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Tim’s to play Friar Tuck in the new ‘Robin Hood: Origins’ film!

by Shell 14th Feb 2017 | 5 comments

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Tim’s been cast as Friar Tuck in a gritty new take on the classic Robin Hood story.

Scripted by Joby Harold and directed by Otto Bathurst, Robin Hood: Origins is scheduled for release in the US March 2018.

Taron Egerton will play Robin Hood, with Jamie Foxx as Little John and Eve Hewson, Maid Marian. Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn and Paul Anderson also star in the action-adventure feature,

Filming will take place in Croatia and Hungary, where some training has already taken place.

Those of you watching Tim’s Instagram account, a couple of weeks ago, now have an explanation for those photos in boots, on horseback and more.

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Good morning! It’s the 2nd of the 2nd – actual Groundhog Day.

In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA, Phil (the superstar Groundhog) will be closely watched as he leaves his burrow. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he’s predicted six more weeks of wintery weather but if Phil does not see his shadow, he’s predicted an early spring.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate by listening to ‘Seeing You’ performed by Tim and some of the cast and musicians from the Old Vic production of Groundhog Day at the 20th South Bank Sky Arts Awards last year.

To skip the intro start at 0:36.

‘Seeing You’ is from the musical Groundhog Day, created by Danny Rubin (book), Tim (music and lyrics) and Matthew Warchus (director). The arrangement is by Chris Nightingale.

Backing singers: Jack Shalloo, Carolyn Maitland, Georgina Hagen and Kieran Jae.

Musicians: Fiona Leggat, Justin Pearson, Rutledge Turnlund, Charlie Brown, Amy May and Andy McGlasson.

Groundhog Day’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed 10 week season at the Old Vic Theatre, London, in the summer of 2016, recently won FOUR 2016 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards including Theatrical Event of the Year AND The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical at the U.K. Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
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Andy Karl (Phil Connors) and Carlyss Peer (Rita Hanson)  Photo © Manuel Harlan

Andy Karl (Phil Connors) and Carlyss Peer (Rita Hanson)
Photo © Manuel Harlan

Groundhog Day won The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical today, at the U.K. Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.

The presentation ceremony, hosted by Mark Shenton, took place at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

For a list of all the winners, please take a look here.

Groundhog Day enjoyed a hugely successful and critically acclaimed 10 week season at the Old Vic Theatre, London, in the summer of 2016, only a couple of weeks ago winning FOUR 2016 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards including Theatrical Event of the Year!
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APRA members across Australia have voted to shortlist Come Home (Cardinal Pell) for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year. This is the largest peer-voted music award in Australia.

The Top 20 will now be voted on by a specialist Voting Academy, consisting of previous nominees from the Awards’ 23 year history, with the nominees announced in early March. For more information head to the APRA website.

There’s even an APRA Song of the Year Top 20 playlist on Spotify, which you can listen to for free here or if you use the Spotify app, search for user: apraamcos to find the playlist.

Proceeds from Come Home (Cardinal Pell) continue to be donated to the survivors of clerical abuse. You can buy the song here (as well on other platforms) and you can also purchase the video here

Here’s Tim’s blog, from February last year, about why he wrote and released the song as a charity single and his follow up statement.

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Rehearsals for the Broadway production of Groundhog Day got underway last week and the marquee has gone up at the August Wilson Theatre!

As the sign says: previews begin March 16th, 2017, with the official Groundhog Day opening night on April 17th, 2017.

Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

 Andy Karl (Phil Connors) Photo © Manuel Harlan

Andy Karl (Phil Connors)
Photo © Manuel Harlan

Andy Karl will reprise his much lauded London performance as Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Caught in a time loop, he’s forced to relive the same day again and again…and again.

Barrett Doss will play Rita Hanson. Joining them are Rebecca Faulkenberry, John Sanders, Andrew Call, Raymond J. Lee, Heather Ayers, Kevin Bernard, Gerard Canonico, Rheaume Crenshaw, Michael Fatica, Katy Geraghty, Camden Gonzales, Jordan Grubb, Taylor Iman Jones, Tari Kelly, Josh Lamon, Joseph Medeiros, Sean Montgomery, William Parry, Jenna Rubaii, Vishal Vaidya, Travis Waldschmidt and Natalie Wisdom.

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