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There has been nothing but positive feedback from the recent political drama that launched on Netflix. House Of Cards starred two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey plus a great cast in Robin Wright, Kara Mara and Corey Stoll to name a few. The series was also written by Beau Willimon and produced by Spacey and director David Fincher. We’ve not got the full details for the Home Entertainment release and let us tell you now, this is one you want to pick up!
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House Of Cards: The Complete First Season
Available to Own on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10
Season One Features Special Collectible Packaging – Perfect for Father’s Day
London, UK. 07/05/2013 – Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington »
- Dan Bullock
The BBC is marking a lot of anniversaries with its upcoming specials. Later this year, the broadcaster will celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who and will also remember The Great Train Robbery 50 years on with a serial starring Luke Evans. Mr. Selfridge creator Andrew Davies, who recently signed on to adapt Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace for the BBC, has also just committed to A Poet In New York, a drama he’ll write about Dylan Thomas and his death in New York in 1953 at the age of 39. Broadcast is set for next year, the centenary of Thomas’ birth. The story kicks off with the Welsh poet’s arrival in Manhattan on his fatal visit and covers the last days of his life as well as his stormy relationship with wife Caitlin. Aisling Walsh will direct A Poet In New York. Shooting starts this summer. Modern TV is producing the movie for the BBC. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington's most powerful decision-makers when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Media Rights Capital's House of Cards: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD June 11th. This smart, dark and hard-edged thriller tells the story of political revenge, starring two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1995) as ambitious and ruthless Democratic Congressman Frank Underwood, and Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as his equally focused wife, Claire. Based on the classic '90s British mini-series, the first season in this modern-day political series also stars Kate Mara (TV's American Horror Story") and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris).
Just in time for Father's Day, all 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray or four-disc DVD set for House of Cards »
The BBC has commissioned a new drama charting the final days of Dylan Thomas.
Set in New York and Laugharne, the drama will explore how the 39-year-old Thomas died in a smog-ridden New York in November 1953.
Davies added: "It's been such a privilege and a pleasure to work on this film; Dylan Thomas was a huge inspiration to me as I was growing up in a very similar environment to his in South Wales.
The drama series Mr. Selfridge, which airs on PBS’ Masterpiece Classic, tells the story of an American man, named Harry Selfridge (Jeremy Piven in his first television role since Entourage), who created the renowned London department store Selfridges in 1909 and changed shopping forever. With an incredible charm and bold vision, the fancy window displays, cosmetics counters and merchandise Selfridge would allow potential customers to touch would eventually become commonplace. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jeremy Piven talked about how he came to be a part of this television series, what makes Harry Selfridge such an interesting man, the similarities between Harry Selfridge and Ari Gold, that he’s become very protective of this character, how viewers will get to see the light and dark sides of this man, and that he would love to continue exploring this role for future seasons. He also talked about the fans’ desire to see an Entourage movie, »
- Christina Radish
The breeding of racehorses aims to bring together two genetically complimentary thoroughbreds in the hope of creating an even stronger winner: for example, Saturday's Grand National winner, Auroras Empire, was bred in Ireland by combining the dam Sama Veda and the sire Second Empire. So it's fitting that, shortly after TV's biggest race, television announced its own attempt at breeding a new winner from two frontrunners.
A planned political drama, hoped to be seen by 2014, will, in stud-farm parlance, be "by" House of Cards "out of" Borgen. Or, possibly, the other way round. Because while, in the case of horses, it is pretty clear which of the partners should be on top, the announced collaboration between Michael Dobbs, creator of the British parliamentary thriller, and Adam Price, »
- Mark Lawson
BBC Worldwide has reorganized its activities, but mainly it will be business as usual at MipTV this year for the pubcaster’s commercial division.
The BBC contingent will be minus head sales man Steve Macallister, who after six years at Worldwide has exited following the reboot. Yet the emphasis at the market is once again on high-end fare across such genres as drama, natural history, comedy and science.
The drama lineup includes shows like “Da Vinci’s Demons,” an eight-part historical skein, along with new 1950s Dublin crime series Quirke, adapted by seasoned screenwriter Andrew Davies and starring Gabriel Byrne, plus 13 fresh episodes of Doctor Who, celebrating its 50th anniversary.
A week after Starz airs “Da Vinci’s Demons” Stateside, the show will air more or less simultaneously on FX international channels in 120 countries, a piece of windowing that drama co-production specialist Ben Donald is keen on.
“BBC Worldwide is »
- Steve Clarke
Harry Selfridge made shopping fun. Sure, people always shopped, but it was more of a chore before Selfridge redefined the experience in 1909.
Though many Americans may not know his name, the lush eight-part series "Mr. Selfridge," launching on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" Sunday, March 31 (check local listings), brings viewers into his world. It's well worth the visit.
"I would describe him as a burst of bright light, hopefully endearing and a powerful energy that possibly takes up a lot of energy in the room and yet is in love with what he does and his family and makes everyone in the room feel special," Piven says.
It's an apt description for the man who seems to always have something to prove and whose charisma enchants people.
Set in England around the same time as "Downton Abbey," "Mr. »
Mr. Selfridge, the latest PBS and ITV collaboration, chronicles the exploits of the man who founded the famous high-end Selfridges department store in London, and in doing so, changed our understanding of modern merchandizing. The series ran at the first of the year in the U.K. to mixed, though generally favorable reviews, and having personally consumed the entire ten-episode series in a matter of days I can say unequivocally that it's worth watching. Mr. Selfridge doesn't ask much of its viewers, but it's a sprawling drama adapted by Andrew Davies (who has adapted pretty much every British miniseries you can think of) from a novel, and the series' sumptuous costume designs and whirling stories are greatly entertaining. Hit the jump for what Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven (Entourage) has to offer, and why the women of the series end up stealing the show. Mr. Selfridge gets compared to Downton Abbey »
- Allison Keene
The actress confirmed the news last night (March 10) after the final episode of series one aired.
"This is me bidding Ellen Love a fond farewell. It was a blast," she wrote.
"No not back for series 2. Ellen was only ever a one series gal x."
Tapper's character Ellen Love was a love interest throughout the first series for Jeremy Piven's Harry Selfridge. In last night's series finale, Ellen Love gained revenge on Selfridge spurning her romantic advances by taking part in a theatre production that mocked the American businessman.
ITV has already confirmed that Mr Selfridge will be back for another series in 2014, describing the show as "ITV drama at its best".
It is ITV's most-watched new drama since Scott and Bailey launched in 2011.
The second series, which will »
Downton Abbey may be over for the season, but American fans of British dramas will have another luscious new period piece to enjoy this midseason with Mr. Selfridge, and they might be surprised (and pleasantly so) to see who is headlining it. Mr. Selfridge, already a hit in England, airs in the States on PBS as part of Masterpiece Classic starting March 31 and marks the return to series television for Jeremy Piven, who won three Emmys for playing agent Ari Gold on Entourage. In this series from writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice), Piven plays the real-life American who, [...] »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Award-winning screenwriter Davies, whose other TV adaptations include 'Sense and Sensibility,' called the novel a "thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life."
He said that the characters. »
- Arun Pandit
Since its debut at the beginning of February, the Netflix-hosted miniseries House of Cards has garnered a growing amount of attention from both audiences and critics. Scripter Andrew Davies has received accolades for his canny adaptation of his own 1990 screenplay produced by the BBC.
Yesterday, the BBC announced that its BBC Wales division will produce a new, six-part miniseries to be aired in 2015. Davies will apparently script the series in its entirety. In addition to both versions of House of Cards, Davies is known for his work on well-liked miniseries adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, ...
- Kyle Hembree
British television writer Andrew Davies is no stranger when it comes to adapting classic works. The 76-year-old veteran of British television is already behind such esteemed productions as 1995’s Pride and Prejudice, 1998’s Vanity Fair, 2008’s Sense and Sensibility, the 2008 film version of Brideshead Revisited and the original BBC adaptation of House of Cards. Davies may now add Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece War and Peace to his already impressive resume. According to a report by Deadline, Davies is now scheduled to write a six-part miniseries based on the novel, wchich will air on BBC One sometime in 2015. Davies is »
It's probably just coincidental, in fact, we're almost entirely sure it is, but just a few weeks after Netflix's remake of the BBC's "House of Cards" debuted, the original's writer, Andrew Davies, has scored one of the biggest jobs in British television. And we mean biggest in its literal sense, because Davies has been tapped to adapt Leo Tolstoy's not inconsiderable tome "War and Peace" into a six-part miniseries. Davies is a fairly prolific writer on British television. As well as "House of Cards" back in 1990, he's adaptated the likes of "Pride and Prejudice" (the Colin Firth version, no less), "Emma" (starring Kate Beckinsale),"Dr. Zhivago" (with Keira Knightley and Sam Neill), "Bleak House" (starring Gillian Anderson), and most recently wrote "Mr. Selfridge" which stars Jeremy Piven as the department store founder which has proved popular enough to be renewed for a...
- Joe Cunningham
It's probably just coincidental, in fact, we're almost entirely sure it is, but just a few weeks after Netflix's remake of the BBC's "House of Cards" debuted, the original's writer, Andrew Davies, has scored one of the biggest jobs in British television. And we mean biggest in its literal sense, because Davies has been tapped to adapt Leo Tolstoy's not inconsiderable tome "War and Peace" into a six-part miniseries. Davies is a fairly prolific writer on British television. As well as "House of Cards" back in 1990, he's adaptated the likes of "Pride and Prejudice" (the Colin Firth version, no less), "Emma" (starring Kate Beckinsale),"Dr. Zhivago" (with Keira Knightley and Sam Neill), "Bleak House" (starring Gillian Anderson), and most recently wrote "Mr. Selfridge" which stars Jeremy Piven as the department store founder which has proved popular enough to be renewed for a »
- Joe Cunningham
Unlike broadcaster's epic 1972 dramatisation, new adaptation by Pride and Prejudice screenwriter will be in six parts
More than 40 years after its epic 20-part dramatisation starring Anthony Hopkins, the BBC is to return to Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace in a new adaptation by Pride and Prejudice screenwriter Andrew Davies.
One of the most widely admired – and longest – works of world literature, the new version will be six parts long, rather shorter than its 1972 forerunner.
Davies, whose other TV adaptations include Middlemarch and Sense and Sensibility, as well as the big screen versions of the Bridget Jones books, said the novel's Natasha Rostova pipped Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennett as literature's most loveable heroine.
"Not just a great novel, it's a wonderful read and it'll make a wonderful serial. A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life," said Davies.
"The characters are so natural and »
- John Plunkett
Legendary British TV scribe Andrew Davies has been hired to pen a six episode TV mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic "War and Peace" for The BBC. The project is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015.
The story will remain based in war-torn 19th century Russia. Many of the philosophical elements are expected to be left out, with the series focusing on the human interactions, romance and family conflicts.
Davies penned the adaptation of the original UK "House of Cards" mini-series and its two sequels, along with film adaptations such as "Bridget Jones' Diary," "The Tailor of Panama," and "Brideshead Revisited".
He has worked on numerous mini-series including 1994's "Middlemarch," 1995's "Pride and Prejudice," 1998's "Vanity Fair," 1999's "Wives and Daughters," 2002's "Tipping the Velvet," 2005's "Bleak House," 2007's "Fanny Hill," 2008's "Little Dorrit," 2008's "Sense and Sensibility" and 2011's "South Riding."
Source: The Radio Times »
- Garth Franklin
Andrew Davies has written screen versions of everything from the original House Of Cards to Pride And Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Bleak House, Brideshead Revisited and Bridget Jones. He’s now adding the tome of tomes to that list. The BBC has announced Davies will pen a six-part serialized version of Leo Tolstoy’s epic War And Peace to air on BBC One in 2015. The event drama hails from Doctor Who producer BBC Cymru Wales and it’s likely a U.S. partner will board the project in due course. Tolstoy’s War And Peace begins in 1805 Russia and centers on five aristocratic families set against the backdrop of the reign of Alexander I, the lingering effects of his grandmother Catherine The Great’s rule and the events surrounding Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. Davies today called the book, “A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
London - The BBC on Monday unveiled its latest event drama project, announcing an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic War and Peace. The drama series based on the epic will consist of six hour-long episodes and is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015. Story: BBC Changes Monday Morning Programming Schedule Amid Strike BBC One controller Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson, controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, ordered the series. Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Bridget Jones's Diary) will write the script. The story will remain based in war-torn 19th century Russia. Many philosophical elements of the long novel are expected
- Georg Szalai
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