Emma Chambers


They are rerunning “The Vicar Of Dibley” for the third or fourth time in Sweden now so i guess i¬īm not the only one liking it.
I adore Emma Chambers and her character Alice Tinker is my favorite, sexy……vegetable. ūüėČ
I would love to see her play a murderer or cop or something just for the contrast.

 

Emma G. Chambers (born 11 March 1964) is an English actress. Her work includes the role Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill (1999)

Chambers was born in¬†Doncaster,¬†West Riding of Yorkshire, where she went to school at¬†St. Mary’s. Her secondary education was at¬†St Swithun’s School,¬†Winchester,¬†Hampshire. She then trained at the¬†Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art¬†in the 1980s, where she was a classmate of actor¬†Ross Kemp. Her sister is Sarah Doukas of¬†Storm Model Management

I adore her!

Career

After taking some smaller parts on television productions such as The Bill, in November 1994 Chambers played the role of Charity Pecksniff in the TV serialisation of the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit. In the same month she first played the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley. Chambers appeared in all 24 episodes. In 1998 Chambers won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Her last outing as Alice was the Comic Relief Special in March 2007.

In 1998 Chambers took the role of Helen Yardley in the TV series¬†How Do You Want Me?, and 1999, she appeared in the film¬†Notting Hill, as Honey, the sister of¬†Hugh Grant‘s character.

In 2000 she was cast as Martha Thompson in Take a Girl Like You, a made for TV drama based on the Kingsley Amis novel and a remake of the 1970 film.

Chambers worked as a¬†voice¬†performer in the¬†animated¬†made-for-TV film¬†The Wind in the Willows¬†in 1995. In 2003 she provided the voice of Spotty for two episodes in the TV seriesLittle Robots. Her episodes were called “Spotty Rules” and “Spotty’s Clean Machine”.

She was in theatre for about 10 years before her major break in television. She has appeared in a number of stage productions including Tartuffe and Invisible Friends. In 2002 she toured with the Michael Frayn play, Benefactors, where she starred opposite Neil Pearson.

She currently lives with husband, fellow actor Ian M. Dunn  in Lymington, Hampshire.

From “Notting Hill”

 

Filmography

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“Platsar” Bingo?


Bingo Rim√©r har alltid framst√•tt som intelligent och v√§ltalig i mina √∂gon men nu hos Malou s√• vr√§ker han ur sig att om man (som modell) inte “platsar” hos dom “etablerade” agenturerna s√• skall man plugga till ingenj√∂r ist√§llet???

Ytterligare lite av detta Amerikanska , elitistiska dravel som färre och färre går på.

I Bingos värld antar jag att Arnold Swartzenegger är en av världens största skådespelare?

Arnold har varit en av de h√∂gst betalda i Hollywood och f√•r v√§l ses som t√§mligen etablerad (han √§r sj√§lv en s√•dan som skulle kunna hj√§lpa eller sj√§lpa en karri√§r med ett “expertutl√•tande”).

Samtidigt så var givetvis Vincent Van Gogh en världelös målare.

Han tjänade knappt en Gulden och jobbade bla som präst. Men som konstnär blev han aldrig etablerad (om Bingo råkar äga en Van Gogh så tar jag gärna skiten så den slipper ta upp plats i hans källarskrubb).

 

"Etablerad"

Icke "etablerad"

 

 

Vi lever i en v√§rld d√§r k√§ndiskulten g√∂r att de f√∂retag som √§r just “etablerade” kan avkr√§va folk allt m√∂jligt och d√§r normala regler f√∂r ett “jobb” inte l√§ngre g√§ller (och i visa fall √§r det i sanningens namn motiverat. Alla “jobb” √§r inte vanliga).

Att bli bed√∂md och f√• “Nej” ing√•r i jobbet f√∂r alla som sysslar med n√•got konstn√§rligt vare sig det g√§ller auditions eller “go see¬īs” och det √§r nog alla med p√•.

Dock ger det samtidigt utrymme f√∂r “s√•garna” att s√§nka folk eller st√§nga d√∂rrar baserat p√• annat √§n kvaliteter i sj√§lva verksamheten.

Idag skulle tex Marilyn Monroe inte ha “platsat” p√• de flesta agenturer. Twiggy skulle m√∂jligtvis det eftersom modellbranschen numer √§gnar sig √•t necrofili.

Det √§r kanske inte alltid s√• dramatiskt som att man v√§grade ligga med regiss√∂ren och d√§rf√∂r inte fick en utlovad roll men det kan mycket v√§l vara s√• att andra “h√•llhakar” ut√∂ver vad verksmheten egentligen kr√§ver finns p√• plats, allt f√∂r en m√∂jlighet till “k√§ndisskap” (let¬īs face it, idag¬†finns det¬†nog fler som vill¬†bli “k√§nda” √§n vad √§n vad det finns som vill bli bra) eller en m√∂jlighet till ut√∂vande.

Kort sagt: Etablerad = bra.

Något som tyvärr verkligheten inte tycks hålla med om.

Vi lever ocks√• i en v√§rld d√§r “indie” verksamhet blir mer och mer utbredd.

Kort sagt, folk √§r bra p√• saker oavsett om dom “f√•r” eller ej.

En gång i tiden ändrades Hollywoods studiesystem genom att skådespelare helt enkelt tröttnade.

Om de som √§r “etablerade” ih√§rdar i¬†att tro att dom har n√•got slags sista utslag vad som √§r “bra, s√§ljbart” eller “g√•ngbart” s√• kommer dom snart att inse att publik, designers, regis√∂rer, omst√§ndigheter och tidsanda ocks√• vill ha ett ord med och kan √§ndra √•sikt n√§r som helst.

De “etablerade” brukar oftast svara med att f√∂rs√∂ka k√∂pa upp. Alternativt s√• blir de “oetablerade” pl√∂tsligt “etablerade” och lika goda k√•lsupare (Punk och Hip Hop √§r v√§l goda exempel. Snart kommer det v√§l att kr√§vas 50 uiversitetspo√§ng i “Hiphopologi” f√∂r att tas p√• allvar som rappare?).

Jag tycker att “Fair Faces” g√∂r r√§tt.

Jag tror p√• “indie” och att g√∂ra sj√§lv.

Att visa att de etablerade inte n√∂dv√§ndigtvis “platsar” i ens vision och att ha lite integritet √§r s√§kert irrierande.

Att ha lite FAKTISK intresse i sin konstart i en v√§rld d√§r man ombeds att prostituera sig f√∂r en budget och en plats bland de “etablerade”¬†√§r s√§kert st√∂rande med (och drev ut s√• fullkomligt oviktiga filmskapare som Wells och Chaplin ur USA).

Jag tror naturligtvis på att lyssna på de som är erfarna, ha lite ödmjukhet och inse när någon har hållit på längre.

Jag tror också att många är etablerade just för att dom är bra.

Dock tror jag √§ven att m√•nga blev etablerade delvist f√∂r att dom s√•llade utl√•tanden fr√•n “s√•gare”.

Rolling Stones blev inte de dom √§r genom att vara med i “Idol” och ta r√•d fr√•n Bard, en expert som sj√§lv b√∂rjade genom att mima √∂ver en leksassynth.

Kenneth Brannagh tog (och tar säkert) råd från Royal Shakespeare Company,RADA och liknande på långt större konstnärligt allvar än råd från någon producent som pungar ut pengar och kan öppna dörrar.

På något sätt är det nog bara att inse att de med konstnärliga yrken eller verksamheter går en balansgång mellan industri och konst och att resten är en fråga om prioritet.

SOPA, Cultural And Economical Suicide


I recently posted a picture of actor Steve Valentine in a kilt (not here, but on the web) where i remarked how i think he is an interesting and great actor.

One would THINK that that would be a compliment.

Instead, either he and/or his agent, the Scottish fashion people who¬īs show he was modelling in or the TV show he is in might be pissed that i “stole” a picture (despite that my commenting might make it pass as “fair use” ).

I linked and the only way to see the whole thing would be to click and go to the original page of the picture.

This was just a thumbnail.

So have i “stolen” from someone, or am i part of what keeps this industry afloat in the first place?

I would argue that this is just the casette tape argument regurgitated and enlarged.

They call it piracy, i call it free advertisement.

I call it commentary.

I call it cultural reaction.

In a sense a non proffessional part of the industry itself.

How many albums by artists you never heard of before have you bought because you heard them on a mixed tape somebody gave you?

How much of this “piracy” do you think actually serves to keep people, artists, products and concepts in the public mind?

What brings in more revenues, one picture stolen which makes people check out something they might not have heard of otherwise, or at least wearent interested in, or the corporations being the only ones talking about their products ,paying other corporations to spread the word?

Did casette tapes or video tapes hurt the record or movie industry?

 

The entertainment industry just dont understand what makes a fan.

They are just that, an industry.

They think people go to conventions wearing plastic pointy ears becase they watch Star Trek.

I would argue that they watch Star Trek because they wear pointy ears.

When something becomes, to a certain point, iconic it becomes part of culture, and that is what we are talking about isnt it, culture?

Popular culture. The question isnt whether the artist should get payed or not, it is whether they should remain artists, and thus add to culture, or become salesmen?

If they want fans they will have to let people be engaged, otherwise ,what they want is customers and they sell a product and it might as well be plastic buckets or toothpaste.

The best way to keep customers is to get people engaged, involved.

 

In the TV show “The Big Bang Theory” the character Sheldon is often wearing a Green Lantern T-shirt (which is probably product placement but thats beside the point for this argument).

To him Green Lantern is very obviously more than a product. It is a part of his world, the myths surrounding him and the culture of which he is a part.

In short, he is a fan.

It is part of his identity.

To simply passively buy “stuff” peddled to him would not get him interested.

In short, deny him fandom and lose a customer.

Springrolls dont need fans, neither do tires, but Stephen King, George Lucas or Bruce Springsteen are part of our times zeitgeist, not just products we bought.

Art, culture, part of our times.

If somebody copied this article and posted it somewhere else, possably commenting, agreeing, disagreeing with it, i would hope they would credit and maybe link, but i would also be glad that they thought it was relevant enough to even react to.

In all fairness, Stephen King, George Lucas and Bruce Springsteen make their living from what they do. I , in this case, dont.

Personally i think SOPA will bring down revenues for the entertainment industry.

It is simply bad business.

A failure to understand the target group.

And i havent even TOUCHED free speach or democracy.

But dont take my word for it, just wait and see.

 

Ps: I havent illustrated with any pictures and i will refrain from ending it with “May the force be with you” or

“Live long and prosper”. I dont want to end up in Guantanamo after all.

Easy instructions for boycotting GoDaddy over SOPA


Posted by Robert David Graham (@ErrataRob)

http://erratasec.blogspot.com/2011/12/easy-instructions-for-boycotting.html

SOPA is a horrible internet regulation law pushed by the copyright cartels that will destroy many of the freedoms on the Internet, such as the TOR project that anonymizes network traffic for activists in repressive countries.

Go Daddy supports SOPA. Therefore, if you care about Internet freedoms, you should probably move your accounts to another registrar. This link¬†http://blog.jeffepstein.me/post/14629857835/a-step-by-step-guide-to-transfer-domains-out-of-godaddy¬†describes how to do it in a painless manner. I’m moving my Go Daddy registrations to Network Solutions, where I already have an account.

Go Daddy has now officially dropped its support of SOPA. It isn’t against SOPA, it has no official opinion. But isn’t it Go Daddy’s original intent that matters? Go Daddy supported SOPA and that’s the kind of internet they would like to see. I think a boycott is in order even if they reversed course after finding out how unpopular their position was.

SOPA And The Entertainment Industry


Written by: Tina Houston

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111294639597754620168/posts

 

SOPA is the new internet censorship laws imposed by the entertainment industry to “protect” the entertainment industry. I am protesting by not buying cable or any kind of TV, Music of any kind, I will not be renting/buying movies or even go to the movie theater. I will not be referring, discussing in any way any performer of any kind with in the entertainment industry. If they want people to buy their shit they will have to get it to the public I will not be a participant in spreading word of mouth advertising in any way other than what I am freely allowed to share via the internet. So if they want word of mouth advertising they will get SOPA advertised and how they are screwing over the entire world. I have enough family, work, projects, and books to read and research to do to keep me entertained with out using ANY entertainment crap sold buy the entertainment industry.
The entertainment industry can kiss my lily white behind and go screw themselves. If I can’t access something in it’s entirety before I purchase it or share it with my friends so they can purchase it, then screw the person/s/corporation/business/who is selling it. I won’t even purchase a book if I can’t skim over the content and view some of it to even see if I want to read it, so why would I spend $24.00 or more on something I am not even sure if I am gonna like it? Screw you Entertainment industry you will get no word of mouth advertising from me. No one will hear a single word about anything put out from the Entertainment Industry. If it isn’t third party I will no longer share it. I will no longer like, +1, or anything that will promote something put out there by the entertainment industry if it is put on there by the artist or anyone who has explicit permission to promote it. This mouth will be absent of words when it comes to any product made with in the entertainment industry. Just want to make that clear. And If someone wants to talk about something I will hide the post, not read it, not view it, or just walk away from the conversation. I don’t even want to know what is new. I will NO LONGER spend a penny on Entertainment produced with in the Entertainment Industry.

Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! I’ll tell you How! This Video that Must Be SHARED!


 

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