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Meet the star of Just Henry

15 December 2011 12:32 PM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Screenterrier reported back in August on the young cast of new ITV drama Just Henry. The family drama will be shown at 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Sunday 18th December on ITV1.

Based on the novel by Michelle Magorian set just after the second World War, the story follows Henry’s struggle to come to terms with the death of his war-hero father, before his father dramatically returns alive and soon reveals himself to be less than worthy of hero status.

Seventeen year old Josh Bolt (represented by Curtis Brown) from Liverpool, leads a prestigious cast in ITV1’s new drama Just Henry.

Josh began his acting career at the age of thirteen when he was cast in a theatre production of, Much Ado about Nothing. In 2009 he starred in the multi award winning feature film The Be All and End All. Shortly after this he performed alongside Aaron Johnson »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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The best shows of 2011: Michael Billington's choice

4 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With British theatre looking backwards, even the one new play that almost everyone enjoyed was a skilful reworking of an 18th-century classic

The British theatre is living off its past. Just think of the plays that left a strong impression in 2011: Caryl Churchill's Top Girls (1982), Harold Pinter's Betrayal (1978), Edward Bond's Saved (1965), Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen (1959) and his Chicken Soup With Barley (1958), and Terence Rattigan's Flare Path (1942). Even the one new play that almost everyone enjoyed, Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors, was a skilful reworking of an 18th-century classic.

I admired Mike Bartlett's 13 at the National and Alan Ayckbourn's Neighbourhood Watch in Scarborough for their ability, in very different ways, to reflect the tenor of the times. Two other old hands, David Hare with South Downs and David Edgar with Written on the Heart, turned in highly accomplished pieces. But, even »

- Michael Billington

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Barbara Windsor's Little Cracker

2 December 2011 10:17 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Screenterrier posted the casting call back in September searching for a young actress to play a 15 year old Barbara Windsor in her Little Cracker, coming up this Christmas on Sky1.

16 year old newcomer Samantha White (represented by Abacus Agency) landed the role of the young Cockney actress.

Barbara herself appears in the episode playing the shop assistant.

She says of Samantha's casting:

"We were looking for someone who was tiny and looked like me, but, of course, there aren't many of us around. A lot of the girls who came in were much taller, or if there were shorter they looked too young. Then this girl, Samantha White, walked in and reminded me of myself with a little plump face and these teeth, and this fine, blonde hair. Her audition impressed me because she's learned the script and she said "I've been watching your films as well," which I thought was really nice. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Jack Whitehall's Little Cracker

22 November 2011 1:07 PM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

10 year old Archie Lyndhurst from Chichester, son of Only Fools and Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, has landed the role of a young Jack Whitehall in this Christmas's season of Sky1's Little Crackers.

Jack's Little Cracker is the story of his relationship with his father when he was growing up from the ages of about 10 and 11.

Or as Jack describes it: "Back then I liked to dress up - a lot. It's the tale of a camp little boy who grew up into a camp adult and defines who I am now. I was a show-off and a bit flamboyant, and that's where it all started, with my parents indulging me and not telling me to stop dressing like an idiot and behaving like a tit."

On Archie's casting, he added:

"Initially, we thought it was going to be so difficult that we cut down a lot of the stuff »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Evening Standard theatre awards: pair win joint prize for Frankenstein roles

22 November 2011 7:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated for each performance of a three-month run at the National Theatre

After alternating playing Victor Frankenstein and the Creature for each performance of a three-month run at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller have been rewarded jointly with the best actor prize at the UK's longest-running theatre awards.

The judges for the 2011 London Evening Standard awards said it would have been "invidious not to recognise both actors" for what were memorable performances in Frankenstein, the Danny Boyle-directed production.

One role involved two hours in makeup and getting naked on stage to play Frankenstein's creation; the other, that of the egomaniac scientist himself, did not.

Although the awards have been running since 1955, Cumberbatch and Miller are among the few to share the best actor award, jointly following in some illustrious footsteps – the first recipient was Richard Burton for Henry V, »

- Mark Brown

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A conversation with British filmmaker Dominic Burns

21 November 2011 2:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis chats to Dominic Burns, the British filmmaker behind How to Stop Being a Loser and the upcoming features Airborne and U.F.O....

“The same day as Twilight,” director Dominic Burns rather merrily observes of his latest film, How to Stop Being a Loser, and its release date on Friday 18th November. His chuckle is sincere – that he knows his film could never compete for the hearts of Team Edward, nor draw their attention from his stupid, sparkly skin – but you get the sense he doesn’t really care. Burns isn’t in it for the money; he’s in it for the love of making films. His enthusiasm is infectious even over a phone.

Friday 18th November was last week already, so go and see it. How to Stop Being a Loser, that is. Not Twilight. The film has secured a distribution deal with Showcase cinemas and »

- flickeringmyth

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Cumberbatch And Miller Share Drama Award

21 November 2011 12:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller were jointly awarded the Best Actor prize at Britain's Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday for their starring roles in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein.

The actors were both nominated for the accolade after alternating the roles of the monster and Dr. Frankenstein in Boyle's National Theatre production earlier this year.

Their joint win marks the first time in the 57-year history of the awards that two actors have triumphed for the same part.

Explaining the decision, the judging panel of critics said it would have been "invidious" not to recognise both Brits.

Sheridan Smith saw off competition from Kristin Scott Thomas to be named Best Actress for her performance in Flare Path at the ceremony, held in London's Savoy hotel.

However, there was consolation for Thomas as British actor Stephen Fry presented her with the Lebedev Special Award for her return to the stage in Betrayal. »

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Evening Standard theatre awards: pair win joint prize for Frankenstein roles

20 November 2011 5:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated for each performance of a three-month run at the National Theatre

After alternating playing Victor Frankenstein and the Creature for each performance of a three-month run at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller have been rewarded jointly with the best actor prize at the UK's longest-running theatre awards.

The judges for the 2011 London Evening Standard awards said it would have been "invidious not to recognise both actors" for what were memorable performances in Frankenstein, the Danny Boyle-directed production.

One role involved two hours in makeup and getting naked on stage to play Frankenstein's creation; the other, that of the egomaniac scientist himself, did not.

Although the awards have been running since 1955, Cumberbatch and Miller are the first to share the best actor award, jointly following in some illustrious footsteps – the first recipient was Richard Burton for Henry V, followed by Paul Scofield, »

- Mark Brown

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Interview With How To Stop Being A Loser Director Dominic Burns

18 November 2011 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

How To Stop Being A Loser gets its release this coming Friday and you can read our generally pretty positive review right here.

As part of our coverage of Loser, I recently interviewed its director, Dominic Burns about the film, his development as a director and the exciting new projects he has in the pipeline. We also spoke to the film’s leading man, Simon Phillips, and you can read that interview here.

HeyUGuys: You acted for a few yeas before turning to directing, how did that progression come about?

Dominic Burns: I had always wanted to be an actor. Then we were setting up Cut [2010 horror film which Burns starred in and wrote] which was going to be the first ever single-take horror film. For it to work, the location was absolutely key and that changed at the last minute, which meant the guy scheduled to direct couldn’t any more. By that point I was »

- Dave Roper

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How to Stop Being a Loser – review

17 November 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This lame British comedy about a nerd who hires someone to teach him how to pick up women is unremittingly awful

Depressingly and unrelentingly bad, this is a dire British comedy that combines 70s-period Carry On with 90s-style ladmag. Weirdly, it has an impressive-looking cast on paper, with cameos from Richard E Grant, Colin Salmon, Sheridan Smith and Martin Compston. Producer-star Simon Phillips plays James, a hopeless nerdy loser who is tormented by the fear that he'll never get a girlfriend. So he hires a "pick-up" coach, a tutor in how to impress girls. This turns out to be a hyperactive, hat-wearing, unattractive and unfunny bloke called Ampersand (Craig Conway) who has a stage routine apparently borrowed from Tom Cruise's seducer-coach in the film Magnolia. Slowly but surely, the teaching works. James becomes (mystifyingly) attractive to a girl he lusted after in school, who is actually not very nice at all. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Robert Sheehan, Olivia Colman join 'Accused' series two

17 November 2011 2:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Sheehan and Sheridan Smith are among the stars who have signed up to appear in the second series of BBC One's drama Accused. The show, created by Jimmy McGovern, will return with four more episodes next year. The first instalment stars former Shameless actress Anne-Marie Duff and Peep Show's Olivia Colman as mothers determined to do the right thing in a fight against crime. The sons will be played by Waterloo Road's Oliver Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who has appeared in movies such as Love Actually and Nanny McPhee. (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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The Hollywood News Attends The How To Stop Being A Loser Premiere

14 November 2011 3:34 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When The Hollywood News heard about the How To Stop Being A Loser première we thought that we should go along to see if we could pick up any advice.

Although the cast stayed pretty tight lipped on the matter, apart from a questionable chat-up line from Craig Conway, they did give us some pretty good insight into the workings of British comedies and why the team has become a tight-knit family.

Thought of as a film with a lot of heart, the cast certainly en-captured that message and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them.

Simon Phillips- (James)

Did you enjoy your first comedy?

It was a bit of a challenge for us- a bit of a change of genre not what we’re normally used to but it’s one of those ones where we had such fun making it. I only hope that the audience have half »

- Leah Farrar

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How To Stop Being A Loser star Simon Phillips backs anti-piracy campaign

11 November 2011 5:46 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Piracy is a big headache for the entertainment industry, as evidenced by the online leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine a month before it was in cinemas.

The problem accounts for annual losses of over £500million in the UK.

But research is showing that campaigners against bootlegging are starting to get their point across.

To spread the message further, UK film website FindAnyFilm.com has launched a multi-million-pound campaign, funded by the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness.

The campaign "capitalises on audiences' passion for film and TV content to inspire greater respect for copyright and the value of creative works. It celebrates the intense emotional payback of great viewing experiences - and proposes this is worth paying for."

And now actor Simon Phillips, star of upcoming How To Stop Being A Loser, which hits cinemas on November 18, has given his backing to the initiative. He has chosen Withnail And I »

- David Bentley

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Hysteria Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

10 November 2011 3:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all Us and South African rights to Hysteria. The film is directed by Tanya Wexler from a script by the team of Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer. A trio of women produced Hysteria - Forthcoming Films' Sarah Curtis (Mansfield Park, Her Majesty Mrs Brown), Informant Media's Judy Cairo (Crazy Heart), and Beachfront Films' Tracey Becker (Finding Neverland).

The film stars Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, Nanny McPhee Returns) and Hugh Dancy (Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic) alongside Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, and Felicity Jones and had its World Premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Hysteria, a mischievously inspired romantic comedy, is based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world's first electro-mechanical vibrator in the name of medical science.

"Hysteria is meant to be both funny and smart. It's really »

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Miller And Cumberbatch To Battle For Theatre Award

7 November 2011 8:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch will go head-to-head for the Best Actor prize at Britain's Evening Standard Theatre Awards for their starring roles in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein.

The Slumdog Millionaire director returned to his stage roots to helm the National Theatre production and the play's stars have now won nominations for their roles and will compete against each other in the Best Actor category.

The play is also in the running for the Best Design prize, while other big names to receive nominations include Mike Leigh, who will compete for the Best Director title for his play Grief, and Kristin Scott Thomas (Betrayal), who will take on Sheridan Smith (Flare Path) in the Best Actress category.

The awards ceremony will take place in London on 20 November. »

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Matthew Rhys, Sheridan Smith for ITV1's 'The Scapegoat'

7 November 2011 6:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ITV has announced the cast for its forthcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier novel The Scapegoat. The 100-minute drama, set in 1952, follows two very different men, John Standing and Johnny Spence, who swap identities. Brothers & Sisters star Matthew Rhys will play the two lead roles, while Dame Eileen Atkins will portray Johnny's mother Lady Spence. Sheridan Smith, Jodhi May, Andrew Scott, Anton Lesser and Alice Orr Ewing also feature in the cast, while award-winning French actress Sylvie Testud will make a special appearance. "We're delighted to be bringing The Scapegoat to ITV1," said the channel's director of drama commissioning Laura Mackie. "It's a terrific, suspenseful script featuring characters with sinister motivations and dark secrets. We've wanted (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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'The Fast Show' premiere: 'It's been a joyous reunion' - video

3 November 2011 3:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cast of The Fast Show joined celebrity fans last night in London for the premiere of three new online episodes of the '90s sketch programme. Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir and John Thomson rubbed shoulders with the likes of Harry Judd, Sheridan Smith and Alison Steadman at the Curzon Mayfair.

"Because it's been such a long time, it's actually been a joyous reunion," said Whitehouse. "If it had been a couple of years we'd have thought, 'Oh god, not you again!'. It's been lovely." The 12-episode series of The Fast Show (more) »

- By Mayer Nissim

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Exclusive: New Poster & Images from How to Stop Being a Loser

2 November 2011 3:55 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the first UK Quad poster for new British movie, How to Stop Being a Loser which hits UK cinemas 18th November. It has a great cast which includes Gemma Atkinson, Stephanie Leonidas, Martin Compston, Billy Murray, Colin Salmon, Martin Kemp, Sheridan Smith, Adele Silva, Colin Salmon and Richard E Grant. If you missed the trailer for the movie, you can check it out in the post we’ve put up previously.

From Black and Blue Films, How to Stop Being a Loser is about James (Simon Philips), a chap who is useless with women but finds his luck changes under the tutorage of pick-up artist and womanising guru, Ampersand (Craig Conway). But as James learns the dark art of seduction he begins to wonder if Ampersand is all he appears to be and questions what would truly make him happy in life. Hilarious chaos ensues in this deliciously »

- David Sztypuljak

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Sheridan Smith's Little Cracker

1 November 2011 10:48 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Six year old Frankie Taylor from Finningley beat competition from across the UK to win the role of the young Sheridan Smith in Sheridan's episode of Sky's Little Crackers, a casting call that was posted on Screenterrier back in September.

Sheridan said of Frankie:

"She's gorgeous and she's acting us all off the screen. She's so talented. Frankie's actually from Doncaster and when I went to the auditions for the little ones, she was walking down the street and from behind with her long hair, I thought that she looked like I used to. Then there she was at the audition and she got the part - she's brilliant."

Due to appear on Sky before Christmas, Sheridan’s episode shows her as a child tired of being left at home with her big brothers and boring babysitter as her parents head out to perform their country and western gigs, so »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Nativity! 2

27 October 2011 10:03 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Production started last week on Nativity 2 - The Second Coming, the sequel to the successful 2009 family film Nativity!. Directed once again by Debbie Isitt, the film will shoot for six weeks in Coventry, North Wales and Stratford.

This time David Tennant heads the cast as new classroom teacher Mr Peterson. He is joined by Joanna Page and Sheridan Smith, and Marc Wooton, Pam Ferris and Jason Watkins have reprised their roles. Like the original film, Nativity 2 is once again about a school nativity play, but this time the children from St. Bernadette's get lost en route to a national singing contest.

An anxious teacher (David Tennant) starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National 'Song »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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