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It looks like there won't be a fifth season for the Mr. Selfridge TV series. "It's the last series," co-star Amanda Abbington reportedly told What's On TV, "We won't be doing any more, which will be really sad because it's been a part of my life for four years." While ITV hasn't confirmed or denied Abbington's statement, last year series creator Andrew Davies said, "It was always conceived of as four series."
Mr. Selfridge follows flamboyant businessman Harry Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) who decides to build the biggest and finest department store in the world at the "dead end" of Oxford Street in London. In addition to Piven and Abbington, the series stars Frances O'Connor, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, and Trystan Gravelle.
It was confirmed back in March that the Jeremy Piven series would be returning for a fourth run, though the channel has not confirmed the show's long-term future.
"It's the last series," Abbington told What's On TV. "We won't be doing any more, which will be really sad because it's been a part of my life for four years."
Digital Spy reached out to ITV for comment, but the channel would not confirm if Abbington's statement is accurate.
"It was always conceived of as four series - that is, if people liked it enough," he said last year. "People seem to love it, so I think we can do the four series. »
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.
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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.
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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.”
“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.
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Mr Selfridge has been recommissioned for a fourth series by ITV.
The period drama - which stars Jeremy Piven as the eponymous Harry Selfridge - will air ten new episodes in 2016.
The broadcaster has confirmed that Piven and Katherine Kelly will return to the show, alongside series regulars Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West.
"It's so pleasing to see the audience take the characters and storylines into their hearts. We're looking forward to seeing Jeremy reprise his role as the visionary yet deeply troubled Harry alongside simply stunning production values."
The producers of Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries, The Gods of Wheat and East of Everything are expanding thanks to funding from Screen Australia.s new Enterprise Industry program.
.This is perfect timing,. Cox tells If. .We had applied to the Enterprise program before. We have produced a lot for a two-person team. Now with renewed resources and energy we can develop a vibrant mixed slate of projects..
Every Cloud.s Parlay program will see the funding allocated to projects in four categories including an international co-production, a Western Australian-based family drama and a multi-platform drama.
Cox says she and Eagger are evaluating a number of ideas for the international co-pro which will be bigger and more ambitious than anything they.d done before.
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Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »
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Principal photography has started on Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, which is being filmed on location in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The miniseries, which is being told across six one-hour episodes, is being directed by Tom Harper (“Woman in Black: Angel of Death”).
Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front (“The Thick of It,” “Lewis”), Kenneth Cranham (“In the Flesh,” “37 Days”), Aneurin Barnard (“Cilla,” “We’ll Take Manhattan”), Tuppence Middleton (“The Imitation Game”), Callum Turner (“Leaving,” “Queen and Country”), Jessie Buckley (“Endeavour”), Brian Cox (“The Game,” “Shetland”) and Ken Stott (“The Hobbit,” “The Missing”).
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The BBC's upcoming epic adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel has begun principle photography in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front as Anna Mikhaylovna, Kenneth Cranham as Uncle Mikhail, Aneurin Barnard as Boris, Tuppence Middleton as Helene, Callum Turner as Anatole and Jessie Buckley as Prince Marya.
Set in 1805 during Alexander I's reign, War and Peace follows five »
Principal photography has started on the six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic War And Peace which is being made by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton are already aboard to star, with new additions to the cast including Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox and Ken Stott. The epic drama is written by House Of Cards and Bridget Jones‘ Andrew Davies. Anderson was… »
Agnes (Loftus) and Henri (Fitoussi) departed the ITV series in tonight's (February 15) episode, following troubles in their marriage caused by Henri's war trauma.
"At the end of the second series, separately we both decided to leave the show," Fitoussi told DS. "...and we agreed to make a few episodes to have the characters leave."
Fitoussi called the couple's exit "satisfying", while Loftus also described it as "a really natural ending [that] makes sense".
" I think if people are fans of Henri and Agnes, they would feel it's a satisfying ending," she said. "Ultimately, as much as its been difficult, they love each other and that's the end note.
"It's a huge ensemble cast - there's a lot of characters so I think it makes sense, as a viewer, [to say] 'Let's look at »
Exclusive: British director Tom Harper has sharply criticised the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) over its decision to give his Hammer horror sequel The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death a 15 certificate.
Speaking in Rotterdam, where his political drama War Book opened Iffr last night, Harper questioned the grounds on which the classification for the horror sequel was made.
“Personally, I was disappointed it (Angel Of Death) was a 15,” Harper told Screen. “There was no blood, no swearing. Obviously, there are some uncomfortable scenes within it. It was always intended to be a 12A.”
The director said the filmmakers were presented by the BBFC with a “whole long list of - to my opinion - questionable reasons” as to why Angel Of Death was made a 15 rather than a 12A.
According to Harper, one of the moments highlighted by the BBFC was “a lady appears behind a door and a door slams”.
“I have no »
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