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‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Star Joanna Lumley to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Star Joanna Lumley to Receive BAFTA Fellowship
Joanna Lumley is to receive the BAFTA Fellowship, the British Academy’s highest honor. The “Absolutely Fabulous” actress will receive special career award, which is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games, at this year’s British Academy Television Awards on May 14.

BAFTA chair Jane Lush said Lumley, who has been nominated six times for a BAFTA, winning twice in 1993 and 1995 for “Absolutely Fabulous,” was a “true icon of television.”

The actress joins her “Absolutely Fabulous” co-star Jennifer Saunders (pictured with Lumley at the premiere for last year’s “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), who was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship in 2009. Other television Fellows include David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Ken Loach, Harold Pinter, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.

Lumley said the award was the “grandest and most unexpected prize I have ever had the joy of receiving.” “Nothing could make me prouder or happier than being awarded this
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Joanna Lumley To Receive BAFTA Fellowship At British Academy TV Awards

Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley has been set to receive the BAFTA Fellowship at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards which will be held May 14 in London. This is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games across their career. Lumley was already a successful model when she had her breakout role as Purdey in The New Avengers in 1976. A title role in ITV’s Sapphire…
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Joanna Lumley to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Pass the Bolly, darling!

Joanna Lumley is set to join an esteemed list of names on May 14 when she is awarded BAFTA's highest honor.

The near-legendary (and BAFTA-winning) star of shows such as Absolutely Fabulous and The New Avengers across a career spanning four decades will receive the BAFTA Fellowship at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards.

Others to have accepted the award in honor of their television work include Lumley's longtime collaborator Jennifer Saunders, plus Dawn French, Michael Palin, David Attenborough and Julie Walters.

“From high-kicking her way into our hearts as Purdey in The New Avengers to showcasing...
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Scully & Drew's Infinity Stone Rundown - Present & Future

In the McU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), The Infinity Stones (aka Infinity Gems or Soul Gems) are items of absolute power created by Cosmic Entities before the universe exploded into existence. But what are they, and where are they now?

To help answer this question, we've put together this primer to help you sort through the dozen-plus films that have hit so far, and even go on to speculate in which film we'll be seeing the mysterious Soul Stone, which has yet to make its official McU appearance.

Infininity Stone Rundown

written by Drew Carlton

Yes, as stated above, we already know they're cosmic items created by certain entities, but the stones are much more than that. They are the ultimate plot device, and have basically powered all of the McU movies in some way or another. Each stone utilizes a containment device, as even touching a stone could destroy a mortal,
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Anno Dracula #1 Cover Art & Preview Pages

Paul McCaffrey, Tom Mandrake, Brian Williamson, Jeff Zornow, and Mike Collins each illustrated a variant cover for Titan Comics’ Anno Dracula #1! We have a look at the covers as well as six preview pages. Written by Kim Newman, Anno Dracula #1 hits shelves on March 22nd.

“The Anno Dracula series depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fail to prevent Count Dracula’s subjugation of Great Britain, creating in a world where vampires are living amongst humans and a central part of society.

Titan Comics’ brand-new Anno Dracula #1 comes with five spectacular variant covers to collect from top industry artists including; Paul McCaffrey, Tom Mandrake (The Mummy), Brian Williamson (The New Avengers), Jeff Zornow (Halloween), and Mike Collins (Batman).

Anno Dracula #1

Writer: Kim Newman

Artist: Paul McCaffrey

Fc • 32pp • $3.99 On sale: March 22, 2017.

1895. Prince Dracula has ruled Great Britain for ten years, spreading vampirism through every level of society.
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First look at Titan Comics’ Anno Dracula #1

Titan Comics have revealed covers and an art preview for Anno Dracula #1 – an all-new comic mini-series based on the best selling novels of the same name, written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey (The Third Doctor).

The Anno Dracula series depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fail to prevent Count Dracula’s subjugation of Great Britain, creating a world where vampires are living amongst humans and a central part of society.

1895. Prince Dracula has ruled Great Britain for ten years, spreading vampirism through every level of society. On the eve of Dracula’s Jubilee, radical forces gather to oppose the tyrant. Kate Reed, vampire journalist and free-thinker, takes a seat on the revolutionary Council of Seven Days, though she learns that the anarchist group harbors a traitor in its midst. The Grey Men, Dracula’s dreaded secret police, have been
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Returns to an Iconic Avengers Location

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Returns to an Iconic Avengers Location
Ever since production started on Spider-Man: Homecoming, star Tom Holland has been sharing numerous videos and photos from the set, but his latest may have revealed a big spoiler. Yesterday, the actor shared a photo of himself, co-star Jacob Batalon and friend Harrison Osterfield at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta. While it seems like a seemingly innocent photo, it may reveal that an iconic Avengers location will be revisited in Spider-Man: Homecoming. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Spider-Man: Homecoming has been shooting in Atlanta since late June, so, at first glance, there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary with Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned Leeds in the movie, and Harrison Osterfield posing for a photo at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta. The Instagram photo doesn't show any signs that this facility is being used for the production, but
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Who is Squirrel Girl?

Luke Owen delves into the history of Squirrel Girl…

With comic book movies on the mind of every executive in the Hollywood system, it’s become standard practice for interviewers to ask actors if they’d like to star in a Marvel or DC film. It’s just a thing now. We at Flickering Myth have been guilty of doing it ourselves in the past. A few months ago, Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick was asked this question and she replied, “My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel.”

Perhaps surprisingly, the comment gained some traction. Suddenly there were fan petitions for Marvel Studios to cast Kendrick in the role and even Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright voiced his approval. Earlier today we brought
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Check Out This Rumored Marvel Studios Slate For Phases 4 and 5!

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Another day, another rumor. That's how it goes here on the net, and this latest one is a doozy!

There's a slate making the rounds that claims to be the current plan for Marvel Studios and their ever-expanding Cinematic Universe. While others covering the supposed plan have referred to it as Phase 4, based on the amount of movies, years, and types of films mentioned on the list I'd say this would also include Phase 5.

Here's the list, then we can cover some of the more notable aspects of this rumor:

May 1, 2020 - Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

Jul 10, 2020 - Spider-Man: Coming Of Age

Nov 6, 2020 - Doctor Strange 2

Mar 5, 2021 - Black Widow

May 7, 2021 - Inhumans

Jul 9, 2021 - Black Panther 2

Nov 5, 2021 - Antman 3

Feb 4, 2022 - The Winter Soldier

May 6, 2022 - The New Avengers

Jul 8, 2022 - Nova

Nov 4, 2022 - Captain Marvel 2

Mar 3, 2023 - Sentry/Spider-Woman

May 5, 2023 - Inhumans 2

Jul 7, 2023- Spider-Man: Greatness Awaits

Nov 3, 2023 - Doctor Strange 3

So, let's see. I should start by saying I don't really buy this, but let's just examine it for fun.

If this is to be believed, then it would mean that Marvel Studios is going to up their annual number of releases to four. It would also mean that they've worked out a compromise with nm2585802 autoIsaac Perlmutter[/link] that's so good that not only is Inhumans going to get made, but it's even going to get a sequel. Then there's the idea of characters like Nova, Sentry, and Spider-Woman entering the fray.

Yeah, I'm doubting the hell out of this.

One of many red flags here is the Spider-Man flicks having anything other than a numerical sequel title at this point, when everything else has a number and not a title, and knowing that those scripts haven't even been written yet.

What, if anything, do you think is legit about this rumored slate? 

Source: 4Chan

Mario-f. Robles Psyched! Freakin' Finally seeing #XMenApocalypse tonight. It's in 3D, which blows. But it'll do. about a day ago
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Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Breakdown Week 06-08-2016

The Civil War continues to wage on (Kinda? Maybe? Eh) Daredevil plays some cards, Moonstone needs a heart and why is The Vision a book about almost nothing, still so damn good!? Read on for this week’s Marvel Comics Reviews!

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Fcbd: Captain America #1

Story: Nick Spencer, Dan Slott Art: Jesus Saiz, Javier Garron

Review: This was a fun little lead up to Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. It doesn’t really show anything about the Hydra/Cap storyline, more or less it’s a standard Captain America taking down the bad Hydra thugs story. There is a follow up with Sam Wilson Cap teaming up with the new Falcon as well. Neither is really something that’s stand alone as both are tie-ins to their own respective series. I was kind of hoping for something of a Hydra/Cap teaser here,
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Captain America: Civil War – where does it leave the McU?

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Huge Spoilers: We look at what the fallout of Captain America: Civil War means for the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe...

This article contains big spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.

It’s finally here! Captain America: Civil War is out in the UK, and now the time has come to start analysing the film in excruciating detail. There’s certainly a lot to digest: allegiances have been shattered and certain Avengers are now fugitives. Rhodey is on crutches and Cap is on the run.

So, what does the superhero slugfest of Civil War mean for the McU writ large? How will the fallout of this film drip-feed into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here are some thoughts...

The Accords

The Sokovia Accords are now a thing that exists. Hundreds of countries and a fair chunk of the Avengers signed the agreement during Captain America: Civil War.
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Captain America: Civil War first clip; The Power Of The New Avengers

Captain America Civil War clip: Chris Evans features in this first snippet from Marvel’s first big movie of 2016.

The very first Captain America Civil War clip has been released online ahead of its release in the U.K. on April 29th.

The new clip arrived for the upcoming superhero sequel on the MTV Movie Awards, whih took place at the weekend in Burbank, California.

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson,Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, and Martin Freeman star in the film, which is directed by the Russo brothers. Watch the first Captain American Civil War Clip below.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability,
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Who are the 67 characters in Avengers: Infinity War?

Luke Owen speculates on who might be in the cast of Avengers: Infinity War…

It was revealed yesterday that the cast of Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 was currently a wall with 67 character names on it. Sixty-seven. That’s a lot of characters. Suddenly that rumour of a $1 billion budget doesn’t seem too out of the realm of possibility.

But who will be in the film? I’ve gone back through the various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to speculate on all 67 members of the cast, as well as make predictions on future films to fill out the numbers. This is not an exact science, as you can imagine.

Let’s start things off with what we can probably guess for certain – the cast of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War (as there is a lot of cross-over). Presuming that no one in the main cast dies
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Why Captain Marvel wasn’t at the end Avengers: Age of Ultron

It came to light shortly before the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron that Captain Marvel was going to be revealed at the end of the movie as a member of The New Avengers. As we now know, this never came to pass. So why was she cut?

“Very, very early in development, there was a notion that there could be a ton of new people,” Marvel Studios producer Jeremy Latcham told guests at an Avengers: Age of Ultron home entertainment release party. “And then it was like, ‘We haven’t really introduced them. We don’t know where they’re gonna come from’. Joss kind of did not love that idea… It was an early discussion. Then it became, ‘We’ll just see Captain Marvel.’ Then that felt weird. Just to have one new person.”

“The truth is, it didn’t seem appropriate to have this new person in
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Iron Man and Captain America 'Civil War' Teams Revealed?

Iron Man and Captain America 'Civil War' Teams Revealed?
Captain America: Civil War is going to split the Marvel Cinematic Universe in half with a hatchet! And sides will be drawn, hence the title. As we know from the comic books, the two leaders standing on each side of these splintering factions are Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. What we don't know is who sides with who. A new rumor claims to have our answer. But is it true? Or is this just deductive reasoning?

Avengers: Age of Ultron gave us a pretty good idea about who will be siding with Captain America as the Unite States and other countries establish the Superhero Registration Act, which will identify each superhuman crime fighter and make them responsible for their actions. In Captain America: Civil War, the Act will be known as the Sokovia Accords. The new Avengers include Vision, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and War Machine with Steve and Black Widow co-leading the crew.
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R.I.P. Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)

Actor Patrick Macnee – who was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed in the classic 1960s spy series The Avengers – has passed away at his home in California on Thursday, aged 93.

Born in London in 1922, Macnee studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art but had to put his fledgling acting career on hold when he was called up to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II.

Following his service, he appeared in films such as Scrooge (151) and The Battle of the River Plate, before securing his career defining turn in The Avengers, which ran between 1961 and 1969.

Macnee would reprise the role of John Steed for the 1976 revival The New Avengers, while his subsequent credits included the likes of The Howling, This Is Spinal Tap, A View to a Kill and Waxwork. He also lent his voice to Invisible Jones in the 1998 feature adaptation of The Avengers,
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Patrick MacNee, Star Of "The Avengers", Dead At 93

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Macnee with Honor Blackman in an early episode of The Avengers.

The distinguished British actor Patrick Macnee has passed away at age 93. Macnee personified the "typical" English gentleman in scores of films and TV appearances. He rose to fame as John Steed, the star of "The Avengers", the iconic TV series from the 1960s. He initially co-starred with Honor Blackman, then later Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson. He starred in "The New Avengers" in 1976. Macnee's also had a thriving career as a character actor in feature films. He appeared as young Jacob Marley in the classic 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol", as well as such diverse fare as "The Sea Wolves" , director Joe Dante's "The Howling" and spoofs such as "Young Doctors in Love" and "This is Spinal Tap". Macnee co-starred with his old friend Roger Moore in the 1985 James Bond film "A View to a Kill". He also
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Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers 1960s Spy Series, Dead at 93

Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers 1960s Spy Series, Dead at 93
British actor Patrick Macnee, most recognizable to American audiences for playing secret agent John Steed in the 1960s cult-favorite TV series The Avengers, has died of natural causes at age 93.

He briefly reprised his iconic, umbrella sword-wielding role for the short-lived mid-‘70s revival The New Avengers.

Macnee’s post-Avengers TV credits included the title role in ABC’s CIA series Gavilan, the 1989 miniseries Around the World in 80 Days, voicing the opening credits for TV’s original Battlestar Galactica, the CBS drama P.S.I. Luv U, the syndicated action-adventure series Thunder in Paradise and, most recently, a 2001 episode of Frasier.
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Patrick Macnee: 1922-2015

British actor Patrick Macnee, best known for his long-running role as The Avengers’ John Steed, has died at the age of 93.

Patrick Macnee, fondly remembered as the actor behind dapper gentleman spy John Steed in Sydney Newman’s The Avengers (1961–1969) and The New Avengers (1976-1977), has passed away at the age of 93.

Macnee died at his Southern Californian home, in the company of his family, who are very much in our thoughts today.

Before Macnee embedded suave John Steed’s bowler hat and whangee-handle umbrella firmly into sixties British culture, the actor had roles in a score of television, film and stage productions, from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to Bond, having begun his career as an extra at the age of sixteen.

Macnee also served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. But it was opposite co-stars Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Ian Hendry and more in The Avengers
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Back This! Special: Tribute to Brian Clemens – Help ‘Surgery’ get finalised

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This edition we’re spotlighting a very special crowdfunding campaign which is also a tribute to well-known and well-respected film and TV screenwriter Brian Clemens

The horror short Surgery was the title of the last script to involve the great British TV and film screenwriter Brian Clemens before he sadly passed away in January 2015. His sons George and Samuel, in tribute to their late father, have shot Surgery and want to invite you to help them raise the £4,000 needed to cover the post-production, CGI and film festival costs.

For those genre fans who’ve been living in a cave for the last 50 years or are just a little too young to have
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