CIAN BARRY cast in BBC Drama
DOCTOR FOSTER is a new 5 part drama produced by Drama Republic for BBC One. It is written by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III, The Town) and will be directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens In Vegas, Starter For 10).
CIAN BARRY has been cast alongside Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel.
DOCTOR FOSTER tells the story of a woman seemingly in control: she is a trusted GP, the heart of her town, a woman people can trust. But Doctor Gemma Foster’s life is about to explode: when she suspects her husband is having an affair she is determined to find out the truth.
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TUPPENCE MIDDLETON to star in WAR AND PEACE
We are rather excited to announce that TUPPENCE MIDDLETON will star in BBC/Weinstein Company's WAR AND PEACE as Helene Kuragin.
She will be joining fellow CvGGers JACK LOWDEN, AISLING LOFTUS, GRETA SCACCHI and BRIAN COX.
Tuppence was most recently seen in THE IMITATION GAME and has since been filming Netflix series SENSE8.
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JAMES MCARDLE to star in Chekhov Trilogy
Chichester Festival Theatre will play host to a trilogy of early Chekhov plays in the autumn; PLATONOV, IVANOV and THE SEAGULL.
We are extremely proud to say that JAMES MCARDLE will star in this mammoth season, proving himself to be a young actor on the rise.
The Young Chekhov season, adapted by David Hare, will run from 28th September to 14th November in the Minerva theatre and is directed by Jonathan Kent.
LENNY HENRY to star in EDUCATING RITA
The new season at Chichester Festival Theatre has been announced and with it the news that the wonderful LENNY HENRY is to star in the iconic Willy Russell play EDUCATING RITA.
To be directed by Michael Buffong, the play will run in the Minerva Theatre from 18th June to 25th July.
THE PHONE CALL wins ACADEMY AWARD
We're so delighted that THE PHONE CALL, a brilliant short film starring SALLY HAWKINS, won in the Best Short Film Live Action category last night at the Oscars.
The film, directed by Mat Kirkby and cast by Dan Hubbard, has achieved huge success in international film festivals and also stars Jim Broadbent.
CONGRATULATIONS to all who worked on the film.
KARL COLLINS in HOLLYOAKS
We are thrilled that KARL COLLINS is shortly going to arrive in HOLLYOAKS as new regular Louis Loveday. The Loveday's will blast onto your screens in February, don't miss them!
RUPERT YOUNG to star in HIGH SOCIETY
Well, Did You Evah! How exciting that RUPERT YOUNG has been cast as C.K Dexter Haven in The Old Vic's production of HIGH SOCIETY.
This revival of Cole Porter's musical will be directed by Maria Friedman and also stars Kate Fleetwood and Jamie Parker. It will run from 30 April to 22 August.
RUTHIE HENSHALL and ALEXANDER HANSON to star in FOLLIES
We are beyond thrilled that RUTHIE HENSHALL and ALEXANDER HANSON are set to star in the Royal Albert Hall's concert performance of FOLLIES to mark composer, Stephen Sondheim's 85th birthday.
Ruthie will play 'Sally' and Alexander will play 'Ben'. Old friends who return to a theatre they worked in 40 years ago before it's turned into a car park.
Other cast include Christine Baranski, Jennifer Coolidge, Anita Dobson and Alistair Brammer. Directed by Craig Revel Horwood.
JACK O'CONNELL wins BAFTA
We are pleased as punch that JACK O'CONNELL won the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTA's last night.
The award is the only category voted for by the public and has gained a rather prestigious reputation since it's inception 10 years ago. The award's first winner, James McAvoy, presented Jack with his award.
The EE Rising Star Award honours the artist's body of work. Jack came to prominence in teen-drama SKINS and has since worked in features including HARRY BROWN, STARRED UP, '71 and UNBROKEN.
The highly anticipated Sky Atlantic series FORTITUDE is set to air on Thursday 29th at 9pm.
Set in Svalbard, the series follows DCI Morton, a detective who has flown in to the peaceful close-knit community of Fortitude, as the local head of police leads an investigation into a murder
Our wonderful SOFIE GRABOL stars alongside Stanley Tucci with ALEXANDRA MOEN and CHIPO CHUNG.
PETER DAVISON Joins GYPSY Transfer
We are so pleased to announce that the marvellous PETER DAVISON has joined the cast of GYPSY, which is set for a West End run beginning in March.
GYPSY is transferring into the Savoy Theatre from a sold out run in Chichester. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver will reprise their roles in this hit musical directed by Jonathan Kent. Peter is taking the principal role of Herbie.
This marks his return to musical theatre since his successful turn in Legally Blonde: The Musical.
BBC Audio Drama Awards
AISLING LOFTUS and CHARLOTTE RILEY have both been nominated in the Best Actress category for the BBC Audio Drama Awards. We're thrilled that their excellent work for radio has been recognised.
Aisling has been nominated for her performance in radio drama EDUCATOR and Charlotte for SLIPPING.