Best known for his work in Downton Abbey and also his role as Edward Ferrars in the TV mini-series Sense and Sensibility, Dan Stevens is an actor on the rise. He took some time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about his character Matthew Crawley, life at Grantham and his favourite moments on set.
Downton Abbey Season 3 is released on Blu-ray & DVD boxset 5 November
One of the most popular medical dramas ever, starring Hugh Laurie House ran for 8 seasons until its finale in May this year. Creator David Shore and Greg Yaitanes shared some of their highlights making the show.
The eighth and final season of House is released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 22nd.
Emmy Award-winning television and film director Greg Yaitanes, 40, is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood, directing and producing top shows including Damages, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes and Grey’s Anatomy. His Emmy Award came in 2008 as result of his work on House, M.D., the most popular show worldwide.
David Shore is known for his writing on Family Law, NYPD Blue and Due South, also producing many episodes of the latter. He went on to create the critically acclaimed series, House. He also won the 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the House episode “Three Stories”, in which he intricately wove the stories of three patients whilst also revealing the reason for Dr. House’s limp and Vicodin addiction.
As Mozzie in the USA series White Collar, Willie Garson might just be the nicest ‘bad guy’ on television. Over to promote the show, he took the time to tell us about what he learned from the professional conmen on set, the joys of working in New York, his love of British humour, divisive US politics and how he got the nickname “Evil Willie.”
White Collar Season Two premieres on Alibi on Tuesday October 16th at 10pm
It has been quite a week for Gleeks everywhere as not only was Glee nominated for several Emmys but Jane Lynch managed to knock everyone out of the park by winning her category.
Jane was named Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, beating out Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) and Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live). Nice work, Jane.
Speaking of the Emmys, if you’re an internet savvy Gleek, then you probably saw the opening number to the ceremony which consisted of host Jimmy Fallon gathering stars to perform a Glee-style routine. Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jon Hamm and Jorge Garcia joined in the festivities to sing Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run. It went a little something like this:
The cast of Glee attended the awards in the hopes of winning and while they were working it on the red carpet they dished on some upcoming storylines. Michael Ausiello pinned down Lea Michele to ask about the state of Rachel and Finn’s relationship in the second season.
Oh yes, there will be SPOILERS AHEAD!
However, in Karl Pilkington’s case, he would be happy to stay at home but is being forced to go on a round the world trip by Ricky Gervais, most likely for Ricky’s own personal amusement.
In a new series on Sky1, Karl will be jetting around the world to visit all the Seven Wonders of the world: the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
Karl told Sky1 that, “I can’t wait to get started. Not ‘cos I’m excited but ‘cos the sooner we start the sooner it will be over. The fact the nurse gave me an injection that protects me from dirty chimps put a dampener on the whole thing. I don’t think Ross Kemp has to have that injection.”
On The Ricky Gervais Show, Karl is often the butt of Ricky and Stephen Merchant’s jokes and rightly so because he is, for lack of a better word, an idiot. He may be a strange little man but he’s completely loveable and we can’t wait for this show to start.
An Idiot Abroad begins on 5th September on Sky1. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think – drop a comment down below.
In the fourth part of the Yesterday channel’s Spirit of 1940s series, we’ll get to hear about the Heroes of Biggin Hill in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. This documentary shows us the war through the eyes of the soldiers who fought it and who defended the Biggin Hill airbase in Kent.
Hitler targeted the base in 1940 and it drew heavy fire when one of Germany’s goals was to eradicate all British airbases. For all their bravery and resillience, those serving at Biggin Hill suffered heavy losses as Hitler’s campaign continued and this film tells their tale.
You can watch The Heroes of Biggin Hill on Thursday 12th August at 10pm. Here’s a clip detailing the fear of the local residents who endured the bombing campaign that was meant for the airbase.
It’s been 70 years since German forces invaded the Channel Islands and now Yesterday are looking back on the bravery of the residents of the Islands who suffered during the five year occupation.
The show gives a true account of what it was like for the the inhabitants of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark who fought their own battles against the Germans whilst living in fear of the larger war that was casting a shadow over Europe. John Nettles visits the Islands to discover how the war still lives on in the memories of its resident and how the it affects the country today.
The Channel Islands At War start on Monday 28th June at 10pm on Yesterday ALERT ME.
The final episodes of Doctor Who draws closer and we are so damn excited that we’re having to go on regular shopping trips ton pick up adult nappies.
In Saturday’s episode we’re going to see the Doctor and Amy reunited with River Song as they travel back in time to look for the mysterious Pandorica.
This new trailer doesn’t give the entire game away but it does give us a better look at the kind of things that the Doctor and his companions could be up against.
One word: Cybermen.
We’d love to spoil it for you but sadly we’re as in the dark as you are so we’re all going to have to wait until Saturday 19th June at 6.40 on BBC One.
After wowing the crowds and the judges in the first auditions, we predicted that Tobias Mead would go far in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Now, after impressing us once again in the semi-finals, Tobias has revealed his plans are if he makes it to the finals. Talking to The Sun, Tobias said, “What I’ve got planned is really me for the final. I’ll give you a one-word teaser: Twilight.
Maybe you can expect vampire teeth. I like darkness. I’ve seen all the films. I’d love to be in them – that would make me the happiest person in the world.”
Dancing vampires? Yeah, we can get down with that but if we start seeing Tobias moping around town and whining about stuff then we’re not going to be happy.
“I’m Team Jacob but I do like Edward and Robert Pattinson, who’s a great actor. I like the whole vampire thing. It’s not about being sexy, it’s about the darkness.”
Great actor? Really? Whatever floats your boat, Tobias. If you missed his semi-final performance then take a look at this video and jump on the bandwagon with us.
If you’re feeling historical tomorrow then you might want to tune into Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes as this touching documentary tells the story of the thousands of men that were left behind in the Dunkirk evacuation.
Over 100, 000 men were deployed to Dunkirk and 40, 000 of them were captured and kept a secret by our own Government. They endured horrific conditions and by using archive footage and interviews with survivors, the film gives an insight into the horror and the heartbreak of war.
As part of the ‘Spirit of the 1940s’ season, Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes is definitely one to watch and you can catch it on Friday 28th May 2010, 5pm on the Yesterday channel.