Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ENCHANTING FIRST PICTURES FROM 'HEDDA GABLER' LAVISH 19TH CENTURY MOVIE ADAPTATION WITH RITA RAMNANI & SAMANTHA HUNT! 'THE WHALE' BBC TV MOVIE WITH JONAS ARMSTRONG, MARTIN SHEEN, ADAM RAYNER!

THE WHALE BBC TV MOVIE
JONAS ARMSTRONG, ADAM RAYNER, MARTIN SHEEN
Set to premier this December at BBC is two hour television movie THE WHALE (we're currently waiting for first pictures and a trailer) which will describe the whaling disaster which inspired Melville's MOBY DICK. The story follows the ill-fated voyage of The Essex ship through the eyes of the cabin boy Thomas Nickerson who, at 14, was the youngest member of the crew and one of only eight survivors of the shipwreck. The action packed narrative follows Nickerson as, against all odds, he comes through the worst that nature throws at him, growing up fast in the process. He faces the destructive force of sea-storms, the power of whales, the brutal desolation of the sun and sea after the shipwreck, and finally the grim realities of dark deeds as his only means of survival. Jonas Armstrong (ROBIN HOOD) leads the cast as First Mate Owen Chase with Adam Rayner (THE SAINT) as Captain Pollard, Paul Kaye (GAME OF THRONES) as Joy, David Gyasi (WAR HORSE) as Peterson and Jolyon Coy (THE HOLLOW CROWN) as Lawrence. Martin Sheen plays old Nickerson. The film will air over in USA next summer at Animal Planet.

LAVISH 'HEDDA GABLER' MOVIE
ADAPTATION BY MATTHEW JOHN
Staying on the isle, here's the first look on the lavish movie adaptation of famous 1890's Henrik Ibsen's literary classic HEDDA GABLER. Directed by Matthew John, the movie centres on Hedda, beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, who returns from her honeymoon with scholar husband Jorgen to confront the boredom and banality of married life. Although she has little more than amused contempt for her husband, she is pregnant by him and is revolted by the thought of carrying his child and the changes that motherhood will impose upon her future. When the re-appearance of an old flame of hers threatens both Jorgen's career prospects and her own amour propre, Hedda contrives to bring about Lovborg's destruction but, in the process, also brings about her own.
HEDDA GABLER MOVIE CAST
The new adaptation will also feature some new characters which did not appear in the play itself. The audience will also enjoy intricate costumes and rich Victorian sets! The cast is lead by enchanting Rita Ramnani, and also features lovely Samantha Hunt as Thea Elvsted, David R. Butler as Jorgen Tesman, Francisco Ortiz as Ejlert Lovborg and Jon Paul Gates as Judge Brack. Photos by Stephanie Bourgeois and Robert Lipnicki.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, those dresses -- thank the Goddess I did not live in Victorian times!

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    1. I wonder how they managed to sit in them

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    2. they probably didn't.

      I guess

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    3. we shall ask these actresses above

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  2. Those dresses look great, but I imagine would be cumbersome to wear.

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  3. The Whale might be something to look forward to.

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    1. yep, there's a number of similar films coming out soon, one of them IN THE HEART OF THE SEA too with Chris Hemsworth

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  4. HEDDA GABLER fantastics pics Dezmond , this inspirate me for paint oil portrait ;)

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    1. I knew they would inspire the artist in you, Vincent :)

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  5. HEDDA GABLER... awesome, i think you can hide people under those dresses.

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  6. those dresses are classy, but must be really hard to even move in them.

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  7. Those are some fancy costumes for Hedda Gabler!

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  8. I think I would have liked to live in a time where ladies kept it classy with their fancy hats and dresses.

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    1. But only if you had a maid to wash all that huge laundry :)

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    1. Hey, Blue, how's the blues? Hope you are coping with life bravely! Sending you a hug

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  10. I have some figures with this kind of dresses to paint! So you gave me some ideas how to! Thanks DEZ!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. that's lovely, Peter, I'm sure you will enjoy painting them!

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