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Dr. Jekyll will be added to the ranks of classic literary characters depicted on Showtime's Penny Dreadful. The upcoming third season will also feature a treat for Patti LuPone fans, as the actress will return to the show as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward. Several guest stars have also been announced for the third season that is now filming and will premiere on Showtime next year.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2015 – Production on the third season of the critically acclaimed hit Showtime drama series Penny Dreadful is currently under way, and a wealth of new and returning stars is headed to the set in Dublin, Ireland. Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. »
- Derek Anderson
Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?
That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.
If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...
Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.
Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.
He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).
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Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles will be disappearing Feb 1. According to Variety, bid a sad toodle-doo to "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder" and "Mi:5." (Don't worry, "Sherlock" isn't due to expire anytime soon.)
Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers):
Netflix Titles Expiring February 1, 2015
"A Bit Of Fry And Laurie" (1987-1995)
"Allosaurus: Walking With Dinosaurs Special" (2001)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Auschwitz: Inside The Nazi State" (2005)
"Batman Returns" (1989)
- Sharon Knolle
Original Ninth Doctor, Dr Simeon and The Great Intelligence, Mr Richard E Grant, has landed a key role in a new genre action show for ITV, Jekyll & Hyde, which is the latest reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (fans may recall Steven Moffat’s own Jekyll back in 2007 starring James...
- Christian Cawley
Bateman will take the role of Robert Jekyll, Grant will play Sir Roger Bulstrode, and Gumede will star as Bella.
The series will be set in 1930s London, and will focus on the grandson of the doctor featured in Stevenson's story.
Colin Teague will direct the series, which begins filming in Sri Lanka later this month. Production will take place in London from February until July. »
Filming on the 2015 Sherlock Special kicked off in Bristol on Monday the 5th of January. The Victorian vaulted cellars of music venue Colstan Hall are reported to be providing one backdrop for the episode.
Underneath that handsome top hat, Cumberbatch is sporting a shiny slicked-back hair do that, as does his costume, bears a strong resemblance to that worn by Jeremy Brett in the 80s-90s Granada Television Holmes series. Martin Freeman was also photographed in his David Burke-as-Watson-style brown suit and ‘tache (which, seeing how much the actor reputedly didn’t enjoy wearing his »
6 items from 2015
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