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First Look: BBC, Weinsteins Reveal ‘War and Peace’ Images

12 August 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The BBC and The Weinstein Company have released the first images of their epic drama “War and Peace,” adapted by Andrew Davies.

The photographs show “Cinderella” and “Downton Abbey” star Lily James as Natasha Rostova, James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, and Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov. The cast also includes Jim Broadbent as Prince Bolkonsky, Gillian Anderson as Anna Pavlovna, and Rebecca Front as Anna Mikhailovna.

Filming took place in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.

The six-part series is directed by Tom Harper, whose credits include “The Scouting Book for Boys,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Woman In Black: Angel of Death.”

“War and Peace” is produced by BBC Cymru Wales Drama in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. The series airs in the U.K. on BBC One this winter. In the U.S., the show will air on A+E Networks’ Lifetime, A&E Network »

- Leo Barraclough

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First Look: Lily James, Paul Dano in BBC-Weinstein's 'War and Peace'

12 August 2015 4:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The BBC on Wednesday released first-look images of event drama War and Peace, adapted for the British public broadcaster by Andrew Davies. The pictures show Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Natasha, Paul Dano (12 years a Slave) in the role of Pierre and James Norton (Rush) as Andrei. Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent also star. { "nid": 644313, "type": "news", "title": "The Weinstein Co. Boards BBC's 'War and Peace' Adaptation", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/weinstein-boards-bbcs-war-peace-644313", "relative-path": "/news/weinstein-boards-bbcs-war-peace-644313" } The six-part mini-series series is directed by Tom Harper

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- Georg Szalai

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

10 May 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 »

- Dan Bullock

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Mr. Selfridge: TV Show Ending; No Season Five?

16 April 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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.

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Mr Selfridge to end after fourth series, says Amanda Abbington

14 April 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mr Selfridge star Amanda Abbington has stated that the ITV drama's upcoming fourth series will be its last.

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.

Mr Selfridge creator Andrew Davies previously revealed that he had planned for Harry Selfridge's story to unfold over a four-series arc.

"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. »

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Cumberbatch secures sixth BAFTA TV nomination

8 April 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.  

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- mam27@bu.edu (Monica Mendoza)

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BAFTA Television Awards 2015 Nominations Announced

8 April 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 »

- Mike McCarthy

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Benedict Cumberbatch, James Corden Among Nominees for BAFTAs

8 April 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mr Selfridge to return for fourth series on ITV in 2016

13 March 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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.

Line of Duty actor Sacha Dhawan will join the cast for the new series playing a major new character, while newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni have been cast in guest roles.

ITV's Director of Drama, Steve November, said: "We're delighted to commission a fourth series of Mr Selfridge.

"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."

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Every Cloud has a silver lining

9 March 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Every Cloud Productions. Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger are set to hire producer/writer teams with the accent on youth as they ramp up development.

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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- Don Groves

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Star Wars Actor Ford Injured in Plane Accident in Los Angeles Area

5 March 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

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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Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent Join BBC-Weinsteins TV Drama ‘War and Peace’

24 February 2015 9:47 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast of TV drama “War and Peace,” which is being produced by the BBC, alongside the Weinstein Company, BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point.

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”).

Previously announced thesps includes Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Stephen Rea, Ade Edmondson and Greta Scacchi.

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Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and more join BBC One's War and Peace

24 February 2015 5:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast of War and Peace.

The BBC's upcoming epic adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel has begun principle photography in Russia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The Fall's Gillian Anderson will play Anna Pavlovna, while Broadbent will star as Prince Bolkonsky.

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.

Finally, Brian Cox will appear as General Kutuzov, while Ken Stott will star as Bazdeev.

They join the previously announced cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Stephen Rea, Ade Edmondson and Greta Scacchi.

Tom Harper will direct the six-episode series, from a script by Andrew Davies. It is a co-production between The Weinstein Company and the BBC.

Set in 1805 during Alexander I's reign, War and Peace follows five »

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BBC/Weinstein Co ‘War And Peace’ Mini Adds Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent

24 February 2015 5:11 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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 JonesAndrew Davies. Anderson was… »

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Mr Selfridge stars talk exit: "It's a satisfying ending"

15 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mr Selfridge stars Aisling Loftus and Gregory Fitoussi have spoken to Digital Spy about their characters' exit from the show.

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 »

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Woman in Black director criticises BBFC rating

22 January 2015 3:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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