Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tony Curran: Birmingham ComicCon appearance, 'Defiance' updates, career info

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Birmingham Comic Con welcomes Defiance stars
Jaime Murray and Tony Curran, stars of upcoming Syfy series Defiance, are the latest special guests announced for Birmingham Comic Con, which comes to the NEC on 16-17 March.

Murray and Curran play Stahma and Datak Tarr in the show, which is set on post alien invasion Earth where humans and aliens are attempting to make a new life together on a planet ravaged by decades of conflict.

Jaime Murray is also well known to sci-fi fans as Warehouse 13′s genius inventor and former agent Helena ‘H.G.’ Wells. Jaime also appeared as the main antagonist in the second season of Dexter, playing the role of sociopathic artist Lila West. Other credits include Gaia in TV mini-series Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena – the prequel to Spartacus: Blood And Sand – and Stacie Monroe in Hustle.

Meanwhile, Tony Curran’s roles include Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who and Marcus Corvinus in Underworld: Evolution. He has also appeared in Guillermo del Toro’s Blade II, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin and BBC series This Life, and was the voice of Captain MacMillan in best-selling videogame Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Read more at MCM Comic Con

Also reported by Primeval ARCadian and  Memorabilia and First Comics News 

Defiance - Syfy Video: 'There's No Place Like Home' Promo - Premieres Apr 15 '13

No law. No order. No place like home. Defiance premieres Monday, April 15th at 9/8c.

In Defiance™, the future is a dangerous place. Starship wreckage is raining to Earth in massive "Arkfall" events that transform the landscape. Experience one first-hand as countless other players -- and a star from the Syfy series -- battle to survive and profit. Watch Ark Hunters wield the weapons of tomorrow against alien-hybrid horrors in a dynamic, scaling encounter, then travel seamlessly through a unified world into the weekly TV series. This -- Defiance -- is the future of transmedia entertainment.

The first of its kind, Defiance is the quintessential media property created with Igniters in mind— sparking their imaginations while encouraging them to truly open their minds to what is possible.

Set on Earth thirty years in the future, Defiance is a story of courage and survival on a new frontier where humans and aliens must band together to defend their very existence. United they stand. Divided they fall. It’s do or die in the small town of Defiance.

Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.
Source: Antipodalarapaima

Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: 'Fans of the Genre' - Exclusive Cast Interview 
Check out the Defiance cast as they talk about their favorite kinds of genre programming - here and here

Defiance website
Defiance Facebook
Defiance Twitter

Hollywood Spy spotlight on Defiance - new character photos 
Read and see much more at Hollywood Spy

From the New York Post:
Fate of Earth isn’t only thing riding on ‘Defiance’
Read more here

Movie Glaswegians: 
Tony CurranBorn in Glasgow on 13th December 1969, Tony Curran is a much respected actor whose face is familiar on screens big and small in both British and American productions.
His first onscreen appearance according to IMDb was in a 1986 television Dramarama production called Wayfarers, while his first recorded movie role was in Bill Forsyth’s Being Human in 1994. Since these early days in his screen career Curran has taken on one off parts in television series - from minor police officer roles in Rab C. Nesbitt, Grange Hill and The Bill to a critically acclaimed turn as Vincent Van Gogh in a 2010 episode of Doctor Who and appearances in Boardwalk Empire and the rebooted Hawaii Five-O – as well as playing recurring characters in the likes of This Life and Ultimate Force.
In movies his credits include Gladiator, The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, Pearl Harbor and X-Men: First Class. He played the key role of Clyde in the Glasgow-set Red Road - previously featured on this blog – and for this performance won the Best Actor category at the 2006 BAFTA Scotland Awards and British Independent Film Awards.
Tony Curran’s Wikipedia entry states that he attended Holyrood Secondary School and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Source: Glasgow Film

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