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‘Vera’s On The Case For Season 9; Fox Norway’s Dreyer Adds Sweden Remit – Global Briefs

  • Deadline
With filming now underway, ITV has confirmed Season 9 details of crime drama Vera. Brenda Blethyn is back as the unorthodox but brilliantly perceptive eponymous detective in four feature-length episodes. The first installment, written by Paul Logue, is titled Blind Spot and unfolds as forensic psychologist Joanne Caswell is found dead, her body dumped on a landfill site far from home. She had been looking into the crime of a former patient who had recently committed suicide, and Vera must follow Joanne’s trail to uncover who might have had motive to kill her. Blethyn is joined by an ensemble that includes Peter Davison (Doctor Who), James Atherton (Coronation Street), Jodie McNee (Britannia), Adrian Lukis (Collateral) and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones). Kenny Doughty also returns as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy. Completing Vera’s team are Jon Morrison, Riley Jones and Ibinabo Jack. A consistent winner for ITV, Season 8 averaged 8.4M
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Vera’s Back

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Vera — probably the best contemporary detective drama on British TV — returns to the U.S. with a fifth season being debuted nationally on Acorn TV. Based on novels by Shetland’s Ann Cleeves, Vera is a no nonsense Northumbrian detective with a brusk exterior and a well buried heart. It’s tempting to describe her as a female Wallander but unlike her Swedish counterpart she doesn’t spend half an hour caught up in self-indulgent introspection before uttering a sentence.

I interviewed leading lady Brenda Blethyn last year and she was an absolute delight. The antithesis of her dowdy onscreen persona. At the time, season 5 was very much up in the air. Like most things these days, it’s fate depended very much on the ratings of season 4. Unsurprisingly (in my view) Vera season 4 was one of the few shows in the UK last year to satisfy the TV critics
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'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter's Psychological Thriller, 'Black Work,' Is Coming to American TV

'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter's Psychological Thriller, 'Black Work,' Is Coming to American TV
Acorn TV, the Brit-centric streaming service for American fans of international television, is bringing "Bridge of Spies" screenwriter Matt Charman's psychological thriller "Black Work" to the U.S. beginning Nov. 2. The series, which debuted on ITV earlier this year, features rising star Sheridan Smith as policewoman Jo Gillespie, who joins the investigation when her husband (Kenny Doughty) is killed while working undercover on a case. The cast also includes Matthew McNulty, Douglas Henshall, and Geraldine James. Read More: "Streaming Service Acorn TV Scores with Postwar Dramas 'A Place to Call Home,' 'Serangoon Road'" Acorn is part of a wave of streaming services working to develop a brand identity in an increasingly competitive landscape, and "Black Work"—whose three hourlong episodes will premiere Mondays beginning Nov. 2—may have breakout potential. From "Prime Suspect" and "Broadchurch" to "Top of the Lake"...
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Vera to return for fifth series

Crime drama 'Vera' is to return for a fifth series next year. Shooting on four new episodes of the ITV show has begun and Brenda Blethyn will be reprising her role as lead character Dci Vera Stanhope. The 68-year-old actress will be joined on the programme by 'Stella' star Kenny Doughty, who is playing new character DS Aiden Healy. Actor David Leon, who played DS Joe Ashworth, has departed the series but Jon Morrison will be returning as DC Kenny Lockhart. Brenda is very excited to be filming new instalments and to be getting the chance to work with Kenny. She said: ''I am so
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Vera returning for fifth series on ITV, Kenny Doughty joining cast

ITV's Vera will return for a fifth series in 2015.

Filming has commenced in the North East of England on four new episodes of the detective series, with Brenda Blethyn reprising the title role.

Joining Dci Vera Stanhope in the next series is DS Aiden Healy, played by Stella actor Kenny Doughty.

Doughty replaces David Leon, who played DS Joe Ashworth. Meanwhile, series five will also feature the return of Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart.

Cush Jumbo (DC Bethany Whelan), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Dr Marcus Summer) and Riley Jones (DC Mark Edwards) will also reprise their roles in the new episodes.

Blethyn said: "I am so happy to be embarking on series five of Vera and whilst I'll miss David Leon (Joe Ashworth finally got his long awaited promotion - Celine was delighted!), I'm very glad to be reunited with Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Cush Jumbo and our new member of the team Kenny Doughty.
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Susanna Reid's Good Morning Britain axe fears

Crime drama 'Vera' is to return for a fifth series next year. Shooting on four new episodes of the ITV show has begun and Brenda Blethyn will be reprising her role as lead character Dci Vera Stanhope. The 68-year-old actress will be joined on the programme by 'Stella' star Kenny Doughty, who is playing new character DS Aiden Healy. Actor David Leon, who played DS Joe Ashworth, has departed the series but Jon Morrison will be returning as DC Kenny Lockhart. Brenda is very excited to be filming new instalments and to be getting the chance to work with Kenny. She said: ''I am so
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The Full Monty West End play to close after a month

The Full Monty West End play to close after a month
The Full Monty stage play is to close down after just over a month on the West End.

The latest version of the 1997 comedy movie opened at the Noel Coward Theatre in London on February 25.

It had been scheduled to run until mid-June, but will stage its final performance on March 29.

The show was nominated in the Best Comedy category at this year's Olivier Awards earlier this month.

Star Kenny Doughty wrote on Facebook that he was "devastated and heartbroken" after hearing of the news.

He said: "Yesterday, on the day we had two full houses and two standing ovations, in the week our play got an Olivier nomination, we were given the shocking news that the play is being pulled.

"I am utterly devastated not only for myself but for every single soul that has given their all for this play. We deserved better."

Simon Beaufoy adapted his own Oscar-nominated script for the stage,
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X Factor fans slam 'cruel' Boot Camp twist

'The X Factor' fans have slammed the new ''cruel'' Boot Camp format. Viewers have vowed to turn their backs on the ITV talent show after the mean twist - which meant judges could swap any of the acts they had already chosen for the next round with someone else - left hopefuls distraught. Lily Allen took to Twitter on Saturday night (28.09.13), writing: ''when did become alright to f**k with peoples minds so much. xfactor has got fully mean. ''I'd like to think im more of a strictly person. ''this whole 6 seat sh*t, its brutal. (sic)''. Kenny Doughty also said: ''X-Factor is turning
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'Downton Abbey' star David Robb's wife Briony McRoberts dead from apparent suicide

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Briony McRoberts, a Scottish actress who was married to "Downton Abbey" star David Robb, has taken her own life at the age of 56, reports the BBC. Her body was found on the tracks at Fulham Broadway station just after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday (July 17).

"It's just a terrible, terrible loss of a wonderful woman," says McRoberts' agent Kate Threlfall. "She was a wonderful woman who had troubles and she will be very much missed. She was so well-loved and was the most vibrant character you could hope to meet. It is just a tragedy."

McRoberts' best known screen credit in the U.S. was as Margo Fassbender in the 1976 movie "The Pink Panther Strikes Again." In the U.K., she also appeared on series "Take the High Road" and "Bachelor Father." She was also known in England as a gifted stage actress. She and Robb did not have any children.
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Hot projects on Screenbase

Hot projects on Screenbase
Joe Cole and Phil Davis are starring in crime film Peterman, while shooting is about to finish on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho.

Shooting has just commenced in Dunstable on Mark Abraham’s Peterman, which follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis). Alison Steadman, Peter Bowles, Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis also feature.

The crime film is based on the screenplay by Andy Bloom and is produced by Control Films and Talent Films with Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips acting as producer and Tony Humphreys executive producing.

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Principal photography will finish this week on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho, directed by [link
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‘Peterman’ shoot underway

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‘Peterman’ shoot underway
British crime feature stars Joe Cole, Phil Davis and Alison Steadman.

Control Films and Talent Films have begun principal photography on crime film Peterman, which is being shot on location around Dunstable, UK.

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Peterman

The feature follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis).

The film also stars Alison Steadman and Peter Bowles as well as Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis.

The screenplay by Andy Bloom marks the debut feature for director Mark Abraham and producers Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips.

Phillips recently finished his second collaboration with Air Productions on their latest film, Keeping Rosy, starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison.

Executive producer is Tony Humphreys from Talent Films, who produced
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Official, Better Looking International Trailer for Snowpiercer

The apocalypse has never looked apocalypse-ier. Check out a better quality version of the trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer”. This is the officially released trailer, so the quality is much, much better. You can practically taste the snow and the inequality. Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews. “Snowpiercer” stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Luke Pasqualino, Ewen Bremner, Kang-ho Song, and Kenny Doughty. Coming to you sometime in 2013.
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Captain America Leads the Uprising in First Snowpiercer Trailer, Images

It’s too bad he doesn’t have his shield with him. Then he could have used it against Tilda Swinton’s rather bitchy character as he leads the poor people to victory against the evil rich in the first International trailer for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s English debut, “Snowpiercer”. I have money on Captain America winning. Now all he need is a shave and a new spiffy spandex suit… Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews. “Snowpiercer” stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Luke Pasqualino, Ewen Bremner,
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Meet the Passengers On the ‘Snowpiercer’

Meet the Passengers On the ‘Snowpiercer’
Jump aboard The Host director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer and meet the thriller’s cast including Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner and Kenny Doughty. Below we’ve added several new character one-sheet that introduce the passengers in the post-apocalyptic chiller from The Weinstein Company, thanks... Read More
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Giveaway - Win The Incident on DVD

Director Alexandre Courtès' asylum horror The Incident (a.k.a. Asylum Blackout) arrives on DVD here in the UK this coming Monday, May 13th, and to celebrate the release we have two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

George (Rupert Evans - Elfie Hopkins, Hellboy), Max (Kenny Doughty - I Against I, Snowpiercer) and Ricky (Joseph Kennedy - Robin Hood, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), work in the kitchen of a high security asylum. One night, just before dinner time, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive. They just have to wait for it and survive until then… Also starring Dave Legano (Snow White and the Huntsman, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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DVD Review: I Against I

I Against I

Stars: Kenny Doughty, Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Mark Womack, Sónia Balacó | Written by Mark Cripps, David Ellison | Directed by Mark Cripps, David Ellison, James Marquand

If you’re an action movie fan you’re probably familiar with the phrase “two men enter, one man leaves”, but what if that principle, normally reserved for fight arenas, was taken to the streets of London?

Set in the nocturnal underworld in London, I Against I sees Tommy Carmichael, the head of a criminal family, viciously murdered. Distraught, his son Joseph (Womack) wants answers and somebody needs to pay. Ian (Doughty) and Issac (Sigurdssson) were both caught on CCTV separately leaving his office, both denying they are the assassin, they now have to un-wittingly kill each other. Locked in a nightmare of murder, betrayal and jealousy they fight for everything that is important to them – but when a sinister third party complicates
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Giveaway - Win I Against I on DVD

The British crime thriller I Against I is released on DVD in the UK on Monday January 21st, and to celebrate we have three copies to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely people at Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

Set in the nocturnal London underworld, the head of a criminal family is viciously murdered. Distraught and intent on revenge, his son wants answers. Two men, Ian (Kenny DoughtyCity Rats, The Crew) and Isaac (Ingvar SigurdssonK-19: The Widowmaker, Beowulf And Grendel) are both caught on CCTV leaving his office separately but both deny they are the assassin. Sent on a mission, they are given 12 hours to unwittingly hunt the other down. The plot takes a mysterious twist when a sinister third party steps in, resulting in an explosive, edge of the seat finale where surely
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Win I Against I on DVD

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I Against I, out on DVD 21 January is the action packed British thriller set in the nocturnal London underworld. The head of a criminal family is viciously murdered. Distraught and intent on revenge, his son wants answers.

To Mark the release, we have 5 DVDs to give away!

Two men, Ian (Kenny DoughtyCity Rats, The Crew) and Isaac (Ingvar Sigurdsson – K19 Widowmaker, Beowulf And Grendel) are both caught on CCTV leaving his office separately but both deny they are the assassin.

Sent on a mission, they are given 12 hours to unwittingly hunt the other down. The plot takes a mysterious twist when a sinister third party steps in, resulting in an explosive, edge of the seat finale where surely there can be only one survivor…

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:

In what Submarine film did Ingvar Sigurdsson star in?

Crimson Tide K19 Widowmaker
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This week's new films

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (15)

(Alison Klayman, 2012, Us) Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen, Ying Gao. 91 mins

Art and activism merge in this fascinating inside portrait of China's best known artist, which conveys both the roots of Ai's provocations and the authorities' paranoid responses to them. He comes across as a fearless creator, a reluctant hero, a committed campaigner and a fallible human being, treading a perilous line between the adoring global art market and China's Kafkaesque state apparatus.

360 (15)

(Fernando Meirelles, 2011, UK/Aus/Fra/Bra) Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law. 110 mins

Suffering from a surfeit of international stars and locations, this join-the-dots drama zips between a series of emotional episodes without ever gaining much momentum.

The Dinosaur Project (12A)

(Sid Bennett, 2012, UK) Natasha Loring, Matt Kane, Peter Brooke. 83 mins

Chatty Brit explorers regret discovering a modern-day Lost World in the Congo in this low-budget cross between Monsters and Jurassic Park.

The Forgiveness Of Blood (12A)

(Joshua Marston,
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What to Watch This Week: Cinema releases for August 10th

It’s Friday, so you know what that means – another round-up of what films are hitting cinemas this weekend; and this week it’s all about Step Up 4 and Offender – the only two films released this week that will be hitting the majority of multiplexes across the UK. However two of this weeks limited releases, Jackpot and I Against I, are well worth tracking down…

Nationwide Releases Step Up 4: Miami Heat

Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. The crew, called the Mob, strives to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily’s father threatens to develop the Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the
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