Sunday, August 14, 2011


Mordred News:
Child actor Asa Butterfield who plays  in  will star in Scorsese film "Hugo" as "Hugo Cabret" to be released November 23, 2011.  Here is the trailer: 

"Sir Mordred" (1902) by H. J. Ford
"In Arthurian legend, Mordred is known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and Arthur fatally wounded. Tradition varies on his relationship to Arthur, but he is best known today as Arthur's illegitimate son by his half-sister Morgause. In earlier literature, he was considered the legitimate son of Morgause, also known as Anna, with her husband King Lot of Orkney. His brothers or half-brothers are GawainAgravainGaheris, and Gareth. The name (from either Old Welsh Medraut, Cornish Modred, or Old Breton Modrot) is ultimately derived from LatinModerātus.[1]-Mordred on wikepedia

"Asa Butterflied English actorfirst started acting at the age of 7 on Wednesday afternoons after school at the Young Actors Theatre in his hometown. Later, he secured minor roles in the 2006 television drama After Thomas and the 2007 film Son of Rambow.[3][5] In 2008 he also had a guest role playing Donny in Ashes to Ashes.[6][7] He is well recognized for his distinctive blue eyes.  Asa is best known for his role in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) and for his role as Norman in the 2010 film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

n the 2008 Merlin episode "The Beginning of the End", he plays a young druid boy who is hunted by Uther Pendragon who wants to sentence him to death because he feels threatened by the boy's magic. Despite the Great Dragon's advice and the warning that Arthur cannot survive if the boy does, Merlin, with the help of Morgana, helps the boy escape Camelot and returns him to the druids. When they are about to disappear into the forest Arthur asks him for his name. The druid boy identifies himself as Mordred.[11]

In 2010, he appeared alongside Anthony Hopkins in The Wolfman.[12]
He recently starred as Norman Green in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, working together with Emma Thompson. The film received great reviews along with his performance.
Asa has recently been cast as the main character, Hugo in Martin Scorsese new 3-D film Hugo, which began shooting in June 2010 and is planned for release on 23 November 2011. The filming ended in January 2011."
-wikipedia Asa Butterflied

Great Mordred clip from Merlin, showing off a couple of his powers, but not nearly touching upon the extent of them. (Some violence, maybe PG-13): 
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