Behind the Scenes

Good Omens – San Diego Comic Con

Good Omens was part of the Amazon Studios panel and San Diego Comic Con earlier.

Those in Ballroom 20 were treated to a behind the scenes look at the series and a trailer (still to be released publicly but was one of the St. James Park scenes with Crowley and Aziraphale):

 

Amazon has also released the teaser poster:

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Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the antichrist.

Commenting on his casting back in August 2017, Daniel Mays says: “Beyond overjoyed to be jumping on board Good Omens. It’s not everyday you get to play the father of the antichrist! Neil Gaiman’s scripts are out of this world and the cast they’ve assembled are second to none. Can’t wait to get cracking!

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Neil Gaiman, writer, says: “Almost 30 years ago Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11 year-old Antichrist, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people’s favourite book. Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry was alive to see it.”

Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios, says: “Spanning not only the universe but also the entirety of time, Neil Gaiman has created a story that may be the largest ever told on television. We’re excited to be working with BBC Studios to bring Neil and Terry Pratchett’s incredible book to life and to Prime members everywhere.”

The End is Nigh…in 2019! Good Omens will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date after it’s online debut in the US.

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Behind the Scenes – Photographer Laura Marie Linck

Daniel Mays is included in an exhibition by photographer Laura Marie Linck at Blackheath Halls in London called Behind the Scenes. This is the second year for this wonderful photography display.

BEHIND THE SCENES
FRI 1 JUL – SUN 31 JUL 10.00h-17.00h
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ
Cafe Bar
Free Admission

A collection of candid black and white photographs of film and theatre actors, directors, writers, including Dame Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays, Sir David Hare, Adam Godley, Eve Best and Sir Timothy West. A peek at some of the photographs included are on Instagram.

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Photograph of Daniel Mays used with permission from Laura Marie Linck. Image is ©Laura Marie Linck

You can view Laura’s beautiful photography and film work at her website LauraMarieLinck.com
From the website: I am a French Photographer – Filmmaker based in London. I like a challenge and I am always up for a new adventure. I specialise in reportage photography as well as production photography for Film & Theatre. I love capturing true moments that people often miss. I have been called a Ninja Photographer before, people never realise I am around which allows me to catch amazing and genuine moments.”

With many thanks to Laura for her kind permission to use her photograph of Daniel Mays.

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The Great Fire – Behind the Scenes Videos

ITV has posted a series of behind the scenes videos from The Great Fire filming.

The Diaries of Samuel Pepys features Daniel Mays discussing his portrayal of Pepys.

The Special Effects used during the Great Fire that were used to subsequently burn down the set!

Tune in tomorrow evening at 9PM to ITV to watch episode one of this epic miniseries event!