Saturday, October 25, 2014

Charlie Hunnam Rough Houses On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Set, Looks Cute Doing It


Charlie Hunnam Shoots 'Sons Of Anarchy' On A Grassy Hill With His Co-Stars

At least I assume that Charlie Hunnam and his co-star are rough housing and this isn’t some sort of Sons of Anarchy spoiler.

Charlie and his crew were spotted in Los Angeles yesterday, shooting scenes for the final season of their hit show. I’m gonna be honest, I mostly bring you guys all of these set photos because I know they’re going to end soon. This way at least we can say we enjoyed them.

And what’s not enjoyable about Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller?

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Gerard Butler shows off his muscly physique in a clingy wet suit after Malibu surfing session

PUBLISHED: 15:45 EST, 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:48 EST, 24 October 2014

Surfing safari: Gerard Butler enjoyed a surfing session at Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Beach on Friday

Gerard Butler has caused hearts to palpitate in such films as 300 and Phantom Of The Opera.

The hunky 44-year-old actor put on another kind of show on Friday as he emerged from Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu following a surfing expedition.

Gerard was clad in only a black, blue and grey wet suit while padding barefoot to his sporty white Land Rover that was parked on a remote stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.

His hair was still damp and pushed this way and that, but he didn't seem to mind about his appearance - or the dust obscuring his car windows.

As the face of Hugo Boss' new male fragrance, Butler sported more scruffy facial fuzz than he shows in the glamorous promotional pictures.

The surfing enthusiast fitted his surfboard on top of his vehicle and checked to make sure it was secure.

Friday, October 24, 2014

SPOILERS: ‘Downton Abbey’ season 5, episode 6 preview: Latest Michelle Dockery – Mary talk

24 October, 2014

So far, there has been no more confusing story on “Downton Abbey” than that of Lady Mary, and there may be one simple reason for that: Not even she at the moment has any real clue what she wants. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for Americans!)

Earlier this season, the indication felt pretty clear that Michelle Dockery’s character wanted to give a relationship a try with Anthony Gillingham (Tom Cullen), but that she wanted to do it in a way that did not involve the two parties getting married. After their little hotel-room excursion, though, it suddenly became clear to her that she did not enjoy the romance as much as she thought that she would. Therefore, she worked with Charles Blake to try to smooth things over between Tony and his ex.

Could she regret this choice? We wonder, given that she has a rather unusual facial expression in the photo above from Sunday night’s episode, almost like she is somewhat distraught.

If we were to be honest at the moment, we would say that we are much more of a fan of Mary and Charles together at this point than her and Tony. He seems nice enough, but there doesn’t seem to be enough of a challenge there. We like characters who push Mary and force her to think differently about the world, and Charles is a little more in that vein.


Martin Clunes films new series in Nettlebed


ACTOR Martin Clunes filmed scenes for a new TV drama series at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

The Doc Martin star and Men Behaving Badly visited Joyce Grove for the filming of Arthur and George, a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ novel for ITV. He plays celebrated author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Graham Campbell, head of support services at the hospice, said: “They were here just for a day doing some scenes inside the hall and reception area. They set up from 7am, started filming about 10am and finished about 6.30pm.

“There were a lot of people watching as a lot of families had come in to visit their relatives.

“All the crew — the runners, the assistant directors — were charming. They were very nice to our patients and relatives that were held up for 30 seconds while they took a shot.”

The film crew also captured some exterior shots of the Jacobean-style manor house, which was built in the 1900s and was once the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Mr Campbell said the producers approached the hospice, saying the wood paneling and huge fireplaces made it an ideal location for the production. The drama is based on an intriguing series of true events in the life of the Sherlock Holmes’ creator.

Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice — the case of George Edalji, a hard-working solicitor and son of a vicar.

Arthur and George also features Conan Doyle’s relationship with Jean Leckie, a much younger woman with whom he enjoyed a platonic relationship while his wife was alive. Jean eventually became his second wife.

Other members of the cast include Arsher Ali, star of Four Lions and Silent Witness, as George Edalji, Art Malik, who appeared in The Jewel in the Crown, as his father, the Reverend Shapurji Edalji, and Emma Fielding, star of Silk and DCI Banks, as his mother Charlotte Edalji.

Steve November, ITV’s director of drama, said: “Arthur and George explores what we think we know about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life. It’s a fascinating insight into the man who was to become one of the most famous of his age.


Benedict Cumberbatch can't hide his astonishment as he comes face-to-face with his very own waxwork

PUBLISHED: 17:43 EST, 23 October 2014 | UPDATED: 18:10 EST, 23 October 2014

Spot the difference: Benedict Cumberbatch was honoured with his very own waxwork at Madame Tussaud's in London this week and came face-to-face with it on The Graham Norton Show 

This week he was honoured with his very own waxwork at Madame Tussaud's in London and Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't hide his astonishment when he saw it firsthand.

The 38-year-old actor was greeted with the figure when he was taping an appearance on BBC's The Graham Norton Show and made sure to examine it thoroughly while looking utterly bemused.

Benedict even adopted an identical pose to his doppelganager to allow Graham, fellow guests Miranda Hart, Timothy Spall, and Adam Levine and the audience to see the similarities for themselves.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Talk EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS In New Featurette

By Melissa Thompson | October 21, 2014


Actors Joel Edgerton and Christian Bale talk about their roles as Moses and Ramses in this lastest featurette from Ridley Scott’s EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS.

Watch for the parting of the sea scene at the 3:20 mark – it looks amazing.

Downton's Michelle Dockery: 'Lady Mary would never have spoken to me'

By: Simon Gage
Published: Sun, October 19, 2014

Downton Abbey, actress, Michelle Dockery, Lady Mary, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Catrin Carrucan

It’s a long way from Romford Market to Downton Abbey, but actress Michelle Dockery has made the journey in style and at speed, sometimes in hoop earrings (“my little bit of Essex bling”). Not bad for the daughter of a van driver.

“Lady Mary would never have spoken to me,” she says of her character. “I would definitely have been below stairs.” She’s not wrong. Look a little further back and her family were East End horse traders and fruit sellers, and she recently found that her great-grandmother worked in service in the early 1900s.

Michelle, however, was determined to break the mould. “I think my parents knew before I did that I was going to be an actress,” she says.

“I was doing impressions of Margaret Thatcher at the age of four.” And although her hard-working family had no showbiz connections whatsoever, her parents knew their daughter well enough to send her to acting classes at the church hall down the road and then for a stint at the National Youth Theatre. “I walked in there and it was like winning the lottery,” is how she describes that experience. “I knew this was what I wanted to do.”

But Michelle didn’t have it all her own way. In time-honoured, struggling- actress tradition, she found herself collecting glasses in pubs and working in a pie-and-mash shop to make ends meet as she began her climb to the top. “It’s mad to think it now, but I could barely pay my rent,” she chuckles.

Then came Sir Peter Hall’s highly praised 2008 production of Pygmalion. Thanks to playing Eliza Doolittle, the working-class girl groomed to pass herself off as a lady – something she’s been doing to great acclaim ever since – Michelle was discovered by the producers of Downton.

Amateur Professor Higginses have said you can still detect a bit of the Essex girl when she speaks, but Michelle reckons that drama school does a very good job of “poshing you up quick”.

“I had a very strong Essex accent when I was younger,” says the girl they called Docker at school, “and I don’t think I would have got the role of Lady Mary if I’d walked into the audition going, ‘Allo, nice ter meet ya!’”

The posture, especially that high chin, might be from another time and another class, but Michelle is very much the 21st-century woman, with her Mad Men obsession, her love of sushi and social media, and her choice of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart as preferred shower singing.

There may be a touch of irony about the latter, but music is very important to Michelle: she’s been doing backing vocals for Sadie and the Hotheads – the band led by Elizabeth McGovern, who plays her mother in Downton – and has even been known to take the stage at Soho jazz joint Ronnie Scott’s, where her vocals are said to exude a smoky, Peggy Lee quality.

And apart from traces of a marcel wave that she can’t get out of her hair now Downton has hit the Roaring Twenties, she looks fresh, modern and fashionable – as you’ll know if you’ve seen pictures of her striding through customs on the way to another awards ceremony (she had three Emmy nominations in a row for Lady Mary) in spray-on jeans and outsize superstar shades.

That particular get-up might be part of her “Britney from Beverly Hills” look, Britney being the character she sometimes assumes to avoid being recognised. She can even do the voice, a grating Valley-girl thing: “The waiter came overrrrrr,” she’ll go. “And he totally thought I was Lady Mary. Oh. My. Gahd!”


'Sherlock' season 4 spoilers: Holmes brothers to provide family background of Sherlock

Published 23 October 2014  |   Kristin Mariano

Rumors claim that Sherlock's brothers will appear in the fourth season of the hit TV series.

A lot of people are familiar with Mycroft Holmes who is claimed to be as smart and dysfunctional as the popular London detective. Mycroft is a character that has high deductive abilities that exceeds even that of his brother's. However, he does not want to exert physical effort to conclude cases. Moreover, it is claimed that he works for the British government.

Meanwhile, Sherlock has another brother named Sherrinford Holmes, who is the eldest among the Holmes brothers. According to documents, Sherlock Holmes belongs to a family of country squires where the eldest manages the household. If Mycroft has a job in the government, he cannot manage the house.

Rumors also say that an A-list actor will play the role of Sherrinford Holmes. Whispers add that the crew is planning to tap "Thor" and "Avengers" star Tom Hiddleston. In a Q&A in Brazil, "Sherlock" co-creator Mark Gatiss joked about casting Hiddleston for the role.

With the inclusion of Sherlock's brothers in the series, it is expected that the familial background of Sherlock will be revealed.

"Sherlock" season 4 is returning to BBC in early 2016 with no official date yet. However, the series will hold a Christmas special planned for December 2015 and will be based on the mystery "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."



 23 October 2014

A flag day was held yesterday to coincide with the Royal Marines 350th anniversary weekend in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. A large flag highlighting the 350th logo of the Royal Marines is hanging from the Moorish Castle in celebration of the events planned for the weekend, including the Gibraltar Rock Run and a 2.4 km Postal Fun Walk on Saturday.

 There will be a children’s competition for the ‘Best Dressed Marine’ and the prizes for this competition will be awarded by actor Henry Cavill prior to the walk. Mr Cavill will be participating in the Rock Run to the top of the Rock, which will see hundreds of runners from all over the world coming to Gibraltar to take in the challenge whilst raising money for charity. Late entry runners can sign up on the day at 9.30am in Casemates, the cost is £35 which includes a Race T-shit, bespoke medal and lunch after the event.

Those wanting to take part in the Postal Walk will also be able to sign up on the day at 9.30am in Casemates - £5 for children or £10 for adults. All participants of the Postal Walk will receive a medal for their efforts. Children can turn up on the day dressed as a Royal Marine for the £5 entry fee but do not have to take part in the walk.

The Royal Marines Band will entertain the crowds before the run and walk and a warm up session will take place before walkers and runners depart Casemates Square at 10.50am with the Re-Enactment Society heading to John Mackintosh Square for the 11am start.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sean Bean joins Matt Damon in the cast of Ridley Scott's film of The Martian...

Simon Brew 10/21/2014 at 10:04AM

The human movie spoiler returns. Sean Bean, next to be seen on the big screen in The Wachowskis' delayed Jupiter Ascending, has landed a role in Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's book, The Martian.

Bean joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Chastain. And he'll be taking on the role of NASA's flight director in the movie. Having read the book over the past week, unless there's a significant detour taking with the screenplay, this role is going to offer something radically different for Bean: survival chances.


'Crimson Peak' News: 2015 Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam Film Is 'Looking Good,' Got Great Response At Screening — Will We See A Trailer Soon?


We're still waiting to see the "Crimson Peak" trailer, narrated by star Tom Hiddleston, which aired at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, but we've gotten a few juicy tidbits about the film over the past few months.

For starters, it's the reason director Guillermo del Toro dropped out of Warner Bros. upcoming adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast".

"[Warner Bros.] have a deadline to meet with the project that completely intersects with my delivery of 'Crimson Peak'," del Toro explained. "And 'Crimson Peak' I cannot rush. I am probably the proudest of this movie of anything that I’ve ever done. I want to be very meticulous."

The director also offered up some information about the film Comic-Con.

"It’s a gothic romance," he said, just before introducing the trailer. "It’s R-rated. It has incredible beauty, but it’s also very violent." He later added that the movie will feature "scary ghosts, but scarier people than ghosts," and that he was glad for the opportunity to create a "great adult story for a female lead."

More recently, Charlie Hunnam, who plays Dr. Alan McMichael in "Crimson Peak" gave some insight into his character.

"Yeah, really different," he revealed, when asked if the role is a departure from the status quo for him. "It’s kind of a very sweet, shy, quiet, dorky dude who doesn’t get the girl."


Pictured: Colin Firth got quite the drenching as he filmed in Manchester city centre

Oct 20, 2014 12:23 By Emma Flanagan

Oscar winner Colin Firth has been spotted in Manchester city centre this morning, as the Northern Quarter was transformed into 1920s New York for his new film Genius.

The King’s Speech star was getting quite a soaking in his grey three-piece suit and matching overcoat.

The rain was likely to be a blessing for the film makers who were let down by Manchester’s reputation as a rainy city yesterday. They were forced to fake the rain while filming with Firth’s co-star Jude Law.

In between takes the 54-year-old actor was seen sheltering underneath a blue and black golf umbrella.

While Firth, who is playing legendary publisher Max Perkins, looked extremely dapper his co-star Jude Law, looked a little more bedraggled as they climbed down a fire escape.

The 41-year-old actor, who starred in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, is playing Thomas Clayton Wolfe who is considered to be one of the most difficult writers Max Perkins had to work with.

The Northern Quarter back street has doubled for early 20th century New York before in the blockbuster Captain America, and this time the dingy alley was bedecked with old fashioned washing lines and a laundry sign.

As yet there have been no signs of the two lead actors' co-stars Nicole Kidman, who plays Wolfe's love interest Aline Bernstein or Dominic West who is playing Ernest Hemingway.

Filming is set to continue in Manchester until the end of the week.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Christian Bale the frontrunner to play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's biopic

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Christian Bale

It's been in gestation for some time, but now it looks like the long-awaited Aaron Sorkin-scripted, Danny Boyle-directed biopic of Steve Jobs has found its man.

Batman, to be precise. (groan)

Christian Bale is close to signing a deal to play the founder of Apple, beating out competition including Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

According to reports, Bale is currently in negotiations for another film which have stalled, allowing Bale to consider the role.

Gone Girl's David Fincher was initially attached to direct the as-yet untitled Jobs biopic, but dropped out due to issues over creative control and his fee.

Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom enters its third and final season after the show was unceremoniously dropped from the station after a dismal first season and a slightly-improved second season.

Initial thoughts? Bale is a solid actor and he's known for total immersion in whatever role he takes on. He's never going to half-arse it so we can be sure that he'll be giving it socks.


Downton Abbey Spoilers: Thomas Barrow trying to cure homosexuality & Simon Callow to join cast?

October 20th, 2014 by Anna Howell.

For the past few weeks in Downton Abbey we have seen Thomas Barrow being very secretive about something… but what?

Fans of the hit ITV period drama will know that after a string of phone calls to a ‘life choice’ advert the Under Butler saw in a paper, he told the staff that his father was ill and that he had to go and care for his parent.

However Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) didn’t believe Thomas’ (Rob James Collier) excuse, and when he returned he was quick to challenge him over the truth of the matter.

During this confrontation the ladies maid saw a box of syringes and medical equipment that Thomas was using on himself and it became clear that the side effects of this new medication were leaving him increasingly unwell and in agonising pain.

Last night viewers would have seen this reach new levels, as the usually malicious and sharp-tongued servant looked a shadow of himself, dripping with sweat, pale as a sheet and ready to drop.

What is it he is doing to himself? The answer is he is trying to cure himself of his homosexuality.

Back in the 1920’s homosexuality was still illegal, and punishable by hard labour at the workhouses, something which wouldn’t suit Barrow at all.

From the very first episode of this new series we have seen that his sexuality has been at the forefront of Barrows’ mind and, as Rob James Collier told us himself, leads to a “horrific” journey of self-discovery for his character as the series plays out.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

It Looks Like Benedict Cumberbatch Might Be Getting Engaged Soon, If You’re Looking To Feel Depressed Today (OMG DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER)

8 hours ago by Cassandra Hough

If we were in the middle of a CW sitcom or a crappy rom-com right now, this news would bring about the typical eating-ice-cream-in-sweatpants-and-dabbing-our-puffy-eyes montage set to “Everybody Hurts.” Why, you ask? Oh nothing really, just that Benedict Cumberbatch might be getting engaged soon. As in engaged to be married. To his girlfriend. Who’s not one of us. This situation is so dire, I can’t even figure out which emoji to use to best demonstrate my feelings on the matter in a text to my sister about this later. Ugh.

According to The Daily Mail (so take that with a boulder-sized grain of salt, please) Benedict was “spotted” (read: stalked by employees of The Daily Mail) flying to Edinburgh to visit the mother of his girlfriend, Sophie Hunter. Which could mean he was either a.) enjoying a visit with a lonely older lady who lives in Scotland, because WHO WOULDN’T; or b.) ruining the lives of the Cumber Collective (“bitch” is just too harsh right now, when my wounds are gaping wide open) and possibly asking the elder Ms. Hunter for her daughter’s hand in Cumberbatchrimony. Woof. The Mail‘s report is kind of misleading, though, because at first you’re meant to think he went and visited her alone but then the article mentions something about Benedict and Sophie ogling a garden of royal flowers or some shit during “their” visit. So who knows.

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Henry Cavill: Superman to join Gibraltar’s Rock Run

PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 19, 2014 AT 8:30 AM  •

SUPERMAN’S super-speed might put him at a distinct advantage as he competes in the Rock Run this month.

British actor Henry Cavill, who starred as Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel, will run alongside his Royal Marine brother for the military group’s 350th anniversary celebrations.

Cavill, who is currently working on two Superman spin-off films, is also ambassador for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

He has said he is ‘honoured’ to be a part of the weekend’s celebrations, with the run taking place on October 25.

“I will remember this day fondly and probably with a little bit of physical discomfort, which only seems fitting considering what this day represents,” he added.

Lieutenant Colonel Nik Cavill, the actor’s brother, will also take part in the 5km uphill climb, accompanied by 40 other competitors.

Event organiser Alan Hardy said he is ‘delighted’ that Cavill is joining in the celebrations and hopes the British actor enjoys ‘what Gibraltar has to offer’.