Posted by admin on May 27th, 2016

Iain to attend the Berlin Comic Con

Iain will be attending (alongside Natalia Tena) the Berlin Comic Con Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2016.

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Posted by admin on May 27th, 2016

GoT Episode 3 & 4 stills – series 6

I have added some episode stills from Episodes 3 and 4 of Game of Thrones Season 6.

    

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Watch the latest two HBO behind the scenes interview clips with Iain regarding the GoT episodes ‘The Unburnt’ and ‘A Queen’s Command’.



Posted by admin on May 1st, 2016

Game of Thrones screencaps – S6 Episode 1: ‘The Red Woman’

I have added 100 screencaps of Jorah Mormont from Episode 1 of Game of Thrones Season 6 called  ‘The Red Woman’.

    

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Posted by admin on May 1st, 2016

‘Fingers crossed I’ll come out alive’

Game Of Thrones star Iain Glen admits he’s worried about being killed off popular show as the actor spends time in Australia filming new TV drama.

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He’s famed for playing the courageous Ser Jorah Mormont in the hit drama Game Of Thrones.
And just like many of his co-stars, Scottish actor Iain Glen has revealed his fears about being killed off in the medieval fantasy franchise. ‘Now there’s something horrible creeping up my wrist and all I can say is fingers crossed I’ll still be alive,’ the 54-year-old star told Spectrum Magazine.

‘Game of Thrones has turned into a phenomenon none of us could have predicted,’ he said, adding: ‘I feel very lucky. It’s been a treat to work on.’ Iain also confessed working with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss for each series has been a great experience.

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‘I’ve noticed for everyone involved, for Dan and David especially, confidence surging though each season as it has grown in popularity,’ the star continued. ‘And that’s nice from the position we all started in.’ In the fifth series, his character had a nasty condition which involved some kind of dangerous greyscale rock growing on his hand.

Meanwhile, Glen is currently filming a six-part drama in Sydney, Cleverman, which he’ll star alongside acclaimed actress Frances O’Connor. The six-part series is set Down Under and revolves around two estranged brothers, Koen (Hunter Page-Lochard) and Waruu West (Rob Collins), who are forced together to fight against enemies, both human and otherworldly.

The ensemble cast includes Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard and Stef Dawson, who played Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay. Sally Riley, head of Indigenous at ABC TV, said the show ‘sets the benchmark for diversity’ on Australian television.The new series will screen on SundanceTV in United States on June 1 and in Australia on ABC, June 2.

Source: Daily Mail



Posted by admin on May 1st, 2016

Iain on Game of Thrones, Aboriginal culture & the wonders of public transport

Of all the things Iain Glen cherishes about Sydney, perhaps his favourite is a small rectangular piece of plastic issued by the government. “I love my Opal card,” he says. “Currently I have about $22.50 on it. And when it gets to $10 I’ll go online and charge it up immediately.”

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The Scottish actor, sitting on a grassy Coogee hillside with the sun on his face and fair hair, leans back on a white plastic chair. “I go all over Sydney really. My most common journey is over to Manly on the boat when I have a day off. I’ve found a lovely National Park alcoved beach where the surf doesn’t hit that’s idyllic.”

He is also keen on catching the train to Central from Circular Quay and walking to Surry Hills, or the bus to Bondi. “I’m always on trip planner working out my route.”

Of all forms of transport Glen, or Ser Jorah Mormont, as he is known to the fans in the 170 countries where Game of Thrones airs, would really prefer a bicycle.

“I don’t really like taxis,” he says. “It might be a Scottish gene. You know, ‘Ohh that’s a waste of money.’ But you see a city differently from a bicycle, the parks and backstreets. I feel very cut off in a taxi.”

But Sydney, he has noticed, doesn’t seem too bicycle-friendly. “That will probably offend someone but I think they’re trying to make changes the way London is. But, early on, I made the decision not to go bicycle and to go Opal card. It’s great. I’d sell it to anyone.”

The Scottish actor is in Sydney to work on the ABC TV drama Cleverman. Locations include Bunyah, the former clifftop Coogee home of John Singleton, and the railway yards of Eveleigh.

But Glen is perhaps best known for playing the sturdy monosyllabic Ser Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, which starts its sixth season on Monday. Downton Abbey fans may remember him as the ruthless and urbane newspaper tycoon Sir Richard Carlisle but it’s his role in the HBO series that drew an average gross audience of 18.6 million for season five and is the most-watched series in Australia subscription TV history, that is his most famous.

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Game of Thrones has turned into a phenomenon none of us could have predicted,” he says.

“I feel very lucky. It’s been a treat to work on. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the showrunners, the writers and producers, are very cool and very good fun to be around. And I’ve noticed for everyone involved, for Dan and David especially, confidence surging though each season as it has grown in popularity. And that’s nice from the position we all started in.

“But now there’s something horrible creeping up my wrist [Greyscale] and all I can say is fingers crossed I’ll still be alive.”

Born in Edinburgh, Glen trained in theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) after discovering theatre at Aberdeen University when the drama group went to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1981 to perform Martin Sherman play Bent.

He was schooled, mostly unhappily, at Edinburgh Academy, which did not encourage the arts. His Fringe experience lit an artistic fire.

On leaving RADA in 1985, just after winning the school’s Bancroft Gold Medal, he went straight to work on TV film Blood Hunt and Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Since then he has swung between significant stage and screen parts in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Gorillas in the Mist, The Iron Lady, Resident Evil, Spooks, Doctor Who and 2016 British thriller Eye in the Sky, West End musical Martin Guerre and acclaimed performances in plays by Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov.

In 1998 he appeared with Nicole Kidman in her career-defining (and, famously, briefly naked) British stage debut in The Blue Room, which went on to Broadway, and was directed by Sam Mendes.

He points out that he cart-wheeled entirely nude across the stage during the play “for nearly 10 minutes”.

“I was front-on naked. Hardly anyone talks about that.”

Kidman admitted she was so nervous on meeting Glen she felt like vomiting: “I had heard how brilliant Iain was on stage and he was formidable just as a person,” she said in a 2002 interview.

Glen downplays his reputation as a revered stage and screen thespian. He is proud of being an actor, and his career, but not prone to swaggering or intellectualising his craft, going so far as to call himself “thick”.

“I think it’s part of the razza-matazz and the projection that people put onto actors that people presume that it’s a very elusive and high art. It’s a very practical business, acting, in my experience anyway. It’s a very simple process.

“I try never to learn lines in the sense that I like to look at the script and read it and read it and read it so that when it comes to the scenes I’ve probably read it 100 times. [I try to] just to let the storytelling, the why you’re saying what you’re saying, seep in. Once you get to understand that then the line is learnt. That’s the only process that I have.”

Sometimes, he says, he does fear an element within a project, a certain kind of scene.

“But I don’t think I’m brave enough to say what those kinds of scenes would be.”

Talk of being a pin-up is met with a modest smile and some hair ruffling. He rarely watches his films or recordings of theatre work, but not due to fear or nervousness.

“You get whipped up into a sense of belief and, sometimes, when you see the finished product it doesn’t match what it is that you thought that it was. And I don’t think that it ever would and, in some ways, it shouldn’t.

“So, I like to keep the pristine notion of what it was. That sense of not quite knowing how it manifested is a lovely manifestation.”

He lives in London with his partner, actor Charlotte Emmerson, and their two daughters. He has a 21-year-old son with his first wife, actor Susannah Harker. He has, he says, been “at my absolute happiest” at the births of his three children.

He cycles everywhere, although he may have updated since the 18-speed mountain bike Kidman gave him as a Blue Room first-night gift 18 years ago. When filming he always takes a guitar to fill-in time between scenes.

“I love acoustic guitar with voice – everything from James Taylor to Bob Dylan. I can’t read music but I can listen to it and work out what the chords are.”

He is, he says, a keen exponent of “simple tasks”.

“I think we do tend to over-complicate, over-analyse our lives. A simple activity is very good, very calming.”

Cleverman, Glen’s second appearance in an Australian screen work (the first was the 1992 TV film Frankie’s House), is an eerie dystopian sci-fi TV drama series set in the near future and rooted in Aboriginal mythology.

Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Leah Purcell it also features Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King) and Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games).

Conceived by Ryan Griffen, the series centres on a super-humanoid species called the Hairypeople who emerged from the Outback and now live in The Zone, a controlled ghetto-like area within the city.

This uneasy existence explodes when, after a series of murders in the city, authorities begin to clamp down on runaway Hairypeople, who they consider sub-human, creating a crisis of survival.

Glen plays Jarrod Slade, a media mogul and billionaire businessman who appears to want to help the “hairies” but may have an ulterior motive.

“I just looked at the writing which is always the first contact you have, as an actor, with any project, and it’s nearly always what I judge anything on, whether I’m going to do it or not,” Glen says. “The writing gives you so many clues as to what the project might entail, and the character of the people behind it, and if you’ve got a fantastic piece of writing then it’s always deeply reassuring that you’re going to be in safe hands.

On reading Cleverman’s first two scripts, Glen “jumped at it”. He had already developed an interest in Australia’s indigenous history during filming for Frankie’s House and undertook more research on getting the part.

“It is constantly intriguing and, even for those who know a lot more about Aboriginal culture than I ever will, it’s still shrouded in mystery. It seems to be because there are so many different languages, so many different variations within the culture.

“Even some of the central things which are involved in this drama, like The Dreaming and like the Cleverman, when you ask those in the know to articulate it, they stumble. It’s hard to express.

“And obviously I wasn’t unaware of the conflicts that have been part of the Australian history. And I think they overlap unfortunately with the many indigenous populations all over the world when colonisation was taking place or when new people were coming to occupy territory.

“So it felt like an important subject and [one that is] probably not dealt with enough. I think what Cleverman does is a very different look at it, a very brutally honest look at some of the things that took place, but in a setting of the future.

“It has very strong echoes of Australia’s past. In a way you’re liberated by its setting in the future. Some truths can be very clearly told that perhaps are harder when you’re just looking at factual history.”

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Posted by admin on April 11th, 2016

New behind the scenes of Game of Thrones pics & trailers

I have added screencaps from the behind the scenes of Game Of Thrones series 6 and a couple of photos from the latest trailer.

  

 

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Posted by admin on March 10th, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer released

Jorah appears 26 seconds into the trailer.

 

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Posted by admin on March 10th, 2016

Jorah Mormont Pop! Vinyl Figure has finally arrived

It can be pre-ordered below from Forbidden Planet at £8.99

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Posted by admin on March 10th, 2016

From Game of Thrones to Galway

All ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive,’ admits Scottish actor Iain Glen.

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Known to fans of the blockbuster series as Ser Jorah Mormont, Glen is currently back in Galway for 12 weeks to film the next instalments of the popular ‘Jack Taylor’ detective series. It’s a change from filming the sprawling Game of Thrones – the sixth series of which returns in April – but one that Glen enjoys.

“Game of Thrones as a spectacle is so epic and vast but it’s a juggernaut, it’s very slow to turn over and move… [Jack Taylor] is very fleet of foot, you’re doing ducking, diving, guerrilla filming, a lot of hand held [camera work], moving very quickly, shooting 5 or 6 pages a day, but to be honest I prefer that, it’s lovely to be occupied as an actor and it’s a very demanding schedule, but one I thrive on,” he says.

Beginning with ‘Jack Taylor: The Guards’ in 2010, it’s now Glen’s fifth time back to film here, with production currently underway on the next three feature-length instalments of the series, which is based on Galway writer Ken Bruen’s crime novels.

“When I first read Ken’s novels, the nature of his crime really appealed to me, it seems to me to be very quintessentially Irish and he writes great characters and great plotlines,” says Glen, explaining that he is now involved in script development and all aspects of the production, which he thoroughly enjoys.

He also enjoys playing the hard-boiled private investigator. “Jack’s a very troubled, tortured soul but I always think he’s fundamentally a moral and a good man and he’s willing to take the fight against the powerful and put himself in a line in a way that very few people would or could and I admire his qualities, no matter how messed up he is,” says Glen.

“I love the role, I’m very fond of Galway and Galway’s always been incredibly accommodating,” he says, explaining that the public allow the crew to film unhindered in public places. “It’s unusual – if you’re filming in London, you get a lot of cantankerous reaction because people are very busy and in a hurry and they don’t want to stop for filming, but in Galway, the rhythm of life, it suits.

“It’s unusual to be able to film in a place like this, which offers so many different contrasts with the coast, the nature of the town, the history of Galway, and we can sort of duck and dive and film all over it.”

The actor has gotten to know Galway very well during his time here, describing it as a ‘walking city’, much like his native Edinburgh. “My favourite walk is starting from Eyre Square walking all along the coast past Salthill and as far as my legs can carry me and then turning around and coming back. It’s a beautiful walk.”

And Glen is likely to return to Galway again, as more ‘Jack Taylor’ instalments are planned. The crime series has developed a loyal fanbase around the world, with the next instalment being first screened in Germany in October, in Ireland after Christmas, and, significantly, also being made available on Netflix.

Glen’s Game of Thrones character Jorah has also become a fan favourite and, given the high body count of the show’s five previous seasons, fans, including those Glen meets in Galway, always want to know if he will be alright. “Unfortunately I don’t even know!” he says. “Even if I did I wouldn’t tell them!”

He adds that it’s nice to play one of the few loyal characters in the series. “There’s a huge swathe of different sorts of characters in Game of Thrones but he’s one of the handful of good souls in it and I think people have been caught by the frustrated love within the man for the lady who he’s passionate for and has a great belief in [‘Mother of Dragons’ Daenerys]. That’s sort of stayed alive and the writers do respond to the feel that audiences are liking about it and they’ve brought Ser Jorah’s story a little more to the fore than in the novels and I’ve been grateful for that.”

He adds, “You’re very lucky as an actor if you just happen to land one of these gigs that turns into that global mass hit like ‘Game of Thrones’. I think it’s officially the most successful TV show of all time. That’s not to do with any single actor in it at all, it’s to do with a fantastic company like HBO having the confidence and the belief to fund an almost impossible to film story and taking a punt on it and backing it.”

“It’s a treat to be involved in and we all just pray we stay alive, and read the script with trepidation and think, ‘Please God, keep me alive.’”

When it comes to the upcoming series, Glen only says, “Jorah’s not in a happy place currently, so we’ll just have to see what happens to him.”

 

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Posted by admin on September 16th, 2015

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