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Michael Gambon Joins ITV’s ‘Fearless’; BBC’s ‘Broken’ Sets Cast Alongside Sean Bean – Global Briefs

20 September 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ITV's upcoming legal conspiracy thriller Fearless has added Michael Gambon to star alongside Peaky Blinders' Helen McCrory. Shooting on the six-part drama penned by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson, is just beginning. Mammoth Screen (Victoria, Poldark) is producing and has set further main cast including actor-comedian John Bishop, Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (Jessica Jones), Jonathan Forbes (Catastrophe), Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing on the Edge) and… »

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Michael Gambon Joins ITV’s ‘Fearless’; BBC’s ‘Broken’ Sets Cast Alongside Sean Bean – Global Briefs

20 September 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

ITV's upcoming legal conspiracy thriller Fearless has added Michael Gambon to star alongside Peaky Blinders' Helen McCrory. Shooting on the six-part drama penned by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson, is just beginning. Mammoth Screen (Victoria, Poldark) is producing and has set further main cast including actor-comedian John Bishop, Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (Jessica Jones), Jonathan Forbes (Catastrophe), Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing on the Edge) and… »

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Trapped in an ideal world by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 September 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Fred Schepisi with Mary Schepisi, on casting Andorra: "Clive Owen, Joanna Lumley, Toni Collette, Gillian Anderson, and I can’t say the other names …" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Before the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films Bridget Jones’s Baby lunch with Renée Zellweger, Sharon Maguire, Helen Fielding, Eric Fellner, and Colin Firth at Lotos Club, there was a screening of the film arranged by Peggy Siegal at the Park Avenue Screening Room. When I arrived I noticed director/writer Fred Schepisi with his wife Mary.

Geoffrey Rush with Alexandra and Fred Schepisi for The Eye Of The Storm Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2012, Alexandra Schepisi, Geoffrey Rush and the filmmaker met me at The Regency Hotel in New York for a conversation on The Eye of The Storm. And last year, I saw him at the Monkey Bar reception for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet with Matthias Schoenaerts, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Their Finest’

11 September 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Their Finest” is set in London in 1940, during the height of the Blitz, and takes its title from a speech by Winston Churchill. It is a film about filmmaking, in particular the making of a film that needs to serve as a salve for the besieged British populace, boosting morale and helping, in its own way, to win the War. It features a plucky, proto-feminist heroine, a jaded love interest, a raft of distinguished English character actors, and an adorable dog. When boiled down to elevator pitches, “Their Finest” sounds less like a film than a winning round of Oscar-bait bingo.

Happily, it is nothing of the sort. It is, rather, a relentlessly charming romantic comedy that sees director Lone Scherfig steer a sharp course correction from 2011’s misbegotten “One Day,” and finally expand the sensibilities she displayed with “Italian for Beginners” and “An Education” into a more commercial direction. »

- Andrew Barker

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Fearless: ITV Orders Drama from Homeland Writer

16 August 2016 5:44 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Helen McCrory will star as Emma Blunt in the new Fearless TV show coming to ITV. Series creator Patrick Harbinson, a Homeland TV series writer and Ep, describes the new drama as a "legal thriller," adding that Fearless is, "...written in the crash zone where law and politics collide." Filming is set to being in London and East Anglia, in September 2016.Fearless will be produced by Houdini & Doyle's Adrian Sturges and executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer, Tom Mullens, and Harbinson. Pete Travis is directing the first season, which consists of six one-hour episodes. The series will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global. Get the details after the jump, from the ITV press release.Read More… »


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‘Homeland’ Writer Patrick Harbinson Pens Thriller ‘Fearless’ for ITV

16 August 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Homeland” writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson has penned political thriller “Fearless” for U.K. broadcaster ITV. The six-part miniseries will star Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films and appears in crime drama “Peaky Blinders.”

“Fearless” centers on Emma Blunt, a lawyer known for defending lost causes. She’s investigating the killing of a schoolgirl in rural England and trying to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of the girl’s murder. As she digs deeper into the case, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth.

“’Fearless’ is a legal thriller, but one that’s written in the crash zone where law and politics collide,” said Harbinson, whose credits include “ER” and “24.”

“National security justifies all sorts of police and state over-reach — and the great majority of us are prepared to accept »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting for ITV drama series 'Fearless'

16 August 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Alex Johnson Casting are looking for a boy between the ages of 12- 15 years to play Jason in Fearless, a new 6 part TV series for ITV., starring Helen McCrory.

Must have a Suffolk/ Norfolk accent.

Production details:

Production dates:  Mid September onwards to end of Dec.

Production location: London/UK, United Kingdom

Director: Pete Travis

Casting Brief:

Jason (12- 15 years)He is working class and has grown up in Suffolk so we need someone with an accent from that region (Suffolk, Norfolk). He is a tough but vulnerable 13 year old who has a difficult relationship with his Father. His childhood has been hard. We do need a boy, not a full blown young man, and a great young actor.

To Apply:

Please send the following to This Casting Is Now Closed asap (deadline Thurs 25th Aug):Full name:

Contact details

Where based

Age & Dob



Acting CV

Plus please »

- (ScreenTerrier)

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Deepwater Horizon, Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven Among Tiff 2016 Premieres, Check Out Full Lineup

26 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua’s ragtag crew of bandits will descend on Toronto International Film Festival come September, now that The Magnificent Seven has booked its place to open the annual event on September 8.

It’s part of a star-studded lineup that boasts everything from Sundance darling Manchester By the Sea to Nate Parker’s Oscar-tipped epic, The Birth of a Nation. They’ll filter into the Special Presentations category at Tiff 2016, while The Magnificent Seven will be joined on opening night by Juan Antonio Bayona’s hotly-anticipated A Monster Calls – part The Bfg, part Pan’s Labyrinth – and Snowden, Oliver Stone’s timely biopic that was turned down by “every major studio.”

Included below is the detailed overview of every film to feature at Toronto International Film Festival, beginning with those features slated to premiere on opening night, September 8.

The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua, USA World Premiere

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- Michael Briers

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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

26 July 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La LandKim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »

- Jordan Raup

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Emmy Ballots Due: Which old fav would you sacrifice for a newbie?

27 June 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Emmy nomination balloting ends today for the 68th annual Emmy Awards. Cross your fingers that we actually get a few shakeups this year. Yes, cross your fingers even if you love all 10 of the shows that are normally swimming in nominations. Why? Well, the Emmys really should reflect how competitive television is and not suggest that there have only been 10ish good shows on the air for the past half decade plus.

Comment Party! On that note please do tell us in the comments which 3 of your old favorites that you still love you'd be willing to sacrifice for 3 who have not been recognized. Make your Sophie's Choice in the comments and let us all pray that Emmy voters do the same. Nobody deserves 5+ nominations for the same thing when that means someone else can't even get One for something arguably just as good! The catch is that you can't »


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Cmg adds 'Loving Vincent' sales in Cannes

15 June 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has reported robust sales on the Croisette led by its hotly anticipated ‘painted animation’ starring Saoirse Ronan.

After closing a slew of deals on Loving Vincent in the run-up to Cannes, the upcoming film continues to entice buyers and the public alike, with Noeltner claiming that more than 110million people have watched the teaser.

Rights have gone in Japan (Parco), Scandinavia (Non-Stop), Italy (Adler), Colombia (CineColombia), and Israel (Shoval). Noeltner is in talks with interested parties for Us rights.

Loving Vincent chronicles the final days in the life of Vincent van Gogh and »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Penny Dreadful: Season Three Ratings

14 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh HartnettTimothy DaltonEva GreenReeve CarneyDanny SapaniHarry TreadawayBillie PiperRory KinnearHelen McCrorySimon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.



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Peaky Blinders: Cillian Murphy Teases Season Four After Cliffhanger Finale

13 June 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's next for Peaky Blinders? The BBC Two series just ended its third season last week, and star Cillian Murphy teased some season four plans to Digital Spy.

The historical drama stars Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the head of a Birmingham street gang that rises to prominence. The cast also includes Helen McCrory, Annabelle Wallis, and Paul Anderson. The series is available on Netflix in the United States.



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Peaky Blinders series 3 episode 6 review

8 June 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Peaky Blinders series 3 bows out on a tense, captivating finale with a sting in its tail. Bravo…

This review contains spoilers.

What a finale that was. If the BBC hadn’t already renewed Peaky Blinders for series four and five, the send-a-newsboy-cap-to-the-commissioner postal campaign would have started here. Happily, we can all save our money and bask in the glow of some terrific television safe in the knowledge it’s not going anywhere yet.

Which is more than can be said for most of the Shelbys, last seen being herded into a fleet of police cars. Of the many threats hanging over the family’s heads this series—mad Russians, vengeful Italians, evil priests—the law was the last thing anyone, not least them, saw coming. They’ve acted with impunity for years, cutting, shooting, intimidating and bribing their way to fine houses and stacks of cash. »

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Peaky Blinders series 3 episode 5 review

31 May 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Things get debauched in the penultimate episode of series 3 as Tommy and the boys make a visit to the Russians…

This review contains spoilers.

Peaky Blinders has always been a crossbreed. Part-drama, part music-video, it plays its record collection loudly and deliberately, at times coming off like a studiously cool dad when your mates are round, at other times the marriage of music and visuals stopping you dead.

After his death, David Bowie’s self-written epitaph Lazarus took on autobiographical significance. Its appearance here then, borrowed to tell the story of another man, should have felt jarring to a fan. That not only it didn’t, but felt as if the song had been written for Tommy Shelby shows what a rare union Peaky Blinders makes between music and story. It’s also testament to the modernity of these characters that Bowie can sing about cell phones »

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Peaky Blinders: Renewed for Seasons Four and Five

26 May 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48456" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Peaky Blinders TV show on Netflix and BBC Two. Image via BBC.[/caption]

BBC Two has renewed the Peaky Blinders TV show for a fourth and fifth series (season). The Peaky Blinders TV series cast includes: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, and Paul Anderson.

In the Us, viewers can find this 1920s Birmingham England period drama on Netflix. The third season of Peaky Blinders dropped to the streaming platform on May 5th.



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"Peaky Blinders" Scores Two More Seasons

26 May 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The BBC has handed out a slew of new drama orders with its period crime drama "Peaky Blinders" receiving a two season renewal. The series, currently in the midst of its third season in the UK, will score a fourth and fifth season of six episodes each.

Showrunner Steven Knight will once again pen every episode. Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Joe and Finn Cole are among the returning cast for the third season which also adds Paddy Considine. No word how many of them will return for the fourth or fifth outing.

Netflix has been handling the U.S. distribution with the third season to debut in full on May 31st. It's unclear if that relationship will continue for these two new seasons, though it'd be a surprise if it didn't. The series has been sold in 163 countries and is an international smash hit.

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- Garth Franklin

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Peaky Blinders renewed for series 4 and 5

25 May 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




BBC Two has given the terrific Peaky Blinders a double commission. The Shelbys will officially return for series four and five...

Excellent news: the BBC is bringing Peaky Blinders back for two further series after the conclusion of its third run.

The 1920s gangster story starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently airing its third series on BBC Two and is expected to start filming series four in 2017, with number five on the way after that.

There's no word on whether series five is planned to be the series' final outing, but few can argue that it would represent a decent number of episodes after which to say goodbye to the show. Creator Steven Knight has previously revealed plans to take the Shelbys all the way up to the outbreak of the Second World War, which would mean covering some serious time distance over the next two runs. »

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Peaky Blinders series 3 episode 4 review

24 May 2016 6:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Peaky Blinders delivers a blisteringly strong episode packed with memorable moments and moral debate…

This review contains spoilers.

When Curly told Tommy it was bad luck to have killed a stag, it wasn’t just gypsy superstition talking. Stags are symbolically linked with Christ in Catholic art. It’s fitting then, for an episode framed by religious acts—Polly’s confession, Tommy’s forced act of contrition—that the beast died on Good Friday.

The Easter Sunday resurrection however, looks like it’ll belong to Tommy. Series three now having reached the traditional point at which Tommy Shelby survives a beating so brutal it’d kill any other man (with two more series confirmed, what else could happen?), we left him blind, bleeding and at death’s door.

But still swinging punches, as is the Shelby way. Before letting Ada call an ambulance, Tommy launched a desperate counter-attack on the Economic League. »

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Peaky Blinders series 3 episode 3 review

19 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Tommy seeks absolution while there’s dissent in the ranks in the latest instalment of the ever-stylish Peaky Blinders

This review contains spoilers.

Stop swearing? You’d have more luck getting the Shelby men to wear tutus, Pol.

Despite Polly’s toast in the same scene, episode three found the Shelby family anything but united. Harmony is impossible this series because the Shelbys can’t agree on what they are now they’ve struck it rich. Their new circumstances have splintered the family’s self-image. Each has a conflicting idea on what it means to be a Peaky Blinder nowadays, and it’s pulling them apart at the well-tailored seams.

Arthur and John are dangerously resentful at their demotion, Polly’s aspiring to the bohemian classes, Michael’s being kept for best but gagging for violence and Ada is still half-civilian, half-Shelby with her head turned by »

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