A bit of Frankenstein history at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Evening Standard Theatre Awards Frankenstein stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller were named joint winners of the best actor award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards this past Sunday. Cumberbatch and Miller alternated in the roles of Frankenstein and the Creature in Danny Boyle’s National Theatre production of the Mary Shelley classic. Having seen […]

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The greatness that is Mark Gatiss

In television, whether it be comedy, drama or documentaries, there are individuals whose names you may know but not the face or whose face you may know but not the name. In the case of Mark Gatiss, this is brilliance that you should know both the name and the face. His involvement in numerous series […]

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Scattershooting on Wallander III, Dark Shadows and more….

Wallander III in production From the watchful eye of tellyspotting reader, Patty Winter, comes a report of Sir Kenneth being spotted filming scenes for an upcoming episode of Wallander for series III, entitled “Dogs of Riga”, at the Riga Centra Market in Latvia, along with co-star Ingeborga Dapkunaite. Wallander, the BBC mini-series stars the greatness […]

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Sherlock, Frankenstein, now Bard the Bowman, maybe?

In 2010, BBC and PBS viewers were treated to a totally brilliant performance as a 21st century Sherlock. 2011 brought an equally as brilliant but shorter stint at the National Theatre in the duel, alternating daily, role as Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. With filming currently taking place for the Mark Gatiss/Steven Moffat creation, Sherlock 2, word […]

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Frankenstein – 10 possible meanings to Shelley's masterpiece

While in London last month, post-BBC Showcase, we had the incredible good fortune to be able to see Frankenstein, which is currently at the National Theatre. Running through 2 May, this is THE impossible ticket to get at the moment as it is sold out throughout the entire run. In a nutshell, this was a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Scattershooting – Doctor Who, Frankenstein and more….

Ok, in another tellyspotting tribute to the Thursday night edition of Monday Night Football, we bring you the Tuesday edition of our Monday scattershooting. Personally, I’m blaming the President’s Day holiday for our being a day late in catching you up on the latest and greatest from the UK. Lots going on not only this […]

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Frankenstein descends on London's West End

For those in and around the UK in the not-too-distant future whether by residence or on holiday, here’s a definitive ‘must-see’ moment to quickly consider….and, to report back to us on. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein Look up ‘must-see’ in any dictionary and you’ll read a description of the upcoming production of […]

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Kenneth Branagh returns as Wallander

PBS’ brilliant Masterpiece series enters its 40th season in a few weeks with a stellar line-up of both familiar faces and newcomers. Sunday, October 3, on PBS stations nationwide will see the return of Kenneth Branagh in the role of police inspector, Kurt Wallander. Based on the novels of Swedish novelist, Henning Mankell, Branagh’s portrayal […]

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