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David Harewood joins the cast of ITV’s Beowulf

David Harewood joins the cast of ITV’s Beowulf
ITV has announced that David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond) will guest star in its new drama Beowulf, joining Kieran Bew (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Bletchley Circle) who has been cast to play Beowulf, multi award winning actor William Hurt (Humans, Kiss of the Spider Woman) who will play Hrothgar, and acclaimed actress Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, Jamaica Inn) who takes on the role of Rheda.   Read More →

Ian McKellen joins Beauty and the Beast remake

Ian McKellen joins Beauty and the Beast remake
The latest cast member to join the cast of the upcoming, live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is Ian McKellen, Entertainment Weekly reports. McKellen will take on the role of the Beast’s over-anxious clock, Cogsworth. Already something of a hero in fantasy and genre cinema thanks to his key parts in the Lord of the Rings and X-Men franchises, McKellen has a huge fanbase among young movie fans and his involvement in Beauty... 

US TV Studios ABC and AMC Filming New Series in Britain

US TV Studios ABC and AMC Filming New Series in Britain
Two new series by major American TV studios ABC and AMC are to begin filming in UK locations, it’s been revealed. ABC’s musical comedy fairy tale Galavant will start shooting at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios in August, while AMC’s 18th-century period drama Knifeman is to make use of historical buildings and cobbled streets in York. Created and written by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Cars, Crazy Stupid Love), Galavant will star... 

Andrew Scott Joins James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein

Andrew Scott Joins James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein
Reuniting with Sherlock director Paul McGuigan, Andrew Scott has been confirmed as the latest addition to an upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein. Known best for his role as Moriarty in Sherlock, Scott is currently acting in BBC Cold War spy thriller Legacy, and is rumoured to be returning for Sherlock’s third series in January. In McGuigan’s Frankenstein movie, he will join major movie actors James McAvoy and Daniel... 

The Tomorrow People – First Episode Preview at MCM London Comic Con

The Tomorrow People – First Episode Preview at MCM London Comic Con
To those familiar with the original, British version of The Tomorrow People, a typically “futuristic” 70s sci-fi series for kids, this shiny, new American update will probably seem as strange as the supernatural powers with which its characters are endowed. Packed full with glamorous-looking US actors and some impressive special effects, this is a pretty far cry from the London streets and cockney thugs that formed the backdrop for its source... 

Live Action Disney Princess – First Look at Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella

Live Action Disney Princess – First Look at Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella
At a press conference earlier this week, Disney announced that principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios for its upcoming, live-action Cinderella film, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring in the title role will be Downton Abbey’s Lily James, alongside Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden as her handsome Prince. The film’s star-studded cast will also include the likes of Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother,... 

A Look at NBC’s Dracula

A Look at NBC’s Dracula
Bram Stoker‘s classic novel gets a twisted and sophisticated reboot in the new NBC drama, Dracula, brought to us by the producers of Downton Abbey. Starring The Tudors star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the show is set in 19th century London, where Dracula – posing as an entrepreneur from America – wishes to bring modern science to a traditional Victorian society. His interest is primarily in the recently discovered Electricity; artificial... 

Cameron Calls for ‘Commercial Cinema’

Cameron Calls for ‘Commercial Cinema’
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke out about the current state of the British film industry calling for more commercial films. The remark was made during his visit to Pinewood Studios, the heart of British cinema for over 70 years, which was once the home of Harry Potter and is now where the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is currently shooting. The Prime Minister made clear the need for more blockbuster films, insisting that there be more focus... 
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