‘The Capture’ - Television
New six-part thriller series The Capture is coming to BBC One this September. Written and directed by Bafta Award-winning Ben Chanan, The Capture explores the nature of justice and criminality in the post truth era.
The series follows the investigation of soldier Sean Emmery (Callum Turner) following the reveal of CCTV footage. However, as DCI Cary (Holliday Grainger) investigates, the truth becomes hazier than ever.
Alongside Grainger and Turner, catch TCG’s very own Frederick Szkoda playing Ryan.
‘The King’s Man’ - Feature
Disney have revealed the first look at the Fox spy feature ‘The King’s Man’ with the release of the teaser trailer. The film is a prequel to the two films already in the franchise, 2014’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and 2017’s ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.
As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. The film stars Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson as the young male lead. They are joined by a stellar cast, including Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, and Rhys Ifans.
Watch the teaser trailer below!
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ - Theatre
TCG’s Blayar Benn has joined the West End cast of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ as Trevor. It is a comedic play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company.
The comedy had its London premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 and moved to Trafalgar Studios in 2013. The play then began a UK tour prior to the opening at the Duchess Theatre, London, where it remains today. The play won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards and has gone on two more UK tours since.
‘Carnival Row’ - Television
In Carnival Row a human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
The new fantasy thriller series is coming to Amazon Prime on 30th August and stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. It also features our very own Lukwesa Mwamba and Dan Cade.
‘The Mousetrap’ - Theatre
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre having been playing for over 65 years. The show initially opened at the Ambassadors Theatre and transferred to the St Martin’s Theatre in 1973 where it has remained ever since.
The scene is set when a group of people are gathered at a country guest house in the converted Monkswell Manor. Cut off by the snow, they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed...
TCG’s Max Gell is now playing the leading role of Giles Ralston, joining over 455 actors who have appeared in the record breaking play.
‘The Lion King: UK Tour’ - Theatre
Walt Disney have announced the cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical The Lion King which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on the Edinburgh in December. Further cities are yet to be announced.
The tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since opening in 1999, the show has been seen by over 15 million theatregoers and is still the West End’s best-selling stage production. It is also the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.
The Lion King welcomes cast members from all over the world, including American actor Dashaun Young as Simba and TCG’s very own Matthew Forbes who will be playing Zazu.
‘We Die Young’ - Feature
Lior Geller’s We Die Young opens the Mammoth 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.
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!
‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ - Feature
Disney have released the official trailer for Angelina Jolie's upcoming Maleficent sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
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 2019 having been previously slated for May 2020.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning and Harris Dickinson as Prince Philip.
‘The Heartless’ - Television
Production company RubyRock Pictures are working on The Heartless, a music drama written by Lucie Barât, the sister of The Libertines frontman Carl Barât.
The Heartless is a semi-autobiographical snapshot of the British indie scene in early noughties London, inspired by creator Lucie Barât’s own experience of that time and the journey of her brother’s band. The soundtrack is written by both Barâts and Carl is also the executive producer on the project.
The series follows Sally, who returns to the UK after a year in Australia and finds herself thrust into the hedonistic, high intensity world of her childhood friends, siblings Asher and Anna. Asher, played by TCG’s Lewis Rainer, is in rising indie band The Heartless with volatile frontwoman Marion, played by Ellie James. The group is on the cusp of making it big, but the chaotic trio are always one step away from tearing everything apart.
‘The A List’ - Television
‘The A List’, a UK produced teen drama, has been picked up by global streamer Netflix after first being shown on BBC iPlayer. The 13-part series was produced by Kindle Entertainment and written by Dan Berlinka and Nina Metivier (‘Doctor Who’).
The supernatural thriller is set in a summer camp where a group of teens are ready for the holiday of a lifetime, but the trip turns into a nightmare after the arrival of the mysterious Amber, played by TCG’s Ellie Duckles.
‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' - Netflix
The upcoming Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ has announced a stacked voice cast.
Leading the cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. Other characters are voiced by: Caitriona Balfe, Lena Headey, Helena Bonham-Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander. Harris Dickinson voices Gurjin the Gelfling.
The series is a prequel to the 1982 puppet animated fantasy film ‘The Dark Crystal’ and will premiere on Netflix on 30th August.
‘London Kills’ - Television
“London Kills” follows an elite team of cops as they investigate murders taking place in the titular English capital. Sharon Small, Hugo Speer, Bailey Patrick, and Tori Allen-Martin star with TCG’s Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove appearing in episode one as Olivia Jarvis.
Acorn Media International distributes “London Kills” and struck the BBC deal, its first with a free-TV broadcaster in the U.K. The agreement covers two seasons of the show. The pubcaster will run the series in its daytime schedule.
‘County Lines’ - Feature
Harris Dickinson has recently filmed the hard hitting Henry Blake feature ‘County Lines’
It is 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. TCG’s Tabitha Milne-Price also stars as Aliyah.
Below is the teaser trailer from the original short:
‘Jungle Cry’ - Feature
Jungle Cry is a new film based on the inspiring true story of rugby coach Rudraksh Jena who guided a team of rural Odisha boys to a historic victory in the Junior Rugby World Cup.
The trailer, which can be seen below, was released at Cannes Film Festival 2019 and the film is directed by Sagar Ballary. Abhay Deol stars as the lead and the cast also includes Emily Shah and TCG’s Sherry Baines.
‘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.
‘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!
‘The Postcard Killings’ - Feature
The Postcard Killings is an adaptation of James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s bestselling novel The Postcard Killers. It is being directed by Oscar winner Danis Tanovic and is currently in production.
The crime thriller stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a New York detective investigating the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London. He recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.
The Postcard Killings features TCG’s Chris Pizzey.
‘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').
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