Double Olivier Award winner Gawn Grainger and The Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd have joined the cast of Macbeth, Eve Best’s forthcoming directorial debut at Shakespeare’s Globe.
The pair joins the previously announced Joseph Millson, Samantha Spiro and Bette Bourne in Shakespeare’s much-loved exploration of ambition, guilt and destiny, which will play at the alfresco venue from 22 June.
Actor and playwright Grainger, whose illustrious career spans more than six decades, will take on the role of Duncan in the famous Scottish-set drama. Making his London stage debut in 1950, the actor is a former member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre at the Old Vic Company and was last seen on stage in the Donmar Warehouse’s The Recruiting Officer. Other recent credits from his extensive CV include A Woman Killed With Kindness at the National Theatre, Onassis in the West End and The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida.
Following his role in the touring production of The Proclaimers’ musical Sunshine On Leith, Boyd will make his Shakespeare’s Globe debut as Banquo. Well-known for his leading role as Pippin in the hugely successful film trilogy The Lord Of The Rings, Boyd’s many subsequent film credits include Irvine Welsh’s Master And Commander and Ecstasy, while on television the actor has made appearances in Casualty and Moby Dick.
Completing the company are Moyo Akandé, Geoff Aymer, Stuart Bowman, Jonathan Chambers, Philip Cumbus, Harry Hepple, Jess Murphy, Colin Ryan, Cat Simmons and Finty Williams.
Macbeth plays as part of the trio of supernatural Shakespeares in the venue’s Season Of Plenty. The Tempest opened to critical acclaim last week while Michelle Terry will lead the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when it begins its summer run later this month.
Posted on YouTube by BasicallyBillyBoyd.
These days, in a world where zombies and vampires and the paranormal rule the fantasy world, it’s very hard to find some good, old fashioned sci-fi. Sciene Fiction has taken a back seat to horror and action that even the most traditional sci-fi premises bare little resemblance to what has come before. In this world where Star Trek is now young and hip and Star Wars is now a product of the House of Mouse, is there anything out there that speaks to a long time sci-fi fan and delivers a film that is reminscent of the ones we saw as kids? Fortunately, there is one… and it’s surprisingly a comedy.
Space Milkshake is finally here! According to their Twitter page, the premiere is scheduled for February 9, 2013.
— Space Milkshake (@SpaceMilkshake) February 1, 2013
And meanwhile, here you have some photos:
Written by ithoughtitwassmokinghot from tumblr.
RIGHT. This is gonna be really spoilery guys so if you don’t want to be spoiled, COME OFF THIS POST :D
So, Space Milkshake. I face timed Jocelyn yesterday and told her it was shit. Now that I have sponged everything in that I saw, I actually retract that statement. I think it was so clever. It was basically meant to be shit. Like the shitter it got, the more laughs it got, so I think it was MEANT to be shit if that makes sense? Obviously, because it was a spoof they just completely took the piss out of so many Sci-fi films. The mutated duck was the worst CGI ever, but I am assuming that was on purpose to make it funny, because no film made in the 21st century could have CGI that terrible. SO IT WAS ON PURPOSE AND I WILL STICK TO THIS THEORY. K.
LORD OF THE RINGS stars Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan are putting the finishing touches on a film comedy they have been writing since becoming best friends on the set of the movie trilogy a decade ago.
The two Brits discovered they had a similar sense of humour on the New Zealand set of Peter Jackson’s epic and producer Barry Osbourne was so impressed with the friends‘ film ideas he offered to help fund their debut as screenwriters.
The busy pair have reunited for writing sessions whenever their schedules permit and Monaghan tells Wenn that one recent creative spurt has given them both the confidence to take their project back to Osbourne.
He says, „Billy just stayed with me for the last few weeks. He and I have been writing a script for a long time, since we spent the best part of nine months in a tree together making Lord of the Rings. We found each other very funny and we wanted to work together.
„The producer of Lord of the Rings, Barry Osbourne said to us, ‚You guys should come up with an idea for a script and I’ll produce it.‘ We both love quality comedy, like Life of Brian and Dumb & Dumber and Spinal Tap and Being There and Pink Panther and we’re circling around a couple of things right now that we’ve co-written with some actors.
„Hopefully, in the next six months or so, we’ll have something real.“
And Monaghan reveals Boyd isn’t the only lifelong friend he made while shooting the Lord of the Rings trilogy – he often hangs out with Elijah Wood and his other co-stars.
He adds, „I see Viggo (Mortensen) whenever I can and Orlando (Bloom) and Ian MCKellen and Pete Jackson. We’ve all remained really close friends.“