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« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2011, 07:21:36 PM »

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/24/MV9C1IH7B4.DTL

Danny is played by Ray Stevenson ("Rome"), hardly a household name, and "Kill the Irishman" may not turn him into one. Yet within the film industry, people will be taking note of Stevenson's confidence and presence and the fact that he seems to have enough testosterone to power a city block. In a film in which everything is designed to portray its protagonist as someone extraordinary, you need an actor on a grand scale. Stevenson shows he's exactly that, physically and spiritually.

 


Oh, yeah!  And WHY do we RayVe?   :neen:  Glad to see others taking note of the fact.

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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2011, 09:12:40 AM »

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/24/MV9C1IH7B4.DTL

Danny is played by Ray Stevenson ("Rome"), hardly a household name, and "Kill the Irishman" may not turn him into one. Yet within the film industry, people will be taking note of Stevenson's confidence and presence and the fact that he seems to have enough testosterone to power a city block. In a film in which everything is designed to portray its protagonist as someone extraordinary, you need an actor on a grand scale. Stevenson shows he's exactly that, physically and spiritually.

 


Oh, yeah!  And WHY do we RayVe?   :neen:  Glad to see others taking note of the fact.

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Indeed, Brit!!!   :ray:
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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2011, 05:00:10 PM »

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html#ixzz1Isvvtbcc

‘Kill the Irishman’ is a smart crime drama | 3 stars



 For fans of Irish-born actor Ray Stevenson, his post-“Rome” career has been a long, unremarkable slog.

That’s all turned around with “Kill the Irishman,” a sharp, real-life crime drama that takes advantage of Stevenson’s imposing physicality while giving him real emotions beneath the tough-guy veneer.

Stevenson plays Danny Greene, an Irish-American brawler who in the ’70s became a Cleveland legend for his take-no-prisoners war with the Mafia.

Jonathan Hensleigh’s film follows Danny’s rise from the stifling holds of Great Lakes freighters to his takeover of the Cleveland dockworkers union, his rise in organized crime, his seemingly superhuman ability to survive shootings and bombings and his ultimate fate at the hands of the mob establishment, which saw him as an arrogant, uncontrollable threat.

The film seems to be remarkably true to the facts, effortlessly blending vintage TV news footage with the movie proper.

And the cast is packed with familiar faces who clearly are having a ball portraying a variety of tough guys: Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bob Gunton, Robert Davi, Fionnula Flanagan, Linda Cardellini, Vinnie Jones, Tony Lo Bianco, Paul Sorvino.

At the top of the heap, though, is Stevenson, who makes Danny an erudite thug who never fires the first shot but is determined to deliver the final one. He’s crazily charismatic here, a blend of brash cockiness and sensitivity, and he makes a satisfying film even better



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html#ixzz1IsvqABfN
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2011, 03:40:55 AM »

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html#ixzz1Isvvtbcc

‘Kill the Irishman’ is a smart crime drama | 3 stars



 For fans of Irish-born actor Ray Stevenson, his post-“Rome” career has been a long, unremarkable slog.

That’s all turned around with “Kill the Irishman,” a sharp, real-life crime drama that takes advantage of Stevenson’s imposing physicality while giving him real emotions beneath the tough-guy veneer.

Stevenson plays Danny Greene, an Irish-American brawler who in the ’70s became a Cleveland legend for his take-no-prisoners war with the Mafia.

Jonathan Hensleigh’s film follows Danny’s rise from the stifling holds of Great Lakes freighters to his takeover of the Cleveland dockworkers union, his rise in organized crime, his seemingly superhuman ability to survive shootings and bombings and his ultimate fate at the hands of the mob establishment, which saw him as an arrogant, uncontrollable threat.

The film seems to be remarkably true to the facts, effortlessly blending vintage TV news footage with the movie proper.

And the cast is packed with familiar faces who clearly are having a ball portraying a variety of tough guys: Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bob Gunton, Robert Davi, Fionnula Flanagan, Linda Cardellini, Vinnie Jones, Tony Lo Bianco, Paul Sorvino.

At the top of the heap, though, is Stevenson, who makes Danny an erudite thug who never fires the first shot but is determined to deliver the final one. He’s crazily charismatic here, a blend of brash cockiness and sensitivity, and he makes a satisfying film even better



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/07/2781772/kill-the-irishman-is-a-smart-crime.html#ixzz1IsvqABfN

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Eeep *nausea* those clapping hands are making me dizzy. Blame my gals night in yesterday. I feel a bit weird this morning... still made it to work for a few extra hours... must be the stilton cheese we had... absolutely nothing to do with the Flirtini cocktails made with vodka, pineapple juice and cava... nope... definitely the cheese... but those glasses were deceptively big...   ::)

Anyways, my stupour gave rise to a daft notion in my barmy mind. Ray was hard up as a kid eh? Money was short. He was lucky he was a boy or he'd have had nothing to play with *snork*

*Slinks off back to work*

Thanks for the interview, Wing. This just gets better and better for Ray. Hope he has other wonderful things to celebrate soon, too... if not already?!  :ray:
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