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.
Principle filming on the Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss adaptation of the uber-anticipated Dracula has begun with the production returning to Bray Studios in London, the home of Hammer Films, following some time at Slovakia’s Orava Castle.
With Andrew Davies’ brilliant adaptation of Les Misérables coming to a close this Sunday on PBS’ Masterpiece series, have you ever wondered just how a series of this magnitude is made in the 21st century and at the same time seamlessly transport you back to 19th century France?
Taking a break from his role as Doctor Stephen Strange, the primary protector of planet Earth against magical and mystical threats in the Avengers film franchise, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Thomas Edison in ‘The Current War.’
Quickly supplanting Spooks (MI5 in America) in my book as the No. 1 go-to series for rainy day binge-viewing over and over is Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty. The British police procedural drama, which just concluded its 5th season last Sunday on BBC One, follows the day-to-day efforts of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) as they seek out and attempt to eliminate “bent coppers” from the ranks of the London police force.
Trust me — You don’t want to miss the premiere of Andrew Davies’ six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. Les Mis has all the tragedy, misfortune, love and visuals that GoT has, except it’s actually epic.
The fourth and final season will speed through the Durrells’ remaining time on the picturesque island of Corfu taking viewers all the way to 1939. According to Keeley Hawes, who plays the Durrells’ matriarch, Louisa, things will get “dark” as the family’s idyllic life is interrupted by the outbreak of World War II.
The concept of killing off a major character, generally unheard of in American television drama, is nothing new when it comes to quality British drama series such as ‘Spooks’ or even ‘Downton Abbey.’ Unfortunately, job security at AC-12 for ‘Line of Duty’ actors is somewhat like being a kicker in American football.
Season 9 will be a challenging one for both Martin and Louisa. The Doc’s career hangs in the balance with his future as a GP under scrutiny from the General Medical Council following complaints about his rather brusque approach to patients. Louisa has resigned from her job as headmistress at the local school to pursue a new career in child counseling.