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Fans of BBC fantasy series Merlin will remember Colin Morgan as the boy wizard who headed up the young Camelot mob, looking ever so slightly Hobbitish as he went about his business. Over a year since the series finale and, a National TV Award later, the Northern Irish actor has landed his next big TV gig: a lead role in the second series of BBC thriller The Fall, co-starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
Confirmed to join the series from episode three, Morgan will play DS Tom Anderson, an officer who is drafted in to help hunt down Phil Spector (Dornan), the serial killer who managed to bypass the police investigation headed up by DS Stella Gibson (Anderson) at the end of series one. »
- Guardian TV
Irish actor Morgan will appear in the final three episodes of the new six-part run, his character Anderson working closely with Gillian Anderson's Dsi Stella Gibson.
"I'm delighted to be joining the cast of The Fall for what is going to be an exciting and gripping second series," Morgan said.
"Allan Cubitt has written exceptional material and I feel very privileged to be working with him and the very talented cast."
The Fall was recently nominated for two BAFTA awards - Dornan is in the running for Leading Actor, while the show itself got a nod in the Mini Series category.
• Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is reportedly the front-runner to antagonize James Bond in the next film in the series. According to the report, no offer has been made yet. Daniel Craig will return to star as 007, and Sam Mendes, who directed him in Skyfall, is returning to direct. Production is supposed to begin this summer on Bond 24, scheduled for a Nov. 6, 2015, release date. [The Wrap]
• Ryan Reynolds is set to join the Helen Mirren pic Woman in Gold about a WWII survivor determined to reclaim paintings from the Austrian government. Reynolds will play Mirren’s character’s attorney, while Rush »
- Lindsey Bahr
More unsupecting victims have been added to the cast list for the forthcoming production of 'Jurassic World'. First up we have the gorgeous Irish actress Katie McGrath (below), star of BBC fantasy series 'Merlin' as well as NBC's new 'Dracula' series. Next up we have two funny females in the form of 'Orange is the New Black' star Lauren Lapkus and 'Archer' and 'Carrie' actress Judy Greer completing the trio of fresh faces now aboard the Universal project. Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed') directs the huge undertaking which does seem to have quite a number of comical type performers attached. Hoping the projects not too tongue in cheek! The new threesome join Chris Pratt ('Guardians of the Galaxy'), Bryce Dallas Howard ('The Village'), Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio ('The Cell'), Jake Johnson ('New Girl'), Bd Wong and Omar Sy. »
Details about the trio's characters have yet to be revealed.
Jurassic World is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015. »
When I think of Judy Greer, I think of ‘secondary character’. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her feature in a main role; she’s nearly always the ‘funny best friend’ or ‘the woman the hero doesn’t really want’. However, things may be about to change as news has surfaced that she has signed on to star in Jurassic World.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (the man behind the brilliant Safety Not Guaranteed), the cast already features Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Bd Wong (Law And Order: Special Victims Unit), Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law And Order: Criminal Intent), and fellow newbie members Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is The New Black) and Katie McGrath (Merlin). With original director Steven Spielberg as executive producer, this is set to be stunning! »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
News Simon Brew 4 Apr 2014 - 06:54
With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson (not the BBC's political editor), Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy already on board, director Colin Trevorrow has added three more to the cast of his soon-to-shoot Jurassic World.
Judy Greer, who will be seen this summer in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the first new addition to the cast. Merlin's Katie McGrath has also signed up for the film. And the trio is rounded off by Lauren Lapkus, from Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. Here is a cunning montage of the three of them, which we've, er, expertly blended together...
Jurassic World is set for release on June 12th 2015, and photography will be getting underway shortly.
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- Garth Franklin
London — Amazon has taken exclusive U.K. rights to Starz’s pirate drama series “Black Sails.”
The show, which is exec produced by Michael Bay, will feature on Amazon’s subscription streaming service Prime Instant Video from April 4.
The 18th century-set high-seas drama, which follows Captain Flint and his men as they fight for survival in a dog-eat-dog world, stars Toby Stephens (“Die Another Day,” “The Machine”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“90210″), Tom Hopper (“Merlin,” “Doctor Who”), Zach McGowan (“Shameless”), and Clara Paget (“One Day,” “Johnny English Reborn”).
All eight episodes of “Black Sails” will be available to stream on more than 400 devices at launch.
“We’ve seen the sanitized version of pirates in films and TV shows many times before, and this is a more realistic, dangerous and sexy take on the pirate life,” said Jason Ropell, head of Amazon Instant Video international content acquisition. “What makes the show so fascinating »
- Leo Barraclough
Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at "Atlantis" Season 1, a featurette appearing on the DVD/Blu-ray release.
In the clip, creator Julian Murphy talks about how "Atlantis" achieved its beautiful look and feel because so many of the crew members came over to work on the project who had worked on "Merlin" previously. It gave them all a leg up on creating an historical fantasy that features a lot of green screen and CGI.
Watch the clip below and be sure to pick up "Atlantis" Season 1 when it hits shelves on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, March 18, retailing for $29.98 on DVD and $39.98 on Blu-ray. A second season of "Atlantis" has been ordered by the BBC, but a premiere date has not been announced yet.
A few years back we posted a list of some of our favorite Irish actors for St. Patrick’s Day, and it contained pretty much who you’d expect – Liam, Pierce, Colin F., Cillian, Daniel D.L. , Jonathan R.M., an Aidan (Quinn), but enough time has has passed that we have a whole new bumper crop to celebrate. Including another Aidan!
Here are ten more actors we can share our Shamrock Shakes with, and can smile those Irish eyes at us anytime.
31-year-old Jamie grew up in the suburbs of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is the second cousin (twice removed) of Greer Garson. Along with a very successful modeling career, he’s flourishing on the big and small screen, with roles on Once Upon A Time, The Fall and he’s currently filming one of the most hotly anticipated spectacles of next year, Fifty Shades Of Grey. »
Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!
British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as »
- Phil Wheat
We're now halfway through the first series of The Musketeers, BBC1's jaunty adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's classic tale of sabres and statecraft in 17th-century Paris. It got off to a suitably swaggering start; consolidated viewing figures for the first episode were 9.3m, an impressive total whichever way you slice it, and it has been trumpeted as BBC1's most successful new drama launch since Call the Midwife. A second series was commissioned after three episodes had aired. It even went a bit viral thanks to an infographic that helpfully matched up the unfamiliar new cast with their Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds counterparts (though it somehow mixed up Porthos and Athos).
But this week things have gone a little wonky. The Musketeers originally went »
- Graeme Virtue
One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!
Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.
- Erin Willard
Robin Lord Taylor (Accepted, The Walking Dead) joins the cast as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin). His character is described as follows: With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.
Sean Pertwee (Alan Partridge, Event Horizon) will play Alfred Pennyworth, as Bruce Wayne’s butler. He’s described as follows: A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.
- Laura Frances
We already know that Ben McKenzie will play James Gordon in the upcoming TV series Gotham from Fox, and now we can confirm as to who is playing Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin and Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in the show.
Pertwee is a veteran of the screen, having appeared in Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon, and most recently, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. He is also the son of Jon Pertwee, the late Doctor Who actgor. Alfred is described as ‘a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, who has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.’
Fox have also released a character description for Taylor’s character of Cobblepot: »
- Paul Heath
The cast of "Gotham" on Fox continues to grow. Following the announcement that Ben McKenzie will play the lead of James Gordon on the show, Fox has revealed four more actors joining the series, including two classic "Batman" characters.
Sean Pertwee ("Elementary," "Luther") will play Alfred Pennyworth. His character is described as "a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London [who] has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he's fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne."
Robin Lord Taylor ("The Walking Dead") has been tapped to portray Oswald Cobblepot, better known to "Batman" fans as The Penguin. He was most memorably played on the big screen by Danny DeVito in 1992's "Batman Returns." His character description reads, "With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor. »
Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth, Accepted, The Walking Dead) has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin). Character description: With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor. ·
Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice, 3 lbs.) has been cast as Captain Essen. Character description: Gordon’s boss at the Gcpd Homicide Squad, Captain Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop. ·
- Matt MacNabb
Robin L. Taylor (Another Earth, Accepted, The Walking Dead) has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin). With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.
Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice, 3 lbs.) has been cast as Captain Essen. Gordon's boss at the Gcpd Homicide Squad, Captain Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that's as much corporate litigator as cop.
Sean Pertwee (Alan Partridge, Alien Uprising, Devil's Playground, Camelot) has been cast as Alfred Pennyworth. A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, »
What’s this? I’m reviewing a new British movie? Yes indeed, if you’ve been a long time reader of my work, you may have noticed a proclivity for me to review mainly American movies be it of the mainstream or independent variety. But every so often a British flick comes along that grabs my attention – usually they’re of the horror or thriller variety of course, and Last Passenger is no different.
The film tells the story of a small group of passengers on a late night train out of London. In the sleepy and abandoned carriages stop after stop are missed and Lewis (Dougray Scott), with five other remaining passengers, end up on a ride of a lifetime as the train hurtles relentlessly down the track. »
- Phil Wheat
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