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The Girlfriend Experience: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Starz?

Vulture Watch Is experience still the best teacher? Has The Girlfriend Experience TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Girlfriend Experience, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A Starz escort anthology drama, season two of The Girlfriend Experience stars Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo, Narges Rashidi, Michael Cram, Emily Piggford, Tunde Adebimpe, Morgana Davies, and Harmony Korine. In Washington D.C., during the 2018 mid-term elections, Republican super Pac finance director Erica Myles (Friel) and Gfe provider Anna Garner (Krause) get involved in a complicated relationship, even as they set out to blackmail a dark money fundraiser. Meanwhile, the Witness Protection Program relocates
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Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Take Home International Emmy Awards

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Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Take Home International Emmy Awards
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2017 International Emmy Awards on Monday, awarding “Wallander” star Kenneth Branagh and “Marcella’s” Anna Friel in the top acting categories. The awards ceremony was held at the New York Hilton on Monday night and was hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani. Among the 12 awards handed out on Monday was the International Emmy Directorate Award, which went to Grupo Televisa President, CEO and Chairman Emilio Azcárraga Jean. Other winners included the Steve Coogan’s “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle,” the Norwegian crime drama “Mammon II” and the documentary “Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.
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International Emmy Awards: Full Winners List

It was a strong night for British actors and television shows at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards as Kenneth Branagh picked up best actor for Wallander and Anna Friel best actress for Marcella

Branagh has portrayed the cerebral Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in the BBC adaptation of Henning Mankel's best-selling novels for four seasons, with the final season airing in May 2016. The celebrated actor-director is currently in theaters portraying another iconic detective, Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express

Pushing Daisies star Friel picked up best actress for her role as Detective Marcella Backland in ITV's Marcella, a show created...
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International Emmy Awards: Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Among Winners – Complete List

The winners for the 45th annual International Emmy Awards were announced tonight, with Kenneth Branagh winning Best Actor for his role in Wallander and Anna Friel taking Best Actress for Marcella. Both series are from the United Kingdom. Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge’s Scissor Isle taking home the trophy for Best Comedy, also from the UK. Norwegian detective series Mammon II won for Best Drama Series. Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani hosted the…
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The Girlfriend Experience: Season Two Ratings

Even though season one of The Girlfriend Experience wasn't much of a ratings grabber, the escort drama eluded cancellation. Can the new cast and parallel storylines help this provocative Starz anthology series draw a larger audience in its second season? Will The Girlfriend Experience be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A Starz legal thriller, season two of The Girlfriend Experience stars Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, Carmen Ejogo, Narges Rashidi, Michael Cram, Emily Piggford, Tunde Adebimpe, Morgana Davies, and Harmony Korine. In Washington D.C., during the 2018 mid-term elections, Republican super Pac finance director Erica Myles (Friel) and Gfe provider Anna Garner (Krause) get involved in a complicated relationship, even as they set out to blackmail a dark money fundraiser. Meanwhile, the Witness Protection Program relocates high-end escort Bria Jones (Ejogo) to New Mexico, in order to help her escape from
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Prince William Sounds Off on Social Media Pressures: 'There Is a Sense of Being on Call 24/7'

Prince William Sounds Off on Social Media Pressures: 'There Is a Sense of Being on Call 24/7'
Prince William is echoing his brother Prince Harry‘s sentiments on the pressures of social media on kids and young adults.

The royal dad gave a passionate speech at a circus-themed gala Monday night, celebrating the partnership between The Children’s Trust, an organization that helps children with brain injuries, and one of his key charities, Skillforce.

“The pressure on young people these days is considerable — almost certainly more than even for my generation not so long ago,” he said.

“Children are tested more than ever before and are being prepared to enter a highly competitive work market,” he continued.
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Actresses and Creators on Making Their Sex Scenes Safe, but ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Liberating’ Too

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Actresses and Creators on Making Their Sex Scenes Safe, but ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Liberating’ Too
Ask the nearest critic what “The Girlfriend Experience” is about and you’ll likely get a handful of different answers: power, money, sex, America, human nature, control.

But for the people involved in making the half-hour Starz drama about the world of high-end escorts, much of the show revolves around comfort.

Season 2 of “The Girlfriend Experience” follows a pair of storylines, each written and directed by one of the show’s two co-creators, Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan. Kerrigan’s half follows two women’s romance set in the middle of a midterm election backroom battle in D.C., while Seimetz’s tracks one woman’s unconventional revenge story living under witness protection in New Mexico.

Co-creator Lodge Kerrigan made sure there was an understanding between actress and director that started at the very beginning of the casting process. He met with both of the show’s lead performers, Anna Friel and Louisa Krause,
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Actresses and Creators on Making Their Sex Scenes Safe, but ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Liberating’ Too

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Actresses and Creators on Making Their Sex Scenes Safe, but ‘Luxurious’ and ‘Liberating’ Too
Ask the nearest critic what “The Girlfriend Experience” is about and you’ll likely get a handful of different answers: power, money, sex, America, human nature, control.

But for the people involved in making the half-hour Starz drama about the world of high-end escorts, much of the show revolves around comfort.

Season 2 of “The Girlfriend Experience” follows a pair of storylines, each written and directed by one of the show’s two co-creators, Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan. Kerrigan’s half follows two women’s romance set in the middle of a midterm election backroom battle in D.C., while Seimetz’s tracks one woman’s unconventional revenge story living under witness protection in New Mexico.

Co-creator Lodge Kerrigan made sure there was an understanding between actress and director that started at the very beginning of the casting process. He met with both of the show’s lead performers, Anna Friel and Louisa Krause,
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Review: Season 2 Tells Two Separate Stories with One Exceptional Punch

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Review: Season 2 Tells Two Separate Stories with One Exceptional Punch
The Girlfriend Experience” is even more intense in Season 2. In the initial 13 episodes, following Riley Keough’s law school student Christine as she first started working for a luxurious and dangerous escort service, it was clear that Starz’s half-hour drama wasn’t messing around. Creators Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz built a boundary-pushing series specifically to immerse viewers in a world they likely don’t know and definitely don’t understand. It was powerful television and remains so in Season 2.

But the writers and directors who shared the initial workload have taken separate paths. Season 2 tells two autonomous stories, one from Kerrigan and the other from Seimetz: Kerrigan’s focuses on Erica Myles (Anna Friel), a finance director for a Republican super Pac who gets wrapped up in Gfe services while she struggles to meet her goals during the midterm elections. The second moves from D.C. to New Mexico,
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Review: Season 2 Tells Two Separate Stories with One Exceptional Punch

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Review: Season 2 Tells Two Separate Stories with One Exceptional Punch
The Girlfriend Experience” is even more intense in Season 2. In the initial 13 episodes, following Riley Keough’s law school student Christine as she first started working for a luxurious and dangerous escort service, it was clear that Starz’s half-hour drama wasn’t messing around. Creators Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz built a boundary-pushing series specifically to immerse viewers in a world they likely don’t know and definitely don’t understand. It was powerful television and remains so in Season 2.

But the writers and directors who shared the initial workload have taken separate paths. Season 2 tells two autonomous stories, one from Kerrigan and the other from Seimetz: Kerrigan’s focuses on Erica Myles (Anna Friel), a finance director for a Republican super Pac who gets wrapped up in Gfe services while she struggles to meet her goals during the midterm elections. The second moves from D.C. to New Mexico,
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Who Plays MadMax (aka Maxine) on Stranger Things?

The second season of Stranger Things introduces several new characters, but none become such an integral part of the core group as Maxine, aka MadMax, does. But who is this skateboarding, video game-playing redhead? Max is played by relative newcomer Sadie Sink, a 15-year-old Texas native who has been acting since she was 10. Sink made her Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of Annie, playing the titular orphan girl with red curly hair. She later played the younger version of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience on Broadway, with Helen Mirren starring as the older version of the same character. RelatedThere's a New Monster in Stranger Things Season 2, and It's Scarier Than Ever After a couple of one-off appearances on The Americans and Blue Bloods, Sink landed the role of Anna Friel and Jim True-Frost's onscreen daughter in NBC's drama American Odyssey. (Unfortunately, that was canceled after one season.) Max
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Best TV to Watch in November: Rolling Stone at 50 Doc, True Crime and More

Best TV to Watch in November: Rolling Stone at 50 Doc, True Crime and More
Give thanks, TV viewers, that we’re coming up on a month that not only offers a handful of intriguing documentaries, the return of two breakout series from last year and a British sitcom about cancer starring Lizzy Caplan, but also the premieres of both S.W.A.T and S.M.I.L.F.! All this, plus an old-school horse opera and a two-part history lesson on five decades of Rolling Stone. Here's what you’ll be tuning into this November. (Our guide to the month's best streaming options will go up next week.
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Kenneth Branagh to Be Feted at Camerimage; ‘Orient Express’ Opens Festival

Kenneth Branagh to Be Feted at Camerimage; ‘Orient Express’ Opens Festival
British actor-director Kenneth Branagh will be feted at Camerimage, a festival that celebrates the art of cinematography. “Murder on the Orient Express,” the latest adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie whodunit, which Branagh both directed and stars in, will screen after the opening ceremony Nov. 11.

Branagh will receive two awards at the event: the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award, presented to “versatile actors and actresses who contribute to the art of filmmaking,” according to the fest; and the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, alongside long-time collaborator Haris Zambarloukos.

Branagh has been nominated for five Oscars, including as director and lead actor in “Henry V,” and for adapted screenplay for “Hamlet.” His most recent nomination was for his supporting role in “My Week With Marilyn.”

As an actor, his roles span war dramas like Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” fantasy epics like “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” horror films like “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” which he also
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Kate Winslet Reveals How Idris Elba's Foot Fetish Affected Their Love Scene in 'The Mountain Between Us'

Kate Winslet Reveals How Idris Elba's Foot Fetish Affected Their Love Scene in 'The Mountain Between Us'
Kate Winslet is dishing on what it's like filming a love scene with Idris Elba.

Winslet and Elba, who star in the upcomingThe Mountain Between Us, recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show, where the 42-year-old actress surprisingly revealed that Elba was nervous while filming their steamy scene.

"I had to get quite bossy," Winslet recalled. "I’ve done quite a lot of these scenes before and poor [director] Hany [Abu-Assad] was really quite nervous and had an extensive shot list and I thought, ‘We are never going to get this done.’ Idris was a bit nervous too and everything was moving a bit slowly so I just said, 'Ok, boys, this is what we are going to do...’ and we just got on with it."

Winslet also called out Elba's foot fetish.

Kate Winslet Opens Up About Relationship With Leonardo DiCaprio, Insists She Never 'Fancied' Him

"We got naked, but Idris asked me to keep my socks on," she
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Rankin Launches Art Movement To Support Global Fight Against Heart Disease

This World Heart Day, the British Heart Foundation has teamed up with world renowned photographer Rankin to launch an international art project with creatives from around the world, to raise awareness of the global fight against heart disease.

‘Heart for a Heart’ has seen celebrated artists, celebrities, photographers, and brands from around the world unite against heart disease by creating unique heart-themed artwork and uploading them to social media in celebration of World Heart Day.

The social media movement aims to raise awareness of heart and circulatory disease – the leading cause of death worldwide. In the UK alone, nearly 160,000 lives are lost to these devastating conditions each year, one every three minutes. Globally it causes an estimated 17.7 million deaths a year.

Among those taking part include actors Simon Pegg, Carey Mulligan, Anna Friel, Nicholas Hoult, Gillian Anderson, Sadie Frost, Ashley Margolis, Max Beesley, Noel Anthony Clarke, and Emma Pierson; TV personalities Holly Willoughby,
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The Girlfriend Experience: Season Two Trailer Unveiled by Starz

"It's just us: you and me." Today, Starz released a new trailer for season two of The Girlfriend Experience.The new season of the anthology drama “will follow two parallel stories each focusing on entirely new characters, relationships, plotlines and locations while exploring the price of intimacy and its emotional consequences.” The cast includes Anna Friel, Louisa Krause, and Carmen Ejogo.Read More…
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 Trailer: Sex Has Never Felt More Dangerous

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 Trailer: Sex Has Never Felt More Dangerous
Easily one of the most anticipated returning dramas this fall TV season is “The Girlfriend Experience.” Starz’s reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 indie film of the same name was one of the best series of 2016, and IndieWire even named it the best directed drama series of the 21st century after only 13 episodes. Creators Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan are returning for the more ambitious next run of episodes, with each director tackling one of two parallel storylines.

Read More: ‘Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 First Look: The Best Directed Drama on TV Returns This November

“Pushing Daises” favorite Anna Friel and relative newcomer Louisa Krause star in Kerrigan’s story. The former plays a commanding finance director of a Republican super Pac who engages in a risky relationship with Krause’s confident escort. Seimetz’s narrative stars Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes At Night” )as a former high-end escort who enters
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‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 Trailer: Sex Has Never Felt More Dangerous

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 Trailer: Sex Has Never Felt More Dangerous
Easily one of the most anticipated returning dramas this fall TV season is “The Girlfriend Experience.” Starz’s reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 indie film of the same name was one of the best series of 2016, and IndieWire even named it the best directed drama series of the 21st century after only 13 episodes. Creators Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan are returning for the more ambitious next run of episodes, with each director tackling one of two parallel storylines.

Read More: ‘Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2 First Look: The Best Directed Drama on TV Returns This November

“Pushing Daises” favorite Anna Friel and relative newcomer Louisa Krause star in Kerrigan’s story. The former plays a commanding finance director of a Republican super Pac who engages in a risky relationship with Krause’s confident escort. Seimetz’s narrative stars Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes At Night” )as a former high-end escort who enters
See full article at Indiewire »

Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel, ‘Justica’ Among International Emmy Award Nominees

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has set its nominees for the 2017 International Emmy Awards. Represented are 18 countries with notably strong showings for programming out of Japan and Brazil. The latter’s Justiça, a miniseries from TV Globo, scored double nominations for Drama Series and lead actress Adriana Esteves. Also scoring mentions are Kenneth Branagh for the BBC’s Wallander and Anna Friel for Netflix’s Marcella. Ahead of his return to the Bb…
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Strand Releasing Acquires North American Rights to Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Zama’ (Exclusive)

Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Lucrecia Martel’s critically acclaimed colonial drama “Zama” which is having its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival this week.

Repped in international markets by The Match Factory, the drama world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival before heading to Toronto. It was co-produced by Pedro and Agustin Almodovar and Danny Glover, among others.

The drama, based on Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic Argentinean novel and penned by Martel, stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho (“Bad Education”) as a Spanish crown officer in a remote South American colony in the late 18th century. He suffers from a full-blown tropical malady while waiting in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location.

Strand Releasing distributed Martel’s last feature, the psychological thriller “The Headless Woman,” in 2008.

“We’re so thrilled to be working with Lucrecia again, ‘Zama’ is a wholly original film that shows her unique cinematic vision at
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