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Craig Thomas Feb 3, 2017
Heard of the show Designated Survivor? It might just quench your thirst (whether you knew you had it or not) for a new thriller to follow.
The basics are this. Straight-talking, politically unambitious, and honest, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkland (played by Kiefer Sutherland), finds himself on the brink of being fired. As such, he is appointed the 'Designated Survivor' for the State of the Union Address. This basically involves being locked in a safe-room far away, whilst the rest of the government convenes on Capitol Hill.
Fortunately for him, this is the best-timed firing in history, and as a result of an attack, he is the only member of the government to survive. Therefore, being next in the line of succession he becomes, »
Author: David Sztypuljak
Extremely sad news to report this morning as we learn of the death of acting royalty John Hurt. Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but was given the all-clear but last year puled out performing in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Billy Rice. Hurt was probably best known as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Kane in 1979’s Alien and more recently for his role as wand-maker Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise but just looking at his think to behold but his back-catalogue of films is hugely impressive.
Hurt’s other recent varied work includes roles in Doctor Who as The Doctor in 3 episodes in 2013, as Professor Oxley in Steve Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in Hercules alongside Dwayne Johnson (see our interview here) and just last year worked in the Natalie Portman’s Oscar nominated movie Jackie as Father Richard McSorley. »
- David Sztypuljak
2 items from 2017
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