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Brian Cox: ‘My guiltiest pleasure? Liquorice. And cannabis’

23 July 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on kissing in an air-raid shelter, weight issues and best friend Billy Connolly

Born in Dundee, Brian Cox, 70, won an Olivier in 1988 for his Titus Andronicus for the RSC. In 2001, he was awarded an Emmy for his portrayal of Hermann Göring in the TV mini series Nuremberg; his more recent TV work includes Bob Servant Independent and War And Peace. His films include Braveheart, two Jason Bourne movies and Zodiac. He is currently filming Churchill, in which he plays the title role. He is married to the actor Nicole Ansari-Cox, has four children and lives in New York.

When were you happiest?

I’ve had a lot of happiness in my life: 1) the birth of my children; 2) getting into Lamda when I was 17; 3) meeting my wife; 4) and the renewal of our marriage vows and my 60th birthday.

Related: Vinnie Jones: ‘My favourite smell? Flowers’

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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Netflix UK: 25 underappreciated comedies to watch now

29 June 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Jul 1, 2016

Need a laugh? Here's our guide to 25 comedies that are on Netflix UK now, and are well worth your time...

Putting aside all of the chunter about VPNs and rising subscription costs for a moment, there are more hidden gems to be discovered on Netflix UK than you might expect, and we've been combing through the streaming site's current catalogue to find some of the most underappreciated comedies on offer.

We've come up with this fairly broad selection of films that varies on several fronts. We've picked out a mix of belly laughers and dark comedies, with a couple of dramedies thrown in for good measure. They're not all big Hollywood comedies, but neither are they all films that you're hearing about for the first time, though we've tried to order them according to how well known they may or may not be. What they all have »

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Head of the Class: The ABC Sitcom Ended 25 Years Ago

24 June 2016 8:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's time for a big class reunion. Twenty five years ago today, Head of the Class aired its final episode on ABC.

Created by Michael Elias and Rich Eustis, the sitcom centers on history teacher Charlie Moore (Howard Hesseman) and his group of gifted students at a Manhattan high school. William G. Schilling played the principal and Charlie's students were played by Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega, Dan Frischman, , Robin Givens, Khrystyne Haje, Jory Husain, Tony O'Dell, Brian Robbins, Kimberly Russell, Dan Schneider, Tannis Vallely, Michael DeLorenzo, Lara Piper, Rain Pryor, Jonathan Ke Quan, and De'voreaux WhiteBilly Connolly joined the cast in season five after Hesseman left the series.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Judi Dench to reprise Queen Victoria role in Stephen Frears' 'Victoria and Abdul'

17 June 2016 4:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title Films to make Victoria and Abdul; Focus Features, Universal to distribute.

Nearly 20 years after her Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning performance as Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown, Dame Judi Dench is to return to the role for a film directed by Stephen Frears.

Victoria and Abdul will tell the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Working Title Films will make the film, set to go into production this year for a 2017 release, to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

Focus will release the movie domestically and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film around the world. Victoria and Abdul is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, an Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner for Billy Elliot; and is based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf Revealed in A Series of Unfortunate Events

26 April 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris was cast as Count Olaf in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans have been curious about what the actor will look like in full costume. Now that production is under way in Vancouver, the first set photos have arrived, and fans may have to do a double-take, because Nph is barely recognizable as the nefarious Count Olaf. Filming has been under way all this month, but today is the first time we've gotten to see the actor on set.

VanCity Buzz reports that the scene involves Neil Patrick Harris getting out of a vehicle before entering a building to purchase a new disguise. The images also feature a number of other unidentified actors, including two older females dressed in identical costumes, and a man whose oversized coat has two large hooks attached where his hands would be. According to the show's IMDb page, »

- MovieWeb

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Best Royal Movies

17 April 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation by Cecil Beaton

This week marks the 90th birthday of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in 1926. The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on the 21st of April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. (Trooping of the Colours)

She is the world’s oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain’s longest-lived. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regent in world history.

Looking to celebrate her Majesty’s birthday? First, everyone rise for the national anthem of the United Kingdom.

God save our gracious Queen!

Long live our noble Queen!

God save the Queen!

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen!

For more on the Queen’s schedule, visit the official site: www. »

- Movie Geeks

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Aasif Mandvi Cast In Netflix’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ & USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’

18 March 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, The Brink) is set for recurring roles in Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events and USA’s Mr. Robot. In Unfortunate Events, Mandvi will play eccentric Uncle Monty, who the Baudelaire children are sent to live with. The role was played by Billy Connolly in the 2004 feature. The eight-episode series recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny… »

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Patrick Warburton Is Lemony Snicket in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

14 March 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, we reported that Netflix's new TV series Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events wanted Neil Patrick Harris to play the villainous Count Olaf. Two months later, after lengthy negotiations, the actor's deal is now finalized, with Deadline also reporting that Patrick Warburton has signed on to play Lemony Snicket. The actor will provide narration for the eight-episode series and he will also appear on camera, with Barry Sonnenfeld coming aboard to direct.

The actors join Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, who will play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, two of the three orphaned children this story centers on. The third sibling, Sunny Baudelaire, has not been cast at this time. The story follows these siblings as they're adopted by their evil uncle, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), while they try to unravel the mystery surrounding their parents' death. Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the 2004 adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events »

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Billy Connolly presented with Special Recognition gong at NTAs

20 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Billy Connolly was overcome with emotion as he picked up the Special Recognition gong at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20.01.16). The 73-year-old comedian, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease last year, was welcomed to the stage at London's O2 Arena by Dustin Hoffman, as two of his daughters watched from the audience. Dustin had flown in from America especially for the occasion, and said he would always admire the comedian, and his close friend. He said: ''i'm delighted to be here tonight to pay tribute to a man whose work I've always admired and whose company I »

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Danniella Westbrook to return to EastEnders?

19 January 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Billy Connolly was overcome with emotion as he picked up the Special Recognition gong at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (20.01.16). The 73-year-old comedian, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease last year, was welcomed to the stage at London's O2 Arena by Dustin Hoffman, as two of his daughters watched from the audience. Dustin had flown in from America especially for the occasion, and said he would always admire the comedian, and his close friend. He said: ''i'm delighted to be here tonight to pay tribute to a man whose work I've always admired and whose company I »

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

16 January 2016 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to getting a new TV show off the ground, any production has its ups and downs, and sometimes they come at the same time. Mark Hudis, known for his work on HBO's hit vampire series True Blood, has just exited as Showrunner on the highly anticipated TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. Coming to Netflix later this year, the bad news was met with good when Neil Patrick Harris was announced as the show's evil lead Count Olaf.

Count Olaf will be Neil Patrick Harris's first major TV role since leaving How I Met Your Mother in 2014, where he played bad boy Barney. His new character, originated by Jim Carrey in the 2004 big screen adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be quite the departure. At this time, no replacement has been named for Mark Hudis. Netflix is refusing to comment on either matter. »

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30 Stars You Forgot Appeared On The X-Files

9 January 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The list of guest stars appearing across nine seasons and two movies of The X-Files is long and distinguished: Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and Bryan Cranston all appeared on the show, and would later work together under Vince Gilligan (who wrote and produced for The X-Files) on his hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Jane Lynch would appear, and later hit it big on Glee. Lucy Liu, Ryan Reynolds, Shia LeBeouf, Jack Black, and Seth Green all made appearances on the show early in their careers.

Plenty of established actors showed up as well: Peter Boyle won an Emmy for his role in Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose, while Cch Pounder was nominated for one for her appearance in Duane Barry from the show’s second season. Ed Asner, Lily Tomlin, and Gary Shandling all appeared on the series, and even Billy Connolly turned up in the show’s second feature film, »

- Jay Anderson

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