15 items from 2013
I’m growing weary of writing these articles of Outlander – I think it’s time for this series to air already. There are so many characters being added that I can barely keep track of them all and the facts about them are becoming less and less clear and concise. It’s almost as if Starz doesn’t want to give too much away before the series has a chance to air! Imagine that, a network trying to avoid nasty spoilers. But still, I’m growing bored just reading about these characters; I want to see them in action, bumping up against each other and causing that sweet drama that I crave.
The latest gent to join the cast of Outlander is British actor Simon Callow. According to The Wrap, Callow will be playing the Duke of Sandringham, who is opulent and flamboyant with a propensity for all things beautiful »
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News from all over TV:
- The Starz adaptation of "Outlander" has added Simon Callow ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Doctor Who") to its cast. He'll play the Duke of Sandringham, an "opulent and flamboyant" nobleman who maintains his hold on power through a variety of alliances. "Outlander," an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novels, comes to Starz in 2014.
- "Mob City" drew a smallish mob of viewers to TNT Wednesday night (Dec. 4). The premiere of TNT's miniseries averaged 2.3 million people, below the typical audience for the channel's other original series.
"Outlander's" Duke of Sandringham has been found.
The character is described as someone who is, "as opulent and flamboyant as they come in the 18th century. With a propensity for all things beautiful, the Duke rarely hears the word no. We learn, like many men of power during this time, he has his hands in a few different cookie jars."
Photos: 'Outlander' -- Meet The Cast
The Duke has connections to a number of the characters in Season 1, something readers of Diana Gabaldon's ...
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Starz has just landed veteran British actor Simon Callow to its growing cast for the upcoming series, “Outlander.” Callow will play the Duke of Sandringham, the network announced on Friday. He’s described as opulent and flamboyant with the propensity for all things beautiful and rarely hears the word no. Over the course of the show, it will be revealed that he has his hands in a few different cookie jars. See photo: Starz’s ‘Outlander’ Reveals First Look at Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser Among Callow’s many television and movie credits are the acclaimed 1984 film, “Amadeus,” in which he played Emanuel Schikaneder. »
- Jethro Nededog
Amara Karan as Rita
Throughout the run of Doctor Who, everyone’s favorite Gallifreyan has encountered many characters and left them, never to be seen again. Others, a select few, he has invited to travel the universe with him, adding an extra dimension to his adventures. There have been some individuals, however, with whom The Doctor has clearly shared a good rapport but who have not ended up as Companions, for numerous reasons. Here, in chronological order of appearance, are seven characters from the modern series we would’ve loved to see travel the universe in the Tardis.
Note: for this list, in addition to only including characters who have met the Ninth, Tenth, or Eleventh Doctor, only the television appearances of each character are being considered.
Appeared in: “The Unquiet Dead”
Played by: Simon Callow
While much of “The Unquiet Dead” focuses on Gwyneth and her capabilities, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
It would be humble of me to say that I am still learning my craft. It would be humble – but untrue. Because I think I know quite a lot about my craft: the craft of acting. Benedict Cumberbatch said to me recently, "I don't know how the fuck you do it." It got me to thinking, "How the fuck do I do it?" I duly analysed my secrets of successful thespianship and present them to you here.
Be good at acting
Although largely forgotten now, the Jamaican actor Bennet Carnival was probably the finest Othello I've ever seen (excluding Lenny Henry). One of the original Windrush immigrants, Bennet had it tough when he first came to London at the age of 65. No sooner »
As a sparkling restoration of Orson Welles's delirious 1947 film noir is unveiled at the London film festival, Tony Paley explores the dramatic story behind its production
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Citizen Kane may no longer automatically called the greatest film ever made, but a year after Orson Welles's movie was knocked off the top of Sight & Sound's poll on the 50 greatest films of all time, the late director is back in the spotlight with two world premieres.
This week, Too Much Johnson (1938), a forerunner to Citizen Kane, was screened where the director's "lost" silent film was found – in the Italian town of Pordenone. It coincided with the opening night of the London film festival, where the sparkling new restoration of The Lady from Shanghai (1947) will be unveiled.
Welles screened The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) for his cast and crew prior to shooting The Lady from Shanghai. »
- Tony Paley
Everyone loves a romantic movie, right? Here's what the Guardian and Observer's critics think are the 10 most romantic movies of all time. Let us know what you think in the comments below
Peter Bradshaw on romantic movies
Movies such as Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago lent something grand and epic to romantic love, but it was perhaps the much-loved weepie An Affair to Remember that did the most to introduce us to the more domestic idea of the chick flick or the date movie – the romantic film adored by women and tolerated by their husbands and boyfriends.
Broadmoor: The Inside Story
9pm, Channel 5
Everyone thinks it's a prison, but of course Broadmoor is a hospital, and this two-part documentary takes in the 150-year history of the high-security facility. The first episode looks at its original residents, including artist Richard Dadd, who killed his father under the influence of "an Egyptian god". There's also a profile of the hospital's first physician superintendent, Dr John Meyer, who introduced a very Victorian regimen of exercise, work and fresh air. Bim Adewunmi
Porn On The Brain
10pm, Channel 4
On becoming a father, former Loaded editor Martin Daubney resigned his position and now regrets promoting porn at the magazine, however soft. Here, Daubney looks at the concerns of therapists, neuroscientists »
- Julia Raeside, Hannah Verdier, Rachel Aroesti, Ali Catterall, Lanre Bakare, Bim Adewunmi, David Stubbs, John Robinson
Curtis may have his critics, but his films are warm, heartfelt and wonderfully free from cynicism. He also, as Rachel McAdams told us recently, has absolutely "no time for meanies".
Digital Spy celebrates Curtis's directorial swansong About Time with a look back at 10 great scenes from his film back catalogue.
F**k, f**k, f**kity, f**k - Four Weddings and a Funeral
Hugh Grant's profanity-laced introduction in Four Weddings was quite the entrance. Curtis even noted that the sequence prompted some audience members in the Us to walk out of the film.
Hugh Grant's Prime Minister dancing through Downing Street to 'Jump (For My Love)' is hands-down one of Curtis's most-inspired laugh-out-loud moments. Can you imagine David Cameron doing this? »
Various people have bid fair to become Orson Welles’ ultimate Boswell, so when three of them agree on the value of a new book, it’s well worth noting. Peter Bogdanovich, Simon Callow, and Jonathan Rosenbaum all praise the publication of Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts by Todd Tarbox (BearManor Media), and with good reason. Rather than depending on research or recollections, it reproduces a series of telephone conversations between Welles and the man he considered his mentor, friend, and in some ways his surrogate father. Roger Hill was a teacher and later headmaster of the Todd School for Boys in Woodstock, Illinois, where the dauntingly precocious Welles...
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- Leonard Maltin
Three short films from 1938 were found in a warehouse in north-east Italy. They were originally intended to be screened during a staging of the 19th Century comedy Too Much Johnson.
The movies were planned as prologues to each act of William Gillette's three-part farce but were never finished.
It was previously thought that the only known print was destroyed in a fire in 1970, according to the BBC.
Simon Callow, Welles's biographer, said the shorts represent "a very significant missing piece in the jigsaw of Welles's art".
He added: "It will tell us an enormous amount about his visual sensibility and indeed about his theatrical instincts."
Too Much Johnson was staged without the shorts at the Stony Creek Theatre in Connecticut in August 1938 but wasn't a success.
The short films, which weren't all intact, have been restored and »
We all know of Orson Welles from his vocal performance in The Transformers: The Movie and his voice work for Findus Frozen Peas, but long before that he made his directorial debut that many herald as the greatest film of all time, Citizen Kane. Well, it was thought to be his debut, but a recent discovery in Italy may be about to shake things up. It appears that Welles directed a 40 minute adaptation of the 1894 William Gillette play titled, Too Much Johnson (blimey they were raunchy back then). It was a film that was meant to screen before Welles’ stage production of the play, but he didn’t finish editing it before the theatre run. Since then it has been almost forgotten about completely, and after a fire at Orson Welles’ Spanish villa, it was thought the film was lost forever.
Luckily that isn’t the case as a new »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Director and writer celebrated for his work at Chichester Festival theatre and the BBC
The career of Patrick Garland, who has died aged 78, was as varied as it was productive. An actor, producer, director, writer and anthologist, he was a leading light of the BBC TV arts department for 12 years, twice artistic director of the Chichester Festival theatre and a close friend and associate of Alan Bennett, Rex Harrison, Eileen Atkins and Simon Callow.
Although he harboured ambitions in feature films, and directed a 1971 television adaptation of Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose (starring Richard Harris and an Emmy award-winning Jenny Agutter), as well as a creditable 1973 movie of Ibsen's A Doll's House (with Claire Bloom and Anthony Hopkins), his life developed in the theatre. Much of his work was informed by his love of literature, and the poetry of Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Philip Larkin and John Clare. In »
- Michael Coveney
Judges reward 'surprising, hilarious and wise' follow-up to British actor's first autobiography Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
The memoir, which takes its title from Noël Coward's last poem, picks up the actor's story in the last decade with a generous helping of Proustian flashbacks en route. It's Everett's second memoir, following his 2006 publication Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, which detailed his rise to fame after starring in the film of Julian Mitchell's boarding school-set drama Another Country, at 25.
Published in September, Vanished Years was widely and lavishly praised in reviews, with the Guardian critic Talitha Stevenson describing it as "a tragical comical, »
- Matt Trueman
15 items from 2013
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