Posts by: William Martin

‘Casino Royale in Concert’ review: 007 takes on the Royal Albert Hall

Continuing their hit Films in Concert series, the Royal Albert Hall welcomed the world’s most famous secret agent to London earlier this month. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the sold-out screening of Casino Royale followed previous similar events for Raiders of the Lost Ark, Aliens, E.T., Jurassic Park and Gladiator. As Daniel Craig’s Bond era...

‘Doctor Who’ race to be the 13th Doctor down to final two contenders?

A late contender has reportedly entered the shortlist to replace Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who. Capaldi’s final scenes as the Doctor will air this Christmas in Steven Moffat’s last episode as showrunner, but the actor playing the new Doctor is expected to be announced fairly soon. Now Fortitude actor Luke Treadaway is being tipped to replace Capaldi,...

Maggie Smith says ‘Downton Abbey’ movie is ‘squeezing it dry’

Filming on the long-awaited Downton Abbey may finally be getting close, but we wouldn’t bet on Dame Maggie Smith being in it right now. It was revealed today that the film’s shoot is due to begin in September. Last October there were reports that Smith had signed on to appear in the big screen version of the period drama as Violet Crawley, Dowager...

When does the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie start filming?

The long-awaited Downton Abbey film is set to begin filming this autumn. Rumours surrounding the movie have been going around for over a year now, with a production source announcing in January that “the financing ducks are being lined up very nicely” and a report last month confirming that production will take place at “the end of this year”....

When does the final season of ‘Inspector George Gently’ start?

The start date has been confirmed the final season of Inspector George Gently. Created by Peter Flannery and originally based on the Gently novels by Alan Hunter, Inspector George Gently first aired in April 2007 and 23 episodes have been made so far. Buy the complete Season 1-7 box set on Amazon here. Two new feature-length films began...

‘Howards End’ first look: Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen in new adaptation

The first promotional photo has been released for BBC One’s new adaptation of Howards End. The upcoming four-part drama series stars Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) and comedian Tracey Ullman. Oscar-nominated screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York) has adapted E.M. Forster’s classic novel for the BBC and...

‘Sherlock’ writer Mark Gatiss directing ‘Queers’ monologues for BBC Four

BBC Four has announced a series of all-star monologues as part of the BBC’s Gay Britannia season this summer. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who), Queers will feature Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead each delivering a 15-minute monologue. The eight episodes will...