Friday, May 26, 2006

Robin Hood

Above: Richard Todd in Disney's "Story of Robin Hood".
Above: John Derek in "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" is written as the son of the Errol Flynn version below.

Above: Robin Hood swaggers into Nottingham Castle to confront both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisburne with one of their own deer, poached from the forest. Errol Flynn plays the famous outlaw in his own inimitable style.
Above: Robin of Sherwood depicted an England divided by poverty, superstition, and differing spiritual beliefs. Michaed Praed portrayed a more realistically youthful Robin.

Above: Robin Hood reaching the end of his days, disillusioned by King Richard's Crusades, and seeking perhaps a young man's death in one final fight against the Sheriff of Nottingham. Sean Connery gave perhaps one of his career's best performances in the role.
For more pictures of Robin hood visit the main Robin Hood website.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Friar Tuck gallery

Top: from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Above: Kenneth Gilbert as Friar Tuck in Wolfshead.
Above: Eugene Pallette as Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Middle and below: The great James Hayter as Friar Tuck in the Disney production The Story of Robin Hood .


The story of Robin Hood would not be quite the same without the greedy cantankerous Friar Tuck among Robin's outlaws, the Merry Men. In recent times he has been viewed as a politically incorrect figure, when in 2006 the BBC failed to include him in their cast for "Robin Hood"
 For more information about Friar Tuck click here. To see how Friar Tuck met Robin Hood click here and to see where the real Friar Tuck lived as a hermit by a wWell, click here. To see two other locations often associated with the real Friar Tuck click here and here.

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Nasir, "Robin of Sherwood".

Nasir (Mark Ryan) in Robin of Sherwood was an innovative addition to Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The concept of a black and/or Arabic outlaw has now become a firm fixture to the legend (albeit under slightly different names). For more information about Nasir the Outlaw follow this link.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Robin Hood Maid Marian picture gallery.

Above: Robin Hood and Maid Marion as they appear in the Hammer film A Challenge for Robin Hood.
Above: Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) from The Adventures of Robin Hood. This depiction of the couple persists in the public imagination to this day.
Above: Walt Disney filmed The Story of Robin Hood and gave cinema audiences the first attempt at a youthful Robin and Marian. Towards the end of the film this Maid Marian (Joan Rice) also got to wear the famous Lincoln green, complete with Robin Hood style hat, something Olivia De Havilland would never have done!
Above: Robin of Sherwood, the cult television series of the 1980's, portrayed the romantic couple in a much more sensual way with Judi Trott in the leading lady's role.

See also: Maid Marian, and Robin Hood and Maid Marian marry, and the main Robin Hood website for film reviews http://robinhoodtree.blogspot.com/ .

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Robin Hood and Maid Marion (Marian)

Above: Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married under the supervision of King Richard the Lionheart in many versions of the tale. This idealized version of events, seen here in Robin Prince of Thieves, is not true. To see where Robin Hood and Maid Marian were actually married click here. To see the Robin Hood statue dedicated to their marriage click here.
Above: In Robin of Sherwood Robin Hood and Maid Marian are married in a pagan service by Herne the Hunter.

More pictures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian can be foud on THIS LINK and THIS LINK.

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Robin Hood meets Little John


Above: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Below: Wolfshead.
Robin Hood and his fight with Little John on a bridge in Sherwood Forest is well known and documented on my main Robin Hood website. However, in the Robin of Sherwood television series (above) the encounter is given a brand new refreshing twist. In this version Little John (Clive Mantle) is under the spell of the evil sorcerer Baron De Belleme (Anthony Valentine), and is on a mission to kill Robin (Michael Praed). But Robin breaks the curse by removing the pentagon from Little John's skin, and thereafter Little John joins his band of outlaws. Below: Two more pictures which give a more traditional version of the tale from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and The Story of Robin Hood (1952).
Below: In "Beyond Sherwood Forest" it is Marian in disguise who challenges Robin Hood on the bridge.

For even more pictures of Robin Hood fighting Little John click THIS LINK. For video of the River Leen where Robin and Little John met click THIS LINK.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Robin Hood and his Band of Men.


Above: Robin Hood and his Merry Men as seen in "Rogues of Sherwood Forest"
Above: Robin Hood's Outlaws as they appeared in BBC's Robin Hood. (2006)
Above: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Click on title for more details.
Above: The Adventures of Robin Hood 1950's television series. In this rare photo Robin Hood (Richard Greene) has not yet taken over as leader of the men of sherwood. Will Scathelock (centre) is still in charge. Click on title for more details.
Above: Will Scarlet, Robin Hood, and Little John from Walt Disney's The Story of Robin Hood. Click on title for more details.

Above: Robin Hood (Michael Praed) and his outlaws strike a menacing pose in Robin of Sherwood, the cult 1980's series.

Above: Little John, Much, and Robin Hood in the gritty "Wolfshead" (1969)
For more pictures of Robin Hood and his Outlaws visit THIS LINK.

Visit the main Robin Hood website http://robinhoodtree.blogspot.com/ for Robin Hood film reviews.

Above: Friar Tuck, Little John, and Will the Bowman statue on Nottingham Castle Green.

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