The most recent Robin Hood-related news stories breaking in the global media!
From the Medieval plays and games of the May Day celebrations, Robin Hood and the other characters from the well-loved tales have continually retained their popularity with audiences of all ages and appeared in a miscellany of stage productions including drama, romance, comedy and musical theatre – and new versions based on the legend continue to be written to this very day.
With the advent of moving film, silent screen hero Douglas Fairbanks was quick to recognise the popular appeal of the Robin Hood story to a cinematic audience with his classic 1920's version and across the generations a variety of movies, starring actors such as Errol Flynn, Richard Todd, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe (to name but a few) have helped the legend establish an iconic status in popular culture. Television also spawned a range of action drama series about the outlaw hero, at the vanguard of which was the 143 episode black and white version "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Richard Greene in the title role.
Jonathan Ross joins the World Wide Robin Hood Society.
Robin Hood –Theatrical Agent , may seem an unlikely role for Nottingham's outlaw hero but a glance at the galaxy of celebrity names whose career path has taken them "through Sherwood Forest" shows that the legendary archer far outshines Simon Cowell as a star maker! The impressive list of well-known actors who have appeared in Robin Hood-related productions on television and the big screen contains many familiar names who subsequently went on to become high profile national and international stars.
Brian Blessed becomes an honorary member of the World Wide Robin Hood Society supporting "Sherwood the Living Legend"