Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters lead cast of Channel 4’s ‘National Treasure’
“A timely exploration of truth, memory, trust and family,” National Treasure will examine “the impact, both public and private, of accusations of historic sexual offences against a fictional much-loved public figure.”
National Treasure, written by Bafta winner Jack Thorne, features ageing comic facing police investigation into accusation of rape in 1970s
Coltrane will play Paul Finchley, one half of a much-loved comedy double act – a cherished household name with a career that spans several decades. He’s not quite as successful as he once was, but nevertheless he’s frequently recognised on the street, affectionately called upon by taxi drivers to repeat his famous catchphrase and is a familiar face in the TV schedules. He’s a bona fide national treasure. But, in the face of accusations of historic sexual offences from the 1990s, the life of this adored comedian begins to unravel.
The Harry Potter actor will be joined by Julie Walters (Indian Summers) as Paul’s wife, Marie, and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman) as their daughter, Dee, who is a recovering addict.
Directed by Marc Munden.
Yuppiedidoo, our series HUMANS (AMC/ C4) is up for a BAFTA !
Competing in the same category: THE LAST PANTHERS (Sky Atlantic), NO OFFENSE (C4) and WOLF HALL (BBC2).
"The Girl with All the Gifts"
Being mixed in Berlin as we speak, Cristo's latest score can be heard in theatres later this year; his first feature film, the sci-fi thriller "The Girl with All the Gifts" is directed by Colm McCarthy, starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and introducing the wonderful Sennia Nanua.
The screenplay was adapted by the author of the critically acclaimed novel himself, Mike Carey. Produced by Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont, Company credits include Poison Chef, Altitude Films and Warner Bros. UK as distributor.
Yes, eventually we will produce a full soundtrack album!
Il n’y a rien comme Série noire. Bien sûr, la série se nourrit de références et d’une culture riche qui la rend plus forte, mais que ce soit au Québec ou la télévision en général, c’est une audace qui a son propre souffle et, simplement parce qu’on a voulu pousser le tout encore plus loin dans sa deuxième saison, cela devrait être une raison amplement suffisante pour ne manquer sous aucun prétexte la suite de ces indescriptibles aventures.
Jim Chartrand, 15.01.2016, Read the full article here
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SEE YOU IN 2016 !
The best, most surprising television of 2015 came courtesy of Channel 4 and AMC's Humans. Whereas the former's Utopia had been imaginative and innovative, it was perhaps too offbeat - too weird - to secure a broader audience. This series though effortlessly fused - no pun intended - human drama with a fresh twist on familiar science-fiction trappings.
A star-making turn from Gemma Chan as Anita - a human-like android known as a Synth, whose true identity has been suppressed - was but one of a roster of incredible performances.
William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Will Tudor and more did wonderful work with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley's smart, stirring scripts - though special mention should be reserved for Emily Berrington as the cold yet somehow sympathetic Niska. That girl's going places.
Telling a broadly fantastic story for a mainstream audience, Humans' ambition was huge. But it was matched by the show's faultless execution, with the US co-production delivering a sheen and polish that set it apart from other UK series.
Though loosely inspired by a Swedish series, Vincent and Brackley took their show in enough new and interesting directions that even those familiar with the show's origins would have a reason to keep tuning in.
Humans managed to stand out as something totally different in a TV landscape awash with cop shows and crime thrillers. And its fearlessness, its creativity and its quality all deserve to be recognised.