Richard E. Grant has been cast as a villain in upcoming movie Wolverine 3.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 58-year-old actor will play a "villainous mad-scientist type" in the new instalment, which will see Hugh Jackman, 47, once again reprise his role as metal-clawed mutant Logan/ Wolverine.
It appears that the British star isn't the only bad guy that will feature in the narrative; it was recently revealed that Narcos star Boyd Holbrook, 34, has been cast as the driven and demanding head of security that will face off against Wolverine.
Also joining Boyd and Richard in the cast line-up is former Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, who is set to return as the X-Men leader Professor X.
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Richard E Grant , Joan Washington - Jameson Empire Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, Jameson Empire Film Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016
Richard E. Grant's Tv Drama Jekyll And Hyde Has Been Deemed Too "Violent" And "Frightening" Following An Investigation By U.k. Broadcasting Authorities.
The series, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's book Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, debuted last year (15) and the gory content prompted a flood of more than 800 complaints from U.K. viewers.
Bosses at U.K. watchdog The Office of Communications (Ofcom) received 459 complaints, and around 200 more viewers contacted broadcaster ITV to express their anger over violent scenes being screened prior to Britain's 9pm watershed, which is designed to protect children from inappropriate content.
Ofcom executives launched an investigation and they have now concluded ITV bosses were wrong to show the programme at 6.30pm when many youngsters could be watching.
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The show received over 500 complaints when it first aired back in October.
Ofcom has ruled that UK broadcasting rules were broken by ITV, when it aired gory drama 'Jekyll And Hyde' at 6.30pm on a Sunday. The broadcasting regulator received 504 complaints after the series’ debut episode in October, with ITV also being contacted by almost 400 viewers.
'Jekyll And Hyde' creator Charlie Higson.
“We found this programme broke our rules requiring children to be protected from unsuitable material by appropriate scheduling,” Ofcom concluded. “The cumulative effect of violent and frightening scenes made this programme – the first in the series – unsuitable for children when scheduled to start at 6.30pm on a Sunday, and without a clear warning before it started.”
The Sets From Cancelled British Tv Show Jekyll And Hyde Have Been Shipped To France To Be Turned Into Refugee Shelters.
The drama, starring Richard E. Grant and loosely based on the tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, premiered in the U.K.in October (15), but the violent scenes prompted a flood of complaints, and TV bosses recently confirmed it has been axed after just one series.
The writer behind the project, Charlie Higson, has now revealed the extravagant sets used in the show have been dismantled and sent to the French town of Calais to be recycled as shelters for the huge numbers of refugees living in camps there.
"One small good thing to come out of #JekyllandHyde cancellation. Our sets have been shipped to Calais to make refugee shelters. True," Higson tweets.
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The ITV drama sparked controversy in October due to its strong violence in the pre-watershed time slot.
ITV drama ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ has been axed by after after just one series following hundreds of complaints from viewers. The show, which was created by Charlie Higson, premiered in October and immediately drew complaints thanks to its gory scenes.
‘Jekyll And Hyde’ star Richard E. Grant.
The news was broken last night by Higson on twitter who wrote: ‘Sad day today as ITV announce they don’t want any more #JekyllandHyde It was a grand adventure while it lasted. We had some great stories lined up for series 2…Thanks for all the messages of support I’m moving on to other things.’
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British Actor Richard E. Grant Goes Overboard During The Festive Season To Compensate For Years Of Unpleasant Christmas Days With His Alcoholic Father.
The Withnail & I star did not experience happy Christmases growing up with his dad, so he goes all out to make sure his adult daughter Olivia and stepson Tom enjoy the festive season as much as possible.
Grant puts the Christmas tree up at the start of December every year and covers his home in decorations so it looks like a "b**ody Winter Wonderland".
"It was so fraught when I was growing up because Christmas Day meant drunken mayhem on my father's part by about eight o'clock at night," he tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper. "So I have probably hugely overcompensated. The Christmas tree goes up on December 1. I love it."
The broadcaster has postponed the episode which was set to air tonight at 7pm.
ITV has decided to cancel tonight’s scheduled episode of fantasy drama 'Jekyll and Hyde', following the devastating terrorist attack which took place in Paris on Friday. The show has previously faced criticism for its high level of violence and pre-watershed airtime of 7pm.
‘Jekyll and Hyde’ writer Charlie Higson.
On twitter, writer Charlie Higson announced the news that the planned episode would not air this evening (November 15th). ‘Tonight’s episode of Jekyll & Hyde has been postponed in consideration of recent events in Paris,’ the writer tweeted.
The Screenwriter Behind Richard E. Grant's Controversial New Tv Drama Jekyll And Hyde Has Issued A Public Apology Amid A Storm Of Complaints Over Its Violent Content.
The new drama, loosely based on the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, premiered in the U.K. on Sunday evening (25Oct15), but it horrified many viewers with violent scenes including a brutal murder.
More than 800 complaints were filed with U.K. watchdog The Office of Communications (Ofcom) and the show's broadcaster ITV, prompting Ofcom bosses to launch an investigation.
They have confirmed the probe will assess whether the programme broke broadcasting rules by being shown prior to the U.K. TV watershed, which ensures material unsuitable for children is not broadcast until after 9pm.
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Richard E. Grant's New Tv Drama Jekyll And Hyde Is To Be Investigated By U.k. Broadcasting Authorities After More Than 800 Complaints Were Made About The Show.
The thriller, starring Tom Bateman as Dr. Jekyll's grandson and Grant as a spy, horrified many viewers who saw the show at 6.30pm (local time) on Sunday night (25Oct15) due to violent scenes including a brutal murder.
U.K. watchdog The Office of Communications (Ofcom) received 459 complaints, while around 200 more viewers contacted the show's broadcaster ITV to express their anger, bringing the total to more than 800.
Ofcom officials have now launched a probe to determine whether ITV chiefs broke broadcasting rules by airing the show before the U.K. TV watershed, which ensures material unsuitable for children is not broadcast until after 9pm.
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More Than 500 Viewers Of Richard E. Grant's New Tv Show Jekyll And Hyde Have Lodged Complaints Over Its Gory And Violent Content.
The thriller, starring Tom Bateman as Dr. Jekyll's grandson, horrified viewers with scenes including a brutal murder and a violent fight with a half-human, half-dog creature at 6.30pm local time on Sunday night (25Oct15).
Broadcaster ITV has received 280 complaints, and officials at British regulatory body The Office of Communications (Ofcom) received 212 from viewers angry that the show aired before the U.K.'s TV watershed, which ensures material unsuitable for children is broadcast after 9pm.
ITV bosses have refused to change the air time for subsequent episodes, and added, "We issued a warning before the transmission of Jekyll and Hyde advising the parents of younger children they may find some scenes scary."
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