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‘Bridgerton’: Inside the Refreshing Visual Approach to Period Storytelling

Created by Chris Van Dusen for Shondaland based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, the show’s dazzling, diversely cast and notably sexy eight-episode first season feels both comfortingly familiar and refreshing, conjuring up a gleeful world that blends “Gossip Girl” and “Downton Abbey” with a droll, modern edge. A winning fusion by all accounts: Not only […]

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Dan Stevens: ‘The bodice ripper never quite goes away, I don’t think it ever will’

Ever since his days on Downton Abbey, the actor has moved seamlessly between British period drama and high-rolling US sci-fi. He talks about playing a robot – and why he has moved on from romanceWhen I speak to Dan Stevens, he’s in Los Angeles, shooting Gaslit, a forthcoming TV show that sounds like the definitive […]

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Lily James: ‘All sorts of people can become great loves of your life’

The actor on her role in the BBC’s new Nancy Mitford adaptation, the joy of female friendship, and preparing to play Baywatch star Pamela AndersonLily James was born Lily Thomson in Esher, Surrey, in 1989. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and made her TV debut as Ethel Brown in the […]

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Downton Abbey: Second Movie Confirmed!

Downton Abbey is not over yet.Focus Features announced Monday that Dowton Abbey 2 had officially been ordered.The movie, a sequel to the 2019 movie, which was itself a sequel to the beloved 2011-16 series, will release during the Christmas 2021 period.”We’re thrilled to announce that Julian Fellowes and the entire Downton cast are back for […]

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Kelly Reilly, Jean Reno, Pierfrancesco Favino Set For Amanda Sthers’ ‘Promises’ (Exclusive)

French multi-hyphenate Amanda Sthers (“Holy Lands”) has recruited the U.K.’s Kelly Reilly, Italy’s Pierfrancesco Favino and France’s Jean Reno for English-language romantic drama “Promises,” set in Italy and London, which started shooting in Rome on Monday.Based on Sthers’ novel by the same title, “Promises” turns on an unfulfilled love affair between Alexander, played by Favino […]

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7 New Netflix Shows in December, and the Best Reasons to Watch

1. “Bridgerton” Season 1Why Should I Watch? Starring “Derry Girls” icon Nicola Coughlan and featuring Julie Andrews as a narrator named Lady Whistledown, Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix original series already has three solid gold reasons to try out the hipper, hotter version of “Downton Abbey,” but here are a few more details. The period drama […]

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Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke to Voice Terry Pratchett Adaptation ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Laurie (“House”) and “Game of Thrones” actor Emilia Clarke will be part of the voice cast for animated feature “The Amazing Maurice.”The voice cast also includes David Thewlis (“Wonder Woman”), Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), Gemma Arterton (“Vita & Virginia”) and Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”). Toby Genkel (“Two by Two: Overboard!”) and Florian […]

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Jeremy Irons to Headline Netflix Adaptation of Robert Harris Bestseller ‘Munich’

“Watchmen” actor Jeremy Irons is headlining Netflix original film Munich, an adaptation of the bestselling 2017 novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”).The film is set in the fall of 1938 when Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the […]

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Toronto: Studiocanal Launches Sales on Tomas Alfredson’s ‘Jonsson Gang’

Studiocanal will handle worldwide sales at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on “The Jonsson Gang” from “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Let The Right One In” director Tomas Alfredson.A reboot of a successful Swedish film series, “The Jonsson Gang” follows a gang gone legit who reunite for one last heist. It stars Henrik Dorsin (“Triangle […]

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Dan Stevens Says There’s Been Talks About A Sequel To ‘The Guest’

Dan Stevens may have stolen everyone’s hearts with his show-stopping performance in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga,” but his first big role after departing “Downton Abbey” was in the chilling thriller “The Guest.” Though the film wasn’t very successful at the box office, Stevens says hope is not lost for a “The […]

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