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MessageSujet: Anthony S. Head   Jeu 01 Mai 2008, 09:25

Anthony Head - About his career - Bbc.co.uk Interview


Actor Anthony Head has become a familiar face on television thanks to a string of high-profile roles.





The actor's numerous credits include Hotel Babylon




The 54-year-old became a fixture in Little Britain playing a Prime Minister plagued by his infatuated aide, Sebastian.
And on the other side of the Atlantic, his portrayal of Rupert Giles in
cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer for six years made him a household
name.
His new venture is playing one half of an ageing criminal duo in comedy drama The Invisibles.
The performer gives an introduction to his latest character, and
reveals the lasting impact Buffy has had on his life and career.
Tell me about your new character and the story behind The Invisibles.
Maurice was part of a criminal gang who were never caught. He
has a heart attack in Spain and his wife [played by Jenny Agutter] says
they should go back to England to a retirement flat.
But he's still champing at the bit and goes back to his old
ways with his friend Syd, played by Warren Clarke. We're definitely an
odd couple. It's wonderfully written, rich and dense, of the kind you
don't get these days and we have big speeches!
Have you worked with Warren Clarke before?
I hadn't. It was hideous, we had a horrible time together. No,
it was a match made in heaven right from day one. The chemistry had to
be right - if it wasn't then the whole thing would have folded inwards.
It was lovely to support him and be supported.




Head (r) teams up with Warren Clarke in The Invisibles




You character is of retirement age. Did you have to undergo any sort of transformation to play the part?
He's of young retirement age, in his mid-50s. I had to add a few
years - the most ignominious part of it was having to grey up my chest
hairs when they were on display. The hair on your head is fine, but the
chest hair is not nice! And because I'd come home from a sunny climate, there was an extra layer around the creases in my face which stood out.
But Maurice is still on top of his game. He hasn't let himself go, is a
sharp dresser and has a lovely wife. I was also given a haircut which
lends him extra gravitas which I'm going to keep for a while!
What's happening with your career on the US front?
About 18 months ago I did a pilot for ABC which was executive
produced by Elton John in which I played a demanding gay rock star. It
wasn't commissioned, but I got to sing some songs with Elton which was
pretty cool. I recently did a film called Repo: The Genetic Opera which has the
distributors confused because it's pure rock opera, back to the days of
Tommy with some great songs and an interesting plot like a Greek
tragedy. It's not coming out for a while but has already had some good
reviews.
Is there any prospect of working with Little Britain's Matt Lucas and David Walliams again?
They're writing Little America for HBO at the moment with a
character like the Prime Minister I played along the lines of a US
Senator. Whether or not it's me - they sweetly talked about it a long
time ago - or the network might want some American actor.
It depends on when they film it as well - I've gone straight
from The Invisibles to another BBC series Merlin, and if The Invisibles
gets a second series I'll go straight into that again.
But I'm a firm believer in what will be will be.



Buffy is still hugely popular with the fans. Do you enjoy being remembered for your role as Giles?

It's always nice to meet people who say they like what you do. Some
of them go all quivery and I say that actors are just ordinary people
who got a good break - please don't put us on a pedestal! The good thing about Buffy is that it keeps regenerating its audience.
Young
kids who are Little Britain fans are just clocking into Buffy. It's
still out there and no-one has come close to maintaining the integrity.it achieved throughout its seven seasons




















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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Jeu 01 Mai 2008, 14:56

Il fait que des trucs ou il faut chanter, il aime vraiment ca!!! sourire
Il a l'air super, j'adore sa derniere réponse a propos des fans de Buffy!

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Ven 02 Mai 2008, 19:47

Anthony Head's heaven and hell
Steve Clark
Last Updated: 2:31PM BST 02/05/2008

Anthony Head, British actor and star of BBC's The Invisibles, talks to Steve
Clark about his best and worst holiday experiences.


Which was your best holiday?

When I was filming Buffy the Vampire Slayer in America, for a couple of weeks
beforehand we would always fit in a family holiday in California. They were
the best. Our daughters were about eight and 10 at the time and we’d just
hang out in Los Angeles, going to places such as Disneyland and Universal
Film Studios. Sometimes my wife, Sarah, and I would go to Shutters Hotel in
Santa Monica. Another time we all went to San Francisco. We had great
quality time together.

And the best hotel you have stayed in?
Stonefield Estate in St Lucia, where I went recently to review a book for the
Richard & Judy show. The rooms were little villas set into a hillside
overlooking the ocean. It was incredible. The bar and restaurant were a
short walk away up some stone steps. After your meal, you could wander back
to your room, listening to the crickets and tree frogs.

What do you need for a perfect holiday?

My family. That’s it, really. For me, holidays are about spending time
together and enjoying each other’s company.

What do you always take with you?

My iPod, and I try to take my laptop. I don’t log on all the time, but I find
email is the simplest way to communicate internationally.

What’s your best piece of travel advice?

One bit of advice someone gave me - which I haven’t yet tried - is that if you
go to an area where you might pick up a tummy bug, you should seek out the
local probiotic yogurt. Eating it will introduce you to the local gut flora,
apparently.

Where do you want to go next?

I’ve been to Australia a couple of times, but never to the north or the
centre. I would love to see Ayers Rock. I’d also really like to go to New
Zealand, which is supposed to be beautiful.


...and disasters?



Which was your worst holiday?

Well, it wasn’t a holiday, but I had expected to do some sightseeing when I
went to Haiti to film a series called True Horror for Discovery. Before I
arrived, our film crew were kidnapped and held at knifepoint. Six policemen
were decapitated and left by the roadside while I was there and I heard
gunfire every night.

We didn’t go out much, so I didn’t see a lot of the place. I was bitten by a
spider and had to go to hospital because my leg got infected. I was told the
bite could have been fatal if it hadn’t been treated.

What is the biggest packing mistake you’ve made?

Sarah, her mum, our girls and I once went to York for a weekend. Sarah packed
for the girls and herself, and I had to pack for myself. It was only once
we’d got to our hotel that I realised I had not packed anything for myself -
not a single thing.

Which is the worst hotel you’ve stayed in?

We once went to a hotel in New York that had cockroaches. We’d just arrived
tired and had booked to stay for a few days. We spent one night there, then
moved elsewhere.

What do you avoid on holiday?

Tourists. We like going to places a bit more off the beaten track.

What do you hate about holidays?

That they have to come to an end. You arrive and it’s all great. Then, from
about halfway, you get the feeling that it is going to end - and then it
suddenly starts to run away.

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Mar 09 Sep 2008, 11:57

The Buffy actor recalls the
Victorian cottage where he was brought up - a world away from the
yuppie style of the Gold Blend ads that brought him instant fame


My parents moved to Church Cottage, in Hampton,
Middle-sex, in 1960. It was a tiny Victorian gardener’s cottage and was
only meant to be a stopgap until they found somewhere bigger, but they
stayed for more than 40 years.


It was shoddily built and only one brick deep, but it
was in an idyllic spot near the Thames, between a 16th-century house
called Penn’s Place (believed to have been the home of Edward VI’s
nurse, Dame Sibel Penn) and St Mary’s Church.


The house was set back from the road by a large garden,
which everyone admired enormously. My father [the documentary
film-maker Seafield Head] made the garden path from some fabulous
paving stones he salvaged when one of the nearby bridges was
demolished. It had a big herbaceous border, a small lawn and three
fruitful apple trees. My dad also replaced the rather unpleasant little
porch tacked on to the front of the house with leaded panelling he’d
picked up on one of our camping holidays in France.


To the left of the path was the old church wall. My
friends and I would play hide-and-seek in the graveyard, although we
had this rather arduous ritual whereby, if you touched a gravestone,
you had to spit on your fingers and turn round three times, which made
play quite difficult.


Some of the graves were very old – Henry VIII’s court
jester was buried there - although, when I was 15, the vicar decided to
remove the gravestones and turn the churchyard into a garden of
remembrance. It was horrific. My parents were literally running around
in front of the bulldozers. A JCB went down into a burial chamber and
one of the builders asked my mum if she’d like to keep a baby’s coffin
they’d found. They tried to get down all the names off the gravestones
before they disappeared completely. Thankfully, there is some record
for people who come to see where their relatives were buried.


You entered the house though a narrow pair of double
doors, to be confronted with an extremely steep staircase, like the
north face of the Eiger. The sitting room, with a fireplace and
stripped floorboards, was to the left. The dining room, on the other
side of the house, included a sideboard that had been converted from a
spinet and had a black line around it to mark Nelson’s death. The
piano, which my mother [the actress Helen Shingler] used to play, was
wedged under the stairs. There was also a Georgian mirror that my
parents have promised I will inherit; I saw myself grow up in it.


We had no central heating, but there was a Pither
stove, made out of burnished steel, which heated the house and the
water. It was beautiful, but it was laborious removing the ashes and
refilling it with anthracite every morning. To get to the kitchen,
which was tiny, you went through a little door and down a step. There
was a small space in front of the cooker, then you turned a corner,
which is where we used to eat. The table folded away into a kitchen
unit and came out in two parts that clunked into place. That’s also
where we watched television. It was so close, our faces were
practically pressed against the screen, and there were often arguments.
My father always wanted to watch Panorama; I was desperate to see The
Dick Van Dyke Show. My parents always dismissed it as “American
rubbish” – until they saw it by accident one night. From then on, we
all used to watch it together.


At first, I shared a bedroom with my brother [the
singer Murray Head] who is eight years’ older than me. Initially we had
bunk beds, then I had a pull-out bed that tucked away underneath his.
He came to bed later than me and always gave me grief if I was still
awake and playing with my cars. When my mother played Madame Maigret in
the BBC series in the 1960s, we had au pairs who slept in a tiny box
room, which my brother later moved into.


When it was my turn, I took it over and my old bedroom
became a study. When I was revising, I’d look mournfully out of the
window to see my friends walking down the path and my father striding
purposefully towards them. “No, he’s not coming out, he’s studying,”
he’d tell them.


I left home when I went to drama school, but it was
only three years ago that my parents decided it was time to move.
Church Cottage has since been pulled down. It wasn’t until I was much
older that I realised how much we lived on top of each other. It’s a
miracle we didn’t explode or kill each other.


Anthony Head is starring in Merlin, a 13-part series on BBC1 from the end of the month

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Mar 23 Sep 2008, 23:26

Anthony Head - "Merlin" Tv Series - Anthonyhead.org Interview

Merlin: a new 13-part drama series on BBC One

Anthony Head plays Uther Pendragon

As a young boy Anthony Head admits he was captivated by knights in shining armour and the great castles in which their legends were born.

"We used to travel to France on camping holidays and my big thing was collecting these beautifully crafted toy knights. My parents also built me a big castle which I’ve still got," he explains during a break from filming.

"My favourite programmes on television were things like Robin Hood and William Tell. I loved all that."

So when he found himself dressed in full medieval regalia and walking the corridors of the spectacular Chateau de Pierrefonds outside Paris, he couldn’t disguise his joy.

"Swanning around in chain mail and armour, getting to dress up in really cool clothes because I’m a king. Has it been fun? Hell yes. It’s as if I’ve come home," he grins.

There were, of course, more mature, professional reasons why he was attracted to playing Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon, ruler of Camelot.

The star of the internationally successful Buffy The Vampire Slayer series, Head was immediately drawn to the potential of Merlin as a mass appeal, family show.

He also saw the opportunity to do for the story of Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere and Morgana what Smallville did for Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane and company.

"When you get pitched an idea like that you think ’well, it could either be really naff or it could be really good’. It depends how they tackle it. And as soon as we were into the first read through it felt very strong. I thought ’no, this works’," he says.

Part of the challenge, he says, was bringing such a large cast of characters to life.

"I know when we did Buffy, which had a lot of principal characters, as a storyteller you have that problem ’how do you get everybody’s story in there from the start so that we can track them?’. But they did it."

Head is excited by the new twist on the familiar Arthurian legend that Merlin presents.

"I like the fact that Camelot exists before Arthur comes to power and that it’s part of his life. I like the licence they have taken with the story to create this pre-history," he says.

"It’s fun. It gets in and messes around with things. They introduce characters who will play a part in Arthur’s later life."

He admits his own character is one of the drama’s darker characters. "He’s a complete bastard!" he laughs.

"According to history, legend or whatever, Uther was a drunkard. He was not rumoured to have been a very good king. But I like the fact that they’ve given him this big bee in his bonnet. He is completely against magic. He has banned magic from his kingdom for, as far as he is concerned, very good reasons."

Head has made Uther a ruthless, brutal leader willing to live – and if necessary, die – by the sword.

"I very much wanted him to be a warrior King. There were a lot of embattled warlords that were vying for power. Uther has snatched this by dint of the fact that he is extremely powerful."

The power he wields within Camelot does not extend into his own family, however. Uther has a difficult relationship with both his son, Arthur, and his adopted daughter, the spirited and scheming Morgana.

"Arthur is his son and heir. He cares deeply about him and cares deeply that he learns the right lessons," he says.

"I stood side by side with Morgana’s father in many battles and I promised him that if anything should happen to him I would take care of her. And sure enough something happened to him. So I end up with this feisty, angry, late teenager, who doesn’t like anything that I do," he explains.

"He doesn’t understand why Morgana is so rebellious and fights all the time," he says.

Off camera, however, the young actors have all been keen to get advice from a man who knows more than most about working on a hit television programme.

With Merlin due to be shown on NBC in America too, many have been asking advice on how to survive and thrive on the other side of the Atlantic.

"When they go out to do publicity I’ve advised them to get American publicity agents. I’ve said capitalise on it when you can. It’s about using the opportunity and opening up the marketplace," he says.

Head has certainly taken advantage of the opportunity that has come his way. Since working on Buffy in the US his career has been going through a golden period. Roles have ranged from the prime minister in Little Britain to a co-starring role with Warren Clarke in The Invisibles.

"I’m getting a fantastic range. It’s been really pleasant for the last year-and-a-half. It’s really taken off. I’m suddenly being asked to do all sorts of things which I’m enjoying enormously," he says.

If Merlin proves a hit, however, he is keen on the idea of continuing in the role of Uther.

"He is a very interesting character and he is pivotal because he is opposed to everything that’s going on," he says.

"I’m not optioned for a full series just because I didn’t want to get tied up. But if they ask me I’ll certainly be around."

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Dim 12 Avr 2009, 13:48

Anthony Head - About his travels - Independent.co.uk Interview

My Life In Travel : Anthony Head


’LA is a beach culture without sitting on a beach all the time’


First holiday memory ?


My mother [actress Helen Shingler] used to do the TV
show Maigret, so a lot of our early holidays revolved around France.
They would film location stuff there and we would go along as well. We
went all over : the Dordogne, the Loire, Brittany. We would find a
camping site and spend a week getting there, stopping off at the odd
hotel, but mostly at camp sites on the way.


Best holiday ?


I think it’s LA. When I was doing Buffy, our family
would make holidays part of the job. We’d go out for three weeks, and
the first two weeks we’d have together and do Universal Studios and
Disney, and then the last week I’d start work and the kids would join
me on set. The worst part of it always was saying goodbye ; I’d be left
to get on with the work and they’d leave.


Favourite place in the British Isles ?


Somerset. We moved there about 15 years ago. When I
come back from travels there’s a certain place where you come off the
M4 that overlooks the Avon Valley. I always open the window and just
breathe the air.


What have you learnt from your travels ?


That it’s always good to come home when you spend a
long time away from your family. It’s lovely to be in exotic places,
but if I didn’t know I was going home I think I’d lose it.


Ideal travelling companion ?


My partner, Sarah. When I’m on my own because of a job
and I’m not able to share stuff with her, it devalues what I’m seeing.
We laugh a lot together ; she’s my best friend as well as my partner.


Beach bum, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie ?


Beach bum. That’s one of the great things about LA ; it’s sort of a beach culture without having to sit on a beach all the time.


Greatest travel luxury ?


Someone to organise it all for me ! That is one of the
joys of being an actor – there is usually someone who takes care of the
travel arrangements.


Holiday reading ?


I always take a book and then never read it. It usually
ends up that I’ve got a script or two that I take with me and I have to
read them.


Where has seduced you ?


We stayed in this beautiful nest of chalets in an old
plantation in St Lucia. I still look at the pictures I took on my
phone. It’s a vista that goes around from tropical rainforests, taking
in an extraordinary mountain spur, and then out to the Caribbean. It is
the most idyllic surroundings I think I’ve known, a beautiful place.


Better to travel or arrive ?


Definitely arrive. As far as travelling is concerned, I
try to do as much as I can with Virgin : they do make travel enjoyable.
They aren’t quite as attentive as they were once upon a time ; I do
miss the in-flight massage.


Worst travel experience ?


It was my own fault. I was travelling out to LA with my
daughters to do a photo shoot for Buffy. I got them each their own
passport, and for some bizarre reason I got single fares out there. We
got to Heathrow and I was alright because I had a visa, but the girls
needed return tickets. I’d left my credit card behind and had
absolutely no means of paying, so someone had to take us all the way
back to Bath. I missed the photo shoot and they had to shoot me
separately and Photoshop me in ; it was just hideous.


Worst holiday ?


It was a working holiday but Haiti was the most
unpleasant place I’ve been to. Just before I got there the crew had
been kidnapped by a machete-wielding mob and held hostage. And while I
was there, there was gunfire every night and six policemen were
beheaded and left on the road.


Worst hotel ?


The Stouffer Concourse hotel in LA. A long time ago
when I did a commercial for Nescafé, somebody had the strange idea of
running a competition to find the characters’ names. The prize was to
meet me and Sharon Maughan, who was the other actor in it, at the
Stouffer Concourse hotel. As we were flying in, Sarah looked out of the
window and said "Isn’t that our hotel ?" – it was right by the runway ;
there was an 18ft wall overshadowing the pool, presumably to stop
people on the plane from looking into it.


Best hotel ?


Without a doubt, also in LA, it’s Shutters on the
Beach. It’s always been a favourite of Sarah’s and mine. When the girls
were much younger we would get a babysitter and go and have cocktails
on the balcony overlooking Santa Monica beach. It’s really relaxed.


Favourite walk/ swim/ride/drive ?


We did this drive up to the Sequoias in North
California in an open-top Mustang. It was great fun, but when we got
there it was the most incredible place – stunning trees ; the forest
was absolutely beautiful.


Best meal abroad ?


Crab cakes on the balcony of Shutters on the Beach with a margarita, or champagne.


First thing you do when you arrive somewhere new ?


Look at the view then look at the bathroom. They’re
both pretty much interchangeable ; if you’ve got a crap view you’ve got
a crap bathroom and vice versa.


Dream trip ?


I’d love to go to Tibet. It’s always held a great mystery for me.


Favourite city ?


Palmyra, which is an ancient Roman city in the Libyan
desert and one of the most extraordinary sites I have seen. There’s a
beauty to something that’s been preserved in the desert.


Where next ?


Paris, to do more Merlin. We shoot in the most
extraordinary château called Pierrefonds, which is about an hour
north-west of Paris. It’s a strange sort of folly ; Napoleon III
commissioned it on the ruins of a medieval castle. The first time I
walked into what we use as the throne room, which is this wooden
chamber with a vaulted ceiling, I thought, "Oh my God ; I am a King !"

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Sam 18 Avr 2009, 19:29

Anthony Head - Significant others - Timesonline.co.uk Interview

The relationships that make a life : Anthony Head

Anthony Head, 55, is a fixture of British and American
stage and television, starring in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Little
Britain and Dr Who. He lives in Bath with his partner Sarah and two
daughters.

My best friend’s mum

When I was 6, my best friend was Tom Underhill. Every
year his mother, Rosalie, would put on a play with her kids and their
friends. The first time I did it, I played a herald, but the next year,
I was an emperor. That moment, when I walked through the audience and
everyone turned to look at me… I remember thinking very clearly, this
is what I want to do for ever.

My partner

I was very, very fortunate to find my partner, Sarah
Fisher, the most influential person in my life. When we met at the
National Theatre, I was gobsmacked. I can’t remember what I said… it
was the worst pick-up line ever. When securing work was hard after a
[famous Nescafé] coffee ad, it was Sarah who said I should test the
water in America and change people’s perceptions of me, and that she
would stay with the girls. An extraordinary sacrifice.

My acting coach

Milton Katselas ran the Beverly Hills Playhouse. He had
this amazing ability to touch on whatever it was that was holding you
back from your full potential. His whole ethos was that life is filled
with choices, and it led to a change of direction for me as an actor.
It paid off, and has meant all the choices I’ve made since have been
more, shall we say, lively.

My daughters

I have a lovely relationship with Emily and Daisy,
amazingly, given that for eight years I was away from them for months
on end. We took every opportunity to be together… they would come to
LA, the crew and cast of Buffy were their friends and Sarah Michelle
[Gellar] and Alyson [Hannigan] were like sisters to them. I’d always
say, “I can leave Buffy if you want me to, if this is too difficult,”
but they both said no, it’s too cool a show. They both act, and the
fact they’ve seen it first-hand early on was beneficial.

My mum and dad

When at first I didn’t get into drama school, Dad took
me into his company making documentary films, working in the cutting
room. Instead of saying, “Right, you’re obviously not going to be an
actor,” he allowed me to do something constructive. I’ve remained good
friends with my parents, though my dad just passed away. It’s hard –
you think, did I say everything that needed to be said ? I’m glad to
say I did. I miss him, but there was nothing owing on either side.

Free Agents, starring Anthony Head, is available on DVD now

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Dim 31 Mai 2009, 00:34

Après Joss, c'est au tour de Anthony de nous dire son avis sur le film buffy ! et il est pas très tendre avec cette idée... sourire

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Anthony Head on 'Invisibles,' 'Merlin' and a possible 'Buffy' movie

Ever since I became a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer some 10 years ago, I’ve wanted to talk to Anthony Head,
who played the tweed-clad librarian Rupert Giles in the cult TV show. I
finally got a chance to interview him this morning, and it couldn’t
have come at a better time. This week, his English crime comedy
The Invisibles debuted on DVD in the U.S., and the first season of the BBC series Merlin — a reimagining of the King Arthur legend in which Head plays, in Buffy terms, the “big bad” — premieres on NBC June 21. We talked about The Invisibles, Merlin and that possible Buffy movie that’s been creating an Internet uproar all week so click read more for his thoughts on those subjects, and check out a Merlin sneak preview below.

Head is currently shooting the second season of Merlin,
that will air on BBC One this fall, in Compiegne, a French city to the
north of Paris. But American TV viewers will get to see the 13-episode
first season on Sundays starting next month. The actor says Merlin tackles the Arthurian legend much like the CW’s Smallville
deals with the Superman mythos, creating a medieval land where a young
Arthur meets a young Merlin. Head plays Arthur’s dad, Uther Pendragon,
a ruler who has outlawed any and all sorcery. Of course, Merlin (Colin Morgan)
being a magic man himself, he keeps his enchanting ways a secret so he
doesn’t get his head lopped off by the king. “I have a whale of a time,
I must admit,” Head says about his role, adding that the French castle
where Merlin films is as much a character as all the dragons
and other creatures running about. “People actually think that it must
be CGI because it can’t possibly exist.”British audiences also got to see Head last year in The Invisibles,
which debuted on DVD here Tuesday. In it, he plays a member of a
legendary burgler team who comes out of “retirement” when his partner
needs to scrounge up some cash, and they join up with the son of
another old colleague. “I’m a safecracker who just happens to be a
really grumpy old man, and I’m glad to say I had to age up for it,”
Head says. “My family would say I was annoying to have at home because
a little bit of every character spills over, and I was a grumpy old
man, apparently.” Actually, his home life spilled into his professional
one, too — his oldest daughter, Emily, guest-starred on two of the six Invisibles
episodes as his character’s little girl. In one of Head’s favorite
scenes, the daughter — who has no idea her father is a master criminal
— finally learns about his past. “You don’t have to act the
relationship,” Head says. “The relationship is there, all the love I
feel for her is there. And you’re playing a heartbreaking scene where
you have to admit to your daughter something that you’ve held back all
your life, and all the emotion that comes into play is very real.”
With his appearances on Doctor Who and Little Britain,
Head says he’s been lucky enough to have four or five iconic English
shows under his belt — “What I always find fascinating is I am all
things to all men” — but in America, where he has a home in Los
Angeles, he’ll always be famous for playing Sarah Michelle Gellar’s sage mentor on Buffy.
“Every time I think, ‘Well, everybody must have forgotten it by now,’
there’s a whole new audience. Young kids coming up to me and saying, ‘I
love Buffy!’ ” And being so close to the series, which lasted
for seven seasons (1997-2003), he understands why there’s been so much
fan outrage this week when
it was announced that Fran Rubel Kuzui, the director of the original 1992 Buffy movie starring Kristy Swanson, and her husband Kaz were working on a new film without the involvement of series creator Joss Whedon (who also wrote the original movie’s first script).Doing a Buffy movie
without Whedon? “I wouldn’t want to see it, no,” Head admits. “The
Kuzuis didn’t do a great job on the movie the first time around. It was
Joss’ script at the age of 19, but they changed a lot of it. They said,
‘Look, we know best and we know how to make this movie,’ and it became
quite schlocky and high camp.” Head recalls the time when he went to
audition for the Buffy series because he loved Whedon’s pilot script so
much, and his agent advised him to watch the movie to get the tone of
the show before his screen test. “So I did and I went, ‘Oh, that’s not
it at all.’ I went in and saw Joss and said, ‘I watched the movie last
night!’ And he went, ‘Oh. Did ya?’ I just put it out of my mind. The
bottom line is if a movie was ever to be made, it should be made with
Joss Whedon, whether it’s a retrospective or not. But it would be
madness to do it without him. [The Kazuis] have the rights to because
they have the rights to the original movie, but it should be
interesting to see. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck.

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Dim 31 Mai 2009, 01:21

Ricardo a écrit:
Après Joss, c'est au tour de Anthony de nous dire son avis sur le film buffy ! et il est pas très tendre avec cette idée... sourire

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Anthony Head on 'Invisibles,' 'Merlin' and a possible 'Buffy' movie

Ever since I became a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer some 10 years ago, I’ve wanted to talk to Anthony Head,
who played the tweed-clad librarian Rupert Giles in the cult TV show. I
finally got a chance to interview him this morning, and it couldn’t
have come at a better time. This week, his English crime comedy
The Invisibles debuted on DVD in the U.S., and the first season of the BBC series Merlin — a reimagining of the King Arthur legend in which Head plays, in Buffy terms, the “big bad” — premieres on NBC June 21. We talked about The Invisibles, Merlin and that possible Buffy movie that’s been creating an Internet uproar all week so click read more for his thoughts on those subjects, and check out a Merlin sneak preview below.

Head is currently shooting the second season of Merlin,
that will air on BBC One this fall, in Compiegne, a French city to the
north of Paris. But American TV viewers will get to see the 13-episode
first season on Sundays starting next month. The actor says Merlin tackles the Arthurian legend much like the CW’s Smallville
deals with the Superman mythos, creating a medieval land where a young
Arthur meets a young Merlin. Head plays Arthur’s dad, Uther Pendragon,
a ruler who has outlawed any and all sorcery. Of course, Merlin (Colin Morgan)
being a magic man himself, he keeps his enchanting ways a secret so he
doesn’t get his head lopped off by the king. “I have a whale of a time,
I must admit,” Head says about his role, adding that the French castle
where Merlin films is as much a character as all the dragons
and other creatures running about. “People actually think that it must
be CGI because it can’t possibly exist.”British audiences also got to see Head last year in The Invisibles,
which debuted on DVD here Tuesday. In it, he plays a member of a
legendary burgler team who comes out of “retirement” when his partner
needs to scrounge up some cash, and they join up with the son of
another old colleague. “I’m a safecracker who just happens to be a
really grumpy old man, and I’m glad to say I had to age up for it,”
Head says. “My family would say I was annoying to have at home because
a little bit of every character spills over, and I was a grumpy old
man, apparently.” Actually, his home life spilled into his professional
one, too — his oldest daughter, Emily, guest-starred on two of the six Invisibles
episodes as his character’s little girl. In one of Head’s favorite
scenes, the daughter — who has no idea her father is a master criminal
— finally learns about his past. “You don’t have to act the
relationship,” Head says. “The relationship is there, all the love I
feel for her is there. And you’re playing a heartbreaking scene where
you have to admit to your daughter something that you’ve held back all
your life, and all the emotion that comes into play is very real.”
With his appearances on Doctor Who and Little Britain,
Head says he’s been lucky enough to have four or five iconic English
shows under his belt — “What I always find fascinating is I am all
things to all men” — but in America, where he has a home in Los
Angeles, he’ll always be famous for playing Sarah Michelle Gellar’s sage mentor on Buffy.
“Every time I think, ‘Well, everybody must have forgotten it by now,’
there’s a whole new audience. Young kids coming up to me and saying, ‘I
love Buffy!’ ” And being so close to the series, which lasted
for seven seasons (1997-2003), he understands why there’s been so much
fan outrage this week when
it was announced that Fran Rubel Kuzui, the director of the original 1992 Buffy movie starring Kristy Swanson, and her husband Kaz were working on a new film without the involvement of series creator Joss Whedon (who also wrote the original movie’s first script).Doing a Buffy movie
without Whedon? “I wouldn’t want to see it, no,” Head admits. “The
Kuzuis didn’t do a great job on the movie the first time around. It was
Joss’ script at the age of 19, but they changed a lot of it. They said,
‘Look, we know best and we know how to make this movie,’ and it became
quite schlocky and high camp.” Head recalls the time when he went to
audition for the Buffy series because he loved Whedon’s pilot script so
much, and his agent advised him to watch the movie to get the tone of
the show before his screen test. “So I did and I went, ‘Oh, that’s not
it at all.’ I went in and saw Joss and said, ‘I watched the movie last
night!’ And he went, ‘Oh. Did ya?’ I just put it out of my mind. The
bottom line is if a movie was ever to be made, it should be made with
Joss Whedon, whether it’s a retrospective or not. But it would be
madness to do it without him. [The Kazuis] have the rights to because
they have the rights to the original movie, but it should be
interesting to see. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck.

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Dim 31 Mai 2009, 16:05

Il dit qu'il ne veut pas voir ça, que les Kusui n'ont pas fait un bon boulot sur le premier film.

Il a bien raison d'être de cet avis car le talent des kusui ne va pas venir comme ça surtout qu'ils devront faire le scénario par eux même.

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Ven 05 Juin 2009, 18:12

voici la traduction Angel wink

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Faire un film Buffy sans Whedon? « je ne le regarderais pas, non » a admit Tony Head pour le site « The Who’s news Blog ».
« les Kuzui n’avaient déjà pas fait du bon boulot la première fois. C’était le script de Joss lorsqu’il avait 19 ans, mais ils
avaient tout changé. Ils avaient dit « Ecoutez, on s’y connait mieu et nous savons comment faire ce film » et c’est devenu médiocre et méga théatral.


Head se rappelle que s’il avait auditionné pour la série Buffy,
c’est parce qu’il avait adoré le script du pilot écrit par Whedon.
Son agent lui avait alors conseillé de regarder le film pour s’imprégner de l’essence du show :
« Donc c’est ce que j’ai fait et je me suis dit « Oh c’est pas vraiment ça » et j’y suis allé, j’ai vu Joss et je lui ai dit
« J’ai vu le film la nuit dernière » et il a dit « Oh c’est vrai ? ».
Puis je l’ai simplement occulté de mon esprit.
Le point crucial c’est que si un film doit se faire, il doit l’être par Joss Whedon, que ce soit une rétrospective ou non. Mais
ce serait une folie de le faire sans lui. Les Kuzuis ont les droits parce qu’ils avaient les droits du premier film, mais ce
serait intéressant de voir ce qu’ils vont en faire. Ce sera probablement un désastre. »

source : Sunnydale Express

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Ven 05 Juin 2009, 19:57

Merci beaucoup Ricardo flowers

Je suis completement d'accord avec Anthony même moi je regarderais pas trop déçue d'avance...
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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Sam 06 Juin 2009, 14:42

Il est chouette Anthony, il défend le travail de Whedon même après tout ce temps ! happy

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Sam 06 Juin 2009, 16:48

C'est bien qu'Anthony défend Joss ça prouve qu'il le respecte pour le boulot qu'il a accompli. Moi non plus je ne veux pas voir ce film car il va sûrement être décevant.
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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Sam 20 Juin 2009, 13:29

ITW a propos de Buffy, Ripper et Merlin

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Wonder just what ever happened to Joss Whedon's Buffy prequel Ripper?

Speaking on a press call last week to promote his new series Merlin (which launches later this month on NBC), former Buffy star Anthony Head addressed some questions about that long-stalled Ripper project, plans which Head says were "sideswiped by Dollhouse."

Head,
who plays Uther Pendragon on the NBC/BBC series, was candid about the
likelihood of donning Rupert Giles' specs for another go-around as the
much-beloved Watcher, created by Joss Whedon.

"Ripper
is a kind of a - it's a funny old thing," said Head. "Whether it ever
gets made or not... if it does ever get made, I'll probably be an
octogenarian by the time it does. But it is something I actually
introduced Joss to [Doctor Who
producer] Julie Gardner, who was a producer with the BBC. She has long
wanted to do something with the project. There are obviously
complications with Ripper
because there are lots of tie ins. There's FOX, there's the Kazuis.
There's all sorts of stuff that, basically it isn't just a simple
question of Joss making a series that he wants to make as far as
anything concerned with Buffy. There are a lot of people down the line that would have a say. And that's part of the equation."

"We've
had conversations about working together again," said Head about future
collaboration with Whedon. "It's, I don't know, something that may
happen again in the future. I hope so. [...] He came up with an idea,
pitched it at lunch with Eliza and from that moment on it was a done
deal. I don't think, I may be wrong, but I don't think any of the Buffy crew could really, well not crew because there's a lot of Buffy crew working on Dollhouse, but actors would really fit comfortably in Dollhouse because you'd automatically be, you know, you'd be taken to Faith."

"And Eliza is not Faith in Dollhouse,"
he continued. "She's a fascinating character that, you know, lives a
totally different life from Faith and it came out through the life of
Faith that, you know, she'd like to - she'd like to play something
different than what Eliza is usually asked to play. And he came up with
the idea that she could play something different every week. And from
there Dollhouse was born. But
I would love to work with him again. I think he's a fascinating writer,
fascinating director. He's a lovely, lovely guy. I'm very, very fond of
him and I would - I'd, you know, I don't use the word genius lightly
but I think he is one."

"I think [Joss] really is a great writer," said Head. "I would like to see him make more movies. I think, you know, I thought Serenity
was a funny film and actually it was hugely well received by critics
and at the same time was not possibly marketed as well as it might have
been. It was a great film. He makes writing really count. It's not just
writing for writing sake. He gives everything a life and a reason. With
Dollhouse, I think he had
problems initially with Fox because they wanted one show and he was
sticking readily with his guns. And I think they've gone with it now
because they realized that ultimately it's wonderfully complex and i
all the characters have got all sorts of neuroses and problems. I mean
it's a fascinating world that he's created with Dollhouse."

"And it's what they've done with Merlin;
by creating a world in which magic is forbidden on pain of death,
they've created a very, very interesting world for a young Merlin to
exist or not to, you know, basically fight for his life," said Head. "A
good drama is about conflict. And if like Joss Whedon you can allow
comedy to come through to support your drama, it makes the thrills and
spills that much more pertinent and that much more poignant when you do
get it. When you get the shop horror it gives you a bed to feed it in.
You know, and then ultimately that's what makes its appeal so wide."

So, given how much time has passed since Whedon first approached Head about Ripper, have their plans changed significantly?

"Originally when he pitched [Ripper]
to me, he didn't have to pitch it very fast, I was like yes,"
remembered Head. "It was a series. And it was Giles as this sad lonely
man in England without a real reason to be. And it was pretty much
ghost stories. Week-by-week, some ghost story would somehow affect him."

"And then he said that he didn't [feel]--I mean he by that time I think he had been affected by Angel--the
need to write a weekly story," he went on. "I think he found at that
point the drive was different. And so he suggested this one film he was
going to make. And he told me the story that he'd written and it's
absolutely beautiful. And I hope that one day it gets made whether it's
the guise of Ripper or
whether we just sell it as a story, a one-off TV movie. It's a lovely,
lovely story. It's kind of a ghost story. It's also about a man
investigating his own soul and it's fascinating and lovely and sad and
it's classic ghost reading. I hope we get to make it one day. And from
there on in he was going to, you know, if it was successful maybe he
could have been convinced to do a series. And as I say he's back in the
seat of doing a weekly series with Dollhouse. Maybe he can be convinced otherwise. But never say never but at the same time, I think it's on the shelf for a while."

"I
don't think we'll every really know [what Ripper means]," said Head. "I
think Ripper just means it's the darker side of someone that suddenly
see that you never every knew existed. And it's a very dark side. And
we got to see some of it in Buffy. You know, he's the only guy who killed an innocent man in Buffy.
Well Faith did. But Faith is bad. But he smothered somebody who
ultimately was a innocent bystander. And so [had] some darkness. That's
Ripper."

So is Head still surprised by all the attention he gets from Buffy fans years after its cancellation?

"It
wasn't cancelled. It was never cancelled," said Head, chidingly. "Just
we took a bow and decided to basically that he had said enough.
Although having said that and I haven't seen it all, but Season Eight
is alive and kicking in comic book form."

"No, I'm not surprised [by the continued support of Buffy fans] inasmuch as ultimately Buffy
was an extraordinary piece of writing," he continued. "And because of
that, the fact that it was used by universities as an example of modern
writing. I'm amazed when I got to LA and I go and meet producers who
came up as writers and Buffy
was almost their bible and they almost genuflect. So it's always very
flattering but it's nothing to do with me. It's because I worked with
Joss Whedon. What does amaze me, and the fact that I love, is that I'm
constantly met by young people and I think that they've seen something
else I'm in, Little Britain or Merlin and Buffy
goes - I don't know what it does in the States but it goes round and
round. It's cyclical here and it keeps garnering young audiences. And
long may that be so because it is great TV."

"But one of the things that appeals about Buffy
was the fact that it was so multi generational," Head reflected. "It
was - even though FOX didn't market it this way, FOX marketed it for
15-year-olds to 25-year-olds. [...] It is truly universal appeal and
that is the secret of Merlin
as well. It has this extraordinary general, multi-generational appeal
that people come up to me in the street and say thank you. I go it's
nothing to do with me. I didn't write it. But they say this is truly a
show that we can sit down with our kids and everybody loves it.
Everybody - it's a truly family show. And there's not that many shows
that parents and grandparents and brothers and sisters, teens,
25-year-olds down to the age of six can actually enjoy a show together.
There's something in it for everybody. And it's once every few years a
show like it comes along... It's kind of very simple, very basic
premise but it's a very clever premise. And as I say, it somehow
appeals to everyone."

Has Head been typecast then since he first played Rupert Giles on Buffy?

"Actors
generally, you get a recurring role in this and a recurring role in
that," said Head. "I mean I've been very, very fortunate to play leads
in a number of series; and very different types of things. And to a
certain extent I've worked quite hard not to be typecast. You know,
when initially when I came back from Buffy
there were quite of offers of professors and the occasional librarian
but they were largely professors. There was an episode of Doctor Who
that I did. And initially I balked at it because it was headmaster and
then I read that it was a headmaster who ate children and ultimately
was actually a demon who flew. I kind of - I went one round and it was
a great episode and it was great fun to do."

"But it's more than
that," he continued. "You know, trying to find something, which will
develop your career, will take you on to something new and will open
people's minds up. I mean Giles for me was a huge, huge turning point
because it was the first character role that I had played. And up to
that point in England I was playing romantic leads. You know, that to a
certain extent was not limiting but it basically it was just going in
one direction. And the thing that Buffy
gave me was an opportunity to show people that I did other stuff and it
was the first time I'd really been - even though Giles wasn't
necessarily a comic role, there was a lot of comedy in it."

"And so it gave the producers of Little Britain
the idea that I could play a straight man in a comedy and he plays it
absolutely straight down the line. But there has to be some comedy. Do
you know what I mean? So Matt and David, I think, basically saw
something in me that they thought would work in a comedy. So since then
I've done quite a lot of comedy, per se. And it's great fun to be
allowed to go from one genre to another. And go, you know, to do
musicals the same as well. I'm very, very fortunate."

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MessageSujet: Re: Anthony S. Head   Ven 06 Jan 2012, 21:46

Rhaaa , je peux pas lire la vidéo , faut que je télécharge un truc , je sais pas quoi , c'est en Anglais ?

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