UPCOMING ITV thriller Strangers will trace the life of a man caught up in something hideous when he travels to Hong Kong following his wife's sudden unexpected death. Here's all you need to know about the sprawling crime saga, starring Life On Mars' John Simm... When does Strangers start on ITV? Strangers – which had the working title White Dragon – will be released later in 2018. Filming on the "ambitious" new thriller series by ITV and Amazon Prime started in Hong Kong in Autumn last year, with a stint of London filming also scheduled. The show has been written by two newcomers, Mark Denton and Johnny Stockwood. It was produced by award-winning duo Harry and Jack Williams, whose credits include The Missing, Fleabag and One of Us. What is Strangers about? Strangers follows Professor Jonah Mulray, played by Life On Mars star John Simm, who learns his wife has died while working in Hong Kong. Travelling to the Chinese city to identify the body is just the first obstacle in … [Read more...] about When does Strangers start on ITV, who’s in the cast with John Simm and Emilia Fox and what’s the thriller about?
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If TV shows had godparents, Ally McBeal's would have been Melrose Place and The Practice. Without those two series, chances are Fox's groundbreaking dramedy about a lawyer and her crazed life might never have happened. During the 1997 pilot season, Fox was searching for a companion series to follow its fading favorite Melrose Place. Writer-producer David E. Kelley obliged, creating the quirky Ally for a fall launch. However, he balked when the then-head of the network, Peter Roth, suggested they hold off premiering it until spring 1998 so as to avoid the usual glut of fall debuts. Still stinging from ABC's reneging on a deal to give The Practice a guaranteed time slot, Kelley insisted Ally McBeal stick with its premiere on Sept. 8, 1997. His insistence paid off. The series would become a top 20 hit, capturing an average of more than 13 million viewers at its peak and winning a pair of Golden Globes and an Emmy. (The dramedy made TV history as the first, and only, hourlong program … [Read more...] about ‘Ally McBeal’ at 20: Calista Flockhart, David E. Kelley and More on Dancing Babies, Feminism and Robert Downey Jr.
When it comes to comic book franchises, there are plenty of fans who have an affinity for Marvel or DC (and any of their associated smaller imprints), but actors don’t always stick to one creative line over another.After all, the more comic book properties to go around, the merrier, right? Plenty of actors crossed the divide between Marvel and DC. Most people recognize that Ben Affleck got his start in comic book properties by playing Daredevil on the big screen before throwing on Batman’s cape for the current DC slate of movies. He’s just one of many who have appeared across the comic book divide. There are actually many more who have crossed the line on the small screen instead of the big screen. The larger number likely comes from the amount of parts available to them. The current longest running Marvel television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., for example, is closing in on its 100th hour of television, so it’s had plenty of its recurring cast members switch … [Read more...] about 20 Actors You Didn’t Know Were In Both Marvel And DC TV Shows
In spring 2017, Clint Eastwood was grilling Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler for details about their harrowing takedown of a heavily armed ISIS recruit on a crowded train heading from Amsterdam to Paris. At the time, Eastwood also was considering various twentysomething actors to play the real-life trio whose story formed the basis of his new film The 15:17 to Paris when it hit him that he need look no further.“I was going over and over it with them because I wanted to get as much accuracy as I could into the film, and one day it just crossed my mind as I was looking at him. I don’t want to sound Norma Desmond-ish, but the faces just fit," Eastwood tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And I just thought, ‘I wonder if they could do it?’ I think there are some wonderful actors around that could’ve played this, but there’s something about this particular project and the heroism that was involved and the way they handled the thing that is … [Read more...] about Clint Eastwood Reveals Why He Cast Non-Actors in ’15:17 to Paris’
Bradford Dillman, who starred with Dean Stockwell in the taut 1959 crime drama Compulsion and portrayed Edmund in the original Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, has died. He was 87.Dillman died Tuesday in Santa Barbara due to complications from pneumonia, family spokesman Ted Gekis announced.The lanky, dark-haired Dillman also played Robert Redford's best friend J.J. in The Way We Were (1973), and his daughter Pamela said that it was this movie that "perfectly captured the essence" of her father, particularly during the scene on a boat when the actors reminisce about their lives and best moments.Dillman also appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films The Enforcer (1976) and Sudden Impact (1983).In director Richard Fleischer's Compulsion, derived from the infamous Leopold & Loeb case of the 1920s, Dillman and Stockwell starred as the brazen killers Arthur A. Straus and Judd Steiner, respectively, who think they … [Read more...] about Bradford Dillman, Actor in ‘Compulsion’ and ‘The Way We Were,’ Dies at 87