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7 items from 2016

The Worst Witch: Netflix Orders Two New Tween Series

2 September 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Forever young Netflix has ordered two new live-action tween TV series. The first is a still Untitled Horse Mystery project, starring Jaylen Barron, Celine Buckens, and Kerry Ingram. The drama is executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson, Kate Little, and Claire Poyser for Lime Pictures and directed by Paul Norton Walker. The 10-episode first season will be drop to Netflix worldwide in 2017.Next up is a reboot of The Worst Witch TV show, based on the Jill Murphy book series of the same name. Starring Bella Ramsey, Clare Higgins, and Raquel Cassidy, the 12-episode first season is produced by Cbbc Productions in collaboration with Zdf, Zdf Enterprises and Netflix. The Worst Witch will be available to Netflix members around the globe in 2017, and in the UK and Germany after its premiere on Zdf and Cbbc. Below, you'll find details about both new series, straight »


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Casting announced for Cbbc's The Worst Witch

16 May 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Filming has begun in Cheshire on a new 13-episode Cbbc adaptation of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch.

The books were previously adapted back in the late 1990s for ITV, with a young Felicity Jones, who went on to be nominated for an Oscar for The Theory of Everything, starring as Ethel Hallow, and then again with a new group of young witches in The New Worst Witch in 2005.

Newcomer Bella Ramsey, a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, stars as Mildred Hubble. Bella will also shortly be making her screen debut as Lyanna Mormont in Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Mildred Hubble is our heroine. From a world outside of magic, she finds herself landing head first, literally, at Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches. The series follows her adventures and friendships as she strives not to be The Worst Witch! Full of flying, magic and plenty of laughs, »

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Teachers: funny, honest, unglamorous comedy drama

7 May 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




A fond look back at UK comedy drama Teachers, starring a pre-The Walking Dead and post-This Life Andrew Lincoln...

Fifteen years ago, Andrew Lincoln wasn’t the guy from The Walking Dead. He wasn’t even the creepy guy from Love Actually (the one with the signs. Not any of the other creepy guys). No, he was the guy from This Life that was getting a show all of his own in which to charm the viewing masses. That show was Teachers. And charm us he did.

Set in a secondary school in Bristol, Teachers was good enough to make us actually want to go back to school – or, for those of us who were still at school when it started, to wonder if some of the ridiculous rumours we were making up about the staff shagging each other might actually be true after all. »

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Spotlight, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson And Alicia Vikander Big Winners At 22nd SAG Awards

31 January 2016 6:55 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Honored with individual awards were Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander for performances in motion pictures, and Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor for performances in television.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor for a motion picture cast performance went this year to Spotlight, while the Actors for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Downton Abbey” and “Orange is the New Black”.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the 52nd Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the comedic trailblazer, »

- Michelle McCue

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SAG Awards Winners; Including Photo Galleries From The Ceremony

31 January 2016 3:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

SAG Awards Winners: The 22nd annual awards winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles. SAG Awards Winners

Last night, the Screen Actors Guild dished out their 2016 awards in a ceremony in Hollywood. The SAG awards winners are listed below as well as a full gallery from the evening.

The clear winner on the night was Idris Elba, who managed to grab two awards; one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in the superb Beasts Of No Nation, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Luthor.

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Elsewhere, Leonardo DiCaprio won Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Revenant, while Brie Larson scored Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Room. Surely these two are now a cert for Oscar success. In the female supporting category, Alicia Vikander »

- Paul Heath

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‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson Lead 2016 SAG Award Winners

30 January 2016 7:22 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In naming Spotlight one of the best ensembles of 2016, we said, “Tom McCarthy’s procedural moves with the precision of a fine timepiece. Rarely does one find a film where all is tune, from the pacing, writing, direction and acting. Highlighting the heroic work of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, the group is headed by Robby Robinson (Michael Keaton) who risks life long friendships to get the story right. His team includes Mike Rezendes (played by a compulsive Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and Matt Caroll (Brian d’Arcy James). Encouraged by a Boston outsider, editor Marty Baron (Live Schreiber), the team undertakes a long-term investigation of abuses in the Catholic Church. In the mix are the lawyers on both sides, played by Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup. Rightfully overshadowing that other journalism docudrama, James Vanderbilt’s incompetent Truth, the difference here amongst many things is perhaps access: »

- Jordan Raup

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Screen Actors Guild 2016: Is There a Downton Abbey Movie in the Works? Allen Leech Has the Answer

30 January 2016 4:10 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Downton Abbey is finishing up this year after six seasons, but we likely haven't seen the last of the Crawley family. Allen Leech told People Deputy Editor Jd Heyman and his preshow co-host Caroline Modarressey-Tehrani on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet preshow that the "rumors of a movie" might be true. "Played by an all-American cast," Leech, 34, joked of the potential big-screen reunion. Joined by costars Raquel Cassidy, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle, Leech said, "I think a lot of the cast will be up for coming back for a one-off, so we'll just have to wait and see. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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