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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » May 23, 2014 12:30 pm

In Freedom's Cause
I emailed producer Bill Heid. The assistant producer replied. He told me that recording took five days (in London) and Skandar plays the nemesis Sir Allan Kerr - changed from Sir John Kerr in the book. :)

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Skandar will graduate next month, June 25. I created a graduation project for him. Please send me something! The deadline is June 10. :)

http://www.skandarandgeorgie.com/2014/0 ... raduation/

MAY 24 UPDATE

1. The assistant producer corrected me on Skandar's role. Sir Allan Kerr is the son of Sir John Kerr and both are in the book. My mistake... :P

2. Business Insider Australia talked to Skandar and other Cambridge students this week. He revealed his post-graduation plans! <3

For the past four years, Keynes put his acting career on pause -- explaining, 'I had found an area of study that I was really passionate about, and I couldn't rationalize delaying taking that opportunity.' While he hasn't discounted a return to the movies, he's secured a couple of post-graduate internships and plans to pursue a career related to his studies.


http://www.businessinsider.com.au/most- ... anchise-12

The Cambridge Student said the 16 were chosen via student nominations. http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/0032536-c ... sider.html
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby fantasia_kitty » May 29, 2014 6:51 am

I enjoyed reading the article on Skandar's current direction in schooling. That's cool. :) Best of luck to him, I hope he can find a job or whatever in his area of study!
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Jun 06, 2014 12:42 pm

Skandar said in the article that he's already secured a few internships. I guess he'll work on those before landing a paid position. His sister Soumaya did an internship before finding economist jobs.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/soumaya-keynes/41/55b/646
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Jun 14, 2014 2:11 pm

I interviewed the "In Freedom's Cause" producer Bill Heid via email this week. He graciously replied to my questions. Here was my favorite part. :)

We are having someone from BBC put together a video trailer of all the behind-the-scenes happenings from our recording session in London to provide our listeners with a taste of what is to come. Much of our advertising is acquired through endorsements from Glenn Beck, Kirk Cameron, and others.


http://www.skandarandgeorgie.com/2014/0 ... -producer/
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Jun 26, 2014 2:17 pm

NEWS: Skandar Keynes graduated yesterday from the University of Cambridge! He now has a BA in Middle Eastern Studies. :-bd :ymparty:

I got the image below [Skandar on far right] from this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BSxQ_npcm0

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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » Jul 02, 2014 10:13 am

Congratulations to Skandar! :ymapplause:

Can't believe he's grown up so much, and it's so neat to think of him graduating at the same school that C.S. Lewis used to teach at as chair of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature. It sounds like Skandar has really broadened his horizons with his new degree and that's wonderful, though do I hope he's able/willing to return to acting if they ever make an adaptation of The Last Battle, alongside with Georgie, Will and Anna. That would be an awesome reunion. :)
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby Future Narnian » Aug 27, 2014 10:27 pm

Wow, he looks so grown-up!

I'm glad he's happy, but I am sorry to lose him from the acting ranks. I was looking forward to seeing what else he'd do and I was really hoping he and Thomas Gibson would play father and son in something, because they look so much alike. (One of them would have to change accents, but that's always doable).

I hope if we get LB and HHB, he at least comes back for them. Edmund just wouldn't be the same otherwise. But I wish him well anyway.
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Aug 28, 2014 3:18 pm

In Freedom's Cause - here's the trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6GLCJdVz8Y
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby EmpressJadis » Oct 12, 2014 1:30 am

Oh Skandar. Why did you have to grow up so soon? Please at least come back to play your adult self in The Horse and His Boy and The Last Battle. I don't want some other actor to come and take your place in those parts like they did in LWW. They looked nothing like you! Please, please come back Skandar. Even though in your place I know I'd have done the same thing. Congratulations and good luck!
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Nov 07, 2014 1:24 pm

NEWS: In Freedom's Cause is now available (mp3, CD)!

http://www.infreedomscause.com/buy-now.html
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby Anfinwen » Dec 26, 2014 11:45 am

I received "In Freedom's Cause" for Christmas. Skandar did a great job! from the book, I didn't expect to hear him much; but the audio version expanded the character a bit. All in all it was very good!
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Jan 24, 2015 3:33 pm

Thanks for the recommendation, Anfiwen! In other news ... Skandar has returned from a 3-month internship with the UNHCR in Jordan. :)

http://www.skandarandgeorgie.com/2015/0 ... nternship/
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby Adeona » Mar 10, 2016 12:56 pm

I just found out (! Fail.) about In Freedom's Cause (and the rest of the series, which looks excellent) and came over here to see if anyone else was aware of it. Clearly I should frequent the Cast & Character Forum more regularly. ;)

I was so pleased and excited to find out that Skander is in it, and I'm looking forward to hearing his voice performance - as a villain, no less.

Hopefully the crew and the rest of the cast were a great witness to him!
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby 220chrisTian » Apr 02, 2016 2:02 pm

HERE'S SOME BIG NEWS. B-)

Since last summer, Skandar Keynes has been working as a parliamentary adviser to Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative). He works in the House of Commons in the City of London each day! Skandar attended an EU Parliament meeting in Brussels, back in February. Below are my news stories. I have some videos on my YouTube channel.

http://www.skandarandgeorgiefans.com/ar ... 9593335453
http://www.skandarandgeorgiefans.com/ar ... 9593335464
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... EsCFCRo5o_
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby mm1991 » Apr 14, 2016 2:41 pm

Wow, that's really cool to hear. I'm glad he gets to put his degree to good use.

But I see he also doesn't want to do acting anymore. That's unfortunate for us. :(
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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

Postby Adeona » May 05, 2016 1:27 am

That's definitely neat! What an interesting job that sounds like! And he gets to travel. B-) Way to go, Skandar!
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