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Gillian Anderson: 'The Fall always planned to return for series 2'

24 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Two's The Fall was always intended to last for longer than a single series, its cast and creator have insisted.

Some viewers were left disappointed when the crime thriller's initial five-part run ended on a cliffhanger, with serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) escaping justice.

"These [sorts of] cases are complex and take an enormous amount of time to solve, so I always thought it would be well-served by running on," The Fall creator Allan Cubitt explained at a BAFTA screening for the second series last night (September 23).

Gillian Anderson, who plays protagonist Stella Gibson, added: "It was always my understanding that what I was signing up to went beyond the five [episodes]."

Dornan described the upcoming six-part second series - which has been both written and directed by Cubitt - as "remarkable".

"I didn't feel that you could move that far forward from what we did in the first series, »

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The Fall creator Allan Cubitt: 'The show is not misogynistic'

24 September 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Fall creator Allan Cubitt has dismissed accusations that the BBC Two drama is misogynistic.

Speaking at a BAFTA screening for the upcoming second series, Cubitt told an audience last night (September 23) that he would "like to think" of the crime thriller as a feminist piece.

"Obviously there were people who thought [it was] the diametric opposite of that," he acknowledged. "But there were plenty of people who did understand what I was trying to achieve - it is a dissection of a certain kind of male view… an exploration of misogyny.

"I think anything that sets out to explore a complex and difficult subject like that always runs the risk of being held up as an example of it, rather than a critique of it."

He continued: "If you think that The Fall is misogynistic... then I would've failed abjectly, completely. My feeling is that people who think about it probably »

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Where To Catch Your Favorite Skins Cast Members on Film and TV this Fall

17 September 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Fans of the British teen drama, Skins, were definitely saddened when the show went off the air last summer. Over the course of seven series, audiences were introduced to a number of fine actors, such as Nicholas Hoult, who later went on to even bigger stardom. Thankfully, over the past year, cast members from all three generations have started to pop up in new films and TV shows. Those not quite ready to let go of Cassie (Hannah Murray), Cook (Jack O’Connell), or Emily (Kathryn Prescott) can find solace in seeing the actors who portrayed them back in the limelight this fall.

Nicholas Hoult (Tony, First Generation)

Undoubtedly the biggest star to come out of the series, Hoult has crossed over to the big screen with roles in the X-Men franchise and Warm Bodies. He can next been seen in Dark Places (Nov. 2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (May 2015), both co-starring Charlize Theron. »

- Stacy Lambe

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What did Dudley Dursley do next? Harry Melling on post-Harry Potter career

11 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You will remember Harry Melling as the obese and cruel Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, but you may not recognise him today.

The 25-year-old actor has appeared in a number of iconic stage plays on both sides of the Atlantic, and is about to go on tour with a brand new production titled The Angry Brigade by James Graham.

Digital Spy caught up with Melling to see what he has been up to since waving goodbye to Dudley back in 2010.

Harry is the grandson of Doctor Who actor Patrick Troughton

"I come from quite an actor family so I definitely grew up watching theatre from a young age, and always knew there was something magical about that. And always knew that I wanted to be involved in that.

"But saying that I think that screen work is equally as magical, but just in very different ways really. At »

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Pratchett and Gaiman's Good Omens coming to BBC Radio 4

5 September 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The first ever dramatisation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 novel, Good Omens, is coming to BBC Radio 4...

Here's some news to put a spring in any fantasy fan's step: following the success of 2013's splendid Neverwhere dramatisation, BBC Radio 4 is working its magic on another UK modern classic, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's 1990 novel Good Omens.

Due to air in six parts over a single week in December 2014, Good Omens comes from the creative team behind Neverwhere, with The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy's Dirk Maggs adapting and directing, assisted by producer Heather Larmour and of course, Neil Gaiman.

It's the first time the co-authored novel, which tells a raucous story of ancient prophecies, impending armageddon, and sushi, has been adapted for radio, with progress on a much-anticipated film version with Terry Gilliam appearing to have stalled for the foreseeable. The story of Good Omen's collaborative »

- louisamellor

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‘Vikings’ Actor George Blagden to Play Louis Xiv in ‘Versailles’

25 August 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– ‘Vikings’ thesp George Blagden is set to play Louis Xiv in “Versailles,” the high-profile series directed by “Yves Saint Laurent” helmer Jalil Lespert for French pay TV Canal Plus.

Repped by Zodiak Rights and produced by Paris-based Capa Drama, the English-language “Versailles” will also topline Alexander Vlahos (“Merlin et Privates”), Dominique Blanc,  Amira Casar. The international cast will be completed by Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Noémie Schmidt, Evan Williams, Anna Brewster, Sarah Winter, Anatole Taubman, Lizzie Brocheré, Elisa Lasowski, Maddison Jaizani, Peter Hudson and Gilly Gilchrist.

Versailles” was created by Simon Mirren (“Criminal Minds”) and David Wolstencroft (“The Escape Artist”) who also serve as showrunners and exec-producers on the series, along with Claude Chelli (“Braquo”) at Capa Drama and Anne Thomopoulos (“Rome,” “Borgia”). It’s co-produced by Fabrice de la Patelliere at Canal Plus Creation Originale,  Capa Drama, Zodiak, et Incendo.

The key crew is led by set designer Katia Wyszkop (“Saint-Laurent, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Sheridan Smith is Cilla Black: Lorra, lorra pics and trailer revealed

19 August 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla Black in the new ITV biopic about the Liverpudlian songbird, and the first pictures of the actress's transformation into the flame-haired singer have been released.

A trailer featuring Smith taking on the role of the pop singer during her rise to fame in 1960s Liverpool has also been released, giving viewers a taste of Jeff Pope's three-part drama.

Aneurin Barnard (The White Queen, Citadel, We'll Take Manhattan) stars as Cilla's husband Bobby, Ed Stoppard (The Politician's Husband, Silent Witness, Branded) plays Brian Epstein, John Henshaw (Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders, South Riding) is Cilla's father, John White and Melanie Hill (Waterloo Road, Hebburn, Merlin) is Cilla's mother, Priscilla.

The drama captures the atmosphere of promise and excitement in the Merseybeat music scene, and the battle for Cilla's heart between future husband Bobby and manager Brian Epstein.

"I am thrilled to be playing Cilla, »

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Trailer: "Northmen: A Viking Saga"

14 August 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new trailer is out for "Northmen: A Viking Saga," an action adventure film starring some faces that will be familiar to regular cable series watchers. "Black Sails" and "Merlin" hunk Tom Hopper leads a cast as the captain of a Viking crew shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. The Northmen must trek to the safety of a nearby stronghold, but a group of the King's ferocious mercenaries are on their tail.

Also onboard are "True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten as a staff wielding monk, former "Game of Thrones" and new "The Transporter" star Ed Skrein, "Happy Valley" actors James Norton and Charlie Murphy, and famed Swiss actor Anatole Taubman. The film is currently slated for release in Eastern Europe this Fall, no word on a U.S. release just yet.

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- Garth Franklin

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Jamie Dornan stalks Gillian Anderson in The Fall series 2 trailer

17 July 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Two has debuted the first trailer for The Fall's second series.

The crime drama - which stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan - will return with six new episodes in the autumn.

Post by BBC Two.

The trailer focuses on Paul Spector's (Dornan) obsession with Dsi Stella Gibson (Anderson), as he watches over her motionless body and watches news footage of her in a dark bedroom.

Merlin actor Colin Morgan has joined the cast for the new series, and will appear in the final three episodes of the run as DS Tom Anderson, an officer involved in the hunt for serial killer Spector.

Production on the second series - which was written and directed once more by Allan Cubitt - recently wrapped in Belfast.

The Fall debuted on BBC Two in mid-2013 and was the channel's biggest drama series launch in eight years. »

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Mark Wahlberg Is ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’?

8 July 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Six million dollars really isn’t a lot of money these days. Certainly not to Mark Wahlberg, who is reportedly in the frame to play technologically-enhanced Steve Austin in Universal’s cinematic reboot of The Six Million Dollar Man. For those too young to remember the simple thrills of 1970s escapist TV, Austin was an astronaut who was rebuilt as a sort of bionic warrior in a tracksuit after much of him was mashed up in a devastating accident. Austin’s powers in the series included an incredibly strong right arm, a robot eye and the ability to run super super quick.

The concept was last seen onscreen in Bionic Woman with Michelle Ryan (Merlin) and Katee Sackhoff (Oculus), itself a new version of a spin off from the original male-dominated show. (It’s also worth mentioning Sandra Bullock’s involvement in 1989 entry Bionic Showdown. ) Ryan’s update drew decidedly »

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Rush's Tom Ellis: 5 Things to Know About USA's Sexy New Star

7 July 2014 2:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Well hello there, Tom Ellis! Best known to U.K. audiences from the BBC's Miranda and Merlin, Welsh-born actor Ellis is preparing to make a Stateside splash as the lead star on USA's new medical drama, Rush, premiering July 17. Ahead of the series premiere, get to know the hunky 35-year-old who'll heat up TV screens this summer as "medical fixer" Dr. William P. Rush. 1. Despite his model-like good looks, Ellis isn't really into the heartthrob status that followed him throughout his TV career in the U.K. [...] »

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Female-led World War II drama Jambusters for ITV

1 July 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced a new six-part World War II drama series.

Created and written by Simon Block and given the working title Jambusters, the drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community.

"We're really delighted to have commissioned Jambusters," said ITV director of drama Steve November.

"Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers's wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging, and have fantastic spirit and attitude.

With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity."

Executive producer Francis Hopkinson added: "Thanks to Simon Block's brilliant script, inspired by Julie Summers's book, this series will take a fresh look at life on the Home Front, showing both the tragedies and the triumphs, and offering some wonderful roles for Britain's top actresses. »

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Dominion Review – Syfy Offers Up Wacky/Serious TV Option

30 June 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Dominion Review

Syfy has a tricky base of fans, and Dominion may just be the kind of crazy that works for a lot of them. The network’s identity can seem a bit polarizing, with Haven, Helix, and Being Human fans perhaps not wanting to identify themselves as also Sharknado fans. That leaves an area open which some consider to be something like “mid-range Syfy.” Different shows fall in different places on the hokey spectrum depending on who you ask, but Dominion, based on the 2010 film Legion, is clearly trying to see just how far you can push things.

Much like the film that came before (and indeed, Sharknado), Dominion sidesteps certain requirements of cohesion, believability, and logical construction and/or characters, by having a basic premise so bonkers that it is ultimately critique immune. It’s a story about angels attacking humans because God “disappeared.” If you want characters »

- Marc Eastman

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First look at new Thunderbirds Are Go!

12 June 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It has been in production for some time now, but we now have our first look at the reboot to Gerry Anderson’s classic TV show Thunderbirds.

Sadly, it’s just a glimpse of Thunderbird 2 and an invitation to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas where, we imagine, we’ll get more images.

See the image below:

From the press release:

Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker.

Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets.

Unstoppable inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) whilst Tracy brothers Gordon and John »

- Luke Owen

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First Glimpse of 'Thunderbirds Are Go"

12 June 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Remember the British TV series from the 1960s, Thunderbirds? The puppet, action, sci-fi epic series holds a special place in the heart of a certain generation and now the folks from ITV Studios are hoping for it to catch on with an all-new audience. The series is going to be relaunched in 2015, with the name Thunderbirds Are Go, and they've tapped Weta to handle the effects for the update- which will use a combination of miniature sets and CG characters. The original was filmed using a technique that creator Gerry Anderson called Super Mario Nation (I like that!)...oh wait, I'm sorry. That's Supermarionation.

While no official images have been released of the characters, sets, or the new visual aesthetic, this invitation from ITV does give the world it's first look:

Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Soccer Aid, In the Flesh

8 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Soccer Aid: ITV, 6pm

The game that sees footballing stars team up with celebrities in an England vs Rest of the World match - in aid of Unicef - is back and live from Old Trafford, with kick-off at 8pm.

Dermot O'Leary presents the pre-match build-up and the match, which sees the likes of England's David Seaman, Jamie Redknapp, Olly Murs and John Bishop take on Alessandro Del Piero, Andriy Shevchenko, Gordon Ramsay, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bridges and James McAvoy.

Quirke: BBC One, 9pm

The last in the three-part crime drama sees the pathologist succumb to drink as his family life unravels around him.

Meanwhile, a request from his daughter, Phoebe, to help find her missing friend leads Quirke to a world where race and class are major factors. Guest starring Merlin's Colin Morgan.

Fargo: Channel 4, 9pm

The drama, inspired by the Coen brothers film of the same name, »

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Doctor Who series 8: new guest star rumoured

4 June 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Auf Weidersehen Pet's Christopher Fairbank is rumoured to be making a guest appearance in Doctor Who series 8...

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Details are thin on the ground for this one so far, but on the authority of the mighty Blogtor Who and filming set photos, it's been reported that Christopher Fairbank, a familiar face from well, just about everything is to make a guest appearance in Doctor Who's new series.

Fairbank has been a regular presence in TV and film since the late 1970s, memorably playing the role of Albert Arthur Moxey in Auf Weidersehen Pet, as well as appearing in just about any novel adaptation worth its salt (The Rotters' ClubThe Line Of BeautyTess Of The D'Urbervilles and this year, Jamaica Inn). He's also tipped up in Merlin, Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, and The Fifth Element. Buy a ticket to the Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules to enjoy all the Rock's »

- louisamellor

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Eoin Macken Talks The Night Shift, Joining the Show, Recording His Audition, Researching the Role, Understanding Grief, and Working with the Cast

29 May 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The toughest and craziest cases always seem to come through the door on the night shift, which is certainly true for San Antonio Hospital on the new NBC drama series The Night Shift. Saving lives is a huge challenge in an underfunded hospital, so the team of adrenaline junkies who do just that, on a nightly basis, push the rules as far and as creatively as they can. From show creators Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, the show stars Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, Robert Bailey Jr., Jeananne Goossen, Daniella Alonso and Jr Lemon. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Eoin Macken (who plays Tc Callahan, an Army doctor who has recently returned from Afghanistan, and is equal parts brilliant and cocky) talked about how he came to be a part of the show, recording his audition on tape during a break from directing his own movie, »

- Christina Radish

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'The Night Shift' premiere: All the cool kids work at night

27 May 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When I started seeing promos for The Night Shift, NBC’s new medical drama about a sexy soldier-turned-surgeon, I had two thoughts: 1) There’s no way this character does the soldier thing better than Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy, and 2) This show is everything Enlisted was talking about when it brought about the “Afghanistan excuse,” a.k.a. ex-soldiers using “I was in Afghanistan” as a way to be cool/get out of something. And now, having watched the premiere, I’d say my first impression was pretty valid.

The Night Shift desperately tries to be different from other »

- Samantha Highfill

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Meet 'Night Shift''s new tortured but hot ER doc Eoin Macken

27 May 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If it's another network medical drama, that must mean we get a new hot-but-messed-up doctor, right? Bingo! NBC's "The Night Shift" (premieres Tues. May 27 at 10:00 p.m.) gives us Dr. T.C. Callahan, who brings a dose of amped-up crazy to the role of E.R. savior. He's good looking, he's reckless, and, oh, he may have Ptsd following a stint in Afghanistan. It may not be a particularly sexy twist (you won't know whether to root for him getting back together with his co-worker ex Jordan or pray she runs for the hills), but it was an angle that appealed to star Eoin Macken ("Merlin").  I talked to the actor on the set of "The Night Shift" in Albuquerque (which was decidedly less glamorous than, say, that of "Grey's Anatomy") and found that the grittiness of the show (there is a butt box) as well as the unpredictability of T. »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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