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MAD July 12th, 2006 02:44 AM

Official Anne Lockhart website online!
Hi All,

Mike (mikedx) and I are proud to announce Anne Lockhart's official website. Anne owned her official link for years and itís even mentioned on several Galactica sites and IMDb, but she hadn't come around to putting a website on it. When we met Anne at Screenheroes last year, we pitched the idea to do her website. Mike sat next to his "first love" for two days as her PA and they chatted about her work and everyday life. We also "officially" interviewed her for 45 minutes (a transcript of that is included on the website, next to other interviews and articles in the "media" section).

Anne Lockhart - official site

Check out the work she did with some unique screenshots of older parts she played. The gallery also includes some private photos of Anne, like this one from December 2005 portraying Anne, her son Zane and daughter Carly, who all starred in the play "A Christmas Carol" (a story that has been played by familymembers for generations, since her mom, grandfather and grandmother were in the original 1938 movie version)

Be sure to let us and Anne know what you think and don't forget to register at the forum to say hi and leave your appreciation for Anne's work. She has a very busy schedule but promised to read your messages.

jewels July 12th, 2006 08:14 AM

Welcome to fleets MAD. Anne's a wonderful lady, it's great that you and Mike were able to help her with her site.

MAD July 12th, 2006 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by jewels
Welcome to fleets MAD. Anne's a wonderful lady, it's great that you and Mike were able to help her with her site.

Thanks! Anne is a wonderful lady and what many fans don't know: she donates the full 100% of all she makes in autograph sales and appearences at conventions to the benifit of her Pro Celebrity Rodeos which in their term are collecting money for the John Wayne Cancer Institute and the Roundup for Autism. So she's a true lady with a good heart indeed!

It took some time to finish this and we have many other big (Galactica) plans for the future. So much work, so little time.... :)

Eric Paddon July 12th, 2006 11:55 AM

Glad to see the site is finally up! Thanks for making it possible.

martok2112 July 13th, 2006 10:21 AM

She looks soooo much like her mom, June.

captmiloman July 13th, 2006 02:58 PM

I'm sure there's one movie she made early in her career that she'd like to forget, even though that film was actually pretty good, IMO. That movie was "Joyride". Someone brought it up at Galacticon 2003(her comments are on the Galaticon DVD).

mikedx July 17th, 2006 05:37 AM

Thanks for the props guys!

If you have the time, head over to the forum if only to post that you appreciated her work. She'll really get a thrill out of it.

If anyone has photos, interviews, or other things that we can add to the site that we don't have already, we'd love to have it. Eric Paddon & skippercollecto have helped already. We'll be sure to give credit where credit is due.


oldwardaggit July 21st, 2006 02:50 PM

Every time I see those eyes, I fall in love all over again.

I even told her that in a chat. Well, not that exactly. Others were asking her all these great questions and when it came to my turn, I said, You have the prettiest eyes I have ever seen.

Ah childhood crushes. :):):):)


mikedx July 24th, 2006 05:26 AM


She was my very first crush (at 8 years old) as well!!!


mikedx July 24th, 2006 05:27 AM

This just in:

From July 21 - August 6 (on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) Anne Lockhart will appear as "Emilia" in Othello at the 10th annual Kingsman Shakespeare Festival (California Lutheran University). Admission is $10 for adults, free for those under 18. Lawn box seating is available for $65 and $50. For show times and ticket information, call (805) 4933455. The CLU campus is at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

Marc Silver, Anne Lockhart, Jane Longenecker and Thomas Silcott in Othello

Does she look great in that dress or what???

For her other scheduled appearances this year, be sure to check her website.


MAD July 24th, 2006 06:19 AM

Too bad it's on the other side of the globe. I'd have love to see her perform live on stage. It's one of the few chances to see your childhood heroine at work.

When you live close by, please GO and write us a review. We'll place your review and photos (with credits) on the official site so other fans can enjoy it as well.

MAD July 25th, 2006 06:19 AM

A reporter from the Los Angeles Times printed a review for Othello. For almost all of it, he gives a mundane review, and summarizes it as follows:

"The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's staging is traditional, but rarely electrifies."

But he did single out one bright spot:

"The performer who wears the real pants in this production is Anne Lockhart, an underused festival veteran, who brings so much strength and passion to Iago's wife, Emilia, that her tragedy becomes as affecting as Othello's."

Way to go Anne! :thumbsup:

mikedx July 27th, 2006 05:37 AM

A more positive review overall...

Exotic, human aspects combine in 'Othello'
By Rita Moran, Arts writer
July 26, 2006

An ominous rattle signals the dangers of a hot, dry land, and dancers undulate down steps and across stage as Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's "Othello" opens in California Lutheran University's verdant park setting.

The contrast between the greenery of the Thousand Oaks campus and the unsettling aridness of distant Cyprus battlefields as perceived from Venice sets up the stranger-in-a-strange-land underpinning of the searing tragedy.

Othello, the Moor whose valiant victories have won the hearts of Venetian leaders and whose vivid tales of his life at the hand of Desdemona, beautiful daughter of the Venetian Senator Brabantio, is given to forthright action and has little use for, or understanding of, subterfuge.

His noble innocence makes him accessible to the wily treachery of Iago, a soldier who saw his expected promotion fall to Cassio and who is inclined to believe the lie that Othello has stolen pleasure with his wife, Emily.

The sheltered Desdemona, brought up beloved, is just as devoid of guile. As it turns out, Iago has enough venom to entangle both of them in a deadly deception.

The crux of "Othello" is the esteemed warrior's jealous rage at the thought of his wife being unfaithful with Cassio.

Then, and even now, "honor" killings occur, with the woman always considered the guilty one. But for a basically good man like Othello, it takes Iago's "evidence" and Desdemona's unwitting pleas for Cassio to be restored to favor after his dereliction of duty, both set up by Iago, to turn the hero into a villain in a moment of violence.

Shakespeare had more in mind than the basic bones of the plot he copped from an Italian source, one that noted that "Moors are naturally jealous."

Betrayal of trust is central to the intrigue, assisted by the sad fact that the newly wed Othello and Desdemona don't really know each other all that well, or the ways of the world that surrounds them. As portrayed in this production, theirs is a fairytale romance that shuts out the deep prejudices of Venetian society that rebel against a marriage of the pale Venetian woman and the dark Moor. They start out taking trust for granted, because it's natural to both of them, and end losing all.

Director Michael J. Arndt, co-founder of the 10-year-old festival and a professor of theater arts at CLU, deftly blends the exotic aspects of the tragedy with the human elements Shakespeare incorporated into the Italian source material.

The opening dance scene instantly reminds the audience that a household in Venice and a harem in Cyprus are quite different worlds, perhaps more so in the imagining than the reality.

If Othello stands apart because of his naive approach to Venice's complex stew of intrigue, the Venetians also fail to understand his breed of nobility, which Iago unflaggingly attacks.

Marc Silver plays a blunt Iago, with a soldier's gruff facade that feeds into Othello's trust. Othello knows the honesty of the battlefield, the camaraderie of men fighting shoulder to shoulder, a world where deceit has no place.

The less oily approach in Iago's manner works to remove him from the villain of melodrama into the ranks of a more faceted force. Silver achieves a gruffer villainy, at times veering briefly off into the comic. Thomas Silcott is a striking Othello, young and lithe and of an easy noble bearing.

His Othello is not so much wild with anger as betrayed to the breaking point, ultimately believing Iago rather than Desdemona, whose world is more of a puzzle to him. Exotically handsome costumes enhance his dignified presence.

Jane Longenecker is an initially sunny and forthright Desdemona, all too quickly turned to worry and fear. That there seems little passion between the two flows from the story line of their brief courtship, sudden marriage and Desdemona's hero-worshipping relationship with her husband.

Kingsmen veteran Anne Lockhart, as Iago's wife, Emily, gets to triumphantly turn the trick on Iago when she realizes she, too, has been conned by him.,

Too late, but with fiery conviction, she backs Desdemona's story and gives the lie to Iago's.

Derek Medina is the nonchalantly familiar Cassio, also entrapped by Iago, and Brett Elliott is Roderigo, a dense young Venetian gentleman Iago easily turns to his use.

Playing two roles, Brabantio and later Senator Gratiano, the always watchable Richard Winterstein shows he can be over the top, as the confounded Brabantio when he learns of Desdemona's marriage, and right on the mark, as a dignified member of Venice's ruling class.

The two-story set, with a balcony running across the top, is basically the same as was used for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the festival's first play.

The focal point in many of the scenes is a circular platform that can be turned, conspicuously but quickly by hand from the back of the stage, to serve as various settings, most especially the deadly bedroom where Othello does his final deeds after confessing that he has loved "not wisely but too well."

MAD July 27th, 2006 07:37 AM

I'm calling upon all you fanfiction writers out there:

We've opened up a section on Anne Lockhart's forum where you can publish your Sheba stories. Since it's Anne's website (and she might even read it), it will have to be stories that have Sheba as a main character of course. You may write whatever you like as long as you respect Anne/Sheba, so no sexual fantasies, strong language, discrimination, etc.

Senmut and epaddon already have their own section. :salute:

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