I’m very pleased to be welcoming two new cast members to our team.
Dean O’Gorman will be playing Fili. Dean’s a terrific Kiwi actor, who I am thrilled to be working with. He’s recently been in an excellent TV series down here called “The Almighty Johnsons”, and I should let fans of that show know that our shooting schedule allows Dean to continue with a second series next year. Dean will be joining us next week.
I’m also pleased to announce that Lee Pace will be playing the Elven King Thrandruil. Casting these Tolkien stories is very difficult, especially the Elven characters, and Lee has always been our first choice for Thrandruil. He’s going to be great. We loved his performance in a movie called “The Fall” a few years ago, and have been hoping to work with him since. When we were first discussing who would be right for Thrandruil, Lee came into mind almost immediately.
It’s been a great week, and I’m looking forward to the next few. It’s going to be interesting …
I’ve been hearing about how Donald Trump seems to be emerging as a candidate for the Republican party nomination (at least in the polls). I think that the whole ‘pop culture icon come politician’ thing is very strange and a bit scary. It got me wondering, though, about how that would work out up here in Canada, and I’ve compiled a list of Canadian ‘celebrities’ who would probably be a better leader than our current prime minister Stephen Harper.