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Jessica Brown Findlay talks Jamaica Inn: 'I worried I'd offend people'

18 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jessica Brown Findlay has admitted that she feared "annoy[ing] half the country" with her new role in BBC One's Jamaica Inn.

The Downton Abbey actress adopts a Cornish accent to play heroine Mary in the three-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel.

"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."

Jamaica Inn also stars Matthew McNulty (Misfits), Ben Daniels (House of Cards) and recent BAFTA nominee Sean Harris.

"He's extraordinary," Brown Findlay said of Harris, who plays Mary's menacing uncle Joss. »

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Babylon begins shooting six-part series for Channel 4

17 April 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Shooting has begun on a six-part series of Babylon for Channel 4 in and around London.

The pilot for Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong's show aired in February, and the series will return this autumn.

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.

Jon S Baird (Filth) directs the first three episodes of the series and Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil) heads episodes 4-6.

Jon Brown (Misfits, Fresh Meat) will co-write two episodes of the show. Each episode is 60 minutes long.

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. »

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Cate Blanchett, Susanne Bier circle Sutton Hoo drama

8 April 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier is attached to direct the feature, which is written by Tamara Drewe and Byzantium writer Moira Buffini.

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.

Producers are Murray Ferguson of Clerkenwell Films, former Clerkenwell exec Ellie Wood, and Philomena producer Gaby Tana with backing from BBC Films, whose head Christine Langan »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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BBC One's upcoming drama Jamaica Inn debuts trailer - watch

7 April 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has debuted a new trailer for upcoming drama Jamaica Inn

The promo sees Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay take on the role of Mary in the period drama.

Set in 1820s Cornwall, Jamaica Inn follows Mary as she is drawn into a world of smuggling and romance.

Matthew McNulty (Misfits), Sean Harris (Southcliffe) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) will also star in the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, penned by The White Queen's Emma Frost.

The series - which began filming in Cornwall, Yorkshire and Cumbria last September - also stars Joanne Whalley (Gossip Girl) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter).

Scriptwriter Frost said: "I love Daphne du Maurier's novels and it's been a lifelong dream to adapt Jamaica Inn.

"I hope I have done justice to this wonderful tale of morality, survival and desire.

"It has been a pleasure and a privilege »

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10 Things About... Theo James

6 April 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A rising star of theatre, TV and film, before this year Theo James was best known for his lead roles in Bedlam as well as CBS's Golden Boy - about a young police commissioner in New York City.

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 »

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Atlantis: Production Begins on Season Two

3 April 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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:

BBC America'S Fantasy Series "Atlantis" Starts Production On Season Two

Vincent Regan and Amy Manson Join the Cast with Robert Pugh and Peter de Jersey to Guest Star

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 »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Poldark finds its Demelza

28 March 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

21 year old Eleanor Tomlinson (represented by Conway Van Gelder Grant) is set to play Demelza opposite Aidan Turner in the new BBC adaptation of the 18th Century saga set in Cornwall, Poldark.

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 »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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British High Stakes Thriller Series 'Utopia' Co-Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Now Available To USA Audiences

26 March 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

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 HigginsAlexandra 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

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Jet Trash wraps in Goa

20 March 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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.

Jet Trash stars Robert Sheehan, best known for his role in urban superhero series Misfits and the recent Mortal Instruments.

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).

The film is written by Simon Lewis (The Anomaly, Tiger House) and Dan M Brown and is based »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Nick Frost Busts Some Salsa Moves in First Us Trailer for 'Cuban Fury'

12 March 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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Music Biz Satire ‘Kill Your Friends’ Starts to Shoot in London

10 March 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.

Screenplay is penned by John Niven, based on his cult novel. Pic is the feature debut for director Owen Harris, whose previous credits include TV series “Misfits.”

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

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Filming Begins On ‘Kill Your Friends’ Starring Nicholas Hoult & Craig Roberts

8 March 2014 2:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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James Corden joins Nicholas Hoult in John Niven's Kill Your Friends

7 March 2014 9:38 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Corden has joined Nicholas Hoult in the upcoming adaptation of John Niven's 2008 novel Kill Your Friends.

Corden stars alongside previously-confirmed Hoult, who was announced last month as protagonist Steven Stelfox. Niven has adapted the screenplay from his own novel

Joining Corden and Hoult in the cast are Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Georgia King, Jim Piddock, Joseph Mawle and Edward Hogg.

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.

Kill Your Friends is director Owen Harris's debut feature film. He has previously directed TV shows Black Mirror and Misfits.

Producer Gregor Cameron »

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Casting Net: Leonardo DiCaprio drops out of 'The Deep Blue Good-by'; Plus, Thomas Kretschmann's Marvel deal, more

4 March 2014 5:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• 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

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Nicholas Hoult Will 'Kill Your Friends,' Shea Whigham Gets 'Term Life' & More

4 March 2014 2:15 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Penny Dreadful character images and descriptions

4 March 2014 1:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) as Sir Malcolm Murray - A »

- Gary Collinson

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Production Begins on Under The Dome Season 2 With Stephen King Episode

4 March 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

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

CBS’S Hit Summer Series “Under The Dome” Begins Production On Season Two Today In Wilmington, N.C. Premiere Episode Written by Bestselling Author and Executive Producer Stephen King

March 3, 2014 – Production begins today in Wilmington, N.C. on the sophomore season of CBS’s hit summer series Under The Dome. Executive producer Stephen King, the bestselling author »

- Erin Willard

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Jack Donnelly Inks With Gersh; Wme Inks Trivia Game App QuizUp

26 February 2014 5:07 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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. »


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Lacey Turner's Our Girl adds Iwan Rheon, more for full series

21 February 2014 9:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Iwan Rheon will appear opposite Lacey Turner in the follow-up to Our Girl.

Turner starred as young soldier Molly Dawes in the BBC drama pilot, which aired in March 2013.

A full series was commissioned in December, with Game of Thrones and Misfits star Rheon now joining the cast.

Ben Aldridge (Lark Rise to Candleford), Charley Palmer Merkell (Mayday), Arinze Kene (EastEnders) and Ade Oyefeso (Youngers) will also feature in the five-part run.

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' »

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BAFTAs 2014: Gravity Best British Film win sparks online debate

16 February 2014 1:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity has received criticism after winning Best British Film at the 2014 British Academy Film Awards.

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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