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Warwick Davis talks about Hitchhikers, his book and an Ewok film

Posted by LiveFor on April 27, 2010

Warwick Davis will soon be starring in Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant’s new sitcom, Life’s Too Short. We know him as Wicket the Ewok, Willow, the Leprechaun and Marvin the Paranoid Android.

He always comes across as a top bloke and he has a book out called Size Matters Not, which is just the best title ever.

In the book he also recounts learning the etiquette of false beard cleaning from Michael Gambon while filming Harry Potter (check that out below); smoking a bong taller than him for comedy slasher Leprechaun; and what it was like to work with George Lucas while playing the part of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi – upon their first meeting on set, twelve year-old Warwick had no idea who the luminary director was, and passed him off as “a man with big hair, glasses and a beard” (they get on much better now, and Lucas wrote the foreword to his book).

You can pick up the book at the following links:
Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis – Amazon.co.uk

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The Hobbit – Matthew Goode auditioned for Bilbo Baggins

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Matthew Goode has been busy since starring as Ozymandias in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. The 31 year old actor starred in A Single Man with Colin Firth that is loved by the critics, he’s about to be seen with Amy Adams in the romantic comedy Leap Year and he is also in Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction.

It also turns out that he recently auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s adaption of The Hobbit. Something which the 6ft 2 actor found quite funny when speaking to The Telegraph.

Now he’s a father, Goode doesn’t even like travelling that much. But just before we met, he’d auditioned for the role of Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro’s two-part film of The Hobbit. As he is the first to admit, he’s not an obvious choice – ‘Look at the size of me for Christ’s sake!’ If he got the part, he would, he says, find it almost impossible to refuse – despite the fact that it would involve him spending several months in New Zealand.

No word on how he got on at the audition or who else has been looked at. Still wondering when we’ll get some more info on who’ll be in it and playing what. Also it is currently down for a 2011 release but that could be pushed back to 2012.

Would Goode make a good Bilbo Baggins?

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Cemetery Junction – Trailer for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010

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2010 Golden Globes Results. The winners are…

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

The results are in and they are not too bad. I’m made up Jeff Bridges, Christopher Waltz and Robert Downey Jr won awards. Good to see James Cameron saying Kathryn Bigelow should have won his Best Director award. All the results are below. Let me know what you think. I’ve also included some acceptance speaches.

Any surprises, disappointments or is everything as it should be?

Now over to Ricky.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Mo’Nique – Precious
  • Julianne Moore – A Single Man
  • Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
  • Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
  • Penelope Cruz – Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a television series, comedy or drama

  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  • Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Lea Michele, Glee

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Up
  • Coraline
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Princess and the Frog

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television series, drama

  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Simon Baker, The Mentalist
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Bill Paxton, Big Love

Best Performance by an Actress in a Televisison Series, Drama

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • January Jones, Mad Men
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “The Weary Kind” The Crazy Heart
  • “I Will See You” Avatar
  • “Winter” U2 – Brothers
  • “Cinema Italiano ” Nine
  • Everybody’s Fine

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Michael Giacchino – Up
  • Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!
  • James Horner – Avatar
  • Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man
  • Caren O and Carter Burwell – Where the Wild Things Are

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Televisison

  • Grey Gardens
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Into the Storm
  • Little Dorrit
  • Taking Chance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Meryl Streep – Julie and Julia
  • Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
  • Marion Cotillard – Nine
  • Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
  • Julia Roberts, Duplicity

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
  • Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
  • Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
  • Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
  • Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for television

  • Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
  • Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
  • Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
  • Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
  • Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
  • Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air
  • Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
  • Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  • Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The White Ribbon (Germany)
  • Barria
  • Broken Embraces
  • A Prophet
  • The Maid

Best Television Series, Drama

  • Mad Men
  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • True Blood

Best Performance by and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Chloë Sevigny, Big Love
  • Jane Adams, Hung
  • Rose Byrne, Damages
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Christopher Waltz – Inglorious Basterds
  • Matt Damon – Invictus
  • Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
  • Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
  • Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Cecil B Demille Award (Special Regonition to Film Award):

  • Martin Scorsese


Best Director — Motion Picture

  • James Cameron – Avatar
  • Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
  • Clint Eastwood – Invictus
  • Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Glee
  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • The Hangover
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • It’s Complicated
  • Julie & Julia
  • Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
  • Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
  • Helen Mirren – The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan – An Education
  • Gabourey Sadibe – Precious

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
  • Matt Damon – The Informant
  • Daniel Day Lewis – Nine
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man



Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney – Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth – A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman – Invictus
  • Toeby Maguire – Brothers
Best Motion Picture — Drama
  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Precious
  • Up in the Air

Some photos from The Guardian.

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Ricky Gervais on Sesame Street

Posted by LiveFor on October 2, 2009

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Cemetery Junction – Behind the scenes featurette for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

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Cemetery Junction – Footage from Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

The recent trailer for Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction showed nothing of the film. However, this piece from the BBC shows some footage and a behind the scenes look at the film.

Gervais and Stephen Merchant also talk about writing and directing the film. As usual they are rather funny.

Source: Filmstalker

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Cemetery Junction – Teaser trailer featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Ralph Fiennes

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2009

Do not expect to learn too much about the film in this one, but if you are a fan of The Office or Extras then you’ll enjoy this.

Cemetery Junction is due out next year and as well as Ricky and Ralph it stars Christian Cooke, Jack Doolan, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode.

<a href=”http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&from=sp&vid=c88c1f12-a2fa-45ec-90b5-7395f3a20bab” target=”_new” title=”Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser”>Video: Cemetery Junction – Exclusive Teaser</a>

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The Invention of Lying – Trailer for Ricky Gervais’ new film

Posted by LiveFor on June 26, 2009

Imagine a world where everyone can only tell the truth. And no-one has ever lied. There are no big lies. There are no small lies. Not even white lies. Until one man discovered how to lie.

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Cemetery Junction – First photos of Ricky Gervais & Matthew Goode

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

Cemetery Junctionis the new film by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Gervais posted these photos from the shoot on his blog with the comment “This is me in character (Len Taylor). I play a fat middle-aged bloke from Reading by the way. Chameleon.”

Below is Matthew Goode (Watchmen) sitting on a nice car.

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