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‘Count Arthur Strong: The Complete Third Series’ DVD Review

21 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Rory KinnearSteve Delaney, Bronagh Gallagher, David Plimmer, Andy Linden  | Created by Steve Delaney

When I’ve seen Count Arthur Strong on television, I do tend to watch the odd episode, but I never seem to have the time to stick with it. Reviewing Count Arthur Strong: The Complete Third Series though has allowed me to take time with it, and give it the chance it deserves.

In the third series of Count Arthur Strong, we see the character played by creator Steve Delaney along with his friends making Michael Baker’s (Rory Kinnear) life complicated. Whether it is Strong joining Scientology, performing an exorcism or going on a day trip, things are never normal in the world of Count Arthur Strong.

Having not experienced the radio show beginnings of Count Arthur Strong, my view on the character is that created in the television show. The character himself takes some getting used to, »

- Paul Metcalf

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge now bookmakers’ favourite for the next Doctor in Doctor Who

11 July 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Peter Capaldi set to make his exit from Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, the speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role of the Time Lord is really heating up.

Although Death Valley star Kris Marshall was widely tipped to have already secured the role of the Thirteenth Doctor, we now have a new bookies’ favourite in Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, while Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) have both entered the betting after an influx of bets pointing towards the first ever female Doctor.

“A female Doctor Who definitely looks to be in the making as women dominate the betting after a massive reshuffle off the back of Peter Capaldi filming his final scenes as the time lord,” said Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports. “When the news broke that Capaldi would be stepping down as Doctor Who, »

- Gary Collinson

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Guerrilla: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

6 June 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWhat will become of Jas and Marcus? Has the Guerrilla TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Guerrilla season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?A love story on the Showtime premium cable channel, Guerrilla stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock. The political drama takes place in racially charged 1970s London. It centers on Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement. Read More… »

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Count Arthur Strong review – Delaney's dummies dish up a glorious shambles

19 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Steve Delaney’s hapless comedian is back for a third series, and its gleeful mix of visual gags and absurdist dialogue puts to bed the idea that he is ill suited to TV

I’ll confess that the first time I encountered Count Arthur Strong (BBC1), I didn’t get it. I caught the second half of an episode of his Radio 4 show while driving, and thought I was listening to a live broadcast going genuinely wrong. It took me a while, but eventually I wised up. Or, it might be more fair to say, I gave in.

Now back for a third TV series, Steve Delaney’s befuddled music hall comedian is ensconced in Bulent’s Cafe, where trouble comes to him. Last night Michael (Rory Kinnear), the writer son of the Count’s old comedy partner, was trying to prevent Arthur from meeting his new agent and her wife, »

- Tim Dowling

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Count Arthur Strong series 3 air date confirmed

4 May 2017 1:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor May 4, 2017

Series 3 of Count Arthur Strong will start on BBC One on Friday the 19th of May at 8.30pm

Series three of Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan's extremely funny, warm-hearted sitcom Count Arthur Strong was completed last year and has been waiting in the BBC vaults for a suitable time slot.

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And lo! What a slot has been found: Friday nights at half past eight on BBC One, starting from the 19th of May. It's the perfect position for the family-friendly show, which was pushed out at a bemusingly late hour last series, following its move from BBC Two to the flagship channel after the first run. »

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Everything London Actors Need To Do This Week, 4/24–4/30

24 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Maybe the audition didn’t go so well or your evil drama teacher tutted during the emotional climax of the scene you’ve been working on for weeks. But fear not! London is here, ready and waiting to entertain and cheer you, one event at a time…   Build bridges.If the first “proper” West End theatre opening in 80 years isn’t enough to get you interested, what about the fact that the new Bridge Theatre is run by the guys who used to run the National (Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr)? They’ve just announced their debut season and it includes Ben Whishaw in “Julius Caesar” and Rory Kinnear in a new comedy called “Young Marx.” Booking opens on April 27, so not get in at the very start of what might soon become a London institution. (Tickets start at £15 for under 26s)     Jumble it up.The humble jumble sale—a »

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Spectre: Rory Kinnear on the late changes to the film

20 April 2017 10:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Simon Brew Apr 21, 2017

Rory Kinnear gives an insight on how a big sequence on Spectre was turned around very quickly...

It’s little secret that the last James Bond movie, Spectre, faced a bit of a rush to make it to the screen in time. As we detailed in this article here, Spectre didn’t start filming until ten months before it was due to be released, and director Sam Mendes only signed off his final cut a few days before the first press screening of the movie.

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Rory Kinnear, who plays Tanner in the James Bond movies, has opened up a little about just how hectic things were on the set of Spectre, in a new interview with this very site.

“The most fun thing »

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Guerrilla: Season One Ratings

18 April 2017 7:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO's limited series, Big Little Lies, was originally planned as a one season show. Once it proved a success, the premium cabler approached the novel's author about the possibility of a second season. While it is billed as a "limited event series" will John Ridley's Guerrilla TV show end after one season on Showtime, like the mini-series of yore? If it turns out to be a ratings grabber, will it be renewed for season two? Stay tuned.A love story, Guerrilla stars: Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock. The political drama takes place in racially charged 1970s London. The Showtime series centers on Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement. »

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Guerrilla

16 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ShowtimeEpisodes: Ongoing (hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: April 16, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock.TV show description:A period drama and love story, Guerrilla takes place in racially charged 1970s London. It follows Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement.Indian by birth, Jas is a nurse who works in a London hospital. Her father -- a political activist -- is serving a life sentence in India.Intelligent and intense, Jas closely identifies with her father and values action »

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Guerrilla Review

16 April 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast. 

John Ridley’s new limited series, Guerrilla, is a six-episode look at black activists in 1970s London who quickly become violent revolutionaries in order to effect what they view as meaningful change. It’s also a love story held up to these extreme circumstances, as a character drama that is as heavy on the exposition as it is on the chaotic depiction of a time that no longer feels all that long ago.

Our main characters are Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay), an interracial couple who first set out to free radical black activist leader Dhari (Nathaniel Martello-White). When one of their friends is violently murdered by British police, the lovers decide to rescue Dhari by force, thus kicking off a slew of tightly compromising efforts to form a guerrilla cell in London.

Guerrilla is a show that seems quite content »

- Jon Negroni

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‘Guerrilla’ Review: Frieda Pinto Shines In Shrewd But Slow John Ridley Miniseries

13 April 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A television team-up between John Ridley and Idris Elba is a good idea that works on more than just paper in the April 16-debuting and 1970s London-set Guerrilla, but the real stars of this smart though sometimes slow effort are Frieda Pinto and Rory Kinnear. As a bohemian turned gun wielding urban revolutionary and the Scotland Yard cop on the Black Power desk who is hunting down Pinto's Jas Mitra and her allies, the Slumdog Millionaire star and James Bond franchise alum… »

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Guerrilla: Episode One Review

13 April 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Hannah Woodhead

When Sky Atlantic announced it was producing a miniseries about the 1970s black power movement in the UK, many people were excited. This area of history is largely ignored by the history books, particularly in the British school system, and many Britons will know far more about the American civil right movement than the persecution that Poc faced right on our doorstep. Still, with talent on board in the form of Idris Elba as Executive Producer and 12 Years A Slave’s Oscar-winning scribe John Ridley as director and writer, this Showtime/Sky collaboration promised to shine a light on this fascinating, important, and incredibly current part of British history. It’s unfortunate then that in its first episode, Guerrilla fails to compel in quite the way that it should.

Rather than being a factual depiction of events or a biopic, Guerrilla is a reimagining of history, borrowing »

- Hannah Woodhead

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Guerrilla episode 1 review

13 April 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Caroline Preece Apr 13, 2017

From John Ridley, writer of 12 Years A Slave, comes 1970s London-set race relations drama Guerrilla. Here's our take on episode one...

“You’re soldiers now,” a character tells Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay), two formerly peaceful protesters who’ve just violently broken a man out of prison, at the end of Guerrilla’s first episode. There’s no turning back, and things are only going to get harder.

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If it hadn’t become clear over the previous forty or so minutes, this isn’t a show about how sitting down and talking about injustices will solve things, or how all sides are valid. It isn’t a story meant to be cathartic for a modern audience, and it doesn’t for a second pander to viewers with no knowledge of either the black power movement »

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‘Guerrilla’ Review: John Ridley’s ’70s London Black Power Drama Tries to Show All Sides of a Revolution

12 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Most compelling tales of war derive their power from their lack of triumph. In armed conflict, successful action is often coupled with grave consequences and seeing a particular battle through all sides only reinforces that idea of loss. Even the momentarily victorious parties are aware that their success, as a rule, must come at the expense of their foes.

For a series built on opposites, that’s the binary emphasized most in “Guerrilla,” the new six-part drama from Showtime and Sky and the latest foray into television for executive producer John Ridley. Charting the evolution of a small, committed group of black power advocates to members of a newly-formed armed resistance group, it’s a show that continuously reevaluates its own battle lines.

Read More: Idris Elba on England’s Black Civil Rights Movement in ‘Guerrilla’ Behind-the-Scenes Video — Watch

Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto star as Marcus Hill and Jas Mitra, »

- Steve Greene

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‘Guerrilla’ Review: John Ridley’s ’70s London Black Power Drama Tries to Show All Sides of a Revolution

12 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Most compelling tales of war derive their power from their lack of triumph. In armed conflict, successful action is often coupled with grave consequences and seeing a particular battle through all sides only reinforces that idea of loss. Even the momentarily victorious parties are aware that their success, as a rule, must come at the expense of their foes.

For a series built on opposites, that’s the binary emphasized most in “Guerrilla,” the new six-part drama from Showtime and Sky and the latest foray into television for executive producer John Ridley. Charting the evolution of a small, committed group of black power advocates to members of a newly-formed armed resistance group, it’s a show that continuously reevaluates its own battle lines.

Read More: Idris Elba on England’s Black Civil Rights Movement in ‘Guerrilla’ Behind-the-Scenes Video — Watch

Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto star as Marcus Hill and Jas Mitra, »

- Steve Greene

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Rory Kinnear interview: Guerrilla, Bond, Penny Dreadful, Count Arthur Strong

12 April 2017 4:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Apr 20, 2017

We chatted to actor Rory Kinnear about his roles in Sky Atlantic's Guerrilla, Bond, Penny Dreadful and more…

In Rory Kinnear’s first answer during our chat about his role in Sky Atlantic drama Guerrilla, he makes a wry joke at his own expense. He’s not a well-known actor, he says, and perhaps not one with “a particularly heroic face!” he laughs when we talk about the moral complexity of his roles. Give him an outright compliment and he deflects the praise elsewhere, onto writers and directors, John Logan for Penny Dreadful, John Ridley for Guerrilla. His role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond franchise is a “very, very small” part of an enormous machine, he stresses.

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TV Review: John Ridley’s ‘Guerrilla,’ Starring Freida Pinto

10 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At first blush, Showtime’s debut event series “Guerrilla” resembles a standalone potboiler, reminiscent of well-drawn spy stories like the many excellent adaptations of John Le Carré novels. It has that gloss of period romance — whether that is nightclubs filled with cigarette smoke, where shadowy figures come to deal and dance; or the quaint tools of pre-Internet revolution — typewriters, communiqués, the odd persistence of the rotary phone. Stories like this always play a little with that inherent dramatic irony of the period piece — where the audience knows, in broad sketches, what the world will become, but the characters still don’t.

Except “Guerrilla” doesn’t revolve around a mystery, where a secret is buried somewhere and must be found. It is not a story about discovering, but rather about becoming; the mystery, if there is one, is how it happens that militants, once so much like everyone else, come to the point where they choose infamy and »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Emotional John Ridley responds to race questions at Sky's 'Guerrilla' premiere

7 April 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner engages in heated debate about a lack of black women in his new Sky series.

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) faced some tough audience questioning at last night’s premiere of his new Sky Atlantic series Guerrilla, with several attendees upset with what they described as “the erasure of black women” from the show’s story.

The six-part series, which will be on UK broadcaster Sky from April 13 (and Showtime in the Us from April 16), chronicles a group of activists in the British black power movement of the 1970s.

Indian actress Freida Pinto stars as Jas Mitra, an Asian woman at the centre of the conflict who drives much of the narrative, at least in episode one, which was screened last night (April 6).

Her character’s prominence appeared to trouble some of the attendees at a post-screening Q&A with the cast and crew

One questioner addressed Ridley directly with her concerns: “My parents »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Emotional John Ridley responds to race questions at 'Guerrilla' premiere

7 April 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar winner engages in heated debate about a lack of black women in his new Sky series.

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) faced some tough audience questioning at last night’s premiere of his new Sky Atlantic series Guerrilla, with several attendees upset with what they described as “the erasure of black women” from the show’s story.

The six-part series, which will be on British broadcaster Sky from April 16 (and Showtime in the Us from the same date), chronicles a group of activists in the British black power movement of the 1970s.

Indian actress Freida Pinto stars as Jas Mitra, an Asian woman at the centre of the conflict who drives much of the narrative, at least in episode one, which was screened last night (April 6).

Her character’s prominence appeared to trouble some of the attendees at a post-screening Q&A with the cast and crew

One questioner addressed Ridley directly with her »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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MipTV: Endemol Shine Closes Raft of Deals on ‘Guerrilla’

6 April 2017 2:41 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Endemol Shine International has closed a raft of deals on upcoming drama “Guerrilla” at MipTV, the company announced Thursday. The British drama, created by Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, has secured new deals covering Australia, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Nordic region, as well as home entertainment rights in the U.K., through BBC Worldwide, HBO and Dazzler Media.

HBO has taken a number of markets, with HBO Espana set to air “Guerrilla” in Spain and Andorra; HBO Nordics taking rights for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden; and HBO Europe handling the show across Central and Eastern Europe.

Guerrilla” will play on BBC First in Australia, having been picked up by BBC Worldwide Anz.

The show, which stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba, who also executive produces through his Green Door Pictures banner, premieres in the U.K. on Sky Atlantic on April 13 and in the U.S »

- Robert Mitchell

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