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Jan 7 2012 -Gerry on the Graham Norton Show


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It has just finished the show and it is a good one. It was not thos standard questions like "how did you become lawyer" anbd stuff like that. Het told the kilt story and also the near drowning one from the movie shoot. If you have evre seen a Graham Norton show then you know it is entertaining. I think that one of our GALS wasin the audience because they talked about the conventions. Even Noel Gallagher was good , he is the most normal one of the Gallagher brothers. When he was on Gerry told that hey had sand 'Wonderwall'.

There was this funny bit: they had also the dog on the show from the movie 'The Artist4 and for therapeutic reasons the dog did the drowning scene so Gerry could get over it. It is one to watch

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Uggie the dog doing a recreation of the accident was odd but Gerard really seemed to find it funny. That is the first time I have seen that clip from Coriolanus and am so looking forward to the movie.

Moira was there much edited out of the broadcast?.

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Finished watching the show a little while ago. It seemed so much shorter. Here are some bits that I noticed were left out. There must have been more, I will post as they come to me.

1. They only show Gerry telling the story about his sister's wedding where he was commando and exposed to the audience and he thought his Mum was telling him to pray whereas she was signaling him to close his legs. He also told the story about his brother's wedding with a few more details. Apparently he was very very nervous because he had to make a speech and he went to the toiler and sat in a cubicle to relax. As he was sitting on the toilet part of the kilt got in the water and got all wet so he proceeded to try and dry it by lifting it up under the hand dryer. It was a funny sight when people walked in.

2. He gave some more details about his accident. Apparently there was a jet ski rescuer who tried to go in and get him and Gerry saw him approach and thought he would be saved but more waves were coming in so he had to leave and poor Gerry was left there having to deal with 4-5 more waves before he could be rescued. It was heart breaking to hear him tell the details of how he was in the water and he saw this guy turn back and leaving him behind and more waves hitting him. He also said that in the film he talks to his protege about this kind of dangerous things that can go wrong in Mavericks, like being held down by two waves etc. He talked about certain areas in that particular area of the coast where you don't want to be caught under the waves and gave some details I cannot recall. Apparently these are the things you do not want to happen to you at Mavericks and he talks about all this in the film and then it actually happened to him. He said that one of the reasons he decided to make the film was because he was flying the helicopter and he kept seeing the waves in Malibu and the surfers and was fascinated. He will continue surfing but obviously in safer waters. He mentioned that the filming is not done yet and he is going back but production and insurance won't let him go back in the water to surf (in the current weather conditions I would imagine). He said he was hoping to leave on Friday to catch the waves in Mavericks but did not sound hopeful that he would make it. Here are some of the things he said and were left out of the final cut:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20559238,00.html

Butler, 42, says he wanted to get right back into the water after his near-death experience when he was pulled underwater and dragged over a reef in Northern California last month while filming the surf movie Of Men and Mavericks.

"I was going to go back that day," the 300 star said on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show. "I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy, but it’s pretty addictive."

Instead, Butler was taken to Stanford Medical Center, where he was evaluated and released.

Speaking about the incident, Butler tells Norton: "This was maybe one of the few times that the reports were not exaggerated. It was a pretty close call. ... [The waves] just took me and I couldn't get up. It was pretty hairy."

But if there's a silver lining to the incident, it's that it helped Butler get into his character, surf enthusiast Rick "Frosty" Hesson.

"In the movie, I put in a scene about a 'two wave hold down,' when you are down for so long that the next wave comes over before you get back up, and that's what happened to me," he said.

"They finally grabbed me just as another huge wave was coming in. It was just like a movie! In fact, everything I talked about happening in the movie happened to me."

3. When they showed the Hawaii photo he got this terrified look in his face because he thought that the Barbados photos were coming up. He seemed to really feel bad about those. He mentioned to Graham that he was relieved that he didn't show those photos and talked about how awful they were and how he felt he had to do something and I shouted that they were lovely. He didn't hear it at first and asked me what I had said and I repeated it in what probably sounded to him as a very English accent (too girly). So he assumed a girly, English tone and he said "lovely" very jokingly, mimicking my voice. They weren't "lovely", they were horrible. He had the cutest face, I wish they would have left it in.

4. At one point Martin Freeman said the f word. This is in the final cut. What you don't see is how Gerry reacted. He said, Can we say F... on the show? I thought we couldn't do this! And then he and Freeman went on to make some jokes about it including a lot of f words. LOL!

5. I don't remember how but the story of him meeting Madonna on the set of RnR and Madonna trying to give him a B12 injection was brought up. He gives a detailed re-enactments which was hilarious. At the end of the interview, when he hears that Madonna will be on the show next week, he is so impressed, he opens his eyes wide, he goes, Really? No s**t! I guess he would have liked to have been invited back next week. LOL!

6. He talked about when he was younger and used to drink with his mates at the Law Society, they would buy some sort of cheap wine and drink it and then smash the glasses on their heads. He said there was a special way to do it so that the glass would break but you wouldn't be hurt. Still at one time he was so drunk he got it all wrong and cut his nose and there was blood all over but still he hadn't realised he was hurt and bleeding and was trying to impress a girl. He did a funny re-enactment. Then he pointed out that he is sober and the only one drinking water whereas the others were drinking beer and people should not try at home what he had just described.

What I also wanted to point out is the impression he made on me when the camera was not on him and other people were talking. All of a sudden he would become very serious and focused, he would often look down and you could tell his mind was racing. One might think that he wasn't listening but you could tell he was and also thinking about probably a thousand other things and he also jumped at any opportunity if he felt there was a comment to be made. At one point he had streched his right leg and kept rotating his right foot and looking at it. It was very endearing. I don't think you can see it in the final cut of the show, but if you were there at the recording it was very obvious that he monopolised the conversation because he had so many interesting things to say. His charisma was very apparent.

I will revert if I remember something more that did not make it to the final cut. I wish there was a DVD of it with the extras. :-)

Theresa

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Thanks, Moira.

I love to hear him respond to you. He really knows you well by now,

and always welcomes your input.

Can't wait to see this show.

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

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Finished watching the show a little while ago. It seemed so much shorter. Here are some bits that I noticed were left out. There must have been more, I will post as they come to me.

1. They only show Gerry telling the story about his sister's wedding where he was commando and exposed to the audience and he thought his Mum was telling him to pray whereas she was signaling him to close his legs. He also told the story about his brother's wedding with a few more details. Apparently he was very very nervous because he had to make a speech and he went to the toiler and sat in a cubicle to relax. As he was sitting on the toilet part of the kilt got in the water and got all wet so he proceeded to try and dry it by lifting it up under the hand dryer. It was a funny sight when people walked in.

2. He gave some more details about his accident. Apparently there was a jet ski rescuer who tried to go in and get him and Gerry saw him approach and thought he would be saved but more waves were coming in so he had to leave and poor Gerry was left there having to deal with 4-5 more waves before he could be rescued. It was heart breaking to hear him tell the details of how he was in the water and he saw this guy turn back and leaving him behind and more waves hitting him. He also said that in the film he talks to his protege about this kind of dangerous things that can go wrong in Mavericks, like being held down by two waves etc. He talked about certain areas in that particular area of the coast where you don't want to be caught under the waves and gave some details I cannot recall. Apparently these are the things you do not want to happen to you at Mavericks and he talks about all this in the film and then it actually happened to him. He said that one of the reasons he decided to make the film was because he was flying the helicopter and he kept seeing the waves in Malibu and the surfers and was fascinated. He will continue surfing but obviously in safer waters. He mentioned that the filming is not done yet and he is going back but production and insurance won't let him go back in the water to surf (in the current weather conditions I would imagine). He said he was hoping to leave on Friday to catch the waves in Mavericks but did not sound hopeful that he would make it. Here are some of the things he said and were left out of the final cut:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20559238,00.html

Butler, 42, says he wanted to get right back into the water after his near-death experience when he was pulled underwater and dragged over a reef in Northern California last month while filming the surf movie Of Men and Mavericks.

"I was going to go back that day," the 300 star said on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show. "I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy, but it’s pretty addictive."

Instead, Butler was taken to Stanford Medical Center, where he was evaluated and released.

Speaking about the incident, Butler tells Norton: "This was maybe one of the few times that the reports were not exaggerated. It was a pretty close call. ... [The waves] just took me and I couldn't get up. It was pretty hairy."

But if there's a silver lining to the incident, it's that it helped Butler get into his character, surf enthusiast Rick "Frosty" Hesson.

"In the movie, I put in a scene about a 'two wave hold down,' when you are down for so long that the next wave comes over before you get back up, and that's what happened to me," he said.

"They finally grabbed me just as another huge wave was coming in. It was just like a movie! In fact, everything I talked about happening in the movie happened to me."

3. When they showed the Hawaii photo he got this terrified look in his face because he thought that the Barbados photos were coming up. He seemed to really feel bad about those. He mentioned to Graham that he was relieved that he didn't show those photos and talked about how awful they were and how he felt he had to do something and I shouted that they were lovely. He didn't hear it at first and asked me what I had said and I repeated it in what probably sounded to him as a very English accent (too girly). So he assumed a girly, English tone and he said "lovely" very jokingly, mimicking my voice. They weren't "lovely", they were horrible. He had the cutest face, I wish they would have left it in.

4. At one point Martin Freeman said the f word. This is in the final cut. What you don't see is how Gerry reacted. He said, Can we say F... on the show? I thought we couldn't do this! And then he and Freeman went on to make some jokes about it including a lot of f words. LOL!

5. I don't remember how but the story of him meeting Madonna on the set of RnR and Madonna trying to give him a B12 injection was brought up. He gives a detailed re-enactments which was hilarious. At the end of the interview, when he hears that Madonna will be on the show next week, he is so impressed, he opens his eyes wide, he goes, Really? No s**t! I guess he would have liked to have been invited back next week. LOL!

6. He talked about when he was younger and used to drink with his mates at the Law Society, they would buy some sort of cheap wine and drink it and then smash the glasses on their heads. He said there was a special way to do it so that the glass would break but you wouldn't be hurt. Still at one time he was so drunk he got it all wrong and cut his nose and there was blood all over but still he hadn't realised he was hurt and bleeding and was trying to impress a girl. He did a funny re-enactment. Then he pointed out that he is sober and the only one drinking water whereas the others were drinking beer and people should not try at home what he had just described.

What I also wanted to point out is the impression he made on me when the camera was not on him and other people were talking. All of a sudden he would become very serious and focused, he would often look down and you could tell his mind was racing. One might think that he wasn't listening but you could tell he was and also thinking about probably a thousand other things and he also jumped at any opportunity if he felt there was a comment to be made. At one point he had streched his right leg and kept rotating his right foot and looking at it. It was very endearing. I don't think you can see it in the final cut of the show, but if you were there at the recording it was very obvious that he monopolised the conversation because he had so many interesting things to say. His charisma was very apparent.

I will revert if I remember something more that did not make it to the final cut. I wish there was a DVD of it with the extras. :-)

Theresa

I wonder if someone could contact the Graham Norton show and request that DVDs of the whole show as recorded be

available for purchase. I would love to buy one of the entire, uncut show. Can someone give me details on how to

contact the show?

Love him absolutely,

Sandy

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Thanks SO MUCH Theresa and Moira for all of the information!! Too bad they couldn't use all of the stories Gerry told on the Show. I loved the video Moira, and you were terrific!! You added to the fun of the Show. Can't wait until tomorrow when I get to see it on BBC America. Thanks for telling us what we will miss Theresa!!

~HUGS~ Kathy

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I just remembered another funny story that was left out. They were talking about the paps and he said that there was this one in NYC who was waiting to catch him eating. Gerry admitted that he is not the best of eaters or something to that effect, jokingly of course. Everytime Gerry picked up his fork to bring it to his mouth, the guy would lift up his lens. Gerry would stop midway and the guy would bring down his lens. Whenever a lorry drove by, Gerry would try and get as much food in as possible so the guy would miss him. This went on for about an hour. It was really funny because Gerry, being Gerry, was acting out the whole thing and it was hilarious to see how he was showing how fast he was chewing when the lorry was driving by.

Theresa

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:cunning:

I forgot about the postcard bit :lmao: it was a great recording and like Theresa pointed out he did not make light or joke about the accident and it's obvious it's affected him.

The funniest bit for me was him forgetting he had worn a kilt on red carpet. I really hope they keep it in because his realisation when Theresa and I jogged his memory was classic. I'm sure it was at that stage he makes a funny comment about us knowing better than him. He always jokes "did you not move to US"

He did look horrified at the thought of Graham showing the Barbados pic. When they showed that gorgeous pic of him coming out the water in black shorts I think Graham asked where it was taken or when was that, Gerry didn't seem to know and looked our way and I said Hawaii. From Graham's expression and Gerry just laughing I quickly said "I wasn't there honest" - come on Gerry most of your fans because the pics are so great know when and where :lmao:

Graham did bring up the convention when he was asking all his guests about fans and turned to me to ask my name and a question. It was very funny and I only wish I had the chance to have elaborated the good things about it but Graham changed the subject.

It will be very difficult for the editors to know what to cut out with it being a group interview opposed to individual. I just hope they keep everything related to the accident.

Well done,Moira, for your input to the show which I watched last night.

The banter between you and Gerry was so funny and he seemed to appreciate the information you supplied about his various appearances!

When Graham Norton queried you about the numbers who attended Gerry's conventions both he and Gerry suggested you bump up the numbers and they laughed about it.

He looked really well - fit,happy and very masculine!

I am looking forward very much to seeing 'Coriolanus' in a couple of weeks time.

best regards,

Mirin

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I was also lucky enough to attended the the recording of the show and managed to get front row :-), It was awesome to see Gerry especially as I've not see him in person before.

Moira you and Gerry were hilarious together, Him Forgetting the kilt and where the picture of him was taken and you knowing everything, you should be his P.A, lol

Karen

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Just watched the show and it was awesome! Gerry looked fantastic and Moira was on a lot which was very cool. I really like the format of the show because all of the guests are out on the sofa for the whole show so you get to see them interact with each other. Wish we could see all the stuff that was cut out. Thanks for filling us in on those bits.

Sara

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You looked great, Framolamdu! You were funny, too. Before I joined GALS, I knew about the convention in Las Vegas. So when you mentioned it, I knew which one it was. :igotgals:

I enjoy watching The Graham Norton Show, but especially that episode. :wuv::yummy:

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