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VIDEO: Teaser/Poster Art for Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

Disney has issued a teaser and poster art for Kenneth Branagh's forthcoming live action CINDERELLA adaptation due in theaters March 13, 2015. (more...)

New & Returning Cast Members Announced for Season 5 of DOWNTON ABBEY!
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

As Season 4 of the wildly popular historic drama DOWNTON ABBEY approaches its conclusion, USA Today reports that new faces will be joining the cast when the series returns for its fifth season next year. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lesley Nicol On DOWNTON ABBEY Season Four, Playing Mrs. Patmore, MAMMA MIA!, DOWNTON Musical? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 23, 2013

Today we are talking to a standout star of the internationally adored period-set drama series DOWNTON ABBEY all about her unforgettable character on the show as well as what we can expect from the highly anticipated upcoming extended Christmas episode - the convivial Lesley Nicol. Looking back at an incredibly accomplished career thus far, Nicol shares some insights on her favorite TV and film roles to date while also casting a glance back at some of her most memorable stage performances - as an original cast member of the inaugural West End JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as well as a multi-year run in long-running hi MAMMA MIA! included. Most importantly, Nicol outlines the finer points of her charming and committed characterization of the belabored chef of Downton Abbey itself and imparts her enthusiasm and enjoyment with the delectable and dramatic storylines conjured up by creator Julian Fellowes as well as shares some of her own favorite scene partners and events in the show's rich history. Additionally, Nicol clues us in on this year's Christmas ep and her own impressions of this year's sequence of events just as US viewers gear up for the first stateside showings of Season 4, starting in early 2014. Plus, Nicol looks ahead to DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5, set to film in 2014, and beyond. All of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES Among Nominees of 20th Annual SAG AWARDS; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Sasha Alexander, star of the TNT original drama 'Rizzoli & Isles,' and Clark Gregg, star of the ABC series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' revealed the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations this morning, Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at 8:50 a.m. ET. (more...)

Streep, Roberts & AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY Ensemble Among Nominees of 20th Annual SAG AWARDS; Full List Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2013

Sasha Alexander, star of the TNT original drama 'Rizzoli & Isles,' and Clark Gregg, star of the ABC series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' revealed the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations this morning (more...)

VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Season 4
by TV News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Below, check out clips from PBS in which the cast and creators talk about the new season which Season premieres Sunday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. (more...)

Susan Sarandon Hosts RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY premieres tonight, December 1, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Susan Sarandon to Host RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY, 12/1
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY premieres Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Kenneth Branagh's Live Action CINDERELLA, Coming in 2015
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Walt Disney Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London, on CINDERELLA, Disney's first-ever live action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale. Get a first look below! (more...)

Stellan Skarsgard in Talks for Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Should a deal be reached, Skarsgard would play the king's adviser, the grand duke, 'who just may have ulterior motives in his guidance.' (more...)

Origin Theatre Company Sets Benefit for Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Origin Theatre Company kicks off its eleventh season of producing the New York and American premieres of plays by emerging European playwrights at its annual benefit on Thursday May 30, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the festive evening features a slalom course of pleasures, including an Origin showcase of new work, rollicking entertainment, and appearances by a colorful cross-section of local and visiting theatre luminaries, business leaders and supporters of the arts. (more...)

'Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera Signs on for CINDERELLA Film
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Variety reports that Sophie McShera, has joined the cast of Disney's live adaptation of CINDERELLA. The British actress is best known for her role as Daisy Mason on PBS' “Downton Abbey.' (more...)

Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA, Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Set for Release March 13, 2015?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

According to a Tweet today, Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live-action CINDERELLA will be released on March 13, 2015. CINDERELLA is expected to begin filming by the end of the year. (more...)

Helena Bonham Carter to Play 'Fairy Godmother' in Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Just off of playing Madame Thenardier in Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES, the actress has officially signed on to play the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live-action CINDERELLA, it was announced today. (more...)

Sophie McShera in Talks to Join Holliday Grainger as Stepsister in Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera is in talks to join The Borgias' Holliday Grainger as Cinderella's wicked stepsister in Disney and Kenneth Branagh's live-action adaptation of CINDERELLA. (more...)

Origin Theatre Company Sets Benefit for 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Origin Theatre Company kicks off its eleventh season of producing the New York and American premieres of plays by emerging European playwrights at its annual benefit on Thursday May 30, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the festive evening features a slalom course of pleasures, including an Origin showcase of new work, rollicking entertainment, and appearances by a colorful cross-section of local and visiting theatre luminaries, business leaders and supporters of the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Full Hour-Long DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Panel & Discussion with PBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

The cast of DOWNTON ABBEY and executive producer Garthe Neame recently participated in a panel discussion and audience Q&A with PBS Masterpiece's Rebecca Eaton on Dec. 12. PBS recently made the full hour-long interview available on their Youtube Channel. Check it out below! (more...)

WATCH LIVE: DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Panel & Discussion with PBS!
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

The cast of DOWNTON ABBEY and executive producer Garthe Neame are set for a panel discussion and audience Q&A with PBS Masterpiece's Rebecca Eaton tonight at 8PM EST. You can live-stream the highly-anticipated chat below! (more...)

MODERN FAMILY, HOMELAND, BOARDWALK EMPIRE Among 2012 SAG Awards Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2012 in five film and eight primetime television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. (more...)

LES MIS, LINCOLN & SILVER LININGS Lead 2012 SAG Awards Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2012 in five film and eight primetime television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. (more...)

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