The Fall … Article

Except from article printed in Belfast Telegraph this morning, 11/28/14.  Link to entire article follows.

The old Masserene Barracks in Antrim have been transformed into studio spaces for season two of crime thriller The Fall and today the tables have been turned on Anderson, as she faces interrogation from a roomful of reporters.

The Fall sees Anderson play a glacial detective, seconded to Belfast from the Metropolitan Police, to sniff out a serial killer stalking the city streets for his female prey. It’s a psychological spine-chiller that examines the lives of two hunters within one story.

Written by Allan Cubitt, the mini-series, shot entirely in Northern Ireland, became BBC2’s biggest drama launch in eight years when it aired in May 2013. It was well received by critics and audience alike and won a number of accolades, including three Iftas and a Bafta nod for lead actor Jamie Dornan. (read more)



If you, like me, remember the wonderful days when we could look forward to Merlin every week, then join me in “Merlin Pages”, listed in the Home Menu bar at the top of the blog.   This is a reminiscence, an ode to both laughter and sorrow.  Please feel free to comment or add your thoughts.  Thank you, freeformmagic

The cast of Merlin

We need to add Uther           Uther

as well as the wonderful and wise, Gaius                       Gaius.2

And, of course, Kilgharrah, the Great Dragon


The Fall … S2 … Interview

This is an interview article which appeared in the Belfast Telegraph.  The interview was done by Sunday Life on the set of The Fall.  The partial description of the relationship between DS Anderson and Stella Gibson is interesting …

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I think we can safely assume that he’s more special than a one night stand !!  🙂

thoughts … A Step Back ?

Reasons why “The Rising” would not be a ‘step back’ for Colin.

There has been recent discussion that taking the lead role in The Rising would be a ‘step back’ for Colin’s career.  To be honest, I am forever baffled by people who set themselves out as experts on his career path … feeling free to state what he should and shouldn’t do next, complete with their evaluation of how the film industry works.  Now that he is becoming more well-known and more people are following his progress, this, of course, will continue to happen.

If you have followed him from the (almost) beginning, you would know from his interviews and comments that he is a modest man whose ambition is to be a great actor, not a great celebrity; he is not a man pursuing fame and fortune.  And while those may be the ambitions for him by some of his fans, why would you want for him what he does not want for himself?  In addition it is well-known that he is a very private man and does not actively seek center stage.  While he is gracious about the attention, he does try to avoid it occasionally and gives himself a breather when it gets overwhelming.

In view of this, I feel sure that Colin’s consideration of participation in The Rising would not be based on whether it is a step forward or back for his career.  I feel that it would have everything to do with whether the role spoke to him and promised to challenge his abilities.   We already know that he follows his heart and pursues roles that challenge and interest him. We already know that fame is not his objective, which he has said many times. “Passionate stories told by passionate people. That’s where I want to be”. He has followed a steady onward path, using his interior radar. I have never yet been disappointed in his choices. He is doing just fine listening to his own internal voice.

The Wink

The Wink … ♥

The Rising .. Support for Colin

Passionate pleas by Facebook fans supporting the choice of Colin Morgan to play Sean MacDiaramade in The Rising.
You need someone who can move people with his voice. Colin Morgan has that voice. Be it a hoarse, dying man’s whisper or a booming speech to the masses – I can say, with utter conviction , people will listen to Colin Morgan’s voice. Sean probably was an orator, but so is Colin Morgan. Choose Sean’s voice to be heard!Sean was Ireland in those troubled times. Honestly, to me, right now, Colin Morgan is Ireland. Beautiful, mystical, magical, quirky, gifted, hard-working and inspiring. You’d be very fortunate to have this gem in your treasure trove.   Katja Paulsson  (Finland)                                
This is all so very true … Colin’s voice stays with you long after the spoken words fade away. I think he would be the outstanding choice. He gives every role detailed attention through study and hard work. This would be a role, I think, close to his heart, and we would see an incredible, memorable performance.
I still think Colin is the best because he is my favorite actor, the reasons for that is his incredible performances, the way he gives his heart into each role, the dedication and respect he has for every character and story he is involved with. He is delightful to watch and a true inspiration to me, he works with his heart set on a goal of success and excellent delivery. He is charming, handsome, and impossible not to adore. His talent is simply exquisite, natural, genuine, versatile, and so believable. Colin changes himself entirely for a role, his accent, his mannerism, looks, just to fit into the role. He works hard and knows what he wants, and you can’t ask for anyone better.    Aiko Daisuki   (Puerto Rico)
These posts are incredibly beautiful, inspiring, and completely in the spirit of everything Colin is to so many of us