Global Showbiz Briefs: Sundance London Events Added; LevelK Boards ‘Sucker’; New Foil For ‘Doctor Who’

By | Tuesday April 8, 2014 @ 10:06pm PDT

Sundance London Unveils More Events
Sundance Institute on Tuesday announced the program of free talks, screenings, events and music performances for the third Sundance London film asundance_london_logo_horizontalnd music festival, set for April 25-27 at The O2. Among the notables set for … Read More »

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BAFTA TV Nominees Include ‘Broadchurch’, ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘House Of Cards’

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 12:42am PDT

bafta tvChannel 4 drama Southcliffe leads the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Awards. The miniseries has four nods including for Leading Actor Sean Harris and Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear. Comedy The IT Crowd also has four nominations, with stars Richard Ayoade and Chris O’Dowd competing with The Wrong Mans’ Mathew Baynton and James Corden in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme category. Broadchurch and The Village scored three nods, including for Drama Series where they are joined by My Mad Fat Diary and the BBC’s Top Of The Lake. Other notable mentions include Dominic West for Leading Actor in Burton And Taylor;Helena Bonham Carter is also nommed for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the mini. Among other British shows with nominations are the BBC’s The Fall, Ripper Street and the Doctor Who anniversary movie An Adventure In Space And Time. The International category features Breaking Bad, House Of Cards, Denmark’s Borgen, and France’s The Returned. This year’s ceremony will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London on May 18. A list of the major drama and comedy nominees follows (the full list is here): Read More »

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R.I.P. ‘Dynasty’ And ‘Doctor Who’ Actress Kate O’Mara

By | Sunday March 30, 2014 @ 9:01am PDT

Kate O'Mara Dead at 74British actress Kate O’Mara, who was known to many Americans during the 1980s as Joan Collins’ sister Cassandra Morell on ABC‘s Dynasty, died in Sussex, England this morning. She was 74.  A TV vet since the 1960s … Read More »

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R.I.P. ‘Doctor Who’ Helmer Derek Martinus

By | Saturday March 29, 2014 @ 4:20pm PDT

derekmartinusThe British director responsible for a number of well-known early stories in sci-fi series Doctor Who died Thursday. He was 82. Derek Martinus had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, his family told the BBC. Active at the Doctor Who helm between 1965 … Read More »

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‘History Boys’ Samuel Anderson Joining ‘Doctor Who’ In Recurring Role

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 5:27am PST

sam andersonDoctor Who is getting a new addition — and going back to school. Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey) is joining the cast for series 8 which also introduces Peter Capaldi as the newest … Read More »

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‘Doctor Who’ Is UK’s Most-Watched Drama On Christmas Day With 8.29M Viewers

By | Thursday December 26, 2013 @ 2:29am PST

time of the doctorThe BBC‘s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Time Of The Doctor, was the most-watched drama, and the second most-watched program, in Britain yesterday. The show, which saw Matt Smith’s departure as the 11th Doctor, … Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’ – Goodbye Matt Smith

By | Wednesday December 11, 2013 @ 1:18pm PST

It’s the end of an era as one Time Lord becomes another but yet stays the same. BBC America today released a full trailer for the Time Of The Doctor special set to run on Christmas Day. After over three years as Doctor Who, the special will mark … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Watch 16 – The Emma Thompson Backward Glance Episode

Listen to (and share) episode 16 of Deadline’s audio podcast Global Showbiz Watch, With Nancy Tartaglione. Deadline’s international editor talks from London with host David Bloom about a series of UK-based stories the past several days, including the very big audiences that turned out for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebration on the BBC, BBC America and in dozens of other countries; what the BBC has planned at Christmas time for the newest doctor in Doctor Who, and the much-awaited third season of Sherlock; Oscar winner Emma Thompson’s long look back with BAFTA at her career so far, even as her latest film, Saving Mr. Banks, builds its own awards buzz; and Pinewood Shepperton, busy counting its cash after a strong quarter, presses for approval of a major expansion of its London facilities amid a serious studio capacity crunch that’s turning away work in the city.

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BBC Unveils ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Details; ‘Sherlock’ To Return At The Holidays

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 5:30am PST

The BBC has outlined its holiday programming with yet more clues about Matt Smith’s last outing as Doctor Who. The series’ Christmas episode has been titled The Time Of The Doctor, following the Season 7 finale, The Name Of The Doctor, and last weekend’s The Day Of The Doctor (along with online mini-ep, The Night Of The Doctor). The episode will air December 25th and mark Smith’s departure as it introduces Peter Capaldi as the 12th Time Lord. It will also feature Fringe‘s Orla Brady in a new role. The BBC synopsis goes like this: “Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars… Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.” The Day Of The Doctor smashed records on Saturday for BBC America which traditionally airs the Christmas special in step with the UK.

Showrunner Steven Moffat’s other series, Sherlock, also returns to the BBC over the holidays. (It starts on PBS on January 19th). The first episode of the new three-part series, titled “The Empty Hearse”, will pick up two years after the titular high-functioning sociopath jumped from a building in “The Reichenbach Fall”. With London under the threat of a huge terrorist attack, Holmes will make his return from the dead.

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Hot Teasers: ‘Sherlock’ Season 3 & ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

By | Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 4:51pm PST

BBC‘s Sherlock returns for its 3rd season on January 19 on PBS in the U.S., picking up after Season 2′s “Reichenbach Fall” finale. Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the 30-second teaser for Sherlock‘s return that was unveiled during today’s 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special:

But wait, there’s more! BBC also dropped a new teaser for its Doctor Who 2013 Christmas Special: Read More »

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‘Anchorman 2′ PR Blitz Rolls On: Ron Burgundy Lands Gig With Canada’s TSN, Ponders ‘Doctor Who’: Video

By | Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 12:10pm PST

Anchorman 2 Doctor Who TSN UPDATE: Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy will be calling a pro curling match during the Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings, December 1 in Manitoba. (Scroll to the bottom for the announcement vid.)

Paramount‘s marketing team must be working overtime brainstorming PR stunts for their Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; now they’ve landed Ron Burgundy (AKA Will Ferrell) a gig on Canada’s The Sports Network. “Legendary broadcaster Ron Burgundy will join the network’s team of broadcasters beginning in December,” TSN announced Friday, with details of Burgundy’s new post to be revealed live during Sunday’s Grey Cup. Paramount’s got just under a month to pack in the promo gags before Anchorman 2‘s December 20 bow. Earlier this week Burgundy stopped by Conan to riff on Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s recent headline-making news. Today Paramount released a brief Burgundy video to capitalize on this weekend’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary mania: Read More »

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Google Celebrates ‘Doctor Who’s 50th With Biggest Interactive Doodle Ever

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 5:10am PST

Internally, it’s being referred to as a ‘Whodle.’ The interactive Google doodle that’s gracing the search giant’s homepage the world over today is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of cult BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. Earlier … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘Doctor Who’s ‘An Adventure In Space And Time’ + 50th Anniversary Update

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 4:40am PST

As part of the 50th anniversary Doctor Who celebrations, BBC America will premiere the new biopic, An Adventure In Space And Time, on November 22nd (it airs the day before on BBC Two in the UK). The film documents the genesis of the character and hails from Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss. David Bradley stars as William Hartnell, who played the first Doctor in 1963. Brian Cox, Jessica Raine and Sacha Dhawan also feature. Meanwhile, BBC America has unveiled a spoiler-y seven-minute Night Of The Doctor mini-episode, a prequel to The Day Of The Doctor 50th anniversary special that will be globally simulcast on November 23rd. It’s after the jump, but once again, beware of spoilers. The BBC further announced today that there will be a live Afterparty on the 23rd following the Day Of The Doctor airing. Outgoing Time Lord Matt Smith will appear as will other previous Doctors and companions. Boy band One Direction will appear on the show live from LA. No word yet on BBC America’s plans for the live London event. Here’s the Adventure In Space And Time teaser and the mini-episode follows on the next page:

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Global Showbiz Watch Episode 14: Rating The Euro Awards

Listen to (and share) episode 14 of Deadline’s audio podcast Global Showbiz Watch With Nancy Tartaglione. Deadline’s international editor talks with host David Bloom about awards season in Europe, with nominations out from both the British Independent Film Awards and the European Film Awards; Doctor Who’s big day becomes a big week at the BBC; and Sweden’s new ratings system to measure sexism on film. Nancy and David also talk about the European perspective on a new study looking at portrayals of violence becoming more common in PG-13 films than in R-rated ones.

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Hot Teaser: ‘Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor’ Official Trailer

By | Saturday November 9, 2013 @ 10:33am PST

BBC America‘s countdown to its weeklong Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration marches on with a new trailer for special Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor. Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt feature in the program which will be … Read More »

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TV Teaser: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special ‘The Day Of The Doctor’

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 10:29am PST

With just 15 days to go before the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC America has unveiled plans for a week of programming that will lead up to the global simulcast of the anniversary special, Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor. Starting on … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary

By | Saturday October 19, 2013 @ 4:07pm PDT

With its Day of the Doctor celebration just around the corner, BBC has released a 50th anniversary trailer for its upcoming Doctor Who special. The program will be simulcast in the U.S. and UK and 75 countries on November 23. Glimpse the previous incarnations … Read More »

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BBC Re-Masters Missing 1960s ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes Recently Found In Nigeria: Video

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 3:15am PDT

The BBC has confirmed the recovery of nine Doctor Who episodes which had long been thought missing. Reports of the trove first surfaced earlier this week, to the delight of the Tardis faithful, and BBC Worldwide has now made the re-mastered episodes available for … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Emily Watson Joins ‘Theory Of Everything’; BBC Expected To Unveil Found ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes; More

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 10:00pm PDT

Emily Watson, David Thewlis Join ‘The Theory Of Everything’
Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney, Maxine Peake and Harry Lloyd have joined the cast of Working Title’s The Theory Of Everything, which has begun shooting in the UK. The film follows the story of physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s and later became his wife. James Marsh is directing the Anthony McCarten-scripted film, which is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten.

BBC Expected To Announce Discovery Of Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes
The BBC is expected to end months of speculation by announcing this week that several early episodes of Doctor Who that were thought to be lost have been returned to the pubcaster. More than 100 early episodes featuring stars William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton are missing, and the BBC destroyed the original transmission tapes. But prints made for foreign broadcasters sometimes turn up, including all four installments of the Troughton adventure The Tomb of the Cybermen, which were found in Hong Kong in 1991. The latest discovery as Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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