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Jo with Simon Pegg

Posting from Jo

So sorry in the delay in posting a new report, things picked up pretty quickly and l got swept up in it all.

Ok so lets start where I left off last post. The HSBC photo shoot seemed to have gone well as apparently one of my images was a featured one but can I for the life of me find it on the web! I will keep looking but its a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Again another trip up to Hull for more filming on Humber City, this time working with the lovely Sophie Aldred who played the doctors assistant Ace from Dr Who. She was very sweet and a pleasure to work with. Also got to help out with the lovely Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues )scenes and looked after him for a couple of days before he headed to Memorabilia where we was a guest signer. Very sweet and was fun taking him to Cadbury World and he re-enactors market.

Jo and Sophie AldredJo and Sophie

Still a couple more scenes to film and then done!

Easter saw me performing at Dover Castle for the combined St Georges and Easter weekend. Lots of fun with storytelling and children activities. Then following weekend on the actual St Georges day I was at Woburn Centre Parcs alongside St George for a lovely relaxed walkabout appearance reminding people what day it was!

A great appearance as a Stormtrooper at the London Guildhall to help welcome over 700 guests to a large evening event. To top it all the guest of honour was the Lord Major of London!

jo with Lord Major of LondonLord Major of London!

I then had a surprise weekend in Paris with Sean whilst he is working over there on a film, I was lucky to get permission to join him on set for a day and hang out with him. Watching the car stunts was awesome and exciting and getting the opportunity to meet the director Chris McQuarrie and also Simon Pegg at an evening event. The next day was Seans day off so we did some sight seeing and hung out with new friends which was great fun. Exciting weekend of adventures!

TC and Chris McQuarrieTC and Chris McQuarrie

Straight after Paris I got the opportunity to get Annabelle my Alien out of Quarantine for an Alien Covenant themed evening which was great fun to do. Great to use the costume again and see her in action! :)

Annabelle Alien

Filming wise for me has been a little quiet but I did do a commercial for Virgin Media, not sure when its out but will post more news as soon as I find anything out. Also just done another historical documentary with the same company I did the Elizabeth I job, I was playing a lady for 2 different scenes for the series The Private Lives of the Monarchs. More details to follow. Mid June sees the return of the TV show Forbidden Histories on the Yesterday channel, you will see me in the episode about Mary Magdalene as one of her followers.

Had some great leather commissions for more Labyrinth characters which has kept me busy inbetween other jobs, really enjoyed making these new items, with more to come! Let me know if anyone wants one making!

Jo's Labyrinth Characters

The same company that made the Ben Hur film I did are doing a new family adventure film which I am auditioning for in a couple of weeks, fingers crossed I get the role as she sounds great fun! More info as and when it comes in.

Sean and I will be setting sail for the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival this coming May Bank Holiday, if you can make it I can highly recommend it, lots of fun for the whole family and we will be there swordfighting alongside other characters!

Ok thats it for now, thanks for bearing with my slow posts I will try to post up sooner than later for the next one.

Jo :) x

jo snowboarding

Snowboarding In France

Ooh quick before I disappear again! I can’t apologise enough about the constant breakdowns on the site, it is out of my control and I can’t stop them. All I can say is hang in there the blog will not stop, it just keeps having hiccups! So thanks for keep popping back trust me its not going anywhere. In the meantime those on Facebook can keep track of whats going on.

Well Christmas has been and gone and we are already ploughing into the new year at a pace. So first thing that came up was some work on a new movie called The Secret Service starring Samuel L Jackson and Colin Firth. I have had several days work on this at Leavsden Studios and the film has now wrapped.

Some of the most upsetting news came early in January, the sudden passing of a dear friend, the actress Alexandra Bastedo. She was the founder of the animal sanctuary that I have been supporting with Sean, you will have read earlier posts of the events on my page of the open weekends. Now that Alex is gone the future of the sanctuary is uncertain. Alex’s last wish was for the sanctuary to continue and everyone involved is committed to make it so. The charity runs on donations and nothing else and all the volunteers are unpaid. Please help and either follow and support their FB page or website and any donation will help no matter how small. Here is the link to the FB page ABC Animal Sanctuary and their website ABC Website I shall be supporting the open weekend in June again as they will need the support more than ever.

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On a slightly happier note I went on my first snowboarding holiday to France which was awesome. It came about unexpectedly, I wasn’t down to go but due to unforeseen circumstances a place became available. The location was stunning and I’m proud to say on the last day I snowboarded down 2500 feet which was an amazing achievement. Very chuffed and was an amazing experience shared with Sean, we even stopped and had iced tea and a twix on the way down! :) Here is a photo taken from our balcony of the part of the mountain we came down.

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The Tales of Albion is still ticking over even though I did my filming on it nearly a year ago they have just started the last block of filming. As there are so many extra things they need to keep the production values, they have started a kick starter fund as they need some extra pennies to get it finished. Please check it out and consider offering a small amount. This will also help speed up the release date which is due around Oct/Nov time. Here is the link to the page with more info of the film and what they need the funds for Tales of Albion Kick starter
In the meantime they have started releasing the posters for each of the Tales as a teaser, check out the one for the tale I’m in.

Jo_Tales_of_Albion_poster

Well thats it for now, a few small filming projects are in the pipeline and will let you know more about them when they happen. In the meantime check out the movie The Monuments Men due out on the 14th Feb, hopefully you will see yours truly in it at the bar in the pub! :)

Thanks

Jo