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The Boy In The Dress

21 October 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Newcomer Billy Kennedy from London has landed the lead role in the new BBC dramatisation of David Walliams' book The Boy In The Dress, which has just started filming in London.

Billy (represented by Esta Charkham Associates) previously played Toots in the National Theatre's production of Emil and the Detectives, and Weeping William in Horrid Henry:The Movie but this is his TV debut.

The Boy In The Dress tells the story of 12-year-old Dennis, an ordinary boy, who lives in an ordinary town – but he feels different. A chance view of a fashion magazine introduces him to a whole new world of colour and creativity, but can a boy wear a dress, and what will the Headmaster, his Dad, and his friends in the football team think if they find out?

Following on from the success of previous David Walliams books TV adaptations Gangsta Granny and the BAFTA-nominated Mr Stink, »

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Jennifer Saunders, Kate Moss for David Walliams BBC One Christmas comedy

21 October 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kate Moss and Jennifer Saunders have joined the cast of David Walliams's upcoming BBC One comedy.

Walliams's book The Boy in the Dress is being adapted to television for the Christmas period, following his BAFTA-nominated Mr Stink.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and how his family and friends react to it at home and school.

Billy Kennedy will make his debut as main character Dennis, while Tim McInnerny, Meera Syal, Steve Speirs, James Buckley and Felicity Montagu will also star, alongside Walliams himself.

The one-hour special will be filmed in London later in the autumn by King Bert Productions and BBC In-house Comedy.

Walliams said: "We have put together a dream cast for this, the first of my children's books - and for many still my best. It is a funny and poignant story about what it is to be different. I hope it will make everyone who sees it, »

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The X Factor Live Show 2: 1980s Week - As it happened

18 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It doesn't feel like a week has passed since One Direction Overload Generation and Blonde Electra said their goodbyes, but it's time for two more solid hours of Saturday night-in entertainment with The X Factor.

The remaining 14 acts will sing their hearts out to earn the praise of the judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh, as well as the millions watching at home, complete with five free votes each should they wish.

Join Digital Spy from 8pm as we settle down for the night for the inevitable judge fisticuffs, impressive high notes and dodgy boyband hand movements.

22:20That's your lot, guys and girls! Thanks for joining along in the fun - hope you enjoyed it - see you back tomorrow night to find out who must leave the competiton.

22:19So tomorrow we have Jessie J and Maroon 5. Yay?

22:16Fleur also gave a great performance. »

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National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

13 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.

The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at nationaltvawards.com or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Full list of 2015 nominations:

Chat Show Host

Adam Hills

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

Jonathan Ross

Michael McIntyre

Paul O'Grady

Piers Morgan

Sarah Millican

Comedy

Benidorm

Big School

Birds of a Feather

Blandings

Boomers

Citizen Khan

Derek

Mrs Brown's Boys

Not Going Out

Outnumbered

The Big Bang Theory

The Wrong Mans

W1A

Daytime

Animal Saints and Sinners

Antiques Road Trip

Bargain Hunt

BBC Breakfast

Coach Trip

Escape to the Country

Father Brown

Fifteen to One

Flog It! »

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More Clips from The Canal – Preview The New VOD Release Here!

13 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Canal hit select theaters and VOD over the weekend and it's getting a ton of positive buzz, which thrills me as this is Shock's first theatrical acquisition under our distribution partnership with The Orchard. Today, Shock presents a handful of new preview clips that tease the film in some terrifying ways. You can check them out below.

Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and starring Rupert Evans, the film tells the story of David Williams and his wife, Alice, who move into a beautiful period house by the canal with their small child, Billy.As David begins to suspect that his wife is cheating on him, he also starts to have nightmarish visions of an evil presence he believes inhabits his home. Eventually, brutal 20th-century murders are revealed and present-day horrors consume the protagonists.

The post More Clips from The Canal – Preview The New VOD Release Here! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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New Who Review – “Mummy on the Orient Express”

13 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

There’s one of two things you can be almost guaranteed of when you see a story that takes place on a train – romance, or a murder.

Mummy On The Orient Express

By  Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

As a farewell fling, The Doctor takes Clara on a trip aboard the Orient Express in space, exactingly copied from the original, except for the bit about being spaceworthy.  It becomes quickly apparent that all is not well on the craft – a mysterious unseen beast is killing people exactly 66 seconds after the victim sees it – and no one else does.  It turns out this particular journey is a massive two-fold trap – the ship is filled with scientists versed in areas of research that pertain to the beast, and are pressed into service to capture it, by any means necessary.

The Doctor quickly joins the press gang, understanding that the only way »

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The Canal Theater & VOD Listing, Opening Friday!

7 October 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

It's The Canal week here at Shock! The film that terrified us at Tribeca and that we're helping The Orchard release is coming to select theaters and VOD this Friday (October 10th). Many of you have been asking where you'll be able to find the film. The Facebook page for The Canal has a great breakdown of the VOD outlets and cities/theaters hosting the film - check it out here!

Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and starring Rupert Evans, the film tells the story of David Williams and his wife, Alice, who move into a beautiful period house by the canal with their small child, Billy.

The post The Canal Theater & VOD Listing, Opening Friday! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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New Who Review: “Kill the Moon”

5 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s the classic time travel question – would you kill a dangerous killer in their crib, before they’ve actually done anything?  Well, what is you weren’t sure the baby was going to do anything?  What if you were asked to…

Kill The Moon

By  Peter Harness

Directed by Paul Whilmshurst

Clara speaks to the entire Earth – they run the risk of the Earth being destroyed if they don’t kill an innocent being.  “The man who normally helps” is nowhere to be found, and a decision must be made.  Flashing backwards, we learn that Coal Hill student Courtney Woods has not reacted well to her brief run on the Tardis.  The Doctor told her she “wasn’t special”, a comment she’s taken to heart.  Clara asks him to apologize; he instead offers her a chance to be the first woman on the Moon.

Alas, all is not well there. »

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Check Out Two Clips from The Canal, Coming This October

29 September 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The first two clips from The Canal have been released in anticipation of the film's release on October 10th. The movie is hitting select theaters and VOD/iTunes/Amazon on October 10th.

Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and starring Rupert Evans, the film tells the story of David Williams and his wife, Alice, who move into a beautiful period house by the canal with their small child, Billy.

As David begins to suspect that his wife is cheating on him, he also starts to have nightmarish visions of an evil presence he believes inhabits his home. Eventually, brutal 20th-century murders are revealed and present-day horrors consume the protagonists.

The post Check Out Two Clips from The Canal, Coming This October appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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David Walliams doesn't want viewers to get sick of him

22 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Walliams wants to quit 'Britain's Got Talent' before people get sick of him. The 'Big School' star has confessed that although he loves his role as a judge on the ITV talent show, he doesn't want to carry on doing it forever as he doesn't want to become boring to viewers. Quizzed on whether he would be returning, despite his two-year contract running out at the end of the last series, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I haven't decided yet. I'd like to do it if I can but we're still trying to work it out. ''It's a brilliant show to »

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David Walliam: Simon Cowell is a Bond villain

9 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Walliams has likened Simon Cowell to a James Bond villain. The actor and comedian decided to poke fun at his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judge as he joked about how Simon looked like a bad guy from the films based on Ian Fleming's novels. Talking to The Sun newspaper, David laughed: ''Simon would have to be the Bond villain - instead of stroking a Persian cat on his lap, he would have Louis Walsh.'' However, he then quickly added: ''Actually Simon is lovely. He is a professional.'' The funny man also had fun looking back at the strangest acts they've had audition for »

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Piers Morgan hints at Britain's Got Talent return: I'm ratings booster

6 September 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has confirmed to Digital Spy that he's held talks with Simon Cowell, meaning that a return to Britain's Got Talent for 2015 could be on the cards.

Watch Piers Morgan talk Britain's Got Talent, hacking, Madonna and Jeremy Clarkson:

"I have seen Simon Cowell. We've had talks about all sorts of things. I'd love to work with him again," said Morgan.

"We got 19 million viewers when I did [Britain's Got Talent]. Now they get half of that.

"If was I Simon, I'd do the maths. Bring back the ratings booster."

The judging panel for next year's Britain's Got Talent has yet to be confirmed, but there are rumours that David Walliams may exit the show after two years as a judge.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories airs on Friday nights at 9pm on ITV. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Fried, CBB: Live Eviction

5 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big School: BBC One, 9pm

The second series of David Walliams's surreal school sitcom continues tonight, with flame-haired French teacher Miss Postern sulking because no-one remembered it's her birthday. Meanwhile, the arrival of a handsome new geography teacher has Walliams's embattled Mr Church distressed - as he's potentially yet another rival for Miss Postern's affections.

A League of Their Own: series 8, 2 of 8 - Sky1, 9pm

England midfielder Andros Townsend, presenter Laura Whitmore and comedian Mickey Flanagan are the guests on James Corden's irreverent sports panel show tonight, and no-one is safe from the ludicrousness that ensues. This week the challenges include a netball match at Wembley's Sse Arena, a game of street soccer, and a back-to-school sports day between the reds and the blues.

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction - Channel 5, 9pm

It's time for the fourth Celebrity Big Brother eviction, but who will follow David McIntosh, »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Big School, A League of Their Own

29 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction: Channel 5, 9pm

It's time for the second Celebrity Big Brother eviction - tune in tonight to find out who will follow David McIntosh out of the famous house.

As ever, Emma Willis will be on hand to speak to the ousted celeb and how they got on with their fellow contestants.

A League of Their Own: Sky1, 9pm

Return of the BAFTA-winning sports-based comedy quiz - now in its eighth series - hosted by James Corden.

Comedian Kevin Bridges, footballer Frank Lampard and future Strictly star Judy Murray join Corden, team captains Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff and regular panellist Jack Whitehall.

Big School: BBC One, 9.30pm

The classroom comedy written by and starring David Walliams is back for a second series, with the regular cast - which also includes Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister - joined by ex-EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison. »

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Piers Morgan confirms Alesha Dixon for Life Stories

21 August 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Piers Morgan has announced that the new series of Life Stories will kick off with Alesha Dixon.

The Britain's Got Talent star will be the first celebrity to face Morgan as the ITV chat show begins its 12th run.

Writing on Twitter, the broadcaster confirmed that the episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9pm.

Confirmed: My new Life Stories series starts @ITV 9pm, Friday Sep5. First guest is @GotTalent star @AleshaOfficial - should be brilliant.

Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2014

Dixon rose to fame as a third of Mis-Teeq before embarking on a solo career. She served as a judge on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, but quit to join Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

Last year, she and partner Azuka Ononye became parents to daughter Azura Sienna.

Morgan has been tipped to return to ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2015 as a replacement for David Walliams. »

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David Walliams confirms Big School series 2 premiere date

13 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Big School will return to BBC One later this month.

David Walliams confirmed on Twitter that new episodes will begin airing on Friday, August 29 at 9.30pm.

Walliams co-created the comedy and stars as teacher Mr Church. Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister also feature in the cast.

The series debuted on BBC One in August 2013, and was renewed following the conclusion of its six-episode run.

Charlotte Moore - Controller of BBC One - announced the recommission in December, and predicted that the show could have a "long run", with more series in the planning stages.

Frances de la Tour and Daniel Rigby will reprise their roles from the first series.

Watch a deleted scene from the first series of Big School below: »

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Robin Williams found dead, aged 63: Hollywood expresses shock and sadness

11 August 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.

The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.

His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »

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Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray!

10 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

2014 hasn’t seen a lot of American animated films. The biggest animated film thus far has been “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” but if that film didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you need to give “Justin and the Knights of Valour” a try. The Arc Entertainment film is directed by Manuel Sicilia and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows Justin, a young man who goes on a quest to become a knight like his grandfather. “Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir  [ Read More ]

The post Enter ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway for a Chance to win Justin and the Knights of Valour Blu-ray! appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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The Office 11 years on: What Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and co did next

6 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that The Office's David Brent will be heading to the big screen with his own movie, Life on the Road.

So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.

Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.

In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »

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Alesha Dixon wants Britain's Got Talent return

2 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Alesha Dixon has admitted she would love to return to 'Britain's Got Talent'. The singer, who starts on the show with David Walliams, Amanda Holden and media mogul Simon Cowell insisted while she is keen to remain as a judge and continue her singing career, the decision is ultimately down to her famous boss. She told The Sun newspaper: ''If I had it my way, I'd be back. But it's up to Simon, so we'll see. ''There's no point being a judge on a show when I'm not doing the thing that got me to that position.'' Alesha is currently working on her new »

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