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Filming of “Zoo” begins in Belfast!

Posted in movies, Uncategorized, zoo with tags , , on 27 September, 2016 by ambarussa

And the Irish News shares many lovely pictures – amazing set and costumes!

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Damian O’Hare in “Zoo”

For more pictures, please visit THE IRISH NEWS!

More in THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH.

 

 

Movies: Damian O’Hare in Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie!

Posted in movies with tags on 1 April, 2014 by ambarussa

Excellent news: make sure you’ll catch Damian O’Hare in “Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie”, where he’ll play Henry, an old flame of Cathy’s who turns up at the Brown’s household and causes a lot of trouble. But no worries, mam will sort him out!

Brendon O'Carrol in Mrs Brown's Boys.

“Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie” will open nationwide on 27 June. Don’t miss this masterpiece of existentialist movie-making!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh well – if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t!

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In completely unrelated news…

Posted in movies, potc with tags , , , , , , on 14 November, 2013 by ambarussa

… it’s great to know Mr. Gillette used his spare time for studies.

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PotC then and now, plus a Damian O’Hare lookalike

Posted in movies, potc with tags , , , , , on 2 July, 2013 by ambarussa

Screencrush wants you to see the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” cast then and now, which is totally not the same as “where are they now”. I’m very pleased to see that Lt. Gillette is listed as well (after Ragetti and before Mr. Gibbs!)

In completely unrelated news, Renee from Kentucky mailed:

“Damian is on awkwardfamilyphotos and he sparkles!”

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Phew. No, it’s not him.

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Any other doppelgängers you know of? Keep me posted.

Happy Birthday to us! Party with us and help School Kids getting a decent Breakfast!

Posted in movies, theatre, tv, website with tags , , , , , on 22 July, 2012 by ambarussa

On 12 August 2012, it will be five years that we provide the world with information on Irish actor Damian O’Hare’s work. Which just goes to show that ideas conceived at 3am after a pub crawl don’t necessarily have to be bad (though we’re glad we didn’t go for calling the site “D’Oh!”)

Running such a website is only fun if the fans to go with it don’t take things seriously, and luckily, that’s the case with ambarussa.net. Thanks a lot to all of you who contributed to the website, for mailing news, making screencaps and all the silly discussions.
(I still think “Dr. Burnett carrying kittens in a basket to safety from a burning house while single-handedly rescuing  30 girlscouts/nuns/vicars from a bus stuck in a ditch” would have made an awesome episode for “The Royal”!)

Thanks also to Damian O’Hare; we’d never made it to five years if he’d decided to drop acting and become a plumber. The people who “discovered” him in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies continued to follow his work all through the years, from The Royal to Taking the Flak to Hatfields & McCoys. If you manage to get and keep such a loyal fanbase, you know you’re good at what you’re doing.

So – party! We won’t share the cake, but we want to share the food: to celebrate five years of ambarussa.net, we’ve set up a fundraising site over at justgiving.com for “Magic Breakfast”, a charity which provides a decent breakfast for some of those 700,000 children who arrive at school too hungry to learn every day. All you have to do is click the button below, get more information and, if you feel like and can afford it, share a quid or two.  Your donation will make the wee ones happy, it will make the charity happy and it will make us happy. And happy Webgnomes are a very good thing!

 
JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

 

Thanks so much for your generosity, and to the next five years!

Your friendly neighbourhood Webgnome xx

PS: As usual, the person responsible for this charity drive is the Webgnome; Damian O’Hare is not involved with this in any way, form or shape. Have complaints? Then mail us.

Watch Damian for free in “The Broken”

Posted in movies, the broken with tags , , on 21 March, 2012 by ambarussa

Missed “The Broken”? Here’s your chance to catch up:

THE BROKEN @ COMCAST ON DEMAND

Available as long as it lasts, so don’t wait too long.

Thanks to Binkie for the tip.

 

This and That

Posted in hatfields & mccoys, movies, the broken, tv with tags , , , , , on 29 January, 2012 by ambarussa

Catching up with a few loose ends here.

The Hatfields & McCoys

History Channel has not yet confirmed a date for this mini series. The documentary on the real Hatfields and McCoys which will come with the series has not been finished yet; the grape vine says that we can expect to see the two families feuding in the first half of 2012.

I’ve set up a page for Hatfields and McCoys on the website; not much content there yet, though.

Ultimate Force – “Killing of a one-eyed Bookie”

One of Damian’s earliest TV appearances is now available on HULU. It’s only available to people in the USA.

The Broken

Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror HD is currently showing The Broken almost daily.

 

2011 Ambarussa Yuletide Contest

Posted in movies, potc 4 with tags , , , , , , on 7 December, 2011 by ambarussa

It’s that time of the year again.

The traditional Yuletide Contest! And this time you can win

THE FORMIDABLE “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” STICKER BOOK!


Stick the stickers in the book. Or stick Jack Sparrow to your windscreen! And Lieutenant Gillette to the wing mirror! Sky is the limit. And because it’s a much-loved tradition, you’ll also get

A SELECTION OF CHOCOLATE

Real chocolate. Not the tasteless factory stuff – chocolate-chocolate. Milk, dark, white, nuts, orange – your choice.

And what do you have to do to win sticker book and chocolate?

Just send an email to

webgnome at ambarussa. net

and answer the following question:

“What mistake has happened regarding Lieutenant Gillette in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sticker book?”

A) They confused him with Lieutenant Groves

B) They misspelled his name

C) They called him a pirate

It’s never been easier than this year – and in case you’re still in doubt: check here.

IMPORTANT: Please put “Contest” or “Damian O’Hare” in the subject line.

Deadline: 12th December, 2011, noon GMT.

Please read the following rules before you send off your mail.

RULES:

1. By participating in this contest, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the rules.

2. You have to be at least 16 years old to participate.

3. Please be fair: only send in one mail per person.

4. No cash pay-out of your prize.

5. No correspondence will be held over the outcome of the contest.

6. If you are the winner, you’ll have to provide us with your name and address.

7. We’ll send your prize out asap, but have no influence on postal services.

8. Should, for any reason beyond our control, one of the prizes not be available, we’ll replace it with a different prize of the same value.

9. We accept entries from all over the world. If, however, your country does not allow the import of chocolate, you’ll “only” get the sticker book (sorry about that).

Good luck!

Much care and consideration has gone into the production of this merchandise.

Posted in movies, potc 4 with tags , , , , , , , on 11 November, 2011 by ambarussa

The following merchandise for PotC: OST has landed on my desk. It’s a stickerbook:

It came with the information that “Officer Gilette” (sic) had also made it into the book. And indeed:

Great news! Lt. Gillette on the lid would give my laptop at work a little more credibility than the “I can haz brainz?” zombie sticker that it’s currently sporting, though one could argue that it’s perfectly fitting for our meetings.

Obviously, much care and consideration has gone into the production of this merchandise:

I guess the stickerbook was put together by the same professionals responsible for this masterpiece:

Anyway. If you’d like to buy this spectacular piece of movie memorabilia, you can do so here. Or you’ll just wait for our traditional Yuletide Contest and hope that you’ll win this beauty, among other lovely things.

How Gillette almost escaped to Mexico…

Posted in interviews, movies, potc 4 with tags , , , , , , , on 17 October, 2011 by ambarussa

Greg Ellis, aka Lt. Groves in the PotC movies, has given an interview to Jim Hill, which is now available online. He talks about his work on “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” with Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally and Damian O’Hare, and ponders the possibility of Groves’ return in PotC 5 (working title: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Zombies in Uniform”). You can find the interview here:

GREG ELLIS WONDERS IF HIS “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” CHARACTER WILL BE RETURNING FOR THE FIFTH FILM IN THIS SERIES

Here’s a small excerpt from the interview:

“And at one point, there was a semi-serious discussion among the actors that we should just keep going. Just sail on in to Mexico and then see how the locals would react as all these pirates and Royal Naval Officers came up on shore.”

I can’t help but feel that an escape of Gillette and Groves to Mexico would have made for a far better movie.

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