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Scans, Dorian Gray and Birthday Project!

Hello everyone!

First of all, THANK YOU for all your birthday messages in this post! They seriously made my birthday so much better, so thank you. I really appreciate it and I did not expect it at all (though I think that what Tran did was a little over the top). Anyway, thank you!

I have quite a lot of stuff to update you on… I hope you didn’t think I abandoned the site.

Thanks again to our lovely scan provider Debbie for sending these amazing scans our way.

This spread is from an unknown Bulgarian publication (if someone does know, please let us know!):

Also, here’s the cover for an (again!) unknown Israeli publication, the cover of the May issue of TopMagazine and the cover for the August issue of Aera – all thanks to Debbie. Enjoy!

New “Bigga than Ben” Promotional pictures, check them out! Cobakka is looking fierce.


… More?

» News on “The Picture of Dorian Gray”:

Thompson’s frequent film partner Oliver Parker is already in preproduction on a dark version of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray, with Barnes and Firth joined by Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd Wood, Fiona Shaw, Emilia Fox, Charlotte Riley, Johnny Harris, Maryam D’Abo and Douglas Henshall. Source

Principal photography is set to begin July 28, 2008, with Oliver Parker directing a script by relative newcomer Toby Finlay. According to producer Barnaby Thompson, “the idea is to give it a sexy, contemporary feel but still doing it in period.” Source

So, apparently filmimg starts on July 28, that’s tomorrow! and a good friend of Ben, fellow actor Colin Firth, is in it too.
If anyone has/finds more information, do not hesitate to let us know!

I have opened a Youtube channel for BBF. Make sure to suscribe to our videos as I will be uploading more videos soon.

As for the Birthday Book Project, I am accepting submissions until Tuesday. Moreover, if you want to submit just text (a story, a song, a poem, etc…) because you are not good with graphics, you can do so. If you haven’t heard back from us, your entry has most likely been accepted, though I will let everyone know if their submissions have been accepted. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!

Comments

ineke said:

Yvonne, thank you for the wonderfull things you do for us here! The same for Debbie and Tran:) And a special thank you for setting up the b’day book project, it was fun making something for Ben:D

July 27th, 2008

Natalie said:

Oh Cobakka, you russian scum you. <3

Come rip off my country too.

July 27th, 2008

Juliana said:

Thanks Ivonne, it’s good to know that you are accepting submissions to the Birthday Book. I sand an email for you with my project for the Birthday Book in 25/07. I’m going to send again to you, Thanks! :DD

July 27th, 2008

Kim said:

Tell me what about the bulgarian publication?!If you want to translate it-just tell me,I`m bulgarian..If you need to know something more-just write to me :)

July 27th, 2008

Niki said:

Hey, I’m not really sure what this birthday-book thing is. Everyone seemed to know what was going on so I was too embarrassed to ask =(
But I just read this post and you said you were accepting poetry and other writing.

Well, I do write some random things. And if you think they’re any good, you can use them. But I don’t know how to send them to you.

I’d really appreciate is anyone could give me a little help with this. (=

Thanks in advance,
Niki =)

July 27th, 2008

tatiana said:

Nice to read the news bit about the “Dorian Gray” film — thanks for posting, Ivonne!

July 27th, 2008

Annabelle said:

Thank you very much Ivonne for making this site a great place to visit. :) Best Wishes!!!

July 27th, 2008

Melody said:

Hi Ben,
You see like a Prince. :D

July 27th, 2008

Sarah said:

Nice to hear about Dorian Gray, I am currently half way through reading the book. I am looking forward to seeing the movie when it eventually comes out. A great combination; Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rachel Hurd-wood and Fiona Shaw.

July 27th, 2008

Naiya Chhabra said:

FINALLY YOU CAME BACK IVONNE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UPDATING MORE PHOTOS OF BEN BARNES AND HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY. NEXT TIME WHENEVER YOU GO ON THE PREMIERE SAY HELLO ON MY BEHALF OF ME TO BEN BARNES WHENEVER YOU GET THE CHANCE TO MEET HIM.

July 28th, 2008

Taiany said:

Hi Ivonne ! Glad you gave one more time to send the pages to the Birthday Book! =) Even me and sent my pages 25/07.I day wrote a letter to him! I hope that everything is right! No problem, you do not have received is not it? Because I could send you back but I do not want to further clog your email! shuahsuahushuahsu

July 28th, 2008

Hannah said:

I want to watch Dorian Gray soooo badly! I just love the book, and I wasn’t at all satisfied with what they did in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” so, a movie with Ben Barnes, where “the idea is to give it a sexy, contemporary feel but still doing it in period” is brillant in every way you put it! Can’t wait, can’t wait! BTW, where are they shooting it???

July 31st, 2008

Lexi said:

HI!!!
I saw Narnia for first time!!
I really really really
LUV BEN!!!!!!

August 1st, 2008

lidia said:

Thanks for all the infarmation and the picture of Ben Barnes as Dorian Gray. Ben looks amazing. i hope you can get more pictures. BEN YOU’RE #1

August 9th, 2008

sarah said:

Ben, advance happy birthday!!wish you all the luck..You’re really amazing and down to earth person, i’m sure all good things will come in your way. Go Ben!!

August 14th, 2008

Jessica said:

Hi ivonne i really enjoy this project
i just LOVE BEN BARNESS
really i just want to know him.
anyway
thanks 4 the information
kisses <3
love Ben!

August 15th, 2008

Ghazel said:

u know i love ben wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more i LOVE HIM MORE THEN MY LIFE, MY PARENTS I LOVE HIM I WOULD MAKE HIM A SITE BUT IM BUSY READING STUFF ABOUT MY HUSBAND BEN>>>>LOL I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HIM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAM MUCH I JUST WANT TO KISS HIMMM!!!!
my email is BENBARNESWIFE@HOTMAIL.COM and i have lots more email of him lots more if u add me

August 18th, 2008

Ghazel BARNES said:

u know i love ben wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more i LOVE HIM MORE THEN MY LIFE, MY PARENTS I LOVE HIM I WOULD MAKE HIM A SITE BUT IM BUSY READING STUFF ABOUT MY HUSBAND BEN>>>>LOL I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HIM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAM MUCH I JUST WANT TO KISS HIMMM!!!!
my email is BENBARNESWIFE@HOTMAIL.COM and i have lots more email of him lots more if u add me

August 18th, 2008

tosca said:

I REALLY LOVE YOU. AND I HOPE THAT THE NARNIA CAST WILL GO HERE IN THE PHILIPPIINES IT’S A FINE COUNTRY AND I HAVE COLLECTED ALL NARNIA PRODUCTS THAT I REALLY CHERISH I ADMIT THAT I HAVE HAD A CRUSH ON YOU SINCE THE FILM STARDUST BEGAN AND YOU REALLY OUGHT TO PUT ME HEAD OVER HEELS I REALLY HOPE YOU WOULD COME HERE ( ILOILO CITY) OR IN (MANILA) 1000000000 KISSES FROM ME ( I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

August 20th, 2008

tosca said:

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !!!!!

August 20th, 2008

tosca said:

HAPPY HAPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY I WISH I WAS THERE

August 20th, 2008