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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Elyes Gabel

Elyes Gabel is an English actor who was born in Westminster, London, on May 8, 1983. However, he moved to Canada where he spent some of his childhood before returning to the north of England. He has acted in television series on both sides of the Atlantic. He made his debut in ‘Casualty’ in 2001 and has built up an impressive resume since then. He is currently best-known for his role in the CBS series ‘Scorpion’ in which he plays Walter O’Brien, a computer genius. He has also appeared in television series such as ‘Identity’, ‘Body of Proof’, and Waterloo

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Elyes Gabel
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10 Things About... Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes has been a familiar face on British TV for many years now, with roles in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes, Identity and Upstairs, Downstairs to name but a few.

She is currently on our screens playing Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in BBC Two's Line of Duty and will join Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who.

In honour of her contribution to drama and film, Digital Spy presents ten things about... Keeley Hawes.

1. Hawes's dad and two older brothers are all London taxi drivers and she is the only one in her family to have pursued acting. The family are very supportive of her work though, and her dad often spreads news of all her latest roles to everyone he picks up to help with the ratings!

2. During filming for Line of Duty Hawes had to have her head flushed down the loo and undergo some other very unglamorous task for the role.
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Underground Film Links: September 25, 2011

Over at Scribble Junkies, professor Patrick Smith launched an ambitious series of articles on crafting stories for short films. I read the intro, which has loads of great, helpful advice I agree with, but you might want to read the whole series and get yourself an online education. Other installments: The Image, The Conflict and Resolutions and Endings.Speaking of education, donna k. gives an example of why it’s important to rope kids early into the history of our medium.Super preservationist Mark Toscano writes about preserving Peter Mays’ 1966 underground film The Death of the Gorilla, which is typically ignored in most underground film histories.Electric Sheep interviews Ruggero Deodato about Cannibal Holocaust.In this news article about the New Jersey Chapter of Media Communications Association Professionals (McA-i), Kevin Lonano of Robot Hand! gets a shout-out and a quote.Ay-yi-yi, SnuffBox Films lets us know that the recently released
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New TV Season Breakdown: ABC

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.

With one strong reality performer ("Dancing with the Stars"), one solid light procedural ("Castle"), one acclaimed comedy ("Modern Family"), one decent rated comedy ("Cougar Town"), and two former flagship sudsers past their best buy date ("Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy"), the Alphabet is in need of hits to fill some big gaps in its schedule.

Only two shows last season survived and both are modest raters at best - meaning this year the network is trying out thirteen new shows, easily more than any other, in their efforts to score hopefully a few hits. Seven of them will launch in the Fall and six more around mid-season.

The network is keeping most of its returning shows
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Angela Bassett signs for 'Identity'

Angela Bassett signs for 'Identity'
Angela Bassett has signed up for a lead role in ABC drama pilot Identity. The project, a remake of the UK series, will follow an elite police unit who investigate cases of identity theft and related crimes. Deadline reports that Bassett will play Martha, the special agent placed in charge of the squad. The role was played by Ashes To Ashes star Keeley Hawes in the ITV original. Bassett's (more)
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TV Castings Roundup: Slew Of Actors Book Pilots

Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia) has been cast as the female lead in ABC's comedy pilot Other People's Kids. Johnny Sneed (Unhitched) has also been cast in in the pilot, which centers on Adam, a 32-year-old guy with no responsibilities who suddenly finds himself with an insta-family when he falls in love with the little older Michelle (Somerville) who has 2 kids, an ex-husband (Sneed), and ex-in-laws. Julie White has joined the ABC multi-camera comedy pilot Smothered, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen. The project centers on young couple Zack (Kyle Howard) and Gillian who find themselves smothered by their two very different sets of parents. White will play Gillian's scrappy mom who is a real mother hen. The Tony winner, repped by Paradigm and Himber Entertainment, will next be seen recurring on Damages and in Transformers 3. Beverly D'Angelo has joined NBC's untitled Whitney Cummings comedy pilot. The project, written by Cummings,
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Orlando Jones joins 'Identity' pilot

Orlando Jones joins 'Identity' pilot
Orlando Jones has reportedly closed his deal with ABC for a role in the network's pilot Identity. The project is based on the British series of the same name, which aired last year and starred Aiden Gillen and Keeley Hawes. The show focuses on a group of police officers who are involved with fighting identity theft. According to Deadline, Jones has signed up to (more)
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ITV 'to axe Identity after one series'

ITV 'to axe Identity after one series'
ITV has decided to axe crime drama Identity after only one series, a report claims. The programme - which stars Keeley Hawes and Aidan Gillen - saw a drop in ratings throughout its six-episode run which began last month, The Sun reports. It pulled in a strong 5.6m (23.9%) viewers for its first episode but that fell to 3.4m (14%) for its final (more)
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ITV 'set to axe Identity'

ITV 'set to axe Identity'
ITV has decided to axe crime drama Identity after only one series, a report claims. The programme - which stars Keeley Hawes and Aidan Gillen - saw a drop in ratings throughout its six-episode run which began last month, The Sun reports. It pulled in a strong 5.6m (23.9%) viewers for its first episode but that fell to 3.4m (14%) for its final (more)
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On Hannibal's Trail | On the Frontline | Identity | The Great British Outdoors | Rev | My Flat Pack Home | Watch this

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On Hannibal's Trail

8.30pm, BBC4

Hannibal made the 3,500km trek from southern Spain to Italy to confront the Roman empire 2,000 years ago accompanied by a vast army, trained elephants and his two brothers. In this new series, journalist Dan Wood retraces the famous journey, also with his two brothers in tow, but by bicycle. Tonight, they unwisely get drunk with a club of Carthaginian battle re-enactors the night before beginning. You can feel their pain as they heave forth on the scenic route the morning after.

On the Frontline: Life With the Green Howards

9pm, BBC2

Britain has lost nine years, billions of pounds and 300 troops in Afghanistan. It seems as good a time as any to take a long, hard look at what we're doing there, and whether the outlay in blood and
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TV News: Thrones, CSI:ny, Dexter

Game of Thrones

Irish actor Aidan Gillen (TV's "The Wire," "Queer as Folk") has joined the cast of HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" says Reuters.

Gillen plays Littlefinger, an adviser to King Robert who takes advantage of those in power to fit his own agenda. Production kicks off in Northern Ireland later this month with the majority of the pilot to be reshot after the network recast several roles.

Gillen is the lead of "Identity", the currently airing ITV drama series about police pursuing cases of identity theft which also stars Keeley Hawes ("Ashes to Ashes").

CSI:ny

Sela Ward will replace Melina Kanakaredes as the female lead for the upcoming seventh season of the spin-off. Ward will play "an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim" according to CBS press release.

Kanakaredes's contract was up at the end of the
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TV review: Dive; Identity; To Kill a Mockingbird at 50 | TV review

A sporting love story with mesmerising performances from young British actors and a Spooks-type drama make great summer offerings

One of the many things which the two-part drama Dive managed to do was achieve the near-impossible, in making me almost care about the 2012 Olympics. It was a huge personal surprise to find I even possessed the temperament to care, like finding you're suddenly capable of remembering the names of shrubs or worrying about Eamonn Holmes's weight.

I grew to care, anyway. Not for the festival of slack-jawed corporate greed and media hypocrisy which will still undoubtedly be the event itself, but at least for the many personal dramas which must be going on just now, as British youngsters try to qualify, with their aching bones, their 6.30 training starts before school, their chill winter houses, their exam worries and money worries. Far indeed from the VIP super-lanes.

Much of
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Aiden Gillen 'likes to destroy scripts'

Aiden Gillen 'likes to destroy scripts'
Aiden Gillen has revealed that likes to destroy his scripts once he completes a role. The Irish actor, who is currently starring alongside Kelley Hawes in ITV drama Identity, admitted that the process helps him to forget about the character, reports the Pa. "Sometimes I really like just forgetting about them forever and cutting up scripts - literally cutting them up with scissors and burning them," he said. "But then it's always interesting when you're on stage doing a play and it's the last performance and you're saying these words and you know (more)
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'Identity' debuts to 5.6m

'Identity' debuts to 5.6m
ITV's new crime drama Identity debuted to strong audience figures on Monday evening, according to overnight viewing data. The identity theft programme, which stars Aiden Gillen and Keeley Hawes, was watched by 5.6m (23.9%) on ITV1 in the 9pm hour, comfortably beating Crimewatch, which pulled in just 3.25m (13.8%) on BBC One. Earlier on BBC One, Countryfile's Summer Special took 3.77m (19.2%) in the 7pm hour, before Panorama averaged 2.55m (11%) between 8.30pm and 9pm. Sitcom Rev suffered a 610k week-on-week ratings drop to 1.59m (7.7%) on BBC Two between 10pm and 10.30pm. New series Antiques Master appealed to 2.11m (9.1%) on BBC Two between 8.30pm and 9pm, and it was followed by Mary Queen Of Shops, which pulled in 2.75m (11.7%) in the 9pm hour. Channel 4's new strand of religious films, titled 4ThoughtTV, (more)
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Gillen: 'The Wire raised the bar for me'

Gillen: 'The Wire raised the bar for me'
Aidan Gillen has revealed that starring in The Wire "raised the bar" for him. Gillen, who is currently appearing in ITV's Identity, explained that working on such an acclaimed show has made him look out for more good drama. "It definitely raised the bar, which you can look at in two ways," he told The Daily Telegraph. "You can say, 'Is anything else I do going to be as good?' Or maybe, by setting a standard, The Wire will make everything else a bit better." He continued: "There's a lot of reality TV around these days and it's nice to see straight drama making an impact. You can still find good television dramas but there's not as many as there used to be. When I was 16, there were loads of good things on - The Singing (more)
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TV review: Identity

Poor Keeley Hawes, star of Identity, seems destined to fight crime for ever

Ignore everything that follows. What do you mean you always do? Charming! But this time it's different, I didn't write it. Dave did. I don't know who Dave is; he's almost certainly not really called Dave, I just call him that to give him some kind of identity. I wouldn't mind having my own identity back – he's stolen it. It started off with credit cards, massive bills, luxury cars, yachts etc. Now he's after my soul. And my girlfriend too, I think: she's been acting a bit weird recently, even weirder than normal. Plus, as I mentioned, he's taken over my column. I'm actually typing it, but he's controlling me. vnuqpfw0ru. See? That wasn't me, it was Dave; he can make me do anything.

Time to call in Keeley Hawes and her crack new police unit,
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Hawes: 'Identity character is mysterious'

Hawes: 'Identity character is mysterious'
Identity star Keeley Hawes has revealed that viewers will find out more about her character Martha as the series continues. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the former Spooks actress explained that there is more to the role than meets the eye. "[There's] lots to find out about Martha," she said. "It's only at the very end of the series that we see the other side of her. It's good for her to be a little bit mysterious.

"Martha appears to be a very strong woman, like most women who are everybody's boss, regardless of whether they are or not. But she is flawed and she's really human underneath the tough cookie exterior." Hawes admitted that she enjoys playing strong women (more)
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Identity theft's scary drama: 'They take your skin and do something terrible'

What one writer learned about a very modern crime while researching a new TV series

Ed Whitmore bought some logs in Arizona but never got to see them. "Somebody used my credit card. I had a hard time convicing Visa it wasn't me," he recalls.

A decade on he has put the experience to good use as writer and creator of ITV1 drama Identity, which stars Aidan Gillen, late of The Wire, and Keeley Hawes, fresh from purgatory in Ashes To Ashes.

At face value, the six-part series is about a police unit fighting identity-related crime, with Whitmore managing to fit in a first episode nod to the Guardian's 2006 revelations about what you can discover from a discarded airline boarding pass stub.

But his aim was to go even deeper. "The question of who we are beyond our DNA, our fingerprints, our job, our name, is at the heart of this show.
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A Century of Fatherhood | Identity | The Sex Education Show | Rev | Storyville: Leading the Cult | The Life and Times of Tim | Watch this

A Century of Fatherhood | Identity | The Sex Education Show | Rev | Storyville: Leading the Cult | The Life and Times of Tim

A Century Of Fatherhood

9pm, BBC4

Mention of the new father makes you think of a wet blanket trying to prove his sensitivity credentials by hopping about with a baby strapped to his man breasts, but this final episode of the fatherhood series shows how a complicated demographic situation has led to changing roles in fatherhood. Divorce and single parent family rates have rocketed since the 1960s. Custody laws are weighed towards the mother, and divorced fathers frequently find themselves pushed away from their own children. This documentary hears from the much-maligned new fathers themselves.

Identity

9pm, ITV1

Keeley Hawes clearly can't get enough of the high-concept police procedural. With Ashes to Ashes finally done, Identity sees her in another competitive and emotionally charged relationship with another tough and unorthodox crime fighter.
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Keeley Hawes and Ed Whitmore uncover 'Identity' on ITV1, July 5

The last time fans saw Keeley Hawes, It was as Di Alex Drake in the BBC series 'Ashes To Ashes' where she was solving the day-to-day crimes of a 1980's London. Fans that have missed their weekly dose of Hawes will be pleased to know that she will be returning to UK television screens on Monday in a brand new style of cop show. "Identity" deals with the complex crime of identity theft. The series centres on Dsi Martha Lawson (Keeley Hawes) and her specialized team, which is tasked with solving these types of crimes. Speaking in a recent interview for UK Television Listings Magazine TV & Satellite Week, both the shows star Hawes and series creator
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