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'Bill' Sees 'Horrible Histories' Cast Hit The Big Screen [Trailer And Pictures]


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William Shakespeare has had a fairly difficult transition to the silver screen. Sure, his plays have been made into great film adaptations, but whenever the character is portrayed in movies, things seem to go a bit wrong. Thankfully, this new look at the life of the Great Bard is being made by the comedy troupe behind the BBC's television series 'Horrible Histories' and 'Yonderland'. 

Mathew Baynton and Martha Howe-Douglas in 'Bill'
Mathew Baynton and Martha Howe-Douglas in 'Bill'

The comedy group have often been hailed as a modern Monty Python, yet more child-friendly. And now, after two celebrated television series, the cast have been unleashed in their first feature film from BBC Films. Filming in iconic UK locations around Yorkshire, the cast and crew shot in York Minster, Skipton Castle, Bolton Castle, Selby Abbey, as well as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

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Bill Trailer


A young and ambitious playwright in the time of Queen Elizabeth the 1st makes the travel to London to showcase his wares. The young bard's name? Bill. Young Bill has a play in mind that will one day become the talk of London and, considering how the Queen's personal playwright is far from up to scratch, may even be performed before the Queen herself. But when a group of revolutionaries decide to use the play as the staging point for their plot to kill the Queen, Bill must fight to not only put on a performance to launch his career, but save the audience from assassination. It's all in a day's work for William Shakespeare, however.

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'Homeland' Star Damian Lewis Receives O.B.E. At Buckingham Palace


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Damian Lewis has spoken of his “big, big surprise” at being awarded an OBE by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. The investiture ceremony took place on Wednesday afternoon, where Lewis was given the OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Duke of Cambridge.

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Damian Lewis was awarded an OBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday

Accompanied by his wife Helen McCrory, also an actress, Lewis recalled hearing the news of his award: “I was stupified, I had no idea, so it was a big, big surprise. It was a little bit like "now you've got to prove it". It was a bit like being asked to be a prefect, now I have to be extremely responsible.”

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Damain Lewis Set For Showtime Return In New Drama 'Billions'


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Damian Lewis will be making a return to the small screen for Showtime in an upcoming drama titled 'Billions,' in which he will play Bobby "Axe" Axelroda, a "brilliant, ambitious" hedge-fund big shot, and star opposite Paul Giamatti, who will take the role of Chuck Rhodes, a "hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. attorney."

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Lewis will return to the premium cable network in a new pilot titled 'Billions'

The plot of the potential series, which is being directed by Neil Burger (Divergent), follows the clash of these two individuals who are known to be larger than life characters in the world of high finance on Wall Street.

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BBC Adaption Of 'Wolf Hall': What We Know So Far


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It may be nearly two years since BBC Two first announced that it would be adapting Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize historical novel Wolf Hall, but details about the series are only just beginning to emerge. The series was announced in August 2012 and at the time director Peter Kosminsky, who was chosen to bring the book to life, said, “It is an intensely political piece. It is about the politics of despotism, and how you function around an absolute ruler…When I saw Peter Straughan’s script, only a first draft, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was the best draft I had ever seen.”

Damian Lewis Wolf Hall Damian Lewis, best known for his work on Homeland, has been cast as King Henry VIII

Wolf Hall, which charts the rise in power of English statesman Thomas Cromwell under the rule of Henry VIII, has been hailed by The Observer as one of the '10 best historical novels.' Casting news has begun to trickle through, with Homeland’s Damian Lewis pegged to star as Henry and The Woman in Black’s Jessica Raine as the manipulative Jane Rochford. Rochford was marred to Anne Boleyn’s brother, George, and played a role in the downfall of Henry’s second wife.

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Jennifer Lawrence Freaks Out After Reporter Spoils 'Homeland': "I Feel Like My Heart Just Fell Out" [Video]


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Jennifer Lawrence may be one of the nicest actresses in Hollywood but just watch what happens when you ruin the shocking ending of her favourite television programme. Whilst being interviewed on the SAG Awards red carpet, the Oscar-winning actress spotted her favourite Homeland cast member, Damian Lewis, who was being interviewed not far away.

Jennifer Lawrence
Can Jennifer Lawrence Ever Recover From Learning The Mother Of All 'Homeland' Spoilers?

After having one of her characteristic Jack Nicholson-star struck episodes, Lawrence soon attracted the attention of Lewis, who plays the CIA drama's Nicholas Brody alongside Claire Danes. He moved over and gave the blushing actress a big hug. "Your show is amazing," she gushed, adding "my ears are so red, aren't they?" in embarrassment. "Not as red as my hair," the ginger-haired English actor joked in response.

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'Broadchurch' Crowned Top TV Show Of 2013 In UK Poll


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Broadchurch, the Dorset-set crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, has been named the Best Television Show of 2013 in a recent poll by Radio Times. The popular ITV whodunit came top of the yearly poll despite facing stiff opposition from at home and abroad, in a list compiled by the top critics employed by the Radio Times.

Broadchurch
Broadchurch has been roundly praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic

The spooky French drama The Returned was Broadchurch's closest competitor, with the Channel 4-aired series coming in second in the poll. The fly-on-the-wall documentary series Educating Yorkshire, which also airs on Channel 4, was behind in third, with two new British, BBC 2-aired series making up the rest of the top five; Top of the Lake placing fourth and the new James Cordon starrer The Wrong Mans fifth.

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Damian Lewis Apologises To Ian McKellen For Fruity Wizard Comments


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Damian Lewis has been compelled to apologise to fellow actor Ian McKellen after comments he made saying he did not want to end up a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.

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Damian Lewis Has Apologised After His "Fruity Actor" Comments.

Though the Homeland actor did not name names in the interview, he claims to have contacted McKellen to apologise personally after the comments were linked to the Lord of the Rings actor. Lewis, 42, issued a statement saying "I am hugely embarrassed that comments of mine have been linked in a negative way to Sir Ian McKellen. I have always been, and continue to be, an enormous fan and admirer of Sir Ian's.

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Breaking Baby Names: AMC Meth Drama Influences Parents' Naming Decisions


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Forget the philosophers, inventors, revolutionaries, innovators and visionaries from history, fictionalised drug dealers and their wives are the prime influences for the next generation and what we should call them. Breaking Bad’s reach seems to have stretched further than we thought.

Breaking Bad Walt and JesseJesse's been pretty popular; Walter not so much, wonder why?

The Walts, Jesses and Skylers have all risen up the baby names chart with the culmination of the hit drama back in September. And what’s more, the three names enjoyed increased popularity despite the Royal wedding and baby, with parents not wanting to be labelled ‘Kate copycats’, apparently.

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Helen Mirren's 'The Audience' Queen Performance Wins Standard Award


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Dame Helen Mirren has once again been lauded for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, this time for her turn in West End production, The Audience. The 68 year-old star was named best actress at the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the weekend's awards ceremony.

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren Is The London Evening Standard's Best Actress.

However, Mirren was reluctant to hog all the praise to herself, telling reporters that she felt that the Queen was also deserving. "I did feel very much that the response to the play was as much a response to that person, that extraordinary woman, as it was to my performance," she said, via BBC News.

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Claire Danes Needed A Vodka Shot After Meeting Barack Obama


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Claire Danes appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday wearing an abundance of red and discussed meeting President Barack Obama. 

Claire Danes
Claire Danes outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre before The Late Show with David Letterman.

Danes shone through with her strawberry blonde hair and red Giambattista Valli dress, matched red coat and red Christian Louboutin shoes. She looked extremely health, having gained something of a tan, presumably whilst wrapping up filming the third season of Homeland in Morocco. 

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Homeland Season 3 Episode 6: Still Positive


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It's taken six episodes but finally Homeland is back on its feet and back to its old ways, sending blistering plot twists, confusing u-turns and stunning revelations our way. Last night's episode in the UK, 'Still Positive,' saw Saul at an all-time low, Javadi's true ways exposed and Carrie turn the tables on her abduction.

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Carrie's Role As Double Agent Has Worked Well So Far.

The acting director of the CIA was still reeling after last episode's revelation that the gung-ho Senator Lockhart was in line for the permanent CIA role despite weeks of praise for keeping the organisation steady after the Langley bombing. He also resigned himself to accepting that his wife was still seeing the lover that she met in India. Another man may have stormed out or shouted; Saul had bigger fish to fry as Majid "The Magician" Javadi had captured undercover agent Carrie.

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Homeland Season 3, Episode 5: A Yoga Hoax, A Kidnap & A Dead Goose


Claire Danes Mandy Patinkin Morena Baccarin Rupert Friend Damian Lewis

Until last week's final five minutes of CIA drama Homeland, fans of the show were beginning to wonder if the rest of season three would be as improbable and sedate as its beginning episodes. Just for you UK viewers, here's the recap of The Yoga Play.

HomelandSaul and Senator Lockhart in Homeland

We'd been teased by the absence of Brody for the first two episodes only to be hit smack bang in the face with an hour long, heavy handed, Nick-fest in Caracas where we saw the usually conniving Langley bombing suspect resign himself to heroin addiction rather than plot his escape

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'Romeo And Juliet' Released: Worth The Reboot?


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The news that there was a planned new Romeo and Juliet movie was initially akin to learning that there was a new Dracula in the works, sparking cries of "Another one?", "Again?" Rightly so; Baz Luhrmann's 1996 memorable adaptation of William Shakespeare's 16th century tragedy certainly set the precedent for sexing up the Bard to bring the iambic pentameter to a generation of short attention spans.

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This time, the story is set in Verona, rather than LA, and Juliet Capulet is played by the Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld alongside Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague and Ed Westwick as Tybalt. Damian Lewis and Natascha McElhone play Lord and Lady Capulet. A solid cast indeed, but could the staging stand up?

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'Homeland' Returns With Season 3 Premiere - Dark TV At Its Most Paranoid


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The wait is finally over for UK viewers and the third season of tense CIA drama Homeland has returned, changing the face of Sunday nights for the next two months. Broadcast last night (6th September), the episode began with a handy summary to bring us up to date and resurface the scorching memories of last season's final episode that saw an explosion at the CIA, Brody on the run and Carrie and Saul left to pick up the pieces.

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Welcome Back Homeland, As Paranoia-Inducing As Ever.

"It's 58 days since the attack on Langley in which 219 Americans lost their lives," we hear. "It is now plain that the Central Intelligence Agency is crippled, its managerial ranks are decimated and its reputation in tatters. The plain question is how can the CIA be expected to protect this country if it can't even protect itself?"

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Homeland Season 3 Episode 1 'Tin Man Is Down': Can The CIA Recover?


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The wait is over and the third season of tense CIA drama Homeland has returned, well - for US viewers anyway. Broadcast last night (29th September), the episode began with a handy summary to bring us up to date and resurface the scorching memories of last season's final episode that saw an explosion at the CIA, Brody on the run and Carrie and Saul left to pick up the pieces.

Homeland
The Episode's A Dark Follow-Up To Last Series.

"It's 58 days since the attack on Langley in which 219 Americans lost their lives," we hear. "It is now plain that the Central Intelligence Agency is crippled, its managerial ranks are decimated and its reputation in tatters. The plain question is how can the CIA be expected to protect this country if it can't even protect itself?"

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New Trailer Revealed For 'Romeo And Juliet', Starring Douglas Booth (Trailer & Pictures)


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Douglas Booth as Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in Romeo And JulietDouglas Both as Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in Romeo And Juliet

It’s been a while since anyone’s attempted to pull off a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic doomed love story Romeo & Juliet. We suspect it’s because Baz Luhrmann did such a bang up job of it back in the 90’s that many have been simply too terrified to try and better it. However, with Douglas Booth and Paul Giamatti among the stars, director Carlo Carlei is probably confident that his 2013 version of the ancient play has the chops to do the original script justice especially with the Oscar winning 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes adapting the screenplay. 

Featuring the welcome voice of Zola Jesus on the backing soundtrack, the extended trailer for Carlei’s work has been revealed and apart from revealing that almost all the young actors in it are impossibly pretty, it also has a touch of a gothic feel about it, with dark shades adorning most of the clips shown and the infamous masked ball focused on as the first place the pair meet. 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick also makes an appearance in the movie as the vengeful cousin of Juliet, Tybalt in his first role since leaving the show.

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Romeo and Juliet Trailer


Romeo and Juliet are two young lovers whose lives together cannot escape their inevitable tragic fate. They are from opposite feuding families; Romeo is a Montague while Juliet is a Capulet. They meet and fall immediately in love when Romeo sneaks into the Capulet family ball and they soon vow to be married. Unfortunately, their happy matrimony does not last long when Romeo is forced to kill a relative of hers who challenges him and he is subsequently banished from Verona. Juliet, meanwhile, is being forced to marry another man against her wishes. Blinded by her misery, she accepts the help of Friar Laurence who offers to help her fake her own death so that she and Romeo may elope. However, after a cruel twist of fate, Romeo fails to receive word of the plan and discovers his wife apparently dead in her tomb. The grief that ensues becomes the deadly fate for this star-crossed couple. 

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Homeland's Damian Lewis Awarded The Freedom Of The City Of London


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Homeland star Damian Lewis has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his acting achievements.

Now an Emmy or a Golden Globe is certainly a big deal, but the Freedom of the City is nothing to scoff at either, and Lewis certainly accepted it accordingly. The actor was glowing with happiness when he accepted the plaque at the Guildhall at the heart of the British capital (a city within a city in a country within a country, there’s a fun fact for you). He attended the ceremony, accompanied by his wife, actress Helen McCoy and his brother Gareth Lewis.

Before the ceremony, Lewis expressed his gratitude in a speech, explaining how happy he was to be honoured by the city, where he was born and raised and later attended the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Lewis expressed his gratitude.

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Homeland's Finale: Potential Risks And Rewards


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As the second season of Homeland is about to draw to a close, the suspense has gripped a nation of avid fans. And, while everyone is on tenterhooks for the the outcome of the season, some are questioning whether it has retained the kind of calibre and complexity that made the first season such an enormous critical and commercial success. 

Starting with success that doesn't so much grow as explode, means that subsequent seasons need to keep to that kind of standard. The Guardian certainly things that season two leaves much to be desired saying that the "once-intelligent show has undergone a strange transformation: morphing, Hulk-style, into a more brash, straightforward action thriller that just happens to have some politics involved." Adding that "After 10 episodes, Homeland has lost all sense of reality."

But, as WBIR argues, "Homeland risks much each week, and part of what it's risking Sunday is disappointment, from those who don't feel they're getting all the answers they want and those who don't like the answers they get." Indeed, that kind of suspense, those risks that it takes every week are precisely what has made it such a success, the nail biting, heart racing suspense that pervades every Sunday night that it airs is a prime reason, along with fantastic performances, writing and directing for its success and subsequent rewards.

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Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory - Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory Sunday 23rd September 2012 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals

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Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis and Manhattan Hotel - Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis Friday 7th September 2012 British actor holding his iPad as he leaves his Manhattan hotel with his wife

Helen Mccrory, Damian Lewis and Manhattan Hotel

Damian Lewis and Odeon Leicester Square Tuesday 18th March 2008 The Prince's Trust & RBS Celebrate Success Awards held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals London, England

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Damian Lewis

Date of birth

11th February, 1971

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Actor

Sex

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