If you're clever, and you have the right scripts, it's possible to make a virtue of typecasting by forging a career as a solidly dependable performer who can be relied upon to fill a certain you-shaped niche.
With the tenth and final series coming to BBC One next month, we’ve picked out the five characters that we think have made the biggest contribution to the success of the series.
In a 2007 interview, Scream franchise director Wes Craven said, 'Horror is very close to comedy. It's a lot of talking about the forbidden in a way that is entertaining and the timing is very similar.'
To celebrate the DVD release of The IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade directorial debut Submarine, starring Craig Roberts (Being Human), we've picked out our five favourite movies by the stars of UK TV comedy.
As long as there's been TV there have been sartorially-savvy characters to make our screens look good. So who currently stands out among the crowd?
Following the shocking showdown at the end of Season 4, Michael C Hall is back as serial killer Dexter Morgan for a new season of Dexter later this month. To celebrate the show's return, we've picked out our five favourite US TV anti-heroes!
Spaced duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up once again in Paul, a comedy about two comic book geeks trying to help a smart-ass alien escape to his mothership. To celebrate the movie's release on Blu-ray and DVD, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reveal their favourite sci-fi scenes of all time.
A full-length trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day was released by US channel Starz last week. We've picked out the ten moments in the trailer that have got us most excited about the new series!
BBC America have released a countdown of Doctor Who's cool things about time travel to coincide with the launch of the new series, which began on BBC One and BBC America at the weekend.
BBC America have released a countdown of Doctor Who's greatest catchphrases to coincide with the launch of the new series, which began on BBC One and BBC America at the weekend.