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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:


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.


Damian O’Hare in “Grazia” magazine (sort of…) – and a freebie.

Posted in movies, potc, the broken with tags , , , , , , on 16 January, 2011 by ambarussa

I don’t know what year this was published and in which issue; the contributor sending me the scan didn’t know, either. From the text I’d say it was in 2006, but I could be wrong. It’s a multi-page interview with Jack Davenport (the quote in the title is by him), but as you can see, Damian’s in there as well.

In completely unrelated news:

I have one DVD of the horror/thriller movie “The Broken” to give away (for free, of course; no postage). If you’re interested, please drop me a line on

webgnome at

Please mention “Freebie” in the subject line.

First mailed, first served.

Aaaaand gone! The DVD goes to the UK, which has beaten Japan by only a few minutes. Japan will receive some consolation-chocolate, though. 🙂

“The Brøken”: DVD out in the UK, gallery online

Posted in movies, the broken, website with tags , , , on 6 June, 2009 by ambarussa

“The Brøken” is now available on DVD in the UK as well. Click here if you’d like to buy this movie on Amazon UK.

If you start watching, doze off five minutes into the movie, wake up in the middle for a moment, fall asleep again and then wake up for the last five minutes, you won’t miss much of the action and none of Damian’s scenes. I found “The Brøken” to be as entertaining, surprising and terrifying as London on a rainy morning in October. Which is pretty much the feeling of the movie right from the start. Personally, I’d rate it with 2 1/2 stars, but this is coming from somebody who thinks “Godzilla vs. Biollante” is great cinema and owns the “Eight Legged Freaks” DVD, so…

The screencaps of the movie are up on the website now:

“The Brøken” Gallery


Damian O'Hare as Anthony in The Brøken

Reactions to “The Royal” news / Reviews for “The Brøken”

Posted in movies, the broken, the royal, tv with tags , , , , , on 31 January, 2009 by ambarussa

The news of the maybe-possibly-then-again-maybe-not-axing of “Heartbeat” and “The Royal” (still denied by ITV) didn’t go unnoticed. While ranging from “about time!” to “why do you have to cancel the last bit of lighthearted entertainment?”, comments all over the media were overwhelmingly negative, and ITV had to take a lot of flak for its rumoured future investment in reality TV rather than drama. One doesn’t have to like shows like Heartbeat, The Royal or The Bill to fear the TV monoculture this might announce. All quality aspects aside – for those working behind and in front of the camera, this could mean that their jobs are at risk. It could also mean loss of income for local businesses. And more reality shows will come at the cost of even fewer available jobs for actors.

Here are some links to comments; while the focus is on “Heartbeat” and “The Bill”, “The Royal” is mentioned as well, and the problems are the same for all shows.

Paul Mount’s World of Stuff: “ITV: Making a crisis out of its dramas…”
“(…) So let’s not rejoice at the passing of ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘The Royal’ because their going means more than just the killing-off of two rather twee dramas series – they’re emblematic of a greater, more insidious malaise which sits at the core of British broadcasting like a cancer. (…)”

Manchester Evening News (Ian Wylie): “The Heartbeat Fades”
“(…) Heartbeat and The Royal have been treated disgracefully in recent times. Ratings have gone down due to irregular scheduling on a Sunday evening. With the dramas being screened in short bursts, before inexplicable breaks in the series runs. It’s almost as if bosses have been plotting how to kill off two of British TV’s best loved shows. With a slow death the chosen option to avoid the full wrath of fans. (…)”

The Guardian (Gareth McLean): “Dark Days at Sun Hill”
“(…) Instead of investing in drama – nurturing writers, training and employing crew – ITV has lined the pockets of footballers. I’m not suggesting television should be run as a job creation scheme for producers, dolly grips and actors, but should a broadcaster such as ITV be feathering the nest of the likes of UEFA and the FA? (…)”

The Independent: Moors village in shock at loss of “Heartbeat”
“(…) Now a new fear is stalking this small community of honey-coloured cottages set high in the glorious heather landscape. A fear that the failure of Heartbeat to return to our screens could signal the death of the lucrative tourist trade that has grown up around the programme. (…)”

And now for something completely different… “The Brøken” is now in cinemas, and here are two (positive) reviews.

Review Radio Times

Review Shadows on the Wall

The Brøken: release dates for the UK and the USA, DVD pre-orders

Posted in the broken, tv with tags , , , , on 15 January, 2009 by ambarussa

Horror/psycho thriller “The Brøken” was/will be released

in the USA on 6 January, 2009

in the UK on 30 January, 2009

Please check your local theatres for details.

(Damian O’Hare and Lena Headey in “The Brøken”)

You can watch the trailer on the


(Japanese subtitles, video autostarts)


“The Brøken” is up for pre-order now on Amazon US;  31 March is given as release date. Click the picture below for more information:


And last but not least:


Damian O’Hare: “The Brøken” – trailer and first pictures

Posted in movies, the broken with tags , , , on 23 October, 2008 by ambarussa

The official website of “The Broken” is now online, and so is the trailer. For whatever reasons, the website is in Japanese, though, but don’t worry. The trailer starts automatically if you click on the link below, so there’s no need to get the babelfish out of its pond.


Damian’s voice is the first thing you hear and you can see him right at the beginning of the trailer. That might be all we get to see of him in the first place. Once the DVD is out for rent and somebody tells us, we’ll know if it was “blink and you missed him.” At least his character is still alive at that point of the movie…

Damian O’Hare and Lena Headley in “The Brøken”

Now let’s all, for one moment, think fondly of the “movie expert” who complained about that “terrible accent that doesn’t sound European.” Who knows, maybe he’s realised by now that Europe is not a country and France not the capital of Amsterdam.

The Brøken at Film4’s “Frightfest” in London, 24 August 2008

Posted in festivals, movies, the broken with tags , , , on 16 July, 2008 by ambarussa

Finally: “The Brøken” is coming to the UK. If you want to test your luck and see if Damian O’Hare for a change will still be alive once the credits start, this is your chance!


“The Brøken” wil be shown on 24 August, 2008, 4pm, at the Odeon (Leicester Square/West End).

Click here for ticket-information.

Please note: single tickets go on sale on Saturday, 26 July, and they sell like fresh bread. So make a note in your calendar.

The Brøken: 2 April, 2008, Brussels International Film Festival

Posted in festivals, movies, the broken with tags , , on 19 March, 2008 by ambarussa

The movie will be screened on 2 April, 2008, 8 – 10pm, at the Theatre 1 in Bruxelles/Belgium.

Click here for more information and plot

No release date for the UK has been communicated yet. Also, Damian’s not turning up on any casting list, but considering that a critic complained about the “(…) Irish colleague (…) failing to do a convincing accent (…)” (No doubt.) he should be in there. Somewhere.

(Anyone up for a bet that his character will die two minutes into the movie?)

The Brøken: 20 January, 2008

Posted in festivals, movies, the broken with tags , , on 11 March, 2008 by ambarussa

“The Brøken” will be shown at the Festival du Film Fantastique in GĂ©rardmer (France). The movie will be screened at 10.30pm at the CinĂ©ma du Casino. (GĂ©rardmer is part of the Vosges dĂ©partement)

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