Throughout the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, a secret war took place on the streets of England. For years, women of all ages and classes had fought for their right to vote, although they used politics and reason as their biggest weapon. When no clear results were seen, a specialist group formed a more radical idea - to take the political campaign out of the shadows and into the streets, with protests and fighting to gain what was theirs by right. But as the government fights back even harder, desperate times call for desperate measures.
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Jeremy Piven will be back as 'Mr. Selfridge' in season four of the hit ITV drama. The 49-year-old American actor announced the news on Friday (13th March).
Jeremy Piven will reprise his role as Mr. Selfridge for a fourth season of the popular period drama. The upcoming series of the ITV hit will be broadcast in 2016. Piven confirmed the news on Good Morning Britain on Friday (13th March).
Jeremy Piven stars in Mr. Selfridge.
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We like Samuel, but we don't think he's in with a shot.
Who will be the next Dr. Who? That’s the question on everybody’s lips. And if Samuel West has got anything to do with it, then it’ll be Samuel West.
The star, best known for his theatrical roles, is keen to fill the boots of the time travelling maestro. "If you’re asking whether I’d like to play Doctor Who, I absolutely would,” he explained. “I’ve always wanted to play Doctor Who. Hamlet and Doctor Who - and I’ve done Hamlet. At 46-years-old, he doesn’t think his age should put him out of contention. He said: “They can’t go on getting younger forever. Every Doctor Who, almost without exception, has been younger than the previous one. Eventually we’ll just have this glittering foetus – that’s not going to work.” His love of the show, perhaps, is why he thinks he’d bee good at it. He’s even got ideas of what the lead character should be like. “I think he should be slightly other,” Sam continued. “I remember when I first started watching it he was a little bit like a frightening grandfather and I don’t want to be a grandfather but I don’t think he should be cuddly. 'Other' is the word, he should be a bit 'other'.”
Can I play? Samuel West fancies a go on the tardis
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The breezy, entertaining tone of this historical comedy-drama kind of undermines the fact that it centres on one of the most pivotal moments in US-British history. Director Michell (Notting Hill) knows how to keep an audience engaged, and yet he indulges in both tawdry innuendo and silly cliches, never giving the real-life events a proper sense of perspective. Even so, some terrific performances make it enjoyable.
The events in question take place in 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) invites Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (West and Colman) to visit Hyde Park, the upstate New York residence he shares with his mother (Wilson), while his wife Eleanor (Williams) lives down the road with her "she-male" friends. Roosevelt knows that George is here to ask for help against the growing threat of Hitler's Germany, and as a result of their talks a "special relationship" develops between America and Britain. Meanwhile, the womanising Roosevelt is not-so-quietly having an affair with his distant cousin and confidant Daisy (Linney).
Essentially there are two films here fighting for our attention. Much of the story is seen through Daisy's eyes, complete with an annoyingly mousy voiceover that never tells us anything we can't see on screen. Linney underplays the character to the point where we barely notice that she's in the room, and the depiction of Daisy's romance with FDR is often squirm-inducing. By contrast, the other aspect of the plot is fascinating, with West and especially Colman shining in their roles as witty, nervous Brits trying to make the most of the first ever visit of a British monarch to America. Their steely resolve is brilliantly undermined by their brittle nerves and endless curiosity.
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Samuel West and Sam West - Celebrities at ITV London United Kingdom Friday 25th January 2013
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