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Cannes Winner Timothy Spall Joins Haunted House Drama ‘Enfield Haunting’

11 September 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Timothy Spall, who won the best actor prize at Cannes for Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” has joined the cast of haunted house TV drama “The Enfield Haunting.”

U.K. satcaster BSkyB has commissioned the three-part dramatization of real events that are alleged to have taken place at a North London house in 1977. Series is adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House Is Haunted.”

Spall will play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher. After a recent personal tragedy, he is drawn to the house on Green Street after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorized by malevolent unseen forces.

He will be joined in the cast by Juliet Stevenson (“Emma,” “Truly Madly Deeply”) as his wife Betty, and Matthew Macfadyen (“Ripper Street”) as Guy Lyon Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with skepticism.

Kristoffer Nyholm, who directed Danish drama “The Killing,” will helm from a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen, Juliet Stephenson for The Enfield Haunting

11 September 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Timothy Spall and Matthew Macfadyen is to star in the Sky Living drama The Enfield Haunting.

The three-part series will be a dramatisation of the strange events that took place at a house in Enfield back in 1977.

It will be adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair's book This House is Haunted, and is based on one of the most discussed recordings of alleged poltergeist activity in UK history.

Spall will play paranormal researcher Maurice Grosse, who is invited into a house after reports of a family being victimised by unseen forces.

Juliet Stevenson will play Maurice's wife Betty in the drama, while Macfadyen will portray Playfair, a skeptical investigator who joins with Maurice at the house.

Spall said: "I am very pleased to be taking part in The Enfield Haunting. Not only is it based on a supernatural happening, it is also a brilliant script that is full of emotional texture »

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Sarajevo: co-producing with the UK

22 August 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK industry representatives arrive in Sarajevo as part of CineLink Partner Country initiative

Sarajevo’s CineLink Partner Country Initiative has been running for more than a decade, systematically strengthening the working relationship between the Southeast European film industry and its international counterparts.

This year’s Partner Country is the UK, and a delegation of around 20 British producers, sales agents, distributors, agents and festival representatives will be present at CineLink for four intensive days of meeting regional film makers and promoting the possibilities of cooperation with the UK. 

As an introduction for the producers from Southeast Europe attending the festival, Isabel Davis, the head of international film fund at the BFI, held a presentation of its recently established minority co-production fund.

“The UK has had a good, long-standing relationship with this festival and this region, and it felt very timely to come here as a partner country,” Davis said.

“While the UK is very talent-driven and actually getting »

- vladan.petkovic@gmail.com (Vladan Petkovic)

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Doctor Who, The Strain, Ripper Street: Tube Talk Q&A

21 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Being totally honest, the Digital Spy team is so excited for Peter Capaldi's debut as a certain Time Lord this Saturday that it was difficult to piece together this week's Tube Talk Q&A - we're an emotional omnishambles.

But even we have to admit that there's more to telly than Doctor Who - so while there's a little timey-wimey talk below, we also have scoop on all the other weird, wild and wonderful TV shows heading your way in the coming weeks and months.

Great that Doctor Who is getting a later slot this Saturday - but are the BBC going to be shifting it about the schedules?

Yes, in case you somehow missed it, 'Deep Breath' - Capaldi's first official outing as the new Doctor - will air this Saturday, August 23 at 7.50pm on BBC One. That's the latest slot for a new series launch »

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F&Me fire five to festivals

18 August 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK production outfit finds sellers, festivals for busy slate.

UK production outfit Film and Music Entertainment (F&Me) has inked a deal for Stealth Media International to handle sales on Amsterdam Express, the first ever co-production between Albania and the UK.

Fatmir Koci’s film, about a young Albanian emigrant in Amsterdam who falls victim to drug and sex slave traffickers, will have its festival launch at Vienna’s Let’s Cee Festival.

F&Me’s busy production slate is finding favour with summer and autumn festivals.

Stealth are also handling Matthew Macfadyen vehicle Lost in Karastan, from British director Ben Hopkins, and Ida writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski, which gets its world premiere this week in competition at the Montreal World Film Festival. 

The UK sales outfit pre-sold the film to Piffl in Germany.

Georgia-set The President, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and co-produced with Berlin-based Herzog und Bruemmer, is set to open the Orizzonti section of the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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F&Me five fire to festivals

18 August 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK production outfit finds sellers, festivals for busy slate.

UK production outfit Film and Music Entertainment (F&Me) has inked a deal for Stealth Media International to handle sales on Amsterdam Express, the first ever co-production between Albania and the UK.

Fatmir Koci’s film, about a young Albanian emigrant in Amsterdam who falls victim to drug and sex slave traffickers, will have its festival launch at Vienna’s Let’s Cee Festival.

F&Me’s busy production slate is finding favour with summer and autumn festivals.

Stealth are also handling Matthew Macfadyen vehicle Lost in Karastan, from British director Ben Hopkins, and Ida writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski, which gets its world premiere this week in competition at the Montreal World Film Festival. 

The UK sales outfit pre-sold the film to Piffl in Germany.

Georgia-set The President, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and co-produced with Berlin-based Herzog und Bruemmer, is set to open the Orizzonti section of the »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sherlock star Louise Brealey joins Ripper Street series 3

20 June 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Louise Brealey has joined the cast of Ripper Street.

The actress - best known for playing Molly Hooper in Sherlock - will play a female physician in the Amazon Prime drama.

"I'm playing one of the first women doctors," the actress told Radio Times. "I'm really excited because I did history at university and I love a bit of research.

"Elizabeth Garrett Anderson blazed the trail in the 1870s and in the intervening decade or so a few extremely intrepid and unusual women started learning to be doctors themselves."

Brealey's character Dr Amelia Frayn will run the Obsidian Clinic in Whitechapel.

She revealed: "I'm dressed very soberly and the other girls are all so ravishing. I'm like a little Jenny Wren. Literally, where are my pretty feathers?!"

The Victorian detective drama was axed by the BBC after two series, but was picked up by on-demand service Amazon Prime Instant Video. »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Rescued ‘Ripper Street’ Filming Season Three’; AMC Networks Ups Elana Mandelup To VP; More

22 May 2014 9:35 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Production Gets Underway For Season 3 Of ‘Ripper Street’ The 3rd season of Ripper Street started shooting today in Manchester, England. Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg are reprising their roles in the Victorian-era drama that was rescued by Amazon Prime Instant Video after a fan petition for its return after the BBC cancelled the show. MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey) also is returning. In February, Amazon commissioned producers Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point with an eight-episode third season that will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the fall. The complete first season of Ripper Street is available on Amazon Prime now, with season 2 launching on the service on June 2. The series is filming in the UK for the first time, in Manchester and Loughborough, before moving to its traditional production base in Dublin, Ireland. It will continue to be co-produced in the U.S. by BBC America »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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TV News: Ripper, Sherlock, Bitten, Dominion

22 May 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ripper Street

It was cancelled by the BBC after two seasons and then picked up by Amazon and BBC America, now filming has officially begun on the third season of period police drama "Ripper Street" with the production moving to Manchester.

Main cast members Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring will all reprise their roles in the upcoming eight episode season which will jump ahead four years in time from the second seasons finale. The new season debuts exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video this Fall. [Source: Manchester Evening News]

Sherlock

The main reason for the long periods between seasons of the BBC's "Sherlock" have been due not to the work involved but rather finding the time for it in the schedules of its very busy actors and producers. Now, producer Mark Gatiss tells The Radio Times that a window might be opening soon and hopefully indicate we could see the »

- Garth Franklin

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Ripper Street series 3 begins filming in Manchester

22 May 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ripper Street has begun filming its third series.

Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg will all reprise their roles as Victorian crime-fighters Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake and Captain Homer Jackson for the Manchester shoot, the show's first in the UK.

Also returning is MyAnna Buring as Long Susan, alongside a raft of new characters.

Ripper Street was axed by the BBC last year, but a fan protest led to the show being picked up by Amazon Prime Instant Video.

"I'm delighted and excited to be back for a third series of Ripper," said MacFadyen.

"Thank you to Amazon, thank you to our fans who wanted more, and thank you to our wonderful writers and producers for giving us the most thoroughly brilliant, gripping and heart-rending episodes."

"We are committed to providing our customers with best-in-class film and TV, and with critically acclaimed acting and gripping storylines, »

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F&Me bring four to Cannes

18 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: London-based company have brought the first four features of their ten film $30m slate to Cannes.

Mike Downey and Sam Taylor’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&Me) are in Cannes with the first four completed features of their 2014 slate.

The ten film $30m slate is led by Julien Temple’s Rio 50 Degrees, broadcasts today [May 18] on the BBC, and is sold in Cannes by Metro International Entertainment. Produced by Downey and Taylor, the film will broadcase on Arte after its German theatrical release in June.

Downey commented: “The F&Me team have been working on the picture up until Friday afternoon to fine tune it for the Sunday broadcast, and the workd is a testament to the brilliant editing of Caroline Richards.

“The film has great chances of an international theatrical and festival life prior to settling down into ancillaries prior to the Olympic games.”

F&Me has also just delivered Ben HopkinsWelcome to Karastan to Stealth »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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Photo: Kit Harington In "Spooks" Film

14 April 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though often dubbed "the British '24", one thing that made long-running BBC spy series "Spooks" (aka. "Mi-5") different was that it wasn't afraid to randomly kill off its major characters - going through at least three leading men (Matthew Macfadyen, Richard Armitage, Rupert Penry-Jones).

Now, the series is jumping to the big screen with "Spooks: The Greater Good" and today Empire has released the first photo from the movie which has essentially been made so that newcomers to the property can enjoy it.

"Pompeii" and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington takes on the lead role as Will Crombie who is brought in to investigate the truth behind the apparent death of embattled section chief Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) who was seen jumping from a bridge into the Thames following a scandal involving an escaped terrorist. Crombie must learn the truth about Pearce's disappearance and the crisis at the heart of Britain's counter-terrorism agency. »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Heap: Mr Zany buttons up

2 April 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Green Wing's creepy consultant to the resident artist on Spaced, Mark Heap is TV's go-to oddball. Now he returns to the stage as Jeeves and, in person, seems curiously straightforward

Bertie Wooster or Jez from Peep Show? Take our quiz

Mark Heap is wryly recalling an online comment describing his bizarre turn in Channel 4's Green Wing. It ran: "Mark Heap doing his usual mad thing, but slightly fatter." "Which I thought was brilliant," he says, "but it's kind of true."

Heap has become television's go-to oddball, best known for the roles of otherworldly conceptual artist Brian in Spaced and Green Wing's outlandish and obsessive Dr Alan Statham. More recently, he's been stealing scenes in Friday Night Dinner as an over-friendly neighbour. Now he is returning to the stage after a 20-year hiatus. Next week he takes over from Matthew Macfadyen as PG Wodehouse's famously unflappable »

- Catherine Love

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10 Things About... Keeley Hawes

14 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Keeley Hawes has been a familiar face on British TV for many years now, with roles in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Identity and Upstairs, Downstairs to name but a few.

She is currently on our screens playing Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in BBC Two's Line of Duty and will join Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who.

In honour of her contribution to drama and film, Digital Spy presents ten things about... Keeley Hawes.

1. Hawes's dad and two older brothers are all London taxi drivers and she is the only one in her family to have pursued acting. The family are very supportive of her work though, and her dad often spreads news of all her latest roles to everyone he picks up to help with the ratings!

2. During filming for Line of Duty Hawes had to have her head flushed down the loo and undergo some other very unglamorous task for the role. »

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Ripper Street Series 2 - Episode 2 Recap

2 March 2014 11:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Megan Applegate with a recap of the second episode of Ripper Street series two…

Freaks and Friends

The season’s second episode tugged viewers into the underground freak shows of London after a woman with a protruding tail was found murdered in a hospital and her infant son missing.

The woman was poor, but obviously well cared for. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) are on the hunt and use the newly minted Detective Constable Albert Flight (Damian Molony) to sit around the office and dig through paperwork for clues on their main suspect, John Goode, who is impervious to pain and suffers an odd tic or two.

Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine (Joseph Mawle) is never far behind Reid, Drake and Jackson and the sinister mustachioed lawman pays a visit to Joseph Merrick (Joseph Drake), the Elephant Man, reminding him how he should »

- Gary Collinson

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Ripper Street Series 2 - Episode 1 Recap

2 March 2014 10:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Take Heed Coppers: There’s a New Opiate in Town – Megan Applegate with a recap of the series two premiere of Ripper Street

Whitechapel’s Not All That Different“The Ripper has faded”…but the old neighborhood’s still pretty rough.

It’s now 1890 in Whitechapel. Emily has left Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) after the false hope of their daughter being alive proved too much. Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) has moved past his unrequited love for Rose Erskine and married another brothel girl, Bella.

Cue Shattering Glass

Season 2 opens with a young sergeant making his way through a tenement seeking out the mysterious “Blush Pang.” Cut to our man in uniform falling from a shattered window on the metal spikes below making a mess of himself and his poor legs. What was he after? Who was Blush Pang?

Seems there’s a new Chinatown popping up »

- Gary Collinson

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'Ripper Street' Resuscitated For A Third Season, Thanks to Amazon

26 February 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After being cancelled by the BBC in December, period cop drama "Ripper Street" has been given new life thanks to Amazon. The streaming service has commissioned a third season of the Matthew Macfadyen series focusing on a group of detectives trying to keep the peace in post-Jack the Ripper London. Filming is set to begin in May 2014. The series will continue to be co-produced by BBC America and will air on the network here in the states, but in the U.K. the episodes will first air on Amazon Prime Instant Video before screening on BBC One a few months later.  Read More: Jerome Flynn Talks 'Ripper Street,' How 'Game of Thrones' Changed His Life and His Era as an Accidental Pop Star The second season of "Ripper Street" premiered on BBC America on February 22nd. The eight-episode second season will be shown Saturday nights at 9pm on BBC America. »

- Ben Travers

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'Ripper Street' Resuscitated For A Third Season, Thanks to Amazon

26 February 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After being cancelled by the BBC in December, period cop drama "Ripper Street" has been given new life thanks to Amazon. The streaming service has commissioned a third season of the Matthew Macfadyen series focusing on a group of detectives trying to keep the peace in post-Jack the Ripper London. Filming is set to begin in May 2014. The series will continue to be co-produced by BBC America and will air on the network here in the states, but in the U.K. the episodes will first air on Amazon Prime Instant Video before screening on BBC One a few months later.  Read More: Jerome Flynn Talks 'Ripper Street,' How 'Game of Thrones' Changed His Life and His Era as an Accidental Pop Star The second season of "Ripper Street" premiered on BBC America on February 22nd. The eight-episode second season will be shown Saturday nights at 9pm on BBC America. »

- Ben Travers

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