The British-American citizen will be returning to the country that launched her career for the first time in nearly three decades as centre of a new six-part comedy series.
Nearly thirty years since she ceased to be a regular presence on British television, Tracey Ullman is set to return to the BBC with her own comedy series.
The actress, singer and sketch writer will front a new six-part series ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ as part of a slew of new comedy programmes commissioned by the BBC.
Having enjoyed many years of success in the United States, the British-born Ullman said in a statement that it was “a privilege” to be back. Now 55 years old, she said “I still feel as inspired to inhabit people as I did when I was six, standing on the windowsill in my mother's bedroom, putting on a show.”
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Jennifer Saunders and Ella Edmondson - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the ELLE Style Awards 2015 which were held at the Walkie Talkie building in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015
Jennifer Saunders - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the Elle Style Awards 2015 which were held at the Walkie Talkie building in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015
It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long with limited access to their staple diet of bananas and very little in the way of intelligence. But they make it their life's work to follow and serve the most despicable of villains in return for their care - though, as time goes on, it seems there are fewer and fewer baddies left in the world, ever decreasing down to the Minion's own ineptitudes. From dinosaurs to vampires, Minions have always been loyal to the evil they serve, but after each tragic and accidental death, they are forced to move on. Stuck in a tight spot with no master to serve, they find themselves bored and depressed; that is until head Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide it's time to set out on an adventure. Through blizzards and mountains, never-ending fields and deadly oceans they travel until they reach New York in 1968. They hitchhike to Orlando's annual Villain-Con and it's there they find their new mistress, Scarlet Overkill, and their only hope of saving Minion-kind.
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The Minions are a prehistoric race with a love of bananas and not the biggest brains individually. Together, their life's mission is to serve the deadliest villain around - but they are not very good at keeping them safe. From the scariest dinosaurs, Egyptian kings, Napoleon and even vampires, Minions have been around to assist the world's tyrants with their dastardly deeds, but it wasn't long before they tragically ran out of baddies to aid. Bored, desolate and miserable, three Minions named Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide enough is enough and set out to find a new master. Trekking through freezing mountains, sprawling pastures and never-ending oceans, they finally arrive in 1968 New York - 42 years before they met their future partner Gru. It's their they meet Scarlet Overkill - an evil mistress with whom they must band together to save their kind.
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The late comedian's funeral took place yesterday.
Rik Mayall was laid to rest in a rose-festooned wicker coffin in a beautiful English churchyard yesterday (19 June). The late comedian collapsed and died aged 56 after his morning run on Monday 9 June, owing to what was later found to be a heart attack.
Adrian Edmondson [L] Was A Pallbearer At His Friend Rik Mayall's [R] Funeral.
The comedian and former star of The Young Ones passed away at his home in Barnes, South West London, but was buried St George's Church in the village of Dittisham, Devon. The sun was shining and guests were seen smiling as they exchanged fond memories of the profanity-loving comic.
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Jennifer Saunders confirms she’s taking Edina and Patsy to the big screen.
It’s happening, Jennifer Saunders has confirmed that an 'Absolutely Fabulous' film is on its way and it could even reach us by the end of next year!
Jennifer has confirmed she is working on the script
Speaking at the Hay Festival in Wales, The Mirror reports that Saunders has said she is "writing the film as we speak” adding “it's in the pipeline. I am hoping it will be released by the end of next year.”
Joanna Lumley let us in on some frankly (absolutely) fabulous news today (Jan 25) when she revealed that the hit show Absolutely Fabulous is being made into a movie, and a musical one at that! Someone pass the champers!
Lumley, who plays the botox, cigarette, drink and drug addict Patsy Stone on the hit BBC comedy, told The Telegraph today that her co-star and the show's co-star/creator/writer Jennifer Saunders is currently hard at work on the script for the new film and it will be out in time for the Oscars in 2014 (and we're sure the film will be the one to beat when it comes to the awards).
Whilst the rumour that the hotly anticipated film adaption will be a musical remains just that, Lumley confirmed that she will be taking part in the production no matter what the outcome is. She said, "Although yesterday the press were saying it's a musical now! But whatever it is, I'll be there." Adding, "Nobody's going to play Patsy when I'm alive! I do mean that, I do mean that darling, because it could get savage, I'm still quite strong."
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Joanna Lumley, known mostly for her role as the hilariously loathsome narcissist Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, alongside Jennifer Saunders, was celebrated with a Special Recognition Award last night at the National Television Awards.
She was lauded by her lovely co-star, Saunders, as well as multi-award winning director Martin Scorsese who worked with Lumley last year on Wolf of Wall Street (set to be released this year) via a series of clips in which they praised her. David Cameron was also in that number, although as a supporter of the Green Party that may not be received by Lumley with quite the emotion of her friends.
In Wolf of Wall Street a co-star of hers is Leonardo Dicaprio, whom she is seen kissing in the movie - a clip of which was played at the awards. Despite Ab Fab being one of her most iconic roles, she has also cropped up in a huge number of other roles including James and the Giant Peach, Ella Enchanted, and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
PG Wodehouse's Blandings comic series is to be brought to the small screen in the very near future, with the BBC announcing that the popular series will be brought back to television for the first time since 1967.
Lord Emsworth's fictitious residence of Blandings Castle will return to TV screens in the not too distant future (tomorrow actually - Jan 13), as the channel looks to compete with ITV's iron grip on Sunday night programming with the ever-popular Downton Abbey. Although Steven Fry and Hugh Laurie's Jeeves and Wooster and Heavy Weather with Peter O'Toole and Richard Briers brought Wodehouse to the small screen more recently, it has still been some time since we last saw a full Blandings-set series. With such a lengthy time away from the screen, there could be a chance that the new show will not take off as the corporation hopes, but a look at the cast and crew makes things look quite promising indeed.
Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Mark Williams and Jennifer Saunders will take on the staring roles in the film as the inhabitants of the famous fictitious manor home and with Paul Seed (Just William) on board to direct and Guy Andrews (Lost in Austen, Absolute Power) penning the series, things are looking positive for the new show.
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Viva Forever! is the new Mamma Mia!-esque West End production about a girl band on the way to becoming superstars on a reality show; a story that has a lot of the same feelings as the Spice Girls own story of stardom. Geri Halliwell, formerly known as Ginger Spice, said that she felt 'tearful' because of the feelings it brought up. Starring in the show is Hannah John-Kamen as 'Wannabe' star Viva and Sally Ann Triplett in the role of her mother.
The show has received lukewarm reviews so far particularly from The Guardian and The Independent with Guardian reviewer Alexis Petridis saying: "The lyrics are required to drive the action on and the lyrics of Spice Girls songs are appalling." However, all those involved were pleased with the result; Saunders insists that she has enjoyed the whole experience. "It's a relief but I hope it won't stop now, because I've enjoyed it so much," she said. "I'll probably still call in every couple of weeks and hope they still know who I am." Melanie Chisholm, formerly Sporty Spice, thought that the Spice legacy was all down to their honesty in their music. "We really spoke from our hearts," she said. "We loved working together and writing music together, and we feel really lucky that people identified with us."