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Ladies and gentlemen: Sean Bean in a dress.The Lord Of The Rings and Game Of Thrones star will soon be seen on British television screens with Boardwalk Empire and This Is England's Stephen Graham in two episodes of BBC1 drama Accused. Bean will be playing a cross dressing English teacher named either Simon or Tracie depending on the state of dress and, yes, I posted this purely for the novelty of seeing what Sean Bean would look like as a woman. »
He says, "I've come on board as an executive producer to take the Panthers to the next level. These boys are like family to me, so it's an honour." »
Executively produced by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and from the pen of Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season is out on DVD and Blu-ray this Monday, and we have a clip from one of the many special features that appear as an extra on the release that takes a look at speakeasies that still stand today:
Steve Buscemi (Armageddon, The Big Lebowski) stars in this explosive HBO drama series set at the dawn of the Prohibition era, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. Charting the birth of organised crime, the series chronicles the life and times of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson (Buscemi), the Atlantic City treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the most powerful man on the Boardwalk.
Buscemi is accompanied by an outstanding all-star cast depicting real life people from gangster legend »
Misfits: Series 3
After series two of Misfits ended it had a lot to prove, not only to itself in a way but to the audience. With the loss of Robert Sheehan as Nathan it was losing one of its best characters, to some he was most definitely the best and ending series two the way it did with almost a reboot of the whole super hero theme it left a lot of doors wide open.
After the online short episode that said goodbye to Nathan series three started off quite strong with the new addition of Rudy, the almost arrogant woman chaser who thinks himself god’s gift to all women. He’s arguably a lot like Nathan, just funny in a different way. We are introduced to him in an episode that pretty much looks »
Other than the Christmas special, Doctor Who has been off for a while. So has Bedlam, and now Primeval is over, too. So what’s next for BBC America’s Supernatural Saturdays? It’s The Fades and it has potential. Here for your advance perusal are the press release, trailer, and posters; the series premieres January 14.
The Fades, the coming of age fantasy drama from writer Jack Thorne (This is England ’86, Skins, Shameless), earned critical acclaim in the UK and is now set to premiere in the Us on January 14 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday. Seventeen-year-old geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker, Young Herriot) is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that his therapist can’t explain. Neither can best friend and fellow social outcast, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny English Reborn), or unsympathetic and much cooler twin sister, Anna (Lily Loveless, Skins). But trying to fit in becomes the least »
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29 year old Eddie Redmayne (represented in the UK by United Agents) and Clémence Poesy star as the passionate lovers Stephen and Isabelle brought together by love and torn apart by the First World War, in BBC One's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' epic love story Birdsong.
The two-part adaptation moves between 1910 and 1916, in turns telling the story of Stephen Wraysford's passionate and erotic, but ultimately doomed, affair with Isabelle Azaire before the war, and the enduring effect it has on him as he fights amidst the blood and gore of the trenches.
This is where he meets Jack Firebrace (Joseph Mawle), a tunneller who is emotional, gregarious and popular with the other men, where Stephen is closed, reserved and distant. In Jack, Stephen sees a version of what he could be as he gradually learns from him what it means to be a man, and to be a father, and »
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6 items from 2012
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