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Three dramas build arcs for Brady, Rose

Three dramas build arcs for Brady, Rose
Orla Brady has been tapped to play James Woods' ex-wife on CBS' Shark, while Emily Rose has landed arcs on ABC's Brothers & Sisters and CBS' Jericho.

Brady will have a multiepisode arc on Shark, playing the ex-wife of defense attorney-turned-prosecutor Sebastian Stark (Woods).

Lindsay Frost originated the ex-wife role in the pilot episode, which aired last season. Shark, from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, kicks off its sophomore year at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Brady's credits include the CBS telefilm Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise along with the films 32A and How About You.

On "Brothers & Sisters," Rose has been tapped for an eight-episode arc, playing a friend of Rebecca's (Emily VanCamp) who has a fling with Thomas Walker (Balthazar Getty). Brothers, from ABC Studios, has its second-season premiere at 10 p.m. Sept. 30.

On Jericho, she is set to portray Trish Merrick, a smart and ambitious aid worker who arrives in Jericho to help with the reconstruction of the town, in five episodes. The series, from CBS Paramount Network TV, returns for its sophomore year at midseason.

'Free World' to open Dinard fest

'Free World' to open Dinard fest
PARIS -- The 18th Dinard Festival of British Film, which unspools in the Brittany resort Oct. 4-7, will open with Ken Loach's It's a Free World, organizers said Wednesday.

The four-day event will see six U.K. movies vie for the fest's top prize. Competition titles this year include David McEnzie's Hallam Foe, Julian Jarrold's Jane, Asif Kapadia's Far North, Mark Jenkin's The Midnight Drive, Sarah Gavron's Brick Lane and John Carney's Once.

Gallic actress and director Josiane Balasko will lead a jury composed of fellow French female thesps Cecile Cassel, Linh Dan Pham, Claire Nebout and Sylvie Testud, actor Robin Renucci, comedian Laurent Gerra, British actress Imelda Staunton and documentary filmmaker Michael Grigsby.

Loach's Free World will open the fest and Pascal Thomas' Gallic title L'Heure Zero will close it.

Dinard-bound cinephiles will also be treated to 20 French premieres including such titles as Anthony Byrne's How About You, Kevin Macdonald's documentary Mon Meilleur Ennemi and Lenny Abrahamson's Garage. The public will vote on a short film prize awarded by the British Council.

Shane Meadows and his producer Marc Herbert will be in the spotlight with films This is England, Dead Man's Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass, Twenty 4 Seven" and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands."

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