Headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, “King Lear” cast list reads like a Who’s Who in British acting

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson will cross paths for the third time (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End) in the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Hopkins stars as the titular king with Emma Thompson as his eldest daughter Goneril. Joining Thompson as Lear’s other daughters are Emily Watson (Theory of Everything) as the middle daughter Regan and Florence Pugh […]

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Maureen Lipman packs her bags and heads to ‘Coronation Street’

After almost ten years of covering British comedy, drama, pop culture and pretty much everything British, today is a first. As in the first time we write about Coronation Street. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running television soap opera, the series premiered on 9 December, 1960 and centers on Coronation Street […]

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Former ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner to adapt ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for HBO

With the TARDIS barely in is rearview mirror, former Doctor Who and current Sherlock showrunner, Steven Moffat, is headed back to the small screen to adapt Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife for HBO. Much like his well-documented, long-term fanboy feelings toward Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character, Moffat has long been a fan of the 2003 science […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch turns attention to Brexit in new Channel 4 drama

Reason #(I’ve lost count) why Benedict Cumberbatch can do no wrong. Following a drop-dead brilliant performance as Patrick Melrose, the Sherlock and Doctor Strange star will play Dominic Cummings, the leading strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave, in Brexit (w.t.), the one-off drama written by award-winning writer James Graham and directed by Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Doctor Who). Principle […]

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Sherlock/Mycroft intercepted audio suggests ‘the game is on’

In celebration of Sherlock Holmes Day on Tuesday, an ‘intercepted transmission’ of a seemingly innocent exchange between Whitehall grandee Mycroft Holmes and his consulting detective younger brother Sherlock hints that the British government is considering enlisting the help of members of the public in a mysterious project. Exactly what this ‘mysterious project’ might entail remains to be […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose this May

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the small screen next month as a narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic/drug addict with a distinctive overcoat and, no, it’s not a new episode of Sherlock! Cumberbatch will executive produce and take the lead as Patrick Melrose in the upcoming adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s classic series of semi-autobiographical Melrose novels, […]

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Andrew Scott’s Hamlet headed to BBC2 this Easter

At long last, the televised version of the London stage play, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, is headed to BBC2 on Saturday, 31 March. Scott, who was introduced to the masses with his brilliant portrayal of Jim Moriarty in Sherlock, recently followed in some pretty big footsteps of those who have previously played the Prince of Denmark including Benedict […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch descends on Whoville in ‘The Grinch’ this Christmas

It’s now officially ‘official’ in my book. Benedict Cumberbatch can do anything. In the upcoming remake of the 1957 Dr Seuss classic story, The Grinch affords the star of Sherlock and Doctor Strange the opportunity to show his extraordinarily grouchy, unforgivingly heartless and downright mean side. The actor is at his ever-loving grouchiest, most heartless and meanest when he voices the […]

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‘Sherlock’ creators ready to sink their teeth into ‘Dracula’

As we reported last year, Dracula is getting the Sherlock treatment, with the writers and producers of the hit BBC detective series reuniting for a new take on the 1897 Bram Stoker vampire classic. Sherlock co-creators/writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will write the series with, Sue Vertue’s Hartswood Films producing. Verture, Moffat’s wife, served as producer for the brilliant Sherlock franchise. […]

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