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Imogen Thomas: 'Tina Malone is a mother figure'

31 December 2011 5:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Imogen Thomas has revealed that Tina Malone supported her through the Ryan Giggs scandal. The Big Brother star said the Shameless actress became a "mother figure" and prevented her from turning to alcohol after receiving death threats. "Tina's been a mother figure for me," Thomas told the Daily Star. "She's got strong opinions, which I value, and I feel like she has really helped me land back on my feet." The pair met while filming a celebrity version of Come Dine With Me. "Lovely girls like Imogen fall for footballers (more) »

- By Colin Daniels

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‘Shameless’ Cast’s R-Rated Christmas Carol

17 December 2011 4:19 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The cast of Showtime’s drama series Shameless is getting into the holiday spirit while staying true to the irreverent spirit of the show. The actors have recorded a non-pc Christmas carol, with music and lyrics by star William H. Macy, who also plays the ukulele. The song showcases the music talents of co-star Emmy Rossum, a trained opera singer. The clip was created to promote the upcoming Season 2 of Shameless, which premieres on January 8. »


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Meet the star of Just Henry

15 December 2011 12:32 PM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Screenterrier reported back in August on the young cast of new ITV drama Just Henry. The family drama will be shown at 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Sunday 18th December on ITV1.

Based on the novel by Michelle Magorian set just after the second World War, the story follows Henry’s struggle to come to terms with the death of his war-hero father, before his father dramatically returns alive and soon reveals himself to be less than worthy of hero status.

Seventeen year old Josh Bolt (represented by Curtis Brown) from Liverpool, leads a prestigious cast in ITV1’s new drama Just Henry.

Josh began his acting career at the age of thirteen when he was cast in a theatre production of, Much Ado about Nothing. In 2009 he starred in the multi award winning feature film The Be All and End All. Shortly after this he performed alongside Aaron Johnson »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Optimum/Studio Picks Up 'Charlie Casanova'

28 November 2011 7:00 AM, PST | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

The winners of the Light In Motion awards for Best Irish short, best international short, best animation and best documentary were announced at the closing of the 24th Foyle Film Festival last night in Derry. 'Downpour' was awarded the award for Best Irish Short. Starring Muireann Bird (Eamon) and Cian Barry (Doctors, Shameless), the short is an ode to Ireland and to Irish rain. The short was directed by Claire Dix (Free Chips Forever!) produced by Nodlag Houlihan of Zucca Films and filmed by Piers McGrail (Kelly & Victor). »

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McAvoy Can't Watch New U.S. Shameless

21 November 2011 12:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

British actor James McAvoy switched off the U.S. remake of his TV show Shameless after deciding it was "too strange" to watch another actor deliver lines he once improvised.

McAvoy landed his big break with his role in the U.K. drama and started a real-life relationship with his character Steve McBride's love interest, played by actress Anne-Marie Duff, who is now his wife.

The show has since been rebooted for U.S. audiences but McAvoy admits it is too "strange" for him to watch Canadian actor Justin Chatwin in his place.

He says, "My wife and I must have watched about 10 minutes of the very first episode and it was kinda freaky, so we decided not to watch anymore.

"It was too strange watching people do lines that we ad-libbed that weren't even in the script. It was just stuff that we would improvise. When my character, Steve, dropped his pants, bared his a*s and slapped his bum in the face of a bouncer, that wasn't in the script. I did that on the night. And yet, there it is in this new series. It's really, really strange. It was the same director, as well." »

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James McAvoy Taks Arthur Christmas, Danny Boyle’s Trance, the X-men: First Class Sequel, Showtime’s Shameless, Filth and More

19 November 2011 7:15 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In the animated family film Arthur Christmas, hitting theaters on November 23rd, actor James McAvoy voices Arthur, the awkward but enthusiastic youngest son to Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent). When the ultra-high-tech Christmas gift delivery system fails, missing one child out of hundreds of millions, Arthur embarks on a rogue mission, with the help of his rather naughty Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) and a giftwrapping-obsessed elf (Ashley Jensen), to deliver the last present before Christmas morning. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, James McAvoy talked about his desire to want to do more films for kids because they’re the best audience around, that he responded to the integrity and humor in the story, the challenge of voicing a character that is always so enthusiastic and nice, and that, if given the choice, he would likely go with the simple and classic ways of doing things versus the high-tech ones. He »

- Christina Radish

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Robert Sheehan, Olivia Colman join 'Accused' series two

17 November 2011 2:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Sheehan and Sheridan Smith are among the stars who have signed up to appear in the second series of BBC One's drama Accused. The show, created by Jimmy McGovern, will return with four more episodes next year. The first instalment stars former Shameless actress Anne-Marie Duff and Peep Show's Olivia Colman as mothers determined to do the right thing in a fight against crime. The sons will be played by Waterloo Road's Oliver Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who has appeared in movies such as Love Actually and Nanny McPhee. (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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House of Lies First Look: Kristen Bell Braves Shark-Infested Waters

31 October 2011 9:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s your first look at the key art for Showtime’s highly anticipated new Don Cheadle-Kristen Bell comedy House of Lies, bowing Sunday, Jan. 8 after the Season 2 premiere of Shameless.

The series, based on Martin Kihn’s hit tell-all book How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, revolves around dueling corporate management consulting firms. The cast also includes Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri and Glynn Turman.

My snappy judgement: Jaws is a little too close to Kb for my comfort. Thoughts?


- Michael Ausiello

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Stone Roses film casting update

30 October 2011 7:56 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Screenterrier posted back in July about the open casting call in Manchester for the upcoming feature Spike Island.

Elliott Tittensor (represented by Curtis Brown) from Manchester, who plays Carl Gallagher in Shameless, and Matthew McNulty (soon to be seen in the new series of Misfits) will star in the feature written by Chris Coghill and directed by Mat Whitecross.

Based on the Stone Roses’ most iconic performance, the film focuses on a group of young estate boys who have formed their own indie rock band and travel to see their favourite band’s iconic 1990 Spike Island gig.

The band has given permission to use their music for the film, which is set to shoot between March - April 2012.


- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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What To Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for October 24th

24 October 2011 3:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well it’s the start of another week, so you know what that means – yet more DVD and Blu-ray releases hit the high street, ready and waiting to swallow up all your hard-earned cash! Not as many Halloween-themed releases this week but no matter, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, October 24th 2011.

Pick Of The Week

Mother’s Day (DVD/Blu-ray)

After a bank robbery goes seriously wrong, three sadistic, bloodthirsty, criminal brothers find themselves on the run. Their childhood home seems like the safest place to hide out. But a few things have changed, their mother has been evicted and the house is now occupied by a young couple and their birthday guests. Taken hostage, the new owners and friends are forced to endure a night of blood-drenched hell. Because mother’s coming home to roost and her maternal instincts involve extreme torture and a taste for terror. »

- Phil

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Game Of Thrones: Season 2: Full List of New Characters/Actors

16 October 2011 2:00 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Full listing of Game of Thrones Season 2 New Characters and Actors. Major and minor characters for Game of Thrones: Season 2 have been casting for months now. We have compiled a list of them all from different sources so that you will know what characters will be in Season 2 of HBO‘s Game of Thrones and who would be playing them. There are major spoilers below, especially if you have not read the A Song of Ice and Fire books so be warned. I personally have only shimmed over the detailed information below as I want characters and their motivations kept in shadow as much as possible. The list will be updated when new characters are cast so you might want to bookmark this page.

We previously posted on casting for Season 2 of Game of Thrones here: Game of Thrones: Season 2 Casts Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane, »

- filmbook

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Why the north is the home of British television comedy

12 October 2011 3:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The director of BBC North on why British television comedy – from Open All Hours to Phoenix Nights to Benidorm – has its roots and its future in the north

"Hello, my darlings." The first television words I ever remember. Spoken by the pint-sized comic Charlie Drake. It could easily have been Captain Mainwaring's "stupid boy", courtesy of the immortal Arthur Lowe or something from Hylda Baker. And let's not forget that other Hilda, Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden – my nomination for the funniest performance on British television for 50 years.

Catchphrases and comics lit up my childhood and now the BBC is searching for the next generation of comedy artists. And the north is a great place to start looking. When we think of great, iconic comedic talent, a whole host of northern names immediately spring to mind. From classic entertainers such as Morecambe and Wise, Les Dawson, Russ Abbott and Cannon and Ball »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, New Girl, Gossip Girl, Vamp Diaries, CSI, Castle, Bones and More!

11 October 2011 4:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Is Glee going the Shelby/Puck route? Suspicions were elevated when Fox released that “Pot o’ Gold” promo. —Lulu

Ausiello: I’ll say this: At the end of the next original episode on Nov. 1, there is a very bold interaction between the two. Very bold.

Question: I was wondering if you can give any insight into what is going to be happening with Mercedes on Glee now that she’s the only person not in New Directions? »

- Michael Ausiello

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New Release: Shameless: Season One DVD/Blu-ray

7 October 2011 4:07 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Release Date: Dec. 27, 2011

Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray $49.99

Studio: Warner Home Video

It's all in the family for William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum (r.) in Shameless: The Complete First Season.

Premium cable channel Showtime’s critically acclaimed television comedy-drama series Shameless: The Complete First Season has some seriously respectable lineage—it’s executive produced by John Wells, who’s projects include such TV smashes as ER and The West Wing.

Shameless stars William H. Macy (The Lincoln Lawyer) as the South side of Chicago’s Frank Gallagher, a proud, working-class patriarch to a motley brood of six smart, spirited and independent kids who, in all honesty, would probably be better off without him. In Frank’s booze-addled view, parenting just eats into his hard-earned, bar-crawling and carousing time — so he leaves it up to eldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera) to hold down the fort. »

- Laurence

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2011 PollyGrind: Official Lineup

6 October 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 2nd annual PollyGrind assaults Las Vegas during an epic length film festival that runs Oct. 8-17 at Theatre 7 with enough sleaze and violence to make Sin City residents feel right at home.

Actually, the fest does open up on the 7th with a concert at Neon Venus with local acts like Monster Zero, Creepersin and many more.

However, the film portion of the fest opens on the 8th with Stuart Simpson‘s acclaimed Australian gorefest El Monstro Del Mar!, one of the best Russ Meyer/Roger Corman mash-ups with a Down Under twist. Read the Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film review of this gem here.

Other Bad Lit favorites in the lineup are Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson‘s The Taint, which is still completely grossing out audiences on the festival circuit, and The Uh-Oh Show, the splatter-filled horror comedy by the Godfather of Gore himself Herschell Gordon Lewis. »

- Mike Everleth

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Blu-ray Review: Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in Patriot Games & Clear And Present Danger

4 October 2011 11:42 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

As the star of two of the most successful film franchises of the ‘80s, Harrison Ford was the obvious choice to take on the role of Jack Ryan for director Phillip Noyce’s Patriot Games, released on Blu-ray last week. Following on from Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of the character in The Hunt For Red October, where Ryan was very much a supporting role to Sean Connery’s Russian submarine captain, producers required a more bankable star to fill Ryan’s boots for a story focussing more on Ryan and his family as he takes on a terrorist splinter group.

Based on Tom Clancy’s international best-seller, Patriot Games follows former CIA analyst Jack Ryan as he travels to London for a vacation with his wife (Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction) and child (Thora Birch, American Beauty). Meeting his family outside Buckingham Palace, Ryan is caught in the middle of a »

- Chris Wright

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What's Your Number? Movie Review

1 October 2011 2:33 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: What’s Your Number? Director: Mark Mylod (TV’s ‘Entourage,’ ‘Shameless’) Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evans and Blythe Danner (‘Little Fockers’) Sometimes people have to go through multiple choices to find the best fit for them. Much like her character Ally Darling in the new romantic comedy ‘What’s Your Number?,’ Anna Faris broke society expectation to do what was right for her. While Ally dated the wrong men just to find someone society would approve of, the actress continuously took on ditzy characters that the public has come to recognize her for playing. But both Ally and Faris both finally stood up for themselves and went after what made them happy. »

- karen

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Brendan Muldowney's 'Love Eternal' Wraps Shooting in Cork

29 September 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Principal photography has begun on Irish / Luxembourg / Dutch / Japanese co-production 'Love Eternal'. The new feature began filming on location in Cobh, County Cork in late August and production has moved Luxembourg, where it is due to finish in two weeks time. Cast in the feature include Dutch actor Robert de Hoog (Skin, Met Donker Thuis), Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Burke and Hare), UK actress Amanda Ryan (Elizabeth, Shameless) and Irish actor Declan Conlon (The Tudors, Fair City). »

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Shameless nearly shames Big Brother

28 September 2011 8:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel 4 drama's 100th episode picks up 1.3 million viewers, neck and neck with Channel 5 reality show

The 100th episode of Channel 4's Shameless pulled in 1.3 million viewers, neck and neck with Channel 5's Big Brother. What would Frank Gallagher have to say about that?

Paul Abbott returned to the show he created to write the landmark episode, which drew a 9% share of the audience between 10pm and 11.45pm on Tuesday.

Its audience rose to 1.42 million when Channel 4 +1 is taken into account.

Big Brother drew 1.36 million viewers, a 7.9% share, between 10pm and 11pm on Channel 5.

Shameless began on Channel 4 on 13 January 2004 – a "seven-part drama" we said at the time – with 2.3 million viewers. It launched on the same night as Nip/Tuck on Sky1. Here's what the critics said about Shameless back then.

Oven ready ratings

The Great British Bake Off proved a winning recipe for BBC2 with 3.89 million viewers, »

- John Plunkett

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TV highlights 27/09/2011

26 September 2011 4:41 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Gok's Clothes Roadshow | Regimental Stories | Shameless | True Stories: Up In Smoke | Mark Lawson Talks To Dame Diana Rigg | What's The Point Of Religion?

Gok's Clothes Roadshow: Get The Look For Less

8pm, Channel 4

Evidently we're never going to shake the after-effects of this latest recession, so in his new series, Gok Wan – armed with a pop-up catwalk – goes in search of the cheapest on-trend outfits, some for as little as £50. He also plans to analyse which brands offer the best value for money, though we do hope he's checking the provenance of some of that cheaply stitched clobber. Candice Carty-Williams

Regimental Stories

8.30pm, BBC4

This series sets out to profile five different regiments of the British army, illuminating their diverse histories and often quirky cultures. Tonight's episode focuses on the famous Parachute Regiment, whose history begins in 1940, when Winston Churchill demanded the formation of an elite airborne infantry corps for service in Europe. »

- Andrew Mueller, Martin Skegg, Ben Arnold, John Robinson

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