Two reckless lovers leave for a romantic weekend in France but find themselves sharing their love nest with a dangerous, fugitive killer who has a bag full of cash and is determined to kill them both to protect it. It’s going to be a long weekend…
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS A LOT OF SHIRTLESS JAMIE I JUST SAW
WOO. Thanks to a very clever friend with a very lovely brain, I finally managed to upload that video. So let’s try this again: An ancient (you can tell it’s ancient from the quality!) BBC interview with all the History Boys discussing the transition from play to film. Features Jamie Parker bemoaning the loss of his glasses, being v. actorly and wearing a rather horrid green shirt with the sleeves rolled up. WIN.
ETA: I have just realised Jamie says “sans specs” in this video. OH GOD, I LOVE HIM ENDLESSLY.
I got fed up of the choppy Shakespeare Uncovered footage of Jamie Parker as Richard II, so re-edited it to get the whole scene where Richard is deposed in one file. Even just looking at the rough cut I realised this is a stunning performance. I really totally want JP to do the whole thing now. Here’s the final file, completely expunged of Derek fucking Jacobi. (Apologies for the crappy vid quality, if anyone has an HD copy of the episode let me know).
Jamie Parker steps into the title role in a confident manner, bringing passion and conviction to a difficult character. As a King he is torn between what he considers a merciful belief system, and his acts of war, which ultimately lead to the slaughter of thousands. Parker is extremely adept at delivering impassioned speeches. His St. Crispin’s Day Speech in particular is full of force and determination, attributes which make him captivating to watch. Yet it is his moments of humour and school boyish wooing of Princess Katherine (Olivia Ross) that ultimately charms the audience. Here is an actor who is perfectly cast for the role, a complete triumph. [x]