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May 28th, 2005
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Sorry, OCH... Found the article, but still don't know Billy's Pub! *G*
Because he's a smart, smart man and I'm sure he likes to keep his privacy. Turns out the article I was reading was about his favorite pub (or so he says) in London. Still, here's the article. And, Pooh? It mentions "Angel". *G* Oh, and don't blame me for misspellings/typos... it was cut and pasted from somebody else's LJ:

The FHM Arms: Meet My Pub w/ Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd enjoys an ale and spills the beans on boozy Hobbits, elfs and dwarfs...

The Anchor, Bankside, London
Decor: Sat right on the Thames and chock full of dusty drinking tankards and historical pictures. Cosy roaring fireplaces and plenty of brass fixtures.

Billy says: I used to work in a printer's in Glasgow and the bar next door was just like this, so it's kind of my favorite bar. If we were working late at night the barman would come round with a tray of beers so you'd have a beer in the factory. That was cool.

Tipple of choice?
Lager. Or a good malt whisky.

What do you like about this pub?
The smell! You can still smell the Great Fire of London in here. And pubs should be like this: wooden and small and old with different rooms. Rather than ex-banks where there's four thousand people in one room. Here they've got barrels up on the shleves for no reason. Which is good.

You must have been to some pretty wild bars, living in LA...
I was at a party where Paris Hilton walked into a swimming pool. That was good - that's got to be fun. I actually missed the moment but there was the main swimming pool and a smaller pool, and she walked right into the small one. Brilliant! Beautiful! And Sean Connery and all that were there. God, if I'd done that - what a downer...

How did you celebrate bagging so many Oscars?
The celebrating after the Oscars was nothing like you'd expect. Everyone said to me, "You must have gone to some amazing parties," but bt the time I'd done an hour of press and gone to the fans' party the rest of them had finished. I went back to the hotel with some old mates and ordered a couple of bottles of champagne on the work tab.

Crazy! Ever fillmed scenes drunk or hungover?
There was on day on Master and Commander where we had a huge night out. I mean huge - all the main case came out and we went and got rat-arsed. I was watching the clock as I knew we were sailing on the boat at seven the next morning. So I headed back at 2 or 3am and I get up at six feeling bad then got to the ship and no-one else is around. They'd cancelled the days' filming about a half and hour after I left! I was there on the boat having to climb the rigging, getting seasick and thinking, "If I'd only stayed out later." That was a lesson learnt - never go home early.

Did you ever get to drink in costume?
Yes, on Fridays. On LOTR we'd go to Viggo and Orlando's trailer which was called The Cuntybago. Viggo was good for getting Irish whiskey, which was great but I keep trying to educate him on malt whisky.

Hobbits and elf enjoying malt whisky?
Hobbits, an elf, a King of Men, maybe a dwarf. And quite a few times a wizard, sometimes a princess. Ha ha! That's enough to make anyone feel pissed. We had some good times on that one, some great times.

Any comedy tales?
There's an outtake that no-one knows about of Viggo Mortensen in the final battle where he's fighting the save troll at the end of ROTK. The cave troll swings at him, he kind of backs away and pulls out a AK and goes, "Bandbangbang!" It was one of Peter Jackson's machine guns - he likes all that.

Nice. Finally, who would be your ultimate barmaid?
Charisma Carpenter, who plays Cordelia in Buffy and Angel. Because of her immense knowledge of alcoholic drinks, of couse. I reckon she'd be the greatest barmaid in the world!

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Date:May 28th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Ah that's ok then! :)
Date:May 28th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so amused that Billy knows Buffy and Angel. ♥

Also, did you see these? Bam a lam found them. :)
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Date:May 28th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)

But... awfuckNO!!!! *wails* NOT THE SHORT HAIR!!!!!!

Dammit... does he think he can only be taken "seriously" with short hair? GRRRRRR!!!!!

But thank you!!!! I hadn't seen these at all. Have you put them up at the boyd lj?
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Date:May 29th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
*sniff* I like the short hair! Granted not as much as the longish hair with the scruff... *lusts*
but he looks like the loan shark and he's so sexy as the loan shark!
"Don't you fuckin' DARE tell me what I can do... you piece of shite!"
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Date:May 29th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)

I don't think he'll be naaaaasty in this, thought... I think it's a "starts out as a con artist, but he has a heart of gold" kind of thing. Sort of like... well... Spivs!
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Date:May 29th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
huh. spivs... well I guess that will do.
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Date:May 28th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)

I take it back.... apparently he has short hair AND long hair in this...!

EEE! Love the "Save Angel Hope" logo! *G*
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