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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”.

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