Saturday, January 14, 2017

JULIAN MORRIS, OLIVER JACKSON COHEN, VANESSA REDGRAVE IN BBC'S PERIOD SET SERIES 'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT'! CATE BLANCHETT PLAYS 13 CHARACTERS IN 'MANIFESTO' TRAILER

'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT'
JULIAN MORRIS & OLIVER JACKSON COHEN TO GO GAY FOR BBC
Well if this isn't the most delicious treat BBC has ever given us, I don't know what is: they've cast two of television's hottest hunks in the history of hunkiness, our most beloved Julian Morris (whom we wish happy 34th birthday today) and Oliver Jackson Cohen as gay leads in their new two hour mini series MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT! It will tell two inter connected gay love stories, set sixty years apart, linked by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations. The first love story set in the 1940's is made impossible by pressures from society, while the second, present day one, is nearly derailed by the long term fall-out from the 1940s story.
 DUTY OR LOVE? 
Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave will play Flora, whose fiancé Michael fell in love with another man in 1944 and now in 2017 she sees a similar situation arise with her grandson Adam played by Julian Morris! Containment's David Gyasi has been cast as Steve, who forms a tentative gay relationship with Adam! Joanna Vanderham will play the younger Flora from the 1940s after she already played her younger version in The Go Between TV drama! Meanwhile, our dear Oliver Jackson Cohen is going to be British Army Captain Michael Berryman, Flora’s fiancé who falls for war artist Thomas March in Southern Italy in 1944 (James McArdle will play March). Julian Sands also stars!

CATE BLANCHETT PLAYS 13
 PEOPLE IN 'MANIFESTO' TRAILER
Yet another treat for you today is the first trailer for artistic experimental movie MANIFESTO in which greatest living actress Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters! The whole movie is basically made out of famous proclamations from our history, including Karl Marx' Communist Manifesto, delivered by a different character in a different setting. As you can see Blanchett narrates them as a news anchor, as a teacher, as a worker, as a punk, as a homeless man, as a diva. Directed by German artist Julian Rosefeldt MANIFESTO was originally envisioned as a multi gallery exhibit but has now been turned into a whole movie. It will air next week at Sundance Film Festival! 

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    1. it was such an unexpectedly exciting Friday with my absolute faves!

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  2. Manifesto will either be too weird or just fabulous. It has my attention either way. I'm not 100% sure about Man in an orange shirt. I guess they want to say love is timeless and beyond gender. But I also feel some generation thing with the grandson falling for a man when the grandmother's fiance also did. Are they saying life is just a series of repetitive events? Or is it that at 11:45 pm in Jamaica on this Friday night, I just really need to get to bed?

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    1. I'm guessing the dialogues (just her speaking the manifestos) will be unwatchable, but her changes will be a thrill to see.

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  3. Good golly how do you expect us to focus on anything other than that sexy beast Julian? I just want to spank that tushie. I think that's ok since I am older than him, right? ;) In any case, it does sound like an excellent mini series!

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    1. you're just two years older :) He has always been my dearest love, of all the actors he would be the one I'd marry! He is the perfection personified. Did I say he also speaks with a British accent? As I said, the biggest love of my life

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    2. Dezz... did Theresa say she wants to spank that tushie?

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    3. Yes, Blue. I'd give that tushie a good cracking ;) He definitely would be a good pick for marrying. Though, I fear I would be the jealous wife with that kind of eye candy. I'm sure he gets all kind of people hitting on him all the time.

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    4. Craacking, smacking, nibbling, squeezing, I could think of a very very long and delicious list :)

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  4. 13 changes seems like a lot- so I am curious about what each of those characters will be like.

    Man in Orange Shirt sounds intriguing. Curious about the painting connection. I am sure it will get lots of viewers just for the actors alone. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. it will be thrill to watch at BBC!

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  5. 13... but hopefully in a non-Eddie Murphy kind of way...

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    1. no fat momas and fat papas in this one, especially not farting ones

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  6. Manifesto seems intriguing will have to look out for that when it gets released.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)