General.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Latest News! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you interested in KING ARTHUR? go to Helen Hollick's Muse & Views Blog on www.helenhollick.blogspot.com and www.acorne.blogspot.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nothing new to update you with - we ARE still on track though, keep your fingers crossed for the funding to come through. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are excited that Jeff Stewart has come aboard and will be playing Earl Siward. Stay tuned for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are delighted to announce that actress Susan George has expressed her delight in playing the part of Queen Emma ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now you can become a Movie Mogul! Considered by many as the biggest independent film project ever undertaken in the United Kingdom ‘1066’ is set to tell the story of one of the greatest battles in human history. Now you have the opportunity to become part of this sensational project and a mini movie mogul to boot! ‘1066’ chronicles almost half a century of intrigue. The people, politics and power struggles that lead to the great battle of Hastings on October 14th 1066 at Senlac Hill between King Harold II and William Duke of Normandy. The script written by Director Robin Jacob and novelist Helen Hollick has attracted some of the world’s best movie making talent. With a budget in excess of £50,000,000 the producers have taken an innovative approach to raising the production funding by creating ‘1066 The Film PLC’ a public limited company. (www.1066thefilmplc.com) this breaks the usual movie financing rules by giving members of the public the opportunity to grab a stake in this truly British epic. With production staff in London, New York and Los Angeles ‘1066’ has tapped into the movie making industry at the highest levels. The recent appointment of industry legend Ted Kotcheff executive producer of the hit TV series Law and Order Special Victims Unit has given ‘1066’ a significant presence within the Hollywood establishment. The enviable list of attached technicians have been responsible for dozens of the worlds biggest blockbusters earning the Hollywood studios hundreds of millions of pounds at the box office. For more information on how to get involved and the full story synopsis go to www.1066thefilmplc.com and select the prospectus tab. http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1018103/ http://www.1066thefilmplc.com/ http://www.1066themovie.biz/ http://www.myspace.com/haroldgodwinson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is with great sadness that we have been informed by his agent that Sean Lawlor, who was cast as Earl Leofric, has passed away. As yet there are no details. The production team of 1066 send our deepest condolences to Sean's family and friends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit '1066' on imdb - INTERNATIONAL MOVIE DATABASE - click HERE for a direct link ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEWS & UPDATES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oct '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sorry folks I've been busy promoting my books so this profile has been a little neglected of late. The good news is that we're still on target for getting this movie made! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anyone live in or near Nottingham UK? Helen Hollick is one of the guest speakers at the Nottingham New Writer's Book Festival on 19th September in the Civic Hall - FREE ENTRY! Come along & say hello! Helen will also be at the annual Battle of Hastings re-enactment on October 10th/11th signing copies of Harold the King in the English Heritage Tent ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ July '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The cast and crew would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Michael Jackson. Our thoughts are with Mark Lester and his family. Mark was a close friend of Mr Jackson. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MAY '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ actor LEE ARENBERG has joined the cast as Robert Champert Helen and friends with Lee and Marty (Klebba) in the USA Aug '08 Helen Talking to Lee "Lee and Marty - two most charming gentleman, it was a pleasure to meet you both. I look forward to meeting up again!" H. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ APRIL '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RONAN VIBART has been cast as Sweyn Godwinson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mar '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two new actors have joined us: 18 year old JACK BROWN from London is a young actor with the promise of a good future. He has been cast in a small but significant role as a young monk. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ and lovely London actress EMILY HALL has been cast as Alditta - King Harold's official wife. Welcome to 1066 both of you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Feb '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Production Team has been joined by TED KOTCHEFF producer of, among other things, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. We are honoured to have him with us! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The lovely Katia Winter has joined the cast as EDITH SWANNECK Welcome to the cast Katia! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dougie Milsome has joined the production as 1st Director of Photography and with Peter Hannan as 2nd Unit DP we have our DPs in place. Dougie has done The Last of the Mohicans, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, etc. His experience is most valuable to the production and we are honoured to have him aboard with us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steve Pollington, Anglo-Saxon historian and language expert has come on board as Dialog/language coach. Welcome aboard Steve! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jan '09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are delighted to announce that our fight Director, Anthony De Longis, has been cast as the Norman Walter Gifford. Anthony De Longis & actor Harrison Ford ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oliver! Star Mark Lester's son Felix has been cast in the UK movie '1066'! Life has come full circle for child star Mark Lester (Oliver!) after a break of almost 30 years, Lester is set to play King Harold II in the feature film '1066' alongside his son Felix who has been cast as Harold's son Godwin. "The rapport between father and son will add great authenticity to the film" says director Robin Jacob. Also on the cast list are Ian Whyte (alien Vs Predator) and Martin Klebba star of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. '1066' is an historically accurate portrayal of the events that lead to the Battle of Hastings. The script has been written by Robin Jacob and Helen Hollick author of 'Harold the King'. The '1066' Myspace site reached a milestone on January 1st, with over 10,000 friends attached, a number that is increasing by 100 new requests a day from film fans around the globe. "There has been an enormous response to '1066' from the public and industry alike and we have some of the world's most experienced technicians already attached" says Jacob. "Peter Hannon has taken the role of 2nd Unit Cinematographer (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Gathering Storm) alongside SFX Supervisor Ian Wingrove (Troy, AVP, Sleepy Hollow) Fight Director Anthony De Longis (Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Jet Li's Fearless Secondhand Lions, Road House ) and as Stunt Supervisor industry legend Rocky Taylor who's impressive CV contains amongst others 17 Bond movies, The Da Vinci Code and Titanic." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ producer Robin Jacob chats with acclaimed historical artist Chris Collingwood who designed the 1066 logo poster ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ November 2008 - Welcome to Matthias Hues who has joined the production as Hugh De Montfort. (You'll find his Myspace in our top friends) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Robin, Lance & Helen had a good day out at Wychurst in Kent at Regia Anglorum's Saxon Manor House rebuilding project. Our host was Kim Siddorn who has agreed to come on board as an adviser with regards to Saxon dwellings and ships etc. Click here for the Wychurst Project (Photo, Regia Anglorum. www.regia.org) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ up & coming actor GILES ALDERSON has joined the production as Tostig go to imdb for more information on this talented young actor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2008: Author Helen Hollick, Producer Robin Jacob & Asst. producer Lance Prebble spent the weekend at Battle, Sussex for English Heritage re-enactment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 2008: Helen met with Marty Klebba & Lee Arenberg in the USA to chat about the movie - Marty is to play the dwarf, Turold. July 2008: Ian Whyte meets fans at the Comic Convention, London. Rocky Taylor (1066 Stunt Supervisor)was there also ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anthony De Longis has joined the production team. Anthony's impressive list of professional credentials spans Film, Television, and Theatre. He has worked both in front of and behind the camera with some of biggest names in the Entertainment Industry, including Tom Cruise, Jet Li, Ron Howard, Yuen Woo Ping, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Tim Burton, Patrick Swayze, Ellen Barkin, Angelica Huston, Bo Derek, Richard Chamberlain, Placido Domingo, and Charlton Heston. click here - Anthony's website or go to top friends for Anthony's Myspace profile ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MARTIN KLEBBA has joined the cast as Turold ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Robin (producer) & Helen recently spent a day at Battle, Hastings (UK) and met some of the guys from English Heritage, one in specific, Daryl who is interested in anything James Bond; he has a fantastic collection of stuff from Cars to playing cards, etc. As Robin is a Bond fan he enjoyed looking over his vast collection. We then walked the Battle site, Robin taking many pictures and me trying to remember to keep out of the way of the camera. The staff in the English Heritage shop were lovely - I signed a few of my books that were on the shelf. Robin, Daryl, Helen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Helen Hollick. Mark Lester & Ian Whyte at Battle, Sussex (see slide show below for more photos) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On a recently concluded trip to Los Angeles visiting the Hollywood Film Festival, producers Robin Jacob and Hollywood-based Chris Carson have attracted more industry veterans to the film project 1066. After spending an afternoon with film veteran Fight Director Anthony De Longis at his Canyon Country ranch, the producers asked him to come on board at this early stage as fight director. Anthony’s credits are extensive. Currently training Harrison Ford in the latest Indian Jones epic ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ he has appeared in such movies as Second Hand Lions, ‘Sinbad the Battle of the Dark Knights’, ‘Almost Heroes’, ‘Far and Away’, ‘The Outer Limits’, and ‘Star Trek’ to mention a few. With extensive fight scenes planned for 1066 Anthony’s vast experience will add to the production. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also joining the production on the cast is Gary Daniels, former Professional Karate Association Light Heavy Weight Kickboxing Champion - he has appeared in more than fifty movies including ‘White Tiger’, ‘American Street Fighter’, ‘Fist of the North Star’ and ‘City Hunter’ with Jackie Chan. Gary will play Gyrth, the brother of Harold Godwinson. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2007 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark Lester, Ian Whyte and Bronwen Harrison joined author Helen Hollick at the annual English Heritage Battle of Hastings re-enactment in Sussex, UK, on October 14th for the 941st anniversary of the Battle. Helen was delighted to have sold over a hundred copies of her book Harold the King - aided by the two enthusiastic actors and Bronwen. Several re-enactors strolled up to say hello, and Mark enjoyed questioning them about their chain mail and weaponry. Our thanks to English Heritage for their welcome and co-operation towards Lance Prebble who was busily filming events. Meeting Mark for the first time, Helen said she could easily picture him as Harold; "As an author I have a very clear vision of my characters - in looks and personality. Mark is perfect for the part, he will bring Harold to life." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "As an estimated big budget movie this is not an easy project but one that deserves to have the right production value rather than trying to do some low budget movie that devalues the story." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The CAST so far
Music.. The music is only a small taster of the type of score we will be using for the film. "Battle" and "Da Pachem" are only DEMOs; we are also aware that the Latin wording in "Battle" is incorrect! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Official Guesswork Website
Movies.. 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year in which Duke William of Normandy led his conquering campaign against King Harold II of England culminating with these two powerful and determined men warring against each other in the Battle of Hastings. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ British writer / producer / director Robin Jacob has spent the past four years researching the history and writing this epic feature film. In 2007 the acclaimed British historical novelist Helen Hollick, best known for her novel "Harold the King" joined Robin's project as his screenwriting partner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The phones are ringing all the time with enquiries from Hollywood and U.K. actors wanting roles in this movie, " says Robin Jacob. "With 15 strong male and 5 female roles this is surely an ensemble cast production." 1066 is the last time England would ever be conquered by foreign invaders. The screenplay has attracted two Hollywood producers who joined Robin as Co-Producers on the ambitious feature film. Producer, the late Sydney Rose and his Academy Award winning filmmaker partner Christopher Carson of Hollywood based Reverie Productions, joined forces with British-born director Robin Jacob's Singapore-based Tiger Films in April of 2007. Said Christopher Carson, "Reverie Productions is proud to be associated with such an impressive project." 1066 - the MOVIE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Books.. Helen Hollick's World of Books Synopsis of HAROLD THE KING An epic retelling of the tide of events that led to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, told through the charismatic and compelling characters at its heart. England 1044. The Godwines are one of the most powerful families in the Country. As each of Earl Godwine’s six sons reach maturity, so they are rewarded with title and influence. Harold Godwine has inherited his father’s diplomatic skills – but none of his lust for battle. In Normandy, William, bastard son of a duke is trained to be a soldier. A charismatic leader he inspires those who pledge loyalty with the promise of ever greater victories. King Edward, both influenced and angered by his powerful mother, Emma, is England’s reluctant monarch. His passions lie away from the tedium of government, as his ambitious wife, Harold’s sister Edith, soon discovers. Meanwhile, Harold’s stature grows – and with it the pressure to abandon his love, Edyth Swanneck, and make an alliance of political advantage. William’s spirited young bride Mathilda has brought him land and wealth to further his cause – and a stormy partnership. As a power struggle begins to emerge, events take a dramatic and bloody turn - for the ultimate prize is England and a royal crown. In this masterly and colourful recreation Helen Hollick superbly weaves together the history of a powerful family of noblemen, with that of the aggressive bastard of Normandy culminating in the fierce and tragic battle which changed the course of England’s history at a place a few miles from Hastings......... isbn 1-905108-18-4 order from any good bookstore or buy on line from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk ALSO BY HELEN HOLLICK: Nautical Adventures with a touch of Fantasy for Adult Readers:
Heroes.. HAROLD GODWINSON !
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- Mar 2, 2009 3:04 PM 1066 BlogSpace: actor MARK LESTER answers your questions
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- Jan 14, 2009 8:23 PM New Debate - should a historical themed movie be accurate in detail?
.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcome to the 1066 the Movie Myspace site - join PRODUCER ROBIN JACOB, AUTHOR HELEN HOLLICK & THE PRODUCTION TEAM and FOLLOW THE MAKING OF A BLOCK-BUSTER MOVIE FROM START TO FINISH! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (poster by CHRIS COLLINGWOOD) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ '1066' is a story full of intrigue, treachery, love and deceit - but there is more to discover than what is told in school history books! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Copyright to the information on this site, the script '1066' and all concepts and ideas are held by Robin Jacob, Helen Hollick, Bronwen Harrison and Chris Collingwood. The script has been registered with the WSG.SSD. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OCTOBER 14th 1066 - 7 miles from Hastings, south-east England ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Morale was running high among the English: twice, now, had they beaten off the Norman whoresons; their casualties - even counting those fool men of the fyrd who had not heeded the King's orders - amounting to less than half the Norman dead strewn over the battlefield. Food and drink was passed from man to man; Harold threaded his way to the front of the shield wall, clasping men by the hand or gripping a shoulder as he passed, praising, encouraging or sympathising with those who sported minor wounds, all the while exchanging cheerful banter, all the while trying to drive away the thoughts that screamed in his head: 'My brothers are dead! Both my beloved brothers are dead!" Was it worth it, this death, this carnage? Ah no, no crown was worth this dreadful taking of life - but then, no crown ought to be surrendered without it, especially not to a man who could so easily cause it all. "They will come again," Harold said to those who could hear, knowing his words would be repeated along the line of sprawled men. "A last time William will try for us again. It will be worse, I guarantee." He forced an encouraging smile, raised his fist in a gesture of victorious defiance. Shouted; "But then, for them, we shall make it worse still!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ from Harold the King by Helen Hollick: the Book of the Battle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ drawn & donated to this profile by "Housecarl" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1066 the film plc
Who I'd like to meet:More information on this project can be found in the blog above and at the following links: 1066 the Movie imdb: Robin Jacob ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reverie Productions Christopher Carson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Associate Producer: Lance Prebble ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Helen's Myspace Helen Hollick's Main Website ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Music Director Alessandro Ponti ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LONDON, UK May 08 - ALESSANDRO PONTI, HELEN HOLLICK, BRONWEN HARRISON & LANCE PREBBLE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Official Guesswork Website Bronwen's Myspace ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All artwork on this profile by courtesy of Chris Collingwood Chris Collingwood's Official Website ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An interview with Producer Robin Jacob: PART ONE PART TWO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ADD COMMENTS: YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO ADD A PICTURE OR AN ADD FOR YOURSELF, YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR GROUP etc - BUT - nothing rude or ofensive and sorry no you tube or videos etc - they slow the site down. You are welcome to put a link, however. Thanks. (profile moderator) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: nothing in the comment box below is endorsed, approved or in any way related to this site - these posts are made by Myspace friends and have nothing to do with 1066 the Movie beyond a sharing of Myspace friendship. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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