Lee Pace does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 23 • by Ursa • No CommentsLee News

Lee accepted Sally Twellman’s challenge to raise money and awarness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS affects the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons degenerate and die which makes it increasingly difficult to move muscles. There is currently no cure. The viral sensation was launched around a month ago by Pete Frates, 29, a former Boston College baseball captain. He has lived with ALS since 2012.

When challenged by a friend or colleague, you have 24 hours to either donate $100 to the cause or post a video showing yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head to get out of donating. Then, in turn, you challenge three others. As of Saturday, August 23, The ALS Association has received $62.5 million in donations compared to $2.4 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 23).

AMC renews ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ for second season

Aug 20 • by Ursa • No CommentsHalt and Catch Fire

Just in!

From Deadline:

AMC has ordered a second season of the drama Halt and Catch Fire for 2015. The series, about the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, was not a breakout, opening with soft 1.2 million viewers and a 0.34 demo rating, but attracted what the network said was a committed core audience. The renewal is not about what the series has done but about what AMC brass think it could become. “This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground – themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that opportunity here and look forward to a second season of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ from creators Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, and showrunner Jonathan Lisco.” AMC also points to Nielsen data showing that Halt and Catch Fire was one of the most upscale dramas on ad-supported television, #3 among adults 18-49, behind Mad Men and The Good Wife.

Season ratings averages, Live+7, across initial 10 episodes

Total viewers, 1.3 million (+78% growth from Live+Same Day)
Adults 18-49, 606k (+92% growth Live+Same Day)

Congratulations to Lee and the rest of the team.

Gallery Update: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ screening in NYC

Jul 30 • by Ursa • No CommentsGuardians of the Galaxy

Seems like Lee’s not getting any rest anytime soon. Yesterday he was spotted at Guardians of the Galaxy special screening in New York City.


Gallery Links:
Appearances > 2014> ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ special screening in NYC – July 29, 2014
Appearances > 2014> ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ special screening after party in NYC – July 29, 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ first official teaser trailer

Jul 28 • by Ursa • No Commentsthe Hobbit

Peter Jackson is continuing to amaze J.R.R. Tolkien fans. First official teaser trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies is now out.

The third part brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Lee Pace to be a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Jul 28 • by Ursa • No CommentsInterviews, Lee News

Lee will be promoting Guardians of the Galaxy and Halt and Catch Fire tomorrow on Late Night with Seth Meyers, according to his twitter.


Update: Watch his interview below.

Gallery Update: ‘The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies’ at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Jul 27 • by Ursa • No Commentsthe Hobbit

Comic Con is being held this week and The Hobbit cast seems to be having a blast there. Yesterday the cast answered fan questions and discussed the upcoming The Battle Of The Five Armies movie at their panel. In case you couldn’t be there, you can watch it all below.

There are also several new photos of Lee out.


Stay tuned for more.

Gallery links:
Appearances > 2014> Comic-Con San Diego 2014 panel – July 26, 2014
Appearances > 2014> Comic-Con San Diego 2014 press – July 26, 2014
Appearances > 2014> SiriusXM’s EW Radio Channel Broadcasts From SDCC 2014 – July 26, 2014

Lee Pace joins Twitter

Jul 23 • by Ursa • No CommentsLee News

It’s been less than a month since I reported the actor joined his first social network site, facebook. Now he can also be found on twitter. Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls producer, Bryan Fuller, who’s also a very good friend of Lee, welcomed him few hours ago.


Make sure to follow Lee here.

Gallery update: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ world premiere

Jul 22 • by Ursa • No CommentsGuardians of the Galaxy

Lee yesterday attended the world premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. High quality photos can already be found in our gallery.


Gallery Links:
Appearances > 2014 > ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ world premiere redcarpet – July 21, 2014
Appearances > 2014 > ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ world premiere inside – July 21, 2014

Lee Pace joins facebook and answers questions from fans

Jun 29 • by Ursa • No CommentsHalt and Catch Fire, Interviews, Lee News

Lee Pace has just finished his first facebook Q&A, done on Halt and Catch Fire official page. But before we go through that, I have some great news to share – Lee can now be found on facebook! Click here to follow his page.

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Here are the questions Lee answered tonight.

Q: Favorite 80′s music?
A:
im a big music fan and the music from the early 80s is so diverse and cool….The Clash. New Order. Micheal Jackson. who else? what are your favorites?

Q: Of all characters you’ve portrayed, which one is your favorite and which one is the most like yourself?
A:
Ill always have a soft spot for the piemaker.

Q: Hi Lee. What made you interested in doing this series? And also, any word on more Daisies?
A:
Joe was a riddle i wanted to solve. i accepted him to be an effective person, he’s a Winner… and i wanted to know more about ‘that guy’. i guess one of the conclusions i’ve come to after filming season one, is that ‘that guy’ is just a myth.

Q: Hi Lee! I really want to know, which movie(s) has motivated you to become an actor?
A:
hanks for the question! When I was 16 or 17, all I did was watch movies. Old Deer Hunter, the incredible movies from the early 80s. The Godfather. At the time, incredible people were making movies and showcasing incredible performances. Robert De Niro. Just incredible actors making movies one after the other. The Graduate. Tootsie. Marathon Man.

Q: Hi Lee! When you play Joe do you ever lace traits from other characters you have played in the past? Also who is you’re favorite character you have played so far? Thank you for taking the time to read!
A:
It’s not intentional but I wouldn’t be surprised if other characters come through. It’s hard to pick a favorite, too. But I love Ned and I loved Roy Walker from The Fall.

Q: What are your influences/inspiration for Joe Macmillan – either direct or indirect? Thank you!
A:
Ivan Boesky. Michael Milken. The infamous corporate raiders of the early 80′s… innovators like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs… those were men that i found very interesting while researching, and Joe might aspire to be… Joe is an unformed person in many ways. Hes like a baby. Babies take up a lot of space. when they laugh, you feel joy; when they cry, you feel worry. they are loud; they get what they need… i guess you could say the same thing about a bear.

Q: Could you send me Mackenzie’s number?
A:
Good question :)

Q: Mac or PC
A:
Mac.

Q: Hi, Lee! How does it feel going back to 1983?
A:
Fun. Why not? It’s an exciting time.

Q: Will more of Joe’s secrets and personality come out in the next few episodes?
A:
To Joe, it’s less about secrets and more that he needs to know himself. He needs to go down that path so he knows himself better. How is anyone else going to know him if he doesn’t know himself?

Q: How confident is Joe, REALLY. Is his machismo a put on to stir action in others, or is that who he really is?
A:
I think in a lot of ways Joe’s confidence is all he’s got.

Q: Any similarities with Joes character from real Lee? Or are you different and how?
A:
I don’t share a lot of the values that Joe MacMillan has, but I do admire his balls. I admire how courageous he is.

Q: What was your favourite scene in H&CF?
A:
I love the reverse engineering sequence in the pilot episode. I think you can see Joe’s enthusiasm and his infectious excitement and personality. That’s really key to who he is.

Q: Lee, do you have much input in shaping Joe’s personality? Is it a challenge to portray a character who is so driven he is capable of anything?
A:
It’s fun to play the character. But his ambition is as much to his detriment as to his benefit. What’s the point of getting what you want if you don’t know what you want?

Q: Do you have any interest in computers?
A:
Im a curious person. its been interesting to learn a lot about a subject i know very little about. coding. the mechanics of a mother board. its interesting stuff.

Q: Hey Lee – Yesterday, Heiyin Y. asked “What is the hardest part playing this character?”
A:
learning the lines. and saying them in the right order.

just kidding.

Seriously, thanks for the question. I’m intrigued by joe as well. and i guess there are a lot of answers. hes not an easy man to understand, and im still learning.
his unprincipled ambition. his wild aspiration….
joe is an unhinged man. He lives a fantasy of his own creation. He is tenacious and will not rest until the world matches the possibility that he can visualize… thats not a sane, or respectful way to live.
I love Joe. I defend him, even when he does despicable things.
Joe knows who he WANTS to be… but he doesnt know who he IS. Who am I, really? Its an important question for a man to face… and its time joe started to ask it.

Q: Here’s a question from Jessica K.: “Hi Lee! How are you? I hope you’re doing well. You’ve embodied so many different characters (quite well, may I add) throughout your career as an actor. Do you have a set process for preparing yourself for the characters you play, or does it differ with each persona? Thanks, and have a lovely day.”
A:
hey. thanks for the question. the process is always different. always different inspirations. different cast of characters.

Q: Ok! Our last last question was left by Anthony H. yesterday: “What was the most challenging aspect of doing this particular show? I love the show!”
A:
forgetting what i know. letting go of everything we have gained in the past 30 years… this is a time before computers became ubiquitous tools in our lives…. there is an innocence to the show.

He added, “great questions tonight. thanks for your interest. appreciate you watching the show.”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Close shot of Ronan the Accuser

Jun 26 • by Ursa • No CommentsGuardians of the Galaxy

New Guardians of the Galaxy image has landed. Earlier this week we could see Lee’s costume to details on Empire magazine cover. In the newest movie still, you can take a closer look at his make up. Very dark and badass, if you ask me. What do you think?

ronan the accuser lee pace guardians of the galaxy

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