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‘Penance’: ‘The Bletchley Circle’s Julie Graham & ‘Line of Duty’s Neil Morrissey To Star In Channel 5 Drama

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‘Penance’: ‘The Bletchley Circle’s Julie Graham & ‘Line of Duty’s Neil Morrissey To Star In Channel 5 Drama
The Bletchley Circle star Julie Graham and Line of Duty’s Neil Morrissey are to star in psychological thriller Penance for Viacom’s Channel 5.

The pair will be joined by Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Tallulah Greive (Millie in Between), Art Malik (The Woman in White) and Wanda Ventham (Sherlock) in the three-part drama.

The series, which was unveiled as part of Channel 5’s first major drama slate earlier this year, is written by Mr Selfridge writer Kate O’Riordan.

A psychological thriller that follows the lives of Rosalie, played by Graham, and Luke Douglas, played by Morrissey, and their teenage daughter, Maddie (Greive). Following the loss of their son, Rosalie and Luke find their marriage under immense strain. Maddie and Rosalie find themselves in the caring hands of Nico Mirallegro’s Jed, a charming and charismatic young man that they encounter at bereavement counselling who is also suffering under the weight of his own grief.
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Movie Review – Crucible of the Vampire (2019)

Crucible of the Vampire, 2019.

Directed by Iain Ross-McNamee.

Starring Katie Goldfinch, Neil Morrissey, Babette Barat, Brian Croucher, Larry Rew, Angela Carter, and Lisa Martin.

Synopsis:

A young museum curator is sent to the Shropshire countryside to investigate the discovery of a crucible dating back to the middle ages.

Crucible of the Vampire is a Gothic horror movie set in an old country manor house and featuring beautiful female vampires wearing low cut tops, a sinister land owner, a local pub and a couple of familiar television actors in secondary roles – it is almost as though someone was trying to channel Hammer Films circa 1970.

However, if the filmmakers wanted to properly resurrect the spirit of Hammer, Amicus, Tigon and all of those classic chillers from the late ’60s/early ’70s then a little bit more flair on both sides of the camera wouldn’t have gone amiss. In true British horror
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‘Crucible of the Vampire’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Katie Goldfinch, Florence Cady, Neil Morrissey, Charles O’Neill, Brian Croucher, Aaron Jeffcoate, Larry Rew, Babette Barat, Lisa Martin, John Stirling, Angela Carter, Phil Hemming | Written by Darren Lake, Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolskel | Directed by Iain Ross-McNamee

[Note: With the film now available on Blu-ray, here's a reposting of my original review of the fantastic British gothic horror Crucible of the Vampire - Phil]

“British horror”, as a genre, has never really gone away but in recent years it seems that this small corner of our cinematic shores has found itself once again. Shying away from the Carry On-esque mixture of dick and fart gags and horror that once marked out British-made fare, filmmakers have instead returned to the genres more gothic roots, taking inspiration from the likes of Hammer and Tigon – yet stil bringing modern sensibilites and concerns to the fore. It’s that mixture that has borne out some great films over the past few years: The Sleeping Room, The Forgotten, Darkness Wakes, Ghost Ship, Ghosts of Darkness… And you can now add Crucible of the Vampire
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Competition: Win a ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ bundle!

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Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals and even right here on Nerdly, Iain Ross-McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire comes to UK cinemas today, 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment.

Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey, alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire, to verify its authenticity. If it is, what she hopes it is, it would be a major discovery. Isabelle finds herself welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family
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Trailer Park: The Secret Piercing Life of Glass Hearts 3

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Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our semi-regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This edition features a gaggle of trailers for both forthcoming movies And video games… including: Kingdom Hearts 3, Glass, Nippon Marathon, Crucible of the Vampire, Netflix’s Kingdom, Doom Room and more!

Kingdom Hearts III

As unexpected events began to unfold in the Disney worlds at the hands of the enemy’s dark ambitions, the heroic trio of Sora, Donald, and Goofy find adventures ahead, from aquatic battles in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean to dances with the townspeople in the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled. The new footage also showcases Stitch from Lilo and Stitch as a special “link” (summon), as well as cooking-themed Ratatouille Keyblade attacks. Footage of Kairi wielding a Keyblade, as well as heartfelt conversations between members of Organization Xiii, and glimpses of Sora’s Nobody
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Trailer for horror Crucible of the Vampire starring Katie Goldfinch and Neil Morrissey

Ahead of its release this February, a trailer has arrived online for director Iain Ross-McNamee’s Gothic horror Crucible of the Vampire which stars Neil Morrissey, Katie Goldfinch, Florence Cady, Babette Barat and Larry Rew; watch it here…

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them. When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants?

Crucible of the Vampire is set for a UK theatrical release on February 1st, followed by a home entertainment release on February 4th.

The post
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Men Behaving Badly cast are keen on a reunion

It’s been twenty years since the series finale of Men Behaving Badly, but according to actor Neil Morrissey, he and co-stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash are keen on returning to their roles for a revival of the 90s sitcom.

“You know what they should do, get (creator) Simon Nye on this show, he’s the one,” Morrissey said when asked on ITV’s Lorraine about a possible revival. “If there’s a script – because in my game everything starts with a script – and if the script is good because Martin and I and Leslie have all said of course we’ll do it. So we need to get Simon Nye, nail him down and get him to write a series.”

Men Behaving Badly followed the lives of Gary (Clunes) and flatmate Tony, as well as Gary’s long-suffering girlfriend Dorothy (Quentin) and neighbour Deborah (Ash).

The
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DVD Review – Striking Out Series 2

Rachel Bellwoar reviews the second series of Striking Out

At the end of Striking Out series one, Tara (Amy Huberman) was evicted from the coffee house where she’d set-up shop. In series two she’s picking up her files off the street, where a tarp has been laid to keep them dry. Tara suspects her old law firm, Dunbars, is responsible and tells her ex-fiancé, Eric Dunbar (Rory Keenan), to look into it. This happens a lot this season, as they seem to have reached a friendship stage in their broken relationship.

That’s all well and good but this schtick gets old. Tara tells Eric to do some digging. Eric, for whatever reason, agrees. He finds out something fishy, yet the next time Tara tells him to do some digging, he makes the same protests. He’s welcome to stand by his father (Paul Antony-Barber) if he wants,
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U.K. Greenlit: Dramas ‘The Good Karma Hospital,’ ‘Temple,’ ‘The Durrells,’ + More Plan Fall Shoots

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Good Karma Hospital”Popular Sunday night drama “The Good Karma Hospital” had a third series confirmed last week after an emotional end to Series 2. Amrita Acharia, James Krishna Floyd, Amanda Redman, and Neil Morrissey star in the series, which begins shooting its third season in August on location in Sri Lanka. Casting director Andy Morgan is attached. “Temple”Sky Atlantic’s English language remake of the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama “Valkyrien” begins shooting this September. The eight-episode drama stars Mark Strong as a surgeon whose attempts to save his wife become increasingly desperate. “Temple” shoots on location in London beginning Sept. 3 and casting director Jina Jay is attached. “Inside No. 9”The dark comedy
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Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago review – stars put their best feet forward

A trek to the Spanish holy city is a classier celebrity challenge than being made to eat bushtucker, though it’s a stretch to suggest they’ll find the answers to life’s big questions en route

Celebrities have been shut up in houses, dumped in the jungle and made to eat animal genitals, marooned on desert islands … You’d think they’d be running out of ways to humiliate them for the entertainment and amusement of the rest of us. But no, here’s another: send a bunch of them on a gruelling 800km hike across the mountains and plains of France and Spain. Yes, I think that works.

Because they will also be exploring their spiritual sides as well as contemplating the existence of God as they trudge. No problem for Kate Bottley, the Gogglebox priest, though sometimes her godliness deserts her. “Are we going up that bastard?
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Berlinale 2018: ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Katie Goldfinch, Florence Cady, Neil Morrissey, Charles O’Neill, Brian Croucher, Aaron Jeffcoate, Larry Rew, Babette Barat, Lisa Martin, John Stirling, Angela Carter, Phil Hemming | Written by Darren Lake, Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolskel | Directed by Iain Ross-McNamee

“British horror”, as a genre, has never really gone away but in recent years it seems that this small corner of our cinematic shores has found itself once again. Shying away from the Carry On-esque mixture of dick and fart gags and horror that once marked out British-made fare, filmmakers have instead returned to the genres more gothic roots, taking inspiration from the likes of Hammer and Tigon – yet stil bringing modern sensibilites and concerns to the fore. It’s that mixture that has borne out some great films over the past few years: The Sleeping Room, The Forgotten, Darkness Wakes, Ghost Ship, Ghosts of Darkness… And you can now add Crucible
See full article at Nerdly »

Screenbound acquire UK gothic horror ‘Crucible of the Vampire’

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Screenbound International Pictures have announce that they have made an exclusive representation agreement for world sales of the latest movie from Ghost Dog Films, the British vampire film Crucible of the Vampire This Hammer-esque new movie comes from director Iain Ross-McNamee (The Singing Bird Will Come), who continues his passion for strong female leads in a psychological horror setting which helps give the gothic vampire story a thoroughly modern twist as love and sexual repression are compellingly intertwined throughout the film.

Crucible of the Vampire see Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) as a naive, university researcher who is sent to a foreboding, gothic manor house in rural Shropshire to verify that an ancient crucible is that of a Sorcerer from the 17th Century who was executed for bringing the dead back to life. As Katie delves further into the crucible’s history, it soon becomes apparent that the house holds more than one dark secret…
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Starz Adds Kids Shows & Nearly 300 Spanish-Language Movies, TV Episodes

Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder have found a new home on Starz. As part of its outreach to what it considers underserved audiences, the premium cable net has added the popular kids shows to its app and Ott/on-demand programming, along with nearly 300 Spanish-language movies and telenovela episodes, including the Colombia’s El Cartel de los Sapos and La Promesa. Thomas and Friends and Bob the Builder join such other children’s fare as Care Bears: Adventures in Ca…
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Line Of Duty series 4 episode 3 review

Louisa Mellor Apr 9, 2017

Line Of Duty series 4 reaches the halfway point. Major spoilers from the off in our review…

This review contains spoilers.

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If we’ve learned anything from Line Of Duty, it’s that stuff isn’t always how it looks. Good police lurk under bad fringes. The lanky chilli-making Di who seems so laid back is secretly sweating in the pocket of organised crime. Neil Morrissey didn't even need a walking stick. And that enthusiastic new secondment who keeps popping her head around the door to say “Sorry ma’am, I couldn’t help but overhear…” isn’t just keen; she’s there to prove you’re bent.

But there’s no getting away from how this looks: Dci Huntley’s husband is
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What to Expect on Netflix in November, Plus: Watch These Movies Before They Expire

Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. But first, here are our editors' 10 must-see recommendations from below's incoming crop of movies: 1. Paddington (2014) 2. Burn After Reading (2008) 3. Ravenous (1999) 4. Boyhood (2014) 5. The Jungle Book (2016) 6. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) 7. The African Queen (1951) 8. Cujo (1983) 9. The Doors (1991) 10. Stephen King’s Thinner (1996) Arriving November 1 The African Queen (1951) Alfie (2004) Bob the Builder: White...

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’
Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.

1. “Under the Sun” (available November 11)

Directed by Vitaly Manski, the documentary follows a year in the life of a family in Pyongyang, North Korea as their eight-year-old daughter, Zin-mi, prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the Day of the Shining Star.

2. “The Ivory Game” (available November 14)

Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary sheds a light on the seedy underbelly of elephant poaching in Africa and black market ivory trading in China.

Read More: ‘The Ivory Game,’ Produced By Leonardo DiCaprio, Is a Shocking Look at an Underground Marketplace — Telluride Review

3. “Just Friends” (available November 14)

On a lighter note, who
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eOne appoints head of UK licensing

eOne appoints head of UK licensing
Rollings to focus on Peppa Pig and Pj Masks.

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced the appointment of Katie Rollings as head of UK licensing for eOne Family and eOne Licensing, effective September 13, 2016.

Based in eOne’s London headquarters, Rollings will be responsible for all commercial activity for its licensed properties in the UK, including licensing, brand strategy, retail sales and retail marketing.

Leading a team of five licensing executives, Rollings is charged with spearheading the continued growth and expansion of the company’s UK licensing programmes across its portfolio of family, lifestyle and film properties, with a strategic focus on Peppa Pig and Pj Masks.

Rollings will manage key alliances with UK licensees and retailers - identifying new licensing opportunities and retail channels - in addition to developing brand strategies and retail marketing initiatives to drive commercial growth in the market.

She joins the company with 20 years’ experience working on leading preschool properties, including Thomas
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Robin Of Sherwood: looking back at a modern TV classic

Llinos Cathryn Thomas Aug 5, 2016

Thirty years since it ended, we revisit much-loved 80s historical fantasy series Robin Of Sherwood...

The Robin Hood legend has been retold in countless ways, but one of the most memorable of modern times is Richard Carpenter’s hugely influential 1980s imagining, telling the story of Sherwood’s band of outlaws with a combination of realism and luminous fantasy with its roots in British folklore.

Made by Htv in association with production company Goldcrest Films (which was also behind Chariots Of Fire and Gandhi), its 26 episodes ran on ITV from 1984 to 1986, garnering a positive critical reception and inspiring a fan following that’s still enthusiastically active today.

Much of the success of the show was down to the spot-on casting and the chemistry between the performers. Michael Praed’s charismatic-yet-otherworldly presence as Robin was the perfect match for the show’s aesthetic, and the more down-to-earth Little John,
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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive: Cancelled; No Season Three for ITV Series

[caption id="attachment_49969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bear Grylls: Mission Survive TV show cancelled by ITV after second series; no season three. Image via ITV./caption]

Mission aborted. The Bear Grylls: Mission Survive TV show has been cancelled by ITV after its second season. Digital Spy reports ITV has confirmed it is done with the survivalist competition. Chin up, Bear Grylls fans. ITV has, "... a number of projects with Bear in the pipeline." When announced, we will let you know.

DJ/model Vogue Williams won the first season of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive. Alex Scott, right-back for Arsenal in the Fa Women's Super League and the England women's national football team, won the second series. Also competing in season two were: Samantha Barks, Michelle Collins, Jason Gardiner, Chelsee Healey, Neil Morrissey, and Stuart Pearce MBE.

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Joanna Lumley: ‘I like a bright lipstick in a “Patsy red”’

The actor and model on why she wears a full face of makeup every day

We have a wireless in the bathroom, and I always put it on while I am doing my makeup. Quite often, I just top up the makeup I’ve been wearing in the daytime. If I’m going to be seen from far away, I like to have a striking look, a bright lipstick in what I call a “Patsy red”.

I was a model in the 60s, and we had to do our own makeup, even false eyelashes. I learned how to do it all, very quickly, and I know what suits me. I put on a full face of makeup pretty much every day, because of the ubiquity of mobile phones and people asking for selfies. Even if I’m shuffling around the supermarket, I wear plenty, so I look nice and don’t spoil anyone’s selfie.
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