2000 May
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Gormenghast on BBC America

Check out the June issue of Vogue (w/ George Clooney on the cover). There’s an article/interview on Jonathan with a picture from “Gormenghast”. It mentions the June 10 broadcast on BBC America (check out their expanded section on “Gormenghast” at their official website) and that PBS will be broadcasting it early next year. (Thanks to Bridge on sending me this info).

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Tangled name change

More news coming now on “Conspiracy of Weeds”. According to one of its production companies, Myriad Pictures, the project is now titled “Tangled” and principal photography starts on May 22. Jonathan will be playing the part of Alan, in a love triangle story with Shawn Hatosy and Rachael Leigh Cook. The summary from their page goes like this: When David is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road, the Police try to piece together the puzzle of what happened. We learn of the relationship between Jenny, the...

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Possible new project

Exciting news from Cannes! The Telegraph reported on May 13 that: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is hotly tipped to star as Christopher Marlowe in a steamy new movie about the life of the 16th-century playwright that will be unveiled here early next week. The £14 million film, to be called Marlowe, is being produced by Natural Nylon, the Soho-based company co-owned by Britpack actors Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Johnny Lee Miller and Sean Pertwee. The Hollywood star Michelle Pfeiffer is believed to be in the running to play Lady...

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Gormenghast

NEXT STOP, WONDERLAND by Laura Jacobs Vanity Fair, May 2000 the BBCs four-part fantasy-scape It begins with a royal birth that looks like the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Then it cuts to the kingdom’s kitchen, a pig-squealing, sweltering hell from which a slim young man escapes in search of light. In these antic, frantic first minutes you may be tempted to change the channel. Don’t. It takes time to get your bearings in “Gormenghast.” What is “Gormenghast”?! It’s king Author’s court seen through Lewis Carrol’s looking glass. It’s Shakespeare’s...