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Twilight‘s Billy Burke Crosses Over to ‘Red Riding Hood’

Billy Burke is well known to genre fans for the part of Charlie Swan – Bella's father -- in the blockbuster “Twilight” film franchise.

He created the role in the first film, “Twilight,” which also marked his first collaboration with director Catherine Hardwicke. He has since reprised the character in the sequels, “New Moon” and “Eclipse.” Now, Burke reunites wth director Hardwicke for the latter’s re-imagining of the beloved fairytale “Red Riding Hood” from Warner Bros.

“I have a huge place in my heart for Catherine,” says the actor. “I’ve never met anyone with the energy level she has and it’s infectious. She has a way of infusing everyone on the set with a shared sense of purpose.”

“Red Riding Hood” tells the story of Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.

Coming from different perspectives, Valerie’s parents, Suzette (Virgina Madsen) and Cesaire (Burke), have conflicting views on whether it will be Peter or Henry who can make their daughter happy in the long run.
Burke admits that his character “is a man who likes to tip a few back, but his daughter loves him and forgives his faults. Maybe her attraction to Peter is partly due to the old cliché that girls tend to be attracted to men who remind them of their fathers. Cesaire is a woodcutter himself, so he likes Peter and considers him a fine suitor for his daughter.”

Adds Burke, “That’s only part of the chasm that has developed with his wife over the years, which is probably due to his drinking. But Cesaire doesn’t see how that is hurting anyone, including himself.”

Burke was previously seen in “Fracture,” with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling; Jay Russell’s fact-based drama “Ladder 49,” with John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix; Lee Tamahori’s “Along Came a Spider”; “Without Limits,” for writer/director Robert Towne; and Jim Abraham’s “Jane Austen’s Mafia!”

On television, Burke previously had a chilling seven-episode arc in the second season of the hit action series “24.” He also appeared in a recurring role on the series “Wonderland,” created by Peter Berg, and has had guest roles on such series as “Law & Order,” “Fringe” and “The Closer.”

Apart from acting, Burke is an accomplished musician who plays both guitar and piano. He performed in Seattle with the rock band Outcast Theater for many years. His debut album, Removed, was released last June.

Opening across the Philippines on March 11, “Red Riding Hood” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

17 Comments on Twilight‘s Billy Burke Crosses Over to ‘Red Riding Hood’

  1. IMORTAL nilampaso na ang Baker king // March 8, 2011 at 9:45 am //

    Marami ng programa ang nilampaso ng IMORTAL for five months only:
    1.Endless Love
    2.) Ilumina
    3.) Gracilda
    4.)Beauty Queen
    5.) I heart you pare
    6.)baker king

    bongga talaga si angel locsin she is really a superstar matulungin kasi kaypa pinag pala she is really a good role model to everyone…^^^^^^

  2. party payatas!PANIS! // March 8, 2011 at 1:44 am //

    flo mukha mo yung flop! imagine telebabad nyo naging TELEBABA! LAOS!talunan sa MUTYA, MARA CLARA AT IMORTAL, panu yan nandiyan na rin ang MINSAN LANG KITANG IIBIGIN! wala na kayo kanguso! e pinaka importante sa lahat ng oras PRIMETIME! kaya bida ng primetime ng abs-cbn!

  3. flop na flop to

  4. @9
    k, k,

    L’ll ask Ma’am Charo na bawasan ng 860 Million Pesos talent fee nina Angel at John Loyd per month.

    wait ha…

  5. haha nananawagan si no. 10 super flop kasi imortalo..kawawa..gayan kapams.. // March 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm //

    loser dos wlang ibang magawa,,,,,

  6. hahaha..kantar-kantarantaduhan tv ratings ng abscbn kaya walng client...kampams loser // March 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm //

    kawawa dos ay naku certified flop poor network at loser…like kapamsyuks talaga

  7. gma7 book 14 billion commercials abscbn 3 billion lang loser flop tv ratings iniwan ng advertisers kantar wala client kundi dos.. // March 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm //

    abscbn flop bulok building walang budget umutang 10 billion mukhan utang dos..flop shows hahaha

  8. abscbn poor tv ratings baon utang sa bank 10 billion low ad rates hahah loser big loser talaga tulad ng show nilang big loser flop // March 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm //

    kawawa kapams wla masabi tulad ni alex g. loser kasi gma7 no.1 nationwide dos certified flop tv station and pang province lang

  9. To Alex G please tulungan mo kami to promote IMORTAL please please alex kung sino ka man pleaase support imortal // March 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm //

    to alex g please support imortal malungkot kami dito sa visayas last priority talaga ang imortal nakaka inis talaga ang abs-cbn.$$

  10. alex g: How would you equate a Decline in Ads, Cheap Awards, Flop Movie Gross & Poor Artists' Endorsements, from a high ratings (daw!?) claimed by gozon? // March 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm //

    Cheating & Data Tampering, Desperate Publicities, Mind Conditioning, Rating Manipulations, etc.
    (w/ AGB & PEP).
    😛

  11. alex g: Did you know that gma7 was always the first channel that SIGNS-OFF the tv? Did you also know that AGB Nielsen Media Research has a pending case here & abroad? // March 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm //

    Early Signing-Off, Cost Cutting, Debt Increase & Financial Crisis.
    Words that best describes gma now.
    😛

  12. alex g: Kapit-Tuko tlga si gozon sa ratings, "FOREVER". TALUNAN kasi sa Ads, Awards, Movies at Artists' Endorsements. // March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm //

    Boboserye, Flopserye, Peryaserye at ngayon Pokpokserye.
    Telebabad na walang ka-kwenta-kwentang palabas.
    😛

  13. alex g: to gma, KARMA, KARMA. Wala kasing ibang ginawa kundi ang "Desperate Self-Proclaim Publicity" & "Ratings Manipulation" (c/o AGB & PEP), mapa Ads, Awards o Movies, TALUNAN, "FOREVER". // March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm //

    Weakness tlga ng gma ang lumaban ng patas.

    😛

  14. alex g: PANIC na masyado si gozon, SELF-PROCLAIM EFFECT ang drama. TALUNAN na nga sa lahat ng bagay, Tinanggal na nga sa KBP. May gana pang magtayo ng gma news tv, ambisyoso. // March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm //

    “Self-Proclaim Effect”, heto ang paraan ng gma para i-promote ang sarili, aside from Rating Manipulation.

    😛

  15. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", PERO NASUSUHULAN NG PERA PARA GUMAWA NG COMMERCIALS (how stupid). // March 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm //

    PERA lang pala katapat ng gma news anchors/reporters para gumawa ng commercials, nawala tuloy prinsipiyo (baliw).

    😛

  16. alex g: Valentines Box Office King pala ah, ni wala nga kasabay na Filipino movie eh, 44.26M in 3 weeks lang!? (as compared to BULONG with 67.27M). May "Divine Intervention" pa raw, sabi ni mother lily (how stupid). // March 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm //

    “Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito”.

    -lily monteverde (baliw).

    😛

  17. imortal number 1 parin dito sa bacolod // March 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm //

    isa sa da best ever teleserye is no other than imortal the best
    !!

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