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And they are *still* arguing over Effie…

Posted in interviews, the countess, theatre with tags , , on 31 October, 2013 by ambarussa

Following this article, the Daily Fail has more speculation on offer.

Did legal battle block premiere of Emma Thompson’s period drama Effie Gray?

In 2005, Damian O’Hare played John Everett Millais in “The Countess”, so while have no idea who ripped off whom here, I seize the opportunity to post a “Countess” picture.

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Alison Pargeter and Damian O’Hare in “The Countess”

 

“I love the immediacy of theatre,” he [Damian] enthuses. “Hearing the gasp of the audience and really feeling the language is simply amazing. The writing is a million times better than most television dramas.”

Well there’s no doubt this Belfast actor will be hearing several gasps from the audience in London’s Criterion Theatre where he’ll be making history all over again.”

(Snippet from an interview for  the “Irish Abroad” newsletter by Grainne McLoughlin, 2005)

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Look who was in the Mail…

Posted in the countess, theatre with tags , , , on 12 February, 2012 by ambarussa

… Damian O’Hare as John Everett Millais in “The Countess”. The article, dated 24 April 2011, is about “The day I sat in Emma Thompson’s kitchen and accused her of stealing my movie”. Not going to touch that, but I’m fascinated by the rumour that Orlando Bloom might be cast as Millais. Stroke of genius, they could be twins!

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Damian O’Hare in “The Countess”

Posted in the countess, theatre with tags , , on 12 May, 2009 by ambarussa

I’m currently without a scanner, hence the poor quality. Once mine is back, I’ll do proper scans and add them to the gallery. The pictures are taken from the official programme of the production at the Criterion Theatre in London back in 2005. Damian played artist John Everett Millais, who, to quote Millais-biographer Jason Rosenfeld’s introduction in the programme, was “(…) floppy-haired, gangly, attractive, amusing, preternaturally gifted (…)” – an Aca-Fan, who’d have thought!

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Website move successful / Damian O’Hare in “The Countess”

Posted in the countess, theatre with tags , , on 1 March, 2009 by ambarussa

As you can see, the transition of the website went smoothly and, to my knowledge, without any downtime or broken links.

And now for something completely different – random picture of and random quote by Damian O’Hare in “The Countess”.

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“I love the immediacy of theatre,” he [Damian O’Hare] enthuses.
“Hearing the gasp of the audience and really feeling the language
is simply amazing. The writing is a million times better than most
television dramas.” – 2005

Theatre: Random Quote

Posted in the countess, theatre with tags , , on 12 October, 2008 by ambarussa

“(…) And Damian O’Hare, who is in The Countess, is great. I have to have a love interest with him, and that can be hard if you don’t believe it. You can busk a lot, but you can’t busk that. You have to be brave, because you have to look at each other with an open heart. Brave actors are those whom you want to be with. He is never anything other than 100% truthful to my face. (…)”

Alison Pargeter, when asked to name her favourite co-stars

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