15 items from 2015
Stevenson told Digital Spy: "I'm really delighted because it's such a fantastic story, and I can see it lending itself very well to the stage.
"I often think, 'No, that's a bad idea, don't make a musical out of that movie', but Bend It Like Beckham is screaming out to be made into one."
She continued: "There's so much song and dance, and it's such a vibrant story. It's more than just a story, it's got a lot to say about what it is to be a British-Asian and the battle between the two competing cultures. [Chadha] has such a capacity to make that into something joyous and funny. »
The Mr Turner actor plays paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse in the Sky Living horror drama, which is based on actual events that took place at a house in Enfield in 1977.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Spall said that it was the story's other complexities that later attracted him to star in the project.
"What I take from whether something's good or not is the first read, and I have to say that when I first read it, I was terrified," he said. "I was actually a bit disturbed by it.
"It's quite an achievement where you're just sitting reading, and I don't want to sound self-indulgent, but I read quite a lot of scripts. So when you're reading and you get the hairs go up on the back of the neck [it's impressive].
"In fact, »
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A new batch of contenders battle it out through the second heat of the obstacle challenge. Those who make it will face scaling Mount Midoriyama Tower.
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Sky Living have debuted the first trailer for "The Enfield Haunting," a three-part mini-series to debut on the British channel in early May. The story dramatises the events of 1977 in which claims emerged of poltergeist activity at a council house in Brimsdown village in the English borough of Enfield. Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen and Juliet Stevenson star.
Meanwhile the first preview is also out from Paolo Sorrentino's new film "Youth". Michael Caine stars as a retired orchestra conductor vacationing in an Alpine resort who receives an invitation to perform for the queen. Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Dano also star in the film which has yet to secure a U.S. release date.
- Garth Franklin
Things will go bump in the night – and probably the daytime, too – in Sky Living’s The Enfield Haunting. The three-parter, debuting on the channel in early May, dramatises the events of 1977 that, if you’ll forgive us for this, put the “eeeee!” into EN3. Here’s a new trailer to give you a better idea of the dark forces at work. And those dark forces aren’t limited to the seemingly supernatural phenomena terrifying the Hodgson family, Anyone allergic to beige, corduroy or John Holmes facial hair, might want to raincheck this. The faithful ‘70s milieu has been painstakingly recreated in a series that juxtaposes the dark, supernatural goings-on of Green Street with the sheer, thumping mundanity of north London in the year of strikes, inflation and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Timothy Spall and Matthew Macfadyen play the investigating agents whose very presence in the house may stir »
Atlantis' cancellation proves all the more disappointing when the show has so clearly upped its game, as A Fate Worse Than Death shows...
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2.7 A Fate Worse Than Death
To start, a brief recap of this week's action: with news that the Queen is to marry Jason, Pasiphae is not happy, not only because she is Jason's mother, but moreover because of her desire to seize the throne for herself from Ariadne and take her - in her mind - rightful place as ruler of the kingdom of Atlantis.
It's not from Pasiphae and her cronies that Ariadne must defend herself, her desire to marry a low-born is causing trouble internally. Despite this, she’s intent on carrying out her wishes, despite warnings from her own military adviser.
As The Oracle takes the offering of blood which will bond the two lovers in the eyes of the Gods, »
The television channel invited the agents to the "haunted house" to spook them for a promotion of the three-part show.
The show is based on real events in 1977 which were set in an ordinary house that experienced extraordinary happenings.
From knockings on furniture and the apparent presence of a poltergeist, Spall and Macfadyen star as the investigators trying to work out what is happening in the home.
Dickens adaptation from In the Loop director announced to coincide with BBC’s celebration of milestone for its successful feature film arm
The BBC will briefly be distracted from the Jeremy Clarkson controversy on Wednesday as the 25th anniversary of its feature film arm, BBC Films, is celebrated with a reception at the Radio Theatre inside its New Broadcasting House building in central London.
Set up as a separate entity in 1990, with its first “official” production the Anthony Minghella-directed romance Truly Madly Deeply, starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman, BBC Films has had a hand in more than 250 films in a wide variety of formats and genres: from popular TV spin-offs such as Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie and In the Loop, to boundary-pushing art films such as Andrea Arnold’s Red Road, Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher and Derek Jarman’s Edward II.
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- Andrew Pulver
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.
Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.
As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...
Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »
13 year old Eleanor (represented by Curtis Brown) plays the lead role of Janet Hodgson, the youngest daughter of a single mother played by Rosie Cavaliero, who were terrorised by a malevolent unseen force in their home for over two years. The Enfield Haunting is a three-part dramatisation of the terrifying and bizarre events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977.
Eleanor, from Formby, Merseyside, shot to fame in 2012 when she became the youngest ever recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award® for her shared role of Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in London. She played the young Aurora in Maleficient, and can currently be seen in Channel 4's Cucumber. She will also be seen in Cbbc's Hetty Feather and playing Blousey Brown in Bugsy Malone at the Lyric, »
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"Working on The Enfield Haunting has been an amazing experience. The role has been both challenging and rewarding," Worthington-Cox said.
"I've got to work with so many fantastic actors like Timothy, Matthew, Juliet and Rosie - and I've worked with an amazing production team."
The Enfield Haunting is about a series of "terrifying and bizarre events" that took place in Enfield from autumn 1977, where Janet Hodgson and her family were terrorised by an unseen force for two years.
Spall plays paranormal researcher Maurice Grosse, while Macfadyen plays his sceptical co-investigator Guy Lyon Playfair and Stevenson plays Grosse's wife.
Rounding out the cast »
Amityville, the Black Hills of Maryland, Eden Lake… Enfield? Okay, the sleepy north London suburb isn’t as synonymous with horror as those other locales, but residents might beg to differ. The Enfield Haunting, a Sky Living drama capturing the spooky goings-on that took place in the Hodgson household in 1977, will, judging by these first-look stills, be both clammily scary and full of outlandish ‘70s fashions. Any malign presence undeterred by Timothy Spall’s demonic shirt/jacket/tie combo immediately has our fear and respect.Spall stars as Maurice Grosse, a newcomer to the world of paranormal research and a man recovering from recent tragedy. He finds himself drawn in by the strange events of Green Street, EN3. Before you can say “Don’t go there!”, Britain’s answer to Peter Venkman begins investigating the poltergeisty phenomonon, as his wife, Betty (Juliet Stevenson), finds out to her increasing dismay.The »
On Atlantis, a young man named Jason (Jack Donnelly) goes in search of his long-missing father and ends up on the shores of ancient Atlantis. He's befriended by a pair of unlucky locals -- former prize fighter Hercules (Mark Addy) and intellectual Pythagoras (Robert Emms) -- as well as a revered Oracle (Juliet Stevenson). Others in the cast include Sarah Parish, Aiysha Hart, and Jemima Rooper.
Departure takes place in the south of France as a mother and her teenage son break down a summer home that was one of the casualties of the woman’s crumbling marriage.
When an enigmatic local boy enters the scene it serves to further complicates their lives.
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London — European pay TV giant Sky is to launch “Fortitude,” its highly anticipated new drama, on Jan. 29 to 20 million customers in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The series is the first Sky original program to premiere simultaneously across all five markets since Sky created Europe’s leading entertainment company late last year.
In addition to its launch on Sky, “Fortitude” will premiere on the same day to 47 million U.S. households through co-production partner Pivot TV, part of Participant Media.
Over the coming weeks, “Fortitude” will also air in primetime slots across more major networks around the world, including Superchannel in Canada, ABC in Australia, Canal Plus in France, Svt in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark, Nrk in Norway, Yle in Finland, Ruv in Iceland, Vrt in Belgium, Ale Kino+ in Poland, Sky in New Zealand, Yes in Israel and Ote in Greece. With advance sales to 13 international broadcasters, »
- Leo Barraclough
15 items from 2015