♦ A bit more catch up: there is a small gallery with some images from I'll Follow You Down here.
There are a couple of articles about the upcoming radio play Darkside here and here. There is also a photo of the cast.
There is more, hopefully here soon.
(11 August, thanks Rooftop, Adina, Laila)
♦ Just a very quick update. I did see I'll Follow You Down and really enjoyed it. There is, of course, not quite enough of Rufus, but he's wonderful in his role. I've put up a page for the film here. There are a few reviews, basically by Fantasia geeks. Hopefully this will get a wider release!
(5 August, thanks Rooftop, Laila)
♦ So, I've made it back in under a month... The big news - for me - is that I will be seeing I'll Follow You Down on Sunday! A couple of updates back I made a comment about the Fantasia Festival, thinking it might be a venue for an early showing of Where the Devil Hides. My daughter, the multi-year purveyor of the music before and between screenings at the festival, has a dream of wowing me with tickets to a Fantasia premiere of a Rufus film with Himself in attendance (given that he does seem to get parts in genre pix). It's not a premiere with Rufus in attendance, but it is a premiere, and it's earlier than 2014. I'll Follow You Down is at Fantasia, and I am wowed by getting a ticket. I will report (hoping I don't have to watch it with my hands in front of my eyes, hahahaha). You can read the description of the film here. (I will get a page together soonish I hope.)
There will also be a page for The Sea, but in the meantime you can read a few reviews here, here and here. You can see a trailer here.
There are photos and other things I need to catch up with (not to mention the entire "early career") - if it be not now, yet it will come. Not saying when...
(24 July, thanks Rooftop, Laila, Adina)
♦ YIKES. Times flies, etc. I am not literally dead, just a bit killed by lots of work, and have not forgotten Rufus, who is either currently filming Hercules or maybe has just finished in Hungary. There haven't been any official photos yet (though a few with lucky fans on Twitter and Tumblr which you can see at the The Rooftop).
Meanwhile, the newest title for The Occult, a.k.a. Devil's Rapture, is Where the Devil Hides. Presumably this is a three times lucky thing and this will be the one. You can read a short article here.
The Sea was shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival and you can read an early review here.
There are also a bunch of other articles, older and new: here; here; here; here; and here.
That's it for now, though there is lots more on the virtual messy desk. I hope to do the next update sooner than two months!
(5 July, thanks The Rooftop, GE2, Nell)
♦ A few new things.... There are a bunch of reviews related to All Things To All Men and you can read them here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. There is also a new video interview. There is quite a lot of repetition, but hey, it never really gets old.
I've added a few more images to the All Things To All Men gallery.
So, that film - in which Rufus has a role - called The Occult, and then later Devil's Rapture, has now been renamed Where the Devil Hides. It may be cursed... Also, last word was it would open on Halloween 2013, but now it's booked in for 11 October. Maybe not scary enough... This news has been reported by DreadCentral.com, ShockTillYouDrop.com, TrulyDisturbing.com, Demonbuster.com, and BloodyDisgusting.com, among others - it's a whole new world... I need to get out more and take up my kid's invitation to the Fantasia Festival she deejays and lives at each year ... (or maybe not...). Anyway, you can read a blurb about the name change from the milder-titled Joblo.com site (click on the site link to see the poster image).
And the photo finish is Rufus caught at the Los Angeles airport, looking, despite his protests in interviews, somewhat rakish.
That's all for now!
(16 April, thanks Rooftop, GE2, Rueful, Barbicanbelle, Adina)
♦ Greetings Roofers! I had the great good luck to see Old Times a couple of times in mid-March. It's wonderful that the play has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Revival, and that Kristen Scott Thomas has been nominated for the Best Actress Award, but.... Roof wuz robbed!! However, on the extremely speculative bright side, Broadway.com threw out this little teaser:
ALSO: A veritable Easter parade of closings between April 4 and April 6: The Captain of Kopenick at the National, Iain Glen in Longing at the Hampstead, Rupert Everett in The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York’s; and Rufus Sewell, Lia Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas in Old Times at the Harold Pinter. (Rumor has it that Pinter’s ever-elusive memory play may resurface at New York City’s BAM.)
Fingers crossed everywhere!
Old Times is ending but All Things To All Men is opening in London on 5 April. There is now a dedicated page on this site. You can read articles promoting the film featuring interviews with Rufus here and here. There is a fun video interview here, and I have put up some stills from the film here.
There is another long interview article, a bit repetitive but also a bit broader, here.
The other news is a new film and a radio play. The film is Hercules: The Thracian Wars and you can read an announcement article here. The article gives the release date as 25 July 2014, but other announcements put the date as 8 August 2014. Far-ish away, but the actual "actor filming" is starting quite soon.
The radio play is Dark Side, inspired by Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon and celebrating its 40th anniversary. It will air on 26 August 2013. Read an article and see a photo.
Other good stuff: Rufus was on the radio with Graham Norton. You can download the podcast here and a see a great photo here.
More good stuff: listen to Rufus answer some BAFTA Big Questions here.
News on good works: Rufus contributed a doodle to be auctioned for charity: see it here. Bid on it, between 9 and 19 May 2013, by visiting here and following the link.
Rufus also spoke out for the ITV Syria Crisis Appeal. See the video and find a link to donate here.
And the photo finish: Rufus spotted at The Ivy and
attending the Book of Mormon party.
That's it for the catch-up!
1 April, thanks Rooftop, GE2, PGG, Nell)
♦ Hi Rufians, a few more things. A nice article, amusing, and another couple of Old Times reviews: one and two.
Other new things: there is a trailer for All Things to All Men, See it here. Looking goooood! This opens next week in the UK.
Meanwhile, there is talk of a new project, a film called Helen. Read about it here.
And finally, another project, this one with visual proof: twitter.com/GeneratorFilms/status/305988817427525632. A (lovely) photo captioned "Associate director Matt Winn just wrapped on his forthcoming short film 'The Brunchers' starring Rufus Sewell...".
That's it for now, but there may be more (it is not boring times in Rufusland!).
(27 February, thanks Rooftop, GE2, Rueful)
♦ So, a pack more reviews of Old Times : here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
You will find them listed with a "new" flag in the Reading Room.
There is also three new galleries of photos: Press/Opening Night, the After Party and the Coin Toss.
That's it for now. Just a reminder that you can find lots of information at The Rooftop, as well as wonderful photos of Rufus taken with/by fans who saw the play.
(10 February, thanks Rooftop, GE2, Rueful, Adina, PGG)
♦ Old Times has had its "official" opening and lots of good reviews (and, of course, one grumbler from guess-which-rag :-) ). You can read them here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
There is also a gallery of photos from the performance here. I think there are a few more photos to add to it, and there will be a first night picture gallery very soon, too.
And, just for the heck of it (and proof that I do have some old stuff I hope to get to one day), an article from 1998.
(3 February, thanks Rooftop, Barbicanbelle, GE2, Judypatooty, PGG, Adina)
♦ Just a quick mini-update: confirmation that All Things to All Men will open in the UK on 8 March (guys, buy your girlfriends mimosas [flowers, although I guess the drink might be welcome, too] and take them to the film to celebrate International Women's Day :-) ). Read the press release here. More soon!
(27 January, thanks Sarah)
♦ More catching up...
The 2012 news has moved to the News Archive.
Here's something I meant to put up earlier. On the FilmAid website you can see:
Rufus Sewell, Sarita Choudhury, Sienna Guillory and refugees from Kakuma share the power of film. FilmAid works in refugee camps and communities affected by disaster - where basic necessities such as food, safety and health care are needed. Why do we bring film? Because film provides life-saving information, hope and psychological relief to people who need it most.
And you can make a donation, which is the part that counts!
I have finally caught up, a bit, with the photos. There are galleries from three events: at the PAD London dinner; at the party after the Hotel Noir screening; and at the British Independent Film Awards.
There is a short interview from the BIFA evening: Rufus Sewell - BIFA Arrival Interview.
In tandem with the first preview of Old Times there are three new articles: Backstage with... Rufus Sewell; Rufus Sewell, Interview: Back in the Spotlight; and Rufus Sewell: 'Hollywood Is My Domestic Idyll'
They come with two great photos: one and two.
As well, Rufus was interviewed on the Andrew Marr show and you can see that here.
That's it for now. Back soon!
(14 January, thanks Rooftop, Anyother, Wills)
♦ Happy New Year Rufians! Today there are several articles, some very recent, a few from a while back. In no particular order...
Three articles relating to Hotel Noir: one, two and three.
Three articles relating to The Sea: one, two, and three.
There are a couple related to Old Times: here and here. There is also a gallery of wonderful rehearsal photos which you can see here. Previews of the play begin this Saturday, 12 January!
A few other articles include news: this short article lets us know that the film formerly known as The Occult is now named Devil's Rapture and will open on 11 October 2013. [There's a slight parallel to another renaming in Rufus' film career: 'The Courtesan' became 'Dangerous Beauty'. One of my preferred Roof quotes relates to the name change: "...the film's title was changed from "The Courtesan" after 95 percent of the people in preview audiences said they didn't know what a "courtesan" was (about half confused it with "cortisone")..."What if the 'stupids' honestly don't know what a courtesan is? What's wrong with that?" Mr. Sewell said. "You could learn a word."" LOL! I've added the original article to the Reading Room.]
The other news is in this article. The film All Things to All Men will open in the UK on 27 February.
I still have some photos to put up - they will come!
(10 January, thanks Rooftop)