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‘Love Means Zero’ Review: An Entertaining Doc About the Tennis World’s Greatest Monster

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‘Love Means Zero’ Review: An Entertaining Doc About the Tennis World’s Greatest Monster
Remember Anwar Congo, the aging mass-murderer profiled in Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing?” Well, imagine if that guy had been born in the United States instead of Indonesia, and had become a children’s tennis coach instead of the genocidal leader of a North Sumatran death squad, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of who Nick Bollettieri is and what he’s all about.

Of course, that’s not at all to suggest that these men are equally evil — one slaughtered untold numbers of innocent people, the other just ruined Andre Agassi’s chances of winning the 1989 French Open — but rather to say that both of them personify the same type of narcissistic madness. It’s not a rare condition; we all know people like them: people who dehumanize the rest of us as a defense mechanism. People who pretend that the past can’t hurt them.
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Jodie Whittaker on Becoming Doctor Who: 'The Rules Went Out the Window'

Jodie Whittaker on Becoming Doctor Who: 'The Rules Went Out the Window'
"I'm the type of person that you'd walk past and go, 'I think I went to school with her,' or 'I know her and I can't quite place it.’" says Jodie Whittaker, calling from the kitchen of her London flat. "It certainly isn't, 'I know her full name, and I can tell you who she is.'"

For the British actress, that's probably about to change. On July 16th, it was announced that she would be playing the next Dr. Who – the 13th incarnation of the time-traveling alien, and
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Trust Me episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 8, 2017

Jodie Whittaker is a luminous lead in middling new four-part BBC medical thriller, Trust Me

This review contains spoilers.

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In February this year, a Florida teenager was in court for setting up shop as a doctor and treating patients without a medical licence. In 2015 a UK woman forged qualifications to sign up with an agency that found her locum positions at Gp surgeries, prison hospitals and healthcare centres. In 2009, a German man was discovered to have faked documents that enabled him to pose as a surgeon and take part in almost two hundred operations. Next April, a Chicago man in his eighties is due for release from a Pennsylvania prison after serving a sentence for posing as a doctor for over twenty-five years.

Google any of the cases above and it’s not long before the
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Nick Hornby short-form TV series 'State Of The Union' in the works

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Nick Hornby short-form TV series 'State Of The Union' in the works
Exclusive: Relationship dramedy produced by See-Saw Films will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teaming up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper
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Nick Hornby, See-Saw Films team for short-form TV series

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Nick Hornby, See-Saw Films team for short-form TV series
Exclusive: Relationship dramedy will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teamig up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper
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Why such fuss about a female Doctor? | Letters

Readers respond to the news that Jodie Whittaker will play the Time Lord in Doctor Who

Of course we must applaud the arrival of Jodie Whittaker in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who (Time for change, G2, 18 July). After all, think of all those young men who took the best female parts in Shakespeare’s day. There’s a lot of redressing to do. Really though, the revolution is not all that great. The Doctor is a shape-changer, so it’s not such a big step to become a sex-changer too. We need something more. Female actors have taken male roles in living memory – think Fiona Shaw as Richard II, though Richard was neither hero nor heroine (perish the word). A performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream I have just witnessed in the new Chester theatre points the way: Lysander is played by a black female actor
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Jodie Whittaker: the 'force of nature' taking on Doctor Who

People who have worked with the Yorkshire-born star say she is hardworking, hilarious, and perfect for the role

Jodie Whittaker was 23 years old and newly graduated from drama school when she was cast in her first on-screen role as the title character in Venus, opposite none other than Peter O’Toole. Being required to hold one’s own against the then seven-time Oscar-nominated acting legend might have daunted some actors, but the young woman from Skelmanthorpe in West Yorkshire seemed surprised at the suggestion.

“Everyone kept asking: ‘Where did the director find you?’, like he had picked me up on a train platform or something,” she told a journalist at the time. In fact, having left drama school early for a part at the Globe theatre opposite Mark Rylance, another formidable co-star, she had “rocked up” at the audition feeling full of confidence. “I know I seem like I’m something from a documentary.
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Nude Pics Of ‘Doctor Who’ Actor Stir Backlash Against U.K.’s Sun And Daily Mail

Two major U.K. publications have drawn backlash after they published nude imagery of actor Jodie Whittaker, shortly after she was named as the first female lead on British sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” The U.K.’s Sun greeted the news of the first female doctor with video from a nude scene from the 2007 film “Venus,” in which Whittaker played […]
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Jodie Whittaker Becomes the First Female “Doctor Who” Lead

Jodie Whittaker in “Doctor Who” promo

After decades on the air and 12 Doctors, a female actor has finally been cast as Doctor Who. The BBC has revealed that Jodie Whittaker will take on the iconic role after the series’ current star, Peter Capaldi, says goodbye to the sci-fi show in this year’s Christmas special.

“The BBC had on Friday announced that it would unveil the new Doctor after the men’s Wimbledon final, taking fans by surprise,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. “Among the various names thrown out by bookies as contenders for the ‘Doctor Who’ lead role have been the likes of ‘Fleabag’ creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Death in Paradise’ actor Kris Marshall, and even Tilda Swinton.”

Broadchurch,” “Adult Life Skills,” and “Venus” are among Whittaker’s previous credits.

Whittaker steps into the role as showrunner Steven Moffat exits. Moffat has spoken about the pressure he received from different types of fans — those advocating against a woman Doctor and those advocating for one. “One saying, ‘It would never work.’ What do you mean, it would never fucking work?” he asked. “How the hell would you know that? The other one, ‘It’s absolutely necessary it happens now.’ No it’s not! It’s not necessary! It may never happen! Don’t be silly. There are no absolutes.” It may have taken years and years for a woman to take charge of the Tardis, but fortunately the moment has — finally — come. Also, is it really so “silly” to want to see a woman have the opportunity to take on one of the most beloved characters of all time? It bears noting that it was “Doctor Who’s” new writer and executive producer, Chis Chibnall, who decided to cast Whittaker. The pair previously worked together on “Broadchurch.”

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice,” emphasized Chibnall. “Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength, and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said, “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey — with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” commented Whittaker. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Online reaction to Whittaker’s casting has been mixed, and predictably so — there’s plenty of sexist rants but also inspiring tributes. The Mary Sue has collected some of the the best and worst reactions to the news. Check out this vid of a young girl watching the promo revealing Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor:

My daughter watching the #DoctorWho announcement. #doctor13 #DoctorWho13 https://t.co/eX0w1rW4E9

— @Jenny_Trout

Earlier this year Pearl Mackie made herstory as the first openly gay companion on the time traveling series.

Check out Whittaker’s big debut in the “Doctor Who” promo below.

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Jodie Whittaker Announced as the Thirteenth Doctor on Doctor Who

Today is a big day for Doctor Who fans, as actress Jodie Whittaker has officially been announced as the Thirteenth Time Lord on the long-running BBC series, with Peter Capaldi making his bow as the 12th Doctor during this year's Christmas special:

Press Release (via The Futon Critic): New York - July 16, 2017 - The BBC and BBC America today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: "I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It's more than an honor to play the Doctor.
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Who is Jodie Whittaker the actress behind the 13th Time Lord on Doctor Who?

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the 13th Time Lord on Doctor Who and also the first woman to play the iconic role. But just who is Jodie Whittaker and what has she done prior to this prestigious casting? Jodie Whittaker was born in June of 1982 and was raised in Skelmanthorpe in Yorkshire. As an actress she came to prominence for her role in Venus and consolidated her career with roles in films such as Attack The Block and St Trinian’s. But it was her various television roles that brought her more success. In television she played the role...read more
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Jodie Whittaker Named as 13th ‘Doctor Who’ and First Woman in Role (Video)

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Jodie Whittaker Named as 13th ‘Doctor Who’ and First Woman in Role (Video)
After months of speculation, the world’s best kept pop culture secret is finally out. “Broadchurch” star Jodie Whitaker will become the first woman to play the title role on cult sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” The BBC announced Sunday that Whitaker will be taking over the iconic role from Peter Capaldi and will become the 13th Doctor on “Doctor Who.” The announcement was made after Wimbledon men’s singles tennis final. Also Read: Jodie Whittaker: 5 Things to Know About First Female 'Doctor Who' The 35-year-old actress first rose to prominence playing opposite Peter O’Toole in the 2005 drama “Venus.
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New Trailer For My Cousin Rachel Stars Rachel Weisz And Sam Claflin

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, and Pierfrancesco Favino.

A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Have a look at the gorgeous international trailer.

My Cousin Rachel is a novel by British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1951. Like the earlier Rebecca, it is a mystery-romance, largely set on a large estate in Cornwall.

Directed by Roger Michell (Hyde Park on Hudson, Venus), the movie opens in theaters June 9, 2017.

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Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer

Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz as the title character and Sam Claflin as Philip Ashley. This film will mark the third time that the timeless original novel by Daphne Du Maurier will be adapted, with the first big-screen adaptation debuting in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Ashley and Richard Burton as Philip Ashley. The novel was then adapted into a 1983 mini-series starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard as Rachel and Philip.

My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The original novel was first published in 1951, and also spawned a few other types of adaptations.
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My Cousin Rachel: first trailer and poster

Simon Brew Jan 26, 2017

Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne du Maurier’s book. Here’s the first trailer…

Heading into cinemas in June is My Cousin Rachel, an adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. This one stars Rachel Weisz in the role of Rachel, with Sam Claflin co-starring as Philip. It’s been directed by Roger Michell, best known still for Notting Hill, but also Changing Lanes, Titanic Town and Venus, amongst others.

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We’ve got a trailer, poster and synopsis for My Cousin Rachel, and here’s a taste as to what’s in store…

Here’s the synopsis…

A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he
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Movie Review – Adult Life Skills (2016)

Adult Life Skills, 2016.

Written and Directed by Rachel Tunnard.

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Rachel Deering, Brett Goldstein, Eileen Davies, Ozzy Myers and Alice Lowe.

Synopsis:

Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

Here I go again on my own, going down the only road I’ll ever know. The lyrics of 1980’s rock band Whitesnake there, sung by many millions in concert halls, festivals and yes even out of car windows. Badly. But those first few lines of power ballad goodness as particularly resonant for director Rachel Tunnard’s feature debut Adult Life Skills, mainly as they feature heavily over the closing credits and are mentioned in the film, but those powerful words are particularly apt as they are the summation of the film.

Anna (Whittaker) is the adult in question when it
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Iain Glen Joins Rachel Weisz’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Iain Glen Joins Rachel Weisz’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’
Game of Thrones” star Iain Glen and stage actor Simon Russell Beale have joined Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger in Fox Searchlight’s dark romance “My Cousin Rachel.”

Roger Michell is directing with principal photography beginning April 4 and continuing through mid June in England and Italy. The movie is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and adapted by Michell.

The film is produced by Kevin Loader with Anita Overland as co-producer.

“So many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds, ‘Rebecca’ … and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises,” Michell said. “I look forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen with such a brilliant cast.”

The film is centered on a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin,
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Check out two new images from Rob Zombie’s 31

The master of all things horror, Rob Zombie, is hard at work in post-production on his latest film 31, starring Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie and more. While Zombie’s latest sadly won’t be out in time for this year’s Halloween, thanks to Bloody Disgusting, we do have a couple new images to share from the film.

The creepy one standing at the head of the pentagram between the two other well-dressed individuals in the above photo is McDowell as Father Napoleon-Horatio-Silas Murder (check out the character’s first look here). Below, you can get a creepy first look at Meg Foster as Venus Virgo, wielding what appears to be a bedpost with a few nails pounded through it.

31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped on the Eve of Halloween and held hostage overnight in a secret compound known as Murder World. The group has 12 hours to survive
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Horror Round-Up: Hannibal S3 Casting Update, Release Details for Salem S2 & It Follows

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Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have an update on the growing cast of Hannibal Season 3 and details on when you can expect to see Salem Season 2 on the small screen and the buzzed-about It Follows on the big screen.

TVLine reports that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, yet another familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris’ books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally abused medical aid to the wealthy, wicked, and mutilated Mason Verger, who will now be played on the TV series by Joe Anderson in place of Michael Pitt. In the 2001 film, Hannibal, Doemling was played by Željko Ivanek.

In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was recently revealed that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, will play the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind
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Lady in the Van first look

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The first image from the Alan Bennett adaptation has been unveiled as well as the release date.

Sony Pictures has released the first official image from TriStar and BBC Films feature The Lady In The Van showing Dame Maggie Smith in character as the eccentric Miss Shepherd.

The big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic memoir is directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner.

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Sony Pictures has also announced that the film will release in cinemas across the UK on Nov 13, 2015.

The first official picture shows Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter), on location in London alongside co-star Alex Jennings (The Queen), who plays Bennett.

The movie is being filmed on the very street, and in the
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