tempestsarekind: (posner and scripps)
So I happened to turn on PBS to find an episode of DCI Banks on, and who should run up - and spill coffee all over the main character - but Samuel Anderson as a new detective constable joining the unit!

Then Vicious aired after that - not the episode Sam Barnett is in, but there was still a millisecond of him in the behind-the-scenes featurette that followed the episode.

I decided then to watch the beginning of one of the DVDs I got from the library: the second season of Silk (the first season aired ages back on PBS; I honestly can't remember if they ever got around to airing the second season in my neck of the woods). I couldn't really remember much about the show, except liking Maxine Peake, but I watched the first episode contentedly enough. And then, in the preview for the next episode, a split second of a familiar face: Jamie Parker! It seems to me that at some point I must have been informed that he was in an episode of Silk, but this is not information that I could have previously retrieved without seeing him in the preview.

That's nearly half the set in one evening - and all of them accidents!

(Also, Indira Varma is obviously not a History Boy, but I didn't know she was in the second season of Silk either, yet there she was as well.)
tempestsarekind: (posner and scripps)
The pictures of Jamie Parker from various productions (including a rather nice one of him and Samuel Barnett in the barrel from Rosencrantz and Guldenstern Are Dead) are delightful.


(What is his face even doing in that one from The History Boys?)


Jun. 13th, 2013 10:26 pm
tempestsarekind: (posner and scripps)
...someone has written fic of Sam Barnett as Twelve, and Jamie Parker as the companion. So, you know, that is a thing.


(It is a bit adorable. Link via fyjpshakespeare.tumblr.com.)

la la la

Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:36 pm
tempestsarekind: (all the world's a stage)
Just doing that thing where I croon Jamie Parker and Samuel Barnett's names obnoxiously, no big deal:

The Globe seems to have done this much faster this year than last year, yay! No real information up about when or where the screenings will be, beyond a blanket "from June 2013," but if they do happen this summer, that will be great.
tempestsarekind: (posner)
Or, as I said out loud to my computer when I saw this on Twitter, "Saaaaaaaaaam. BABY":

You can't quite tell just how high-pitched this exclamation was, but you're better off for that, I'm sure.

He actually winds up talking a fair bit about what it's like to be doing two plays at the Globe, since it's still early days for Twelfth Night. Anyway, I'm looking forward to keeping an eye on these as they get farther into rehearsal, because I have LOTS of Sebastian feelings, and no one ever really talks about him much. Plus, you know, Sam.
tempestsarekind: (posner and scripps)
So I meant to post the first of these ages ago, back when I posted my Much Ado "review," but clearly I didn't. But if I'm posting about 1 Henry IV, then I ought to post about the other thing I saw Jamie Parker in this summer, so...

(Both of these came out as character meta, as opposed to actual intelligent engagement with the details of a production. But oh well.)

R & G Are Dead. In which I seem to be *shocked* that Ros and Guil are not Posner and Scripps )


1 Henry IV, Shakespeare's Globe via cinema. Cut for length, as well as overuse of italics and the word 'and.' )
tempestsarekind: (arthur clennam [little dorrit])
This weekend I:

--watched the first three episodes of Desperate Romantics
--watched Northanger Abbey again (it was...research! well, actually, it kind of was.)
--watched part of Little Dorrit.

~ I'm not sure how I feel about Desperate Romantics yet. It's a bit light on the art and a bit heavy on the heavy breathing. (Which seems to be a common trap for biopics to fall into: you take someone (or several someones, in this case) who created great art or were great in some other way, thinking, "This will make a fantastic movie/fantastic television!" But then you realize that you don't actually know what to do with this person, so you just make a movie about who's trying to get into whose trousers/under whose farthingales/insert your clothing of choice here.) And I'm most frustrated by the women, probably, particularly Annie Miller, who is totally opaque as to wants or thoughts or opinions. At least Lizzie Siddal has her sister to talk to--not that any of their conversations pass the Bechdel test, because they're all about Rossetti, but at least they give us some idea of what she's thinking.

But it did have Unexpected Zoe Tapper, and Samuel Barnett being adorably hapless as Millais (especially in episode three), so there is that. We'll see how the rest goes.

~ I remain unable to believe, really and truly, that Arthur Darvill is Tip Dorrit. The hair (which is darker and longer) doesn't help, nor the sideburns, nor the accent, but I think the real problem is that every time I see Rory, I want to ruffle his hair, and every time I see Tip, I want to punch him in the nose.

~ My neighbors probably think I'm crazy, if they can hear me, because I kept exclaiming, "Oh, his little face!" at random intervals during all three of these programs.


Mar. 9th, 2009 11:58 am
tempestsarekind: (posner)
...And I just looked Thomas Sangster up on IMDb, out of curiosity, and found this:

"Bright Star"

It's about Keats and Fanny Brawne. And look who's seventh in the credits, as Joseph Severn! (see icon)

Oddly enough, one of the *other* things I did last night while slogging through my grading was allow myself little bits of the behind-the-scenes stuff on the History Boys DVD after I'd done a certain number of papers.

...Wait, and he's going to be Millais in something else? Weird.
"Desperate Romantics"
tempestsarekind: (pilgrimage)
"A number of cases from the port of Bishop's Lynn at the very beginning of the fourteenth century reflect a culture of heavy drinking at the weekend (including Monday night): several men drowned falling into the harbour while drunk; a man was stabbed to death by his drinking partner when he invited him to test the toughness of the padded tunic he was wearing; a male servant was stabbed to death when he disturbed another man in a brothel with three women."
(Medieval England: A Social History 1250-1550, P.J.P. Goldberg, p. 10, emphasis mine)


'Bro! Check out my new tunic! It's awesome!'
'Dude! Sweet padding!'
'I know, right?' (beat) 'You should totally stab me!'
'No, dude, see? All this padding, I won't feel a thing!'

Incidentally, I wonder how and when Bishop's Lynn became King's Lynn.

Also incidentally, I discovered while reading this passage that I now hear the word "brothel" in Samuel Barnett's voice. This, like other weird brain blips that happen when I'm obsessed with a film, will eventually pass, but right now it results in a fair amount of inappropriate giggling.
tempestsarekind: (posner)
It's adorable, *and* it cracks me up. And I'm not sure why.

cut for those who don't care about Samuel Barnett )

I think it's because he's just so theatrical, even just sitting there.
tempestsarekind: (posner and scripps)
So I got my latest DVD from Netflix yesterday. Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Well-Schooled in Murder.

You know why? Because Samuel Barnett was in it.

I know. Lame.


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