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ID2: Shadwell Army review – belated sequel rehashes hooligan yarn

Two decades on from Phil Davis’s original, this humdrum sequel of sorts again follows a police officer undercover among the East End’s misbehaving matchgoers

In 1995, actor Phil Davis, perhaps best known for his work with Mike Leigh and a turn in Alan Clarke’s The Firm, directed ID – like The Firm an admirably beady yet brutal look at football hooliganism as seen through the eyes of an undercover cop. Twenty-one years later, here comes this sequel of sorts, which shares little with its predecessor apart from screenwriter Vincent O’Connell, a cameo from Perry Fenwick (EastEndersBilly Mitchell) and a similar premise, updated for 2016. Once again, a policeman infiltrates the followers of fictitious London club Shadwell to uncover ties to far-right factions and the criminal underworld. The twist is that this time the hero (Simon Rivers) is himself of Pakistani descent, although he’s posing to the gang as a Sikh,
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Movie Review – ID2: Shadwell Army (2016)

ID2: Shadwell Army, 2016.

Directed by Joel Novoa.

Starring Simon Rivers, Linus Roache, Paul Popplewell, Andy Rush, Neil Pearson and Perry Fenwick.

Synopsis:

Football fans and extremism go hand in hand in Shadwell. Young police officer, Mo, has to infiltrate a group of fans to find out their intentions and begins to be pulled into their dangerous ways …

When I.D. was released in 1995, it built on the football hooligan genre begun by Alan Clarke with The Firm. 21 years later, and in perfect timing with the ugly behaviour of supporters during the Euros, I.D.2: Shadwell Army lands. There’s no necessity to pick up where the previous film left off, but many actors do return, and the fictional Shadwell Town F.C. are back in the premiership with games taking place across Europe in this instalment.

Purposefully re-treading many of the same paths of I.D., Shadwell Army places us back
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Berlin: Universal Picks Up U.K. and Oz Rights to ‘ID2: Shadwell Army’ (Exclusive)

Berlin: Universal Picks Up U.K. and Oz Rights to ‘ID2: Shadwell Army’ (Exclusive)
Universal has picked up U.K. and Australian rights to “ID2: Shadwell Army,” the sequel to 1995 soccer hooliganism cult movie “I.D.” by Philip Davis. Venezuelan Joel Novoa (“God’s Slave”) helmed the pic from a screenplay by Vincent O’Connell. The drama is co-produced by Sally Hibbin, the long-time producer of Ken Loach, along with Patrick Cassavetti. Moviehouse Entertainment has kicked off rights sales to the rest of the world at the Berlinale’s European Film Market.

The pic tracks a police officer who goes undercover to infiltrate Shadwell’s revitalized hooligan element, and gets caught up in the political turmoil sparked by plans to build a mosque in the East London district.

Parallax East, Screen Yorkshire and Germany’s Post Republic co-produce.

Some cast members of the original pic have joined the cast in the sequel. These include Lee Ross, who played Gumbo, the most famous character from “I.D.
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Vincent Simone's wife didn't want wedding dance

Danielle Harold's final scenes as Lola Pearce in 'EastEnders' aired last night (28.07.15). The 23-year-old actress - who announced that she was leaving the BBC One soap after four years last month - was seen on Albert Square for the final time in last night's episode, a spokesperson has confirmed. Lola bid an emotional farewell to her on-screen grandfather Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) - who she affectionately refers to as ''Pops'' - while stood outside Walford East station as he pleaded with her to stay. Lola's decision to leave the Square came after Jay Mitchell was arrested for a robbery that took place
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Screen Yorkshire backs hooligan sequel ‘ID2’

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Screen Yorkshire backs hooligan sequel ‘ID2’
Exclusive: First images released as UK funding body backs sequel to 1995 football hooligan film.

Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund has invested in the sequel to 1995 football hooligan drama I.D.

Vincent O´Connell, who wrote the first film centred on a policemen who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of football hooligans, has returned to write the sequel.

Directed by Joel Novoa (God’s Slave), filming is underway in Hull.

Producers are Sally Hibbin for Parallax (I.D.) and Patrick Cassavetti (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).

Linus Roache, Simon Rivers and Neil Pearson star alongside Lee Ross, Richard Graham and Perry Fenwick, who all appeared in the original.

The plot centres on a young British Muslim undercover cop (Rivers) who is given the task of shadowing a football gang on their European tours.

Rivers is best known for his three-year stint on BBC1’s Doctors, appearing in more than 400 episodes of the medical soap.

Hugo Heppell, head of
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EastEnders' Perry Fenwick, Kierston Wareing sneak off to pub at awards

EastEnders' Perry Fenwick, Kierston Wareing sneak off to pub at awards
EastEnders stars Perry Fenwick and Kierston Wareing snuck out of the NTAs last night (January 24) during the ceremony - to go to the pub. The naughty pair told Digital Spy that they'd made a swift escape mid-awards to have some shots. Kierston, who plays Kirsty Branning in the soap, said: "Perry and I decided to go for a quick drink and he bought us loads of shots. "Now I'm drunk and it's his fault! I've got to get up for work tomorrow at 6.30am. (more)
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'EastEnders': Lord Sugar visits set for Children in Need filming

'EastEnders': Lord Sugar visits set for Children in Need filming
Lord Sugar has paid a visit to the EastEnders set today (November 6) to film an upcoming Children in Need sketch. The business tycoon and Apprentice star has been tweeting pictures from the BBC soap's base in Elstree, Hertfordshire as he gets involved in this year's charity fundraiser. Little is known about the filming, but Sugar appears to have been working with Shane Richie (Alfie Moon), Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed) and Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell).

Addressing his online followers (more)
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Potd: 'EastEnders' Phil has news for Lola

Potd: 'EastEnders' Phil has news for Lola
EastEnders' troubled teenager Lola Pearce is delighted this evening (October 12) as Phil Mitchell vows to help in the fight to get baby Lexi back. Tonight's episode sees Lola (Danielle Harold) hit rock bottom as she struggles without Lexi, even ripping the youngster's baby mobile to pieces in an emotional outburst. Disturbed by the state Lola is in, Billy (Perry Fenwick) finally agrees to let Phil help on his terms - but he's stunned when the Albert Square hardman (more)
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'EastEnders' Perry Fenwick: 'Billy will clash with other Mitchells'

'EastEnders' Perry Fenwick: 'Billy will clash with other Mitchells'
EastEnders star Perry Fenwick has revealed that his character Billy Mitchell now wants to lead a trouble-free life. The actor explained that Billy wants to be more responsible now that he has granddaughter Lola and great granddaughter Lexi in his life, and that he no longer has to look up to his Mitchell cousins Grant and Phil. "For years he wanted to be [like them], but he's always been the black sheep of the family, or the runt of the litter. I don't think he's as bothered about that anymore," he told Pa. "When Billy was with Honey and his kids he'd do anything for [them] and that was why she left him, because he started thieving and lying, but as a means to an end. He continued: "That's (more)
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'EastEnders' to film bonus Team Gb Olympics scene

'EastEnders' to film bonus Team Gb Olympics scene
EastEnders bosses have announced plans to reference Team Gb's Olympic success in Tuesday night's episode of the soap. A special scene will be filmed tomorrow (August 7) celebrating the recent achievements of British Olympians, before being slotted in for broadcast later in the evening. The scene in question will feature Jean Slater (Gillian Wright), Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) and Ray Dixon (Chucky Venn) as they praise Team Gb and discuss how proud they feel to be living in London. Today's news comes a fortnight after EastEnders marked the Olympics with special live scenes showing Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) carrying the Olympic torch. EastEnders' (more)
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Billy carries Olympic torch

Billy Mitchell carried the Olympic torch through Walford last night (23.07.12) in a live section of 'EastEnders'. The hapless cleaner - played by Perry Fenwick - was seen running with the iconic flame around Albert Square during an eight-minute live segment of the BBC One soap. Hundreds of extras and members of the cast cheered Billy on as he jogged through the square in his Olympic tracksuit, as the torch makes its way to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London for Friday's (27.07.12) opening ceremony. Viewers also saw Billy's granddaughter, Lola Pearce, give birth straight after he handed the flame over the
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'EastEnders' attracts bumper ratings for Olympics live special

'EastEnders' attracts bumper ratings for Olympics live special
EastEnders pulled in an impressive audience for its live Olympics special last night (Monday, July 23), despite the hot weather. Billy Mitchell's desperate dash back to Walford was seen by 7.59m (35.1%) at 8pm and 681k (3.3%) two hours later on BBC Three. Perry Fenwick's torch run as Billy and Danielle Harold's birth - both performed live - attracted 7.32m (31%) at 9pm as well as a huge 1.04m (6.1%) for BBC Three's 10.30pm second showing. EastEnders peaked with 8.2m (37.3%) for its first instalment, and 7.9m (32.6%) for the live climax of its later edition - helping BBC One beat ITV1 in the primetime ratings. Coronation Street, however, remained the day's most-watched soap when comparing head-to-head first showings - also pulling (more)
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Doreen Lawrence bears Olympic torch in south-east London

Carried aloft by stars of sport and screen, flame heads for live cameo appearance lighting up EastEnders

Stephen Lawrence's mother has carried the Olympic torch through cheering crowds in south-east London before handing the flame to an eclectic relay of bearers including Andy Murray, Venus Williams, an EastEnders actor and a former captain of the Starship Enterprise.

On the 66th day of the torch's tour of Britain, Doreen Lawrence took up the flame at 7.46am and jogged to the learning and development centre in Deptford that she and her ex-husband, Neville, set up in memory of their son, who was murdered as a teenager in a racist attack in 1993.

"I was getting very emotional. I was trying desperately to hold back the tears and everything," she told journalists after completing her stretch of the relay at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

Passing on the torch to the Young Mayor of Lewisham,
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EastEnders to glimpse Olympic flame as torch relay reaches Walford

Episode of BBC soap to feature live segment as Billy Mitchell carries Olympic flame around Albert Square

The Olympic torch relay is to make a detour through the fictional borough of Walford in a one-off partially live episode of BBC1 soap EastEnders.

After weeks of planning, the cast and crew are getting ready to welcome the torch at the soap's home in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

The eight-minute live insert will focus on Billy Mitchell, played by Perry Fenwick, as he carries the flame past some of E20's most famous TV landmarks, including the Queen Vic pub. Billy's granddaughter Lola Pearce will give birth during this live part of the soap.

The BBC said it was doing all it could to make sure the live event was faithful to the real torch relay, which has been making its way across the UK over the past few weeks.

Nineteen cameras will be
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'EastEnders' live Olympic torch sequence to include 31 regular stars

The upcoming live EastEnders scenes will feature 31 regular actors, it has been announced. Perry Fenwick will carry the Olympic torch as Billy Mitchell in an eight-minute live sequence to be slotted into tonight's (July 23) episode of the BBC soap. 11 regular child actors and 450 extras will appear during the live scenes to cheer Billy Mitchell on during the relay in Walford. 19 cameras will be used around Albert Square to film the live sequence. The live scenes will also feature Billy's granddaughter Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) give birth. Rehearsals for the live episode began on Saturday (July 21), while full dress rehearsals were held on Sunday (July 22). Perry Fenwick said: "Summer arrives just in time for me to complete my 24th circuit of Albert Square and I'm sweltering! On the plus side, I'm starting (more)
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EastEnders to screen live labour

'EastEnders' is to screen a live birth during an Olympics special next week. The BBC soap will air a seven-minute live segment on July 23, when the Olympic torch arrives on the set, and during the segment, Lola Pearce will have her baby. Her granddad Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) will be carrying the torch in Albert Square when he learns Lola (Danielle Harold) is in labour and he dashes to her side after handing over the flame. A source said: ''No one has tried anything like this on 'EastEnders' live before, so it is a challenge to get the emotion right. It will
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Jay quits Geordie Shore

Perry Fenwick is worried he's going to fall over when he carries the Olympic torch during a live 'EastEnders' episode. The actor - who plays hapless Billy Mitchell - will be one of the 8,000 torch bearers as the flame heads to the Olympic Stadium in east London for the opening ceremony on July 27 and he admits it's going to be very nervous as his leg is being screened live for the BBC One soap on July 23. He said: ''My main concerns are: remembering my lines, don't fall over and don't let the torch go out. If I can achieve
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Perry Fenwick nervous about live 'EastEnders' Olympic torch run

Perry Fenwick nervous about live 'EastEnders' Olympic torch run
EastEnders star Perry Fenwick has admitted that he is dreading his live Olympic torch run. Fenwick will carry the flame as Albert Square's Billy Mitchell in a live scene to be slotted into an upcoming episode of the BBC soap. His alter ego will narrowly make it back in time from a football match to fulfil his life ambition on July 23. "I've come in of a morning and do a few laps of Albert Square," he told the Radio Times of his intense preparation. "I basically want to find every pothole so the crew can fill them in. I've started thinking, 'God, it's not far away now'." The actor went on: "I've been (more)
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'EastEnders': Billy's Olympic moment - spoiler pictures

'EastEnders': Billy's Olympic moment - spoiler pictures
EastEnders viewers will finally see Billy Mitchell's big Olympic moment arrive in a fortnight's time. As announced last year, Billy (Perry Fenwick) is to carry the Olympic torch through Albert Square in an upcoming episode. He will take on the task in some brief live footage which will be slotted into the BBC One soap on July 23. Billy's big day won't be easy for him, as he faces a desperate race to make it on time to carry the torch. Having joined the Queen Vic's football team, Billy is livid when the squad ends up running late on the way home from a match. Fortunately for Billy, as seen in our pictures below, (more)
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Billy Mitchell to get Olympics special

Billy Mitchell is to get his own 'EastEnders' Olympics special. The hapless cleaner - played by Perry Fenwick - will star in his own BBC Red Button episode next month to coincide with the London 2012 Games. Billy has been picked to carry the Olympic touch through Albert Square on its way to the Olympic Stadium and while scenes of him running with it will be seen in the main show on BBC One, there will be a spin-off episode in the build-up to the big moment. The special - titled 'Billy's Olympic Nightmare' - will air on July 16 and will
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