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September 2014
02

Anonymous asked

hey i send a link for mary queen of scots on amazon - did you not get it? it's up for preorder with the release date of october 20th :)

Nope, can you send the link again please?

September 2014
02

I knew then that I didn’t want to do it through people writing music for me, I wanted to do it the old fashioned, Ray Charles way. But at that point, I’d been acting a little while and I realised it was an actor I wanted to be and singing and playing instruments was more of a hobby.

 - Aneurin Barnard
September 2014
02

Anonymous asked

I remember hearing something about Aneurin auditioning for the musical, although it was never specified if it was the stage production or the movie. Apparently he got down to the finals though

Well no wonder he did, he’s quite talented. Too bad they didn’t cast him :( But he’s still young so let’s hope they cast him next time!

September 2014
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maggarf asked

I love your site. As for the fancast thing, well I published a YA Historical Fiction Novel on kindle. I started writing it long ago and had a hard time seeing one of my main characters until I saw a fifteen year old Aneurin. I instantly knew he was Adam! Can't wait till I write Adam's adult book.

fuckyeahaneurinbarnard:

Sounds great! You should send us a link to your book!

maggarf:Here is a link to the Amazon page.The books is called ‘To Beg Our Cousin the King’, and is a tale of 5 young ones in 1101 Wales who must leave their home to rescue their Chieftain who has been abducted by a true historical figure of the times, Robert of Belleme. I see a 15 year old Aneurin as my character Adam. Adam is the son of the half-brother of William the Conqueror who has been hidden in the village of Mynyw in south Wales for the majority of his life, to save him from his evil half-brother, another real historical character, William, Count of Mortain. The five young ones range in age from 12 to 19. Adam and his niece are cousins to King Henry I, and have to beg his help to rescue their Chieftain. I think when you look at my cover you will find Adam very quickly. My book has done well, but could do better. It’s full of excitement, history, family love, and a touch of romance, and is very historically correct! Like I said I will be writing Adam’s adult book at the beginning of next year. Of course, I dream of Aneurin starring in the TV series. The second book in the YA Cymry Saga will be out by Thanksgiving 2014, staring Adam. Each young one gets their own book. The first book introduces the young ones to the World!

#maggarf   
September 2014
02

Anonymous asked

I always fancasted him as Marius from les miserables- if you Google the book's description of Marius you'll totally see why, too

I’ve even read the book and I can totally see why. Though I’d love to fancast him in the musical!

September 2014
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More HQ photos from The White Queen

Site Update: The White Queen - HQ Tagless Portraits and Stills x43 by Far Far Away Site

More HQ photos from The White Queen

Site Update: The White Queen - HQ Tagless Portraits and Stills x43 by Far Far Away Site

September 2014
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The White Queen behind the scenes

September 2014
02

blind date, david bailey and bad hair days with rising star aneurin barnard…

“What’s your name and where d’ya come from?” Aneurin (pronounced like an-eye-rin) Barnard is the curly haired brunette who’s made the move from The Valleys to the silver screen and will be playing Bobby Willis – the husband of everyone’s favourite Liverpudlian and Blind Date presenter Cilla Black in Cilla. He’s quite a catch!

Aneurin first caught our eye as i-D fave and cheeky chappy David Bailey in We’ll Take Manhattan, starring opposite Karen Gillan as The Shrimp. But next up is his role as Bobby Willis in three-part Mersey Beat ITV drama, Cilla, for which he dyed his hair every nine days, bleached his eyebrows every four, and mastered the perfect Liverpudlian accent. Turning down a promising career as a singer, starting out on the West End stage and picking his roles carefully, Aneurin is one of those actors who’s not in it for the fame or riches but is dedicated to mastering the craft. 

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Did you know much about Cilla Black before you got cast in Cilla?
What I knew from when I was a kid is just from Surprise, Surprise and Blind Date, and I knew that she kind of sang but not much detail. It wasn’t until reading the script and through the research I had to do that I realised she was a number 1 selling female artist in the UK.

What was it about her life that made it so interesting?
I guess it’s where her and Bobby came from, which is the back streets. But they were just normal kids who were in this Mersey Beat kind of movement where the Beatles and Cilla were found. They were part of a movement of people who had a raw talent and were writing songs and it became a life-changing opportunity for them. That was the beginning. And what her and Bobby went through together, their relationship with Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager and how he was there one minute and wasn’t the next and Bobby having to become her manager. This was all before the TV celebrity that we all know now.

I’ve got some questions from Blind Date… “When I was little if I stuck my fingers in my ears and closed my eyes, I thought I was invisible. What superpower would you have?”
Does it have to be a chat up line? 

There has to be a reason!
Oh my dear lord, ok here we go. There are some cheesy things going on in my mind right now. I’m really bad at this. I’d have the ability to fly so I could sweep you off your feet. 

What question would you ask if you were on the other side of the screen?
Probably something embarrassing. It’s really boring I guess, “One of my favourite things is watching antique programs, what antique would you be?” Something stupid like that. If I was actually invested in being on the show then I probably would come up with a really good question! 

Why did the role of Bobby appeal to you?
Initially I was like, there’s no way I’m going to be right for this role, because he’s this Liverpudlian lad, he’s got bright blue eyes, the brightest blonde hair you could naturally have, surely they’ll want someone close to that. But they didn’t, they wanted the right actor to play him. What appeals to me really is playing people who are quite far away from myself but with enough for me to connect with. I come from the same kind of social background as Bobby so that was really useful, and the story line and the depth of his lifestyle was just really intriguing. And I had to transform physically for it, which is always lovely to do because you can really embody a character when you get to change your appearance.

Were you wearing a wig?
No, that was my hair. It was bleached and toned every nine days. On the seventh day they had to paint in the roots. My eyebrows were done every four days. 

Did you mind any of that?
It was a bit of a pain in the ass but it was perfect for Bobby. It was such a great thing to have achieved because my hair’s so dark. Lucky enough there were no orange incidents! But we had a great team. At the end of the job though I had to cut it all off because there was hair falling out in parts. I don’t know how girls tame their hair. 

When you played Bailey you spent some time with him. What was he like?
I’ve never met anyone else like Bailey, he’s got such a charm about him and a great dry wit. Even in his mid-seventies now, he can still woo people in the way a 25 year old can’t.

I saw some pictures of you when you were 15 and won a singing contest…
Are you really going to make me do this? 

You were dressed all in white with spiky hair…
Hey man, it was the 90s ok! I started off singing when I was really young. I loved performing and these opportunities kept coming my way and I was young – why not! It started to get serious because there were record labels knocking on the door and asking if I wanted to sign contracts. I was offered one deal, the first time I came to London and my father and I got the train down and were chauffeured to a big hotel and taken to a penthouse suite and were shown this other world. I was only 15, and there was this contract on the table and I was like, do I want to do this or not? I knew then that I didn’t want to do it through people writing music for me, I wanted to do it the old fashioned, Ray Charles way. But at that point, I’d been acting a little while and I realised it was an actor I wanted to be and singing and playing instruments was more of a hobby.

August 2014
27

Anonymous asked

Hi, I was wondering where you found all the pictures from Mary Queen of Scots? Have you seen the film?

I know that it can be watched online, but I don’t know where! As soon as I have a link for the DVD on Amazon, I’ll post it!