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Templeheart Films has finally released the first trailer for their zombie comedy Ibiza Undead, which originally screened at FrightFest in London last summer. The cast of writer/director Andy Edwards’ feature includes “Downton Abbey’s” Cara Theobold and Emily Atack, pictured above, best known for playing Charlotte in “The Inbetweeners”. Other cast members include Algina Lipskis, Jordan Coulson, Hormudz Todiwala, […] »
- Brad Miska
Author: Gloria Daniels-Moss
Everyone liked The Inbetweeners, right? Yes, the show had many cringe-worthy, repetitive and outright stupid moments but offered a fair, if heightened take on the burden of adolescence.
Damon Beesley, who co-wrote the series alongside Iain Morris, now branches away from the playground and brings us a slightly darker and sassier story with travelling double-glazing salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick) heading the show. The BBC2 comedy White Gold starts as it means to go on. It’s slick, smart and silly – there is fun to be had here that’s for sure.
It’s Essex, 1983 and here we meet cocksure Vincent, our charismatic and terribly arrogant narrator that gets his claws in from the get go. This obnoxious man is the epitome of a classic salesman; giving us handy tips and breaking the forth wall just to tell us exactly how amazing he is at his job and »
- Gloria Daniels-Moss
It’s 1983. Britain has a female Tory Pm. Labour is in the doldrums. Individualism is the ideology of the day. In a double-glazing showroom in Essex, Jay from The Inbetweeners is taking the mick out of Simon from The Inbetweeners, while Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl looks on with amusement.
This is the strange-but-familiar setup for White Gold, the new comedy from Inbetweeners co-creator Damon Beesley, which follows the triumphs and balls-ups of a trio of window salesmen as they try to shimmy up the greasy pole to success. Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick is Vincent Swan, a smarmy family man (who continually cheats on his wife) with the nous to play the lucrative double-glazing game for massive profit. Inbetweeners stars James Buckley and Joe Thomas »
- Rachel Aroesti
The BBC is on Wednesday launching White Gold, an original six-part comedy series set in Britain in the 1980s that brings together Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick and various names who worked on The Inbetweeners.
Unveiled by BBC Comedy and Fudge Park Productions last year, the show was written and directed by Damon Beesley (The Inbetweeners series and movies) and stars Westwick, Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners), James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) and Lauren O’Rourke (Drifters).
It tells the story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Westwick). Smart, handsome and confident, he will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale.
- Georg Szalai
Ahead of its series premiere later this month, the BBC has released a trailer for White Gold, the upcoming comedy series from the award-winning co-creator of The Inbetweeners Damon Beesley, which stars Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Joe Thomas (Fresh Meat), James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), and Lauren O’Rourke (This is England 90); check it out below…
Set in Essex in 1983, the series perfectly captures the atmosphere of the era through the inner-workings of a double-glazing showroom, led by Vincent Swan (Westwick), a smart, handsome, charismatic salesman who will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale. His team include Fitzpatrick (Buckley), a smarmy reprobate who can charm the life savings out of anyone, and Lavender (Thomas), a failed musician whose crippling politeness and moral backbone has a habit of getting in the way of a sale.
It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, »
- Amie Cranswick
Having struck sitcom gold twice playing callow youths, the Inbetweeners star is preparing for a thirtysomething crisis on stage – and he’s recently become a dad
‘If only the brown corduroy suit was mine,” sighs Simon Bird, as wistfully as one can get over caramel corduroy. “I wish. I’m stuck in tweed and a tank top. In fact, I’ve never been in anything and not worn a tank top. It’s become my signature garment. Tank tops must be in my contract. I should get that looked at.”
It’s lunchtime in the rehearsal room for the new all-star production of Christopher Hampton’s 1970 comedy The Philanthropist, and between bites of chicken-and-avocado sandwich (with a bag of popcorn for pud), Bird is rifling through the clothes rail. “I’m growing out my mutton chops too,” he says, absentmindedly stroking a nascent sideburn. “I’m going fully method. Might book myself a perm. »
- Michael Hogan
Days of the Bagnold Summer tells the story of an idle summer in the lives of a shy fifteen-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the acclaimed novel Not Working.
“I met Simon Bird and [producer] Matt Wilkinson and they were very nice, very positive and excited about the whole possibility of making a film of my book,” said Winterheart. “I think it will be a strange experience to see two people I first scrappily drew in the back of an old notebook in 2005 end up, over 10 years later, as actual, real humans on a cinema screen!”
Days of the Bagnold Summer is scheduled to go into production in the summer. »
- Gary Collinson
Simon Bird, Will McKenzie from the Britcom hit series The Inbetweeners, will make his feature film directorial debut with the adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel Days of the Bagnold Summer. Variety is reporting that the graphic novel was adapted by Brid's wife Lisa Owens, author of her debut book Not Working. Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement. Bird has one short film to his credit. He directed Ernestine & Kit, a short film about two ladies in their seventies on a road...
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“The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “Days of the Bagnold Summer,” an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, to be produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films.
Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the novel “Not Working.”
Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement.
The movie project is part-funded by Creative England with support from BFI.Network, and is seeking additional funding ahead of its summer production start date. It is being cast by Robert Sterne of Nina Gold Casting (“Game of Thrones,” “The Crown”).
Bird’s short film “Ernestine and Kit, »
- Leo Barraclough
The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Days of the Bagnold Summer, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel of the same name. Stigma Films' Matthew James Wilkinson will produce. Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, who penned acclaimed novel Not Working. Days of the Bagnold Summmer, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award for Best Novel, tells the story of an idle summer in the lives of a shy… »
Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.
Creative England is part-funding the project, which has also support from the BFI’s Network programme. Financing is currently being closed ahead of a summer production start date.
Lisa Owens has written the screenplay which is adapted from Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name. The story follows an idle summer in the lives of a shy fifteen-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
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The actor is now set to make his first feature-length foray into film from the other side of the camera, lining up his directorial debut with Days of the Bagnold Summer, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel.
Days of the Bagnold Summer tells the story of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother, »
- Alex Ritman
Thanks to Soda Pictures, we’ve got an exclusive look at the trailer for Ibiza Undead, a new zombie comedy from director Andy Edwards, which stars Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Matt King (Peepshow) and Alex Zane. Check it out here…
Three young friends – Alex, Az and Big Jim – head to Ibiza for all the sun, sea and sex they can handle. When Alex’s hot older sister (Emily Atack, The Inbetweeners) and her friend join the party, their prospects look good – and even Alex’s ex-girlfriend Ellie (Cara Theobald, Downton Abbey) tagging along can’t dampen their spirits.
However, their holiday takes a turn for the worse in a club run by local gangster Karl (Matt King, Peep Show), who has a very specific type of “live” entertainment on offer – Zombies. Soon the whole party island is full of the flesh-eating living dead. Can our young »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: In advance of the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool next week, Fudge Park's Iain Morris and Damon Beesley are teaming with hot Brit writer Sam Bain for three-part BBC Comedy laffer Ill Behaviour. Exec produced by Fudge Park, the banner set up in 2015 by The Inbetweeners creators Morris and Beesley, Ill Behaviour stars Chris Geere (Waterloo Road), Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons), Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls), Jessica Regan (Call the Midwife), Christina Chong… »
Exclusive: First look image of Unstoppable Entertainment comedy about a 90s Britpop singer.
London-based sales outfit Amp International has boarded world sales on UK comedy Songbird, starring Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Noel Clarke, Jessica Hynes (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Griffin Dunne (After Hours) and Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners).
Currently in post-production, the film follows the lead singer of a 90s Britpop band whose star has fallen considerably since her glory days.
When on a drunken night out she accidentally enrolls at a university she is shocked to discover that her fellow students have no idea who she is and are far more into yoga and kale smoothies than wild parties.
Songbird was written and directed by Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets) and is produced by Jason Maza and Noel Clarke of Unstoppable Entertainment (Brotherhood) and Maggie Monteith (Searching For Sugar Man) of Dignity Film Finance.
Rising actress Smulders, pictured above in »
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Caroline Preece Jan 25, 2017
Skins debuted on E4 10 years ago. We revisit a bold and unique adolescent drama that kick-started countless careers...
It’s been a decade since Skins, E4’s controversial teen drama, premiered. At the time, it was a source of anxiety for parents about what teenagers were getting up to when they weren’t looking, but for television executives it was pure gold. It achieved that rare feat - it got young people to watch and talk about it - and, after seven years of drinking, drugs and general debauchery, it bowed out in 2013.
Now it’s simply another teen drama of the past, perhaps remembered by most for the real-world ‘Skins Parties’ it inspired rather than the steps it took or the ground it broke. Whether it was casting complete unknowns, »
Unstoppable Entertainment have announced that Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jessica Hynes (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Spaced) are leading the cast of the new British comedy Songbird, which has just commenced principal photography.
Written and directed by Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets, Benny & Jolene), the film also stars Noel Clarke (Brotherhood, Star Trek: Into Darkness), Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners). The official synopsis reads:
Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Zehra Phelan
Cobie Smulders may just regret to signing up for British Comedy, Songbird, as filming has begun in an arctic-like Cornwall for the month of January alongside Britain’s own comedy legend, Jessica Hynes.
Songbird is the fourth in the line of original features from writer/director Jamie Adams (Brokeback Mountain) who has teamed up with Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Entertainment to produce the feature. Clarke has also managed to get himself a place on the cast alongside Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners).
Jamie Adams, screenwriter and director said: “I am incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Songbird; Cobie Smulders is such an amazing comic actor and it’s truly a privilege to work with her here in Cornwall, »
- Zehra Phelan
The new film “Lost in Florence” takes a hard look at love, sorrow and the healing power of sports in the heart of Florence, Italy. When his girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal on a trip to Florence, former college football star Eric Lombard (Brett Dalton) stays behind with his cousin Anna (Stana Katic) and her Italian husband to heal his wounds. While he’s there, they introduce him to calcio storico, an ancient form of football played every summer in Florence that combines rugby and street fighting. During his time there, Eric falls for Stefania (Alessandra Mastronardi), the girlfriend of his teammate Paolo (Alessandro Preziosi), and tries to learn what makes life worth living. It co-stars Emily Atack (“The Inbetweeners”), Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) and Marco Bonini (“Under the Tuscan Sun”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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- Vikram Murthi
How I Met Your Mother stalwart Cobie Smulders has enjoyed a string of exciting roles since CBS’ hit sitcom bowed off the airwaves three years ago – and that streak shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Variety is reporting that Smulders, who impressed opposite Tom Cruise in the action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, has signed on for Songbird, a new British comedy from writer-director Jamie Adams. Marking his fourth effort as director, we understand Adams has now welcomed Smudlers in the role of Joanne Sykes, the former frontwoman of a once-popular indie rock band called The Filthy Dukes. Despite an exciting ’90s breakout, The Filthy Dukes are in the midst of a dramatic comedown. Ditto for Joanne, whose life begins to unravel after she discovers that her long-time boyfriend has been cheating on her with, well, “just about everyone.”
The preliminary plot synopsis reads as so:
- Michael Briers
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