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Sherlock starts filming soon!

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Mark Gatiss has revealed the Sherlock Christmas special will begin filming on January 6.

He says he doesn’t know when we’ll get to see it though as “that’s up to the BBC”. In an interview with India Today, Gatiss said the special will be a completely new story “it’s almost entirely original – not really based on any of the stories” he said.

Once the special has been filmed the cast and crew will then turn their attention to three more episodes.

In the interview the show’s co-creator was asked if viewers will get to see John and Mary’s baby but, as usual, he wouldn’t answer the question: “We know that Mary is expecting a baby at the end of season three” he said. “We will see the child – maybe at some point in the future, depending on where we pick up from”.

All I can say is the sooner they start filming the sooner we can see it!

New Heart of the Sea trailer

Ron Howard’s delivered an early Christmas present with the release of the new trailer for his sea-faring epic In The Heart of the Sea.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth as the first mate of The Essex, a New England whaling ship that was assaulted by something no-one would believe.

The cast also includes Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw.

It’s released in the UK on March 13.

Here’s the trailer: http://youtu.be/jSGcocTLMlk

How to see the stars of Strictly

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Have you been watching this year’s Strictly Come Dancing?

I have to say I think Caroline was the right winner, she just got better and better.

Well details of the Live Tour have now been confirmed.

Frankie Bridge, Thom Evans, Alison Hammond, Caroline Flack, Mark Wright and Simon Webbe will join their professional partners on the tour.

Craig Revel Horwood will be joined on the judging panel by 2008 winner Tom Chambers and his Strictly partner Camilla Dallerup.

The tour begins on January 16 in Birmingham and wraps up at the O2 in London on February 8.

You can find out more at www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

Carrie Fisher to star in Catastrophe

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Carrie Fisher will star in the new Channel 4 comedy from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

She’ll play the eccentric mother of Delaney’s character.

The series follows a couple who struggle to fall in love in London and will also feature Ashley Jensen as Horgan’s ‘awful friend’.

Horgan and Delaney will attend a preview of the first two episodes at BAFTA on January 12.

McKellen and Stewart together again

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Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are to appear together on the London stage next year.

They will star in a revival of No Man’s Land – which they performed in rep I’m New York last year (and I was lucky enough to see).

The pair last appeared together on stage in London when they collaborated on Waiting For Godot in 2009.

No news yet on where and when they play will be staged.