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February 2017

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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