March 3, 1991 |
"I had a great day the other day," actor Patrick Bergin recounts with a broad grin, on a break from "Robin Hood," the upcoming 20th Century Fox film in which he stars. "There was a scene where I had to shoot my arrow at a target, a piece of wood about an inch thick and 60 yards away. "In the script, it was a competition between Robin Hood and one of the other characters. I'd been practicing with my bow and arrow for a few days, and getting close to it.
May 12, 1991 |
Patrick Bergin firmly believes it was written in the stars that he play the legendary romantic no bleman-turned-outlaw in Fox Broadcasting's action-adventure "Robin Hood," premiering Monday night. "Dare I say it?," Bergin said with a soft chuckle. "It was fate and destiny." Actually, it was a blow on the head. "I love to tell this story," Bergin said, "but no one believes me. Everybody says, 'Sure. Right.'
December 24, 1992 |
Film Fests: The fourth annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will get underway with two world premieres. "Map of the Human Heart," starring Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud and Patrick Bergin, will be shown Jan. 7 at the opening gala, and "Ethan Frome," starring Liam Neeson and Patricia Arquette, will be the opening night film on Jan. 8. . . . The eighth annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (March 5-14) has established two juried catgories to honor short films.
March 15, 1998 |
New Zealand's Vincent Ward has a visionary's eye, a tribalist's sympathies and a technologue's expertise. This stunningly visualized tale of an Eskimo boy's romantic tragedy is the most ambitious of all his works. It is about the clash between primitivism and civilization, map-making, the Dresden firebombing and the dangers of playing God. With Jason Scott Lee and Anne Parillaud (both pictured), Patrick Bergin and Jeanne Moreau (HBO Monday at 2 a.m.).
November 4, 1990
. . . Fox Broadcasting's "Robin Hood," with Patrick Bergin as the legendary outlaw and Uma Thurman as Maid Marian, has started shooting in England under director John Irvin. Executive producer John McTiernan was originally to direct the film as a theatrical release worldwide--until Morgan Creek announced plans for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" with Kevin Costner. Fox will air its film on TV here and in theaters abroad. . . .
May 29, 1990 |
This small town was turned into fictional Cedar Falls, Iowa, over the weekend with more than 1,000 locals volunteering as extras for the filming of "Sleeping With the Enemy," starring Julia Roberts. A Fourth of July parade scene in the movie was staged Saturday and included local cheerleaders, clowns, Shriners, military veterans, beauty queens, a high school marching band, the town's 1947 Seagram fire truck and lots of flag wavers.