May 8th, 2006

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'I'm just the story-teller '



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Europe Intelligence Wire, Oct 6, 2005 pNA
'I'm just the story-teller '.
Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2005 Financial Times Ltd.

(From The Northern Echo)

Byline: NICK MORRISON

It was his failure to get a Green Card that prompted Bernard Cornwell to write his first novel, but his historical thrillers have sold more than 20 million copies. He tells NICK MORRISON how he got started - and what he makes of the TV adaptations of his Sharpe series

BERNARD Cornwell had always felt a bond with Bamburgh Castle. On previous visits to Northumberland he had gazed on it in awe, but it was with something more than mere admiration. It was only after he met his natural father that he discovered the castle had once belonged to his ancestors.

"I had been on holiday there and I found I was drawn to it, and it was only later I discovered the connection, " he says. "I found out we were directly descended from the guys who ruled Northumbria.

"They owned Bamburgh Castle, which wasn't a castle then, it was a wooden fort. Of course it was 1100 years ago."

His reunion with his father four years ago and the revelations over his ancestry provided inspiration for his new series of historical novels, a departure from the Napoleonic Wars-set Sharpe series. Collapse )
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Sci-Fi adds bean to the menu - older article



an interesting older tidbit...



Brandweek, Dec 13, 2004 v45 i45 p8(1)

Sci-Fi adds bean to the menu.
(The Biz) Becky Ebenkamp; Todd Wasserman.

Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2004 VNU Business Media

THE Sci Fi Channel, eager to lure viewers repelled by the idea of science fiction, is reaching for some Lord of the Rings magic in a new TV campaign with actor Sean Bean, aka Boramir.Collapse )
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England legend to enter hall of fame


England legend to enter hall of fame
Lucy Harvey

WORLD Cup winner Gordon Banks will become the first Sheffield legend to be inducted into the city's new Hall of Fame tomorrow when he unveils his own plaque outside the Town Hall.

The former goalkeeper from Tinsley was part of the 1966 England squad, played for his country for ten years and was honoured by the Queen with an OBE.Collapse )
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The Bean gene machine



another old article but interesting....


Europe Intelligence Wire, August 11, 2005 pNA

The Bean gene machine.
Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2005 Financial Times Ltd.

(From The Northern Echo)

Byline: STEVE PRATT

Sean Bean is pretty good at playing bad guys but, as he tells STEVE PRATT, his latest villain, the boss of a human cloning institute, does have some redeeming features

SEAN Bean may be Hollywood's villain of choice at the moment but the Yorkshire-born won't have it that his latest bad guy is that much of a mean machine. He can see the good side of Merrick, who heads a cloning institute creating doubles to provide spare parts for their real life counterparts in the $120m futuristic adventure, The Island.

"I think he has his good points, " says Bean in his distinctive Sheffield accent, sitting in a London hotel the day after the London premiere of The Island.Collapse )