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Matt Smith Rumored To Show Up In Doctor Who Christmas Special

16 October 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This December’s Doctor Who Christmas special, “Twice Upon a Time,” is stuffed full of great guest stars. Not only will Harry Potter‘s David Bradley be appearing as the First Doctor, but Mark Gatiss and Pearl Mackie will be joining in as well to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi as he regenerates into Jodie Whittaker. The fan-baiting cameos don’t stop there, though. At least, not if this new rumour is to be believed.

According to several fans on Twitter, Matt Smith has been spotted on the Doctor Who set, suggesting that the Eleventh Doctor will return in time for his successor’s regeneration. Smith previously cameoed in 2014’s “Deep Breath,” Peter Capaldi’s first episode, so it would bring things full circle if he was to appear in his last one, too.

Matt Smith Has Been Spotted Om Set Of The Doctor Who Christmas Special.

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- Christian Bone

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Liv Tyler Joins Hulu's Harlots

16 October 2017 7:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The LeftoversLiv Tyler is going to mix it up with Hulu’s Harlots, as a Season 2 cast member.

Written, directed and produced by women, Harlots centers around two feuding brothels and the bustling sex trade in Georgian London, but in a way that flips the script on a profession shrouded by female objectification.

Tyler has been cast in the series regular role of Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, an aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall — and under the blackmailing thumb — of Lydia Quigley (played by Lesley Manville). Trapped in a loveless marriage, »

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Martin Freeman & Andy Nyman Tell Terrifying ‘Ghost Stories’ [BFI London Film Fest Review]

6 October 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The line between comedy and horror has always been a thin one, and few in the last twenty years have proven that better than British comedy group, The League Of Gentlemen. Their macabre and often terrifying characters made them a cult sensation in the UK. While they never broke out beyond comedy experts in the U.S, you’ve likely seen some of their work since: Mark Gatiss, one of the quartet, went on to co-create “Sherlock,” while Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are behind the terrific, similarly-toned series “Inside No.

Continue reading Martin Freeman & Andy Nyman Tell Terrifying ‘Ghost Stories’ [BFI London Film Fest Review] at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Has Mark Gatiss’ Doctor Who Character Been Revealed?

5 October 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special is stuffed like a yuletide turkey with tons of things of interest for fans. Peter Capaldi is going to regenerate into Jodie Whittaker, David Bradley’s First Doctor will be teaming up with the Twelfth and former companions Pearl Mackie and Jenna Coleman are set to have cameos. Last but least, fan favourite Mark Gatiss will also be appearing in a guest role that’s been shrouded in mystery… Perhaps, that is, until now.

As is clear in the trailer (see above), Gatiss is playing a British officer in World War I who somehow gets swept up in an adventure with the two Doctors. Other than that, the only thing we officially know is that he’s being credited as “The Captain.” Previous theories that fans came up with for his true identity included a Time Lord and the father of the Brigadier, a »

- Christian Bone

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Little Me: My Life From A-z by Matt Lucas review

3 October 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Lucas' autobiography is now on sale - and it's a book well worth seeking out...

In the preface to what both is and isn’t his autobiography, Matt Lucas fairly accurately tells you what you’re going to get. He concedes that the tone of the book shifts a lot, and indeed it does. He tells you it’s not quite chronological, and it isn’t. And he also refuses to play by the rules where you have to throw people under the proverbial bus and break confidences, to spice an autobiography up.

He had me on side early with that preface. Because what it also establishes is the very human, clearly self-authored collection of stories that follows. As a rule, I’m not a fan of the A-z format that Lucas adopts to give his book structure – he himself comes a cropper when it gets to X! »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Welcomed Break From Sherlock And Strange While Filming The Child In Time

25 September 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Benedict Cumberbatch’s résumé is nothing if not diverse.

From Smaug the Terrible to a modern-day interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Coyle’s legendary sleuth who operates out of 221b Baker Street, Cumberbatch has consistently challenged himself with new and exciting roles, with his latest venture leading him to BBC TV drama, The Child in Time.

An adaptation of Ian McEwan’s synonymous novel, The Child in Time places the British thesp in the time-worn shoes of Stephen, a children’s author whose daughter vanishes into thin air during a routine trip to the local supermarket. It laid the foundation for a “dark” and “exposing” performance, and while promoting his latest gig to The Telegraph (via Digital Spy), Cumberbatch admitted that he welcomed the dramatic turn as a much-needed break from both Sherlock and Doctor Strange.

It’s great playing a man who drinks cups of tea, has normal conversations, »

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‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch

22 September 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There’s nothing more delightful than watching Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman revel in all of that cheeky queer subtext on “Sherlock.” We have the show’s out creator, Mark Gatiss, to thank for it. Gatiss is ditching the undertones for overtones in “Queers,” a new short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act (sic), which partially decriminalized sex between two men in the U.K. Featuring performances from Britain’s brightest out actors, such as Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, and Russell Tovey, each episode is written by a different prominent Lgbt writer. BBC America released a first trailer for the series today, and it’s flecked with all sorts of period costume magic.

According to the BBC, the show is a series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years, using inspiration from 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself. »

- Jude Dry

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‘Queers’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Looks ‘Carol’ Great in Period Series From ‘Sherlock’ Creator Mark Gatiss — Watch

22 September 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s nothing more delightful than watching Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman revel in all of that cheeky queer subtext on “Sherlock.” We have the show’s out creator, Mark Gatiss, to thank for it. Gatiss is ditching the undertones for overtones in “Queers,” a new short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act (sic), which partially decriminalized sex between two men in the U.K. Featuring performances from Britain’s brightest out actors, such as Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, and Russell Tovey, each episode is written by a different prominent Lgbt writer. BBC America released a first trailer for the series today, and it’s flecked with all sorts of period costume magic.

According to the BBC, the show is a series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years, using inspiration from 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself. »

- Jude Dry

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Steven Moffat Teases An Evil Doctor In Upcoming Christmas Special

13 September 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After the Twelfth Doctor was last seen preparing for his own death at the end of season 10, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special was always set to be an emotional farewell to Peter Capaldi’s era of the show. However, some new comments from writer Steven Moffat suggest it might be a darker than usual episode as well.

While attending the London Screenwriters’ Festival (via Radio Times), Moffat was asked how he and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss approached balancing the detective’s anti-social behaviour with his fundamental nature as a hero. Despite the question not having anything to do with Doctor Who, Moffat ended his reply with an intriguing hint about the upcoming special.

“Why would Superman be good? Because kindness stops you being lonely, would be the answer. That’s what that’s about, for Sherlock Holmes. He’s good because for all he protests about it, there are people he cares about. »

- Christian Bone

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Benedict Cumberbatch Stars In Emotional First Trailer For The Child In Time

12 September 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Benedict Cumberbatch fans, get ready for your first look at the star’s latest TV drama, as the BBC have now revealed a 40-second teaser trailer for The Child in Time, the adaptation of the haunting 1987 novel from acclaimed writer Ian McEwan.

The drama sees Cumberbatch and Trainspotting‘s Kelly Macdonald as Stephen and Julie Lewis, a children’s author and his estranged wife whose young daughter goes missing on an everyday trip to the supermarket. The drama then explores their grief, with the trailer leaving it ambiguous whether the couple’s visions of their daughter are just in their minds or are the result of something more supernatural. It promises to be a harrowing depiction of death and loss and we can’t wait to see more.

As fans will know, this is the second time that Cumberbatch has starred in an adaptation of one of Ian McEwan’s novels. »

- Christian Bone

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Sherlock Actress Says The Show Might Still Come Back

6 September 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been eight months since Sherlock season 4 came and went with the promise that it might be the last run of the hit detective show. Fans are refusing to let the series disappear from their screens, though, and are constantly questioning whether there’s a chance that Sherlock could return in the future.

The latest person to touch base on the matter is Sian Brooke, who made a big impression in season 4 as the detective’s psychotic sister, Eurus Holmes. When dropping in for a chat on British morning talk show Lorraine, Brooke was inevitably asked about Sherlock season 5. She couldn’t commit one way or the other, of course, but she did sound hopeful.

“I would say it might come back. And I would love to be part of that! The show is such a gem of a series. It is a real page-tuner. When I used to get the script come through, »

- Christian Bone

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Doctor Who: has Steven Moffat handed Chris Chibnall a continuity reset without us even realising?

3 September 2017 1:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Will Martin Sep 4, 2017

Steven Moffat's recent work with Doctor Who may have given Chris Chibnall a reset switch...

It’s a dilemma for Doctor Who writers that has been dodged since the show began and one that’s felt even more noticeable in recent years: why doesn’t everyone remember previous Earth-based stories?

During Russell T Davies’ era, in which we were presented with a continuity and consistency of world-building perhaps only previously seen during the Unit years in the early 1970s (or ‘80s, but let’s not get into that), frequent references were made to the increasingly long list of Earth-based invasions and incidents that had taken place in the present day.

But a few years in, this was already becoming problematic from a characterisation point of view. Why would a companion from contemporary Earth have a realistic response to seeing aliens and spaceships that fulfils their role »

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Gatiss

31 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There are few things as impressive as people who have world-class talent in multiple areas. While some actors are able to branch out into other aspects of the entertainment industry like directing or producing, a select few are able to find success in completely separate fields. One such artist is the highly popular Mark Gatiss. Gatiss has earned an impressive fan base thanks to his work in Sherlock. More recently, he has had a recurring role on Game of Thrones. He is set to appear in the highly anticipated Christopher Robin. Despite his long and highly successful career, many fans

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Watch the Teaser for BBC’s Gunpowder Starring Kit Harington

28 August 2017 6:08 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Also starring Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler

The post Watch the Teaser for BBC’s Gunpowder Starring Kit Harington appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

- Jenna Busch

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First look at Kit Harington and Liv Tyler in the upcoming BBC drama Gunpowder

28 August 2017 1:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Game of Thrones Season 7 draws to a close this evening the King of the North is going to have some free time on his hands for a few months, and with this Kit Harington is plotting to bring down the Houses of Parliament along with Tom Cullen, Liv Tyler and Edward Holcroft to name but a few.  Also, it may have been prudent to mention beforehand this is a new BBC drama series titled Gunpowder, which follows Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators in plot to destroy both King James I and Parliament on the 5th November 1605.

The specially-filmed, 30-second teaser – seen below – follows a trail of gunpowder into a cellar where Guy Fawkes (Tom Cullen) sits in wait. Though Fawkes first appears to be alone, the camera pans round to reveal that behind him stands Robert Catesby (Kit Harington), the Warwickshire gentleman who was the plot’s key mastermind and driving force. »

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‘Gunpowder’ Teaser: Kit Harington Masterminds Plot In BBC One Drama

27 August 2017 11:55 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

While Game Of Thrones ended its 7th season on Sunday night, Kit Harington fans won’t have to wait too long to see him in action again. BBC One has released first-look images and a teaser (see below) for Gunpowder, the 17th-century set Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller that also stars Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss, Peter Mullan, Tom Cullen, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley and Robert Emms. It will have a Saturday night slot beginning this fall, although an exact date has yet to be… »

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First Look: Kit Harington in BBC Historical Drama ‘Gunpowder’

27 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC has unveiled the first look at “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington in upcoming drama “Gunpowder,” a historical thriller also starring Liv Tyler. The broadcaster revealed the images and a special teaser Monday.

The three-part drama will air on BBC One in a primetime Saturday night slot this fall. The fast-paced period thriller relates the famous story of the “Gunpowder Plot,” a 17th-century conspiracy to blow up the British House of Lords in an attempt to assassinate King James I. The event is commemorated every Nov. 5 in Britain as Guy Fawkes Day, named after one of the conspirators.

Harington stars as Robert Catesby, a Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the plan. Tyler plays Catesby’s cousin Anne Vaux, who gets caught up in the plot. “Downton Abbey” actor Tom Cullen plays Guy Fawkes. The cast also includes Peter Mullan, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley, Robert Emms, Derek Riddell and Mark Gatiss.

The »

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Ben Whishaw Joins Hugh Grant in BBC’s ‘A Very English Scandal’

25 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ben Whishaw is set to play Hugh Grant’s ex-lover in “A Very English Scandal” for BBC One, writer Russell T. Davies said at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival on Friday.

Whishaw will star as Norman Scott, the ex-lover of disgraced British politician Jeremy Thorpe, played by Grant. In 1979, Thorpe, then leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, was accused of conspiring to murder Scott. He was the first British politician in modern times to stand trial for murder.

The three-part drama is based on a book by British journalist John Preston and written by Davies, who created the modern iteration of “Doctor Who” in 2005 and has more recently created gay dramas “Cucumber” and “Banana,” for Channel 4 and E4, respectively. It will be directed by Stephen Frears, whose latest film, “Victoria & Abdul,” starring Judi Dench, sees its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on »

- Robert Mitchell

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League Of Gentlemen, The Local Show For Local People, Returns to BBC

24 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Brilliant news for fans of the comedic and horrific oddity The League of Gentlemen. Hinted at by its creators over the past few months the Beeb has officially announced that the show will return to Royston Vasey for three episodes.    Mark Gatiss hinted at an anniversary special back in the Spring. Later, Reece Sheersmith chimed in early in the Summer, saying he was back to writing material for the show. The other two original members Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson are also returning.    Pemberton told the Daily Mirror,    “As it gets closer to a 20 year anniversary, and that’s coming up, we will want to mark that in some way. I think there is still an appetite for it, people still remember it,...

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The League of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge returning to the BBC

24 August 2017 5:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been rumoured back in 2015, the BBC has now officially announced that the cult comedy The League of Gentlemen is set to return for three special new episodes in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

“I think there is still an appetite for it, people still remember it, we are all still great mates and I see no reason why not,” Steve Pemberton told the Daily Mirror, confirming that he will be reuniting with his co-creators Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith. “We won’t rush it, it’s something we want to go get it right.”

The League of Gentlemen originally launched on BBC Radio 4 back in 1997, before making the jump to the small screen for three series on BBC Two between 1999 and 2002. As yet, it’s unclear when we can expect the new episodes to air.

Meanwhile, Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, has also confirmed that Steve Coogan »

- Gary Collinson

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