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05 May 2013 @ 11:40 pm
Act On, Actors. Act On.  
Still fresh in my heart were the cancellations of Merlin as well as the UK's Being Human. However, it pleases me to know that while the shows may be gone, the actors won't be long away from my viewing pleasure.

Alum of Merlin:
Colin Morgan is currently on stage at the RSC starring as Ariel in The Tempest. Also starring Roger Allam!! But for anyone who won't be able to catch it, he will soon be guest starring in Gabriel Byrne's new series, Quirke.

Katie McGrath is staying strong to her horror/fantasy roots with the new Dracula series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Anthony Head (whom we last heard in the fabulous Neverwhere radio play) is returning to his WB roots (sort of) with this CW series. And also keeping his foot in fantasy with a role in the new Percy Jackson movie.

Alum of Being Human:
Damian Molony will be guest starring in the 2nd season of Ripper Street. I about died when I heard.

Michael Socha is sticking with the fantasy genre and moving across the pond with a role in a spinoff.

Extra Alum News:
Doctor Who still exists but no longer in David Tennant form. With that in mind, David Tennant is slated to guest star in Hannibal. I flailed a little when I heard this. And gasped in shock a little when I heard that Tennant nearly got the titular role. I can totally picture him as Will Graham but never in a billion years can I picture him as Hannibal Lecter. So wise choices, all around.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 6th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
Maybe Digital Theatre will record The Tempest the way they did with Tennant and Tate's Much Ado About Nothing. They've filmed the historical plays with Allam in them, I know, and many other Shakespeare productions. I think Colin would be a brilliant Ariel. He's spritely enough.

Hmm, that CW series sounds interesting, though Anthony Head seems to be playing Uther in the The Future. No love for the Once Upon a Time spinoff, though. I don't think we've seen enough of Wonderland to care what goes on there and the charm of OUAT is that everything is mixed together. I don't know if just one story is enough to sustain a whole series.
The other Weird Al: minimerlin - sisters are doing it for thaeron_lanart on May 6th, 2013 10:41 am (UTC)
Katie McGrath and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the same show? That's almost as puddle making as Merlin (and her being in the same show as Colin Morgan).

As George Takei might say, Oh Myyy...
aelfgyfu_mead: brilliantaelfgyfu_mead on May 7th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Small correction: Roger Allam. I nearly went to IMDb to check if Roger Allam had a brother named Richard!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Ack! In the words of Douglas, I am chastened and ashamed. Edited!
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on May 7th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
I should probably confess that I have for some reason called him "Douglas Allam" repeatedly—enough that it affects my recall of the actual name. You just took the "Richard" out of Richardson. I can't think of anyone else where I confuse the character's name and the actor's. He just inhabits that character so well!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
This makes me feel better. It's not an insult in terms of Roger Allam being forgettable. He's just unforgettable as Douglas Richardson!