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Flowers: Channel 4's peculiar, poetic comedy treat

24 April 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sad, strange and very funny comedy drama Flowers, feat. Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt, starts tonight on Channel 4

Julian Barratt has news for you: “We’re all going to die.”

“Spoiler!” says Will Sharpe.

“We’re all in a bit of a horrifying situation” continues Barratt. “The reality of our predicament on the planet is…” he laughs, “quite bleak.”

We’re discussing death and new six-part comedy drama Flowers, written and directed by Sharpe, starring Barratt and Olivia Colman as Maurice and Deborah, heads of the dysfunctional Flowers family. The subject becomes relevant once you see the opening seconds of episode one.

“I used to really like and still do, The Odd Couple, the film with Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau” says Barratt. “It starts with him wandering about trying to kill himself and he puts his back out. I always find that funny, sort of »

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David Oakes, Simon Callow to star in Russian period drama 'The Portrait'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Oakes and Simon Callow will both feature in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s adaptation of The Portrait.

UK actors David Oakes and Simon Callow are among the cast in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s $3m adaptation of 19th Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Portrait.

Oakes - whose credits include The Pillars of Earth and The White Queen - will appear as the portrait painter Andrei Chartkov opposite Russian actor Stanislav Ryadinskiyy (Pechorin) as writer Alexei Pravdin in the Baranoffs’ feature debut, which they will be producing through their own company Tempera Movement.

The UK and Russian cast is yet to be finalised, but will also include actress-director Louise Salter and rising star Oliver Dench, great-nephew of veteran actress Judi Dench.

There will also be a Russian-uk mix behind the camera with Kuzma Bodrov composing the score and the UK’s John Lee (the ITV series Victoria) serving as DoP.

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- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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David Oakes,Simon Callow to star in Russian period drama 'The Portrait'

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: David Oakes and Simon Callow will both feature in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s adaptation of The Portrait.

UK actors David Oakes and Simon Callow are among the cast in Anastasia and Elena Baranoff’s $3m adaptation of 19th Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Portrait.

Oakes - whose credits include The Pillars of Earth and The White Queen - will appear as the portrait painter Andrei Chartkov opposite Russian actor Stanislav Ryadinskiyy (Pechorin) as writer Alexei Pravdin in the Baranoffs’ feature debut, which they will be producing through their own company Tempera Movement.

The UK and Russian cast is yet to be finalised, but will also include actress-director Louise Salter and rising star Oliver Dench, great-nephew of veteran actress Judi Dench.

There will also be a Russian-uk mix behind the camera with Kuzma Bodrov composing the score and the UK’s John Lee (the ITV series Victoria) serving as DoP.

Principal photography »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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