30 August 1999 -- More video release news: according to Angel Margie, Don't Go Breaking My Heart will be released in The Netherlands on August 31st. The rest of Europe can't be far behind; EU Angels, check your local video stores. Merci en pakkerd, Sis.
27 August 1999 -- Don't Go Breaking My Heart is due to be released on video in America on August 31st. Check your local Blockbuster. Thanks to Angel Chris for this information!
A miracle: NBC's "Phantom of the Opera" miniseries is finally going to be re-released on October 12th -- but only in DVD format, not standard VHS format. If you're DVD-ready and would like to pre-order it, go to Reel.com and do a search on Charles Dance or "Phantom of the Opera". The rest of us can only raise our voices a bit louder. See the On-line Resources page for more info.
26 August 1999 -- We've received an acknowledgment letter (45Kb image) from the Salvation Army HQ in London for our donation from the AF2 Mug sale. All I can tell you is I didn't call us that! Very nice, and let's hope it helps keep a few more refugees warm this winter.
In the meantime, I've updated some of the site today. You'll find a new layout for The Stalls with new photos to celebrate, including an exclusive selection from the "Phantom of the Opera" 1990 NBC miniseries. These have been graciously donated by Cordula from Germany, and more are coming! There's also a contribution from Karen (TBA) of a black & white head shot of Charles from the Express newspaper, and Gretty has put her artistic side to work in a new mode as well, with charming results. You'll have to do a seach and surprise yourself with what you find!
The Reviews and Archive have been updated with recent findings posted to the Message Board. And for all those with access to the Angel Gallery, our Token British Angel has sent us a new photo of herself. Actually she sent a couple, but I chose this one for its definite 'English' feel. ;)
As always, enjoy!
20 August 1999 -- As you may know, Cheryl, our MN_Angel, presented Charles with his own AF2 Mug in April. More recently she made the AF2 Mugs available to all of Charlie's Angels through this homepage, with a portion of the cost being donated to the Kosovo Relief Fund.
In that regard, I'm pleased to announce that we raised £150.00 (± $240.00) for the Fund!
The donation has been sent to the Salvation Army Emergency & Refugee Services in London. Any acknowledgment we receive will be posted on-line for everyone to see.
Thanks to all the Angels who participated in this worthy cause!
3 August 1999 -- Well, it's been some time since I updated you all here, and it was prompted by a bit of mail this morning -- a postcard from Charles! He's in Hungary on location filming Jurij, which he told us AFI Angels about last November. (I need to confirm the spelling of the film title...) As always, when I find out more about this film I'll let everyone know.
29 January 1999 -- Learned and confirmed this week: Charles goes back on stage in "Good", by playwright C. P. Taylor, at London's Donmar Warehouse this Spring.
Charles will portray John Halder, a German professor of literature, and his struggle to be good as the Nazis woo him to their own designs in 1930s Germany. Halder's story is told in a series of flashbacks as he recounts events to his Jewish psychiatrist friend, which makes this challenging work for Charles (and a delight for us Angels) as he is on stage for virtually the entire 3-hour play.
"Good" premieres March 18th, opens March 24, and runs through May 22nd. Several Angels are already planning on being here, and group tickets will be available, so if you're interested in joining us in London for 'Angel Flight II' hop over to the message board for more information!
10 January 1999 -- Happy New Year, Angels! 1999 shows good promise already with Charles Dance appearing in two new releases right off the bat.
First up is Hilary and Jackie, the biographic film on the life of cellist Jacqueline du Pre, which opened in New York and Los Angeles on December 30th. It's due for wider release in North America on January 15th. The same film opens in the UK on January 22nd. Charles portrays the father of the two musicians, with Emily Watson starring as Jackie.
Then on February 4th, UK fans can satisfy their senses again with the London premiere of Don't Go Breaking My Heart (aka Us Begins with You). Nationwide release follows. This is the one where Charles plays the philandering hypno-dentist. Jenny Seagrove and "ER"'s Anthony Edwards star.
At long last, Pez and I leave on January 16th for a week in Florida! We'll spend the time visiting with my Dad and Stepmom and doing our semi-annual US shop. No doubt we'll also be called upon to inspect the 'Tower of Terror' and 'Back to the Future' rides while we're in the Orlando area. Tsk, I loathe working holidays.... ;)