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Frank Skinner Is The Latest Star Set For 'Doctor Who' Cameo


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Last month we learned that Hermione Norris would be starring in an episode of Doctor Who, now it looks as though Frank Skinner get his own guest role as Peter Capaldi takes those famous reigns from Matt Smith in his first series as The Doctor.

Doctor WhoPeter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set for Doctor Who

Skinner said he was “beyond excited” about his upcoming cameo. "It's no secret that Frank's been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while," said the show's executive producer, Steven Moffat. "He's been volunteering to be 'third monster on the left' as long as I've been in this job," he joked, according to The BBC.

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Hermione Norris Excited By 'Doctor Who' Appearance


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Hermione Norris has spoken of her excitement at the opportunity to star in series 8 of Dr. Who. Best known for portraying MI5 agent Ros Myers in the spy drama Spooks, Norris described the show as “iconic”, according to The BBC.

"It's exciting to be part of such an iconic show, and one that my kids can watch!" Norris said of appearing in Doctor Who.

Hermione NorrisHermione Norris will guest star in series eight of Doctor Who

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Press Night For Aladdin At The Wimbledon Theatre

Hermione Norris - Press night for 'Aladdin' at the New Wimbledon Theatre - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th December 2013

Picture - Hermione Norris and family , Tuesday 8th January 2013

Hermione Norris and Royal Albert Hall - Hermione Norris and family London, United Kingdom Kooza Cirque Du Soleil opening night at the Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals Tuesday 8th January 2013

Picture - Hermione Norris with her daughter... London, England, Thursday 24th November 2011

Hermione Norris - Hermione Norris with her daughter Hero London, England - Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre - Press Night Thursday 24th November 2011

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Picture - Hermione Norris London, England, Thursday 5th March 2009

Hermione Norris and Hammersmith Apollo Thursday 5th March 2009 New musical 'Spongebob Squarepants: The Sponge who could fly' held at the Hammersmith Apollo - arrivals London, England

Hermione Norris and Hammersmith Apollo

Separate Lies Review


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A film that would be perfectly at home on the BBC or PBS, Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies is a solid if somewhat stolid tale of romance, betrayal, and deception that's something akin to Gosford Park (which Fellowes' scripted) by way of In the Bedroom. Adapted from Nigel Balchin's novel A Way Through the Wood, Fellowes' directorial debut is much like its upper-crust married protagonists James (Tom Wilkinson) and Anne Manning (Emily Watson) in that its competent and classy exterior masks a messy, banal interior as it charts the couple's slow disintegration. With made-for-TV blandness, the film chronicles adultery, murder, and deceit involving callous young stallion William Bule (Rupert Everett) and the Mannings' loyal maid Maggie (Linda Bassett). That isn't to say that this well-acted, tasteful film is a waste; rather, it's simply a somewhat stuffy British production whose boilerplate melodrama leaves little room for a revelatory examination of selfishness, sneakiness, self-preservation, and sacrifice.

James and Anne's wealth affords them life's finest luxury accoutrements (residences in both London and the country, fancy cars, servants), but restlessness simmers underneath this apparently cheery, perfect veneer, with Anne soon catapulting their domestic bliss into chaos when she begins a torrid affair with William. When a mysterious Range Rover runs down Maggie's husband, Anne and William come under suspicion for the murder from both the police and James, the latter of whom endeavors to protect his wife (and, equally as important, his own reputation as a big-time barrister) by helping to cover up her possible role in the crime. Fellowes wastes little time on mystery, however, as his prime preoccupation is the method by which relationships crumble due to tragedies both big (the hit-and-run death) and, just as vitally, small (James and Anne's lack of warmth, inability to communicate, and joint desire to sweep unhappiness under the Persian rug lest it disrupt their comfortable existence). And with Anne unwilling to cast aside her youngish paramour to return to her husband, the film quickly becomes a case study in people's inability to fully suppress their most urgent desires and discontent.

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