Julian has just hot footed it back from Los Angeles in time for the Royal Premiere of ‘HUGO’. This is beautifully filmed and is one of the best uses of 3D in a movie so far.
HUGO is the astonishing adventure of a wily orphan boy on a magical and mysterious quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Scorsese the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first ever 3D film. Based on Brian Selznick’s captivating and imaginative New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the screenplay is by John Logan and the film is produced by Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington and Johnny Depp.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, HUGO stars Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island), Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno), Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), and Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass).
Also appearing in the all-star cast are Academy Award® nominee Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Ray Winstone (London Boulevard), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), Helen McCrory (The Special Relationship), Frances de la Tour (Alice In Wonderland), and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys).
With the Première of TACHO in Prague just days previously and the Snow across Europe it was touch and go if Julian would make it back. But make it back he did just in time for the ‘TRON Legacy’ première in London’s Leicester Square.
Director Joseph Kosinski and Disney have done an amazing job on this film with an great soundtrack by Daft Punk. This is one of the first 3D films where 3D actually works. After the film Julian headed of to the after show party at the Tate Modern with a very impressive lazer light show. Tron Legacy comes out from the 16th December across the world.
Julian is appearing in ‘The Fool’ at the Cock Tavern Theatre, between the 10th-23rd October
As described by Michael Billington in The Guardian, Edward Bond is “one of Britain’s most, shocking, uncompromising playwrights”. Bond was one of the first contemporary British writers to discard theatrical convention, forget pretty sets and a tight structure, rip down the conventional walls of theatre and present stark, truthful drama presenting the human condition. Bond has been writing now for six decades and the Cock Tavern Theatre is celebrating this by presenting a season containing a play from each decade of Bond’s writing career.
Julian is appearing as ‘Bob’ in the production “The Fool” which explores the artist’s place and role within contemporary society, illustrating the unfortunate fate of the artist in unjust surroundings. Focusing on the life of the 19th century, peasant poet John Clare, The Fool reinterprets Clare’s existence, making him advocate in his poetry of the spirit of the rural rebellion against growing industrial capitalism, the failure of this battle fuelling his eventual descent into madness. This is the first revivial since Peter Gill’s original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1975.
Julian has just got back from Los Angeles and is to start filming in a couple of weeks on the TV series ‘The Guide’ in the UK.
Saturday evening saw the curtain go down on the final performance of ‘Enjoy’ at the Gielgud Theatre. A brilliant show that has broken box office records around the country. From its beginnings in Bath Theatre Royal to ending at the Gielgud theatre in the West End it has made audiences cry with laughter! Congratulations to everyone involved.
The lights definitely went out for Enjoy yesterday afternoon! Thirty minutes before the show, the theatre was plunged into darkness. The power failure effected a number of other shows including the musical Les Miserables and resulted in the performance being cancelled.
The power has now been restored and show will up tonight as normal.
Julian has confirmed that he will be heading to London West End’s Gielgud Theatre with the rest of the cast and crew of Alan Bennett’s show Enjoy. The show has had an amazing run on tour around the country, breaking box office records as it goes. The show will run from 22nd January to the 2nd May for a 14 week run.
To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 482 5130 or visit www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk.
Some more press comments:
“Christopher Luscombe’s pitch-perfect revival….sad, funny and beautifully acted”
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph August 2008
“The performances are just about perfect *****”
Michael Billington, The Guardian, August 2008
“David Troughton and Alison Steadman give masterful performances.the writing is brilliant; lyrical, obscene, funny.”
John Peter, Sunday Times, August 2008
“Enjoy is one of Bennett’s best plays”
Susannah Clapp, The Observer, August 2008