This just in! The first ever television adaptation of Jane Austen’s final and unfinished 11-part novel Sanditon is coming to Masterpiece on PBS during the 2020 season as an 8-part series by Andrew Davies!
Two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson (Women In Love, A Touch of Class) will star in BBC One’s adaptation of Emma Healey’s best-selling novel Elizabeth Is Missing, marking her return to the small screen after over 25 years.
English actor, television presenter, writer and comedian Michael Palin is now, going forward, Sir Michael Palin. Palin, who turned 76 on May 5, was knighted by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in the New Year Honours.
From Jimmy Anderson in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin to Ben Parkinson in Butterflies to Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By, Geoffrey Palmer has been a constant fixture in our collective British comedy lives for the better part of four decades with these three series alone.
Prior to his brilliant effort as Jean Valjean in the BBC/PBS adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables and after his equally brilliant role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, Dominic West starred in The Hour.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, who stars as DI Sunny Khan in the popular British crime drama series ‘Unforgotten,’ has early acting roots in comedy that date back to the late ’90s series ‘Goodness Gracious Me,’ a sketch comedy series starring four British Indian actors.
The Kodak moment of Quarmby’s appearance on the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, occurs as Manuel (Andrew Sachs) frantically searches the dining room for Basil, his pet ‘Siberian hamster’, and Polly (Connie Booth) offers the unsuspecting Mr. Carnegie a biscuit only to be confronted by the four-legged Basil hiding in the biscuit tin.