James Bond retrospective 023: ‘Skyfall’ (2012)

Despite being action-packed, beautifully shot and featuring a brilliant portrayal of a broken Bond from Daniel Craig, 2008’s Quantum of Solace was critically and commercially a relative disappointment after the stellar reception for Casino Royale two years earlier. And yet somehow the marketing team behind Skyfall made this one of the most anticipated Bond films … >

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James Bond retrospective 022: ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008)

Casino Royale was considered a gamble in 2006 because it was the first (quasi) reboot – and with a blond Bond, no less. So they followed it up with… another gamble. 2008’s Quantum of Solace is the first direct sequel in the Bond canon, picking up literally minutes after the end of Casino Royale and … >

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10 British acting legends we’d love to guest star in ‘Doctor Who’

With filming on Doctor Who‘s new season underway in Cardiff, news of upcoming guest stars is now starting to emerge. Considering that the show has atttracted such dramatic heavyweights as Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Diana Rigg, Ian McKellen, Timothy Dalton, Penelope Wilton, Simon Callow, Richard E. Grant, Anne Reid, Bill Nighy and John Hurt in … >

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‘Esio Trot’ review

‘Very often in life it’s the quiet, unassuming ones who turn out to be the most interesting.’ So says our Narrator, who happens to be a surprisingly charming James Corden, in full on Jackanory mode, as he tells us the tale of Esio Trot and bounds about a typically Richard Curtis London; one with all … >

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BBC One’s ‘Esio Trot’ trailer

A trailer has been released for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Esio Trot. Adapted by The Vicar Of Dibley writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the 90-minute film stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man). Esio Trot will air at 6.30pm on New Year’s Day on BBC One. Watch … >

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Top 7 most appearances in the James Bond films

Timothy Dalton only starred in two James Bond films; George Lazenby’s moment in the tuxedo came once and once only. But who are the journeymen (and women) of the 007 franchise, the stayers who stuck around a little longer and made the most appearances in the series? We investigate the seven actors in the top … >

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Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman in first ‘Esio Trot’ pics

The BBC has released two new promotional images for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Esio Trot. Adapted by The Vicar Of Dibley writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the 90-minute film stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man). Producer Hilary Bevan Jones commented: “To bring together two of the … >

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