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Tointon sisters join cast of Mr Selfridge

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The Selfridge children are all grown up in the third series of Mr Selfridge, which picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I.

In the new series which is about to start filming in London, the role of Harry’s eldest daughter, Rosalie, (played by Poppy Lee Friar in Series 1 and 2) is taken over by Kara Tointon. Kara (represented by Curtis Brown) played Dawn Swann in Eastenders for four years and won Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.

Kara’s real-life sister, Hannah Tointon, plays her rebellious sister, Violette in a move that sees the sisters acting together for the first time. 26 year old Hannah (represented by Independent Talent) played Katy Fox in Hollyoaks and more recently starred in Switch on ITV2 and BBC's The Hour.

In the new ten-episode series Rosalie is set to marry the handsome son of trouble-making Russian princess Marie, played by Zoe Wanamaker. Serge
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Where are they now? Five female faces who disappeared from our screens

David Dimbleby is still at the helm of Question Time and John Humphrys presents Today but their female peers have vanished

Just 18% of on-air presenters in their over 50s are women, new figures have revealed. So while David Dimbleby, 74, chairs Question Time, Jeremy Paxman, 63, fronts Newsnight and John Humphrys, 69, presents the Today programme, what has happened to their female counterparts of a similar age? Here's where five famous faces from a few years ago – aged from 61 to 73 – are now:

Selina Scott

The former breakfast TV favourite relocated to Yorkshire to set up a goat-wool farm when she left full-time broadcasting. The 61-year-old won £250,000 from Channel 5 after successfully suing the Richard Desmond-owned broadcaster for ageism.

A campaigner for Age UK, Scott was last on TV on Sky Arts, where she presented a five-part documentary series Treasure Houses of Britain in 2011 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull
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Jeremy Piven Period Drama ‘Mr Selfridge’ Gets Second-Season Order From UK’s ITV

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At a PBS TCA panel last month, Mr Selfridge creator Andrew Davies said that while no decision had been made on a second season, he’d already written the first episodes and was “very confident” of a renewal. He had reason to be. ITV today commissioned 10 more hourlong episodes of the period drama that stars Jeremy Piven as entrepreneur and department store revolutionary Harry Selfridge. Shooting starts in April in Greater London and Kent for a 2014 airdate that will coincide with the centenary of World War I. The first season kicks off on PBS next month. Since launching on ITV in January, the show has a consolidated average audience of 8.5M and drew 9.4M to its peak episode. The second season will be set in 1914, just ahead of the Great War, and will add new castmembers. Also, joining Davies as lead writers will be Kate Brooke (Case Sensitive, Making Of
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Merlin: The Kindness Of Strangers Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Lo and behold, the end is truly approaching. If ever there were a time for the doom-laden nature of the fifth and final season of Merlin to reach its crux, the tenth instalment- The Kindness Of Strangers- is it, and thankfully the writers of the show make good on their promises to keep things dark and foreboding. Here, we have ominous hints at what’s to come for everyone’s favourite warlock, the Once and Future King and of course the druid Knight who can by no means be trusted. Was it another ground-breaking step forward as The Disir was a few weeks back? No, but there were still a few worthwhile surprises.

One thing’s for sure- right from the off, the culmination of the ‘Puppet Queen’ arc allowed for a stronger and more cohesive narrative. We moved back to the central arc of this season,
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Mirren surprised over best body title - Realbollywood.com News

Mirren surprised over best body title - Realbollywood.com News
London, Sep 22: Veteran actress Dame Helen Mirren, who has topped the best body poll, says the title made her 'feel great' but she isn't worthy of it.

'The kindness of strangers. I don't know how that happened because it's absolutely not true, if you know what I mean. It was very, very sweet and very gratefully received, I have to say. You know, it made me feel great... for about five hours, and then I looked at myself and thought, 'No... No',' contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

The 66-year-old star topped the poll voted for by members of British gym chain La Fitness. Mirren beat the likes of supermodel Elle Macpherson, Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Brook.

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Mirren's Shock At Best Body Title

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Mirren's Shock At Best Body Title
Dame Helen Mirren has expressed her shock at landing the Best Body in Showbiz title in a new poll.

The veteran star, 66, beat younger stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Brook to top the new survey compiled by U.K. gym chain La Fitness last month.

Supermodel Elle Macpherson came in second, while Brook, Lopez and British singer Cheryl Cole rounded out the top five.

Mirren admits the accolade made her "feel great" - but the actress is adamant she isn't worthy of the title.

She tells WENN, "The kindness of strangers. I don't know how that happened because it's absolutely not true, if you know what I mean.

"It was very, very sweet and very gratefully received, I have to say. You know, it made me feel great... for about five hours, and then I looked at myself and thought, 'No... No!'"

Bringing It To The People, The Badass Way: No Distrib, No Festivals, A Lot Of Help & Support

How do you do it? If the mainstream industry and the mainstream festivals are not responding to your work, does it mean there's no audience or community for you work? Hell, No! You just have to bring it to where they are. It might be hard. It might be grueling. And it will be brutal, but it can be done. Filmmaker Bob Ray guest posts today to show us all how it is done. He has hit the road couch surfing and community building. The kindness of strangers can be key but nothing is more so than being true to…
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Best Shot: "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Hit Me With Your Best Shot continues with A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). This week's film was chosen in light of the Tennessee Williams Centennial, the great writer's 100th anniversary is this weekend. If this is your first "best shot," partipicants are asked to watch a film, and select its best shot (or their favorite, natch) and post it, with or without an accompanying essay.

Stanley: Yknow there are some men that are took in by this Hollywood glamour stuff and some men that just aren't.

Blanche: I'm sure you belong in the second category.

Stanley: That's right.

Blanche: I cannot imagine any witch of a woman casting a spell over you.

Stanley: That's right.

Elia Kazan's masterful adaptation of Tennessee Williams happens to be, by a significant margin, the best film version of any of his work. It moves more elegantly around Hollywood's censorship of then risque material than
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Tonight's TV highlights: The Kindness Of Strangers | True Blood | Treme | The Only Gay On The Estate? | Hidden Treasures Of Indian Art | Friday Night Dinner

The Kindness Of Strangers | True Blood | Treme | The Only Gay On The Estate? | Hidden Treasures Of Indian Art | Friday Night Dinner

The Kindness Of Strangers

7.30pm, BBC4

The life of André Previn has been captured on film elsewhere – Lillian Birnbaum's A Bridge Between Two Worlds was broadcast last year during the Proms. There's plenty of material to go round, however. Tony Palmer's 1998 documentary, The Kindness Of Strangers, reflects on Previn's eventful past as the indefatigable composer, nearing his 70th birthday, wrangled the world premiere of his first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire. From first rehearsal to opening night, from Vienna to San Francisco, this is an intimate portrait of one of the most versatile and energetic musical forces of our time. Andrew Mueller

True Blood

10pm, FX

After losing its way somewhat – the werewolves, in particular, have hit a dud note this season – True Blood is temporarily back on track,
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SOAPnet Thanksgiving Marathons: 90210 & Jason Morgan

You’ve cooked the turkey, stuffed yourself with stuffing and done the dishes. Now, come get filled up on SOAPnet's Thanksgiving marathons. On Thursday night, start your feast with six classic episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, featuring Thanksgiving-themed episodes. The marathon starts at 6 p.m. Et/Pt On Thursday, November 25.

General Hospital's Jason Morgan has made his ubiquitous black t-shirt one of the most famous fashion statements on television. Fans love him in it…almost as much as they love him out of it. Tune in on “Black Friday” for five hours of favorite Jason episodes in “Black T-Shirt Friday: A Jason Morgan Marathon” from 7 p.m.-12Am On Friday, November 26.

Thanksgiving Day "Holiday in the Hills" episodes airing Thursday, November 25 include:

6 p.m. – Beverly Hills 90210 Episode #1993-064 - “The Kindness of Strangers”- Brandon surprises his family when he brings a homeless veteran home for Thanksgiving dinner.

7 p.
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'Three Rivers' and 'Cold Case' Nov. 22 Preview

In "Three Rivers", the wife of a billionaire suffers the consequences after a setback leaves her without a new liver and her husband resorts to buying one on the black market. Meanwhile, a friend from Andy's past resurfaces.

In "Cold Case", the team reopens a 1983 case, originally investigated by Stillman, of a teenage Chinese-American who was slain before he could obtain justice for his girlfriend who was killed by one of many bullets unleashed at a festival by Chinese gang members.

The "Rivers" episode is called "The Kindness of Strangers". Kevin Rahm and Heather Mazur guest star as John and Tracey Allen, the billionaire couple. Meanwhile, the "Case" episode is simply called "Chinatown" and it lines-up a number of guest stars including Kemp Lee, Raymond Ma, Gina Chai, Irene Tsu, Johnny Wu and Taya Rogers.

Three Rivers

Cold Case
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Police Break Up Darth Vader's Porn Film

Actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in "Star Wars," was interrupted by police officers during the filming of his new action thriller. According to Metro, the officers responded to a report that a porn film was being shot, but ended up walking into a scene that included dramatic dialogue and a bunch of fully-clothed actors. Apparently neighbors jumped to the wrong conclusion after seeing a camera and lighting equipment being taken into the bungalow home that was being used as a set. One film crew member said: "It was hilarious to see a bunch of policemen enter the bungalow expecting to see a porn film carrying on. When the officers saw two dressed actors talking, they looked quite disappointed. The curtain twitchers certainly have a vivid imagination." The movie is called "The Kindness of Strangers" and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next year.
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Police Mistake Darth Vader's Latest Film For A Porno

Darth Vader in a porno? No way! Seriously, no way. According to the U.K..s Metro, David Prowse, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films had a run-in with the police while working on another film. Neighbors were under the impression that a porn film was being made in a Newhall, Staffordshire bungalow after seeing camera and lighting equipment being brought into the home. The police addressed their concerns and raided the home as the cast filmed a dramatic scene of Deborah Hadfield.s The Kindness of Strangers, which is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next year. An unnamed crew member said "It was hilarious to see a bunch of policemen enter the bungalow expecting to see a porn film carrying on. When the officers saw two dressed actors talking, they looked quite disappointed." The police may be calling the
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Prowse 'porn' set 'raided by police'

The set for a new film starring Star Wars actor David Prowse was reportedly raided by police after it was alleged that a pornographic film was being shot on the premises. The bungalow in Newhall, Staffordshire was being used to film scenes for The Kindness Of Strangers, which is being directed by Deborah Hadfield, OriginalBristol reports. One crew member said: "It was hilarious to see a bunch of policemen enter the bungalow expecting to see a porn film carrying on. "When the officers saw two dressed actors talking, they looked quite disappointed. The curtain-twitchers certainly (more)
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