Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pillars of the Earth on Starz: QUESTION

Can SOMEBODY please tell me who is playing Jacque Cherbourg (or Jack Shareburg - aka Jack Jackson's father) in all those flashbacks on The Pillars of the Earth??? I canna find his name anywhere. NO credits on IMDb. NO credits anywhere.

Why? Because he's a big, strapping hulk of a man with big shoulders and red hair. 

Y'all do the math. :)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just finished Pillars and started watching the series. I know what you mean. Jack is really something to find out more about. I am disappointed that the movie doesnt follow the series more faithfully. Jack is supposed to be UGLY but he is NOT. I too have Googled like crazy but with no luck. Who the heck is he??

Purgatory Carol said...

Wait - young Jack is supposed to be ugly? I don't remember that. I remember William's mother is supposed to be gross but she's not, either. She just has a birthmark. Big deal.

DYING to know who Jack's father is being played by. Be on the lookout if you can! :)

Christie H said...

In the book Jack is ugly as a child but handsome as an adult...sort of the ugly duckling effect, I suppose. I'm happy to report that I am finally 'into' the book now. It only took me til part 4! When I'm finished I guess I'll have to get the mini-series... when will it come out on DVD, do you think?

Purgatory Carol said...

Oh Lorddddd not soon enough for Eddie Redmayne to be on a DVD in my house for all of eternity. ;)

mymacintyre said...

there is another movie that came out with Eddie Redmayne called Black Death. I'ts a period movie about the plague in London. Eddie plays a major part. He's a monk. It was put out in Europe and Canada. May 10th. I would love to watch it but don't know how to get it. Saw previews on youtube. Has anyone else heard of it or seen it?

Purgatory Carol said...

Ooooh saw that on youtube, too. I'd love to actually see it. I wonder if that is what got him the part in Pillars.

Anonymous said...

We are talking about Jacks father here, right? In the beginning of the book, he is described as being ugly and people felt sorry for him. That is until he starts to sing. The movie is so different in parts that I wonder if I have read things wrong. But the man that plays Jacks dad is so not ugly. Ive googled him but no such luck.

Purgatory Carol said...

I am talking about Jack's father, yes... the one who is falsely accused and hung in the very first scene in the book. Whoever is playing HIM (only in the flashbacks because he's dead) totally gives me Jamie. But it's hard to tell because they're flashbacks... so I'd REALLY love to find out who he is. I'll find him. It might take time... but I'll find him. :)

Amie said...

Now you have gone and done it - I am not addicted to this miniseries (I don't usually watch TV) - did you know that it is on instant play on Netflix? It is really kinda confusing though, do I "need" to read the books first?

Anonymous said...

Ive been watching on Netflix and I do love the series but dont think you need to read the book first. Actually,there are many differences between the book and movie. I keep expecting something that happened in the book to show up and it doesnt. I think I liked the book better but love watching all the characters.

Anonymous said...

I asked the question of Jacks father on Facebook and someone came up with the name Tibor Pinter or Pinter Tibor. Not sure which is correct. I'm pretty sure thats who he is but I cant figure out how to add the web link.

Deirdre said...

I think Lisa is right. Google him then check out the images. Pinter Tibor

Kelly York said...

It is Pinter, his name showed up on the credits tonight...good catch!

beth79 said...

hey everyone! I started reading the Outlander series this summer; I'm on Book 5. When I watched the Pillars and saw flashbacks of Jack's dad, my thoughts went exactly to Jamie!! Then my google search landed me in this blog page. It's funny that I found others searching for the same information and for the same reason! Love it!!

Purgatory Carol said...

Welcome Beth! I'm so happy google brought you here! Happy reading - come back often (I always put in spoiler alerts while I was reading but be careful now because sometimes I forget!) and let us know how it's going! :)

muki said...

Hello everyone, I can help you out with Jack`s father`s name.His name is Tibor Pinter and he is Hungarian,but because in hungary we put the surename first and the first name second,maybe that`s where the confusion came from. So his name would be Pinter Tibor.He`s famous in Hungary and I think he`s very good looking.Oh, by the way there`s lots of Hungarian in the Pillars of the earth they made it there (or part of it)and if I saw it correctly even Ken Follett is in it.Hope this helps

Anonymous said...

Hi,
the pillars of the earth just aired in Germany, and when I saw Jack Jacksons father I thought Boom! That is Jamie! My search in the Internet for the actors name brought me here to this page. Thanks for the information, and I think that Tibor Pinter or vice versa;-) would be the perfect Jamie.Greetings from Berlin
Alexa

Anonymous said...

I too am reading the Outlander books and just watched Pillars and immediately thought Shareburg would make a perfect Jamie. His name is Pintér Tibor. Funny, others were thinking the same thing as I.

Purgatory Carol said...

Hi Alexa and Anonymous! Wasn't he sooooo Jamie?! It freaked me out every time they showed the flashbacks of him! Incredible!

Heather said...

LOL! SO funny! I just finished watching Pillars of the Earth and thought OMG!! Jack's father could totally play Jamie! I googled it and came across this blog. There has been an ongoing debate (of course)on goodreads.com about who should play Jamie if there were an Outlander movie. Thought I would try to find a pic of Pinter Tibor and post it. Y'all should head over to the boards and show some support;)

Anonymous said...

I just watched pillars and thought the same thing - HE is Jamie! However I know they used a lot of extras from wherever they filmed - somewhere in Eastern Europe - and seeing the odd name my guess is he may have been one of them; so may not speak English let alone have a Scottish accent. boo hoo...

MissSusie said...

I just found your blog from googling around trying to find out who played him too but it also looks like he is a german actor wonder if he can pull off Jamie?
Here's his page on IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684746/

Purgatory Carol said...

Unfortunately lassies, I think he's too old...but soooo nice to look at! :)

Anonymous said...

@Carol

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684746/

His name is Tibor Pinter, he is a Hungarian actor.

http://www.pintertibor.com/

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading the Outlander series and had never seen The Pillars of the Earth series until this weekend --------- and as soon as I saw the actor that was playing Jack Cherbourg I instantly felt the same way ---- what a PERFECT Jamie. I also thought that the actress that played Aliena (Haley Atwell)would make a great Claire. But then again this is just my opinion. Thanks for listening. LOL

Purgatory Carol said...

Thank you! :)