Awesome People

Showing posts with label Toby Regbo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toby Regbo. Show all posts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Toby Regbo WIns The Week

Reign may not be the big hit of the new television season, in fact it doesn't even meet The CW's exceptionally low standards, but it must be doing something for Toby Regbo's profile, because for the past week the most viewed post on this blog, by quite a margin,  has been about him.  Not one of my more more recent posts about him, no, for that would be too logical. It is a post I wrote about him in December 2011.  

Incidentally, my first post about Mr. Regbo occurred in August 2010. At that time I had yet to see him perform, and so I was simply enamored of his pretty face.

Equally incidentally, the film that really put Toby on the map, Mr. Nobody, has finally been made available in America, even receiving a small theatrical release.  It has been available to the rest of the world, and to Americans who know where to look, since 2009.  Apart from Toby's very amply displayed charms, it is a very interesting film, and well worth a look.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

When Bad Shows Happen To Good People

"Just wait 'til I get my hands on my agent."

I gave it a try, but there is no getting around the fact that Reign,  The CW's new show about Mary, Queen of Scots and friends, is an epic fail, in spite of the welcome presence of Mr. Toby Rego as Francis II of France.  In truth, Francis was a sickly child, who died,  sixteen years of age, less than two years into his reign. Don't tell the folks at The CW, though, as they prefer him as a energetic and strapping young lad who will live until the show is canceled in six weeks.

I give the show a bit of a pass for it's historical accuracy, but they really aren't even trying here. The costumes, makeup, and hairstyles are laughably modern. The show takes place in France, but everyone speaks with an English accent.  The music is  modern, which doesn't bother me in the least, but seems to drive a lot of people to distraction. And all of this would hardly matter if the story would be told in a compelling manor. Instead we get Pretty Little Monarchs. It doesn't help at all that Adelaide Kane, upon whose shoulders the show must rest, is such a wet dishrag of an actress. 

Toby is still pretty. He tries his hardest to bring boring and risible dialogue to life. And he's pretty.  He's really pretty. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Hard Reign Will Fall

I have no illusions that Reign, which premieres tonight on The CW will be actually good, after all, it is on The CW, but Toby Regbo is not someone who I can easily pass up. Already there are critics everywhere with their knives out because it is historically inaccurate, wildly so, and the use of modern music, a la Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, seems to be too much for some people to wrap their brains around. But I'll give it a try.  I have to get me my Toby while I can.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coming Soon To A Television Near You

The fall TV series I am most looking forward to is Reign, a "historical" drama (that completely ignores history) about the affairs of a young Mary, Queen of Scots,  airing on The CW in October.   There are many reasons that I will be watching this, and they are... Toby Regbo, and... well really just Toby Regbo, if I'm being honest.  Even with funny, sad facial hair, he still has something about him that makes my toes curl. 

And here, just in case you didn't know, is the best drama ever done about said Mary, The Death of Mary Queen of Scots, a BBC radio play.  Enjoy.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What's Up With Toby Regbo?

A frustrating thing that happens when you are following the career of an up-and-coming young actor, especially one who lives an works on a different continent than you, is that he can seem to disappear from the face of the Earth for long periods of time, during which you will have no idea what is happening in his career, or if, indeed,  he may have dropped out of show business altogether, in order to become a dentist.

More pictures and text after the jump.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Incredible Beauty of Toby Regbo

18-year-old actor Toby Regbo poses for the camera of Anthony Maule in Interview MagazineToby will soon be seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. I have nothing to add. Just look at him.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Mr. Regbo

Three people play the character of Nemo in the new film Mr. Nobody, which has already played in Europe and supposedly will be released in the U.S. soon.  Jared Leto is the adult Nemo,  but the critics agree that the best bits of the movie are the scenes with Toby Regbo as the teen Nemo.   I mentioned before that Toby is a bit of a chameleon, and this is a good example. With his hair straightened and dyed, he is almost unrecognizable, though still lovely.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I Told You So!

I wasn't lying when I told you a few days ago that you could expect to see more of 18-year-old Toby Regbo around here. Here he is, earlier this week, snapped by the paparazzi in New York's Central Park,  while filming Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You.  I have read the Peter Cameron novel and I am of the opinion that Toby is perfect for the role.  If you have seen pictures of Mr. Regbo in Mr. Nobody, playing the teenage version of Jared Leto, you might notice that Toby is a bit of a chameleon. Examples coming soon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who's The New Guy?

A friend of mine has just informed me that I absolutely must post pictures of 18-year-old British actor Toby Regbo.  Not being familiar with the Regbo oeuvre, I did a bit of research and Bam! Pow!  Even if he is the worst actor in the world I'd still be totally sold on his face alone.  What a beauty!  As it turns out, apparently he is quite the powerhouse actor.  In his West End debut last year in the play Tusk Tusk he got the kind of glowing reviews that most actors can only dream about.  Thus far he's done a handful of film and TV roles while still attending school.  He will soon be seen as young Albus Dumbledore in the final two Harry Potter movies,  which, if past is prologue, will probably amount to a few minutes in  blurry flashback,  but he is also set to star in the film version of  Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,  a novel I loved.   I just have a feeling that you might be seeing Toby around here in the future.