2 items from 2012
In September last year, we reported that the most famous postman in Christendom would make the leap, or rather pleasant drive, to the silver screen in Postman Pat: You Know You’Re The One. It’s a surprising title, and will presumably be abbreviated to PP3D, as Greendale and all its residents will be animated in three glorious dimensions.
The name refers to the talent contest in which Pat participates, where our hero sings it louder, sings it clearer. For this, Take That’s lead man will provide the crooning, while Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing) will be delivering his voice for Pat the rest of the time. The X Factor judge will record several songs with a posty theme for the soundtrack, such as ‘Wait a Minute, »
- John Sharp
Three weeks after its release, The Woman in Black has claimed a remarkable achievement: it is by some distance the most successful homegrown horror film ever released in Britain.
Equally significantly, perhaps, it marks the transition of the Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe – playing the lead role of widowed solicitor Arthur Kipps – from one of the most successful, well paid child stars of all time to something approaching a grown-up acting career.
For all the fame and money the bespectacled Hogwarts schoolboy has brought Radcliffe over the eight-film franchise, he could provide a straitjacket for the 22-year-old actor. Radcliffe's Potter co-stars, Emma Watson, 21, and Rupert Grint, 23, face a near-identical dilemma. All three spent their teenage years in front of the cameras, becoming solidly identified with a single character. »
- Andrew Pulver
2 items from 2012
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