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David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'

12 June 2012 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Versatile Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey has taken roles ranging from prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" to the Duke of Norfolk in "The Other Boleyn Girl" to the object/victim of Sharon Stone's affections in "Basic Instinct 2." But it's policemen for which he seems to have a particular affinity, playing cops good, bad and guilt-ridden in multiple British television series and the "Red Riding" film trilogy. The character of Tom Thorne, whom he plays in a pair of three-part miniseries, "Thorne: Sleepyhead" June 12 and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat" June 13 (both Encore, starting at 9 pm), is something unique, a detective who often seems in danger of getting pulled into his cases. Investigating first a sadistic criminal whose aim is to leave his victims with locked-in syndrome (like Jean-Dominique Bauby, protagonist of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly")...

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- Alison Willmore

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David Morrissey Talks 'Thorne,' TV vs Film and Turning Villain on 'The Walking Dead'

12 June 2012 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Versatile Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey has taken roles ranging from prime minister-to-be Gordon Brown in Stephen Frears' "The Deal" to the Duke of Norfolk in "The Other Boleyn Girl" to the object/victim of Sharon Stone's affections in "Basic Instinct 2." But it's policemen for which he seems to have a particular affinity, playing cops good, bad and guilt-ridden in multiple British television series and the "Red Riding" film trilogy. The character of Tom Thorne, whom he plays in a pair of three-part miniseries, "Thorne: Sleepyhead" June 12 and "Thorne: Scaredy Cat" June 13 (both Encore, starting at 9 pm), is something unique, a detective who often seems in danger of getting pulled into his cases. Investigating first a sadistic criminal whose aim is to leave his victims with locked-in syndrome (like Jean-Dominique Bauby, protagonist of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") »

- Alison Willmore

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Encore brings British “Thorne” thrillers stateside

12 June 2012 10:16 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

For those who prefer their British entertainment imports to be more Prime Suspect and less Downton Abbey, two new specials on Encore should be to their liking. Based on the popular mystery series by Mark Billingham, Thorne: Sleepyhead and Thorne: Scaredy Cat offer a pair of chilling whodunits where the blood from the crime scenes runs as thick as the Londoner accents. David Morrissey plays Tom Thorne, a mercurial detective whose unconventional methods get results but also often put him at odds with his colleagues. In Sleepyhead — which premieres tonight at 9 — Thorne tracks a killer of young women [...] »

- Stacey Harrison

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Encore Original Event: Thorne Pictures

8 June 2012 5:44 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

M&C has added production stills from the Encore Original Event: Thorne - which airs June 12th and 13th. Thorne: Scaredy Cat- David Morrissey as Tom Thorne. Copyright notice Scaredy Cat: © Sleepyhead Limited / 7282931 Canada Inc. 2010 Thorne: Scaredy Cat- Sandra Oh as Detective Sergeant Sarah McEvoy. Copyright notice Scaredy Cat: © Sleepyhead Limited / 7282931 Canada Inc. Thorne: Scaredy Cat- David Morrissey as Tom Thorne. Copyright notice Scaredy Cat: © Sleepyhead Limited / 7282931 Canada Inc Thorne: Scaredy Cat- Sandra Oh as Detective Sergeant Sarah McEvoy. Copyright notice Scaredy Cat: © Sleepyhead Limited / 7282931 Canada Inc. 2010 Thorne: Sleepy Head- Aidan Gillen as Phil Hendricks. Copyright notice Sleepyhead: © Sleepyhead Limited / 7282711 Canada Inc. 2010 Thorne: »

- Patrick Luce

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Walking Dead’s David Morrissey In Encore’s Thorne Movies

26 April 2012 4:51 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fans of the villainous Governor from AMC’s The Walking Dead might wanna get their cable companies to hook them up with Encore if they don’t already have it.  David Morrissey, who plays this “ultimate villain” on America’s most beloved zombie program, will soon star in a “two-part crime drama event” on that cable network, which is press-release speak for “a couple of TV movies.”

Of course, this is premium cable, which means we’re far from the silly made-for-tv days of Quinn Martin and his ilk.  And though the Starz/Encore family is still a relative newcomer to original programming, we here at the Complex have little reason to believe they won’t deliver on quality.  The first season of Starz’ Boss alone put any doubts on that score to rest.  And though these films were originally produced for the BBC, it is good to know that »

- Jimmy Callaway

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TVLine Items: Make It or Break It to End, L.A. Complex Repeat Ratings Top Premiere and More!

26 April 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Make It or Break It is coming to an end.

ABC Family not-so-subtly announced this week that the current third season of the gymnastics drama will be its last when new promos touting the upcoming season ender featured the words “series finale.”

Showrunner Holly Sorensen also took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing, “We all love you so much. And we are, very sadly, three weeks away from the series finale of Miobi.”

Make It or Break It‘s closer airs Monday, May 14 at 9/8c.

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- Megan Masters

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