December 7, 2011 – Margin Call will be in the theaters in the UK on January 13. You can find their UK release Facebook page here.

I need to stop updating the news page in the wee hours when I can’t sleep. I just noticed that a few things I’ve posted lately make no sense. I’ve corrected those things.

I saw the Father of Invention DVD at Target when I was doing some Christmas shopping a few days ago. I was hoping someone would get it for me for Christmas but I don’t think I ever told anyone. Maybe I’d better mention it.

According to an online article, Kevin is supposed to be staying on some fabulously luxurious and expensive yacht suitable for big parties while he’s in Australia for Richard III. Did anyone else get an invitation for a party on a yacht? I never got one.

December 4, 2011 – If you don’t follow Kevin on Facebook you may have missed the following. A chance to direct him in your own short film. Be sure to check out the rules and regulations to avoid disappointment at a later date.

http://www.jamesonfirstshot.com/

Have some money laying around and you don’t know what to do with it? Say between $1,250 and $50,000? How about attending the Old Vic New York Benefit Gala in NYC next month? I’m not sure what type of tickets or size of tables are still available but according to the letter I received, you can contact Marianne Carey Hayes at (212)245-6570 Ext 16 or fax at (212) 581-8717 or email oldvic@eventassociatesinc.com.

They can tell you what benefits you get by purchasing individual tickets or tables.

November 15, 2011 – I have updated the Links page. I have added a few newer things and deleted some old links that are no longer working. if there is a link that you think should be listed, let me know. I have also made a few updates to the site FAQ page.

I have also noticed that the links bars on some of the pages are sending people to pages that are not connected in the navigation chart for the site. I’d suggest using the UP button on the tops of the pages to take you back to the index page instead of using the back and next link bars until I figure out what is going on.

**I think I have the navigation link bars fixed now. What a mess. Only about half of the pages on the Map page were connecting to the next page in the series so many sections of the site were only available through the Map page. Kevin’s tribute to Jason Robards is now back in the Theatre section where it belongs as well.

November 11, 2011 – A new commercial campaign for American Airlines starring you know who starts on UK television tomorrow but I’m being allowed to offer a peek of it on Driving Mr. Spacey today. **The commercial had to be sacrificed to make room for the singing Kevin elves.

I hope it works! Thank you to Emma. There are a few more smaller spots that you can find once that commercial plays, btw.

If you are looking for Margin Call at a theater near you, you can find the current availability at the following link. Thanks to Kimberly for that info.

Find a theater near you.

October 17, 2011 – Kevin is on the schedule for tomorrow morning’s Live w/ Regis & Kelly. I guess he’s winging his way across the country for his stop in San Francisco. Check your local listings for the time in your area.

Oh, he’s also scheduled for the Today show tomorrow morning. No idea which segment though.

New film Margin Call premiers.

October 5, 2011 – Horrible Bosses will be available on Movies on Demand starting October 11th. Thanks to Rossana for the info.

September 23, 2011 – It has been hinted to me that perhaps I could mention that Richard III is not a one man show. That there are other actors involved. Well, I guess I could mention that but why would someone be looking here for information on other actors and their performing schedules?

Attention all of you fans in the Asturias region of Spain. Kevin and Richard III will be at the Centro Niemeyer in Avilés next week from Wednesday (September 28!) through October 1.

Centro Niemeyer

Gonna be in Italy in October? Kevin will be too.

The Napoli Teatro Festival Italia will be presenting Richard III. October 14 and 15 at the Teatro Politeama. I guess that would be in.. Naples?

More info and tickets can be found at the following link:

Teatro Festival Italia

Maybe you’d prefer to meet up with him in Sydney, Australia?

The Lyric Theatre at Star City. December 1-10, 2011

The Lyric

China might be fun. Singapore is still part of China, isn’t it? Was it ever? No, I don’t think it is. I’ll have to Google that. Anyway, how about the Singapore Repertory Theatre between November 17 and November 26?

The Singapore Repertory Theatre

*** According to Spacey fan Joyce, Singapore is not in China but Beijing is which is where Richard III will be found November 11 – November 13, 2011 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Link for ticket info below:

Beijing

I think I have all of the correct dates and times. Some of these may be sold out. I had read that the San Francisco and Sydney venues might already be.

Thank you to Joyce, Valerie and Laura.

September 9, 2011 – What a horrible month! Mother briefly but unexpectedly in the hospital, East Coast Earthquake of 2011, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Lee, slipped on the marble floor of the lobby at work when I stepped on a wet spot (and man, am I sore and bruised), lights flickering at home, losing power at the office, ceiling at the office leaking during huge rain downpour on Wednesday, lost the flash drive with all of the files for the site and couldn’t update until today (!!!)… so how are things where you are?

Remember Leo and Lisa from a few years ago? At least I think it was a few years ago. Let’s say it was a few years ago however long ago it was. You can watch it here if you missed it the first time around. Thank you to Hamish for the link. There are some other Spacey/Old Vic related videos to be found there too. Very clear and sharp.

Richard III is wrapping up at the Old Vic on Sunday and the play is going on the road. A Spacey fan reminds me that I had not posted that it is going to be performed next month in San Francisco. Confession time – I lost her email which she sent me quite a while ago so I don’t remember her name just that she has tickets for October. Thank you Spacey fan… er, Jane? Julia? Update – Turns out that was Valerie.

October 19-29, 2011 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

Spacey fan Carla directed me to a great review of the play. You can read it here. Thank you Carla.

July 2, 2011 – There is a full page article about Horrible Bosses in tomorrow’s Washington Post newspaper. One large picture that does not contain Kevin Spacey although the painting behind the other people looks like Kevin, a dog and a woman.

The reporter was interviewing some of the cast members on a conference call. This is the only part of the article that mentions Kevin:

But Kevin Spacey plays the most horrible boss of all: the unethical, mean-spirited psycho who turns the life of Bateman’s character into the office equivalent of daily waterboarding.

Let’s go back to that conference call.

Day: Even though Colin Farrell’s character was willing to let people die in — where was it, Bolivia? — Kevin Spacey is definitely the one who does the most psychological damage to his employee.

Bateman: I may have just been more effective at playing hurt and vulnerable than you guys.

Day: It could all be Bateman’s performance.

Sudeikis: Spacey [is the most frightening].

Day: That’s two votes for Spacey.

Bateman, again to reporter: Basically, just to sum up the answer — and I don’t mean to write for you but — Bateman is a knockout.

Hang on there, Bateman. In an economy where good jobs are rare, let’s let the reporter do her job.

Anemic economy makes this summer the ideal time, climate for ‘Horrible Bosses’ by Jen Cheney.

Full article plus a few pictures (#2 is the one in the paper) can be found here. You may need to sign up to read the article.

I’ve made 3 whole updates to the Old Vic News page! If you’re interested, the link is on the black box under the picture at the top of the page.

June 29, 2011 – The official website for Horrible Bosses can be found here. Trailers, wallpaper and the usual fun stuff.

I was going to use the picture above (or to the side depending on how it’s showing up!) for Richard III as the site entrance picture. Maybe I’ll move this once Horrible Bosses has finished it’s run.

April 6, 2011 – The Washington Post, Style section, page C2 –

The Reliable Source by Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger

CELEBVOCATE

Stars – they have so much to teach us. And pretty much any day of the week, they’re in Washington to tell us how to do better. Tuesday’s visitor: Kevin Spacey.

Setting: Cannon House Office Building

Cause: A breakfast kicking off the annual Arts Advocacy Day.

What he wants: More 2012 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts than the proposed $67.5 million.

How he looked: Sleek in a gray suit.

Wingman: A late-arriving Alec Baldwin, whose flight was weather-delayed.

Hitch: The congressional committee where Spacey was scheduled to testify had to cancel because of the larger budget debate, reports our colleague Jacqueline Trescott, so he used his talking points at the breakfast.

Sound bite: “An NEA grant isn’t about the art itself – it’s about our country sending the elevator back down so that a new creative idea can get a chance to prove itself.”

Whom we passed up to see them: “Law & Order: SVU” star Tamara Tunie testifying on child abuse deaths.

Smallish color picture of Kevin and Alec Baldwin in the print edition of the paper.

February 26, 2011 – Interesting link: The Kevin Spacey Foundation For aspiring actors, writers, directors and producers.

Spacey fan Vivienne and her husband Bob tipped me off to this: http://www.gorby80.com/

Kevin will co-host an 80th birthday celebration for Soviet ex-President Gorbachev next month in London.

Tomorrow night: Oscar chat! DMS chat room anytime during the awards. With any luck the room will be working!

January 13, 2011 – Kevin is scheduled to be on the Colbert Report tonight. Check your local listings for the time in your area. Thanks to Jennifer for the reminder.

Kevin will be a presenter on the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards on VH1 tomorrow night at 9pm EST. Thanks to Zannie for that info.

Picture above from the Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award which honored Kevin this year.

You don’t know how bad I want to make a hobbit/Lord of the Rings sequel joke after seeing this picture:

LOTR4
Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Armie Hammer, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg at the 2011 Board of Review of Motion Pictures gala in New York City on January 11.

January 3, 2011 – 2011 is shaping up to be very Spacey. New TV slots swiped directly from Casino Jack via Spacey fan Joanne at Facebook:

Tuesday night (1/4) – NBC – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (this is on right after Jay Leno)

Wednesday (1/5) – Syndicated in the AM – Live w/Regis & Kelly

Wednesday (1/5) – E! – Chelsea Lately (check the listings for that as it’s on several times in the evening.)

Thursday (1/6) – The less said about this the better. I am very envious of the fans going to see him in NYC.

Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin’s co-star in The Usual Suspects and The Shipping News has died. I always enjoyed watching him.

I need to go through all of the old movie sections and delete the old links for official movie sites that are not on the web any longer. The Shipping news site is gone now but I’d hate for a repeat of the “ex-Beyond The Sea site is now a porn site” mess to be repeated.

End of 2011 news