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6 items from 2014


Sheridan Smith is Cilla Black: Lorra, lorra pics and trailer revealed

19 August 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla Black in the new ITV biopic about the Liverpudlian songbird, and the first pictures of the actress's transformation into the flame-haired singer have been released.

A trailer featuring Smith taking on the role of the pop singer during her rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool has also been released, giving viewers a taste of Jeff Pope's three-part drama.

Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen, Citadel, We'll Take Manhattan) stars as Cilla's husband Bobby, Ed Stoppard (The Politician's Husband, Silent Witness, Branded) plays Brian Epstein, John Henshaw (Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders, South Riding) is Cilla's father, John White and Melanie Hill (Waterloo Road, Hebburn, Merlin) is Cilla's mother, Priscilla.

The drama captures the atmosphere of promise and excitement in the Merseybeat music scene, and the battle for Cilla's heart between future husband Bobby and manager Brian Epstein.

"I am thrilled to be playing Cilla, »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Adam Wimpenny on his debut feature Blackwood

31 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

As the release of his debut feature Blackwood edges ever closer, we had the pleasure of catching up with British director Adam Wimpenny, to discuss the brooding, psychological thriller.

Wimpenny discusses how he came to be involved in the project, and how he went about remaining faithful to the tropes of the ‘ghost story’ genre, and yet remain unique in his own right. He also tells us if he too is able to feel the suspense of the piece as an audience member, and a little about his sophomore endeavour, The Mandrake Experiment.

So how did you first get involved in Blackwood, and what was it that attracted you to the project?

I worked with Adam Morane-Griffiths the producer, and Joe Hill, the writer, ans we teamed up eight or nine years ago. We met through mutual friends and we all liked similar projects, so we made a short film with Russell Tovey, »

- Stefan Pape

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Aneurin Barnard joins Cilla Black drama

17 March 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Aneurin Barnard will star in 'Cilla' with Sheridan Smith. 'The White Queen' actor will play Cilla Black's husband Bobby Willis in the new three-part period drama which will chart the rise to fame of the legendary British entertainer in the 1960s. Ed Stoppard, best known for his role in 'The Politician's Husband', has been hired to play iconic music manager Brian Epstein, who discovered Cilla and also managed The Beatles. John Henshaw ('Downton Abbey') will play Cilla's father John White, while Melanie Hill is set to star as the singer's mother, Priscilla, also known by her friends and family as Big Cilla. The drama, »

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Sheridan Smith's Cilla Black drama adds Aneurin Barnard

17 March 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced casting details for its upcoming Cilla Black drama.

The White Queen star Aneurin Barnard will feature as Cilla's husband Bobby in the three-part series, opposite Sheridan Smith in the title role.

Ed Stoppard (The Politician's Husband) will star as Brian Epstein, while John Henshaw (Downton Abbey) will play Cilla's father John White.

Melanie Hill (Waterloo Road) rounds out the cast as Cilla's mother Priscilla.

Cilla - from Philomena writer Jeff Pope - will focus on the singer-turned-presenter's rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool.

The drama follows the unknown Priscilla White as she pursues her dreams of stardom, begins a relationship with future husband Bobby Willis, and meets legendary music manager Brian Epstein.

It will also feature Black's friendship with The Beatles, and how their success helped launch her career.

Cilla begins filming in March and April in Liverpool, and will feature many of the »

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Joey Essex wants to appear on Strictly Come Dancing

15 March 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Aneurin Barnard will star in 'Cilla' with Sheridan Smith. 'The White Queen' actor will play Cilla Black's husband Bobby Willis in the new three-part period drama which will chart the rise to fame of the legendary British entertainer in the 1960s. Ed Stoppard, best known for his role in 'The Politician's Husband', has been hired to play iconic music manager Brian Epstein, who discovered Cilla and also managed The Beatles. John Henshaw ('Downton Abbey') will play Cilla's father John White, while Melanie Hill is set to star as the singer's mother, Priscilla, also known by her friends and family as Big Cilla. The drama, »

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #134. Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Anjelica

11 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Anjelica

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein

Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein

Producer: Joyce M. Pierpoline

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Jena Malone, Janet McTeer, Ed Stoppard

Well, you should all be excited that Mitchell Lichtenstein has directed another thriller. This is, after all, the man whose directorial debut was 2007’s Teeth (and he followed that up with a great familial black comedy, Happy Tears that featured a superb Ellen Barkin). This time around he has the underrated Jena Malone headlining and chameleonic Janet McTeer. This time Lichtenstein tackles sexual repression at its most virulent, during Victorian era, London.

Gist: Based on the Arthur Phillips novel, this is about a couple living in Victorian London endure an unusual series of psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.

Release Date: While it was not announced at either Sundance or Berlin, where both his other films premiered, respectively, we’re thinking this could »

- Nicholas Bell

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