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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
When Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, it resurrected the notion of airing kid-friendly drama on a Saturday night, with Merlin and more recently Atlantis attempting to fill the void whenever Who was absent.
With The Musketeers, the BBC is taking a stab (no pun intended) at reviving another TV staple - the glossy Sunday night family drama - and on this early evidence, Primeval creator Adrian Hodges's revamp of the Alexandre Dumas classic is a palpable hit.
Hodges makes The Three Musketeers work for a modern age by essentially using Dumas's 1844 story as the template for a period procedural - right down to the tongue-lashing they receive from Hugo Speer's Captain Treville in his office, our Musketeers are cast as the maverick cops of 17th century Paris.
There's plenty of action, humour and saucy bed-hopping from the get-go, while the framing story is, appropriately enough, a »
Starz has released another trailer for their great looking new pirate series Black Sails! The story focuses on the adventures of Captain Flint and his men. It takes place twenty years before the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. I'm really looking forward to this series, it looks like one that a lot people could get hooked on. Hopefully it turns out as good as it looks!
Flint (Toby Stephens), the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
The series also »
- Joey Paur
Today’s film is the 2010 short Balance. The film is directed by John Shackleton, working from a script written by Ian Winterton, and stars Tom Cullen and Erin Richards. Beginning her acting career in 2005, Richards has made a number of appearances in film and television. She has been seen in recurring roles on the Us version of Being Human and Breaking In alongside guest appearances in Merlin and Crossing Lines. Her newest feature, titled Open Grave, opened in wide release in American theatres over the past weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
After a small but memorable role in a Doctor Who episode, he nabbed the biggest role of his career (so far) as the title character in the BBC series Merlin, and for five seasons, he and co-star Bradley James became HoYay favorites.
Today is Colin’s 28th Birthday, so let’s ring in the new year with a look at this newbie to TheBacklot Hot 100.
The post Birthday Gallery: Colin Morgan Turns 28 appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
13 items from 2014
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