Gunpowder Cast Additions
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Gunpowder Cast Additions

The BBC has found its Guy Fawkes. RadioTimes.com can reveal that actor Tom Cullen – known to Downton Abbey fans as Lady Mary’s unsuccessful suitor Viscount Gillingham – has been cast as the 17th century conspirator in BBC1’s new drama series Gunpowder. He will star alongside Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, who has already been confirmed in the role of Robert Catesby, the mastermind of the plot to blow up Parliament.

However we can also reveal other new castings. Broadchurch star Shaun Dooley plays Sir William Wade, Lieutenant of The Tower and Cecil’s right hand man, with some light relief possibly coming from comic actors David Bamber as the Earl of Northumberland and Kevin Eldon as Sir Joseph Hawksworth.
Also cast is Wolf Hall actor Edward Holcroft as Catesby’s friend and co-plotter Thomas Wintour, and Robert Emms as Father Gerard, a firebrand young priest. Derek Riddell has been cast as King James I of England, with EastEnders actress Sian Webber playing Catholic sympathiser Lady Dorothy Dibdale. Spanish actor Pedro Casablanc plays the Constable of Castille, who was involved in the conspiracy.

The three-part drama will focus on Catesby, the 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the failed assassination attempt on King James.  A committed Catholic in Protestant England, the drama will portray his struggles to bring up his young son in an increasingly intolerant society, having recently lost both his wife and father. He is angered by the suffering of his fellow Catholics, despite the pleas of Jesuit Father Garnet (played by Top of the Lake actor Peter Mullan) for peaceful protest.

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New Project: Gunpowder + Filming News
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New Project: Gunpowder + Filming News

After reading several rumours surrounding Gunpowder it has been confirmed it will begin filming in Hull on Monday. It will be produced by Kudos Films and Television along with Kit and Dans company Thriker Films with the BBC acquiring the distributing rights. According to IMDb Kit will also be an executive producer on the project. No other details regarding filming locations or casting have been released.
Edit; Digital Spy and Radio Times are reporting that Mark Gatiss (Chief Robert Cecil), Liv Tyler (Anne Vaux) and Peter Mullan (Father Garnet) have signed on to the three-part series and they have also mentioned that Kit will be playing his ancestor Robert Catesby.

A BBC drama starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington will begin filming in Beverley on Monday. Gunpowder, a one-off film about Guy Fawkes and his infamous plot to blow up Parliament in 1605, will shoot scenes at the town’s Minster next week

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has been confirmed to star in a new drama series about the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, telling the little-known story of the real brains behind the operation: Robert Catesby.
Harington had been rumoured to be working on an adaptation of the story a few months ago, with the actor having previously revealed that he was descended from Catesby and that he had an interest in bringing his ancestor’s story to the screen. While the 5th of November has long been known as Guy Fawkes Day and celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and effigies, the three-part drama will reveal how it wasn’t all about Guy Fawkes and his tunnels under Parliament. Instead, we meet Catesby, the 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the failed assassination attempt on King James.

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Kit to present at 68th Emmy Awards

Variety has reported that Kit will be in attendance to this years awards ceremony to present an award. As you all know Kit has also been nominated alongside Peter Dinklage in the Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role category so lovely to know he is attending to hopefully scoop up the award. I for one wish him all the luck in the world

The TV Academy has announced its second batch of presenters for the 2016 Emmy Awards, which air Sept. 18 on ABC.

The group consists of several of this year’s nominees including Kerry Washington, who is nominated for HBO’s “Confirmation” and “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington. “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, Keri Russell who is nominated for “The Americans,” last year’s winner for “Transparent” Jeffrey Tambor and Chris Rock will also hand out trophies.

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Photoshoot Update and News

Whilst Kit is filming I decided to finally get the photoshoots I’ve been collecting uploaded. Some are additions to previous albums but some are altogether new. I held out trying to find some in better quality hence why they’re just being uploaded.
More updates will be coming next week in the form of additional and missing Public Appearances.
As mentioned in a previous post, Brimstone is headed to the Venice Film Festival. It was confirmed by the director of the festival on Twitter that Kit will be in attendance on September 3rd. Due to filming commitments Kit is no longer attending

 

Categories Articles Game of Thrones News Season Eight

Game of Thrones S8 confirmed to be last

A few hours ago HBO have confirmed whilst present at the TCA’s that season 8 of (lets face it everyones favourite show) will be its last. No word yet as to how many episodes it will contain but by the sounds of things it won’t have the usual 10 that we have all been used to, following suit of the announcement made for season 7.

New HBO programming president Casey Bloys met the press Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour and the first question he fielded was about the future of the HBO fantasy drama. The executive also confirmed that yes, the plan is for the yet-to-be announced eighth season of the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama to be its last.

HBO most recently renewed the drama for a shortened seventh season — consisting of seven episodes — and producers have noted that they envision a total of 75 episodes of the series as a whole. Through season six, the show has produced 60 episodes. Bloys reiterated that an episode count for the eighth season — which is all but a formality — has yet to be determined but noted that conversations for a spinoff remain on the table.

“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s not something I’m opposed to but it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure the guys can wrap their heads around it when they are about to start production. We’re open to it; the guys aren’t opposed to it but there’s no concrete plans right now.”

Game of Thrones ranks as HBO’s most-watched — and longest-running — series. The recently concluded sixth season wrapped with an average of 25 million total viewers across multiple plays, DVR and non-linear viewing.
With the arrival of winter on the series, production will be delayed and the series, which typically bows in March or April, will not return until next summer.

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Brimstone First Look and Other News
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Brimstone First Look and Other News

It has been announced that Brimstone has also been chosen to screen at the Venice Film Festival which takes place from August 31 – September 10. Following that announcement the first official still from the film featuring Kit as his character Samuel and Joanna (Emilia Jones) was published online. Click on the link below to see the full image

Categories Game of Thrones News Season Six

DVD and BluRay Release for Season 6

unnamed (1)Following the announcement this morning that the seventh season won’t debut until next summer, HBO has announced that the Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD release date for November 15, 2016. The series will be released digitally on August 1.

The bonus content for the digital release of Game of Thrones Season 6 will include:
  • Bran’s Journey – A nine-minute feature delving into the shocking and revelatory journey Bran Stark took in Season 6.
  • The Dothraki World – Behind-the-Scenes featurette bringing viewers up to speed on the Dothraki culture, not seen since Season 1.
  • Inside Game of Thrones: Prosthetics – Behind-the-Scenes featurette detailing what goes into the show’s prosthetics creation.
  • The Game Revealed – Five-part series covering the creation of Season 6’s most epic set pieces and scenes.

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Categories Articles Game of Thrones News Season Seven

HBO announces Summer return for Season 7

Summer is coming. HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.
Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).
Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours). Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.

The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.

Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.

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Categories Game of Thrones News

Game of Thrones S5 Release Date

Yesterday HBO announced an airing date for the 5th season of Game of Thrones. It will air on Sunday 12th April and for fans in the UK it will air a day later on Monday 13th April. Happy days!

Categories News Projects Testament of Youth

UK wide screening of Testament of Youth launches new BFI Presents series

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The BFI and Lionsgate UK announce today that they have joined forces to present a very special screening of the critically acclaimed Testament of Youth ahead of its UK release date. The event is the first in a major new programme called BFI Presents, designed to help grow audiences for independent British films.

The Testament of Youth event will be centred on London’s BFI Southbank on the evening of Monday 12 January, 2015, with audiences across the UK able take part via a live satellite link that will see the event simultaneously beamed into around 400 cinemas nationwide

Read more about the event here

Categories News Projects The Death and Life of John F Donovan

New Project: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan has cast Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington opposite Jessica Chastain in his Hollywood-set English language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which writer-director Dolan is prepping for an international spring shoot. Harington will play the titular American movie star, whose correspondence with an 11-year-old actor living with his mother in England is exposed, prompting ill-founded assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.

Source: Deadline