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Bill DVD Review

12 February 2016 5:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Richard Bracewell

Starring: Mathew Baynton, Helen McCrory, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Jim Howick, Damian Lewis

If thou hast seen Horrible Histories

Or know this troupe from TV’s Yonderland,

Thine eyes hast been treated to comedies

And never hast thou heard a laughter canned.

For Bill is that most rare a lucid dream;

A family film fine for young and old.

And not since Python have we seen a team

Whose humorous tales have been so well told.

These players do play many parts herein

To see them do so well is utter bliss.

And I must thank them for bringing their kin-

Helen McCory, Damian Lewis.

The writing too, is worthy of a king.

Like times before, ‘tis true! The play’s the thing!

For Shakespeare fans, the nods are very clear.

And younger ones will laugh at the word ‘bum.’

If running gags ye seek, »

- John Sharp

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Trailer and images for Our Kind of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis

12 February 2016 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer and batch of images have arrived online for director Susanna White’s upcoming thriller Our Kind of Traitor. Based on the John le Carré novel of the same name, the film stars Ewan McGregorNaomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis; check them out below…

 

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregorThe Impossible, The Ghost) and Gail (Naomie HarrisSpectre, Southpaw), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan SkarsgårdAvengers: Age Of Ultron, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win Bill And Deutschland ’83 On DVD

12 February 2016 12:56 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal

To celebrate the release of Bill and Deutschland ’83, both available to own on DVD from 15 February 2016, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 bundles of both DVDs.

Bill follows the rise of the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, as you’ve never seen him before. The star-studded British ensemble cast includes Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans, You, Me and the Apocalypse), Simon Farnaby (Paddington), Martha Howe-Douglas (Doctor Foster), Jim Howick (Peep Show, Stag), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Peaky Blinders) and Damian Lewis (Homeland). Bill was written by two of its stars – Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.

Deutschland ’83 – It’s 1983. The Cold War is hot. Russian SS20 Missiles in East Germany are already pointed West. American Pershing II Missiles will soon be placed in West Germany, pointing East. The threat of nuclear conflict looms. Our hero, Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), is 23. Born and raised in East Germany, »

- Laura Holmes

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Ewan McGregor Leads A Starry Cast In First Trailer For Espionage Thriller Our Kind Of Traitor

11 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it may have wrapped production in mid-2014, Susanna White’s espionage thriller Our Kind of Traitor has struggled to make some headway in its would-be path to the silver screen. Fast forward to now, and with a UK release date penciled in for early May, we’ve arrived at the film’s intense first trailer.

Lifted from John le Carré’s titular novel, White’s adaptation has enlisted a starry cast to bring le Carré’s work to life. Headlining the ensemble as Perry and Gail are Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris, a quiet and unassuming English couple who are pulled into an international crime caper upon meeting with Stellan Skarsgård’s charming stranger.

But in the world of le Carré’s fiction, charming strangers are best kept at arm’s length, with the debut Our Kind of Traitor revealing Skarsgård’s character as the master puppeteer behind the Russian mob. »

- Michael Briers

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Ewan McGregor & Naomie Harris in First 'Our Kind of Traitor' Trailer

11 February 2016 9:43 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I can't get involved." "I'm afraid you are involved." Studiocanal UK has debuted a trailer for the spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor, an adaptation of another John le Carré novel (other recent adaptations include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Most Wanted Man) about spies and secrets. Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris stars as a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between Stellan Skarsgard playing a mysterious money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and Damian Lewis as a ruthless MI6 agent. This looks good, not great, though it's tough to pass up that cast. Here's the first official trailer for Susanna White's Our Kind of Traitor, from Studiocanal's YouTube: A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust. Based on John le Carré's best-selling spy novel. »

- Alex Billington

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9 Questions For The Women of 'Billions' About Sex, Power, Money and Not Being Just 'The Wife'

11 February 2016 8:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Women in Hollywood might be doing better these days when it comes to improving their level of representation on screen, but it's still not easy to make sure that when they get a chance at a role on a high-profile drama, it's one that really gives them agency and authority. Read More: Paul Giamatti On His Unique 'Billions' Marriage and Maybe Romancing Damian Lewis That said, Malin Akerman and Maggie Siff, who share the stage of "Billions" with co-leads Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, seem pretty happy with the roles they've been given to develop. At the TCA Winter Press Tour in January, the duo took our questions about what it's like to create a marriage with someone who's technically a stranger, how "Billions" differs from other shows and how exactly they fit into the tale of an extremely rich hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and the U. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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9 Questions For The Women of 'Billions' About Sex, Power, Money and Not Being Just 'The Wife'

11 February 2016 8:09 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Women in Hollywood might be doing better these days when it comes to improving their level of representation on screen, but it's still not easy to make sure that when they get a chance at a role on a high-profile drama, it's one that really gives them agency and authority. Read More: Paul Giamatti On His Unique 'Billions' Marriage and Maybe Romancing Damian Lewis That said, Malin Akerman and Maggie Siff, who share the stage of "Billions" with co-leads Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, seem pretty happy with the roles they've been given to develop. At the TCA Winter Press Tour in January, the duo took our questions about what it's like to create a marriage with someone who's technically a stranger, how "Billions" differs from other shows and how exactly they fit into the tale of an extremely rich hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and the U. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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First Trailer: "Our Kind of Traitor"

11 February 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The flood of trailer drops continues today with "Our Kind of Traitor," the new film based on the spy novel by John le Carre ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "A Most Wanted Man"). "Drive" scribe Hossein Amini adapted the script while Susanna White ("Boardwalk Empire," "Generation Kill") directs the film opening May 6th.

Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris star in the film in which a couple is drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage involving a money launderer, a ruthless MI6 agent, the Russian mafia and beyond.

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- Garth Franklin

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Here’s the first trailer for Our Kind of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis & Naomie Harris

11 February 2016 6:10 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Check out the new trailer and a host of images from StudioCanal’s forthcoming spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor. We’ve got Russian oligarchs with dirty money, innocent holiday makers caught up in a global shenanigans. Perfect espionage fodder. Nanny McPhee director Susanna White has done some sterling work of late on Us TV with Generation

The post Here’s the first trailer for Our Kind of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis & Naomie Harris appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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UK Trailer Hits for Spy Thriller Our Kind Of Traitor Starring Ewan McGregor

11 February 2016 5:37 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Studiocanal UK has released the trailer for Our Kind Of Traitor, which is based on John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, and stars Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis & Naomie Harris.

The film is directed by Susanna White (Boardwalk Empire, Generation Kill) from screenplay adapted by Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Drive) .

Who can you trust with the truth? Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between Stellan Skarsgard’s money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and Damian Lewis’ ruthless MI6 agent.

Have a look at the trailer below.

The film will hit UK cinemas May 6, 2016.

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First Trailer For John le Carré Adaptation ‘Our Kind of Traitor’ Starring Ewan McGregor

11 February 2016 5:25 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Shot back in mid-2014, we’ve been waiting for the latest John le Carré adaptation for some time, and now we finally have news on when at least some audiences can see Our Kind of Traitor. Led by Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris, it’ll hit U.K. theaters on May 6th and today brings the first trailer.

Directed by Susanna White (Boardwalk Empire, Generation Kill) and adapted by Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January, Drive), it follows a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between a money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and a ruthless MI6 agent. After A Most Wanted Man was well-received, hopefully this follows it up strongly. Check out the trailer, synopsis, and batch of images below.

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregorThe Impossible, The Ghost) and Gail (Naomie HarrisSpectre, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Billions’ Star Maggie Siff on Wendy Rhoades: ‘She Loves Swimming with the Sharks’

7 February 2016 12:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Billions” star Maggie Siff says that her character, Wendy Rhoades, is more than comfortable amidst the power struggles that lay at the core of the series. “What I really like about this character is that she loves swimming with the sharks, the competitive waters,” Siff told TheWrap. “I think she loves how brilliant, and sharp, and animistic these people are…So I think it’s this inside-outside perspective to the character that makes her so enjoyable.” Wendy serves as the in-house psychiatrist at Axe Capital, run by the enigmatic hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis). The two share »

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Why Is British Acting Dominated By The Privately Educated?

7 February 2016 4:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at a recurring issue in British film and television…

While the debate about the lack of nominations for black actors at the Oscars rumbles on in the Us, a similar debate is happening in Britain. However, in the UK the debate is not about race; it’s about class. The argument goes that the top-tier of acting talent is dominated by a privately educated elite.

Last year Labour MP Chris Bryant bemoaned the lack of diversity in the arts world, complaining that it was dominated by those who were educated privately. More recently Damian Lewis was involved in a minor controversy about him being invited to his local comprehensive school for an event as he had been educated at Eton. This week acting icon Diana Rigg hit out at those complaining about upper class actors dominating our screens by pointing out that the opposite was »

- Neil Calloway

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TV News Roundup: Miley Cyrus To Visit ‘The Voice’; Metallica Will Appear on ‘Billions’

3 February 2016 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Miley Cyrus will be an adviser on “The Voice,” while heavy metal band Metallica is set to appear on Showtime’s “Billions,” in today’s news roundup…

Casting

Miley Cyrus will be a key adviser in the 10th season of the NBC musical competition series “The Voice.”

“When Miley speaks everyone pays attention. Our artists are very lucky to have the benefit of her instincts and wisdom,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Our viewers will be treated to an inside look at one of the brightest minds in music and the entertainment industry who is at the forefront of pop culture.”

Along with being a singer/songwriter, Cyrus has hosted the VMAs and “Saturday Night Live” and become an accomplished actress, appearing in “A Very Murray Christmas,” “The Night Before,” and a new Woody Allen series for Amazon.

The rock band Metallica will be »

- Jacob Bryant

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Billions Recap: Coffee Is for Closers

31 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

"YumTime" is about the manipulative games played by powerful people. Whether it's a high-powered wife protecting her husband from a scandalous book, or a U.S. attorney swapping cases to get the one he wants most, these characters have an amazing ability to treat others like pawns on a chess board. After all, that's how figures like Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) reached such influential positions. And now that they've played the game, they just can't stop.The episode opens with Axe discussing the potential takeover of YumTime, a baked-goods giant that sells products like Ding Doodles, Cuckoo Nutties and, its flagship, the Scrumpet. (It's effectively a stand-in for Hostess.) Axe claims that someone changed the recipe for the Scrumpet, and advises his employee, "Whenever you can, put a company in your mouth." It's definitely not as good as they remember. When Axe senses weakness, »

- Brian Tallerico

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‘Billions’ Showrunner on Epic Clash Between Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti

31 January 2016 12:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As things heat up on the new Showtime series “Billions,” showrunner Brian Koppelman says that the battle between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is only going to get more complex. “As the season gets going, these two guys come at each other in ways that aren’t obvious,” Koppelman told TheWrap. “They’re both masters of game theory and their attacks are rarely frontal and direct. They’re more often serpentine and indirect.” Episode three of “Billions” will see Rhoades dig back into his investigation of Axelrod after Axelrod threw him off »

- Joe Otterson

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Billions: Season One Ratings

27 January 2016 2:57 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The new Billions TV series revolves around the world of high-finance where the stakes are very high -- not unlike the world of television. How will this high-profile Showtime drama perform in the ratings? Will it be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.

On the Billions TV show, sharp U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) leads the charge against corruption in American finance. Meanwhile, a self-made billionaire named Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) controls one of the most lucrative hedge funds in the world. With stakes in the billions of dollars, the two are on a collision course and use their intelligence, power, and influence to outsmart the other. The rest of the cast includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Stan inks Showtime licensing deal with CBS

27 January 2016 1:36 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Stan chief executive, Mike Sneesby.

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Streaming service Stan has signed a long-term exclusive licensing agreement with CBS to become the official Australian home of Showtime.

The deal will bring all future Showtime series and hundreds of hours of programming to the Australian streaming service.

.It will also provide Stan with an exclusive license to the Showtime brand and trademark.

The agreement kicked off earlier this week with the premiere of Billions in Australia, following its series debut in the Us..

In 2017, Stan will also exclusively premiere Twin Peaks.

Stan chief executive, Mike Sneesby, said the deal rounded out an amazing first year for Stan, "with more than 1.5 million Australians having used the service across almost 700,000 subscriptions since our launch on Australia Day 2015..

"Showtime is one of the world.s greatest creators of television programming, and we are delighted to enter this long-term partnership, cementing our position as Australia.s leading local Svod service. »

- Staff Writer

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Billions, the Showtime Show About Billionaires, Was Picked Up for a Second Season

26 January 2016 12:58 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Showtime has picked up Billions for a second season, the network announced today. It is, after all, the the show with Showtime's highest-rated series premiere ever, at 6.5 million viewers. So, should the show be called Millions? Well, no, because it's still about billionaires. If you haven't seen the show, it has to do with wealth and corruption and white dudes in the New York City landscape of power politics and finance. The show features Carrie Mathison's former flame, Brody (a.k.a. Damian Lewis), and the bellman from My Best Friend's Wedding, Paul Giamatti. Will both be forced to stay on this show for billions and billions of years? We'll find out ... not very soon. »

- Emma Barrie

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Showtime Just Renewed One of TV's Best New Dramas

26 January 2016 12:21 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Billions just hit the jackpot. The Showtime series has been renewed for a second season after just two airings. Alternative way of looking it? Showtime really loves Damian Lewis. Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, Condola Rashad and David Costabile star in the series from Brian Koppleman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin. According to Showtime, the first episode of the new drama amassed 6.5 million viewers across platforms during its first week, making it the biggest premiere week ever for the cable network. In the series, Giamatti plays Chuck Rhoades, a ruthless Us Attorney who isn't a fan of wealthy individuals who can buy their way out of legal problems. Lewis plays Bobby »

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