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Jimmy McGovern announces Australian convict drama Banished

12 March 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Russell Tovey will star alongside MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and David Wenham in the BBC drama about a group of convicts in 18th-century Australia

Jimmy McGovern has defined his own brand of humanistic British crime drama with Cracker, The Lakes and Accused – now he turns his attentions to the former colonies. His next BBC drama is Banished, set in 18th-century Australia and centered on the lives of a group of convicts.

A BBC statement describes the series as exploring "the lives, loves, relationships and battle for survival of a group of convicts, the soldiers who guard them and the men who govern them in the early days of this settlement". It stars Russell Tovey, known for his roles in Him & Her and The History Boys as well as current HBO gay drama Looking, playing a convict who struggles on his arrival at the penal colony. He forms bonds with other »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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'Doctor Who' Season 8: Steve Thompson, Phil Ford confirmed as writers

8 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

This month's "Doctor Who Magazine" has confirmed that Steve Thompson will be contributing to the latest series of "Doctor Who." 

Thompson has written for the last two series of the show, penning 2011's "The Curse of The Black Spot" and 2013's "Journey to the Centre of the Tardis," as well as serving as one of the triumvirate of writers for Sherlock with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

For series 8, he will write episode 5, directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Also overseen by Mackinnon - director of 2008's "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky" and 2012's "The Power of Three" - is episode 4. It will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat and is set to introduce The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink, Clara's colleague from Coal Hill School. 

Moffat has also written episode 1, which will see Peter Capaldi's first full appearance as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the return of the Paternoster Gang, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Richard Griffiths: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars

2 March 2014 7:56 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor who played Withnail and I's Uncle Monty remembered at Oscar ceremony after death last year

• Xan Brooks liveblogs the ceremony

• Full list of winners as they're announced

The Oscars paid tribute to Richard Griffiths, the veteran British actor who died last year - devoting part of its traditional In Memoriam section to the star of The History Boys and Withnail and I.

Griffiths' film career began slowly, with small parts in British films such as It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet and Chariots of Fire. After a string of roles of gradually increasing size he was cast as Uncle Monty in Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I, a character that earned up permanent cult status. He subsequently began to gain roles in Hollywood films, such as Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. As well as playing Harry Potter's uncle Vernon »

- Andrew Pulver

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Guest Casting for Doctor Who Series 8 Confirmed

26 February 2014 6:51 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

While all eyes have been on brand new male companion Samuel Anderson (The History Boys) who’ll be playing Coal Hill School teacher Danny Pink – there were a couple of new names added to the illustrious list of guest stars to grace Doctor Who. As the next block of filming commenced it was confirmed that

The post Guest Casting for Doctor Who Series 8 Confirmed appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Andrew Reynolds

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Doctor Who: 5 Opportunities Afforded By The Newest Companion

25 February 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This week, Doctor Who fans got some welcome news: the show has added a new companion to accompany Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Clara Oswald throughout Series 8. Back when The Day of the Doctor aired, it was rumored that Tom, a character who made a brief appearance at the beginning of the episode, might be added to the cast of Series 8. As it turns out, that rumor wasn’t too far off the mark. While the character of Tom won’t be reappearing, someone new will indeed be joining the Who-niverse for the foreseeable future…or past, or whatever. It’s all very vague and timey-wimey.

In any case: Samuel Anderson (The History Boys) has been cast as Danny Pink, a fellow teacher at the Coal Hill School alongside Clara Oswald. Unlike some other members of the cast, Anderson has never before appeared on Doctor Who or any of its various spinoffs, »

- Matthew Hurd

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Doctor Who thing: new sort-of companion(?) announced

25 February 2014 6:01 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

The BBC has announced that a new face is hopping aboard the Tardis:

Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, Emmerdale) is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to millions of viewers for the first time. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches.

On joining the show Samuel Anderson said: ‘I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to show people how my »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Samuel Anderson Joins "Doctor Who"

24 February 2014 5:45 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Peter Capaldi's new Doctor is about to get another companion, albeit part time. "The History Boys" and "Emmerdale" star Samuel Anderson has been set to join the upcoming eighth series of "Doctor Who".

Anderson will play the recurring role of Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches.

Filming recently began on the fourth episode of the new series which is scheduled to go to air later this year.

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- Garth Franklin

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Samuel Anderson joins Doctor Who as new companion Danny Pink

24 February 2014 1:14 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When Doctor Who returns to our screens, not only will we be getting a new-look Doctor in Peter Capaldi's Twelfth incarnation of the Time-Lord, but we'll also be getting another companion, with Samuel Anderson (The History Boys) adding to the former Emmerdale contingent by joining the cast as Danny Pink, a fellow teacher with Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) at Coal Hill School.

"I was so excited to join Doctor Who, I wanted to jump and click my heels but I was scared I might not come down before filming started," states Anderson. "It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo."

Filming is currently underway on the eighth series of NuWho and »

- Gary Collinson

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Doctor Who Adds New Cast Member

24 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

You may recall that we told you back on December 2 that there were rumors about a potential second companion for Peter Capaldi‘s Doctor Who, and that he might be a teacher from the school where Clara works. At the time the talk was that it would be Tom, the man who brought the Doctor’s message to Clara in her classroom at the beginning of the 50th anniversary special.

Today, the BBC has announced that there will indeed be another cast member in the new season, and he will be a teacher at Clara’s school. It isn’t Tom, however, and he may not be an additional companion, as they aren’t saying so, yet. Here’s a first look at Samuel Anderson, who’ll be playing Danny Pink, followed by the press release (quick reminder: in the UK, a TV season is called a ‘series’):

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- Erin Willard

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Samuel Anderson: Who exactly is Doctor Who's newest star?

24 February 2014 9:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Samuel Anderson was recently announced as the newest addition to the Doctor Who family.

Set to play teacher Danny Pink, Anderson will have a recurring role in the upcoming eighth series of the show, which will also mark Peter Capaldi's debut as the new Doctor.

To celebrate Doctor Who's new arrival, we at Digital Spy thought that we would bring you all there is to know about the Whovian man of the moment.

Samuel Anderson was born in 1984 and is best known for his role as police officer Ross Kirk in Emmerdale.

Anderson played the copper from 2007 to 2009, and despite his relatively brief time on the soap his character managed to cause quite a stir with storylines including affairs with Donna Dingle, drink-driving and being charged and imprisoned for a murder that he did not commit.

During his time on Emmerdale farm, Anderson also made a handful of »

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TV Casting News: Laz Alonzo, Cedric Yarbrough, Samuel Anderson, B.J. Britt

24 February 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The latest TV casting news you should know...  Laz Alonso (Deception, Jumping the Broom) has been added to the cast of NBC's The Mysteries of Laura. Based on a popular Spanish series, the hourlong project stars NBC alum Debra Messing as Laura, a homicide detective navigating life and love. Alonso co-stars as Billy, her partner in crime.  Samuel Anderson (The History Boys) joins Series 8 of Doctor Who, which introduces Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Anderson has a recurring role as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches.  On joining the show Anderson said, "[Doctor Who] is a quintessential part of »

- Jai Tiggett

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Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who as Danny Pink: Meet the New Coal Hill School Teacher

24 February 2014 8:07 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Samuel Anderson, prepare to meet the Doctor! Anderson will recur as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where the Doctor's companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), also teaches.  "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it," Anderson said in a statement. "It's an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!" Anderson's other credits include The History Boys and Gavin & »

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‘History Boys’ Samuel Anderson Joining ‘Doctor Who’ In Recurring Role

24 February 2014 5:27 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Doctor Who is getting a new addition — and going back to school. Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) is joining the cast for series 8 which also introduces Peter Capaldi as the newest incarnation of the Time Lord. Anderson will play recurring character Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. Head writer and exec producer Steven Moffat said today, “For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the Tardis.” The school was the setting of much of the first Doctor Who episode, An Unearthly Child, broadcast in November 1963. In that episode, two teachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, accompanied the first Doctor, William Hartnell. (Among its other appearances, the school also came up in the 50th anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor.) Shooting started recently on episode 4 of the new series »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Samuel Anderson Joins Doctor Who for Peter Capaldi's Inaugural Series

24 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The BBC has confirmed that The History Boys and "Emmerdale" star Samuel Anderson has been tapped to join the next upcoming series of "Doctor Who." You can read the full press release below to get all the details. Rising star Samuel Anderson is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character in Series 8, which will also introduce Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.  Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. On joining the show Samuel Anderson said: "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started!" He continued: »

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Samuel Anderson Announced As New ‘Doctor Who’ Casting!

24 February 2014 3:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New character alert! It’s something you initially forget about when a new Doctor comes into town and while we wait to see Peter Capaldi’s first outing, we’ve got the announcement that Samuel Anderson is set to join series 8 of Doctor Who as a reoccurring character.

You’ll know Anderson best from The History Boys, Emmerdale and Gavin & Stacey plus numerous TV roles and we’re always happy to see a new face on-board. He’s set to star alongside Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald at Coal Hill School where he’ll play Danny Pink. Samuel had the following to say about his new role:

“I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. »

- Dan Bullock

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Doctor Who casts Emmerdale's Samuel Anderson as new recurring character

24 February 2014 1:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Samuel Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who.

The Emmerdale actor will play a recurring character in the upcoming eighth series, which introduces Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor.

Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher who works alongside Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) at Coal Hill School.

The actor said of joining the show: "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started

"It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"

Writer and producer Steven Moffat added: "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the Tardis. »

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Doctor Who: new series 8 regular announced

24 February 2014 12:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 24 Feb 2014 - 08:38

Samuel Anderson has joined the cast of Doctor Who's eighth series as new character, teacher Danny Pink...

The BBC has announced a new recurring character for Doctor Who's eighth series: Clara's Coal Hill School colleague, Danny Pink. 

The History Boys and Gavin & Stacey actor Samuel Anderson is to play the role of teacher Mr Pink (which, context considered, is probably not a Steve Buscemi reference). Here's what Anderson had to say about joining the series:

"I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It’s a quintessential part of British culture and I can’t believe I’m part of it. It’s an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can’t wait to »

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BAFTAs: James Gandolfini, Richard Griffiths snubbed from in memoriam

17 February 2014 2:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Gandolfini, Richard Griffiths and Roger Lloyd Pack were omitted from the BAFTAs in memoriam segment last night (February 16).

The montage paid tribute to the stars and film industry professionals who passed away over the last 12 months, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker, Peter O'Toole and Shirley Temple.

Gandolfini, who has been posthumously nominated for awards at the SAGs and Independent Spirit Awards this year for Enough Said, was the most high-profile absentee.

The actor, best known for his role in HBO drama The Sopranos, appeared in more than 30 feature films including True Romance, In the Loop and Zero Dark Thirty.

Griffiths played Vernon Dursley in five Harry Potter instalments and also appeared in Withnail & I and The History Boys.

Only Fools and Horses actor Lloyd Pack was also a Potter veteran, starring as Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His other film credits include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy »

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Weekend TV Review: Give These Shows a Medal!

14 February 2014 7:34 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

While the Olympians continue to dominate the TV spotlight in Sochi, another gathering of championship talent takes a bow in the weekend's other gold-medal event: PBS's Great Performances presentation of National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (Friday, 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings).

Laurence Olivier led the National Theatre upon its founding in 1963, and he and other luminaries are seen in vintage clips from past productions, interspersed throughout a dazzling evening of live re-enactments and tantalizing excerpts from landmark plays, including Angels in America, Stuff Happens, The History Boys and War Horse. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight to see the Dowager Countess Maggie Smith in her 1964 prime, vamping in ...

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- Matt Roush

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Jeri Ryan Joins “Helix,” Lifetime Plans the End of “Drop Dead Diva” and Dwayne Johnson Goes to HBO

14 February 2014 5:03 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Once Upon a Time has cast a Glinda for its Wizard of Oz story arc. TVLine reports that Sunny Mabrey has been picked to play the Good Witch.

Lifetime has announced that Drop Dead Diva will end with the upcoming sixth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I just hope another show quickly steps in to fill the upcoming Brooke Elliott shortage on TV.

Dave Holmes sings the praises of Brit soap Coronation Street, though a lot of his praise highlights the ways UK soaps trump their U.S. counterparts.

EW reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to appear on Shameless as Fiona‘s new boss. Judging from Morgan’s roles on Weeds, Supernatural and Watchmen, I’m already starting a deathwatch for his character.

Seth Meyers promises that Stefon will eventually appear on Late Night, saying that Bill Hader wants to bring his Saturday Night Live character to Meyer’s show eventually. »

- Lyle Masaki

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