Filming details for “Red Riding Hood”

Max Irons will begin filming The Girl with the Red Riding Hood in Vancouver, BC, on 21st July 2010. Here are the details on the production from the BCFC (British Columbia Film Commission) website:

“The Girl in the Red Riding Hood”- a gothic take on the classic fairy tale, starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

Random Films Inc.
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Exec. Producer(s): Jim Rowe
Producer: Jennifer Killoran, Julie Yorn
DOP: Mandy Walker
PD: Tom Sanders
PM: Brendan Ferguson
PC: Nicole Oguchi
LM: Hans Dayal
Publicist: Lee Anne Muldoon
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons
SPFX Coord: Joel Whist
Casting: Michelle Allen
Extras: Andrea Brown
Sched: Jul 21/10 – Sep 16/10
TEL: 629-8259 FAX: 524-4258

Check out a review of the revised first draft of the script for “The Girl with the Red Riding Hood” – many more plot details revealed – NO SPOILERS!

Visit the IMDB page for the film.

Click here for information on becoming an extra or background performer for the film.


A Review of the Midsummer Musical Gala


Monday, June 21, 2010, 07:00


Students past and present stage hit show

An Actor’s Life For Me (hosted by Jeremy Irons): Theatre Royal Bristol

WHEN I saw this show a couple of months back, performed by the students of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) it ran for around one hour, and was terrific.

For this gala fundraising event for the school the final year students have been joined by ex-students who have since gone on to become star names in the entertainment business.

To accommodate them the show has expanded to two hours, which begged the question could the inclusion in the cast of Samantha Bond, Alex Jennings, Clive Hayward, Joanna Riding, Adrian Grove, and seven members of the cast of The Archers make this new format work as successfully as the original? The answer was a big, resounding yes.


Host Jeremy Irons set the tone to the evening with a witty introduction.

Samantha Bond and Alex Jennings captured the satirical fun in Noel Coward‘s Why Must the Show Go On?, Clive Hayward and Joanna Riding respectively brought broad and gentle humour to The Night I Appeared As Macbeth and Carrying a Torch, Adrian Grove cleverly combined mime with vocal fun in I Enjoy Being A Cat, and the team from The Archers presented a lovely mixed bag of haunting and very funny prose.

Whilst it was a great pleasure to see these top names, they did not, I am glad, outshine the sparkling, slick students.

Dorian Gray will be released in the USA in August on DVD

DORIAN GRAY, directed by HELLRAISER and NIGHTBREED co-star turned filmmaker Oliver Parker, is heading for DVD and Blu-ray.

Ben Barnes from THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN stars in the title role of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth, indulging in all sorts of debauchery and worse while his portrait begins to reflect his inner ugliness.

The cast also includes Max Irons, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin and Rachel Hurd-Wood.

DORIAN GRAY hits the disc shelves August 24 from NEM (National Entertainment Media). Presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen, the movie will have 5.1 Surround sound on the DVD and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Special features on both include:

• Deleted scenes

• Interviews

• Behind-the-scenes footage

Retail price is $24.98 for each version.

Max Irons in The Runaway – on Sky One

The Runaway

Transmission: March 2011

  • Sky One: 6 x 60mins
  • Producer: Nick Goding. Series Producer: Willow Grylls
  • Director: David Richards
  • Executive Producers: Charles Pattinson, George Faber, Lavinia Warner, Helen Flint, Martina Cole
  • Co-Production: Warner Sisters
  • Adapted By: Allan Cubitt
  • Cast: Alan Cumming, Max Irons, Burn Gorman, Jack O’Connell, Jo Van Der Ham

Martina Cole’s The Runaway: New Drama on Sky One
By Steve Rogerson
Published Mar 25, 2011

Sky One brings Martina Cole’s novel The Runaway to life in a six-part drama due to start on Thursday 31 March and starring Alan Cumming and Joanna Vanderham

In her first professional acting role, Joanna Vanderham stars in the title role as runaway Cathy Conor in Martina Cole’s The Runaway, a six-part drama due to start on Sky One on Thursday 31 March 2011. Cathy Conor is the daughter of a prostitute who has been imprisoned for murder and so she is separated from her boyfriend Eamonn Docherty (played by Jack O’Connell) and put into care. She runs away to Soho where she meets Desrae (played by Alan Cumming), a transvestite who adopts Cathy.

Eamonn is also having a tough time as he becomes more involved with the criminal elements in London’s East End, notably gangster Danny Dixon (played by Keith Allen). He runs away to New York to try to build a better life. Eventually the two young lovers are drawn back together as the world moves on from the 1960s to the 1970s, but they find their pasts still haunt them both.

Joanna Vanderham was in her second year at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff when she was spotted by casting director Emma Style. She was granted time off college to film for the series but is now back studying and hopes to graduate in June.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has not been seen on British television for fifteen years, after making his name on shows such as Bernard and the Genie and The High Life. Most of his career since then has been in the USA on programmes such as God, the Devil and Bob, Sex and the City, Shoebox Zoo and The L Word. His film roles include playing Nightcrawler in X-Men 2.

Jack O’Connell is best known for playing Ross Trescott in The Bill, Pukey Nicholls in This is England and Cook in Skins. Welsh actor Keith Allen has recently starred as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the Robin Hood TV series but his career dates back to the 1980s in shows such as The Young Ones, A Very British Coup and Making Out. In 1994, he played Jonas Cuzzlewit in Martin Chuzzlewit and in 1998 Slick Sloan in The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. Other notable roles include Dexter in Roger Roger and Tony Whitman in Bodies.

Martina Cole’s The Runaway also features Ken Stott as gangster Joey Pasqualino, Max Irons as his son Tommy Pasqualino, Kierston Wareing as Cathy’s mother Madge and Burn Gorman as Detective Richard Gates.

The Team Behind Martina Cole’s The Runaway

The director of Martina Cole’s The Runaway was David Richards, the producer Nick Goding, series producer Willow Grylls and casting director Emma Style. Based on the novel by Martina Cole, it was adapted for television by Allan Cubitt and Tom Greaves. The executive producers were Lavinia Warner for Warner Sisters, Charlie Pattinson, George Faber and Helen Flint for Company Pictures, Elaine Pyke and Huw Kennair-Jones for Sky One, and Martina Cole.

The show was filmed in three months in South Africa on a specially built set that recreated London’s Soho and New York in the 1960s and 1970s.

Read more at Suite101: Martina Cole’s The Runaway: New Drama on Sky One


More About Max Irons and the Ian Charleson Awards

Max Irons has been nominated for a 2009 Ian Charleson Award.  Here is more on his competition:
From The Sunday Times
June 6, 2010

Ian Charleson awards

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To commemorate and celebrate the life of the actor Ian Charleson, who died in 1990, The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK, by actors under the age of 30, in a classical role. This is defined as one in a play written before 1918. The 2009 awards will take place at a private lunch this month. The nominees are:

Max Bennett: Claudio in Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, Plymouth/ Thelma Holt) and Frank in Mrs Warren’s Profession(Theatre Royal, Bath)

Natalie Dew: Celia in As You Like It (Curve, Leicester)

Hedydd Dylan: Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (Clwyd)

Mariah Gale: Celia in As You Like It (RSC, Courtyard, Stratford)

Rebecca Hall: Hermione in The Winter’s Tale (Bridge Project at the Old Vic)

Tracy Ifeachor: Rosalind in As You Like It (Curve)

Max Irons: Max Piccolomini in Wallenstein (Minerva, Chichester)

Tunji Kasim: Lucius/Romulus in Julius Caesar (RSC)

Vanessa Kirby: Regina in Ghosts (Octagon, Bolton)

Keira Knightley: Jennifer in The Misanthrope (Comedy)

Jack Laskey: Orlando in As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Harry Lloyd: Oswald in Ghosts (Arcola)

John MacMillan: Malcolm in Macbeth (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Rosencrantz in Hamlet (Donmar at Wyndham’s)

Ruth Negga: Aricia in Phèdre (National)

David Ononokpono: Orlando in As You Like It (Curve)

Henry Pettigrew: Marcellus/Second Gravedigger in Hamlet (Donmar at Wyndham’s)

Prasanna Puwanarajah: Messenger in Thyestes (Arcola)

George Rainsford: Bertram in All’s Well That Ends Well (National)

Sam Swainsbury: Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Salerio in The Merchant of Venice (Propeller)

Ellie Turner: Agnes in The School for Wives (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)


Jeremy Irons Supports the Project

Jeremy Irons has lent his support to the Project.

from the blog post:

“The incomparable Jeremy Irons has also given us his full support. We haven’t yet had the privilege of meeting him, but we’ve been in constant contact with his lovely assistant …who has been filling Jeremy in on our progress. Just a few days ago, Jeremy told us that we had his full support in making “Clovis Dardentor” and following through on the BUYACREDIT.COM project.

It’s an unbeatable feeling to know that such BIG stars back us in what we’re doing. Jude Law, Sir Ian McKellen, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Phillip Schofield, Joanna Lumley… AH, there are too many!”

Read the full blog entry at Project.

The legendary and incomparable Academy Award winning screen and stage actor, Jeremy Irons is a strong supporter of BUYACREDIT.COM and a producer on the film. Jeremy has been a source of behind-the-scenes support and guidance since early on in the project, and has now given us his full public backing. To have the endorsement of such a revered and respected figure-head in the movie industry is just staggering, and as such, there are no words that can aptly or deservedly describe how we feel about having him involved.

BUYACREDIT.COM is a project aiming to raise a movie’s budget by selling its end credits online. For just $10 you can help fund a film, become a Movie Producer alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names and see your OWN name roll down on the end credits of the movie. Give enough and you could find yourself amongst the Top 100 Producers, an exclusive club that entitles you to a truck-load of awesome perks. Alternatively, for $100 you can take full advantage of BUYACREDIT.COM by advertising your website on our Pixel-Ad Wall. Every cent raised goes towards the movie’s $2 Million budget.

The movie is “Clovis Dardentor” (IMDB), a film based on a forgotten novel of the same name by the legendary author, Jules Verne. We have turned to the public to help us raise its budget. Through BUYACREDIT.COM we are asking anyone and everyone to become movie producers and to help fund the film.

Because the public are indeed, the movie’s producers, we are keeping the production of “Clovis Dardentor” open. You will be able to keep up to date through the blog, Twitter, newsletters and our regular video blogs. Our aim is to immerse our supporters in every single aspect of the project and the movie’s production, whilst also encouraging our producers to have their say on how things are done. We are essentially creating a real-time ‘Making Of’ for all to see.

If you want to be a part of CINEMA HISTORY, become a MOVIE PRODUCER today and buy a credit or Pixel Ad HERE!


New Photos!

New photos of Jeremy, photographed by Francesco Guidicini at the National Theatre in London, England, spring 2010.

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