The Deep (2010– )
Written by Simon Donald
Directed by Sam Miller
Airs Thursdays at 10 pm (Et) on Pivot
Fortitude flaunts its lofty ambitions before the title even adorns the screen: we’re immediately thrown into a forlorn icy tundra, with splashes of black staining the ubiquitous white landscape. The sun, a burning, bulbous orb, hangs in a haze in the sky. A man, clad in arctic gear, carrying a rifle and a camera outfitted with a telescopic lens, traverses the scene. Before any words are spoken, a shrill scream carves through the wind and the man, obviously no novice, pulls off his mask and draws his rifle. Played by Michael Gambon, he does not look well. Through the scope he sees a polar bear mauling a man. The man’s face is mottled in blood, his leg several feet from the rest of him. Gambon aims, and
Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...
Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.
In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.
The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on
For those suffering from post-anniversary blues, here's a little something about Doctor Who's 2013 Christmas Special...
For many of us, the weekend's magnificent festivities have coloured this morning with a distinct sense of post-anniversary blues. Never fear, because we're only weeks away from another brand new Who episode, and a brand new Doctor to boot.
We're expecting a few more details on the Christmas Special to follow shortly (a title and synopsis will give us something to chew over happily for a while), but first up is the news of one of the episode's key guest stars: Orla Brady.
You may know her as the alternate Elizabeth Bishop in Fringe, or as Taryn in Sky One's Sinbad, but she's made countless other screen appearances from Mistresses to The Deep, Wallander and Poirot.
Brady is playing "someone from the Doctor's past, with the plot of
Starz has now announced that the second point of the triangle has been cast, as Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones) will be playing the dual roles of Frank Randall in post-World War 2 times, and Frank’s ancestor “Black Jack” Randall in 18th century times. We’re still waiting to see who will be playing the third point of that triangle, the female/primary lead for the series, which is scheduled to air in 2014.
Tobias Menzies Cast In Starz & Sony Pictures TV’S Anticipated New Original Series “Outlander” Menzies to Play Dual Roles of Frank Randall and the Duplicitous “Black Jack
Today, Dark Sky Films released the first two official stills from Dutch director Richard Raaphorst’s Nazi Zombie horror film Frankenstein's Army.
This is someone called “Propellerhead”, described officially as "a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion."
And this is Doctor Frankenstein, as played by Karel Roden, dissecting someone unwilling to be dissected.
Like any good Nazi Zombie movie, Frankenstein's Army is set at the tail-end of World War II, when Russian soldiers accidentally find a secret Nazi laboratory as they enter Germany's eastern end. Apparently, the journals of Dr. Viktor Frankenstein are serving as the basis for human experimentation to form a -
Below is my own take on the year so far from the few films that have clicked with me, the ones I had various issues with, the painful experiences I wouldn't do again, and the stuff I've missed or haven't caught thus far which I'm determined to see before the year's out. My general feeling sadly is that it has been a rather piss weak year thus far.
What are your favorites? Please leave your responses in the comments below:
Most Enjoyable Films Thus Far:
"The Avengers," "21 Jump Street,
Deadline is reporting that Goran Visnjic has signed on to play a mob boss named Schiller in the upcoming ABC drama Red Widow. It'll be the actor's first series regular role since his role on ER came to an end in 2008, though he's made appearances on the likes of Pan Am, Leverage, and The Deep.
Visnjic's character will likely end up being the big bad, or equivalent of, for Red Widow, which stars Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) as Marta, a woman whose mafioso husband was recently murdered by a rival gangster. Rather than go into hiding or fleeing the country with her children, Marta decides to continue her husband's activity and inserts herself even deeper into the world of organized crime in search of justice. But that's easier said that done in a complicated, dangerous subculture like this, so Marta will
Goran Visnjic, known to many as Dr. Luka Kovac thanks to his years on NBC's 'ER,' has booked a multi-episode guest arc on ABC's 'Pan Am.'
According Entertainment Weekly, Visnjic will play a Yugoslavian immigrant on four episodes of the 1960s-set drama.
The character is said to be torn between his communist homeland and the opportunities presented by life outside the Eastern Bloc.
After leaving 'ER,' Visnjic did a guest spot on 'Leverage' and appeared in the BBC minseries 'The Deep.'
'Pan Am' stars Christina Ricci and Mike Vogel and follows the exciting lives of Pan Am flight attendants and pilots. The series takes place during the height of Pan Am's high-flying jet-setting days.
Catch a preview of the new series after the jump.
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Airing every Tuesday night on the network is the drama Combat Hospital. The show centers on a group of doctors and nurses from Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and other allied countries saving lives and limbs in a war zone military hospital modeled on a real facility in Afghanistan. Deborah Kara Unger, Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas, Terry Chen, Arnold Pinnock and Luke Mably are starring. The show’s music is composed by Edmund Butt (The Dark, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes) and additional
"Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free."
Hunter is a familiar face on Australian and New Zealand television with a role in several episodes of the acclaimed "Love My Way" along with guest starring roles on "All Saints," "Spirited," "Mercy Peak" and "Street Legal".
Irish actor Nesbitt is an outright legend of British television with memorable leading role turns in "Jekyll," "Cold Feet," "Ballykissangel," "Playing the Field," "Murphy's Law,
You can't say you don't know what your gonna get with a Tony Scott movie about a runaway freight train and the attempts by two men—played by Denzel Washington and Chris Pine – to stop it: flashy directing, non-stop action and big explosions. Yet Unstoppable deserves more credit than that synopsis might imply. This is the kind of action movie that Scott was directing back in the '90s before he redefined 'going overboard' with the Transformers series. Back then Scott was relatively restrained and there was a level of intelligence in his filmmaking that his more recent work has lacked (although it's still evident Scott Free productions such as The Good Wife).
Although not quite as good as Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State and Spy Game, Unstoppable at least harks back to those days. The almost always watchable Denzel Washington is a reliable leading man
According to Deadline, Visnjic will appear in all three films of the Scott Rudin produced Sony Pictures trilogy, which features Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the lead roles.
Visnjic will seemingly play the part of Dragan Armansky, the CEO of a security firm and employer of tattooed hacker heroine, Lisbeth Salander (Mara).
The novels suggest a certain level of chemistry between the boss and Salander, so the hunky Visnjic’s image could play well in heightening this aspect of the story.
Larsson’s posthumous bestselling novels have already been successfully released in cinemas in the form of a Swedish production of the trilogy, with Noomi Rapace as Salander.
Visnjic starred in BBC television series The Deep, aired last summer, and can be seen on
Goran Visnjic (ER) has signed on for the role of Dragan Armansky in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo adaptation from Stieg Larsson's novel.
Visjnic will play the CEO of the security firm that employs Lisbeth Salander, is part of the entire trilogy. The actor has signed on for all films to star opposite Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the film, which is scripted by Steve Zaillian, and produced by Scott Rudin.
Visnjic was on of the frontrunner for the James Bond role that ended going to Craig. He just finished filming Begginers for Mike Mills and can be seen in the BBC miniseries The Deep.
What are your thoughts on this casting news?
Source: Deadline (http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/goran-visnjic-joins-dragon-tattoo/)
In the books, Armansky is the CEO of the firm Milton Security which employs young hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). The character is part of the entire trilogy and Visnjic has signed on for all three films. Armansky's memorable role from the books was reduced to little more than a cameo in the previous Swedish film series.
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in the Steve Zaillian-scripted film which Scott Rudin is producing.
The latest addition to David Fincher’s merry band of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” players is Goran Visnjic. The former “ER” hunk will be playing the role of Dragan Armansky, the CEO of the security firm that employs the Girl herself, according to Deadline.
Visnjic joins a cast that already includes the man who won the James Bond role he was up for several years ago, Daniel Craig, as well as Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard and Fincher’s “The Social Network” alum, Rooney Mara.
Visnjic recently appeared in “Beginners,” the Sundance darling co-starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, and in the BBC underwater thriller mini-series, “The Deep.” A few years back, he moped around with Jennifer Garner in “Elektra.”
The American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is one of
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