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Celebrating the movie roles of Jason Isaacs

Mark Harrison Aug 5, 2016

Hello! From Armageddon to Harry Potter, we salute the screen work of Mr Jason Isaacs...

This feature contains spoilers for Event Horizon and the Harry Potter films. This spoiler warning contains spoilers for the list.

Hello to Jason Isaacs! Through roles in an impressive array of movies, from indies to massive blockbusters on both sides of the pond, he's become one of our favourite character actors. We've found that no matter how the film turns out, you can guarantee that if he's in it, his performance is going to be one of the highlights.

Off-screen, Isaacs has a whole other profile of popularity. Out of several prominent celebrity fans of Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's film review show on BBC Radio 5 Live, he's the patron saint of their “church of Wittertainment”, and “hello to Jason Isaacs” is the show's first, most popular catchphrase.

Some might argue
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Playground Adapting Hot UK Books ‘The Widow’ & ‘Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories’

In its latest book acquisitions, Colin Callender’s prestige drama producer Playground Entertainment has secured the rights to two new bestsellers with plans to adapt them into TV series. The Widow is a psychological thriller by Fiona Barton and published by Penguin Random House Books while Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories is a non-fiction account of the famed UK lawyer’s life by Thomas Grant and published by John Murray. The deals follow the recent option of Patrick…
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Colin Callender’s Playground Options ‘The Widow,’ ‘Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories’

Colin Callender’s Playground Options ‘The Widow,’ ‘Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories’
London — Colin Callender’s production company Playground, whose credits include Hilary Mantel adaptation “Wolf Hall,” has optioned two books, Fiona Barton’s psychological thriller “The Widow” and Thomas Grant’s nonfiction account of a lawyer’s life, “Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories.”

The deals follow Playground’s recent optioning of Patrick Kingsley’s “The New Odyssey — The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis,” which will be published in May.

“The Widow” is about the wife of a man who is accused — and eventually cleared — of kidnapping and murdering a child. Throughout this ordeal, the woman, Jean, stands by her man, the ever loyal and supportive wife, seemingly refusing to believe anything the police or press accused him of. But when he suddenly dies, both the law and the media want answers. Surely Jean must know the truth about what happened?

Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories” is an entertaining and thought-provoking
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‘The Catch’: ABC Tries to Throw a Curveball With a Lighter Shondaland Thriller

‘The Catch’: ABC Tries to Throw a Curveball With a Lighter Shondaland Thriller
Mireille Enos is smiling.

It’s a sly, sexy smile, but it’s a definite, tooth-baring grin — one viewers rarely got to see through her four seasons as the grim homicide detective Sarah Linden on “The Killing.”

On the sleek set of ABC’s new cat-and-mouse thriller “The Catch,” she’s shed that dour demeanor, along with those wool sweaters and down parkas, in favor of the far more provocative persona of private investigator Alice Vaughan. “I never get asked to play the beautiful heroine,” says Enos with a laugh.

Clad in figure-flattering clothes and tapered heels, she’s in pursuit of an elusive con man, Ben (Peter Krause) — who just happens to be her ex-fiance.

But it’s been a bit of a uphill climb to get to this stylish caper to the small screen. After the pilot was picked up in January 2015, the show went through a change of showrunners,
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Pinewood launches TV production arm

Pinewood launches TV production arm
Pinewood Group has recruited the producer of Fortitude, The Enfield Haunting and The Last Kingdom to lead its newly-formed TV production company.

Pinewood Television, a joint venture with StoryFirst Pst, has hired Helen Gregory as creative director to create, develop and finance drama series for the international TV market.

Pinewood Group opened conversations with experienced producers in 2011, with the new division expected to produce its own content as well as work as a co-production partner on dramas in need of funding.

Pinewood has already invested in a dozen feature films, including A Fantastic Fear of Everything and Kill Your Friends, and said it now planned to develop, produce, market and distribute high-end TV drama to build up a library of TV content. It is currently arranging long-term external financing from a group of investors and banks.

Chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said: “The global demand for high-end television continues to rise dramatically and, with high-end
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Pinewood, Peter Gerwe Set Up Television Company

London — Production facilities company Pinewood Group has set up Pinewood Television as a joint venture with Peter Gerwe’s StoryFirst Pst to create, develop and finance high-quality television drama series for the international market. Helen Gregory, the co-creator and co-executive producer of Shondaland/ABC’s new series “The Catch,” has been appointed creative director and will lead the company.

Pinewood Television is expected to be both an originating producer and a co-producing partner for major drama projects looking for deficit funding, Pinewood said. It is in the process of arranging long-term external financing from a group of investors and banks to invest directly into its slate.

Pinewood Television aims to be a one-stop shop, developing strong partnerships with producers, and providing them with development and deficit financing. It seeks to become a “mainstream originator and financier, building a library of TV content, and once financed, it will have the ability to facilitate the development,
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Ovation, Own, PBS, Pivot, Pop, Reelz, Spike TV, and Sundance TV Shows

When will the new seasons of the PBS shows start airing? What happened to that Own show? Gone for good? Which Reelz TV shows have been cancelled? Which Pivot and Ovation shows have been renewed? How many episodes?

Below, you'll find the status of recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Ovation, Own, PBS, Pivot, Reelz, and Sundance. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.

Shows include The Artful Detective, Babylon, Call the Midwife, Case Histories, The Crimson Field, Deutschland 83, Downton Abbey, Endeavour, Fortitude, Foyle's War, Grantchester, Greenleaf, Hap & Leonard, Harvest, The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You Is Wrong, Impress Me, Last Tango in Halifax, Lewis, Love Thy Neighbor, Mercy Street, Mr. Selfridge, Please Like Me, Poldark, Rectify, The Red Road, The Returned, Schitt's Creek, Sherlock, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Vicious, Wallander, Wolf
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FremantleMedia casts fairy tale romance

Last Cab to Darwin.s Emma Hamilton and City Homicide.s Ryan O.Kane head the cast of Network Ten.s Mary: The Making Of A Princess.

FremantleMedia Australia's telemovie will follow the chance meeting of Tasmanian-born Mary Donaldson and Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian of Denmark at. Sydney's The Slip Inn in 2000. That led to a four-year courtship which culminated in their marriage.

The producer is Antonia Barnard, Sam Strauss wrote the screenplay and Jennifer Leacey is the director.. Shooting in Sydney starts on July 20, with Damian Wyvill as the DoP..

Hamilton played Anne Stanhope in The Tudors and will be seen in the fourth series of. Mr Selfridge. Her credits include Jeremy Sims. Last Cab to Darwin and TV.s The Musketeers, Poirot and Case Histories.

O.Kane appears in two upcoming Australian movies, Abe Forsythe.s black comedy Down Under and Peter Andrikidis. Alex & Eve.
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Peter Harness interview: adapting Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

We chat to Peter Harness, writer of Doctor Who and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, currently airing on Sunday nights on BBC One...

Writer Peter Harness is currently on a roll. After attracting praise for his work on Wallander, his Doctor Who episode Kill The Moon brought him to more mainstream attention. But it’s his current work which should propel him to the A-List of British writing talent, a place fully deserved. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, the 800+ page period fantasy novel, considered by many to be unadaptable, has debuted as a TV series on the BBC to rave reviews (not least on this site).

One of the adaptation's key strengths is the streamlined nature of the script, which still captures perfectly the world and characters created by novelist Susanna Clarke. For that, Perter Harness must earn the plaudits. Proving to be a very charming and clever guy, he took the
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ITV takes stake in Alison Owen, Debra Hayward's Monumental

ITV Studios has acquired a minority stake in Monumental Television, the fledgling indie set up by film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.

Owen and Hayward established the company in September and are in “advance development on several scripted series”.

The former is the founder of Ruby Film and Television, which launched in 1998 and produced dramas including Case Histories, Dancing on the Edge and Emmy award-winning Temple Grandin.

It also produced Oscar-nominated movie, Saving Mr Banks, and Jane Eyre.

Hayward most recently produced the Golden Globe-winning film Les Miserables and was head of films at Working Title, where she oversaw Bridget Jones’ Diary, Atonement and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

As part of the deal, ITV Studios Global Entertainment will exclusively distribute all of Monumental’s television productions.

The relationship will be managed by ITV Global Entertainment executive vice-president of content and co-productions, Ruth Clarke.

It is ITV’s latest production sector deal, following investments
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ITV Takes Stake in Alison Owen, Debra Hayward’s Monumental

London — ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distribution arm of U.K. TV network ITV, has acquired a minority stake in Monumental Television, the indie recently founded by producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.

The agreement will see Itvs Ge exclusively distribute all television productions from Monumental, which is already in advanced development on several major scripted series.

Owen is the founder of production company Ruby Film and Television, which she set up in 1998. Along with producing feature films, including the Oscar-nominated “Elizabeth,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Jane Eyre,” Ruby was behind high-end television dramas “Case Histories,” “Dancing on the Edge” and “Temple Grandin,” which won an Emmy.

Hayward most recently produced the Oscar-nominated “Les Miserables.” She was formerly head of films at Working Title, where she had creative responsibility for the company’s feature film slate, including the “Bridget Jones’ Diary” franchise, “Atonement” and the multi-Oscar nominated “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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Case Histories Complete Collection and Lovejoy 5

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Jason-Isaacs-in-Case-Histories

Within the crowded field of British detective shows, Case Histories truly stands out as one of the very best contemporary dramas in recent years. It’s not as gloomy as Vera, not as gory as Luther, and it lacks the frivolity of Midsomer Murders. What it does offer is a realistic central character played brilliantly by Harry Potter bad-guy Jason Isaacs. Jackson Brodie (Isaacs) is broody but he’s positively jovial when compared with Wallander. He’s something of a lady’s man and could be described as Scotland’s answer to Jim Bergerac only with a penchant for cigarettes rather than booze. Brodie has his demons and he’s not immune to the odd cock-up but he’s a good guy at heart and he usually unravels the perplexing mysteries that land in his lap.

Case Histories ran for two seasons each comprised of three feature length mysteries.
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Waterloo Road co-creator brands show axing 'a lost opportunity'

Waterloo Road co-creator Eileen Gallagher has called the axing of the school-based BBC drama "a lost opportunity".

The producer told The Daily Record that moving the show from Rochdale to Scotland in 2012 was "a game-changer for the Scottish TV industry".

"All my life I have argued for the real need Scotland has for a continuing network drama," she said. "It has never had it and this was an attempt to establish one.

"I'd hoped it would become Scotland's Holby City or EastEnders – the kind of drama which is there year in, year out. In terms of creating a critical mass of TV drama talent, you need something like that. It's a big railway sleeper.

"You can grow talent, you can keep an experienced base of crew who have work they can rely on. All of that is fundamental to create a network production hub, which Scotland should be.

"I do
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9 actors who have left Downton Abbey for better... or worse

For many actors, Downton Abbey was their first big break in television.

But not everyone can be a Lord Grantham or a Carson. For many - whether they chose to leave or were written out - their fortunes changed after exiting the ITV drama.

So after the news that Dan Stevens has joined Beauty and the Beast, Digital Spy looks at the careers (so far!) of 9 actors who have bowed out of Highclere Castle...

1. Ed Speleers

After starring in series three, four and five of Downton, Ed Speleers left Jimmy Kent behind for another role in a big budget British TV drama.

We most recently saw him in the part of Edward Seymour in Wolf Hall, and he will also star in upcoming films Remainder and Howl. Most prominently, he's been cast alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter in Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

2. Amy Nuttall
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: first clip of BBC One adaptation

See Eddie Marsan in action in this first look at BBC One's terrific-looking Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell...

"Magic is not ended in England..."

...not now that the BBC has adapted Susanna Clarke's tremendous historical fantasy novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, it isn't.

We first heard news of this ambitious adaptation over a year ago, and it hasn't budged from our 'must-watch' list since then. The quality of Susanna Clarke's source material combined with the calibre of the creative team and cast will tell you why.

Peter Harness (Doctor WhoWallander, Case Histories) has written the seven-part series, which was directed by Toby Haynes (Doctor WhoSherlockThe Musketeers). In the two lead roles are Eddie Marsan as Mr Norrell, "quite a tolerable practical magician", and Bertie Carvel as Jonathan Strange, with support from Alice Englert, Charlotte Riley, Paul Kaye, Marc Warren and more.

See the briefest
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20 TV Shows to Watch While You Wait for 'Sherlock' to Return

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"Sherlock" may not return for its fourth season until -- say it ain't so -- 2017, due to the hectic film schedules of in-demand stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. In the meantime, you can rewatch all three seasons and soon you can binge on Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game" and Freeman in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." But what then?

If you're craving more veddy British crime solving, you don't have far to look. Here are some of the best series the BBC (and ITV) has to offer, with private detectives, psychiatrists, cops, spies, and forensic pathologists all cracking cases, catching criminals and drinking lots of tea.

1. "Sherlock Holmes" (1984-1994)

If it's more Sherlock you crave (and not just Mr. Cumberbatch), then you must see Jeremy Brett's intensely intellectual (and equally arrogant) period-appropriate take on the legendary detective. This Watson is also solid, especially in "The House of the Baskervilles.
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Millie Inbetween

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13 year old Millie Innes stars in Millie Inbetween (previously known as The Millie Show), a new comedy about families coming to Cbbc in October.

Millie (represented by Colours Management) from Glasgow, has been acting since she was three. She plays Maisy in Cbbc series Dani's House, and received rave reviews for her role as Marlee Brodie in the award winning BBC Drama Case Histories as Jason Issacs daughter. Millie also starred alongside Suranne Jones playing David Tennant's youngest daughter Evie, in the critically acclaimed 2010 drama Single Father.

In Millie Inbetween, Millie’s parents have just split up and she and her big sister Lauren are alternating between Mum’s house and Dad’s flat. Millie soon spots the upside to this family set-up - two chances to celebrate Christmas, two birthdays and two bedrooms. But the downsides are harder to come to terms with - like the fact that
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New on Acorn DVD: Case Histories 2 and David Suchet

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since Case Histories season one aired on PBS. A second season of the very popular detective show premiered in the UK last summer and it finally makes its long awaited Us debut this week with the release of the second season on Acorn DVD.

Case Histories is set in Edinburgh, Scotland and is based on the Jackson Brodie novels written by Kate Atkinson. The central character is a private eye with a colorful past who struggles to make ends meet by taking on a wide variety of investigative work. Brodie is played by Harry Potter villain Jason Isaacs — sans the blonde wig. For someone so often cast as a bad guy, Isaacs actually does very well in this part. He’s not the most engaging or energetic bloke you’ll ever find but he’s persistent, loyal
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Damian Lewis to play Henry VIII in BBC Two's Wolf Hall

Damian Lewis has signed up to play Henry VIII in BBC Two's upcoming drama Wolf Hall.

Mark Rylance will also star as Thomas Cromwell in an adaptation combining Hilary Mantel's novel of the same name and sequel Bring Up the Bodies, to be broadcast in 2015.

Peter Kosminsky (The Government Inspector) will direct the drama, which follows the rise of Cromwell from being a blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor.

Claire Foy (The Promise) will star as Anne Boleyn in the six-part series, written by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

Jonathan Pryce will appear as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, while Joanne Whalley will play Henry's first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Mark Gatiss will star as Secretary Stephen Gardiner, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones) has been cast as Cromwell's ward Rafe Sadler.

The cast is completed by Anton Lesser (Endeavour) as Thomas More, Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Ambassador of Spain Chapuys,
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Doctor Who: Peter Harness, Jamie Mathieson among series 8 writers

Doctor Who has appointed two new writers for the upcoming eighth series.

Wallander writer Peter Harness and Being Human scribe Jamie Mathieson have both confirmed their involvement on Twitter.

Well. I've been desperate to say this since 1979... I'm writing an episode of Doctor Who!!!

Peter Harness (@mrpeterharness) April 30, 2014

I am writing for Doctor Who! http://t.co/reEoKAVeKM

Jamie Mathieson (@Jamti) April 30, 2014

Harness has previously written scripts for Channel 4's City of Vice, BBC One's Case Histories and Michael Caine movie Is Anybody There?.

Mathieson is best known for writing the 2009 comedy Faq About Time Travel, while he has also written episodes of Being Human and Dirk Gently.

Steven Moffat will write two episodes of Peter Capaldi's first series as The Doctor, while there will also be episodes by Mark Gatiss, Phil Ford, Stephen Thompson and Gareth Roberts.

Tom Riley and Ben Miller are among the actors who
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