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Brian Pern A Life In Rock: The funniest show on TV right now

16 December 2014 10:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

He's the man who "invented world music" and who created the first ever music video using Plasticine. Yes, we're talking about '70s rock legend Brian Pern - the frontman of Thotch.

Ok, Brian Pern might not be real, but Simon Day and Rhys Thomas's surreal music doc spoof is so on the money, it feels like Pern and Thotch are very much the bona fide article. Is the Day of the Triffids album not on iTunes yet?

With incredible guest appearances from the likes of Roger Moore, Martin Freeman and Kathy Burke, Brian Pern: A Life in Rock is the funniest TV show on right now.

We caught up with Day and Thomas to chat about its success.

First things first, I was a huge fan of your last comedy show Bellamy's People.

Simon Day: "Oh, don't get us started on that."

Honestly, I loved it. That didn't get a second series. »

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The Hobbit's Martin Freeman on his last trek into Middle-earth

15 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The first thing you notice about English actor Martin Freeman is how much he’s unlike Bilbo Baggins, his character in the Hobbit movies. When we first encountered Bilbo in 2012’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, he was an idle, upper-middle class bachelor, comfortably disengaged from the chaos coming to Middle-earth and utterly disinterested in joining Gandalf and the thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.

Freeman, on the other hand, would probably have jumped at Gandalf’s request. The 43-year-old actor is always working. This year alone, the charming, ever-composed Englishman has had principal roles on two television shows — "Sherlock" and "Fargo" — and on stage playing villainous King Richard in a London production of Richard III, which he describes as his “first professional Shakespeare.”

He managed to juggle his overlapping work commitments in 2011 to get onboard director Peter Jackson’s Hobbitbandwagon, and »

- Ashley Jude Collie

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Martin Freeman hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend: Talk about it here

13 December 2014 3:00 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Okay, so maybe this week's SNL won't be quite as exciting as it would be if a certain other Sherlock star were in the hot seat. Which isn't to say that Martin Freeman is anyone's second fiddle. From The Office to The Hobbit to Fargo to the parts of Sherlock when Benedict Cumberbatch isn't sucking up all the attention in the room, the man otherwise known as Dr. Watson has more than proven himself capable of holding his own onscreen. And even if his personal following isn't quite as fervent as the Cumberbitches are—though what fan clan is these days, »

- Hillary Busis

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Golden Globes - nominee reactions

11 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne was doing holiday shopping when he heard about his nomination and Force Majeure’s Ruben Östlund says he could get used to being pampered. Read on for more reactions.

The Golden Globes will be presented on January 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“We’re grateful to the HFPA for recognising the fantastic work of the whole team behind The Theory Of Everything with these four nominations. This film reflects the extraordinary lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking, and tells their personal story in a way audiences have never seen before. We’re delighted that Eddie’s astonishing performance as Stephen and Felicity’s as Jane have received the recognition we feel they so richly deserve, and we congratulate them and everyone who worked so hard on this film.”

Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films, producer, The Theory Of Everything.

“To receive a Golden Globe Award nomination is a great early holiday gift, one »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Holds Onto His Identity Amid Awards Season Crush

10 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is concerned that the world might be growing tired of him. Though the actor, who shot to fame as the titular character on the BBC series “Sherlock,” has long had a rabid and vocal fanbase, he is rapidly emerging as a leading man. His star turn in last year’s “The Fifth Estate” badly stumbled, but he more than compensated with wildly different roles in “August: Osage County” and “12 Years a Slave.” And now he’s tipped for his first Oscar nomination, playing World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in the just-released drama “The Imitation Game.”

Cumberbatch, making a brief stop in Los Angeles from the U.K. set of BBC miniseries “The Hollow Crown: Richard III” to do some press for “Imitation Game,” is enjoying the attention, despite his uneasiness about being overexposed. “The more work you do, the more publicity you have to do,” he says. »

- Jenelle Riley

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‘Assassins’: Theater Review

2 December 2014 5:57 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Given that Assassins is all about men and women who feel backed into corners of noisy desperation, the studio-sized, in-the-round space of London's Menier Chocolate Factory makes the perfect claustrophobic setting for this exceptionally well-executed, inventive presentation of the Stephen Sondheim musical. Directed by fast-rising talent Jamie Lloyd, a Donmar Warehouse-veteran whose recent productions (Richard III, Macbeth, Urinetown, The Commitments) have won raves and awards, it's a show that delves deeper into the darkness at the heart of John Weidman's book, upping the madness and macabre ante inherent in the material. The musical was first performed in

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- Leslie Felperin

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How Benedict Cumberbatch Really Feels About His Female Fans

25 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Justin Bieber has Beliebers. Ed Sheeran has Sheerios. And Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor currently taking Hollywood by storm, has his own army of rabid female fans. Their nickname for themselves? Cumberbitches. "It's funny and I'm flattered," Cumberbatch recently told People during a photo shoot at the storied Algonquin Hotel in New York City. "But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women," he added. "Don't just call yourself bitches!" The 38-year-old actor, currently starring in The Imitation Game, said he knows that the fans are just being cheeky, but he still hopes the moniker doesn't totally stick. »

- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling

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Andrew Scott's 6 Degrees of Assassination: "It's a gripping thriller"

24 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock's Andrew Scott is taking on a new role, playing an MI5 operative in a new ten-part action thriller. But this new series isn't coming to TV - 6 Degrees of Assassination is an exciting new audio series, available on Audible.co.uk.

The Pride star is joined by Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman and Spooks veteran Hermione Norris for this edge-of-your-seat drama from the pen of Silent Witness writer Matt J Arlidge.

Digital Spy spoke to Andrew about his passion for audio drama - and why he hopes Sherlock fans will check out his new project.

What is 6 Degrees of Assassination and who is your character Alex Cartwright?

"It's a political thriller and it's for a mainstream audience and we've had great fun doing it. I play a guy called Alex Cartwright, who is a senior counter-terrorism officer at MI5.

"It's a ten-part half-hour audio series and we've got »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Decodes Human Differences In Clip From The Imitation Game

10 November 2014 12:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Give Benedict Cumberbatch some credit. A lesser actor would have enjoyed the fan adulation that comes with appearing in a major television series, resting on his laurels and taking easy and unvaried roles to solidify his starring status. He might have nodded to a prestige picture now and then, leading to the inevitable Oscar nomination, but his career would have been as uninteresting as many A-listers nowadays. Instead, Cumberbatch continues to take different and interesting roles, dabbling in everything from returning to the BBC to play Richard III in The Hollow Crown, to stopping the Nazis in his next film, The Imitation Game.

In The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch is Alan Turing, an English cryptanalyst attempting to decode the Nazis’ Enigma machine for the British during World War II. The film focuses on Turing and his colleagues’ work at Bletchley Park, where they attempt to break Nazi codes to turn the »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes Puts Production Company Up for Sale

5 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Neal Street Prods., the production company part-owned by “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes, has been put up for sale, a source close to the company has confirmed.

Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful,” is on the market for around £40 million ($63.8 million).

The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, who begins filming the 24th James Bond film next month, Pippa Harris, the former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling.

Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Jarhead,” which were both helmed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire,” which toplined Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.

Neal Street’s latest film project is an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books, as revealed exclusively in Variety.

As well as John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime, Neal Street’s TV credits »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes Puts Production Company Up for Sale

5 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Neal Street Prods., the production company part-owned by “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes, has been put up for sale, a source close to the company has confirmed.

Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful,” is on the market for around £40 million ($63.8 million).

The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, who begins filming the 24th James Bond film next month, Pippa Harris, the former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling.

Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Jarhead,” which were both helmed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire,” which toplined Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.

Neal Street’s latest film project is an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books, as revealed exclusively in Variety.

As well as John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime, Neal Street’s TV credits »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mark Rylance to Play 'The Bfg' for Steven Spielberg

27 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I may not have read any Beverly Cleary when I was a child, but Roald Dahl was a big part of my childhood. The book I connected with the most of his was The Bfg, which today remains one of my favorite books of all time. I still have the first copy of it I ever bought, with my last name sloppily written on it (I was a kid, my handwriting's gotten slightly better). I have been waiting for the chance to see this story on the big screen pretty much all of my life. I know there is a 1989 TV film version, but that is the small screen and, therefore, does not count. Well, Steven Spielberg will be the one to bring us the adaptation, and he has found his Big Friendly Giant in three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance. I, for one, could not be more thrilled with this decision. »

- Mike Shutt

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Benedict Cumberbatch working on mysterious new BBC project

17 October 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has teased a new Benedict Cumberbatch project.

An image on BBC One's Facebook page features the caption "Benedict Cumberbatch filming something special for BBC One and BBC Two. More details soon..."

Post by BBC One.

The first picture of Cumberbatch as Richard III in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has recently been released.

His fellow Sherlock star Andrew Scott also features in the all-star cast.

Cumberbatch stars as persecuted computing pioneer Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, which opens in the UK on November 14 and in the Us on November 21.

Cumberbatch recently shared his thoughts on the legacy of Turing, saying that if someone threatened his freedom to live as he chose he "would fight them to the death".

Watch a trailer for The Imitation Game below: »

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

2 October 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first picture of Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses has been released.

The actor - who is playing the lead role of Richard III in one of the channel's three new Shakespeare films - is seen on horseback in the first-look image.

BBC Two is working on three films as part of this second Hollow Crown series of Shakespeare's historical plays: Richard III and Henry VI in two parts.

Cumberbatch is joined in Richard III by Dame Judi Dench, after he personally asked the actress to join him on the project.

On Wednesday (October 1), it was announced that Cumberbatch's Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott will play King Louis in Henry VI and Richard III.

Michael Gambon, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are among the other stars who will appear in the upcoming films.

Cumberbatch will »

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in 'Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses'

1 October 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is mounting up as Richard III. The "Sherlock" star sports long locks as the English monarch in the first image from "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" (embedded below), a followup to 2012's BAFTA-winning BBC telefilms "The Hollow Crown." This new installment of Shakespeare adaptations will feature filmed versions of the playwright's first tetralogy of historical plays: "Henry VI, Part I," "Henry VI, Part II," "Henry VI, Part III" (the three of which will be released in two parts) and "Richard III." Principal photography on the films began Wednesday in the U.K. In addition to the image, a round of new cast members have been announced for the adaptations including Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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"Hollow Crown: War of Roses" Begins Production

1 October 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Principal photography is now underway on "The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses," the upcoming second set of telemovies based on Shakespeare's historical plays. Neal Street, Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen are producing the project for BBC Two with shooting to take place in locations around the UK.

The three film adaptations cover Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are already set for the project which will be transmitted on PBS.

Also announced today are Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.

The first official image is also out of actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in the production. You can see that below:

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- Garth Franklin

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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

1 October 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has begun on The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, a Neal Street co-production with Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen for BBC Two, filming in locations around the UK.

In the Us, the series will be transmitted on PBS by Great Performances, produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for Wnet.

Following an outstanding critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal bring the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare's History plays to the screen in three further filmed adaptations, Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III.

Assembling some of the UK's finest acting talent and, in addition to the stellar cast recently confirmed - Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge - new names revealed today are - Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, »

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'The Originals': Sebastian Roche talks season 2 secrets and Mikael's softer side

1 October 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

There is only one name that strikes genuine fear into the heart of Klaus Mikaelson: Mikael. When Mikael first entered the third season of The Vampire Diaries, he was known as the vampire who hunted vampires. It was then pieced together that he was much more than that. He was the father of the Original family. And with that discovery came baggage. Years before, when Mikael discovered that his wife had cheated on him with a werewolf and that Klaus was not his biological son, Mikael had cast Klaus aside, labeling him "an abomination." And when Mikael helped Esther turn their family into vampires, »

- Samantha Highfill

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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls

1 October 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In celebration of the newly released film The Boxtrolls, Sir Ben Kingsley sat down with a small group of press to talk about his voice over work,  and his new project Learning To Drive. Check it out below!

A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

You haven’t done much voice work before, »

- Melissa Howland

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Hair Is All Untamed Again, Just the Way We Like It, for His Role as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

1 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Thumbs up all around! Adding to the excitement, as if any needed to be added, Cumberbatch is starring opposite Sherlock nemesis Moriarity—aka Irish thesp Andrew Scott—as King Louis in the production from Carnival/NBCUniversal, Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions and Thirteen. Judi Dench, Tom Sturridge, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Sally HawkinsMichael Gambon, Keeley HawesPhilip Glenister and Jason Watkins round out the none-too-shabby cast. And for those keeping track of the Sherlock cast's dalliances with Shakespeare in the off-season: Martin Freeman, the Watson to Benedict's titular sleuth, starred in Richard III this summer on »

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