New autographs since February

I took a complete break from sending letters for the last 7 months but a few weeks ago I started again, after receiving two new autographs, one of which may have been my longest wait: 5 years and 2 1/2 months to be exact. I wrote to Katie Leung (Cho Chang from Harry Potter) back in February 2012 – and got a reply from her 3 weeks ago.

For one of the new letters I sent I already got an answer. 9 days to the UK and back is damn quick! 🙂

These are the autographs I got since my last post:

Katie Leung – Cho Chang (HP)

(see full scan: Other movies –> HP)

 

Joanne Froggatt – Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)

(see full scan: Other TV shows)

 

Bella Ramsey – potentially a future ruler of Westeros, fierce as her character is. ;-D  = Lady Mormont (GoT)
She actually signed all three of my photos but they were badly smudged, this one being the neatest. She suspected that since apparently the ink didn’t dry, and wrote a note on the backside to resend photos if they were smudged, which I did this week.

(see full scan: Other TV shows –> GoT)

 

Conleth Hill – Lord Varys (GoT)

(see full scan: Other TV shows –> GoT)

 

+ i.p. at MagicCon: Lotte Verbeek, Zach McGowan, Emilie de Ravin, Keegan Connor Tracy, all of which I only got because I didn’t wanna waste the money I paid for the ticket. Maybe I’ll watch their shows one day and like them and be glad that I got their autographs. 😉 Haven’t scanned those yet. Also Louise Brealey. Already had her autograph, but I missed her photo session due to the orga’s constant switching of her schedule 😦 and I didn’t wanna waste this either. Plus I love her in Sherlock and she’s such a fierce woman, as I realized in her panel and the autographsession.  Haven’t scanned the autograph yet either but you find the autographs that I already had on the Sherlock page (Other TV shows –> Sherlock)

Dan Hennah & John Williams

Since my last post I got two terrific autograph successes.

Dan Hennah‘s was one of my most wanted autographs. He is, of course, the production designer and art director for the LotR and Hobbit trilogies, was nominated for 5 Oscars (for LotR, LotR, LotR, King Kong and Hobbit: AUJ) and won the Oscar for RotK. He kindly signed the photo I sent him (though his signature is a bit smudged), and answered my question about his favourite set – it’s Edoras – on the back of the Hobbit hole WETA postcard I sent him (and signed there again). I’m absolutely over the moon about this autograph 🙂

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And today I got an autograph of John Williams, composer of the Star Wars and HP soundtracks (among many many others). An amazing success, since he is a real legend! I knew he didn’t sign photos anymore and sends out index cards, so I just sent a letter, no photo. He signed an index card and wrote a few notes on it 🙂 So cool! 🙂

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Brendan Gleeson

04.10.13 – 12.12.13

Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody / HP, Reynald de Chatillon / Kingdom of Heaven, Menelaos / Troy)

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3/3 photos signed and personalized

Yay! After writing him back in 2009 I waited quite a while before I tried again. He’s a great actor! I don’t know whether I only know his “mad” roles by chance or if he mostly does mad roles, but any way, in HP, Troy and Kingdom of Heaven he does a brilliant job!

I added the full scans to the Harry Potter section and to the Other movies section

Clemence Poesy

02.10.12 – 04.12.12

Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour / HP)

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2/2 photos signed and personalized

I very much enjoyed her appearances in the Harry Potter movies – much more than Fleur’s character in the books, where I didn’t exactly liked her because she’s so full of herself. Of course in the movie there wasn’t much time to elaborate each character but still, she seemed to be a much more pleasant person.

I added the full scans to the Harry Potter page (Other movies -> HP)

Domhnall Gleeson

30.01.12 – 01.10.12

Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley / HP)

1/3 photos signed

Only shortly, because I’m preeeetty tired. Got three autographs this month so far (apart from the Starkid IP autograph).
Domhnall’s was the first one. I like his role in HP, although I even more would have loved to see him fighting and getting injured by Fenrir Grayback in HP6.

I added the full scan to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

 

 

 

Rupert Grint

14.06.12 – 16.07.12

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley / HP)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Wow!!! You could knock me down with a feather right now. Since Rupert moved on to his next movie project, CBGB already in the end of June – which I realized only now when there were quite a few successes via this address -, I barely dared to hope that my letter (I sent via “The Drummer”) would still be forwarded to him, although apparently both movies had the same address. I’m so glad he got it anyways and signed my pictures. He’s simply brilliant as Ron and I couldn’t imagine anybody else to play this role so perfectly. He has such an incredily broad range of facial expressions! I love so many of his scenes, for example Ron and the spiders, in PoA facing the boggart, and above all in CoS, or Ron being love-sick in the HBP. And in DH 1, when he leaves Hermione and Harry :’-( and comes back 🙂 and is so brilliant in DH 2…. and so on.

I’m SO over the moon right now!! YAAAAY! 🙂

I added the full scans to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

Helena Bonham Carter

06.06.11 – 07.05.12

Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange / Harry Potter)

1/2 photos signed

Woooooho! Finally! The 5th try to get her autograph was finally successful. Over the last five years I tried it various times, but since she’s “hit or miss” regarding autographs, I always missed, til now. I’m so happy about it! She’s an extraordinary actress, I daresay, one of the best at the moment. I love her performance in various movies. Of course in Harry Potter – she’s perfect as Bellatrix Lestrange. I can’t imagine anyone else portray this screwed up character better. For every other character I could imagine other actors, but not for Bellatrix. And then, the (of course in a different way) equally mad role Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Morgan Le Fey in Merlin, Ari in Planet of the Apes, and the totally different role Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech.

She’s just brilliant in every role, and certainly one of my favourite actresses!

edit: Okay, I’m absolutely not sure, which of my letters got answered. First I assumed it was the VV letter from March, but I just checked my photo order folder, and I ordered three other photos, of which I used two, but not the one I got back (which according to the print on the back I ordered a loooong time ago). So it may have been the request from 06.06.11, or even 2010. Can’t tell it from the stamps either.

I added the full scan to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

Nick Moran

08.07.11 – 04.05.12

Nick Moran (Scabior / Harry Potter)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Haha. I only recently bought his autograph, and now I got my photos back. I bet if I hadn’t bought his autograph, I wouldn’t have gotten these autographs now, either. 😀

His role in HP is awesome, he has such a menacing presence in the movies and I’m glad they expanded his role a bit in the movies, compared with the books.

I added the full scans to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

Nick Moran & Russell Tovey

12.04.12

Nick Moran (Scabior / HP)
Russell Tovey (George Sands / Being Human)

Nick Moran seems to be hit and miss with TTM letters, and mine seems to be a miss, so I decided to buy this one. And Russell Tovey is even harder to get, and I missed the opportunity when he did a play recently. Since I wanted to have his autograph and don’t know if or when he’ll do another play, I bought that nice signed photo.

I added the full scan of Russell’s photo to the Other TV shows section. If I get another Being Human autograph, I’ll put them all on a new page, but not yet. 🙂

Rhys Ifans

22.02.12 – 17.03.12

Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood / HP)

2/2 photos signed

This one, on the other hand, was a very quick success and I’m also glad about it, because I had already tried to get his autograph during the filming of Anonymous, but without success. In my opinion he’s the perfect cast for Xenophilius in HP; pity that his role was only so small.

I’m looking forward to watch Anonymous now, as soon as I get it on DVD or BD. I really like the photo he signed.

Added one full scan to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter), the other one, from Anonymous, to the Other movies section.

Ciarán Hinds

29.12.11 – 14.01.12

Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore / HP & Firmin / Phantom of the Opera)

3/3 photos signed, 2 of them personalized

Yup, 3 photos… but the signature on the third is almost not visible on the scan (on the photo itself it’s better), so I didn’t upload it. I wanted to write to him for quite some time, but only when I was writing the letter, I realized – or rather read on imdb – that he played Firmin in the Phantom of the Opera. I don’t know why, but I would NEVER noticed that, although he has a recognizable face and I’ve watched PhotO so many times. Now that I know it, it’s clear and obvious 😀 Well, that was a pleasant surprise, and I added a PhotO picture to the two I had printed out earlier. He signed all three, yay. Btw. funny thing is: as a reward for my finished thesis I bought a couple of DVDs… the Nativity Story knowing that he was part of the cast, but then I looked at the other DVD just now. Guess who’s part of the “Amazing Grace” cast. Yup. 😀

Added the Aberforth-autograph to the HP section (other movies -> HP) and the Nativity Story and the PhotO autograph to the Other movies section.

Arben Bajraktaraj

? – 30.12.11

Arben Bajraktaraj (Antonin Dolohov / HP)

 

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Uhm, apparently I didn’t write down when I sent off the letter to him, but it can’t have been that long ago, I guess early December. The scan’s a bit dark, the signature on the 2nd pic is more visible on the actual photo. Thanks a lot, Arben 🙂

Added the full scans to the HP section (other movies -> Harry Potter).

Scarlett Byrne

23.08.11 – 20.10.11

Scarlett Byrne -Pansy Parkinson (HP)

1/1 photos signed, added a personalized photo and a short letter

Yeah, my (short) dry spell – 22 days, I already got withdrawal syndroms – got broken by a fine Slytherin-ish counterspell… pun intended. Thank you very much @Scarlett Byrne. I really enjoyed her scene in the Deathly Hallows. Just hilarious how Pansy tried to get Harry captured and ended up in the dungeons! 😀

I added the full scans of the photos to the Harry Potter (other movies -> HP) section.

Emma Thompson

23.02.11 – 14.03.11

Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney / HP & Karen / Love Actually)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

After I watched Love Actually again in January (and again and again – I just love this movie!) I decided to write to a couple of the main actors. Emma Thompson was the first on my list, since I already adored her in Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee. The spectrum of her acting abilities is amazing. I mean, look at her role in HP and then in Love Actually! They couldn’t be more different.
So I’m very glad about this autograph and I hope that I can bit by bit build up a Love Actually collection.

I already added the full scan on the Trelawney photo to the Harry Potter section and the other one (from Love Actually) in the “Other Movies” section.

Alan Rickman

04.10.10 – 28.10.10

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape / Harry Potter)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Hurraaay! Another one of my favourite HP roles and in my opionion one of the best actors nowadays. I also like Alan’s performances in Robin Hood, Sweeney Todd and Love… actually. So that’s one huge success! Though I’d have loved an autograph on an HP picture, but I didn’t dare to send one, because he usually ignores those requests. It’s so cool that he used a silver pen for the darker photo. Love this autograph! 🙂

I already added the full scan to the Other Movies  –> Harry Potter section.