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TVLine Items: Prime Suspect Prequel Cast, Two Quantico Additions and More

18 July 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s time to meet Jane Tennison (again).

Stefanie Martini, (Doctor Throne, Emerald City) will in effect playa young Helen Mirren in ITV’s Prime Suspect prequel, tentatively titled Tennison and written by creator Lynda La Plante. The six-part series will follow the title character, played by Mirren from 1991 to 2006, at the beginning of her police career in London circa the 1970s.

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Sam Reid (The Astronaut Wives Club), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Alun Armstrong (Penny Dreadful), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten), Lex Shrapnel (Hunted) and Jay Taylor (The Bill) are set to costar. »

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Meet the young Jane Tennison

18 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Rada graduate Stefanie Martini has been cast as young Jane Tennison, the role made famous by Helen Mirren in the acclaimed Lynda La Plante crime drama Prime Suspect.

The much-anticipated prequel - Tennison, has begun filming on location in London.

Stefanie (represented by Troika), graduated from Rada last year, and has previously featured in TV dramas Thorne, Endeavour and Emerald City. The new series follows the young Jane Tennison at the beginning of her career, revealing why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police.

Rosie Day (represented by Troika) will play Jane's sister Pam, whilst Nick Sidi and Geraldine Somerville are cast as Jane’s parents, Andrew and Joyce.

Sam Reid and Blake Harrison also star as Jane’s superiors Dci Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs.

The producer is Rhonda Smith and the series director is David Caffrey.

The 6 x 60 minute series is written by Lynda La Plante, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Stefanie Martini Cast As Young Jane Tennison In Sequel To Helen Mirren’s ‘Prime Suspect’

18 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stefanie Martini will follow in the footsteps- or should that be pave the way- of Helen Mirren after being chosen to play the young Jane Tennison in ITV’s new drama Tennison. Mirren portrayed the iconic police officer in Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect. Rising star Martini has a number of credits already, including Doctor Thorne and Emerald City. Also in the cast is Sam Reid (The Riot Club) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). The 6 x 60 minute series portrays the young… »

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Stefanie Martini to Play the Young Jane Tennison in ‘Prime Suspect’ Prequel

18 July 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stefanie Martini has been cast as the young Jane Tennison in the prequel to “Prime Suspect,” the 1990s detective drama created by Lynda La Plante and starring Helen Mirren. The prequel, which has the working title “Tennison,” will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Martini, whose credits include “Doctor Thorne,” “Endeavour” and “Emerald City,” plays Tennison at the start of her London police career in the 1970s. Sam Reid (“Belle,” “The Riot Club”) and Blake Harrison (“Dad’s Army,” “The Inbetweeners”) have been cast as Tennison’s superiors Len Bradfield and Spencer Gibbs.

Alun Armstrong (“New Tricks,” “Little Dorrit”), Ruth Sheen (“Unforgotten,” “Inside No.9”), Lex Shrapnel (“Medici: Masters of Florence”) and Jay Taylor (“Promise”) are cast as crime family members Clifford, Renee, John and David Bentley.

Jessica Gunning (“Jericho,” “Fortitude”) is also cast as fellow police officer Kath Morgan alongside Andrew Brooke (“Babylon,” “Da Vinci’s Demons”) as Tennison’s senior officer, Sergeant »

- Leo Barraclough

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Dad's Army Review

5 February 2016 8:59 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The revisiting of Dad's Army some forty years after its success on British telly to the uninitiated seems oddly timed and strangely unheralded. Why now? Indeed, it seems that the British public and perhaps some Irish too were still tuning in in decent numbers to the repeats that were shown on BBC2 of a weekend. Nostalgia is one thing perhaps and though never a fan, I could see it held a certain charm and appeal for its audience. But a movie is always a tricky proposition. Having already dabbled in movies with Columbia Pictures 1971 film version with the original cast, it seemed it was time for a re-boot. The best of British have been called to action here. Toby Jones plays Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy is Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtenay is Lance Corporal Jones, while Michael Gambon is Private Godfrey. Together with Private Walker (Danny Mays) and Private Pike (Blake Harrison »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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Dad's Army review

3 February 2016 10:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The new take on Dad's Army gives a standout role to Toby Jones. Here's our review of the new comedy.

Don't panic! Oliver Parker's big screen version of classic British sitcom Dad's Army (48 years old this year) is remarkably faithful to Jimmy Perry and David Croft's much-loved original and by no means the travesty that some had feared. It benefits chiefly from a note-perfect cast and a warm glow of reverential nostalgia that pervades the entire project, but it's slightly let down by a meandering script and the playing-it-safe comedy moments tend to generate amused smiles rather than out-and-out laughter.

Set in 1944, in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, the film stars Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, the leader of an elderly platoon of the Home Guard that comprises Oxford-educated Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), doddery Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), excitable Lance Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay »

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‘The Women of Walmington’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

3 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie focussing on the Women of Walmington. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Legacy’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

29 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next week, the first featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie which see’s the cast and crew discuss the legacy of the classic TV show. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Review: ‘Dad’s Army’

27 January 2016 10:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A patchy but well-meaning WWII-set British laffer, “Dad’s Army” reimagines a nearly 50-year-old BBC sitcom for 2016 theaters with mixed results. Amiable to a fault, with gags both broad and gentle, Oliver Parker’s pic prompts sporadic chuckles rather than guffaws; its main attraction is a spirited turn by Toby Jones as the leader of an elderly platoon ready to act as Blighty’s last line of defense should the Nazis invade. Flat action sequences hardly make the case that this new cinematic interpretation was altogether necessary, though it’s no more superfluous than Columbia’s largely forgotten 1971 outing involving the original sitcom cast. Nostalgia factor notwithstanding, auds seem unlikely to enlist in droves.

When showrunners Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s original BBC sitcom “Dad’s Army” debuted in 1968, the response from elements of the contemporary press was: “Too soon?” The question a 21st-century version invites is: “Too late? »

- Catherine Bray

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Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack!

22 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Dad’s Army on February 4th, we’ve got a merchandise pack to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of the lovely people at Universal.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

8 January 2016 12:07 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Network: IFC

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: October 1, 2010 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze, Amber Tamblyn, Russ Tamblyn, Steve Davis, Colin Salmon, Jon Hamm, Sara Pascoe, and Jack McBrayer.

TV show description:

This farcical black comedy follows perpetual loser Todd Margaret (David Cross). He lies quicker than he tells the truth.

It opens with Todd on trial in UK for a laundry list of despicable crimes. The first two seasons then tell the story of the choices that landed him in such dire straits.Read More… »

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27 British films to look out for in 2016

7 January 2016 1:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

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