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The 66-year-old had never heard of the show when he was offered a part and only accepted the role in the hope of getting a free leather jacket.
"They said it was for an American TV series and I thought it was going to be like 'Xena: Princess Warrior' so I thought, 'I'd love a bit of that, at least I'll get a leather jacket out of it or something'," dailymirror.co.uk quoted Johnson as saying.
"The first filming was in Ireland and I looked. »
- Arun Pandit
London, Aug 29: Singer, guitarist and songwriter Wilko Johnson, who was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last year, is recording a new album.
The 66-year-old had refused to undergo chemotherapy to cure the cancer, and headed out on a farewell tour instead, reports contactmusic.com.
Johnson has been playing sporadic gigs at arts festivals in his native Britain throughout the summer.
"Sometimes I think, 'What's the point?' There are days when I feel really apathetic. But, yes, I think we'll get it finished at some point," Mojo magazine quoted Johnson as saying.
- Rahul Kapoor
You've parsed the many cryptic interviews with cast members and creator Vince Gilligan, and scrutinised that teaser of Walter White reading Ozymandias. Now it's finally time to sit back and watch as Breaking Bad's much-anticipated endgame unfolds. The first of the final episodes is available to Netflix subscribers from Monday, a day after Us transmission.
Anyone missing the easy muso bonhomie of the Word podcast will be well served by this Radio 4 series, in which artists from Wilko Johnson to Spandau Ballet chat about their best-loved works. Each episode is divided into an A-side with John Wilson asking the questions, and a B-side where the fans meet their idols. Generously, the Beeb is keeping two series' worth online all year, and there are added live acoustic takes on its site. »
- Gwilym Mumford, Martin Horsfield, Lanre Bakare
Rory McCann has done his fair share of cleaving as Sandor Clegane. But, like his fanfic-inspiring antihero in Westeros, this Scots actor is a soulful sort of fellow
By his own admission, Rory McCann is a big man, and he's struggling to adjust to the heat of Santa Monica. The towering Scot who plays Sandor "the Hound" Clegane – foremost sword-swinging badass in a series not lacking on that front – is in La for a Game Of Thrones premiere and goblet-clanging celebratory shindig, along with 23 other stars from the show. "So about 20% of the cast," he chuckles.
The ever-expanding character list of HBO's blood-spattered epic has become a running joke: season three adds Diana Rigg, Paul Kaye, Mackenzie Crook and more to the pool of Britain's GoT talent. But in Westeros, the medieval-ish land of fleshpot diplomacy and lethal realpolitik described in George Rr Martin's fantasy doorstops, there's a high degree of natural wastage. »
- Graeme Virtue
Wilko Johnson has two separate careers, and is famous for both. American audiences know him best as a mute executioner named Ilyn Payne on HBO's "Game of Thrones." In Europe, though, he's likely more well-known as the guitarist of 1970s English punk rock band, Dr. Feelgood.
Unfortunately, Johnson recently learned he likely has less than a year to live. In January, he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. While some might mourn the end of their life, Johnson is going a different route, according to Reuters..
"It makes you feel so alive," the musician says, "I'm a miserable so-and-so. I suffer from depression and everything...but all that stuff, whatever it was I used to worry about, it doesn't matter. What's gone, what is and what will be, do not matter."
Johnson is spending the last year of his life doing what he loves most, performing. He is holding a »
Westcliff-on-sea, England — Living has been full of surprises for Wilko Johnson. So has dying.
Four decades in the rock `n' roll trenches have brought the British guitarist obscurity and fame, followed by turmoil, more obscurity and rediscovery. Now the greatest rock star you may not have heard of – songwriter for rabble-rousing 1970s band Dr. Feelgood – is embarking on a farewell tour. Unlike some musical goodbyes, this one is permanent. Late last year, Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and told he had just months to live.
He says he has never felt more alive.
The 65-year-old musician says that in the weeks since his diagnosis, he's been unexpectedly happy – "In fact it amounted at times to euphoria."
"I suddenly found myself in a position where nothing matters anymore," he said. "I'm a miserable so-and-so normally ... I'd be worrying about the taxman or all the things that we worry about »
Wilko Johnson has spoken of feeling "vividly alive" after learning he has terminal cancer. The former Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury and the Blockheads guitarist, who also starred in Game of Thrones, told BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme that his diagnosis has relieved his often depressed mood. Johnson explained: "When I went in for the diagnosis and the doctor told me 'You've got cancer' it was quite plain it was an inoperable thing, there was nothing they could do. "We walked out of there and I felt an elation of spirit. You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything and it's just 'Whoah'. "I am actually a miserable person. I've spent most of my (more) »
- By Beth Curtis
Being diagnosed with terminal cancer has given actor and musician Wilko Johnson the desire to finally stop and smell the roses. The Game of Thrones actor, 65, who is aware "death is upon me," tells U.K. Radio 4's Front Row that upon hearing the news of his condition, he left the doctor's office and oddly felt "an elation of spirit." Says Johnson, "You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything, and it's just, 'Whoa. I am actually a miserable person.' I've spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, »
Game of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson is facing his final days with dignity, humor and grace. Earlier this month, the former Dr. Feelgood guitarist revealed that he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and that he's opted to forgo chemotherapy. Now, in a candid and poignant interview with BBC Radio 4's Front Row program, he speaks openly about learning of his prognosis, coming to terms with the twilight of his days and just how—illness, be damned—he plans to keep on rocking until the very end. (Better believe it: He's not calling off his tour, no siree.) "I noticed the symptoms a few months ago—there was this lump in my stomach," the 65-year-old musician-actor »
Earlier this month came the sad news that actor Wilko Johnson had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
But despite his ailing health, the "Game of Thrones" star appears to be in good spirits, telling Radio 4's Front Row that learning of his illness has actually energized him.
The 65-year-old actor opened up to the U.K. radio station about his diagnoses and revealed that he noticed a lump in his stomach, but ignored it hoping it would go away -- sadly it did not.
"When I went in for the diagnosis and the doctor told me 'You've got cancer' it was quite plain it was an inoperable thing, there was nothing they could do," he explained, adding that when he left the doctor's office, he felt an "elation of spirit."
"You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything and it's just 'whoa, »
- Stephanie Marcus
Fans will be happy to know that Wilko Johnson is in very good spirits after doctors diagnosed him with terminal pancreatic cancer. The Games of Thrones actor and Dr. Feelgood bandmember shared the heartbreaking news on Jan. 10 on his Facebook page, and is now opening up about how he's doing now. In an intimate interview with Radio 4's Front Row (via BBC), Johnson, 65, explained that he went to the doctor after feeling a lump in his stomach, which he initially ignored. When his doctors gave [...] »
- Nicole Eggenberger
Wilko Johnson has confirmed an extra London date for his upcoming UK tour. The Game of Thrones star and founding member of Dr Feelgood is embarking on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The guitarist has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy, and announced four UK shows last week. The gig at Koko, London sold out this morning in less than an hour, leading to another date being added for March 10. Tickets (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
Wilko Johnson has announced a series of farewell gigs in the UK. The guitarist and founding member of Dr Feelgood, who more recently acted in Game of Thrones, last week confirmed that he has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer for which he has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy. His manager Robert Hoy said: "The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career." Tickets for the shows go on sale this Monday, January 21 via The (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
Wilko Johnson will perform four farewell concerts in the UK in March, it was announced today.
This news follows the statement made last week that the guitarist and founding member of band Dr. Feelgood has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and has opted not to undergo chemotherapy.
His manager, Robert Hoy explains, "The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career."
According to his website, the four UK dates represent a series of farewell concerts for Wilko. After returning from a tour of Japan, Wilko plans to record a new studio album, and will also release a live DVD from 2012's UK tour.
He is also planning a short tour of France.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 21 January.
London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome »
- The Huffington Post UK
Is Game of Thrones taking a page from The Simpsons? Do you remember the three-eyed fish from the animated series, a product of the nuclear power plant where Homer works? Well, today’s fresh new Game of Thrones trailer features a curious creature of it’s own. Get ready to come face to face with a three-eyed bird.
Is it season 3 yet? Is it season 3 yet? Almost! The feathered creature in today’s video heralds the news of the show’s impending return. The bird is a raven, but ravenous readers of the popular George R. R. Martin penned books upon which the HBO series is based, know that in the book, the bird happens to be a crow. In fact, that may just be what’s so wonderful about this cool, creepy, but somewhat infuriating teaser.
Sure, the video only lasts about thirty seconds, but it caters to those »
- Sasha Nova
Wilko Johnson has terminal pancreatic cancer. The 'Game of Thrones' actor and former Dr. Feelgood guitarist has opted not to receive chemotherapy treatment and is said to be in ''good spirits'' following the diagnosis. Wilko's manager Robert Hoy announced the news via the actor's Facebook page, writing: ''I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy. ''He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.'' The 65-year-old actor-and-musician found fame in the 1970s as a member of pub rock band, Dr. Feelgood, and currently stars on hit fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' as mute executioner Ilyn Payne. His manager is adamant Wilko will continue to live life to the »
"He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity," a statement from Johnson's manager stated, as reported by The Guardian.
In 2012, 43,920 people are estimated to have developed pancreatic cancer and 37,390 people are estimated to have died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Pancreatic cancer is notoriously deadly, with 75 percent of people dying within a year of being diagnosed, MyHealthNewsDaily reported. And within five years, 94 percent of people with the disease will die.
Survival rates are higher when the cancer is caught early, but even early-stage pancreatic cancer has a very low five-year survival rate. For the most »
- Amanda L. Chan
Following Wilko Johnson's heartbreaking announcement that he has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, the official Twitter account for Game of Thrones shared their condolences. Johnson, 65, who stared as Ser Ilyn Payne during Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit HBO show, shared the sad news his diagnosis on his Facebook page Thursday, Jan. 10. "I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas," his manager, Robert Hoy, said in the post. "He has chosen not to receive [...] »
- Nicole Eggenberger
Game of Thrones star Wilko Johnson is preparing for the end of his life. The British actor and musician, 65, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, his manager confirmed to BBC News."I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy," his manager says in a statement. "He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months [...] »
- Justin Ravitz
"Game Of Thrones" star Wilko Johnson, 65, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The news was confirmed to the BBC by Johnson's manager in a statement adding, "He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy."
The statement notes that Johnson is currently in good spirits and not yet suffering any of physical effects of the cancer, noting that he, "can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity."
The actor plays the character Ilyn Payne, a mute executioner, on the HBO series. He is also an accomplished British guitarist, most known for his time with the band Dr. Feelgood.
Johnson plans to finish a new album and perform a small tour, as well as a few farewell concerts in the UK. »
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