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Why Amazon Made A Smart Move In Bringing Back 'Ripper Street'

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th February 2014

When BBC One cancelled their period drama, 'Ripper Street,' audiences were dismayed; petitions were even signed. It was an unpopular decision; one the corporation made because of low ratings. But a third season is now...

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Fans Rejoice As Popular 'Ripper Street' Is Saved By Amazon Prime

By Michael West | 26th February 2014

Fans of the short-lived BBC drama 'Ripper Street' - starring Matthew MacFayden - woke to some good news on Wednesday (March 26, 2014) after it was announced that the axed series will return for a...

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'Ripper Street' Murdered By Reality Tv Juggernauts With Monster Ratings

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th December 2013

Ripper Street has been cancelled due to poor ratings, leaving fans of the show devastated. The period crime thriller won’t move past the second season, which airs in the next two weeks. Jerome Flynn, who...

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Matthew Macfadyen And Stephen Mangan Are Jeeves And Wooster

3rd June 2013

British actors Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan are heading to the London stage in an adaptation of classic British comedy Jeeves And Wooster.Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brought P.G. Wodehouse's aristocratic bachelor and loyal butler...

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Shameless, Californication, Ripper Street All Confirmed To Return To The Small Screen

By Lorna Greville  | 29th January 2013

TV renew season can be either the best or most disappointing points of the year. With the news, as reported by the LA Times, that Shameless, Californication, Ripper Street, House of Lies and Banshee are...

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Ripper Street Offers Brand New Challenges For Matthew Macfadyen

By Victoria Pavlova | 20th January 2013

BBC America’s Ripper Street – a period series about a cop, tasked with solving crimes in 19th century London, post Jack the Ripper – premiered last night on BBC America.Marking the occasion, Ripper Street star...

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Christmas Television Recap - Watch The Best British Programmes And Films Again!

By Holly Williams | 3rd January 2013

2012 was another brilliant year when it came to Christmas on the box. As well as some seminal family movies, both old and new, December's festive comedy, sci-fi and drama TV brought us much cheer...

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Michelle Dockery Loved Working With Keira Knightley

26th August 2012

Michelle Dockery had a ''great'' time working with Keira Knightley in 'Anna Karenina'. The 'Downtown Abbey' actress found it a ''real experience'' to make her big screen debut alongside such high profile names such as...

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Michelle Dockery Loved Working With Keira Knightley

26th August 2012

Michelle Dockery had a ''great'' time working with Keira Knightley in 'Anna Karenina'. The 'Downtown Abbey' actress found it a ''real experience'' to make her big screen debut alongside such high profile names such as...

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Keira Knightley: Anna Karenina Is The Hardest Film Ever

20th June 2012

Keira Knightley regards 'Anna Karenina' to be the ''hardest'' film she's ever done.The 27-year-old actress plays the titular character, an aristocrat in late-19th-century high society Russia who has an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson)...

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Emily Watson On Anna Karenina, "Keira Was Delightful"

30th January 2012

Emily Watson has spoken to reporters about her appearance in Joe Wright's cinema-version of Anna Karenina, in which she stars alongside Jude Law and Keira Knightley. Although she only shares one screen with Keira, Emily...

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Orlando Bloom Keeping Movie Costumes For Sons

31st July 2011

Orlando Bloom is keeping his film costumes so he is son can wear them as fancy dress outfits when he is older.The actor has starred in numerous historical films, such as 'The Three Musketeers', 'Kingdom...

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Orlando Bloom To Star In Musketeers Film

24th May 2010

Orlando Bloom has signed up for new 3-D film 'The Three Muskateers'.The 33-year-old actor and British funnyman James Corden are the two most recent additions to Paul W.S. Anderson's upcoming blockbuster - which will see...

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Orlando Bloom To Star In Muskateers Film

24th May 2010

Orlando Bloom has signed up for new 3-D film 'The Three Muskateers'.The 33-year-old actor and British funnyman James Corden are the two most recent additions to Paul W.S. Anderson's upcoming blockbuster - which will see...

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Passage To India Hits Roadblock

22nd December 2008

The economic downturn has forced ITV, Britain's largest commercial network, to cancel a lavish two-part adaptation of E.M. Forster's A Passage to India , despite already having paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for rights...

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The Bill Wins Main Prize At Royal Television Society Awards

20th March 2008

The Bill has picked up the award for best soap and continuing drama at the Royal Television Society Awards.The jury at the awards said the ITV police show "reflected the best of powerful contemporary drama...

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Judi Dench Handed Record 24th Bafta Nomination

18th March 2008

The 2008 British Academy television awards nominations include a record 24th Bafta nomination for Dame Judi Dench after her performance in Cranford.The Oscar-winning actress earned her 12th Bafta TV nomination to equal comedienne Victoria Wood's...

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Lily Allen To Make Acting Debut

3rd October 2007

Lily Allen will make her feature film acting debut in a new spoof version of Pride and Prejudice.The singer will star as Lydia Bennett in the adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, while tabloid favourite...

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Movie Boost For UK Tourism

27th August 2007

British-made films have provided a "dramatic rise" in the number of visitors to the UK, research has shown.The UK Film Council claims that stately homes, historic and religious buildings used in movies such as the...

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Macfadyen And Hawes Expecting

23rd May 2006

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE heart-throb MATTHEW MACFADYEN and his actress wife KEELEY HAWES are expecting their second child together. MACFadyen, 31, and Hawes, 28, met on the set of BBC drama SPOOKS (MI-5) and married in...

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Prejudice And Gardener Lead London Critics' Nominations

22nd December 2005

Period drama PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and thriller THE CONSTANT GARDENER are leading the nominations at next year's (06) London Film Critics' Circle Awards. The adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's classic novel has received eight nods,...

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Austen Society Outraged By 'Sexy' Pride And Prejudice

15th November 2005

JANE AUSTEN academics have slammed a sexed-up Hollywood adaptation of classic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - insisting the movie is "totally inappropriate". The Jane Austen Society in North America, which also berates KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's...

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Darcy Role Makes Macfadyen Irresistible

7th November 2005

British actor MATTHEW MacFADYEN is attracting so much female attention since playing heart-throb MR DARCY in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, his wife has decided to hit back. MacFadyen became an overnight pin-up when he appeared...

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Firth Happy To Pass On Darcy To Mcfadyen

11th October 2005

British screen star COLIN FIRTH is delighted MATTHEW McFADYEN has replaced him as the actor synonymous with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE heart-throb MR DARCY, because he wants to move on from the role. Firth delighted...

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Battle Of The Darcys

1st September 2005

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE star MATTHEW MacFADYEN refused to watch COLIN FIRTH's classic TV performance as dashing hero MR DARCY, because he was determined to make the character his own. Firth, who starred in the...

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Macfadyen: 'I'm No Marriage Wrecker'

31st August 2005

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE star MATTHEW MacFADYEN has slammed accusations he wrecked the first marriage of his now-wife KEELY HAWES - as the pair resisted having an affair despite having fallen in love. MacFadyen met...

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Pride And Prejudice Director Steps Into Eyre's Shoes

21st June 2005

LATEST: Veteran theatre director SIR RICHARD EYRE has been replaced by JOE WRIGHT for the upcoming movie adaptation of IAN McEWAN's novel ATONEMENT. Eyre continually postponed shooting as he had other projects he wanted...

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Firth Hopes To Lose Mr Darcy

19th November 2004

COLIN FIRTH desperately hopes the new PRIDE AND PREJUDICE movie will help him shed his image as JANE AUSTEN heartthrob MR DARCY. The British actor made his name playing the dashing hero in a...

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Thompson 'Tweaks' Pride And Prejudice

16th July 2004

OSCAR winner EMMA THOMPSON has been called in the help adapt the script for the new film version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Thompson starred and wrote the screenplay for 1995 hit SENSE AND SENSIBILITY...

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