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Jodie Whittaker Announced as the Thirteenth Doctor on Doctor Who

16 July 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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. »

- Derek Anderson

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Doctor Who Casts Jodie Whittaker as First Female In Lead Role — Watch

16 July 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The first female Doctor is among us.

Doctor Who has tapped Broadchurch‘s Jodie Whittaker to play the Thirteenth Doctor after departing star Peter Capaldi makes his final appearance as Twelve in this December’s Christmas special.

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The highly anticipated casting was announced following the conclusion of the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday.

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with [new showrunner Chris Chibnall] and with every Whovian on this planet,” Whittaker said in a statement. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means »

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Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and more cast in BBC and PBS’ Little Women

9 July 2017 12:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning drama producer Playground has announced the cast for its upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women for the BBC and PBS.

Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard, The Theory of Everything, Genius) is set to play Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family. The March sisters will be played by newcomer Maya Hawke as the willful and adventurous Jo, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series, Misfortune) as eldest daughter Meg, Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) as Beth, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire) as youngest sister Amy.

Academy Award-winner Dame Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote, The Manchurian Candidate) will play the girls’ wealthy relative – the cantankerous Aunt March. BAFTA-Award winner Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Churchill’s Secret) takes the role of their benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, and Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End, The Last Photograph »

- Gary Collinson

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Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon, Emily Watson sign for Us-uk mini-series 'Little Women'

6 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC One, PBS, Playground co-pro starts shoot this month.

Dame Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon and Emily Watson will star in the BBC One drama adaptation of Little Women for UK indie Playground.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the coming of age story about a family growing up in post-Civil War America, will air as a three-part mini-series adapted by the creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thoma (Cranford) and will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen).

Principal photography gets under way this month in Ireland. Co-producers are PBS label Masterpiece.

The series will be set during the book’s 1860’s world with the UK actors adopting Us accents.

Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton will play the March sisters alongside rising actor Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence.

Watson is set to play Marmee, the matriarch of the March family. Lansbury will play the girls’ wealthy relative – the cantankerous Aunt March »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Maggie Lunn obituary

8 March 2017 5:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Leading casting director who helped to launch actors such as David Oyelowo and Benedict Cumberbatch

Maggie Lunn, who has died of cancer aged 56, was a leading casting director, at various times head of casting at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Almeida. She also cast for television and film, including the BBC series Cranford and the film Notes on a Scandal. Recent work for the stage included, in 2015, the triumphant Young Chekhov trilogy at Chichester Festival theatre, which transferred to the National the following year.

Casting directors – in theatre, TV and film – are the unsung heroes of every production. Benedict Cumberbatch, Alex Jennings, Ben Whishaw, Eve Best, Rory Kinnear, Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo are a few of the now celebrated actors whose careers Maggie helped to launch.

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- Richard Eyre

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Maggie Lunn obituary

8 March 2017 5:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Leading casting director who helped to launch actors such as David Oyelowo and Benedict Cumberbatch

Maggie Lunn, who has died of cancer aged 56, was a leading casting director, at various times head of casting at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Almeida. She also cast for television and film, including the BBC series Cranford and the film Notes on a Scandal. Recent work for the stage included, in 2015, the triumphant Young Chekhov trilogy at Chichester Festival theatre, which transferred to the National the following year.

Casting directors – in theatre, TV and film – are the unsung heroes of every production. Benedict Cumberbatch, Alex Jennings, Ben Whishaw, Eve Best, Rory Kinnear, Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo are a few of the now celebrated actors whose careers Maggie helped to launch.

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- Richard Eyre

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