The cast of THE LAST KINGDOM, including Arnas Fedaravicius (‘Sihtric’), have released a video confirming that they will be returning for a fourth series. The British historical fiction Netflix series is based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories novels.
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the adaptation of the book of the same name, starring Olivia Cooke, was the 10th highest grossing film of 2018, taking in a Global box office of $578.6 million, ‘thanks to … a strong performance from Olivia Cooke’.
The London Critics’ Circle Nominations have been announced, with Noah Jupe picking up a nod for ‘Young British/Irish Performer of the Year’. The awards will take place in January 2019. Here is a full list of the nominees:
Young British/Irish Performer of the Year
Liv Hill, “Jellyfish,” “The Little Stranger”
Noah Jupe, “Holmes & Watson,” “A Quiet Place,” “That Good Night,” “The Titan”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “Glass,” “The Secret of Marrowbone,” “Thoroughbreds”
Fionn Whitehead, “The Children Act”
Molly Wright, “Apostasy”
The Telegraph have announced their ‘Best TV Show of 2018’ with DERRY GIRLS (Channel 4), starring Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Ian McElhinney coming in at number 8, and SAVE ME (Sky Atlantic) starring Suranne Jones at number 2.
A new production about the legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, will premiere at The Duke on 42nd Street, NYC, in January, starring John Noble
MAESTRO brings to life the story of Arturo and his brave opposition to Fascism. His refusal to perform in Italy and Germany, and his trips to Palestine to conduct an orchestra made up of Jewish refugees made headlines around the world. Drawing on his passionate letters to his lover, the young Italian pianist Ada Mainardi, along with music by his contemporaries, the play will show that even during one of the darkest chapters in human history, an artist’s voice can be heard.
Dean Andrews will play Chris’s dad ‘Colin Dean’ in TORVILL & DEAN, which tells the story of the early years of skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and is one of the highlights of ITV’s Christmas line-up.
The one-off explores their first meeting as teenagers in Nottingham in the 1970s right through to them winning Olympic Gold with Bolero in 1984.
It will air Christmas Day at 9.15pm on ITV.