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Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hares COVID-19 Play

Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hare's COVID-19 Play

He caught it while in postproduction editing his upcoming BBC political thriller Roadkill, which stars Hugh Laurie.As the official synopsis for Beat the Devil reads:“Covid-19 seems to be a sort of dirty bomb, thrown into the body to cause havoc.On the same day that the UK government finally made the first of two decisive interventions[...]

Roadkill Writer David Hare Pens Play That Examines Catching COVID-19

Roadkill Writer David Hare Pens Play That Examines Catching COVID-19

Sir David Hare, the writer of the BBC and PBS’ upcoming political thriller Roadkill starring Hugh Laurie, has written a one-man stage play, “Beat the Devil”, about catching COVID-19 and recovering from it Talk about “writing what you know.” Hare is certainly writing from personal experience He said he caught it from Roadkill director Michael[...]

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie Plays Corrupt Politician in Upcoming BBC Drama

Hugh Laurie (House, Avenue 5) plays a corrupt politician fighting for his life and freedom in a new BBC political thriller Roadkill The 4-part miniseries is written by David Hare, one of the UK’s top political playwrights and screenwriters The Forge, which produced National Treasure, is the production company behind it PBS Masterpiece is also[...]

Avenue 5: The Perfect Comedy For Our Messed-Up Self-Isolation Times

"Avenue 5": The Perfect Comedy For Our Messed-Up Self-Isolation Times

The show stars Hugh Laurie as the hapless captain of a luxury space cruiser that gets thrown off course Instead of a six-month jaunt through the galaxy, the Avenue 5 is now going to take years to return to Earth That means a whole bunch of rich idiots and hapless crew members are stuck with[...]





Hugh Laurie Signs on for Hulus Catch-22 Limited Series

Hugh Laurie Signs on for Hulu's Catch-22 Limited Series

Hulu may have pulled the plug on the Hugh Laurie-led series Chance, but the British actor -- best known in the states as the brilliant and sarcastic Gregory House -- won't be roaming far from the streaming service Laurie has signed on for a key role in the upcoming six-part limited series Catch-22 Laurie will[...]

Holiday Binge Watch: Chance

Holiday Binge Watch: Chance

It features Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) as Dr Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist who works in San Francisco He finds himself pulled into the life of one of his patients, Jaclyn Blackstone, and it's a world filled with police corruption and abuse While dealing with his own personal issues of divorce and secrets of his[...]

The Night Manager Producers Announce That They Have Nothing To Announce

The Night Manager Producers Announce That They Have Nothing To Announce

A misleading report in the British trades this week put the project into questions, but the Ink Factory, who produces the series with BBC / AMC, had to come out and make an announcement that they have nothing to announce.“The Ink Factory, BBC and AMC are in the early stages of developing a potential second[...]

Hugh Laurie Takes A Chance With Hulu

Hugh Laurie Takes A Chance With Hulu

Hugh Laurie is coming off of both The Night Manager and Veep and right into a psychological thriller called Chance Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, Laurie plays Dr Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist who gets pulled into a world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness The series also stars Gretchen Mol,[...]

John Le Carre Discusses The Fall Of Richard Roper

John Le Carre Discusses The Fall Of Richard Roper

Not surprising they focus on Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie) as he finally reveals what he really does to Jonathan Pine (Tom HIddleston) Le Carre uses Roper to illustrated the direct connections between warfare and corporate greed Also, the story is more about the fall of an empire than about the man who brought the empire[...]

The Sense Of Loss A Writer Feels When Their Character Comes To Life

The Sense Of Loss A Writer Feels When Their Character Comes To Life

But in the case of Richard Roper, Le Carre explains that Hugh Laurie is so close to the Roper he imagined that there was no sense of loss He feels the same way about Tom Hiddleston's portayal of Jonathan Pine.As much as I'm enjoying the adaptation of the novel, I think as a writer I'm[...]

John Le Carre Talks About The Villain Of The Night Manager

John Le Carre Talks About The Villain Of The Night Manager

This time the focus turns to his villain, Richard Roper played by the amazingly talent Hugh Laurie The author explains that Roper puts up a facade of happiness and control but there is a deep sadness underneath He also talks about how he personally followed the life he was building up for the character in[...]

John Le Carre Talks About The Night Manager

John Le Carre Talks About The Night Manager

AMC's miniseries The Night Manager is based on the work of John Le Carre' and features Tom Hiddleston (Thor) as the night manager of an Egyptian hotel recruited by intelligence agents to infiltrate the inner circle of an international arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie (House) The recently released featurettes below take a look at[...]

Hiddleston And Laurie In The Night Manager Trailer From AMC

Hiddleston And Laurie In The Night Manager Trailer From AMC

The adaptation of the John Le Carré novel stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Hugh Laurie (House) It's the story of a former British soldier (Hiddleston) who is recruited as an intelligence officer and tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of an arms dealer (Laurie).The Night Manager premieres Tuesday, April 16th on AMC.[youtube]https://youtu.be/EGIqEKU2KZU[/youtube][...]

Disney Increases Push For Tomorrowland

Disney Increases Push For Tomorrowland

The Brad Bird directed film stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie The studio has released three new clips for the movie along with two B-roll videos of behind-the-scenes footage.Tomorrowland hits theaters on May 22nd.[youtube]https://youtu.be/_WbakJaYuYo[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/pK8FikxGXOM[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/J6apqe2_Yng[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/eVI85TgPXLo[/youtube][youtube]https://youtu.be/fivuVlo5iuA[/youtube][...]

Second Trailer And Official Website For Brad Birds Tomorrowland

Second Trailer And Official Website For Brad Bird's Tomorrowland

The film stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson,Keegan-Michael Key and Judy Greer Its directed by Brad Bird and co-written by Bird, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen.The synopsis reads: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere[...]

First Teaser Trailer For Brad Birds Tomorrowland

First Teaser Trailer For Brad Bird's Tomorrowland

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.Featuring[...]