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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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'Ripper Street' renewed for Season 3 on BBC America

26 February 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Ripper Street" has been renewed for a Season 3 on BBC America. The surprising news comes just a few months after the series had supposedly been canceled.

In addition to the renewal, "Ripper Street" has a digital-streaming deal with Amazon, which acquired the U.K. subscription rights. Season 3 will begin production in May 2014.

Taking place just before the beginning of the 20th century, "Ripper Street" chronicles the lawmen of "H-Division," who struggle to bring order to the dark streets of London's most dangerous streets. Those same streets of London's Whitechapel district had previously played host to the notorious Jack the Ripper.

Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and MyAnna Buring, Season 2 of "Ripper Street" premiered Saturday, Feb. 22 on BBC America.

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Amazon nabs rights to BBC America drama 'Ripper Street'

26 February 2014 9:51 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ripper Street, a London-set period drama, was canceled due to poor ratings in its second season. But it looks like it’s getting a second chance: Amazon acquired streaming rights to the show, which was and will continue to be co-produced by BBC America, and we’ll get to see a third season of Ripper Street after all.

The show stars Matthew Macfadyen and centers on the more crime-ridden areas of London’s East End in the late 1800s. Its first two seasons have already aired in the U.K., but the second season is currently airing on American television »

- Ariana Bacle

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Ripper Street

26 February 2014 9:14 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: BBC America

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 19, 2013 -- Tbd

Series status: Cancelled but then revived

Performers include: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Charlene McKenna, Amanda Hale, Jonathan Barnwell, David Wilmot, and David Dawson.

TV show description:

This dramatic TV show begins in April 1889 in London -- six months after the last Jack the Ripper killing. H Division is responsible for policing one and a quarter square miles of East London, a district with a population of 67,000 poor and dispossessed and also filled with factories, rookeries, chop shops, brothels and pubs.

The men of H Division had hunted Jack the Ripper and failed to find him. When more women are murdered on the streets of Whitechapel, the police begin to wonder if the killer has »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Amazon Resurrects Ripper Street

26 February 2014 8:25 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There was a healthy outcry late last year when the BBC announced that it was sticking a knife into period detective drama Ripper Street, cancelling the show due to flagging ratings. Fans railed against the decision, and Amazon has heard their cries, sorting out a deal to help fund a third series in exchange for streaming rights to the episodes.The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothberg as three very different police officers trying to uphold the law (while occasionally bending it) in the aftermath of Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. With the 20th century just around the corner, they also try to apply modern techniques to their crime solving, even as the challenges mount.Amazon’s deal means that it will have the right to screen the series first via its Prime streaming service before the Beeb airs the new episodes. In the States, »

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Ripper Street returns: Fan outcry at axing led to revival, say stars

26 February 2014 6:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Prepare to return to Ripper Street. The gothic period thriller was axed by the BBC late last year, prompting an outcry from fans, but will return for an eight-episode third series thanks to a new co-production deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video - formerly LoveFilm.

Series three will debut online and air sometime later on BBC One, though Amazon is yet to decide if it will release the entire series in one batch or in instalments.

The platform may be different, but otherwise it's business as usual for Ripper Street. For starters, all of the main cast will be back, with MyAnna Buring, who plays Long Susan, expressing her delight at "spearheading something new" for UK television.

"This is a first for a British television show," the actress said at a press conference announcing the show's revival. "That's incredibly exciting to be a part of."

The BBC cited declining viewership »

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Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street'

26 February 2014 2:57 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street. The e-tailer acquired U.K subscription streaming rights to the show, which stars Matthew Macfadyen and is set in the age of Jack the Ripper. The BBC had previously canceled Ripper Street amid weak ratings. Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2014 The show had a very vocal fan base though, which helped bring it back. Ripper Street topped a U.K. poll as the best show of 2013.  Amazon will show the third season on Amazon Prime Instant Video for members,

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- George Szalai, Stuart Kemp

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