Its still hot and summer is sizzling and there are
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS DUE TO JAMIE SIVES!!
*Jamie completed his highly acclaimed turn in The Pride which played over the past few weeks at the Sheffield Crucible theatre. Kudos cheers and BRAVO Jamie for all the great success with your return to the stage-hope it wont be too long till you return again! Congratulations! :))
*13 EMMY NOMS TO A GAME OF THRONES, which was nominated for a slew of awards, including BEST DRAMA. Well done indeed to the stellar cast & crew of this excellent HBO series, including many Scots actors in the cast
Jamie Sives, James Cosmo, Kate Dickie, Iain Glen, Richie Madden, Emun Elliot Ron Donachie & Rory McCann! Awesome job! "These nominations are great honors for the various individuals singled out, but the truth is that hundreds of people worked on ‘Game of Thrones,’ setting up lights at 5 in the morning, sewing wolf sigils on Sunday evenings, forging Valyrian steel daggers,” Benioff and Weiss said in a statement. “The crew and production staff work insane hours and their credits flash by in the blink of an eye at the end of each episode. We thank them for their passion and commitment to the show, and we thank the academy for recognizing their labors. And of course, thanks to HBO and George R.R. Martin.”
*Finally, the home town crowd will be able to catch Jamie Sives in his Best Actor turn for the short film "Tremblay-en-France" as it will be part of the French Film Festival this November in the UK. The festival will play in Jamie's home town and all over the UK including London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The program will officially be announced in September. Of making this acclaimed short film, Jamie, who lived in Paris for a while and still has friends there, wanted to make a return to that fabled city of lights. Thus when offered the chance to film there he readily took the film, and told me of making the movie: "Those three weeks were very gruelling and a bit hairy too. We filmed for 3 weeks in and around the darker reaches of Paris, mostly through the night. All along the canal and out to the suburbs. There was all manner of things going on along that canal in the wee small hours."
LOL quite! Jamie was quite honored with the best actor award earlier this year, and has nothing but high marks for the cast & crew, emphasing its often love that drives makers of short films "Short film crews work through incredibly hard conditions and invariably for free. Just for the love of it. Quite something really."
When the program is announced will update with ticket info and the like, stay tuned! PS if you are in Melbourne, Australia you can catch TEF on Thurs 28 July; info here.