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Mark Gatiss on Dad's Army movie: "I was genuinely sceptical"

19 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Gatiss has revealed that he was "sceptical" about the upcoming Dad's Army movie remake.

The Sherlock co-creator and actor will star as Captain Mainwaring's colonel-in-chief in the new version, Radio Times reports.

He promised fans of the original that the remake is "charming" and stays faithful to the classic BBC sitcom.

"I was genuinely sceptical - as I think many people will be - but the script really loves the original," he said.

"It's charming and quite moving at times. People love the original and want to honour it but it has to be its own thing as well. So far I'm having a great time."

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Bill Nighy will play Wilson, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as journalist Rose, Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison as Pike, Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay »

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First look at Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad's Army movie

26 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first images from the upcoming Dad's Army movie have been revealed.

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead the cast in the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom.

The film will see Nighy play Wilson and Zeta-Jones take on the role of glamorous journalist Rose.

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - begins this month on location in Yorkshire.

A film version was first announced in 2012. It will arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Watch a classic clip from the original Dad's Army »

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First look at Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad's Army movie

26 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images from the upcoming Dad's Army movie have been revealed.

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead the cast in the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom.

The film will see Nighy play Wilson and Zeta-Jones take on the role of glamorous journalist Rose.

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - begins this month on location in Yorkshire.

A film version was first announced in 2012. It will arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Watch a classic clip from the original Dad's Army »

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First Look: Toby Jones, Michael Gambon & More in UK's 'Dad's Army'

24 October 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just last month we reported on Dad's Army, an adaptation of a comedy series from the United Kingdom that ran on BBC from 1968 to 1977, taking place during World War II in 1944 as the Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. The film stars Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and many more in the film from Johnny English director Oliver Parker. Production is underway in Yorkshire and the first photos of the cast have surfaced online showing off the Home Guard (volunteers ineligible for military service) at Walmington-on-Sea. Look! Here's the first photos from Oliver Parker's Dad's Army from HeyUGuys: Dad's Army is directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English, St Trinian’s) and written by Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Johnny English Reborn), based on the BBC TV series of the same name. The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea has »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look At Dad's Army Remake

24 October 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though the announcement was only made earlier this month, the dedicated troops of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard have assembled in costume for a first-look Dad's Army picture duo faster than you can say “fall in!” Oliver Parker is directing the remake of the classic Jimmy Perry/David Croft sitcom, which features a wide array of big British talent including Toby Jones (as Captain George Mainwaring), Bill Nighy (as Sergeant Arthur Wilson), Michael Gambon (as Private Godfrey), Tom Courtenay (as Corporal Jones), Bill Paterson (as Private Frazer), Daniel Mays, (as Private Walker) and Blake Harrison (as Private Pike). The cast also includes the likes of Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Mark Gatiss.With shooting underway in Yorkshire, the film will see the Home Guard welcoming journalist Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arriving to write about the area at the same time that MI5 brings word that there’s a spy on the loose. »

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Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones among cast of Universal's 'Dad's Army'

8 October 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Universal Pictures has picked up the international rights to an upcoming comedy based on a long-running BBC sitcom, Dad's Army. Universal and production companies Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films announced the film's cast, which will transport a number of famous English actors back to World War II. Bll Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Gambon, and Toby Jones are just a few of the many stars now set for Dad's Army. The film, directed by Oliver Parker, revolves around the British army's Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea just as World War II is about to reach its climax. The Guard has been »

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as Walker, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

Dad's Army, »

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as Walker, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

Dad's Army, »

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Universal Joins, Cast Set For "Dad's Army"

7 October 2014 9:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has come onboard the upcoming film adaptation of the classic British sitcom "Dad's Army" with the full cast list being revealed today.

Set in a fictional south-coast English town in 1944, the story follows the Home Guard platoon, a group of local volunteers in the sleepy town of Walmington-on-Sea who have been ruled ineligible for military service due to advanced age or extenuating circumstances.

Glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, while at the same time MI5 discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy.

As previously announced, Toby Jones will play the pompous and diminutive Captain Mainwaring while Bill Nighy is set as the dry Sergeant Wilson. Joining them are Catherine Zeta Jones as journalist Rose Winters, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser. »

- Garth Franklin

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‘I Really Hate My Job’ DVD Review

22 September 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Shirley Henderson, Neve Campbell, Anna Maxwell Martin, Alexandra Maria LaraOana Pellea, Danny Huston | Written by Jennifer Higgie | Directed by Oliver Parker

Jobs are strange things, we are often tied to them and if we are unlucky we hate them.  You have to be lucky to truly love what you do, but what do you do if you hate it? Chances are you have to just soldier on and keep living the dream one day you’ll escape, even if it is just fantasy.  I Really Hate My Job is the story of five women working in a restaurant who really do hate what they do and all have aspirations of living their dreams, if only they could put them into action.

When Alice (Shirley Henderson) arrives to work she finds she has to fill in for the chef who can’t make it in that day.  With rejection »

- Paul Metcalf

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Giveaway – Win I Really Hate My Job on DVD

15 September 2014 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Next Monday, September 22nd, sees the UK DVD release of Oliver Parker’s (Johnny English Reborn, St Trinian’s, Dorian Gray) British comedy I Really Hate My Job, and to celebrate we’ve got three copies to give away courtesy of 3Dd. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

It is a summer evening in London. Alice (Shirley HendersonSouthcliffe, Harry Potter movies), an aspiring writer, is running late for her job as a kitchen hand in a Soho café, the Stella Bar. Once she arrives, Alice discovers that the chef is drunk and incapable of working, and so, for a bonus, she agrees to be chef for the evening. The action of the film takes place over this one evening as Alice’s story intertwines with that of the waitresses – aspiring actress, Abi (Neve CampbellScream movies, Mad Men), art student, Suzie (Alexandra Maria Lara »

- Gary Collinson

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The Original Mr. Gray

9 May 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

What is the value of art in society, and what are the artist’s moral imperatives? How must artists reconcile their predisposition toward sensory indulgences with modern mores, particularly if they gravitate towards a lifestyle that is largely stigmatized? Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray examined all of these questions. It was a seminal work of Gothic horror literature, and, although he was a highly accomplished playwright and critic, this was the only novel of Wilde’s that was ever published. 

Wilde's book tells the story of an artist named Basil Hallward, who finds something of a muse in the young man Dorian Gray. It is during one of his visits to Basil's studio that Dorian meets the ultra-hedonistic Lord Henry Wotton, who quickly "befriends" Dorian and persuades him that sensory indulgences and worldly pleasures are what life is truly about. Basil finishes his portrait of Dorian, »

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Nighy, Jones Join "Dad's Army" Movie

29 April 2014 1:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones are set to lead the cast of a movie adaptation of the classic 1970s BBC sitcom "Dad's Army".

Set in a fictional south-coast English town in 1940, the original comedy ran for nine series and followed the farcical exploits of a Home Guard platoon, a group of local volunteers ruled ineligible for military service due to advanced age or extenuating circumstances.

This platoon would be on the front line in the event of an invasion across the English Channel, but the series mostly got mileage out of its cast of eccentric characters.

In the film version, Jones will play the pompous and diminutive Captain Mainwaring, Nighy is set as the dry Sergeant Wilson. "Johnny English Reborn" director Oliver Parker and scribe Hamish McColl will serve in the same capacities on this film, while Damian Jones ("The Iron Lady") will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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Dad's Army to be adapted into film which other sitcoms should be turned into films?

28 April 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With the news that Dad's Army is to be remade as a film starring Bill Nighy and Toby Jones, we take a look at which TV classics should get the big screen treatment

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones set to star in big-screen Dad's Army

Much loved BBC sitcom Dad's Army is to be brought to the big screen with Toby Jones and Bill Nighy starring as Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson. The film is to be directed by Oliver Parker, responsible for Johnny English Reborn and the St Trinians remake, and original Dad's Army writer Jimmy Perry is on board as a producer.

Reaction to the news has not been universally positive among Guardian readers:

Nighy and Jones are excellent performers, but no-one will better the chemistry between the original cast members of Dad's Army.

Why remake something which is already perfect? It's like rewriting Hamlet!

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- Hannah Jane Parkinson

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Dad’s Army Reloaded With Toby Jones And Bill Nighy?

28 April 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s still a mainstay of the prime-time schedules some 37 years after it ended, and now it appears Dad’s Army is to be remade for the big screen by the director of the rebooted St Trinian’S.

One of the few series with black and white episodes to enjoy an airing in the digital age, the sitcom acquires new legions of fans each decade, with the BBC licensing mugs, t-shirts and even iPhone covers featuring its elderly cast. Based on Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s Second World War experiences, it followed the frequently shambolic activities of the Home Guard in a sleepy coastal resort.

A movie was made in 1971 by Columbia Pictures featuring the original cast which performed well, but the mix of Hollywood and Walmington-On-Sea received mixed reactions from the critics and the grumpy ensemble cast weren’t happy with the results.

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Toby Jones and Bill Nighy to star in Dad’s Army film

28 April 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Sunday Times, Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Bill Nighy (About Time, I, Frankenstein) have signed on to appear in a big screen version of the classic British sitcom Dad’s Army.

The report claims that Jones will play Captain Mainwaring and Nighy Sergeant Wilson, the two characters previously portrayed by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier. Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) is set to direct from a script by Hamish McColl (Johnny English Reborn, Mr. Bean’s Holiday).

Dad’s Army revolved around a group of Home Guard volunteers during the Second World War and premiered in 1968, running for 9 series, in addition to a 1971 feature film, a radio series and live stage show.

The post Toby Jones and Bill Nighy to star in Dad’s Army film appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Bill Nighy and Toby Jones set to star in big-screen Dad's Army

28 April 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Fondly remembered sitcom set during the second world war to feature Nighy and Jones in roles made famous by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier

A film adaptation of classic BBC sitcom Dad's Army is coming to the big screen with Toby Jones and Bill Nighy set for lead roles, reports the Sunday Times.

Jones is due to take Arthur Lowe's role as the pompous and diminutive Captain Mainwaring, with Nighy as the dry and taciturn Sergeant Wilson. The film will be directed by Oliver Parker, who has overseen fare such as spy spoof sequel Johnny English Reborn and 2007's St Trinians remake. The script is by Hamish McColl, who wrote Johnny English Reborn and Mr Bean's Holiday.

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Ready For A New Dad's Army Movie?

27 April 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite all the brands currently being given a new coat of movie paint – the toys, the games, the sweets – we’re not sure we would have predicted Dad’s Army going the same way, even though rumours of a movie have floated for years and film audiences met them once before in 1971. But according to reports from the Sunday Times, it’s a done deal.The BBC – which carries more details on the story because of the Times’ pay wall – brings word that St. Trinian’s director Oliver Parker and his Johnny English Reborn script collaborator Hamish McColl are at works on script that would bring Captain Mainwaring and his dedicated but lacklustre platoon of troops to life once more.Dad’s Army, which was created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, first aired in 1968 and ran until 1977. It followed the bumbling efforts of recruits to the Home Guard service, »

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