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The pirate ship has made port!

Simply click the picture below to get to Amazon and place your order for the DVD of “The Boat That Rocked”.



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The official website for “The Boat That Rocked” has been updated and offers now plenty of goodies. No love for Sparky, though – not even a measly buddy icon (yes, “buddy icons”. This is movie is retro, after all!) đŸ˜‰

Jack Davenport is in the trailer, though. And in Mr. Dormandy’s picture gallery, in the elevator with Kenneth Branagh. So let’s not whinge complain. Click the pic to get to the official website, which looks really neat and stylish, plus offers interesting content. Two thumbs up!
It would have been three if there was a wallpaper of Mr. Twatt. Really – we’d found a third thumb somewhere.

boat-web-logo1Ah, I just see poor Mr. Twatt got stuck in the elevator… no problem. We’ve freed him! Alan Freed, hah!

Kenneth Branagh, Sinead Matthews and Jack Davenport in “The Boat That Rocks”

What else is new?


“(…) Radio Caroline’s Breakfast jock Tony Paul caught up with actor Bill Nighy recently in Hollywood and persuaded him to give Caroline listeners the inside scoop in his upcoming movie The Boat That Rocked. (…)”

So you can stop asking – but please note: no guarantee whatsoever for the correctness of these dates!

UK 1 April 2009
Australia 9 April 2009
Germany 16 April 2009
Netherlands 16 April 2009
Austria 17 April 2009
Denmark 17 April 2009
Finland 17 April 2009
Norway 17 April 2009
Sweden 17 April 2009
Belgium 22 April 2009
France 22 April 2009
Russia 30 April 2009
Argentina 28 May 2009
Brazil 29 May 2009
Spain 29 May 2009
Turkey 19 June 2009

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If a trailer is considered too rude to be up on a decent site, you can bet your arse backside it will be up on mine.

Nick Frost, I herewith forgive you the sock-incident.
We’re on the same sheet here.
Or boat.

And just to get into the mood for “The Boat That Rocked”:

Pirate BBC Essex 729, 765 & 1530MW – the ship is coming in!

“Back by popular demand, the award-winning Pirate BBC Essex returns to the airwaves this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast.”

“The vessel’s bridge will be converted into a radio studio from where Pirate BBC Essex will broadcast on 729, 765 and 1530 MW and on bbc.co.uk/essex from 7am on Good Friday (10 April).”

“Thousands of sixties pirate radio fans will be able to get within a few feet of the fun and action.”

“The vessel that hosts the four-day broadcast is a star in its own right as it is featured in the new film The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Kenneth Branagh.”

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Just when I was about to get suspicious that they might have cut him out of the movie… a new trailer comes along, which doesn’t only bring us the gorgeous Talulah Riley and Nick Frost (there’s not enough bleach in the world to make me unsee those socks. I love you Nick, really, but those socks are the type of stuff inspiring Stephen King…),


but also

finally some scenes with Jack Davenport. About friggin’ time!

He looks like Agent Smith in “The Matrix”, which is A Very Good Thing. Hugo Weaving was the only reason why I suffered through “Matrix 2: The Fail” and “Matrix 3: The Failship”.

(Introduction by Nick Frost)






Kenneth Branagh and Jack Davenport in “The Boat That Rocks”.

Then there’s Rhys Ifans, of course. Yesss…


What can I say? “CHEERS!”


Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye on the official “The Boat That Rocks” website:


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I’m having way too much fun with this. Unfortunately, there’s still neither news nor information regarding Jack Davenport’s character in “The Boat That Rocked”, but considering that said character is called “Twatt”, it’s very likely he’s working for the government… 60ies Norrington, hunting down radio pirates – one of them being Davy Jones…

Anyway, the posters – neat stuff! Ian Macmillan had ten minutes to take the legendary picture of The Beatles gracing the cover of “Abbey Road”; I suppose Rankin was allowed a little more time for this great hommage to the Fab Four. Rankin the photographer – not the cricket player. (Now there’s a fun idea…)


There are also some fantastic individual shots (see below). My favourite is the one of Rhys Ifans – FTW, mate!

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Pictures used with permission.

In 1966, arguably British pop music’s finest era, the BBC played only two hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio blasted rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people, more than half the population of Britain, listened to these pirates every single day.

The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the ’60s and pop music. It’s about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz.

Richard Curtis directs and all star cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Kenneth Branagh and Nick Frost. The film also stars Tom Sturridge, Jack Davenport, Ralph Brown, Chris O’Dowd and January Jones.

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