might not cope with Ballydoyle's Modigliani, successful on his debut at headquarters back in March and is likely to improve from his only subsequent outing, the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot where he finished third behind Cd Europe and Bram Stoker.
His older sister was the famed novelist Karen Blixen
, whose award-winning stories, such as Out of Africa, have been adapted to film.
McLain tracks her subject from her childhood in Kenya to a love triangle with Karen Blixen
and Denys Finch Hatton (of Out of Africa fame) to her famed solo flight across the Atlantic in her 30s.
In between, he will ready his sleigh for that most important long journey through star-spangled skies on Christmas Eve with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixen
and Rudolph, with his red nose shining so bright, leading the way.
Streep played Karen Blixen
; Redford played Denys Finch Hatton; and Klaus Maria Brandauer played Baron Bror Blixen
Nearly 80 years ago, a woman called Karen Blixen
penned a novel from her family estate in Denmark.
People still want to walk in the footsteps of Karen," says Damaris Rotich, curator of the Karen Blixen
Museum--the bungalow-style house where Blixen
lived in Kenya, which features in the movie.
Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen
(Isak Dinesen) never met, though they both coveted the Nobel Prize in 1954, the year Hemingway deservedly won it.
Beryl tells her story, one of hard-won freedom and costs--including her friendship with writer Karen Blixen
(the pen name of Isak Dinesen, author of Out of Africa) and her affair with Blixen
's lover, safari hunter Denys Fitch Hatton; her multiple lovers and marriages; her immersion in the bohemian expat community; and her own personal tragedies--from an altitude of 1,800 feet.
Danish author Karen Blixen
and her Swedish husband Baron Bror von Blixen
Finke owned the farm at the foot of the Ngong hills and now the Karen Blixen
museum is located here.
Danish novelist Karen Blixen
, in her best-selling book, " Out of Africa ", professed: "You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.
I lunched at Tamambo Karen Blixen
Coffee House, located on the Karen Road near the Karen Blixen
As these books conveyed those authors' views to a broad international readership, a number of names have become synonymous with the landscape, the people, the animals and the politics of the vast African continent: Olive Schreiner, Karen Blixen
, Elspeth Huxley, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer, Elsa Joubert, Wilma Stockenstrom, Lieve Joris and Antjie Krog.
The second screenplay, based on a short story by Out Of Africa author Karen Blixen
, stars Last Tango In Halifax's Anne Reid and Radio 4 drama commissioner Jeremy Howe said: "It isn't often that you can announce the premiere of a script by the late great Harold Pinter, one of the leading dramatists of the 20th century, and then two come along, both wonderfully Pinteresque and both utterly different.
Out of Africa," for instance, commences with author-protagonist Karen Blixen
sitting at a window, gray behind sheets of rain.