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Martin Kemp joins the Birds of a Feather cast as new series starts filming

5 August 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Martin Kemp has joined the cast of Birds of a Feather.

The actor will make a special guest appearance in the first episode of the new series, playing a character called Vince.

Unsurprisingly, Lesley Joseph's Dorien takes an instant shine to him.

The new series of Birds of a Feather is currently filming and will air on ITV in 2016. It will be the show's 12th series in total and its third since moving to ITV last year.

Star Linda Robson recently explained why she turned down the chance to join Strictly Come Dancing, saying she didn't want to be the joke act.

However, she suggested that Joseph - who is currently appearing on ITV's Flockstars - would be a great addition to the dancing competition. »

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All 27 stars of Skins: Whatever happened to E4's teen tearaways?

4 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.

E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.

Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?

Generation One

1. Nicholas Hoult

Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.

Now aged 25, Hoult has become a bona-fide Hollywood star with roles in this year's Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-anticipated book adaptations Dark Places and Kill Your Friends. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Cordon, Latitude Festival

25 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Nation's Favourite '80s Number One: ITV, 9pm

We're not quite sure who votes in these programmes, but tonight we will see who a certain number of people in the UK decided was the best chart-topper of the 1980s.

Expect high entries from Michael Jackson, The Human League, Madness, Madonna and co, and interviews with the likes of Spandau Ballet and Bonnie Tyler.

Transporter: The Series: Channel 5, 9pm

The third episode of the TV adaptation that may be sadly lacking a lot of Jason Statham, but still packs its own dose of punch and power.

Frank takes a job chauffeuring a rich young socialite back to her father, before it quickly descends into a protection task involving German crime lords.

Cordon: BBC Four, 9pm

The final two parts of the Flemish drama air on BBC Four this evening, starting with an explosive raid on the lab as Jana is desperate to escape. »

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Pixels – The Review

23 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Dane Marti

Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels will definitely take many of us back to an era that once seemed new and exciting, but now appears as old as the Civil War.

Starting with a kid zooming through his neighborhood on bike while Cheap Trick blazes on the soundtrack, I was immediately hooked: The year is 1982. Actually, I hoped that most of the film would take place during this time, an era when many of us were coming of age, but…how silly of me! It’s 2015, and as much as I find recent times to be banal and abrasive, this is the age that modern kids live in. The makers of the movie are obviously hoping for many youthful viewers ‘accompanied by their parental units, of course. I also believe this film should and will make a hefty sum at the box office, as long as kids »

- Movie Geeks

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After 25 years, ‘The Krays’ still holds up

21 July 2015 7:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Krays

Written by Philip Ridley

Directed by Peter Medak

UK, 1990

Gangster movies have been entertaining audiences since the inception of cinema. A well-constructed gangster film can attract respectable actors, reap critical praise, and accrue the life-long love of fans in a way that few other genres can. Mean Streets, Infernal Affairs, and Goodfellas are all classic films that continue to resonate with audiences long after their theatrical runs. While most favorite gangster movie conversations include the usual round up of The Godfather, Scarface and The Departed, there is a little known British film that warrants a place in the conversation. Back in 1990, director Peter Medak’s biographical crime/drama film The Krays, flew under the radar of everyone but the most hardcore gangster-flick nerds. With the upcoming film Legend (featuring Tom Hardy in the role of both Kray twins) just on the horizon, it seemed like an appropriate time »

- Victor Stiff

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Tom Hardy loves being a gangster: Watch the violent new trailer for Legend

16 July 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hardy is double trouble in the violent new trailer for his gangster epic Legend.

The film heads back to the '60s to see Hardy play real-life gangster twins Ronald and Reggie Kray as they rule over the criminal underworld and turn London into "the Las Vegas of Europe".

Hot on the Krays' heels is Christopher Eccleston as police superintendent Nipper Read, while Emily Browning is playing Reggie's wife, Frances, who questions his gangster lifestyle.

La Confidential's Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland is behind the camera for Legend.

The movie will open in UK cinemas on September 9 and October 2 in the Us.

Martin Kemp, who starred with brother Gary in 1990's The Krays, recently gave Hardy his seal of approval in an interview with Digital Spy.

"I think Tom's a great actor, if anyone can do it he can do it really well," he said. "I'm not a fan ever »

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New Full Trailer For Kray Twins Thriller Legend

16 July 2015 2:19 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last time there was a major Kray Twins film it starred those Kemp brothers out of Spandau Ballet. 25 years later it's a job for a single man, with Tom Hardy playing both Ronnie and Reggie in Brian Helgeland's Legend. Following the teaser and the recent poster, here's the latest full trailer, showcasing the humour as much as the violence. And, of course, Hardy's amazing solo double-act.For a time in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray ruled East London with fists, pistols and pure, simple intimidation. Their gang, the unimaginatively-named but viciously effective The Firm, took control of the shadowy underworld and carried out armed robberies, arson, racketeering, assaults and murder.Brian Helgeland (writer of La Confidential and Man On Fire, director of Payback) is piloting us through this crime arena. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, »

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This DJ Kills the Crowd's Vibe When He Gets Them Hyped for the Beat Drop, but Does This Instead...

8 July 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't you hate it when you are feeling that music and—boom—the DJ kills your vibe? Well, that is exactly what happened over the weekend when Mashd N Kutcher was playing for a packed house and he decided to have a little (and slightly unfair) fun.  In a video posted to YouTube, you see the strobe lights illuminate the hyped-up crowd, who can barely contain their energetic dance moves as the Edm music blares throughout the venue. The audience is gearing up for that epic moment when the beat drops...but it doesn't happen. Instead the melodic sounds of "True" by Spandau Ballet fills the air, taking the tempo way down to what seems like a middle school dance. But you »

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Laff Review: Hilarious And Heartfelt 'Seoul Searching' Is A Throwback To '80s Coming Of Age Films

20 June 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Seoul Searching,” an '80s-set teen comedy written and directed by Benson Lee, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and was a homecoming of sorts for Lee. His previous film, “Miss Monday,” also premiered at the fest in 1998, winning a Special Jury Award for star Andrea Hart’s performance. After Sundance, the coming-of-age film also hit the Seattle International Film Festival (where it won the Futurewave Youth Jury Award), CAAMFest (where it won an Audience Award for Best Narrative film), and as it arrives as the Los Angeles Film Festival it provided me a second chance to take a look at the movie. When I first caught the film back at Sundance, I was moved by its performances and equally impressed by its stellar '80s soundtrack, which features cuts from The Clash ("Should I Stay or Should I Go"), Spandau Ballet ("True"), Erasure »

- Timothy Tau

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‘Age of Kill’ Review

17 June 2015 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Martin Kemp, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Tony Denham, Phil Davis, Lucy Pinder, Donna Air, April Pearson, Dani Dyer, Bruce Payne, Patrick Bergin, Nick Moran, Chris Brazier, Anouska Mond | Written by Simon Cluett | Directed by Neil Jones

When it comes to low-budget British movies one of the easiest to create seems to be the gangster movie and I’ll admit it that when I got Age of Kill to watch that is exactly what I expected. Thankfully what I found instead was an action movie that takes the subject of terrorism in London and adds a little twist.

Sam Blake (Martin Kemp) is a black ops sniper who finds himself blackmailed into killing six seemingly random people in six hours. If he fails this or tries to contact the police or his bosses his daughter will be killed. As he performs the kills with the police in close pursuit the »

- Paul Metcalf

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Age of Kill review – will disappoint the most undiscerning viewer

14 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This naff remake of Nick of Time is blessed with an obvious plot, ear-scraping dialogue and some toilet stranglings

“These Asian geezers from across the water – proper naughty they are!” And we’re back. From the bargain-basement-Bond titles with which it opens to the “2-for-a-fiver” DVD shelf to which it is heading, this geezer-tastic schlocker “from the makers of Vendetta” will disappoint even the most undiscerning viewer. Phil Davis is the gruff special-ops commander who leads Martin Kemp’s sniper through an opening shoot-to-kill mishap. Next thing, Kemp finds himself in a naff remake of Nick of Time (the trailer prefers “24 meets Taken”) – ordered to execute six people in six hours by an anonymous caller whose identity is so clear it took me some time to realise I wasn’t meant to know it. Shootings, bombings and toilet stranglings ensue, while people pretending to be policemen tackle dialogue so ear-scraping »

- Mark Kermode

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Danny Dyer's actress daughter Dani: 'My dad doesn't want me doing sex scenes'

13 June 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Danny Dyer's actress daughter Dani has revealed that her dad doesn't want her filming sex scenes.

Dani, who stars alongside Martin Kemp in forthcoming film Age of Kill, said that her father will "never be happy" with her doing scenes where 'everyone is on top of her'.

Speaking to The Mirror, Dani said: "[My dad] wouldn't have been happy if I'd been doing scenes where everyone is on top of me."

"It isn't nice for him to see, he will never be happy with me doing things like that."

Speaking about her strict parents, Dani said: "If I tell my parents the truth they are fine but if I take the liberty in the house, I get grounded and get my phone taken away."

She added: "I wasn't allowed a phone until I was 16. And I wasn't allowed home later than 11pm. So I'd say I'm staying at my friend's house, »

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Martin Kemp: 'If anyone can do The Krays justice it's Tom Hardy'

12 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Kemp has given his stamp of approval to Tom Hardy's Krays movie Legend.

The Spandau Ballet star spoke to Digital Spy about the upcoming crime film in which Hardy plays both Ronnie and Reggie, having previously starred in The Krays alongside his brother Gary Kemp in 1990.

"I think Tom's a great actor, if anyone can do it he can do it really well. I'm not a fan ever of one actor doing two different parts, but if anyone can pull it off, he can."

When asked if he felt protective of the role, he said: "No, it's not my film. I'm proud of what we produced as a team. It was a great episode of my life, and a great learning curve. I used to be a child actor, and then I went in to the band, and so The Krays was like a springboard to the next part of my life. »

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Top 10 Action Hero Fathers Of All Time

10 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Age Of Kill starring Martin Kemp in his first action hero thriller out in cinemas, digital and VOD on Friday 12th June, and on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 15th June, we take a look at the Top 10 Action Hero Fathers of all time!

10. Patriot Games (1992) – Harrison Ford

While on holiday in England, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ford) witnesses an Ira terrorist attack on a member of the royal family. After successfully preventing the assassination, Ryan and his family are targeted by the Ira faction, forcing him to return to the CIA and hunt them down before the terrorists strike again.

9. True Lies (1994) – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger) is a secret agent, but as far as his family is concerned he is a computer salesman. With a terrorist network threatening to bomb the Us, Tasker must reveal his secret identity to ensure his family’s safety. »

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Martin Kemp interview for ‘Age Of Kill’ [Video]

9 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Martin Kemp interview for the action film Age Of Kill, in selected cinemas and on digital from Friday, and on DVD/ Blu-Ray from Monday 15th June. Martin Kemp interview for Age Of Kill

Late last week, I had the opportunity to catch up with legendary musician turned actor Martin Kemp to talk to him about his role in his very first action film, Age Of Kill. The movie is based around Kemp’s character Sam Blake, a special-ops sniper who must take out six targets in six hours, or ‘London burns.’ It opens in UK cinemas this Friday 12th June before releasing on the home formats next week.

It’s an all-out action thriller containing echoes of Taken, 24, Bourne, Bond and much more. Kemp’s central character steals the show as he rips up London town to save his daughter who has been kidnapped by a crazed gunman.

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Age Of Kill Review

5 June 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Neil Jones.

Cast: Martin Kemp, Phil Davis, April Pearson, Anouska Mond, Dani Dyer, Patrick Bergin, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Bruce Payne, Donna Air, Lucy Pinder.

Certifcate: 15.

Running Time: 85 minutes.

Synopsis: Age Of Kill is an action thriller about an ex-sniper who is instructed by an unidentified caller to kill six people over the course of one day, in order to save his daughter.

Age Of Kill is the latest in a long line of action thrillers from Jonathan Sothcott‘s Richwater Films stable, and follows the successful Vendetta, starring Danny Dyer, and last year’s We Still Kill The Old Way, which featured Ian Ogilvy, Alison Doody and Steven Berkoff. We’re in familiar territory here with Spandau Ballet bassist and actor Martin Kemp leading the way as special-ops sniper Sam Blake, who after discovering that his teenage daughter (played by Dani Dyer), has been kidnapped by a crazed gunman. »

- Paul Heath

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Watch 4 new clips from upcoming British action film ‘Age Of Kill’

4 June 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Out in cinemas and on the digital VOD platforms from Friday 12th June, is the new British action film Age Of Kill from director Neil Jones, and producer Jonathan Sothcott. The film revolves around the character of special-ops sniper Sam Blake, played by Martin Kemp, who is forced into a situation where he has to kill six people in six hours in order to save his daughter who has been kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist.

I’ve just seen the film and I will post a full review next week, but to give you an idea of what we’re looking at here, think something along the lines of Taken meets ‘Bourne’ by way of ‘Bond’ – with a little sprinkling of Saw and Die Hard With A Vengeance thrown in for good measure. It’s one of those movies that you can easily throw on at the end of your week, »

- Paul Heath

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YouTubers will team up with OAPs in Sky1's Onliners & Oldtimers

3 June 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

YouTubers and OAPs will team up as part of a new social experiment about the internet on Sky1.

Onliners & Oldtimers sees young internet-savvy users introduce the World Wide Web to people over the age of 65, in the hope that they can help each other connect with a life beyond their own.

Voiced by Julie Walters, the "heartwarming" series aims to bridge the generation gap and educate both groups on how they can enrich one another's lives.

YouTubers who will appear on the series include vloggers Niki & Sammy and presenter and Martin Kemp's son Roman Kemp.

Onliners & Oldtimers is planned for a July launch.

The series is produced by Princess Productions, part of Endemol Shine Group. »

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Rose Byrne Talks X-men: Apocalypse; Teases A New Look For 'Moira MacTaggert'

30 May 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Reprising her role from X-Men: First ClassRose Byrne (Bridesmaids) is set to return as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse. When we last saw her, her memory had been wiped by Charles Xavier in order to protect his school, and she was nowhere to be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past as a result. In the video below, the actress talks about how the '80s era setting will impact Moira's appearance, and goes so far as to say that Professor X is going to end up looking "like he’s in Spandau Ballet." Are you guys excited to see her return? Share your thoughts in the usual place! »

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Watch an exclusive clip from forthcoming British action thriller ‘Age Of Kill’

28 May 2015 10:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Coming to cinemas, on demand and the digital formats on 12th June, and DVD and Blu-Ray a couple of days later on the 15th June, is the action/thriller Age Of Kill. The film stars Martin Kemp as disgraced special ops sniper Sam Blake, who is plunged into a world of darkness when his daughter (Dani Dyer) is taken hostage by a mysterious terrorist. Out of options and with no one to turn to, Blake is forced to carry out their evil bidding and must assassinate six seemingly random targets within six hours on the streets of London.

We have an exclusive clip from the actioner which sees Kemp belting across an English field taking on a helicopter. We’re yet to see the film, but as you can see from this clip, it looks like a pretty stylish, high-octane affair. You can watch the clip below.

Age Of Kill also stars Philip Davis, »

- Paul Heath

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