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Growing up, one of my favourite things to do was sit at my grandparents house and tuck down for an episode of the brilliant BBC sitcom Dad’s Army on a Saturday night. Week in. Week out. I think it was one of the first shows that I watched religiously, from beginning to end content lay, and absolutely loved sharing the many laughs contained throughout with my Grandad.
A new film is in the works, and today the full cast for it was revealed. Bill Nighy will head up a 2015 version of Dad’S Army as Wilson, along with Catherine Zeta Jones (Rose), Toby Jones (Manwaring), The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison (Pike), Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as (Walker), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Sarah Lancashire , Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.
Shooting on the project is set to start this month in Yorkshire, England. »
- Paul Heath
The Homeland star looks forward to the day he longer has to address the race issue in the casting of UK television roles
Three years ago, when I first mentioned the lack of diversity in British television at a Bafta screening of the first episode of Homeland, I thought, perhaps innocently, that I was merely shining a light on an issue that needed to be addressed. I was very candid that night and suggested that I probably wouldn't have been given such an authoritative, leading role as head of intelligence David Estes had the show have been made in Britain. I gave what I thought were justifiable reasons for thinking this and pretty much forgot about what I'd said almost immediately. I certainly didn't think my comments were as inflammatory as reported in the press the following day. "Harewood accuses TV bosses of racism," ran one headline, while others used »
- David Harewood
Per Deadline, the film is currently being prepped by Nicholson, who previously helmed Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand and Pompeii: The Last Day. It's described as a psychological thriller, and the cameras are set to start rolling on June 10th.
Cast includes Gemma-Leah Devereux ("The Tudors"), Rebecca Night (Lark Rise To Candleford), Callum Blue (Colombiana, "Smallville"), David Hayman (Queen And Country, Jack Ryan) and theater actress Olivia Morgan.
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- John Squires
UK director Peter Nicholson (Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand, Pompeii: The Last Day) is prepping feature psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing with principal photography to begin on June 10th. Isabelle Grey (Accused) wrote the script about two twentysomething friends who are led into a web of mind games, sexual deceit and betrayal when they meet an enigmatic stranger on a weekend trip. Gemma-Leah Devereux (The Tudors), Rebecca Night (Lark Rise To Candleford) and Callum Blue (Colombiana, Smallville) star with David Hayman (Queen And Country, Jack Ryan) and theater actress Olivia Morgan also in the cast. Producer is Jayne Chard with Penny Wolf and Luke Randolph exec producing. The film was developed with the support of Film London’s Build Your Audience and Micro- Market. International Film Trust has sold out on Cannes market title You Shall Know Our Velocity. The Peter Sollett-directed comedy stars Daniel Radcliffe and is based on the Dave Eggers novel. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Filming for the upcoming Christmas special and fourth series of the BBC One drama has begun in Chertsey, Surrey.
Series four will see the group of nuns and nurses in 1960, bringing in new challenges at Nonnatus House.
"It's also terrific that Heidi Thomas has created two wonderful new characters for the series, and that we're fortunate enough to have Linda Bassett and Charlotte Ritchie joining our regular and much-loved team at Nonnatus House. »
Turner starred as young soldier Molly Dawes in the BBC drama pilot, which aired in March 2013.
Turner has also recently reprised her role of Stacey Slater on EastEnders after a break of over three years.
Our Girl is expected to air on BBC One later in 2014.
Iwan Rheon: 'I'd be an idiot not to do a Misfits movie' »
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