The Pillars of the Earth

David Oakes comments on Matthew Macfadyen

Darcylicious favourite, David Oakes, along with fellow The Pillars of the Earth Co-star Liam Garrigan, were interviewed before the Berlin Premiere.  You can find links to the interview HERE. In the interview, David Oakes happened to bring up Matthew Macfadyen and it was too irresistable not to show the video of that portion here.


We love David Oakes and we love Matthew Macfadyen.

Matthew at the Berlin Premiere of The Pillars of the Earth

October 26th was the big premiere of The Pillars of the Earth in Berlin.  Ikyberlin posted her story which I have included here:

"Yesterday I was at the premiere of The Pillars of the Earth here in Berlin. They were almost all the major actors of the film, the writer Ken follet and many German celebrities there. Donald Sutherland was great. Matthew unfortunately wasn't on the red carpet, because he was still working until 9.00 pm at the movieset for the Three Musketeers. I was lucky that there was a photographer, whom I knew and he took us to the VIP party. At 10.30 pm Matthew arrived with some fellow Musketeers to the VIP party. He had been in a hurry, but he still gave us autographs an we were able to take a few pictures. I stayed only a short time at the VIP party, because it was getting late and I had to get up eary the next morning for work. Although I didn't have the chance to talk to much with MM. It was a fantastic evening to meet all the other celebrities who are just as "normal" human beings as we are. Greetings from Berlin:))) Ikyberlin"


Thank you so much Ikyberlin for sharing your story with all of us!

Mark Smith's Review of The Pillars of the Earth

The following paragraph caught the eye of forum member, luce, and was too funny not to post here.

"Waleren’s main mission in the first couple of episodes was to get the better of a monk named Philip played by Matthew Macfadyen who’s the opposite of McShane in almost every way. Whereas McShane has a wonderfully scheming kind of face and evil little eyebrows that look as though they’re plotting an uprising against the rest of his face, Macfadyen is all cute and cuddly and has exactly the same features as the bears they sell in shopping malls – middle aged women would, if they could, put him on their bedside table and go “awww”. Fortunately, he’s also a charismatic actor and, lumbered with a character as cardboardy as his, manages to make him sympathetic, likeable and watchable."

The Herald

Berlin Premiere of The Pillars of the Earth

The Berlin premiere of The Pillars of the Earth will be held at the Sony Center in Berlin on 26 October at 7 pm.

Matthew Macfadyen is expected to be there as well as Ken Follett , Natalia Wörner, Rufus Sewell, Hayley Atwell, Götz Otto, David Oakes and Anatole Taubman.


Edit: You can win tickets to the premiere HERE (thanks to luce!)

Matthew Macfadyen interview for The Pillars of the Earth has a video interview with Matthew Macfadyen obviously taken during the filming of The Pillars of the Earth.  You can view the full video HERE.

(thanks to Matthieu for finding it)

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