My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Samuel West - Mr Selfridge, TV narrations and readings

(Screencaps from the Mr Selfridge trailer. Click for full size.)

Mr Selfridge premieres 6 January on ITV1 at 9pm (Sam's Twitter, @exitthelemming). The series' press pack contains an interview with Sam.  Also, he can be briefly glimpsed in the trailer for the show.

Sam narrates two BBC documentaries this week: Moominland Tales (BBC4, 26 December) and Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon (BBC2, 30 December; via @exitthelemming).
He narrates Secrets of Highclere Castle, which will premiere 6 January on PBS (@exitthelemming).

Sam has done some readings from timpanist Charles Turner's diary for a film produced by Red Ted Films (@tommyrpearson).

AudioFile's review of A Possible Life focuses on the performamces of the narrators:
"Each part of this novel about success, spiritualism, mental health, and the soul is expertly delivered by a different narrator who perfectly projects the story's tone and energy. Samuel West's melancholic, refined air and emotional register reflect Geoffrey's experiences as a British schoolteacher turned concentration camp escapee..."

Sam has drawn a doodle for the 2013 National Doodle Day celebrity auction.

Ralph Fiennes, Joanna Lumley and Sam have contributed to an appeal to David Cameron regarding political prisoners in Belarus (the Guardian).

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