Archive for October, 2011

On Beyond the Wall at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17928850 Miltos Yerolemou talks among other things about hard work, instincts and flamboyance as well as future, current and past projects.

We learn about the impact of theatre play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on the audience, why he probably will be seen only in a director’s cut version of The Inbetweeners Movie, the voice acting he did some years ago for a Lord of the Rings Playstation video game (you will NEVER guess which character he lent his voice to!) and that he RSCed again this year. (>>RSC: Royal Shakespear Company)

Also mentioned: dabbling, drama inheritance, a distant connection to Charlie Chaplin, Miltos’ experience with the Greek Mafia, circus, his attitude towards whacking people, how he was drawn to performance art and how his parents reacted when their son told them that he did want to become an actor instead of a … No – I won’t tell!

A huge part of the interview was dedicated to Game of Thrones topics, of course. Just to give a few examples: the fact that Miltos didn’t came unarmed to the audition for the part of Syrio Forel, how meeting Sean Bean felt like or how difficult it can be to find a stuntman’s thigh under lots of armor and cloak’s cloth, what character in GoT he’d like to play – and which scene – if he had the choice.

Unevitable the “Is he REALLY dead?” question, though lovely accompanied with a possible Yoda/Obi-Wan approach for future seasons. Oh, and are there ANY GoT actors who have read George R. R. Martin’s books?? ;o)

Heartfelt thanks go to the Beyond the Wall team and Miltos for making the dreadful task of ironing easier for me…
(>> Interview duration: roughly 1 hour, Mr Yerolemou joins the show after approximately 5 minutes.)

DETAILS

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: 14 OCT – 5 NOV 2011, Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK
http://www.curveonline.co.uk/curve.php?view=showinfo.php&showid=243

Interviews with the play’s cast part 1:

 

Interviews with the play’s cast part 2 (with Miltos):

Go see it or – if you don’t have the time/live too far away – just visit the next library/bookstore and lend/buy the novel of Ken Kesey.

Or watch the movie with Jack Nicholson.

At least watch The Simpsons episode:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0701217/

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A big battle for the true source of magic takes place. Germany in 2011: a small irritation about character names occurs.

Reporter Jonathan? Okay. Watcher (!) Giles McKellen could still be a tongue in the cheek reference to Buffy. But Giles having a granddaughter called Kendra? At least their mage friends are named Holmes and Randolph instead of Ethan Rayne and Willow …

The dark night of October 8th

Few days ago it was T-shirt time – now we equip ourselves with thick pullovers, socks, scarfs AND gloves to stop by an abandoned building. Fight the powers of an awfully comfy couch and a warm blanket to check out the (already 2nd!!!!!) culture spot less than a 5 minutes walk away from our place.

So, what do you do if you want to stage a party in a building (which hasn’t been used for almost a year now): try to fulfill every condition requested by the administration in time?

Yes.

Organize catering, decoration, art, DJs, life music acts – with all the necessary equipment (yes, yes, yes, yes and yes) – only (according to KKtF e.V.) to receive a NO from the building owner/administration 1 day before the event is to take place?? (Wow. Thanks a lot to Sprinkenhof AG here, then.)

What you do is: transfer everybody and everything to the outside, into the lovely backyard of the very building you wanted the party to be in the first place! Which is why we danced already for the 2nd time in 2 weeks, only this time we weren’t dancing WITH (@TitanCon) but UNDER the stars …

Imagine a dark, cold and starry night,  imagine a place made homely with individually designed fire barrels, benches and a comfy looking couch in the middle of it, imagine a terrace to the right, illuminated by a blue chain of lights and a small catering tent to the left and then … imagine everything roofed by an incredibly large sycamore tree rising high above you, prettyfied by colourful lights from the ground and sculptures, dangling everywhere from tree branches and the surrounding walls.

Yes, I wish we had brought the mobile photo phone! But we left it at home. Again.

The evening’s highlight is the life gig of Still in Search: They really rock! Who wants to check out what these 2 guys and 1 girl are up to can listen here: http://www.stillinsearch.de/

It’s a German website, but you can’t overlook the play button … 🙂 Personally recommended songs: “Tela” and “Diving”.