EJCasting.Com is pleased to present an evening with world-renowned writer BRIAN SIBLEY on Thursday 24 September 2009 at 7:00pm in The Library at TEATROS PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB, 93 – 107 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC1.
BRIAN SIBLEY adapted J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings for BBC Radio in which Ian Holm stared as Frodo and Sir Michael Hordern played the wizard, Gandalf. This production was one of the inspirations for Peter Jackson to make the trilogy into movies.
Subsequently Brian went on to write the books about the making of the Oscar laden films The Lord of the Rings; The Making of the Movie Trilogy and has also written the authorized biography of their Director Peter Jackson: A Filmmakers Journey.
His other movie books include The Golden Compass: The Official Movie Guide, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie and Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3D Animation.
Brian wrote Shadowlands about C S Lewis and has adapted all seven books in Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia for BBC Radio as well as dramatizations of stories by Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury and a Sony Radio Award-winning adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels
Brian also presented the BBC radio film programme Talking Pictures and the movie quiz Screen Test.
Brian is a recognized Disney historian and expert whose audio commentaries can be seen and heard on the DVD re-releases of many classic Disney films, including 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He has also written the book on the making of the musical, Mary Poppins.
Brian’s interest and knowledge in the world of fantasy: from Dracula to Winnie-the-Pooh and Discworld to Thomas the Tank Engine. He has adapted The Hobbit and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for the stage and is currently working Grimm Games, a play about the Brothers Grimm.
His latest project is researching and writing two books chronicling and celebrating the hugely successful Harry Potter film series.
Brian Sibley will talk about his life and interests with director, actor and broadcaster, JAMES NORRIS.
James’ TV credits include All Creatures Great and Small, The Bill, Grange Hill and Brookside and he was founder director of Omnibus Theatre Co with whom he produced and Directed shows throughout Europe, India and the Far East. He has broadcast extensively on BBC Radio and interviewed many world renowned artists including Rex Harrison, Ian Richardson, Lorna Luft, Ed Mirvish and Saed Jaffrey
He has been Artistic Director of Manitou Theatre in Ontario, Canada and his productions include A Chorus Line in Canada, Sweet Charity, Threepenny Opera, Into the Woods by Sondheim and the rarely performed opera, Paul Bunyan by W H Auden and Benjamin Britten.
This promises to be an evening to remember and heralds the start of a series of presentations featuring Leading Writers and Performers.
Tickets to this event are available at £15 each including a glass of wine and can be ordered by e mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling EJ Casting on 0207 564 2688.
Tickets are limited for this unique event and advance booking is essential.