Before announcing the winners of the Stephen Moyer Birthday Giveaway we’d like the thank everyone who participated again for their generosity. With this action alone we raised a total of £1100 ($1721 – 1268Euro).
When I interviewed Bertie Portal last April about his upcoming adventure to row across the Atlantic with his friend and trainer, James Cash for Stephen Moyer’s charity, Facing the Atlantic/Facing the World, he told me that he had just finished the film, My Week with Marilyn.
Eddie Redmayne (L) and Robert “Bertie” Portal (R)
In the interview, I asked him: You’ve worked with many famous actors; can you name someone you worked with that you particularly enjoyed working with?
He replied: Michelle Williams, I just finished a film with her called ‘My Week with Marilyn‘ and she was terrific. She even had an acting coach with her, like Marilyn did throughout the making of the original film. It was great fun also watching Kenneth Branaugh as Laurence Olivier.”
Based on two memoirs by Colin Clark, “My Week with Marilyn” tells the story of the week Clark spent showing Monroe around England while she was filming “The Prince and the Showgirl” with Sir Laurence Olivier in 1956.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Clark, Kenneth Branagh as Olivier and Dougray Scott as Monroe’s new husband, playwright Arthur Miller. Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper and Emma Watson also star.
“My Week with Marilyn” premieres at the New York Film Festival this month, followed by a Nov. 4, 2011, release date in theaters.
I’m glad that it will premiere before Bertie and James set sail for their amazingly courageous and unbelievable row across the Atlantic in December and that he’ll get a chance therefore, to see it. This film will surely be on my “must see” list.
“Stephen Moyer is short” is a comment that pops up rather often in the online fandom and not only on the message boards but also on mainstream entertainment websites. Is it offensive? No not really, good things come in small packages right? But how small is this package really?
Stephen is 5’10” (1.78 m) tall which is the average height for an adult Englishman. When he plays his scenes next to Joe Manganiello he looks pretty short, so the average height of the American males must be much higher than that of the Brits. Joe is 6′ 5″ (1.96 m) and the average American male is 5′ 10″ (1.78 m). Ok, so Joe is the exception who raises the US average height a couple of inches all by himself.
The Swedish are known to be tall people, surely Alexander Skarsgard is not considered exceptionally tall in his home country. Alexander is 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) and the average Swedish male height is 5′ 11″ (180 cm).
Marshall Allman is 5′ 7″ (1.70 m), Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Ryan Kwanten are all 5′ 10″ (1.78 m). Nobody ever calls them short.
What about the women? The average height of an American woman is 5′ 4.6″ (1.64 m) which is exactly Anna Paquin’s height. Deborah Ann Woll stands 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) tall. Kristin Bauer is 5′ 9″ (1.75 m). Rutina Wesley 5’5″ (1.66 m).
So instead of calling Stephen short, it would be correct to call his co-stars Alex and Joe tall, way beyond average tall to be precise. And far too tall for my taste, I’d like to be able to look my man in the eye instead of always having to look up and risk a whiplash.
But whether you like them tall, average or short, blond, dark, brown or blue eyed… True Blood offers eye candy for each and every taste or preference. The world is beautiful because it’s varied.
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Free Ride is the first production for Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer’s production company SCAMP, other SCAMP members include Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin.
Based on a true story, “Free Ride” finds Paquin playing an abused single mother who moves to Florida with her two daughters to make a life for herself amid the colorful yet turbulent culture of the late 1970s.
Cam Gigandet (Twilight, Priest) will play Paquin’s love interest in the film, which co-stars Drea De Matteo (“The Sopranos”), Liana Liberato (“Trust”), Ava Acres (“Five”), Jeff Hephner (Starz’s “Boss”) and another “True Blood” actor Brit Morgan.
Shana Sosin (“Girls! Girls! Girls!”) is writing and directing “Free Ride,” which is being produced by Cerise Hallam Larkin, Susan Dynner and Paquin. Moyer will exec produce with Mark Larkin and production is scheduled to start Oct. 24 in Sarasota, Fla.
Mark Larkin worked with Stephen on the film Menace as stand-by art director and Priest as graphic designer.
Last night Stephen arrived on Toronto airport to resume filming The Barrens.
Celebrity spotter Mr. Will-W ran into him at the airport and Stephen posed for a few pics eventhough he was a bit self-conscious about his hair after the flight from Los Angeles, stating: “I look terrible!” Let us be the judge of that, Steve.
If you’d like to win the photo Stephen signed, head over the Mr. Will-W’s website and read all about it.