Friday, June 19, 2015

AIDAN TURNER JOINS 'LOOK AWAY'! HEARTBREAKING 'BOULEVARD' TRAILER WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS! MATT SMITH IS PRINCE PHILIP, JOHN LITHGOW CHURCHILL IN 'CROWN' EPIC SERIES!

  AIDAN TURNER
JOINS 'LOOK AWAY' COMEDY
One of this year's hottest TV faces and also the hottest  of THE HOBBIT dwarves out there, POLDARK's Aidan Turner has scored a role in dark comedy LOOK AWAY next to Matthew Broderick, Chloë Sevigny, and Shannon Tarbet.  According to 'Deadline' Turner will play the love interest to Tarbet’s main character, an offbeat young woman who is unable to physically see her mother due to a fictional affliction called selective blindness.
'DURRELL'S' PERIOD SET SERIES
Meanwhile, British ITV will turn Gerald Durrell's Corfu memoirs (including MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS) into THE DURRELLS six part series set in the 1930s and telling the story of Louisa Durrell, whose money is running out and whose four children are going off the rails after the death of her husband. The family move to Corfu to make a new life for themselves, but still face plenty of challenges.

   'THE CROWN' EPIC SERIES
 MATT SMITH IS PRINCE PHILIP, JOHN LITHGOW CHURCHILL 
The news I reported earlier last year on Claire Foy getting the lead role in expensive Netflix drama THE CROWN has been confirmed now with John Lithgow and Matt Smith added to the cast as well! In the sprawling series Foy will be Queen Elizabeth II, Lithgow is Churchill, while Smith will play Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh! Stephen Daldry is directing the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Vanessa Kirby was mentioned previously as the possible actress to play queen's sister Princess Margaret.

   'BOULEVARD' TRAILER
ROBIN WILLIAMS' HEART WRENCHING LAST MASTERPIECE
Something really nice as your today's trailer - the first footage from Robin Williams' moving last ever role in touching drama BOULEVARD! He is playing an ageing husband emotionally struggling with his life who, as a lonely married man, befriends a male prostitute (Roberto Aguire) as he faces up to his own hidden homosexuality. It's out next month!

26 comments:

  1. I don't think I can see Matt Smith without thinking of Dr. Who!

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  2. My brother's name is Matt Smith too. :P

    Oh, and thank you for the photo of Aidan Turner. His new show starts this Sunday!!! Not that I'm excited or anything.

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    1. My, my, look who decides to appear at the mention of Aidan! Did I say Aidan?
      Don't miss CRIMSON FIELDS at PBS after POLDARK, it is an extraordinary outstanding series!

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    2. I do have highly sensitive radar when it comes to the mention of Mr. Turner. Yowzer. :))

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    3. you will deeply enjoy the now legendary POLDARK scene in which he works in the field shirtless and all oiled up.... probably the hottest of such scenes in the history of telly

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  3. "My Family and Other Animals" is one of my all-time fave books! I've read it innumerable times. Looking forward to the series based on it!

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  4. I don't think I could watch that Robin Williams movie, sad.

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    1. can you believe it will be a year since his death in August! Seems like he was gone yesterday :(

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  5. I thought the last of his movies had already come out. I hope it's good

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    1. nope, he had seven movies waiting after his death.... this was the last one he shot... not sure if there is still some left to be released

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  6. I'm with Adam. I was really thinking all his movies were out now. Going to have to add this one to the list!

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    1. it would be nice if this one scores well in the cinemas just in honour of Robin

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  7. I wouldn't mind having selective blindness-the kind that wouldn't allow me to see stupid people :)

    Oh, but Boulevard will be a hard one to watch without crying. But I will have to watch it as it was Robin's last work and I think we owe him that much. Also the theme of the moving will be important and very moving.

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    1. That is what I thought. I said, wait, what, it's an illness? I thought it was just regular good old jolly fun family hatred :)

      And I couldn't imagine a better film to be his last... he was always so brilliant in touching dramas, the humane ones... and I'm sad he didn't get more Oscars for such roles

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  8. Selective blindness? I can think of a few very rare circumstances that I'd be ok with that. I still am in shock about Robin Williams.

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    1. I could be blind all the time if we had that power :)

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  9. I didn't know Robin Williams had another movie we hadn't seen. It's interesting this one is about someone hiding his true self. Sounds like it paralleled his life a little in that sense. Although no matter what movie he'd done, people would have probably found some way to get meaning from it like that, I guess.

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    1. he had seven of them.
      It's interesting how all of his films were touching and meaningful even when it was about comedies

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  10. What's your pick of the litter, Dez?
    I'm afraid Boulevard would be awfully depressing.

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    1. I will most definitely watch BOULEVARD! Will skip THECROWN since I can't stand the actress... and will give DURRELLS a go... and Aidan is always lovely to see anywhere :)

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