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Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @keirdullea.org a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.
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Film: Infinitely Polar Bear
playing Murray Stuart
Year: 2014
Status: Filming
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Film: Henri 2.0
playing Voice of Henri
Year: 2011
Status: Archived
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Keir Dullea Voices a computer in the upcoming film Henri2.0

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Film: Isn't It Delicious
playing Bill Weldon
Year: 2012
Status: Post-Production
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Keir Dullea in Isn't It Delicious @ kierdullea.org

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ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @ keirdullea.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actor Keir Dullea. I am in no way affiliated with his person, his management, nor his family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Keir Dullea.

Posted On: September 18, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

Yep, as the title says. Keir and Gary are going to be making an appearance on behalf of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Where? At the Toronto International Film Festival. Keir and Gary will introduce the film and host a Q&A afterwards. I’m not sure of the venue, yet, but when I finally find out I’ll either edit this post or make a new one if this one has moved down. I do know the date is 01 November, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Again, not sure of the location…but I know it’s somewhere in the big T.O. That’s Toronto for those not initiated with the Canadian sensibility. Apparently this is part of a week long celebration at TIFF Cinematheque to honour the film and its amazing director, Stanley Kubrick. I’ll keep you posted as the event comes up. I won’t be able to attend, unfortunately my personal life sort of precludes that. Here’s some of the info.

2001: A Space Odyssey introduced by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
(PG)

Part of 2001: A Space Odyssey introduced by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood

One of the most revered films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece about a doomed intergalactic mission is still “the ultimate trip.”

“The ultimate trip,” Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece has survived innumerable parodies, references and rip-offs with its awe-inspiring power intact. Tracing a cosmic mystery from the dawn of mankind to the farthest reaches of time and space, 2001 chronicles an intergalactic mission to find the origin of a mysterious black monolith discovered by American astronauts on the moon — a mission complicated when the ship’s renegade computer HAL 9000 decides that its human cargo is inadequate to carry out such an important task. When they realize that HAL is turning on them, astronauts Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) have to outwit the omniscient machine to survive. Featuring spectacular special effects by Douglas Trumbull, 2001 pointedly speculates on what it means to be human in an age dominated by technology, and what the next stage of human evolution could potentially be.

Our week-long engagement of 2001: A Space Odyssey plays in conjunction with the TIFF Cinematheque retrospective Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey.
Credits
Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
Rating: PG
Language: English
Year: 1968
Country: USA
Runtime: 141 minutes

Since 1957, Keir Dullea has appeared in more than 25 feature films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, David and Lisa, Black Christmas, and Bunny Lake is Missing, in which he starred opposite Sir Laurence Olivier. He has made more than 50 guest appearances on television series ranging from Naked City and Law & Order to Damages. His Broadway credits include Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Butterflies Are Free and P.S. Your Cat is Dead. He will next be seen in the forthcoming feature Isn’t It Delicious.

Gary Lockwood is a film and television actor best known for his role as Frank Poole in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. He has appeared in such films as Tall Story opposite Jane Fonda, Splendor in the Grass with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty, It Happened at the World’s Fair opposite Elvis Presley, and Jacques Demy’s Model Shop. On television, he has guest-starred on Star Trek, MacGyver, and Murder, She Wrote.

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Posted On: September 10, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

The Toronto International Film Festival or as it’s known up here North of the border, TIFF, is in full swing and news comes that Keir’s film INFINITELY, POLAR BEAR is opening. The film stars Mark Ruffalo as Keir’s son. From the reviews I’ve heard on the radio they’ve said this film is excellent and Keir’s one scene is a heart breaker. Given my previous post I suppose it was too much to ask for Keir to attend? Likely. A girl can dream.

Gala Presentations | USA | Maya Forbes | 88 minutes
Infinitely Polar Bear

A loving husband and father struggling with manic depression (Mark Ruffalo) is forced to raise his two young daughters on his own, in this moving and inspirational drama based on writer-director Maya Forbes’ own childhood experiences.

Inspired by writer-director Maya Forbes’s own childhood, this lovingly detailed, bittersweet debut careens between laughter and anxiety as it invites us into a singular family’s chaotic home.

Raising a family isn’t easy for anyone, but the Stuarts are a little more challenged than your average parents. Cameron Stuart (Mark Ruffalo, also appearing at the Festival in Foxcatcher) has suffered a nervous breakdown and been diagnosed with manic depression, a highly stigmatized label that, in 1978 Boston, renders him virtually unemployable. Maggie Stuart (Zoe Saldana) works hard but can’t quite make ends meet. They are highly educated and completely broke. They also have two precocious young daughters to care for.

A solution presents itself, but with it come unnerving risks: Maggie accepts a scholarship to pursue her business degree in New York, which means leaving Faith and Amelia in Boston — and solely in the hands of their father. Infinitely Polar Bear chronicles the eighteen-month period in which the aggressively gregarious, always unpredictable Cameron struggles to cope with his condition and become a viable single parent to the little girls he so clearly loves.

Humour and heartbreak alike are on offer as we witness Cameron stumble in his attempts to be a good neighbour and engaged father while attending to his wildly varying moods and impulses. For every misstep, there is evidence of Cameron’s fierce love, and Ruffalo performs the remarkable feat of keeping his character utterly sympathetic even in his darkest, most irresponsible moments. We can see plenty of problems and peril in the Stuart family, but, if we look closer, we can also see their wondrous gifts.


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Posted On: September 10, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

This is just new. Keir will narrate Stories From The Sea to include Walt Whitman’s Poems and Songs. Read on.

GBS opens 69th season with new conductor; actor Keir Dullea to narrate

Phyllis A.S. Boros
Published 5:16 pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New, new, new — and lots of tradition, too.

That’s the philosophy at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, which opens its 69th season at the Klein Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 13 — a month earlier than usual.

Its new music director/conductor Eric Jacobsen, a cellist, will kick off his concert-week public appearances on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Pequot Library, in Fairfield, with noted area pianist Alan Murchie. The event is part of the library’s annual concert series.

Also new: The season has been expanded from five to six concerts (with Jacobsen conducting five of them). Music lovers can purchase five-concert or six-concert subscriptions (with the six-concert package including “A Folk Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 6).

Special discounts are being offered for 20-somethings to foster the season as a date-night destination for younger audiences. It’s a “$30 Under 30″ six-concert subscription for $180, featuring prime seating and full subscriber benefits.

Opening night’s “Stories from the Sea” will include “Walt Whitman, Poems and Songs,” with narration provided by stage and screen actor Keir Dullea, a Connecticut resident who has gained a large local following for his many contributions to the community arts scene. He starred in the iconic 1968 space movie, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

The songs are all original, written by guitarist Kyle Sanna, flutist Alex Sopp, Jacobsen and his brother Colin, a renowned violinist. The four musicians make up Brooklyn Rider, a successful quartet that performs around the world, and are all members of the New York-based Knights Orchestra.

The opening-night program also will include Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances.

A music director’s first season is always a special one, said Jacobsen, who celebrated his 32nd birthday in July.

When putting the season together, Jacobsen said he planned it to be “alive with discovery and excitement, full of chance and exploration.” And the GBS also “will have the repertoire that we all know and love to re-examine,” he added.

Subscribers receive a 20 percent discount compared with individual tickets. As a bonus, subscribers will receive a free pair of tickets to any concert so that they may introduce friends or relatives to the GBS.

The six-concert season packages range from $139.20 to $283.20; five-concert packages (without the holiday event) range from $116 to $236.

pasboros@ctpost.com; Twitter: PhyllisASBoros

The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Saturday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. $59-$29. Free parking. 203-576-0263, www.gbs.org.

Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. in Fairfield’s Southport section. Thursday, Sept. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $30 door, $25 advance. 203-259-0346; www.pequotlibrary.org.

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Posted On: May 30, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

On behalf of ODYSSEY I want to wish Keir the happiest of birthdays. He turns 78 today and he’s never looked more distinguished and handsome. Here’s hoping he has the best of all days and knows he’s loved and being thought of by his fans. Surround yourself with those you love today Keir. You deserve all the best and the brightest.

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Posted On: May 21, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

I’ve finally been able to cap up Keir’s scenes in the film short ALL ME, ALL THE TIME where Keir played the part of Jake. The film is about six adults who have their own thoughts on relationships. The film also starred Keir’s wife Mia Dillon as Jake’s wife Sharon. The film was written by Susan Cinoman. Thank you to Emily Nguyen for passing it on.

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Posted On: May 12, 2014 | Author: keir dullea online

Actors from a Kubrick classic offer details of personal space

Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood visited Australia to discuss their roles in one of the most iconic films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

There are many distinctive elements to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey – from extraordinary visual effects to challenging themes, from brilliant production design to inventive use of music. One of its most distinctive details is the soft, deceptively calm voice of HAL, the super computer, who suddenly goes rogue during the space mission that takes up the second half of the film.

Yet it’s not a voice the people making the movie ever heard on set. Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, both 77, played the two astronauts, Dave Bowman and Frank Poole, whose encounters with HAL are part of cinema history. But Kubrick hadn’t found the voice he wanted for HAL, they recall, so during production various people delivered HAL’s dialogue.

Dullea – whose character hears that famous, ominous line ”I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave” – often found himself talking to the first assistant director, Derek Cracknell, whose Cockney accent he’s quick to imitate. ”It was like working with Michael Caine,” he says. ”In my case,” says Lockwood, ”Stanley played HAL with me a couple of times.”

At first, Kubrick thought of using a female voice, and calling the computer Athena. Then he was going to cast American actor Martin Balsam, but felt he sounded too New York. Nigel Davenport was on set for a week, Dullea says, before Kubrick decided he was too English.

It wasn’t until post-production that Kubrick settled on Canadian actor Douglas Rain.

Dullea and Lockwood are in Melbourne this week to do a Q&A session after a screening of a 70mm print at the Astor Theatre on Friday, and to appear at Supanova pop culture expo at the Showgrounds at the weekend.

They are happy to talk about the tiniest detail of 2001, to reflect on what Lockwood calls ”a societal game-changer”, and to talk about a director who was open to anything and everything. And there are new things for them to learn about the film after all this time.

Dullea mentions the cut between the end of the first sequence and the beginning of the second, in which a bone tossed into the air by a murderous ape ”morphs into a space vehicle. That wasn’t just any space vehicle,” he says. ”I’ve only recently discovered that it is a nuclear weapon in constant orbit around the Earth.” There is more and more to uncover, both men say, every time a new generation comes to the movie. And they’re always happy when they know people are seeing it on the big screen, as Kubrick intended.

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