Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman

October 26, 2008

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Born August 25, 1976, in Stockholm, Swedan, Alexander joins the cast of True Blood as Eric Northman, the owner of the vampire bar in Shreveport called Fangtasia. He is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, who’s long list of film credits include Mamma Mia, Demons and Angels, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Skarsgård has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies. He has recently garnered glowing reviews for his role as Sgt. Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert in HBO’s mini-series Generation Kill.

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Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse

October 26, 2008

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse. Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse. Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson

Ryan Kwanten as Sookie’s brother Jason Stackhouse.  Ryan Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor.

Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Ryan Kwanten has positioned himself as one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects.

This fall, Ryan can be seen starring alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin in the highly anticipated new HBO series “True Blood,” from creator Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). Based on the book series “Southern Vampire” by Charlaine Harris, the show follows the world of vampires, who are able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. Ryan’s additional television credits include the role of Jay Robertson in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series “Summerland,” which ran for two seasons. He was also a lead in the ESPN original movie “The Junction Boys.”

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ryan recently finished working on the Luke Kasdan feature film “Don’t Fade Away” opposite Mischa Barton. His other feature film credits include “Flicka”, a Twentieth Century Fox film in which he starred opposite Tim McGraw, Maria Bello and Alison Lohman, the title role in “American Brown,” which received the Audience Award for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, “Liquid Bridge,” nominated for Best Picture at the Australian Film Festival and the newly released “Dead Silence” directed by James Wan (writer/director of Saw).

A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. He starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series “Home and Away.” A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book.

An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.

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Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

October 26, 2008

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton. Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton. Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, a vampire with whom Sookie falls in love.

Stephen Moyer first turned heads when he appeared on the hit series “The Starter Wife” opposite Debra Messing. The series was recognized by critics and fans alike and was nominated for multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

Moyer will next be seen in the highly anticipated Alan Ball (“Six Feet Under,” AMERICAN BEAUTY) series “True Blood.” The show takes place in a modern day world where vampires are able to live amongst mortals by drinking synthetic blood. It is based on the best selling books series, the Sookie Stackhouse Story by Charlaine Harris. “True Blood” also stars Oscar winner, Anna Paquin who plays a physic barmaid (Sookie Stackhouse) in Louisiana who falls for a vampire by the name of Bill Compton (Moyer). The series will premiere on HBO on September 7th.

On the big screen, Moyer appeared in 88 MINUTES, the drama staring Al Pacino and directed by Jon Avnet. He also starred in UNDISCOVERED, the teen cult classic, the Oscar nominated film QUILLS opposite Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix and PRINCE VALIANT with Katherine Heigl.

Moyer’s television credits include “NY-LON” opposite Rashida Jones, “The Final Quest,” “Uprising,” “Entrusted,” and the BBC series “Life Support.”

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Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse

October 26, 2008

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. (Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson)

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. (Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson)

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress in a smalltown diner. Anna Helene Paquin was born July 24, 1982. 

With her work in films and theater, Academy Award winning actress Anna Paquin has displayed a range of emotions and a wealth of talent well beyond her years.

Anna will next star in the upcoming HBO drama, “True Blood”, which marks her first foray into series television. “True Blood” is based on the “Southern Vampire” book series by Charlaine Harris, and is set to debut on HBO this September 2008.

Anna recently received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Elaine Goodale Eastman in  HBO’s original movie “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”, opposite Adam Beach and Aidan Quinn.   Directed by Yves Simoneau and produced by Dick Wolf, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” , the film received a record 17 nominations.

In 2006, Paquin produced “Blue State” with her brother Andrew Paquin, under their banner Paquin Films.  “Blue State” is a political romantic comedy about a Democratic campaigner played by Breckin Meyer, who follows through on his promise to move to Canada if George “Dubya” Bush is re-elected. Lured by an organization in Winnipeg that promises to help disgruntled Americans get settled in Canada, Meyer heads to Canada with his traveling partner, played by Anna Paquin.  This is the first collaboration between Anna Paquin and her brother.  “Blue State” premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Next year she will  be seen in Michael Dougherty’s “Trick ‘r Treat,” a thriller about four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween.  Produced by Bryan Singer, Warner Bros. will release the film  in the fall of  2008.

Paquin has also finished production on Kenneth Lonnergan’s “Margaret,” as the lead, opposite Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick. Paquin plays Lisa, a girl who witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath.  “Margaret” is produced by Scott Rudin and Sydney Pollack and executive produced by Anthony Minghella and Dan Halsted. Fox Searchlight is set to release the film.

In 2006, she reprised her role as “Rogue” in Brett Ratner’s “X-Men 3.” 20th Century Fox released the film worldwide on May 26th 2006; the film grossed over 130 million dollars opening weekend.

Additional film credits include Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and The Whale” (winning Best Ensemble Cast at the 2005 IFP Gotham Awards), “X-Men 2”, Spike Lee’s “25th Hour” opposite Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Rosario Dawson, “Buffalo Soldiers” opposite Joaquin Pheonix and Ed Harris, Gus Van Sant’s “Finding Forester” with F. Murray Abraham and Sean Connery for Columbia Pictures,  and Cameron Crowe’s Academy Award winning “Almost Famous.”,  “X-Men” for director Bryan Singer, “Hurlyburly” Robert Iscove’s “She’s All That” ; “A Walk on the Moon” for Dustin Hoffman’s Punch Productions; Keith Stern’s “All the Rage”; Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad;” Carroll Ballard’s “Fly Away Home” with Jeff Daniels  and Franco Zeffirelli’s “Jane Eyre.”

On stage Paquin received a Drama Desk nomination as Best Lead Actress for her stage debut in Rebecca Gilman’s “The Glory of Living” for director Phillip Seymour Hoffman at New York’s  MCC Theater.  She followed that critically acclaimed performance with the first West End production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This is Our Youth”  co-staring Jake  Gyllenhaal and Hayden Christensen in London.  Other stage credits include “After Ashley” directed by Terry Kinney at The Vineyard Theatre and Neil Labute’s dark drama “The Distance from Here” (Drama Desk Award for “Best Play” and won for “Best Cast Ensemble”).

Paquin stunned the world in 1993 with her film debut as the daughter of the bride of an arranged marriage in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”  Paquin’s performance opposite cast members Holly Hunter (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress), Sam Neill, and Harvey Keitel led to her winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11 years old.

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Stephen Moyer in People Magazine

October 26, 2008

It is great that Stephen Moyer is finally getting the recognition he deserves for a wonderful performance in his current role of Bill Compton, in the new HBO hit series “True Blood”.

Stephen is featured on People’s website in a one minute video showing the 100 Sexy Men In One Minute for 2008. You see Stephen’s picture at the 1:04 mark.  To see the video click the link below.

SOURCE: 100 Sexy Men In One Minute for 2008

(photo credit: People Magazine)

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Bad Things Jace Everett True Blood

October 26, 2008

Jace Everett

Jace Everett

Jace Everett’s do bad things is the opening song to HBO’s true blood season 1 episodes

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Sam Trammell Interview with MSN TV

October 23, 2008

Sam Merlotte

Bret Federigan from MSN TV talks to Sam Trammell who plays the bar owner of Merlotte’s, Sam Merlotte on the Hit HBO TV series “True Blood”. Sam discusses the mythology surrounding the concept of vampires and the various themes in the show. He further explains his character’s interaction in the show and some secrets regarding the direction future episodes will take. Sam gives us some insight as to some future projects he will be working on. For the complete interview click the link below.

SOURCE: Sam Trammell’s Oh-So Positive About ‘True Blood’

(Photo credit: HBO., Inc.)

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TV Insider Interview With Alexander Skarsgard

October 22, 2008

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman

Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith from TV Insider had the opportunity to interview Alexander Skarsgard who plays the 1000 year viking vampire on the hit HBO TV series “True Blood”. Alex discusses his surprise at the success of the show and fan reactions to him. In the interview he explains how he obtained the part of Eric for the show, his preparations for the part and his experience working with Alan Ball. Alex describes to TV Insider his experience growing up in Sweden, his career as an actor and the various projects he has worked on and would like to do in the future. To read the full interview click the link below.

SOURCE: TV INSIDER: ‘True Blood’s’ Hunky Alex Skarsgard

(Photo credit: HBO., Inc.)

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