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Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott Team Up for New Historical Thriller BBC Series

Tom Hardy is set to star in a new BBC series, "Taboo," with the prolific Ridley Scott as executive producer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 3, 2014 5:29 PM
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Casting Watch: Damian Lewis In Talks to Star as Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall'

Now that Damian Lewis is Nick Brody no more, the former "Homeland" star is heading to "Wolf Hall." The PBS-BBC drama is a six-part TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels, "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies." Lewis is in talks to star as Henry VIII.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2014 12:04 PM
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Peter Capaldi: "His Name is the Doctor"

During a global simulcast on Christmas day, an understandably flustered-looking Peter Capaldi (potty-mouthed Malcolm Tucker from "The Thick of It") took over what can no longer be righteously referred to as the "title role" on the long-running BBC series "Doctor Who."
  • By David Chute
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  • December 26, 2013 1:57 PM
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'Night of the Doctor' 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Show Preview (VIDEO CLIP)

The mini-episode "Night of the Doctor" answers some questions and raises a few more. The most glaring example is how these developments will effect the show's overall timeline and the numbering of Doctors.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 14, 2013 3:43 PM
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Weinstein Company Partners with BBC for Six-Hour 'War and Peace' Mini-Series

International TV co-productions are on the rise. The Weinstein Company has made a "major deal" to partner on the BBC's upcoming mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 14, 2013 12:33 PM
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WATCH: In New Trailer for 'Burton and Taylor,' Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West Have Their Claws Out

A new trailer for BBC America's "Burton and Taylor," starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West as fiery celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, has landed.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 18, 2013 12:52 PM
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Casting Watch: Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench to Star in Adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot' for the BBC

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are set to star in a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, "Esio Trot," for the BBC. Richard Curtis ("About Time," "Love Actually") is penning the adaptation along with Paul Mayhew-Archer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 23, 2013 12:04 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Gyllenhaal Set to Star in BBC Miniseries Thriller 'The Honourable Woman'

Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to take the lead in the BBC Two political thriller miniseries "The Honourable Woman," which will make its U.S. television debut on the Sundance Channel next year.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 28, 2013 1:41 PM
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WATCH: Short BBC Documentary on the Coen Brothers

With the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" recently charming the crowds at Cannes and winning the Grand Prize of the Jury, take a gander at this 40-minute BBC documentary on the filmmaking duo, made in 2000 during the production of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 5, 2013 2:53 PM
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'The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector,' After Music Clearance Issues, Finally Gets U.S. Release on BBC America

“The problem with being a fookin’ gun nut is that sooner or later somebody gets shot,” said Ringo Starr to filmmaker Vikram Jayanti, the subject of their conversation also being the subject of Jayanti’s sensational documentary, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector,” which finally gets a national U.S. release Tuesday night -- on BBC America.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 1, 2013 4:26 PM
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