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« Reply #160 on: August 24, 2018, 02:07:38 PM »
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We know Botticelli's work very well, but now we will know the artist behind the most admired paintings in the history of art. For you madame and messeri, a new promo teaser of the new season of #Medici with @sebdesouza #LorenzoTheMagnificent 
https://twitter.com/MediciSeries/status/1033064904993861633


https://www.facebook.com/MediciSeries/videos/2321833164714353/

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« Reply #162 on: August 28, 2018, 04:50:22 AM »
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.@imediciofficial is coming! @FrankSpotnitz, CEO of @BigLightProds, yesterday was #onset in #Rome for #season3's shooting. The #TVseries is produced by @LuxVide, #BigLightProductions and @Altice Studios.  @MediciSeries @daniel_sharman #MiaMarket 
https://twitter.com/MIAmarket_Rome/status/1034375885221253120


Christian Duguay, Francesco Montanari Board ĎMedicií Season 3 (EXCLUSIVE)
https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/medici-season-three-christian-duguay-francesco-montanari-1202918618/



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« Reply #163 on: September 01, 2018, 08:10:07 PM »
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» vero che "del doman non c'Ť certezza", ma di una cosa siamo sicuri: Ottobre sta arrivando... e con lui anche la seconda stagione de #IMedici #LorenzoIlMagnifico. Tenetevi pronti.
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#OctoberIsComing #TuttiPazziPerIMedici
It is true that "of tomorrow there is no certainty", but one thing we are sure: October is coming... and with him also the second season of #masters #lorenzoilmagnifico. Stand by.

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#OctoberIsComing #AllPazziForMedici
https://www.facebook.com/IMediciOfficial/photos/a.277833499249482/675588319473996/?type=3&theater
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« Reply #165 on: September 05, 2018, 01:18:37 PM »
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The wait is over, #Medici Fans. Italy gets to enjoy our new season on October 23rd, on RAI.

https://twitter.com/MediciSeries/status/1037399969513320448



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@MediciSeries airs on Italian TV on October 23rd and just for Sean Bean this time I am #TeamPazzi 🤷🏻‍♀️
https://twitter.com/veve_tullystark/status/1037401389641682945


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New promotional stills starring Sean Bean as Jacopo Pazzi, leader of the main enemy family of the #MediciFamily ⚜⚔

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW3zZxBy6x/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean

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New promotional photo published by the site Beta Film, with Sean Bean in the role of Iacopo de Pazzi.⚜️

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnW3XP5h0Au/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean


https://www.betafilm.com/en/product/d/medici-masters-of-florence-the-magnificent.html









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« Reply #166 on: September 13, 2018, 12:34:32 AM »

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« Reply #167 on: September 20, 2018, 01:06:56 PM »
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Any Netflix news for the American fans?
........Very soon!
https://twitter.com/MediciSeries/status/1042829155446841344


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« Reply #168 on: September 23, 2018, 10:57:05 AM »
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Today's Rai 1 channel from Italy will broadcast first video of the Season 2 backstage of Medici: The Magnificent with Daniel.
https://twitter.com/isaacedits1/status/1043880706634592262

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« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2018, 03:37:43 AM »
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Happy Tuesday everyone, knowing that Tuesday will be the day of #Medici again, as it happened two years ago with the first season 🎉

Now it's right four weeks left to the 23rd October and so to the official premiere of season two in Italy. The first two episodes will be aired by Rai1 at 9.25pm and the others in the following three Tuesday nights. Then, some weeks later, #Medici2 should be available on Netflix in other countries 💻
 
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Promo Vid for Season2 ⚜⚜⚜😍😍 #MediciMastersOfFlorence #MediciSeries #MediciTheMagnificent #LorenzoIsComing          @imediciofficial  @MediciSeries
https://twitter.com/ruby26_lilith/status/1044616389569519616

Promo:"I Medici 2 - The Magnificent" - Prossimamente in anteprima assoluta su Rai1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXUbS4L68I


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#NEW: Finalmente ecco qui il trailer ufficiale di ďI Medici: Lorenzo Il MagnificoĒ andato in onda su Rai 1. ⚜️
🇬🇧 #NEW: Finally hereís the official Italian trailer of ďMedici: The MagnificentĒ. ⚜️
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English non-dubbed version please
.......You gotta wait until we start our promos for Netflix ;)
https://twitter.com/MediciSeries/status/1044690873752084480

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We totally commiserate with first world problems. Netflix will premiere -in English- later this Fall
https://twitter.com/MediciSeries/status/1044691126421057536



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« Reply #170 on: October 04, 2018, 10:05:35 AM »
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News about #Medici2 🎉

The press office of Rai announced that the #PressConference will be on Wednesday 10 October in #Florence.
And that the first two episodes will be available on #RaiPlay from Tuesday 16 October! ⚜
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Wednesday 10 October 2018

11.30 am - "La Compagnia" Cinema

Via Camillo Cavour, 50 / R, Florence

Projection and press conference de THE DOCTORS. LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT


with

Daniel Sharman, Bradley James, Sarah Parish,

Alessandra Mastronardi, Julian Sands, Matteo Martari,

Synnōve Karslen, Aurora Ruffino, Matilda Lutz, Guido Caprino,

Charlie Vickers, Sebastian De Souza, Callum Blake, Jack Bannon,

Jacob Fortune LLoyd, Tam Mutu, Miriam Dalmatia


At the end of the screening, about 12.30, press conference



Tv series (8 episodes of 50 ') in 4 first evenings

Premiere on Rai1 at 21.25 starting Tuesday, October 23

and the first episode previewed online on RaiPlay from Tuesday 16 October
 
http://www.ufficiostampa.rai.it/dl/UfficioStampa/Articoli/I-MEDICI-LORENZO-IL-MAGNIFICO-7de65aee-1ec6-4074-8e90-b9ff9caa8d2c.html



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The TV Series Festival, which will be in Milan from October 11 to 14 at the Santeria Social Club, will host Bradley James (aka Giuliano de Medici) and Aurora Ruffino(aka Bianca de Medici) for the presentation of the episode one of the season two of Medici series. For all the information and to buy the tickets you can visit the website www.ilfestivaldelleserietv.it and the official page @ilfestivaldelleserietv. 
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bog74uYFN0z/?hl=en&tagged=medicimastersofflorence




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« Reply #171 on: October 10, 2018, 04:29:13 AM »
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Sean Bean and Daniel Sharman in Florence right now for the premiere of #Medici2 ⚜ 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bov0Nq5i36J/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean

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Pazzi family in a new still from @mediciseries ⚜️

https://www.instagram.com/p/BowFflxAkk-/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean


More pictures here   http://seanbeanonline.net/forums/index.php?topic=5377.msg121091#msg121091


Clip with Sean as Jacopo de' Pazzi in this article.
The Medici 2, is the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent: anticipations
https://tvzap.kataweb.it/news/238955/i-medici-2-lorenzo-il-magnifico-anticipazioni/?refresh_ce


The Medici return to Florence and Daniel Sharman tells his Lorenzo
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Sean Bean does not play the role of a positive character, on the contrary embodies the dark Jacopo Pazzi, a bitter enemy of the Lords of Florence and Lorenzo (not yet the Magnificent, given the young age), in particular: a hatred that will culminate in the bloody conspiracy hatched by the Florentine family of bankers de 'Pazzi (1478), with the aim of stopping the hegemony of Medici thanks to the support of the papacy and allies like the Republic of Siena and the Kingdom of Naples. "A man blinded by hatred unable to enjoy all the beauty around him," explains the British actor, painting the tormented soul of his character. 
https://www.quotidiano.net/magazine/medici-firenze-fiction-1.4233167

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« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2018, 06:23:20 PM »
VERY nice picture of SEAN !!! DROOL !!! Thank you PATCH !!!

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« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2018, 08:29:15 PM »
 :thumbsup: Thanks, Patch! Great search, colossal job!

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« Reply #174 on: October 11, 2018, 03:41:01 PM »
Third Season of 'Medici: The Magnificent' Sells Globally Ahead of Season 2 Premiere
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As both seasons include former Game of Thrones actors, and the season even opens with a sword fight, the crew was asked if the decision to have GOT actors Madden and Bean was intentional.

ďThere is certainly political intrigue in jockeying for power. And I think when you get to the final two episodes the scenes between Jacopo and Lorenzo are incredibly powerful because theyíre two completely different views of the world crashing up against each other Ē said Spotnitz.

ďI donít think I literally meant to bring Game of Thrones to Medici. They are vastly different,Ē he continued. ďBut thereís a style of collaboration in American television where writers collaborate without ego to generate the most powerful narrative possible and it was that methodology that I wanted to bring to this project.Ē

ďAnd there are no dragons,Ē added Bean.
 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/medici-magnificent-season-3-sells-season-2-premiere-1151651


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« Reply #176 on: October 14, 2018, 11:11:31 AM »
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Hereís a part of a video report about ďMedici - The MagnificentĒ aired on an italian news channel on Wednesday night (10.10.2018), in which there are new scenes from the series. You can watch the full video report on our IGTV.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo6wliiCZ0i/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean

Intrview with Sean at the pressconference.I'm not able to see this. :frustrate:

https://www.raiplay.it/video/2018/10/I-Medici-S2-extra-intervista-Sean-Bean-34ae00a8-7f34-4484-b85a-850b9d8662d9.html

I'm able to see it now

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« Reply #177 on: October 15, 2018, 06:47:36 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=720956911590894&set=pcb.720957794924139&type=3&theater&ifg=1
 in Volterra, Italy,  on Medici-3 set


Botticelli was asked to write on the walls of the Palazzo Vecchio a fresco with criminals hanged, but now there is not a trace of his work ...
from Henry V. Morton "A Traveller in Italy"

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« Reply #178 on: October 16, 2018, 10:26:23 AM »
The Medici 2, Frank Spotnitz and the cast: "We brought some American style to Rai"
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The first two episodes will be available on Raiplay from October 16 to allow a non-linear view. From October 23 Doctors 2 arrives on Rai 1 in four evenings, while Netflix will distribute it in the Anglo-Saxon world.

 The mind behind the Medici is Frank Spotnitz who, after exploring the mysteries of X-Files , together with Nicholas Meyer decided to explore the Italian Renaissance with its splendor and its conflicts: "The challenge was to tell the story of the Renaissance to a modern public Why should young people today be interested in a history of bankers of 500. I looked for modernity in the Medici and I found a privileged young man who decides to take risks to change the world making it better Lorenzo de 'Medici is an idealist, he wants to change the world and challenges the established order represented by the character of Sean Bean. I find it a moving story, full of meaning on the past, but also on the present. And then shooting in Florence, Volterra, Rome, in the places of the Renaissance was a dream "

Of few words, Sean Bean plays the villain of the show, Jacopo Pazzi, rich head of a rival family of the Medici. The star of The Lord of the Rings and The Throne of Swords recognizes the limitations of his character in the face of the charm of the Medici who, with their resourcefulness, "have changed society." Jacopo Pazzi is the opposite, he is pragmatic, realistic, he does not appreciate art and this makes me feel sorry, Jacopo is intelligent, but he does not see Lorenzo's revolutionary power " . Faced with a possible parallelism between the Medici and the throne of swords, Sean Bean pulls back laughing and admits: "I will have little imagination as well, but I do not find similarities, there are not even dragons" . Frank Spotnitz intervenespointing out: "There are no precise references, we have brought some American style to Rai.The first season was about capitalism and the birth of the middle class, in the 2-3 seasons we will face the political power and its consequences. value of art and beauty? What really matters? This country is a testimony to the power of art, Lorenzo is a martyr of this cause " . 
http://airstardirect.com/articoli/i-medici-frank-spotnitz-e-il-cast-a-firenze-per-il-lancio-della-second_19673/


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« Reply #179 on: October 17, 2018, 02:02:35 AM »
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Excited to be presenting @MediciSeries at #MIPCOM!

https://twitter.com/FrankSpotnitz/status/1052449991036420101



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Cela promet d'Ítre grandiose ! Vu 1er ťpisode de la saison 2 de #medici #themagnificent #MastersOfFlorence avec #SeanBean et #danielsharman #betafilms #Zakariapresse #journalistlife #Mipcom2018
...This promises to be grandiose! Seen 1st episode of season 2 of #medici #themagnificent #MastersOfFlorence with #SeanBean and #danielsharman #betafilms #Zakariapresse #journalistlife # Mipcom2018 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpBrX7dCEjG/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean


A new trailer
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpCtJ5thfo_/?hl=en&tagged=seanbean



Sean Bean on How His 'Medici' Character Is Like Steve Bannon, Hopes for 'Game of Thrones' Prequels


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The South Yorkshire actor stars in two upcoming TV series.

Sean Bean is a busy man, starring in two major TV series coming out soon.

The first is Medici: Lorenzo the Magnificent, a production by Lux Vide in cooperation with Rai Fiction, Big Light Productions and Altice Group. The new season, which follows Medici: Masters of Florence, has sold globally. It premieres in Italy on Rai Uno on Oct. 23, and in the U.S. on Netflix later this year.

Bean plays master manipulator Jacopo de' Pazzi, leader of a rival Florentine banking family, intent on bringing down rising star Lorenzo de Medici (Daniel Sharman). The season follows Pazzi has he works to undermine the benevolent Lorenzo, intent on regaining control of the city. It ends in the infamous ďPazzi Conspiracy,Ē when Pope Sixtus IV gives his consent to the Pazzi family to kill Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano in Florence Cathedral.

And early next year, Bean can be seen in the Sky One television series Curfew. The show, which also stars Adam Brody and Billy Zane, follows a crew of amateur drivers who gather from around the world to compete in an illegal night-time street race. It will be available in the U.S. through Charter Communications via its Spectrum Originals.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Bean about the relevance of his Medici character today, his "mental" Curfew role, and how he hopes the upcoming Lord of the Rings series and Game of Thrones prequels will provide something new and authentic for fans.

How was shooting in Italy for you?

It was good fun. It ran very smoothly. It takes awhile to find your feet on location. But once you get the swing of it, it was a real joy to work on.

Did you have to pick up sword fighting again?

Yeah, we rehearsed for a few hours. But Iíve done quite a lot of sword fighting in the past, so, it was a lot easier.

So this season thereís more action and there are more battle scenes than in the first season, right?

I guess Iíve got a bit of action. But I kind of just tend to stir it all up, then walk away, and everybody else is involved. Iím kind of a manipulative, Machiavellian type.

So are you sort of the Steve Bannon of the Medici?

Yeah. (laughs) Thatís a good one, exactly. My character today would probably be him. I mean heís quite convincing, isnít he? He believes what he says. I mean that is something. It's difficult to find a politician that you can believe today. I watch him and Ė I donít like his politics Ė but I like watching him.

But thatís the paradox right now, because he doesnít seem as though he would promote Trump. He seems a totally different kind of personality. Itís just a pity he canít just twist his opinions in the other directions, isnít it, because heís a brilliant speaker.

What could politicians learn today from the Medici?

I think just learn to respect the good things in life like the arts, literature, music, poetry, the stuff that people didnít treat as some kind of privilege or something that you had to be the type of person to able to appreciate that art. It was everywhere, in every corner, on every wall. I donít think thereís any major sign of modern day politicians trying to bring us the kind of art that the Medici promoted to the public.

Jacopo is a character who represents the old order?

Yeah, I donít think he gets it at all. He doesnít appreciate the arts. Heís much more like one of todayís politicians. Heís very pragmatic. He just sees art as something that's unnecessary and costly. Heís more interested in figures and money.

He thinks giving to the poor, it just seems pointless. Heís a proud, arrogant man. I almost feel sorry for him that he canít appreciate something so wonderful.


Bean as Jacopo de ĎPazzi

How familiar were you with the story beforehand?

Not a great deal. I knew the Medici family, but I wasnít familiar with Jacopo de' Pazzi or all the fighting and the families. Itís kind of nice considering it's such a powerful family. You donít learn this in school, in the U.K. or in America. I think itís great, since theyíve left such a legacy that changed the course of world opinion on politics, and everything including banking for the next 500 years.

Richard Madden, your former son Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, starred in the first Medici series. Did you enjoy watching him play Cosimo?

Yeah, he was good. I always like him in what he does. Heís a nice guy, Richard. Heís very convincing. But yeah, it was quite strange seeing him.

Do you still communicate with your Stark family members?


Nobody, nobody at all! (laughs) Iíve only seen them on a couple of occasions. Last time, was about four weeks ago in Belfast. Conan OíBrien did this thing. It was the last episode, so we all got together. It was good! Itís funny with work, you donít really keep in touch. You do so many types of jobs in that part of the world. Itís just like whenever I see old friends or even old drama school friends, itís just the same, we pick up where we left off last time.

So Conan did a Game of Thrones special?

Yes, it was for season 8, the last one. So they decided to get all the characters together for a bit for this big show in Belfast and he kind of hosted the evening.



 


Why do you think Ned Stark is still so much in the public discourse, even though he was just in one season?

Yes. Heís mentioned a lot. He still seems to have a presence on the show. Itís something I was really proud of, a really top notch job. Itís either that or Boromir [from Lord of the Rings]. It used to be Boromir, but now it's Stark. (laughs)

Well, I think there are very few good people in Game of Thrones. He was a principled man, he was fair. He was a family man and he was also a warrior. He was well-respected by his family and the people he looked over. He applied that to his life in general, to his family, to everything he did. He came to realize being fair and being moral Ö youíre not going to survive by doing that.

But he didnít change. Thatís what I admired about him. He stuck to his guns. He meant it. He meant his fairness and his good qualities. But I think once he went down south, he didnít really have much of a chance because, to them, backstabbing and treachery was a way of life. He was too honest, really.

Who would you choose to take the throne in the end?

Well, there arenít that many left, is there?

Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen. Cersei?

Yeah, no. (laughs)

HBO announced possibly five prequels for the show. Would you want to be involved in one?

I donít know how we can be. I donít know how anyone can be, since they're going backwards, Iíd be younger. Now, we all look a little bit older.

Well thereís technology for that. Would you be open to revisiting the character of Ned Stark?

How many years do they go back? Were we even in existence? It depends how far they go back. Iím always a bit reluctant to go back to shows under a different format or guise. But you never know with something like this, it just depends on the time frames.

I think if the quality was maintained. You know, the kind of thought behind it, if it didnít look as though it was an add-on just to capitalize on earlier success.

Does four or five prequels seem like overkill to you?

Itís a lot, isnít it. When Game of Thrones first came out, it was only the first season. Then we found out thereís another one and there was a huge excitement. They didnít announce it would run till eight seasons, but I donít think they knew themselves.

Do you have more fun playing the good characters or the bad guys?

Playing Ned Stark was good because he had a bit of a rough edge to him to him as well. He was a good man, but he was strong, a hard guy. And Jacopo is a hard guy, but heís the opposite of Ned Stark. Heís treacherous. He seems to take pleasure in causing anguish to members of his own family, not to mention the people that he governs. But itís always satisfying to play a meaty, juicy bad guy.



 


You also have Curfew coming out. What is your character like on that show?

I used to be a bit of a gangster in that character. Then I ended up in prison and marrying this young girl played by Rose Williams. Whoís actually in this now, in Medici [Caterina Sforza in season 3]! (laughs) So sheís my young, pregnant wife and itís just about this mad car race, itís mental. Sheís having a baby and Iím trying to look after her, but Iím also slightly unhinged. So, sheís slightly unsure if she ever wants to be with me and bring a child into the world with me, and it kind of seesaws in that relationship between us. Thatís one story, but thereís so many different stories with different threads running through it.

Do you enjoy doing your own stunts?

Yeah, I do. I mean, it depends what they are. If youíre on top of a mountain and itís freezing cold, then Iím not doing that. Iím staying in the trailer. But I do what I think is necessary. But sometimes you canít really tell somethings. If you do something extraordinarily dangerous, they wonít let you do it anyway and Iím okay with that. I guess when youíre younger, you think ĎI want to do everything, all my own stunts!í Then you get a bit older, and you think, ĎAh alright, if you donít mind doing that, Iíll go have a rest.í (laughs)

What do you think of the new Lord of the Rings?

Yeah, I mean I suppose anythingís alright, if itís something new, or brings a different angle. As long as it doesnít rest on its laurels or it doesnít become self-satisfied and just keep repeating itself. Somethingís got to be different, to move forward in a different direction. Lord of the Rings, is that a prequel?

No, Amazon is remaking it as a five-season TV series.

Oh, itís just everything. (laughs) I guess thereís a lot of people out there that want to see it. That is a big, big book, isnít it?

Would you do a different role with them, if you were asked to?

No, no. I couldnít.

Your Lord of the Rings films were so definitive. What would they need to do to create a successful series?

Well, it's been nearly twenty years since it was made. It depends on whoís doing it. It depends how authentic it is to the book. If they donít start messing around too much, because people liked the [original] Lord of the Rings because of how close it was to the book and Peter Jackson was so meticulous. It was just perfect. So I think, as long as itís not just about monetary gain and if itís good and itís artistic and itís true to the book, then itís a good thing.

Do you have any other projects in the pipeline?

Iíd like to work with my good friend Jimmy McGovern, who wrote Broken. Weíre thinking about something at the moment, but we arenít quite sure what itís gonna be, so, Iíd rather not say. But it will be something with TV, probably modern day. Iíve worked with this guy twice and itís always been good and rewarding and provocative. Especially with Jimmyís work, you can tell more story over a longer period of time. Usually with the BBC, you donít have commercial breaks, rather than doing a film, where you only have two and half hours. Sometimes a story is just too big. I think televisionís really good right now because of that.
 
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