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02 May 2007

Oh, Marc Antony!

Look what I just found!!! James Purefoy as Beau Brummell!!!

Beau Brummell: This Charming Man will air on BBC America this weekend! Look for it on Sunday, May 6th.

I love him on Rome, though I don't find his character very sexy. Too immature, but lovely to look at in his Roman gear. Mmm. I wonder if I'll like Beau? Seems unlikely, but I am still very hopeful. *Victoria waggles her eyebrows*

Oh, I wish we could all meet for drinks and dandy-watching! Wouldn't that be fun? Cheers, ladies!


Blogger Pam Rosenthal said...

I definitely like the supercilious look. And though I'm not awfully enamored of his looks, I think he does a terrific, sexy acting job on Rome as Mark Antony. "Common"'s the word for his character, I think -- in a sneaky, not quite pleasant way that calls siren songs to the sneaky, not quite pleasant aspects of oneself.

But I've only seen Season I of Rome, and don't have BBC America. I come from an ancient fading generation that insists on thinking of free TV as a right -- and therefor has to wait for the DVDs.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Victoria Dahl said...

in a sneaky, not quite pleasant way that calls siren songs to the sneaky, not quite pleasant aspects of oneself.


I like this, Pam!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Amanda Elyot said...

I haven't seen ROME because I'm too cheap :) to pay extra $ for HBO (I can always catch up with the DVDs) but I met James Purefoy some years ago when he was still an actor with the RSC. I was in London, bringing my script of a stage adaptation of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL to the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre, and I saw an RSC performance of CHILDREN OF PARADISE in which he played a leading role -- and he was a knockout in so many ways. So after the show I decided to put on my gutsy New Yorker mask and to go around backstage to meet him when he came out the stage door. He was utterly charming, not to mention utterly handsome, and we chatted about my PIMPERNEL stage adaptation, and he said he'd like to play the title character. This was when he was still an unknown. Unfortunately, the script didn't get off the ground, so he didn't get his chance ... but I'm hoping there's still a future for both of them!

Leslie Carrol aka Amanda Elyot

10:34 AM  
Blogger Pam Rosenthal said...

an RSC performance of CHILDREN OF PARADISE? Be still my heart. He must have played Frederique LeMaitre, right?

And you wrote a treatment of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Leslie? Wow.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Katherine Bone said...

I just recently saw him in George and the Dragon, a delightful comedic performance with Micheal Clark Duncan, Piper Pirabo, Patrick Swayze and others. Worth a look.


11:28 AM  
Blogger Keira Soleore said...

grumble... My cable package doesn't include BBC America, and there's no information whatsoever that this'll be released on DVD.

My gut says Purefoy will be good Brummell. Victoria, please do blog about it next week.

Leslie, you've met Purefoy in person?? *thud*

3:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

*squeal* I can't wait for this!!! JP is a damn fine actor (and he looks not unlike at least one of the miniatures which might be Brummell).

And I'm a huge ROME addict, too. So bummed that it (like DEADWOOD) was canceled.

4:07 PM  

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