David Harbour

  • 07 July 2010

Occupation

Actor

'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.

Continue reading: David Harbour Looks Incredible In The First Image From 'Hellboy'

'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.

Continue reading: David Harbour Teases "Cover-Up" In 'Stranger Things' Season 2

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.

Continue reading: Sleepless Review

David Harbour Discusses Character's Struggles In 'Stranger Things' Season 2

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 April 2017

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Jim Hopper is in a completely different place during season 2.

'Stranger Things' was without a doubt one of the biggest hits and talking points of 2016. Telling the story of the young Will Byers who goes missing from his small town of Hawkins, an exciting, compelling and intriguing world is opened up to all of its residents, but only a minority were willing to be drawn deeper into the mystery and unlock the answers to incomprehensible questions.

David Harbour plays Jim Hopper in 'Stranger Things'

Created by Matt and Ross Duffer, the show this year picked up the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series accolade at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, adding to its impressive collection. It's clear that the series made a huge impression and that looks set to continue when it makes its return for season 2.

Continue reading: David Harbour Discusses Character's Struggles In 'Stranger Things' Season 2

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

Suicide Squad Trailer

The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.

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Black Mass Trailer

Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.

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David Harbour - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for NBC/Universal's 72nd Annual Golden Globes after party. The party was sponsored in part by Chrysler, Hilton, and Qatar and was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

Sheila Vand, David Harbour, Katherine Heigl, Adam Kaufman, Alfre Woodard, Cliff Chamberlain and Jennifer Salke - 'The Big Bash,' a fundraising party for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 24th October 2014

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