Log in

21 June 2012 @ 12:46 am
Basically, exactly what it says on the time. Crossposted a few places so sorry if I've spammed anyone a little with it. It being the upcoming CE work, Blackout, formally talked about in most places as The Fuse. Anyway, pics and a clip this way

Read more...Collapse )

23 December 2011 @ 03:45 pm
The Borrowers will be on BBC One at 7:30pm on December 26, so you guys in England (and Europeans with satellite ;-p) are in for a treat on Boxing Day!
The DVD is also due to be released on January 9, you can preorder at Amazon.co.uk.
No news about a US release at the moment... or perhaps I missed it, oops. ^^;

A little recap post of articles and things about the Borrowers!

As well as some excerpts!

The official trailer

and a Chris-intensive excerpt:

This looks really wonderful and I can't wait to see it!

Merry Christmas and a wonderful Boxing Day to all! :D
I thought you all might like to check out this (very short) article about Chris over at the Manchester Photographic website. Just click on the picture.

What will likely be more important to many of you though, is this associated tweet, which has a much larger version of the above picture attached to it.

21 July 2011 @ 07:45 am
Some very interesting information has emerged after Chris gave a masterclass to aspiring actors (and, apparently, some very lucky fans):

Why Chris left Doctor Who
I think that he made his point very clearly. There has been some discussion of it on Tumblr, where I posted my reading of his words. I would also like to draw your attention to this interesting post. Obviously there's some interpretation and hearsay in this, but with what he said last year about the bad atmosphere, I think it all seems to add up.

Chris was hacked by News of the World
Disgusting news, and unfortunately unsurprising. Someone mentioned on Facebook that this was how his leaving Doctor Who leaked into the press, but since they didn't mention any source and I couldn't find an article saying that, it may just be fan speculation.

On a happier note, a lovely video of him after the Masterclass. He is adorable! <3

If anyone on this comm went, I'd love to hear how it was and if you could confirm these articles it would be great. I'm taking for granted that they are legit, since it all sounds very much like Chris, but you never know!
01 May 2011 @ 03:57 am
The Shadow Line will be out next Thursday and it's Interview time for Chris! :)

- The recent radio shows on which Chris appeared are available at Art Thou Beguil'd Now if you've arrived too late to listen to them on the BBC. There is also a third one, a Front Row about many different depictions of Christ in plays, TV, etc. Chris only answers one question and there's a snippet of The Second Coming, it's not very Chris-intensive but I found it interesting.

- The Guardian Snippets. With a lovely photo of him all bearded up. This contains several quotes from Chris that range from funny to deep, I found it very revealing of his personality. I particularly liked this one:
My earliest memory is turning right at the top of our path on my bike and saying to myself: "I am me, doing this now." I was about four. I turned right, said that to myself and shot off. I think it was a celebration of the moment.

- theartsdesk Q&A. A long read but also extremely informative: he really bares all about his background, art school and the like. Absolutely fascinating, it really shows how intelligent and philosophical Chris is.

- Post-BAFTA screening article. I imagine this summarises some of what Christopher Eccleston and Hugo Blick said at the Q&A after the screening.

- What's on TV. Mostly questions and answers about the Shadow Line, also very interesting.

- Christopher Eccleston Q&A in the Shadow Line press release. It's been going around for a while but I figured I'd add it here too.

I'm sure I'm missing some, if you find anything new don't hesitate to link it in the comments! :)
26 April 2011 @ 10:26 pm

More are up at  blogtorwho
19 April 2011 @ 10:07 pm

The BBC website has finally been updated, and now states that the first episode of The Shadow Line will air in the UK on Thursday 5 May at 9.00pm, on BBC 2  and BBC HD.

Thanks to doctor9fan for the info :)

14 April 2011 @ 10:59 pm

Hi all,

I stumbled across this at Youtube and thought I'd post it here since it includes several clips from The Shadow Line, only small ones sadly, but Chris is in there...   See vid...Collapse )
28 March 2011 @ 07:39 pm

Following on from my previous post about this unusual concept, today I discovered that The Independent has published a review of the event.

Christopher Eccleston, clad like all the performers in smart-casual black subfusc, read from Exodus 9: 1-13 standing on front of the memorial to William Wilberforce, the great anti-slavery campaigner: "Let my people go, that they may serve me".

You can read the full review here and gaze at a rather nice picture of Chris while you're there. Oh, don't forget to click on the picture when you get there to see a larger version.

Thanks go to doctor9fan for the link
19 March 2011 @ 06:33 am
Snagged from housemaid79 

Original source Art Thou Beguiled Now....

Thursday, 24th March only

Exactly four hundred years ago, in 1611, a group of scholars gathered together in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey to finalise their translation of the King James Version of the Bible (KJV). Subsequent centuries have seen this book become one of the most significant works of literature in the English language. To celebrate the publication of this remarkable text, Westminster Abbey has teamed up with the Bush Theatre to create a unique, intimate and highly theatrical event.

In The Beginning will see audience members taken, in intimate groups, on an extraordinary journey round the Abbey – accessing areas that are rarely open to the public and at a time when it is usually closed to visitors. Each group will be led on a journey by one of the country's most exciting established or emerging actors. As you travel round the building, an ensemble of performers will read carefully chosen extracts from the KJV which will cast a fresh and surprising light on the Abbey itself. This one off event will be a uniquely exciting way to experience an historic place and an historic text.

Co-directed by Josie Rourke and Christopher Haydon, in conjunction with the Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Book Tickets

(message to the mods, I opted for the "event" tag since we don't have anything more fitting. Perhaps you could add a "theatre" one?)