News

The Week in Movies – first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer released! Justice League plot revealed? What will Spider-Man’s solo movie be called? and more…

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, like the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the plot for Justice League potentially being revealed, rumoured titles for Sony’s Spider-Man solo movie and much more…

The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

Best day at the beach Ever.

The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here. It’s mixture of intriguing plot and stunning visuals has rendered all other movie news obsolete. So that’s The Week in Movies done. See you next Sunday.

Just kidding, Space Marine Forest Whitaker.

Just kidding. You can see what Luke and I thought in our Scooperhero News Trailer Review Special, read the equally impressed reactions from Flickering Myth’s writers room, and have a ganders
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

’24: Live Another Day’ Team Wins U.K. Production Guild Award

London — The U.K. production team behind Twentieth Century Fox Television’s TV series “24: Live Another Day” was named team of the year at the Production Guild of Great Britain awards on Saturday. The awards, which took place at The Grove in Hertfordshire, recognize achievements made by guild members working in film or television within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production or assistant directing roles.

The “24” team, which was led by producer and British Film Commission chairman Iain Smith, included unit production manager Kathy Nettleship, location manager Casper Mill and production accountant David Jones. “The production team delivered on every count, achieving a fast-paced, challenging shoot with precision. The speed of turnover of writing, shooting and going to air was unprecedented in British production with filming taking place around the clock and Fox’s U.S. air dates rolling as the team worked,” the guild said.
See full article at Variety - TV News »

’24: Live Another Day’ Team Wins U.K. Production Guild Award

London — The U.K. production team behind Twentieth Century Fox Television’s TV series “24: Live Another Day” was named team of the year at the Production Guild of Great Britain awards on Saturday. The awards, which took place at The Grove in Hertfordshire, recognize achievements made by guild members working in film or television within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production or assistant directing roles.

The “24” team, which was led by producer and British Film Commission chairman Iain Smith, included unit production manager Kathy Nettleship, location manager Casper Mill and production accountant David Jones. “The production team delivered on every count, achieving a fast-paced, challenging shoot with precision. The speed of turnover of writing, shooting and going to air was unprecedented in British production with filming taking place around the clock and Fox’s U.S. air dates rolling as the team worked,” the guild said.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

David Nobbs, Reginald Perrin creator, dies at 80

Author had written 20 novels, as well as material for comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery

David Nobbs, the creator of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, has died at the age of 80, it was announced on Sunday.

Nobbs, who was best known as a comedy writer, was also a longstanding patron of the British Humanist Association, which, along with his agent, confirmed he had died.

Related: Once upon a life: David Nobbs

I didn't get where I am today by not knowing what a genius David Nobbs was. Rip

Very sad to hear of the death of inspirational David Nobbs, who I had quite a few laughs with. A comic genius and an excellent human being.

David Nobbs was a genius of English comedy. That is an astonishing loss. Very sad news indeed.

Very sad today to hear of the death of David Nobbs.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

John Thomson will front a new stand-up comedy series for Gold

John Thomson will front a new stand-up comedy series for Gold.

The Cold Feet actor is bringing his alter ego Bernard Righton to the channel for six-part series Legends of Stand-Up & Bernard Righton.

The series will celebrate some of the world's greatest comedy stars, and will use archive footage to revisit some of their best moments.

Righton will add his own original material in between segments featuring stars like Victoria Wood, Tommy Cooper and Joan Rivers.

Iain Coyle, Commissioning Editor at UKTV, said: "This is the perfect format, the very best of classic stand-up, hosted by one of my favourite ever comedy creations.

"I've genuinely been crying laughing in the meetings for this show - I might have to be restrained when I watch it on the telly."

Thomson has written the series alongside John Quinn, Nigel Alred, Willy Norton and Mike Williams.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Vicky McClure on This Is England '90: 'It's a powerhouse final series'

Vicky McClure has promised a "powerhouse" final series of This Is England.

The Channel 4 drama will return for a final four-part outing - This Is England '90 - later this year.

"All the characters are back - and on amazing form," said McClure, who has played Lol since the original 2006 film.

The actress also spoke about the upcoming third series of Line of Duty - set to introduce a new nemesis for AC-12, played by Danny Mays.

McClure was nominated at last night's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards for her performance as Kate Fleming in the BBC Two cop thriller.

However, Gemma Jones (Marvellous) ultimately won out in the Supporting Actress category, which also included nominees Amanda Redman (Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue).

Sherlock, True Detective and Happy Valley among winners at BAFTA Television Awards 2015

BAFTA Television Awards 2015: The winners in
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

BAFTA announces 2015 British Academy Television Awards winners

The stars of the small screen gathered in London last night as BAFTA presented the 2015 House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, and you can check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) right here…

Leading Actor

Benedict CumberbatchSherlock

Toby JonesMarvellous

James NesbittThe Missing

Jason WatkinsThe Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend

Keeley HawesLine of Duty

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley

Sheridan SmithCilla

Supporting Actor

Adeel AkhtarUtopia

James NortonHappy Valley

Stephen ReaThe Honourable Woman

Ken StottThe Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma JonesMarvellous

Vicky McClureLine of Duty

Amanda RedmanTommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte SpencerGlue

Entertainment Performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan DonnellyAnt and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh FrancisCelebrity Juice

Graham NortonThe Graham Norton Show

Claudia WinklemanStrictly Come Dancing

Female Performance
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

BAFTA Television Awards 2015: The winners in full

Digital Spy presents a list of the winners and nominees at this year's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which were presented on Sunday, May 10 in Central London:

BAFTA TV Awards 2015 as they happened: Live blog

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - Winner

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend - Winner

Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Supporting Actor

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman - Winner

Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma Jones - Marvellous - Winner

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment Performance

Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2015: Full Winners List

It’s just concluded tonight in London and so we’ve got the full list of those hard-working stars of the small screen, who excel in one of the fastest changing formats of entertainment and impressing more and more all the time, it’s the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2015 winners! The ceremony was hosted by Graham Norton at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and was broadcast on BBC HD.

There were two awards for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, with Jason Watkins receiving his career-first BAFTA in the hotly contested Leading Actor category. In the Supporting Actress category Gemma Jones, who was last nominated in 1977, received her first ever BAFTA, for Marvellous, the feature-length biopic of Neil Baldwin. Marvellous was also successful against strong competition in the Single Drama category. Georgina Campbell won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her harrowing portrayal of a victim of
See full article at The Hollywood News »

BAFTA TV Awards Winners: Full List

BAFTA TV Awards Winners: Full List
The BAFTA TV Awards took place on Sunday in London, hosted by Graham Norton. Going into the awards, top nominees included “Happy Valley,” “Marvelous,” “The Missing” and “Line Of Duty,” all with three nods each.

Happy Valley” ended up taking home one of the top prizes, for drama series, while “Detectorists” won for scripted comedy. In the acting categories, Georgina Campbell won leading actress for her work in “Murdered by My Boyfriend,” with “The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries'” Jason Watkins beating out Benedict Cumberbatch for lead actor.

However, Cumberbatch’s “Sherlock” did win the fan-voted Radio Times Audience Award. In American television, HBO’s “True Detective” won the prize for international.

See below a full list of winners.

Drama series

Happy Valley (Winner)

Line of Duty

The Missing

Peaky Blinders

Leading actress

Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend (Winner)

Keeley HawesLine of Duty

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley

Sheridan Smith
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Newcomer to star in Danny And The Human Zoo

  • ScreenTerrier
TV newcomer Kascion Franklin has landed the lead role of Danny in Danny And The Human Zoo, Lenny Henry's fictionalised account of his life as a talented teenager in 1970s Dudley.

Kascion (represented by Red Talent Management) from Birmingham, trained at the University of Northampton and Identity School of Acting.

He will star alongside Lenny Henry who will play his dad Samson and Cecilia Noble as his mum Myrtle. Arthur Darvill plays Danny’s Manager Jonesy, Richard Wilson plays promoter James Broughto, Mark Benton plays seasoned entertainer Syd Bolton, and Cherrelle Skeete plays Danny's sister Dee Dee,

BAFTA Rising Star Destiny Ekaragha (Gone Too Far) directs the drama which is being made by Red Production Company for BBC One.

Lenry Henry said: "I can't believe that we're finally shooting my screenplay Danny And The Human Zoo! This is a fantasy memoir of the first two years of my career - my beginnings,
See full article at ScreenTerrier »

Midwinter of The Spirit

  • ScreenTerrier
20 year old newcomer Sally Messham, a final year student at Rada, has been cast as Jane Watkins, the daughter of exorcist Merrily, in ITV Encore’s new three-part drama Midwinter of the Spirit.

Sally (represented by Curtis Brown), will leave Rada early to take up the role alongside the double BAFTA award-winning actress Anna Maxwell-Martin who leads the cast as Merrily Watkins, a single mother who isn’t your average country vicar.

Merrily’s newly acquired training has put her on the dark side of the pulpit. She’s become one of the few women priests working as an exorcist - a job increasingly mistrusted by the modern Church and rarely talked about, even though it operates in virtually every diocese in the UK.

Merrily is deeply human in her doubts and scepticism, but her knowledge of the paranormal underworld brings her to the notice of local police who need
See full article at ScreenTerrier »

BAFTA unveils nominations for 2015 British Academy Television Awards

BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2015 House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, with Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line of Duty claiming the most nominations with three apiece. You can check out a full list of the nominations right here…

Leading Actor

Benedict CumberbatchSherlock

Toby JonesMarvellous

James NesbittThe Missing

Jason WatkinsThe Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell – Murdered by My Boyfriend

Keeley HawesLine of Duty

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley

Sheridan SmithCilla

Supporting Actor

Adeel AkhtarUtopia

James NortonHappy Valley

Stephen ReaThe Honourable Woman

Ken StottThe Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma JonesMarvellous

Vicky McClureLine of Duty

Amanda RedmanTommy Cooper: Not like That, Like This

Charlotte SpencerGlue

Entertainment Performance

Anthony McPartlin and Declan DonnellyAnt and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh FrancisCelebrity Juice

Graham NortonThe Graham Norton Show

Claudia Winkleman
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Cumberbatch secures sixth BAFTA TV nomination

  • ScreenDaily
The Imitation Game star has been nominated for his leading role in BBC drama Sherlock.Scroll down for full list of nominations

Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the third time as leading actor in his BBC role of Sherlock. This marks his sixth nomination for this category in his career.

Cumberbatch received a Best Actor Oscar nomination earlier this year for his role as Alan Turing in Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game.

The nominations, announced on Wednesday by actors Freddie Fox and Amanda Abbington, place Cumberbatch in a category alongside three others.

Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Captain America, The Hunger Games) is recognized for his role in Marvellous. The show received two other nominations including Single Drama and Supporting Actress for Gemma Jones.

James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) also received a leading actor nomination for The Missing, in addition to Jason Watkins (The Golden Compass) for his role in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries.

For
See full article at ScreenDaily »

BAFTA Television Awards 2015 Nominations Announced

The nominations for 2015’s House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards have been announced this morning, seeing Olivia Colman and Benedict Cumberbatch among the nominees and Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line Of Duty all receiving three nominations each.

Following a ‘Leading Actress’ triumph for her role in Broadchurch last year, Colman has received a ‘Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ nomination for BBC Two sitcom Rev - an impressive fifth nomination in four consecutive years.

Meanwhile, Coleman’s co-star Tom Hollander has also been nominated for his role in Rev (‘Male Performance in a Comedy Programme’), seeing the pair compete with W1A’s Jessica Hynes and Hugh Bonneville respectively, another show in which Coleman has appeared.

Tamsin Greig (Episodes) and Catherine Tate (Catherine Tate’s Nan) have also received nominations in the female category, with Matt Berry (Toast Of London) and Brendan O’Carroll (Mrs Brown’s Boys
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Benedict Cumberbatch, James Corden Among Nominees for BAFTAs

London — Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the BAFTA Television Awards for the third time for his role in “Sherlock,” while James Corden is on the short-list as the co-creator of comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans.”

Olivia Colman will be vying for a BAFTA for a fourth consecutive year as she is nominated for female performance in comedy show “Rev.

Among those shows receiving multiple BAFTA nominations are “Marvellous,” “The Missing,” “Happy Valley” and “Line of Duty.”

Marvellous,” which is the true story of Neil Baldwin, who refused to let the label of being someone learning difficulties hold him back, received nominations for single drama, leading actor for Toby Jones and supporting actress for Gemma Jones.

Child abduction tale “The Missing” sees nominations for leading actor for James Nesbitt, supporting actor for Ken Stott and drama series.

Crime thriller “Happy Valley” picked up nominations for Sarah Lancashire as leading actress,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

BAFTA Television Awards 2015: This year's nominees in full

Digital Spy presents a list of the nominees at this year's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which will take place on Sunday, May 10:

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock

Toby Jones - Marvellous

James Nesbitt - The Missing

Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Leading Actress

Georgina Campbell - Murdered By My Boyfriend

Keeley Hawes - Line of Duty

Sarah Lancashire - Happy Valley

Sheridan Smith - Cilla

Who was snubbed by BAFTA? Doctor Who, Top Gear and more

Supporting Actor

Adeel Akhtar - Utopia

James Norton - Happy Valley

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman

Ken Stott - The Missing

Supporting Actress

Gemma Jones - Marvellous

Vicky McClure - Line of Duty

Amanda Redman - Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Charlotte Spencer - Glue

Entertainment Performance

Ant & Dec - Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Leigh Francis - Celebrity Juice

Graham Norton
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

David Threlfall, Anna Maxwell-Martin for ITV's Midwinter of the Spirit

David Threlfall and Anna Maxwell-Martin have been confirmed to star in ITV's Midwinter of the Spirit.

The pair will lead the three-part supernatural crime drama, which begins production in Herefordshire this month.

The series follows country vicar Merrily Watkins (Maxwell-Martin), who is one of the few women priests working as an exorcist in the UK. When a grisly murder takes place in her local area, the police come calling for her assistance.

Threlfall, who previously starred in Shameless, will play Rev Huw Owen, Watkins's mentor.

The series will air on ITV Encore and is based on the books by novelist Phil Rickman. Stephen Volk (The Awakening) will write the screenplay for the adaptation.

Also confirmed to star in the drama are Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey), Ben Bailey Smith (Law and Order: UK), Leila Mimmack (Home Fires), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Simon Trinder (Dalziel and Pascoe), Oengus MacNamara
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

‘Penny Dreadful’ Leads Nominations for BAFTA Television Craft Awards

London — Psychological thriller “Penny Dreadful” leads the race for BAFTA’s Television Craft Awards with five nominations.

There are four nominations each for “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and documentary “Life & Death Row,” while “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” each received three nominations.

In the week that James Corden made his bow on “The Late Late Show” in the U.S., he and Mathew Baynton picked up a BAFTA nomination in the comedy writer category for “The Wrong Mans.”

Among free-tv networks, BBC led the chart with 46 nominations, while Channel 4 had 13, and ITV had 10, while pay TV operator Sky had six.

There were two nominations for “Ripper Street,” marking the first BAFTA nominations for a program shown exclusively on Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Instant Video.

Vision mixer Hilary Briegel will receive the BAFTA Special Award at the ceremony, which will be held on April 26 at The Brewery,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

The Voice UK: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

We're not sure how it's happened, but we're already approaching the fifth week of blind auditions and those teams are getting rather full - which makes it even harder for the hopeful acts to impress the coaches!

There are 13 auditionees hitting the stage this weekend, and if you want more information about the baker's dozen of contestants - including, er, which one is a baker - then read on for all of the info...

1. Newtion Matthews - 30, London

Song: 'Who Did That To You?' - John Legend

What you need to know: Newtion left home when he was a teenager to pursue a music career, but when he struggled he ended up homeless for a couple of months. He also had a Warner Records deal that didn't work out - but he did perform at the Globe with former The Voice act Matt Henry!

2. Hannah Wildes - 24, Kent

Song:
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites