Ron Perlman & Famke Janssen To Star In Ben Chanan’s BBC One Spy Drama ‘The Capture’

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Hellboy’s Ron Perlman and X-Men star Famke Janssen are to star in BBC One spy drama The Capture.
The Hollywood actors are the latest A-list names to join a British drama. They will star alongside the previously announced Callum Turner (Fantastic …

‘Dracula’: ‘The Crown’s John Heffernan & ‘Doll & Em’s Dolly Wells Bite Into Spooky BBC & Netflix Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: The Crown’s John Heffernan and Doll & Em’s Dolly Wells have joined the cast of BBC and Netflix drama Dracula.
The pair will star in the spooky series alongside The Girl in the Spider’s Web’s Claes Bang, who appears as Dracula.
The trio w…

Stephen Merchant, Sheridan Smith & Jaime Winstone To Star In BBC Crime Drama ‘The Barking Murders’

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The Office co-creator and Hello Ladies star Stephen Merchant will topline British crime drama The Barking Murders.
Merchant, who is also starring in forthcoming wrestling feature Fighting with My Family, will star alongside The Huntsman: Winter’s War a…

BBC One Brings Back Military Drama ‘Our Girl’, Starring Michelle Keegan, For Fourth Season

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BBC is bringing back war drama Our Girl, starring Michelle Keegan, for a fourth season.
The drama, which is produced by BBC Studios, is returning to BBC One for a six-part series. Keegan stars as Georgie Lane and takes place one year on from her last t…

James Norton, Ben Miles & Ellie Bamber To Star In BBC One Drama ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’

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McMafia’s James Norton and The Crown’s Ben Miles are set to star in BBC One drama The Trial of Christine Keeler.
Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sophie Cookson plays Keeler, the 19-year old who was involved in a relationship with John Profumo,…

James Norton, Ben Miles & Ellie Bamber To Star In BBC One Drama ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’

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McMafia’s James Norton and The Crown’s Ben Miles are set to star in BBC One drama The Trial of Christine Keeler.
Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sophie Cookson plays Keeler, the 19-year old who was involved in a relationship with John Profumo,…

‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin Suited Up For Season 5 – First-Look Photo

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Period gangster epic Peaky Blinders today completed its 50th day of shooting for Season 5, and with that comes the first look at new cast member Sam Claflin, as well as more detail about his character. Check out the photo below.
Claflin is one of a ho…

‘Luther’ Season 5 Trailer: Idris Elba’s Detective Is Back, And He’s Playing Dirty

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Just in time for the holidays, Idris Elba returns to his iconic role as the titular detective in BBC crime drama Luther. BBC One has dropped the first trailer for Season 5 which will air as part of the UK broadcaster’s Festive Season lineup, whil…

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Star Claes Bang Stakes Claim As Dracula In Hartswood’s Netflix & BBC Drama

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Netflix and the BBC have dug up their Dracula… staking a claim with Danish actor Claes Bang, star of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
Bang will take on the lead role in the three-part series for the SVOD service and British public broadcaster with f…

Sean Bean Joins Peter Bowker’s BBC One WWII Epic Drama ‘World On Fire’

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Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is joining the cast of BBC One drama World on Fire.
The actor will star alongside Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) in the seven-part World War II epic.
Also joinin…

‘The ABC Murders’: John Malkovich & Rupert Grint In BBC/Amazon Drama – First-Look

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EXCLUSIVE: We’ve previously had a glimpse of John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in BBC One/Amazon’s upcoming The ABC Murders, and today we have a new shot of the legendary sleuth alongside key cast members including Rupert Grint as Inspector …

‘You’re Back In The Room’ Producer Tuesday’s Child Scores BBC One Music Gameshow ‘Playlisters’

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You’re Back In The Room and Pitch Battle producer Tuesday’s Child has scored a six-part music quiz for BBC One.
The company, which recently pilot gameshow Man V Robot for Fox, is making Playlisters (w/t) for the British public broadcaster.
The series, …

‘Peaky Blinders’ Jack Rowan & Newcomer Masali Baduza Lead The Cast For BBC Dystopian Drama ‘Noughts + Crosses’

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Peaky Blinders star Jack Rowan and newcomer Masali Baduza are to lead the lineup of the BBC’s dystopian drama Noughts + Crosses.
The six-part series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Screen for BBC One, will also star Timeless’ Paterson J…

Sir David Attenborough Finds The Marlon Brando Of Chimpanzees In Landmark BBC Wildlife Series ‘Dynasties’

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Casting for A-list stars is usually reserved for high-end premium dramas but it was also a challenge for Sir David Attenborough’s latest big-budget wildlife series Dynasties. In the case of the BBC series, they were searching for the right animals to s…

‘Watership Down’: Rosamund Pike, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan & Taron Egerton Join Cast As First Images Revealed

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A Private War star Rosamund Pike, Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan and Kingsman’s Taron Egerton have joined the voice cast of the BBC and Netflix’s adaptation of Watership Down.
It comes as the first images of the show are reve…

‘Hello Ladies’ Stephen Merchant Scores BBC Xmas Film; MTV UK Remakes ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’; Fremantle Hires Unscripted Exec – UK Briefs

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Hello Ladies star and The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant is teaming up with People Just Do Nothing’s Asim Chaudhry in a cross-country comedy for BBC One. The pair are to star in Click & Collect, featuring them as two mismatched neighbours drivi…

Emma Thompson to Star in HBO Limited Series ‘Years & Years’

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Emma Thompson has been cast to star in “Years & Years” from writer Russell T. Davies, it was announced Thursday. The six-part limited series is a RED Production Company production, in co-production with HBO, BBC One and CANAL+. 

Here’s the logline for the series: “As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.”

Thompson will play Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. She’s a new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her rise to power leads us into an unknown future.

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Thompson will be joined by Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey.

Kinnear will play Stephen Lyons, a financial advisor and the family’s peacekeeper who is married to Celeste played by T’Nia Miller, (Obey, Marcella), an ambitious and opinionated accountant.

Tovey will play Daniel Lyons, a hard-working housing officer and Stephen’s brother. Hynes will play Edith, their radical, dangerous and calculating sister, who has a secret life. And Madeley will play their other sister, the very pregnant Rosie. Reid presides over the family as Muriel, imperial grandmother to the Lyons.

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This is a dream cast, put together by Andy Pryor, the man who found Jodie Whittaker to be Doctor Who. I’m very lucky, and very excited to start filming,” said Davies in a press release Thursday. Production on the series begins in Manchester this week. 

No other writer could have written such an original, important and entertaining state of the nation drama; with a family at its centre that an audience will want to spend time with. I’m thrilled a cast of this calibre will bring them to life,” added Nicola Shindler CEO StudioCanal UK, Executive producer for RED Production Company. 

HBO is thrilled to once again partner with the BBC and to be joining RED Production Company in showcasing the stellar work of Russell T Davies and Emma Thompson with this sweeping family saga which captures the spirit of our time,” HBO president Casey Bloys added.

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Russell T Davies is a master storyteller and we are utterly thrilled with this truly magnificent cast who are set to bring this unique and captivating family drama to life on BBC One,” said Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama.

CANAL+ is very excited to pre-buy this unique series for our line-up of foreign drama,” Jean-Marc Juramie, senior EVP, Pay TV Content of CANAL+ Group said. “This epic saga reuniting the acclaimed creator Russell T Davies and an A-list UK cast will appeal to our subscribers. CANAL+ is delighted to continue its ongoing and fruitful partnership with STUDIOCANAL’s RED Production Company.”

“Years & Years” was commissioned for BBC One by Piers Wenger, controller BBC Drama Commissioning and Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content. International Distribution will be handled by STUDIOCANAL.

The drama is created, written and executive produced by Davies, with Nicola Shindler and Michaela Fereday as executive producers for RED Production Company and Lucy Richer for the BBC.  Series producer is Karen Lewis. Simon Cellan Jones directors and also executive produces. 

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