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Articles Tagged 'Russell T. Davies'

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John Barrowman Shares His Dream Idea for a Hypothetical ‘Torchwood’ Movie

It’s been eight years since the fourth and most recent season of Torchwood, but star John Barrowman and writer-creator Russell T Davies are still sharing fun ideas with one another. Barrowman, who originated the iconic role of Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who before fronting the rather darker spin-off series, revealed that he and Davies recently chatted […]

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WATCH: Emma Thompson in Trailer for New Russell T Davies Drama ‘Years and Years’

The first trailer for new Russell T Davies drama Years and Years has arrived, and it doesn’t disappoint. The minute-long teaser gives us our first glimpse of Dame Emma Thompson as Vivienne Rook, a character described as “an outspoken celebrity-turned-political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation.” We also meet characters played in the Manchester-set […]

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Emma Thompson and Russell T Davies Team Up for ‘Years & Years’

Doctor Who regenerator Russell T Davies has a new TV project in the works, with Emma Thompson slated to take the lead role. She’ll play Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation. Variety reports the character is a “new breed of politician,” an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster, and her […]

A Very English Scandal

10 Things You Need to Know About ‘A Very English Scandal’

Premiering Sunday on Amazon, A Very English Scandal certainly looks like a classy three-parter. Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies provides the script, The Queen‘s Stephen Frears directs, and Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw tear into two complex lead roles. But, um, what’s it actually about? Here’s everything you need to know before diving in. […]

Matt Lucas plays Bottom in Russell T. Davies’ TV adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

FIRST LOOK: Russell T Davies’ Adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Pictures have been released of Russell T. Davies‘ forthcoming TV adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, launching as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season to commemorate 400 years since the playwright’s death. Featuring some of the U.K.’s most loved talent, it’s been billed by at least one critic as “Shakespeare for the Doctor Who generation”. And, by the […]

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10 LGBT Shows From Around the World

As we have already seen in BBC AMERICA’s London Spy (watch episodes 1 and 2), TV and online shows are fast cottoning on to the idea that protagonists don’t all have to come from the same place all the time. In fact it’s better to broaden the experience pool if you want to tell a […]

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