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Come and join in this march: Saturday 6 September, 11am at Britomart, Auckland. Join Lucy Lawless, Bryan Bruce, Diane Robertson from AK City Mission, politicians and people like you who want our children to have a decent standard of living. #tick4kids Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)



Lucy Lawless Heading to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Maurissa Tancheon and Jed Whedon tell us the
Spartacus star will "fit right in"

As Xena and Spartacus fans already know, Lucy Lawless is a badass - so it should come as no surprise that the actress
will be carrying on that tradition in her new role as Isabelle Hartley on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"[She's] a SHIELD agent, longtime SHIELD agent, so she has a history with Coulson," said S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creator Maurissa Tancheon
while promoting Season 2 of the series at San Diego Comic-Con. "She's great, she's badass, she's everything that we love [about]
Lucy Lawless. We've been huge fans of hers and we worked with her on Spartacus, so we're just thrilled that she's joining us."

Added Tancheon's partner-in-crime Jed Whedon: "She'll fit right in."

 
Lucy new New Zealand Herald columnist:


Lucy Lawless: Seeing the world differently
(NZ Herald article)
I have children with Irlen Syndrome and know their special talents
but fear for those who are never diagnosed


Tinted glasses may help a young child with Irlen Syndrome be able to read letters 
with otherwise blur, spin or change colour. Photo/Getty Images

I once read a news article where a young boy was beaten by his harried mother for lying when
he claimed, "Grandma scares me when her eyes slide off her face". Turns out, the kid was not lying.
This is one of the more alarming aspects of Irlen Syndrome, also known as Meares-Irlen or
Scotopic Light Sensitivity Syndrome.

Lucy Lawless: Time to put heat on our politicians




Being a Climate Voter means you care about climate change and you want all political parties to do something about it. It
means you want real action on climate change and you’re prepared to use your vote to get it. It says you support strategies to rapidly
phase out fossil fuels and grow New Zealand’s clean energy and low-carbon potential. Climate Voter is a non-partisan initiative
powered by an alliance of New Zealand organisations. It aims to empower climate concerned citizens to use their vote in the
September 2014 election to make a difference for the good of present and future generations.  In the lead up to the election we will be
asking political parties where they stand on key elements of climate related policy with a #ClimateVoter question of the week. Near
election day we will host a live debate between all major political parties inviting them to convince Climate Voters that their party
will take real action on climate change.



Joined forces with fellow actor and kiwi, Lucy Lawless today to launch
'climate voter'. It's not about being left wing or right wing. It's about using your vote to ensure the longevity and sustainability of our beautiful
country at this years election.
www.climatevoter.org.nz
#climatevoter #nz #whatmatters #whoareya #speakup


You can also make your profile picture count in the biggest challenge of our time, add a
now!

(Dr George Laking (left), Lucy Lawless and Steve Abel at the Climate
Voter campaign launch at the Nectar Bar in Kingsland, Auckland.
Photo / Jason Oxenham.)

MPs asked to leave climate change campaign launch
"I'm going to wear my Climate Voter t-shirt until September 20," campaign supporter Lucy Lawless said.  Ms Lawless
felt her NZ Herald guest editorship earlier this month was "about giving people credible information." Now she hoped
prominent friends would join as Climate Voters. "I love the non partisan aspect because we need to say this is a social
justice issue," Ms Lawless said.


Janet McAllister: Warrior princess morphs into Molly Bloom

Ulysses was joined by other Grecian references: Iolaus and Xena. "That lady's buying drinks for everyone," said the
barman, pointing to a long limb wreathed in "100 per cent OK/Tino Pai" rainbow bracelets and stretched across the pub, expertly
balancing a tray of glasses at one end, and attached to Lucy Lawless at the other.
 
                                                                           (photo )
After nearly three hours of slapstick, Lawless finally came up onstage as the faithless, disappointed wife Molly Bloom. Without
affectation, she became still, and so did the previously raucous room. It would have been easy at a pub jolly for an actor to self-consciously
curl her lip at the naughty bits for easy laughs, but Lawless didn't do that, and her Molly didn't "put on" sexy. Instead, at a microphone in
street clothes, reading from Joyce's text, Lawless gave the best live performance I've seen her give. She nailed talking about being nailed.


A video of Lucy doing a portion of the Bloomsday reading



Next NZ Herald guest editor (Friday June 13): Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless in the newsroom Lucy Lawless, best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess but also a passionate advocate for the environment, was given the opportunity of directing…

Lucy Lawless: It's a tricky world but good things are happening A hundred times I tried to turn down the Herald guest editorship. But eventually their persistence and my hunger for new challenges won out. And maybe I could do some good?

When Xena met Captain Kirk I catch up with William Shatner as he enjoys a rare moment of respite in a deluxe massage chair overlooking the Niagara Falls.

How we can save Kiwi kids I met Dr Patrick Kelly in 2000 after a spate of infamous abuse cases brought to light the horrifying extent of child maltreatment in New Zealand.

Chewing things over with Candy the rapper Brooke Candy talks with Lucy Lawless about her attitudes to sex and sexuality and its influences on her music.

Good sports about TV return Almost a decade after finishing their original run, the Sports Cafe crew are split on the possibility of a comeback.

Out on the street with a message Wayne Young became a casualty of the leaky homes crisis after an apartment he bought in 1999. When he disputed the repair bill, legal costs forced him into bankruptcy.

Our drinking water: Just how clean is it, really? Tens of thousands of Kiwis drink water that fails to meet quality or monitoring standards, prompting calls for better investment in New Zealand's smaller supplies.

Shaken babies: A life-saving plan A pioneering programme targeting new parents is helping to halt a rising trend in babies injured by being shaken.

Dairy industry facing big challenges It's the $64 billion question - can New Zealand double its primary exports in the next decade without causing unacceptable harm to the environment? Lucy Lawless: Dairy industry facing big challenges

Colour them green - companies that give a damn We profile NZ companies that give a damn

Jim Salinger: NZ wine must adapt to warmer world Wine grapes are a climatically sensitive crop grown in a fairly narrow geographic range. Growing season temperatures for high-quality wine production are generally limited to 13-21C on average.



   
Lucy: Rolling my sleeves up and getting
busy at the Paper
 

Guest editor Lucy Lawless runs the 1.30 news conference

Two editors today - who should get the permanent job or ?

Two female editors at the today. and

Time to hunker down for afternoon news meeting nzherald @ Auckland City


History is made with two female editors in the office for the first time

When Xena () met Captain Kirk ()

Kiwi kids: How we can save them


I only interview New Zealand Herald editors nowadays.


And the front page is sent by ! It's a great edition



NZ Herald guest editor answering your
 questions.  Read here.
4h

Check out rocking bands as she did a live chat about guest editing the Herald.


 

The New Zealand Herald is proud to announce NZ's very own Warrior Princess, Lucy Lawless, will guest edit next Friday's edition (June 13).  Lawless will be in the Herald newsroom on Thursday, directing and guiding the tone and content for the following day's issue. She will lead the daily news conference, where the news, world, sport, business, illustration and digital editors will present their content lists and ideas.  Herald editor Shayne Currie said Lawless was a special New Zealander, respected here and internationally as an actress and advocate for the environment.  "Lucy has been brilliant — she's already come up with a list of more than a dozen assignments for the editorial team, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines. She's selected the theme 'A Brighter Day' and she's been fully involved in several interviews and photographic initiatives. With a special cover wrap, it promises to be a keepsake edition."   Lawless says: "The NZ Herald not only reflects what's going on and what's interesting to the public, but advances issues in the public interest. This issue is about giving readers solid facts so they can make up their own minds on some of the biggest issues New Zealand faces today."  "It's a great pleasure to welcome Lucy to the Herald team and we're confident she's going to challenge us to deliver a very special and personal edition," said Currie.

Lucy Tweets:
Look out! Next guest editor: Lucy Lawless - National - NZ Herald News via
Masha, would you do a quick interview with me this week? I am guest editing a newspaper
Thurs &would be soHappy if u have time.
NZ Herald. Traditionally a bit conservative but they're breaking a mold.
We have a predicament here. Would love your insight.
Thank-you, Darling man for the interview. As always, you are a delight!

                                                                          
                                                                            

Lucy's Blog:

(click here for more messages)


4/27/14 -- Note from Lucy on the 2014 120 Hours Project (click to see what people did):
Thank you all who participated in the 120 Hours Project! 
I am very inspired by all those who are seeking to make their communities kinder and more loving.  There is nothing better to do in life than to connect to the greater good.
I love you all,
Lucy

10/26/13 -- Note from Lucy about Feel the Love pledges:

My darling friends!  Thank-you for your many kindnesses in paying forward.  No matter what you have chosen to gift the world this year, I am so honoured to be associated with you.  We are not here long so let's try to leave the planet a little better off for our having been here.
Love and light to you always,
Lucy

5/18/13 -- Bids for Kids press release note from Lucy:
“I am incredibly fortunate to have an amazing fan base around the globe many of whom willingly support causes I am passionate about.  Although of course I’ve got my own voice on my answering machine, if I can offer that to someone else and it generates much needed funds for Starship Children’s Hospital then I’d be thrilled!” Lucy says.

4/1/13 -- (note from Lucy on 120 Hours project:
Dear friends, our job on this planet is to make our children's physical and social environment safer. Thank-you all for giving your time to enrich your own communities. I love that my fans don't care about lipstick. We ain't perfect but we try to do the right thing always. 
I am proud of you all!
Lucy

1/8/13 --
After hurling ourselves off the rigging of the Tucker Thompson, into the cool clear waters of Matauri, I hitched a ride over to the Rainbow Warrior III.  Very exciting to be back on board with some of the original crew of the RW I, which was bombed by the French Govt in 1985.  The ceremony took place at the resting place of the original ship.  A very moving ceremony hosted by the Greenpeace crew and the Ngati Kura, who put everyone up at the marae.
Looking forward to seeing you all in LA!

Lucy

12/10/12 --
My dear friends,

I have read thru each and every Feel the Love pledge and I am so grateful for your continued generosity.  From donating blood, to blankets, clean water awareness and Starship support, I want you to know how wonderful it is to be part of your movement to spread more joy.  You are absolutely the best fans in the world.  Ren and I are so lucky.

I am looking forward to seeing you again in Jan!

In other silly news, Sharon has inspired me to take tap-dancing lessons and I intend to video the whole sorry saga.  Just 30 second vids which I'll tweet, if I can figure out how.  It's going to be daft and a bit embarrassing.  You're going to love it.

Hooray for everything!
L





What's New:


7/31/14 -- Read Lucy's new NZ Herald column on Irlen Syndrome.

7/27/14 -- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers confirm at San Diego Comicon that Lucy will guest star on the series.  Number of episodes not yet known.  See links above including a tweet from an actor on the show with a photo of a Lucy-signed S.H.I.E.L.D. script.

7/21/14 -- Just got a note from Lucy confirming that she just signed to do a role in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  See note and link above.

7/3/14 -- Lucy is doing a column for the New Zealand Herald.  And she has helped launch the Climate Voter campaign.

6/17/14 -- Posted a youtube video of a portion of Lucy doing the Bloomsday reading.  See above.

Posted the links to the articles in the NZ Herald that Lucy assigned as editor.  See above.

6/11/14 -- Lucy did an online chat at the NZ Herald office today.  See the link above.  They also tweeted some photos of her digging in and getting her fingers covered with printer's ink.  Do they still have any printer's ink at newspapers.  Oh well, you know what I mean.  Check out the photos above.

6/9/14 -- The end of May, Lucy sent me a note saying she was working on an article for the Herald.  It comes out this Friday!  Check the links above and Lucy's tweets.

5/17/14 -- Confirmed with Lucy that she'll be part of the Bloomsday reading on June 16 in Auckland.



I get to intone 's immortal words of Molly Bloom's Solliloqui @ Bloomsday Reading tonight. Heaven, that's where I am!

BLOOMSDAY
JUNE 16

Thirsty Dog Tavern, Karangahape Rd
7:30pm-10:30pm
Just confirmed with Lucy that she's participating in this.

Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst, stars of the epic sandals & skirts TV soap Xena, Warrior Princess, will be re-united in June in a K Rd pub for Auckland's fabulous annual literary bash, The Jews Brothers' Bloomsday.  They'll be part of a tribute to James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, celebrated in pubs the world over on June 16, the world's sole annual commemoration of a totally fictional date, June 16, 1904, a date in which something happened only in a book.

Lucy Lawless will be making a guest appearance as Molly Bloom, faithless wife, reading from Molly’s extraordinary and explicit 50-page soliloquy.Top stage star Michael Hurst will be playing Joyce’s alter ego, Stephen Dedalus.

5/4/14 -- Just confirmed with Lucy she's appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival on May 18. 
Letters of Note
Sunday, May 18 -- 2:30-3:30pm
Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive New Zealand

Actress and activist Lucy Lawless joins the luminous line-up taking part in this year’s Festival, reading letters written by the famous and brilliant from the book Letters of Note (www.lettersofnote.com), in a free event of the same name on Sunday May 18 at 2.30pm.  You will need to buy a ticket to get into the festival. 
Writer, director and actor Fiona Samuel, multi-award-winning biographer Lucy Hughes Hallett (UK) and actor George Henare are also doing the honours.  As this is a FREE non-ticketed event, get there early to queue for a seat.

4/27/14 -- Lucy loved all the great things you did and she sent a message (look left!).

4/26/14 -- 120 Hours Project for Lucy's birthday -- the final total is 10281/2 Hours!!  Awesome!  You guys rock!!!!!!!!!  Sending this list to Lucy today.

4/24/14 -- Parks and Recreation finale airs tonight with Lucy!

Lucy will be in the
Parks and Recreation Finale!



4/10/14 UPDATE -- Lucy's interview of Josh Mankiewicz is now online!  It's fun!  Check it out.

Lucy interviews Josh Mankiewicz (click the image to watch)




Interesting series of tweets:
7h
And here it is! My interview with the wonderful , or more accurately, her interview with me.

Lucy Lawless @RealLucyLawless  ·  6h ago
Interviewing for website.
Great guy, wonderful journalist!

Yes, that is in my kitchen.
She came over for an interview -except she's interviewing me.  We will have it
up on social media and our website pretty soon, probably later this week.  Well, of course she was great. I'll be sending out a link to the interview as soon as we finish
editing it.

4/10/14 -- Lucy tweeted that she'll be performing at the Starship Big Egg Hunt Gala and Auction on April 16 down in New Zealand.  Click link above for ticket information.

Love this Egg! Singing at Starship gala where it will be auctioned Weds night.

Amazing eggs painted by NZ artists to support our Nat'l Children's Hospital. Auction Weds 

Gorgeous Eggs for charity auction

Starship Big Egg Hunt Gala April 16

   

3/31/14 -- 657 1/2 What a jump up in hours!  Seems like everyone, including me, dives in at the last minute.  And I received a few messages asking if I could just extend this until the end of this week.  So you've got 4 more days.  Mark it on the calendar  <G>  And check the latest additions.  Snow shoveling during the unending winter storms!  Crisis hotlines, quilting, videos of WWII veterans, holding hands in hospice, assembling brown bag lunches for shelters, puppet shows, singing with kids.  So many ways to reach out.  It does so much good and probably sends you off to sleep with a smile on your face for the smiles you've put on others' faces.

3/30/14 -- Now up to 460 1/2.  Jumping up every day!  We've added Earth Hour, Guerrilla gardening helping bees, butterflies to survive, prayer and cooking for the homeless.  You guys are awesome :)

3/27/14 -- Up to 375 hours!  Cake baking, counseling, tutoring, reading to kids and driving folks who don't have their own car.  Keep 'em coming!

3/24/14 -- A jump to 304 hours!  You're out doing more work with animals, nature and kids.  Cheering up cancer wards.  And putting reading to good use.  Keep these great ideas coming :)

3/23/14 -- The 120 Hours is going great guns and, as we did last year, we've already shot by the number we were aiming for!  We're at 201 hours!  We've got, for example, helping animals, Girl Scouts and seniors, building and tree trimming for neighbors, volunteering in schools, recycling and participating in Earth Hour.  Thanks to all who have written so far and let's keep it going!!

3/21/14 -- AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction now online. 

3/19/14 -- Lucy and Josh Mankiewicz tweeting about their interview for Dateline.  See tweets above.

3/18/14 -- Supanova Update:
I just confirmed with Lucy that she won't be at Melbourne on Sunday, April 13, but will be there Friday and Saturday (April 11 & 12).  She will still be there all three days on the Gold Coast (April 4-6).

New note from Lucy about the Australian Supanova conventions.
She just tweeted:

"Okay, Australia, buckle up.  I'm coming to a Supanova near you.
Bris-i and Melbourne.  April.  Looking forward!"

(Actually she's going to Melbourne and the Gold Coast, not Brisbane)

3/9/14 -- Going to do the 120 Hours Project again this year for Lucy's birthday as it was such a success last year.  Check the post above for details!

3/4/14 -- Lucy will be in the Parks and Recreation finale on April 24.

2/22/14 -- Lucy had a great time at the Ella Benefit and she sent me a couple phone videos of the rehearsal.

Note from Lucy after the Ella Benefit show:
"It was AMAZING!"
(click images to view):

 


2/17/14 -- Lucy just sent up a note about what she's going to sing at the Ella benefitLIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS at $100 by calling 818.995.7100 x 102

Note from Lucy:
"I am singing one of the Beach Boys' huge feel good hits with Mike Love.
It is going to be such fun!"

Hey, is that Lucy in the background during rehearsals?  Sure is.


And here.


2/15/14 -- Talked with Lucy and she's been working with Mike Love getting ready for this Thursday's Society of Singers Ella Awards and Benefit Gala.

Lucy Tweet:
I'm performing Benefit with of the
Thursday evening. A Great cause!
(Thursday, Feb. 20)




2/11/14 -- UPDATE: New note from Lucy about the Australian Supanova conventions.  She just tweeted:
"Okay, Australia, buckle up. I'm coming to a Supanova near you.  Bris-i and Melbourne.April. Looking forward!"
(Actually she's going to Melbourne and the Gold Coast, not Brisbane)

2/11/14 -- Note from Lucy about the Australian Supanova conventions:
"My availability for Supernova is unclear so I said No.  That could change but until Sharon says it, I'm not there."

12/22/13 -- It's the final performance of Chicago and Lucy popped up a photo of her and the blowup dolls in the show.  Don't ask me.  I haven't a clue!

FINAL PERFORMANCE!
Lucy and the Dancing Girls Ready For The Final Show!





LUCY LAWLESS STARRING IN
CHICAGO THE MUSICAL
AT THE AUCKLAND THEATRE COMPANY
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL HURST
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 22, 2013
(she's playing Velma)



10/26/13 -- Lucy read the Feel the Love pledges and sent a note.  You've delighted her with your gestures of love for each other and the planet.

2013 Feel the Love Day Pledge List On It's Way to Lucy!  Many thanks to all who participated.
(read the pledges)

10/20/13 -- The Feel the Love pledge list has been sent to Lucy.  Thanks to all :)

10/19/13 -- Down to the last day for the Feel the Love pledges!  Check the list to make sure I received yours. 

10/16/13 -- And another pledge!  They just keep coming  <G>

10/15/13 -- And another pledge!

10/14/13 -- Added more Feel the Love pledges :)

10/13/13 -- Heaps more pledges and a request to keep the list open for one more week.  Request granted!

10/9/13 -- More great, imaginative pledges coming in.  Check 'em out.

10/5/13 -- The Feel the Love pledges are arriving in my mailbox!  People are cleaning beaches, helping kids, animals and elders, collecting shoes for the homeless, donating to Starship and the Red Cross, helping children with cancer, abuse victims, the unemployed and veterans, reading to kids and recycling.  Lots of great things going on.  Hop over to the website and check it out.

9/30/13 -- Auctions ended! 
10-Minute Skype with Lucy -- $4010
crew vest -- $130
Lucy/Xena costume piece -- $550

9/26/13 -- Well, that was quick!  Diane and Ron tied the knot on Parks and Recreation tonight!!





9/24/13 -- Starship auctions!  Ending Sept. 30 NZ.  See links above.  A 10-minute Skype chat with Lucy!  Crew vest!  Lucy/Xena costume piece!  Gotta have them!  Support the Starship kids!  Way too many exclamation points, but this is exciting!!!!!!!

9/21/13 -- Feel the Love Day Pledge List Starting!  See notes above.


8/31 UPDATE:
Lucy did hurt her leg this afternoon, but she'll be ok.  Her schedule for Sunday remains as planned except that she will be signing autographs on the Walk of Fame rather than downstairs where she has been for the last two days.  Her schedule is:
10am  BSG Panel
11:15am - 1:45pm - Autograph Signing on the Walk of Fame
2:45pm - 3:15pm - Photo Op - Marriott International Hall North
3:30pm - 6:30pm - Autograph Signing on the Walk of Fame

8/29 UPDATE:
Lucy at Dragon Con Pics:
http://tiny.cc/ir1l2w

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8/28/13 -- Lucy's Dragon Con schedule.

This is not set in stone.  Things could change on the day.  But this is the schedule that has been given to Lucy:

Panels
Spotlight on Lucy Lawless - Friday Aug 30, 1pm, Atrium Ballroom
Spartacus: Gladiators Vengeance - Saturday Aug 31, 1pm, Hyatt Centennial II-III
BSG:  C.I.C Conference - Sunday Sept 1, 10am, Hyatt Centennial II-III

Photo Ops
(each session will have Lucy alone, as well as dual shots with Liam and Manu and triple shots with all 3 of them)
Friday 2:45pm-3:15pm - International Hall North
Saturday 12:15pm-12:45pm - International Hall North
Sunday 2:45pm-3:15pm - International Hall North

Autograph Sessions
6 total, 2 per day. all are in Marriott, Room 7, International Level 
Times are subject to change
Friday 10am-12pm and 3:30pm-6pm
Saturday 10am-12pm and 3pm-6pm
Sunday 11:15am-1:45pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm

8/27/13 --
Just confirmed with Lucy Lawless that she's filming Australian 6-hour political thriller CODE for Aussie ABC TV.


8/20/13 -- Confirmed with Lucy that she will be yelling "Play Ball!" to the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians on Thursday, Aug. 29, during Dragon Con at Turner Field.

The convention will host Dragon Con night at Turner Field, scheduled for Thursday, August 29th. The game –the Braves versus the Cleveland Indians– will be augmented all evening with Dragon Con-centered events, including a pregame on-field costume parade led by Lou Ferrigno (TV’s The Incredible Hulk), a first pitch by Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), and Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus) will call “Play Ball!” to start the game.

8/18/13 -- Just confirmed with Lucy which panels, which days and which photo ops she'll be doing.

Confirmed these panels and photo ops with Lucy:
Lucy will be doing 3 panels: 
Friday Lucy panel
Saturday Spartacus panel
Sunday Battlestar Galactica panel

She'll be doing 4 different photo ops each day (Fri-Sun):
solo Lucy
Lucy & Liam
Lucy & Manu
Lucy, Liam & Manu
 
8/2/13 -- Just heard from Lucy confirming that she will be attending Dragon Con this year -- Aug. 30 - Sept. 2.  As she confirms more info about what she'll be doing there, I'll post it.

6/26/13 -- Lucy's all over the musical Chicago this year.  She's just signed on to play Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl production of Chicago July 26 - 28!

She's also on UrbanJunglesRadio: on Friday July 19
.
 
6/12/13 -- New email addy for Lucy's website is officiallucylawlesswebsite@gmail.com

6/11/13 -- And that fabulous Blue Horse sold for $610NZ.  That's one way to "pony up" the ante for Starship!

6/5/13 -- Starship Bids for Kids -- Check out the link to the life-size horse painted by Lucy.  Would look great by your pool!  Or by your bathtub if you have an apartment!



This stunning aqua blue horse has been painted by Lucy Lawless in support of Starship Children's Hospital.  Aptly named 'Argo' after Xena's horse, Lucy was inspired by the ancient Egyptian faience sculptures of the waterhorse or hippo, most fearsome of all African animals.
A message from Ms Lawless:
"I was intrigued by the idea of a 'water-horse'.  It is a very serene piece and would look good in a garden setting or close to water.
It made me feel good to have it around and I wrote words up the legs which seem to me, the components of joy."


5/29/13 --

'Kiwi Ranger' is coming to Tiritiri Matangi Island, with the help of Lucy Lawless.  Eco-warrior Lucy Lawless and her family will be heading for Tiritiri Matangi Island on Saturday June 1 to help launch the Island’s Kiwi Ranger programme.  This Saturday Lucy and her family are headed to Tiritiri Matangi Island to help launch the Island's Kiwi Ranger program developed by the NZ Department of Conservation to give youngsters a better appreciation of conservation issues.  This should be exciting, informative and competitive! Lucy will complete a series of activities such as coming face-to-face with an extinct bird, working out what could be tough enough to make holes in iron-hard puriri timber and hearing a masked bird sing like an organ! That's how you get your Ranger badge.



Then on June 7 she'll be attending the Q fundraising gala and be part of an auction for a dinner with herself and Michael Hurst.  Q is a theatre, a community that connects performing arts and creative industries.

5/27/13 --

Lucy has the best fans.  The voicemail charity auction ended with winning bid of $1520NZD!

5/18/13 -- Fun things going on! 
Starship Bids for Kids May 20 - 27 (NZ time!) --

You could be the first person in the world to have Lucy Lawless record your own personalised answer phone message.   The winner of this auction will liaise with the Starship Foundation to develop a personalised answer phone message, though final content remains at the discretion of Ms Lawless.  The recording will be sent to the auction winner as a MP3 file via email.  The winner will be required to upload this to their phone.



May 20 - 27 NZ
A message to you all from Ms. Lawless:
"Thank you for visiting my auction and for caring about the causes I'm passionate about.  By offering this answer phone recording to one of you, I hope to raise as much money as possible for Starship Children's Hospital.  Will you please bid generously on this?  I care deeply about our precious Starship kids. Love, Lucy xx"

Australian Power Shift Youth Climate Summit July 13 - 15 --
This July, 2,000 young people will come together to shift Australia away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. Together we can change the game on climate.  Lucy will be participating via video link.

5/16/13 -- Back in mid December, Lucy was in town and came to my tap dancing class.  That's when she told me she was potentially going to play Velma in Chicago at the Auckland Theatre Company in November.  Had to sit on that one for so long!  Then she did a tweet about how she was "Going to base my character on Borderline personality of Jodi Arias when I play Velma in ATC's CHICAGO in November."  But the contract wasn't signed yet so I still couldn't post.  She was just starting to work on characterization.  Finally I got the email last night "Just gone official on Chicago."  Hot diggity!

May 16 Signed on today to do Chicago in Auckland
with my old mate from Hercules, Xena and Spartacus, Michael Hurst directing. Amazing.

May 16 I am praying that they manage to cast
Amanda Billing as Roxie. Incendiary theatre!

5/9/13 --
May 9 Going to base my character on Borderline personality
of when I play 'Velma' in 's in November. "He had it coming!"


 4/15/13 -- Read Lucy's tweets from today's @SundanceChannel and @AfterEllen chat.

4/14/13 -- Lucy's doing a live Twitter chat on @SundanceChannel and @AfterEllen tomorrow about #TopOfTheLake at 8PM ET

4/2/13 -- Lucy'
s Top of the Lake episode turns out to be #5.  Okay, I'll wait another week.  <G> LUCY IN TOP OF THE LAKE EPISODE 5
AIRING ON THE SUNDANCE CHANNEL IN THE U.S.
MONDAY, APRIL 8


4/1/13 -- I sent the link to the list of all the 120 Hours project contributors  to Lucy and she just popped me back a message.  See her note above.  Love the reference to diving in to get our hands dirty and not minding if our lipstick has worn off  <G>  I'm putting together the photos to make a mini-movie.  I'll be dropping a note to everyone who wrote in.  Again, many thanks for your support for this project.  It was fun for me to read all about what you were doing and it seems you had a good time too. 

3/31/13 -- 704 hours of service to their families, friends, neighbors, strangers, communities and the Earth were volunteered by Lucy's fans in honor of her birthday!  Never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd hit a number like that.  If you haven't checked out the page yet, wander over and read all about it.  I'm speechless!

3/28/13 -- Another four days, another 65 hours added to the 120 Hours Project!  Total is now up to 377 1/2.  Do you think we can make 400?  We are so close.  There are 3 days left in March!  <G>

3/24/13 -- Just added another 61 hours today to the 120 Hours Project!  I'm running out of exclamation points!!!!!!!  This is amazing and so much fun!  6 more days to go.

3/24/13 -- We're up to 251 hours in the 120 Hours Project!!!!!!  I'm gathering the photos to put together into a mini-movie when the project is done to send to Lucy along with the list.  Yes, you can do more than one project.  Yes, Earth Hour counts.  How high can we go in this last week?  Go ahead, surprise me  <G>

Lucy's episode of Top of the Lake airs on the Sundance channel in the US on Monday, April 1!


3/16/13 -- 120 Hours project now up to 203 1/2.  We've added some teaching, lawyering and helping neighbors.  Keep the notes coming!  We're almost at double the 120 hours!  Thanks :)


3/13/13 -- Up to 189 hours!  We're taking care of young people, senior citizens, pups, family.  Cleaning our neighborhoods and rivers and recycling.  Helping people cope in the bad weather that's all over the planet!  Climate change anyone?  Awesome!  Keep 'em coming.  We're only halfway through the month.


3/12/13 -- My goodness you guys are good!  We've already hit 129 1/2 hours in the 120 Hours Project.  What do you think? 
Can we double it?  And, yes, you can do more than one project.

3/10/13 -- The 120 Hours project has begun!  Cool things people are doing and messages coming in from all over the world!  Check out the website to see what folks are doing. 

3/9/13 -- Made a list at the top of all the things people have been asking and added a Twitter aspect to the project!  Tomorrow I'll start listing the hours done so far as well as uploading the webpage with your messages and what you're doing.

As for the note about taking a photo of yourself doing your project, for those who have already written me, I'll be sending you a note asking if you can go back and take a picture of yourself at your project.  I thought I'd make a movie of all the photos submitted for the website.  I think Lucy will get a real kick out of that.

3/8/13 -- The "120 Hours" messages are starting to come in!  I'll start the tally going this weekend.

3/6/13 -- UPDATE 3: No, each person is not supposed to do 120 hours!  Each person does however many hours they can this month and we total all our hours up together to see if we can hit 120.


3/5/13
-- "120 Hours" UPDATE 2:  The project is to do the community service this month between March 1 - 31 to be part of the tally.

3/4/13 -- "120 Hours" UPDATE: There's a bit of confusion about what we're doing this year compared to previous years.  You need to do something specific during the month of March. 
Here's an example:
Sharon -- California, USA -- I volunteered at the Burbank Animal Shelter -- March 3 -- 2 hours

3/2/13 -- It's Lucy's birthday month, March 29!  I came up with "120 Hours" as a way for fans to participate in the festivities and help her celebrate her special day.  Lucy thought it was a really cool idea.  Check out the note at the top of the page.

2/27/13 -- In the acting world, there are heaps of "maybes" and very few "definites."  When I know something for certain, I'll post it on Lucy's website, tweet it @sharondel and facebook it at sharon.delaney.  This applies to the possibility Lucy might do the play Chicago in New Zealand.


Strike -- An Exhibition of Matchbox Art for Amnesty International
Keeping it green, kiwi actress Lucy Lawless used a plant that survives on humid air to customise her matchbox.  Strike is an auction of Matchbox Art created by various artists, designers, musicians and more, especially for Amnesty International and featuring tiny art measuring just 5cm x 7cm created on Beehive Matchboxes.  All money raised from this sale will help fund Amnesty International’s work to protect the human all over the world.



2/2/13 --
We Did It For The Future -- Lucy Lawless

It's almost a year since we climbed the Shell-contracted drilling rig, Noble Discoverer.  Landing on the pier that day we felt dwarfed by the vast 53 meter drill tower that sat atop this rusting hulk which Shell was to use to pioneer their drilling programme in the Arctic.  Insignificant as we were we felt something had to be done – a light had to be shone on Shell’s insane plans to drill for oil in the icy Arctic wilderness.  Not in my wildest dreams did I think we would succeed as we did remaining atop the drill tower for over 77 hours. (read the rest of Lucy's blog)

Star Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court
"We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell's reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic." -- Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless gets fined for protest -- New Zealand Herald

Lawless, Greenpeace activists sentenced -- Stuff.co.nz



12/15/07 -- Here's part two of the Disco Lucy video series.  The silver mini makes its appearance.  Out comes the jewelry and curling iron and food!  Lucy's getting hungry.  This photo shoot took the whole day.


(click on image for QT) (wmv version)

9/23/07 -- In an earlier message, Lucy talked about the photo shoot that gave birth to Disco Lucy.  Here's the first in a series of clips that shows what led up to the photo I'm using as a still to click on for the videoclip.


(click on image for QT) (wmv version)

3/29/06 -- I know Lucy's parents must be pleased as punch with the award she received today.

Wednesday, 29 March 2006 Press Release: Governor General




Lucy Lawless displays the Insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Government House in Auckland. Her citation reads: "For services to entertainment and the community. Lucy Lawless has had a long film, stage and television career in New Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.

She is most famous for creating the role of Xena in the series Hercules and the 6-year season of Xena, Warrior Princess, both American television series which were shot in New Zealand. She has also made several stage appearances and tours.

She is on the Board of Trustees of the Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland and promoted a Starship Foundation/Sky City fundraising campaign for Puawaitahi, New Zealand’s first multi-agency centre for abused children. She was patron and speaker at the Women in Film and Television International Summit in Auckland in April 2004."



LUCY AND FRIENDS

   
   
   
   
   



DESIGNER ALEC ADORIAN
DRESSES LUCY ON CELEBRITY DUETS

    
        "Ooo, Baby, Baby" with Smokey Robinson                "Whenever I Call You Friend"
                                                                                                      with Kenny Loggins

   
             "Footloose" with Kenny Loggins            "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again"
                                 
                                                   with Dionne Warwick
                                            
                           "I Say a Little Prayer                         "Shoulda Known Better"
                           with Dionne Warwick                             with Richard Marx



                                             "September" with the Gang


DAVID MACK PAINTS LUCY LAWLESS

"I am thrilled to have been painted by the great, Dave Mack.  He did a few studies of me just for the hell of it.  I told him all I really wanted to be was a cowboy and he made me look like a total fox!! . . . in a Brokeback Mountain sort of way."  










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