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Diarmaid Murtagh Heads Cast of Boudica’s ‘The Mad Axman’

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Boudica Films, the financing and production outfit run by Rebecca Long and Ian Davies, has started production on its fifth feature “The Mad Axman.”

The period feature, based on Gill Adamsʼ play “Jump to Cow Heaven,” is Will Kerleyʼs debut feature, and stars Diarmaid Murtagh (“The Monuments Men,” “The Lake”), Morgan Watkins (“The Hour,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”) and Elen Rhys (“The Bastard Executioner”).

Based on a true story, Murtagh plays Frank Mitchell, “The Mad Axman,” who is sprung from Dartmoor Prison in 1966 by the Kray twins only to be holed up in a safe house in the company of a minder (Watkins) and a hostess (Rhys) as a nationwide man hunt ensues.

As the days draw closer to Christmas and as Mitchell waits to hear from the Krays and the Home Secretary, the politician in charge of justice, regarding his parole date; tensions rise with the minder and »

- Leo Barraclough

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River Season 1 Review

23 November 2015 9:36 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

All six episodes of “River” are now streaming on Netflix.

Upon first glance, BBC One and Netflix’s River feels a bit like a Mad Libs version of a prestige drama. Part character study and part crime story (with a dash of the supernatural), the series makes use of tropes and character archetypes that are well-tread territory in the hour-long landscape. A Difficult Genius hell-bent on avenging the death of a loved one? Check. A sardonic, eager-to-please (and diverse to boot) sidekick? Check. Add in a wise, compassionate boss able to see past our genius’ eccentricities, and you’ve got all the makings of a successful police procedural – as well as most cable heavyweights.

Despite River’s willingness to exploit the wheel rather than reinvent it, the series does manage to distinguish itself as more than just a carbon copy of shows we’ve already seen.

For starters, River is »

- Samantha White

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Tom Hardy's 'Taboo' begins London shoot; cast revealed

23 November 2015 9:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TV drama reunites Tom Hardy with Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke).

Drama series Taboo, starring Tom Hardy, is to begin filming in London this week and new additions to the cast have been revealed.

The eight-part drama series has been created by Steven Knight, who previously worked with Hardy on TV series Peaky Blinders and feature Locke, and isdirected by Kristoffer Nyholm (Danish TV series The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) for BBC One and FX.

Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations – Britain and America.

Alongside Hardy’s protagonist is Michael Kelly (House of Cards, Everest), who plays Us doctor Dumbarton, Jonathan Pryce (Pirates »

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

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Troy: BBC One orders new series from Spooks’ writer

19 November 2015 12:32 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Troy: Fall Of A City is a new ‘visceral multi-part series’ from Spooks and Humans' behind-the-scenes talent...

The sacking of the city Troy – and the Ancient Greek conflict, the Trojan War, that preceded it - has been adapted for the screen before. Most recently, it was the focus of the 2004 Brad Pitt movie Troy.

BBC One has now ordered a new, televised take on this epic ten-year siege, under the name Troy: Fall Of A City. It’s been described as a “visceral multi-part series,” and has been created by Spooks and Hanna writer David Farr.

Kudos, the production company behind Broadchurch and Humans, are involved as well. Humans, The Hour and Lip Service executive producer Derek Wax will executive produce alongside David Farr.

Here’s a synopsis:

“The story of the war between Greece and Troy is an epic tale of love, revenge, intrigue and bloodshed. »

- rleane

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'Suffragette' and 'Shame' Screenwriter Abi Morgan On the Power of Failure and That Time She Met Margaret Thatcher

27 October 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tricks of the Trade: "Iron Lady" and "Shame" Scribe Abi Morgan Muses on Screenwriting As of part of BAFTA New York's In Conversation series, "Suffragette" and "Shame" screenwriter Abi Morgan joined journalist and critic Joe Neumaier for an intimate chat about her career on Monday night at New York's Standard Hotel at the High Line — a canny location, given its importance in Morgan's 2011 film, "Shame." The Emmy-winning Morgan, who is currently making the rounds for the Sarah Gavron-directed "Suffragette," has an enviable and varied resume to her name, one that includes forays into both playwriting and scripted television (including the beloved BBC drama "The Hour"), along with her more star-studded feature films, like the Michael Fassbender-starring "Shame" and the Meryl Streep vehicle "The Iron Lady." "Suffragette" has recently come under fire for a myriad »

- Kate Erbland

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BBC One’s ‘New Blood’ Sets Cast; ‘The Idol’ To Open Ajyal Youth Film Festival – Global Briefs

13 October 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mark Addy (Atlantis) and Anna Chancellor (The Hour) have been set to star alongside newcomers Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli in BBC One’s upcoming investigative crime drama New Blood. Created and written by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War, Injustice), the story focuses on two junior investigators from different law enforcement units who are thrown together in contemporary London. Also joining the cast are Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), Kimberley Nixon (Critic… »

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BBC One’s ‘New Blood’ Sets Cast; ‘The Idol’ To Open Ajyal Youth Film Festival – Global Briefs

13 October 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mark Addy (Atlantis) and Anna Chancellor (The Hour) have been set to star alongside newcomers Mark Strepan and Ben Tavassoli in BBC One’s upcoming investigative crime drama New Blood. Created and written by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War, Injustice), the story focuses on two junior investigators from different law enforcement units who are thrown together in contemporary London. Also joining the cast are Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), Kimberley Nixon (Critic… »

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Netflix Acquires BBC’s ‘River’ Starring Stellan Skarsgård

13 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has acquired exclusive international streaming rights to BBC’s River, a six-part thriller crime series from Endemol Shine International and Kudos written and created by Emmy-winning The Hour scribe Abi Morgan. Starring Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), River will premiere October 13 on BBC One in the UK. All six episodes will be available on Netflix starting November 18 in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Dach, Benelux and the… »

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River episode 1 review

13 October 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Stellan Skarsgård is haunted in Abi Morgan’s engrossing new BBC detective drama, River. Spoilers…

This review contains spoilers.

As a TV detective, you’re no-one in today’s world if you’re not a) haunted by your past, b) suffering from some form of psychological disorder, or c) Scandinavian. Enter Stellan Skarsgård’s John River, pulling an impressive triple whammy in Abi Morgan’s engrossing new BBC crime series.

While his peers are only figuratively haunted by dead partners and unsolved cases, Det. River literally sees dead people. They’re not quite ghosts—he doesn’t believe in ghosts—but rather Six Feet Under-style ‘manifests’ only visible to him. (Trauma-induced hallucinations is probably the technical term, but when was the last time you booked into a Lucky Voice booth with your trauma-induced hallucination and belted out a disco classic?)

River’s manifests are both pals and pests: former partner Det. »

- louisamellor

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Geena Davis Symposium: UK stats healthier than Us

9 October 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The UK industry has something to celebrate about women in film - at least compared to more dismal stats in the Us.

Across 11 top territories in the global film industry, women make up an average of 7% of directors, 19.7% of writers and 22% of producers.

But in UK independent film, women number 27.3% of directors, while in the Us last year, only two women directed films in the top 100.

Among writers, the UK has 58.8% female screenwriters, compared to 11.8% in the Us.

In UK independent films, 37.9% of characters seen on screen are female, but that drops to 23.6% when the UK collaborates with the Us.

Those were some of the stats presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media as part of the Institute’s Symposium at BFI Southbank yesterday (Oct 8), presented with the BFI and Wftv.

Related story: Geena Davis keynote speech

The Institute’s recent research examined 11 of the world’s largest film territories »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘Suffragette’ Writer Didn’t Set Out to Make a Feminist Film

6 October 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As detailed in this week’s column, 2015 is a strong year for female-driven narratives on the big screen, particularly films making noise in the Oscar race. One of those films is “Suffragette,” written, produced and directed by women, with a story about voting equality at the turn of the 20th century. It’s a project years in the making with Emmy-winning writer and playwright Abi Morgan (“Brick Lane,” “The Iron Lady,” “The Hour”) crafting the little-known history into dramatic form on the page.

Morgan recently talked to Variety about the state of female empowerment in the industry, the hurdles “Suffragette” and other movies like it face every time the number crunchers get involved and the fact that she didn’t set out to specifically make a feminist film.


So I’m sure you’re dealing with this line of questioning a lot lately, but I wanted to pick your brain »

- Kristopher Tapley

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New sci-fi thriller from Johnny Kevorkian goes into production

25 September 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Await Further Instructions, a darkly monstrous tale of tyranny and television, will start a five-week shoot on Oct 5 at Gsp Studios’ studio facilities in York. Produced by Jack Tarling of Shudder Films and Alan Latham of Gsp Studios and directed by Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared) from a screenplay by Gavin Williams, the cast includes David Bradley (Games of Thrones), Sam Gittins (The Smoke), Holly Weston (Howl), Kris Saddler (The Hour), Neerja Naik (Hackney’s Finest) and Grant Masters (Silent Witness).

Kevorkian commented: “I want to create a pressure cooker atmosphere, which ultimately explodes on screen! By the end of the film we’ll be shooting mostly handheld, really ramping up the pace with lots of camera moves to create an unstoppable climax to match the extreme situation”.

Await Further Instructions has been further developed with the support of public agencies Northern Film + Media and Digital City Innovations. Film London facilitated »

- Phil Wheat

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BBC Plans New "Troy," Jk Rowling Projects

23 September 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

BBC One has revealed a slate of new drama projects in the works or set to air in the UK later this Fall alongside new episodes of returning favorites like "Doctor Who," "Luther" and "Sherlock".

First up there's the epic event series "Troy – Fall Of A City," a multi-part drama which will be set against the backdrop of the war between Greece and Troy and focuses on the collapse of one family. This explores the origins of the saga and offers a Trojan point of view to events.

Next comes an adaptation of Jk Rowling's secretly-penned post-'Harry Potter' series of detective novels "The Cormoran Strike Mysteries". The contemporary series will focus on a war veteran turned private detective.

A new telemovie adaptation of E.R. Braithwaite's 1959 novel "To Sir With Love" is on the way which will be set in the East End following WW2 and follows »

- Garth Franklin

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Sherlock's Victorian special and the return of Luther are teased in brand new BBC One trailer

23 September 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Take a brief glimpse at Sherlock's Victorian special, the return of Idris Elba's Luther and BAFTA winner Olivia Colman's new drama in a brand new BBC One trailer.

A three-minute promo for the channel's autumn and winter schedule features a star-studded lineup from David Attenborough to Tom Hiddleston.

Colman and Hiddleston will team up for The Night Manager, an adaptation of John le Carré's novel.

Other shows featured in the clip include Professor Brian Cox's Force of Nature, River, a new drama from The Hour's Abi Morgan, Andrew Davies' epic adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and dramatic scenes for Kathy Beale as Gillian Taylforth makes her full-time EastEnders comeback.

Tracey Ullman spoofs German chancellor Angela Merkel in a teaser for her new sketch show, while established BBC One primetime hits such as The Great British Bake Off, Strictly Come Dancing, The »

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The ancient fall of Troy is coming to the BBC in a drama from The Night Manager's David Farr

22 September 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Night Manager writer David Farr is teaming up with the BBC on a mythological prestige drama.

Troy: Fall of A City will bring the majesty and wonder of the Trojan War to a whole new generation as a multi-part series.

Farr's drama will re-examine the Judgement of Paris, a key event in the ancient world's most prominent tales.

Troy: Fall of A City will be shown through the eyes of a Trojan family, who become entangled in the conflict as war with Greece breaks out.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said today: "David Farr's bold and visceral rendition of the 3,000-year-old story, told across multiple parts and for the first time from the Trojan point of view will be unlike anything we've ever seen on BBC One before."

"The story of Ilium, the ancient city of Troy, has always gripped me," Farr added. "Fall of A City aims »

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AMC Renews Humans for Second Season

31 July 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of AMC's artificial intelligence-centric thriller, Humans, will be pleased to know that the network has renewed the series for a second season:

Press Release: "New York / London – July 31, 2015 – AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans” from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season and has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years; season one has attracted an 18.0% share of the UK »

- Derek Anderson

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Killjoys: Does Syfy's Bounty Hunter Drama Warrant a Second Look?

19 June 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy on Friday night allowed entry into a new universe — a world patrolled by Killjoys. Will you keep the new space saga in your crosshairs?

RelatedSyfy, Steven Spielberg Team for Brave New World TV Adaptation

Killjoys stars Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) as Dutch and John, interplanetary bounty hunters — or Killjoys — who as agents of the Reclamation Apprehension Coalition chase deadly Warrants (fugitives) throughout the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a class war.

After a cold open that gives a taste for how crafty this tag team can be, John intercepts a »

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Killjoys: Watch the Twisty First 4-1/2 Minutes of Syfy's New Space Drama

8 June 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy is ready to sic its Killjoys on the universe, and TVLine has your first look at the series premiere’s first four-plus minutes.

RelatedSyfy, Steven Spielberg Team for Brave New World Adaptation

From Orphan Black‘s Temple Street Productions and Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta, Killjoys — premiering Friday, June 19 at 9/8c on Syfy as well as Canada’s Space — follows three interplanetary bounty hunters (or “Killjoys”) as they chase deadly fugitives throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war.

Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) stars as Dutch, a top-level Killjoy hiding a deep solemnity resulting from a dark, »

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New Suffragette Trailer Stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter And Meryl Streep

3 June 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Focus Features has released the brand new trailer for Suffragette. The European premiere of the movie will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival.

Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, says:

“We are proud to announce that the much anticipated Suffragette will be this year’s BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala. Suffragette is an urgent and compelling film – made by British women, about British women who changed the course of history and it is, quite simply, a film that everyone must see.”

Director Sarah Gavron’s film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on October 23rd and will be in theaters across the country by Thanksgiving.

Suffragette – Trailer No. 1

Suffragette is written by Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,” “The Hour”) and produced by Alison Owen (“Elizabeth, »

- Michelle McCue

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Steve Toussaint has joined the cast of ITV's Lewis as new Chief Superintendent

1 June 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steve Toussaint will fight crime alongside Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox in the new series of Lewis.

The Line of Duty actor will star in the new series as Chief Superintendent Joseph Moody, who will clash with Robbie Lewis (Whately) over their differing approaches to detective work.

Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road) will return to the series as Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox, while Clare Holman will also appear as forensic pathologist Laura Hobson.

Other new additions to the cast include Steve Pemberton (Happy Valley) and The Hour's Helen Schlesinger, who will play Ian and Vivienne Tedman in 'One For Sorrow', the first episode of the new series.

The couple have connections to the death of a psychology student and artist named Talika Desai and will face questions from Lewis and his colleagues.

Ralf Little (Our Zoo), Tim Pigott-Smith (Houdini) and Naomi Scott (Terra Nova) will also star in the episode. »

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