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Peter Capaldi Cast In The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Peter Capaldi has been cast in Armando Iannucci's 'The Personal History Of David Copperfield'.The 60-year-old actor - who is best known for his starring role in 'Doctor Who' - has been cast by the acclaimed...

Steve Buscemi Found Death Of Stalin Less Daunting Without Russian Accent

Steve Buscemi found 'Death of Stalin' ''less daunting'' when he knew he didn't have to put on a Russian accent.The 60-year-old actor portrays Soviet statesmen Nikita Khrushchev in the satirical comedy by Armando Iannucci, and...

Armando Iannuccci Defends Dev Patel Casting In David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci has defended casting Dev Patel in his 'David Copperfield' adaptation.Last month, the 27-year-old actor was cast to play the titular character in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', an upcoming movie based on...

Armando Iannucci To Keep 'Spirit' Of Novel In David Copperfield Adaptation

Armando Iannucci has revealed he is determined to keep the ''spirit'' of the Charles Dickens novel alive when he adapts 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' into a movie.The 54-year-old filmmaker is set to helm...

Armando Iannucci Sad Death Of Stalin Banned In Russia

Armando Iannucci is unhappy 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the satirical comedy movie which focuses on the former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin living out his final days and...

Jason Isaacs Worried He'd Be Sent Abuse After Death Of Stalin Ban

Jason Isaacs feared he would be sent some ''radioactive tea'' in the post after 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old actor stars as the Soviet Union officer Georgy Zhukov - who was the...

Dev Patel To Play David Copperfield

Dev Patel is set to star in the lead role of an upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'David Copperfield'. The 27-year-old actor will play the titular character in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield', an...

The Death Of Stalin Wins 3 Bifa Prizes

'The Death of Stalin' has won three British Independent Film Awards. The Armando Iannucci-directed comedy-drama movie picked up a hat-trick of accolades in some of the nine newly-created craft categories ahead of the main ceremony...

Lady Macbeth Leads Nominations For British Independent Film Awards

'Lady Macbeth' has topped the list of nominations for the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).The 2016 movie by director William Oldroyd dominated the list with 15 nominations including nods for its' star Naomi Ackie...

Armando Iannucci Wanted To Make Death Of Stalin As Real As Possible

Armando Iannucci was adamant he wanted to make 'The Death of Stalin' feel as ''real as possible'' even though it is a funny film.The 53-year-old filmmaker is known for his satirical comedies, including 'The Thick...

Jason Isaacs Nearly Said No To Harry Potter Role

Jason Isaacs almost turned down playing Lucius Malfoy in 'Harry Potter'.The 54-year-old actor starred as the Death Eater in the hit movie franchise but originally auditioned for the role as Defence Against the Dark Arts...

Jason Isaacs Suggested Yorkshire Accent For The Death Of Stalin

Jason Isaacs asked if he could give his 'The Death of Stalin' character Georgy Zhukov a Yorkshire accent as soon as he read the script for the film.The 54-year-old actor - known for playing Lucius...

Armando Iannucci Defends The Bbc From Government Attacks

Armando Iannucci, the award-winning creator of political comedies such as ‘Veep’ and ‘The Thick of It’, has accused British government ministers of effectively trying to kill the BBC, also saying that to get rid of...

Veep Creator To Direct Stalin Film

Iannucci revealed he is leaving his post as the executive producer of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' U.S. political comedy last month (Apr15), explaining that he decided to leave behind the gruelling shooting schedule in favour...

Veep Creator Quits Show To Spend Time With Family

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci has been struggling with the demands of the show while his wife and three children remain in the U.K. A representative for HBO, the cable network behind the...

Hbo Renews 'Veep' - The Most Underrated Comedy On Tv?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be back as Selina Meyer on 'Veep', with HBO renewing the comedy for a fourth season this week. The network also said that news series 'Silicon Valley' has been renewed for season...

Emmys 2013 Round-up: Clare Danes & Jeff Daniels Crowned King & Queen [Pictures]

Last night's Emmy Awards rounded off one of the most addictive and successful years in television for quite some time. Whether you've hooked on Homeland, mad about Mad Men, devoted to Downton Abbey or hyped...

Armando Iannucci Blasts Brits Over Margaret Thatcher Death Parties

Veep creator Armando Iannucci has blasted Brits who celebrated the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, slamming them for having "no feelings".The controversial former leader passed away at the age of 87 in April...

New Trailer For Alan Partridge Movie Goes Viral; But Does The Film Look Any Good?

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa will see Steve Coogan's most famous comic creation take to the big screen for the first ever time and earlier this week we got our second glimpse at the long-awaited jump...

Armando Iannucci Reveals Why Sky Beat The Beeb To Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters aired on Sky Atlantic instead of The BBC due to the channel’s refusal to give the show a prime time slot, according to Armando Iannucci.Speaking to Richard Bacon in a...

Malcolm Tucker Is Back! 'The Thick Of It' Returns This Autumn

Good news for fans of 'The Thick Of It' and foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker - both the show and he are back! Peter Capaldi will be reprising the role of the sweary Scotsman who...

Armando Iannucci: 'Obe Won't Silence Me'

Veep creator Armando Iannucci has vowed not to tone down his authority-baiting TV shows despite accepting a British Establishment honour from Queen Elizabeth Ii.The satirical writer has penned several comedy series poking fun at politicians...

Kate Winslet Leads The Queens Birthday Honours List

Actress Kate Winslet has been announced at the front of the pack for this years Queens Birthday Honours List.She and fellow thespian Kenneth Branagh will receive peerage for their services to drama and spreading British...

New Alan Partridge Movie Confirmed By Writer Armando Iannucci

Steve Coogan aka Alan Partridge has been confirmed to star in a new Partridge movie by writer Armando Iannucci. Not only this, but it will be directed by Bafta winning sitcom Father Ted director DECLAN...

Alan Partridge To Hit The Big Screen

British funnyman STEVE COOGAN's comedy alter-ego ALAN PARTRIDGE is set to star in his own movie - but Partridge's co-creator ARMANDO IANNUCCI is fiercely against the idea. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS star...

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