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Day 2 at ORC 2006 - John Noble Appearance! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
January 28th, 2006
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Day 2 at ORC 2006 - John Noble Appearance!
As all of you have heard by now, this man's name really suits him. He was very gracious and smiling, and could go to "Shakespearean Actor Mode" (S.A.M. - *G*) in 2 seconds flat! Apparently he spent many years in the theatre - and loved it - and then decided to go into TV and film - and loves it, too. He also spends some time teaching acting, which, as he says, keeps him "honest" - *G*. The "tomato-squishing" bit in ROTK was partly from him, partly from PJ. He'd done several different bits, and when PJ saw this, he asked him to play it up even more - tear at the chicken, etc. And, yes, he says he was not exaggerating the story about when Billy first sang Pippin's song; the room had been full of people working, moving, and PJ asked Billy if he wanted to try the song out first as rehearsal, and as soon as he started, the room grew so quiet you could hear a pin drop. *shivers*

As to Denethor, John - not surprisingly - said that he didn't see him as a villain. Denethor had been holding together a country that was constantly beseiged by Mordor, he'd lost his wife, he'd lost a son, he'd been exposed to the lies of the Palantir; he was a once-noble man who had lost hope. On a lighter note, he was asked which of his fellow LOTR actors he'd want to be stranded with on a deserted island - *G*. He replied that it would be one of the women, of course, but that he couldn't be asked to choose among them! If it was one of the guys, though, it'd be between Viggo (a "man's man" - *G*) and Billy - Viggo to build the shelter, catch the food, and basically make for a comfortable survival; or Billy, to make him laugh. *S* I'll let you guess what this answer did to my admiration for John - *L*!

So, some photos of the more-handsome-than-expected John Noble:

Cliff Broadway, first:


John:











And a link to the full album (my apologies for skin tones that are all over the map; having trouble with my color cast correction): http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=9AbsWjFy1at1G¬ag=1

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From:kunga
Date:January 29th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
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*sigh*

I am humbled by your gift of taking pictures. *grovels*

One of these days we have to get together and you can give me pointers.

John Noble is a true gentleman. My favorite shot out of all the ones above are the long shot of John. (number 8 of the "John" series) And I just LOVE his smile. Very contageous that smile of his.

Plus after meeting him it's hard to picture him as the torn Denethor. Just polar opposites. lol
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 29th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I love #8, too. I think it was when somebody asked if (since he seems to play a lot of villains) he'd like to play a hero, and he laughed and said something like, that was more for Viggo - *L*! But he just looked so much younger as he did that.
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From:green_ghost
Date:January 29th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
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Awesome photos. You need to get a job as an official Con photographer or something like that.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 29th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
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Ack!!!! *dies at your OT3 icon* What in the world made you add Eeyore? *L*! After all, the icon already has House... *G*.

Thank you so much! Actually, they had one, and he took GREAT photos - much better than mine. But taking the photos is half the fun, so I'm glad I did it anyway.
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From:green_ghost
Date:January 30th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
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...they had one, and he took GREAT photos - much better than mine.
Well, he must be magic than, because yours are incredibly sharp, and have caught some great emotion from John.

As for the icon, there's a audio clip of Hugh at an event last week, and he describes how he and Robert hit it off immediately. He said he was surprised when the cast first went out to dinner, because Robert "out-Eeyored" him, and he was used to being the one with the gloomiest demeanor. (And he still hasn't managed to wrest the title back from RSL).
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 31st, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
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*LOL*!!!! Oh, god... I don't know whether to laugh or be sorry for them! *S*
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From:anonypooh
Date:January 29th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
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awwwww <3 John .. he DOES have the most infectious smile ever doesn't he! Love the photos (duh) as always!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 29th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
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He really does! *S* Denethor should have tried smiling more... *L*! Thankee, ma'am.
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From:freakspawn
Date:January 29th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
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JOHN! He's soooooo lovely, I hope I get the chance to meet him again, nice to hear him in a talk I bet:D

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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 29th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
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You got to see him - yay! *G*
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From:darkfaery1
Date:January 30th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
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I agree, meeting him was a real pleasure. I told him he was 'cute as hell' when I met him at the autograph table and he said he didn't mind a bit. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:January 31st, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
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*L*!!!
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