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by servalan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Commercials
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Commercials

I remember hearing him do an advert voiceover once - but my memory doesn't seem to match any of these. I thought it was for BT. I am sort of surprised that a non-drinker would do Bacardi, and also am rather surprised at the betting ad, given the fact that online gambling has encouraged gambling addi...
by servalan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Topic: Cancelled and Emmy win
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Cancelled and Emmy win

That's a big shame - I enjoyed it.

I never thought of it as a children's show. Just because it is puppets does not mean it has to be only for children. But I am pleased it won the well-deserved Emmy.
by servalan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Anyone know where this is from?
Replies: 24
Views: 12867

Re: Anyone know where this is from?

I know US summer camps advertise in the UK for people to work there, so I expect Jason saw an advert just like most people. There are also agencies that find people summer jobs all over the world. If it was a Jewish camp, perhaps they advertised in the Jewish Chronicle. (Of course nowadays all the a...
by servalan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Love these images.
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Love these images.

It's a shame there are no photos online for that production of The Black and White Minstrels (I found a photo of a different production with Tom Conti!) so it's impossible to say definitely it is that. I have read the review and another precis of the play, and the photo does not really seem to match...
by servalan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Love these images.
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Love these images.

Is that a real baby? I wonder if it's a model of some sort? The dog looks like one that was used in an episode of Case Histories, so the photo is possibly from that. If Jason was in the Edinburgh Fringe when he was very young, the first photo can't be from that because he looks too old. He did do so...
by servalan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: "DANGEROUS LADY" wow
Replies: 19
Views: 5477

Re: "DANGEROUS LADY" wow

I'm glad you liked it. It's one of Jason's best IMO, and as you say he was young and quite unknown then. It's totally his and Susan Lynch's show. (Interestingly in the book Maura is very blonde, not dark like Susan.) It's also interesting to see some of the rest of the cast in their earlier days, su...
by servalan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Boon - Thieves like us
Replies: 9
Views: 5869

Re: Boon - Thieves like us

There's a nice Jason shower screen in the Taggart episode. :cool:
by servalan
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Letter to my younger self (The Big Issue)
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Letter to my younger self (The Big Issue)

Jason has alluded to his addictions before, and has often said that Emma was responsible for him becoming clean. The fact that he doesn't drink alcohol these days is a big hint about past problems too. Good for Emma, and for Jason for being sensible enough to choose a wife who cared enough to see hi...
by servalan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Theatre of War
Replies: 58
Views: 7825

Re: The Theatre of War

Thanks for that brief clip, Thunder. It does look very intense indeed. It looks like a hard watch.
by servalan
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Passionada
Replies: 106
Views: 47429

Re: Passionada

I don't think it's mentioned in this thread - the reason Jason is wearing The Wig (which I hate) is because he had just made Black Hawk Down with a shaved head, and so he had no hair. I suppose the romantic hero needed some hair. Also, I think I remember reading that he was given the part at short n...
by servalan
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jason Isaacs - Movie of Me
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Jason Isaacs - Movie of Me

I liked the fact that he wanted lots of people to play him, including women.
by servalan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Jason and Shakespeare
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Jason and Shakespeare

One weird detail about The Curse of Steptoe is that Harry H Corbett had blue eyes, but Jason wore brown contact lenses. Did you see the revised version or the original? When it first went out on TV there were complaints from the family that the script made Harry H have an affair while still married ...
by servalan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: The Patriot
Replies: 816
Views: 216629

Re: The Patriot

Thanks for that interview. I liked all the detail about the filming and the design of the final fight sequence. I also agree with Jason - don't get your history from the movies! I am rather appalled that a school teacher would use a historically inaccurate film as a teaching tool! There is a portrai...
by servalan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Scoob!
Topic: Interviews
Replies: 33
Views: 2828

Re: Interviews

I watched A Matter of Life and Death after hearing the interview (it's on YouTube). I had never seen it either - or heard of it. I wouldn't agree it's one of the greatest, but I enjoyed it. There is also a lot in it that has been used or adapted in subsequent drama writing - e.g. the idea of possibl...
by servalan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Jason and Shakespeare
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Jason and Shakespeare

Perhaps when he was very young - but I remember from an interview once that Jason said Shakespeare isn't really his thing. I think he prefers new writing to classics. I saw a great production of Othello once where I kept imagining Jason as Iago. The baddies all get the best lines. Stage work I am aw...