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Another GOT Hire

Everyone is all in a frenzy for casting news, I know, I know... but it takes a lot of talent to make quality television and film, and not all of that talent is in front of the cameras.

David Benioff and Dan Weiss and the good folks at HBO have been assembling a terrific team for GAME OF THRONES. I thought you all might like to hear about one of the latest hires come aboard -- world-class makeup artist PAUL ENGELEN has signed up to do the hair and makeup design for our series.

You may or may not have heard of Mr. Engelen before, but if you've seen a TV show or a film in the last couple of decades, you have certainly seen his work. His credits include Ridley Scott's recent ROBIN HOOD, Narnia, CASINO ROYALE, V FOR VENDETTA, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, TROY, GLADIATOR, James Bond, Tarzan, A FISH CALLED WANDA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS... oh, and something called STAR WARS too.

Oh, and he's been nominated twice for the Academy Award for best makeup, and five times for a BAFTA. Won one of the latter, too.

He's a exciting addition to the GAME OF THRONES team, and we're all thrilled to have him on board.


Jun. 26th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Not really on topic...
But great to see the set crew will be talented too. You mention Mr. Engelen's work on Star Wars last... as if to dangle the big carrot in front of us all. Thusly, I assume you have a facination for Star Wars. I was wondering what your opinion of the Prequel trilogy is vs. the Original trilogy. You know, stuff like metaclortients vs. The Force as a spiritual power. The excitement of the rebellion vs. the tedium of intergalactic trade boycotts. Do you ever share your opinions on these things, and in great detail? I for one would love to read your insight. (You critiqued the Tudors, and in particular Jonathan Rhys Myers very astutely and it seemed you did not hold your punches).

Yes, I am looking for something juicy, and hopefully scathing, regarding the prequel trilogy.


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