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Hollyoaks turns 20: What happened to the original cast from 1995?

1 September 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Holly birthday, Happyoaks! Sorry, let's try that again. Happy birthday, Hollyoaks! That's better.

It's often written off as the runt of the soap litter, but we're rather affectionate towards Hollyoaks. Surprisingly, it's not only survived but is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. It now boasts 50 regulars and a faster pace than any other soap, but can you believe that Hollyoaks once focused on the adventures of only seven main characters?

Launching on Channel 4 in October 1995 with just one episode per week, Hollyoaks gradually earned a place in viewers' hearts as it followed the tangled lives and torrid loves of Kurt, Jambo, Louise, Maddie, Natasha, Dawn and Tony. So where are Chester's magnificent seven now?

Jeremy Edwards (Kurt)

Ex-model Jeremy Edwards' character Kurt Benson was Hollyoaks' original king of cool, known for his love of his motorbikes, music and the local ladies. Kurt eventually settled »

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Berlin: Kajaki gets international launch

6 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Efm: Landmine drama screened at British Embassy; Metro International handling sales.

Kajaki. The True Story has launched internationally at Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm) (Feb 5-13).

In addition to a market screening on Friday (Feb 6) there were three screenings, including two at the British Embassy and a public screening hosted by Indiegogo.

The screenings at the British Embassy were hosted by Deputy Head of Mission, Nick Pickard and Oscar-winning producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) who is also the film’s executive producer. 

Attendees included defense attaches of the Us, Dutch, Slovenian and German Embassies. The event was enabled by the Ukti working with the British Embassy Berlin.

Metro International are handling international sales on the film, which opened in the UK on Nov 28 and has been nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut for director/producer Paul Katis and producer Andrew de Lotbinière.

The film centres on a real incident in 2006 when a group »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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