Martin Freeman News

Emmy Preview: BroadwayWorld Staff and Fans Predict Emmy Winners!
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 22, 2014

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will come to you from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on NBC on Monday, August 25th live at 8:00pm. All week, BWW has been spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter or visit our BWW Emmy Coverage Home. (more...)

BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 20, 2014

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014


Amit Shah, Ashley Kumar & More Join Cast of Trafalgar's EAST IS EAST; Full Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Amit Shah (Abdul Khan), Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan), Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan), Nathan Clarke (Saleem Khan), Taj Atwal (Meenah Khan) and Michael Karim (Sajit Khan) join the previously announced multi award-winning actress Jane Horrocks (Ella Khan) and East is East's award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din (George Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family, in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play. The Khans are joined by Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie), Rani Moorthy (Mrs. Shah) and Hassani Shapi (Mr Shah/Doctor). Ash Rizi, Karl Seth, Deepal Parmar and Pamela Bennett (Ensemble) complete the cast. (more...)

Second Season of FX's FARGO to Be Set in Late '70's; More Details Revealed
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The new season will take place in the year 1979 and feature a younger Lou Solverson who has just returned from the Vietnam War. (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Season of Drama Series FARGO Featuring All-New Cast!
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

FX announced today at the Television Critics Association that it has ordered a second season of the small screen adaption of Joel and Ethan Coen's popular film FARGO. T (more...)

BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES Among Nominees for 66th Annual EMMY AWARDS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Review Roundup: RICHARD III at Trafalgar Transformed
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) plays Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, which had a press night on 8 July. The production runs through 27 September. (more...)

Martin Freeman Analyzes Aspects Of RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2014

Hot ticket current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman recently kicked off in the UK and the actor discusses his participation in the play as part of a new interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, Trafalgar Studios, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

All the talk about this Richard III will be about Martin Freeman. It's unavoidable really. Well-known television star takes on one of the big Shakespearean roles and a role outside what might be seen as his comfort zone. Any review therefore will need to confront this head on. (more...)

Warner Bros. Entertainment to Deliver Unparalleled Showcase of Upcoming Content to Comic-Con Crowd
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment (more...)

Critics & Spectators Complain Of Overzealous Audiences For Martin Freeman At RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 07, 2014

A number of critics and some outspoken spectators have expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceivedly overzealous audiences being attracted to attend the current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history play RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Martin Freeman and More in RICHARD III at Trafalgar Transformed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) plays Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running through 27 September, with press night on 8 July. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Group Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) today launches a new corporate website www.atg.co.uk. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rehearsal Photos for RICHARD III Starring Martin Freeman, July 1 to Sept 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (more...)

Official: Jane Horrocks & Khan Din to Lead EAST IS EAST at Trafalgar Transformed, Begin. 4 October
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned into a much-loved feature film, returns to the London stage after 17 years. This hilarious and ever-pertinent modern classic about growing up in multiracial England will star the multi award-winning stage and screen actress Jane Horrocks (Young Vic's Annie Get Your Gun,Sunshine on Leith, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) as Ella Khan, one of the greatest female roles written for modern theatre. (more...)

Series Premiere of FARGO is Rating's Winner for FX
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2014

With the complete Live+7 data now in, Fargo, one of TV's most critically-acclaimed programs has also become the most time-shifted premiere of any drama or miniseries in FX history, (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

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