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Lily James: "My Burberry Blush"

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Sneak Peek actress Lily James ("Baby Driver") in the newest campaign supporting "My Burberry Blush’, from perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Christopher Bailey, photographed by Mario Testino:

The new scent is described as floral, inspired by an 'English Garden' with notes of glazed pomegranate, geranium and jasmine.

James is noted for her role as 'Lady Rose Aldridge' in the ITV period drama "Downton Abbey"...

,,,followed by her title role in the feature "Cinderella" (2015).

She started her career as 'Ethel Brown' in the 2010 BBC production "Just William".

Her first features included "Wrath of the Titans", "Fast Girls" followed by playing 'Countess Natasha Rostova' in the BBC historical drama series, "War & Peace".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Lily James for "Burberry"...
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Lily James : "DuJour"

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Sneak Peek new images of "Baby Driver" actress Lily James, wearing Dior, Ellery and a whole lot more in the 2017 issue of DuJour Magazine, photographed by Jason Bell:

James is noted for her role as 'Lady Rose Aldridge' in the ITV period drama "Downton Abbey"...

,,,followed by her title role in the feature "Cinderella" (2015).

She started her career as 'Ethel Brown' in the 2010 BBC production "Just William".

Her first features included "Wrath of the Titans", "Fast Girls" followed by playing 'Countess Natasha Rostova' in the BBC historical drama series, "War & Peace".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Lily James"...
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Revisiting Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell books

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A fond look-back at Sir Terry Pratchett's children's series, Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny And The Dead, and Johnny And The Bomb...

It might sound odd to combine the words ‘underappreciated’ and ‘Terry Pratchett’ and ‘wigwam’, but that’s partly because that third word doesn’t need to be there. Relatively speaking, there are less appreciated works among the many, many gems of Pratchett’s output. Still, there’s love out there for them, and we aim to reflect that here.

In the lower reaches of the Goodreads list of Pratchett books, besides the short stories and essays in anthologies, the first novel to stand out is Only You Can Save Mankind, the first of Pratchett’s Johnny Maxwell series. It was published in 1992. It is a very 1992 book (One of the characters asks ‘Is it rad to say cool?’), and realistic swearing is not a feature. Compared
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Round-Up: They Live Apparel, Trailers for Humans, Mad Max Video Game

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Cavity Colors and Van Orton Design have released limited T-shirts and tank tops inspired by the aliens from John Carpenter's film, They Live. Also in this round-up: trailers for AMC's Humans and the Mad Max video game.

They Live Apparel: A special collaboration, the "Exposure" clothing features a split, futuristic take on the aliens from They Live:

"Exposure" T-shirt:

"The left side of the image represents the first time Rowdy Roddy Piper puts on the infamous sunglases, and he sees the subliminal imagery and aliens in grayscale. The color side represents when you finally see “Them” in full color and fully exposed to the world!"

Priced at $24, this limited maroon shirt is printed on 100% cotton fabric and is prone to sell out quickly. To learn more about the Cavity Colors' They Live T-shirt, visit:

http://cavitycolors.com/collections/t-shirts/products/exposure-t-shirt?variant=3071969025

"Exposure" Tank Top:

Also priced at
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Watch: First Trailer for AMC’s Sci-Fi Series Humans, Premiering June 28th

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"I helped create you." The sinister side of artificial intelligence is teased in the first trailer for AMC's sci-fi series, Humans, premiering Sunday, June 28th at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the
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Harry Potter then and now: What do 12 of the child stars look like today?

It's been a whopping 14 years since Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone made its big screen debut.

A lot has changed since then - most notably the child stars which the movie franchise made famous.

Now - after the internet was astonished to see what Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom looks like now - Digital Spy has donned our sorting hat to see what the now-muggles look like today...

1. Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley

Post-Potter, Harry Melling has had parts in Merlin, Just William and Garrow's Law. Last year, he also performed a one-man play in New York called peddling and starred opposite Scarlett Johnson, Patsy Ferran and Felix Scott in The Angry Brigade.

2. Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

We nearly lost our Snitch when we saw the transformation Matthew Lewis has had since his days as Neville Longbottom. He's gained a beard, good looks and also a role in BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42.
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The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm review

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Harry Hill leads Charlie Higson-penned children's book adaptation, The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm...

If you’re unfamiliar with the Professor Branestawm books then let me bring you up to speed. Norman Hunter’s thirteen novels, written over a fifty-year period, chronicled the escapades of Professor Branestawm, a scatterbrained boffin who created absurd contraptions in his ‘inventory’, constantly trying the nerves of his ever-patient housekeeper, Mrs Flittersnoop. As a character, Professor Branestawm is like an adult William Brown (of Richmal Crompton’s Just William series): feckless and unpredictable except the good professor has the added trait of being mad as a bag of spanners. This Christmas, author, actor and screenwriter Charlie Higson has adapted Hunter’s novels into a family telefilm that boasts a terrifically starry cast – namely sealing down comedian Harry Hill as the eponymous scientist – and a plum positioning in the Christmas schedules. I’m sad
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‘Humans’ Cast Includes William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson & Neil Maskell

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We recently reported that AMC has teamed up with Kudos and Channel 4 for a drama series called Humans that takes place in an alternate reality in which families own advanced robotic servants, one of whom begins to act of its own will—a premise that might call to mind images of I, Robot or Bicentennial Man. Now the cast of Humans has been revealed and fans of Dark City and Kill List should be pleased.

Press Release – “William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.

Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest
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What did Dudley Dursley do next? Harry Melling on post-Harry Potter career

You will remember Harry Melling as the obese and cruel Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, but you may not recognise him today.

The 25-year-old actor has appeared in a number of iconic stage plays on both sides of the Atlantic, and is about to go on tour with a brand new production titled The Angry Brigade by James Graham.

Digital Spy caught up with Melling to see what he has been up to since waving goodbye to Dudley back in 2010.

Harry is the grandson of Doctor Who actor Patrick Troughton

"I come from quite an actor family so I definitely grew up watching theatre from a young age, and always knew there was something magical about that. And always knew that I wanted to be involved in that.

"But saying that I think that screen work is equally as magical, but just in very different ways really. At
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David Spenser obituary

Child radio star of the 1940s and 50s best remembered for playing Richmal Crompton's Just William

David Spenser, who has died aged 79, was the pre-eminent child radio star of the 1940s and 50s and will be best remembered for his portrayal on air of Just William. The author Richmal Crompton cast him in the role, in a series of dramatisations of her novels about the raucous but endearing 11-year-old outlaw.

This was in 1948, when David turned 14 and was already a seasoned radio actor – performing more than one play a week, he once told me. He had come into acting through a ruse set up by his ambitious mother and a BBC friend: he was lured into Broadcasting House and found himself in a studio being auditioned by the Children's Hour producer Josephine Plummer. For playing the lead in Just William he received the standard juvenile fee of four guineas
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David Spenser obituary

Child radio star of the 1940s and 50s best remembered for playing Richmal Crompton's Just William

David Spenser, who has died aged 79, was the predominant child radio star of the 1940s and 50s and will be best remembered for his portrayal on air of Just William. The author Richmal Crompton cast him in the role, in a series of dramatisations of her novels about the raucous but endearing 11-year-old outlaw.

This was in 1948, when David turned 14 and was already a seasoned radio actor – performing more than one play a week, he once told me. He had come into acting through a ruse set up by his ambitious mother and a BBC friend: he was lured into Broadcasting House and found himself in a studio being auditioned by the Children's Hour producer Josephine Plummer. For playing the lead in Just William he received the standard juvenile fee of four guineas
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British actress to be Disney's Cinderella

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British actress Lily James (represented by Tavistock Wood) has beaten off the competition to land the title role of Cinderella in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of the beloved classic tale.

The film is being directed by Kenneth Branagh and will star  Cate Blanchett as the iconic evil stepmother.

Guildhall drama school graduate Lily James (represented by Tavistock Wood) received rave reviews for her portrayal of Desdemona opposite Dominic West in The Sheffield Crucible's production of Othello. She went on to play Ethel Brown in Cbbc drama Just William, and star in athletics-based feature film Fast Girls, and is now based known for her portrayal of Lady Rose in Downton Abbey.

Filming is scheduled to start in the autumn for a 2014 release.
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Will PG Wodehouse's Blandings work on TV?

Not since Ralph Richardson in 1967 have Lord Emsworth and his beloved pig graced our screens. But can the BBC faithfully capture PG Wodehouse's comic prose in new series Blandings

When the BBC brings Blandings Castle and its inhabitants to the screen tomorrow, another skirmish in the Sunday night period drama ratings war with ITV, it will trespass on a much-loved suburb of paradise and almost certainly massacre some innocents.

The new show, directed by Paul Seed (Just William), stars Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders; it has been written by Guy Andrews, whose credits include Lost in Austen and Absolute Power, and it will adapt some treasured English comic prose for the first time in nearly 50 years, in fact since Ralph Richardson starred in a Blandings series in 1967. The task the new team faces is an almost impossible one: to capture the butterfly of Wodehousean comedy and translate it to a
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Mr Stink casting news

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12 year old Nell Tiger Free will star as Chloe, the lonely girl who befriends local tramp Mr Stink and invites him to hide out in her family’s garden shed, in the forthcoming BBC One adaptation of David Walliams’ popular children’s novel.

Award-winning actor Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve) is to play the title role of Mr Stink, with David Walliams set to put in an appearance as the Prime Minister.

Nell (represented by Esta Charkham Associates), who played Anna in feature film Broken, will star alongside Sheridan Smith as her overbearing Mum, and comedian Johnny Vegas as her put-upon Dad who has a secret of his own.

Jason Donovan's elder daughter, 12 year old Jemma Donovan (also represented by Esta Charkham Associates) plays Pippa.

Isabella Blake-Thomas (represented by Sylvia Young Agency) plays Chloe's "perfect" younger sister Annabelle. Isabella played Violet-Elizabeth Bott in the recent BBC adaptation of Just William.
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Fast Girls

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Shooting is about to start in and around London on Fast Girls, a feature film about a rivalry on the athletics track between two girls from different backgrounds, scripted by Noel Clarke, Jay Basu and Roy Williams and directed by commercials director Regan Hall.

Two worlds collide on the athletics track when streetwise Shania meets ambitious, middle-class Lisa. The two girls eventually overcome their rivalry and unite to achieve their ultimate dream of reaching a championship final.

Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), represented by Bwh, takes the lead role of Shania, a 100m sprinter from the London ghetto.

Guildhall drama school graduate Lily James (represented by Tavistock Wood) who received rave reviews for her portrayal of Desdemona opposite Dominic West in The Sheffield Crucible's production of Othello, stars alongside her as Lisa. Lily played Ethel Brown in last year's Cbbc drama Just William.

Also on the team of girl sprinters are
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2011 Children's BAFTA nominations

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12 year old Daniel Roche, star of Outnumbered, has been nominated for a best Performer BAFTA for his portrayal of William in the BBC's Just William. The Cbbc series has also been nominated for Best Drama along with the Just William series writer Simon Nye.

Combat Kids and House of Anubis are also up for best drama against Just William and regular nominee The Sarah Jane Adventures, which last year lost out to Tracy Beaker Returns.

Cbbc's Sadie J has a nomination for best comedy but faces stiff competition from the acclaimed Horrible Histories.

These awards get chosen by the BAFTA judges and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 27 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

But kids also get a chance to vote for their favourite Film, TV Show, Video Game and Website of the last year from the shortlists (which include long-standing favourites The Sarah Jane Adventures,
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Outnumbered returns for fourth series

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Outnumbered, the multi-award-winning comedy series from Hat Trick Productions, which captures the turbulent chaos of family life, is back on BBC One with a new six-part series starting on Friday 2 September and followed by a Christmas special.

In the new series, the family is confronted by an array of issues ranging from death, drugs, terrorism and getting old, to food science, Top Gear, the joy of ventriloquism and the perils of Subbuteo.

The casting director avoided stage-school talent, instead undertaking a lengthy audition process which involved lots of game playing, determined to find children who would enjoy the filming process. So the three juvenile leads came out at the top of the fairly exhausting casting process. Andy: "They're all really interesting to watch and they've all got very interesting, funny personalities. Confident, but also excellent actors."

Tyger Drew-Honey returns as Jake Brockman

Tyger was born Lindzi James Tyger Drew-Honey, he is now 15 years old,
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Cars 2: The Video Game – review

PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, Disney, cert 7, out now

The vocal talents of veteran actor Martin Jarvis, whose velvet purr can be heard narrating Just William or Jeeves in Manhattan on BBC Radio 4, pops up here on Disney/Pixar's Cars 2 doing an impersonation of Michael Caine (playing an animated Aston Martin). Is this the moment where licensed video games become a proper art form or was the pay good?

The target audience won't give a flying flugelhorn as they are nine-years-old, probably male and definitely hyperactive. All they care about is revving engines and squealing tyres, which this game delivers in large doses. More akin to Mario Kart than Gran Turismo, stage after stage is packed with cartooney, crash-bang-wallop and the fun is accessible for multiple players whether online or in the same room.

Years of bitter experience have taught us to give licensed games a wide berth, but this
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Children's TV is growing up – is that a good thing?

Horrible Histories' move to primetime shows how sophisticated kids' shows have become. Would you rather watch Cbbc?

There used to be a certain stigma about working in children's TV – traditionally seen as a graveyard of languishing careers, hardly known for its stratospheric heights of glamour. Subscribe to that view these days, however, and you'll be surprised.

For not only has children's TV has proven itself to be fertile ground for emerging talent such as Miranda Hart (who made an eccentric appearance in Cbbc's Hotel Trubble in 2008), but over recent years it has also started to attract more established actors and comedians. Take the vocal talents of James Corden (Little Charley Bear) on CBeebies, Rebecca Front's role in Cbbc's remake of Just William or Larry David's cameo in Hannah Montana - they're queuing up, but why?

The most obvious answer (as was the case for Larry David) is
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Outnumbered back for fourth series

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Outnumbered, the multi-award-winning comedy series from Hat Trick Productions is back in production for BBC One with a new six-part series and a Christmas special.

Two parents and their three children are locked in an unequal battle. Using elements of improvisation, Outnumbered sees the world as much from the children's as the adults' point of view.

In the new series, the family is confronted by an array of issues ranging from death, drugs, terrorism and getting old, to food science, Top Gear, and the joy of ventriloquism.

All three of the young stars have been busy since the last series:

Tyger Drew-Honey recently filmed a role in Horry Henry:The Movie.

Daniel Roche starred in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Just William, as well as playing the young Stephen Fry in Sky's Little Crackers.

And Ramona Marquez was most recently seen as the young Princess Margaret in Oscar-winning The King's Speech.
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