Thursday, September 23, 2021

1ST PHOTOS FROM FUNNY GIRL PERIOD SET COMEDY SERIES WITH GEMMA ARTERTON, MAGPIE MURDERS BRITBOX MINI SERIES WITH LESLEY MANVILLE

  1ST GEMMA ARTERTON  
PHOTO IN FUNNY GIRL
 Yep, she dyed her hair blonde! Sky has released first photo of Gemma Arterton in their TV series adaptation of Nick Hornby's FUNNY GIRL about
Gemma Arterton takes the lead
Barbara Parker, a young woman from Blackpool, and her finding her comic voice in the world of the 1960s sitcom. It’s the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool – but there’s got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be… someone. The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is. The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she’d read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory – an audition for a TV comedy show. Barbara’s uncompromising northern wit proves to be
The new series will air sometime next year over at Sky
the X factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a ground breaking new sitcom which will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come. Clare-Hope Ashitey, Arsher Ali and Alexa Davies also star. 

  THE MAGPIE MURDERS  
1ST PICS FROM NEW SERIES
Britbox has, meanwhile, released first photos of Lesley Manville who leads their new mini series MAGPIE MURDERS a small screen adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s novel of the same name which also stars Daniel
Lesley Manville takes the lead role in Magpie Murders series
Mays, Alexandros Logothetis, Claire Rushbrook, Matthew Beard, Pippa Haywood and Michael Maloney. Beside BritBox, it will also air next year on PBS Masterpiece in USA. In the series, a beguiling murder mystery with a
Timothy McMullan replaces Timothy Spall in the cast
solution that will both astonish and grip viewers, Timothy McMullan will star as the clever and complex 1950s detective Atticus Pünd in the fictional novels by best selling mystery writer Alan Conway (Conleth Hill). The plot of
Daniel Mays also stars in the new television series
Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland (Manville), an editor who is given an unfinished Conway manuscript and has little idea it will change her life.

16 comments:

  1. I enjoy British crime series, so MAGPIE MURDERS is on my list.

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  2. I pray Funny Girl will be better than Mrs Maisel that failed to show how hard it was for female comedians to break the glass ceiling in a masculine turf

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    1. But at the same time I also expect her good looks made it easier for her in many other aspects of life. Women will often talk about how hard it is for them in some aspect of life, while also forgetting how easier it is for them in some others. I was myself refused a job a few times as a teacher for being a male because it is often a female job in some schools. So we all suffer, it is just that some talk about it, some don't.

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  3. I'm not into comedies so I doubt I would watch this.

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    1. How can you not be into comedies, Geez, Mary LOL

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  4. I'll give Funny Girl a shot.

    I don't think anywhere is as glitzy as the media makes it appear. NY, LA, even Paris doesn't have that wow factor once your standing in the middle of it. I imagine being on a comedy series isn't as glamorous as the stars make it seem either.

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    1. Well, like my job of book translator which oh so many people imagine glamorous and cozy, while it is most often blood sweat and tears and many many many sacrifice.

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    2. I imagine lots and lots of frustration goes into each book!

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    3. I threw up a lot during this last saga. It is something I'd never read myself (filled with satanism, bad language, porn) and it was a massive challenge mentally and morally, there were scenes where I just had to get up from the desk and go take a walk and only then return and continue. These are battles that we lead with ourselves sometimes while translating something we'd never ever read privately. Sometimes you translate even something you hate from the bottom of your wretched suffering soul.

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    4. I'm sorry you had to put yourself through that. I like that I can just set a book aside if I hate it without consequence. You'd have to choose between translating trash or putting food on the table and that's a shitty decision to have to make.

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    5. It is not even a decision, you just have to do it. Good thing I'm sluttish so I know how to survive nasty business.

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  5. Agatha Christie's book series and film series were very popular in 1985-90. Magpie Murders sound exciting!

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  6. These both look good, although I'm leaning towards Magpie Murders. I know it's not the "light hearted" concept that I've been asking for, but it at least looks like it will make us think.

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    1. I'm sad we won't be seeing Timothy Spall in it due to scheduling issues.

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