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No One Tells Mark "Dori" Hadlow Whether Or Not He Can Work On "The Hobbit"

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Oct 23 2010, 1:13pm

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No One Tells Mark "Dori" Hadlow Whether Or Not He Can Work On "The Hobbit" Can't Post

New Zealand actor Mark Hadlow, revealed only a couple of days ago as being cast as the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit, says he received text and phone messages three weeks ago telling him not to sign on to any roles for the film. Hadlow, who isn't a member of NZ Actors' Equity, had got callbacks for four different roles in The Hobbit.

About the missives he received Hadlow says,
"What arrogance. What is that about? No one tells me where I can or can't work."

Like many others, Hadlow too hopes the Hobbit movies will be made in New Zealand. Here's what he says about that:
"I'll do my utmost to try to convince everybody that New Zealand is the best country in the world to film a film in."

However, if that's not the way things work out, Hadlow hopes he can be wherever they film the movies.

Head over to Stuff.co.nz to read the entire article.

(This post was edited by Silverlode on Oct 23 2010, 6:47pm)


Doriath
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Oct 23 2010, 6:44pm

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Love his response! [In reply to] Can't Post

Everyone who will be involved with the films needs to speak out like this! Yay Dori!!!!!

The Trees will have their revenge! And they will have it in glorious 2D!


Flagg
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Oct 23 2010, 6:45pm

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*applauds* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ataahua
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Oct 23 2010, 6:47pm

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Sounds like properly Dwarven obstinance to me. :) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Doriath
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Oct 23 2010, 6:55pm

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yes [In reply to] Can't Post

getting into character already! :)

The Trees will have their revenge! And they will have it in glorious 2D!


Ainu Laire
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Oct 23 2010, 7:05pm

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I already like this guy! [In reply to] Can't Post

This sounds like a very independent, Dwarvish response. Good for him :)

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pasi
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Oct 23 2010, 7:50pm

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Brave one...but take a look the all notice [In reply to] Can't Post

There was no word on a role for British acting veteran Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies, and who was reported to have encouraged actors not to work on a non-union film. His UK publicist said Sir Ian did not want to comment.

More bad notice on the horizon

I hope not

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SirDennisC
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Oct 23 2010, 7:54pm

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No one tells me where I can or can't work


Apart from the employer, right? Gotta love people who behave as if everything is up to them. A perfect dwarf.


duats
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Oct 23 2010, 8:08pm

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I don't buy that for a second. [In reply to] Can't Post


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There was no word on a role for British acting veteran Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies, and who was reported to have encouraged actors not to work on a non-union film. His UK publicist said Sir Ian did not want to comment.

More bad notice on the horizon

I hope not

best
pasi


When the boycott first took effect, the unions claimed that Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and I believe Hugo Weaving were on their side. Yet take a look at this article.

http://www.showbiz411.com/...ng-for-hobbit-papers

This was after the boycott was announced. So why would he encourage actors to not work on The Hobbit when he himself is waiting for a contract?


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pasi
The Shire

Oct 23 2010, 8:15pm

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be careful [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the information...but we have to be careful
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pasi


Tim
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Oct 23 2010, 8:26pm

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It would be interesting for Sir Ian McKellen to take that position [In reply to] Can't Post

it would be contrary to NZEA's position. They specifically pointed out they did not consider The Hobbit to be a non-union production.

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R4W13Y
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Oct 23 2010, 8:38pm

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Yes!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I already adore this man!

Cool


Elizabeth
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Oct 23 2010, 8:42pm

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He would have been in a difficult position. [In reply to] Can't Post

The major unions control most of the industry, and enforce tight discipline. Regardless of whether Sir Ian wanted to work on a blacklisted film, to do so would be the end of his career. I'm sure he's relieved that a solution appears to be at hand.

Unions are only effective if they stick together. It's unfortunate that the major unions elected to support this action without, perhaps, fully understanding it. But we don't really know much about their position; maybe they felt they were obligated to show formal support but in fact worked behind the scenes to make VtF's point (to Whipp, Kelly, et al.) that the action was extremely ill-advised and counterproductive.






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L. Ron Halfelven
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Oct 23 2010, 9:12pm

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Nobody bosses a dwarf!/ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Oct 23 2010, 9:17pm

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L. Ron, how do you keep coming up with them? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Oct 23 2010, 10:12pm

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That's how NZ Equity/MEAA shall be handled. Good spirit. Also worried about sir Ian. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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pandoraziki
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Oct 24 2010, 1:15am

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and who was reported to have encouraged actors not to work on a non-union film.





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Oct 24 2010, 2:44am

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