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"It was hard at first, because it's an accent you don't hear that often," Brown Findlay said. "If it's American, you're bombarded by certain sounds all the time.
"But [with this] you think, 'God, how does it actually sound?' -- apart from going offensive country farmer and just annoy[ing] half the country? I don't want to do that.
"You can forget about that when you're on set and [the accent] just sort of happens - not to say it's perfect."
"He's extraordinary," Brown Findlay said of Harris, who plays Mary's menacing uncle Joss. »
Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Bertie Carvel, Adam Deacon, Jill Halfpenny, Jonny Sweet and Nicola Walker return as staff in a modern metropolitan police force, having to deal with both criminals and the press.
Babylon is created and exec produced by Danny Boyle, Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Dirty Pretty Things), Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, and produced by Jones and Derrin Schlesinger (This Is England '86, Four Lions, Southcliffe).
Boyle directed the pilot episode of the show. »
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in The Dig, a drama about one of Britain’s most famous archaeological finds - the Sutton Hoo burial grounds.
Buffini’s buzz script, adapted from John Preston’s novel The Dig, explores the story and characters behind the 1938/9 excavation of Sutton Hoo, whose sixth and seventh century riches included a 27-metre ship and which is the likely burial site of King Raedwald of East Anglia.
Blanchett, who picked up a second Oscar earlier this year for her lead role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, is in talks to play amateur archaeologist Edith Pretty, one of the driving forces behind the excavation.
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BBC One has debuted a new trailer for upcoming drama Jamaica Inn
Set in 1820s Cornwall, Jamaica Inn follows Mary as she is drawn into a world of smuggling and romance.
"I hope I have done justice to this wonderful tale of morality, survival and desire.
"It has been a pleasure and a privilege »
Now, he looks set to become even bigger as he stars as Four in Divergent, the latest sci-fi action blockbuster which is currently out in cinemas.
Here are ten fun facts we found out about this new Hollywood icon:
1. Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis was born in Oxford on December 16, 1984. His exotic name derives from his Greek grandfather who lived in New Zealand, and he also has English and Scottish heritage. The youngest of five children, he changed his name since 'Theo James' is a little easier to spell.
2. He actually became an actor by accident. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in philosophy, his girlfriend »
Production has begun on the second season of BBC America's Atlantis series. It's unclear how many installments have been ordered this time but the first season had 13 episodes. Season two is expected to start airing next year.
Here's the press release:
New York - April 3, 2014 - BBC America's fantasy co-production, Atlantis, from the creators of Merlin and Misfits, has begun production on season two. The series follows the adventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge), Hercules (Mark Addy, Game of Thrones) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse) who battle against some of the most famous names of Greek legend, often in unexpected guises. Jack Donnelly, Mark »
Eleanor, who has been acting since her early teens was in teen comedy Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging, and went on to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in Jack The Giant Slayer. She's recently been seen in two BBC period dramas - The White Queen and Death Comes to Pemberley.
She said of the role:
"I am very excited to have been asked to play Demelza in the BBC’s new adaptation of these classic novels. I am conscious of the fact that the original series had a huge following and was tremendously popular, all I can promise is that I will do my utmost to do justice to the spirit of Winston Graham’s iconic character."
Poldark is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
A year after it's run on C4 in the UK a year ago, the 6-part, 6-hour series Utopia, which co-stars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), is now available in the USA, on Blu-ray. Paul Higgins, Alexandra Roach and Neil Maskell join Stewart-Jarrett in a series directed by Marc Munden, from a script written by Dennis Kelly, which tells the following story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. But when Ian, Becky, Grant and Wilson Wilson, a small group of previously unconnected people find themselves in possession of an original manuscript of the fabled book, their lives suddenly and brutally implode. Targeted swiftly and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
First Look: Shooting wraps in Goa on hedonistic backpacker thriller, starring Mortal Instruments star Robert Sheehan.
London-based production company Sums Film & Media has released the first image to emerge from the set of its new production Jet Trash, which has just completed filming in Goa, India.
The feature is directed by former Screen Star of Tomorrow Charles Henri Belleville whose previous feature The Inheritance won the inaugural Raindance Award at the BIFAs and whose latest production Mortlake starring Tom Hardy is in post-production.
He stars alongside Osy Ikhile, who will be seen in Ron Howard’s upcoming Heart of the Sea, Sofia Boutella (Monsters 2: Dark Continent), Jasper Pääkkönen (Heart of a Lion) and Craig Parkinson (Control, Four Lions).
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With the film already released last month in the United Kingdom, we've already seen a couple trailers from across the pond for the comedy Cuban Fury starring Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz co-star Nick Frost. Now the film is poised to hit the United States this spring, and the surprisingly R-rated comedy has just unveiled its first domestic trailer. It still looks a little too slapsticky, but we're hoping the combination of Frost facing off with the hilarious Chris O'Dowd, as they each fight for the affection of the lovely Rashida Jones will be enough to make it enjoyable. Can Frost find success without Simon Pegg around? Watch it! Here's the first Us trailer for Jon Brown's Cuban Fury, originally from Yahoo: Cuban Fury is written by Jon Brown ("Misfits"), from an original idea by Nick Frost, and marks the feature film directorial debut of James Griffiths »
- Ethan Anderton
London — Satirical comedy “Kill Your Friends,” about the era of Britpop music, has started lensing in London for a five-week shoot.
Pic is set in London in 1997, when the British music industry is on a winning streak. A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the biz. Fuelled by greed, ambition and drugs, he lives the dream, as he searches for the next hit. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, he takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level.
Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class,” “Jack the Giant Slayer”) takes the lead role of Stelfox, and is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Craig Roberts (“22 Jump Street,” “Submarine”), Tom Riley (“Da Vinci’s Demons, »
- Leo Barraclough
Thn have received the news from AI Film, Altitude Film Entertainment, Unigram, Pinewood Productions, and World’s End (that’s a lot isn’t it?) as they announce that the principal photography begins next week on dark and satirical comedy Kill Your Friends about the infamous era of Britpop music with Warner Music Group on board to produce the film’s soundtrack.
That era is exactly when I spent my time going to gigs, fighting my corner for the likes of Pulp and Blur (and then equally Oasis) – so this is right up my alley. This the first-time feature for Owen Harris who’s been working in TV but with good titles including Misfits, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.
It’s written by John Niven and based on his cult novel of the same name, Nicholas Houlttakes the lead role of Steven Stelfox »
- Dan Bullock
Corden stars alongside previously-confirmed Hoult, who was announced last month as protagonist Steven Stelfox. Niven has adapted the screenplay from his own novel
The film is set in London circa 1997 and explores the dark side of the Britpop era. During a time when British music was on a winning streak and those involved believed they could do no wrong, A&R agent Stelfox discovers it can all come crashing down.
Production on the film will begin next week and continues in London over the next five weeks.
Producer Gregor Cameron »
• Leonardo DiCaprio is no longer attached to star as the scrappy Florida beach bum Travis McGee in the big-screen adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-by (the first in a 21-book series). Though it was being developed for DiCaprio, who earned an Academy nod for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, the actor decided to exit due to scheduling conflicts. Still, the project does seem to be moving forward for 20th Century Fox: It was just announced that Wolverine’s James Mangold is in negotiations to direct, and Mystic River’s Dennis Lehane penned the »
- Lindsey Bahr
A movie set in the world of '90s Britpop? That's right up our alley, so we'll be playing close attention to the provocatively-titled "Kill Your Friends." Nicholas Hoult and Jim Piddock will star in the adaptation of the novel by John Niven, that follows "an A&R man who goes to extremes to find the next hit." Here's the Amazon book synopsis: As the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through London’s music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit—fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine—Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast and the hits are drying up, and the only way he’s going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the idea of “cutthroat” to murderous new levels. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Thanks to IGN, we've got a batch of character images and descriptions for Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual thriller" series Penny Dreadful, which has been created by screenwriter John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall), with Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife) producing....
Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) as Vanessa Ives - Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium. Her supernatural gifts are powerful and useful to those around her, particularly Sir Malcolm, but they are also a heavy burden. Her inner demons are very real to her and everyone around her, and they threaten to destroy her relationships, her sanity, and her very life.
- Gary Collinson
Season 1 of CBS‘s Under the Dome was chock full of twists and mysteries and reveals, although not the one we want the most. But do we? Do we want to know the how and why of the dome? Nah, bring on another season! And please add in even more of the creepy weird inexplicable elements.
And here’s someone who knows a thing or two about that. Stephen King himself has written the premiere episode of Season 2, and apparently no one is safe:
Featurette: Under the Dome – Season 2: Start of Production
- Erin Willard
Jack Donnelly has signed with Gersh. He stars as Jason of the Argonauts on the BBC America series Atlantis, which recently was picked up for a second season. Donnelly’s TV credits also include Dancing On The Edge, Misfits and the first season of Nickelodeon’s House Of Anubis. He continues to be repped by Lou Coulson Associates. Trivia game app QuizUp has signed with Wme for representation in all areas to develop its brand and content across entertainment platforms. Plain Vanilla Games’ QuizUp was the most-downloaded free app on iTunes shortly after its November release and has reached more than 10 million users. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
Turner starred as young soldier Molly Dawes in the BBC drama pilot, which aired in March 2013.
Turner has also recently reprised her role of Stacey Slater on EastEnders after a break of over three years.
Our Girl is expected to air on BBC One later in 2014.
Iwan Rheon: 'I'd be an idiot not to do a Misfits movie' »
Numerous industry professionals took to Twitter during Sunday's (February 16) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London to debate whether Gravity can be considered a 'British' film.
Trade publication Variety explained that Gravity does qualify as a British film, posting on its Twitter feed: "Gravity qualifies as a British film for 'significant British creative involvement,' though 12 Years a Slave didn't submit in [the] category."
However, Screen International chief reporter Andreas Wiseman expressed the view that Gravity does not pass BAFTA's 'cultural test'.
He tweeted: "A film needs 16 points in the BFI's 'cultural test' to qualify as #British | Does #Gravity pass? Not by my maths." He then included a link to British Film Institute's 'culture test for a film'.
Journalist Guy Lodge of Variety and The Observer wrote on his Twitter page: "I »
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