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25 April 2010 @ 06:36 pm
This man is so dishy... i.... I can't even. Maybe someday I'll post something with content.
17 April 2009 @ 09:43 pm
Hee! I am delighted to see this community. I became a big fan of William Houston in 2007, when I was lucky enough to see his Coriolanus. I even set up a facebook group for him - which a couple of his friends joined! (I felt somewhat embarrassed...) Nice to see the love has spread to livejournal, as for a while I was the only person to have "william houston" listed as an interest.

Here's a bit of my lj review from back then...

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I really wish I could see that again. It was extraordinary.

The press agreed with me:

"It's hard to imagine a more thrillingly dangerous performer than William Houston on the English stage today... Houston is thrillingly dangerous on stage, scorching like a blast of dragon's breath, and always psychologically complex. He is charismatic, spontaneous yet mesmerisingly reined in too, assured in both his verse-speaking and in sinewy, whirling battle scenes. With red wavy hair, feral amber eyes, a punched-flat nose and a wide mouth, it's like being faced with a flickering chimera: he resembles a lion one minute, an adder the next, a killer chimp, a jackal." - The Independent, March 2007

"Many recently have described Houston as the new Olivier. I agree, but only in one respect, that, like Olivier, Houston has set a new standard by which all other actors will now be judged. One cannot liken him to Olivier - as Olivier could not be likened to anyone else - because he’s an original that other actors, from this moment onward, will be compared against, and not only in style, but in vivaciousness and energy, and in his ability to scare the pants off us, and then make us laugh, but mostly to believe in him completely, and by so doing believe in the character, and consequently the story, the narration. William Houston has changed the English stage." - Stratford Report, March 2007.

After seeing this, I immediately bought the Hamlet that's screencapped here! Unfortunately I thought it was one of the most dreadful productions of Shakespeare I had ever seen... But William struggled on manfully, and given the terrible quality of everything else around him I thought he did pretty well. (Apologies to anyone who was a fan of that version!) I've seen him in a few things on TV, including North and South, but it does seem like the stage is the place he really shines... I hope to see more of him in future!

ETA: Ah, it seems you already saw those reviews, as they are linked in the sidebar! :)
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17 April 2009 @ 12:23 pm

Screen caps from Episode 2 'Cause and Effect' from the current third season of 'Robin Hood'.  William plays Finn, the rightful King of Ireland who seeks to liberate his homeland.

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01 March 2009 @ 03:11 am
I love this picspam, Nellynog. Wiliam Houston is one of the best Hamlets I've seen and I've seen a lot of versions in my time!
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23 February 2009 @ 12:48 pm

Just finished a picspam of Act 1 of William's version of Hamlet

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22 February 2009 @ 06:32 pm

I'm a big fan of William Houston - just love men with dark red hair & brown eyes.

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