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Subject: Our Angus MOVIESTAR update!
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 6:19 PM ET
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I just saw this on Angus Donald's Facebook page. LOL

 

Just been to an open casting for the forthcoming film of Henry V: probably won't get a part (even as an extra) but it would be great if I did!

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      Mike Nichols They're remaking Henry V?! Exciting! Who's attached to it?
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      Debbie Haupt good luck Angus, my fingers are crossed for you
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      John-Barry Everton shouldn't you be writing the screenplay??
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    • Jerelyn Hodges Just tell me it isn't a musical! LOL Cool Angus, you will let us know?
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      Tim Colman At least Henry IV had two parts. You would stood a better chance....
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      Angus Donald ‎@ John-Barry – I think some guy called Shake-something wrote a pretty good play already. But you're right, I should be doing the screenplay
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      Angus Donald I've just had a bit of a look online and I have a horrible feeling that I just applied to be in "Henry V in Space" starring Michael Caine and Ray Winston. See http://www.movies.ie/movie_news/caine_for_scifi_henry_v
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      Angus Donald Oh God! It seemed like a really fun idea at the time: go along and be an archer or a man-at-arms in the background in a medieval film. But in space? Who came up with this idea?
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Date Posted: 11/23/2011 11:24 AM ET
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This was in a comment on his blog:

I probably wasn’t thinking straight when I went to the Henry V casting – I had assumed it was a straightforward remake of a classic. What a stupid idea to put it in space – typical Hollywood thinking! On that note, however, I did hear that the guy who was pitching Alien, the brilliant 80s Sigourney Weaver movie, only said three words in the pitch: “Jaws in space”. And that movie went on to be a classic. Well, we’ll see what happens: I doubt I’l get even a walk-on part as second astronaut/robot next to the captain of the star cruiser, when he (Captain Henry) says: Once more unto the bridge, dear friends, once more . . .

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Date Posted: 11/23/2011 12:50 PM ET
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LOL  Once more unto the bridge dear friends...  Brilliant!  He cracks me up.

Date Posted: 11/23/2011 7:15 PM ET
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Er    uh     Jerelyn.  it's "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;" . . . . . (if you're hearing that echo in the mind of Henry V at Harfleur)

Date Posted: 11/23/2011 7:17 PM ET
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Bonnie it is a pun,  on "Once more unto the breach...  "

Angus's words not mine. And that movie went on to be a classic. Well, we’ll see what happens: I doubt I’l get even a walk-on part as second astronaut/robot next to the captain of the star cruiser, when he (Captain Henry) says: Once more unto the bridge, dear friends, once more . . .



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Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:58 PM ET
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Ooops!     I guess that showed just how FAR OUT of the pop culture milieu this old woman is!    I am    properly abashed for even doubting Jerelyn , even momentarily.

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 6:23 PM ET
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From Angus's FB Page,

  

I'm going to be in a film of Henry V – hooray! (And it's not set in space – see my earlier post.) But only as an extra. Very excited as I've never been on a film set before. Being fitted for my costume tomorrow!

 

For any of you who are on facebook; "like" Angus page in fact like any of your authors pages, the publishers are watching their authors visibility and making decisions about them based on this social media rating.   (It has a name I can't remember what it is actually called).  I know of several authors who are like Angus real quality writers who just might be dropped as their industry struggles.  So support you fave authors on these social media sites.

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 7:43 PM ET
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Oh Letty - that should be a stitch to see! With that man's personality, I never had a doubt but that he would get a part. lol!

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 7:59 PM ET
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I know we need to get him to post photo's on his website.

BTW  I love your Christmas avatar.

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 10:55 AM ET
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Thanks Letty. I know, photos would be great -and, I'm sure very funny!

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 7:21 PM ET
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New update... 

 

I am English Archer No 13 – tried on my costume today for the movie of Henry V. Bloody uncomfortable, but I'm looking forward to the filming

Steven Slater No 13, bound to be killed !
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  Kevin Baker Not good, Angus! My historical records show #13 got hit in chest by french bolt on battlefield. try swapping places with the guy on your left!

 



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