• Poldark’s Aidan Turner headed to London’s West End this Summer as ‘cat-loving’ terrorist

    Poldark’s Aidan Turner headed to London’s West End this Summer as ‘cat-loving’ terrorist

    The importance the British acting community places on regional theatre will, once again, be at the forefront this Summer as Aidan Turner, a.k.a. Captain Ross Poldark, heads to the stage in Martin McDonagh’s controversial black comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Turner will fill his time until filming begins on the final series of Poldark starring as Mad Padraic, a […]

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  • BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

    BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

    Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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  • Arkwright’s to remain open as BBC confirms 5th series

    Arkwright’s to remain open as BBC confirms 5th series

    Some 45 years after Sir David Jason first set foot into Arkwright’s convenience store, Still Open All Hours has been commissioned for a 5th series which will air later this year on BBC One. Jason will return in the role of Granville who inherited the shop from the miserly Arkwright, played by Ronnie Barker. Granville was […]

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  • ITV’s ‘Manhunt’, up next for Doc Martin’s Martin Clunes

    ITV’s ‘Manhunt’, up next for Doc Martin’s Martin Clunes

    What does Martin Clunes do during his year off from filming Doc Martin? Work non-stop, of course. Clunes signed on to play police officer Colin Sutton, the detective who caught the killer of Milly Dowler, the schoolgirl who was abducted and murdered in 2002, in the forthcoming ITV drama Manhunt. The 13-year-old English schoolgirl was reported missing by her […]

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  • From ‘babe magnet’ to ‘fridge magnet’, Eric Idle pens ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

    From ‘babe magnet’ to ‘fridge magnet’, Eric Idle pens ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

    At long-last, Monty Python’s Eric Idle is writing his autobiography. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography is scheduled to be released Tuesday 2nd October 2018 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK and in the US by Penguin Random House. With  2019 marking the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, Idle will celebrate the occasion […]

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  • Prrof positive there’s ‘Nothing Like a Dame’!

    Prrof positive there’s ‘Nothing Like a Dame’!

    Recently, four ‘forces of nature’ converged in Sussex to film a documentary about their decades of acting on both stage and screen. Nothing Like a Dame, which features the likes of Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Aitkins and Dame Joan Plowright, is the first time the actresses/friends have ever appeared together on screen. The […]

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  • Dame Helen Mirren reduces Stephen Colbert to tears with reading of ‘Ulysses’

    Dame Helen Mirren reduces Stephen Colbert to tears with reading of ‘Ulysses’

    Stemming from an earlier conversation between the legendary Dame Helen Mirren and the brilliant host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about what makes them cry, the legendary actress indulges the late-night host with a reading of lines from the poem ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ok, it’s not a full-blown tearjerker, but if the poem doesn’t […]

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  • Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Every week we sit at home watching our favorite British comedy probably not thinking of the thousands of hours of preparation and effort that goes in to making the “situation” part of the comedy real. In the case of the 2010 series, Whites, the British comedy series set in the kitchen of an English country […]

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  • Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Aside from being recognized as the world’s foremost theoretical physicist/cosmologist, Stephen Hawking had two of the finest actors on Planet Earth portray him over the years. The first time the scientist was ever played on screen saw Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC film Hawking with Eddie Redmayne following a decade later in the 2014 Oscar-winning film, […]

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