philip michels


Here’s what I remember most: her embrace. Her belief in me. And the joy she gave. That was her gift. When I think of her now, I think of that time when a dream came true. And my only talent was not to close my eyes.

My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Written by Adrian Hodges
Directed by Simon Curtis

Ellie Gall to play Catherine Langford!

Via Stargate Command:

Stargate Command is delighted to announce that Ellie Gall has been chosen to portray legendary Stargate icon, Catherine Langford, in the upcoming premium digital series, Stargate Origins.

Ellie Gall recently starred on the Lifetime television movie A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE, a psychological thriller and modern-day take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She first endeared herself to fans as a series regular on Australia’s Disney Channel series MIND OVER MADDIE. Additional credits include recurring roles on Australia’s period drama A PLACE TO CALL HOME and the acclaimed Network Ten series PUBERTY BLUES chronicling the coming-of-age of two teenage girls during the late 1970s.

The Stargate Origins production will shine a whole new light on one of the most crucial figures in the Stargate saga, and in a special message to Stargate Command members, reveals just how much this means to her.

“The opportunity to portray this iconic character is once in a lifetime,” said Gall, “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Stargate family and I hope Stargate fans are as equally excited as I am about Catherine Langford’s new adventure.”

But, this exciting casting announcement is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to good news today, because we can now officially announce that Stargate Origins has commenced production.

With the cast and crew officially getting principal photography underway, we can now also reveal the names of those who will be joining Gall on the Stargate Origins cast list, including a familiar face from Stargate: Atlantis.

Connor Trinneer returns to the Stargate franchise, 11 years after he first appeared as Michael Kenmore in Season 2 of Stargate: Atlantis. Over the course of a 10-episode arc spanning 3 seasons, Trinneer’s performances turned the complex Lastlight/Michael Kenmore into a fan-favorite character. Now, Trinneer will take on another famous name from the Stargate franchise, playing Professor Paul Langford, the man whose archaeological dig uncovered the stargate back in 1929.

Joining Trinneer and Gall on the Stargate Origins cast are Salome Azizi, Philip Alexander, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Daniel Rashid, Sarah Navratil, Shvan Aladdin, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Derek Chariton, Justin Michael Terry and Lincoln Werner Hoppe, with more information on those roles to be released in the coming weeks.

Catherine Langford is a character whose life remains somewhat shrouded in mystery. Stargate Origins will dive deep into the adventures that provide additional context to Catherine’s lifelong fascination with the ancient artifact her father uncovered in the Egyptian desert, revealing a story that sits at the heart of the entire Stargate saga.

Released exclusively on Stargate Command later this year, Stargate Origins is produced by entertainment studio New Form, as well as MGM’s Digital Group, and the series will be directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (“Virtual Morality”) and written by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.


President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh after landing by helicopter at Windsor Castle for a private lunch on April 22, 2016. Earlier in the day, President Obama praised the Queen, calling her ‘one of his favorite people’ and 'a real jewel to the world’ during his press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron.