Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
"...the past is a foreign country, they do things differently there..."
all photos are property of Nick Wall, and Lionsgate.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Huge thanks to Richard Edwards of SFX magazine for the cover image and interview.
To read the interview with the brilliant writer Jamie Mathieson in full see pages 8 and 9 of issue 177, the Christmas 2008 issue, which is available now - the feature has 7 new images from the film featuring Marc, Anna, Dean and Chris as well as a Q&A " IT'S ABOUT TIME" with Marc, Dean and Chris.
Time At the Bar
Three guys, a pub and paradoxes in Brit SF comedy Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel.
Like the grape and the grain , beer and the spacetime continuum don't traditionally mix well - basically, getting your head around Einsteinian theories gets exponentially harder the more pints you've sunk. But in the Brit indie SF comedy Frequently Asked Question About Time Travel, three ordinary blokes find a trip down to their local interuppted by a slip in the fabric of time that's sitting in the gents' loo. And people complain about the smoking ban...
"It's a comedy but I can't lose sight of the fact it is science fiction," FAQATT's debutant writer (and former stand-up) Jamie Mathieson tells Red Alert on the movie's Pinewood set. "I'm also trying to make a good thriller that people will watch and go, 'I'm not just watching this for the gags, I want to know how this plot comes together.' "I wanted to do something with a mind-blowing high-concept vibe to it," he continues, "and I'd always had the idea that you could do a farce using time travel as the mechanism. So rather than , 'Don't go in there, it's my husband!', it's, 'We can't go in there because it's us from half an hour ago.' You can have a situation where the same set of characters are looping back on themselves again and again and again in a very small location, the pub." The three men in question are Ray (The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd), Toby (Marc Wootton, from My New Best Friend and Shirley Ghostman) and Pete (Dean Lennox Kelly, the Shameless star and Doctor Who's Shakespeare) "Ray is a science fiction geek obsessed with time travel," explains Mathieson. "Toby is a geek in other ways - he's obsessed with films and thinks he's going to become a famous film director some day. Pete is the working class everyman who hates science fiction, thinks they're both twats and goes through the mill as far as time travel is concerned. He's the one on screen going, "I really don't understand what's going on here.' " After Ray meets a girl from the future played by Scary Movie's Anna Faris - "she's elevated it from being a little British film to being a little British film that everyone's looking at" - the trio are unwillingly transported backwards and forwards in time, encountering giant ants and disovering that something they wrote in the pub that night has made them famous in the future. Unfortunately, it's also prompted something from the future to come back to kill them, so they have to avoid both potential assassins and themselves.
Sounds a bit more complicated than your average chuckle movie..."
To visit Jamie Mathieson's blog click HERE
Thursday, October 16, 2008
October News from pbj
"Earlier this year Marc Wootton completed filming on Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. He stars alongside Anna Faris, Chris O’Dowd and Dean Lennox Kelly and the film is due to be released in March 2009."
More news soon...
Also Marc/Fooling Nobody has a new Youtube channel - gathering together clips from Youtube users BBC, drtbone (Exposed) AlxFitz (My New Best Friend) 8xtara (Monkey Trousers) jeffryfourmile ( The PilotShow) etc and many more here:
MARC on Youtube
where you can also befriend/comment/rate/favourite the playlists here:
Sunday, September 14, 2008
from Jason and Marc...
Nativity on location...
it's Marc as Mister Poppy, Jason Watkins as Gordon Shakespeare and Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens
more Marc news soon...
Sunday, September 07, 2008
More news/photos coming soon....
BBC Press release:
BBC Films, Screen West Midlands and Limelight are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun on Nativity – writer and director Debbie Isitt's new British comedy.
Protagonist Pictures will handle international sales.
Directed and conceived by Debbie Isitt (Confetti), Nativity is an improvised comedy which has attracted an exciting British cast including Martin Freeman (Hot Fuzz, Confetti, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy), Ashley Jensen (Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story, Ugly Betty, Extras), Jason Watkins (Confetti) and Marc Wootton (Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel.
The film is produced by Nick Jones (Confetti) and will be shot entirely on location throughout the UK's West Midlands during a six week shoot.
Martin Freeman is Mr Maddens, a frustrated, under-achieving, primary school teacher.
His long time adversary, Gordon Shakespeare (Jason Watkins), is the teacher at the posh independent school up the road.
Every year, the two schools are embroiled in a bitter rivalry to achieve a five-star review for their Christmas nativity play. Maddens' class always comes runner-up. The story of his life.
This year, Maddens makes an idle boast to Shakespeare that his school's showstopping musical has attracted the attention of his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lore (Ashley Jensen) – who happens to be a big time Hollywood Producer.
They want to make a movie starring his kids – Hollywood is coming to Coventry!
When over-enthusiastic new classroom assistant, Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton), overhears the lie, Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the centre of quarrelling parents, a wannabe show director, and more Mary and Josephs than he can shake a stick at.
Now all he needs to do is persuade Jennifer to make Hollywood pay attention and make their dreams come true.
Isitt's Nativity is a sweet, heart-warming tale of how nothing can get in the way of the true spirit of Christmas.
Debbie Isitt says: "I'm so excited to be making another film with BBC Films and Screen West Midlands. Their enthusiasm and support for my work is fantastic."
Nick Jones, Producer, says: "It's wonderful to be working with Debbie, BBC Films and Screen West Midlands on Nativity. Their understanding of Debbie's process creates a truly supportive environment for this unique and hugely talented filmmaker."
Joe Oppenheimer, Executive Producer for BBC Films, says: "Debbie has a unique talent and vision, and as ever has assembled a wonderful cast and creative team to bring her great ideas to life. We're delighted to be working with her again."
David M Thompson, Executive Producer for BBC Films, says: "I'm a big fan of Debbie's work, having backed her previous film, Confetti.
"She is clearly a highly original talent with a bold and imaginative way of working, as well as a great sense of comedy. With an idea of such charm and wit, I am delighted our association is continuing."
Lee Thomas, Screen West Midlands, says: "Since Confetti, we've been eager to work again with this incredibly talented Coventry-based writer-director.
"Nativity, though conceived locally, promises to be an uplifting family film for a broad international audience and we are very excited about its prospects.
"We're also delighted to be working again with BBC Films, who are bravely committing to a film that has no traditional script – trusting, as we are, in the semi-improvised method of working that Debbie adopts with such success."
Nativity is a BBC Films and Screen West Midlands presentation in association with Limelight, a Mirrorball Films Production. A Debbie Isitt Film.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen start shooting Isitt's Nativity
by Wendy Mitchell in London
11 Aug 2008 10:31
"Debbie Isitt has started principal photography on comedy Nativity, starring Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Jason Watkins and Marc Wootton.
Backers are BBC Films, Screen West Midlands and Limelight. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.
Isitt, who last directed Confetti, is again directing an improvised comedy.
Nick Jones is producing.
The film will shoot throughout the West Midlands during a six-week shoot.
Freeman and Watkins play teachers at rival schools who hope to put on the best Christmas nativity play. Freeman's character then boasts that his ex-girlfriend, a Hollywood producer (Jensen) will be involved in his schools' production.
Isitt said: " I'm so excited to be making another film with BBC Films and Screen West Midlands. Their enthusiasm and support for my work is fantastic."
Joe Oppenheimer and David M Thompson for BBC Films will serve as executive producers.
Oppenheimer said: "Debbie has a unique talent and vision, and as ever has assembled a wonderful cast and creative team to bring her great ideas to life. We're delighted to be working with her again."
from: SCREEN DAILY
...AND thanks as ever to all those who've been asking recently via the Fooling Nobody blog/Myspace/Facebook for updates on future Marc news, since the last posting from Showtime's official announcements re: Marc in L.A. and searching for Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel release news etc - updates shortly...
Also, I've had a lot of requests clips, particularly regarding Marc's appearances on The Pilot Show - from Channel 4/E4 (2003) - (not yet available on DVD) see The Pilot Show creator Paul Garner's official site for clips - see HERE
Huge thanks to Dave aka "Dirty Dave"!!! - who very kindly sent me the following regarding his experienecs of Marc and taking part in the show...
"I was the one that was stitched up good and proper as "Dirty Dave" the D.I.Y. man!! I remember going to the studio that day with the mentality that I will do my utmost to be a "presenter of a sexy young show on Channel 4".
Little did I know that I was walking into a studio of absolute Comical Geniuses headed by the now internationally recognised talent that is Marc Wootton!! LOL!!
He and his colleague Sharon I believe, had me doing all kinds of madness, some of it probably too raw for even the bold Channel Four!!
I spent quite a bit of the day and many sketches with the great man doing what only he could get someone to do. When I found out the reality I had to laugh and still do to this day with my Wife.
Although he was and is who he is - he had no airs or graces and let me tell you, if you think he's good at what he does on screen, YOU HAVE NO IDEA - that man did not show any inkling of the hidden agenda. I looked in his eyes and he looked totally like he was telling the truth and believe it or not I'm not easily fooled!!
It made me feel a little better when I saw such celebrities as Des Lynam and my boyhood Idol Frank Bruno also getting stitched up.
A genius and legend in the making, I wish Marc all the success he deserves!! Big up!!"
Whatever happened to ****** Fraser?!!!!
Friday, May 02, 2008
U.S.A. ...news just in...from Variety by Josef Adalian
Showtime Imports Marc Wootton
Wootton lands his own US series
Marc Wootton has landed his own American TV series, after Hollywood executives branded him ‘the new Sacha Baron Cohen’.
The comic, best known for playing oddball stage psychic Shirley Ghostman, is to make a six-part series for the upmarket cable channel Showtime.
Unusually, the show, which will air next year, has been commissioned without a pilot episode to test the water.
Showtime entertainment president Robert Greenblatt told Hollywood trade paper Variety: ‘I believe he is the new Sacha Baron Cohen,’ citing his ability to fool people into thinking his characters were real.
‘We're on a bit of a comedy kick right now,’ Greenblatt said.
Showtime already broadcasts comedies Weeds and Californication and
is piloting at least two more comedy series. To read the article in full go to: LINK TO ARTICLE
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
...latest from BBC Films...
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Shaun Of The Dead meets Back To The Future in Gareth Carrivick's debut feature Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel.
Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly star as three ordinary blokes who may hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub.
- Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris
- Directed by:
- Gareth Carrivick
- Directed by:
- Jamie Mathieson
- Neil Peplow, Justin Anderson Smith
- Executive Producers:
- Joe Oppenheimer, David M Thompson
- Sales Agent:
- HBO Enterprises
- UK Distributor:
- UK Release Date:
- CREDITS NOT CONTRACTUAL
Monday, March 24, 2008
SEE IT FIRST
see Marc in Gavin and Stacey...
click HERE to watch
This episode will be broadcast on BBC3 on Sunday 30th March 2008 at 9pm
"something quite beautiful about that, isn't there?"
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Interview by Luke Knowles with Ruth Jones:
Last week I was lucky enough to speak to actress and Gavin & Stacey writer Ruth Jones. The series which premiered on BBC3 last year has become a favourite of mine. The series scooped Ruth and writing partner James Corden the best comedy newcomer and best new TV comedy prizes at the 2007 British Comedy Awards. Ruth might be known now for her role as Nessa but she’s had a long TV career from ITV1’s Fat Friends to playing lesbian barmaid Mafanway in a little-known BBC3 series called Little Britain. And with Gavin & Stacey returning for a seven-part second series on Sunday, it was scoop I wanted.
Q - How Have things changed for you and James since the success of the first series and what’s the best thing the success has bought you?
Nothing essential has changed - we've become a lot busier with work that's for sure and it's all very exciting, but we haven't bought a holiday home in Florida or anything!
Q - Has the success surprised you?
We've been delighted by how popular the show has become - and particularly the universality of its appeal. All ages seem to like it - it's a real one-size-fits-all kind of a show I think.
Q - Congratulations on your British Comedy awards. Can you give us an exclusive on where you keep the awards? Are they hidden in an underground lair somewhere?
The production company, Baby Cow, keeps the best new comedy award and James and I have got our newcomer awards, Mine's well displayed, don't you worry, I make sure people pass it when they come through the door - "What - that? Oh that's just my best female newcomer award."
Q - What are the benefits of airing on BBC3 then moving to BBC2?
Primarily, being on BBC3 means of course that it gets more airings so more people get a chance to see it if they miss the original broadcast. But more people actually watch BBC2 because it's terrestrial so it's swings and roundabouts. We feel very grateful to BBC3 - they were fully behind it from the start. They did a great job with the publicity - did you see our trendy trail first time round? And then BBC2 have shown it twice which is brilliant! Last Saturday, they did a whole Gavin & Stacey night and showed the whole series back to back. We've had so much support from both channels - we've been really lucky.
Q - Was this series easier to write as you knew the cast and their characters or did you find it harder to follow it up knowing how well the first series was received?
The second series was sometimes harder to write - mainly because we were under more pressure timewise. We started writing last April and had to get it finished to film in October. Also when we were writing the first series, would be going out and often we'd get these positive reviews the next day which made us think 'oh my God, can we do it a second time?' Having such a great cast of actors really helped us though with writing for the characters that they had essentially brought to life.
Q - At the end of the last series, we knew Nessa was pregnant with Smithy’s child. Nessa approached Smithy at the wedding but couldn’t bring herself to tell him. Does the second series continue where we left off and do Smithy and Nessa have any feelings for each other?
Smithy and Nessa aren't ever going to have feelings for each other - they just happen to have had some good sex together but that's as far as it goes. And of course now they're left with the prospect of possibly being parents to the same child - if Nessa chooses to have the baby that is!. Basically the story picks up after the honeymoon.
Q - The show is called Gavin & Stacey but it is as much about their friends and family. Is everyone from series one back?
Yes - everyone's back including Pete (Adrian Scarborough) and Dawn (Julia Davis) who are such brilliant characters. We're also really lucky to have Sheridan Smith in a couple of episodes playing Smithy's sister. She's fabulous.
Q - Can we expect any guest appearances in the new series?
As well as Sheridan, we've also got the lovely and brilliant Marc Wootton in one of the episodes. James and I are big fans of Marc's. He's such a talented performer.
to read the interview in full click HERE
You can also watch Marc on Channel 4's on demand service 4oD by clicking: HERE
Monday, March 10, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
to read more about Adrian and the shoot - click HERE
***AND Marc will be appearing in the second series of Gavin and Stacey which starts on BBC3 on March 16th 2008 - more news coming soon....***
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
New Marc news soon...in the meantime...
EXPOSED episode 6 is still available to watch online on the BBC IPlayer here:
and clips from the entire series on Youtube here:
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Final episode of EXPOSED is now available to watch online by clicking
- this episode will be broadcast on Friday 22 February at 11pm and 0240am
Episode 5 is available on the BBCiplayer by clicking
and is repeated on BBC3 tonight (Sunday 17th February 2008) at 00.15am and 0335am
Sunday, February 10, 2008
...see RUFUS V Lady Lumsden
also Marc's appearance on Annie Mac's Switch is still available (until 17th Feb) to "Listen again" - follow links below...
Meanwhile Episode 4 featuring Noodle's Rebelesque exhibition; Candy getting political, Gill's "unique technique"; continues to be repeated on BBC3 tonight - 11.45pm/3.35am and online at the BBC i player here:
EXPOSED ON THE BBC IPLAYER
Penultimate Episode 5 is available to watch online now by clicking HERE
and following the links at the top of the page - Episode 5 features new character Gary, Ian's "Candy Floss", Una's denouement and Doris...it's different for girls...
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Candy's improv...now available to watch online...
WATCH EPISODE 3 ONLINE NOW
episode 2 continues to be repeated on BBC3 on Friday 25 January at 12.45 am and 3.10am and Saturday 1.40am and 3.35 am
Friday, January 18, 2008
The Jonathan Ross show, Radio 2 - Saturdays 10am-1pm
Marc will be a guest from 12.30pm
LINK TO JONATHAN'S RADIO 2 PAGE
AND on Sunday 20th January:
Marc is being interviewed live at around 1:30pm on the comedy programme on XFM Manchester.
to listen online.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
If you missed it....listen to it now!!!
Click on the link below:
LISTEN TO MARC CHRISTIAN AND ROQUE
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The second episode which will be on BBC3 on Sunday 20th January 2008 at 9.30pm of Marc Wootton Exposed is now available online at BBC3 to watch -
Also new clips being added to Youtube here:
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE
AND Break dot com
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Dearest people what support the Marc Wootton,
Firstly thanks for logging on and coming to have a poke around the site. It’s run by a fabulous web mistress who goes by the name pin-gli. Thankfully for me, she locates, copies and files everything Wootton.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Marc will be a guest on the Christian O'Connell radio show on Virgin radio on Monday 14th January 2008 at 7.30 am
Marc will be the Dictator Of The Week - to read more about past Dictators click
CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL PAGE ON VIRGIN RADIO - which has a listen online and listen again feature etc:
CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL PAGE
Thursday, January 10, 2008
LINK TO CHORTLE PAGE
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED WILL NOW BE SHOWING AT THE EARLIER TIME OF
ON BBC3 ON SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH 2008
pictured left to right: Rufus, Stu, Prudence, Noodle, Una, Pip, Doris.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
"He's best known as celebrity psychic Shirley Ghostman, but Marc Wootton is about to burst onto our screens in a new sketch show of his own..."
click here to visit the BBC3 Homepage:
BBC3 COMING SOON
Happy 2008 from Foolingnobody!!!
...Trailers for MARC WOOTTON EXPOSED are showing on BBC3...NOW....more photos coming soon....