So we knew it would happen sometime: Primeval will be made into a movie. But it’s not clear if the show’s cast – Douglas Henshall, Andrew-Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Lucy Brown, and Juliet Aubrey – will reprise their roles in the film. If Warner Bros. dared to cast Hollywood stars, I offer George Clooney as Cutter. My co-worker wisely suggested Carla Gugino as Helen. Although even they couldn’t bring the unique sizzle that Henshall and Aubrey have together.
Juliet Aubrey defends her much-hated character: “I really identify with her. Her main driving force is that human beings are destroying the planet – that’s how I feel. I’m pretty good at making sure everyone turns lights off around the house but I don’t take it as far as she does – I don’t believe that if you don’t recycle you deserve to die! But she’s an eco warrior and intent on saving the planet – she’s a good role model in that sense.” (Digital Spy)
Don’t mention Ralph Fiennes if you’re interviewing Francesca Annis.(Telegraph)
Simon Channing Williams, long-time producer of Mike Leigh films, has died at 63 after a long battle with cancer.(Guardian)
British writer/comedian Armando Iannucci, director of In the Loop, discusses how he infiltrated the U.S. State Department: “We got into the State Department using this BBC pass. I mean, this pass barely gets you into the BBC. [Editor note: I can vouch for the truth in that.] We’d been told to up to reception and say: ‘BBC, I’m here for the 12:30.’ And we got in. There we were, wandering around the State Department. We took our phones out and started taking photographs so the set designers would have something useful. A part of me thought, this is fun. A part of me thought, this is international espionage, so it might carry a 20-year penalty. A big guy came up to us and said, [menacing voice] ”Scuse me?’ And we said ‘We’re here for the 12:30.'”