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FedCon 24 - Day 3

Tricia Helfer and James Callis - FedCon 24 - Europe's big SciFi convention held at Hotel Maritim - Day 3 at Hotel Maritim - Dusseldorf, Germany - Saturday 23rd May 2015

Tricia Helfer and James Callis
Tricia Helfer and James Callis
Tricia Helfer and James Callis
Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer and James Callis

FedCon 24 - Day 1

James Callis - FedCon 24 - Europe's big SciFi convention held at Hotel Maritim - Day 1 at Hotel Maritim - Dusseldorf, Germany - Thursday 21st May 2015

Bai Ling, David Nykl, Richard Arnold, Paul McGann, Grant Browler, Sean Young, Jerry Doyle, Jerri Ryan, David Hewlett, Edward James Olmos, Rob Archer, Manu Intiraymi, Jonathan Del Arco, James Callis, Fahr Sindram, Nessi and Carmen Argenziano
Bai Ling, David Nykl, Richard Arnold, Paul McGann, Grant Browler, Sean Young, Jerry Doyle, Jerri Ryan, David Hewlett, Edward James Olmos, Rob Archer, Manu Intiraymi, Jonathan Del Arco, James Callis, Fahr Sindram, Nessi and Carmen Argenziano
Bai Ling, David Nykl, Richard Arnold, Paul McGann, Grant Browler, Sean Young, Jerry Doyle, Jerri Ryan, David Hewlett, Edward James Olmos, Rob Archer, Manu Intiraymi, Jonathan Del Arco, James Callis, Fahr Sindram, Nessi and Carmen Argenziano

Celebrities at Fedcon at Maritim Hotel

James Callis - Celebrities at Fedcon at Maritim Hotel at Maritim Hotel - Duesseldorf, Germany - Sunday 24th May 2015

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Austenland Review


Grim

Fans of romantic fiction may enjoy this gimmicky comedy, which cleverly plays around with Jane Austen's fiction but kind of misses its own joke. The screenwriters seem to think they're combining sudsy fantasy with darker realism. But actually everything on screen is plainly ridiculous, only livened up by a couple of the actors.

The story starts in America, where Jane (Russell) is so obsessed with Austen's novels that she's sure Mr Darcy is coming for her any day now. So she spends her savings on a holiday at Austenland in England, where Mrs Wattlesbrook (Seymour) lets her clients live as if they're in a 19th century novel. Jane's only fellow guests are Elizabeth and Amelia (Coolidge and King), both of whom flirt shamelessly with Nobley, Andrews and East (Feild, Callis and Whittle), the actors on hand to play dashing bachelors. But Jane is more interested in sexy stable boy Martin (McKenzie).

As the script strains to layer romance and fantasy into this goofy set-up, there are a few snappy one-liners that get us laughing, thanks mainly to the expert improvisation skills of Coolidge, who can make anything funny. By contrast, Russell is annoyingly naive and sulky, while King tips the opposite way into broad farce. The men are more interesting because we occasionally get to see them as the actors they really are, but none of them are very complex, and we can guess where the story is going from the start.

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Premiere of 'Austenland

Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild, Georgia King, Ricky Whittle, Keri Russell, James Callis and Bret McKenzie - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Austenland' at ArcLight Hollywood - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 8th August 2013

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour

Austenland Los Angeles Premiere

Jane Seymour, Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Georgia King, Bret McKenzie, Ricky Whittle and James Callis - Celebrities attend "Austenland" Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Hollywood. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Friday 9th August 2013

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Stephenie Meyer, Shannon Hale and Jane Seymour
Stephenie Meyer and Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour, Keri Russell and JJ Feild

Austenland Trailer


Jane Hayes has, what some might say, an unhealthy obsession with Jane Austen's novels and all things from the Regency era. She's infatuated with Mr. Darcy from 'Pride and Prejudice' - of whom she has a cardboard cut-out portrayed by Colin Firth from the 1995 Emmy winning BBC series - and has filled her bedroom with all manner of Austen-themed memorabilia. After discovering an ultimate Austen experience in England, she puts all her life savings into making the trip there, immersing herself completely in the Regency style excursion and finding her Mr. Darcy. However, it soon becomes clear that living without modern amenities is almost unthinkable and the paradise she imagined is far from bliss. Although she starts to contemplate that she may have wasted all her life savings, she does meet a potential love interest, though he may not be what she was looking for.

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