Terry Jones Online

Feb 02 2011

New for 2011 - Films!

If your cinema viewing is somewhat lacking that certain brand of humour and weirdness, you’ll be pleased to know that Terry is in talks to work on two major films this year.

The first, from Phoenix Pictures, the company behind Black Swan and Inception, is a comedy called Absolutely Anything. As well as writing the screenplay with Gavin Scott, Terry is set to direct the film which is rumoured to star Robin Williams and John Oliver.

Second up, and hugely exciting for a lot of people I’m sure, is the news that Gavin and Terry are both in talks to adapt Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens.

I have no more news on Good Omens, but with TJ and Gavin Scott on board, one would assume it’s for a feature film.

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Terry Jones, Anne Dudley and Stewart Copeland are all involved in the Royal Opera House’s “OperaShots”.
Terry Jones and Anne Dudley present ‘The Doctor’s Tale’, “a Python-esque story of a doctor whose devoted patients rush to the rescue after he is forced to stop practicing”
Stewart Copeland “brings together Edgar Allen Poe and The Police” in The Tell-Tale Heart.

Terry Jones, Anne Dudley and Stewart Copeland are all involved in the Royal Opera House’s “OperaShots”.

Terry Jones and Anne Dudley present ‘The Doctor’s Tale’, “a Python-esque story of a doctor whose devoted patients rush to the rescue after he is forced to stop practicing”

Stewart Copeland “brings together Edgar Allen Poe and The Police” in The Tell-Tale Heart.

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New for 2011 - More Opera!

There’s more opera in the future for Terry as he directs a short opera that he has also written a libretto for.

With the music written by Anne Dudley, of the Art of Noise, The Doctor’s Tale will be showing at the Linbury Studio Theatre as part of the Royal Opera House’s “OperaShots” series.

The show runs from 8th April 2011 to 16th April 2011.

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New for 2011 - Books!

Terry has two books ready for publication in 2011. They’re both looking to be released in March. They’re like buses, aren’t they? 

First off is a novella for Quick Reads (an initiative to bring people back into reading), called Trouble on the Heath.

There’s also a Michael Foreman illustrated collection of children’s stories called Animal Tales, as reported last year.

The short stories behind the Portugese opera Evil Machines may also see the light of day via online publishers Unbound.

Feb 03 2010

Latest News

It’s all been a bit quiet really - must be all those nappy changes and broken nights’ sleep…

Terry is writing an opera for the Royal Opera House with composer Anne Dudley. It’s scheduled to premiere at the Lindbury Theatre (the studio theatre of the ROH) in June 2011.

There are a few film festivals on this year, one in Maderia in April and one in Winchester in June.

Terry will be giving a talk on Medieval Lives at the V&A in London on Friday 5th at 7pm.

Two films are in the pipeline but no more info on those yet.

The book “Animal Tales” is expected for release sometime this year.

Apr 16 2009

Diary Dates

July

9th - 11th First International Comedy Film Festival, Albufeira, Portugal, where they’ll be showing Terry’s non-Python movies. - I can’t find any information on this at the moment, so more details as we get them!

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General news and that..

Terry has completed Adam, The Serpent and Eve for the UK Film Council, but has decided not to direct as he’s concentrating on setting up Evil Machines as an animated musical! Squee. (Sorry, I’m a girl, I like animation and musicals…)

A bit more information of the Listowel Writer’s Week talk is that it will be on The Barbarians.

Feb 17 2009

Diary Dates

March

15th - The first French publication of The Saga Of Erik The Viking in Paris.

25th - A talk on The Wind in the Willows at the British Library.

26th - A talk about Richard II at Nottingham University. I can’t find a link for informtion on this one but at the Chaucer one I went to in 2005 it was open to the public and £1 entry on the night.

27th - Introducing  The Director’s Son’s Cut of Erik The Viking at the Bradford Film Festival.

28th - Introducing The Life of Brian which will be shown for the first time in Aberyswyth. (!)

May

6th - Kalamazoo, Michigan where Terry is speaking on a panel about the dating of John Gower’s Confessio amantis

30th - Speaking at the Listowel Writers Week in Ireland.

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Works in Progress Update

Yes, I’m the gift that keeps giving…

Terry has written a new collection of stories called Animal Tales which Steve Bell will illustrate, if a publisher can be found. The literary world suffers the credit crunch too apparently.

The Tyrant and The Squire - the third in the Squire series - is also awaiting a publisher.

 The UK Film Council have put up the development money for an animated feature that Terry is writing called Adam The Serpent & Eve.

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A snippet of Evil Machines found on You Tube

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