Children in Need is an annual charity event on BBC television in the United Kingdom, and Doctor Who has a long history of supporting the effort. Every year, BBC One usually has a telethon while showcasing special sketches and scenes from popular shows. This year, Children in Need recorded charity album Got It Covered, where […]
So I went off to a movie theatre to watch a stage play. A filmed stage play shown like a movie because I couldn't be in the country where the play was on. It's a surreal, meta experience. The play is the original one-woman stage version of Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is performing it for the […]
Fans of BBC's Doctor Who have long yearned for a special musical episode of the beloved sci-fi show. While that particular dream currently exists only in fan-fiction, real life music fans will soon have the next best thing. This fall, Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant will join a host of Who alums and other […]
One of the best things about Netflix is their willingness to open up their "Endless Scroll" to shows that we might have missed when they were originally broadcast, especially the weirder British shows that come and go with alarming frequency on television in the UK and other countries. One such show that I finally caught […]
So Olivia Colman, Oscar winner, and a big one too, Best Actress for The Favourite. She was already lining up to be our new National Treasure, this has now pushed her over the line. There's lots of radio comedy. I just discovered the other day a BBC Radio 4 sitcom she starred in as about […]
Awards season is in full bloom, and one of the films expected to be in the running for most of them is The Favourite. The latest from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), this is the period piece turned on its head a bit. While most period pieces cannot avoid a certain level of stuffiness, this one […]
When we first learned that Peter Capaldi would be leaving Doctor Who following this year's Christmas special, one of the names floated for a replacement was Olivia Coleman, who for one brief moment in early February was the favorite, both of bookies, and of Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston. And, for that matter, of her […]
Before Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief and tastemaker Rich Johnston made a case for Olivia Colman to replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor when he leaves Doctor Who at the end of the year, her odds of getting the role were 20-1, tied with 7 others and behind thirteen more. The next day, Colman had rocketed to […]
After her role in the recent series The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, actress Olivia Colman has gotten more popular outside of the U.K. The three-time BAFTA award winner (Accused, Twenty Twelve, Broadchurch) has been talked about for both a spin-off of her character Angela Burr and as a possible Bond candidate. […]
The sort of thing that goes with Christmas TV like Morecambe, Wise and Mince Pies.
Every year, Media Guardian publishes who, in their mind, are the hundred most powerful and influential people in British media. At the top, they're usually Americans. This year, Doctor Who gets two producers in there, Steven Moffat, showrunner of the show, and Sherlock, at number 87, and ex-Doctor Who and Torchwood writer, producer Chris Chibnall […]
Much, much more.
Sean Bean in drag. I repeat: Sean Bean in drag.
I intended to file this story after my previous BAFTA post, but the day got away with me. Still, while I've been detained, things have only stepped up a gear. Missing conspicuously from this year's BAFTA nominations was Olivia Colman, the female lead in Tyrannosaur, and probably best known for her TV work with Mitchell […]
One of my most beloved films of the last year was Studio Ghibli's Arrietty, which arrives on UK DVD and Blu-ray thus Monday, January 9th – nicely ahead of the US theatrical release in mid-February, so importers take note.* I've procured a clip from the film which shows off some of its different moods. Please […]
Going into tonight's British Independent Film Awards, Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy were leading the pack with seven nominations apiece. Coming out… not so even anymore. So, from the BIFA press release, if you'll pardon the SHOUTY formatting. BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM – TYRANNOSAUR BEST DIRECTOR – Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO […]
Colour me unsurprised that the full trailer for The Iron Lady has made its debut through the website of The Daily Mail. It's no more shocking that they've bungled the premiere somewhat. At the moment, the video title displays with some user unfriendly jargon – the name of the codec and so on – and […]
If you have even a smidgen of taste in comedy then you'll already be familiar with Olivia Colman, who played Mark's on-off (mostly off) girlfriend in Peep Show, PC Doris Thatcher in Hot Fuzz and harassed mum-of-many Harriet Schulenberg in Green Wing. Lately, however, Colman's career has begun to move into more serious drama with […]
Paddy Considine is currently at Sundance for the premiere of his feature-length directorial debut, Tyrannosaur. The film is proving to be a critical hit, and a number of exciting, positive reviews have popped up. While Total Film haven't published their verdict on the film yet, they have, however, scraped their Considine interview for newsy quotes, and […]