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The Geek Tv Shows We're Not Afraid To Love

By George Percival | 3rd August 2014

Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with a love of bow ties, thick-rimmed glasses and high-waisted slacks....

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James Franco To Direct 'The Long Shrift' At Rattlesticks Playwrite Theatre

By Sophie Miskiw | 16th June 2014

Clearly James Franco is not busy enough currently starring in the Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men. The actor/film director/writer/producer/lecturer/social media fiend has now decided to become a theatre director. Franco is currently starring...

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"Gentleman's Guide", "Hedwig" Lead Tony Nominations

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th April 2014

It’s Tony season! The night of gratuitous musical numbers is almost upon us. The nominations were announced on Tuesday and this year, they feature a couple of new names. The nominees list includes Tony...

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'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'dowd

By Lauren James | 17th April 2014

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast their eyes over Anna D. Shapiro's all-star adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic 1937 play. Lead actors James Franco, Chris O'Dowd...

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'Calvary' Rises To The Challenge Of Tackling Religion On Film

By Rich Cline | 11th April 2014

After teaming up for the hit Irish action-comedy The Guard, actor Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh made the unexpected decision to set their next film around a priest.Brendan Gleeson [L] and Kelly Reilly...

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Is Brendan Gleeson's 'Calvary' The Best Movie Of 2014?

By Michael West | 11th April 2014

John Michael McDonagh's Calvary is an early contender for best independent movie of the year, while Brendan Gleeson's lead performance as a good priest facing a death threat is perhaps unrivalled as the year's finest.Brendan...

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After Bafta Nominations, We Remember 'The I.t Crowd'

By Stephanie Chase | 7th April 2014

In 2006 'The I.T Crowd' welcomed us into the basement of Reynholm Industries to meet Moss, Roy and Jen and make sure we’d ‘tried switching it on and off again' first. The successful Channel 4...

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Baftas 2014: 'The It Crowd' And 'Southcliffe' Lead British Tv Award Nominations

By Lauren James | 7th April 2014

The nominations have been announced for this year's BAFTA TV Awards, which will be held on Sunday 18th May. After an outstanding year in television, this year's awards will make for gripping viewing with nominations...

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Chris O'dowd's Wife Dawn O'porter Up For Major Children's Book Prize

By Michael West | 13th February 2014

Dawn O'Porter, the wife of actor Chris O'Dowd (who called X-Factor fans racist this week), has been nominated for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014 for her debut teen novel Paper Aeroplanes. Best known for...

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X-factor Viewer? Yeah, Chris O'dowd Thinks You're A Racist.

By Michael West | 11th February 2014

The Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd says he is a "big X Factor fan" though feels for black contestants because the "the viewing public is so racist." The 34-year-old made the comment during an interview to...

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New Dark Comedy 'Calvary' Features A Stellar Irish Cast [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th December 2013

The trailer for dark Irish drama Calvary (with black comedy twists) has hit the net, giving us a better look at John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to The Guard. Featuring an immensely talented cast, weaved...

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Leighton Meester And James Franco In 'Of Mice And Men' Is Broadway's Hottest Ticket

By Michael West | 9th December 2013

The former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in the revival of John Steinbeck's classic drama Of Mice and Men.Leighton Meester Filming 'Gossip Girl' in...

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James Franco, Chris O'dowd, Broadway, 'Of Mice And Men' - Sounds Good Doesn't It?

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th November 2013

The legendary John Steinbeck novel, Of Mice and Men doesn’t exactly need translating to a younger audience, considering most study it in English lessons across the Western World, but putting a Hollywood golden boy and...

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Sean Bean Triumphs At International Emmys For Transvestite Teacher In 'Accused'

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th November 2013

It was a good night for British & Irish actors at the 41st International Emmys last night, as Sean Bean, Rhys Thomas and Chris O'Dowd all picked up awards for their respective work.Sean Bean was...

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Ben Foster Playing Lance Armstrong Alongside Chris O'dowd In Cycling Biopic

By Lauren James | 18th October 2013

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong will be translated in a new feature-length biopic directed by Stephen Frears. The glory of Armstrong's triumph over testicular cancer and subsequent Tour...

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Ben Foster To Play Lance Armstrong In Biopic, Chris O'dowd, His Nemesis, David Walsh

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th October 2013

Ben Foster will play the part of Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frear’s biopic, and he will be joined by Chris O’Dowd, who’ll play journalist David Walsh, who campaigned tirelessly to expose the biggest cheating scandal...

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Channel 4 To Air 'The It Crowd' Farewell Episode Later This Month

By Joe Wilde | 5th September 2013

Graham Linehan's beloved Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd is sadly coming to an end after seven years and four seasons. Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Chris O'Dowd, Matt Berry and the rest of Denholm Industries...

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Ctrl Alt Explode With Joy! The It Crowd Back For New One-off Episode!

By Contributor | 8th May 2013

Everything’s coming back now, some worse than others so we should be thankful that the latest ‘thing’ to announce its return is something very good indeed – The IT Crowd! No before you all get...

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The Sapphires Receives Good Us Reviews Ahead Of Debut Weekend

By Contributor | 22nd March 2013

It’s been knocking around for a few months now, so much so that we reviewed it back at the end of last year, but Chris O’Dowd-starring Wayne Blair-directed The Sapphires is finally gaining a limited-run...

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Family Tree: New Comedy From Spinal Tap Star Christopher Guest

By Hayley Avron | 19th March 2013

Christopher Guest, the king of improv comedy and best known for hit movies such as Spinal Tap and Best In Show, returns to our screens with Family Tree, a show that he has created along...

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Spinal Tap Mark Ii? Christopher Guest And Chris O’Dowd For 2013 Improv Comedy

By Hayley Avron | 20th November 2012

Chris O’Dowd will star in a new ‘mockumentary’ from Spinal Tap star Christopher Guest. Guest, who played the hapless Nigel Tufnell in the rock comedy Spinal Tap, has good form when it comes to semi-improvised,...

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Stand Up To Cancer, Shoot Your Wife For Cancer, Give Money To Cancer

By Lorna Greville  | 18th October 2012

Shoot your wife for cancer? It may seem a bit extreme, but Dawn Porter and her husband Chris O'Dowd from the IT Crowd, are making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of a good cause....

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Fake It Till You Make It: Chris O’Dowd’S Approach To Singing In The Sapphires

By Hayley Avron | 16th October 2012

‘Fake it ‘til you make it’: that was the approach that Chris O’Dowd took to singing when he was cast in his latest movie The Sapphires. Set in Australia in 1968, movie tells the tale...

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