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Monday’s best TV: Plebs; Secret Agent Selection; Marcella

  • The Guardian - TV News
The ancient-Roman sitcom returns for series four, while modern recruits tackle elite training from the second world war. Plus: Anna Friel’s drama reaches its finale

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The fourth in this amiably anachronistic series set in ancient Rome begins with the humorously sudden death of a key character, crushed by a stone on the construction site of “Number One, The Forum” – the project of Robert Lindsay’s smooth, prattling property developer. Marcus (Tom Rosenthal) makes a lame bid for compensation as Ryan Sampson’s Grumio eats his way through his grief. But then Jason (Jonathan Pointing), the builder responsible for the accident, enters their lives. David Stubbs

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Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer

Big Bang Theory Star Battles Gremlin Monsters in The Cleanse Trailer
Love Gremlins? Adore The Big Bang Theory? Then you're definitely going to want to settle in for The Cleanse. Johnny Galecki takes a rare turn on the big screen in this 80s-style monster movie that is sure to tickle your spine and punch you in the gut, weirdly going out of its way to make you cringe in the process. This is not for the squeamish.

Johnny Galecki (TV's Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken existence. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins...A lot more.

Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor,
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FremantleMedia International Loses Global Content Chief Katrina Neylon Ahead Of Mip TV

Exclusive: FremantleMedia International's Global Content Chief Katrina Neylon is to leave the business after six months. I understand that Neylon, who joined the company in September from Studiocanal, has resigned. Her departure comes as the Rtl-owned company gears up for Mip TV in Cannes, where it will be looking to sell shows such as HBO's My Brilliant Friend, Sky Italia's The Miracle and Butterfly, a three-part Anna Friel-fronted ITV drama produced by Studiocanal's Red…
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Trailer & Poster for Johnny Galecki comedy ‘The Cleanse’

With the film due for release next month, here’s the trailer and poster for the fantasy comedy drama The Cleanse, which was written and directed by Bobby Miller, and stars Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Anjelica Houston, and Oliver Platt.

The Cleanse centers on a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.

The Cleanse is set for release on May 4th.
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Trailer Arrives For Upcoming ‘The Cleanse’ With Johnny Galecki

The trailer for the upcoming The Cleanse, a new film coming to U.S. cinemas and on-demand services in May, has arrived online for your viewing pleasure. The film stars Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), alongside Anna Friel, Oliver Platt and Angelica Huston. The film revolves around Paul, a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.

Galecki recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the new film, which looks like tons of fun.

The Cleanse is about a group of people who are unhappy in their lives. They go on one of these [kinds] of trendy retreats that are quite the fad now, not really knowing what to expect, and not really knowing what they hope to be the result, but they want, and probably need, change in their lives. And so, they are given a cleanse on their first day,
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2018 BAFTA TV Awards nominations: Full list led by ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Line of Duty,’ The Crown,’ ‘Three Girls’

2018 BAFTA TV Awards nominations: Full list led by ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Line of Duty,’ The Crown,’ ‘Three Girls’
The BAFTA TV Awards honor programs across a wide range of genres. Winners will be revealed in a ceremony at London’s Festival Hall on Sunday, May 13 with “The Great British Bakeoff” presenter Sue Perkins hosting for the first time. The Craft Awards winners will be announced on Sunday, April 22 at an evening presided over by “Episodes” star Stephen Mangan. (Read the full report on the BAFTA TV Awards nominations here.)

Best Drama Series

The Crown

Line of Duty

Peaky Blinders

“The End of the F***ing World”

Best Mini-series

Howards End

The Moorside

The State

Three Girls

Best Single Drama

Against the Law

Black Mirror (Hang the DJ)”

“King Charles III”

Murdered for Being Different

Best Drama Actor

Sean Bean, “Broken

Joe Cole, “Black Mirror

Tim Pigott-Smith,” King Charles III”

Jack Rowan, “Born to Kill

Best Drama Actress

Claire Foy, “The Crown

Sinead Keenan, “Little Boy Blue

Thandie Newton,
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Trailer for fantasy comedy The Cleanse starring Johnny Galecki

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has arrived online for the fantasy comedy drama The Cleanse. Written and directed by Bobby Miller, the film stars Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Anjelica Houston, and Oliver Platt; watch it here…

“The Master Cleanse centers on a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.”

The Cleanse is set for release on May 4th.

The post Trailer for fantasy comedy The Cleanse starring Johnny Galecki appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Weird First Trailer for Indie Film 'The Cleanse' Starring Johnny Galecki

"We all have our demons." What the heck is this? Vertical Entertainment has revealed an official trailer for a very weird indie film titled The Cleanse, formerly known as The Master Cleanse when it first premiered two years ago at the SXSW Film Festival. Described as a "darkly humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines the inner demons in all of us", the film is about a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than toxins and traumatic experiences. Johnny Galecki (from "The Big Bang Theory") stars, with a cast including Anna Friel, Oliver Platt, Kyle Gallner, and Anjelica Huston. I actually really like the concept of this - I'm curious to see how he deals with his ugly "inner demon" and cleans it up. Might be cool? Or maybe not after waiting two years for a release. We'll see. Here's the
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Marcella series 2 episode 3 review

Louisa Mellor Mar 5, 2018

Could life get any worse for Marcella? Probably. Spoilers ahead in our review of the latest episode…

This review contains spoilers.

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They’re never happy, TV detectives, but Marcella’s heap of woes makes the rest of these lonely, alcoholic trauma victims look like giddy little Care Bears.

Not only did Marcella’s little girl die, leaving her with regular stress-induced blackouts, but now there’s a chance the baby was killed by older brother Edward. Is that the memory Marcella’s mind has repressed all these years? This week’s episode would like us to think so.
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Marcella review – Anna Friel returns in the delightfully tonto crime drama

As the uncoplike cop who has blackout episodes, Friel battles utter ludicrousness with the odd curveball from the real world – while the score deserves a show all of its own

She is back. Marcella, with a “ch” sound in the middle. Anna Friel giving it everything, entertainingly and very watchably, as an unlikely and very uncoplike cop, remember? Who has blackout episodes in which she becomes angry and violent. She seems to be having one now. With a cut above her right eye, she is teetering on the edge, literally, up on the parapet of the roof of the building that she works in, with night-time London and its night-time sounds stretched out below. Don’t, Marcella with a ch, don’t jump …

But then, before she either does or doesn’t, we go back 12 days. That rooftop is where this is heading to, but where is it heading from?
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Marcella series 2 episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Feb 19, 2018

From creator of The Bridge Hans Rosenfeldt, Marcella is back! Spoilers ahead in our series 2 premiere review…

This review contains spoilers.

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Two years ago, Marcella came for the serial killers. Now, she’s back for the paedophiles. Armed with tried-and-true gut instinct and a sleek new mac in place of that trademark parka, Edgware’s finest and most problematic detective is out to catch a child murderer.

That’s if she can refrain from pulling a Sherlock and jumping off a roof in an elegant coat first.

Marcella series two starts with the same flashforward trick as series one. Instead of waking from a fugue state in a filthy bathtub and tracking back twelve hours, we see her primed to turn herself into a pavement Pollock, then track back to a grisly discovery made twelve days earlier.
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Monday’s best TV: Marcella; Collateral

  • The Guardian - TV News
Scandi-flavoured intrigue on the streets of London with Anna Friel’s frazzled detective; threads intertwine in the case of the murdered pizza delivery driver. Plus: Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia investigates Dmt

Anna Friel’s frazzled but talented detective returns for a second series, bringing Scandi-flavoured intrigue to the streets of London. In this tense opener, she is sent to investigate after a disembodied ear is found; as the story unfurls, it turns out it belongs to a missing seven-year-old boy who was a friend of her son. With her mental health always a touch fragile, Marcella’s work is sporadic while her personal life is as complicated as ever. This season, Keith Allen and Nigel Planer join the cast. Hannah Verdier

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Marcella series 1 recap

Louisa Mellor Feb 19, 2018

What happened in Marcella series 1? With series 2 arriving today, here's a reminder of the main action. Spoilers ahead...

Warning: contains massive spoilers for Marcella series one (obviously).

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The first thing to know about Marcella, the TV detective played by Anna Friel in her eponymous 2016 ITV series, is that it’s pronounced Mar-chella as in cherry, not Mar-cella as in Marcel Marceau. Lock that down and you’re on your way.

The next thing to know about Marcella is that she suffers from dissociative fugue, a psychiatric disorder that causes her to enter an amnesiac, often violent state at moments of intense stress. This means that Marcella can suddenly wake up after several hours utterly baffled as to what’s happened or why, much like the viewer after the series one finale.
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The Girlfriend Experience: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

Vulture Watch Is experience still the best teacher? Has The Girlfriend Experience TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Girlfriend Experience, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A Starz escort anthology drama, season two of The Girlfriend Experience stars Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo, Narges Rashidi, Michael Cram, Emily Piggford, Tunde Adebimpe, Morgana Davies, and Harmony Korine. In Washington D.C., during the 2018 mid-term elections, Republican super Pac finance director Erica Myles (Friel) and Gfe provider Anna Garner (Krause) get involved in a complicated relationship, even as they set out to blackmail a dark money fundraiser. Meanwhile, the Witness Protection Program relocates
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‘Marcella’ Star Anna Friel: ‘People Want to Watch Strong and Clever Women’

‘Marcella’ Star Anna Friel: ‘People Want to Watch Strong and Clever Women’
Viewers are embracing strong, complex female characters on TV, says Anna Friel, the International Emmy-winning star of ITV and Netflix detective series “Marcella.” She fits that bill in “Marcella,” as the titular cop who is juggling work, family, and mental health issues.

“I think we’re in an age where people want to watch strong and clever women,” Friel said ahead of the launch of Season 2 on Feb. 19 on ITV. The date of its launch on Netflix internationally has not been confirmed. “These characters show that there are other factors involved in being a strong and successful detective.”

Friel, who scooped the best actress International Emmy for “Marcella” last November, added that her character in the series resonates because she is not perfect. “Women are feeling very empowered at the moment, and having a woman who is dealing with a mental illness, whilst working, being a single mum and trying to keep everything afloat is very relatable
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 14)

1965: Peyton Place's Allison met Elliot.

1974: Days of our Lives' Addie gave birth to Hope.

1983: Gh's Bobbie was shocked to learn of Luke's death.

1994: Brookside's Beth and Margaret shared an historic kiss."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) and Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) discussed the Nicholson-McGinnis case and determined they would have to be tried separately. Peter would prosecute Commissioner Wheeler Nicholson, while Mike took on newspaperman Mac McGinnis.

1965: On Peyton Place, the newly paroled Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor) met Allison Mackenzie (Mia Farrow) at the Book Gallery,
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U.K. Greenlit: These Theater, Film, and TV Projects Will Be Casting Soon

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! The National Youth TheatrePerformers under 25 years of age, take note—The National Youth Theatre announced their new season, with three productions playing at venues across London and auditions nationwide. Exploring the refugee crisis through the story of a Syrian trying to make a new life in the U.K., “The Host” by Nessah Muthy will run at London’s St. James’s Church in Piccadilly this upcoming February. First seen at The Yard Theatre, it will now be accompanied by an exhibition by war artist Arabella Dorman including real accounts from refugees in the U.K. “The Fall” by James Fritz and “DNA” by Dennis Kelly will run in rep at The Southwark Playhouse in April.
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Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Take Home International Emmy Awards

  • The Wrap
Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Take Home International Emmy Awards
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2017 International Emmy Awards on Monday, awarding “Wallander” star Kenneth Branagh and “Marcella’s” Anna Friel in the top acting categories. The awards ceremony was held at the New York Hilton on Monday night and was hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani. Among the 12 awards handed out on Monday was the International Emmy Directorate Award, which went to Grupo Televisa President, CEO and Chairman Emilio Azcárraga Jean. Other winners included the Steve Coogan’s “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle,” the Norwegian crime drama “Mammon II” and the documentary “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.
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International Emmy Awards: Full Winners List

It was a strong night for British actors and television shows at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards as Kenneth Branagh picked up best actor for Wallander and Anna Friel best actress for Marcella

Branagh has portrayed the cerebral Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in the BBC adaptation of Henning Mankel's best-selling novels for four seasons, with the final season airing in May 2016. The celebrated actor-director is currently in theaters portraying another iconic detective, Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express

Pushing Daisies star Friel picked up best actress for her role as Detective Marcella Backland in ITV's Marcella, a show created...
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International Emmy Awards: Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Among Winners – Complete List

The winners for the 45th annual International Emmy Awards were announced tonight, with Kenneth Branagh winning Best Actor for his role in Wallander and Anna Friel taking Best Actress for Marcella. Both series are from the United Kingdom. Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge’s Scissor Isle taking home the trophy for Best Comedy, also from the UK. Norwegian detective series Mammon II won for Best Drama Series. Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani hosted the…
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