January 2007: Look for Jonathan in the new BBC Two docudrama, Nuclear
Secrets, beginning Monday 15 January 2007. He will be featured in
second episode, playing a German scientist working on the Manhattan
This program may be aired on the Discovery Channel, but the schedule
not been finalized.
In the SF Bay
for the episode of Cadfael featuring Jon (The Leper of St.Giles). Check
your local listings, this might be playing in your area too.
Leper of Saint
January 15, 8:00pm
day before his pre-arranged marriage.
January 21, 11:00pm
20 May 2006:
War and Peace
Tolstoy's epic novel, which covers fifteen years in the lives of four
aristocratic families during and after the Napoleonic War. Starring
Mortimer, Jonathan Firth, Gerard Murphy, Leo McKern and Nicola Pagett,
it is dramatised by Mike Walker and Marcy Kahan. The
and Eoin O'Callaghan.
Friday at 10am,
9pm and 2am
21 09:00pm PBS
1: The Hollow Men Episode #2604
Lindsay, Jonathan Firth
7, 2006, 2:00 PM EDT (2 hours)
Channel (U.S. cable network)
The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997), directed by Jeremy Silberston.
Barnaby probes murders linked to a blackmail ring. Guest stars include
|The Prince & Me 2
Directed by Catherine Cyran. Starring Luke Mably, Kam Heskin, Clemency,
Burton-Hill, Maryam d'Abo, Jonathan Firth,
Jim Holt. 90 minutes- PG, 2006, (CC), Stereo
Mon Apr 10 03:35A on Showtime Family
(thanks Meg H)
"In the Beginning" will be shown on the
Hallmark channel on Saturday, April 8, 3 PM
and 5 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
"Magical Legend of the Leprechauns" will
be shown on the SciFi channel, on Thursday, April 20, at 1 AM
(thanks Meg H)
2006: The Prince
& Me 2 is now available on dvd for rent or to purchase
2006: Movie alert
- The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
SCIFI Channel (US) Mar 17 10:00am duration 4 hours
2006: Some screencaps
added for Ghost Whisperer
26 Feb 2006
- Watch for
Jonathan on the CBS drama, Ghost
Whisperer. According to his latest communique, no air date has been
set, "but 10 March (Fri) has been mentioned."
Link to our Ghost
11:15pm - 1:15am 12 Nov 2005
Men - A serial killer who targets courting couples is on the loose in
just as a great smog descends on the capital, shutting the entire city
Lindsay, David Troughton, Jonathan Firth, Ciaran McMenamin, James
Monday, July 25, 2005 10:05 AM
in London for either of the terrorist attacks, and fortunately I do not
know anyone who was hurt. I was in Prague filming a sequel to a movie
"the prince and me", entitled, imaginatively, "prince and me 2".
2005: an email from Jon;
been a long time since I said hello, I hope all
well for all of you.
filming an episode of a new detective series called Jericho
starring Robert Lindsay. I had most of my scenes with James Wilby, who
I worked with before on An Ideal Husband. Its set in the 50s, and I
a cinema projectionist who is traumatised by his experiences of the
An enjoyable part, and I hope a good piece.
Play BBC Radio 4
2 April 14:30-15:30
du Maurier, adapted by Moya O'Shea
Stella's daughter comes home to visit she brings her new husband with
There are a few surprises in store, especially as this is the first
mother and son-in-law have met.
Paula Wilcox, Jonathan Firth, Alice Hart, John Rowe, and Susan
Play is the home of thrillers, mysteries, love stories and detective
as well as an occasional special series. A real treat for lovers of a
story well told.
March 2005: In The Beginning willbe
on the Hallmark Channel (US) on Sunday 26 March 2005 starting at 7pm.
The Beginning is a powerfully rendered compilation of the most enduring
stories from the Old Testament -- those of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham
and his lineage.
2005: Jonathan Firth is featured in the current Classic
Serial airiing on BBC Radio 4 Saturdays and Sundays. Initial
is Sunday repeating the following Saturday. The last p art of the drama
airs tomorrow 13 March 2005
2005: Jonathan Firth is featured in a three part drama in BBC Radio 4's
Classic Serial Lucinda Brayford. Part 1 aired 2 January and was
today. You can listen again to the drama at the Classic Serial
Please note you can get a better recording of part 1 by clicking on the
"Listen to Sunday edition" link. Go to Radio
page for more info
2005: Pompeii the Last Day to be broadcast on US cable channel
Channel. Please chech your local listings for times and and dates.
at Bedtime on Tuesday (11/16) features Jonathan Firth reading
the story of a young boy must get out of the house and on one of his
trips he befriends a wise old painter. Book at Bedtime is on BBC Radio
4 and airs 10:45p-11p
dvd caps added to Luther dvd page
note the release date listed at amazon.com for Luther is 11/30/2004
2004: Jonathan Firth has won the CFT Excellence Award for Best Actor in
a Motion Picture for Luther. Details to follow.
2004: Jon recorded a short story by William Boyd called 'Varengville
Radio 4 on the 19th July.
going to record 2 stories for a Radio 4 series called 'Hearts of Oak'
stories are called 'Youth' and 'I Have Been Drowned'. They are
directed by Karen Rose from a company called Sweettalk for BBC Radio 4.
June 2004: Jonathan Firth has been nominated by the Intl Society for
in Christian Film & Television for the CFT Excellence Award for
Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Luther.
of the CFT Excellence awards and the International Society for
in Christian Film & Television can be found at ; http://www.cftexcellence.net
CFT Excellence Awards Ceremony is scheduled to be be held in W.
IL USA on October 9th, 2004
2004: Jonathan Firth will be in BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play First
Born on Monday 7 June 2004 2.15-3.00pm
2004: Jonathan Firth will be a featured cast member in the BBC Radio 4
Classic Serial drama Good
The programme will air Sunday 13 June 2004 3.00-4.00pm
2004: Listen to digital archived files of The
Parasites witih RealOne player (the urls
be found here). Jonathan plays Niall
Delaney, one of three siblings which the story revolves around. More
2004: Jonathan news
- keep a look out on BBC Radio 4 for The
Jonathan plays Niall Delaney, one of three siblings which the story
around. More details here.
audio tape and
cd; Shadows of Glory and Sepulcher by
Herbert. Please see details below.
Cassette (March 5, 2004)
conflict of evils
There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible
that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its
Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the
now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger.....Halloran
combat men who thrive on physical corruption; he will find love of a
nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness.....And eventually he
will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre...
on BBC America Saturday 11/29/03
Added some stills from Henry
VI thanks Andrala
you missed them last year, here is the photoshoot
Jon did to promote Victoria and Albert in September 2002
The official site for Luther is now up, you can click here
to reach the site. You will need Macromedia to play the page. You
can watch/download the trailer here
From the BBC One presspack for their Autumn 2003 programs;
- The Last Day follows the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 and
to life this remarkable 24-hour period.
historical and forensic evidence to re-enact an account of this last
the programme explores the horrific impact of the natural disaster on
city through its people.
from the BBC
- a new audio book is reviewed in today's London Times which is read by
by Jonathan Firth
1 405 00629 3
age of 25, William Fiennes was struck down by a mysterious
illness. Convalescing in a hotel, he discovered a copy of Paul
children's story, The Snow Goose. Re-reading the fable ignited an
in birds, while its themes chimed with his intense longing for home and
a simultaneous desire for escape.
once better, to follow the migration of the snow geese from their
residence on the Gulf coast of America to their breeding ground in the
Arctic, 2,000 miles away. This resulting book belongs to the genre of
writing pioneered by Bruce Chatwin: part scientific study, part
story, part biography and part meditation. While it would be
for an author to choose migration as a subject more for its thematic
than because of an interest in natural history, Fiennes seems to be
by the vast flock that he is following.
as his musings undoubtedly are on the human nesting instinct, for
and the tension between desire for adventure and for familiarity it is
to the book's credit that he does not give his inner journey more
than that of the birds above his head. Fiennes (yes, he is related to
and Joseph) is an astute and highly engaging writer with great
his poeticism tilts towards preciousness, but this lyricism is well
to his awesome, solitary experiences: the sight of a quarter of a
geese in the air; the northern lights and the endless Canadian
This audiobook has been thoughtfully abridged, and Firth (and yes, he
Colin's brother) reads with precision and assurance.
- Jonathan has recorded an audio book for BBC Audio Books - The Dark
by Marcus Sedgwick for possible release early 2003.
date as of yet for Luther.
- Jonathan was in the Afternoon Play today titled Double Vision.
played the twin brother of a widowed doctor. Her friends and family
the worse of this stranger. You can listen to the play on the Radio 4
until 11/01/02 9am EST
- Jonathan news : he's just finished recording a radio play called
Vision the part of Simon Walton, dir Eoin O'Callaghan prod co.
Productions for Radio 4. We do not have a [broadcast] date [yet].
- Jonathan kindly answered some questions about his character in the
film Luther (starring Joseph Fiennes). The beginnings of a Luther
page can be found here
Jonathan's reply here below
Thursday, September 19, 2002 3:17 pm
Thank you for your questions.
Aleandro (or Aleander as he is called in the film) is Luther's opponent
and therefor by default the "bad guy", the film is more sophisticated
a simple contest between heroes and villains. As a highly
and educated man he can see the truth behind many of Luther's
of the church and recognises the need for reform, but as a loyal
he cannot consent to the damage being done by Luther's teaching.
He is confident to the point of arrogance and this leads him to
underestimate Luther, thinking that he is simply dealing with an
monk. Aleander quickly comes to recognise the threat Luther poses to
own ambitions, and from there (at least from Aleander's point of view)
the contest becomes personal. They come face to face at the Diet of
where much of the dialogue comes from the original transcripts of
is not originally a church man, he is an academic who is made a
which was quite common at that time. I was therefor not tonsured for
role but had the long hair typical of the period together with an
extraordinary array of headwear. You can say what you like about the
ages, they certainly knew about hats!
regards to the music, the only singing in the movie is done by monks
priests etc. during religious services and no, I don't take part!
interesting after "Albert" to be playing a real person again, although
there was nothing like the amount of background material available as
was then. This though gave me a degree of freedom that I didn't have
Albert -there was for example no pressure to make myself closely
Aleander. It was also fascinating to learn about one of the most
periods in history. I already knew quite a lot about the Renaissance as
I had done art history at school, but I knew very little about the
this is of some interest, Mickie. Thanks once again for the tremendous
amount of work you have put into the site. I'm really very flattered by
it and have found it quite useful , when discovering U.S tx dates for
is starring in a dramatisation of "New Grub Street" by George
This is being serialised in three parts and being broadcast as BBC
Four's classic serial. The first episode is being broadcast on
8th September at 3pm and will be repeated the following Saturday at
Harold Pinter is the narrator and Jonathan Cake and Emilia Fox are also
courtesy of Barbara T. and Gill)
Radio 4 listing
Street, Part 1
Gissing, dramatised in three parts by Tony Ramsay
Pinter narrates the story of a group of struggling writers, whose
between artistic integrity and the dictates of the market place, are
out in pokey garrets or the Reading Room of the British Museum in the
Harold Pinter, Jonathan Firth, Emilia Fox, Jonathan Cake, Kenneth
Ann Beach, Tracy Ann Oberman, Ian Masters, Helen Longworth, Paula
David Timson, Martin Hyder, and Carl Prekopp. Music by Mia Soteriou.
15:00-16:00 (first broadcast)
21:00-22:00 (repeat broadcast the following weekend)
times GMT, +8 PDT)
- Inspector Lynley series begins Monday 8 April 2002 on BBC One TV. One
of the episodes from this series is A
Payment in Blood. Please keep an visit this url
for episode information
- Added interview with Jonathan for V&A in the UK, please click on
Also added info for A
Payment in Blood
- Jonathan [will be] filming "Luther" opposite Joseph Fiennes in
It's a feature film produced by a German production company prod.
Roche dir. Erick Till filming in Italy from the 9th - 23 May and later
3 weeks in Germany 31 May - 5th July.
- Programing note (from A&E):
& ALBERT will be telecast from Monday March 11 through Thursday
14 in the A&E Classroom time slot
(7AM E/P, 6AM Central), this compelling and romantic miniseries will be
telecast, 1 hour per day. The drama will be shown without
and with closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The four-hour
can be purchased in VHS and DVD formats for $39.95 plus shipping per
is cast in the Radio 4 presentation of The Weather in the Streets (The
Classic Serial series) beginning
10 Feb, 15:00 - 16:00 60 mins
feed link for Radio 4 is:
- The Weather in the Streets
Lehmann's novel, dramatised by Hattie Naylor. Olivia is living a
bohemian life in London in the early thirties. When she meets up again
with Rollo, handsome and unhappily married, they embark on a passionate
and secret affair. With Eve Best, Jonathan Firth, Diana Quick, Jenny
Dee Sadler, Ben Tinniswood, Jacqueline Tong, Rachel Lewis, Paul
Joshua Boyden and Olivia Crook. Director Sara Davies.
on A Likeness In Stone
& Albert vhs (NTSC) and dvd (region 1)
out the clip here
ad from Biography Magazine
added a short note from Jonathan
More new US reviews added to the V&A
US reviews for V&A added to V&A
articles page including People Weekly's feature of Jonathan
Overviewof Victoria and Albert courtesy A&E.
is an excerpt from an email from Jonathan regarding his latest project
and his good wishes to you his fans
just completed work on a 90 min film for television (Bait) to be
screened on ITV however, it will be some time before we
a air date. It was directed by Nicholas Renton who I worked
with before on 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and features John
Sheila Hancock & Angeline Ball. It was a contemporary
thriller about a middle aged man obsessed with finding his missing
regards to 'Payment in Blood' it was a slightly more conventional
detective genre piece, country house murder mystery, in which I am the
prime suspect!! You're right in thinking Julian
is in it along with Ronald Pickup who played my father in 'Henry IV'.
you're particularly sharp eyed you may recognize the location
'Victoria & Albert'. Again it will be some time before
we know when it will air as they are still filming the final ep.
about sums up my recent activity!
Jonathan is currently filming an episode of Inspector Lynley. It stars
Nat Parker as Inspector Lynley. You might remember that Jonathan and
played in FFTMC together. The character Jonathan is playing: Rhys
Jones in "Payment in Blood" dir Kim Flitcroft. He is filming till the
of October. Link to Payment
in Blood page.
of Victoria & Albert, please follow this link.
Victoria & Albert will have its US premiere on A&E 7th &
Jon interview from OK!
magazine added (not all pictures are included, could not get a
scan of the small ones)
More reviews of V&A; text
reviews and image
the Financial Times, BBC and The Northern Echo
- Jon profile from Hello!
-More on Victoria & Albert; Main
V&A page and items from Radio
Times and Sunday
Times Culture Magazine
on Victoria & Albert from The Daily Mail
Update on Victoria and Albert on
the news page
Excerpt from Saturday's Daily Telegraph below (Thanks Peggy).
Victoria will not step out of her costume drama
hyped and trailed, the BBC Drama department’s contribution to the
of : Queen Victoria's death was supposed to be a £5 million
bodice-ripping, two-part : costume drama about the sexual magnetism
Victoria and Albert. Sex and the Saxe-Coburgs, one might call it.
boasted the producers,” would peep through her bedroom door” and show
of “lace and garter.” Alas, it was scheduled for the spring, but never
saw the light of day. Now, I gather, we should be seeing it on August
Holiday weekend. But, the BBC, which refuses to confirm : the new date,
is now saying emphatically that “there’s no : bonking” .Why the delay
coyness? “It was never actually announced for the spring,” says a BBC
“Maybe there were problems with it being late or with scheduling, but
don't say it’s going out over the Bank Holiday. Schedules get changed
the last minute, and we can’t confirm anything until a fortnight
All of which seems an odd way to treat a flagship programme with
million from the licence payer.
Hamilton and Jonathan Firth star in the series as Queen and
and there’s a cameo: a minute from the likes of Sir Nigel Hawthorne,
Diana Rigg, Sir Peter Ustinov and David Suchet.
BBC drama, Station Jim - also to be shown in the autumn - will feature
Prunella Scales as Queen Victoria. By strange chance, Hamilton and
will be teaming up on stage in: September at the New Ambassador’s in
West End for a revival of Peter Nicholls’ A Day in the Death of Joe
[ed note - Wit