Screenwriter Julian Fellowes will swap Downton Abbey for Doctor Throne for his latest ITV adaptation Photo: Andrew Crowley Read more.
I love Welsh mining stories. (I’ve watched How Green was my Valley a few too many times.) (via A grandmother’s story about Cardiff’s mining disaster is being made into a film – and Catherine Zeta Jones has been approached to star in it – Wales Online)
via The New York Times ‘UNDERGROUND’ (WGN America, March 9) After “12 Years a Slave,” television gets its own realistic period drama about slavery. Aldis Hodge (“Leverage”) stars as a blacksmith who organizes a group of slaves for an escape attempt along the Underground Railroad. Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“True Blood”) plays another escapee and Christopher Meloni appears as the obligatory sympathetic white man. The soap-opera elements and rock and hip-hop soundtrack could help make it a hit.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/12078324/War-and-Peace-great-but-has-anyone-read-it-Not-the-cast-of-the-new-BBC-production.html | via @Telegraph
A film adaptation of one of Scotland’s best-loved novels – Sunset Song – will be released in the UK in December. Peter Mullan and former model Agyness Deyn star in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s tale, which was shot on location in Aberdeenshire, New Zealand and Luxembourg. Published in 1932, Sunset Song follows a farming family struggling to make a living in north east Scotland leading up to World War One. The release will be on 4…
(via Mary of Scotland: Katharine Hepburn in Tudor romance with inaccurate kilts | Film | The Guardian) Yeah, the kilts are totally wrong, but that Fredric March had some swagger.
I think we have different ideas of what outrageous is, but this was a fun interview with Kate Winslet, whom I love. ‘I always do sex scenes properly’ Kate Winslett’s most outrageous interview KATE WINSLETT lets loose as she talks about using mud to disguise her ever-increasing boobs in her latest film A Little Chaos directed by Alan Rickman. By STEFAN KYRIAZIS PUBLISHED: 01:01, Sun, Apr 19, 2015