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January 08, 2016 – Entertainment Weekly

I have added a scan from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine to our photo archive, thanks to my friend Claudia over at marymcdonnell.org for sending the scan our way. It features an article on The Path. I have also typed it out below the ‘read more’ link for those who might want to translate it or make quick quotes. It really is a great article!

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December 31st, 2015
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Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes): Hannibal showrunner and stars dissect the gory, glorious series finale

‘It’s a final victory,’ Hugh Dancy says.

NBC’s Hannibal concluded this past August with a bang — or, more accurately, a splash: The season 3 (and series) finale ended with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) falling off a cliff and presumbly into the sea far, far below after killing Francis Dolarhyde, also known as the Red Dragon.

Dancy, Mikkelsen, and showrunner Bryan Fuller called up EW to talk about the strange relationship between Will and Hannibal, what that last scene really meant, and what they want for Hannibal’s future.

On the series’ final moments

HUGH DANCY: In that final sequence, Hannibal realizes his long-held dream. By the very end, he and Will have killed someone in a kind of ritualistic, cold-blooded fashion. I remember very clearly dripping in blood, and that’s what Hannibal wanted to put it into effect between them at the end of season 2. That’s what he imagined. They go off to Europe like slaughtering people or something. And Will is acknowledging to Hannibal that it was as extraordinary an experience for him as it was for Hannibal. That’s what he’s saying. And I talked to Bryan a lot about that, that the motivation for going off the cliff at the end had to be Will’s realization, not only that this thing had happened, but that he loved it, as opposed to just, “Oh my god, what have I done? I finally arrived at this place I never wanted to be in. Oh, it’s so terrible!” It’s not that. It’s, “This is beautiful.”

MADS MIKKELSEN: [Hannibal’s] been, for three seasons, he’s been trying to make Will Graham see the light, which is [that] there is a wonderful power in killing and doing it for your own purpose. Not to protect yourself, but because you want to. And this is literally what Will is doing at this moment, and they are doing it together. They are doing it as a Bonnie and Clyde couple, which is absolutely perfect in the script that Hannibal wrote.

DANCY: It’s not a real relationship. [Laughs] It’s more, I think, exploration of things which probably we’ve all gone through one way or another, which is slightly obsessive, slightly compulsive. In a sense, it’s just like a really compelling but totally destructive relationship with anybody that you keep coming back to.

BRYAN FULLER: The last moment is [them] nuzzling each other. It actually went further than… Mads was like, “We really went for it!” and I was like, “You actually went a little too for it” because it was like, longing glances, [Laughs] curling lips, and those types of things. I sort of brought it back to the characters and their role without taking it into fan fiction territory. [Laughs]

MIKKELSEN: There is some kind of physicality all of the sudden that becomes almost erotic between them in the very end. It was as if it was impossible not to go there. We basically touched all the other bases with a relationship, and that was kind of like, this has been leading up to this all the time. Whether it’s a physical kiss or it’s just a mental kiss that is being sculpted by our physicality, that is obviously up to the viewers’ eyes, but it just felt unavoidable, that there was no way around it. I think we did a couple versions like that. [Laughs]

It’s definitely a bromance. To Hannibal, Will represents something that he has never really had before, something that is on his level in some senses. And he genuinely loves Will. He could definitely see, not necessarily in a sexual way, a family consisting of him, Will, and Abigail Hobbs. That would be an ideal way of spending the next 10 years of his life. It does not go that way, because Will unfortunately, in Hannibal’s eyes, betrayed him. It is a weird, weird relationship. As Will Graham says in one of the very first scenes they have together, he tells Hannibal that he doesn’t find him that interesting and Hannibal says, “You will.” And that’s what it’s all about. They’ve been getting closer and closer together throughout these seasons.

On the characters’ and the show’s futures

DANCY: I think there’s no question that that’s a big cliff. [Laughs] The only way Will’s ever going to destroy Hannibal is probably to destroy himself. And in that moment, the part of him that’s always fighting against the darkness inside him also thinks, not only is that the only way I’m going to kill Hannibal, it’s better that I should go too. I actually have to end both of us. So that’s what he does.

It’s a final victory. I think what happens is, right up until that last moment, essentially, Hannibal is victorious. He has engineered exactly what he wanted. He’s out of prison, he has Will with him, they’ve gone to this brutal, dark place. And Will manages to pull back a victory. I mean, it’s optimistic in a very, very narrow sense, because they just both killed someone and then jumped off a cliff. But even so. [Laughs]

It’s a very conscious reference to Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. We all know that Sherlock Holmes came back from that. Whether I’m Sherlock or Moriarty in that equation, I don’t even know.

MIKKELSEN: They’d really have to be some super soft rocks down there if Hannibal can make it, right? On the other hand, you see Hannibal getting out of situations that nobody else could get out of it. So if there was a fourth season, we’d have to figure out how he did that. But I don’t think there’s anything supernatural about him. I think he’s mortal like the rest of us, absolutely. But for some reason, God seems to like him. [Laughs] He has a protecting hand carrying Hannibal around all the time. And that is the irony of the show. Why would God simply protect a man like this? It seems like he’s always coming up with a lucky hand.

FULLER: What I would love most about this show is for people to remember Mads Mikkelsen as the definitive Hannibal Lecter. I would love that. As much as I love Anthony Hopkins and think he is brilliant and so amazing in his portrayal as Hannibal Lecter, I am much closer to Mads Mikkelsen’s performance so it would be a great honor if the audience walked away from this series with him as Hannibal Lecter in their minds.

MIKKELSEN: As a human being, I obviously want Hannibal dead a long time ago because it’s absolutely horrendous what he’s doing, but he’s also an extremely interesting character. I would not personally want him wandering around the streets, but if he has to, I think that maybe, that [he and Will] both survived somehow and they have some kind of future friendship where they could put a lid on their urges. And that might be the best solution for the development of those two characters.

DANCY: It’s hard to believe that Hannibal would really die. Because he’s not exactly mortal. And I personally think that if Hannibal’s going to survive, he would save Will. So I don’t know. Let’s just say they’re on a beach somewhere. Drinking something out of a coconut. Or a skull.

The third season of Hannibal is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

EW.com

December 11th, 2015
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Article Magazine – Behind The Scenes Photo

Thank you to the wonderful people over at Article Magazine, I have added a brand new BTS image to our photo archive. You can view it by clicking on the gallery link at the bottom of this post. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 (gorgeous) full pages of Hugh! Interview (which is amazing by the way) and photo shoot images (literally a must have).

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December 4th, 2015
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Article Magazine – Another Page from Issue Six!

A huge thank you to the amazing people behind Article Magazine for sending us this wonderful image of Hugh. It is a page from issue six of ARTICLE magazine. Taken by photographer Matt Holyoak. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 (gorgeous) full pages of Hugh! Interview (which is amazing by the way) and photo shoot images (literally a must have).

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November 26th, 2015
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Issue Six of Article Magazine

My copy of Article Magazine Issue Six arrived in the mail today. The issue is packaged very well to keep the magazine safe. Stated on their site “the whole magazine is encased inside a beautiful sleeve case”, they really do mean beautiful. When holding it in your hands you can really take a look at the beautifully done the sleeve actually is, both professional and authentic. It gives the magazine a feeling of the same degree. Something that is either set out for company to look through or put on show near the merchandise of his films, funkos, etc. It is more like an artful book rather than a magazine, really high quality. It truly is a masterpiece.

I have seen, collected, and read many magazines but this one really does stand out among the crowd.

First, the binding. It is such a unique and beautiful way to hold the magazine together. The pages are filled with many things that I think any fan of art, film, fashion and more would enjoy. Not only did the FULL SIXTEEN BEAUTIFUL pages of Hugh catch my eye but so did everything else within this issue.

The photoshoot, done by the talented Matt Holyoak, really captures the essence of the magazine as well as what I feel is one of Hugh’s best photoshoots to date. I need to take a moment to give ARTICLE MAGAZINE praise for this beautifully crafted issue, the photographer also, and the interviewer! Paul Vaughan is a genius. He really knows how to focus on the interviewee. Paul does his homework, looks into the career of Hugh and seems to really know how to handle this interview. I think it’s one of my favorite interviews so far. It left me feeling happy and enthused about The Path and it was nice with the slips of Cold Feet, The Big C as well as the discussion about Hannibal, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Deadline Gallipoli.

All in all, the people over at Article Magazine KNOW what they are doing and not only do I recommend getting Issue Six, I also recommend picking up other issues as well and keeping an eye on them for their upcoming ones. I am so enthusiastic about this and recommend it to anyone who likes film, art, fashion — or for this issue Hugh! Happy reading!

When your ISSUE SIX of ARTCILE MAGAZINE comes in the mail let us know what you think by tweeting @hughdancyfans and @TheArticleMag your thoughts and enthusiasm on the issue!

You can view the images Article Magazine and Matt Holyoak have shared online in our photo archive.

And you can order your copy or a copy for your friends here.

November 19th, 2015
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Article Magazine – Page from Issue Six!

A huge thank you to the wonderful people behind Article Magazine for sending us this image of Hugh. It is a page from issue six of ARTICLE magazine. Taken by photographer Matt Holyoak at Templehofer Feld in Berlin. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 full pages of Hugh! Interview and photo shoot images.

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November 19th, 2015
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Nina Arianda Broadway.com Interview mentions Hugh

In a new interview by Broadway.com, Nina Arianda along with her co-star Sam Rockwell (Fool For Love) answer questions. You can find the full interview (with gifs!) here.

They mention Hannibal

From HOPE: Loved you in Hannibal, Nina. Who’s the tastiest co-star you’ve ever worked with?
NINA: Sam Rockwell

And Hugh

From NEIL: Nina, you and Hugh Dancy obviously have great stage and screen chemistry. What other show would you like to perform with him?
ARIANDA: I’d do anything with Hugh again. He’s awesome. Hannibal: The Musical! No…
ROCKWELL: What about Private Lives? Noël Coward.
ARIANDA: Yes! I’d like to do Private Lives with Hugh Dancy.
ROCKWELL: Damnit, I was going to do that with you.

For more information on Private Lives, you can click here.

November 13th, 2015
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Article Magazine – BTS Image at Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin

A huge thank you to the wonderful people behind Article Magazine for sending us this image of Hugh behind the scenes of the cover shoot for Article Magazine Issue Six with photographer Matt Holyoak at at Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin. The photo was taken at the end of August. If you would like to purchase the issue, please visit this link. Remember the issue includes 16 full pages of Hugh! Interview and photo shoot images never before seen. All images posted here on the site are all behind the scenes photos from it.

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November 11th, 2015
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Article Magazine – Exciting news! [SPECIAL OFFER]

ARTICLE has teamed up with SAMPLER to offer a great deal on their Issue Six “Newsstand Edition”.

By ordering through SAMPLER at the link below, you will get 10% off the cover price plus FREE SHIPPING to all UK, European and USA destinations (and subsidised shipping everywhere else)

This offer is limited to 100 copies only on a first-come-first-serve basis – and will expire this Sunday 8th November – an offer not to be missed, especially for Hugh Dancy fans!

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November 5th, 2015
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Magazine Scan Donations

Thank you to the generous Raura for donating these wonderful magazine scans to the site. We truly do appreciate it! To view them click on either the thumbnails or the gallery links at the bottom of this post to go to the albums.

October 29th, 2015
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