Mark Kermode, one of the leading film critics in the UK, is heading to television with a five-part documentary series looking at some of the most interesting stories in British movie history. Kermode, who is the chief film critic for The Observer newspaper and co-presents the popular Kermode and Mayo's Film Review for BBC Radio 5 Live, is to host Screen Stories with Mark Kermode (w/t) for BBC Four. The show will see Kermode present his own personal guide to cinema, told…
Ed Westwick has been cut from an already finished BBC drama adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ordeal By Innocence, following allegations of rape and sexual assault against him.
Harvey Weinstein is set to be the leading man in a feature-length documentary about his sex scandal that has engulfed Hollywood. The BBC is to lift the veil on Weinstein after more than 80 women accused him of various inappropriate behavior ranging from rape to sexual assault through to intimidation, bullying and strange showering habits. Simon and Jonathan Chinn's Lightbox is making the 90-minute film, which will be directed by Ursula MacFarlane, who has directed docs…
From action blockbusters to classic Christmas films, this is your perfect guide to the best movies to watch this festive season.
The former Doctor Who showrunner and writer continues to defend his decision to not cast a woman as the Time Lord.
UPDATED, 9:36 AM: The BBC has halted production on the drama The Forgiving Earth in the wake of cameraman Mark Milsome’s on-set death. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news,” the UK pubcaster said in a statement. “Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.” PREVIOUSLY, 7:35 AM: Veteran film and TV camera operator Mark Milsome has died while…
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The BBC said Friday that it will not air upcoming Agatha Christie special “Ordeal by Innocence” while an investigation into actor Ed Westwick on allegations of sexual assault proceeds. Filming has been disrupted as well on another BBC series starring Westwick, “White Gold,” which is available on Netflix outside of the U.K. “Ordeal by Innocence” […]
Kit Harrington wasn’t the only thing ‘Gunpowder’ had in common with ‘Game Of Thrones’ - there was plenty of gruesome violence too, which proved too much for some viewers to stomach.
After a huge amount of speculation over who’ll take the reigns as James Bond after Daniel Craig, it appears Tom Hiddleston is up for the challenge. Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times after his lauded role in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’, the Brit had a lot to say regarding the future of the James Bond franchise and any involvement he’d have. “Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie,” he recalled.
John Le Mesurier was one of Britain’s best loved character actors thanks to his stage work, regular spots on ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and always excellent supporting roles in films like ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘The Pink Panther’. Despite the fame, adulation and fortune that came his way while playing Wilson, Le Mesurier’s life was sadly filled with heartache and tragedy. Le Mesurier was first married to theatre director June Melville in 1940, having met her when he took a role in play ‘Goodness, How Sad!’ The actor was 28 and only a few months later he had to join the war effort, being conscripted to the Army.
BBC sitcom ‘Bad Education’ is a pretty obvious candidate for a film adaptation following the success of fellow school-based comedy ‘The Inbetweeners’, but not all transitions from small to big screen are quite so understandable. - Revealed! What Was Inside The Pulp Fiction Suitcase - What Happened To Showgirls Star Elizabeth Berkley? The staff go on holiday together (do many offices do that?) to Costa Plonka (yep!) while Grace Bros. is undergoing renovations. It’s just icky. ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ The late, great Steve Irwin was a brilliant nature host, getting up close and personal with deadly spiders and the titular reptiles.