• How Benedict Cumberbatch became Smaug the Dragon

    How Benedict Cumberbatch became Smaug the Dragon

    At last night’s BAFTA awards, the brilliant acting performance of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game lost out to the equally as brilliant acting performance of Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, in The Theory of Everything. When looking back at where both actors are at the moment and how they got to this point […]

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  • Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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  • Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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  • R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    Mulberry has finally come to take hold of Miss Rose Farnaby’s hand and escort her across the bridge… Actress Geraldine McEwan, known primarily in recent years for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Jane Marple on ITV and PBS, has died at the age of 82. McEwan, who appeared in 12, 2-hour episodes as Miss Marple, […]

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  • Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    It seemed harmless enough. An innocent Q&A with Martin Clunes that appeared in The Telegraph on Friday seemed quite harmless on the surface. A nice bit about how he spends his rare ‘off-time’ (currently watching BAFTA-nominated films with wife, Philippa, who is not only on the BAFTA jury but also doubles as producer of Doc Martin), references […]

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  • First video of ‘Poldark’ re-do set for June premiere on PBS.

    First video of ‘Poldark’ re-do set for June premiere on PBS.

    The rebel of Cornwall rides again! Poldark, one of the most popular British period dramas of all-time is getting a 21st century make-over this Summer on PBS. No date has been set as of yet for a BBC One transmission in the UK. Set in late 18th century Cornwall and based on the ‘Poldark’ novels by Winston […]

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  • ‘Grantchester’ S1 premieres Sunday on PBS; S2 commissioned by ITV in UK

    ‘Grantchester’ S1 premieres Sunday on PBS; S2 commissioned by ITV in UK

    Written by the son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Grantchester makes its way to PBS after a success first series run on ITV in the UK this past Autumn.  The vicar-turned-detective adaptation is set in 1950’s Cambridgeshire and starring James Norton (Death Comes to Pemberley, Happy Valley) and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Reckless), takes inspiration from a book […]

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