Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hear Welsh by Ioan Gruffudd & Matthew Rhys in “DAL Yma/Nawr”

The Video I originally had here was removed from Youtube. This is the text I had for that video:
Here you have a wonderful video of two friends doing a documentary together.
"This was a film done in 2003-2004 about Bardic tradition in Wales."* It's a completely Welsh language clip, and features best friends Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys. Thanks and credit go to www.ioanonline.com and *echidna82 for sharing. The clip starts with Ioan speaking while sitting on a rock at the beach running sand through his hands with Matthew striding toward him under the palm trees 50 seconds into the 2:24 clip. Then Matthew, wearing a different shirt, is sitting beside Ioan while they talk poetically in soothing, lulling tones.

So, May 8, 2010 I posted this video with Ioan speaking Welsh:


I am Taliesin spoken by Ioan Gruffudd
Uploaded by yenneffer333


Uploaded by havisham06

Soloman and Gaenor
Not Welsh - Ioan Gruffudd and Maire Brennan/Spillane
Uploaded by kkbronson

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At January 30, 2007 at 3:50:00 AM EST , Blogger Kong said...

God, Matthew sounds so different in his natural Welsh tongue. He sounds nothing like the Kevin Walker we see him now in Brothers & Sisters.

Talk about a talented actor. :)

At January 30, 2007 at 6:31:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Geez, so nice to have you - being a blog "mate".

You must check out my entry over at http://www.abc.go.com
"Bloggers and Sisters" today - it's a long one. Let's see if I get crucified.

At January 30, 2007 at 6:36:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

I seem to think that Ioan Gruffudd is the correct spelling of his last name. And I couldn't get back into my posting to edit.

At January 31, 2007 at 2:13:00 PM EST , Blogger Pulcher said...

I love these two together :)

Ioan should make a guest appearance as Kevin's ex boyfriend on B&S. :)


At January 31, 2007 at 10:54:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...


I do, too.

What a simply wonderful idea!

Ioan would be great on Brothers and Sisters in any capacity. But Matthew and Ioan are so magnetic, for the viewer, together.

Did you read the wonderful article here on my blog from Elle magazine? If not, I highly recommend reading all four of the pages. You then get a real good feel for how in sync they are as friends. They have a genuine synergy together.

Do you think a mention on the "bloggers and sisters" blog would be a idea starter or an idea damper for Ioan to be on the show? They seem to want to keep things as their own ideas.

If you think Matthew sounds different here, you ought to hear him on a clip that I have linked over at my latest post at tvguide.com, BROTHERS AND SISTERS Finds The Great Divide in the USA (author: ilovemylife). The one where on the post, I explain that he is the second person to be interviewed in the clip.

Oh, I just saw and heard Jon Robin Baitz on the Charlie Rose Show. It is great to see. I think you can find it at www.charlierose.com

At January 31, 2007 at 11:15:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Ioan Gruffudd is pronounced:

"Yo-wahn Griffith"
and if you go to
you can hear him say his name by clicking on a link.

At February 1, 2007 at 3:52:00 PM EST , Blogger Kong said...

Yeah, I know how Ioan's name is pronounced because I've looked it up ages ago when I was curious who this actor is from the UK. Ioan is a derivative of the Germanic name "Johann" which is why it is pronounced very closely or similarly. And if you listen closely to the Welsh language, it contains a lot of the Chaucer era middle English pronunciations intact.

I have yet to see the Jon Robin Baitz on Charlie Rose...I've upgraded to a new computer (built it from scratch) and stabilizing it with Windows Vista and moving everything from old computer to the new one. It's taking me a long time to finish, but I hopefully will get done soon. Anyway, I can't wait to watch it. :)

But definitely, if any actor should play Matthew's ex-boyfriend, it should be Ioan. :) The magnetism and sparks from those two would just light up the screen. :)


At February 5, 2007 at 8:39:00 PM EST , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Hi my blogger friend, KC,

You must be beside yourself with anticipation to see Luke in person soon.

Late this afternoon (Daylight Savings Time) I sent off two postings to abc.go.com's posting "The Writing Process" by Ben Kruger.

Here is what I wrote in my second entry:
I made this a separate post because it may not get posted. I hope that it is noticeable that I don’t make “serious” (humor-filled ones, maybe) suggestions, etc. on this blog for the creation of the wonderful show, cast, arc, etc of BROTHERS AND SISTERS. But after doing my trolling on the web on two actors/Wales’ friends - I have this undeniable urge to share my in-love-with-my-own-idea with ANYone at the show who will read this. And this is only viable IF Rob Lowe’s fictional McCallister brother is still showing up as a Kevin lover-potential AND hasn’t been cast yet. (And if Ioan Gruffudd is willing and able.)

MY BIG IDEA is to cast Ioan Gruffudd as Rob Lowe’s brother. And yes indeed, Kevin’s lover. I say this more because of their synergistic friendship that I see in an old Elle magazine interview with the two of them together than the “Very Annie Mary” work that they did together:

and in this short clip of “DAL Yma/Nawr”

for more info on Ioan:

Rob Lowe is beautiful to look at. Ioan Gruffudd is beautiful to look at. And they both can be boyish, humorously onery and show depth. And how can anyone deny Matthew and Ioan’s believability of an intimate friendship . . . and fictionally, an intimate love relationship? What do “you” think?

End of my entry to abc.go.com

I hope this doesn't meet with your unhappiness. I still want Scotty back in the end for Kevin. But what fun in the meantime it would be.

How's your computer and Vista coming?

At February 7, 2007 at 3:04:00 AM EST , Blogger Kong said...

Hi ilovemylife!

I would love to see Ioan Gruffud as Kevin's lover, but I really want to see him as Kevin's ex-boyfriend, since they did mention the ex once way back when...but I can see Ioan as the senator's btother too. I can see a lot of potential actors who can do man-on-man kiss and not flinch who would go well, hand in hand, with Rob Lowe's good looks. So many actors to choose from, so little time...lol.

As for my computer...I finally got it stabilized. Ugh...after almost a week of hell...yeah...working from ground up (building my own system and installing software) is a pain in the arse but the accomplishment when it is all done is very rewarding. :)

TONIGHT (Feb. 7th) is the BIG NIGHT I get to go see Luke in person...well as close to in person as I can get. LoL. I so can't wait! :)


At February 7, 2007 at 3:07:00 AM EST , Blogger Kong said...

Oh, your 2nd post didn't make the cut, btw, ilovemylife. :(

I think every post you do is very close to who they want to get or are storyplotting. I think you're reading their minds so well, they're afraid to post some of your posts because they're too close to being true. LoL.

Maybe they should hire you to be their story plotter for Kevin + his boyfriends. :P


At May 4, 2010 at 10:18:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

so bad I can't see matthew and ioan in their natural Welsh tongue


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