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Richard Blackwood: 'I was in a bubble, thinking I had the Midas touch'

Comedian, TV presenter, pop star … the ‘British Will Smith’ was geared for Hollywood stardom until his life came crashing down. Now, in a powerful play about death in custody, he’s making a fresh bid for stardom

‘People are going to come to the show thinking ‘Does Richard think he’s going to pull this off? Ok, let’s see.’” Richard Blackwood is taking his best guess at the motivations of the audience at London’s Soho theatre. When I meet him at the start of a run of Typical – the one-man show he starred in at the Edinburgh fringe and which has now transferred – his mood is pugilistic.

The show is a retelling of the real-life story of British-Nigerian Christopher Alder, a commended and decorated paratrooper from Hull, who died on the floor of a Humberside police station while officers stood around, with some accused of making monkey noises.
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Movie Review – Welcome to Curiosity (2018)

Welcome to Curiosity, 2018.

Directed by Ben Pickering

Starring: Kacey Clarke, Amrita Acharia, Richard Blackwood, Lili Bordan and Stephen Marcus.

Synopsis:

Four interconnected stories surrounding the escape from prison of a notorious serial killer.

Ben Pickering’s Welcome to Curiosity see’s the director join with writer Darren Ripley for a second time, following their joint debut into film with British indie action, The Smoke (2014). Pickering’s latest film seeks to examine four separate narratives connecting them thematically with the commonality of curiosity which ends the life of a key character in each narrative. It takes the old adage, ‘curiosity killed the cat’ and turns it into the basis for a script.

Welcome to Curiosity and The Smoke, which remain separated by four years, share an unfortunate experience of being equally disappointing and dull. It seems that time has only allowed cinematography to progress out of infancy, while all other aspects of pace,
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Trailer, poster and images for British thriller Welcome to Curiosity

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer, poster and images have been released for the British psychological thriller Welcome to Curiosity, which features a cast that includes Richard Blackwood (EastEnders), Stephen Marcus, Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Cristian Solimeno (Rush), Jack Ashton (Call the Midwife) and Kacey Clarke (The Inbetweeners). Check them out here…

Welcome To Curiosity explores four parallel storylines with the fates of five key characters unwittingly and sometimes fatally intertwined; a heist gone wrong, a serial killer on the rampage, a lunatic missing from the asylum, a vulnerable girl mixed up with a predatory man and a salesman with a vivid imagination. All with just one thing in common; an insatiable curiosity which may ultimately cost them their lives.

Welcome to Curiosity is set for release in the UK on Friday, June 8th.

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Welcome To Curiosity Teaser Trailer!

Check out the Teaser Trailer for upcoming crime thriller Welcome to Curiosity set for release in May. Welcome to Curiosity is the second feature from British director Ben Pickering and is the world’s first film to have raised its entire production budget through equity crowdfunding. A heist followed by betrayal, a serial killer on the loose, a lunatic out of the asylum, a girl stepping out with a very bad man and a salesman with a vivid imagination: five people whose lives are interconnected without them knowing it but all sharing one thing in common: curiosity kills... Welcome to Curiosity is Directed by Ben Pickering and stars: Amrita Acharia, Jack Ashton, Richard Blackwood, Kacey Clarke, Cristian Solimeno, Lili Bordan, Stephen Marcus and Eke Chukwu ...

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Gangsters, Gamblers, Geezers review – horny underdogs get crassly comic

This crime caper aims at randomness but fails to filter what’s amusing from what’s offensive

Just when you thought tuppenny-ha’penny crime capers had gone into remission, here’s a dog-eared calling card from writer-director-stars Amar Adatia and Peter Peralta, floating a sub-Harold and Kumar double-act as aggressively horny underdogs incurring MI5 suspicion while striving to pay off landlord Richard Blackwood. It’s aiming for randomness – slurs are offered against Liz from Atomic Kitten’s ladyparts; there’s a crossdressing dwarf – although some constants emerge: threadbare production values, underqualified performers and a failure to filter the amusingly crass from the merely offensive. I’m not calling it inept, but it’s the kind of film where Scotland Yard memos warn of activity by “Al Queda” [sic] – an Iberian torch singer, perhaps?

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Trailer for British comedy Gangsters, Gamblers and Geezers starring Richard Blackwood, Liz McClarnon and Jodie Marsh

Ahead of its UK release next month, a trailer has arrived online for the British comedy Gangsters, Gamblers and Geezers, starring Richard Blackwood, Liz McClarnon and Jodie Marsh. Written and directed by Amar Adatia, the film follows two lovable losers causing mayhem across Europe. Take a look at the trailer here…

Friends Krish and Lee get fired from their call centre jobs and after spending all their money in a crazy month of partying, they have no money to pay to Olu, their landlord. Olu gives the boys 48 hours to pay their rent or else ‘things will get biblical’. With the clock ticking, the boys are forced to embark on an adventure that sees them get involved with two warring London gangsters, a gang of money laundering gypsies, a terrorist gang, a cross dressing dwarf and much, much more!

Gangsters, Gamblers & Geezers boasts an array of stars, known for their roles in film,
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Friday’s best TV: Celebrity First Dates; Sings Stevie Wonder

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A fame-enhanced version of the matchmaking show starring Esther Rantzen and Richard Blackwood, plus musicians gleefully pay tribute to the legendary singer

A fame-enhanced version of the matchmaking show: four ordinary punters who thought they were on regular First Dates are confronted with a celeb instead. That could crash the format but it doesn’t, because Towie’s Jess Wright, EastEnder Richard Blackwood and Paralympian Will Bayley are all unknown to their dates. The casting coup is Esther Rantzen, whose erudite honesty provides the most moving moments. Jack Seale

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Leon Lopez joins EastEnders

Leon Lopez has joined 'EastEnders'. The 36-year-old actor - who is known for playing Jerome Johnson in 'Brookside' between 1999 and 2002 - is set to cause a stir next week when he rocks up in Walford as the foster brother of Vincent Hubbard (Richard Blackwood). Speaking to the Digital Spy, he said of his new role on the soap: ''I'm so excited to be working on 'EastEnders' and still can't believe it! It really is a dream come true.'' Although some people won't be best pleased to see a newbie on the Square, it seems Linford's arrival has come just at the
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Richard Blackwood had crush on Gemma Atkinson

EastEnders' Richard Blackwood used to have a crush on 'Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson. The 43-year-old actor, who portrays Vincent Hubbard in the BBC One soap, feels ''privileged'' to be up against the blonde beauty - known for playing Carly Hope in the ITV show - for the Best Newcomer at next week's National Television Awards (NTAs) as he used to have a soft spot for her. Asked if he's been keeping an eye on his competitors since the shortlist was announced, he said: ''The irony for me is that I used to fancy Gemma! I feel privileged to be in the same
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Richard Blackwood: I don't care if I get axed from EastEnders

Richard Blackwood doesn't care if he gets axed from 'EastEnders.' The 43-year-old actor may have only walked onto Walford as badboy bar owner Vincent Hubbard 11 months ago, but he's admitted he's not particularly bothered if BBC bosses decide to give him the chop in the next coming months. He explained: ''However long I've got, I don't mind. It's done so much for me about showing I am a credible actor. ''A lot of people didn't know I could do it. I've proved what I can do. So however long I'm there, I'll be grateful.'' The handsome star made his first appearance on
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Richard Blackwood tips EastEnders for NTAs success

Richard Blackwood thinks 'EastEnders' should ''hoover up every award'' at the National Television Awards 2016. The 43-year-old actor - who plays bad boy Vincent Hubbard in the BBC soap - very boldly tipped the show to triumph over its competitors and says he feels ''privileged'' to be a part of it. Speaking at London's Soho Hotel for BBC's 'EastEnders' Christmas Launch, Danny told TV presenter Gabby Roslin: ''NTAs 'EastEnders' should get a hoover and hoover up every award. ''And I am not just saying that because I am in the show. There's one thing that Dom [producer] will tell you about me,
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Strictly Come Dancing's next contestant will be revealed on tonight's One Show

The Wanted's Jay McGuiness has only just been announced for Strictly Come Dancing but we won't have to wait long to find out who will be joining him.

The show's communications manager Chris McCluskey has revealed that the next star for this year's show will be unveiled tonight (August 24) on BBC One's The One Show.

Let's have another one! Next @bbcstrictly celeb will be confirmed Tonight on The One Show - from 7pm on @BBCOne http://t.co/TOv31XJAn4

— Chris McCluskey (@chris_maccc) August 24, 2015

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Alex Jones is joined by guest presenter Richard Blackwood on tonight's show, which airs for half an hour from 7pm. Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dan Snow and Anita Rani are on the sofa.

McGuiness was the tenth celebrity to join 2015's series,
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Dean Gaffney's 8 greatest hits: EastEnders, Extras and I'm a Celebrity

EastEnders fans are surely rejoicing at the news that Dean Gaffney will be returning as Robbie Jackson after five years away.

Hapless Robbie has become a fan favourite over the years, but Gaffers himself has been entertaining us in the meantime in various ways. Here are a few highlights:

1. EastEnders: Wellard and well unlucky in love

When you think of Robbie Jackson, you probably instantly think of Wellard, one of the best soap dogs of all time. Aside from his friendship with the loyal mutt, Robbie actually had quite a lot of genuinely dramatic storylines, including having to work as a road sweeper for years.

His girlfriend's dad sent him to hospital after accusing him of rape, while he had a strained relationship with his estranged father. He didn't possess the womanising powers of his popstar counterpart, and had to call off his first engagement after she cheated on him.
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Naomi Campbell follows Richard Blackwood on Twitter

Naomi Campbell has followed her stepbrother Richard Blackwood on Twitter now he is on 'EastEnders'. The supermodel - who has 346,000 followers on the social networking site - hit the follow button after the actor landed the role of villain Vincent Hubbard on Albert Square. A friend of the newbie soap star told The Sun newspaper: ''He jokes that she may not actually watch the show but she at least keeps tabs on him and his career as one of his 26,000 followers!'' Richard himself also revealed he doesn't see his older sister as ''the most beautiful woman in the world'', she
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Oops... Richard Blackwood doesn't know what lemon zest is on Sunday Brunch

Guests on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch are expected to get involved with the cooking, and unfortunately for Eastenders star Richard Blackwood, this proved to be his undoing.

We're no dab hands at cooking ourselves, and could only cringe (with a soupçon of empathy) when things took a turn for the worst. The actor was asked to zest a lemon, but obviously had no clue what to do.

I cannot stop watching Richard Blackwood pretending to know what zest is. pic.twitter.com/yIWorsIOap

Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) May 31, 2015

He started by cutting at the outside of the lemon, before trying to zest the inside of the lemon. Thankfully, the show's presenters were on hand to help.

"You want the outside?!" he said, when told he was doing it wrong.

Twitter found the incident highly amusing, with multiple videos of the moment appearing online shortly after.

Blackwood recently joined the cast of EastEnders as Vincent Hubbard,
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EastEnders: First look at the cast on Graham Norton

A special EastEnders-themed edition of The Graham Norton Show is to air next week, as part of the show's 30th anniversary.

Norton will be joined by a lineup of the show's best-known stars, including June Brown, Pam St Clement, Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright, John Altman, Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, Danny Dyer and newest signing Richard Blackwood.

Watch three clips from the special Graham Norton Show below:

Graham asks Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer if they know who killed Lucy Beale. They assure him they don't, so they ask Lucy Beale herself.

Graham introduces Adam Woodyatt, Letitia Dean, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer to their very own miniature dolls from an EastEnders model village in Torquay.

Graham gets a lesson in how to receive an EastEnders slap from Pam St Clement and he practices his technique with Danny Dyer, Shane Richie and a surprise
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National Television Awards 2015: As it happened

For the next three hours, the best of 2014's television will be celebrated at a lavish ceremony starring everyone from Danny Dyer to the bloke from The Chase.

The 2015 National Television Awards will reward the very best (or highest-voted) soaps, dramas, comedies and more. Dermot O'Leary will once again host the event live from The O2 in London on ITV.

So grab a cup of tea, prepare for madness and enjoy Ant & Dec winning the Best TV Presenter(s) trophy, as Digital Spy takes you through the evening from 7.30pm.

22:03So there we have it for another year! A pretty darn well-run ship by Dermot, and a generally enjoyable show. What did you think of the winners? Any big snubs? All in agreement? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for joining us!

22:02Of course, one more mention of Mrs Brown before the end.

22:00Claudia Winkleman can be seen going "What?
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The X Factor 2014: week five results show live blog

It was Queen and Michael Jackson week, but what happened? Fortunately, Stuart Heritage was there to sit though the whole flipping thing.

8.57pm GMT

And that, kids, is the weekends X Factor all sewn up. Well have to struggle on from this point without Paul, but Im sure well cope. Now, its vitally important that you make the most of these next few days, because next week is X Factors Big Band Week, and were all going to need all the strength we can muster for it.

As always, thanks for coming along. I would genuinely be very sad if I had to do this by myself. You know this already, because I wont shut up about it, but Im @StuHeritage on Twitter. Now, lets all go and write someones name with a pile of sausages.

8.57pm GMT

Pauls heartbroken. Look What You Did, Louis. This Is All Your Fault.
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TV highlights 08/11/2013

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Rugby Union: Leicester v Ospreys | Stobart: Trucks, Trains & Planes | Cold War, Hot Jets | The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song | Greatest Kids' TV Shows | Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance | The Grierson Awards 2013 | Latino Americans

Rugby Union: Leicester v Ospreys

7.30pm, Sky Sports 2

Live coverage of the opening round of the Lv Cup – Aka the Anglo-Welsh Cup – from Leicester's Welford Road stadium. Both teams look in decent shape: reigning English Premiership champions Leicester have started the new season of that competition solidly, and Ospreys have done likewise in the Pro12, only wobbling in a couple of Heineken Cup fixtures against Leinster and Northampton last month. Leicester won this competition in 2012, Ospreys in 2008 – when they beat Leicester in the final. Andrew Mueller

Stobart: Trucks, Trains & Planes

8pm, Channel 5

Doubtless no one is more surprised than Eddie Stobart himself that this fly-on-the-wall series on his logistics empire is now entering its sixth year. This time
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25 most outrageous 'This Morning' moments: Laughter, tears and nudity

Happy 25th birthday to This Morning, which celebrates its silver anniversary today (October 3).

The famous ITV daytime show's current hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were joined by original hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan for a special episode at This Morning's first home in Liverpool's Albert Docks.

To commemorate this momentous occasion, here's Digital Spy's pick of This Morning's most memorable moments.

1. Booyakasha!

Who could forget Richard Madeley's misjudged and horrendously toe-curling Ali G impersonation? He appeared on our screens completely in character, right down to the drawn-on goatee, while an awkward Judy Finnegan visibly cringed and attempted to plough on with the show.

2. Two Vaginas Lady

Well done Holly Willoughby, who was able to keep a straight face while explaining that poor Hazel Jones has a medical condition which means she has two vaginas. The discussion spanned double periods, the difficulty of inserting tampons and some very graphic camera shots.
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