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Rufians, the newish news starts here... I hope to fill in the history gap (having a lot of the info, only lacking 48 hours in the day and no need to ever sleep) one of these days!
MASSIVE thanks to the Rufus Sewell Message Board, a.k.a. The Rooftop, purveyors of the latest news!
♦ We are having a "when it rains it pours" moment...
There is news of a project (first noticed by the eagle-eyed Rooftoppers in October 2012) that is now being KickStart[er]-ed: here. There is also a description of the technology used in making the film here. It includes three stills of Rufus.
Meanwhile, the edging-towards-being-forgotten Where the Devil Hides (formerly Devil's Rapture, and before that The Occult) has got a new name (scratch all that third-time-lucky stuff about the last title change) - it is now The Devil's Hand. Ho hum - BUT it looks like we may actually get to see the film. Read about it here.
Soon, I hope.
Hercules has opened and I will get to reviews and photos soon I hope(!).
♦ A sign of life, very quick (mea culpa), but a bit of good news: Rufus is filming in Australia, with a part in Gods of Egypt, directed by Alex Proyas, who did him so right in Dark City. The IMDB has finally listed his character, one Urshu. We wait for more news....
Hercules will be opening lots of places on 25 July - here is a photo of what we can look forward to.
The bad news is that the pilot for Dangerous Liaisons has not been picked up. What is the most irritating is that we won't even get to see the one-off, never mind a whole series. Someone spent the money, the actors did the work, what a waste not to see it... bah.
I hope to be back soon!
♦ Greetings! I hope everyone got to listen to part one of Ring for Jeeves; you can listen to part two for another few days (and it looks like episode is also still available). Rufus is a treat, as is the whole thing. There has been one review.
I've finally cobbled together a page for The Sea (which I saw the other day and enjoyed - there is never enough Rufus, but he is memorable :-)). You can see all the articles there and the very few photos that are available.
There are a few new photos from the set of Dangerous Liaisons in New York. The pilot is now completed, so we can wait anxiously to see it.
Till next time!
♦ Rufians! Just very quick [since it looks like my "big update" plans are foiled - Easter, guests, fun - cannot complain but wish I had 2 heads and 4 hands, hahaha]: this coming Sunday (20 April) you can listen to Rufus, and others, in Ring for Jeeves, episode one, which will air on BBC 4 at 3 pm GMT. You can read about the program and see a nice cast photo here. There is also a short article here.
Also, tomorrow (Friday 18 April) The Sea opens in cinemas in the UK. You can read an article and see an exclusive clip here. There is another article here which mentions that the production design is by Derek Wallace, who did the design for Good Vibrations - a film not to be missed if you get the chance to see it. As for The Sea, even I, in not-quite-libre Québec, will actually get to see it, at my beloved Cinegael. Miracles do happen! There are more articles and I will get a page for the film together soon.
Perhaps back soonish (perhaps).
(17 April, thanks Rooftop, Midoro, GE2, Adina)
♦ So this pilot, though still without an official name, is being tagged Dangerous Liaisons in the no-parking signs placed where filming is happening in New York. You can see a few photos of Rufus from the other day here. He was with his co-star, Melissa George and you can read an article about cast updates here.
There is news that I'll Follow You Down will be released in Canada and the US on 6 June 2014 and that shortly after it will be available on DVD and on demand. Fingers crossed! You can read a new review and see a nice photo from the set. I have also added a few more photos to the I'll Follow You Down gallery.
His most recent short, 'The Brunchers', his fourth, stars Natalie Dormer, Rufus Sewell and Tom Burke, and is currently playing the international film festival circuit (Hamptons International Film Festival, LAShorts, etc.)Maybe more Rufus on screen.... fingers crossed!
That's it for now. Hopefully more soon...
♦ Ladies and gentlemen - the answer to Rupert Everett's Hello Darling, Are You Working? is : YES! Read about Rufus's next role here and here, with a word on new casting here. Casting is ongoing, so there will be more articles, I assume.
As well, and mea culpa for getting this news up so late, the Dr. Syn audio series is being rebroadcast on the BBC. There are two days left to listen to episode 1, three days for episode 2, etc. and then you will be set up to listen to episodes 6 (10 March) to 10.
An older article I put up last time but forgot to mention in the news: World Stars Support Belarusians In Their Fight For Freedom (a couple of months later it seems hard to be optimistic...).
More soon, I hope!
♦ Greetings! A few new items...
Rufus attended the Golden Globes, it seems...not quite enough photo documentation for my taste, but there are a few photos you can see here and here is a mention from an article in The Telegraph the next day:
"Savile Row-based tailors Spencer Hart dressed some of the biggest stars of the night in bespoke suits, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Alfonso Cuaron, Tom Felton, Rufus Sewell and Jason Statham."Looking good! As always!
So, in the whatever happened to that movie category, there is news about Where the Devil Hides. From Bloody Disgusting (a site, not a judgement, hahaha), 5 February 2014:
First it was "The Occult". Then it was "The Devil’s Rapture". Now the film starring Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colm Meaney and “Dexter’s” Jennifer Carpenter is being released as "Where The Devil Hides".This was followed a couple of days later by an article stating that the sales rights to the film have been picked up. So... we may be peeking at where-the-devil-hides through our fingers at some point.
That is all for now. Stay tuned!
♦ Happy New Year Rufians! It's been an appallingly long time since I managed an update - apologies! (I'm doing a two-person job alone - very 21st century, but mind-numbing...)
Last year's news has gone to the News Archive.
There are items scattered all over the virtual desk and I hope I don't miss anything.
Catching up with articles... a few stragglers from the promotion of All Things to All Men: here, here and here. There was also an audio interview with Graham Norton here. (You can find all these gathered together on the All Things to All Men page.)
Mixed bag of goodies:
Thanks to one Rachel you can hear Rufus's siren call for the iPad Air UK here.
The theatre critic Matt Wolf put Old Times on two "best of" lists. Here are the excerpts...
From London Year-End Roundup: Five Best Productions of 2013,Broadway.com, 25 December 2013:
Old Times, Harold Pinter Theatre
And from Theatre: Top 10 of 2013,TheArtsDesk.com, 29 December 2013:
Old Times, Harold Pinter Theatre
And just to complete the "nice adjectives about Rufus" section, here's an excerpt from Book Review: ‘Making Masterpiece’ by Sandra McElwaine, 23 December 2013:
Despite all the Sturm und Drang, in the back of my mind I always knew Sunday would come and my hour, or so, of civilized storytelling would be there, waiting for me like a close and constant friend (On “Masterpiece,” among my favorites are: “The Jewel in the Crown,” “Upstairs Downstairs” and “The Pallisers.” On “Mystery,” it’s “Inspector Morse,” “Hercule Poirot,” “Foyle's War” and “Zen,” a new addition, set in Venice, starring the deliciously seductive Rufus Sewell.)We have a photo finish. First, a blast from the past: Rufus and Ami on the red carpet at the November 2012 Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. Then Rufus caught strolling in Los Angeles, November 2013 and finally, Rufus in looking glam at the launch of the F-Type Jaguar Coupe, Los Angeles Motor Show, November 2013.
That's it for the moment. I hope to be back soon... (afraid to be optimistic).
(See the NEWS ARCHIVE for older news)