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24 July 2010 @ 07:41 pm
Legend (1985)  
Catching up with the fine folks from Legend...

Tim Curry as "Darkness".

Now. He was one of the actors that played "Dale The Whale" on Monk. Hes really popular for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, and the most feared of all clowns, Pennywise from Stephen King's It. He does a lot of voice work too! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000347/

Annabelle Lanyon as "Oona"

Now. Finally now more recent pictures have surfaced. :D http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487261/, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487261/, http://www.uk.castingcallpro.com/view.php?uid=107284

Mia Sara (Mia Sarapocciello) as "Princess Lily"

Now. She played Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey (2002-2003). She was also in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001). Her latest film isThe Witches of Oz 3D (2010) (post-production) as Princess Langwidere. Legend was Mia's first film. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000214/

David Bennent as the original forest "Gump" ;)

Now (far right) at the premiere for a film called Ulzhan (2007) . He was born in 1966 in Switzerland. Before Legend, he was in an Oscar winning film called The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) when he was 11 years old. Its been called "One of the most memorable films of all time".

Alice Playten as "Blix".

Now. She does a lot of broadway theatre. http://broadwayworld.com/people/?personid=7897

(Standing left to right) Kiran Shah as "Blunder", Billy Barty as "Screwball", and Cork Hubbert as "Brown Tom".

Now. Kiran Shah (above). Hes in A LOT of epic films; Lord of The Rings, Return of The Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Dark Crystal, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price. http://www.littlekiran.com

Now. Billy Barty (deceased Dec. 23, 2000) (above) His credits include: episodes of The Munsters Today, Life Stinks, Fraiser, The Golden Girls. He played Bilbo and Sam in a 1978 version of The Lord of the Rings. He was in Willow (1988) as High Aldwin, UHF, Masters of the Universe. And he voiced in The Rescuers Down Under and Duck Tales. http://www.billybartyandfriends.com/

Now. Carl "Cork" Hubbert (deceased Sept. 28, 2003 from diabetes complications) (above). Heres the most recent picture I can find from "Magnum, P.I." (1983) (at least you can see him out of make-up/SFX). His credits include the first Hunter S. Thompson film, Where the Buffalo Roam..

Robert Picardo (Whoa! I didn't know that was him!) as "Meg Mucklebones"

Now. He is really well known for his role in Star Trek: Voyager as The Doctor. Interestingly, he was the voice of Johnnycab in Total Recall (1990). He was in a lot of cool tv shows and movies spanning from the 70s to today (Pushing Daisies, Amazing Stories, Stargate SG-1, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Wonder Years..). He was a Yale University graduate. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000585/

Peter O'Farrell as "Pox" (right side)

Now. He was in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). He was once a jockey. The most recent picture is from a tv show called "Dark Knight" (2000) he played a character called "Odo". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0640990/

Tom Cruise as "Jack"

Now. He was in Far and Away (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview With The Vampire (1994), Minority Report (2002), etc. Currently costarring in "Knight and Day".

Tina Martin as "Nell"

Now. I think this is from 2003, from a show called Jonathan Creek she played "Velda".

I couldn't find the demon cooks (Ian Longmuir & Mike Cune) ...

***UK Trailer***

***Interview with Ridley Scott (talks about the poor pigeons, what materials were used for flying Oona, the Gumps "Nazi sounding accent", etc...)***

***In the forest set, every single word and every single breath was dubbed..., Alice Playten came up with the idea that the face of Blix should be like Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones ***

Exclusive behind the scenes pics from the writer of Legend, William Hjortsberg! http://www.williamhjortsberg.com/legendpics.html

Original press kit pics! (With pics by Annie Leibovitz!) And TONs of info! http://www.figmentfly.com/legend/background3.html

I hope you enjoyed it :D

PlatinumHeartplatinumpinup on July 25th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. It's one of my favorites! <3
I-Rockwitnessthine on July 25th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
this movie had to have scared the shitness out of you as a kid. wtf!!
PlatinumHeartplatinumpinup on July 25th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Not too badly, no.
Blowfish & Funk Framinghamartvandellay on July 25th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Haha I was gonna say. I've never seen this, but I know it would have scared the shit out of me. Even The Neverending Story scared me.
spout_mercuryspout_mercury on July 27th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
That dog freaked me out.
Not a terrorist: Computer Unicorn Magic!!!thebigbadbutch on July 25th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
This was pretty neat.
synniesynnoveaevael on July 25th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
amazing!! :D thanks :D
The Ninja Made a Movement: King Toad Friendugotogal on July 25th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
Wonderful post! Thank you!
Heatherheatherface on July 25th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm ashamed to admit I've never seen this movie. :\
Amber Fresh: auditionevilfuckinbitch on July 25th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
omg this was my roomate's favorite movie. she has framed Legend posters. they were pretty fuckin badass, I can't hate.
.:Jesus was a cross-dresser:.: cellfacestucking_foned on July 25th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
legend is my number1 favorite movie. then the dark crystal, then the neverending story.
Screw Them All To Death, I'm Sick of This Crapxforge on July 25th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Hey, Blix was CUTE!! Still is even. And ROBERT FRIGGING PICARDO I don't know why I'm surprised, that guy's everywhere.
 .:*Amber*:.: faeamberinside on July 25th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
This post is amazing. Thank you!
Sarah: and back to bad againwashable on July 25th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
If they ever remake this, I'll be so effing pissed!
LadyKaos: oonaladykaos27 on July 29th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Amen to that!
spout_mercuryspout_mercury on July 27th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Saw this when I was a kid but I didn't understand any of it, so I don't even know the plot line. I just remember the Darkness (Tim Curry) really, REALLY freaked me out.
LadyKaos: oonaladykaos27 on July 29th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
YAY!! Finally pics of Annabelle!! My favorite character has always been Oona, in fact I have one of her lines tattooed on me. :)
days_of_magicdays_of_magic on July 29th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
just a guess..a fairy's heart beats fierce and free?
LadyKaos: oonaladykaos27 on July 31st, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...do I know you? LOL Yep, that's exactly it!!
days_of_magicdays_of_magic on August 3rd, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
well she doesn't have many lines :)
Micky JohnsonMicky Johnson on September 8th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Tattoo From Oona
Ya Call That A Kiss?
Maialittlemurphy on August 3rd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Wasn't Mia also in Ferris Beuller's Day Off?
days_of_magicdays_of_magic on August 4th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Yep. :)
autobogg on October 16th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
opinions on actors
Tim Curry was super creepy in a "Criminal Minds" episode. His character finished a season and started a new one. It sounded like David Bennent's voice was done by someone else because he was supposed to be an 'adult' elf? The voice was deep and raspy. Sorry but I don't get the 'Forrest Gump' reference.
days_of_magicdays_of_magic on October 17th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: opinions on actors
I had heard that Alice Playten voiced the Gump, and that David Bennent in turn voiced Blix? I'm not sure, as for the joke, he referred to himself as the Gump, and he lived in a forrest, therefore "forest Gump". Pretty silly.
dragon_guardian88demonguardian on August 23rd, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
How they look now
Well I must say everyone looks different now, doesn't shadow over the fact they did a marvelous job on this. I really thought they went into some kind of woods and film shot alot of it. There were always birds and things heh. First time seeing this on TV it really did scare the hell out of me, so much so I couldnt watch the rest I had to flipp the channel and didnt have the gull to dare go back to it. It was when Jack and Gump went into the dungeons with them demon cooks about; that did it. I recenly watched the rest of this, U.S. version of course and oh my gawd can't believe Tim was under all that! They say the man was even on stilts O.o I thought he was terrifying as It. These two go neck and neck with eachother and Krueger for me

I didn't even know the name of Alice Playten let alone knew she played Blix, so it made sence they had to do voice overs I loved all the cackling Blix did, what scared and intrigued me about him the most. My now most faviorte old school goblin, especialy now I know what his design was based off of (Kieth RICHARDS!) Pox doesn't even look like gob, he looks like a pig monster to me anyone else wait for a time when Blix just decided to hop on his back and say 'hea lets go' so picture that happening X3 Just want to hug Blunder "come on can't ya take a joke I wasn't serious!"