I ran across these stories while I was trying to be a smart ass this morning. I thought they might interest you guys:
In this first one, they spelled his name wrong! And can’t they give the guy credit? His first language is Welsh!!! I always thought Lancelot was a self centered git.
Apparently Jerry Bruckheimer is currently producing a new “true” story on the life of King Arthur. Unfortunately it’s being filmed in Ireland with wholey non-welsh cast!! (apart from Ioan Griffith who plays Lancelot).
In addition, Steven Spielberg is shooting the Arthurian saga in Hungary???
Couldn’t somebody please inform these people that the TRUE King Arthur was provably Athrwys ap Meurig ap Tewdrig – King of Glwysing and Gwent and High-King of Britain. Wales and especially South East Wales (Arthur’s realm) would surely make a beautiful (and correct) backdrop for a movie such as these. In addition, what about a Welsh cast – Anthony Hopkins could play Meurig (the Uther Pendragon) and Catherine Zeta Jones could play Gwenhwyfar (Gwineviere). Ioan Griffith would be far better suited to the role of Athrwys than the fictional role of Lancelot (A late Norman addition to the story).
So come on all you movie moghuls – give us Welsh a little credit and please respect our proud history – The English have tried hard enough to destroy it…they don’t need your help!!!
I’d like to point out to this git that they’re probably filming in Hungary because it’s CHEAPER!!! The British Film Commission charges too much and has all these rules about safety and how many Limeys you must hire…
So then I went on Internet Movie Database , and looked the boy up, and I see that he’s done TWO new Horatio Hornblower movies (WOW!). So I go to A & E, and there’s no mention about it on the main site, but I find this post on the discussion page…
A&E ANNOUCEMENT ABOUT HH3
Dear Hornblower Fans,
A&E* is proud and happy to announce the return of Ioan Gruffudd as HORATIO HORNBLOWER in a brand new, third installment of our Emmy-award winning miniseries. Returning with Ioan to recreate their original roles are Paul McGann as Lt. Bush, Paul Copley as Matthews, and Sean Gilder as Styles. Further good news will be forthcoming as additional cast members are confirmed. The 4-hour miniseries goes into production in the UK this June, and is drawn from and based upon the third book in C.S. Forster’s Hornblower series, HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR. Most of the original production team are returning as well, including Director Andrew Grieve, Producer Andrew Benson, Production Designer Rob Harris, Costume Designer John Mollo, Editor Keith Palmer, and Executive Producers Michele Buck and myself.
We know many of you have been wondering about the status of a third HORNBLOWER series, and wondering why we had made no announcement. We felt it was important to wait until our key cast members had been set, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. Even more, we are most grateful for the lively support you have given the series over the years, and we look forward to giving you more to talk about over the next year!
Executive Producer, Horatio Hornblower
It looks like more drool material and expensive DVD’s for me!