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Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen joins Trials of Jimmy Rose as filming begins

7 November 2014 3:54 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tom Cullen has joined ITV drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose, as filming begins on the series.

The Downton Abbey star will play Jason Rose, the son of Jimmy (Ray Winstone) and Jackie (Amanda Redman).

Charlotte Randle has also signed up to play Julie, Jason's sister.

Meanwhile, Montanna Thompson will play Jimmy and Jackie's granddaughter Ellie and The Fall actor John Lynch will feature as Steve McIntyre.

The Trials of Jimmy Rose follows notorious armed robber Jimmy Rose, who is released from prison only to find that his family have moved on with their lives.

Written by Strike Back's Alan Whiting and directed by Adrian Shergold, the three-part drama is currently shooting in Manchester. »

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New arrival shakes up talent management business

29 October 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Former Rgm agents Tracey Silvester and Theresa Huska have launched Independent Management Company with the backing of music and theatre impresario Paul Dainty.

The move marks the biggest shake-up in the talent agency business since Natasha Harrison and Lee-Anne Higgins departed Shanahan Management three years ago and formed United Management with Trish McAskill and Catherine Handley.

More than a dozen Rgm clients have crossed to Independent Management. They include Olivia DeJonge, Sigrid Thornton, Dustin Clare, Rick Donald, Sharni Vinson and Chai Romruen.

Us-born, Perth-raised Devon Terrell, who left Rgm earlier this year, has landed the lead in Codes of Conduct, HBO.s drama pilot from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). Terrell, who graduated from Nida last year, is playing a young black man who enters New York high society.

Huska, who had been with Rgm for 10 years, departed in June. She had known Dainty, whom she met via an Rgm client, »

- Don Groves

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Game of Thrones Vet Lands Lead Alien Role in Syfy's Childhood's End Mini

27 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Charles Dance aka Game of Thrones‘ Tywin Lannister has landed a key role in Syfy’s miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Dance will play Karellen, the Overlords ambassador who makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren.

Karellen’s reassuring words and technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, triggering decades of seeming utopia (albeit at the cost of human identity and culture). Yet his refusal to reveal his physical appearance — and insistence on dealing only through Ricky — cause some people to question his intentions. »

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Alex Holmes To Pen "Killer" Adaptation

1 October 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Alex Holmes has been hired to pen the adaptation of Tom Wood's novel "The Killer" for Studiocanal, The Picture Company and Sentient Entertainment. Pierre Morel ("Taken") is slated to direct.

The first in a six-book series dubbed the 'Victor The Assassin' franchise, the critically acclaimed work follows a mysterious and charismatic killer whose conscience begins to catch up with him and puts him at odds with his employers.

The hope is the film will be the potential first in a franchise. Holmes penned and directed episodes of "House Of Saddam" and "Strike Back" along with the documentary "Stop At Nothing".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Killer’ Movie: Alex Holmes Set To Adapt For Pierre Morel, Studiocanal

30 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Studiocanal has hired Alex Holmes to adapt The Killer for Pierre Morel to direct. This comes after Studiocanal acquired rights to Tom Wood’s critically acclaimed Victor The Assassin book franchise, with Morel attached along with The Picture Company to produce with Sentient Entertainment. Studiocanal and Morel collaborated on The Gunman, the action thriller starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone that Open Road Films will release in February. They are hoping to hatch a franchise with Wood’s six-book series. The Killer is the first book in that series. It centers on Victor, a mysterious, quick-witted and charismatic gun for hire whose conscience begins to catch up with him and as a result puts him at odds with his employers.

Holmes comes out of the UK and is an up-and-coming director-writer who just adapted Ex-Pats for CBS Films and who helmed the Lance Armstrong docu Stop At Nothing, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Michelle Yeoh and Will Yun Lee Join Final Season of ‘Strike Back’

23 September 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hong Kong – Malaysian actress and martial arts superstar Michelle Yeoh, recently shooting “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II,” and Will Yun Lee will give a significant Asian angle to the fourth season of Cinemax action drama series “Strike Back.”

The final series of ten episodes is now shooting in Europe after a break enforced by an injury sustained off set by returning series star Sullivan Stapleton. Production will continue towards the end of the year with additional filming in Thailand.

Season four is directed by Michael J. Bassett (who also serves as co-executive producer), Julian Holmes and Brendan Maher, and written by Bassett, Jack Lothian, James Dormer, Richard Zajdlic, Ed Whitmore and Tim Vaughan.

The series sees Stapleton (“300: The Rise of an Empire,” “Gangster Squad”) and Philip Winchester (“Crusoe”) return as a pair of counter-terrorism operatives. They are joined by Robson Green (“Wire in the Blood,”), Michelle Lukes (“Doctors”) and »

- Patrick Frater

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Michelle Yeoh, Max Beesley join Strike Back's final series

23 September 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michelle Yeoh and Max Beesley will appear in the fifth and final series of Strike Back.

Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be back as Strike Back leads Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, with Robson Green (Philip Locke), Michelle Lukes (Sgt Richmond) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez) also returning.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Yeoh - in her first ever role for television - will play the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand, with Tim McInnerny (Blackadder, Spooks) playing her husband.

Mad Dogs star Beesley takes on the role of an ex-pat gangster in the new episodes, which will also feature guest appearances from Game of Thrones actor Michael McElhatton, Highlander: The Series star Adrian Paul and Spartacus actor Dustin Clare.

Completing the cast are Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine), James Wilby (Gosford Park), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones) and Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War Of The Damned).

Cameron Roach, »

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Yeoh & More Join Final "Strike Back" Season

22 September 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following a seven month hiatus after star Sullivan Stapleton suffered a major injury in Bangkok, production has resumed in Europe and Asia on the final season of Cinemax's "Strike Back".

Joining regulars Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be a host of talent lead by the one and only Michelle Yeoh.

Joining her will be "The Wolverine" stars Will Yun Lee and Masa Yamaguchi, former "Highlander: The Series" lead Adrian Paul, "Spartacus" stars Dustin Clare and Christian Antidormi, "Game of Thrones" actors Joseph Gatt and Michael McElhatton, Ufc fighter Michael Bisping and a raft of British thesis including Max Beesley, Tim McInnerny, Leo Gregory, Mark Griffin, Andrew Pleavin and Eliza Hope Bennett.

This final set of ten episodes is scheduled to air sometime in 2015

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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'Strike Back' Season 4: Find Out Who's Joining The Cast!

22 September 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Strike Back" has announced who is joining the cast for the Cinemax series' fourth season.

The action-packed drama, starring Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, will have a host of international cast members.

Michelle Yeoh from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II," Dustin Clare, who starred in Starz's "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," Will Yun Lee of HBO’s “True Blood," James Wilby from “Gosford Park," "Highlander" series star Adrian Paul, "Banshee's" Joseph Gatt, Christian Antidormi from “Spartacus: War of the Damned” and British mixed martial arts champion and Ufc fighter Michael Bisping are all a part of the Season 4 ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Strike Back Season 4 resumes production; Michelle Yeoh among new cast members

22 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

The Cinemax action-drama series Strike Back recently resumed production on Season 4 (its final season) in Europe, the network said today. The show’s production had been on hiatus to allow star Sullivan Stapleton the chance to recuperate from a non-set-related injury sustained earlier this year. Production on Strike Back Season 4 will continue through the fall, with additional production in Thailand, according to Cinemax. In the release about the restarting of production, Cinemax also mentioned that several new cast members are now on board, including Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II), Dustin Clare (the Spartacus series), Will Yun Lee … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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'Strike Back' adds Michelle Yeoh, Dustin Clare & more to final season cast

22 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The final season of "Strike Back" has the potential for even more bad-assery than usual, based on the just-announced guest cast. The action drama, co-produced by Cinemax and the UK's Sky 1, resumed production on its fourth and final season, following a brief hiatus caused by star Sullivan Stapleton getting injured away from the set. For the final year, Stapleton, Philip Winchester and the rest of the returning crew (including Robson Green, Michelle Lukes and Milauna Jackson as members of British special forces unit Section 20) will be joined by a set of actors with impressive action bonafides: * Michelle Yeoh, one of the greatest action stars ever produced by international cinema, and star of one of the best action movies ever made ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"); * Dustin Clare from Starz's very violent "Spartacus" franchise (plus fellow "Spartacus" alum Christian Antidormi); * Adrian Paul, who brandished a sword many times as star of the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Nick Frost Tops Doctor Who Christmas Special Guest List

19 September 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Confirming recently circulating rumors, the BBC announced today that Nick Frost will guest-star in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream “No spoilers!” Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”

Nick’s frequent partner in crime Simon Pegg appeared in the Eccleston adventure The Long Game as the Editor of Satellite Five, and servant of the Mighty Jagrafess of the Editor-in-Chief, the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe (And yes, I used cut and paste, there’s none of us perfect). Other members of the Pegg / Frost / Edgar Wright repertory company who have appeared on the series include Michael Smiley in »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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‘Outcast’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage is the White Ghost with a bloody sword

22 August 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Nicolas Cage films bring with them a certain level of excitement. Not so much because fans expect Oscar-worthy material, but because the actor offers performance that range from “intense” to “completely bonkers.” It’s too early to tell where "Outcast" falls, but the trailer certainly shows him doing his thing while wielding a sword and playing the reluctant teacher for Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu. Cage plays a former Crusader living in the woods who winds up helping Christensen to protect Liu’s young brother, who’s supposed to be the next emperor. "Outcast" is directed by Nick Powell based on a script by James Dormer (Strike Back). This marks Powell’s directorial debut after working for years in stunts. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 27, 2015. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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BSkyB Takes 'The Flash,' Michael Bay's 'The Last Ship' for U.K.

22 August 2014 4:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

U.K. pay TV giant BSkyB has acquired Michael Bay series The Last Ship and the upcoming comic-book adaptation The Flash for its flagship network Sky 1 HD. Financial details weren't disclosed. The Last Ship is a military thriller, which debuted in the U.S. on TNT this summer. It is based on a best-selling novel by William Brinkley and stars Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and British actress Rhona Mitra (Strike Back). Meanwhile, the superhero show is set to launch in the U.S. in October. The series stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, who chases criminals as The Flash, the

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- Georg Szalai

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Sky1 to air Us thriller series The Last Ship in the UK

22 August 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sky1 has acquired Us drama series The Last Ship for UK broadcast.

Launching in the Us on cable channel TNT back in June, The Last Ship stars former Grey's Anatomy actor Eric Dane.

Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Chuck) also appears in the series, which follows the crew of the USS Nathan James on a dystopian future Earth.

The Last Ship - exec produced by Michael Bay - was recently picked up for a second season in the Us.

Sky1 is yet to confirm when the series will launch in the UK.

The broadcaster has also picked up two more Us series - superhero drama The Flash and supernatural thriller Forever.

Michael Bay's The Last Shipgreenlit for ten-episode series by TNT

Watch a trailer for The Last Ship below: »

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Nic Cage is Unintentionally Hilarious in 'Outcast' Trailer

21 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's almost hard to believe Nicolas Cage only has 71 films to his credit (not including those in pre-production) on IMDb. It seems like every time I turn around there's a new one to discuss and this trailer for Outcast boy do I have a doozy of a storyline for you. Here Nicolas Cage plays Arken, a mysterious warrior -- "I am the White Ghost!" -- who teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths. Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu co-star with stuntman-turned-director Nick Powell at the helm and a screenplay from James Dormer ("Strike Back"). The accent Cage is putting on here is hilarious and I guess this one also answers that age old question: "Whatever happened to Hayden Christensenc" Come to think of it, wouldn't it have been better if this was set in present day »

- Brad Brevet

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Hot Trailer: Nicolas Cage In ‘Outcast’

20 August 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Nicolas Cage is “The White Ghost” in Arclight FilmsOutcast, an English-language period action pic set in 12th century China that also stars Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom). The Chinese/Canadian/French co-production was shot on location in China under stunt pro-turned-director Nick Powell (The Bourne Identity, Resident Evil: Retribution) and Deadline has an exclusive first look at the trailer.

Cage and Christensen star as ex-Crusades warriors who team up to help the children of a deposed Chinese Emperor battle their murderous uncle. James Dormer (The Holding, Strike Back) penned the script. Producers are Jeremy Bolt, Yunnan Film Group’s Alan Zhang, Mediabiz International’s Karine Martin, 22H22’s Leonard Glowinski, Ying Ye, and Gary Hamilton, and Chris Milburn, George Mizen, and Tove Christensen. Mark Canton, Jean-Francois Doray, Mike Gabrawy, Mike Nilon and Andrew Mann are exec producers. Pic was co-produced and financed by Yunnan Film Group, »

- Jen Yamato

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New Look at Strike Back’s Final Season

15 August 2014 8:44 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Strike Back may be delayed until 2015, but Cinemax is giving fans a little tease on the upcoming season. In this behind-the-scenes look at the final season of Strike Back, we see Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) take on Thailand. Needless to say, there’s lots of bullets and bodies in this video as well as some of that patented Strike Back humor we’ve come to love over the past few seasons.

Although this August will be Strike Back-less, we’ll be rewatching the past few seasons to wet our palette for 2015. »

- Bags Hooper

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'Strike Back' Season 4 Sneak Peek!

15 August 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Strike Back" is heading back to Cinemax in 2015, but on Friday, the network released a sneak peek at some behind the scenes footage from Season 4.

In the 47-second tease, there's plenty of Sgt. Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) taking on a lot of action.

"Good morning 'Strike Back' viewers. Here we are in paradise, trying to save the world once again," Philip says in the new teaser clip.

Photos: Hot Stuff! The Sexy Stars Of Strike Back

Filmed in Thailand, the fourth and final season was originally expected to air in ...

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ITV commissions new drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose

12 August 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has commissioned a new drama titled The Trials of Jimmy Rose.

The three-part series will centre around Jimmy Roberts, a former gangster and ex-con who is attempting to regain the love and trust of his family.

It is written and created by Alan Whiting, who has previously worked on Strike Back and Kingdom.

Adrian Shergold, whose previous projects include Lucan and Mad Dogs, directs.

ITV's Kieran Roberts confirmed that the show will begin filming this autumn.

"The Trials of Jimmy Rose is a warm, funny and compelling drama about a family man with a criminal past who has to prove it's never too late to start over," Roberts explained.

ITV's Steve November added: "Alan Whiting has created an instantly memorable character, a man with too much to regret and not enough time to make amends.

"He's been a successful criminal but can he now become a successful husband and father? »

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