Category Archives: TV

Bradley Whitford is Happyish

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Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of new TV drama Happyish.

The Showtime series was originally due to star Philip Seymour Hoffman but has been recast with Steve Coogan in the lead role.

Whitford has joined the cast as Coogan’s boss who is described as an “advertising industry legend whose success is due in equal parts to his creative genius and moral cravenness”.

So a lot different from Josh in The West Wing then.

Eddie’s memoirs

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Eddie Izzard is writing his autobiography.

He’s signed a deal with an American publisher but it’s almost certain the book will be released in the UK too.

The untitled book is expected to cover his childhood and early life as well as his rise to fame in the UK and US.

The book is expected to be released in time for Christmas next year.

A modern Little Women?

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The classic story of Little Women is to be brought into the modern age in a new drama for US TV.

The miniseries, which will be made by ABC and is being produced by British actress Natascha McElhone.

She’s expected to also star in the series which will see the March girls coming of age against the backdrop of a military scandal leading their family to lose their its fortune and position.

I have to say I have serious reservations about this. I read Louisa May Alcott’s stories as a teenager and have loved them ever since. I hope they don’t change them too much.

Julie Walters – A Life in Pictures

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National treasure Julie Walters will be the debut subject of the TV strand of BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures.

She’ll be discussing her career at BAFTA’s HQ in Piccadilly on December 3.

Back in 2000 when she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Billy Elliot I got to interview her backstage at the awards.

Earlier that weekend she’d also won an Olivier Award so I asked her what she was going to do on the Monday morning. “I’ve got a pile of washing to do” she told me. Still one of my favourite stories.

The Big Lego Theory

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The Big Bang Theory is being turned into Lego!

The new set is expected to include figures of the new characters including Sheldon and Leonard as well as their living room – which of course is where most of the sitcom is set.

The idea was submitted to Lego by some fans who then put it to an online vote and the idea received over 10,000 votes.

No word yet on when we can but it.