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Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: May 23, 2014 12:30 pm
by 220chrisTian
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. :)

Cambridge graduation
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

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: May 29, 2014 6:51 am
by fantasia_kitty
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!

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 12:42 pm
by 220chrisTian
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

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Jun 14, 2014 2:11 pm
by 220chrisTian
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/

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Jun 26, 2014 2:17 pm
by 220chrisTian
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

PostPosted: Jul 02, 2014 10:13 am
by The Rose-Tree Dryad
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. :)

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Aug 27, 2014 10:27 pm
by Future Narnian
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.

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2014 3:18 pm
by 220chrisTian
In Freedom's Cause - here's the trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6GLCJdVz8Y

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Oct 12, 2014 1:30 am
by EmpressJadis
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!

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Nov 07, 2014 1:24 pm
by 220chrisTian
NEWS: In Freedom's Cause is now available (mp3, CD)!

http://www.infreedomscause.com/buy-now.html

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Dec 26, 2014 11:45 am
by Anfinwen
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!

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Jan 24, 2015 3:33 pm
by 220chrisTian
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/

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Mar 10, 2016 12:56 pm
by Adeona
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!

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Apr 02, 2016 2:02 pm
by 220chrisTian
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_

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: Apr 14, 2016 2:41 pm
by mm1991
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. :(

Re: Edmund - Skandar Keynes

PostPosted: May 05, 2016 1:27 am
by Adeona
That's definitely neat! What an interesting job that sounds like! And he gets to travel. B-) Way to go, Skandar!