During my meanderings on YouTube I recently stumbled across a trailer that has left me reeling with excitement. With a stellar cast boasting the likes of Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson, it is not one to be dismissed easily.
You won’t recognise his face, but you will have seen Lee Millham at some point, crashing a car, jumping off a high building, or saving-the-day with his bare-knuckled stunts in a few Hollywood blockbusters.
This century has seen an ongoing trend for ‘Gothic’ books and films aimed at teenagers, from the Harry Potter and Twilight films to the recently-announced play Let the Right One In at the Royal Court Theatre. Recent research from Nielsen Bookscan even suggests that films such as these are contributing to a rise in children and young adults reading.
There are around 100,000 people in Britain who suffer from multiple sclerosis and Carly Houston is just one of them. On her 21st birthday she was diagnosed with the neurological condition, she talks to Neela Debnath about living with MS, working on the ‘Harry Potter’ films and her plans to pursue an acting career against the odds.
‘Harry Potter’ illustrator Cliff Wright: ‘There has always been something in me that enjoys the marriage of words and images’
Illustrator Cliff Wright has designed the covers for several of the ‘Harry Potter’ books, he explains how he got into the industry, the process of illustration and his latest project.
Episode 2 was always going to have a tough time following up on Asylum of the Daleks and although it is not on par with last week, it was still an enjoyable caper.
If you’re suffering from Olympics fatigue and itching to change the channel to something other than synchronised diving and beach volleyball then look no further than the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Control.
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Best-known as Nymphadora Tonks in the ‘Harry Potter’ films and Osha in HBO’s fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’, Natalia Tena spoke to Neela Debnath at Collectormania in Milton Keynes.
Director James Watkins and screenwriter Jane Goldman discuss how they kept up the constant high level of suspense in the film adaption of ‘The Woman in Black’, and why they were so relieved when writer Susan Hill was pleased with the script.
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