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Luke Newberry interview: In The Flesh, Home Front

Louisa Mellor Apr 21, 2017

We chatted to actor Luke Newberry about his BBC Radio 4 Home Front role, In The Flesh, getting his start in acting and more…

“I’m still umm-ing, how annoying for you!” he says, but interviewing Luke Newberry isn’t annoying in the least. He’s at pains to give proper answers to questions, literally so judging by some of the noises he makes in our half-hour chat. His frustrated ‘aaghs’ and ‘ooohs’ and ‘umms’ are the sound of someone who doesn’t have a ready-made patter and who doesn’t want to just say any old thing.

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When I ask him who would be his dream director, for instance, Newberry pauses, asks if we can come back to it later, pauses
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In the Flesh: Series Creator Asks Fans About a Wrapup Special

Is there hope for more In the Flesh? Recently, creator Dominic Mitchell proposed a wrapup special for the cancelled BBC series, Den of Geek reports.The supernatural drama, which aired on BBC America in the U.S., followed Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a dead teenager who is re-animated as a zombie and then reintroduced into society. The cast also included Emily Bevan, Emmett J. Scanlan, Wunmi Mosaku, and Ricky Tomlinson. The show only ran for two seasons before the BBC cancelled it in 2015.Read More…
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Berlin: Gsp Studios Seizes ‘Mad to Be Normal,’ Starring David Tennant

Berlin — Gsp Studios, the U.K. production and sales company, has taken international sales rights to “Mad to Be Normal,” starring David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne. Sales on the R.D. Laing biopic will kick off Thursday at the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market.

The film tells the story of the world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist Laing (Tennant) and his unique community of patients at Kingsley Hall in 1960s East London, where Laing performed various daring experiments on people who were at the time known as “disturbed.” His methods included using LSD and a type of self-healing, known as metanoia, much to the dismay and outrage of the psychiatric community.

The film is written and directed by Robert Mullan — R.D.Laing’s biographer and a veteran director of documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Director of photography is Ali Asad (“The Wee Man,” “The Hooligan Factory
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In the Flesh movie might be better than a third series, says Dominic Mitchell

In the Flesh movie might be better than a third series, says Dominic Mitchell
In the Flesh creator Dominic Mitchell has said he "wouldn't rule out a Kickstarter campaign" to resurrect the axed series as a movie.

The BAFTA winner told Radio Times that he could imagine following the path set by Veronica Mars, which came back as a fan-funded film.

"I believe a movie would perhaps work even better than a third series or webisodes," he said.

"You could really explore the parallel universe of In the Flesh. See how they handle Pds sufferers in the capital, in Scotland, in Wales, in the whole of Great Britain. That excites me a lot."

The supernatural drama - which aired two series on BBC Three before it was cancelled - was a modern take on the zombie thriller, with Partially Deceased Syndrome (or 'Pds') sufferers being reintegrated into society.

"I haven't contacted any of the producers or the cast or crew [about a film]. But In the Flesh
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In the Flesh movie might be better than a third series, says Dominic Mitchell

In the Flesh creator Dominic Mitchell has said he "wouldn't rule out a Kickstarter campaign" to resurrect the axed series as a movie.

The BAFTA winner told Radio Times that he could imagine following the path set by Veronica Mars, which came back as a fan-funded film.

"I believe a movie would perhaps work even better than a third series or webisodes," he said.

"You could really explore the parallel universe of In the Flesh. See how they handle Pds sufferers in the capital, in Scotland, in Wales, in the whole of Great Britain. That excites me a lot."

The supernatural drama - which aired two series on BBC Three before it was cancelled - was a modern take on the zombie thriller, with Partially Deceased Syndrome (or 'Pds') sufferers being reintegrated into society.

"I haven't contacted any of the producers or the cast or crew [about a film]. But In the Flesh
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In The Flesh creator sends out tweet encouraging fans to back film idea

Could In The Flesh be brought back in film form? It's not impossible, at least according to its creator.

Dominic Mitchell sent out a tweet that has got the former BBC Three supernatural drama's fans excited.

I calculate a stand alone film of #InTheFlesh would need a £1 million budget. Not beyond the realms of possibility...

Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) October 14, 2015

He wrote: "I calculate a stand alone film of #InTheFlesh would need a £1 million budget. Not beyond the realms of possibility..."

Since sending that tweet, Mitchell suggested that if enough fans get behind the idea of a movie he would explore how to approach it, and encouraged them to "hashtag the hell out of #InTheFleshMovie".

Not official. Enough people show they want #InTheFleshMovie who knows? Definitely exploring how to make it happen. https://t.co/n1hWuZ0T7F

Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) October 15, 2015

Hashtag the hell out of #InTheFleshMovie

That's a start.
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In The Flesh creator sends out tweet encouraging fans to back film idea

Could In The Flesh be brought back in film form? It's not impossible, at least according to its creator.

Dominic Mitchell sent out a tweet that has got the former BBC Three supernatural drama's fans excited.

I calculate a stand alone film of #InTheFlesh would need a £1 million budget. Not beyond the realms of possibility...

Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) October 14, 2015

He wrote: "I calculate a stand alone film of #InTheFlesh would need a £1 million budget. Not beyond the realms of possibility..."

Since sending that tweet, Mitchell suggested that if enough fans get behind the idea of a movie he would explore how to approach it, and encouraged them to "hashtag the hell out of #InTheFleshMovie".

Not official. Enough people show they want #InTheFleshMovie who knows? Definitely exploring how to make it happen. https://t.co/n1hWuZ0T7F

Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) October 15, 2015

Hashtag the hell out of #InTheFleshMovie

That's a start.
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Richard Rankin: From Darkness is a fresh approach to the crime genre

Richard Rankin stars in BBC One's new crime drama From Darkness - but does his "nice guy" character Norrie have a dark side?

In the four-parter, an unsolved case drags ex-cop Claire Church (Anne-Marie Duff) back to Manchester and away from her idyllic life in Scotland with Norrie.

"The journey that their relationship goes through is an absolutely fascinating one," Rankin told press including Digital Spy.

"There's a huge crisis in their relationship as the story unfolds. Claire's past rushes up to hit them in the face and casts a really dark shadow on life on the island.

"Norrie doesn't have a clue about any of it. He knows she's had a troubled past, but we don't imagine she's gone into a lot of detail. So that comes up and jeopardises their relationship. It fractures it."

From Darkness follows Claire as she delves back into a haunting case involving murdered sex workers,
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Luke Newberry: 'From Darkness is my most grown-up role so far'

Luke Newberry has hinted that new drama From Darkness will see him take on his most "grown-up" role to date.

The 25-year-old actor has played troubled teens in everything from E4's Banana to BBC Three's supernatural-themed In The Flesh, but stars as police officer Anthony Boyce in his new BBC One series.

"He's very intelligent," Newberry told press including Digital Spy. "But now he's a Detective Sergeant and he's been fast-tracked into this role. So he's kind of floundering a bit when we first meet him - he's not your typical guy to go into the Met."

Boyce's struggles provide a few comic moments in From Darkness, a dark thriller which follows retired officer Claire Church (Anne-Marie Duff) as she's haunted by the resurgence of an old case.

"It is a dark story and Boyce offers us a bit of a laugh at times," Newberry said. "But then
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Anne-Marie Duff: 'I'm no fan of crime drama, but From Darkness is brilliant'

Anne-Marie Duff stars in BBC One's new crime thriller From Darkness - but has admitted she's "not a huge fan" of the genre.

"It's not something I watch," she told press including Digital Spy. "I'm not someone who loves police or procedural dramas, so I knew that there needed to be some kind of hook."

Duff revealed it was the "psychological element" of From Darkness, in which she plays retired police officer Claire Church, that drew her in.

"It's a brilliant script, plain and simple, so it was a complete no-brainer - and Katie had created a character who was complex."

The four-parter is writer Katie Baxendale's first original commission, and follows Claire as she's drawn back into her old life when an unsolved case comes back to haunt her.

"She's had this whole life before," Duff explained. "She's been trying to put it behind her. But that's
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First look at Anne Marie Duff in BBC One's autumn drama From Darkness

Digital Spy has an exclusive first look at BBC One's new psychological thriller From Darkness.

Anne-Marie Duff plays Claire Church in the moody crime drama, an ex-cop forced to confront her traumatic past.

Duff leads a top-notch cast that includes In The Flesh star Luke Newberry, This Is England actor Johnny Harris and The Syndicate's Richard Rankin.

Harris is Church's colleague - and former lover - Dci John Hind, with Newberry cast as his partner DS Anthony Boyce and Rankin playing Claire's struggling partner Norrie.

Written by Katie Baxendale, From Darkness originated from BBC Writersroom.

"Katie Baxendale has created a beautifully complex character in her female protagonist," Duff said. "As soon as I started to read episode one I felt excited at the prospect of being involved. It's a world in which all of the characters have real stories to tell."

From Darkness will air on BBC One next month.
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Eddie Redmayne in talks for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne in talks for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jk Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is closing in on its Newt Scamander.

Fresh from his Best Actor Oscar, Eddie Redmayne is now confirmed to be in talks for the lead role in the new Warner Bros trilogy, which follows magizoologist Scamander in New York around 70 years before Harry Potter's story commences.

Daniel Radcliffe excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Redmayne has been officially offered the role by the studio and director David Yates, Variety has confirmed.

Dozens of young actors from across the globe have been linked to the role of Newt Scamander since Warner Bros announced the Fantastic Beasts movie.

Luke Newberry, Nicholas Hoult and Matt Smith are just a few stars who have been publicly linked to the project through the media and fan campaigns.

The screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was
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Eddie Redmayne eyed for Jk Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff movie

Eddie Redmayne eyed for Jk Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff movie
Eddie Redmayne has emerged as the leading candidate for Jk Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The first instalment of a possible Warner Bros trilogy will follow magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York around 70 years before boy wizard Harry Potter's time.

Daniel Radcliffe excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Warner Bros is now looking to capitalise on Redmayne's Best Actor win at the Academy Awards for The Theory of Everything by hiring him to play Scamander, reports TheWrap.

The studio has as yet issued no comment on the casting rumour.

Dozens of young actors from across the globe have been linked to the role of Newt Scamander since Warner Bros announced the Fantastic Beasts movie.

Luke Newberry, Nicholas Hoult and Matt Smith are just a few stars who have been publicly linked to the project through the media and fan campaigns.
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Introducing Tatau: BBC Three's new supernatural drama

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New BBC Three supernatural drama Tatau starts this Sunday. We spoke to its stars, Joe Layton and Theo Barklam-Biggs, about what to expect…

As this chat with Tatau’s lead actors, Joe Layton and Theo Barklem-Biggs, took place before the press screening for BBC Three’s new supernatural drama, the pair were given the responsibility of describing the series to me: Unique. Mysterious. Fast-paced. Energy-fuelled. A hurricane. A typhoon. (Before long, they're just listing weather systems.)

“It’s a teen show, accessible for young people” cuts in Barklem-Biggs as his co-star brings up the otherworldly, occult palette of True Detective, “even around all this darkness there will be moments that make you laugh as well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

Layton gets back on message and agrees, “I think it really suits BBC Three.”

That it does, as a youth-oriented story of two twenty-something backpackers, Kyle and Budgie,
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Who was snubbed by BAFTA? Doctor Who, Top Gear and more

This morning (April 8) brought the announcement of BAFTA's Television Awards nominations for the period between January 1 and December 31, 2014.

There was cause for celebration - with worthy contenders Happy Valley, Line of Duty, The Wrong Mans and many more recognised - but also cause for consternation, as a few of our favourites failed to make the cut.

Here's just a few unloved shows and stars that we feel were snubbed this year.

The House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards will take place in London on Sunday, May 10.

Line of Duty, Happy Valley, The Missing lead BAFTA TV Awards nominations

Inside No. 9

Some serious snubbage here - the first series of spine-tingling anthology Inside No. 9 was, by its very nature, a mixed bag, but the episode that star and co-creator Reece Shearsmith has confirmed was submitted for BAFTA consideration - the almost entirely silent 'A Quiet Night In' - was
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Luke Newberry sets his sights on Harry Potter spinoff role

Luke Newberry has set his sights on the lead role in the new Harry Potter spinoff.

The Flesh actor's fans recently started a Twitter campaign for him to play magizoologist Newt Scamander in J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In an interview with Radio Times, the actor confirmed that he would indeed like the role.

"Of course! It would be incredible just to be considered for that role," he told the when asked about whether he would like to play the character.

He continued: "It's a world that I'm familiar with and love – I love Harry Potter – so yes I'm very grateful to my fans for thinking of me, it's a great honour. Yes, yes, I'd love to!"

He did land a small part as as Teddy Lupin in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, but his scene was ultimately cut.
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Luke Newberry, Johnny Harris join BBC One's From Darkness

Luke Newberry, Johnny Harris and Richard Rankin will appear in BBC One's new drama From Darkness.

Anne-Marie Duff was previously announced to lead the series, a psychological crime thriller from writer Katie Baxendale.

From Darkness tells the story of Claire Church (Duff), a former police officer who moves away to the remote Western Isles in an attempt to escape the past and violence that still haunts her.

Soon, Claire is pulled back into an investigation she thought she long left behind, by her former lover and colleague Dci John Hind (Johnny Harris) and his new DS Anthony Boyce (Luke Newberry).

The Crimson Field actor Rankin - who plays Claire's partner Norrie - said: "I'm excited to be working on another great BBC drama. Excellent script, excellent team."

Johnny Harris added: "I couldn't have wished for a more exciting script or project to be involved in. Anne-Marie Duff is an
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Reinventing the Royals, Cucumber

Reinventing the Royals: BBC Two, 9pm

The first of a two-part documentary begins tonight, chronicling the relationship between the Royal family and the media over the last 20 years.

Steve Hewlett looks into how the Royal family, especially Prince Charles, tried to rehabilitate their public image in the 1990s - including persuading the media to accept Camilla as Charles's eventual new wife in the years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Cucumber: Channel 4, 10pm

Adam and Tomasz's online video business spirals out of control, while sexually ambiguous Daniel may not be as ambiguous as Lance thinks.

As always, Banana follows at 10 on E4, with In The Flesh's Luke Newberry starring tonight as gay teen Josh. The main question, however, remains: Will Henry ever actually buy anything from that supermarket?

Fortitude: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

The arctic set thriller, starring Stanley Tucci, continues tonight.

Morton takes charge
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Luke Newberry talks In the Flesh future: "I'd love to do it again"

Luke Newberry has described the cancellation of In the Flesh as "sad and quite unexpected".

BBC Three announced last month that the BAFTA-winning paranormal series would not be returning for a third series.

"I got a phone call from our producer just before the announcement went out," Newberry told Digital Spy. "I was just surprised more than anything - and upset for the fans because they are so committed and passionate and loyal - and they really want a third series quite desperately!"

Fans have since begun campaigning for In the Flesh to be revived - petitioning both Netflix and Amazon - with Newberry confirming to DS that he would "love" to play Kieren Walker again.

"It's had two amazing series and there's obviously more to tell - there's way more - but I guess it's up to another company now coming and picking it up," he said. "I'd love to do it again.
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Luke Newberry stars in E4's Banana: 'It's important not to label things'

Luke Newberry (In the Flesh) stars as happy-go-lucky Josh in the latest episode of E4's anthology series Banana - the fifth of eight stories celebrating love without labels.

Josh has changed a lot since being away at university - he's out, gay and happy - but when he returns home for best pal Sophie's wedding, Josh begins to question himself... has he outgrown his old friend?

Newberry spoke to Digital Spy about Banana, inverting bonnets on vintage cars and why he dislikes the label 'gay drama'.

Had you seen a lot of Russell T Davies' work before you were cast as Josh?

"I obviously knew that he was behind Doctor Who and I dipped into Queer as Folk before I started - I can't remember when it was ginally] on, but I don't think I would've been aware of it..."

It might not have been age-appropriate for you at the time.
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