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Stephen Fry goes to NZ tomorrow...


Jul 30 2011, 9:33pm

Post #1 of 13 (1898 views)
Stephen Fry goes to NZ tomorrow... Can't Post

A new entry from Stephen Fry on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry). Sort of Hobbit business. If it was posted already, just delete this topic.

Flying from Cape Town to Jo'burg to Sydney to NZ tomorrow. Will be Tuesday by the time I land in Wellington. Hobbitry beckons.

Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold.
...and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party

Welcome back to Middle-Earth!!!

Superuser / Moderator

Jul 30 2011, 9:48pm

Post #2 of 13 (798 views)
Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm *so* looking forward to seeing film of Fry and PJ bouncing their humour off each other. :D

(And perhaps they can also talk about the much-delayed Dam Busters script while Fry is down here...)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

Ataahua's stories

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Jul 30 2011, 10:32pm

Post #3 of 13 (756 views)
1st Unit isn't shooting though, right? [In reply to] Can't Post

2nd unit is apparently filming in England with Ian Holm, Elijah Wood and Christopher Lee, and some shooting may occur in New Zealand as well (as Moahunter has informed us he may be shooting in August), but 1st Unit doesn't resume until September...meaning Stephen's probably going for more costume fittings and/or general discussions with PJ.

Still cool though...Wink

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.

Forum Admin / Moderator

Jul 30 2011, 11:10pm

Post #4 of 13 (765 views)
Moahunter is shooting [In reply to] Can't Post

Laketown scenes, so it's possible SF may be shooting at the same time. Perhaps they're doing crowd shots for the dragon attack and some of the Master's escape attempt. Dialogue scenes between the Master and Thorin and close-ups might be shot later.

Fun to speculate, isn't it? Smile


"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Jul 30 2011, 11:20pm

Post #5 of 13 (733 views)
Rock ON! MHunter.... [In reply to] Can't Post

so many degress of separation...but, I feel great for any of our TORn family having their dream come true....
try to have a "Death Scene", those are really FUN!

I met a tiny Mexican man who was in Predator shot in Puerto Vallarta....he was so proud cause..."He died 3 times!"

Grey Havens

Jul 31 2011, 12:51am

Post #6 of 13 (829 views)
I think the 2nd unit might be the September 5th date. [In reply to] Can't Post

Peter was saying at Comic Con last week that they resume shooting in 3 weeks or so, so they could potentially start up sometime in August on the main unit.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Jul 31 2011, 3:09am

Post #7 of 13 (631 views)
Sounds probable... [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, it does help the years we have been/will be waiting for these movies pass a bit more quickly. Tongue

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea

Jul 31 2011, 3:11am

Post #8 of 13 (692 views)
Ah... [In reply to] Can't Post

Makes sense they'd still plug right along, seeing as they need Part 1 completed by the end of next year.

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.


Jul 31 2011, 9:25pm

Post #9 of 13 (522 views)
Many of you may already know? this... [In reply to] Can't Post

Stephen Fry will be seen as Mycroft Holmes, Robert Downey Jr.'s old brother in December of this year.


Jul 31 2011, 10:03pm

Post #10 of 13 (481 views)
A post in clear, concise English! [In reply to] Can't Post

I knew you could do it! Wink

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'



Aug 1 2011, 5:07am

Post #11 of 13 (465 views)
He got it wrong. [In reply to] Can't Post

Mycroft Holmes is Sherlock's older brother.....lol
Does Robert Downey have an older brother?


Aug 3 2011, 2:01pm

Post #12 of 13 (305 views)
Great! Fry tweeters ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Stephen Fry's twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry

Here is some of Fry's twittering, from boarding plane on 1st Aug. to custome fittings on 3rd Aug...

1 Aug
Ooh - my plane's ready to board just as Fry's English Delight starts on BBC Radio 4. Hope you like it.

1 Aug
Landfall! It's Tuesday here in NZ. Just after midnight. Lordy.

1 Aug
So here I am in New Zealand. Brightish but not freezing. Time difference a little alarming. We're 11 hours ahead of UK time, so 10:05 now

1 Aug
I shall go off for a little explore x

1 Aug
Chappie looking as if he's about to dive in... http://frypi.cc/nKYqCw

1 Aug
A sort of Maori plaque doodad floating the barbour … http://frypi.cc/qbfA9Q

2 Aug
Join Andy Serkis in helping save Southwark Playhouse @swkplay YOUR PLAYHOUSE NEEDS YOU Read about our future here: http://bit.ly/rijd5n

2 Aug
Wellington: it's pretty damned gorgeous. http://pic.twitter.com/QH6X3Sj

2 Aug
View interrupted http://pic.twitter.com/o2BigPc

2 Aug
Weirdly high and spaced out from jet-lag. N-night all xxx

17 hours ago
Morning all. Screen testing of wigs costumes etc. today. The sooner I get my hair but the better. Half NZ convinced I'm James May.

13 hours ago
Marvellous wardrobe and makeup fittings. I am sworn to utmost secrecy and non-tweeting or uploading of pix, I'm afraid so no use begging!

5 hours ago
Just about the most astounding place I've ever ever visited. Packed with the most astonishingly talented committed ppl http://twitpic.com/6080on

Grey Havens

Aug 3 2011, 2:24pm

Post #13 of 13 (388 views)
Haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Fry's tweets. That's hilarious about people thinking he's James May. Laugh
I love his enthusiasm for the people at WETA. It sounds like a truly great place to visit.

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien


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