AQM on DVD
All the Queen's Men will hit the video shelves (North American format) on
November 18, 2003. You can buy at AMAZON.
Buy the AQM DVD (Region 2/UK)
You can now buy the DVD through sendit.com
Out of Africa
All the Queens Men will be one of the featured films presented at The 9th
Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Johannesburg, Cape
Town and Durban. More info HERE.
AQM Makes the Film Festival Rounds
- Reel Affirmations
- Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival
- Tampa G&L Film Festival
- ImageOut Film Festival
- Arclight Cinemas
- Seattle G&L Film Festival
- Rehoboth Beach Ind. FF
- Out OK
Confirmed LA Theaters:
Arclight Cinemas, LA Loew's Beverly Center, LA Laemmle's Fallbrook,
West Hills, CA AMC Marina Pacifica, Long Beach, CA Edwards University, Irvine,
CA UA, Pasadena, CA
Confirmed NY Theaters:
AMC Empire 25, NYC City Cinemas Village East, NYC Clearview's
Claridge, Montclair, NJ Lesser's Kew Garden, Queens, NY
Confirmed San Francisco Theaters:
U.A. Galaxy, San Francisco Towne, San Jose
Other Confirmed Theaters:
Loew's Copley, Boston Angelika Houston, Houston Loew's Esquire,
Chicago AMC Plymouth Meeting, Philadelphia AMC Woodhaven, Philadelphia Loew's
Meridian, Seattle Theaters
Clearview's Chelsea, NYC Lesser's Cobblehill, Brooklyn, NY
UA Berkely or Landmark's Shattuck, East Bay Ritz, Philadelphia
Please refer to local listings for booking information. (from
the Izzard mailing list)
AQM @ Santa Barbara Film Fest
AQM will screen at the Santa Barbara film fest March 1st and 3rd.
All the Queen's Men
An Atlantic Streamline presentation in association with Dor Film, Phoenix Film,
B.A. Film. Produced by Marco Weber, Gabrielle Kelly, Zachary Feuer, Danny
Krausz. Executive producers, Phil Alden Robinson, Rainer Virnich.
Co-producer, Georgy Marosi. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. Screenplay by David
Schneider with Jeff
Stockwell, based on a story by Digby Wolfe, Joseph Manduke, June Roberts.
Steven O'Rourke - Matt LeBlanc
Tony Parker - Eddie Izzard
Archie - James Cosmo
Romy - Nicolette Krebitz
Gen. Landsdorf - Udo Kier
Johnno - David Birkin
Franz - Oliver Korittke
Liebl - Karl Markovics
Col. Aiken - Edward Fox
THE MARIN AQM SCREENING
[originally posted on the izzard.com board by Dorene whose son saw Eddie at the
My son Orion--the Genius--who turned me on to Mr.I in the first
place, went to the Mill Valley fest last night with a girlfriend.They waited for
"Rush" tix but didn't score. After Chinese, they wandered back, and
spied the Man herself.Orion knew it was him, even from the back, by the frosted
hair and the way he moved his arms when he talked!(Good boy, RaRa.)He was talking
with a couple 30's blokes, signing,etc.They were apologetic about the favour and
Eddie was amusing and sweet with them.---"no big deal"Orion overheard
them ask Eddie about the film's release, that they had been scanning CakeorDeath(!)
and places for news. He didn't catch the answer, so he approached Eddie when the
men had walked off and asked him about distribution, that many of his fans are
looking for it . Eddie replied that plans hadn't been finalized yet. Then he kept
eye contact and waited for more queries-but Orion left it so Eddie said "Okay"
and waived a bit and went in with Le Blanc(whom Orion wasn't cued to, I guess!)
That's my Boy. Sorry folks, that he wasn't able to view the film and ask the panel-the
producer,Mark Webber was there. He had plans to ask about Eddie's attraction to
the role--the action transvestite appeal and the Euro location, and military aspect.Oh
well.He did try.
All the Queen's Men was screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival
October 12, 2001
From the SF Chron (thanks Spoot):
"LEBLANC NOT A DRAG: "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has turned out
to be a friend of the Mill Valley Film Festival. He just sent word that he will
be here for next weekend's screenings of "All the Queen's Men," a World
War II comedy that has LeBlanc dressing as a woman to steal a military decoding
device. At next Friday's showing, he will be joined by Eddie Izzard, who appears
in drag in the movie, too. As anyone knows who has seen his stage shows, Izzard
makes a stunning woman."
It's 1944: A special mission is devised to infiltrate a German
factory where the much-coveted Enigma military decoding device is madethe
device that played havoc with Allied intelligence. The objective: Bring back the
Enigma machine! But there's a catch: The factory is completely run by women, so
the (rather mismatched) team of British Special Forces agents, under the dubious
leadership of American soldier O'Rourke (Matt LeBlanc), must disguise themselves
as women to complete the assignment. Soldier-turned-drag-queen lounge singer,
Sebastian (Eddie Izzard), trains the troops, and the high-heeled team of cross-dressing
commandos is dispatched across enemy lines, where the fake fräuleins must fend
for themselvesagainst all odds. Director Stephan Ruzowitsky (The Inheritors
MVFF 1998) lends his distinctively offbeat sensibility to this wily, wonderful
blend of romantic comedy and high drama, aptly described by Izzard as "Some
Like It Hot meets Guns of Navarone." Z. Elton World Premiere In Person:
NOTHING WE DON'T ALREADY KNOW BUT...
Izzard's stand-up days helped him in drag screen role
Eddie Izzard says his stand-up background helped him in his role in All the
Izzard, 38, is well known for his stilettos-and-skirts image as he climbed
to fame from his early days at the Edinburgh Festival.
He is now carving out a new career for himself as an actor and has just finished
playing Charlie Chaplin in the movie drama The Cat's Meow.
All the Queens Men is based on the true story of four Allied soldiers dropped
behind enemy lines during World War Two with a mission to steal the Enigma code
The quartet disguise themselves as women to avoid detection but things start
going wrong when they get picked up by a gang of druink German soldiers who mistake
them for prostitutes.
He told Ananova: "The walk is very important. It had to be about being
feminine without being ridiculously girlie.
"They wanted me to play it like an absurd gay drag queen but I managed
to tone my part down."
He helped co-star Matt Le Blanc achieve the look: "I think Matt was very
attractive by the time we were through. But then he was when we started.
for a blurb from Premiere Magazine (thanks Lindsey)
Screen Caps from ET's on the set of 'All the Queen's Men' (thanks
Sarah) View the Gallery here!
'All the Queen's Men'
October 3, 2000
By Ben Platt |Entertainment Tonight
ET was on the set of 'All the Queen's Men,' an action/comedy filming in Vienna,
Austria. The film stars "Friends" MATT LeBLANC and British comedian
EDDIE IZZARD as a mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an
American who, during World War II, must infiltrate, in drag, a female-run Enigma
factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.
Eddie Izzard is not well known in America. Last month he walked away with an Emmy®
for outstanding writing for his one-man HBO special "Eddie Izzard: Dress
to Kill," and a Best Acting award for the same show. The title refers to
Izzard's rather risque way of dressing in makeup and women's clothing. Izzard
is very comfortable with his mode of dress. "It's a 3rd millenium kind of
look, and now that we're here I think the world has caught up with the look. It's
just blokes wearing makeup is not so usual, but I think its gonna happen a lot
more this millenium."
RICHARD PRYOR inspired Izzard's standup comedy. The comedian also told ET that
the way he dresses is more about expressing himself in real life, not on stage.
"The comedy has nothing to do with the look. The look is just my sexuality
as a male lesbian or as a straight transvestite, whatever the hell I am. And then
the comedy is the comedy. They're all separate."
The filming in Vienna prevented both Izzard and LeBlanc from attending the Emmy
Awards. Izzard found himself standing on top of a hill in Austria to hear the
awards on his cell phone. LeBlanc presented Eddie with his award a couple of days
later at a party in his honor. LeBlanc, who Izzard says is "a great action
drag queen (in the film)," was very complimentary of his co-star. "I
had never met him. I had heard about him, but never had seen his HBO special.
It wasn't my decision to cast him, but whoever made the decision made a great
one. He's super, super talented and he's very smart."
(from Entertainment Weekly | thanks Ann Marie for the article and Lindsey for
Aopparently Matt LeBlanc got a wee bit inspired by the stylin Charlie's Angels
after playing Lucy Liu's boyfriend in the upcoming flick. The actor is now commuting
between the Friends set and Hungary, where he's starring as a crossdressing World
War II spy in All the Queen's Men, opposite British actor (and transvestite) Eddie
Izzard. "I think in the wrong hands, it could be very campy," says LeBlanc,
who was convinced by director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Inheritors) that there could
be dignity in drag. "But the stakes [of the plot] are so high- if we get
caught, we're dead -- so I think it's okay. We're not just a bunch of guys running
around in dresses." As for naming his female celebrity look alike, LeBlanc
skirts the issue, saying, "I wouldn't want to offend anyone.
Matt LeBlanc Goes Bi-Continental
(from SJ Mercury| thanks Peggy)
MATT LeBlanc of TV's ``Friends´´ is busy
making the World War II feature ``All the Queen´s Men´´ in Hungary. And LeBlanc
is also back at work on his series in L.A. For the next six weeks, he´ll be dividing
his weeks in half and flying to and from Europe.
``He´s going to be very tired,´´ says British comedian Eddie Izzard, his ``All
the Queen´s Men´´ cast mate. ``All the Queen´s Men´´ is based on a true story
about Allied soldiers who infiltrated a German factory staffed by women to steal
an Enigma decoding device. LeBlanc, according to Izzard, spends ``quite a bunch
of the movie dressed in women´s clothes.´´ Izzard plays the transvestite cabaret
performer and ex-soldier who shows the fellows how to get into drag -- which won´t
come as a surprise to his fans, who are already used to Izzard as the self-proclaimed
Izzard, who has found success as an actor on the English stage, has resisted offers
to do Hollywood comedies. Now, he says, he's changed his mind, and is ``making
decisions based solely on the merit of a project. `All the Queen´s Men´ is actually
a comedy, but it had a whole bundle of other things going for it. There are certain
comedies that are broad and gag-led. Others are character-led, and the comedy
comes out of the situations -- which is the case here.´´