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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

23 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr. »

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Damien: Barbara Hershey joins Bradley James in The Omen TV sequel

17 March 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Barbara Hershey has joined the cast of Lifetime's TV sequel to The Omen.

Merlin actor Bradley James will play the Antichrist in Damien - a follow-up to the classic 1976 horror movie.

Once Upon a Time's Hershey has been cast as Ann Rutledge, a powerful woman tasked with ensuring that Damien fulfils his destiny, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar nominee's recent credits include the movies Black Swan and Insidious, both released in 2010.

Also starring in Damien are Megalyn Echikunwoke as the fervently religious Simone Baptiste, and Omid Abtahi as Damien's friend and co-worker Amani Golkar.

The series will premiere on Lifetime later this year with a six-part season.

The Omen TV show gets straight-to-series order from Lifetime

Hannibal, Bates Motel and more: 7 horror films and their TV off-cuts »

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A+E Networks’ History Captures ‘Black Sails’ in U.K., Africa

17 March 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — A+E Networks UK has acquired the exclusive linear TV rights in the U.K. and Africa for Starz’s adventure series “Black Sails,” which will play on History.

The acquisition marks the first A+E Networks U.K. deal with Starz Worldwide Distribution.

The series, which has a strong cast of U.K. actors featuring Toby Stephens (“Die Another Day”) in the lead role as Captain Flint, will premiere on History in the summer.

Other British acting talent in the series includes Hannah New (“El Tiempo Entre Costuras”), Tom Hopper (“Merlin”), and Clara Paget (“One Day”), as well as Australians Luke Arnold (“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs”) and Toby Schmitz (“Griff the Invisible”), U.S. star Zach McGowan (“Shameless”), and Canadian Jessica Parker Kennedy (“90210”). The third season began filming in November 2014 in South Africa.

This latest acquisition follows the success of the epic drama »

- Leo Barraclough

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Win Broadchurch Series 2 On Blu-Ray

17 March 2015 3:09 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

To celebrate the release of series 2 of ITV’s Broadchurch on Blu-Ray and DVD, we’re giving 5 lucky WhatCulture.com readers the chance to win a copy of the multi-award winning drama on Blu-Ray!

Series 2 sees David Tennant return as Alec Hardy and Olivia Coleman resume her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as her husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the remote seaside town.

Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and a host of other ‘local’ faces.

Legendary Emmy nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, Jupiter Ascending), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Merlin, Little Dorrit) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education, »

- Sam Driver

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Harry Potter then and now: What do 12 of the child stars look like today?

16 March 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's been a whopping 14 years since Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone made its big screen debut.

A lot has changed since then - most notably the child stars which the movie franchise made famous.

Now - after the internet was astonished to see what Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom looks like now - Digital Spy has donned our sorting hat to see what the now-muggles look like today...

1. Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley

Post-Potter, Harry Melling has had parts in Merlin, Just William and Garrow's Law. Last year, he also performed a one-man play in New York called peddling and starred opposite Scarlett Johnson, Patsy Ferran and Felix Scott in The Angry Brigade.

2. Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

We nearly lost our Snitch when we saw the transformation Matthew Lewis has had since his days as Neville Longbottom. He's gained a beard, good looks and also a role in BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42. »

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'Thunderbirds Are Go!' Trailer: The Tracy Brothers Return

13 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the brief teaser trailer released in December, and a set of videos introducing the main characters last month, the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go! has been released before the series debut this spring on ITV. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe - and beyond - in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are go!

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

- MovieWeb

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The Walking Dead, Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut & Hannibal Nominated in 41st Annual Saturn Awards

4 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They've done what they've had to do to survive on AMC's The Walking Dead, brining hope and despair to palpable life on the small screen with gritty realism every week. Covered in grime, splattered in blood, and trudging down the sun-baked backroads and brush-bordered trails this season, the stellar cast and crew of The Walking Dead have paid their dues and then some, and now they're getting a tip of the cap in return with seven nominations for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards.

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, and Andrew J. West have all earned nominations, with the TV series itself receiving one as well. Also recognized in this year's nominations is Scream Factory's Nightbreed: The Director's Cut Blu-ray, NBC's Hannibal TV series, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

Press Release - "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announces the »

- Derek Anderson

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First look at Colin Morgan in Channel 4 and AMC's new series Humans

4 March 2015 4:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A first-look image of Colin Morgan in Channel 4 and AMC's new drama Humans has been released.

The series is set in a world where humans live alongside 'Synths' - highly-developed robotic servants who bear an eerie similarity to their masters.

Merlin actor Morgan - who plays the fugitive Leo - is pictured alongside Ivanno Jeremiah, playing 'Synth' Max.

William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman Hill, Gemma Chan, Neil Maskell and Rebecca Front will also star in Humans, which is based on the Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans.

An eight-part series, Humans will broadcast on Channel 4 and AMC later in 2015.

The project was originally developed by Xbox Entertainment, with AMC coming on board after Microsoft closed its production studio.

Humans: Channel 4 and AMC's sci-fi drama releases its first image

Channel 4 drama boss responds to critic: 'We're here to be different' »

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Interstellar’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

3 March 2015 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” lead this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced on Tuesday.

Marvel’s summer box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy” followed close behind with nine nominations. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” followed with eight, and “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grabbed seven apiece.

Two of last year’s big television winners, “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal,” lead the 2015 smallscreen noms with seven and six, respectively. “Continuum,” which airs on the Syfy channel and averages less than 1 million viewers, is the next most nominated show with four.

This year’s Saturn noms exemplify the eclectic groupings that have come to distinguish the awards. The fantasy film category, for example, includes “Birdman,” “The Grand »

- Seth Kelley

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Tom Ellis Lands Leading Role In Fox’s Lucifer Pilot

27 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox’s Lucifer pilot has bagged its horned antihero in the shape of Welsh actor, Tom Ellis. Known for his extensive television work in the UK, Ellis made waves in a variety of popular British shows including No Angels, Merlin, Rush and Miranda. He will soon be packing his bags for the sunny climes of Los Angeles as he prepares for his latest small screen performance as king of hell, Lucifer Morningstar.

Late last year, when the show was granted an initial pilot commitment, it was expected that it would stick closely to the comic series. Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg, the original DC Comics-run centers on Lucifer who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”

However, along with the »

- Gem Seddon

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'Thunderbirds Are Go!': Meet the Team in 7 New Videos

19 February 2015 9:50 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, a new photo debuted from ITV's upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!, which revealed the Tracey Brothers. Today, we have six character videos and yet another new photo which gives us our first look at the new female team member Kayo along with her team. We also have another image which gives us some background information on Kayo, a covert ops specialist and kung fu expert. In addition, we also have a teaser that showcases the world of Thunderbirds Are Go!

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 Anderson and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. »

- MovieWeb

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Thunderbirds Are Go! unveils first female member of International Rescue, Tanusha ‘Kayo’ Kyrano

19 February 2015 12:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past week the official YouTube channel has been unveiling the vehicles Thunderbird 1 through Thunderbird 5 with promo videos from the upcoming animated reboot Thunderbirds Are Go! [check them out here], and now the official website has updated, giving us a look at the first ever female member of International Rescue, the covert ops and Kung Fu expert Tanusha ‘Kayo’ Kyrano…

Here’s Kayo’s character profile from said site…

And a video introducing the character…

See Also: Why We Should (And Shouldn’t) Be Worried About Thunderbirds Are Go!

A friend of the Tracy brothers and fellow Tracy Island resident, Kayo is set to be voiced by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge) in the Citv series. She joins a voice cast that also includes Rosamund Pike (Lady Penelope), David Graham (Parker), Kayvan Novak (Brains), David Menkin (Virgil and Gordon Tracy), Rasmus Hardiker (Alan and Scott Tracy) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy »

- Gary Collinson

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Atlantis cancelled by the BBC

26 January 2015 1:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Get your sinking puns at the ready, Atlantis will not be returning after the end of series two…

We’re sad to report that BBC One’s fantasy drama Atlantis has gone the way of Wizards Vs. Aliens and In The Flesh and joined the pile of much-loved high-concept BBC content to be binned in 2015.

While Wizards Vs. Aliens may return eventually though, it seems that Atlantis is well and truly cancelled. A BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy that “the final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring.”

“We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned,” they added. The show was devised by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy (who used to helm Merlin), alongside Misfits’ creator Howard Overman. These chaps must be feeling particularly unlucky at the moment, but we look forward to »

- rleane

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Will Richard Wilson be starring in a BBC sitcom?

25 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Richard Wilson has told Digital Spy that the BBC have talked to him about starring in a sitcom.

The actor, who is most famous for roles in Merlin and One Foot in the Grave, said that he wasn't sure whether the project would go ahead.

Wilson told DS: "I wouldn't mind considering another sitcom. The BBC have talked about me coming back to do something, but I don't know whether that will happen.

"The trouble with One Foot in the Grave was it was so well-written by David Renwick, it's very hard to find something as good as that."

Wilson is currently fronting ITV's Richard Wilson's On the Road, in which he tours the UK in his vintage car using Shell Guides that were first published in the 1930s.

Asked if he planned to present more factual television, Wilson replied: "No, no. I can still consider myself an active actor, »

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Richard Wilson says he doesn't miss Merlin: 'It was too hectic'

24 January 2015 12:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Richard Wilson has said that he doesn't miss starring in Merlin.

The 78-year-old actor played Gaius in the BBC One fantasy drama alongside Colin Morgan and Bradley James.

Asked by Digital Spy whether he missed the show, Wilson replied: "No, no. It was too hectic.

"Merlin was made in France and Wales, and I was an associate director [of New Sheffield Theatres] in Sheffield and I live in London, so I was running between Sheffield, London, France and Cardiff which was a wee bit hectic.

"We did five years of it and it was good fun at the time. But no, I wasn't sad to leave Merlin – well I didn't leave Merlin, it finished!"

Richard Wilson is directing Sarah Kane's Blasted at Sheffield Theatres, which opens on February 10. »

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Atlantis will not return for third series on BBC One

23 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Atlantis will not return for a third series.

The fantasy drama will not be re-commissioned once the current run has finished airing, Digital Spy has learned.

Speaking exclusively to DS, a BBC spokesperson said: "The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring. We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned.

"We are very proud of both series but to keep increasing the range of BBC One drama we have to make difficult decisions to bring new shows through."

The second series of Atlantis is comprised of 13 episodes - the first six aired late last year before the show went on hiatus, while an exact date for the final seven is yet to be confirmed.

The series, inspired by ancient Greek myths, starred Jack Donnelly as Jason, Mark Addy as Hercules and Robert Emms as Pythagoras. »

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As If: 10 year retrospective of the cult Channel 4 teen drama - part 1

22 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Back in 2001, the landscape of British teen dramas didn't continue much further than Byker Grove, Grange Hill and a relatively new soap called Hollyoaks.

Since then, we've had plenty of shows that focus on the lives of a group of youths, from Skins to Misfits to Made in Chelsea. But there was one show that arguably kickstarted the modern teen drama without getting the kudos it deserves, and that show was As If.

Last year marked the 10th anniversary since the series came to an end, and so Digital Spy decided to look back on the show and find out what happened to some of its main cast members.

As If launched on January 22, 2001 on Channel 4 in the midweek early evening slot, and was later repeated on Sunday afternoons on T4. From series two onwards, it stayed as a T4 staple, but maintained its young adult themes, running for »

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The Musketeers series 2 episode 3 review: The Good Traitor

15 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Musketeers' winning streak continues this week, but is the supporting cast starting to eclipse the Musketeers themselves?

This review contains spoilers.

2.3 The Good Traitor

Last week’s An Ordinary Man brought excitement and danger through some strong writing and performances, and could certainly be considered up there with the best the series has had to offer. It was a good example of how a Musketeers’ story can be told that reflects the excitement and adventure of the source material but in a manner that modern audiences would enjoy – exactly what we’ve been wanting from this adaptation. The question was of course – is this a one-off? Have they peaked early ? Well, in The Good Traitor the cast and writers have done an excellent job of picking up where An Ordinary Man left off – certainly being the equal in writing, performance and direction.

On the surface, there is a »

- louisamellor

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Thunderbirds Are Go! First pic of CGI Tracy Brothers

15 January 2015 3:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Here's what the Thunderbirds' Tracy Brothers look like in their new CGI incarnation for ITV series Thunderbirds Are Go!

We've seen Tracy Island, we've heard a teaser distress call, but here is our first proper look at the CGI-rendered Tracy Brothers from forthcoming ITV series, Thunderbirds Are Go!

Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan have had a One Direction-style makeover for the new twenty-six part series, which is due to arrive on ITV this spring. 

Thunderbirds Are Go! features the voice talents of Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope, original voice cast member David Graham as Parker, Kayan Novak as Brains, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Menkin and Rasmus Hardiker as the Tracy Brothers. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy's Sandra Dickinson will be providing the voice of Grandma Tracy, alongside Merlin's Angel Coulby and Doctor Who's Adjoa Andoh as newcomer Kayo and Colonel Casey respectively.

So, er, what do we think? »

- louisamellor

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