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Bond 25: Seven Actors Who Could Be The Seventh 007

1 hour ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Liam Hoofe takes a look at seven actors who could take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig

The recent announcement that the currently untitled 25th James Bond will hit cinemas in 2019 has once again raised the question as to whether or not Daniel Craig will be making his fifth appearance as 007, or whether we will be seeing the seventh screen Bond graces our screens for the iconic spy’s 25th outing.

Craig has been fairly vocal about his issues when it comes to playing Bond, with the actor claiming he would rather slash his wrists than play Bond again in the press build up for the release of Spectre. While the actor may not be that happy playing Bond, he has, financially, at least, been the most successful Bond of all time and those in charge would be crazy to let him go.

While rumours are circulating that Craig will reprise the role, »

- Liam Hoofe

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Hulu Renews ’Harlots’ for a Second Season of Bawdy Prostitution

2 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Get ready for more betrayals and bawdy behavior. “Harlots” will be back for another season.

On Thursday, Hulu’s Svp of Content Craig Erwich announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that it had renewed the prostitution drama for a second season. Set in 1760s Georgian London, the series focuses on the how the city became a hub for lucrative prostitution.

Read More‘Harlots’: Hulu’s Whore Drama May Be One of the Most Feminist TV Shows

At the center of “Harlots” is Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), a brothel owner for the people who grew up in the business herself. Her chief rival is Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), a madam who tries to set her prostitutes apart by giving them education and then charging a pretty penny to her higher-ranking clientele.

When last we left them, Margaret was dealing with her two daughters, who also followed her into the family whoring business. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu Renews ’Harlots’ for a Second Season of Bawdy Prostitution

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Get ready for more betrayals and bawdy behavior. “Harlots” will be back for another season.

On Thursday, Hulu’s Svp of Content Craig Erwich announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that it had renewed the prostitution drama for a second season. Set in 1760s Georgian London, the series focuses on the how the city became a hub for lucrative prostitution.

Read More‘Harlots’: Hulu’s Whore Drama May Be One of the Most Feminist TV Shows

At the center of “Harlots” is Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), a brothel owner for the people who grew up in the business herself. Her chief rival is Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), a madam who tries to set her prostitutes apart by giving them education and then charging a pretty penny to her higher-ranking clientele.

When last we left them, Margaret was dealing with her two daughters, who also followed her into the family whoring business. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Good Behavior Announces Season 2 Premiere Date

6 hours ago | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Letty Raines will be back to con another day very soon.

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, who

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- Malcolm Venable

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Good Behavior Announces Season 2 Premiere Date

6 hours ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Letty Raines will be back to con another day very soon.

Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, who plays the career con artist Letty, will be back to being her best worst self in October, when TNT's drama Good Behavior returns for Season 2.

Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney, Lusia Strus and Joey Kern will

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- Malcolm Venable

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Stana Katic's Absentia Gets Official Trailer, U.S. Home to Be Revealed Soon

10 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stana Katic is an FBI agent accused of having a hand in her own mysterious “murder”/vanishing in the first trailer for Absentia.

RelatedStana Katic’s Absentia Thriller Gets First Teaser

Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Axn on Thursday released a trailer for the thriller series, which stars the Castle alum and (Update) is thisclose to announcing its Stateside home after securing outlets in Canada and several other countries. (Rumors of Crackle having closed a deal to stream the series in the U.S. were debunked weeks ago by TVLine.)

A trailer without subtitles appears below:

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The Exception Starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer – Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 8

25 July 2017 8:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exceptionfollows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon BurkeThe Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

A riveting World War II thriller filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on »

- Tom Stockman

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Lily James: "My Burberry Blush"

25 July 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek actress Lily James ("Baby Driver") in the newest campaign supporting "My Burberry Blush’, from perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, photographed by Mario Testino:

The new scent is described as floral, inspired by an 'English Garden' with notes of glazed pomegranate, geranium and jasmine.

James is noted for her role as 'Lady Rose Aldridge' in the ITV period drama "Downton Abbey"...

,,,followed by her title role in the feature "Cinderella" (2015).

She started her career as 'Ethel Brown' in the 2010 BBC production "Just William".

Her first features included "Wrath of the Titans", "Fast Girls" followed by playing 'Countess Natasha Rostova' in the BBC historical drama series, "War & Peace".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Lily James for "Burberry" »

- Michael Stevens

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Emmys 2017: Handicapping the Top Series and Performer Races

25 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year again, when champagne corks are popped all over Hollywood in honor of the Television Academy’s Emmy nominations. But the true celebration cannot begin until the winners are announced live on Sept. 17. With so much high-quality TV vying for the top prizes — and some surprises among the nominees — it’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive Emmy seasons in years. Here, Variety breaks down the key races.

Drama Series

Taking the torch from “Game of Thrones,” which has been the most-nominated series for the past few years, is fellow HBO genre series “Westworld.” The sci-fi thriller is tied with long-running variety sketch series “Saturday Night Live” at 22 noms this year, the most of any series. More notably, it’s also one of five freshman series in the race — and that buzz may well boost it over long-in-the-tooth “House of Cards” (six noms for the Netflix drama), or even »

- Danielle Turchiano

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We Had to Know: Does Ozark's Laura Linney Miss Introducing Downton Abbey?

24 July 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The last time fans saw Ozark's Laura Linney on TV on a regular basis was with Downton Abbey. And no, she wasn't in the Masterpiece series. She just introduced it, much to the bewilderment of viewers, but she still misses it. "Oh sure, oh yeah. Of course. That was a very unexpected, wonderful job. People are very, very kind about it," Linney told E! News at the Ozark premiere. "I got a lot of reflected glory. I didn't do a thing for Downton Abbey except say, 'Here's Downton Abbey.'" Would she introduce the rumored movie? "I doubt it…There shouldn't be a place for me there," she said. Wondering why Linney introduced Downton Abbey in the first »

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Win Viceroy’s House on Blu-ray

24 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Based on the true story of the final months of British rule in India, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House will release in the UK on Digital Download 24 July 2017 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 7 August 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Blu-ray copies!

The release coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan. After 300 years of British rulers, the last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, was charged with handing India back to its people. It is a story that is deeply personal to Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the Raj came to an end.

The film’s story unfolds within the great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten, his wife, Lady Mountbatten and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim, Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle »

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How Amazon's 'The Last Tycoon' Brought 1930s Hollywood Glamour Back to Life

20 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"The closest template was always going to be a Downton Abbey," says writer-director Billy Ray (whose screenplay credits include The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips) of the look of Amazon's adaptation of The Last Tycoon, out July 28.

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished roman a clef of Hollywood's golden age during the Depression, the series deployed a dream team of Oscar-winning production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein (Amadeus) and Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Mad Men). Both drew inspiration from Edward Steichen protege and MGM photographer George Hurrell, known for his black-and-white images of 1930s stars, to dress and give »

- Cathy Whitlock

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Seeing the Game of Thrones Cast in Other Roles Will Seriously Weird You Out

19 July 2017 8:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Game of Thrones is back again, so there's no better time to get to know the cast a little bit more. Though we're glad to see the stars in costume, it's fun to see them in other roles that take them far away from Westeros - especially in terms of the way they look. The cast's other jobs have always been pretty diverse - do you know which ones are Harry Potter alums, Downton Abbey dwellers, or superhero blockbuster stars? Read through to see the Game of Thrones cast as you've never seen them before. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

19 July 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Do not buy into the idea that Netflix’s “The Crown” is just another dowdy “Upstairs Downstairs” period fantasy for tea-drinking “Downton Abbey”-loving Anglophiles. The most expensive series ever made brings the English royal family to vivid life, from building a life-size replica of Buckingham Palace, to designing a $35,000 wedding dres, to finding a series of vintage coupes.

Emmy voters showered the show with 13 nominations, including Oscar-nominated showrunner Peter Morgan, director Stephen Daldry, and star Claire Foy, supporting actress Vanessa Kirby, and supporting actor John Lithgow. Last week, BAFTA laid five television award nominations on the series as well.

Season 2, which takes place 1956-1964 and has an even bigger budget, will air later this year. In the meantime, here’s why “The Crown” could win the competitive Emmy race for drama series against “Stranger Things,” “This is Us,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” among other fierce competitors.

1. It starts »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

19 July 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Do not buy into the idea that Netflix’s “The Crown” is just another dowdy “Upstairs Downstairs” period fantasy for tea-drinking “Downton Abbey”-loving Anglophiles. The most expensive series ever made brings the English royal family to vivid life, from building a life-size replica of Buckingham Palace, to designing a $35,000 wedding dres, to finding a series of vintage coupes.

Emmy voters showered the show with 13 nominations, including Oscar-nominated showrunner Peter Morgan, director Stephen Daldry, and star Claire Foy, supporting actress Vanessa Kirby, and supporting actor John Lithgow. Last week, BAFTA laid five television award nominations on the series as well.

Season 2, which takes place 1956-1964 and has an even bigger budget, will air later this year. In the meantime, here’s why “The Crown” could win the competitive Emmy race for drama series against “Stranger Things,” “This is Us,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” among other fierce competitors.

1. It starts »

- Anne Thompson

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Amazon Nabs Agatha Christie Mystery Series Slate for U.S.

18 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A new batch of Agatha Christie whodunits is coming to Amazon, which inked a deal for exclusive U.S. streaming rights to a series of adaptations from the British mystery maven’s estate.

Under the deal brokered by Wme-Img, Agatha Christie Ltd. continues its partnership with U.K. production company Mammoth Screen. In April, Img reached a deal with Agatha Christie Ltd. to handle international sales for the slate of seven new dramas.

The first adaptation under the deal is “Ordeal by Innocence,” based on Christie’s 1958 novel, which began production earlier this month in the U.K.

“We are thrilled to bring to our slate these adaptations from the world’s greatest mystery writer,” said Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios’ head of international series. “With terrific talent, in front of and behind the camera, they are sure to delight our customers.”

Ordeal by Innocence” reunites Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen with writer and executive producer »

- Todd Spangler

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Carolyn McCall to Be ITV’s First Female CEO

17 July 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Carolyn McCall: Cranfield School of Management/YouTube

Carolyn McCall is ITV’s new CEO effective January 8, 2018. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCall will soon leave her post as easyJet’s CEO and take over the UK TV corporation. With this new position, McCall will be ITV’s first female CEO and the first woman to serve on its board.

McCall beat out several other company heads for the role at ITV, including Rob Woodward, formerly of Scottish Television, and Paul Geddes of the insurance company Direct Line. ITV’s CEO of the last seven years, Adam Crozier, revealed his plans to step down in May.

“In a very impressive field of high caliber candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen, and strong record of delivering value to shareholders,” ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette explained. “I’m delighted we’ll be working together at ITV.”

In addition to easyJet, McCall previously served as CEO of The Guardian Media Group. Currently, she is also a non-exec director of designer Burberry, is a board member of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and is a Royal Academy trustee. Her resume also includes non-exec director positions Lloyds Bank, grocer Tesco, and fashion retailer New Look.

“I’m really pleased to be joining ITV,” McCall commented. “It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the people at ITV and helping it make the most of the amazing opportunities that it has in the future.”

McCall will make 900,000 euro (about $1.2 million Usd) per year as head of ITV. Her salary and benefits — like the company’s pension, bonus, and long-term incentive plans — give her “broadly the same remuneration opportunity as to ITV’s previous CEO,” ITV said in a statement.

ITV is home to series like long-running soap “Coronation Street,” reality competition “The X Factor,” “Prime Suspect” prequel “Prime Suspect: Tennison,” and cultural phenoms like “Downton Abbey” and “Broadchurch.”

Carolyn McCall to Be ITV’s First Female CEO was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Psychomania – The Blu Review

13 July 2017 6:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Roger Carpenter

Psychomania tells of a group of n’er-do-well teens, led by a rich and mean-spirited young man, who skip school, ride motorcycles, and cause trouble and general panic wherever they go.  They dub themselves The Living Dead and enjoy causing death and chaos at nearly every turn.  However, if things seem bad in the little English village in which they reside, they take a decided turn for the worse when Tom Latham (Nicky Henson) discovers his psychic mother and the mysterious butler Shadwell (George Sanders) harbor a shocking secret—the key to life after death.

It seems that Mrs. Latham (Beryl Reid) and her husband made a long-ago deal with the devil for immortality. The couple committed suicide only to come back from the dead.  Unfortunately, the late Mr. Latham found out he wasn’t a true believer and never made it back across.  But Mrs. »

- Movie Geeks

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‘This Is Us’ Gives Broadcast Networks an Emmy Boost, But HBO and Netflix Dominate As TV’s Truly ‘Broad’ Networks

13 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

NoGame of Thrones,” no problem.

Winter didn’t come to HBO this year, at least when it came to Emmy nominations. The pay cable network actually managed to increase its tally over last year, landing 111 nods vs. 94 in 2016. The channel was helped by the sheer diversity of its contenders: Drama (“Westworld,” which did better than expected with 22 noms), comedy (“Veep” and “Silicon Valley”), limited-run (“Big Little Lies” and “The Night Of”), talk (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) and even kids (“Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas”).

In a year where pundits are congratulating the broadcast networks for finding their next great Emmy hope in NBC’s “This Is Us” (actually, it’s “Saturday Night Live” that saved their hide this year, tying “Westworld” with 22 nods), it’s HBO and Netflix that are ironically benefiting from their “broad” scope of contenders.

Netflix pulled off its best Emmy nomination cycle yet, »

- Michael Schneider

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Emmy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs, Surprises, and Snooze-Worthy Picks

13 July 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Once again, what’s most surprising about the 2017 Emmy nominations is how unsurprising they really are — in both good and bad ways. In a Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey-less world (due to its schedule, Game of Thrones is ineligible for the Emmys this year), the drama field was wide-open for some new blood, and we got it. There was even some light inspiration among the comedy nominations, though not nearly as much as there should have been. As for limited series, well, it wasn’t hard to guess who would get the nods there (almost all … »

- Allison Keene

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