September 2014 Archives

30 September 2014

Lucy Speaks at Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi Anti-Oil Drilling Protest in Auckland 30 September 2014

Image635477037348946097Actor Lucy Lawless speaks to the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi before it makes its way through the CBD towards the New Zealand Petroleum Summit at the Sky City Convention Centre where the protestors stand to oppose drilling for deep sea on September 30, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi are fighting for clean energy instead of deep sea oil.

From NZ Herald

About 600 anti-oil drilling protesters gathered in Auckland's QEII square in the central city following a hikoi from Cape Reinga.

The crowd swelled as the protest march made its way up Queen St towards Sky City chanting "Statoil go home, leave our seas alone".

Outside the SkyCity convention centre, Greenpeace spokesman Steve Abel said Statoil couldn't continue with its drilling agenda when it faced such large levels of opposition.

"As we stand here today in our hundreds and our thousands, we are in sync with with millions of people around the world."New Zealand had a compelling history of successful protest, including French nuclear testing in the Pacific and anti-apartheid protests, he said.

"Our oceans, we don't want to see them up for grabs."We want to be the first nation where deep-sea oil drilling is banned.

Actor Lucy Lawless told the crowd that although Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce may have reassured Norwegian drilling firm Statoil "not to worry about the natives", they were there to show the firm that "the natives" did not want deep-sea oil drilling in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Petroleum Summit is partly sponsored by Norwegian company Statoil, which in November was granted a permit to test for oil in 9818.88sq km of the Northland Basin.


 

 

30 September 2014

Upcoming Convention in New York 10-11 October 2014

Lucy is going to be appearing at the sold out New York Comic Con on 10 and 11 October 2014 and signing autographs. It’s going to be con month because she will also be at the Paris Xenite III Con on 25-26 October.

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Appearing: Friday and Saturday

Location: In Booth Signing

In 1995 Lucy landed the role of Xena: Warrior Princess in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a three story arc that led to her own spin-off show Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons.

Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series Battlestar Galactica in the semi-regular role of D'anna Biers amongst her other many and varied roles including the hit Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight. During 2011 Lucy appeared in the No Ordinary Family as the mysterious Mrs X and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus Vengeance as Lucretia.

Her most recent role was Caroline Platt in Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

She plays the recurring character of Diane Lewis in NBC's Parks and Recreation.

She will play Velma Kelly in the Auckland Theatre Company's adaptation of Chicago The Musical from 1-24 November 2013.

Will appear in season 2 of Agents of Shield

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29 September 2014

Political Power and Secrets Set The Scene For ABC Drama The Code

Here’s a newspaper scan from the Wangaratta Chronicle 29 September 2014 about the spectacular Australian TV series “The Code”.

More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

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28 September 2014

Video: Lucy Urges New Zealanders To Get Behind The Help Our Kids Starship and NZ Herald Campaign

Lucy Lawless has urged New Zealanders to get behind the Help Our Kids campaign to help raise funds for the Starship Children's Hospital. The actor, who is an ambassador for the hospital, says: "We have a massive push for an upgrade so please help us and get to helpourkids.co.nz  and donate because you know every penny of your money at Starship is very well spent."

The Help Our Kids campaign aims to raise $150,000 to help fund a new operating theatre and new surgical equipment for the hospital.

Why does this need to happen? Read about what needs to be done on the NZ Herald

 

The actor and Herald columnist is an ambassador for the hospital and also sits on the Starship Foundation Board of Trustees.
In a video message sent from the US, Lawless says Starship has around 120,000 patient visits a year, and 9000 of those children need to be operated on.

"Twenty-two years ago when the operating theatres were outfitted, they were up-to-the-minute and state-of-the-art. But of course medical and surgical procedures have moved on quite a bit since then and the operating theatres are a bit tired.
"We have a massive push for an upgrade so please help us and get to helpourkids.co.nz and donate because you know every penny of your money at Starship is very well spent."

Lawless has been huge driving force for Starship campaigns over the years and has done everything from working in a bakery and waiting tables to painting a life size fibreglass horse and singing swing classics to help raise funds.

Joining Lawless in appealing to New Zealanders is Starship Foundation Chief Executive Brad Clark.

"The Starship operating rooms are in desperate need of an upgrade so we can do a better job for our young patients and their families," he says. "With help from The New Zealand Herald, and you, we can provide a better environment for our world-class surgical teams to work their magic.

"On average a child every hour is treated in Starship operating rooms and they're counting on us to get the job done. And we need your help. Please give generously to the Help our kids' appeal. Every little bit helps."

The Help Our Kids campaign aims to raise $150,000 to help fund vital equipment for a new operating room at the hospital and the refurbishment of four existing operating rooms.

 

FAQ about the Campaign

Q. What is Help Our Kids?

A. Help Our Kids is a Herald campaign that aims to raise funds for Starship.

Q. What is Starship?

A. Starship is the national children's hospital. It is situated in Auckland and serves children and adolescents from the Auckland region as well as providing many services, such as cardiac surgery, for those from anywhere in New Zealand.

Q. What is the problem with Starship's operating theatres?

A. There are six operating theatres. The two cardiac theatres date from 2003 and a quite adequate. The other four date from 1991, have had relatively little upgrading and are considered out of date. The theatres are frequently at capacity because of population growth and the increasing complexity of surgery.

Q. What is the theatres project?

A. The theatres suite is being expanded and upgraded to cope with the increasing demand for children's surgery. The pre-operative and post-op areas have been expanded and made better for children and parents. Work has started on building a seventh theatre and on refurbishing the first of the four original theatres that will be upgraded. New lighting, new surgical video screens and other advanced technology will be installed to enhance patient care and working conditions.

Share your Starship story with us. Email the Herald

Q. Who is paying for the project?

A. The taxpayer-funded Auckland District Health Board is undertaking the project at a cost of around $9 million. The Starship Foundation fundraising charity has pledged to raise $3.1 million.

Q. What will the Help Our Kids money go towards?

A. The $150,000 from the Help Our Kids campaign will help fund vital equipment for the new operating theatre and refurbish four of the existing operating rooms.

Q. How can I make a donation?

A. You can make online donations HERE. Offline donations can be made by printing off the form below and filling it out. Or look in the print edition of the Herald.

 

and from the Starship Help Our Kids Campaign Donation Page

Help Our Kids - a New Zealand Herald and Starship Campaign

Imagine if the Starship operating room walls could talk. Inside these rooms, the Starship surgical teams operate on more than 9,000 children every year. From routine procedures, to urgent life-saving surgeries, and sometimes incredibly complex, ground-breaking operations.

However the operating rooms are now 22 years old. They were built for another time. A time when there were fewer patients, with less complex conditions, before many of today's medical advances and technologies had even been dreamed of. 

The children of New Zealand deserve the best. And that's why we urgently need your help. Please donate to support the upgrade of Starship's operating theatres.

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26 September 2014

Video: The Code About The Story + Lucy Interview + Episode 2 Trailer

Below are two videos released by ABC TV. One is a preview of Episode 2 (this coming Sunday) which was originally on the ABCTV site but now on youtube and the second is a look behind the scenes on The Code with Lucy interview as well.  More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

 

About The Code

 

Episode Two Preview

 

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

26 September 2014

Is Lucy Lawless Coming Back to Agents of SHIELD? Apparently Not...TV|Line and EW

Image635473560890740525Hm. It seems I’m going to be dubbing the season premieres of my favourite shows as Let’s Kill A Character. Three shows (which are my favourite) have killed characters which I was emotionally invested (Chicago Fire and Bones) and going to invest (Agents of SHIELD).

Since this is a Lucy site, let’s look at Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley. She’s dead folks. DEAD as in D-E-A-D. Not coming back (well 99% not coming back since all things are possible on Agents of SHIELD).

TV|Line and Entertainment Weekly both deliver the bad news....

 

From TV|Line

I was so surprised that Lucy Lawless’ character died in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.season premiere! Is there a chance to see her in any of the following episodes? Or is there any chance to watch Lucy on other shows, like Parks and Recreation? –Natalie

Sorry, but plan to be Hartley-broken – that was Lawless’ one and only appearance. As for returning to Pawnee, she discussed that in our Q&A.

 

From EW

EW had an interview with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon:

EW: Going into the premiere, we knew Coulson would have to lean on some unsavory people to keep S.H.I.E.L.D. afloat, but then you basically kill them all off. Why did you decide to only use Lucy Lawless for one episode?

JED WHEDON: We wanted you to invest in the character and feel like this person was a real equal to Coulson. She definitely fit the bill on that front. Lucy has such a strength to her. We didn’t want people to know what was going to happen. We wanted it to feel like a big deal.

It seemed like you were going to explore Isabelle being the late Victoria Hand’s (Safrron Burrows) love interest from the comics.
Whedon: There were versions, but it started to be irresponsible if we addressed it to not address it with more weight and time and energy.
Maurissa Tancharoen: And then we would’ve been known as the people who killed off two lesbians on the show.

 

So there you have it. DEAD and MINUS a hand....

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

26 September 2014

Double Agent Agents of SHIELD TV Week 29 September 2014

Australian fans will be able to watch Lucy on Agents of SHIELD on Monday 29 September at 9:40 pm on Channel 7 as SHIELD agent Izzy Hartley. For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite

The following scan is from this week’s TV Week.

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26 September 2014

Must See Moments The Code Clues Unravel 25 September 2014

This week’s Aust TV Week looks at Episode 2 of The Code (to air on Sunday on ABC TV).  More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

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24 September 2014

Video: Lucy in Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Episode 1 + SPOILERS

Here it the video clips of Lucy in Agents of SHIELD and some spoilers below

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Posted on: 24th September 2014

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Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources — but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Credits | Episode Stills | Promo Images |

 

and some spoilers...

Izzy had her hand amputated because she had touched an artifact and it went all dark and gangrenous (icky). Izzy is a tough chick because she asked for her hand to be amputated because she couldn’t let go of that artifact.

On the ‘oh no not again’ track...Lucy’s dead again...yup, Izzy was killed after the Absorbing Man caused their car to crash and poor Izzy lay dead.

Wonder if anyone has kept score how many times Lucy has played characters that have died AND have been resurrected? It looks like Lucy’s Agents of SHIELD gig was just for the opening episode BUT this is Marvel and we know people don’t stay dead (look at Director Coulson...he died and he looks pretty good now). So we may get to see Lucy back as Agent Izzy Hartley again. I hope so.

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

24 September 2014

Interview: Lucy Lawless on Her Future With 'Agents of SHIELD': "Everything Is Possible" Hollywood Reporter 24 September 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter talks to Lucy about her role on Agents of Shield Season 2 Episode 1

Lucy Lawless on Her Future With 'Agents of SHIELD': "Everything Is Possible"
The Hollywood Reporter
24 September 2014

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Tuesday's season premiere of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, "Shadows."]

Lucy Lawless fans who were excited about her having a long tenure on ABC's Agents of SHIELD may have felt let down that her character bit the bullet in the season premiere.

But Lawless, whose fierce Isabelle Hartley took the show by storm Tuesday, has says she may pop up in future episodes or other Marvel properties. 

"It's whatever the writers want to write. All things are possible in SHIELD," Lawless tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That's what I love in this sci-fi comic world. There are no absolutes. There are no bottom lines. Every boundary is bendable."

Here, Lawless talks Marvel secrecy, working with Clark Gregg and her Parks and Recreation future.

Were you a big Marvel fan before coming on board Agents of SHIELD?

When I found myself being confronted by the Absorbing Man, I was transported back to being eight years old when you'd have hundreds of comics lying around the house, and none them in sequence. Coming across the Absorbing Man -- that is an incredible concept. To realize the awesome power of this guy to morph into any substance makes him a formidable foe. It took me back to the days when Marvel was on everybody's coffee table.

How much catching up on Marvel lore did you have to do for this project?

There was no time. I was on the way to New Zealand and they called up and asked if I wanted to do it. I said absolutely. I drove to the studio the next day, and then you're on. There is no catching up. Everybody was on the fly. It was one of those serendipitous, wonderful occasions.

Marvel is shrouded in secrecy, what is that aspect of it like to jump into?

I had to burn this tarot card on my hand and could not cry. I could not speak about it (laughs). I knew I was in the fold after that. You sign nondisclosure things, you can't say boo. And who'd want to? It spoils the surprise for everybody.

What's that process compared to Spartacus or Xena? What was it like for you to be under that shroud of secrecy?

I'm very good at keeping secrets generally. It's like if you work at a bank, you don't want to talk about your banking. It's your day job so it's not particularly interesting to tell secrets. But this was unparalleled for me. I have never worked on something that was so stringent about what you can and can't say. I was collected once by the Collector on The Simpsons so I know how rabid those comic fans are. 

Could you come back in flashbacks or pop up in other properties?

Absolutely. It's whatever the writers want to write. All things are possible in SHIELD. That's what I love in this sci-fi comic world. There are no absolutes. There are no bottom lines. Every boundary is bendable.

Will Diane return on Parks & Rec?

I couldn't make it back for a couple of episodes they are shooting at the moment. But we'll see, I'll be done here very soon. They always want to put me in, but whether I'm available or not is a tricky thing. I hope so.

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

24 September 2014

How Much Can We Expect To See Lawless in Season 2–IGN Interview 23 September 2014

Image635471614717075710IGN talks to Lucy Lawless about her new "tough as nuts" Agents of SHIELD role and why it was important for her to join the Marvel universe. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returns for its second season this Tuesday, September 23rd, with the action-packed episode, "Shadows" - which features Lucy Lawless guest starring as SHIELD field operative Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley.

But after everything that happened to Coulson's team, and SHIELD in general, last season, can she be trusted? I had the chance to talk to Lawless about her role, her character's loyalties, and why it means so much to her to officially join the Marvel universe.

"She's tough as nuts," Lawless remarked about Izzy. "So don't get in her way. She's not a shrinking violet," she laughed.

And of course thanks to Xena and other action roles, Lawless herself didn't need any additional knife training for a character who's lethal with blades. "She's very handy with a knife," she said, "and I'm already quite proficient myself."

 

Some highlights from the interview

Is she coming back?

So how much can we expect to see Lawless this season?

"That's all up to Maurissa and Jed. I'm entirely at the disposal of the writers, you know. Whatever they write. Of course, they also have other stuff to focus on. They can't just do my character. They have to keep some sort of a super arc going. But it's up to them and their imaginations."

As of right now, Lawless is only slated for the Season 2 premiere

 

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

24 September 2014

New Interview: Rebuilding SHIELD with Lucy Lawless–Marvel 22 September 2014

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Marvel.com talks to Lucy Lawless about her role on Agents of SHIELD

REBUILDING S.H.I.E.L.D. WITH LUCY LAWLESS

22 September 2014

With Coulson rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D., he'll need all the help he can get--and luckily for him, Lucy Lawless was available.

The fan-favorite actress joins Coulson's team as Agent Isabelle Hartley in the second season premiere of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday at its new time, 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and she's coming just as things start to heat up for our heroes.

While you'll get to meet Hartley very shortly in the season premiere, we spoke with Lawless about her debut and what fans can expect!

Marvel.com: I was curious how the opportunity to come on to S.H.I.E.L.D. came about in the first place?

Lucy Lawless: Well, I was contacted by [Executive Producers] Jed [Whedon] and Maurissa [Tancharoen] who had written some just terrific stuff for me on "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." It was so perfect. I was about to get on a plane to go back to New Zealand for something and turned the car around and just got to come and play with more of my Comic-Con pals. Marvel is a wonderful way to get back to my roots and nod to my fans that were from that Comic-Con world.

 

Marvel.com: Once you got to learn more about Izzy and her team, what was it about her character that you gravitated towards the most?

Lucy Lawless: To me, she's like an embedded journalist. [There] was an element of these people who live on the edge all the time and do not fit into normal society as we know it. They can't even operate in a normal world for long, so it was a chance to play one of those characters, and that's what I gravitated towards.

Marvel.com: You mentioned how this was a chance to get back to your roots and it feels like, correct me if I'm wrong, it's been a little while since we've seen you in an all-out action role like this.

Lucy Lawless: Yeah, that's right. I've been working in Australia--I've got a show that comes out tomorrow night, actually. I've been doing theater, I've been doing all sorts of other things, and for me [play Hartley] was like slipping into a warm bath, to be honest. It was like a lovely holiday. Working with Marvel is like a lovely holiday. No pain, all fun.

Marvel.com: Did you have to do much training for the role for any of the stunts?

Lucy Lawless: No, I didn't. The stunts come back to you, but I'm going to get a little bit fitter in terms of doing stunts because you do have a bit of a recovery period. If you haven't been throwing yourself around like that for a long time, you get rusty. That's what I need to work on going forward.

Marvel.com: What can you tell us about Izzy without giving too much away?

Lucy Lawless: She's [been undercover as] a mercenary. She's the one person in the world that Coulson can count on after Ward revealed himself to be a double agent [last season] and the horrible betrayal there. He needs to pick up the pieces and reform S.H.I.E.L.D. to combat the awesome forces of Hydra. Who's he going to call [in that situation]? He's going to call Izzy because he can trust her to the bitter end.

Marvel.com: But she led a more mercenary life, so where does that trust come from?

Lucy Lawless: They have a bit of a history. They've been around a while. [laughs] They've been in the foxhole together.

Marvel.com: Would you say that she's more in this for the cause or more in it for Coulson?

Lucy Lawless: I'm going to go with Coulson. That is such an awesome question, I never even thought of it like that. But now that you're pinning me down to it, I think she's somebody that doesn't respect the right of life to every human being on the planet because of what she does for money, but Coulson is somebody that she holds above all others. I'm going to allow that to color everything Izzy does from now on. [laughs]

Marvel.com: I ask because I know Lance Hunter, for instance, makes no bones about how he's in it for the money.

Lucy Lawless: He's fantastic, by the way. Nick Blood is going to set a lot of hearts aflutter. Just a tremendous actor, a lovely person, and not hard to look at for people who care for that sort of thing. He's an incredible addition to the team.

Marvel.com: Nick mentioned how his first few scenes he shot were with you and it was nice to have someone else that was new to the set when they're joining up. Does having other people that are new to the set help you transition into the group more easily?

Lucy Lawless: I found them very welcoming, actually. It is funny coming on to other peoples' sets, but I thought they were very kind. They just absorbed you, and the crew's divine. Now that you mention it, it was lovely to hang with Nick because we didn't know our backsides from our elbows at that point. That doesn't make sense in America, does it? [laughs] It means you don't know if you're coming or going. That was good, I suppose, but the minute we had scenes with other people, they were so lovely. We started with weapons training and Clark [Gregg] is such a great leader of the team. They're in good hands. He's such a lovely, humble man, how can anyone else not be?

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

23 September 2014

The Code Image Update + Trailer for Episode 2

I’ve updated The Code Image Galleries with the following updates:

 

Here’s some tweets that went out today regarding images and the trailer for episode 2


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

23 September 2014

New Interview: Lucy Lawless Brings “Badass” Isabelle Hartley to Agents of Shield

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ComicBookResources has a great interview with Lucy about her role as Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley in Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD.

 

The slogan "Trust No One" applies to more than just "The X-Files." In season one of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the team was blindsided and betrayed by their teammate Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), as well as long-time agent and main character Phil Coulson's (Clark Gregg) friend, John Garrett (Bill Paxton). Both secretly served Hydra and were instrumental in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dismantling.

Now, to rebuild the organization and to continue to confront major threats, Coulson -- now director of the new S.H.I.E.L.D. -- has added to his ranks. One new recruit is Isabelle Hartley (Lucy Lawless), a mercenary agent who has a history with Coulson. Seen most recently as Ron Swanson's love interest in "Parks and Recreation," Lawless has an especially storied career in genre television, including her starring role as "Xena: Warrior Princess," plus the acclaimed "Battlestar Galactica" revival and multiple "Spartacus" series.

Days before the second season premiere, Lawless spoke to CBR News about Isabelle's introduction, history with Coulson, playing the "badass" character, reuniting with "Spartacus" writers (now "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." showrunners) Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and the many unique actor names (including Reed Diamond and Nick Blood) populating the show in the second season of the ABC action-drama.

Some of the highlights from the interview

From your discussions with Jed and Maurissa, what was your sense of who Isabelle was, and what attracted you to the character?

Well, she's a badass girl. You don't want to mess with her. I was very interested in the fact that she's a mercenary. I quite like people who have a lot of duality. You try to play them as somebody perfectly sensible and likeable, but who does terrible things for a living. I was attracted to that. She's a dangerous gal.

 

In the teaser clip, there seems to be tension between Isabelle and the other agents during a sting operation. Does she play well with others?

Some. [Pause] She's like a grumpy dude. She knows how to put the team ahead of her own needs, that's for sure. You'll see how that plays out.

How many episodes have they locked you down for?

(Lucy Lawless declined to reveal the number of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episodes she's planned for at this point.)

It's unlimited. Whatever their imagination can come up with. I can't talk about all these things or I get in trouble.

 

Read the full interview here

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

23 September 2014

Press Release: The Code Heading To Europe and Canada 22 September 2014

DCD Media has released the following news about The Code being sold to Europe and Canada in addition to the markets that the show has already been sold to.

alexwishamIndependent UK based distributor DCD Rights can today announce further international sales of the Australian drama series The Code. Arte for France, Germany and French and German speaking Europe; RUV Iceland, ARTV Canada and Lumiere Benelux have all acquired the 6 x 60 minute series starring Lucy Lawless and Aden Young.

The Code, which premiered yesterday on ABC in Australia and has previously been acquired by the UK’s BBC Four, DirecTV for Audience Network in USA and Sundance Channel Latin America, is produced by Playmaker for the ABC.  

DCD Rights has had global sales success with high end Australian produced series such as The Slap, Rake and The Moodys among others.  At the recent prestigious Australian Writers’ Guild Awards The Code was the winner of both the Original Television Mini-Series Award and the Major AWGIE – given to the best of the best in all mediums - with Rake and The Moodys also picking up Best Television Series and Best Comedy Narrative AWGIEs.

DCD Rights will launch a brand new drama The Gods of Wheat Street at MIPCOM in October.  The 6 x 60 minute series with a touch of supernatural.is an intimate journey into the lives and humour of the Freeburn clan, a modern Aboriginal family of local legends.  The Gods of Wheat Street boasts a cast of some of Australia’s finest actors and is produced by Every Cloud Productions for the ABC and Screen Australia in association with the Screen NSW Regional Filming Fund.

Other brand new Australasian productions from DCD Rights available for the first time at MIPCOM include two new 1 x 90 minute dramas from Screentime New Zealand, a Banijay Group company.  How To Murder Your Wife is the true story of Alf Benning a seemingly mild mannered animal welfare inspector who prowled 1970’s Wellington for feral cats and stray dogs before becoming one of New Zealand’s most infamous murderers and Venus & Mars, which tells of one of the most shocking crimes in contemporary New Zealand history. It involved a deception of the highest order, a man willing to sacrifice almost anything, including his career as a well-respected fraud detective, in order to escape his marriage, all the while watching as his friends and colleagues families lived in fear, while they investigated a fictional attacker he himself created.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights says, “Australian drama has certainly come of age as a valuable contender for sought-after drama slots with leading broadcasters all over the world.   Over recent years there has been a real and obvious lift in production values and creative talent across the board – writing, production, acting - and we are extremely pleased to be part of this dynamic movement.”

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

22 September 2014

The Code Ratings + Episode 1 Recap

Image635470169238615312The Code had a spectacular premiere last night on Australian TV.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

The ABC's new political thriller The Code proved easy for viewers to decipher after it launched with better ratings than Big Brother.

The Code, a six-part drama starring Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless, was eighth on OzTAM's overnight ratings with 771,000 viewers.

It easily eclipsed the Nine Network's reality series Big Brother which was ninth with 667,000 viewers.

PLEASE NOTE:

Episode 1 will be repeated on ABC TV on these days if you don't want to see it on iView ABC 24 Sep 2014, 9:30pm ABC2 26 Sep 2014, 9:30pm

 

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and there is a episode 1 recap also on The Sydney Morning Herald who wonders what Xena is doing in the outback.

Click here to read

 

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

22 September 2014

Video: The Code Episode Clips with Lucy Only

Added two clips (Clip 1 is approx 10 minutes and Clip 2 is approx 5 minutes) of Lucy as Alex Wisham. These clips are only Lucy and not the full episode. I will be posting screencaptures shortly.

If you wish to see the full episode: Aussies Only: Go to iView and watch the first episode online. If you don’t want to view it online, the first episode will be repeated on these dates: ABC 24 Sep 2014, 9:30pm  and ABC2 26 Sep 2014, 9:30pm

#TheCode Ep 1 will be repeated on ABC TV on these days if you don't want to see it on iView ABC 24 Sep 2014, 9:30pm ABC2 26 Sep 2014, 9:30pm

EPISODE CLIPS

E1 Clip 2 of 2 The Code Lucy as Alex Wisham Only
Posted on: 22nd September 2014

E1 Clip 2 of 2 The Code Lucy as Alex Wisham Only

This is clip 2  of 2  of Lucy’s portion of The Code. This is NOT the full episode. Please go to iview on ABC TV to view the first episode Watch Clip 1 here When Ned and Jesse Banks publish a video of a mysterious outback accident involving two teenagers and a truck from a classified research [...]

 

E1 Clip 1 of 2 The Code Lucy as Alex Wisham Only
Posted on: 22nd September 2014

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This is clip 1  of 2  of Lucy’s portion of The Code. This is NOT the full episode. Please go to iview on ABC TV to view the first episode When Ned and Jesse Banks publish a video of a mysterious outback accident involving two teenagers and a truck from a classified research facility, they [...]

 


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22 September 2014

TV|Line and EW Interview Lucy Ahead of Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Premiere

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Two interviews this morning with Lucy from TV|Line and EW ahead of the season premiere of Agents of SHIELD Season 2.

Entertainment Weekly

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Can Lucy Lawless' mercenary Isabelle Hartley be trusted?

21 September 2014

When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its second season, Director Coulson will have to reach out to some unsavory types in order to keep the organization afloat and battle the nefarious Hydra. One of those he'll turn to for help is S.H.I.E.L.D. vet Isabelle Hartley, who brings with her a group of dangerous mercenaries.

 

"She's tough as all get out," Lucy Lawless tells EW. "She does what she wants, when she wants for her own purposes. It just so happens that whatever Coulson's purpose is becomes her No. 1 aim in life, so he knows he can trust her above all."

While Lawless recognizes similar attributes in Izzy to some of her past roles--like Xena and D'Anna from Battlestar Galactica--she says there's one big difference: "She doesn't respect the right to life of any human being on the planet," Lawless says. "If she's paid to kill them, she'll take the gig. Therefore, I'm not sure there are any conventions she'd particularly respect, whereas my other characters have had some boundaries on what they'd be prepared to do."

Read full interview

 

Can S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Brilliance Trump HYDRA's Magnificence? Lucy Lawless Previews the Season 2 Opener

TV|Line 21 September 2014

When last we tuned into Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the titular organization had crumbled, its name disgraced, assets depleted. In the wake of a HYDRA-fueled onslaught, Nick Fury (guest star Samuel L. Jackson) resurfaced to appoint Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as Director, so that he might rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D..


To do that, Coulson and his bruised team of agents will need the occasional helping hand -- the first of which, as Season 2 opens this Tuesday (ABC, 9/8c), belongs to genre-TV queen Lucy Lawless.

Here, Lawless previews her S.H.I.E.L.D. visit, reveals a crush on Coulson and ponders the outcome of a clash between Agent Hartley and a certain Warrior Queen.

Some highlights from the interview

TVLINE | Tell me, under what circumstances do we meet Miss Isabelle Hartley?

Well, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been smashed by the treachery of Ward, who's revealed himself to be a double agent and now Coulson has to pick up the pieces. You get to see globally how many agents they've got and the one person he feels he can trust to spearhead this move is an old friend, Isabelle Hartley.

TVLINE | Does she hold Coulson in high regard? Does she feel he's up to snuff as director?

Yeah. I think she likes him a lot. She doesn't like many people. She likes him. And she likes her team, but there's friction with [Coulson's] guys because they're so slick and we're so rag-tag, but she's like, "Deal with it."
TVLINE | Well, who are Agents Lance Hunter (played by Nick Blood) and Idaho (Wilmer Calderon) to her?
Lance Hunter is like her favorite nephew. He's played by Nick Blood, who's just incredible, a terrific actor. Hunter is in it just for the money, so he's a bit confused by Isabelle's adherence to Coulson's wishes, but she and Coulson go back a long way. I think they've really been in the trenches together and whatever side he's on, she's on. Idaho is a valued member of her team, someone she has mentored. He's got skills. Mad skills.


TVLINE | [Showrunner] Maurissa Tancharoen at Comic-Con teased something about a knife always in close proximity to Isabelle...?

Oh, yeah. You never know when you might like to slice some cheese... or worse. She has the air of a Middle Eastern journalist, one of those people who thrives on danger, and we'll see if she's bitten off more than she can chew, because HYDRA is incredibly awesome.

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21 September 2014

The Code Episode 1 Review by MaryD

Image635469333057973774The Code mini-series started tonight on ABC TV and the first episode has just ended. I’m not going to spoil this for those that haven’t seen it. If you are an Aussie and you missed it, iView has it online so go over there and have a look.

Episode 1

When Ned and Jesse Banks publish a video of a mysterious outback accident involving two teenagers and a truck from a classified research facility, they face the full weight of a political machine desperate to hide the truth.

Australian dramas are a hit or miss affairs with me. It can be EXCEPTIONAL or it can be ATROCIOUS. The Code is EXCEPTIONAL and on par with my favourite drama of the year “Anzac Girls” (which was also on the ABC). This is after only one episode. I love political thrillers/dramas and The Code shows the intrigue and machinations of Canberra combined with technology. Win/Win!

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Lucy is in the first episode a great deal – this may diminish as the events move to Canberra over the coming episodes but for the moment we are getting Lucy at her very best. Her Australian accent is decent although not the more broader Australian accent I would expect for a teacher in the outback. Maybe she’s from posh Melbourne or Sydney.

Alex Wisham is PASSIONATE. You can see it in the first ten minutes or so; she cares for her students deeply.

The scene of the accident where she falls into Officer Tim Simons’ arms (Tim is her expartner and played by the incredibly talented Aaron Pederson) is very poignant. The horror of what she sees and the senseless death gets to her. Her attempts to shoo the flies away from the dead girl is so useless but she tries. Wow. No dialogue but quite emotional.

Another scene that stood out and was very emotional – Alex is crying for one of her students who has died as the mother of the child is also crying. They are not in the same frame – Alex is sitting in the car while Officer Tim gives the bad news to the parents but the mother I outside. Something to note is that Officer Tim (other than being Alex’s expartner) talks to the father and takes him inside the house, while the mother stays outside.

There are so many layers to this character and to the story itself.

Some additional thoughts:

  • The acting is fantastic by all the cast but especially from Lucy and Ashley Zukerman who plays Jesse, the poor hacker. I was very impressed all round – a very strong Australian (and New Zealander although I’m willing to claim Lucy as an Aussie as we adopt kiwis on a regular basis)
  • The dialogue is snappy and quite good.
  • The characters are very believable
  • Jesse, in particular, had some very funny lines which were delivered beautifully.
  • The scenery in the outback is outstanding (it isn’t hard to achieve that but the colours stood out, in particular)
  • The technology in use is very big brother on steroids

In the coming week that we are having our terror laws “adjusted” – The Code is going to be quite a good look at how these laws can be abused if the second episode trailer is any guide.

I’m not surprised that The Code won the major award at the AWGIES (decided by the Australian Writers’ Guild) for the best script. It deserved it. I’m looking forward to watching more. Second episode next Sunday!

Rating: 8/10

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

21 September 2014

Lucy Lawless Is Still Packing a Punch + Big Screen Xena–The Sunday Times, Perth 21 September 2014

Here’s a scan from TV Guide, The Sunday Times, Perth (same main article as the Sunday Telegraph) but with one additional panel and that is looking at the possibility of a Xena revival.

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The Warrior Princess is Almost Unrecognizable in civvies in The Code but Lucy Lawless Is Still Packing a Punch

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21 September 2014

New The Code Episode Still + Review The Sunday Age 21-09-14

The Sunday Age (Melbourne) has a small review of The Code as the Pick of the Week. It includes a new episode still from the show of
Lucy as Alex Wisham.

More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan

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21 September 2014

Still A Warrior - Law Unto Herself Sunday Telegraph 21 September 2014

lucy-sundaycover0914lucy-sundaycover2-0914Today’s Sunday Telegraph has an article on Lucy on the day The Code premieres on ABC TV at 8:30 pm.

Lucy Lawless remains a warrior in The Code on ABC TV

WHETHER it’s swinging sword as warrior princess Xena, scheming as the wicked Lucretia in Spartacus, or climbing atop an oil drilling ship and getting herself arrested, Lucy Lawless is formidable in a fight.

And in her role of remote indigenous school teacher Alex Wisham in new political thriller, The Code, 46-year-old Lucy Lawless is again a force to be reckoned with.

The Auckland-born actress rose to international fame as the title character in Xena: The Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001.

Lawless spun that renown into roles including Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus, and re-embraced comedy as Diana in acclaimed US comedy Parks and Recreation, and offbeat NZ hit Flight of the Conchords.

Until The Code, Lawless, as irreverent as she is enthusiastic, had never accepted an acting gig ‘across the ditch’.

“It’s my first role in Australia. I saw some great writing and grabbed it,” she says.

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Read More Online or download the scans below of the article

More news and multimedia of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

 

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IMAGES FROM ONLINE VERSION OF THE ARTICLE

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21 September 2014

High Tea for WORLD Silver Jubilee Auckland 17 September + Scan from Herald on Sunday

Image635468805128699405Lucy attended the High Tea for WORLD Silver Jubilee in Auckland on 17 September 2014. Also present was Brad Clark, CEO of Starship Foundation, Dame Rosie Horton (a huge Starship supporter and an incredibly wonderful lady) and Andrea Newland from Starship. The photo to the left was released by the Langham Hotel

WORLD passed cucumber sandwiches and passed on the theatrics at its autumn/winter 15 collection presentation at The Langham. WORLD is known for putting on bedazzling style spectaculars exploding with crystals, glitter and big hair but yesterday the innovative fashion brand served high tea instead during the presentation its autumn/winter 15 collection with an intimate salon-style show this week at The Langham, Auckland. The elegant affair was entirely appropriate considering WORLD is celebrating its silver jubilee (25 years in business). The clothing, however, still spoke volumes – powerful and slimming silhouettes, punchy geometric prints and head-turning headwear. A contemporary modern wardrobe of sophisticated suiting, Hollywood glamour and a dash of playfulness. Read more


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20 September 2014

NZ Election with Lucy News and Pics Roundup #1

Image635468395846904568Over in New Zealand they had their general election. As I’m writing this, National Party with John Key is winning the majority of seats needed to form government.

Lucy is with the Green Party HQ waiting for the results. Lucy started the day relaxing as she posted some photos from her home and very fluffy slippers.

 

Twitter and Other Media:

 

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TV3 News Live Blogging the Election

At the Green Party’s function at Auckland’s Hopetoun Alpha, the crowd has become tense. The earlier cheering and grinning among the crowd has given way to folded arms and pensive expressions as they hover around 10 percent of the party vote.

The party hasn’t given up hope of beating its 2011 result of 11 percent, which saw it bring 14 MPs into Parliament.

MC Rick Leckinger has told the crowd “the night is still young”.

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/politics/decision-14-live-election-updates-2014092018#ixzz3Dql3bNJG

 

 


 

 

20 September 2014

Lucy Lawless' campaign work done - next job help Iron Man–NZ Herald 21 September 2014

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Actress Lucy Lawless is heading back to the United States and straight back to work after two months of lending support to the Greens.

Lawless was the first celebrity supporter to show up at the Greens' election night bash at the Hopetoun Alpha hall in Auckland tonight.

"Helping out during the campaign has been thrilling, but I have to get back to America and resume that frivolous thing I call my career," she said.

Lawless said her next acting role would be in television and would be "exciting" but insisted she had been "sworn to secrecy" about details.

Lawless, who tucked into a plate of wild wheat bread and pumpkin humus, said she intended to party the night away at the Greens HQ. "I'm pacing myself because its going to be a long night, but I'm hoping there will be some karaoke on the go."

The actress said she found being involved in campaigning to be absorbing but added she wouldn't be getting further involved in politics at this stage. "I have never been so excited or inspired before," she said. "my dad did once stand for National, so perhaps that is where I get my interest in politics from.

"The whole experience has been absorbing and every day it has been one punch after another. It has been very dramatic, and being an actress, I like that.

"As far as I am concerned the Greens are the party of the 21st century. It is the only party taking climate change and equality seriously.

"I have been so impressed with the generosity of the people who have been standing through the giving of their time and their service, but I don't see myself getting further involved due to the amount of time required."

Other celebrities expected to attend the Greens election night party included Anika Moa, Julia Deans and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Lawless is currently filming the superhero TV series Marvel's Agents of Shield.

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19 September 2014

New Radio Interview 720ABCPerth with Lucy 19 September 2014

Lucy gave another interview to the other side of the country in Perth radio about The Code and a little bit about Xena.

More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

19 September 2014

Jason Strikes Again! Party at Lucy’s - New Video by Jason Smith!

I love these videos – they are so funny and Jason Smith is a nut (a great, talented nut). This time poor Jason is in Lucy’s bad books for celebrating his birthday at Lucy’s house and inviting his friends over. Problem is..he didn’t ask Lucy. Lucy is not a happy camper when she comes back home from a charity event.

You can catch Jason’s other great videos with Lucy here

 

Watch Video


 

 

19 September 2014

Lucy Radio Interview on Sydney’s TripleJ The Doctor Show 19/09/14

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Lucy was interviewed on Sydney radio this afternoon from her home in Auckland.

The interview was specifically about The Code tv show which goes to air in Australia on Sunday 21/09/14 at 8:30 pm on the ABC. Other issues discussed were the elections in New Zealand and The Simpsons.


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

I captured the audio from the radio and you can listen to it here or you can go to the official site and download the mp3 

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18 September 2014

 

18 September 2014

Upcoming Radio Interview in Sydney for The Code 19 September 2014

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Lucy will be on her phone to Sydney radio station TripleJ The Doctor program between 3 to 5:30 pm SYDNEY time to promote Sunday’s premiere of the first episode of The Code in Australia. This will be tomorrow 19 September.

The Code will be able to be seen on the ABC and on iView on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 8:30 pm

If you can’t listen in because you should be asleep at that time in your neck of the woods, Triple J does post their interviews online to listen and download.

FRIDAY
It's the DOCTOR 's last day before 2 weeks of holiday... find out who's hosting the show today.
Plus LUCY LAWLESS is on talking about her new ABC tv show, THE CODE (you might know her from things like Xena Warrior Princess, cough cough).

 

Listen in live or wait for the interview to be posted

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

18 September 2014

Lucy sings at Green Party Election Campaign Closing Party 18 September

Lucy and Anika Moa helped the Green Party close its election campaign in Auckland this afternoon. Here’s some pics of Lucy singing with the all star band to celebrate. We have a brief video of Lucy performing and a quite a few pics.

 

VIDEO – OneNews (NZ)

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PHOTOS / TWITTER

 


 

 

18 September 2014

Lucy Lawless and The Next Wave of TV Heroes NZ Herald 18 September 2014

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Lucy was on the front page of the New Zealand Herald this morning. The NZ Herald has a two page article on the new shows that feature comic book heroes. Kiwis will be able to see Lucy as Agent Isabelle Hartley on TV2 September 28 at 9:00 pm.

Here are the scans from the NZ Herald print edition





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17 September 2014

Agents of SHIELD S2 E1 Opening Scene of “Shadows” with Lucy + Screencaps

Here's the opening scene of Episode 1 "Shadows" with Lucy as undercover agent Isabelle Hartley trying to buy SHIELD goodies from a rogue "ex" SHIELD guy (not a nice guy...and a soon to be dead one). Is it me or does Coulson's voice sound a little...deeper...at the end of this clip? I'm really stoked Lucy is on this show; it's one of my favourites!

Season 2 Episode 1: "Shadows"

Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources--but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," on the ABC Television Network. Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

 

Here's some screencaps

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16 September 2014

Agents of SHIELD: More Episode Stills and Behind The Scenes Images

Marvel has released two more photos from Season 2 Episode 1: Shadows of Lucy as Agent Isabelle Hartley

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite

Images courtesy of ABC Media

Behind The Scenes

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Lucy Lawless, director Vincent Misiano, and Nick Blood

and Episode Still from Shadows

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and if you go to Itunes you can find the trailer and a small snippet of Season 2 Episode 1
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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

16 September 2014

The Code New Video Trailer + Screencaps

Next Sunday is when The Code begins on ABC TV at 8:30 pm – Aussies tune in, this promises to be a spectacular series. A new trailer has been released with more footage of Lucy than previous trailers.

More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

Took some screencaps as well from it.

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15 September 2014

Lucy To Speak At The People’s Climate March in Auckland 21 September

The following announcement was made on the People’s Climate Change AKL Official Facebook Page

We are honoured to announce that the wonderful Lucy Lawless will be speaking at Aotea Square at The People's Climate March AKL! Thankyou Lucy!

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The event details:

9/21/2014 1:00 pm

Auckland, New Zealand
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On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong, with the largest climate mobilisation in history.

 

On September 21st, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march on the streets of New York City, demanding action from government leaders to seriously address climate change. Under the unifying message “To change everything we need everyone”, the People’s Climate March will kick off a critical 15-month period of global efforts pushing governments to craft a global agreement that can combat climate change. The People’s Climate March – along with the parallel marches, actions and events taking place in cities all around the world on the same day – is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to demand that the future of this planet be safe from the ravages of climate change and include an economy that works for people and the planet with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. It takes place only a few days ahead of Ban Ki-moon’s first Climate Leaders Summit, where government leaders from around the world are expected to re-engage in the fight against dangerous climate impacts and signal their support for the strong global climate agreement that is due at UN talks in Paris in 2015.

 

For more info about this global event go here


 

 

14 September 2014

Agents of SHIELD Site Update and New Artwork

The AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of SHIELD subsite has been redesigned with the latest additions

 

 

Added new artwork by Carpe Chakram to image galleries

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

14 September 2014

Xena In the Outback–Lucy in The Code: Sydney Morning Herald 14 September 2014

Image635463326362924762Here’s a great article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 14 September about Lucy’s role on The Code (going to air on ABC TV on 21 September – 6 part mini series. It will be released on DVD on 27 October)

Xena's Lucy Lawless plays a teacher in ABC's new outback drama The Code

David Dale
Published: September 14, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

There's a fact of life that Lucy Lawless has had to accept: she will never escape the geeks. She must admit she doesn't really want to. "Everything I do is sort of fringey," she says. "I inhabit that cult world a lot."

I had asked if she was suffering from Icon Deprivation Syndrome, now that 12 years have passed since the end of Xena Warrior Princess, which made her a feminist role model and an object of nerd lust. Surely the Xena hysteria must be over by now.

"You would think so, wouldn't you?" she says. "But here we are in New Zealand, embroiled in a political scandal, with an election three weeks away, and today my whole twitter feed is clogged up with people wishing Xena a happy 19th birthday. Apparently it was 19 years ago that the show first aired.

 

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"They're amazingly loyal, these fans. And these guys are forces for good in their communities. They band together and do projects. They see Xena as an inspiration for social improvement.

"The show was about empowerment and it helped a lot of people. It gave them the idea they could bust out of poor relationships or come out to their families. A lot of gay and lesbian people took courage from that show. They took messages of friendship and courage and self-love and turned it into something in their lives."

Lawless couldn't even escape the geek factor in her new series The Code, which starts next Sunday on ABC. She plays an outback teacher who protects an Aboriginal boy blamed for the death of a teenage girl. She gets help from a computer geek who tries to prove the girl's death was caused by an evil company doing secret government business.

Since the end of Xena, Lawless has been mostly doing comedies such as Parks and Recreation or tongue-in-cheek epics such as Spartacus. So how did the serious-teacher role come about?

"I was sent the script by Shelley Birse, the writer, because I guess she thought I had a bit of activist cred. She was looking for someone with grit and love, I guess. I'm very concerned about the environment. I don't want to see Australia getting six degrees hotter in the next 50 or 60 years.

Image635462883614166920_thumb[1]"I read it and thought, 'Ohmygod, this is so good I have to jump on it', and I was the first person on. I normally don't like to do that, but you don't want to miss the chance of being part of a script that good. Fortunately all the other pieces that fell into place were as good as the writing: the actors are phenomenal, the director did a really brilliant job. I'm very lucky. I just hit the jackpot.

"I think Australia should be be really proud of the talent of its filmmakers and writers. It shows off Australia's depth and beauty and sophistication."

The teacher in The Code is the grimmest role Lawless has done in 20 years, but she couldn't resist adding her trademark twinkle. In early episodes, I remarked, there seemed to be sexual tension between the teacher and an investigative journalist (played by Dan Spielman) who arrives in her town.

Lawless: "I'm glad you could see that, because I just thought, 'Let's layer it up, make it interesting.' He blows into town like a cool breeze and wouldn't she just go, 'Yep, I'll have a bit of that'? I know I would."

Sadly the climax of the relationship does not appear in the show. "There was this really kind of hot scene that I did not see in the final cut. Maybe [it will appear] when they do the unexpurgated version on the DVD".

Lawless has spent most of this year in New Zealand, where her children prefer to go to school, but she's about to return to Los Angeles. She's told the kids: "I've got to maintain a career. It's time for mummy to go back to work."

Image635462884037119277_thumb[1]She'll take on the role of heroic Isabelle Hartley in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "My reason for doing it is a bit of a nod to my old fan base and to the writers, because the executive producers were on Spartacus,"  Lawless: says. "It's one of those loyalty jobs that you put in."

Not that she's in any way reluctant to do a series based on a comic: "I love geeks. Geeks are my life."

The Code starts on Sunday, September 21, at 8.30pm on ABC TV. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

12 September 2014

NZ Herald Column - Lucy Lawless: Hungry children - the hidden toll

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Lucy Lawless: Hungry children - the hidden toll

Written by: Lucy Lawless

NZ Herald 12 September 2014

If you don’t want your taxes to help feed poor kids, think again — we’re all already paying a big price

Social scientists and doctors from the Child Poverty Action Group are up in arms because more than a quarter of a million Kiwi children are living beneath the breadline.

Who are these kids? I can't see them from my suburb. And why the hell should my family's tax dollars be spent on people who can't or won't look after their own?

The concept of being my brother's keeper is totally out of fashion. When I was a kid we were always raising money for the "pagan babies", but we are now hardened to the plight of people we can't see or don't understand.

But here's the truth: we are already paying for the offspring of poverty.

Hungry children are sick children. Sick children make poor students who struggle to become productive members of society. Feeding children in schools is a smart strategy. More accomplished students will profit all New Zealand in the long run.

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12 September 2014

The Code DVD News for Australia and UK

On 21 September we will be watching the first episode of “The Code” with Lucy and a stellar Australian cast on the ABC (for those in Australia). Here’s some news on the release of the DVD in Australia (Region 4) and UK (Region 2)

Kate Nulty, the Product Manager for Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has confirmed that “there's a bunch of special features included on the DVD!” on twitter

More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

 

In Australia from the ABC Shop

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The Code

$24.99 (AUD)

Available: 27 October 2014

Order here


 

In the UK and Europe (thanks Barbara Davies for the news)

(I actually like the cover to this one better – for obvious reasons)

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The Code

 

Price: £18.99

Available 02 November 2014

Order here

 

 

 

 

 

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The Code

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, THE CODE tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.

In the middle of the outback a stolen 4WD collides with a transport truck. Two local kids in the car are hurt. Badly. Someone should have called for help. But they didn’t.

They didn’t because that ‘someone’ works for a major stakeholder in an international research project no-one talks about.

The kids’ accident would have remained a mystery if it weren’t for Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman) – a young internet journalist desperate for a break, and his troubled hacker brother on a strict good-behavior bond.

Ned and Jesse Banks are gifted a poisoned chalice when a phone video of the outback accident arrives in their in-box. And posting it on-line will cost them more than they ever imagined. Together, they suddenly become the unlikeliest crusaders for democracy.

The decision to dig deeper drags the brothers into the darkest heart of politics, and the web of black marketeers and the international agencies who monitor and manipulate them.

The question is just how far those in authority will go to keep their explosive secret safe.

And just how far the two brothers will go to reveal the truth.


 

 

11 September 2014

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Episode 1: Shadows Promo Pics

Here are the promo pics of  Lucy as Agent Isabelle Hartley in Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD episode 1 "Shadows"

"Shadows" - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources -- but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?  Watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at its new time, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Images courtesy of ABC Media

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Shadow - SEASON PREMIERE

SEASON PREMIERE

COULSON AND HIS TEAM FIGHT TO RAISE S.H.I.E.L.D. FROM THE ASHES IN THE SEASON PREMIERE OF "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.," ON ABC

Hayley Atwell ("Marvel's Captain America" films) Guest Stars as Agent Peggy Carter

Also Featuring Lucy Lawless and Brian Patrick Wade

"Shadows" - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources -- but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?  Watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at its new time, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

"Shadows" was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharon and directed by Vincent Misiano.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."  is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.

For more information on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," visit ABC.com

Source: ABC Media

- See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2014/09/press-release-agents-of-shield-season-2.html#sthash.TEBW7ACi.dpuf


 

 

11 September 2014

Lucy in 2007 Football Wives TV Show Clip

Here’s a great snippet of the pilot episode of “Football Wives” – a show in 2007 that Lucy was going to star in which never was aired or picked up by ABC. Lucy’s role was Tanya Austin who was the ruthless, bitchy spouse of bad boy Jason Turner.

Why wasn’t the show picked up?

In a recent interview Lucy said the following about why Football Wives was not picked up

Weren’t you supposed to be playing Tanya Turner in the US version of Footballers’ Wives?

Yes but we called her Tanya Austin. We were supposed to follow Grey’s Anatomy, which is a huge hit, on the autumn schedule. Then we were told that the show had been cancelled because the National Football League weren’t happy about it. Our show was just entertainment, a spoof, but they were very concerned about keeping up appearances and pretending they aren’t real people like the rest of us. I had so much Machiavellian stuff to do, I wanted to make her seem real – I was going to play her like Tony Soprano. I talked to a shrink to help me figure the character out. I wanted her to be rock-solid believable so I’m very disappointed it’s not happening now.

You can find out more about Lucy’s role on the show and view episode stills by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Football Wives subsite

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Episode Stills

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Football Wives Fallout...

The outcry of ABC's decision not to pick up Football Wives has been met with disbelief (and not just from fans). There are also some suggestions/rumours/chat that TPTB may be trying to find a new home...keep your fingers crossed.

Lucy's conspiracy theory isn't so out there since many people are now voicing those same concerns. If ABC knew that having this show would annoy the heck out of the NFL (and it seems they have the NFL contract and the little darlings are so thin skinned that they find a campy drama too much for them...give me a break. Soccer didn't have a problem with Footballer Wives)..why did it give it a go ahead to film the pilot?

Something is not quite right here. Either someone at ABC is beyond dumb and heads will roll over this wastage OR someone at ABC decided to nab the show before anyone else got it and thus they would have lost control...it just seems so very very odd. I have zero knowledge of how it works in Hollywood but to someone living on the other side of the planet...it's just plain obscene about wasting so much money. Spending millions on a pilot, hiring some great actors and all that talent only to shelve it because they got weak at the knees when the NFL got all uppity? Didn't they know they had the NFL contract?

Check out the following news sites:

  • Cyber Hermit ABC, NFL End FOOTBALL WIVES Season Before It Begins
    ...Various sources are indicating that word began filtering down to ABC
    from the gods at the NFL that they were not pleased. No, not pleased
    at all. They did not think that a fictional television show would
    create a good image for the league. Yeah, forget the fact that they
    have non-fictional players getting busted for drug use, spouse abuse,
    assault, weapons charges and DUIs. No, the NFL apparently was more
    concerned about the fictional acts of fictional characters in a
    fictional television show. Word came from the gods that they were
    displeased enough that their displeasure might influence future
    football contracts for ABC and ESPN, the sports sister of ABC. So, the
    mere mortals of ABC grabbed their balls, tucked them neatly into their
    bags, broke their date with "Football Wives" and cowered away....
  • Did NFL lean on ABC to scrub football soap?
    USA Today - USA
    We know that the cast included Ving Rhames, Lucy Lawless, James Van Der Beek and a real football wife, Holly Robinson Peete. ...
  • Wives Drop-Kicked Out of ABC
    Stage - London,London,UK
    ... British indie producer Shed, who were in the throes of birthing Footballers’ Wives for the Disney owned ABC network across the pond as Football Wives. ...
  • AOL Sports - Disney Backs Down to NFL, Won't Show 'Football Wives'

 

 

11 September 2014

Spartacus The Complete Series Bonus - John Hannah Reflects On Relationship Between Batiatus and Lucretia

Here's the latest bonus clip from Anchor Bay - SPARTACUS star John Hannah reflects on the relationship between Batiatus & his wife Lucretia and on his time working with Lucy Lawless in this new bonus feature clip from SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES. Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the 13 disc set on BLU-RAY™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on September 16, 2014.

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All hail Spartacus - his legend will live on! Anchor Bay Entertainment releases every season of the acclaimed Starz Original series in a complete muscular thirteen-disc Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD box set on September 16th. From executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, here is every moment - uncut and uncensored - of the series that broke all the rules and took no prisoners!

"SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES" is a beautifully packaged collection that contains a full disc of new bonus features. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ edition contains three new audio commentaries for the first season that are exclusive to this collection.

ImageA limited edition Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ set packaged with a Spartacus collector's figurine will also be available with an SRP of $199.99. SRP is $149.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and $119.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 13th.

SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES” is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic’s most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

Then comes “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, “Spartacus: Vengeance,” continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with a choice to either satisfy his personal need for vengeance, or make the sacrifices necessary to keep his growing army from breaking apart at the seams.

ImageFinally, in “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Spartacus will carve his name into history as he plots to avenge his wife’s death and leads Batiatus' slaves in a bloody uprising that will not be forgotten or equaled.

“The gods finally bless us with the complete collection,” says creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight. “Spartacus was a true labor of love for everyone who worked on it and I’m incredibly proud to present all 39 episodes in stunning High-def for the fans to enjoy at their leisure, but make sure you watch them in the order they first aired to revel in the experience as originally intended.”

New Bonus Features:

  • SPARTACUS Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre
  • Scoring A Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca
  • An Eye Full: Roger Murray
  • SPARTACUS: Paul Grinder
  • The Last Word: John Hannah

Click here to purchase from Amazon.com (Blu-Ray)

Click here to pre-order DVD (DVD)


 

 

10 September 2014

What To Watch This September–Charged Magazine 8 September 2014 (Ireland)

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The following is from the Irish magazine CHARGED Magazine
8 September 2014

September sees the return of some fantastic TV shows, including Boardwalk Empire, which will sadly finish after this run; Downtown Abbey, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, HBO brings us a new series, which is always an exciting prospect.

AGENTS OF SHIELD

While Marvel is known for its superheroes, its unsung heroes are given the spotlight in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series found its feet during its first season and will continue to explore and expand the Marvel universe in its second. New characters, including LucyLawless’ Isabelle Hartley who did not exist in the original Marvel comics, will be introduced this season. We may see a crossover with Guardians of the Galaxy or Agent Carter, but Joss Whedon has already said these won’t equal the scale seen in the “The Winter Soldier” crossover. Available on Sky & UPC

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

10 September 2014

Photo and Video from An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Performance 7 September 2014

More multimedia related to NZ Greens event: An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Performance 7 September 2014 that Lucy attended.

You can see more photos from there event here: Lucy at NZ Greens Event: An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Performance 7 September 2014

 

PHOTO:

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The crew I introduced as MC at a recent Green Party fundraiser, Eleanor Catton, Lucy Lawless, Metiria Turei, Geoff Chapple, Kath Akuhata Brown, Steven Toussaint, Courtney Meredith, Jack McDonald, Denise Roche, Craig. It was a fantastic night. Check out the Steve Braunias campaign diary take on it very funny

Photo courtesy of Bruce Hopkins

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VIDEO

Video uploaded by Craig Neilson – he and Lucy perform “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease!


 

 

10 September 2014

Interview with Lucy on TV Tonight Blog–Lucy on The Code

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The Australian TV Blog – TV Tonight has an interesting interview with Lucy about the upcoming ABC TV show “The Code” – Lucy stars alongside a quality Australian cast in the 6 part mini-series which is due to air on Australian TV on 21 September.

You can find out about Lucy’s role on the miniseries for more news and multimedia (when it becomes available) on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite

 

Here’s some snippets from the interview

 

On how she signed up for the role of Alex Wisham (School teacher)

“I was sent the script by Playmaker and I was the first one (to sign) on, which normally would make you a bit nervous. But the writing was so good, that I had to jump on because otherwise that Cate bloody Blanchett will want it!” she laughs.

“(Alex is) a teacher who falls in love with her school children who from the Aboriginal community. One of the gets in trouble with the law, she feels very much she has to protect them against her ex-boyfriend who is an Aboriginal cop.

“Things look very bad for the kid but she believes in his innocence. So it’s her and the kid against the world.”

I was sent the script by Playmaker and I was the first one (to sign) on, which normally would make you a bit nervous. But the writing was so good, that I had to jump on because otherwise that Cate bloody Blanchett will want it!” she laughs.

“(Alex is) a teacher who falls in love with her school children who from the Aboriginal community. One of the gets in trouble with the law, she feels very much she has to protect them against her ex-boyfriend who is an Aboriginal cop.

“Things look very bad for the kid but she believes in his innocence. So it’s her and the kid against the world.”


Check out the full interview on TV Tonight

 

LIsten to Lucy talk about her character

 

 

Watch Trailer


 

 

9 September 2014

Press Release: Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Premiere & More about Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley

ABC Media have released the Press Release for the first episode of Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD. Episode 1 is called SHADOW.

We also learn Lucy’s character Isabelle Hartley’s nickname is “Izzy”.
For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite

 

lucy-lawlessMARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Shadow - SEASON PREMIERE

SEASON PREMIERE

COULSON AND HIS TEAM FIGHT TO RAISE S.H.I.E.L.D. FROM THE ASHES IN THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ON ABC

Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Captain America” films) Guest Stars as Agent Peggy Carter

Also Featuring Lucy Lawless and Brian Patrick Wade

“Shadows” – Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources -- but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?  Watch “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at its new time, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

”Shadows” was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharon and directed by Vincent Misiano.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”  is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com

Source: ABC Media


 

 

8 September 2014

Lucy at NZ Greens Event: An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Performance 7 September 2014

Lucy attended the following event on 07 September: An evening of poetry, prose and performance on the theme 'Love New Zealand' hosted by the New Zealand Green Party. At the event Lucy also sang a couple of songs (based on the tweets below).

 


 

 

7 September 2014

Lawless Slams Poverty–NZ Herald 07 September 2014

nzherald1The following article appeared in the New Zealand Herald on 07 September 2014. Lucy attended the Child Poverty Action Group March to raise awareness about Child Poverty. She also spoke at the event.

LAWLESS SLAMS POVERTY

NZ Herald (Print Edition)
07 September 2014

Lucy Lawless added some star power to a march raising awareness about child poverty. Alongside more than 1000 others — including community leaders, politicians and teachers — she marched through central Auckland yesterday during the Child Poverty Action Group’s hikoi.

Lawless told the gathering: “I’m really concerned that the only growth going on in New Zealand is the growth of this underclass of hungry children, who become lacklustre students, who grow up and become disenfranchised, angry grown-ups.’’

She said middle-class New Zealand had to realise child poverty was a serious problem.

 

and there were some tweets from the march:


 

 

5 September 2014

Video and Screencaps: Climate Voter Debate Review Panel with Lucy

This is a recording of the inaugural Great Climate Voter Debate held in Auckland, New Zealand on Sept 3rd 2014 ahead of the general election. It also features Lucy on the panel at the end reviewing the debate. Lucy appears around 1:40 minutes into the video in the audience and then on stage.

The debate was moderated by TV3′s Samantha Haye, and the participants were National’s Tim Groser, Minister for Climate Issues, Labour deputy leader David Parker, Green co-leader Russel Norman, New Zealand First deputy leader Tracey Martin, Internet-mana Candidate John Minto and Maori Party candidate Nancy Tuaine.

 

 

Screencaps

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For more information about Lucy's role as an Eco-Warrior, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Eco-Warrior Subsite


 

 

5 September 2014

Press Release: Kids Child Poverty March 6 September 2014

One Day to Go! Kids Child Poverty March in Auckland

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Lucy will be a guest speaker at the following march against Child Poverty in Auckland tomorrow.

 

Friday, 5 September 2014, 1:58 pm
Press Release: Child Poverty Action Group

Only one day to go!!
TAKE STEPS AGAINST CHILD POVERTY WITH US

Britomart to Aotea Square, Auckland

This Saturday - 6 Sept, 11am

Music * Face Painters * Interactive Art * Stilt Walkers *

Bubble Blowing * Balloons * Food * Great Speakers

Only one more sleep until we march up Queen St! More than 800 people have signed up to 'take steps against child poverty' on our Facebook page and loads more have emailed us they're coming too. We're expecting a fantastic crowd!

This is going to be a super kid-friendly event so please bring the whole family and let's show New Zealand we want a fair deal for all our beautiful children. We've got lots of balloons, flags, face painters, bubble blowing, stilt walkers, music, interactive art and heaps more! There's even some free food. Word is the sun is going to shine too!

Lucy Lawless, Bryan Bruce and Diane Robertson (CEO of the Auckland City Mission) are speaking as well representatives from most of the political parties. (Come on Act and Conservatives, we'd love to have you here too!)

Join us in 'taking steps against child poverty' from Britomart to Aotea Square to call for real action on child poverty in our country.

For more details visit our website, join the event on Facebook or download the flyer.

Please let all your friends, family and networks know too - every person - no matter how small - counts!

We look forward to seeing you there,

The CPAG Team

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi ēngari he toa takimano e
My strength is not mine alone, but that of many


 

 

5 September 2014

Xena Warrior Princess 1995-2014! All Hail The Warrior Princess

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All Hail the Warrior Princess and Her Bard.

19 years ago, Xena Warrior Princess was born - The show has been a MEGA success and the Xenaverse, which was born in 1995, is still strong today with new fans coming in. To the Amazon Elders and the newbies....let's celebrate this AMAZING, groundbreaking, life-changing show with gusto!

To Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor and all the cast and production crew - thank you all for this amazing show that lives on and on!

AUSXIP is still talking about Xena 19 years later and we will continue to do so for many years to come!

Check out the Australian Xena Information Page - the AUSXIP mothership for all Xena new http://ausxip.com/xena

For all Lucy Lawless news - it's the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless page http://lucylawless.net

For all Renee O'Connor news it's the AUSXIP Renee O'Connor page http://reneeoconnor.info

For all Adrienne Wilkinson news it's the AUSXIP Adrienne Wilkinson Official Fan Site http://adriennewilkinson.net

BATTLE ON!


 

 

3 September 2014

The Code Miniseries Bio of Lucy’s Character Alex Wisham + Photo

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Alex teaches in a remote indigenous school. She's passionate about the kids and impossible to intimidate... up until now. Alex has a burning addiction to fairness and she will rock the boat no matter the cost.

Lucy Lawless is Alex Wisham

Lucy Lawless can currently be seen as Diane, the girlfriend of Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson, on the critically acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. Lawless starred in five episodes of the show last season, and is expected to return. She was also just seen in Academy Award-winning director Jane Campion's miniseries Top of the Lake.
Before joining the hit NBC comedy, Lucy spent three years working in her homeland New Zealand on the STARZ series Spartacus. Lawless' portrayal of the complex and often wicked Lucretia delighted critics and fans alike. The show broke all records for STARZ and turned the network into a top destination for original programming.

Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as the title character in the cult hit series Xena: Warrior Princess, also executive produced by Spartacus producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. She solidified her "fan-boy cred" when she joined the critically acclaimed SyFy Channel series Battlestar Galactica.

In addition to these roles, Lucy has continued to demonstrate her versatility with a wide range of television work, both comedy and drama, in such notable projects asFlight of the Conchords, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The L Word, CSI: Miami, Burn Noticeand The X-Files.
In film, she played Aspen in Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories, Mother Superior in the cult favorite Bitch Slap, a dominatrix in EuroTrip, and had cameos in Raimi's Spider Man, and Tapert's Boogeyman.

 


More news and multimedia (when it becomes available) of Lucy in The Code can be found on the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


 

 

3 September 2014

Photos: Lucy at ClimateVoter Review Panel in Auckland 03 September 2014

Lucy participated in a Climate Voter Panel Review in Auckland tonight. The panel was hosted by Samantha Hayes from TV3's 3rd Degree the line-up includes National’s Tim Groser, Minister for Climate Issues, Labour deputy leader David Parker, Green co-leader Russel Norman, New Zealand First deputy leader Tracey Martin and Internet Mana candidate John Minto. The two-hour event was streamed via www.climatevoter.org.nz/debate starting at 7pm. It finished with a review by a panel of guest commentators (this included Lucy)

Here’s some tweets / pics


 

 

2 September 2014

Two More “The Code” Trailers

Here’s another two trailers for The Code (starting 21 September on ABC TV)

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australias outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, THE CODE tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.