Director Tom Hooper had already herded Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson for the film adaptation, and now he’s added the greatness of Idris Elba and Judi Dench to the litter.
For the forthcoming 3rd series of Victoria, the Queen returns to the throne but tough times are ahead. One can only guess that as we continue to make our way through Victoria’s 63 year, 7 month reign that with more children on the horizon, the struggles of motherhood and being the Queen of the United Kingdom […]
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest movie of all-time, has surfaced, once again, in the form of a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spamalot. In true Python fashion, however, the forthcoming Spamalot ‘movie’ is more than just an adaption, but rather it’s the movie musical based on the Broadway musical, based on […]
I’m now fully convinced that if you looked up the definition of brilliant in the dictionary, there would simply be a photo of Dame Judi Dench. Turning 83 years young today, the Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, airing […]
While ITV and PBS are chronicling the reign of Queen Victoria in Victoria, the heir apparent to Downton Abbey, Netflix will turn their efforts to the 60+ year reign of Queen Elizabeth II beginning November 4 with The Crown. Reportedly, the most expensive series to date at a cool $156 mil (even more than House of Cards), The […]
Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, are headed to American telly this Sunday (as in, tomorrow) on PBS. This nothing short of brilliant small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels will chronicle the meteoric rise to power of Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) from a blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s […]
Armed with her early theatre training background from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia Routledge launched her career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She spent years, professionally, on stage and in theatre (which included a 1968 ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Tony Award for her performance in Darling of the Day) in addition to several big screen appearances including To Sir, With […]
Fresh on the heels of one of the all-time greats of the acting world (Dame Judi Dench) turning 80 earlier this month on December 9, we now have the brilliant opportunity to celebrate another ‘Dame’ as she turns 80 today – Dame Maggie Smith. Although she has achieved worldwide recognition from her portrayal of Professor Minerva […]
First it was Pink is the new Black. Then, everyone said that Orange is the New Black and Kale is the new Spinach. Now, it’s quite possible that James Corden is the new Craig Ferguson! With Ferguson leaving The Late Late Show at years end, I think that Benedict Cumberbatch’s name is the only one […]
It seems as though Benedict Cumberbatch is adding casting director to his ever-growing list of CV accomplishments. According to the BBC, his initial efforts came at the conclusion of the Hay Festival in Powys this past weekend.