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Claire Foy and Matt Smith Talk Marriage Struggles in Season Two of ‘The Crown’

9 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Netflix’s month-long FYSee Emmy campaign kicked off with a panel discussion led by The Late Late Show host James Corden with The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith at The Netflix FYSee Space in Beverly Hills Wednesday evening.

Foy, who plays Queen Elixabeth in the series, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about how the notion of marriage, specifically with the Royal Family, was shared through the first season and will continue in the second.

“This is a story of a marriage very much in the second series, and how they navigate that," Foy said. "They’ve been together for ten years, they’ve had two »

- Fatema Etemadi

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Claire Foy, Matt Smith on Their Future in ‘The Crown,’ Season 2’s Focus on Philip

10 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It was a mutual admiration society as James Corden moderated Netflix’s “The Crown” FYSee chat with fellow Brits Claire Foy and Matt Smith. When Smith ribbed Corden about hearing that Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of Corden, the “Late Late Show” host demurred humbly, saying, “Let’s not make this about me. But yes, she’s a big fan.”

Foy, whose performance as the younger Queen has been critically acclaimed, recalled that she was five months pregnant when she received the script for the show. Impending motherhood affected the way she tackled the role. Foy explained, “She’s been visibly a mother and held down a job. I related to that. She’s an icon, someone to look up to and respect.”

Both stars praised “The Crown’s” principal creative team, Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, and Andy Harries. Smith, who plays Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, said that though the idea of playing a royal was »

- Diane Gordon

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This Week’s Hollywood Red Carpets and Parties (Photos)

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This week’s Hollywood carpets and events include a “Baywatch” screening, the “Dean” premiere, an Adl Dinner and more…

Related stories'Baywatch' Producer Shares Plans for Film Sequel With Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron (Exclusive)Claire Foy, Matt Smith on Their Future in 'The Crown,' Season 2's Focus on PhilipDemetri Martin at 'Dean' Premiere: 'I Beat the Odds' »

- JD Knapp

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Venerable W.’

20 May 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Evil” is one of those tricky words usually best avoided, since its quasi-mythological sense of moral absolutism tends to downplay the human agency involved. Yet as Barbet Schroeder well knows, there are times when no other term properly conveys the insidious nature of intolerance and carnage robed in the trappings of power. Following his 1974 documentary “General Idi Amin Dada” and 2007’s “Terror’s Advocate,” the veteran director completes his self-styled Trilogy of Evil with “The Venerable W.,” a deeply disturbing look at Burmese Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, whose abhorrent Islamophobic rhetoric has been at the forefront of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya minority and other Muslims. The fact that Burmese atrocities continue to make the news (though not often enough) should help to secure festival and art-house play.

In some ways “Venerable W.” is closer to “Idi Amin” than “Terror’s Advocate,” since Wirathu, like Amin at the time of filming, »

- Jay Weissberg

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‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.5′ Review

19 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by James Peaty | Art by I.N.J. Culbard | Published by Titan Comics

A whole lot of new this issue. New story arc, ‘Time of the Ood’, new writer in James Peaty and new artist in I.N.J Culbard. Although the last adventure was nicely wrapped up last issue, the ongoing plot thread of The Sapling continues. The Sapling was originally designed as a biological weapon of mass destruction, but after a par for the course mishap ended up with the combined memories of both Alice and The Doctor while still essentially an immature child. I suspect The Doctor wants to see if The Sapling can be steered through careful nurture away from its destiny of destruction. Plot wise that’s the long game, so time to focus on the here and now.

The Doctor and Alice have pitched up on The Devil’s Eye, a ‘pleasure hub »

- Dean Fuller

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The Crown season 2: Victoria Hamilton on what to expect

17 May 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard May 17, 2017

The Crown's Victoria Hamilton has been chatting about filming the second season of Netflix's expensive royal family drama...

Walking the red carpet at the BAFTA awards last week, Victoria Hamilton stopped to have a chat about the return of Netflix's pricy drama about the royal family, The Crown. The actress plays the Queen Mother in the streaming service's popular show, and she'll be reprising the role once again when season 2 lands later this year.

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“It’s as rich and as detailed and as extraordinary as series one was,” she noted. “It’s moving into the 60s, so it’s very much about that very modern encroaching world and the world that is the establishment of The Crown. There’s obviously a lot more exploration of certain members of the Royal Family and their stories. It’s wonderful. »

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share a Sweet Kiss After His Polo Match

7 May 2017 3:33 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Meghan Markle basically turned into the heart eyes emoji on Saturday, and it's all thanks to Prince Harry. The Suits actress and activist traveled to the Cowarth Polo Club in Ascot, England, over the weekend to watch her boyfriend of over six months compete in the Audi Polo Challenge, where she couldn't help but flash a huge smile. It marks the first time that Harry (who looked equally smitten, by the way) and Meghan attended a public event together. The polo match raised money for Harry's charities, Sentebale and WellChild, and boasted A-list guests like Harry's former classmate Eddie Redmayne, Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, and The Crown actor Matt Smith (who coincidentally plays Harry's grandfather Prince Philip in the Netflix drama). While Meghan cheered Harry on from the stands, she bonded with Mark Dyer, a former Welsh Guards officer and close friend of Harry who helped set up his Sentebale charity. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend Their First Public Event Together as He Plays Polo for Charity

6 May 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince Harry was encouraged by an audience of friends and stars on Saturday at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England — including girlfriend Meghan Markle and his brother’s former Eton classmate Eddie Redmayne.

The 32-year-old is participating in the games this year to support his charities, Sentebale and WellChild.

Markle, 35, looked proud as she watched from the sidelines. The Suits star wore a high-cut, sleeveless navy Antonia Berardi dress with an asymmetrical hem. She accessorized the look with a pair of dark shades and a white Aritzia blazer, which she wore over her shoulders. »

- Dave Quinn

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Doctor Who: Moffat on Christopher Eccleston & Peter Jackson

3 May 2017 11:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane May 4, 2017

Outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat reflects on some of things he didn't manage to do in his tenure...

After seven years and two main Doctors (that'd be Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi), Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is calling it a day. He'll step away from the BBC's flagship sci-fi show at the end of 2017, making way for Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall to take the helm.

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It's a time for Moffat to reflect, then, not just on the things he did do, but also some of the things he didn't. Speaking to Empire (see: the latest issue), The Moff has touched upon a »

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Doctor Who: the behind-the-scenes causes of regeneration

3 May 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison May 10, 2017

Over Doctor Who's long history, what prompted the decision to leave for those in the lead role?

All sorts of things have killed off the Doctor. In the last half century, Doctor Who's unique approach to recasting the lead character has seen him fettled by old age, as punishment, by radiation poisoning, falls big and small, dodgy operations and time itself. There are plenty of in-universe reasons for why the Doctor regenerates, and the outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi promises that his upcoming demise will be suitably timey-wimey, but what of the behind-the-scenes reasons that the Doctor has to go?

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“While you're enjoying it, »

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BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘The Crown’, ‘The Night Manager’, ‘National Treasure’ — Full List

23 April 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In advance of the BAFTA TV Awards on May 14, the British Academy of Film and Television arts handed out prizes to behind-the-scenes talent in London this evening. Four programs won two BAFTAs each: The Crown, The Night Manager, National Treasure and Planet Earth II. Netflix's historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith and produced by Left Bank Pictures, picked up awards for Costume Design and Special as well as Visual & Graphic Effects, while espionage… »

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Mindy Newell: Jumping In On Doctor Who

17 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Doctor: “Time is a structure relative to ourselves. Time is the space made by our lives, where we stand together forever. Time and relative dimension in space. It means life… This is the gateway to everything that ever was and ever can be.

Bill: …Can I use the toilet?

“The Pilot,” Doctor Who, Second Series 10, Episode 1

 My daughter Alixandra has wanted to watch Doctor Who but she’s been intimidated by the idea of catching up with 50 years of the show’s history. Hey, who wouldn’t be? I told her to start with “new Who,” with Christopher Eccleston’s as the 9th Doctor, which was “only” 12 years ago (is it really over a decade already?) and that “Rose,” the first episode, would do a great job of hooking her into the basics – although she already sorta knows them, as she remembers me watching the Tom Baker years »

- Mindy Newell

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Mindy Newell: Jumping In On Doctor Who

17 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Doctor: “Time is a structure relative to ourselves. Time is the space made by our lives, where we stand together forever. Time and relative dimension in space. It means life… This is the gateway to everything that ever was and ever can be.

Bill: …Can I use the toilet?

“The Pilot,” Doctor Who, Second Series 10, Episode 1

 My daughter Alixandra has wanted to watch Doctor Who but she’s been intimidated by the idea of catching up with 50 years of the show’s history. Hey, who wouldn’t be? I told her to start with “new Who,” with Christopher Eccleston’s as the 9th Doctor, which was “only” 12 years ago (is it really over a decade already?) and that “Rose,” the first episode, would do a great job of hooking her into the basics – although she already sorta knows them, as she remembers me watching the Tom Baker years »

- Mindy Newell

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Doctor Who: leaks, secrecy and publicity

11 April 2017 1:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Apr 12, 2017

The balance of secrecy and publicity is a tricky one for Doctor Who to keep, but spoilers are simply a question of manners...

This article contains no spoilers for the forthcoming tenth series of Doctor Who. However, the comments section may discuss recently revealed plot details.

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Patrick Troughton, the character actor, has been chosen by the BBC to replace William Hartnell as Doctor Who in the children's television serial.”

This is how the Manchester Guardian reported the first ever regeneration of Doctor Who's lead character, in a news in brief column published back in 1966. There's no way of overstating how media coverage of the show has changed in the last 50 years, but the last two casting announcements »

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Doctor Who’s Ultimate Surprise Comebacks

10 April 2017 11:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As showrunner Steven Moffat has said, it’s tough keeping a secret in the universe of Doctor Who. Not only are the press watching your every move, but an army of fans are also camping out by the shoot, speculating via online forums and passing judgment on the slightest nugget of information. It’s a wonder anything comes out of the blue for audiences these days.

So when a development does manage to sneak through the net it’s all the sweeter, whether it be a game-changing announcement or an element that defies expectation and makes it to the actual screening itself! The revelation that John Simm will be returning as arch enemy the Master fits neatly into the former category.

So as Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie gear up to travel the universe in Series 10, let’s take the Tardis back through the history of the world »

- Steve Palace

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Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer Shows First Glimpse Of Regeneration

10 April 2017 9:16 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Series 10 of Doctor Who is soon upon us and the BBC is going out of their way to promote it. The latest trailer has appeared on Youtube and is giving us the first glimpse of Peter Capaldi's regeneration.

I've been a Doctor Who fan since I was a kid. In the 80's, the only way to watch Doctor Who in America was on your local PBS station. Every weekend, I would watch as Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy took on the mantle of The Doctor to face off against enemies like the Daleks, the Cybermen, Scaroth of the Jagaroth, and many others. While the quality in that era was hit or miss, to deny the imagination the show had was foolhardy.

The show went off the air in 1989. Apart from a television movie that appeared on Fox in America for whatever reason, not much was »

- Tim Jousma

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The Crown’s Claire Foy on Stepping Down as Queen Elizabeth After Season Two: ‘I’m Going to Miss It’

10 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown. But come season three, Foy and her co-star Matt Smith will be recast as the show jumps decades down the road in the lives of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Foy, who took home a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role, opened up about leaving the show after the second season during the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival over the weekend.

“That’s not a shock – we always knew when we signed up to it,” she said. “And also not »

- Erin Hill

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Toby Whithouse interview: Executioner Number One, Doctor Who

9 April 2017 11:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Apr 13, 2017

We chatted to Toby Whithouse about his terrific one-man show Executioner Number One, and his episode of Doctor Who series 10...

Toby Whithouse, known by many as the creator of Being Human and The Game, and a recurring writer on Doctor Who (so far he’s written for David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s versions of the iconic Time Lord), has a wonderful one-man show on in London at the moment. 

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It’s called Executioner Number One, and it takes place in an alternate version of the present day. In this parallel world, a referendum was held in Britain after the 1974 Ira bombings in Guildford and Birmingham, asking one massive question to the British public: should Britain reinstate the death penalty for murder?

Whithouse’s script imagines »

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Supergirl’s Frederick Schmidt joins Mission: Impossible 6

6 April 2017 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Frederick Schmidt has become the latest addition to the cast of Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ upcoming action spy sequel Mission: Impossible 6. Schmidt recently appeared in The CW’s superhero series Supergirl, where he played the villain Metallo, and will also soon be seen alongside Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer in Patient Zero.

Mission: Impossible 6 is being directed by Rogue Nation helmer Christopher McQuarrie and sees the return of Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Alec Baldwin (Alan Hunley) and Sean Harris (Solomon Lane), along with new additions Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Sian Brooke (Sherlock) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

Filming on Mission: Impossible 6 is set to get underway this summer ahead of a release on July 27th 2018. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sundance Winner Ondi Timoner on ‘Jungletown’: ‘I Didn’t Know My Personal Limit Until This Project’

5 April 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Ondi Timoner – a two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner – spent much of 2016 trekking through the Panamanian jungle for her 10-part documentary series, “Jungletown,” the first episode of which bowed on Viceland in late March 2017. She also plans a release as a feature length documentary.

The docuseries charts entrepreneur Jimmy Stice’s venture to create the world’s greatest sustainable modern town, called Kalu Yala, or “sacred land,” on a 500-acre plot of land he bought in the middle of Panama’s rain forest.

Timoner first met Stice in 2013 in the Hatch entrepreneurship conference in Montana. At the time she turned down the possibility of documenting his project because she was contemplating leaving the documentary world and focusing on fiction, with her upcoming projects “Mapplethorpe” and “Air Florida,” But after bumping into each other on several occasions following this initial encounter, and given her self-confessed interest in visionary disruptors, she decided to take the leap. »

- Martin Dale

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