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by servalan
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: Passionada
Replies: 106
Views: 48343

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: 428

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: 693

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: 220726

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: 34
Views: 3366

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: 693

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...
by servalan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: The Last Minute
Replies: 17
Views: 8868

Re: The Last Minute

It's a very weird and violent story, and Jason's part is very, very small. I have seen it, but did not enjoy it very much, except for Percy. I don't remember very much about it now, but I do remember that scene Marie describes...
by servalan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Voice Work
Topic: Jason in Radio Play "The UN"
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Jason in Radio Play "The UN"

It was good to hear Jason using a Liverpool accent, which he rarely does - although it wasn't a really strong one. Glad you all enjoyed it. Radio drama is something that can be done in Lockdown, as the actors can work from home. Then the techies get the sound in sync and the right background noises ...
by servalan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Voice Work
Topic: Jason in Radio Play "The UN"
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Jason in Radio Play "The UN"

I only discovered this by accident - Jason was in a two-part radio play last week. He plays Richard, who works for the UN in New York. Here is an excerpt from the description: "... when one beautiful clear-blue morning, a man named Fazal inveigles his way into his office with information that Pakist...
by servalan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: What would you recommend
Replies: 29
Views: 1814

Re: What would you recommend

Yes, that Servalan who ruled the galaxy in posh evening frocks and big hats.

I had a Servalan avatar, but have lost access to my Photobucket account, and so far haven't found a suitable free substitute host site.

Sadly Jacqueline Pearce, who played Servalan, died in 2018.
by servalan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Jason Isaacs's Film, TV and Theatre Library
Topic: What would you recommend
Replies: 29
Views: 1814

Re: What would you recommend

I believe you are in the UK. Peter Pan is shown regularly here on TV around Easter and Christmas, during the day as it's "for children". So it's easy to watch it for free many times, and even record it if you have a PVR. Enjoy Skeletons, it's really idiosyncratic - a weird story but also nice. Do ge...
by servalan
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Scoob!
Topic: Interviews
Replies: 34
Views: 3366

Re: Interviews

I wonder if he plays poker?
by servalan
Fri May 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Scoob!
Topic: Interviews
Replies: 34
Views: 3366

Re: Interviews

Thanks for the Mark Kermode link.

It's a whole online show with other guests. Jason starts at about 18.50 min for 10-15 min. Andy Serkis follows him.

I loved the story about his daughter making him up so he looked like a drag queen, when she was supposed to be doing it for online interviews. :lol
by servalan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sports Relief
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Sports Relief

Thanks for the article. It would be nice to see Jason on UK TV again.

The initials in quick succession are a joke reference to the real Line of Duty. The programme uses initials without explaining them, but not as many all at once as that!
by servalan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: All Things Harry Potter
Topic: "Tales of Beedle the Bard" audio book
Replies: 9
Views: 2034

Re: "Tales of Beedle the Bard" audio book

I imagined & wrote Lucius drowning his sorrows in alcohol and sitting around his house scruffy and unshaven well before he appeared that way on film. It must be due to Jason's portrayal, even though he had not voiced his opinion at that time. It certainly didn't come from the books. I am glad the ma...