Tuesday, June 11, 2019

RUSSELL TOVEY TO LEAD ITV'S NEW SERIES FLESH AND BLOOD WITH IMELDA STAUNTON, STEPHEN REA, FRANCESCA ANNIS AND VINCENT REGAN

'FLESH AND BLOOD' SERIES
PUTS RUSSELL TOVEY, FRANCESCA ANNIS AND IMELDA STAUNTON IN A FAMILY
Russell Tovey will lead the new series
While we are deeply enjoying our dearest boy Russell Tovey in Years and Years over at BBC currently, he has already set himself another gig: he will lead new series over at rival ITV titled FLESH AND BLOOD together with acting legends Imelda Staunton, Stephen Rea, Vincent Regan and Francesca Annis! The four part drama is a darkly witty and gripping exploration of family dynamics and modern relationships as they spiral towards a tragedy and possible crime.


FLESH AND BLOOD IS
a modern story of three adult siblings - Helen (Claudie Blakley), Jake (Russell Tovey) and Natalie (Lydia Leonard) - who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien (Francesca Annis)
Our dearest Vincent Regan is also in the cast
declares she’s in love with a new man, Mark (Stephen Rea). As she nears her 70th birthday, the siblings’ suspicions are heightened when retired GP Mark sweeps their mother off her feet, shifting her priorities away from her children. The happiness of her 45-year marriage to their father, Terry, is called into question, which sends a seismic shock through the lives of the siblings. Years of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals come to the surface and threaten to blow apart everything they’ve held dear. With their large family home overlooking the Sussex coast, their inheritance and the happy memories of their childhood all
Acting divas Francesca Annis and Imelda Staunton will lead the female cast.
suddenly threatened by the arrival of Mark, the siblings attempt to find out more about him. But will their long-buried grudges and complicated personal lives allow them to pull together? Then there’s Mary (Imelda Staunton), who has lived next door to Vivien for 40 years. Despite not being family, Mary appears unhealthily attached to Vivien and her family’s unfolding drama.

18 comments:

  1. This family drama series promises a lot: good acting (Francesca Annis), british wit, family dynamics. It's worth viewing.
    (Russell Tovey needs ear surgery).

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    1. Noooo! He has the cutest ears ever! They're the part of his irresistible charm!

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    2. On a second thought - you may be right. Cute ears, no corrective surgery needed.

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    1. That was my thought as well, Imelda has always been a devil, she has....

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  3. Good gracious. Those children need to let their mama be happy with her new love. I'd be all for Jason finding new love when I pass, and I don't give one damn how quickly it happens. Life is too short to worry about pleasing everyone, so if that lady wants to bump uglies to a new man, let her.

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    1. Yes, but they is afraid the crook is gonna steal their monies, dahlink!

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    2. Well, it's mama's monies, not theirs. If she wants to spend it on a boy toy, it's hers to enjoy while she's living. Those kids can suck eggs lol

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    3. No, no, it's theirs as well, everything you own belongs to your kids as well! She can take him for dindins but not give him their house or something.... maybe you think differently because in your country most people who work can afford house loans, but in most other countries, inheritance is the only way you get a house.

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    4. It's a totally different way of life here. I set my girls up to succeed on their own once they are adults, they better not think for one second they are entitled to a cent of my money/assets in life or death. I am so glad that's not the case in the US of offspring getting everything their parents worked for. My mom's other 3 kids are the lowest forms of scum, treated her with such disrespect their whole lives, she has not included them in her will. I would be sick to think they would get anything of hers after her death because of how they treated her while she's alive just because it's custom to pass down the assets. The only thing they deserve is a kick in the face and a lifetime of misery.

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    5. But that is because your girls have the system where they can earn with their own effort, in poor country you can work all your life and barely afford to rent a flat on your own (mostly only if you are married and both partners work). We don't have stable jobs and so we can't really get loans, not even for a one room apartment let alone house. That is why so many people in poor countries live forever with their parents. Which isn't always a bad thing. Your society isn't so attached to the family, we are. You often live in separate cities, even in far away corners of the country, we always live in the same city with our parents even if we have our own house. And we never kick out grandparents to geriatric centres, they usually live with us till they die, they are the part of the family and help in taking care of their grandchildren. Americans are more self/centred and oriented towards their own independence, while most of the rest of the world believes family is your eternal strength. Not me, necessarily, of course :) but I don't have a family so I'm not objective.

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    6. Yes, we do like to move far away from our family when possible. Mariah is itching to move to Canada. Allison swears she's taking up residence in London some day. It will be interesting to see if either makes those dreams a reality. I do suspect Mariah will end up wherever she gets the best job offer though. Allison is a mama's girl, so I don't see her straying too far from home.

      Dahlink, we is family. I would never kick you out into an old person home ♥

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    7. That's because you wanna inherit all my palaces and yachts, dahlink :)))

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    8. Of course I do ;) Especially that future castle we're going to own in Ireland some day!

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    9. An my stables of Irish studs...

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  4. Normans Bay, the tiny Sussex Coast Halmet the location of the filming has a big history of it's own. Starting from the days William the Conqueror sail over in 1066, the giant whale in 1885 to the flaming ship in 1963.
    Paul Hales, 60 year resident.

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    1. Should be fun to see it on the small screens then, Paul!

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