Charlie Hardwick will be joining the cast of ACKLEY BRIDGE. She has been cast as a new director of pupil behaviour, Sue Carp, in the third series of the popular Channel 4 programme, which will be returning to screens this year.
Charlie says: ‘I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining Ackley Bridge, I was already a fan. It has fantastic characters and brilliantly sharp story-telling which tackles the desires and concerns of a diverse school of young people and their community head on, in full-beam. ‘It’s funny and moving in equal measures and has a huge heart. Unlike the new director of behaviour Sue Carp. She is belligerent and unwilling, and instead of dedicating her time to the well-being and development of her teenage students, she appears to be solely concerned with counting down the next ten years to her retirement. ‘She is unwittingly witty though, and somewhat unintentionally anarchic, which gets the school into deep doodoo and herself into dangerously sackable situations. I can’t wait to play her!’
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.
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.
Honey Boy, written by Shia LaBeouf and starring Noah Jupe, will premiere at Sundance 2019. Based on Shia’s own upbringing in the spotlight, the story revolves around a child TV star (Noah) and his ex-rodeo clown father, as they face their stormy past through time and cinema.
(Director: Alma Har’el, Screenwriter: Shia LaBeouf, Producers: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Anita Gou, Christopher Leggett, Alma Har’el)