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Filming Underway For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Sequel

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Principal photography starts today, Monday, July 3, on an all new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five films in the series that began with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates.

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars once more as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein; and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome.

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Finding Neverland”), who was revealed as Gellert Grindelwald, stars as the powerful Dark wizard in the film.

Oscar nominee Jude Law (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Cold Mountain”) takes on the role of Albus Dumbledore—one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters—decades before he becomes Headmaster at Hogwarts.
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David Yates interview: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Louisa Mellor Nov 18, 2016

Director David Yates on Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter, what took the most takes, and the late, great Alan Rickman...

Five years after the Potter circus closed its doors with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the old gang is back with a new film about magical creature conservationist Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne.

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The first of five planned pictures set against the the backdrop of dark wizard Gellart Grindelwald’s rise to power, a sequel to Fantastic Beasts has already been written by Jk Rowling. It’s reported to take place in Paris and will feature a young Albus Dumbledore alongside Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Rebekah Staton: ‘Clint Eastwood is the coolest person I’ve ever met’

The Ordinary Lies star on her role depicting domestic abuse in a gay relationship and the online fight to save Caitlin and Caroline Moran’s sitcom, Raised By Wolves

Rebekah Staton, 35, is a Rada-trained actor from Staffordshire who was educated just outside Wolverhampton. She’s best known for her comedy roles in Pulling and Raised By Wolves, Caitlin and Caroline Moran’s autobiographical sitcom about their childhood. Staton has appeared in dramas such as State of Play, Wallander and Doctor Who and is currently starring in BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies.

You’re superb as single mum Della in Raised By Wolves. How did you feel when Channel 4 didn’t recommission it?

Devastated. Devvo-ed, mate. But the great thing about working with the Morans is they have got such a can-do attitude. They don’t let things lie and I love that. If people want to watch more, why should we stop making it?
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Giveaway – Win a copy of The Five on Blu-ray and a signed script

To celebrate the release of The Five – recently seen on Sky 1 – created by the fiendishly smart mind of internationally acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben, we’ve got a Blu-ray and a signed copy of the script to giveaway courtesy of Studiocanal.

Four friends who have been bound together by tragedy all their lives are forced to face the past in the most horrifying way as The Five, from the fiendishly smart mind of internationally acclaimed thriller writer Harlan Coben, comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD from July 4th, 2016, courtesy of Studiocanal.

When they were 12-years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the woods. Mark’s five-year-old brother Jesse was bothering them, so they told him to get lost. Jesse ran away and was never seen again… Twenty years later, Danny – now a detective – learns that Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. Is Jesse alive?
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

ABC's The Catch Casts Doctor Who Vet John Simm as Grifters' Benefactor

ABC's The Catch Casts Doctor Who Vet John Simm as Grifters' Benefactor
ABC’s The Catch has cast Doctor Who and Life on Mars alum John Simm as the mysterious benefactor who has been backing Ben and Margot’s schemes.

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Per our sister site Variety, Simm will make his debut in Episode 6 of the midseason #Tgit drama (airing in late April), and appear throughout the back half of its 10-episode freshman run.

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In addition to his recurring stint as Doctor Who‘s The Master and as the original Life on Mars‘ “time traveler,” Simm’s TV credits include Intruders,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Morrissey, Hawes To Lead New "The Missing"

British thesps David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead," "State of Play") and Keeley Hawes ("Ashes to Ashes") will team with the returning Tcheky Karyo for the second season of Starz and BBC One's mystery drama "The Missing".

The anthology series thriller will return for eight episodes with a new case, a new location, and new characters aside from Karyo's Julien Baptiste. Harry and Jack Williams return as scribes while Ben Chanan ("The Last Kingdom") is slated to direct all eight episodes.

Morrissey and Hawes play a couple whose daughter Alice went missing in 2003. Eleven years later, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Told in dual timelines, unfolding between 2014 and the present day, we see how her family are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams.

Roger Allam, Laura Fraser, Anastasia Hille, Lia Williams, Abigail Hardingham,
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Trailer: Ashley Walters Fronts New BBC One Cop Drama 'Cuffs'

"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that's fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale"). The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of...
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Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they are chased, seduced or beaten into submission by satanic happenings. But some of these women do display degrees of ingenuity, agency, and physical prowess in their battle against coercion and the corruption of souls. Ranked from weakest characterization to strongest, the following list discusses the faculties that these women retain in the face of evil. (Minor spoilers ahead).

Lisa Reiner in Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Lisa (Elke Sommer) is overtaken by the spirit of a long deceased woman named Elena and the Devil all at once. Trapped deep in her mind, we hardly know Lisa outside of her light, carefree existence as an American tourist right before her possession. Purely a vessel for the malevolent temptation of
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Code Of A Killer: tank tops, bad bobs and the dawn of DNA profiling

John Simm and David Threlfall star in ITV’s new crime thriller, which resurrects a grisly 1980s Midlands murder in painstaking detail

It’s well documented that in the Godfather movies, an orange is a symbolic portent of death. Don Corleone even makes some fake teeth out of orange peel to amuse his grandson, foreshadowing his heart attack. I suspect Michael Crompton had this in mind when scripting two-part police thriller Code Of A Killer, which opens with a close-up of a Feu Orange traffic-light air freshener dangling from a rear-view mirror. Its “delightful fragrance” was enough to turn your Ford Fiesta Mk II into a Terry’s Chocolate Orange on wheels. Dare we assume this one belongs to a harbinger of death?

A very specific caption tells us that we’re in Narborough, Leicestershire on 21 November 1983, 7.30pm. It’s the true story of the rape and murder of two teenage girls,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Amelia Bullmore: ‘I love choppy waters’

She’s acted in every edgy show going, from Jam to Ashes to Ashes to State of Play – and written many of her best lines. As her own hit play Di and Viv and Rose reaches the West End, Amelia Bullmore reveals how it all began – with a feminist cabaret and a Transit van

• Read Michael Billiington’s review of Di and Viv and Rose

Amelia Bullmore looks small and stranded as she waits for me outside the Royal Academy, with its vast stone quad spread out before her. She shoots out a hand from her mackintosh pocket to greet me and we scurry off to the cafe. Once seated, a neighbouring customer attempts to disentangle his bag from Bullmore’s similar-looking one. “Yes, do take it,” she tells him cheerily. “Let’s not have a sitcom-style mix-up!”

The 49-year-old actor and writer has enjoyed an astonishingly eclectic career. In
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: First look at BBC series

A first-look picture from the BBC's upcoming fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has been unveiled.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is being adapted from author Susanna Clarke's novel by Doctor Who and Wallander writer Peter Harness.

Bertie Carvel leads the series as aspiring London magician Jonathan Strange, while Eddie Marsan's Mr Norrell uses his own magical abilities to dazzle townsfolk in the north of England.

The destinies of these two men become intertwined during the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

Marc Warren (State of Play), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) all have supporting roles in the BBC One drama series.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was filmed on location in Yorkshire, Croatia and Canada.

BBC America will be airing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in the Us, while Space has picked up the programme for Canada.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

David Morrissey launches indie

David Morrissey launches indie
The Walking Dead star David Morrissey has partnered with a trio of established TV and film producers to launch his own drama and documentary indie.

The actor – who has also starred in British dramas such as State Of Play and The Driver – has set up On The Corner with Complicit producer Jolyon Symonds, Senna director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, who produced Banksy doc Exit Through The Gift Shop.

The company has been established to produce high-end British drama, comedy, feature docs and factual series. It has also struck a development and distribution deal with BBC Worldwide, which will have first look at the indie’s slate.

Morrissey, who is speaking at Broadcast’s Production & Post Forum, said he wanted to have more creative control over the projects in which he stars. He would also like to develop projects in which he doesn’t appear.

“As an actor, I was frustrated when I came in too late
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they are chased, seduced or beaten into submission by satanic happenings. But some of these women do display degrees of ingenuity, agency and physical prowess in their battle against coercion and the corruption of souls. Ranked from weakest characterization to strongest, the following list discusses the faculties that these women retain in the face of evil. (Minor spoilers ahead).

Mario Bava’s “Lisa and the Devil

Lisa Reiner in Lisa and the Devil (1973)

Lisa (Elke Sommer) is overtaken by the spirit of a long deceased woman named Elena and the Devil all at once. Trapped deep in her mind, we hardly know Lisa outside of her light, carefree existence as an American tourist right before her possession. Purely
See full article at SoundOnSight »

David Morrissey to deliver Ppf keynote

David Morrissey to deliver Ppf keynote
Award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and producer David Morrissey will take to the stage as the closing keynote of Broadcast’s Production and Post Forum next month.

The star of The Walking Dead and Welcome to the Punch is the final keynote to be added to the conference line-up joining Melvyn Bragg, Studio Lambert boss Stephen Lambert and writer/director Hugo Blick.

Morrissey will discuss his prolific career and contribution to the UK and Us TV industry, which also includes Sky 1 crime series Thorne, BBC1’s State Of Play and upcoming miniseries The Driver, plus the state of production in the current “golden age” of drama.

The two-day event, organised by Screen publisher Mbi, takes place at BAFTA on Nov 5/6.

The Forum hosts an array of industry names and top talent as they debate TV’s burning issues, reveal the secrets of their production success and answer delegates’ questions. The audience will hear case studies from technical and creative
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Working-class talent being priced out of acting, says David Morrissey

State of Play star says creative industries have an 'intern culture' that is failing people from disadvantaged backgrounds

The actor David Morrissey has said young working-class people are being priced out of the profession and called on the creative industries to do more to end their "economic exclusion".

Morrissey, acclaimed for his role as Gordon Brown in The Deal, said the arts was a "very rich community" but was not doing enough to support young people.

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David Yates nears deal to direct Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts

David Yates nears deal to direct Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts
David Yates is reportedly in talks to return to the Harry Potter universe to direct the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Jk Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with the story of Newt Scamander, but the film is neither a direct prequel or sequel to the Harry Potter movies.

Jk Rowling reveals new Harry Potter story online

The upcoming movie is set in New York roughly 70 years before the Harry Potter series, and will centre on Newt's supernatural adventures.

Yates previously directed four films in the Harry Potter franchise, starting with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

Video: Daniel Radcliffe on life after Harry Potter

Although no deal is secured yet for Yates to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet, Variety reports that the director and Warner Bros are close to an agreement.
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

David Yates To Helm "Harry Potter" Spin-Off

He thought he was out, but they've pulled him back in.

Having directed the last four of the eight "Harry Potter" movies at Warner Bros. Pictures, David Yates is set to return to the franchise for the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". Yates is in negotiations with the studio to direct the project which Warners is aiming to serve as the launchpad of a new trilogy of films.

Author J.K. Rowling is writing the screenplay for the movie, which is set seventy years before the events of the Potter series and follows a fictitious author named Newton Artemis Fido Scamander.

Scamander compiled a reference guide to magical beasts, and the movies will follow his adventures after he is commissioned to write the book. Unlike the 'Potter' books, the action in 'Beasts' begins in New York.

Yates rose to fame on British television, most notably for his work
See full article at Dark Horizons »

David Yates Will Helm Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

After directing four out of eight Harry Potter movies for Warner Bros., David Yates has been chosen by the studio to direct the upcoming spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on a slim volume penned by J.K. Rowling to benefit the charity Comic Relief.

The spinoff, set 70 years before the Harry Potter series, won’t include characters from the original franchise and will instead focus on adventurer Newt Scamander. In the Potterverse, Scamander wrote a textbook titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is used by Hogwarts students. This spinoff, which is being eyed as a trilogy, will follow his journeys after he’s commissioned to write the textbook.

Before Yates got the gig, it had been rumored that Alfonso Cuaron would direct, though the Gravity filmmaker swiftly denied that he was involved. Yates is a natural pick to direct – he helmed the British miniseries
See full article at We Got This Covered »

New Intruders Promo Butts in on Your Friday Night Festivities

It's just past 5:00 Pm here in California, which means it's officially the weekend on both coasts; but before you head out for some Friday night frivolity, check out this latest promo for BBC America's upcoming paranormal thriller "Intruders."

"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c on BBC America. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.

"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.

Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes.
See full article at Dread Central »

New Extended Intruders Trailer Interrupts Your Work Day

With the original paranormal thriller "Intruders" heading to BBC America in just about a month, a new trailer has arrived that gives us an extended look at the upcoming series. Check it out, and look for lots more soon.

"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c on BBC America. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.

"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.

Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The
See full article at Dread Central »
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