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Television / Re: ‘Medici’
« Last post by patch on Today at 12:42:11 PM »
@imediciofficial @MediciSeries Any news on the Netflix release date for the US and the rest of the World
.......We have... just waiting on permission to announce ;)

South Yorkshire caller dials 999 to say Sean Bean has stopped acting
Police in South Yorkshire have reminded people only to dial 999 in a genuine emergency, after a particularly bizarre crank call. Operators were busy dealing with serious incidents last night, when at around 3am someone rang to report Sheffield’s Sean Bean had ‘stopped acting’.
While fans may keenly follow the Game of Thrones actor’s latest career moves, police were quick to point out they have somewhat more important matters to be dealing with. Assistant Chief Constable Lauren Poultney tweeted: “999 is for emergency use, not to report that Sean Bean has stopped acting!
“At 3am yesterday when operators were busy with genuine calls we did receive this complaint, via 999. Misuse of 999 causes delays to those who really do need our help #thinkbeforeyoucall.”One follower responded that Sean Bean had definitely not called time on his acting career, to which ACC Poultney responded: “I know! Perhaps I should put out a statement confirming that to prevent other calls.”
Marty's Sports Grill / Re: Sheffield United
« Last post by patch on December 08, 2018, 01:21:45 PM »
Bean Alert / Re: Sean Bean interview
« Last post by patch on December 08, 2018, 07:28:41 AM »
Sean Bean: " The Medici brings a piece of history to the viewer"
INTERVIEW - Actor Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones plays the sworn enemy of Lawrence the Magnificent in the historical series on the illustrious family of the Renaissance. Imagined by Frank Spotnitz, the saga is a hit in Italy and is broadcast on Saturdays on the Altice channel. This season is centered on the conspiracy of the Pazzi against the Medici in 1478.

With the adaptation of Elena Ferrante's prodigious Friend who arrives this Thursday on Canal +, it's one of the big fall hits of Italian public television. After two years ago, telling the story of Como, who allowed his lineage to become a major political force in Florence, the historical series The Medici looks at the rise of his grandson, the legendary Laurent the Magnificent, patron of the artists of the Renaissance. "A rock revolution", promise the showrunners, to discover discreetly on Altice.

This time, the Anglo-American-Italian fiction, always shot in the Tuscan countryside and its period homes, does not give in to the sensationalist temptation to give the story the accents of crime. No need to invent artificial poisonings like with Dustin Hoffman in season 1. The rivalry between the Medici and the Pazzi is enough to structure his eight episodes. Dark fort. In front of the young lion, played by Daniel Sharman ( Fear The Walking Dead ), Sean Bean ( The Lord of the Rings, Game Of Thrones ) takes the clothes of the conspirator, pragmatic and more rustic, Jacopi de Pazzi and is a captivating antagonist.

"Why this confrontation between bankers of the 15th century speaks to us? Because it is a parable of our time: the young generation challenging the established order, "said Figaro producer Frank Spotnitz ( X-Files, The Master of the High Castle). And to emphasize: "Laurent de Medici is an idealist and wants to use his privileges to remake the world. His leg shows why art and beauty are values ​​to defend. It is a heritage that must constantly be remembered. The approach seduced Sean Bean. The British actor, accustomed to historical fiction, explained to us mid-October why, amazed by the very nice office of the mayor of Florence in which the round table was held. The town is indeed installed in the palace Medici-Riccardi. A building built for Como de Medici.

LE FIGARO - Why did you agree to go back in time in fifteenth-century Italy?
Sean BEAN. - I loved the first season of the Medici, masters of Florence on Como. I really like historical fiction. I discover a lot of elements. Yet in class, history classes bored me royally: only dates, figures, names. But as long as history appeals to imagination and images, it comes to life. Think of Shakespeare's plays: Henry V, Richard III. The Medici brings a piece of history to the viewer. I am also very curious about medieval times and the Renaissance. The bonus was to play in Italy sometimes where our characters evolved. We shot in mansions with period coats of arms.

Who is Jacopo de Pazzi, the adversary of Laurent de Medici, to whom you lend your features?
It's not a bad guy at a discount. Jacopo de Pazzi is a juicy character to embody. He is a lonely, cruel and arrogant man who does not understand at all the fascination that the Medicis have for art. He is only concerned with commerce and finance. This makes him despise and underestimate the Medici.

What surprised you most about your research on the time?
His violence. Jacopo de Pazzi has met a ruthless death, because yes I pass away again! He was hanged and his head was used as a balloon. She got stuck in trees etc.

Why do you like to die so much?
One passes the weapon to the left very often in the historical fictions. In the TV movie Henry VIII where I played the Catholic rebel Robert Aske, I was deceived by the king and nailed to the walls of the castle. In Black death , a feature film with Eddie Redmayne about the ravages of the plague, I was quartered between two horses. I think it's my favorite death!

You made your name in the 90s thanks to the TV adaptation of the Sharpe novels , this British soldier fighting during the Napoleonic wars. Has the way of doing historical series changed a lot?
Thanks to the green screens, one can give the illusion of a crowd of soldiers, of an immense cavalry, to reconstitute castles. With Sharpe , it was much more artisanal. We did not have many extras. They went back and forth on camera to make an illusion! It was very old school.

Will you be in front of your screen for the last season of Game of Thrones ?
Like you, I am in absolute ignorance of what will happen. On the other hand, I took part in a meeting of actors of the series in Belfast. It was hosted by American presenter Conan O'Brien and will be on the DVD of this eighth season.
Television / Re: ‘The Oath’
« Last post by patch on December 08, 2018, 01:33:47 AM »
Are the prophecies about Sean Bean's longevity, here Tom Hammond, fulfilled in the series and movies where he enters? #TheOathAXN Sunday, after the movies! More about the actor at ...
The people of Sheffield want to see Jimmy Muir back on their screens!! Big buzz about a sequel I wrote to the 1996 Sean Bean Film “When Saturday Comes” script has been read by James Daly who is fully behind a sequel... hopefully 2019 we can see Sean Bean reprise the role

General Discussion / Re: Sean Bean DVD releases
« Last post by patch on December 07, 2018, 10:52:33 AM »
The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 2  DVD and  Blu-ray  Region 2    Release date 11 March 2019    Available for pre-order
Photo Shack / Re: Sally4Ever
« Last post by patch on December 07, 2018, 02:31:39 AM »

Television / Re: Sally4Ever
« Last post by patch on December 07, 2018, 12:02:35 AM »
Sally4Ever is eye watering funny and, despite the scatalogical humour, beautifully tender & tonight’s inclusion of Sean Bean was a stroke of genius

Pictures here

#Sally4Ever S1E5 debuts Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30PM on @HBO:

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