Agatha Christie's Marple (2004) - News Poster

News

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple to Be Adapted Into South Korean TV Series

South Korea's Good Production Co. has signed a deal to create a contemporary adaptation of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories.

Good will work with Agatha Christie Ltd (Acl) to bring Christie's classic character, Jane Marple, to the small screen, which will be rebranded as Miss Ma and set in a contemporary Asian setting.

The 16-episode series will involve some of South Korea's top broadcasting talent. Yun Ho Yang (Yuri; Fighter in the Wind; Iris; My Sweet City) is set to direct a script penned by Jin Woo Park (Doctor Stranger; Land of the Wind; Han Sung Byul Gok).

...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Snatch: Rupert Grint-starring remake gets a trailer

Rob Leane Jan 17, 2017

Jason Statham is out and Rupert Grint is in. Here's the trailer for the TV remake of Snatch...

Guy Ritchie's 2000 movie Snatch is the latest film to get a TV remake. The original film, of course, starred the legendary Jason Statham alongside a bloke named Brad Pitt.

See related Power Rangers, boob armour, and impractical costumes

The TV take on Snatch will star Harry Potter's Ron Weasley actor Rupert Grint. He'll play Charlie Cavendish, who's been described as “dynamic, frustratingly chaotic, and utterly posh.”

Here's the first trailer...

The show's cast also includes Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II, Taken 3, Fear The Walking Dead) as Vic Hill, and Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl as Sonny Castillo. Fans of the film will notice that these are brand new character names, not recastings of the old crew.

Here's the synopsis, which, again, isn't identical to the film
See full article at Den of Geek »

Doctor Who reportedly turned down Nicolas Winding Refn

Rob Leane Jul 6, 2016

Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn reportedly expressed an interest in directing Doctor Who, but got turned down...

Here's a surprising fact. Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive director and cinematic specialist in the surreal, is a fan of Doctor Who.

Talking to Metro to promote his latest film The Neon Demon, the Danish filmmaker said this: "I love Doctor Who. I like the imagination."

"I guess I’m a fan of the old Doctor Who. I haven’t really seen a lot of the new one", he admitted, before explaining that his favourite Doctor is Tom Baker.

Apparently, Winding Refn once applied to direct an episode of Who. "They wouldn't hire me", he told the Metro.

The newspaper also reports that Winding Refn expressed an interest in making a film version of Doctor Who, but there isn't a specific quote in the article to confirm that.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Winding Refn To Produce "Les Italiens" Series

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn will transition from his new film "The Neon Demon," to serve as showrunner on the high-profile Italian TV series "Les Italians" with Netflix also reportedly in talks to pick up the series.

The 8-10 episode noir drama is based on bestselling books by author Enrico Pandiani. The action deals with a squad of French/Italian policemen working in Paris' famous Quai des Orfevres headquarters.

The group is led by the tough and violent inspector Pierre Mordenti and investigate cases that include Paris murders with political connections, international secret service operations in Eastern Europe, and gruesome deeds in the French countryside.

Refn is expected to shoot the first episode of 'Italiens' himself to set the tone and then take on a showrunner role. Filming will get underway in Paris before year's end once Refn wraps promotional work for 'Demon' which Amazon Studios will release later this year.
See full article at Dark Horizons »

CBS Sets Up Young Miss Marple TV Series

CBS is developing a "Marple," a crime drama TV series inspired by Agatha Christie's Miss Marple books.

There's a twist. In this version the elderly spinster who resides in the quaint pre-WW2 village of St. Mary Mead is gone, replaced by a modern day 38-year-old American woman who inherits her grandmother's bookstore. She soon realises that things in her small California town aren't what they seem, and begins working as a private investigator to get to the bottom of the town's mysteries.

David Wolstencroft, Hilary Strong and Christie's grandson Matthew Prichard will executive produce. Disney attempted a similar style project four years ago with Jennifer Garner slated to star in and produce, but that project was dropped and met with a vocal backlash.

Christie penned twelve Miss Marple books with each of the works having been adapted numerous times for the big and small screen - stories that include titles such as "4:50 from Paddington,
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive continues with improved ratings on ITV

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive's Friday evening (February 27) viewing figures were up on last week's launch numbers.

The second episode in the celebrity survival show was seen by an average audience of 3.03 million (14.1%), which was slightly up on last week's average of 2.91 million (13.6%).

Earlier on in the evening, ITV's Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant was seen by an average audience of 2.83 million (12.9%).

The One Show was once again the evening's highest-rated programme outside of soaps, attracting an average audience of 4.01 million (20.8%) from 7pm on BBC One.

It outperformed the likes of A Question of Sport with 3.2 million (15.5%), Room 101 with 3.13 million (14.5%) and The Musketeers with 2.84 million (13.2%).

BBC One's evening ended with 3.72 million (28.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm. This week's guests included David Beckham, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman.

Over on BBC Two, Wanted in Paradise kicked things off with 970k (4.9%) at 7pm, followed by 2.02 million
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Benidorm tops Friday's ratings with 4.37 million

Benidorm was Friday's (February 13) highest-rated show outside of soaps.

The ITV comedy show was seen by an average audience of 4.37 million (20.8%) at 9pm.

Elsewhere, ITV secured average ratings of 3.32 million (15.4%) for Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant at 8pm.

The One Show kicked off BBC One's evening with 3.9 million (20.2%) at 7pm. It was followed by 3.01 million (14.7%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm and 3.47 million (16.2%) for Room 101 at 8.30pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 2.92 million (13.9%) for The Musketeers at 9pm and ended with 3.42 million (25.6%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on BBC Two, Antiques Road Trip was seen by an audience of 1.45 million (7.3%) at 7pm, followed by 2.07 million (9.6%) for Mastermind at 8pm and 1.51 million (7%) for Food and Drink at 8.30pm.

Italy Unpacked averaged 1.62 million (7.7%) at 9pm, while Qi ended the evening with 1.21 million (6.6%).

On Channel 4, Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast entertained 1.23 million (5.7%) at 8pm,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Celebrity Big Brother final watched by 2.5 million on Channel 5

Celebrity Big Brother's live final was seen by 2.5 million people (11.4%) on Channel 5.

Friday's (February 6) show, which saw Katie Price crowned winner ahead of Katie Hopkins, peaked with 2.75 million (13.1%) at 10pm and was seen by nearly 200k on Channel 5+1.

It was followed by Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, which was seen by an average audience of 1.19 million (11.4%) at 10.50pm.

BBC One's Six Nations Rugby was the evening's highest-rated show. The game between Wales and England was seen by an average audience of 7.31 million (31.4%) from 7.30pm.

An average audience of 4.3 million (2.2%) watched The One Show at 7pm, while 3.39 million (24.1%) tuned into The Graham Norton Show at 10.35pm.

Over on ITV, Benidorm entertained 3.53 million (14.5%) at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis Money Show was seen by 3.5 million (15.4%) at 8pm.

The Big Allotment Challenge was BBC Two's highest-rated show of the evening, playing to 1.32 million (5.4%) at 9pm.

It was preceded
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Geraldine McEwan dies by Jennie Kermode - 2015-02-01 11:41:45

Geraldine McEwan in The Magdalene Sisters

Geraldine McEwan, best known for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in a long-running television series, has died at the age of 82. In her 57 year career the much-admired character actress also appeared in films as diverse as Henry V, The Magdalene Sisters and Vanity Fair. She provided the voice of Miss Thipp in Wallace and Grommit film The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit and also appeared alongside Kevin Costner and Sean Conner in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

An awkward child who found refuge in the theatre and quickly made an impression with her acting talents, the versatile McEwan had no formal training but soon progressed through Stratford and Broadway before finding her way into film. She was an avowed left-winger and was rumoured to have turned down the offer of being made a dame. She died peacefully following a stroke and is survived by her two.
See full article at eyeforfilm.co.uk »

Celebrity Big Brother draws 2.5 million as Nadia Sawalha is evicted

2.59 million watched the Celebrity Big Brother Live Eviction last night (January 30) as Nadia Sawalha left the house.

The show was 300k up on last Friday's eviction and secured an 11.4% share of the audience from 9pm, as well as 262.4k viewers on +1 (1.5%).

CBB was sandwiched between Ice Road Truckers at 8pm, which took 1.07m (4.8%) (95.4k, 0.4%) and Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side at 10pm with 1.10m (7.1%) (106.7k, 1.2%).

The One Show was the most watched show outside of soaps yesterday, giving BBC One 4.62m viewers (23.2%) at 7pm.

3.28m stayed with the channel at 7.30pm for A Question of Sport (15.4%) and went slightly up to 3.48m at 8.30pm for Room 101 (15.4%).

The latest episode of Benidorm, featuring Dame Joan Collins, was ITV's most-watched programme outside of soaps, attracting 4.49m and a 19.9% share of the audience (+1: 405.9k, 2.4%).

It was preceded by The Martin Lewis Money Show at 8pm with 2.95m (13.4%) (+1: 135.0k,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Celebrity Big Brother: Shock Arrival watched by nearly 3 million people

Celebrity Big Brother: Shock Arrival was watched by nearly 3 million people on Friday (January 16) evening.

Last night's live episode, which saw Chloe Goodman leave the house and Katie Price enter, was viewed by an average audience of 2.9 million (13.2%) from 9pm on Channel 5.

An average of 1.3 million (8.9%) tuned in to Celebrity Big Brother's: Bit on the Side at 10.30pm, followed by 776k (9.5%) for 45 minutes of live CBB footage at 11.30pm.

Channel 5 also secured 304k (1.5%) for Race to the Pole at 7pm, followed by 788k (3.5%) for Ice Road Truckers at 8pm.

With an average audience of 4.47 million (22.3%), BBC One's The One Show was the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps. It was followed by 3.79 million (17.4%) for A Question of Sport at 7.30pm.

BBC One's evening continued with 3.69 million for Room 101 and 3.39 million for The Musketeers at 9pm. The Graham Norton Show rounded things off with 3.6 million (25.5%) at 10.35pm.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Celebrity Big Brother watched by 2.16 million on Channel 5

Celebrity Big Brother was seen by an average audience of 2.16 million (9.4%) at 9pm on Friday (January 9) evening.

The Channel 5 reality show peaked with 2.25 million (9.8%) at 9.45pm. Celebrity Big Brother: Nomination Face-Off followed with 1.78 million (8.8%) at 10pm, while Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side dropped to 838k (5.7%) at 10.30pm.

Earlier in the evening, Channel 5's Race to the Pole was seen by 317k (1.5%), while Ice Road Truckers played to 791k (3.4%).

ITV's 9pm showing of Benidorm was once again the evening's highest-rated show outside of soaps with 4.44 million (19.3%) viewers. It was preceded by The Martin Lewis Money Show with 2.88 million (12.7%) at 8pm.

The One Show kicked things off on BBC One with 4.09 million (19.7%) viewers at 7pm, followed by 3.59 million (16.4%) for A Question of Sport and 3.38 million (14.5%) for Room 101 at 8.30pm.

The Musketeers would go on to entertain 3.64 million (15.8%) at 9pm, while The Graham Norton Show wrapped things up with 3.51 million (25.4%) at 10.35pm.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

9 stars you forgot did I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Tinchy Strider, Gemma Collins, Melanie Sykes and Michael Buerk (What?) were all confirmed to be taking part in I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! this afternoon.

But in a few years, will we even remember them? Unless they pull some Paul Burrell or Gillian McKeith-style stunts, frankly it's unlikely.

Why? Because we completely forgot these 9 big names have been there, done that and swallowed the testicles…

9. Neil Ruddock

Long after Razor stopped playing for Liverpool, but before he was taking part in Celebrity Big Brother, we forgot that he came seventh on the ITV show. He also 'starred' in a recent episode of C5's Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away, in which he had his stuff respossessed by bailiffs. So, unlike most celebs, the jungle didn't prove to be the lowest point in Neil's career.

8. Nigel Havers

Havers was the Buerk of his day. Not just literally,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

9 stars you forgot did I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Tinchy Strider, Gemma Collins, Melanie Sykes and Michael Buerk (What?) were all confirmed to be taking part in I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! this afternoon.

But in a few years, will we even remember them? Unless they pull some Paul Burrell or Gillian McKeith-style stunts, frankly it's unlikely.

Why? Because we completely forgot these 9 big names have been there, done that and swallowed the testicles…

9. Neil Ruddock

Long after Razor stopped playing for Liverpool, but before he was taking part in Celebrity Big Brother, we forgot that he came seventh on the ITV show. He also 'starred' in a recent episode of C5's Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away, in which he had his stuff respossessed by bailiffs. So, unlike most celebs, the jungle didn't prove to be the lowest point in Neil's career.

8. Nigel Havers

Havers was the Buerk of his day. Not just literally,
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Cast Set For Rowling's "Casual Vacancy"

Michael Gambon ("The Singing Detective"), Keeley Hawes ("Ashes to Ashes"), Rory Kinnear ("Skyfall"), Monica Dolan ("Sightseers"), Julia McKenzie ("Agatha Christie's Marple") and newcomer Abigail Lawrie have all signed up for BBC One & HBO's three hour miniseries adaptation of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy".

The story centers on a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade is a town at war: Rich vs. poor, teens vs. parents, wives vs. husbands and teachers vs. pupils.

Gambon plays delicatessen owner Howard Mollison with McKenzie playing his wife. Rufus Jones plays his son Miles, while Hawes plays Miles' wife. Simon McBurney ("Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy"), Richard Glover ("A Field in England") and Michelle Austin ("Secrets & Lies") also star.

Sarah Phelps penned the script which is scheduled to begin shooting on July 7th in South West England. Six million copies of the
See full article at Dark Horizons »

David Walliams to star as BBC bags Agatha Christie drama deal

Corporation's contract with Christie estate will bring new series and documentaries coinciding with author's 125th anniversary

David Walliams will star in a new Agatha Christie adaptation on BBC1 under a new deal to bring some of the author's best-known works to the small screen in the 125th anniversary year of the author's birth.

The BBC has screened many Christie works in the past but the author has been associated with ITV for the past two decades, with its take on Miss Marple and its long-running Poirot series, starring David Suchet, which ended last year.

Walliams will star in a six-part series set in the 1950s, Partners in Crime, an adaptation of two Christie books featuring married sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, The Secret Adversary and N or M.

The Christie deal will also see a new three-part adaptation of And Then There Were None, Christie's most successful work which has sold more than 100m copies.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

'Sherlock' season 3 finale: Amanda Abbington reveals her James Bond link

"They're all pretty screwed up," Amanda Abbington tells Zap2it about her character and those of her "Sherlock" co-stars. "She's an assassin; he's a sociopath; and John's killed a psychopathic cabbie."

In Sunday's (Feb.2) Season 3 finale, Abbington's character, pregnant Mrs. Mary Watson, wife of Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), best pal to Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), reveal herself to be a trained assassin just before popping a bullet from a serious-looking gun into Sherlock's torso.

As it turned out she was being blackmailed by the real villain, Magnussen (Lars MIkkelsen) and didn't shoot to kill, but it's safe to say the revelation was a shock in an episode full of shocks.

The gun Abbington used in the scene now links "Sherlock" to another great British franchise.

"I was taught admirably by a firearms expert," Abbington says. "I did really well, loved it. I was so frightened of it. He gave me this fun,
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

Angela Lansbury: return of a star who shines ever brighter | Observer profile

After 40 years, the British-born actress who conquered Hollywood and starred in TV's Murder, She Wrote is back on the West End stage. As she approaches her 90s, she's in her theatrical prime

In the play Blithe Spirit, the wildly eccentric and chaotic clairvoyant Madame Arcati, Noël Coward's most colourful creation, announces that "time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked".

No aphorism has ever applied less than this does to the actress now about to don the headscarves and bangles to play Arcati in the West End at the age of 88. Dame Angela Lansbury, ennobled earlier this month, has defied the laws of nature by becoming more theatrically prolific as her years have advanced. In 2007, she was Tony award-nominated for her role in a new Terrence McNally play, Deuce, on Broadway; in 2010, she was nominated again for a revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music; and then,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Ten Miscastings That Worked – or Nearly Worked!

Miscasting in films has always been a problem. A producer hires an actor thinking that he or she is perfect for a movie role only to find the opposite is true. Other times a star is hired for his box office draw but ruins an otherwise good movie because he looks completely out of place.

There have been many humdinger miscastings. You only have to laugh at John Wayne’s Genghis Khan (with Mongol moustache and gun-belt) in The Conqueror (1956), giggle at Marlon Brando’s woeful upper class twang as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and cringe at Dick Van Dyke’s misbegotten cockney accent in Mary Poppins (1964). But as hilarious as these miscastings are, producers at the time didn’t think the same way, until after the event. At least they add a bit of camp value to a mediocre or downright awful movie.

In rare cases,
See full article at Shadowlocked »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites