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discodiva
July 26th, 2012, 03:59 PM
As per the news now up at michaelshanks-online Michael will be playing the role of legendary Canadian Hockey Player, Gordie Howe, known as "Mr Hockey", in a new CBC Production, with director and producer Andy Mikita (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) at the helm....:)


Head over to the Home Page of MSOL to find out more ....


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml


Of course we all know that Michael is an accomplished hockey player himself and MASSIVE Canucks and ice hockey fan so I'm sure this role will be a dream come true for him....:D


Deeds xx

mandogater
July 26th, 2012, 05:25 PM
I MUST find a way to see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

discodiva
July 26th, 2012, 11:10 PM
And the Stargate connections to this story just keep on coming..:P

Nice tweet from Amanda Tapping to Michael over his new role as Mr Hockey...:sam:



Hey @MichaelShanks I've played Colleen Howe before. Just sayin... Congrats Mr. Workaholic! Xo


Deeds xx

discodiva
July 27th, 2012, 03:56 AM
Hee hee!..gotta love it when my Michael Shanks Google Alerts email comes through and it's my own post on here!!!..:P :D


Deeds xx

LC_
July 31st, 2012, 05:56 PM
As per the news now up at michaelshanks-online Michael will be playing the role of legendary Canadian Hockey Player, Gordie Howe, known as "Mr Hockey", in a new CBC Production, with director and producer Andy Mikita (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) at the helm....:)


Head over to the Home Page of MSOL to find out more ....


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml


Of course we all know that Michael is an accomplished hockey player himself and MASSIVE Canucks and ice hockey fan so I'm sure this role will be a dream come true for him....:D


Deeds xx

This is so amazingly cool! I'm intrigued as to how he landed this...I mean aside from his acting talent. I'm having a hard time seeing seeing Michael as Howe, facially...Howe had a long, lantern-jawed face...Michael's got a pretty square jaw too, but his entire face is broader.
Were Michael's hockey skills better than any one else who auditioned? Howe shot both left and right handed...is Michael ambidextrous?
Not that any of these questions will dim my enthusiasm for this project...will definitely be watching this.

discodiva
August 1st, 2012, 12:29 AM
Michael's just answered a question on Twitter re: the ambidextrous thing....he says his training for the part is incoporating that ...:)


I guess the producers & directors were happy enough with the looks thing if they gave him the part...:)


Deeds xx

LC_
August 1st, 2012, 09:01 AM
Michael's just answered a question on Twitter re: the ambidextrous thing....he says his training for the part is incoporating that ...:)


I guess the producers & directors were happy enough with the looks thing if they gave him the part...:)


Deeds xx

Well yes I did see that, but in his usual vague way all he did was confirm that it was part of the training...there was nothing about whether he had a natural inclination that way.

discodiva
August 2nd, 2012, 12:46 AM
Well it looks like he's throwing his heart and soul into the part.....apparently training well and suffering...as this is a PG forum I won't link but if you want to check out his Twitter he'll keep you up to date in his own inimitable "Twitter way"...:P


Deeds xx

LC_
August 2nd, 2012, 06:37 AM
Well it looks like he's throwing his heart and soul into the part.....apparently training well and suffering...as this is a PG forum I won't link but if you want to check out his Twitter he'll keep you up to date in his own inimitable "Twitter way"...:P


Deeds xx

<snerk> yes Day 3 does seem to have been a bad day.

discodiva
August 28th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Looks like filming begins today....must say I never thought I'd see the words "Michael Shanks" and "Chucky" (yes THAT Chucky) on the same page....however in the Winnipeg Free Press you do..:P

http://tinyurl.com/97agg4b

Mr Shanks has also been tweeting and showing his war wounds...;)


https://twitter.com/MichaelShanks/status/240243365625610240


Deeds xx

the fifth man
August 28th, 2012, 07:33 PM
That is great news for Michael Shanks. I hope he continues to land roles. He is a really good actor IMO.

LC_
September 1st, 2012, 06:30 PM
So I don't do Twitter but I have been managing to follow the stuff that MS is posting and I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing the resemblance between MS and Howe that others seem to be seeing...maybe it'll take seeing it 'live'.

chrono trigger
September 2nd, 2012, 11:02 AM
Im not a hockey fan so dont know this guy that michael shanks is playing but i am happy to see him doing well for himself. :)

madaboutdanny
September 2nd, 2012, 04:13 PM
So I don't do Twitter but I have been managing to follow the stuff that MS is posting and I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing the resemblance between MS and Howe that others seem to be seeing...maybe it'll take seeing it 'live'.


Neither do I, but on the other end I don't see the resemblance between Michael and Ben Browder of which everybody is so sure...either way, better Michael :D

discodiva
September 3rd, 2012, 12:05 AM
For me it's more important for me to believe in and get totally wrapped up in the story to a point where physical resemblence by the actor to the character is really secondary....that's the sign of a good actor to me....:)


Deeds xx

LC_
September 3rd, 2012, 02:09 PM
For me it's more important for me to believe in and get totally wrapped up in the story to a point where physical resemblence by the actor to the character is really secondary....that's the sign of a good actor to me....:)


Deeds xx

Yeah, that's pretty much what I meant by seeing it "live"...if he can make the persona come alive

discodiva
September 18th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Some great pics from "the rink" now up at MSOL.....apparently Michael won't miss shaving his hairline when the filming for "Mr Hockey" wraps in 1 day's time..:P


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml


Head to the Home Page and follow the links to the article and the photos in the gallery.....:D


Deeds xx

discodiva
February 2nd, 2013, 02:09 AM
"Mr Hockey" now has a Canadian TV Premiere Date....this will be April 28 2013....news now up on MSOL...


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml


Deeds xx

discodiva
February 16th, 2013, 12:06 AM
For those who'd like a look at Michael Shanks on ice, head on over to MSOL where there's a nice picture of him playing the legendary Gordie Howe, and also news of the US Premiere date for "The Gordie Howe Story" on Hallmark Channel...a chance to see Michael do his 2nd love after acting, play a legend and enjoy the story of a comeback when "being over the hill" didn't mean after your 21st birthday!! :P

(I put that last bit in myself btw ;) )



http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml



And in Saving Hope related news, Michael tweeted a few days' back hinting that he would soon be returning to Toronto (March sometime) to begin filming Season 2...:)...and that he hoped the snow would all be gone by the time he got there..


Deeds xx

discodiva
March 17th, 2013, 12:32 AM
An update with news about Mr Hockey is now available at MSOL...a trailer and some new stills from the film have been released on the Hallmark website...head over to MSOL for the link and information...:)


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/news/index.shtml


Deeds xx

discodiva
March 28th, 2013, 01:37 AM
NHL Hockey Players wish Gordie Howe a Happy 85th Birthday...and there's a mention of Michael's film biopic about him too which will air on the Hallmark Channel on 4th May ..


http://tinyurl.com/co8u643


Deeds xx

discodiva
April 1st, 2013, 02:49 AM
There are so many birthday tributes to Gordie Howe being retweeted and tweeted by Michael that it's not worth posting them all...however THIS tweet has a link to some great "On Location/Behind The Scenes" on the Hallmark Channel's "Mr Hockey" Page...:D


https://twitter.com/MichaelShanks/status/318630581464363008


I'd like to think that it was my tweet to him and Monica earlier that alerted him to it, but I'm sure he had plenty of others send the same link to him..:)


Enjoy!..


And Happy 85th Birthday (yesterday) Mr Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Legend..:)


Deeds xx

avp60685
April 1st, 2013, 06:57 PM
That is incredible news, thanks for sharing it!

python490
April 6th, 2013, 09:49 PM
I am a bit of a Hockey Fan glad to see one of my favorite Sci-fi actors in a sports film.

avp60685
April 8th, 2013, 10:12 AM
I know that Michael is a huge hockey fan so I know this is a nice way for him to combine his love of acting and his love of hockey together!

discodiva
April 15th, 2013, 06:00 AM
"A Dream Come True"...pure fanboy glee from Michael Shanks in this great interview with Detroit Free Press...


http://www.freep.com/article/20130414/SPORTS05/304140197/Lights-Camera-Gordie


Deeds xx

avp60685
April 15th, 2013, 04:20 PM
Thanks Deeds!

discodiva
April 24th, 2013, 11:53 PM
The build up to the premiere of "Mr Hockey" on Canadian TV on 28th April and on Hallmark Channel in the US on 4th May is continuing pace...

Many articles are now appearing, as well as appearances promoting it from cast members....

The DVD is now available to pre-order online at Walmart and will be released on 7th May...

To go to news links, Walmart and other sites connected with "Mr Hockey", please head on over to Michael's Official Website MSOL for the details...


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/


And to see a rather apt and snazzy new Home Page Header too...

And thanks to Tsaxlady, my copy of Mr Hockey has been pre-ordered so I can get it signed by Michael himself at London Film & Comic Con..:daniel:



Deeds xx

discodiva
April 25th, 2013, 05:03 AM
New interview with the Examiner now up re: Michael and Mr Hockey....Part One..

http://www.examiner.com/article/mich...ockey-part-one


And part two...

http://www.examiner.com/article/mich...ockey-part-two


Deeds xx

avp60685
April 26th, 2013, 10:02 AM
thanks Deeds!

discodiva
April 26th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Loads more links to news articles and reviews now coming in.....probably best to go to MSOL and follow all the links from there...


http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/


Nice to see Michael's performance being praised already by those in the Press who have seen it already..:D


Deeds xx

discodiva
May 4th, 2013, 04:19 AM
Don't forget US viewers with Hallmark Channel..


Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story premieres on Hallmark on Saturday, 4 May at 9:00pm ET / 8:00pm Central.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/dancingwallnut/news_1261_zpsce6dcf0a.jpg


Deeds xx

discodiva
May 5th, 2013, 10:00 AM
Well I don't think a higher compliment could be paid to cast and crew of "Mr Hockey"....from his own daughter Cathy who seems to have joined Twitter to post it...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/dancingwallnut/GordieDaughterTweet_zpsf2e67a2a.png


Deeds xx

gatechick
May 7th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Good for MS. I thought he did a pretty good job in the movie. He seemed to have GH's mannerisms down pretty well. The only tiny complaint I had was his skating was a little too stiff as compared to footage I have seen of GH. But overall I really enjoyed his portrayal.