The Daily Trolloc (92)

Weekly Issue 92. (Art by Charles Keegan)
Wheel of Time TV News
Makeup Effects Artist, Prosthetics Designer and Practical Creature Effects Producer Nick Dudman has been added to the shows IMDb page.


Nick Dudman and his team created the makeup effects and the magical animatronic creatures ( and the CG scanning models ) in all of the Harry Potter films, garnering BAFTA nominations for the first four in the series, and also for the seventh. The final installment, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-Part 2” earned him an Oscar nomination for best makeup as well as another BAFTA nomination.
In 2006 Nick Dudman was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2007 he was presented with the Canadian Genie Award for Special Achievement in Makeup for Beowulf and Grendel.
Dudman got his start in films working on the Jedi master Yoda, as a trainee to British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn, on the second in the Star Wars series – The Empire Strikes Back.
After apprenticing with Freeborn for four years on films such as Superman II and Top Secret!, Dudman was asked to head up the English makeup prosthetics shop for Ridley Scott’s Legend, applying Tim Curry’s “Darkness” makeup amongst others. Subsequently, he has worked on Mona Lisa, High Spirits, Willow, Interview With the Vampire, Batman (creating Jack Nicholson’s Joker) and Judge Dredd among many others.
In 1995, his career path widened into animatronics and large scale creature effects when he was asked to oversee the creature department for the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, for which he won a BAFTA for best Visual Effects.
Since then he has supervised the creatures / makeup effects departments on a series of blockbusters including Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Having completed the ten-year challenge of the Harry Potter franchise, Nick is looking for yet more creative challenges and expanding his role to make most use of his unique experience.
His latest work includes Paddington and all three seasons of Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s gothic horror series, which have garnered two BAFTA Craft award nominations for Best Makeup with a win for season one,  three EMMY Nominations, one for each season, and two Hollywood Guild of Makeup Artists and Hairdressers nominations for Best Special Effects Makeup.
He has also recently supervised the latest installation of creatures at The Making of Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Leavesden Studios- “The Forbidden Forest.” The Creature Shop section of the tour houses a permanent display of the work created by Nick and his teams over the entire Harry Potter series.
His latest project is as the Makeup Effects Designer on Legendary’s  “Carnival Row”.
Carnival Row will premiere on Amazon Prime in August. Will be a good chance to checkout Prague and Fantasy creatures.

Examples of his work:





KVH Casting posted a nice photo on their Instagram account:

Enhance Enhance!


Kelly also posted this:


It warms the cockles of Narg's dark cold heart to see people involved in the show sharing WoT related stuff.😍 

#NargCasting
Disclaimer: These picks by Narg are just actors that follow KVH Casting on social media, or have been previously cast by them and who Narg could see working in the role. It's just fun fan casting, with a tad more realism than picking A list actors.

Rand needs some "tempting" to channel: Shelly Dulieu


Though not a lot of acting experience, after watching Shelly's >>showreel<<, Narg certainly thinks as Selene, she could make Rand, Hurin and Loial all want to save her...

Slimy, creepy, insane...: Henk Brugge



Heh, no offence Henk, but Narg thinks you could pull off Padan Fain and his other personalities with ease...>>Showreel<<

Narg take a crack at one of the three main boys: Michael O'Reilly



Michael has a playing age of 18-25, is 6'2" and has a few muscles. Has plenty of stage dance experience >>showreel<<, but lean on the acting side. Shouldn't be a problem for playing Perrin Aybara, just talk slow and brood...👀

General Wheel of Time News

Publishers Weekly did a write up for Jordan's forthcoming old/new novel Warrior of the Altaii:
Fans of the Wheel of Time will find hints of the epic saga in Jordan’s first book, including the name of the mountain range, called the Backbone of the World in Warrior of the Altaii and the Spine of the World in the Wheel of Time series. McDougal says Warrior also offers a deeper glimpse of formative ideas that developed throughout Jordan’s career, including his approach to writing about gender.
“There are a lot of echoes about the relations between men and women,” says McDougal. “He was fooling with those questions and comments long before general American society was, and he continued that in the Wheel of Time.”
McDougal says two earlier, rough, unpublished manuscripts of Jordan’s writings remain to be explored. She’s uncertain whether they will ever be published, but knows the first line of one of them—a western—by heart, and calls it quintessential Jordan: “I never meant to leave Texas, but I never meant to be a known man either.”
The Fantasy Attic posted part two of their look at Evil in WoT: **SPOILERS ALL BOOKS**
Throughout the Wheel of Time evil arises in many forms. At its core it is a story of good versus evil. If you’ve read the books you know that there is a lot more to it than that, but strip away at the 100s of plot lines and the skeleton you are left with is a tale of light against dark. Rand and our heroes come up against some incredibly unique and diverse adversaries across the 14 mammoth books but the one enemy we see most is the Trolloc.
Narg takes offence at being called evil...It's not like Trollocs had a choice...sure we like to play with our food...but so do cats...and people love cats!

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