Will Poulter wins 2014 EE Rising Star Award at BAFTAs

Will PoulterI know we’re a little late in reporting this, but better late than never.  Congratulations are in order, as Will Poulter, who played Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has been awarded the EE Rising Star Award.  The EE Rising Star Award is the only BAFTA accolade voted for by the public and is designed to reward exceptional emerging talent.

Poulter beat Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong’o and Léa Seydoux in the public vote.

Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the British public has chosen Will Poulter as their winner. With the award now in its 9th year we have seen a record response from the voting public, which is testament to the immense talent recognised in the EE Rising Star category this year. Congratulations to Will, a much-deserved winner.”

Pippa Harris, Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee and Chair of the Jury for the EE Rising Star Award, added: “This year has been a fantastic year for emerging film talent and all the nominees clearly have star quality. Congratulations to Will Poulter, I hope this award marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in his career.”

Bille Brown, Coriakin in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has died

Bille Brown Bille_Brown_002Veteran Australian stage actor Bille Brown has died today after a short battle with bowel cancer.  He was 61.  He played Coriakin in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), but his stage career stretches well beyond.  With four decades of work with the Queensland Theatre Company, he was one of the first to join.  He was part of 29 different productions with the QTC, and had produced four of his own written works.

“The artistic community of Queensland and Australia has lost a true gentleman. We are part of Bille’s legacy,” QTC artistic director Wesley Enoch said.  “Every actor, playwright, director, stage manager, designer, musician and all the teams who work in theatre in Queensland owe Bille a huge debt.  He brought a sense of adventure, love and respect. His talent and love survives in us all.”

The Biloela-born actor worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a number of years between 1976 and 1996 and toured throughout Europe with them.  He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011 for his service to the performing arts as an actor and playwright.  He was also made an honorary Queensland Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland.

It’s always sad when a member of the Narnia family dies, but he leaves behind a legacy.

-via and thanks to Tony Nixon for telling us about it.

The Chronicles of Narnia star William Moseley signs with APA

The Chronicles of Narnia star William Moseley has signed with APA.  What does this mean?  Well, they’re an agency that helps actors find roles.  It looks like, if you’re a fan of Moseley, which many Narnia fans here are, you’re likely going to start seeing him more often.  He’s already completed work on a film, and has another one that starts filming this December.

The English actor played Peter Pevensie in the billion-dollar Walden Media franchise.

The films, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), grossed a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.

Moseley has completed filming the lead role in Ernst Gossner’s independent World War I drama The Silent Mountain. He also is attached to the romantic comedy Of Corset’s Mine, and will appear opposite Alfred Molina and Camilla Bell. Production is slated to begin in December.

William Moseley (Peter Pevensie) struck by Lightning on Film Set

William Moseley, 25, played Peter Pevensie in the three Walden Media Chronicles of Narnia films.  He was filming a new romantic drama, called The Silent Mountain in Italy, when a violent thunderstorm rolled in.  The cast and crew ran for cover.  It turned out that it wasn’t enough, as a lightning bolt struck their building, shocking Moseley and nine others inside the building.

Moseley is now on the rebound and he alerted fans of his improving condition with a post on his Twitter account.

He writes, “Hi everyone, yeah I am fine. I was struck by lightning on the arm and am doing fine now. It was very traumatic. We [were] just starting to film. It came through the roof and struck nine other crew members. I feel very lucky to be alive.

“I’ve learned a lot from this experience. We have two weeks left of filming and I know it will be a great and productive time. The crew have been wonderful. I am looking forward to all of you seeing the film. I believe it will be very special. Thank you for all of you kind words.”

-via Starpulse

Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie) is in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

I was just wondering what Anna Popplewell, who played Susan Pevensie in Walden Media’s Chronicles of Narnia films, has been up to since graduating from university.  What I found was rather surprising.  She’s already filmed a few other roles since Narnia, but I didn’t expect this one.  Earlier today I learned that there was going to be a live-action web series that will serve as a prequel to the video game Halo 4, which is releasing this fall.  I didn’t think much of it, because I’m not the biggestHalo fan in the world.  I’ve only played a couple of the games, and am just not very good at that style of video game.

But then I found out that Anna Popplewell is playing a role in the series.  Anna plays a cadet by the name of Chyler Silva.  She shot the series over 5 weeks this past spring in Vancouver, Canada.

The series is set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy where a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, is a web series, which will be released online in 5 parts, each being around 15 minutes in length, the first premiereing October 5, 2012 up until the release of the video game in November 2012.  We’ve managed to acquire a number of photos of Anna from the series, in various costumes.  We also have the full trailer as well as a behind the scenes video here, for those that are interested.

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Will Poulter has joined Twitter

If you’re looking for the cast of Narnia on Twitter, there aren’t too many. Will Poulter has just joined, though, and you can find him at @PoulterWill!  As far as we know, he’s the only main cast member to have a twitter account.  All others are fakes.

Will is one of the nicest guys that I’ve ever met, period.  Don’t overwhelm him with comments, a simple welcome will do.  Be kind, he doesn’t have time to answer everyone.  He played Eustace Clarence Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

If you’re on Twitter, follow him, and follow us.

@PoulterWill

@NarniaFans

Interview with a Belligerent Telmarine, Mirko Grillini, on Dawn Treader

We had a chance to interview the actor behind the character “Belligerent Telmarine” in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Mirko Grillini.  I met him on the set, and he’s a great guy.  I hope he has a great future, because he, like the others I’ve interviewed this week, is upstanding and very easy to get along with.  You’ll recognize him from the film, when he says of Reepicheep “He always talks!”

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Interview with Gael, Arabella Morton, on Dawn Treader

We had a chance to interview a number of the supporting cast, and the next one is Arabella Morton, who played Gael in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I had the chance to meet her when I was on the set, and have previously stated that she is a total sweetheart.  I really appreciate that she and her mum took the time to answer my questions. Take a look at this interview, I think that you’ll enjoy it!

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Interview with Rynelf, Tony Nixon, on Dawn Treader

We recently had the opportunity to interview Rynelf himself, Tony Nixon, about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I asked about deleted scenes, life on the set, and preparation for the role, as well as what he has coming up next.  His role, unfortunately, became a blink and you’ll miss him kind of character in the film.  I think you’ll really enjoy this interview, though, as it is a very good look at some of the things that might have been in the film.

NarniaFans.com: Tell us about yourself, who are you, what role, or roles, did you play in the film?

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Interview with Georgie Henley, Will Poulter on Dawn Treader

We had the chance to interview Georgie Henley and Will Poulter, who play Lucy and Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Skandar Keynes (Edmund) was also on my list for that day, but he called in sick that morning, unfortunately.  We had a fun conversation anyway, and I hope that you enjoy it.

These two are such cool kids, I’ve enjoyed every moment that I’ve spent with them, both on the set and during press conferences.