Sunday, July 22, 2012

SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC TV STARS: "GAME OF THRONE'S" RICHARD MADDEN, KIT HARRINGTON, GETHIN ANTHONY, ALFIE ALLEN, "MERLIN'S" COLIN MORGAN, "SPARTACUS" CRAIG PARKER & DANIEL FEUERRIEGEL

You know that HOLLYWOOD SPY has always been one of Web's biggest centrals for all things epic, and fortunately epic films, epic fantasy and epic shows have been rather trendy in Hollywood
in last few years. Here are some of the most popular boys from the epic genre currently.

RICHARD MADDEN
You already know that HOLLYWOOD SPY loves this guy a lot. Ultra talented and deeply charismatic Scot plays the brave and magnificent Robb Stark who leads the army to free his sisters in the second season as the new king of the North in GAME OF THRONES. Earlier this year he had a brilliant and deeply moving role of a gay WW1 soldier in BBC's equally brilliant project BIRDSONG in which always flawless Eddie Redmayne played an English officer who fights in the horrific trenches of northern France haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French. Richard will also star in LONG NIGHTS SHORT MORNINGS, as a 23-year-old who
is addicted to love. His erotic odyssey through the streets of New York City finds him bedding seven women in seven nights, while trying to maintain intimacy and honesty with all of them! Privately, Madden is in a relationship with DR. WHO, CAPTAIN AMERICA and TITANIC actress Jenna Louise Coleman.

KIT HARRINGTON
One of the most popular members of the cast, Kit Harrington has really earned a lot playing John Snow who had  to face strange forces up in
 the frozen North in the 2nd season of GAME OF THRONES. As you know he got the royal role in ARTHUR AND LANCELOT epic which then got cancelled, but we shall still watch him in another fantasy epic THE SEVENTH SON next to Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges as the seventh son of a seventh son who learns how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches, and bind boggarts in the 1700s. He will also star this year in SILENT HILL: REVELATION the story of a girl who has to run from strange demonic forces. The cast includes Sean Bean, Carrie Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell...
DANIEL FEUERRIEGEL
Well, if you love watching Starz' epic saga SPARTACUS I bet you love Daniel as much as we
do. He got much more space and time on screen in the second season SPARTACUS VENGEANCE in which his character, the brave gladiator Agron, has become Spartacus' man of trust and his right hand in the slave rebellion. He also won the love of the crowd and the fans with his tender and sweet love with another slave Nasir and they make the first, or at least the sweetest, gay couple among the gladiators to appear in an epic TV show. Daniel is from Down Under and he starred in famous Australian shows HOME AND AWAY and MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS before the SPARTACUS gig.
ALFIE ALLEN
Another boy from HBO's epic show GAME OF THRONES, Alfie Allen, plays Theon Greyjoy who has the impossible choice of being
faithful either to the Starks, who raised him, or to the Greyjoys, who are his birth family. Although young, Alfie has played in a huge number of historical projects before this show: we've seen him in ELIZABETH next to Cate Blanchett, in THE OTHER BOLEYN DAUGHTER, in ATONEMENT ... He was the first actor in GAME OF THRONES to show his willy openly :) His father, Keith Allen is also a famous British actor and his sister Lily Allen is a popular British singer who even dedicated a song to him on her debut album.

GETHIN ANTHONY
Yet, another talented and deeply charismatic boy from GAME OF THRONES. He was quite in the spotlight in the second season
  of the famous epic show since his character Renly Baratheon has a claim on the Iron Throne and is leading his army towards the King's Landing. Renly was also famous for his passionate gay relationship with the brother of his wife. He is one of the more educated of the British actors since he studied English language and literature at Oxford and then studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic art. He has a tenor singing voice.
COLIN MORGAN
Probably the nicest face to appear on British television in recent years, adorable Colin Morgan has won worldwide fame starring as the legendary wizard MERLIN in BBC's megapopular show. Colin plays the role with such natural ease and warm charm that many believe that the show's success is mostly due to his own talent and appearance. This amazing chap is a vegetarian in his private life, he graduated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he was born in Northern Ireland, and, similarly to Kit Harrington and Gethin Anthony, there are rumours that he is gay in his private life.

CRAIG PARKER
 Kiwi star Craig Parker is interesting because it seems he's always getting royal or godly roles, constantly portraying charismatic and authoritative characters. After playing demi-gods in XENA and "Young Hercules"
he kept on playing immortal or magical figures. Peter Jackson has given him the role of the brave elven army leader Haldir from Galadriel's kingdom of LotLorien who dies in the arms of Aragorn in the battle against Uruk-hais in LORD OF THE RINGS saga. But after playing the good guy with a blond wig, he decided to become naughty and dark-haired, so he played Darken Rahl, the main villain in LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. Later on he became popular playing charming and strict Roman general Glaber in epic show SPARTACUS. You've also seen him in "Underworld" as Sabas.


54 comments:

  1. Dezzy - I'm a huge Colin Morgan fan. Love the Merlin series, and could agree the success of the series is in large part due to his wit, and charm. I also LOVE the dragon, love Arthur, and Gwen... Okay, even Morgana. The series is fantastic.

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    1. I also adore Colin, he's one of the sweetest faces to ever appear on British TV. Such a lovely and humble person. I like Morgana, can't possibly stand Gwen...

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    2. I agree it is a GREAT series. All the actors are perfect in each character.

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    3. Ok, the serie is great, but without Colin it wouldn't be that great. He is shining on it and has a terrific chemistry with all the other actors. He is very discret on his private life and if you never see him with a girlfriend on pictures doesn't mean he is gay. He just protecting himself, I think.

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    4. I so totally agree with you about Merlin! Just love Colin the most and his relationship with Arthur( Bradley James) and Gaius, and the rest of the cast. It is wonderful to see him develop his confidence as the seasons unfold. I also agree with the comment about his sexual preference...first it isn't our business, and it is too bad that that conclusion is made whenever an actor either plays the part of a gay person, or if they are not known to date the opposite sex. I remember everyone thinking that James Madden was gay because he did such a good job on Sirens. When interviewed about this, Madden replied that he was thrilled to have the opportunity to challenge himself by playing characters who are so different from who he really is...that is what acting is about, not just having your personality take on someone elses story, byt to be that person. I'd like to know what sources these people have for saying that Colin Morgan, Gethin Anthony(played a gay Renly, not a bisexual one), and the sexiest man alive, Kit Harington as being gay??!

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    5. my radar tells me so and my radar has always been right, Kim :) Trust me. Some of them might be bisexual, but they certainly have strong gay vibes. This doesn't change the fact that we lurv them deeply whether they're gay or straight, they are all true examples of everything that is good in today's film and TV world, they're the type of stars we want in A league instead of those who are occupying it now. We are also aware that being openly gay isn't good in showbiz and thus we do not deal too much with the private lives of actors.

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  2. Why, oh why is life so unfair. You post pics of all these HOT guys who are young enough to be my sons. I could go to jail thinking these unpure thoughts of mine!!!!!

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    1. oh, the Pope is banned here, sister, so you have all freedom to think unpure thoughts :)) We even invite such behaviour :)

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    2. I know exactly what you mean!! These young guys are so HOT, much more so, to me, than many handsome older actors. You should have added Henry Cavill...then you'd have the sexiest men alive on this page! Though I would give Kit Harington that title!

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    3. Henry wasn't added here because he is already a big film star. We did feature him many times, and if you use search button in the right sidebar you will find lots of post on him. He even won a number of our polls and has had spotlights on him here :) HOLLYWOOD SPY is one of the first and biggest supporters of Henry on the Internet :)

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  3. You've posted a crop of lovely men for us today darling. I'm so pleased. I'm glad to see this trend in epics and thus far the quality has been quite high. I'm still waiting for Game of Thrones to come down in price so I can afford to buy season one.

    Long Nights Short morning should be quite interesting as being intimate with that many women seems impossible to me. Sex, easy, intimacy on a meaningful level in such a short time, nearly impossible. Only a young man could pull this off.

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    1. glad you like the selection, darling!
      Yes, I was wondering about the script of that movie too, especially since I can't imagine the sweet Richard in such a role.

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    2. I think it will all depend on how they define "intimacy". Really the English language falls short on words like this as it does on the word love. For such complex things as these, there should be different words that convey the different meanings.

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    3. he will probably try to share some emotions with them, probably not love, but sharing some feelings, not just mindless sex. Maybe to connect with them on some level which isn't only physical... not that we don't like the physical level LOL

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  4. Lots and lots of interesting characters Dezzy.

    ........dhole

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  5. Ooooh, me likey that Henry banner, Dezzy. I can't friggin' wait for Man of Steel. I've always believed he'd be great in that role since I saw him a decade ago in The Count of Monte Cristo!!

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    1. I knew you would approve of the banner :) I will have a huge spotlight tomorrow along with the amazing teaser released this weekend for the film!

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  6. ...Is it just me or is Alfie Allen a little weird looking?

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    1. just a bit :) but a lovely weird :)

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    2. Yes, I noticed that in some of the pictures posted on sites other than HBO. In Game of Thrones he doesn't look are weird as he does in real life....something about his eyes, and how they are set, I think..And the photo you have posted here is a good example of this. His body looks better on film too. Wonder why??

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    3. he has a weird body and face but weird in an adorkable way :)

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  7. I first thought madden was Justin Timberlake

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    1. nope, but they have the same adorable cuteness :)

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  8. Some great pics as they've all had some great shows/flicks. But I still say I like Parker the best for his roles.

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    1. Yes, Parker is the one we adore most! I'm so hoping he will get some big roles and not disappear now that he finished with SPARTACUS :(

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  9. That photo of Kit Harrington does it for me every time. What a gorgeous guy. :))

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    1. LOL, ladies love that one :) Too bad it doesn't show southern regions.... even though he is from the North... :)

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    2. Any photo of Kit Harington does it for me everytime...he is so handsome, my definition of Hot and sexy as can be!! On top of all that eye candy, he is a wonderful actor...he has given Jon Snow's character all the depth, inner turmoil, and integrity that the role calls for. I was so disappointed to learn that Arthur an Lancelot were cancelled. Kit won the part of Arthur, which I am sure he would have done a great job as Arthur. But, my first choice was to have him play Lancelot!

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    3. we're also very said about that epic, we'd love to see Kinnaman as Lancelot and Kit as Arthur.

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  10. This is an epic post! So much tasty in one huge smorgusbord of scuminess! Thanks, Dezzy, for the treat.

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    1. smorgusbord of scuminess :) Those words appear at this site for the first time in history ;))

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  11. I don't know much about these men but they're hot!

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  12. "Colin plays the role with such natural ease and warm charm that many believe that the show's success is mostly due to his own talent and appearance."
    Really? Most people believe the show's success is mostly due to the chemistry between Colin Morgan and Bradley James. Once again Bradley James doesn't gain the recognition he deserves.

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    1. ah, save that criticism for some other site, my friend, we adore and love Bradley James and have written a number of times about him and he even took part in a number of our polls in previous three years often getting very close to winning titles of best British actor, best TV hunk and similar .....
      We adore the chemistry between Merlin and Arthur and wish Arthur married Merlin instead of Gwen :)

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    2. In the acting field, Colin Morgan is totally the best, without contest. And Colin is also so very gorgeous and hot! Let me confirm to you that I watch Merlin only for Colin Morgan, like lots of other fans of Colin/Merlin. Thanks for this article about the amazing and unique Colin Morgan!

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    3. be welcome, we do love both Colin and Bradley! Amazing boys!

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  13. 3 of my favorite actors: Richard Madden, Kit Harrington and especially the great Dan Feuerriegel!!!! Ah I tear!!! (AurelieAure)

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    1. we love all three of them too! Three amazing guys and actors! Dan is amazing! Brought a lot of refreshment into SPARTACUS.

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  14. some great news again!
    My preferred character in Games of Thrones is John Snow, so my preferred actor of the review is KIT HARRINGTON! good choice for the so nice and unlucky bastard !
    (I hope that I will buy soon some G of Th' figures, but first Jon Snow and Ghost!)

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    1. glad you liked the post, Sam! Kit is very popular and has the biggest number of future projects in this group of actors.

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  15. richard madden is a scot not a brit :)

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    1. OMG, I will correct that in the post, immediately, much obliged for the info!

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  16. Oooh so hunky today. I don't much care for the character of Theon Greyjoy. In the books, he's a weasel that definitely gets his cummuppance when he gets flayed alive (spoiler oops).

    I love watching Spartacus. But that should come as no surprise to you oh Dezzy.

    For the record, Spartacus shows men like you should show on this blog.

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    1. thanks for the spoiler, I love me those, and I'd love to see Theon punished (although maybe in some more sexual way).

      Yes, we shall forever worship the Gods of Olympus for giving us SPARTACUS and its eyecandy cornucopia!

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  17. What a cavalcade of delicious hotness that also happens to be uber talented. I love all of these fine gentlemen and look forward to seeing them in all their various projects.

    Dez, you do up the spotlights to perfection. :)

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    1. why, thank you, milady, glad you enjoyed the talented hotness :)

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  18. I LOVE COLIN MORGAN !! I also think that the show would be nothing without what Colin Morgan did with his titular role. Colin's acting is fantastic!! Thank you.

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    1. be welcome, we've written about Colin many times before, he even won some of our polls :) Love the guy!

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  19. Loving Colin Morgan so much too! He's my favorite. Thanks.

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  20. I LOVE COLIN MORGAN !! I also think that the show would be nothing without what Colin Morgan did with his titular role. Colin's acting is fantastic!! Thank you.

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    1. thanks, you've said that already earlier today :)

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