Tony Marchant's 'Butterfly' - Red Production/ITV
TCGs Jackie Knowles plays 'Stella' in new ITV mini series 'Butterfly'.
Emmet J. Scanlan, Alison Steadman, Sean McGinley and Callum Booth-Ford join Anna Friel as filming begins on new ITV mini series 'Butterfly'.
“I’ve always been a Butterfly.”
Created and penned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Tony Marchant, 'Butterfly' is about the acrimonious relationship between separated parents, Vicky (Anna Friel) and Stephen (Emmet J. Scanlan), and their division in opinion over how to support their gender variant child, Max (Callum Booth-Ford).
Directed by Anthony Byrne and produced by Louise Sutton, 'Butterfly' will embrace the story of a three-generational family, and will expose the truly extraordinary demands made by each and every individual in the family. We will see how they all prosper or fall as the string of challenges unfold over time.
'Maleficent II' - Disney Feature
Live-action Disney sequel 'Maleficent II' has confirmed another cast member, with Aurora getting a new love interest in the shape of TCGs Harris Dickinson, who will be playing 'Prince Phillip'.
Although the full synopsis has yet to be revealed, his initial description casts a small amount of light on the direction that the film may take, and a link to the mysterious queen that Michelle Pfeiffer is expected to play.
With Angelina Jolie in the lead role, 'Maleficent' tells the villain's side of the story of Sleeping Beauty, and while its sequel has the actress set to return, it remains to be seen where the second installment in the series will pick up. In addition to Dickinson as Prince Phillip, new to the Maleficent franchise are Michelle Pfeiffer, who has reportedly been cast as Prince Phillip's mother, and Ed Skrein, who has been cast as a villain.
*Trailer Alert* 'The Darkest Minds' - 20th Century Fox
The new trailer for 'The Darkest Minds' has just been released starring TCGs Harris Dickinson. Opens in theatres August 2018.
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson screenplay by Chad Hodge. Based upon the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Produced by Shawn Levy, p.g.a.; Dan Levine, p.g.a.
Also starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie
'The One and Only Ivan' - Disney
Kiss Dillon is about to start shooting on the new Disney feature 'The One and Only Ivan', alongside Bryan Cranston and also Sam Rockwell and Angelina Jolie.
The plot follows a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Stella enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and makes a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.
The novel won the Newberry Medal in 2013. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao and published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book is based on a true story about a gorilla named Ivan, who spent 27 years in a Washington shopping centre before being transferred to a zoo in Atlanta.
Angelina Jolie will lend her voice for the character of elephant Stella in the Disney film 'One and Only Ivan'. Helmed by director Thea Sharrock, the film is based on Katherine Applegate's children's book.
'Krypton' - DC Entertainment
Emmanuel Ighodaro appears as 'Lor Zod' in the new DC Entertainment show 'Krypton' currently airing on Syfy channel in the US.
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, 'Krypton' follows Superman's grandfather - whose House of El was ostracized and shamed - as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
'The Meeting' - Chichester Festival Theatre
Jim Findley will shortly start rehearsals for the role of 'Elder James' in Charlotte Jones's 'The Meeting' at Chichester's Festival Theatre.
Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born, but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.
This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.
Charlotte Jones’s multi award-winning play 'Humble Boy' transferred to the West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. Her other work includes 'The Lightning Play' at the Almeida Theatre, 'The Dark' at the Donmar Warehouse and 'Martha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis' (UK tour).
Director Natalie Abrahami makes her debut at Chichester; her recent productions include 'Queen Anne' (RSC/West End) and 'Happy Days' (Young Vic). She was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007 – 2012, and Associate Director at the Young Vic.
'Flack' - UKTV, Hat Trick
Meghan Treadway is currently filming the role of 'Belle' in the new Hat Trick television series 'Flack', alongside Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo, Marc Warren and Rebecca Benson.
The series, co-produced by Paquin, UKTV and Hat Trick Productions, is set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity PR. Equal parts hilarity and heart, it reflects the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. Paquin plays Robyn, an American PR executive living in London who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed.
'The Full Monty' director Peter Cattaneo will be lead director on the series, the first U.S.-UK co-commission for CBS-Lionsgate joint venture Pop TV and UKTV.
The series will air in 2019 on UKTV’s entertainment channel.
Debbie Tucker Green's 'Generations' - Chichester Festival Theatre.
Laurietta Essien is about to open in 'Generations' as 'Mother' in one of a double bill of plays written by Debbie Tucker Green.
In the cradle of their South African family, Boyfriend and Girlfriend are beginning their lives together, just as Mama and Dad, and Grandad and Nana, did before them. Until, one by one, family members start to disappear.
Fierce, warm and funny, these two short and haunting dramas examine love, life and loss through the lives of two families on two continents.
A playwright, screenwriter and director, Debbie Tucker Green is one of theatre’s most original and internationally acclaimed voices. She won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2004 for 'Born Bad' and the 2012 BAFTA Award for Best Single Drama for the television version of 'Random'.
Both plays are directed by Tinuke Craig. Winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Director Award and Associate Director at the Gate Theatre 2015-2016, her credits include Debbie Tucker Green’s 'Dirty Butterfly' at the Young Vic.
'Humans' Returns to Channel 4
'Humans' will return to Channel 4 this May. At the end of series two, every synth in the world was given consciousness, essentially creating a new species on Earth. The consequences of that are felt by both synths and humans in the third series, which starts a year after “the dawn of consciousness”.
Siôn Tudor Owen will appear as 'Jez'.
'3 Women' - Trafalgar Studios, West End
Oliver Greenall is about to open in '3 Women' at the Trafalgar Studios, West End.
'3 Women' is a brand-new comedy drama by Katy Brand.
From generation to generation, from Mother to Daughter, this female-led play explores what it means to be a woman in the 21st century and the consequences of the generational gap on our attitudes, cultural expectations and family dynamic. From wedding celebrations to relationship disillusionment, '3 Women' is razor-sharp funny and caustically irresistible.
Starring Anita Dobson as Eleanor, Debbie Chazen as Suzanne and Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Laurie, this hilariously frank and original debut, brings our three women and their own very different identities and opinions into one hotel suite for a single night of redemption. What will be revealed?
'The Split' - BBC Television
Please watch Jackie Knowles in 'The Split' next Monday 7th May at 21.00. BBC One's new six-part television series created by Abi Morgan, about a family of female divorce lawyers, forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence.
Starring Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Deborah Findlay and directed by Jessica Hobbs.
'Postcards from London' - Closes BFI Flare Festival
The 32nd edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival opens with the UK premiere of My Days of Mercy and closes with the European premiere of Postcards from London.
The film tells the story of beautiful teenager Jim (TCG's Harris Dickinson) who, having travelled from the suburbs, finds himself in Soho where he falls in with a gang of unusual high class male escorts ‘The Raconteurs’. Set in a vibrant, neon-lit, imaginary vision of Soho, this morality tale manages to be both a beautifully shot homage to the spirit of Derek Jarman and a celebration of the homo-erotic in baroque art.
Please watch Danny Boyle's 'Trust' - FX
Harris Dickinson is set to star as 'J. Paul Getty III', alongside Hilary Swank and Donald Sutherland in FX's 'Trust' a 10-episode limited series about the kidnapping of the Getty heir, directed by Danny Boyle.
Premieres on FX Sunday 25th March.
Dickinson’s Getty III is Paul Getty’s idealistic yet rebellious teenage grandson, who increasingly feels the burden of his famous name. Sutherland plays J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty, and Swank plays J. Paul Getty III’s mother Gail Getty.
Hollywood Florida Film Festival - 'Best Actor', 'Best Foreign Film'
Congratulations to Matt Hookings for winning two awards; 'Best Actor' and 'Best Foreign Film' at this years Hollywood Florida Film Festival for his feature 'Winter Ridge'.
'Winter Ridge' follows the story of promising young Detective, Ryan Barnes (Matt Hookings), who arrives home on his anniversary to find his wife has been in a devastating car accident. Seven months later she is still in a coma and Barnes, unable to accept her condition, throws himself into a new investigation that soon develops into a murder investigation and manhunt for a serial killer.
Cast: Matt Hookings, Michael McKell, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Ian Pirie, Justin McDonald, Hannah Waddingham, Alan Ford
Produced by: Nancy Bressolles, Chris Hardman, Matt Hookings, Dom Lenoir
Directed by: Dom Lenoir
**WINNER** Critic's Circle Film Awards - 'British/Irish Young Actor of the Year'
We are beyond proud and delighted to announce that Harris Dickinson has won 'British/Irish Young Actor of the Year' at the Critic's Circle Film Awards for his leading role in the feature 'Beach Rats'.
Established in 1913, The Critics’ Circle is the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, with more than 400 members who work in the UK media as critics of drama, art and architecture, music, film and dance. Chaired by Anna Smith, who also currently serves as the Circle’s President, the Film Section membership is made up of more than 145 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, including Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw, the BBC’s Mark Kermode and Metro’s Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, and has presented its awards annually since 1980.
'7 Days in Entebbe' - Feature
TCGs Danny and Saffron Scheinmann will be appearing in the upcoming feature '7 Days in Entebbe'. Directed by José Padilha (Narcos) and written by Gregory Burke. The film's cast includes Rosamund Pike (A United Kingdom), Daniel Brühl (The Zookeeper’s Wife) and Eddie Marsan.
This gripping film, depicts the harrowing true events that occurred when ‘Air France Flight 139’ on route from Tel Aviv to Paris, was hijacked by two Palestinians and two German terrorists. The heavily armed terrorist’s, force the plane to be diverted to the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Once there, they demanded the immediate release of dozens of Palestinian militants, who were been held prisoner in Israel and other countries. Tense political negotiations ensue, and the hijackers eventually agree to release all the non-Israeli hostages. However, they threaten to start killing the remaining Israeli passengers, one by one, until their demands are met. As the world held it’s breath, and politicians debated, Israeli elite commandos were been briefed on a daring rescue mission.
'7 Days in Entebbe', hits theaters in the UK, May 11th 2018: