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Liar: Season Two Ordered by ITV But It Won't Air Soon

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ITV isn't lying to you. Digital Spy reports the UK network has ordered a second season of their TV show Liar.Season one of the thriller followed a teacher (Joanne Froggatt) and a highly regarded surgeon (Ioan Gruffudd) who share one date with dire consequences. The cast also included Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, and Rita McDonald Damper.Read More…
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Liar

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Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 27, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Shelley Conn, Danny Webb, Rita McDonald Damper, Chu Omambala, Finn Bennett, Akbar Kurtha, Oliver Maltman, Tsion Habte, Ethan Risk, and Frasier Risk. TV show description: A modern gender politics drama, the Liar TV show comes from Jack Williams and Harry Williams. Throughout the series, the narrative explores conflicting points of view and recollections about the one night two people shared. Bright, blunt, and headstrong, Laura Nielson (Froggatt) is a popular English teacher at the local secondary school. When
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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama

‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama
TV is no stranger to telling a story from different character angles. Showtime’s “The Affair” has made an entire three-season run out of looking back at key moments in a doomed, dangerous series of romantic encounters, reframing them through the eyes of participants and observers alike.

Liar,” the latest series from Sundance TV looks to be covering that territory in a new way. From creators Harry and Jack Williams (“Fleabag”), “Liar” stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd as two people each trying to piece together their versions of what happened on a fateful date.

Read More:Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

Froggatt, best known for her role as Mrs. Bates on “Downton Abbey,” stars as a teacher whose evening with surgeon Andrew (Gruffudd) leads to a swirl of violence, trauma, and accusations. Sundance has released its latest teaser for the series, told from Laura’s point of view.
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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama

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‘Liar’ Trailer: ‘Downton’ Alum Joanne Froggatt Brings Prestige Thrills to Sundance TV Drama
TV is no stranger to telling a story from different character angles. Showtime’s “The Affair” has made an entire three-season run out of looking back at key moments in a doomed, dangerous series of romantic encounters, reframing them through the eyes of participants and observers alike.

Liar,” the latest series from Sundance TV looks to be covering that territory in a new way. From creators Harry and Jack Williams (“Fleabag”), “Liar” stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd as two people each trying to piece together their versions of what happened on a fateful date.

Read More:Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

Froggatt, best known for her role as Mrs. Bates on “Downton Abbey,” stars as a teacher whose evening with surgeon Andrew (Gruffudd) leads to a swirl of violence, trauma, and accusations. Sundance has released its latest teaser for the series, told from Laura’s point of view.
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Liar: SundanceTV Unveils Teaser & Art for Thriller TV Series

Check out the new season one key art poster (above) and teaser (below), for the new Liar TV show. A psychological thriller from creators Harry Williams and Jack Williams, Liar premieres on Sundance TV on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Liar stars Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown, Shelley Conn, Richie Campbell, Jamie Flatters, Danny Webb, Chu Omambala, and Akbar Kurtha. The six-part SundanceTV series is from Two Brothers Pictures and is co-produced with ITV and All3 Media. Read More…
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The Musketeers: Episode 8 review - Vinnie Jones takes on d'Artagnan

Luke Pasqualino's d'Artagnan was the star of The Musketeers' first episode but hasn't really taken focus since, so it's refreshing to see the plucky young hero return very much to the forefront for 'The Challenge' - the adventure serial's latest outing.

Romance might finally be blossoming with Tamla Kari's comely Constance, but elsewhere d'Artagnan's fortunes are less favourable. He's yet to become a true Musketeer and a new nemesis also lurks on the horizon, the fearsome brute Labarge - with guest star Vinnie Jones taking on the sort of period villain role he's not attempted since the music video for Westlife's 'Bop Bop Baby'.

Jones might be a one-trick pony, but it's a trick he's undeniably good at performing and it's enormous fun seeing his cockney hardman routine relocated to 17th Century Paris.

Labarge - a man with "no more humanity than a jackal" - is swiftly
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Gillian Anderson, Lizzie Jagger and more get naked for Fishlove cause

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PETA has garnered attention for years for their ads featuring nude celebrities saying they'd rather go naked than wear fur. Now Fishlove is getting in on the act, though "I'd rather go naked than wear seafood" doesn't exactly have the same ring to it.

But the U.K. organization, set up in 2009 by Moshimo restaurant owner Nicholas Rohl and actress Greta Scacchi, is designed to raise awareness of the unsustainable fishing done worldwide that is ruining the earth's marine ecosystem.

Above, you can see "X Files" and "Hannibal" actress Gillian Anderson posing with a Conger eel draped over her bosom, and below model/actress Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jagger (daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall) rides a yellowfin tuna in the buff.

For more information and photos, check out the Fishlove website and Facebook page. Other celebrities taking part include Ben Kingsley, Terry Gilliam,
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Paul Bettany, Nick Murphy: 'Blood is about fatherhood, family' - video

Paul Bettany, Nick Murphy: 'Blood is about fatherhood, family' - video
Paul Bettany stars in this week's British crime drama Blood as Joe, a veteran cop who's driven to violence after a murder suspect he believes to be guilty is released without charge.

Digital Spy sat down with Bettany and director Nick Murphy (The Awakening) to discuss the film's portrayal of family, and its striking setting on the Lancashire coast.

Bettany also discussed the casting of Stephen Graham, who he had been hoping to work with for several years, as Joe's more sensitive brother Chrissie.

Mark Strong, Brian Cox, Zoë Tapper and Ben Crompton are among the supporting cast of Blood, which was adapted by Bill Gallagher from his own 2004 BBC series Conviction.

Blood is out now in UK cinemas.
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'Blood' review: Paul Bettany plays a cop on the edge in murky thriller

'Blood' review: Paul Bettany plays a cop on the edge in murky thriller
Director: Nick Murphy; Screenwriter Bill Gallagher; Starring: Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, Zoë Tapper; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 15

You don't need to have seen Bill Gallagher's 2004 BBC series Conviction to recognise the small-screen roots of Blood, which begins in a relatively standard Sunday evening telly vein. After a 12-year-old girl is murdered, hardened and emotionally distant copper Joe Fairburn (Paul Bettany) becomes obsessed with tracking down her killer, with the case reminding him of an unsolved one from his past.

The police arrest Jason (an unsettling Ben Crompton), a smug and unrepentant creep with a history of child abuse. Joe and his more sensitive brother Chrissie (Stephen Graham) are convinced of his guilt, but he's released due to lack of evidence. This does not sit well with the increasingly unpredictable Joe, and an impulsive act of vigilante justice sends both brothers spiralling into moral decline.

Despite the limitations of Gallagher's script,
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UK Quad For Brit Crime Thriller ‘Blood’

Blood is director Nick Murphy’s big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed BBC miniseries Conviction by Bill Gallagher. It’s a raw psychological thriller centring on two cop brothers, Joe and Chrissie Fairburn, who commit the ultimate crime and soon see their world collapse under the weight of their former Police Chief father’s shadow. The fear of being caught out by their friend and colleague, Robert, turns their lives into a downward spiral of guilt, paranoia and self destruction.

The superb cast is led by Paul Bettany who stars alongside British acting favourites Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Adrian Edmondson, Zoë Tapper and Brian Cox. It’s also produced by Oscar-winning Skyfall director Sam Mendes and slated for UK cinemas from 31st May. Here we have the new poster.

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'Mr. Selfridge': Getting an American TV look on a British TV budget

Period dramas offer delicious escapes, but no matter what era, period pieces need costumes that set the stage. "Mr. Selfridge," airing on "Masterpiece Classic" Sundays on PBS (check local listings), which unfolds in the first modern department store in 1909 England, places great emphasis on costumes.

"In Britain we don't have as much money to make programs as in America," James Keast, the series' costume designer, tells Zap2it. "One of our skills is to make it look expensive. With that in mind, we are mostly filming in a shop where the colors will be black because that was the uniform of the day, and I would like to use some color."

He created most of the costumes, but, "all of the trimmings, all of the bits of lace are original," Keast says. He regularly haunts garage sales, charity sales and eBay. "I have a huge selection of these pieces, and if I see it,
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'Mr Selfridge' series two begins filming, Polly Walker joins cast

Polly Walker and Aidan McArdle have joined the cast of Mr Selfridge.

Prisoners' Wives star Walker and Garrow's Law actor McArdle will appear opposite Jeremy Piven in the ITV drama's second series.

McArdle will play Lord Loxley - estranged husband of Lady Mae Loxley (Katherine Kelly), while Walker is cast as Delphine Day - a Bohemian novelist and businesswoman who befriends Harry Selfridge's wife Rose (Frances O'Connor).

Ten new episodes of Mr Selfridge - set four years after the events of the first series - began filming in London this week.

Series two will follow Harry Selfridge's efforts to keep his department store afloat as the Great War approaches.

Wild at Heart's Cal Macaninch will also join the hit period drama as Mr Thackeray - the store's new head of fashion.

"ITV Studios is thrilled to be making a second series of Mr Selfridge," said Kate Lewis, executive producer for ITV Studios.
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'Mr. Selfridge's' Jeremy Piven talks 'Downton Abbey,' Harry's duality and more

"Mr. Selfridge" premiered on PBS Sunday (March 31), with star Jeremy Piven stepping into the titular role of the fast-talking American who opened one of the world's largest department stores in early 20th-century London.

Piven participated in a live chat Monday with the fans, where he talks about his new television role.

Q: "Did you have any reservations about being part of a period piece and now competing with the 'Downton Abbey' standard?"

Piven: "No reservations whatsoever. In fact, I couldn't have planned it any better."

Q: "What was the appeal of this role?"

Piven: "Harry lived such a full, beautiful and ultimately tragic life that it's really fertile ground for a series."

Q: "It feels like you were born to play this part...what did you think when you were approached to play Harry?"

Piven: "I felt honored that they would think of me for this role and
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'Mr. Selfridge' premiere: What did you think?

PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" debuted a new drama Sunday (March 31), hoping to attract the viewers who are currently in "Downton Abbey" withdrawal with period piece "Mr. Selfridge," which has already aired in the U.K. to solid ratings, averaging 8.5 million viewers per episode.

The question is -- will it catch on here in the U.S.?

Star Jeremy Piven is best known for his work as Ari Gold on "Entourage," a fast-talking, neurotic Hollywood talent agent. We can't imagine that "Mr. Selfridge" is going to attract many "Entourage" viewers, so we're curious as to the PBS viewer reaction to Piven in the titular role, which is not unlike his "Entourage" character.

For us, while Piven is certainly a solid Selfridge, we found the supporting characters even more interesting. In particular, Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, a shop girl who takes care of her younger brother and has to put up with a mooching,
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'Mr. Selfridge': 'Downtown Abbey' gets some early-1900s PBS company

Harry Selfridge made shopping fun. Sure, people always shopped, but it was more of a chore before Selfridge redefined the experience in 1909.

Though many Americans may not know his name, the lush eight-part series "Mr. Selfridge," launching on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" Sunday, March 31 (check local listings), brings viewers into his world. It's well worth the visit.

Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") is perfectly cast as the brash American in the title role.

"I would describe him as a burst of bright light, hopefully endearing and a powerful energy that possibly takes up a lot of energy in the room and yet is in love with what he does and his family and makes everyone in the room feel special," Piven says.

It's an apt description for the man who seems to always have something to prove and whose charisma enchants people.

Set in England around the same time as "Downton Abbey," "Mr.
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In 'Downton Abbey' withdrawal? Try 'Mr. Selfridge' on PBS

The latest PBS offering on "Masterpiece Classic" is "Mr. Selfridge," a period drama set in turn-of-the-century England. Sound familiar?

"Mr. Selfridge" tells the story of real-life department store mogul Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven), who revolutionized the world of shopping when he opened Selfridge & Co. in London in 1909. Will "Downton Abbey" fans get their period drama fix with this new program? Yes and no.

On the one hand, "Mr. Selfridge" has many of the trappings viewers love about "Downton" -- period costumes and sets, an upstairs/downstairs feel between the wealthy Selfridge, his friends and customers, and the working-class people who are employed at his store.

Related: "Downton Abbey" cast in regular clothes

However, whereas "Downton" has always focused on propriety and upholding the old ways in an ever-changing world, "Mr. Selfridge" is about looking forward, an entrepreneur working his way up the social ladder with his salesmanship and vision.
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Zoë Tapper Mr Selfridge interview: It's more fun to play naughty girls

Mr Selfridge came to a close last weekend in suitably dramatic fashion, but fear not fans of the glamourous period drama, ITV has already given a green light to series two.

And if you can't wait that long for your next fix, the DVD of series one is out now. Digital Spy caught up with one of the show's stars, Zoë Tapper, to chat about its success and her TV heroes.

Why do you think people fell in love with Mr Selfridge?

"I think it's glamorous. I think it's escapist television. People are pulled into this world on a Sunday night that is a totally different world to the one we live in now. It fills in a big hole in the scheduling and I think that's why people have warmed to it.

"Mr Selfridge is a lot more accessible than shows like Downton. Everyone knows the store, but not everyone knows the story.
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Zoe Tapper confirms Mr. Selfridge exit

Zoe Tapper will not return to 'Mr. Selfridge'. The actress has confirmed her character, showgirl-turned-serious actress Ellen Love, will not appear in the second series of the TV drama, following the season one finale on Sunday (10.03.13). She tweeted: ''This is me bidding Ellen Love a fond farewell. It was a blast. ''No not back for series 2. Ellen was only ever a one series gal x. (sic)'' Zoe paid a visit to Selfridges yesterday (11.03.13), the iconic London department store where the drama is set, and admitted it felt strange to be at the location. She tweeted:''Feels a bit odd walking through @Selfridges today.
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'Mr Selfridge' Ellen Love actress Zoe Tapper confirms exit

Zoe Tapper has revealed that she will not be returning for the second series of ITV period drama Mr Selfridge.

The actress confirmed the news last night (March 10) after the final episode of series one aired.

"This is me bidding Ellen Love a fond farewell. It was a blast," she wrote.

"No not back for series 2. Ellen was only ever a one series gal x."

Tapper's character Ellen Love was a love interest throughout the first series for Jeremy Piven's Harry Selfridge. In last night's series finale, Ellen Love gained revenge on Selfridge spurning her romantic advances by taking part in a theatre production that mocked the American businessman.

ITV has already confirmed that Mr Selfridge will be back for another series in 2014, describing the show as "ITV drama at its best".

It is ITV's most-watched new drama since Scott and Bailey launched in 2011.

The second series, which will
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Antony Cotton wins Let's Dance for Comic Relief

Zoe Tapper will not return to 'Mr. Selfridge'. The actress has confirmed her character, showgirl-turned-serious actress Ellen Love, will not appear in the second series of the TV drama, following the season one finale on Sunday (10.03.13). She tweeted: ''This is me bidding Ellen Love a fond farewell. It was a blast. ''No not back for series 2. Ellen was only ever a one series gal x. (sic)'' Zoe paid a visit to Selfridges yesterday (11.03.13), the iconic London department store where the drama is set, and admitted it felt strange to be at the location. She tweeted:''Feels a bit odd walking through @Selfridges today.
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