Trivia

Ok Richard Armitage fans, here’s a little trivia for you…. name another actor with a spectacular beard who can also play the cello…

Clue: He has won two academy awards.

Comment below with your answer!
Winner receives nothing but the kudos of being a huge actor NERD!

First Still from Spooks Movie

Spooks Movie Still
Things are now starting to get a little exciting with the release of the first still from the forthcoming Spooks movie. How good does Harry look!! The much awaited film should be hitting cinemas some time in 2015. Even more exciting is that I will also be in London some time in 2015, so hopefully I can time my visit right! If you’re hungry for info there is now a Wikipedia page on the Spooks movie and you can also read more at Empire Magazine.

RICHARD ARMITAGE GIVEAWAY WINNER!

ra-giveaway-winnerI’m very pleased to announce that the winner of the Richard Armitage / Robin Hood audio book giveaway is… Justyna!! with comment number 7197! Woohoo! Congratulations!! I will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize soon :)

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered in the competition. It was lovely to read all your comments and have so many entries. Thank you also for the happy anniversary wishes.

Till next time!
- Skully xox

RICHARD ARMITAGE / ROBIN HOOD GIVEAWAY!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

The Spooks Fan Blog turned four years old on Feb 28 of this year so it’s time for some fun! On the blog’s first birthday I gave away a signed Spooks series 9 boxset. I don’t have anything Spooky up for offer this time round but given that fans of Richard Armitage have been very active on this blog over the years, it seems right to have an RA give away to celebrate turning four!

THE PRIZE
The winner will receive an audio book of the Robin Hood episode ‘Sheriff Got Your Tongue?’ read by Richard Armitage. The double CD also includes an interview with Richard Armitage, bonus!

robinhood1robinhood2

HOW TO ENTER
Entering this competition is super easy. All you have to do is leave a comment below. You can enter as many times as you like BUT there must be two comments after your comment by other readers before you can enter again. So if you are the first to comment, you have to wait until two other people have commented before you can comment again. Got it? Good! No shenanigans peoples, we can tracks your IPs! Tariq is watching the proceedings, so please play fair. Say whatever you like in the comments, perhaps your favourite Gisborne quotes/lines would be fun!

THE WINNER
The lucky winner will be selected using this random number generator. Each comment posted generates its own unique ID number (this post for example is #853). These numbers are generated automatically by the blogging platform so you can’t choose your own ID number. If you post a number in your comment it will be ignored.

THE COMPETITION CLOSES on Wednesday, April 9th at 1:00 PM GMT and is open to everyone anywhere in the world!

GOOD LUCK!

Waiting for Spooks

Hello Spooks fans! I hope you are all well! I thought I’d do a quick post to say g’day while we’re biding our time until the Spooks movie madness begins. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see what adventures Harry gets drawn into! I must say that I feel a little guilty that I’ve not been able to keep up with all of the wonderful blogs by readers of this ‘ere one. I seem to have dipped out of the blogging world for a while. I am keeping very busy running my business, learning German, and scrimping and saving my pennies for (hopefully) an extended trip to Vienna in the next year or so (maybe my next post will be auf Deutsch?).

During the Spooks downtime I’ve been in the habit of sharing other shows that have occupied my TV screen. I’m afraid most of the current big TV series hits have passed me by but I know many of you are enjoying them immensely. Lately I’ve been on a Tarantino spree – I finally saw Django and was reminded of how much I adore the great Christoph Waltz. I know that many of you worship the beard of Richard Armitage – but did you know that there is a video by a “beard expert” showing you how to replicate the beard that Waltz sported as Dr. Schulz in Django?… I’m not sure Armitage can lay claim to such equal levels of beard worship… yet!

So, off the back of a Tarantino kick I’m on a bit of a Waltz kick at the moment. Had his stint working in the UK extended a few years further, he may have gotten a gig in Spooks.. but alas… a bit in The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1995) will have to do for this post:

While learning Deutsch I have been watching some German language TV and film. I’ve been annoyed somewhat by some fellow German learners advising me that I should not watch Austrian productions because the German dialects in Austria are different.. inferring that German German is the only true German one should learn. Bollocks to that! Here’s a classic Austrian film from 1981 starring (a very young and super handsome!) Christoph Waltz, Kopfstand.

Kopfstand (1981) (Part 1) from ChristophWaltzFan ~ aka ~ Maggy on Vimeo.

An impressive 3-part series out of Germany “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter”, was recently aired in Australia, about five friends caught up in the events of WWII. Not entirely satisfying in its dealing with certain issues of that era, but overall, it looks amazing and is pretty darn compelling television. Great performances, too – a must see! Its English title is Generation War. Here’s the U.S. trailer (with annoying U.S. voice over to boot):

Shortly I’ll be heading off to catch some flicks in the German Film Festival which is about to start in some cities in Australia. There is a whole world of television and cinema beyond that spoken in English. If you love drama, why limit your viewing experiences to just one language? Get out there, people!

Spooks Books

At a recent book clearance sale.. I spied with my little eye… this Spooks book! My first one! Has anyone read the others? I believe there’s one called Harry’s Diaries or something… worth a look?

Spooks: The Personnel Files

Trivia

Ok Richard Armitage fans, here’s a little trivia for you…. name another actor with a spectacular beard who can also play the cello…

Clue: He has won two academy awards.

Comment below with your answer!
Winner receives nothing but the kudos of being a huge actor NERD!

First Still from Spooks Movie

Spooks Movie Still
Things are now starting to get a little exciting with the release of the first still from the forthcoming Spooks movie. How good does Harry look!! The much awaited film should be hitting cinemas some time in 2015. Even more exciting is that I will also be in London some time in 2015, so hopefully I can time my visit right! If you’re hungry for info there is now a Wikipedia page on the Spooks movie and you can also read more at Empire Magazine.

RICHARD ARMITAGE GIVEAWAY WINNER!

ra-giveaway-winnerI’m very pleased to announce that the winner of the Richard Armitage / Robin Hood audio book giveaway is… Justyna!! with comment number 7197! Woohoo! Congratulations!! I will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize soon :)

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered in the competition. It was lovely to read all your comments and have so many entries. Thank you also for the happy anniversary wishes.

Till next time!
- Skully xox

RICHARD ARMITAGE / ROBIN HOOD GIVEAWAY!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

The Spooks Fan Blog turned four years old on Feb 28 of this year so it’s time for some fun! On the blog’s first birthday I gave away a signed Spooks series 9 boxset. I don’t have anything Spooky up for offer this time round but given that fans of Richard Armitage have been very active on this blog over the years, it seems right to have an RA give away to celebrate turning four!

THE PRIZE
The winner will receive an audio book of the Robin Hood episode ‘Sheriff Got Your Tongue?’ read by Richard Armitage. The double CD also includes an interview with Richard Armitage, bonus!

robinhood1robinhood2

HOW TO ENTER
Entering this competition is super easy. All you have to do is leave a comment below. You can enter as many times as you like BUT there must be two comments after your comment by other readers before you can enter again. So if you are the first to comment, you have to wait until two other people have commented before you can comment again. Got it? Good! No shenanigans peoples, we can tracks your IPs! Tariq is watching the proceedings, so please play fair. Say whatever you like in the comments, perhaps your favourite Gisborne quotes/lines would be fun!

THE WINNER
The lucky winner will be selected using this random number generator. Each comment posted generates its own unique ID number (this post for example is #853). These numbers are generated automatically by the blogging platform so you can’t choose your own ID number. If you post a number in your comment it will be ignored.

THE COMPETITION CLOSES on Wednesday, April 9th at 1:00 PM GMT and is open to everyone anywhere in the world!

GOOD LUCK!

Waiting for Spooks

Hello Spooks fans! I hope you are all well! I thought I’d do a quick post to say g’day while we’re biding our time until the Spooks movie madness begins. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see what adventures Harry gets drawn into! I must say that I feel a little guilty that I’ve not been able to keep up with all of the wonderful blogs by readers of this ‘ere one. I seem to have dipped out of the blogging world for a while. I am keeping very busy running my business, learning German, and scrimping and saving my pennies for (hopefully) an extended trip to Vienna in the next year or so (maybe my next post will be auf Deutsch?).

During the Spooks downtime I’ve been in the habit of sharing other shows that have occupied my TV screen. I’m afraid most of the current big TV series hits have passed me by but I know many of you are enjoying them immensely. Lately I’ve been on a Tarantino spree – I finally saw Django and was reminded of how much I adore the great Christoph Waltz. I know that many of you worship the beard of Richard Armitage – but did you know that there is a video by a “beard expert” showing you how to replicate the beard that Waltz sported as Dr. Schulz in Django?… I’m not sure Armitage can lay claim to such equal levels of beard worship… yet!

So, off the back of a Tarantino kick I’m on a bit of a Waltz kick at the moment. Had his stint working in the UK extended a few years further, he may have gotten a gig in Spooks.. but alas… a bit in The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1995) will have to do for this post:

While learning Deutsch I have been watching some German language TV and film. I’ve been annoyed somewhat by some fellow German learners advising me that I should not watch Austrian productions because the German dialects in Austria are different.. inferring that German German is the only true German one should learn. Bollocks to that! Here’s a classic Austrian film from 1981 starring (a very young and super handsome!) Christoph Waltz, Kopfstand.

Kopfstand (1981) (Part 1) from ChristophWaltzFan ~ aka ~ Maggy on Vimeo.

An impressive 3-part series out of Germany “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter”, was recently aired in Australia, about five friends caught up in the events of WWII. Not entirely satisfying in its dealing with certain issues of that era, but overall, it looks amazing and is pretty darn compelling television. Great performances, too – a must see! Its English title is Generation War. Here’s the U.S. trailer (with annoying U.S. voice over to boot):

Shortly I’ll be heading off to catch some flicks in the German Film Festival which is about to start in some cities in Australia. There is a whole world of television and cinema beyond that spoken in English. If you love drama, why limit your viewing experiences to just one language? Get out there, people!

Spooks Books

At a recent book clearance sale.. I spied with my little eye… this Spooks book! My first one! Has anyone read the others? I believe there’s one called Harry’s Diaries or something… worth a look?

Spooks: The Personnel Files