony Awards Are On Sunday, June 13 2010 at 8pm. This is her 9th nomination (and the second time for The Royal Family!) She won a Tony in 1966 for The Lion in Winter.

And, as we know, her daughter has been nominated twice and won twice (2000 and 2007), seemingly in a 7-year pattern, so C'mon 2014!! (Though we'd happily take sooner).

Monday, May 03, 2010

On this day

May 3rd: birthday of Niccolo Machiavelli, Bing Crosby and this here blog.

 Five years, people. Love to all who've kept it alive.