Ed Asner & Billy Burke

I got two autographs (2×2) yesterday, from Ed Asner and Billy Burke.

Ed Asner had two very impressive episodes in Hawaii Five-0, reprising his character from the old H5O-series: August March. It was a brilliant move to bring him back, and that he managed to fool the team in both episodes, almost until the end. And even then, March chose his own way out instead of going to jail. Even though this was a great turn (for the plot and a great end for the character), I would have loved to see him more often!

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Billy Burke was one of the best cast choices in the Twilight series, but I really loved him in Revolution. His role Miles Matheson was far from being the typical good lead character; nothing was really black and white in this series, which is why I really enjoyed that show (even though I hated the insane AI part in the 2nd season. His bromance with/bitter hatred towards Monroe (yes, both actually, and at the same time!) was just terrific and their need to work with each other certainly made up for the crappy AI part. It’s a pity that the show got cancelled after the 2nd season.

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Lee Pace

04.12.12 – 19.01.13

Lee Pace (Thranduil / The Hobbit & Garrett / Breaking Dawn)

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2/2 photos signed, one of them personalized

Wooooooohoooo!! When I saw this envelope stamped from New York I hoped, really hoped that it would be this autograph (because I don’t recall many other letters I sent to NY in the last months), but at the same time I didn’t dare to hope. So I ripped open the envelope very nervously, and then danced for joy. Lee Pace somehow already made it to my urgent “must have” list even before I saw him in any movie, because – well, because he would be Thranduil in the Hobbit, and the first photo of him as the elven king is pretty amazing in my opinion (I know others think the crown is ridiculous, but I like it ;)). So I already wrote him via the Hobbit set in June 2011, without success. Then in early November via the same play I got this answer now. But that was pretty early and also there was this big storm exactly in NY just a few days before, so I imagine the letter could have been lost. And I didn’t want to risk missing this opportunity, so I wrote him again a week before the Hobbit aired – at least by then I had already seen Breaking Dawn and his character was my favourite, so one more reason to write him. Of course then I also loved his short appearance as Thranduil and I really can’t wait to see more of him in the next movie!

Since the Hobbit cast’s autographs are more or less my main objective to obtain, Lee Pace shot up in my most wanted list for 2013, so after a very disappointing beginning of January, concerning autographs, this now is certainly one the best compensations possible.

I added one full scan to the Hobbit page (LotR -> Hobbit) and one to the Twilight page (Other Movies -> Twilight)

Christopher Heyerdahl

27.09.12 – 05.10.12

Christopher Heyerdahl (Marcus / Twilight)

1/1 photos signed and personalized

What a funny inscription! *chuckle* This success and the next one make me regret (again, like throughout the entire weekend) that I didn’t try to get Sean Astin via the con hotel. I even took a photo and envelopes with me, but no stamps, and the one stamp automat close to my hotel was broken, so I couldn’t get one. Grrrr! If someone else gets a success via that hotel, I’m gonna bite my own ass off!

But back to this success: SO glad that I spontaneously decided to write him (planned were only Torri Higginson and Connor Trinneer, the former leading to another success, as you’ll see in a second).

I added the full scan to the Twilight section (other movies -> Twilight).

 

 

 

Mackenzie Foy

22.02.12 – 16.03.12

Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee / Twilight & Lily Wilson / Hawaii Five-0)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

I usually don’t write to child actors, but I really enjoyed her performance in the Hawaii Five-0 episode Ho’apono where she played Lily, the daughter of a Navy Seal who holds a few tourists hostage after being accused of having murdered his wife – and in that situation Lily gets abducted. Mackenzie did a great job in that episode. And I also enjoyed her very short appearance in Breaking Dawn – I’m looking forward to her part in the second movie.

I added one full scan to the H50 section (Other TV shows -> Hawaii Five-0) and the other one to the Twilight section (Other movies -> Twilight).

Christina Ricci, Mads Mikkelsen, Julia Garner, Robert Pattinson

17./18.02.12

Christina Ricci (Lilly (v) / Alpha & Omega)
Mads Mikkelsen (Tristam / King Arthur; Rochefort / Three Musketeers)
Julia Garner (Susan / Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen / Twilight)

I got all four autographs in person during the two final days of the Berlinale. It was my first – well, it wasn’t exactly the premiere, although I planned to collect at the Bel Ami premiere -… let’s say, IP collecting apart from the RingCon and earlier during the Tennis tournament Faber Grand Prix in Hannover.

It was more a coincidence because I was supposed to have a job interview in Berlin (today), and when I asked a friend if there was something interesting in Berlin (*waves at Nicole*) she told me about the Berlinale (yeah, no idea how I could miss that :D). But I got another job offer, so I cancelled the job interview, but not my visit to Berlin. On Friday I met Nicole *waves again* and I’m so glad that I could have my premiere’s premiere 😉 in company of a very experienced IP collector 😀

Well, we met at 10 am to wait for the press conference of Bel Ami, which was to go down at 13:45. But of course, with Robert Pattinson attending, we needed to be there early. We got very good spots to wait and wait and wait… *lol* He arrived early, to be able to sign as many autographs as possible. And he did. I think he signed for 20-30 minutes, took photos etc, went the full circuits and I think he signed for everybody who was there. He wasn’t even done yet when Christina Ricci arrived. She signed a hand full of photos and turned to the hotel door, but then turned around again and came in our direction. So we got her autograph. She seemed a bit stressed, but still very kind. But some person are really rude… they shoved their photos over the fence, I almost lost my beanie, because they pushed and reached over my shoulders and my head etc. >:-/

So I’m pretty glad, that Christina only signed a few photos on our side and then went to the other side. She signed a few more photos there and then went inside. And we were still waiting for Robert Pattinson who was still signing and taking photos with fans 😀

Weird, that it started to rain every time both actors came closer. 😀 Well, but then we got an autograph from Robert. I think on mine he started to write Rob (“R”…), then paused, saw the note on the photo for the dedication, then wrote “Ne”(…le) and then signed again. 😀

After he went inside, we waited, and then a real bummer… when they came out, Holliday Grainger (played Sophia in “Merlin”) was the first to come out. We were too surprised, had no photos and didn’t realize quick enough who she was (I reached over the fence with my blanc book but I guess not decisive enough). So she left without signing more than 1-2 autographs, but obviously not for us since we didn’t react in time.

We had our autographs, so we decided not to go to the premiere in the evening, but to meet the next day to wait on the red carpet for the awards show.

We didn’t get a good spot then, too many people already. But then there was a surprise: Mads Mikkelsen came and signed for most of the fans waiting there. He seemed very nice and down-to-earth, smoking on the red carpet and strolling up and down 😀

And then, of course, jury member Jake Gyllenhaal. Man, he looks good! *drools* He signed a few photos when he came out of the car, then turned to the press photographers, but I think there was still someone else in front of them, so he same back to the fans, signed more…. and stopped 1 1/2 meters in front of me *cries* That was so frustrating 😦 Well, he went into the Berlinale Palast for the show. We waited for him to come out after the show, but he left through the back exit 😦

Julia Garner came out and signed for us and a few more people waiting there. Very nice person too, she apologized for not being good in spelling, when I had to repeat the spelling of my name 😀 After waiting til… I don’t know, 10pm maybe, we dispersed. Before going home (or rather to my aunt where I was staying), I went to the hotel where Jake Gyllenhaal was supposed to be staying and left an envelope with the photo I had hoped he would sign… now I hope they forwarded it to him and that he either already signed it or will sign it and send it to me. Although I don’t have high hopes of course.

But for my first “premiere”, it was a great success and I loved it. I think it is addicting! Maybe one day I can try to collect during the entire Berlinale… or another premiere with actors that I’m more interested in. Don’t get me wrong, I especially loved to get Christina Ricci’s autograph, but I already had Robert’s and Mads’, so they weren’t the most important ones for me. But since I went there to just get to know that feeling and the atmosphere, it was great and addicting! 🙂

I added the full scans of all but Robert’s autograph to the Other Movies section (and his to the Twilight section).

Christian Camargo

07.12.11 – 20.12.11

Christian Camargo (Rudy / Dexter & Eleazar / Twilight)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

Yay! Okay, don’t have much time to write, but I’m more than happy to get his autograph. I adored him in Dexter as this archenemy in season 1 and he’s definitely very handsome with that arrogant look in Breaking Dawn. 😀 Great pre-Christmas gift! 🙂

I added one full scan to the Twilight section (other movies -> Twilight), one to the other TV shows (although the photo isn’t from Dexter). If you want to see them, just ask for the password; I don’t bite.

Jackson Rathbone

06.12.11 – 12.12.11

Jackson Rathbone (Jasper / Twilight)

3/3 photos signed, 2 of them personalized

Awww, such a fast success and sweet dedications (the second says “Dearest Nele – much love”). I already had his autograph but since there were more good photos, so an opportunity like this came along just at the right moment. Nicole brought to my attention that he is / was touring through Germany and I decided to give it a try via one of the locations he and the 100 Monkeys played. I adore him in the Twilight saga, especially in Eclipse, and I plan to watch the Last Airbender soon. Really. I will! Eventually. 😉

I added the full scans to the Twilight section (other movies -> Twilight). If you want to see them, just ask; I don’t bite.

Rachelle Lefevre

30.04.2009 (!) – 22.11.2011

Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria / Twilight)

2/2 photos signed, one of them personalized

That was one long wait. 😀 I already had printed out photos for a new request a few weeks ago, but due to my lack of time, I only sent one letter out since mid October and not to her. It’s great to have gotten this autograph after all this time. For me, she’s still *the* Victoria.

Of course I didn’t expect it anymore. Nice – at least if it’s authentic…

Not so sure about that… I fear it’s a sec.

Still, I added the full scans to the Twilight section (other movies -> Twilight)… will replace them if I get a definitively authentic one.

Michael Welch

26.04.11 – 22.06.11

Michael Welch (Mike Newton / Twilight & Kody Meyers / NCIS)

2/2 photos signed & personalized

Phew… after a 3 weeks dry spell I finally got another success. A neat addition for two of my collection, NCIS and Twilight. I have to say, though, in Twilight his role is okay, but in the one NCIS episode he really demonstrated his talent. “Bait” is still one of my favourite episodes.

I added one full scan to the NCIS section and the other one to the Twilight section.

Gil Birmingham

13.10.10 – 23.10.10

Gil Birmingham (Billy Black / Twilight)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

I really didn’t expect this one, and I’m stunned. Bit by bit I get the main Twilight cast 😉 Though one can’t see it in my collection so far, I’m always pro “werewolf” plus I’m always pro “ancient tribes” (haha, yeah really… I’ve got a weakness for ancient nations!), so also in the Twilight saga I’m “team Quileute”. Long story short, I couldn’t resist writing Mr Birmingham and I’m happy about this autograph.

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

Though, I’m half crying, because I got another success recently from Ray Stevenson (Dagonet / King Arthur), but he misread my name, so his two autographs are personalized to “Nick” instead of “Nele” 😦 I’m gonna try to remove the dedication. If I succeed, I’ll post these autographs too, if not, ergo if I destroy the photo/autograph… well, I won’t post it 😀 Keep your fingers crossed.

And I got two new RTS 😦 from Eric Christian Olsen (AGAIN!) and from Sean Murray (no problem, because I got his autograph).

Nikki Reed

21.07.10 – 03.08.10

Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale / Twilight)

2/2 photos signed and personalized

I’m even happier about this autograph. Especially in Eclipse Nikki did a great job, I really like Rosalie in this movie (not that I didn’t like her before, but not as much ;)). It’s super cool that I have all the “young Cullens'” autographs now. But too bad that it’s gonna take a while until Breaking Dawn will air. Well, I’ll kill time by focussing on the Newborns now 😉

I already added the full scan to the Twilight section.

Dakota Fanning

01.03.10 – 03.08.10

Dakota Fanning (Jane / Twilight)

2/3 photos signed and personalized

I already assumed that I was having another dry spell but luckily I was wrong. Today two letters arrived, both Twilight, both eagerly awaited – but then, I don’t send request to actors I don’t like, so I wait for every letter eagerly. However, I’m glad to have her autograph, because she gives an impressive performance as Jane. One reason why I like the Volturi in the movies 😉

I already added the full scan to the Twilight section.

Kellan Lutz

21.06.10 – 14.07.10

Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen / Twilight)


2/2 photos signed and personalized

Okay, call me superstitious! I had an almost two months long TTM dry spell… my luck ended in May when I bought one autograph (from David Krumholtz) and now exactly one day after I buy another autograph – after 13 days of pondering I bought it yesterday (being superstitious and believing that buying the Krumholtz-autograph put a bad luck charm on my mailbox and I could end this by buying another autograph 😀 ) …. whose autograph it was, I’m gonna tell you as soon as it arrives – the dry spell ends? What are the odds? Now fire away! It’s an odd coincidence, isn’t it? Long story made short, with the second try I got Mr. Lutz’s autograph today and I’m very glad about this. He’s SO kind to his fans!

Ashley Greene

30.04.09 – 05.05.10

Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen / Twilight)

2/2 photos signed

Kiowa Gordon

27.02.10

Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call / Twilight)


1 photo signed and personalized. Thanks, @Lantash!