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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Crusoe Cast

I said I wouldn't be leaking any Crusoe insider info on this blog and I've pretty much limited myself to passing on what's already out there; this stuff also appears on NBC's own website so I reckon I'm safe.

Photo shows Anna Walton and Philip Winchester. Friday is played by the brilliant Tongayi Chirisa, whose picture I'll add when I can get hold of one of him in character.

The off-island and passing-through cast includes Sean Bean, Sam Neill, Joss Ackland, Mia Maestro, and Joaquim de Almeida as a character whom Defoe names only as "the Spaniard".

Filming's well under way now, with the 2-hour series premiere set to air at 8.00pm on Friday, October 17th. That's a week after the debut of Eleventh Hour, which will start its run in CBS' post-CSI slot on Thursday, October 9th.

I was on set for some of the UK shooting and I've been seeing dailies of the island footage and, biased though I obviously am, I have to say it's looking awesome.

4 comments:

Chris said...

No freebie to some pacific island then Steve?

Skinflint producers!

Good Dog said...

Good luck with the pair of them. That's cracking!

Being known only as "The Spaniard" probably say that character having some darn good times. I'd say an exclamation mark would creep in after a while.

Of course Eleventh Hour is going to be opposite the US version of Life on Mars, depending of course on whether they can decide which city to set it in.

And referring to a previous post. Was in HMV yesterday and say the Kenneth More and Robert Powell DVDs of The 39 Steps. Because Carlton own the rights to all three, Hitch's version included, on the back of the More version it actually says something like: this film is also available in other versions which are closer to the source material.

In other words, don't buy this version, get one of the others.

Stephen Gallagher said...

No freebie, but if I was out there I might have to work as hard as those guys. So, on balance...

simon said...

Hi Stephan,

Just stumbled upon your blog and may I say it's a real pleasure working on the set of Crusoe. (I am playing an extra in a few of the shots) The team is working very hard and all is progressing well. Without giving to much of the plot away I must say this series is going to be a smash hit.

So far I have been privileged to work alongside Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa, Joaquim de Almeida, the lovely Mia Maestro and a few other well known South African actors.

I really can't wait to see the final product, lets hope it doesn't take to long to be screened in South Africa.