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Comic Con arrives in St. Helens this weekend

St. Helens (Merseyside) hosts its first ever Comic-Con this weekend – 15th July 2017 – and the final guest line up from both Movie & Television and from the Comic Book World has now been announced along with guest signings and panel talks. Stars from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Primeval and Star Wars will be in attendance for the town’s first event of this kind.

Guest photoshoots have been announced and are as follows:-

11 am – Terry Molloy

12 pm – Jon Davey

12:30 pm – Ken Colley

1pm – Alan Harris

1:30 pm – Hannah Spearritt

2pm – Dominic Carter

2:30pm – Ross Mullan

3pm – Hugh Mitchell

4pm – Adam Brown

Along with this the comic book guests include Tim Perkins, Andy Cowsill, Nick Brokenshire, Andy Fairhurst and Sam Johnson.

Game to will be sponsoring a free gaming area, in which numerous Current-Gen platforms will be set up to play with, and on show will
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Hannah Spearritt prefers acting

Hannah Spearritt prefers acting to singing nowadays. The 34-year-old beauty may have shot into the limelight as a member of S Club 7 in 1999 but she has admitted her passion for music has taken a backseat over the past few years and she now sees herself as an actress rather than a singer. She said: ''I just love acting. It's what I was about really. I used to do a lot of theatre and when I was 13, I did a lot of National Youth Theatre shows, so obviously with that I was doing a lot of singing, acting and dancing.
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Hannah Spearritt wants to compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Hannah Spearritt thinks it'll be ''amazing'' if she's asked to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing' later this year. The former S Club 7 singer would love to snap up a deal to take part on the Ballroom and Latin show when it returns to screens in September because she enjoys dressing up. She said: ''Oh my God, 'Strictly Come Dancing' is amazing. It's kind of got better and better over time. It's kind of overtaken 'X Factor.' The standard is incredible. That would totally be amazing. It would be so much fun. I can't imagine actually being able to do it.
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Hannah Spearritt to play drug addict in Casualty

Hannah Spearritt is set to play a penniless ''drug addict'' on the run from the law when she joins 'Casualty' this month. The former S Club 7 singer, 34, has signed up to portray single mother Mercedes Christie in the BBC One medical drama and has warned that her alter-ego will touch a nerve with viewers after her hard outer shell starts to crumble. She said: ''She's really exciting to play. She's a little bit of a drug addict. She's recently - like in the last five months - split up with her boyfriend for reasons to do with debt. So
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Oscars Disqualify Afghan Foreign Language Entry ‘Utopia’ (Exclusive)

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Oscars Disqualify Afghan Foreign Language Entry ‘Utopia’ (Exclusive)
The Afghan film “Utopia” has been disqualified from the Oscar foreign-language race for containing too much English dialogue, the Academy confirmed to TheWrap on Sunday. The disqualification reduces the number of films in the race from 81 to 80. “Utopia” was directed by Hassan Nazer, and stars Hannah Spearritt as a woman who wants a child but whose husband has been incapacitated by the fighting in Afghanistan. She travels to the UK, where a sperm-bank employee switches the anonymous sample with his own. It was Afghanistan’s 10th submission in the category since it first entered the Oscar race in 2002. The country.
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The Goob Review

Director: Guy Myhill.

Cast: Liam Walpole, Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell, Hannah Spearritt, Marama Corlett, Oliver Kennedy.

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 84 minutes

Synopsis: A young man known as Goob (Walpole) has to work for his stepdad (Harris) after trashing his prized banger racing car.

The Goob seems to come from that very personal plain inside a filmmaker. It’s hard to describe, and attempts to do so almost rob it of its raw power. Set out in the sticks, newcomer Walpole plays Goob, a young lad who does what he can in his nowhere existence. He constantly messes about with his brother, which leads to the pair stealing the keys to their stepdad Womack’s prized vehicle. After they end up in a crash, Goob must work for Womack while his brother recuperates.

The misfit family runs a rather empty diner, while also farming pumpkins. It’s a quiet existence
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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rachel Stevens for Christmas Strictly Come Dancing

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rachel Stevens are among the celebrities who have signed up for the 2014 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special. The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' hitmaker and S Club 7 star are among the list of former contestants set to compete in the annual special, which will also see the return of retired host Sir Bruce Forsyth. However, after coming in fourth place with professional dancer Brendan Cole in the 2013 series, Sophie will now be partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec, while 2008 runner-up Rachel will swap Vincent Simone for Tristan McManus. Olympic gymnast Louis Smith - who won Strictly with
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Jennifer Metcalfe genuinely cried saying goodbye to on-screen sister

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rachel Stevens are among the celebrities who have signed up for the 2014 'Strictly Come Dancing' Christmas special. The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' hitmaker and S Club 7 star are among the list of former contestants set to compete in the annual special, which will also see the return of retired host Sir Bruce Forsyth. However, after coming in fourth place with professional dancer Brendan Cole in the 2013 series, Sophie will now be partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec, while 2008 runner-up Rachel will swap Vincent Simone for Tristan McManus. Olympic gymnast Louis Smith - who won Strictly with
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S Club 7 Makes Our Dreams Come True With Reunion News

S Club 7 Makes Our Dreams Come True With Reunion News
The '90s pop supergroup is getting back together for a charity performance next month.

S Club 7 is bringing it all back for charity, and making our dreams come true in the process!

The '90s supergroup has finally gotten all seven members on board for a reunion at the BBC's Children in Need benefit show on Friday, November 14.

Since the group called it quits in 2003, the members had gone their separate ways. Bradley McIntosh, Paul Cattermole and Jo O’Meara still got together to perform S Club hits from time to time, while Tina Barrett stayed out of the spotlight, Hannah Spearritt pursued an acting career, and Jon Lee focused on musical theater.

Video: Watch This 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Reunion!

Rachel Stevens, meanwhile, pursued a solo career in music. She'll serve as a judge on the upcoming season of The Voice of Ireland.

November's BBC Charity show marks the first time that
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58th BFI London Film Festival – The Goob (2014)

The Goob, 2014.

Directed by Guy Myhill.

Starring Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearritt and Liam Walpole.

Synopsis:

A teenage boy in the rural North of England experiences life after school, dominated by his mother’s overbearing boyfriend.

There were a few different press screenings at 3pm on Thursday 9th October. Both Guidelines, a film in contention for the Documentary award, and White God, winner of the Un Certain Regard and Palm Dog (yes, that is actually an award) at this year’s Cannes, were showing in adjacent theatres. I went for The Goob. I’d like to say it’s because the film’s director, Guy Myhill, is an exciting prospect, his debut being in the First Feature competition, or that he’s hailed as Britiain’s own Harmony Karine. But, in truth, it’s because the title sounded a bit like ‘boob’.

Every small community possesses a ‘Goob'; the
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Global Showbiz Briefs: Talpa Global & A Cappella Team On ‘The Big Picture’ Rights; ‘Mammon’ Sells To Multiple Territories; More

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In a rare deal for a third-party format, Talpa Global will partner with Israel’s A Cappella to handle the worldwide distribution rights to game show The Big Picture. Created by TV host and mentalist Nimrod Harel and A Cappella, The Big Picture sees studio contestants given a shot at winning $1M by correctly answering 12 picture-based questions. If the studio player is unsure, they can enlist help from a connected viewer playing along in real time with the Big Picture app. At that moment, the connected player will have their image projected on the TV screen, play along via the technology and also have a shot at winning a substantial amount of the studio player’s total prize money. A budget of $1M went toward developing and producing an English-language Big Picture pilot, which A Cappella’s Einat Shamir and Tal Shaked shopped at Mip-tv in April.

Beta Film has
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Soda takes The Goob for UK

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British drama debuted at Venice Days.

Soda Pictures has acquired UK rights to The Goob, the debut feature from writer-director Guy Myhill.

The deal was negotiated between Soda Pictures’ MD Edward Fletcher and producers Mike Elliott and Lee Groombridge of Emu Films.

The cast includes Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sienna Guilleroy (Luther), Hannah Spearritt (Primeval) and newcomer Liam Walpole.

The coming-of-age story centres on 16-year-old Goob Taylor (Walpole) in Norfolk. He helps his mother run a transport cafe and harvests the surrounding pumpkin fields. But when she starts a relationship with a stock car driver (Harris), Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. But when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives, Goob dreams of a better life, fuelled by her flirtatious comments.

The Goob received its world premiere last month in Venice. It is up for the Golden Hitchcock at the 25th Dinard British Film Festival and will feature in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival
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Venice Film Review: ‘The Goob’

Venice Film Review: ‘The Goob’
The louring skies and flat, scrubby landscape of Norfolk — an English county less frequently caressed on film than its lusher counterparts — lend an atmosphere of eerie distinction to otherwise well-tilled coming-of-age territory in “The Goob.” Guy Myhill’s uninvitingly titled debut feature gets significant mileage out of its golden-hour lensing and the bristly charisma of its younger cast members, but seems torn between manifold narrative possibilities in its story of a 16-year-old lad manning up against his mother’s boorish b.f. Heavy on incident but light on overarching direction, “The Goob” never escapes the sense that Myhill has rolled a number of viable first-film ideas into one, but the more arresting aspects of its construction and setting (notably the region’s raucous stock-car racing scene) should catch the eye of further fest programmers and some boutique distribs.

There are several visual compositions in Myhill’s film — two boys straddling a motorcycle,
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S Club 7 'unlikely' for Big Reunion

Rachel Stevens says S Club 7 are unlikely to reform on 'The Big Reunion'. While the 35-year-old beauty is a big fan of the ITV2 show, which saw former 1990s pop groups such as Blue and Atomic Kitten get back together, she has hinted the 'Bring It All Back' hitmakers - also consisting of Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara and Hannah Spearritt - would probably need their own show because there are so many members. She said: ''It's a great show, but I think for us, there's seven of us ... seven of us getting back
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Preview: McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

This weekend (November 23rd & 24th) sees the McM Comic Con and Memorabilia show take place at the NEC in Birmingham. We’ll be there on the Saturday, checking out what’s happening at one of the UK’s biggest conventions. If you haven’t grabbed a ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Ok, ok, so some of you may still be undecided, so let me tempt you with a rundown of just some highlights of the guests attending the event this weekend…

Red Dwarf Reunion – Chris Barrie (Arnold Rimmer); Hattie Hayridge (Holly); Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) from much-loved British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf. Quadrophenia Reunion – Stars Phil Daniels (Jimmy); Toyah Willcox (Monkey) and Daniel Peacock (Danny) celebrate the ultimate mod movie, based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera.

Richard Donat and Kate Kelton from popular sci-fi series Haven. Donat plays Vince Teagues, leader of The
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'Primeval' stars Andrew-Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt end relationship

Primeval stars Andrew-Lee Potts and Hannah Spearritt have ended their relationship.

The couple - who began dating in 2006 - went their separate ways earlier this year, Potts confirmed earlier today (October 7).

He tweeted: "Just to put an end to speculation, Hannah & I decided earlier this year to go our separate ways. We thanku 4 your support over the years x"

Potts played Connor Temple on the series between 2007 and 2011, while Spearritt played Abby Maitland.

A spinoff movie was first announced by ITV and Warner Bros in May 2009 but the project never entered production.

However, Potts recently told Digital Spy that there is still hope for the project.

He said: "I think Warner Bros still have the rights to the movie. It would have been incredible and who knows, who knows?

"Dinosaurs went through a bit of a craze and maybe dinosaurs are quietening down for robots on the big screen at the moment,
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Hot projects on Screenbase

Hot projects on Screenbase
Benni Diez’s horror comedy Stung set to commence shooting, while principal photography is now underway on Guy Myhill’s The Goob.

German-us co-production Stung will start principal photography on October 22 with Peter Stormare, Matt O´Leary, Jessica Cook and Lance Henriksen attached to star.

The film centres on two catering staff at a fancy garden party who battle a mutated species of wasp.

Adam Aresty and Benjamin Munz wrote the screenplay with Germany’s Rat Pack Filmproduktion and the Us’ Xyz Films jointly producing.

The latter also acquired international sales rights and eOne will distribute in Canada, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK.

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iFeatures2 and Emu Films’s The Goob has started its four week shoot in Norfolk.

Myhill wrote the script, which is set in the middle of a heatwave in England and follows Goob Taylor who has spent each of his 16 summers helping his mother run a diner
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Shooting begins on The Goob

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Shooting begins on The Goob
Guy Myhill’s film is the first to be made under Creative England’s iFeatures2 scheme.

Principal photography for The Goob has begun in Norfolk.

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The Goob

It is the first film to be made under iFeatures2, the second iteration of Creative England’s low-budget filmmaking scheme.

The Goob is one of three greenlit from Creative England and its iFeatures2 partners the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund.

Its budget of $645,000 (£415,000) is higher than the original $545,000 (£350,000) announced at the launch of the scheme due to the ambitious nature of the film, which will see some scenes filmed live at Swaffham Raceway during banger and stock car racing.

The film, from writer/director Guy Myhill and producers Lee Groombridge and Mike Elliott of Emu Films, is described as “an emotionally charged tale of divided family loyalties played out over a sizzling hot summer”.

The cast includes Sean Harris ([link
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Why an S Club 7 reunion show needs to happen

Forget The Big Reunion – S Club 7's turbulent past would make theirs the ultimate ex-pop star reality show

Once upon a time, S Club 7 ruled the world. They had hit singles. They had a TV show. They had a film where they all got to play their own evil twin. They had a weird gang of less successful infant Mini-Me Minipops in the form of the S Club Juniors. There was nothing that S Club 7 couldn't accomplish, or so it seemed, because they were there for each other. And then it all went wrong.

But now they're back. It's been reported that S Club 7 are close to signing up for one of those reunion TV series that everyone likes so much now. That much was probably an inevitability, given how beneficial The Big Reunion was for everyone involved. The acts got a huge career boost, fans
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S Club 7 to sign up for rival 'Big Reunion' show?

S Club 7 are reportedly being courted for a new reunion TV special.

The late 1990's and early 2000's pop group are said to be wanted by their former management company for a show to rival ITV2's The Big Reunion, The Sun reports.

19 Entertainment are allegedly putting together their own reality show with all seven members of the band, in a similar fashion to Steps' reunion for Sky Living.

It would be the first time S Club 7 have all been together since Paul Cattermole's departure in 2002.

"The Big Reunion was such an incredible success the first time round that ITV are currently signing up bands for the second series," a source said.

"S Club were very high on their list, but getting them seems to have been scuppered by this latest move.

"To be fair to 19 Entertainment, they created S Club 7 so there's no reason why
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