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Sam Neill to guest star in Toast of London, says Matt Berry

16 December 2014 5:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Toast of London star Matt Berry has revealed that Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill will guest in series three.

Speaking to Digital Spy and others at the British Comedy Awards, Berry said that a number of other actors are being lined up to appear.

"I think Sam Neill is going to do it. And some other people. Now he has to do it I've said that," Berry joked.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme starred as himself in the series two finale 'Fool in Love'. Berry explained how the cameo came about:

"I know Josh and I asked him a while ago... and he likes a Toast and I said 'Do you want to do this thing in it?' And he was like 'Yeah'," he recalled.

"And then I didn't know if it would work out but he was actually doing Reading Festival when we filmed that »

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Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 25-21

15 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

2014 was a strong year for television, both at home and abroad, but now is the time to narrow down our favourites to only the choicest cuts.

These are Digital Spy's best TV shows for 2014 - starting with 25-21. Check back tomorrow (December 16) for numbers 20-16.

Additional material by Frances Taylor

25. Girls

After two seasons of trading on the messy dysfunction of its twentysomething heroines, Lena Dunham made the bold move of letting her character Hannah spend season three stable, happy and employed.

Far from harming the show, this flip breathed new life into it – Hannah's relationship with bad boy-turned-good Adam produced truthful, emotional character comedy, nowhere more so than in the funny-yet-agonising role-play episode.

Having Hannah be "the stable one" also gave the other three girls room to really go to pieces, with Allison Williams's Marnie particularly glorious in meltdown (and in song). And this season contained, in quick succession, »

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Best TV of 2014: No 8 – Peaky Blinders

12 December 2014 2:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This story of Birmingham gangsters avoided the curse of the second series with new characters, torrid family melodrama and a sense of its own greatness

As the makers of Homeland, The Fall, The Americans and Utopia discovered, getting a second run can be a poisoned chalice. All of the above struggled to regain their narrative footing in series two, despite a prevailing critical and commercial wind. Peaky Blinders utterly bucked that trend this year, with panache, cheek and chutzpah to spare, making a further mockery of Bafta’s baffling snub for series one, comically referenced by star Sam Neill on awards night in May (“I’m actually crying inside underneath this bluff exterior”).

Steven Knight’s grandiose mythologisation of the post-first world war gangster class in Birmingham ran on BBC2 for six larger-than-life episodes in the autumn term of 2013. To quote Spinal Tap’s manager, its audience became more selective, »

- Andrew Collins

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CBS Sets Spring Airdates for Event Series ‘Dovekeepers’

4 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has set airdates for its four-hour limited event series “The Dovekeepers” from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

The project, which stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, will air Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, from 9 to 11 on both nights.

“Dovekeepers” also stars Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

CBS figures to air an original “NCIS” as a lead-in on March 31, taking advantage of the popularity of de Pablo, a longtime “NCIS” fan fave who exited the show in 2013.

Hoffman’s novel was published in 2011 by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, earning »

- Rick Kissell

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CBS Sets Date for Dovekeepers Mini

4 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS has set a premiere date for The Dovekeepers, its limited event series marking Cote de Pablo’s return to the network NCIS calls home.

The two-night event will air Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, from 9 to 11 pm Et.

Set in ancient Israel and based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel, the project follows a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. That real-life event occurred in 70 C.E. (aka A.D.), when 900 Jews who’d been forced out of Jerusalem by the Romans held out for months against Roman »

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The 50 Definitive Relationship Dramas: 30-21

1 December 2014 5:16 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

Directed by: Leos Carax

A romance the way only Leos Caraz could do it. “The Lovers on the Bridge” is a love story between an alcoholic, drug-addicted street performer named Alex (Denis Lavant) and a vagrant painter named Michele (Juliette Binoche) who lives on the streets after a previous relationship ended. She now suffers from an unkown disease that is slowly making her blind. The two live on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, closed for repairs for the duration of the film. As Michele loses more and more of her sight, she has to depend on Alex to get her through the days. After a treatment is discovered, Michele’s parents try to find her using posters on the street and radio announcements. Alex, realizing that her health would remover her dependence upon him, does everything in his power to keep Michele »

- Joshua Gaul

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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

1 December 2014 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »

- MovieWeb

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Jurassic World Is Probably Bringing Back This Unexpected Main Character

28 November 2014 9:48 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The first trailer for Jurassic World was released earlier this week and reminded moviegoers just why they fell in love with the franchise in the first place. Immediately after viewing it fans started to predict what might be in store for the fourth installment, and it.s now been suggested that the original Tyrannosaurus Rex from Steven Spielberg.s 1993 extravaganza will still be wreaking havoc. When the list of dinosaurs in Jurassic World was originally announced, most fans were instantly drawn to the T-Rex. However not many would have thought that the same T-Rex from Jurassic Park would still be walking around Isla Nublar. But one eagle eyed Imgur user has now found evidence that suggests the T-Rex who saved Sam Neill.s Alan, Laura Dern.s Ellie, Ariana Richards. Alexi, and Joseph Mazzello.s Timothy at the conclusion of Jurassic Park is still alive and biting. But what could »

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Run! First Full Trailer for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Arrives

25 November 2014 9:13 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Omar Sy joins Chris PrattIrrfan KhanBryce Dallas HowardVincent D'OnofrioJake Johnson and others in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled "Jurassic World," set for release on June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. Colin Trevorrow is directing the latest in the franchise, which will no longer see Jeff GoldblumSam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively. It's an entirely new cast; only B.D. Wong (reprising his role as chief geneticist Dr Henry Wu), who was in the very first film, appears in this one as »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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"Jurassic World" Trailer Is Finally Here -- Chris Pratt Takes On Dinosaurs!

25 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Hold onto your butts -- the first full trailer for "Jurassic World" is here!Set 22 years after the events of "Jurassic Park," the film shows that John Hammond's dream for a park filled with dinosaurs fully realized.But, since it won't be any fun to watch 2+ hours of guests having a grand 'ol time time amid friendly prehistoric creatures, all hell once again breaks loose.The trailer shows Ty Simpkins and his brother visiting the park, where guests are able to take safari trips through Gallimimus herds, kayak with stegosauruses and watch a water show with a shark-eating giant.But that's not enough to keep the crowds excited anymore apparently, as Bryce Dallas Howard's character says they've just created the park's "first genetically modified hybrid."Chris Pratt isn't too happy about this ... and when the creature breaks free, the happy environment quickly turns terrifying. The trailer ends with »

- tooFab Staff

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Jurassic Park: Who was nearly cast in Steven Spielberg's dino classic?

25 November 2014 4:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Not even two dodgy sequels and 21 years passing can erase the magic of the very first time you watched Jurassic Park.

The Steven Spielberg dino adventure brought gasps from audiences - young and old - when it premiered around the world in 1993. Even today, a couple of seconds of that classic score can give you tingles and take you back to first time you saw The Park.

Like all great films, everything felt and looked like it slotted together perfectly. But that wasn't necessarily the case, as there were plenty of other big-name stars who so very nearly got the lead roles.

1. Harrison Ford was nearly... Dr Alan Grant

If it wasn't already greedy enough that Harrison Ford had landed himself awesome cool roles in two of the biggest movie franchises of all time - Star Wars and Indiana Jones - he could have almost have added a third dino-sized »

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Jurassic World Teaser Trailer Debuts Online! Find Out When the Full-Length Movie Trailer Will Premiere!

24 November 2014 4:25 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The world premiere of the full-length Jurassic World trailer is just days away! Over the weekend, Universal Pictures released a 20-second teaser to promote the summer blockbuster. The footage offered a first look at dinosaurs, the park, and co-stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the series, pays homage to the 1993 original. One of the most memorable scenes in Steven Spielberg's classic involved a stampede of Gallimimus dinosaurs, who sent Laura Dern and Sam Neill running for cover. The stampede of dinosaurs is back in Jurassic World, but this time, fear is no longer a factor. In fact, visitors safely ride alongside them in the park's new vehicles. To see more »

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First Footage From Jurassic World Is Revealed

24 November 2014 3:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Like those generated by the distant, thundering footfalls of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the ripples being made by early publicity for the fourth Jurassic Park film are growing in size. We have slowly progressed from still images being shared on social media, through tiny snippets, to this first official footage from Jurassic World – before the full trailer is finally revealed, on Thursday.

The journey of Jurassic World to the big screen has been a long and tortuous one – it having been in development for over ten years. A sizeable list of directors and writers have come and gone, while names reportedly under consideration for casting have included Keira Knightley, Jeremy Piven, Emmy Rossum, David Boreanaz, John Krasinski and Josh Brolin, in addition to the involvement of original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough having been rumoured at various points. The lengthy process sadly saw the passing of »

- Sarah Myles

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Teaser for 'Jurassic World' (4th Movie in Mega Franchise) Surfaces

23 November 2014 7:38 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Omar Sy joins Chris PrattIrrfan KhanBryce Dallas HowardVincent D'OnofrioJake Johnson and others in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled "Jurassic World," set for release on June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. Colin Trevorrow is directing the latest in the franchise, which will no longer see Jeff GoldblumSam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively. It's an entirely new cast; only B.D. Wong (reprising his role as chief geneticist Dr Henry Wu), who was in the very first film, appears in this one as »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Imitation Game,' Plus 15-Minute Google Talk, Clip & TV Spot

14 November 2014 1:17 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

How you do make a movie about a super genius mathematician interesting? Put Benedict Cumberbatch in it. Hell, we'd listen to the actor's beautifully, bass-y voice read mattress tags, but thankfully he's being put to better use than that in "The Imitation Game." And a new trailer for the World War II set drama is here. Co-starring Keira Knightley and a bunch of familiar British faces (such as Charles Dance, Mark Strong, and Matthew Goode), the film tells the true story of Alan Turing, the man who cracked Germany's Enigma code during the Second World War, but found his personal life as a homosexual put under scrutiny, a pain doubled by the fact he was also sworn to secrecy about his groundbreaking wartime work. It's a powerful story, and opening in the U.K. today there's a good batch of promo material for the movie. The most significant is a 15-minute Google Talk, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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BBC2, Netflix Plan "Peaky Blinders" S3

14 November 2014 8:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

BBC Two has renewed its gritty gangster series "Peaky Blinders" for a third season, and a deal is set with Netflix to bring it exclusively to the United States.

Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Sam Neill, Noah Taylor, Annabelle Wallis and Paul Anderson star in the period drama about a Birmingham crime family seizing power in the wake of the first World War.

Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") created the show which has won the Royal Television Society award for best drama. The first two seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix.

Casting for season three has not been announced.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Peaky Blinders: Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes series 2 clip

14 November 2014 8:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy can reveal an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Peaky Blinders series two.

Cillian Murphy speaks about his crime boss character Tommy Shelby's complex relationship with the Royal Irish Constabulary's Chief Inspector Chester Campbell (Sam Neill) in an interview from the series two DVD.

The BBC Two show, which also stars Helen McCrory and Tom Hardy, has already been renewed for a third series.

Series three will likely air next year.

The first series is now on Netflix in the Us, with the second run to be added soon.

Peaky Blinders series two is out on Monday (November 17) on DVD and Blu-ray. »

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Micallef, Pickering, Anna Karenina in ABC's 2015 line-up

11 November 2014 8:52 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Shaun Micallef as a fictional former prime minister who is desperate to stay relevant, a comedy series starring The Project.s Charlie Pickering and a modern re-telling of Anna Karenina.

These are among the highlights of the ABC.s 2015 line-up unveiled today by director of television Richard Finlayson. .The breadth and depth of our slate reflects the quality of Australian independent production,. Finlayson told If.

The executive acknowledges producers are fearful of the impact of looming budget cuts to be imposed by the federal government but says, .We know the cuts cast a pall of uncertainty but we are getting on with the process of commissioning as best we can. By and large it is business as usual.. Micallef will star in The Ex-pm as Australia.s third longest-serving Prime Minister who has far too much time on his hands and no one to waste it on in a Cjz »

- Don Groves

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Peaky Blinders Series 2: Steven Knight's UK Gangster Epic Delivers Best Finale of 2014 [TV Review]

10 November 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

BBC's Peaky Blinders has just closed it's sophomore series (that's season for you American viewers) and not only was it a staggering boost in every way compared to it's debut, but after six jam-packed episodes, it's also one of the best overall in 2014. Peaky Blinders is a gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy), who means to move up in the world. After a dramatic and shocking cliffhanger ending to series 1, Peaky Blinders picks up quite some time after we all assumed inspector Campbell (Sam Neill) had shot and killed Thomas Shelby's woman Grace. Now for the twist – we flash back to realize that Grace wound up with the jump on Campbell and that in fact »

- Keven Skinner

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Peaky Blinders renewed for series 3

7 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To paraphrase Aunt Pol, you don't mess with the Peaky Blinders. Good news then, that they're returning for a third series...

"We can confirm that Peaky Blinders will return for a third series". So said the show's official Twitter account as the credits rolled on the Birmingham gangster drama's superlative series two finale. We're informed by the site's Midlands contingent that there's only one possible response to that news, and it's "that's bostin". Did we get that right?

Series two of Steven Knight's bloody period drama welcomed exciting new cast members Tom Hardy and Noah Taylor to an already exemplary group of actors including Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and the terrific Helen McCrory. That, combined with the work of new director Colm McCarthy, elevated series two even higher than the first.

We can expect to see the Shelbys return to BBC Two next autumn. More news as it arrives. »

- louisamellor

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