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Martin Freeman [aka “Tim Canterbury”] to join NBC’s The Office

31st Mar 12 (Sat) 2 comments

British actor Martin Freeman [the new Sherlock, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Office] is poised to appear in the 8th Season Finale of NBC’s The Office as Tim Canterbury (reprising this character from the original BBC show).  Some key plot-points are TOP SECRET, but an immediate bonding with John Krasinski’s character Jim Halpert will not be maintained for long.

Executive producers and creators of the show, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, said this in an NBC press release:

It makes sense and, in a way, brings the story full circle.  Without giving away too much, [Tim] will wrangle Jim out of a job [early next season], which will open up a ‘Jim & Pam spin-off’ that we’re planning for 2014.

The Season Finale air date has yet to be announced by NBC.  Watch Season Eight “on demand” NOW.

~Dan – np: Tegan and SaraSainthood

Jonny Greenwood – Norwegian Wood (2011)

8th Mar 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood put out his most recent film score today on CD… Norwegian Wood.  The mp3 version (out earlier this year) is on sale at the Amazon ($7.99):

The Nonesuch Records PR on Mr Greenwood…

Jonny Greenwood, while perhaps best known for his role as guitarist/multi-instrumentalist in the rock band Radiohead, was trained as violist, Greenwood had begun studies in music at Oxford University before leaving to concentrate full-time on touring and recording with Radiohead. Nonetheless, Greenwood has maintained a passion for classical music that began at least since his teens, particularly the work of French composer Olivier Messiaen. Since the early 2000s, and particularly in 2004 when he received his BBC appointment, Greenwood has slowly been building a body of work in the classical tradition, for groups ranging from string quartet to full orchestra.

~Dan – np: Colin Stetson w/ My Brightest DiamondNew History Warfare – Judges, Vol. 2

Jonny Greenwood’s Norwegian Wood out in March

20th Jan 11 (Thu) Leave a comment

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood‘s score for the film Norwegian Wood has been available in Japan for a while now, but it now finally has a release date in Europe and North America.  The score accompanying the film Norwegian Wood, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami will hit stores on March 8th.

The film itself will be in the theater March 11th, NME reports. Jonny Greenwood’s score is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Emperor Quartet.

~Dan – np: No-ManSpeak

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