David Harbour

  • 07 July 2010

Occupation

Actor

David Harbour Was "Cynical" When Filming 'Stranger Things'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 June 2018

David Harbour

David Harbour says he had "grown very cynical" by the time he filmed 'Stranger Things', and so didn't think the Netflix original series would be a success.

'Stranger Things' is without a doubt one of the most successful, critically-acclaimed and beloved original shows to come from Netflix. The streaming service first introduced the world to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in 2016, and ever since millions of viewers across the globe have been obsessed with catching up with the residents of the area, and the goings on in the mysterious 'Upside Down'.

David Harbour thought 'Stranger Things' was being "buried"

Returning last year for its spectacular second season, fans now have to wait until 2019 before they get their next dose of narrative from creators Matt and Ross Duffer. What has been revealed however, is that there will be a 'Stranger Things' prequel novel written by Gwenda Bond, set to be published in the spring of 2019. It will serve as the first in a series of books based on the series. The story in this one will focus on Eleven's mother Terry, and her relationship and ties to the MKUltra program.

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David Harbour at the 2018 Producers' Guild Awards (PGA) where the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures went to Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale for 'The Shape of Water' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st January 2018

David Harbour seen at the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The big winner of the night was Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance 'The Shape of Water' with four awards in total - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th January 2018

David Harbour Has Some Ideas For Hopper's Future In 'Stranger Things'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 December 2017

David Harbour

The actor is extremely passionate about his work.

Chief Hopper is without a doubt one of the most beloved characters from the 'Stranger Things' universe. Actor David Harbour is the man responsible for taking on the role in the Netflix original series, and through the character's adoration for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the rest of the kids he's now become partly responsible for, he's found a lot of love with the wide viewing audience.

Image caption David Harbour has amassed millions of fans in the role of Chief Hopper

Hopper's story is something that was explored a little more in-depth recently, in that we all found out he once had a daughter called Sara, who unfortunately passed away and led to Hopper breaking up with his now-ex-wife.

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David Harbour Teases "Dark And Scary" 'Hellboy' Movie Reboot

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 December 2017

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The 'Stranger Things' actor is stepping into the titular role.

Mike Mignola's comic book creation 'Hellboy' is without a doubt one of the most popular cult classics on the planet today. In the past, Ron Perlman has helped bring the character to life in live-action, but now with a planned reboot movie in the works, it's 'Stranger Things' actor David Harbour who'll be stepping into the titular role.

Image caption David Harbour in a first look image for 'Hellboy'

Not much is known about the plot which will be followed when the movie makes its debut in 2019, but Harbour has recently been speaking out about how other films have made an impact and influenced the direction the film looks to be taking.

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'Stranger Things': David Harbour Unsure If Hopper And Joyce Are "Right For Each Other"

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 November 2017

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The actor says that the pair are "lost, broken people who need each other".

Whilst 'Stranger Things' is a show very much about the strange world in which its fan-favourite characters live in, the Netflix original series also allows an underlying commentary on what friendship is all about, as well as relationships shared between those who love one another and the potential for those relationships to develop into something more in the future. That was never more apparent than in the second season's final episode, where a number of couplings looked to lay the foundations for the future.

Image caption David Harbour at the Weinstein Golden Globes party

The 'Suicide Squad' star takes over the role of this Dark Horse character, and the comic book creator Mike Mignola shared the first look from the movie reboot. It's not a massive departure from Ron Perlman's incarnation in the 2004 adaptation, but he's definitely bigger, redder, hairier and his 'Right Hand of Doom' is more powerful looking than ever.

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'Stranger Things' Season 2 Will Focus On Hopper's Daughter

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 September 2017

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The show makes its return to Netflix this October.

As one of Netflix's most successful original properties, 'Stranger Things' made an impression on viewers like other series could only dream of. Returning this October for a second season that promises to throw a whole lot more at fans than they've ever seen before, there are some lofty expectations riding on what will come from the creators, the Duffer Brothers.

Image caption Noah Schnapp's Will is back with family and friends in Season 2

Bringing an incredible cast of talented youngsters and Hollywood veterans to the small screen, such as Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown, the first season of the series was a beautiful example of exactly how well television could deliver a story to everybody at home with just a limited amount of episodes.

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Sleepless Review

Weak

In remaking the 2011 French thriller Sleepless Night, the filmmakers have dumbed down both the title and the plot, leaving everything feeling rather over-familiar. Nothing remotely surprising happens, and there's absolutely no subtext beneath the relentless verbal and physical violence. But a first-rate cast makes it watchable, and the action sequences are shot with a gritty energy that's rarely seen in these kinds of mindless thrillers.

It's now set in Las Vegas, where Detective Vincent (Jamie Foxx) and his shifty partner Sean (Tip "T.I." Harris) have stolen a stash of drugs during a deal between psychotic criminal Novak (Scoot McNairy) and vicious casino boss Rubio (Dermot Mulroney). Also on their trail is the Internal Affairs investigator Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), who is looking into police corruption with her partner Dennison (David Harbour). And after Novak kidnaps Vincent's teen son (Octavius J. Johnson), he only has one long night to sort out the mess, catch the bad guys and clear his name.

The main problem here is that Vincent is a good guy from the start, an undercover straight-arrow who has absolutely no internal conflict. This doesn't give Foxx much to play with, aside from worrying about his son and juggling questions from his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union). He just charges through each scene as the only heroic figure on-screen, Die Hard style, while Mulroney and McNairy merrily chew their way through the scenery. Both are clearly unhinged, and the actors have a great time striking each macho pose. Monaghan gets a slightly more complex role, although Bryant is little more than an irritant in the film, doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. At least she's a forceful woman in a sea of brutally violent tough guys.

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David Harbour in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 30th January 2017

David Harbour at the The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

David Harbour, Celebration and The Merchant Of Venice Sunday 7th November 2010 Opening night after party celebration for The Public Theater Broadway production of 'The Merchant of Venice' held at Espace. New York City, USA