August 2013 Archives

31 August 2013

Lucy at DragonCon–Schedule for Saturday 31 August 2013

snapshot_032Here’s Lucy’s schedule for Saturday 31 August 2013 at DragonCon. You can find the most updated schedule for Lucy on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page.

There are AUSXIP reporters at DragonCon and they will be sending back photos and video (hopefully) when they are able to get a good connection!


Stay tuned!

 

Here's the schedule for Saturday

DragonCon Guest of Honor Awards Banquet – Saturday Evening
(as per official DragonCon App details)

Panel InformationAutographs  |  Photo Ops


PANELS

Sat 01:00 pm (American Sci-fi Media programing track)
Spartacus – Gladiators Vengeance

Face off in the arena with some impressive warriors and confront them with questions  - Lucy is joined by Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett

 

AUTOGRAPHS


Saturday Marriott Marquis International Level Room 7.
The times I posted yesterday were incorrect; there was some major shifting around for Lucy’s autograph line that was emailed to me today. So if you are at Dragon*Con please check the times as I can’t give you accurate info at this point other than saying that Lucy is signing autographs.

The cost of the autographs are $75 USD.


 

PHOTO OPS

Lucy  will be doing Photo Ops on three days  at the International Hall North

Again please check with DragonCon Organisers for the exact time.

-  Friday - 30 August 2013
-  Saturday-  31 August 2013
-  Sunday - 01 September 2013   

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS, MANU BENNETT & LIAM MCINTYRE

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $120 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $130 (Email Digital Copy)
- $130 (Extra Print)
- $135 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS AND MANU BENNETT

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $85 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $95 (Email Digital Copy)
- $95 (Extra Print)
- $100 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)


 

 

31 August 2013

Michael Hurst and Chicago The Musical in Auckland

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The following was posted on Michael Hurst’s Official Site about the upcoming production of Chicago The Musical in Auckland from 1-24 November 2013. To catch up on all the news about the show, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical Subsite


Directing Chicago, 1-24 November 2013 at Q Theatre

Michael will direct the Kander, Ebb & Fosse musical for Auckland Theatre Company, featuring Amanda Billing, Lucy Lawless,Shane Cortese, Colleen Davis, Andrew Grainger, and Sandra Rasmussen, with Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, and Lavinia Uhila; choreography by Shona McCullagh, musical direction by John Gibson,set design by John Harding, and costume design by Leslie Burkes-Harding, and lighting design by Sean Lynch.

1920's Chicago.  Cook County Jail is home to a bawdy band of murderesses, all of whom have eradicated their quickly insignificant others.  Chanteuses Velma Kelly (Lucy Lawless) and Roxie Hart (Amanda Billing) have both acquired a spot on Death Row.  Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton (Colleen Davis) and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn (Shane Cortese) to turn her incarceration into a media frenzy.

But, not one to rest on her laurels, Roxie comes up with a foxy plan to steal back the limelight and, instead of wrangling the law, the two divas find themselves fighting the ultimate battle - the race to superstardom.

Of the production, director Michael Hurst says, "The thing about Chicago is that underneath all the jazz and the fizz is the pulsing, wild, abandoned and desperate beating heart of a corrupt and exploitative society.  It's a dark, sexy and vicious tale, propelled by extraordinary music - the rhythms of murder and corruption; the rhythms of lust.  It's a revelatory tale of the transience of celebrity.  And it's fabulous".


 

 

31 August 2013

Hosted Lucy Photos from DragonCon + Interview Video and Screencaps

Lots of goodies coming from DragonCon today! Cirocco has sent in some photos – there are more photos coming but the connection is a little iffy so the phone pics will have to do for now.

You can find the most updated schedule for Lucy on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

 

PHOTOS FROM CIROCCO

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SCREENCAPTURES FROM THE INTERVIEW #1 VIDEO

 

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The interview is below:


The amazing Lucy Lawless stopped by to talk with Crispy about her love for Adventure Time and new styles of animation.
Lucy Lawless is best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, and for the role of Lucretia on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance.

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! Join us every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA.


 

 

31 August 2013

Lucy at DragonCon Event Digest Photos and Video Day 2

Here’s a round up of tweets and photos from today’s event leading up to DragonCon. Lucy was full on busy today with her panel “Spotlight on Lucy Lawless”, autographs and photo ops!

You can find the most updated schedule for Lucy on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page


 

 

30 August 2013

Lucy at DragonCon Event Digest + Friday Schedule–Day 1

Here’s a round up of tweets and photos from today’s event leading up to DragonCon. Lucy was at the Braves baseball game today to signal the start of the game (Liam McIntyre threw the first pitch).

You can find the most updated schedule for Lucy on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

Before we get to the images, here is the schedule for Lucy for Friday’s events at DragonCon


Fri 01:00 pm (MAIN)

  • Spotlight on Lucy Lawless [rebroadcast dc tv at 5:30 and maybe on DragonCon YouTube Channel]
    Say hello to the Warrior Princess herself! L. Lawless; Fri 1:00 pm; Atrium Ballroom [M]

Photo Ops

  • Friday 2:45pm-3:15pm - International Hall North

 

Autographs

  • Friday 10am-12pm and 3:30pm-6pm Marriott Marquis International Level Room 7.

 

and now the photo roundup!

 

 

 

The following photos are from @Belleamie47 on Twitter – I didn’t embed them because they were coming up as sideways views so I righted them. Many thanks to Belleamie47 for the pics!

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and that was the first day! <g> I’m sure there is going to be a heck more photos coming through over the coming days.


 

 

30 August 2013

Press Release Starship Spring Clean: Win A Lucy Lawless Skype Chat

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Hot off my inbox is the Latest Starship Foundation press release and it's about the 2013 Spring Clean Auction on TradeMe. The press release is below and you WIN A LUCY LAWLESS SKYPE CHAT!!! The skype chat will be going live on 1 September.

The Starship Foundation holds it's annual Spring Clean Auction from 1 - 30 September and you can bid on some incredible goodies. This year Lucy has donated her time. You will be able to have a one on one chat with Lucy via Skype! How cool is that?

READ PRESS RELEASE 

HOW TO PLACE BIDS FROM OUTSIDE NZ 

READ ABOUT LUCY'S SKYPE CHAT



SKYPE CHAT WITH LUCY LAWLESS AUCTION LISTING


Bid on Lucy's Skype Chat here

Lucy Lawless is a passionate supporter of the Starship Foundation and a Starship Foundation board member. Lucy has offered this unique item - a Skype Chat to one very lucky bidder - it's the ultimate fan experience!

This 10 minute one on one skype session with Lucy has NEVER been offered before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the one-and-only Xena Warrior Princess.

The winner of this auction will liaise with the Starship Foundation organise a mutually suitable time to Skype with Ms Lawless.

Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.
 

If you are from overseas (and not in New Zealand were you can bid on through Trademe.co.nz) - here are the instructions on how you can bid:

 

PLACING BIDS:
The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at
www.trademe.co.nz/starship

Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the relevant auction(s) throughout September.

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email rosalynm@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The auction name and number you wish to bid on
  • Your starting bid
  • Increments you wish to increase each subsequent bid by (please note, these will be placed only if you are outbid)
  • The highest (and final) amount you wish to bid
Please Note: the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but, due to the nature of a live auction, cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item.

The successful bidder will be required to make payment via credit card (or any other mutually agreed payment method) in full to the Starship Foundation within 7 days of the auction closing.  All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.


MEDIA RELEASE

30 AUGUST 2013

SPRING CLEAN FOR STARSHIP

Turning trash into treasure for our national children's hospital

Starship Spring Clean launches on 1 September - a campaign that asks Kiwis across the country to clean out their cupboards, sell their unwanted goods and pledge some or all of the proceeds to Starship.

There are two ways to get involved in the Starship Foundation's annual campaign which supports the national children's hospital. Buy and sell items (big or small) on Trade Me or hold

a good old fashioned Kiwi garage sale.

Some quirky and unique items have already been donated to this year's Starship Spring

Clean. These include:

A 10 minute one-on-one Skype chat with actress Lucy Lawless;

• A life-size Mercedes McLaren F1 Racing Simulator, donated by Starship Five Star

Sponsor Vodafone;

• The first off the presses of Paul Henry's new book Outraged, together with an original

drawing from the book by his lovely mum, Olive;

• A personalised voicemail message recording from author, presenter and comedian 

Jaquie Brown;

• An autographed OPSHOP floor tom drum which has travelled with the band throughout the country and been used at some very memorable events;

• A well-loved rugby jersey that has been signed by 200 current and former All Blacks over many years;

• An Auckland Zoo Elephant Experience, Be a Zoo Keeper for a day at Wellington Zoo, and a double pass to the ASB Classic Finals, donated by Starship Five Star Sponsor

ASB;

• Three $1000 Caltex StarCash cards from Caltex;

• A week's luxury accommodation at Terrace Downs Resort in Canterbury, donated by a dedicated Starship staff member; and

Plus, once the public starts listing their items on the Trade Me Starship Spring Clean store, there will be all sorts of weird and wonderful items to purchase in support of Starship.

To sell Starship Spring Clean items on Trade Me, visit www.trademe.co.nz/starship from 1-30 September and follow the prompts.  Sellers who donate at least 50% of the sale price to

Starship will be refunded their success fee by Trade Me.

To hold a garage sale in support of Starship, participants should register at

www.starship.org.nz/garagesale to download a handy garage sale toolkit.

 

 

29 August 2013

Lucy DragonCon News: How to Catch The Baseball Game with Lucy!

Alrighty we are getting closer to DragonCon and all the wall to wall coverage but first up comes the ball game!
Lucy will be starting the game with Liam McIntyre throwing the first ball.

I was alerted on twitter by Bellaemie47 that was a way to watch this game or the start of it live and online.

Let the fun start!


 

 

29 August 2013

The Code For Thriller Success - Play Magazine 29 August 2013

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The following appeared in the Australian magazine Play Magazine (Gold Coast Bulletin Magazine Supplement) 29 August 2013.

For more information about Lucy’s role on Code, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite

The Code For Thriller Success
Play Magazine 29 August 2013

ADAM Garcia (pictured, left) and David Wenham (right) head the cast for the ABC’s new political thriller Code. Filming on the six-hour thriller commenced this week. Code tells the story of two brothers who stumble across information about a new technology – information that people in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret.

Joining Garcia and Wenham as part of the ensemble cast are Lucy Lawless ( Spartacus), Aaron Pedersen ( City Homicide), Ashley Zuckerman ( Rush), Chelsie Preston Crayford ( Underbelly: Razor), and Dan Wyllie ( Puberty Blues). Code films in Sydney, Canberra and Broken Hill. The ABC did not announce a screening date but the series is expected to air in 2014.

Code: Coming Soon, ABC1 (Australian Broadcasting Channel)


CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.

CAST

  • Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), 
  • Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), 
  • Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), 
  • Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), 
  • David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), 
  • Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), 
  • Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), 
  • Adele Perovic (SLiDE), 
  • Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), 
  • Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), 
  • Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

 

More news about CODE:


 

 

29 August 2013

Top of the Lake in Israel – 28 August 2013

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Top of the Lake, the miniseries from Jane Campion, with Lucy in her role as Caroline Platt, is going to air in Israel today (28 August 2013). Many thanks to Hilit for the news. You can find out more about Lucy’s role in Top of the Lake by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake subsite

Twelve years old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham suddenly disappears from her remote mountain town. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about her past. Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion.


Click here to read an article (in Hebrew) which previews the show
Click here to read the google translate of the article

 

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]


Watch Video

 

 

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The following is a press release about this mini-series (OnFilm)

BBC Two, UKTV Australia and New Zealand, and Sundance Channel announce Top of the Lake, a Jane Campion series from See-Saw Films.

Sydney, November 4, 2011 - The upcoming drama, Top of the Lake, directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion (The Piano, Portrait of a Lady) and rising Australian director Garth Davis, will feature an esteemed ensemble of award-winning talent - SAG® winner and three time Emmy® nominated actress Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, On the Road), Holly Hunter, Best Actress Oscar® winner for her performance in Campion's The Piano, BAFTA® nominee Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting) and AFI Award winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia).

The six-part miniseries (6×60, 7×50) for transmission in early 2013 will be co-produced by BBC Two, UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and Sundance Channel in the United States. Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance are providing investment and finance. BBC Worldwide will distribute the television series internationally and also wholly owns UKTV in Australia and New Zealand.

Produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery about the search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find.

Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, the story follows the disappearance of a five months pregnant 12-year-old named Tui who was last seen standing chest deep in a frozen lake. In this classic mythic struggle, investigating detective, Robin Griffin (Moss), must lose herself in order to find the missing girl. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Mullan), Tui's father, a local drug lord, and G.J (Hunter), a guru at a local women's camp. Robin will find this the case that tests her limits and sends her on a journey of self-discovery.

Writer and director Jane Campion said: "I am in love with the intense beauty of southern most New Zealand and am excited to be setting a story in this end of the world paradise. To be able to tell the story over six hours gives myself and my brilliant team a chance to make something truly absorbing and memorable."
Emile Sherman and Iain Canning commented, "We are so thrilled to be working with Jane Campion and the incredibly talented collaborators who have come on board this unique series. To have Jane turn her creative energy to longer form drama is further proof of how exciting television has become, a key medium for sophisticated and original storytelling."
They added, "We are also thrilled to be working for the first time with the BBC Two, who commissioned development of the series, as well as with UKTV, Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide, all of whom have unequivocally embraced Jane's vision."
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, says: "Jane Campion is a storyteller like no other. We are delighted to bring to screen an unforgettable landscape and characters who are unique, original and yet utterly recognizable - this is a story which will touch us all."
Says Deirdre Brennan, Director of TV for BBC Worldwide Australia: "Top of the Lake is a unique creative collaboration, a truly international project that showcases a remarkable production team, cast and location. It is an honour to play a part in bringing this landmark drama series exclusively to UKTV audiences in Australia and New Zealand."

The series, written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, will commence filming in February 2012 in Queenstown, New Zealand, marking the first production Jane Campion will film in her homeland since 1990's An Angel At My Table. Commissioned for BBC Two by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two.


 

 

27 August 2013

Starship Spring Clean Auction Update: Most Exciting Auction Items from Lucy!

Here’s an update from Starship via their twitter account. Starship holds their annual fundraising event the Starship Spring Clean between 1 – 30 September! Lucy donates some goodies and from what Starship just posted, it’s the most exciting auction items yet! Stay tuned.


For more info about Lucy’s role as Starship Ambassador, visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Starship Page


 

 

27 August 2013

Chicago Q&A with Lucy Lawless, the Cast and Michael Hurst 4 November

Image635131881835129731Lifeline Aoteaora is selling tickets to a special performance of the Musical Chicago (featuring Lucy Lawless) on Monday 4th November, 6.30pm at Q theatre.

Monday's performance is followed by a live Q&A with the director and stars of the show.
ATC is supporting Lifeline by donating a portion of the ticket price for this performance to us.

 

Book your tickets here: http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/fundraise/ticketevent.aspx?id=1113

Auckland Theatre Company presents The Vodafone season of CHICAGO
Performance: Monday 4th November, 6.30pm
Featuring Lucy Lawless, Amanda Billing and Shane Cortese.

CHICAGO has been wowing audiences all around the world for over thirty years and this November it comes to Auckland's Q Theatre. With its dark stories of murder, greed, corruption, and adultery, this musical extravaganza is a sexy tribute to the very heart and soul of theatre.

We've secured seats for a unique performance which is followed by a live Q&A with the director and stars of the show. We're very excited by this special fundraising opportunity - it's a great way for you to support us while having a great night out; everybody wins!

ATC is supporting LIFELINE by donating funds from your ticket price, for a limited time only, so get booking now!
Tickets just $67 each.


 

 

27 August 2013

Press Release: ABC TV's Political Thriller Code Goes Into Production

Press release – Monday 26 August 2013

ABC TV

ABC TV's political thriller Code goes into production


CODE, ABC TV’s new six-hour political thriller begins filming today.

Produced by Playmaker Media for ABC TV, the outstanding ensemble cast includes Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), Adele Perovic (SLiDE), Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), and Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

CODE was created by Shelley Birse and written by Birse, Blake Ayshford and Justin Monjo. Directed by Shawn Seet (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, SLiDE) and produced by Playmaker’s David Maher, David Taylor and Shelley Birse, it is being executive produced by the ABC’s David Ogilvy, Greer Simpkin and Carole Sklan.

CODE, a contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power, tells the story of two very different brothers who stumble across information about a new technology - information that people in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret. CODE will be filmed in Sydney, Canberra and Broken Hill. 

Playmaker Media’s David Taylor and David Maher said, “Shelley Birse has crafted a rollercoaster thriller with a very warm and original heart. Great writing has attracted a dream cast and crew and we're proud to be producing the series for ABC TV.”

ABC TV Head of Fiction Carole Sklan said, “The extraordinary sibling relationship at the heart of Code brings great warmth and humour to this bold and original work, which examines the power of an independent voice in a world of duplicity and danger. Having such a wonderful cast speaks volumes for the strength and complexity of the storytelling.”

A Playmaker Media production for ABC TV, CODE was developed through the Scribe Initiative and is produced with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Screen ACT.

 


For more about Lucy’s role in CODE, please see the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless CODE subsite


 

 

25 August 2013

Video: Lucy at Spartacus New York Premiere Panel 24 January 2013

Here’s a short video (actually it’s two clips) of the Spartacus Panel which was held on 24 January 2013 at MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art). You can see images and links from the event here

The video was contributed by Capulcu Cirocco who attended the event and contributed the video to AUSXIP.

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For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

25 August 2013

Lucy Lawless Cast In New Australian Political Thriller Mini-Series “Code”

Image635130136340968616Lucy is going to be one very busy lady over the coming months. DragonCon, Parks and Recreation, Chicago The Musical and of course a new political thriller mini series to be filmed in Sydney and Canberra (Australia’s capital). The mini-series is expected to air in 2014.

For upcoming news regarding this new miniseries with Lucy, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless CODE subsite

The cast includes:
Lucy Lawless, Dan Spielman, Chelsie Preston Crayford, David Wenham, Adam Garcia, Dan Wylie and Aden Young.

 

The following article was posted by the Canberra Times this morning:

Lucy Lawless of Xena: Warrior Princess fame, Dan Spielman from Offspring and Adam Garcia from Coyote Ugly are some of the big names starring in a political thriller to be filmed in Canberra.

David Wenham, who has starred as everyone from Faramir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Diver Dan in SeaChange, is also in the cast.

Chelsie Preston Crayford, who won the Logie last year for most outstanding new talent for Underbelly: Razor is also in the series.

CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV, will start filming in Sydney on Monday. Scenes will also be shot in Broken Hill.

Filming in Canberra will start on September 2, with two weeks of the expected seven-week shoot to take place in the national capital.

Locations in Canberra include Parliament House, the Shine Dome, New Acton and Red Hill where a former embassy building will fill in as an actual embassy.

CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''.

It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.

Dan Wylie, much-loved for roles in series such as Puberty Blues and Love My Way is also confirmed for the cast, as are established Aussie actors Aden Young (I, Frankenstein, Rectify) and Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide)

Auditions for extras and minor speaking roles for the series were held earlier this month in Canberra.

ScreenACT is assisting in the production and CODE is also the first drama series to secure investment from the ACT Screen Investment Fund.

ScreenACT director Monica Penders said the series was ''high-octane'' and, while still political, would show a different view of Canberra, not least because it was filming in some of the recently developed areas such as New Acton.

''It's huge. I think it's the biggest drama series the ABC has ever done,'' she said. ''A significant part of it will be shot here in Canberra. It's very exciting.''

The series was created by Shelley Birse and is being produced by Playmaker Media for ABC TV.

Playmaker Media's David Taylor and David Maher said in a statement: ''Shelley Birse has crafted a roller-coaster thriller with a very warm and original heart. Great writing has attracted a dream cast and crew and we're proud to be producing the series for ABC TV.''

ABC TV's head of fiction Carole Sklan said: ''The extraordinary sibling relationship at the heart of CODE brings great warmth and humour to this bold and original work, which examines the power of an independent voice in a world of duplicity and danger. Having such a wonderful cast speaks volumes for the strength and complexity of the storytelling.''


 

 

24 August 2013

Video: Comedy For Cure Kids Super City Sketch with Lucy + 1.4 Million Raised

The Comedy For Cure Kids fundraiser was on last night in New Zealand and they raised 1.4 million.

This is Lucy’s part only. For the full skit – go here

 

and here’s the original skit that was referenced

 

and some outtakes from that skit

 

 

 

Some screencaps:

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24 August 2013

Parks and Recreation Season 6 Lucy Semi-Regular Role as Diane Lewis

Image635129200384381601The following is from TV|Line about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation

On Parks and Recreation, is Ron really going to be a dad? If so, does that mean Lucy Lawless is a keeper? –Wendy

Yes, and… as far as the casual viewer will know. Show boss Mike Schur says that Lawless will appear in the season opener as well as another of the first eight episodes. And then…? “The normal thing is to grab a person for a six-episode arc, and we want to do that with her, but we’re going to spread them out over the season,” he explains. “She’s going to be the mother of Baby Swanson, so we didn’t want to grab her for four episodes and then never see her again.” So by sprinkling Diane in here and there, “We’ll really get the sense that she’s a permanent fixture in Ron’s life — which she is!”

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 & 6 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

23 August 2013

Starship Spring Clean in September!

Image635128620461053931The following is from Starship’s Facebook Page

Starship Foundation It’s nearly time for the Starship Spring Clean! For the month of September, we’re asking you to clean up and sell your old items (big or small) in support of our national children's hospital.

You can list your unwanted items on Trade Me or hold a Garage Sale and donate the proceeds to Starship. For more info about Spring Clean and how you can get involved, visit www.starship.org.nz/springclean


 

 

23 August 2013

Russia to Greenpeace “Go home, and take your Warrior Princess with you”

Image635128451973090425First it was Shell who underestimated Greenpeace and Lucy Lawless and now it’s the Russians. The following is from Alaska Dispatch 22 August 2013.

Russians say Greenpeace too thin-skinned for Arctic operations: Russia to Greenpeace: “Go home, and take your Warrior Princess with you.” The nation you can actually see from parts of western Alaska has turned back a Greenpeace ship trying to get into Russian Arctic waters, where oil and natural gas drilling is set to take place next year.  The Russians said the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise does not have a strong enough hull to operate in the Kara Sea, north of western Siberia.  Greenpeace claims its ship is tougher than many of the vessels Russia has allowed to sail into its Arctic waters. 

The crew of the Arctic Sunrise wanted to shadow Russian oil giant Rosnet and Exxon Mobil’s joint drilling operation in the Arctic.  Greenpeace members, including actress Lucy Lawless – who played the title role in the 1990s mini-series, “Xena the Warrior Princess”, have repeatedly scaled drill rigs off Greenland and Northern Russia, to protest Arctic drilling.

Source


See more on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page for more news, photos, video and other multimedia

See more of Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior and Greenpeace Ambassador


 

 

22 August 2013

Lucy Photo + Info on Comedy For Cure Kids: Good Sports TV Special

Image635127660600058155The Comedy For Cure Kids: Good Sports TV Show Fundraiser is on tomorrow night. Lucy will take part where she filmed a segment with Madeleine Sami, Kimbra, Ladyhawke, Anna Hutchison and Zoe Bell.

Cure Kids raises funds for medical research into finding cures for diseases affecting children including leukaemia and other cancers, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma

COMEDY FOR CURE KIDS: GOOD SPORTS

When: Tomorrow night, 7.30pm, TV3
What is Cure Kids?: Raises funds for medical research into finding cures for diseases affecting children including leukaemia and other cancers, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma
How to donate: Txt CURE to 933 to donate $3. Also online at rednoseday.co.nz

 

and the following image was posted on Facebook.


 

 

21 August 2013

Lucy Interview on Mornings 21 August 2013 Video and Screencaps

The video of Lucy’s interview on Channel 9 show Mornings is now online here – some people have reported that they can’t view it. I have a copy of it on AUSXIP plus some screencaptures

Lucy was asked about the possible Xena Resurrection, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Chicago The Musical in November.

 

Mornings (Channel 9 Australia) with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 21st August 2013

Mornings (Channel 9 Australia) with Lucy Lawless

Lucy was interviewed regarding the upcoming Chicago The Musical in November and about a possible Xena Resurrection.

 

 

 

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21 August 2013

Lucy Interview on Mornings (Channel 9 Australia) 21 August 2013 - V

Lucy was interviewed this morning on the Australian show Mornings. Lucy was on the show to promote Chicago The Musical in Auckland during November.

You can watch the video on the Mornings official site or on ausxip (if you are geoblocked)

Here are the tweets

 

 

 

 


 

 

20 August 2013

DragonCon Update: Lucy To Attend Charity Baseball Game Thursday 29 August

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DragonCon weekend is going to start off with a charity Baseball game and Lucy will be calling “Play Ball” to start the game. This will also lead to a very busy weekend for Lucy at DragonCon with autograph signings, panels and Photo Ops!

The following is from Mind of the Geek site:

Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy and sci-fi convention, will be sharing its cash and colorful enthusiasm for charitable causes at several area events during its annual convention. The convention will host Dragon Con night at Turner Field, scheduled for Thursday, August 29th. The game –the Braves versus the Cleveland Indians– will be augmented all evening with Dragon Con-centered events, including a pregame on-field costume parade led by Lou Ferrigno (TV’s The Incredible Hulk), a first pitch by Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), and Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus) will call “Play Ball!” to start the game.  The costume parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. Parade participants must be at Turner Field before 6 p.m. and shuttle transportation will be provided from the Marriott Marquis starting at 4:30 p.m.

A portion of the price of each ticket will go toward Dragon Con’s three official charities – Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Georgia Conservancy and Marcus Autism Center.   Tickets start at $7 and must be purchased from this website to support the charities: www.braves.com/dragoncon. Other charitable events hosted by Dragon Con include a charity auction, an artwork project, and a blood drive for LifeSouth. For more information on the recipient charities and additional charity events hosted by Dragon Con, visit www.dragoncon.org/?q=charities.

 

Click here for more Lucy at DragonCon News


 

 

20 August 2013

Lucy Signing Autographs + Meet Lucy Lawless Official DragonCon Schedule

DragonCon has released their official Schedules: Pocket Program Guide and Schedule Grid (both are pdf files) and it looks like in addition to Lucy being on three panels and doing photo ops, she will also be signing. Lucy's going to be a very busy lady!


Lucy Lawless

Lucy will be signing at the Marriott Marquis International Level Rooms 4-10.(page 75 of Program)

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MAIN Means: Main Dragoncon programing track
AMSF Means: American Sci-fi Media programing track


Fri 01:00 pm (MAIN)
Spotlight on Lucy Lawless [rebroadcast dc tv at 5:30 and maybe on DragonCon YouTube Channel]
Say hello to the Warrior Princess herself! L. Lawless; Fri 1:00 pm; Atrium Ballroom [M]


Sat 01:00 pm (AMSF)
Spartacus - Gladiators Vengeance
Face off in the arena with some impressive warriors and confront them with questions


Sat 07:00 pm (MAIN)
DC Guest of Honor Awards Banquet 

 

Sun 10:00 am (AMSF)
this might be the BSG - C.I.C. Conference panel (although it's listed as being on a 4 pm instead of 10 am)

 

PHOTO OPS

PHOTO OPS

LUCY LAWLESS PHOTO OPS

Lucy  will be doing Photo Ops on three days  

-  Friday - 30 August 2013
-  Saturday-  31 August 2013
-  Sunday - 01 September 2013    

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS, MANU BENNETT & LIAM MCINTYRE

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $120 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $130 (Email Digital Copy)
- $130 (Extra Print)
- $135 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS AND MANU BENNETT

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $85 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $95 (Email Digital Copy)
- $95 (Extra Print)
- $100 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)

Click here to order photo op tickets


 

 

19 August 2013

Lucy Tweets About Comedy For Cure Kids Good Sports Show on NZ TV3 Friday 23 August

Lucy tweeted a photo of herself with a Red Nose in support of the Comedy For Cure Kids show in New Zealand on 23 August. She filmed a spot for the show with Madeleine Sami on the set of SuperCity in LA.

The following is from their official Facebook Page:

Lucy Lawless is taking Red Nose Day to LA!
Watch for her on Comedy for Cure Kids: Good Sports, TV3, 7:30pm Friday 23 August

 

and Lucy’s tweet

 

What is Red Nose Day and the Comedy for Cure Kids?

Red Nose Day 2013

Fundraising efforts this Red Nose Day are directed to the Kiwi researchers to improve the health of children through research and its outcomes. Researchers are working to give children a better quality of life and a longer life while they work towards the ultimate goal – a cure. A cure for kids in New Zealand is a cure worldwide.

 

About Cure Kids

"The lives of all children in this country should be free from pain and illness, but the reality is too many of our children are suffering every day. Cure Kids aims to turn research into hope for the children and their families who live with illness by improving their quality of life, prolonging their life whilst fulfilling our ultimate goal of finding cures for these illnesses."
Vicki Lee, Cure Kids CEO

At Cure Kids, our purpose is simple. Every single day, we’re driven to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children.

Approximately one child in 30 is affected by a genetic malformation; that’s an average of roughly one in every classroom. We’re searching for cures for, among others, childhood leukemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma. These conditions and diseases mean children often miss out on a normal childhood and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.

To find out more about Cure Kids visit their website.


 

 

19 August 2013

Lucy DragonCon News–Panel Update

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Lucy Lawless
Dragon*Con
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

30 August - 2 September 2013

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! With over thirty-five fan based tracks, 3500 hours of panels, workshops, gaming, a parade down Peachtree, film festivals, art show, comics and pop art, nightly concerts and parties, bands and DJs, tons of costume contests, dealers, and exhibitors, all squeezed into four short days. Tickets can be bought here -

Here’s an update to the panels that Lucy will be appearing on at DragonCon. This is in addition to the Photo Ops.

 

Friday

DragonCon Official Programming Guide lists the following panels for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Fri 1:00 pm Spotlight on Lucy Lawless

5:30 pm Spotlight on Lucy Lawless – Rebroadcast

(might be available on DragonCon YouTube)


Saturday

Sat 01:00 pm
Spartacus – Gladiators Vengeance
Face off in the arena with some impressive warriors and confront them with questions.

Sunday

Sun 04:00 pm
BSG – C.I.C. Conference
Head in to the C.I.C with the command structure for a strategy meeting about past campaigns

 

PHOTO OPS

LUCY LAWLESS PHOTO OPS

Lucy  will be doing Photo Ops on three days  

-  Friday - 30 August 2013
-  Saturday-  31 August 2013
-  Sunday - 01 September 2013    

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS, MANU BENNETT & LIAM MCINTYRE

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $120 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $130 (Email Digital Copy)
- $130 (Extra Print)
- $135 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

LUCY LAWLESS AND MANU BENNETT

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $85 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $95 (Email Digital Copy)
- $95 (Extra Print)
- $100 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)

Click here to order photo op tickets


 

 

18 August 2013

Press: Parks and Recreation with Lucy Reviews: Herald on Sunday and Sunday News 18 August 2013

Here’s a review of Parks and Recreation from the Herald on Sunday with Lucy’s episodes airring on NZ TV and Sunday News

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For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

Watch Lucy on Parks and Recreation:


S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation

Posted on: 3rd May 2013

S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation

Lucy made a surprise appearance in the season finale of Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 22 “Are We Better Off?”. Watch the Video – it has been confirmed by co-creator and exec Producer Michael Schur that Diane is indeed pregnant in an EW Interview: First off: Is Diane (Lucy Lawless) really pregnant, or did [...]

 

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane’s (guest [...]

 

 

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

Ron’s Fun Office – Deleted Scene from the Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage episode of Parks and Recreation Ron’s got quite the setup for Diane’s kids!

 

 

 

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 7th December 2012

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Lucy was on Parks and Recreation tonight in the Season 5 Episode 9 episode “Ron and Diane”. I personally think this episode was the funniest of them all featuring Lucy. I laughed out loud several times – just loved it! More Lucy on this show! Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie [...]

 

 

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s second episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Special. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 9 (called Ron and Diane) in late November 2012.  Video and screencaptures created by Roger. PARKS AND RECREATION SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL Ben gets a job offer, [...]

 

 

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5

Here’s a new interview with Lucy from the official NBC Parks and Recreation site in time for Lucy’s next episode called Halloween Surprise (Season 5 Episode 5). Lucy is currently filming Episode 9 (Ron and Diane) which will be seen sometime late November or early December. Halloween Interviews: Lucy Lawless Having grown up with five [...]

 

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 5th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s first episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 3. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 5 on 25 October 2012. Lucy revealed in a recent interview that this may not be the last we see of Diane so here’s hoping we get a lot more of [...]

 

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video
Posted on: 3rd October 2012

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video

Lucy Lawless confesses her crush on Ron Swanson, and shares insider info on her character Diane For more about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

 

 

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 29th September 2012

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation

Young Hollywood has a very fun clip of the cast of Parks and Recreation including Lucy although there’s not enough of Lucy. Tere are many things one can learn after spending time with the cast of NBC’s “Parks & Recreation”, and we head to the set to be enlightened — Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Jim [...]


 

 

17 August 2013

Lucy Tweets Archived for July 2013 To Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

Image635123314490152781Lucy's tweets for July 2013 have been archived in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets Section. You will also find archived tweets from February - December 2012 and January to June 2013

Click here to read July 2013 Tweets

Catch up with Lucy's Messages and Special Tweets To Her Fans on  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

17 August 2013

Lucy Tweets Photo of Her Lunch Date in Los Angeles

Lucy was out and about in Los Angeles yesterday and here are two pics from that Lunch date with Josh Mankiewicz from the show Dateline.

 

Catch up with Lucy's Messages and Special Tweets To Her Fans on  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

15 August 2013

Lucy Lawless Art: Lucretia in Spartacus Blood and Sand

Lucy Lawless as Lucretia in Spartacus Blood and Sand. Art by MaryD

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13 August 2013

Video: Lucy Dancing In Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl

Rob McClinton (thanks Rob!) has posted a video of the final number of Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl. Lucy is not with the main dancers but at the back where she can be seen dancing. More videos of Lucy at the Hollywood Bowl below. You can also find out more multimedia on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl Event Page

 

and here are more videos of Lucy performing in Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl

When Your're Good to Mama - Chicago The Musical 28 July 2013
Posted on: 29th July 2013

When You’re Good to Mama â€

Lucy Lawless performs "When You're Good to Mama" during night 3 of CHICAGO the Musical at the Hollywood Bowl. 7/28/13 - Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA (Sorry, our camera & the spotlight did not get along) See our exclusive photos from this show:Â http://bit.ly/1c70rA8

 

When You're Good to Mama - Chicago 27 July 2013
Posted on: 28th July 2013

When You're Good to Mama - Chicago 27 July 2013

Lucy Lawless as Matron "Mama" Morton and Samantha Barks as Velma Kelly. Directed by Brooke Shields. "When You're Good to Mama" written by Kander and Ebb.

 

 

"Class" Duet by Lucy Lawless and Samantha Barks - Chicago The Musical (LA) 26 July 2013
Posted on: 27th July 2013

Samantha Barks & Lucy Lawless perform "Class" on opening night of the Hollywood Bowl's 3-night engagement of CHICAGO. Performance Date: 26 July 2013 Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl! Lucy Is Mama Norton When / Ticket Info CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl - Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 [...]

 

Eye on Entertainment 25 July 2013 Lucy Interview
Posted on: 26th July 2013

Eye on Entertainment 25 July 2013 Lucy Interview

Eye On Entertainment (July 25) "Chicago" will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl with a star-studded cast. Suzanne Marques reports. Lucy is interviewed as part of the cast interviews. Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl! Lucy Is Mama Norton When / Ticket Info CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl â€" Friday [...]

 

Broadway Boot Camp - On the Red Carpet 23 July 2013
Posted on: 25th July 2013

Broadway Boot Camp - On the Red Carpet 23 July 2013

Actress Lucy Lawless spoke to OTRC.com about rehearsals for the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of 'Chicago The Musical Chicago The Musical at the Hollywood Bowl! Lucy Is Mama Norton When / Ticket Info CHICAGO will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl - Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, July [...]


 

 

12 August 2013

DragonCon News: DragonCon Promo Featuring Lucy

DragonCon has started to advertise their convention. Below is the video they have posted on YouTube.

Lucy will be at DragonCon for several panels (Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica) plus doing photo Ops on 30 August, 1 September and 2 September. You can also buy photo ops with Lucy and her fellow Spartacus cast Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and Manu Bennett (Crixus).
Click here for more info on those photo ops

 

For more news and upcoming multimedia on Lucy at DragonCon go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page


 

 

9 August 2013

Lucy DragonCon News: Photo Ops with Lucy, Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett

If you are going to DragonCon in Atlanta (30 August to 2 September), check out the photo ops page and you will see that Lucy's solo photo ops but now it also has Photo Ops with Lucy and two of her Spartacus cast members.

LUCY LAWLESS
PHOTO OPS

Lucy  will be doing Photo Ops on three days  

-  Friday - 30 August 2013
-  Saturday-  31 August 2013
-  Sunday - 01 September 2013    

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 


LUCY LAWLESS, MANU BENNETT & LIAM MCINTYRE

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $120 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $130 (Email Digital Copy)
- $130 (Extra Print)
- $135 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)


LUCY LAWLESS AND MANU BENNETT

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $85 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $95 (Email Digital Copy)
- $95 (Extra Print)
- $100 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)


Click here to order photo op tickets



 

 

8 August 2013

From Xena to Velma: Lucy Lawless for Auckland Chicago Plus Full Cast and Creative Credits

Stage Whispers has released the full Chicago Cast and Creative List. To buy tickets to the show, booking info
 +64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz. If you are planning a NZ trip in addition to seeing the show, there is a good guide to Auckland hotel on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago (NZ) subsite


DSC08534From Xena to Velma: Lucy Lawless for Auckland Chicago
August 2013

After playing Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl season of Chicago, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) is on her way home to New Zealand kick up her heels as the murderous chanteuse, Velma Kelly, in Auckland Theatre Company’s Chicago, opening on 2 November, 2013.

Auckland Theatre Company's 2013 season ends with a BANG, as Chicago, directed by Michael Hurst and starring Lucy Lawless, Amanda Billing and Shane Cortese, opens at Q Theatre.

1920s, Chicago. Cook County Jail is home to a bawdy band of murderesses, all of whom have eradicated their quickly insignificant others. Chanteuses Velma Kelly (Lucy Lawless) and Roxie Hart (Amanda Billing) have both acquired a spot on Death Row. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton (Colleen Davis) and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn (Shane Cortese) to turn her incarceration into a media frenzy. But, not one to rest on her laurels, Roxie comes up with a foxy plan to steal back the limelight and, instead of wrangling the law, the two divas find themselves fighting the ultimate battle - the race to superstardom.

Of the production, Director Michael Hurst said, "The thing about Chicago is that it underneath all the jazz and the fizz is the pulsing, wild, abandoned and desperate beating heart of a corrupt and exploitative society. It's a dark, sexy and vicious tale, propelled by extraordinary music - the rhythms of murder and corruption; the rhythms of lust. It's a revelatory tale of the transience of celebrity. And it's fabulous."

Auckland Theatre Company Artistic Director, Colin McColl, said, "The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael's production stars the hottest cast of the year including Lucy Lawless, fresh from her role as Mama Morton in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Brooke Shields, Stephen Moyer and Ashlee Simpson."

 

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

Music by John Kander  Lyrics by Fred Ebb  Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse

Directed by Michael Hurst
Location
 Q (305 Queen St)

Booking info
 +64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz

Season dates

Preview: Friday 1 November, 8pm
Opening: Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Closing: Sunday 24 November, 7pm

Cast

Roxie Hart - Amanda Billing
Velma Kelly - Lucy Lawless
Amos - Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn - Shane Cortese
Mama Morton - Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine - Sandra Rasmussen

Chorus - Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila

Creative team

Director - Michael Hurst
Musical Director - John Gibson
Set Designer - John Harding
Costume Designer - Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design - Sean Lynch
Stage Manager - Chelsea Adams
Set Construction - 2construct

www.atc.co.nz


Source


 

 

8 August 2013

Lucy Supported Charity - StarJam Fundraiser To Help Support Young People with Disabilities

Image635115438698348849A New Zealand charity, Starjam, has posted on their twitter that they are fundraising and the following is on their fundraising page “Many great charities have been folding due to lack of funding. And when the doors are closed, it’s too late. In order for StarJam to keep helping young people with disabilities, we need you to swing into action. Our goal is to raise NZ$100,000 (approx US$80,000) during the month of August 2013. This will enable 50 kids with disabilities to take part in StarJam for a whole year. 

StarJam is a unique celebration of the gifts and talents of children and young people with disabilities. Their aim was to create opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to perform or participate in a variety of spectacular events together with big name stars and celebrities. Project StarJam was launched on 3 November 2002 at the Sheraton Hotel in Auckland with the inaugural "Stars Thru Their Eyes."
From the official Starjam site

Lucy donated a Xena costume plus boots for the Starjam “Stars Thru Their Eyes 2004” which was held in August in New Zealand.  Click here to download the pdf file  There's also a great picture of Lucy with Andrew Lawless (no relation) interviewing her for the event. Click on thumbnail for the larger scan

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Lucy Lawless –“Xena Warrior Princess” costume. This stunning costume includes the Warrior Princess’s boots as well, and is the only Xena costume Lucy has donated to a charitable organisation for auction.

 

Their twitter message is below

 


 

 

6 August 2013

Hi Res Photos: Lucy at Bedtime Stories Premiere Party 18 December 2008

Updated the Lucy Event page for the Bedtime Stories Premiere which was held on 18 December 2008. Added five high resolution images of Lucy at the Premiere Party.

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4 August 2013

Lucy DragonCon News–Photo Ops with Lucy Now Available To Order

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Following on the news that Lucy will be on a couple of panels (Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica) at DragonCon 2013 in Atlanta, we now have the news that Lucy will also be doing photo Ops. She will be doing Photo Ops on three days

 

Friday – 30 August 2013
Saturday – 31 August 2013
Sunday – 01 September 2013

 

 

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)


Click here to order photo op tickets


Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! With over thirty-five fan based tracks, 3500 hours of panels, workshops, gaming, a parade down Peachtree, film festivals, art show, comics and pop art, nightly concerts and parties, bands and DJs, tons of costume contests, dealers, and exhibitors, all squeezed into four short days.

Tickets can be bought here


 

 

4 August 2013

How Xena Plans To Rise From The Dead - Xena Movie Resurrection News 04 August 2013

The following article is from the New Zealand Sunday News (Print Edition) (04 August 2013) on a possible Xena Resurrection. Lucy tweeted back in May 2013 that there was a possibility that Xena may be back:

Had an interesting call from a chap who wants to re-invigorate the #Xena brand. You guys may have started something. -- Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) May 23, 2013

But there's a lot of red tape around #XWP so don't get your knickers in a twist. It may come back in a different form. -- Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) May 23, 2013

You can follow all the possible Xena Resurrection News over on AUSXIP Xena Movie Site which has been tracking the rumours ever since the series ended.

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LAWLESS GETS HER HEAD TOGETHER TO REVIVE SMASH HIT ROLE

How Xena Will Rise From Dead
Sunday News (New Zealand) 04 August 2013

TV bosses in the United States are rumoured to be considering bringing back the cult show that turned Lucy Lawless into a worldwide pin-up and feminist icon.

And the Kiwi lead star knows how Xena: Warrior Princess Part 2 should kick off.

The original series ran for six years and 134 episodes until June 18, 2001. In the shock finale, Xena was slain and decapitated.

"The fans were always devastated that we cut Xena's head off. We thought we were telling a strong storyline and it was hilarious, but it broke their hearts," Lawless said.

With a possible relaunch in the air, she has mentally scripted a series-opening plot. "In my dreams it would be that Renee [O'Connor, who played Gabrielle] and I, and Ted [Raimi], who played Joxer, would come back and basically stick Xena's head back on her and go on a quest," Lawless said. "At the end you introduce this new Warrior Princess, hand it over and let them run with it. So we could put the family back together, give the fans what they want, reinvigorate the brand and hand it on to a new generation."

Lawless is amazed by the continued dedication of her fans. "They will show up wherever you go, which is lovely because people are more inclined to cast you - that is how it works in our business - that is currency.

"If you stick with the fans, Dave Dobbyn taught me, they will stick with you. You would be nothing without your fans."

Hundreds of fans have already booked tickets to see Lawless in the Auckland Theatre Company's production of Chicago, November 1-24, at Q theatre.

 

LUCY'S CLOWN IS REST HOME PRINCESS

Lucy Lawless may be adored by millions as the kick-ass heroine Xena, but the Kiwi screen queen was delighted to perform for a much smaller group of fans - residents of an Auckland rest home who she entertained as part of a court sentence.

In February, Lawless was sentenced to 120 hours' community work after having earlier pleaded guilty to illegally boarding an oil ship in Taranaki as part of an anti-mining demonstration in February 2012.

She has served her "time" by performing at the rest home, including in its dementia ward. "When you make a whole room of people who seem catatonic laugh or do their exercises . . . it was awesome. I loved it, it was like the best job I ever had. I do interpretive dance. All the nurses and helpers would goad me to be the class clown.

"The residents like some fresh energy coming in. I'd wear coloured pants and have flowers in my hair so they would have something daffy to look at."

Lawless continued to entertain residents after completing her community work. "It was an utter privilege and I remain in contact. I have a lot of friends there. I go back all the time."

She also welcomed residents to her family's Auckland home last month. "Instead of going around Cornwall Park in the rain it is better that they come [to my house] and have a cup of tea."

Lawless said the venue for her community work had opened up her eyes, and heart, to the plight of people affected by dementia.

"These are very accomplished people. They have all been somebody in their lives. But because of their immobility, they are not even able to probably go to their own children's homes because there are stairs. They can only do little outings."

She hoped others would follow her lead and visit local rest homes.

"If you have a few hours to kill every week, and you don't know what to do with yourself, go and visit. They are always up for it and it is so fun.

"These are young people in old bodies. They are delightful."


 

 

4 August 2013

The Celebrity Cause Celebre–Herald on Sunday 4 August 2013

heraldonsunday040813The New Zealand Herald on Sunday 4 August 2013 has a brief mention of when celebrities add their names to various worthwhile causes, the fans and the media pay attention. They used the photo of Lucy onboard the Noble Discoverer during the Save the Arctic protest in 24-27 February 2012 to highlight the brief article.

 

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Here are two press releases that have been archived on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Support Page – click here for more news/multimedia about the occupying of the Noble Discoverer in Feb 2012.


LUCY LAWLESS OCCUPIES ARCTIC DRILLING SHIP

Auckland, 24 February 2012 ? At 7am this morning actor Lucy Lawless joined Greenpeace New Zealand activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki for the remote Arctic, where its exploratory oil drilling programme threatens to devastate the Alaskan coastline.
The Noble Discoverer is due to depart on a 6,000 nautical mile journey to drill three exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.

Six Greenpeace New Zealand activists, along with Lawless, famous for her roles in Xena: Warrior Princess and Spartacus, have boarded the vessel, scaled its 53 metre drilling derrick and are in the process of hanging banners from its summit, reading "Stop Shell" and "#SaveTheArctic." They are equipped with survival gear and enough supplies to last for several days.
"I'm here today acting on behalf of the planet and my children," said Lawless. "Deep-sea oil drilling is bad enough, but venturing into the Arctic, one of the most magical places on the planet, is going too far. I don't want my kids to grow up in a world without these extraordinary places intact or where we ruin the habitat of polar bears for the last drops of oil."
She continued, "To see the melting of the sea ice not as a warning to humanity but as an invitation to drill for more of the stuff that caused the problem in the first place is the definition of madness. What Shell is doing is climate change-profiteering."

Shell is the first major international oil company to make the exploitation of the Arctic a key part of their strategy. If the Noble Discoverer strikes oil this summer, other global oil giants may quickly follow, sparking an Arctic oil rush.

The Arctic's extreme weather conditions and short summer season means Shell has a limited window for drilling new exploratory wells before the return of winter sea ice. Freezing temperatures, unpredictable weather and remote drilling locations pose unprecedented challenges, making an oil spill impossible to contain and clean up (1).

According to a senior official at a Canadian firm that specialises in responding to oil spills, "there is really no solution or method today that we're aware of that can actually recover [spilled] oil from the Arctic"

Total estimated Arctic oil reserves would satisfy just three years of current global oil demand, but would both contribute significantly to carbon emissions, and pose a grave risk to the local eco-system

"A large scale oil spill would devastate the fragile frozen Arctic world and hindered by ice, darkness and fierce winds, a clean up would be impossible," said Greenpeace New Zealand Climate Campaigner Steve Abel, "Where oil production happens, spills happen, it is not a matter of if but when."

He continued, "There is no more striking an emblem of the madness of oil expansion than the struggle for the Arctic. We must draw a line in the ice and stop Shell and the oil industry from ruining these last unspoiled ends of the Earth, and transition to the clean energy sources that can power our world without cooking it."

Earlier this week, the Department of Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Shell's Oil Spill Response Plan for the Chukchi Sea (4). The plan included devices for cleaning up a spill ? including capping and containment systems and ice deflection barriers ? that Shell admits have never been properly tested except in laboratories or on paper.

 

and when they finally came down 77 hours later:

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM GREENPEACE:
Activists, actor Lucy Lawless arrested for Shell Arctic drillship occupation

Auckland, February 27th 2012 -- The occupation of an Arctic-bound Shell drillship by six Greenpeace activists including actor Lucy Lawless ended this morning after police climbed the ship's drilling tower and arrested the group. The protest was into its fourth day and the activists had spent 77 hours on top of the 53 metre drilling tower.

"This chapter has ended, but the story of the battle to save the Arctic has just begun," said Lucy Lawless, before being arrested. "Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came down."

She continued, "We will continue to stand in solidarity with the communities and species that depend on the Arctic for their very lives until Shell cancels its plans to drill in this magical world, and makes the switch to clean, sustainable energy."
The activists entered the Port of Taranaki at 6:30 a.m. on February 24th, scaled the drilling tower of the Shell drillship the Noble Discoverer and set up camp. The ship was preparing to leave for the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska where it is scheduled to drill three exploratory oil wells this summer.

"In these four days we have shone a global spotlight on Shell's reckless plans to destroy the precious wild Arctic for just a few years of oil," said Viv Hadlow, one of the drillship activists.

She continued, "It's insane that oil companies like Shell regard the melting of the Arctic sea ice not as a warning to humanity, but as a chance to drill for more of the oil that caused the problem in the first place. Today this occupation ended, but like the hundreds of thousands of people who have joined our cry to save the Arctic, we will not be silenced."

Over the course of the four day occupation, more than 130,000 people sent an email to Shell executives telling them to cancel their plans to drill in the Arctic, causing Shell email systems to overload repeatedly. Thousands of people around the world also sent messages of support to Lucy and the activists via social media and the hashtag #SaveTheArctic, which featured on banners hung from the drillship, has trended on and off around the world over the past 4 days. Celebrities like Jared Leto and the official Beatles twitter account also posted messages to their followers.

"I can't wait to get home to my kids to tell them all about this amazing journey, but I'm so glad I took part in this peaceful action," said Lucy Lawless.
She continued, "I am in awe of the multitudes of people who have sent us so many inspiring messages of support, not to mention my fellow activists who put their personal liberties on the line to stand up to Shell's mad plans to drill in the Arctic.

"We did what we came to do. Together we sent a clear message that has been heard and echoed across the globe: there's no place in this world for your reckless Arctic oil."

Shell is the first major international oil company to make exploitation of the Arctic a major focus. If the Noble Discoverer strikes oil this summer, other global oil giants will quickly follow and spark an Arctic oil rush. The company has a very tight window in which to drill for oil. Freezing temperatures, extreme weather conditions and a highly remote location pose unprecedented challenges, and make an Arctic oil spill virtually impossible to contain and clean up. (1) According to a senior official at a Canadian firm that specialises in oil-spill response, "there is really no solution or method today that we're aware of that can actually recover [spilled] oil from the Arctic." (2)
Total estimated Arctic oil reserves would satisfy just three years of current global oil demand, but would both contribute significantly to carbon emissions and pose a grave risk to the local ecosystem. (3) Numerous reports show that through energy efficiency and clean energy, global energy needs can be met while leaving the Arctic untouched. (4)


 

 

2 August 2013

Lucy DragonCon News: Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica Panels

Image635110219795548451Image635110220469061120Following up on the news that Lucy will be attending the annual SciFi convention DragonCon in Atlanta (click here to read) comes the news about what Lucy will be doing at the convention and what panels she will be on. The convention runs from 30 August to 2 September.

Leila sent me news which was originally posted by Caley on the Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club Mailing List (on YahooGroups).

Caley emailed Kelley Harkins, the Director, American SF & Fantasy Media Track for DragonCon, and was told that Lucy will be on at least one of the Spartacus panels and on the Battlestar Galactica panel.

 

Tickets

Dragon*Con Memberships

Dragon*Con membership covers all four days, panels, events, demonstrations, concerts, performances, contests, snacks and munchies in our ConSuite (as available), and a host of other activities. Some exceptions do apply.

Membership rates are as follows:

Dragon*Con 2013 August 30 - September 2

                 $130 to 8/16/2013 and then again at the door

Dragon*Con will again be offering a "Will Call" service just before the convention, for those of you wishing to make last minute pre-convention membership orders. Will Call memberships will be available August 17 – 12n on August 28.

Memberships are available for purchase via the Dragon*Con Store or you can order through the office by downloading the Membership Form and sending it and your payment to:

Dragon*Con Memberships
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

 

For more information go to the Official DragonCon Site


 

 

1 August 2013

Lucy to Return as Diane in Parks and Recreation Season 6 on 26 September 2013

Image635109383226832259Entertainment Weekly has posted that Lucy will be appearing in the Parks and Recreation Season 6 premiere on 26 September:

Lucy Lawless, who appeared multiple times on the NBC comedy last season, will return as Diane, Ron’s girlfriend who is pregnant with his child. Producers are hoping to bring back the former Xena: Warrior Princess star for additional episodes as Ron prepares for fatherhood.

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

If you haven’t seen Lucy’s last appearance on Parks and Recreation, have a look at the video below and her previous appearances as Diane Lewis.

 

S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 3rd May 2013

S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation

Lucy made a surprise appearance in the season finale of Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 22 “Are We Better Off?”. Watch the Video – it has been confirmed by co-creator and exec Producer Michael Schur that Diane is indeed pregnant in an EW Interview: First off: Is Diane (Lucy Lawless) really pregnant, or did [...]

 

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane’s (guest [...]

 

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

Ron’s Fun Office – Deleted Scene from the Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage episode of Parks and Recreation Ron’s got quite the setup for Diane’s kids!

 

 

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 7th December 2012

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Lucy was on Parks and Recreation tonight in the Season 5 Episode 9 episode “Ron and Diane”. I personally think this episode was the funniest of them all featuring Lucy. I laughed out loud several times – just loved it! More Lucy on this show! Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie [...]

 

 

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s second episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Special. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 9 (called Ron and Diane) in late November 2012.  Video and screencaptures created by Roger. PARKS AND RECREATION SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL Ben gets a job offer, [...]

 

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5

Here’s a new interview with Lucy from the official NBC Parks and Recreation site in time for Lucy’s next episode called Halloween Surprise (Season 5 Episode 5). Lucy is currently filming Episode 9 (Ron and Diane) which will be seen sometime late November or early December. Halloween Interviews: Lucy Lawless Having grown up with five [...]

 

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 5th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s first episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 3. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 5 on 25 October 2012. Lucy revealed in a recent interview that this may not be the last we see of Diane so here’s hoping we get a lot more of [...]

 

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video
Posted on: 3rd October 2012

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video

Lucy Lawless confesses her crush on Ron Swanson, and shares insider info on her character Diane For more about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

 

 

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 29th September 2012

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation

Young Hollywood has a very fun clip of the cast of Parks and Recreation including Lucy although there’s not enough of Lucy. Tere are many things one can learn after spending time with the cast of NBC’s “Parks & Recreation”, and we head to the set to be enlightened — Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Jim [...]