Just spent a long hot week the north of the Netherlands and I'm exhausted from the long drive back, where I got stuck in traffic twice.
So: A quick round-up of what I missed this week on the Matthew Rhys/Luke Macfarlane front. With my thanks to yinyang077 and lilypoppy for keeping me up-to-date with the news....
According to TV Guide, Luke MacFarlane has been hired as the first major guest star for Episode 2 of Beauty and the Beast’s freshman season. You’ll likely know him best from his work on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2011. Now you can know him for playing Philippe Bertrand, the artistic director of the Bertrand Ballet Company. As the name of the company suggests, Bertrand works with ballerinas. He works so closely with them it’s almost as if he becomes one with them, professionally and personally, but not literally. Sounds like a major creep if you ask me. Bertrand becomes involved with ADA Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) when his prima-ballerina is murdered. I expect Bertrand will become a suspect in the case, based on how inherent he is to his performers lives. Just reading what we know about this character so far, it almost seems like this could be on any other crime procedural, but we mustn’t forget Vincent Keller is playing a man – Jay Ryan – who was turned into a beast after a military experiment went awry.
I do hope that Philippe Betrand isn't as obnoxious as Luc Laurent. Blegh! (PS. I wouldn't mind seeing Luke in tights, but I'm dead if Luke shows up wearing a tutu!)
Found this on LMO (which I believed to be dead): Beauty and the Beast premieres on October 11th (which makes Luke’s appearance on October 18th).
No idea what the source is, but I love this picture. Luke and Patricia look great!....
In the pilot stage for FX is spy drama "The Americans," starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as a married couple who live in the U.S. and are spying for the KGB. Pilot has already been shot for "The Americans" and the project has an excellent chance of moving forward to series.
Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys, Director and FILMCLUB Champion Marc Evans and actress Nia Roberts, star of the Oscar-nominated Solomon and Gaenor, will be taking part in a Q&A chaired by comedian and writer Daniel Glyn at the National Eisteddfod.
I love that they refer to "Solomon and Gaenor" which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew's friend. :)