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'Wolf Hall' team developing cyber warfare series for Channel 4

'Wolf Hall' team developing cyber warfare series for Channel 4
Peter Kosminsky and Playground team for series.

Director Peter Kosminsky and UK production outfit Playground, the team behind Wolf Hall, are re-teaming to develop cyber warfare series The Undeclared War for broadcaster Channel 4.

Source: BBC

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The project is being envisioned as a 10-part series focusing on the undeclared cyber confrontation between the key state players in a present day Cold War. Kosminsky will write and direct the first three episodes and the series closer.

The Undeclared War is being developed by Beth Willis at Channel 4 and will be produced by Colin Callender’s Playground. Kosminsky, Callender and Sophie Gardiner, executive creative director at Playground, are serving as executive producers.

Founded in 2012, Playground is a New York and London-based television and film company that has produced more than 60 hours of TV drama to-date, garnering multiple awards including two Baftas and a Golden Globe for 2015 BBC miniseries Wolf Hall.

The company’s recent
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Take a Magical Ride in the Latest Look at Mary Poppins Returns

Disney has released a new image from Mary Poppins Returns, which showcases a ton of the new cast members having themselves what appears to be a very fun time. Disney has been a hit-making machine in recent years, the likes of which Hollywood has never seen. While doing a remake of the classic Mary Poppins would be downright blasphemous, they're doing the more acceptable but equally risky thing by releasing a sequel this Christmas. This new photo offers us a glimpse of what's in store.

The photo features some of the younger cast members from the sequel, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda's character and Emily Blunt, who has the very difficult task of living up to Julie Andrews' legacy in Mary Poppins Returns. That said, this photo, and everything we've seen and heard for that matter, points to Blunt being perfect for the role. Her co-star Ben Whishaw seems to think so,
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Everything You’d Ever Need to Know About the SAG Awards

Actors are the face of the celebrations in Hollywood around awards season; they are the most visible representations of the movies being honored. But the Screen Actors Guild Awards—more than any other event—are their night and their night only. Though the guild only began handing out trophies known as “Actors” to, well, actors 23 years ago, the ceremony has become a crucial stop for anyone gunning for Oscar. And while it’s plenty glitzy, there’s also often a charming camaraderie on display; the show opens with testimonials from the attendees about their early acting experiences. (The official website credits Angela Lansbury, who opened the inaugural evening, with this invention.) Given that both film and television work is considered, certain stars on the broadcast side have historically cleaned up. Some trivia: If Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins for “Veep” again at this year’s 24th annual ceremony, she could tie or
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I, Tonya – Review

Time to start up this new year of cinema with what will probably be the first of many movies “inspired by true events”. Technically it’s a 2017 awards contender that’s very similar in theme and tone to another recent release still in theatres, The Disaster Artist. That was a comedy set in the early 2000’s concerning the misguided efforts in making a film that’s now a legendary lousy flick. This one is set in the previous decade and also focuses on the misguided efforts, this time to grab olympic gold medals (and the fame and fortune that would no doubt follow). And those efforts would be judged illegal, luckily you can’t do “time” for making awful movies (image the prison overcrowding). With the crime element , the story veers from low-class, low-life laughs to true tragedy which swirls around the petite blonde who thrusts her index finger (oops,
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New image from Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns released

USA Today has unveiled a new image from Disney’s upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns featuring Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Georgie (Joel Dawson), Jane (Emily Mortimer), John (Nathanael Saleh), Annabel (Pixie Davies), and Ellen (Julie Walters); take a look here…

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
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Murder, She Wrote: Angela Lansbury Recalls Her 12 Emmy Nominations and Losses

Is Angela Lansbury retiring? Recently, the Murder, She Wrote star spoke with Radio Times about her legendary career and recent role in BBC's Little Women.Lansbury played amateur detective Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote for 12 seasons between 1984 and 1996. She earned 12 Emmy nominations for her role on the hit CBS series and has since gone on to star in Law & Order, Touched by an Angel, and BBC's new Little Women miniseries.Read More…
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Chita Rivera Talks Overuse of Technology and Discusses Upcoming Shows With Angela Lansbury and Tommy Tune

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently on tour with Tommy Tune, but she took time to chat with SouthFlorida.com about her upcoming performances in the area, including 'Night of Stars' with Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and others. In the interview, Rivera discussed her connection with Tommy Tune, her adoration of Angela Lansbury, and her negative feelings toward technology.
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Little Women review

Becky Lea Dec 28, 2017

Here's our review of the BBC's flagship Christmas 2017 Little Women adaptation...

This review contains spoilers.

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Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Jo (Maya Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) are sisters living together with their mother (the divine Emily Watson) in Massachusetts during the American Civil War. Their father (Dylan Baker) is away with the Union Army and though the fighting is distant, its effects are still very much felt. Their neighbour Laurie (Jonah Hauer-King) becomes their close friend as the sisters grow up, each with their own very set ideas of the lives they want to lead.

Still immensely popular all these years after Louisa M. Alcott’s first instalment of Little Women was published, it is a tale of sisterhood that everybody has some awareness of, whether
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Seth Meyers Celebrates Arrival Of Disney World’s Animatronic Donald Trump

Late Night host Seth Meyers is a big fan of Animatronic Donald Trump, unveiled Tuesday at Disney World's Hall of Presidents. Reviews have not been kind to Animatronic Trump. Even Friend of Trump Fox News has noted the moving, talking figure more resembles a melange of Jon Voight, Angela Lansbury, Biff from Back to the Future: Part 2 and Hillary Clinton. "I think, as our Christmas gift to ourselves, we're just going to use that as our Trump picture from now on,” Meyers…
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Little Women: PBS Releases Preview of New Masterpiece Miniseries

"Sometimes, we simple have to do the bravest thing." PBS has released the first trailer for their upcoming TV series adaptation of Little Women.Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the miniseries “follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.” The cast includes Emily Watson, Michael Gambon, Angela Lansbury, Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton, and Jonah Hauer-King.Read More…
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Trailer Watch: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are Back in Vanessa Caswill’s “Little Women”

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“Four small children is a recipe for heartache, headache, and indigestion,” says a mighty critical Aunt March (Angela Lansbury) in the first trailer for “Little Women.” But anyone familiar with the March girls know that they also bring plenty of joy and laughter to their beloved Marmee’s life.

The upcoming TV adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel will once again tell the story of sisters Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Jo (Maya Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton). The coming-of-age tale sees the girls battling societal expectations, love, and loss on their journey to womanhood under the guidance of their mother (Emily Watson), best known as Marmee, while their father is away fighting in the Civil War.

Heidi Thomas (“Call the Midwife”) penned the script, and Vanessa Caswill (“Thirteen”) directs. The three-part series is a collaboration between PBS’ “Masterpiece,” BBC One, and Playground.

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PBS' Little Women Trailer Introduces Us to the New March Girls — Watch

PBS' Little Women Trailer Introduces Us to the New March Girls — Watch
Your first book-club recommendation for 2018 has arrived: PBS and Masterpiece have released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Little Women.

The story — based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel — is set during the Civil War and centers on the four March sisters as they cast aside their childhood innocence and embark on their first romances. In the trailer above, we see Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Genius) as the girls’ doting mother, who wants “real love… from good men” for all of her daughters. Aunt March, though (played by the legendary Angela Lansbury) has a more cynical point of view,
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‘Little Women’ Trailer: First Look At Masterpiece & BBC One Adaptation

“Four small children is a recipe for heartache, headache and indigestion.” So says Angela Lansbury’s Aunt March at the opening of the first trailer for Little Women, the TV adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel from Masterpiece, BBC One and Playground. Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Jo, played by newcomer Maya Hawke, Meg, played by Willa Fitzgerald, Beth, played by Annes Elwy and Amy, played by Kathryn…
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BBC One release trailer for three part mini-series, Little Women

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Coming to BBC One in the not too distant future is a brand new adaptation Louisa May Alcott’s universally beloved novel, Little Women and a brand new trailer is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Jo (Maya Hawke), Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father (Dylan Baker) is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), Little Women is a coming of age story that is as
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The BBC’s Little Women adaptation gets a first trailer

The BBC has released the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. Directed by Vanessa Caswill, the three-part series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Maya Hawke, Annes Elwy, Kathryn Newton, Emily Watson, Dylan Baker, Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon, and Jonah Hauer-King; watch it here…

Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Jo, played by newcomer Maya Hawke, Meg, played by Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series, Misfortune), Beth, played by Annes Elwy (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Amy, played by Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Halt and Catch Fire), on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee (BAFTA Award-winner Emily Watson) while their father is away at war, and accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), the girls navigate what it means to be
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‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director

‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director
Disney has offered Rob Marshall the job of directing its live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.”

The studio tapped Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken last year to write the songs for the reboot of its 1989 animated hit. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marc Platt. Jane Goldman wrote the script.

The original version followed a mermaid princess who sought to meet a human prince on land. Menken wrote the music, including the songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

If Marshall takes the gig, it would mark his fourth Disney film after 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” 2014’s “Into the Woods,” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” which stars Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Miranda, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke. “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the 1964 film that starred Julie Andrews, hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.

The studio has seen significant success with live-action reboots
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Angela Lansbury Causing Controversy with her Thoughts on Sexual Harassment

In recent months, there has been a spurt of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations being made against celebrities. One after another, it has come to light that some of the best-loved celebrities have possibly behaved in a variety of inappropriate ways towards their female colleagues and other women. For the most part, the male celebrities in question have denied all the allegations against them. In other instances, the stars have apologized for their behavior and stated they did not intend any malice or suggested that their words or actions have been misconstrued. As with all incidents of this type,

Angela Lansbury Causing Controversy with her Thoughts on Sexual Harassment
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Angela Lansbury Denies Being a Victim-Blamer

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There doesn't seem to be much room for misinterpretation in this week's comments on sexual assault by Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury. Lansbury said in an interview that women "must sometimes take blame for assault" because they've made themselves attractive to men. Yet Lansbury responded to the outrage over her comments by insisting that her words were taken out of context, and she expressed anger at those who criticized what she said.

Via Us Weekly.

Angela Lansbury faced serious backlash earlier this week after stating that women “must sometimes take blame” for sexual harassment.

“There are two sides to this coin,” the 92-year-old said in an interview with Radio Times published on Tuesday, November 28. “We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive.
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Angela Lansbury Clarifies Controversial Sexual Harassment Comments

Angela Lansbury has had an extraordinary Hollywood career spanning seven decades, and in a recent interview she shares her thoughts on the current wave of sexual harassment allegations that are rocking the entertainment industry. Addressing the recent spate of accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, Lansbury, 92, says that women’s attempts to “look attractive” […]
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Angela Lansbury Says Women Must Sometimes Accept "Blame" for Sexual Harassment

Angela Lansbury Says Women Must Sometimes Accept
Update: Angela Lansbury is speaking up to clarify her highly criticized interview, explaining that she's "devastated" by the backlash. "There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner," the 92-year-old said in a statement to People. "And, I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise. Those who have known the quality of my work and the many public statements I have made over the course of my life, must know, that I am a strong supporter of Women's Rights." ______ Angela Lansbury's comments about sexual harassment have sparked controversy on social media. In the wake of the numerous allegations...
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