Stephen Moyer
British actor
Stephen Moyer
Stephen Moyer is an English film and television actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood since 2008. Moyer's first television role was in 1993 as Philip Masefield in the TV adaptation of the play Conjugal Rites written by actor/playwright Roger Hall.
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Maryland prisons official fired for joking about being groped
Yahoo News - about 2 years
(Reuters) - A senior Maryland state corrections official has been fired after making comments on social media about being groped in prison by guards, a prisons spokesman said on Friday. “Visiting the prisons," Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services statistics chief Michael Allred posted on Facebook on Wednesday. "Haven’t been groped this much since the flight on the honeymoon ... and this is just the guards!” Allred also included his boss, Public Safety Secretary Stephen Moyer, in the Facebook post. Moyer fired Allred on Thursday, citing the comments, department spokesman Mark Vernarell said.
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NBC Taps Peter Pan For Next Live Musical After Sound of Music Success
US Magazine - about 3 years
NBC is taking viewers on a trip to Neverland! The network officially announced that its next live televised musical would be Peter Pan Live!, airing on Dec. 4, 2014.  PHOTOS: Carrie Underwood's style evolution After the Sound of Music Live brought in 22 million viewers overall, the network has been searching for its next production. The staged Sound of Music, which aired on Dec. 5 and starred American Idol alum Carrie Underwood and True Blood's Stephen Moyer, received mixed reviews, but plenty of buzz from viewers.  PHOTOS: Before they were on True Blood “We’re very pleased to be underway on ‘Peter Pan’ as our next live holiday musical for the whole family,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “We were all delighted to see how ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ struck such a chord in December and brought nearly 19 million people to the live telecast plus another several million viewers over the weekend. In the hopes that lightning strikes twice, we thi ...
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U.S. television, Twitter, alive with new version of 'Sound of Music'
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. television was alive with "The Sound of Music" on Thursday as country singer Carrie Underwood and "True Blood" actor Stephen Moyer starred in a live version of the classic musical about an aspiring nun who falls in love with an Austrian captain. Filmed on vast movie sets and with lavish costumes but without an audience, the NBC television broadcast harked back to the traditions of the 1950s and 1960s when live musicals were often shown on American television. Thursday's three-hour show was based on the 1959 stage version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show rather than the Oscar-winning 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews. After heavy promotion for weeks, the live broadcast was the No. 2 topic on Twitter on Thursday, behind the death of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
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Carrie Underwood and Company Shine on the New Cast Album for NBC's Live <i>Sound of Music</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
We've all seen endless commercials by now. You'd have to live under a rock not to know that NBC will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, The Sound of Music, on Thursday (December 5) at 8 p.m. (EST), and it will be done live. Maria, the misfit postulant in pre-war Austria, will be played by blond and lovely Carrie Underwood, a Grammy-winning singer who also placed first on American Idol. If you grew up watching the 1965 Julie Andrews film, you might not envision Miss Underwood as the ideal choice for this iconic role. But if, like me, you also grew up listening to Mary Martin's 1959 original cast recording, you might be inclined to give Ms. Underwood and company a chance. Which is what I did yesterday as I listened to the newly released Columbia Mastworks CD. I've watched clips as the cast rehearsed for its one and only performance, a throwback to 1957 when Sound of Music creators, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, staged another live show, Cinderella, on CBS. A ...
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Stream 'Sound Of Music Live!' Soundtrack Now
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Oh, you haven't even seen NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" because it hasn't aired yet? No worries. Just listen to the entire soundtrack on Spotify while you wait. Critics and fans of the classic production have been publicly doubting Stephen Moyer, who plays Capt. Von Trapp, and Carrie Underwood, who plays Maria, but perhaps NBC is just whetting your appetite for what's to come. Why wouldn't you want to hear a country music darling and Vampire Bill sing the classic tunes? Enjoy. "The Sound of Music Live!" airs at 8 pm on NBC on Dec. 5. [h/t Vulture]
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The hills are alive again -- live on NBC [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)] -
Google News - about 3 years
New York Daily News The hills are alive again -- live on NBC [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)] It's not a remake of the 1965 movie. Carrie Underwood is not trying to be Julie Andrews, nor is Stephen Moyer trying to be Christopher Plummer. Rather, NBC's three-hour production on Dec. 5 is intended as an event, the sort for which people once gathered ... 'The Sound Of Music' Is Set To Return In A LIVE TV Performance On Underwood gets ready for live performance of 'Sound of Music'Tulsa World TV is live with 'The Sound of Music'New York Daily News Hamilton Spectator -USA TODAY -Kansas City Star all 96 news articles »
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'Sound of Music' Airtime Nears! Anybody Nervous?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — How do you solve a problem like preparing a classic Broadway musical for live TV? If you're the stars of NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" you practice hard and hear the clock ticking toward 8 p.m. EST on Dec. 5. But, even so, they have confidence in confidence alone. "Yeah, I get sweaty palms thinking about it," allows Christian Borle (who plays Max). "But it will be a kick! It will be an adrenaline rush!" "I'm not worried about the actual production," echoes Stephen Moyer (Capt. von Trapp). "Yes, it will be nerve-racking. But the most important thing was that I said, 'Yes, I'll do it.'" Laura Benanti (Elsa) explains, "I have reframed nervousness to its second cousin, excitement. I don't know what this is gonna feel like. But I'm excited!" "I'm really hoping that on Dec. 5 we will have done it so much that it'll feel like just another rehearsal," says Carrie Underwood (Maria). "Obviously, there'll be a heightened awareness of what's happening, but I'm hoping th ...
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Stephen Moyer On The Final Season Of 'True Blood' & Why A Bill-Eric Sex Scene Probably Won't Happen
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The sun is about to set on Bon Temps, and Stephen Moyer isn't ready to say goodbye. The actor, famous for playing good-gone-bad-gone-good-again Bill Compton, sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about his role on NBC's "The Sound of Music," but also opened up about the final season of "True Blood." He's directing the first episode, but insists he has no idea what's in store. And though he's been rooting for a Bill-Eric sex scene, here's why we probably won't get to see that anytime soon. How do you feel going into the final season? I don't know anything and I’m directing the first episode. I haven't gotten a script yet and we start shooting in January. I’m really excited, really sad. It’s just a group of people that I absolutely love and it’s certainly the happiest and warmest set I’ve ever been on, so that’s going to be hard to walk away from. Did you always know that Bill was going to be a good guy in the end? No, but I thought it was great for the show. I’m a really stron ...
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Stephen Moyer: 'Sound of Music' Promo on 'Fallon'!
Just Jared - about 3 years
Stephen Moyer is all smiles while making an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (November 25) in New York City The 44-year-old actor was on the show to promote his upcoming TV musical Sound of Music, which also stars Carrie Underwood. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Stephen Moyer It was recently announced that NBC will air The Making Of The Sound of Music Live special on Wednesday (November 27) to show viewers a behind the scenes look at the casting call to discover the show’s seven von Trapp children and how the soundtrack was recorded. In case you forgot, The Sound of Music will air on Thursday, December 5.
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Julie Andrews On NBC's 'Daunting' Live Production Of 'Sound Of Music'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Julie Andrews, the star of the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music," isn't fazed by NBC's new live production of the classic musical starring Carrie Underwood. "Fifty years later, it's time somebody had another crack at it. I had the best time of my life doing it, and it did wonderful things for me," Andrews told Zap2It. "I think it's great that it's being done again, but doing it live must be so daunting ... I do hope it works for Carrie, because she's lovely and I'm a fan. I wish her well." NBC's version of "The Sound of Music," which will air live on Dec. 5, will be the original 1959 Broadway version of the musical -- which is different from the film version most audiences are familiar with. "I know they're not doing the movie, though. They're doing the Broadway show -- that's what they have the rights to -- and I don't know whether it will resonate similarly," Andrews added before noting that the film's producers had cut elements from the stage version and added songs. Andrew ...
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Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin's Premature Twins Developing Well After "Touch and Go" Birth
US Magazine - over 3 years
Stephen Moyer and wife Anna Paquin are breathing a little easier now that their twins, son Charlie and daughter Poppy, are a year old. At the BAFTA TV Tea at SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Sept. 21, Moyer shared an update with reporters about how his twins are developing and which milestones they are reaching after being born prematurely. PHOTOS: Anna Paquin's pregnancy style "It's all so amazing and [they] had a tough start," he explained. "They were early and it was touch and go there for a while, and so anything is amazing. I was just saying they are spitting up their first solid food. It's fantastic."  The True Blood actor, 43, and his costar wife, 31, welcomed Charlie and Poppy in September 2012. "The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed," a rep for the couple told Us at the time. (Moyer is also a father to two kids, Lilac, 11, and Billy, 13, from previous relationships.) PHOTOS: True Blood stars, then a ...
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See Carrie Underwood as The Sound of Music’s Maria Von Trapp
GAC - Great American Country - over 3 years
Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp. Photo courtesy of Carrie Underwood has traded in her usual glamorous stage costumes for braids and a dirndl. Fans are getting their first look at Carrie as Maria Von Trapp with the release of the first promotional poster for NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music, reports Carrie stars as the beloved nanny opposite Stephen Moyer, who will take on the role of Captain Von Trapp. The production will also star Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Laura Benanti as Elsa and Christian Borle as Max. Last week, a casting call went out to find actors to portray the children of the Von Trapp clan. Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, The Sound of Music will air live on NBC on December 5 at 8/7c. ShareThis var shared_object = SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title:'See Carrie Underwood as &lt;em&gt;The Sound of Music&amp;#8217;s&lt;/em&gt; Maria Von Trapp', url:'h ...
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'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer cast in NBC's 'Sound of Music'
LATimes - over 3 years
Stephen Moyer will once again tap into his musical-theater roots. The "True Blood" star has been cast as Capt. Georg Von Trapp in NBC’s live holiday production of "The Sound of Music,” alongside the previously announced Carrie Underwood as Maria.
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Movie Review: Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell Star in ‘Evidence’
NYTimes - over 3 years
Detectives charged with identifying the killer responsible for a clutch of bodies found in a derelict gas station in the Nevada desert seek clues on damaged video.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephen Moyer
  • 2012
    Age 42
    Moyer and Paquin have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Poppy, who are fraternal twins born in September 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The family resides in Venice, Los Angeles. Moyer also has a son, Billy, born in 2000 and daughter, Lilac, born in 2002.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In August 2009, Moyer became engaged to actress Anna Paquin, who played his character's love interest in the HBO series True Blood. They had been dating since filming the series pilot in 2007. The couple married on 21 August 2010 at a private residence in Malibu, California.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    Moyer was born in Brentwood, Essex. He attended St Martin's School, a comprehensive school in Hutton, Essex, and graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He became Brentwood Theatre's first patron in October 2007, especially supporting their "Reaching Out, Building On" campaign to help fund the 2008 completion of backstage facilities.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from LAMDA, Moyer worked in theatre for five years. He worked with the National Theatre Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oxford Stage Company, work which included going on tour and playing Romeo in productions of Romeo and Juliet. He then made the transition to television and film.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    In 1997, Moyer made his big-screen debut landing the lead role in the film adaptation of the long-running comic strip Prince Valiant by Hal Foster, working alongside Ron Perlman and Katherine Heigl.
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  • 1993
    Age 23
    Moyer's first television role was in 1993 as Philip Masefield in the TV adaptation of the play Conjugal Rites, written by actor/playwright Roger Hall.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by the television film Lord of Misrule, filmed in Fowey, Cornwall, which also featured Richard Wilson, Emily Mortimer and Prunella Scales.
  • 1969
    Born on October 11, 1969.
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