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Harris has built a career in recently mostly playing bad guys from his acclaimed work on Showtime's "The Borgias" and the "Red Riding" and "Southcliffe" mini-series along with parts in such films as "'71," "Prometheus," "Deliver Us from Evil," "A Lonely Place to Die," and the upcoming "Macbeth".
Harris has also generally avoided blockbuster filmmaking in the past, though has been drawn to it on occasion depending upon the filmmaker. Speaking with Deadline, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie talked about re-writes to the film's script and how that ultimately had a big impact on Harris' role as the film's antagonist Solomon Lane:
My one regret is there is one real showcase scene with Sean and it didn't »
- Garth Franklin
After small roles in The Sick House and A Lonely Place To Die, plus a series of appearances in TV series Persona, Gillian McGregor had her first major leading role in Beyond, the story of a couple at war with one another as a large, unknown object hurtles toward the Earth. Her performance dominates the film and is sure to bring her to wider attention. As it’s released on DVD this week, I caught up with her to ask how she became involved with the film.
“Lizzie, the producer, contacted my agent,” she says. “Well, I went in for casting and I really thought I blew it. I tend to get a feeling for how it’s gone. But then I got called back.” She laughs, remembering her excitement; it’s odd to hear such a light-hearted sound after watching her fierce and unhappy creation in Beyond. »
- Jennie Kermode
Still Open All Hours remained on top of the ratings on Sunday evening, overnight data reveals.
BBC Two's live darts coverage attracted 2.54m (11.1%) from 5.45pm. Kate Humble's Into the Volcano intrigued 1.14m (5.0%) at 9.15pm, followed by Paul Hollywood's Racing Legends with 770,000 (5.5%) at 10.15pm.
On ITV, All Star Family Misfortunes entertained 2.99m (13.2%) at 7pm (158k/0.6% on +1), while Foyle's War continued with 4.33m (17.5%) at 8pm (401k/1.9%).
Channel 4's Phil Spencer: Secret Agent brought in 845k (3.7%) at 7pm (158k/0.6%), followed by The Hotel with 1.44m (5.8%) at 8pm (98k/0.4%) and Walking the Nile with 1.74m (7.0%) at 9pm (202k/1.2%).
On Channel 5, Aladdin »
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