True Blood’s King of Mississippi Will Be Back

February 20, 2011

Denis O’Hare Talks to The TV Junkie about His Current Projects:

Denis O'Hare plays the King of Mississippi on True BloodWe may have season four spoilers of HBO‘s True Blood dancing in our heads, but we certainly haven’t forgotten how season three ended, especially for Denis O’Hare‘s character, Russell Edgington. Of course we don’t think he died given that he didn’t meet the true death before our eyes, but how long will he be encased in cement, slowly going insane? That’s up to Alan Ball and the genius writers, but O’Hare himself confidently told The TV Junkie “I am so not dead.  I’ll be back…I hope!”

Other Projects:

O’Hare left the King of Mississippi frozen in cement to play a tasteless psychiatrist in HBO’sBored to Death,’ as well as a Roman soldier in the new film ‘The Eagle‘. ‘Bored to Death’ is a comedy series revolving around a writer who moonlights as a private detective, and the show returns for its third season this September. Regarding his role as Dr. Worth, O’Hare stated “it was so hilarious to be a completely inappropriate psychiatrist. I was in heaven.”

The Eagle‘ hit theaters February 11th and stars O’Hare as Roman soldier Lutorius. The film is about a young Roman soldier in Roman-ruled Britain who endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem. Regarding the movie and filming in Budapest, O’Hare exclaimed:

“He (the director) has made an incredibly exciting, sexy, and yet historically accurate movie about what it must be like to be in 180 A.D. in the wilds of England, to be a Roman soldier.  It’s a huge movie… Budapest is a really hip, fun, young city. It feels incredibly alive, it feels very very active…I don’t drink anymore but if I still drank, I would have had an incredible time!”

Check out the video below to see O’Hare’s full interview.  ‘Bored to Death’ season three premieres in September and ‘The Eagle’ has been in theaters a little over a week. You can also see him in ‘The Good Wife‘ as Judge Charles Abernathy. Congratulations to O’Hare on his new projects!  Of course, we are the most excited to see him reprise his role in season four of True Blood (maybe!).

Source: The TV Junkie– Denis O’Hare Talks ‘True Blood’ and ‘The Eagle’

Video Credit: Youtube.com – TheTVJunkieDotNet

(Photo Credit: Zap2It)

Edited by: Shanea O’Connor

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Denis O’Hare’s Eagle Lands February 11

January 27, 2011

O’Hare as a Legionnaire in The Eagle

Should I mention what a fan I am of movies with Roman soldiers in them? I am holding back the inner squeee! Barely. The February 11 theatrical release of The Eagle is all the more thrilling because True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare stars in the film in the role of Lutorius. The movie also stars Channing Tatum and is directed by Kevin MacDonald.

About The Eagle

The story of The Eagle is loosely based on the Legio IX Hispana(the Ninth Spanish Legion) which was eventually posted to what is now Great Britain and is thought to have disappeared in about AD 117. The movie is an adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth. According to MovieWeb.com:

In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism….

20 years earlier, Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.

. . . Flavius’ son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father’s disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave’s identity and loyalty – a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).

Featurette

For more about the movie and some great scenes and commentary check out the featurette. You can see O’Hare at about 2:45, by the way.

I know I’m going to be in the theater getting my Legionnaire fix. How about you?

Source: BeyondHollywood.com
Photo Credit: Focus Features, copyright Matt Nettheim
Featurette Source: Focus Features

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Video: Trailer Released for Denis O’Hare’s ‘The Eagle’

November 14, 2010

Film to be Released February 12, 2011

Denis O'Hare The EagleDenis O’Hare has a number of projects on the go.  He is currently on Broadway in the play ‘Elling‘ with Brenden Fraser and his film ‘The Eagle’ is due to be released in 2011.  The film co-stars Channing Tatum as Marcus Aquila and is set in second century Britain.  O’Hare plays Lotorius, a Roman soldier who is Aquila’s superior in the beginning of the film.

Below is a trailer for the film in which we get a small glimpse of O’Hare’s character.

Let us know in the comment section below what you think of the preview.  Will you be seeing the movie?

Source:  Aceshowbiz.com– Channing Tatum’s Epic Movie “The Eagle” Gets First Trailer

(Photo Credit: Matt Nettheim – Focus Features)

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