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The Fall's writer Allan Cubitt on women and violence in TV drama

7 June 2013 4:02 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The new wave of female TV detectives is hugely popular, but violence against women is still the mainstay of crime drama, BBC2's The Fall included. Here, its writer makes his defence

The first season of The Fall is drawing to a close – the final episode airs on Monday night. I first pitched the idea in 2009. In the time since then that I've been working on the drama there seems to have been a torrent of stories about sex crimes. From high-profile celebrity arrests to the recent convictions of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell, the news seems to have been full of stories of the harassment, confinement, rape and murder of females by men.

I had already conceived the character of my serial killer, Paul Spector, when Russell Williams was arrested in Canada in February 2010. Williams was unusual in that he was a decorated pilot in the Canadian military. Until »

- Allan Cubitt

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Jamie Dornan on 'The Fall' role: 'I hope it helps me lose model tag'

4 May 2013 10:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jamie Dornan has admitted that he hopes his upcoming role on BBC's The Fall will help him shake off his model tag.

The 30-year-old told Pa that he is confident that most viewers of BBC drama will not be aware of his previous work.

Dornan is well known for his modelling career, including work for Calvin Klein alongside Eva Mendes and Kate Moss.

He will star alongside Gillian Anderson in the highly-anticipated BBC drama later this month, playing serial killer Paul Spector, who has a dark fascination with solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly).

The 30-year-old said: "Very few people who watch BBC dramas would know I was a model. If you do too much modelling I guess there's a stigma attached to it.

"I wanted to act from a young age, but then other things get in the way, I guess. This isn't even close to anything I've done before. »

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Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' gets BBC air date: First trailer - watch

1 May 2013 3:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan's crime thriller The Fall will premiere on BBC Two on Monday, May 13 at 9pm, it has been confirmed.

The highly-anticipated series, which also stars Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hollyoaks trio Gerard McCarthy, Emmet Scanlan and Bronagh Waugh, and Niamh McGrady (Upstairs Downstairs), was written by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Prime Suspect).

Anderson stars as Dsi Stella Gibson, who is brought to Belfast from the London Met to find a killer. Dornan stars as killer Paul Spector, who has a dark fascination with solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly).

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The five-part series will air on Netflix in the Us.

BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson said: "The Fall is a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre that continues BBC Two's commitment to original British drama.

"Cubitt's rich and complex psychological thriller combined with another compelling »

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Exclusive: Co-writer/Director Boris Rodriguez on Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal and More

9 April 2013 8:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

This past weekend, co-writer/director Boris Rodriguez's Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal arrived in limited theaters courtesy of Doppleganger Releasing.

The offbeat horror comedy follows a former up-and-coming painter named Lars (Thure Lindhardt) who finds himself back at the easel after relocating to teach at a remote, snowbound art school where he befriends a mute flesh-eater by the name of Eddie (Dylan Scott Smith) whose nocturnal feasts of flesh reignites the artist's faltering career.

Dread Central recently chatted with Rodriguez about his unusual cannibal story as well as his next project which happens to feature scientifically-mutated killer monkeys that go on a rampage against a group of teenagers at a summer camp (for real). Check out our exclusive interview with Rodriguez below and make sure to check out Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal now that's in theaters and on VOD platforms everywhere.

Dread Central: First of all- I really enjoyed the »

- thehorrorchick

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