• Lots of familiar faces in Paul McGuigan’s long-awaited ‘Victor Frankenstein’

    Lots of familiar faces in Paul McGuigan’s long-awaited ‘Victor Frankenstein’

    This definitely isn’t your father’s Frankenstein. Neither is this Mel Brooks’ nor Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein. For some, this won’t be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein either. Told from Igor’s perspective, Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein begins with the troubled young assistant’s dark origins through his life-saving friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, played by James McAvoy, and the […]

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  • First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

    First glimpse of BBC’s War and Peace with Lily James and James Norton

    After more than two years in production, the BBC has finally released a few choice pics from the forthcoming six-part series, War and Peace, which is headed to BBC1 in late 2015, followed by an early 2016 broadcast in the United States. With new images of Natasha Rostova, played by Downton Abbey‘s Lily James, Paul Dano (12 Years […]

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  • Charlie Higson’s fresh take on ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ headed to small screen

    Charlie Higson’s fresh take on ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ headed to small screen

    In the forthcoming Jekyll and Hyde, lead writer Charlie Higson was not only inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, he took inspiration from the The Prisoner, The Avengers and The Champions and added in a few of his favorite Indiana Jones movies with their perfect combination of action, adventure and humor for good measure. Set in 1930’s London […]

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  • R.I.P. Cilla Black

    R.I.P. Cilla Black

    When news on Saturday broke of the passing of Cilla Black, a name synonymous with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Lulu, and, arguably, one of Britain’s best known and most-loved female performers, I immediately went in search of the recent ITV biopic, Cilla, the three-part drama which chronicled the early career of Cilla […]

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  • R.I.P. – Sir Christopher Lee

    R.I.P. – Sir Christopher Lee

    Some sad news from not just the British film world but the entire world of film yesterday morning. Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. Famous, in recent years, for his roles in the classic James Bond movie, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, I […]

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  • It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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  • Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Armed with her early theatre training background from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia Routledge launched her career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She spent years, professionally, on stage and in theatre (which included a 1968 ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Tony Award for her performance in Darling of the Day) in addition to several big screen appearances including To Sir, With […]

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