‘Our Town’ - Theatre
Full casting has been announced for Ellen McDougall's production of Our Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play opens at the north London venue in May, and follows the townsfolk of Grover's Corners and explores what makes a community.
Joining the previously announced Francesca Henry as Emily Webb will be Natalie Klamar (Richard II) as Stage Manager, Arthur Hughes (Saint Joan) as George Gibbs, Karl Collins (Nine Night) as Dr Gibbs, Pandora Colin (A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Mrs Gibbs, TCG’s Jim Findley (The Lady From the Sea) as Joe Stoddard, Tom Edden (Matilda) as Editor Webb, Thusitha Jayasundera (Stories) as Mrs Webb, Nicola Sloane (Flowers for Mrs Harris), Garry Robson (Kiss Me Quickstep) as Constable Warren.
Completing the cast are Phil Adele (Sam Craig), Peter Hobday (Simon Stimson), Terique Jarrett (Si and Joe Crowell), Louis Martin (Howie Newsome), Miriam Nyarko (Rebecca Gibbs) and Cleo Sylvestre (Professor Willard). The role of Wally Webb will be shared by Tumo Reetsang and Tyrell Russell-Martin.
The production will be designed by Rosie Elnile, with movement by Sasha Milavic Davies, music by Orlando Gough, lighting by Lizzie Powell, sound by Tom Gibbons, muslcal direction by David Ridley and casting by Jacob Sparrow.
Our Town runs from 16 May to 8 June.
‘The Corrupted’ - Feature
Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam, an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen, who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption. Starring Sam Claflin, Timpthy Spall, Hugh Bonneville and featuring TCG’s Cathal Pendred.
In UK cinema’s May 3rd.
‘The Sisters Brothers’ - Feature
The Sisters Brothers, based on Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name, follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters – who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. Their mission will take the brothers all the way to the exotic climes of San Francisco, and upend their entire way of life. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851 and stars Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and features TCG’s Raymond Waring.
The Sisters Brothers is currently showing in cinemas across the UK.
Watch the trailer below:
Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'
The latest ‘Dumbo’ trailer is bound to pull at your heartstrings and childhood memories.
Disney has released the first full-length trailer for a live-action remake of its 1941 animated classic.
Tim Burton is directing, with famous names such as Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Eva Green taking center stage. TCGs Vincent Adriano also features.
Prior to this Vincent filmed the role of ‘Billy’ in Gurinder Chadna’s (‘Bend It Like Beckham’) new feature ‘Blinded By The Light’. The films supporting cast includes Rob Brydon and chronicles the experiences of a British Pakistani boy growing up in the 1980s set to the soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen.
‘Dumbo’ hits theaters TODAY. Watch the trailer below:
‘A Man Without A Past’ - Theatre
The lives of an eclectic community living in abandoned shipping containers are thrown upside down when a mysterious man arrives. With no memory of this name or former life, they begin to help him to find his feet. Whilst a daily serving of soup from a local charity worker begins to nourish his heart and soul, the rediscovery his past could place the lure of his new life in jeapardy.
Featuring a soundtrack from songs of praise to sultry jazz, this part-melancholic love story, part-deliciously deadpan comedy takes you on one man's extraordinary journey from anonymity to unexpected salvation.
Following on from the success of Lars Von Trier's The Boss of it All (Terrific! The Guardian), Jack McNamara cleverly adapts this Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film comedy by one of Finland's greatest modern storytellers. With TCG’s Angela Bain, ‘A Man Without a Past’ will tour rural venues from 25th April - 19th May 2019.
‘Rupert, Rupert & Rupert’ - Film
A bittersweet comedy-drama about a struggling actor with multiple personality disorder whose three identities battle for control when he wins the lead role in a West End play and falls for the pretty makeup artist.
Starring TCG clients Adam Astill, Daisy Keepings and Tom Knight, Rupert, Rupert and Rupert will go live on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Google Play on Friday 26th April.
Click below to watch the trailer.
‘The Bay’ - Television
The Bay is ITV’s latest crime drama, which will start next week. The Bay episodes will see DS Lisa Armstrong (played by Morven Christie) investigate a missing persons investigation she has a personal connection to. The ITV drama also stars Jonas Armstrong, Daniel Ryan, Taheen Modak and TCG’s Ellie Duckles as Hanna.
Each episode of the ITV drama will last an hour and air weekly and it starts on starts on Wednesday, March 20 at 9pm on ITV.
‘Squadron 42’ - Video Game
“Squadron 42” takes place in the year 2945. The United Empire of Earth’s Navy protects humanity from alien threats like the Vanduul, outlaws, and bandits. The player joins the eponymous squadron as a rookie combat pilot. Cloud Imperium says the game will offering missions with multiple paths, advanced enemy A.I., and customizable spaceships.
The game boasts an impressive cast and more than 10 hours of performance capture, according to its official website. Among the familiar faces are Mark Hamill, Henry Cavill, Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Andy Serkis and TCG’s Charlie MacGechan.
‘Maleficent:Mistress of Evil’ - Feature
Disney have released the first poster for Angelina Jolie's upcoming Maleficent sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and revealed that the film will be hitting theatres earlier than expected.
The movie — a sequel to 2014's live-action Maleficent, centred on the villainess from Disney's 1959 animated hit Sleeping Beauty — will arrive in theatres on October 18th THIS YEAR, it was previously slated for May 2020.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and TCG’s Harris Dickinson.
‘London Kills’ - Television
Acorn TV, the digital platform, has commissioned London Kills from Marquess’ production company PGMTV. The five-part drama will tell the story of a team of top murder detectives. Each episode will feature a different murder in addition to a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.
Written by Marquess, who also created iconic British soap Footballers’ Wives, along with Sarah-Louise Hawkins, Jake Riddell, Sally Tatchell and Claire Fryer, it will be distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprise and features TCG’s Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove in episode 1.
‘Killing Eve’ Season 2 - Television
Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer reprise their critically-acclaimed performances as Eve, an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Beginning just after the end of the final episode of Season 1, Villanelle has disappeared, and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does… but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.
Killing Eve will return to screens in the US on Sunday, April 7, a UK air date has still yet to be confirmed, however.
Killing eve season 2 features TCG’s Claire Vousden and Luke De Woolfson.
‘Matriarch’ - Feature
TCG’s Charlie Blackwood leads the cast of new feature ‘Matriarch’.
After becoming stranded in the Scottish countryside Rachel and Matt Hopkins are offered a night's shelter by a farmer and his wife (the Fairbairns) who are oddly infatuated by Rachel's pregnancy. That evening Rachel and Matt realize the farmer's daughter is Ellie Adams, a missing child who was headline news years before. As they attempt leave the farm and get help, the Fairbairn's capture and imprison them - they want their baby.
Matriarch will be available in the US on DVD, On Demand and on Digital from 9th April 2019. UK date is yet to be announced!
Watch the trailer below!
Michael Pink picks up 2 Best Actor awards
TCG’s Michael Pink has been awarded 2 Best Actor awards for his role in ‘Fucking Drama’. Congratulations Michael!
Fucking Drama follows the story of a young couple in love who experience an evening of theatre that changes their lives dramatically. A brutal confrontation with the zeitgeist .
‘We Die Young’ - Feature
Lior Geller’s We Die Young opens the Mammouth Film Festival 2019. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme with TCG’s Charlie MacGechan heading up the main cast as ‘Jester’.
Jean-Claude Van Damme delivers a dramatic turn as a soldier with PTSD in the trailer for We Die Young. The film is based on director Lior Geller's own short Roads, which sets a Guinness world record for most awards won by a student film during its run on the 2008 festival circuit. For his feature-length adaptation, Geller swaps his short film's Israeli backdrop for Washington D.C., but keeps the story of a teenaged boy who works for a dangerous drug lord and seeks help from a traumatized veteran, after his younger brother is hired to work for the same gang.
We Die Young is currently scheduled to premiere in select theaters and on demand in early March. The film's leads are joined by a supporting ensemble that includes David Castañeda - who stars in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy comic book TV series next month - in addition to Once Upon a Time's Joana Metrass and TCG’s Charlie MacGechan who stars in Netflix’s The Girl from the Song. You can watch the trailer below!
‘Aasha The Street Dog’ - Feature
Cinestaan Film Company is teaming with UK-based Newscope Films to produce India’s first live-action all-animal family feature, Aasha The Street Dog (working title).
Directed by Frederik Du Chau and filmed by an international crew, the film tells the story of a plucky, three-legged dog who comes to realise she can change her world. Set on the streets of Delhi, the family adventure has a cast comprising dogs, pigs, camels, goats, a cow and a street kid.
Belgium-born Du Chau is an expert in live-action animal films with credits including Alcon Entertainment’s Racing Stripes and Disney’s Underdog. “We are making this movie on the streets of Delhi and by the time we finish it will be fun, exciting and extremely magical,” said Du Chau.
The film features TCG’s Nick Haverson and his many voices. You can hear Nick as Bullet, Old Dog, Ustaad, Local Street Dog, Monkey, Locked Up Dog, Guard Dog and White Pig - to name a few!
Currently in production in Delhi, the film is being scheduled for delivery in Spring 2019.
‘Dark Crystal' - Netflix
The upcoming ‘Dark Crystal’ series at Netflix has announced a stacked voice cast.
Leading the cast for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. Other Gelfling characters are voiced by: Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham-Carter, TCG’s Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.
The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by: Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs. Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.
Aughra will be voiced by Donna Kimball. Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.
Dark Crystal will be released worldwide in 2019!
‘County Lines’ - Feature
Harris Dickinson has recently filmed the hard hitting Henry Blake feature ‘County Lines’
A powerful drama about a mother and her fourteen year old boy who is groomed into a lethal nationwide drug selling enterprise, a 'County Line', which exploits vulnerable children and traffics them across Britain.
Harris plays ‘Simon’ the “recruiter”, who targets and preys on disengaged and vulnerable young people to groom and promote his drug dealing enterprise out of town.
Below is the teaser trailer from the original short:
‘The Archers’ - BBC Radio 4
Ben Norris joins the Brookfield family as ‘Ben Archer’ in BBC Radio 4’s iconic ‘The Archers’.
‘The Archers’, having aired over 18,700 episodes, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera. The British production is broadcast on Radio 4, the BBC's main spoken-word channel. The programme was originally billed as, an everyday story of country folk. It is now described as, a contemporary drama in a rural setting.
Ben recently wrapped on short film 'Chronos' with director André Chocron, and is about to shoot another short, 'Hard, Cracked The Wind', with director Mark Jenkin. Alongside his acting, Ben is also a writer and is currently developing new plays about elite sport ('The Distance') and self-driving cars ('Autopilot').