Fury 2014

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SYNOPSIS

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

TIME LINE

Post Edwardian 1945

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RELEASE DATES
  • United States Oct 17, 2014
  • United Kingdom Oct 19, 2014 (London Film Festival)
  • Belgium Oct 22, 2014
  • France Oct 22, 2014
  • Hong Kong Oct 23, 2014
  • Croatia Oct 23, 2014
  • Netherlands Oct 23, 2014
  • Portugal Oct 23, 2014
  • Estonia Oct 24, 2014
  • United Kingdom Oct 24, 2014
  • Ireland Oct 24, 2014
  • Iceland Oct 24, 2014
  • Lithuania Oct 24, 2014
  • Sweden Oct 24, 2014
  • Azerbaijan Oct 30, 2014
  • Kazakhstan Oct 30, 2014
  • Finland Oct 31, 2014
  • Latvia Oct 31, 2014
  • Norway Oct 31, 2014
  • Japan Nov 2014
  • Denmark Nov 13, 2014
  • Spain Nov 14, 2014
  • India Nov 14, 2014
  • Cambodia Nov 14, 2014
  • Vietnam Nov 14, 2014
  • Greece Nov 20, 2014
  • Singapore Dec 4, 2014
  • Germany Jan 1, 2015
  • Argentina Jan 15, 2015
  • Peru Feb 5, 2015

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Directed by David Ayer
Produced by
  • Bill Block
  • John Lesher
  • Alex Ott
  • Ethan Smith
Written by David Ayer
Starring Brad Pitt
Music by Steven Price
Cinematography Roman Vasyanov
Production
company
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date(s)
  • October 17, 2014 (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million[1]


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Anton Chekhov’s The Duel 2010

2010 Anton Checkhovs The Duel

SYNOPSIS

Anton Chekhov authored his novella The Duel in 1891; one of the longest of the Russian master’s tales, it pits an aristocratic ne’er-do-well named Laevsky against a conceited and slightly arrogant scientist called Von Koren, and witnesses a climactic physical struggle between the two men. This film adaptation from Georgian director Dover Kosashvili follows the original text with remarkable fidelity; in it, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) clings to ephemeral pleasures such as drinking, gambling, and romancing his alluring mistress, Nadya (Fiona Glascott), in the Russian provinces — putting all of the said pursuits far ahead of disciplined action — but he soon grows listless and disenchanted with Nadya, falls into financial ruin, and ultimately must fight Von Koren in a vicious duel thanks to Nadya’s sexual liaisons with the man. This cinematization enlists a predominantly British cast and a screenplay adaptation by Mary Bing.

 

TIME LINE

Victorian  1891

TOP CAST

Andrew Scott as Laevsky
Fiona Glascott as Nadya[5]
Tobias Menzies as Von Koren
Niall Buggy as Samoylenko
Rik Makarem as Atchmianov
Nicholas Rowe as Sheshkovsky
Michelle Fairley as Marya
Simon Trinder as Postal Superintendent
Debbie Chazen as Olga
Graham Turner as Atchmianov Senior
Jeremy Swift as Deacon

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Directed by Dover Kosashvili
Produced by Donald Rosenfeld
Mary Bing
Screenplay by Mary Bing
Based on The Duel
by Anton Chekhov
Starring Andrew Scott, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies, Niall Buggy
Music by Angelo Milli
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Edited by Kate Williams
Production
company
High Line Productions
Distributed by High Line Productions
Release date(s)
  • 28 April 2010
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English


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Starz Renews ‘Outlander’ For Second Season

Starz Renews ‘Outlander’ For Second Season

Category : News, US News
Outlander (FT)

Starz has renewed Outlander for a second season, TVWise has learned.

The size of the pick up has not been finalised, but Starz said that the show’s second season would consist of at least thirteen episodes, down from the sixteen for the show’s freshman run. The network also confirmed that the second season would be based on Dragonfly In Amber, the second book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novel series.

The season two renewal comes less than a week after Outlander premiered to record ratings on Starz. The network said that, across multiple platforms, the series premiere has been watched by more than 5 million viewers. The time-travel epic was developed for television by Ronald D. Moore and is produced on location in Scotland by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

“The overwhelming support ‘Outlander’ has received from the fans, viewers and critics made the decision for us to go ahead with the second book a very easy one. Diana Gabaldon has given us years of great drama”, said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “With an incredible artist such as Ronald D. Moore at the helm and a cast as spectacular as this, we look forward to continue this spell-binding journey with Claire, Jamie, Frank, Brianna, Roger and everybody over the centuries”.

While Zack Van Amburg, President of  Programming for Sony Pictures Television, added: “Fans of the Outlander books have waited a long time to see this incredible story brought to life on screen, and Ron and his team have delivered a show that exceeds expectations. We look forward to our continued partnership with Starz to present the next chapter of this epic tale to longtime fans and viewers who are just discovering the series.”

Actor Factor

Do you even know his name?  This man’s face is so recognizable in period dramas, and others, but what do we know about him? He’s hiding in plain sight. It is my opinion that he should receive a Life Achievement Award. He never seems to age (further). LOL

David Bradley

David Bradley

Date Of Birth: April 17, 1942 (Age 72)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England

He was born in York, where he attended the Catholic St George’s Secondary Modern School at which he was a member of the choir. He first performed on stage in musical productions as a member of a youth club and with the Rowntree Youth Theatre. Upon leaving school he completed a five-year apprenticeship with the optical instruments maker Cooke, Troughton & Simms and he remained with the firm until 1966 when he moved to London to train as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Filmography

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 2014 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Norfolk

- Episode #1.1 (2014) … Norfolk
 2014 Silk (TV Series)
Judge Reynolds

- Episode #3.4 (2014) … Judge Reynolds
 2012-2013 Mount Pleasant (TV Series)
Charlie

- Episode #3.8 (2013) … Charlie
- Episode #3.7 (2013) … Charlie
- Episode #3.6 (2013) … Charlie
- Episode #3.5 (2013) … Charlie
- Episode #3.4 (2013) … Charlie
 2013 The World’s End
Basil
 2011-2013 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Walder Frey

- Mhysa (2013) … Walder Frey
- Baelor (2011) … Walder Frey
 2012-2013 Prisoners Wives (TV Series)
Frank

- Episode #2.4 (2013) … Frank
- Episode #2.3 (2013) … Frank
- Episode #2.2 (2013) … Frank
- Episode #2.1 (2013) … Frank
- Episode #1.6 (2012) … Frank
 2012 Bad Sugar (TV Movie)
Ralphfred Cauldwell
 2012 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Solomon

 2012 Bad Education (TV Series)
Ennis

- School Trip (2012) … Ennis
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
The Gardener

- Richard II (2012) … The Gardener
 2012 Benidorm (TV Series)
Stan Garvey

 2012 Eternal Law (TV Series)
Mack Steen

- Episode #1.3 (2012) … Mack Steen
 2011 Lucy and the Attack of the Malevolon (Short)
Narrator
 2011 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
George Barlow

- Waterloo, Part 2 (2011) … George Barlow
- Waterloo, Part 1 (2011) … George Barlow
 2010 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Shansheeth Blue

- Death of the Doctor: Part 2 (2010) … Shansheeth Blue (voice)
- Death of the Doctor: Part 1 (2010) … Shansheeth Blue (voice)
 2010 New Tricks (TV Series)
Simon Beswick / John Plummer

- Dead Man Talking (2010) … Simon Beswick / John Plummer
 2010 Another Year
Ronnie
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Joe

- Episode #3.2 (2009) … Joe
 2009 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Robin Elliot

 2009 The Tudors (TV Series)
Will (Court Fool)

- Problems in the Reformation (2009) … Will (Court Fool)
 2008 I Know You Know
Mr. Fisher
 2008 The Daisy Chain
Sean Cryan
 2006-2008 Ideal (TV Series)
Stemroach

- The Future (2008) … Stemroach
- The Past (2008) … Stemroach
- The Set-Up (2007) … Stemroach
- The Nest (2007) … Stemroach
- The Money (2006) … Stemroach
 2008 The Invisibles (TV Series)
‘Knacker’ Locke

- Episode #1.2 (2008) … ‘Knacker’ Locke
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)
Cohen the Barbarian
 2007 Thieves Like Us (TV Series)
Electric

- The Jackets Job (2007) … Electric
- The Teapot Job (2007) … Electric
- The Warehouse Job (2007) … Electric
 2006 Lycanthropy (Video)
Club Owner
 2006 Taggart (TV Series)
Elijah Buckland

- Law (2006) … Elijah Buckland
 2006 Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
Sweeney’s Father
 2005 Red Mercury
Neil Ashton
 2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle (TV Movie)
Archie
 2004 Blackpool (TV Series)
Hallworth

- Episode #1.6 (2004) … Hallworth
- Episode #1.5 (2004) … Hallworth
- Episode #1.4 (2004) … Hallworth
- Episode #1.3 (2004) … Hallworth
- Episode #1.2 (2004) … Hallworth
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning
Father Gionetti
 2003 Blue Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Max Turnbull
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Tom

- The Green Man (2003) … Tom
 2003 The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Movie)
Councillor Vatt
 2002 Pas de Trois (Short)
Porter
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Nigel Bray
 2002 The Intended
The Priest
 2002 Crossings (Short)
Yorkshire Farmer
 2002 This Is Not a Love Song
Mr. Bellamy
 2001 Sweet Dreams (TV Movie)
Jim
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Broune

 2001 Murphy’s Law (TV Movie)
Hatcher Snr.
 2001 Shades (TV Mini-Series)
Alan Roberts

- Episode #1.2 (2001) … Alan Roberts
 2001 Gabriel & Me
Grandad
 2001 Blow Dry
Noah
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
Gerald

- Marriage Guidance (2000) … Gerald
 2000 The King Is Alive
Henry
 1999 Doomwatch: Winter Angel (TV Movie)
Angel (voice)
 1998 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
January (voice)
 1998 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Derek Woodford

- She Goes On (1998) … Derek Woodford
 1998 Left Luggage
Concierge
 1997 Seeing Things (Short)
 1997 The Moth (TV Movie)
Dave Waters
 1997 Bramwell (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Matthews

- Episode #3.8 (1997) … Charles Matthews
 1996/II Kiss and Tell (TV Movie)
Superintendent Hines
 1996 Cracker (TV Series)
Frank Carter

- White Ghost (1996) … Frank Carter
 1996 In Your Dreams (TV Movie)
Tutor
 1996 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Joe Mawnan

- Total Loss (1996) … Joe Mawnan
 1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Wells

- 1987 (1996) … Eddie Wells
- 1984 (1996) … Eddie Wells
- 1979 (1996) … Eddie Wells
- 1974 (1996) … Eddie Wells
- 1970 (1996) … Eddie Wells
 1996 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Alf

- Hustling (1996) … Alf
 1996 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Les James

- Unknown Soldiers (1996) … Les James
 1995 Casualty (TV Series)
Stanmore

- Hit and Run (1995) … Stanmore
 1995 The Vet (TV Series)
Dick Sims

 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
David Crimple

 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Barnadine

- Measure for Measure (1994) … Barnadine
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Headmaster

- Criminal (1994) … Headmaster
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
Helen’s Father

- Episode #1.1 (1993) … Helen’s Father
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series)
Don Naylor

- Deals on Wheels (1993) … Don Naylor
 1992 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Sgt. Harry Ross

- Lies and Damned Lies (1992) … Sgt. Harry Ross
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mr. Preach

- Bad Girl (1992) … Mr. Preach
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Harry

- A Master of the Marionettes (1989) … Harry
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Lawrence

- Gun in Hand (1989) … Edward Lawrence
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Undertaker
 1986 King of the Ghetto (TV Series)
Ralph

- Episode #1.4 (1986) … Ralph
- Episode #1.3 (1986) … Ralph
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Charron / Voice of Stalin

- Molière (1985) … Charron / Voice of Stalin
 1985 One by One (TV Series)
Mr. Fazakerly

- To Hear the Sea Maid’s Music (1985) … Mr. Fazakerly
 1983 Tartuffe, or The Impostor (TV Movie)
Cleante
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Wike

- Clapperclaw (1981) … Wike
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Communist speaker

- The Union (1981) … Communist speaker
 1979 The Frisco Kid
Julius Rosensheine
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Tony Kristo

- Close Quarters (1978) … Tony Kristo
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Evangelist

- That Quiet Earth (1972) … Evangelist
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Parker Street Goalie

- Another Sunday and Sweet F.A (1972) … Parker Street Goalie
 1971 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
2nd Policeman

- Barefaced in the Park (1971) … 2nd Policeman
Show Show Self (10 credits)

Some Facts about Outlander

The Costumes Are as Authentic as Possible—Including What’s Underneath!

No Velcro, no zippers, not a lot of shoes, and kilts are worn as kilts are supposed to be worn – with absolutely nothing underneath. These are true Scots! What’s not authentic are the effects of war and journeying through the highlands. To achieve the look of well-worn clothing, the costumes are attacked with cheese graters, burned with blow torches, and aged by tying them up with string and baking them.


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Every Single Kilt Is Worn Differently.

“All of our actors wear their kilts just a bit differently from each other,” Outlander’s costumer Terry Dresbach tells us. “They personalize them and make them very much their own. We are talking about 12 yards of fabric that has to be belted and tucked by each actor, and they have developed their own ways of wearing them that belongs very much to them. It is incredibly important that they FEEL like their
character, and helping them to find that place is an essential part of our job.”


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Sam (Jamie) Finds His Kilt “Liberating.”

“Sam/Jamie wears his with almost a long skirt hanging down the back that swings beautifully when he moves,” Outlander costumer Terry Dresbach says. Sam himself told us that he hates wearing trousers and finds kilts “liberating” and “freeing”…Especially while riding a horse.

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While Scottish dialect has had sort of a revival from being thought of as slang, Scottish Gaelic of the 1700s is very different from anything anyone speaks today. It was not easy for the actors to learn, especially since they had to get used to a whole new set of sounds and had to learn to loosen their throats. One Gaelic word you’ll hear a lot on the show is “Sassenach,” which means “outlander.” It’s supposed to be a slightly offensive term for someone out of place, but it also becomes Jamie’s affectionate nickname for Claire.

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The show is almost entirely shot on location all over Scotland, with very little green screen. “I think when people watch the show, they’ll fall in love with Scotland,” native Scotsman Sam Heughan tells us. “You’ll be amazed.” Caitriona Balfe agrees, saying, “There’s such a harsh climate there, and I think that really affects how people are and the realness and rawness of the story, so I think it was very important to everybody that we have that as an element in our show as well.”

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Things Get DISTURBING.

Violence, torture, rape. Outlander will venture into true Games of Thrones-esque territory (and then some!) before season one is over. The greatest offender, of course, is Black Jack (Tobias Menzies), the ancestor of Claire’s husband Frank. And anyone who has read the books will tell you that what he does to Claire and Jamie won’t be easily erased from your mind. “That character, I would argue, is a study of sadism,” Menzies says of Black Jack. “He’s interested in people’s boundaries, their pain thresholds, what they can handle. It’s a rather sickening investigation.” Bring your Tums. And a shot of Scotch.

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Dearest, loveliest Meg – Part Twenty

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Chapter Twenty

“Dobson,” Wilkinson howled, “go back to the crypt! They are still in the passage!”

Meanwhile, I had reached the obstruction resulting from the first cave-in, about twelve to fifteen yards from the outer entrance.

“Douglas, hurry,” I shouted, “they are coming!”

It had the desired effect, for the moonlight was blotted out from the passage entrance when Wilkinson crawled in.

“Where are you, Spencer? You did not think I would forget about your father’s signet ring, I hope? Without it, the documents are no use to me. Come! Surely, by now you will understand it is a useless cause! I am the stronger man, cousin!”

“Hurry, Douglas! Hurry!” I cried again.

Although I knew all too well my ruse would be found out as soon as Wilkinson saw I was alone, it would give Douglas enough head start to flee from his devilish cousin. Wilkinson must have been taken in by my deceit because he proceeded farther into the passage.

 

A yellow light flared up which made me realise he had just lighted a torch. The light did not reach the place where I was, yet it forced me to cringe against the earthen wall like a frightened rabbit in a sudden spell of terror. I bit my lips because I did not want to cry out when I beheld Wilkinson, who had a torch in one hand and a firearm in the other. He crouched forward with a lot of moaning and swearing, looked up and took in the sorry situation I was in. An evil grin spread across his plump face.

“Alone, my dear? So he left you to pick up the pieces, did he not? Never mind, you will do very nicely luring him to me.”

That part of the tunnel was particularly low since it was there that I had been buried earlier on. Wilkinson had to duck so low his chin almost touched the ground. He groaned as he put forth his effort to move forward. Was that what made him lose control over his ability to move? Completely unexpectedly, his gun went off.

The sound of the firearm’s shot was deafening and shuddered sound waves rolled through the passage’s confined space. I covered my ears with my hands and closed my eyes and mouth as a cloud of dust from the collapsing ceiling washed over me. This surely must be the end; once again I resolved myself to die.

 

When the ringing in my ears subsided, I discovered I was still able to breathe. I forced open my stinging eyes and rubbed them. The torch, still burning, lay on the left side of the cubbyhole formed by the cave-in. On the right side, protruding from a heap of dirt, lay Wilkinson’s hand. He was still holding the gun. The rest of him was buried under the earthen debris.

I must have been in a sort of shock, for I could not move. Shaking like a leaf and cold to the bone, I was only able to press myself against a wall, my end of some open space, as far away as possible from my attacker.  After a while, pinpricks of my thoughts began to trickle deep into my numbed mind. Was he still alive under the rubbish? Should I try and dig him out? I recoiled violently from that thought!

Faced with imminent death of suffocation as the oxygen ran out, I wanted to take Wilkinson with me so that he would no longer be a threat to Douglas. Eventually, they would search and find our bodies and then Douglas could destroy the documents he signed in order to save me. It was a fair trade – a life for a life. Douglas deserved to be the master of Watcombe Manor; it was his birth right.

When the torch stopped burning, I closed my eyes again – a useless gesture since I was in total darkness.

 

When I heard voices from somewhere above my head, I was convinced I was dreaming. A heavy pressure on my chest told me that I was still in the underground passage and that the air in my small grave was running dangerously low. It was also unbearably hot and perspiration was running down my face. Or was I weeping? Realising I must have been unconscious for some time, I did not know how much time had passed since I had been cooped up.

Voices again! One voice in particular was Douglas’ deep baritone, calling my name from above!

“Margaret, carry on, my love! Meggie, are you well? Answer me, Meggie!”

“Douglas …” I mouthed his name but it seemed my voice had disappeared. My attempt to speak was instantly punished by a pain in my chest; my lungs, deprived too long for air, started protesting.

I tried to lift my arms and push against the ceiling because, apparently, it was from there that rescue was to come. But it was to no avail, for I had no strength left in my body. Yet, when the shower of dirt that continued to fall on me finally stopped, I was able to open my gritty eyes and behold the terrified face of my beloved rake. I even managed a shaky smile but speech would not come, even though I was longing to say his name. He reached down for me and grabbed my upper arms, then slid his hands under them and pulled me up in one strong gesture.

“There, there … I have you, dearest, you are safe,” he said, his voice gruff with emotion. Burying my face against his chest, I wept uncontrollably until other hands freed my limp body from his affectionate grasp.

 

“Monsieur, laissez-moi examiner Mademoiselle Dashwood! Il se peut qu’elle soit blessée gravement.”

“Yes, Madame, you are right. She might be injured,” Douglas replied in French.

Petite-Maman! Thank God, I was in the gypsy’s capable hands now! Those hands were probing my body and limbs with expert fingers. She then did something very unusual. She pushed me down, straightened my body and, grabbing my arms with considerable force, threw them high above my head, causing me to cough rather violently.

“Qu’est-ce que vous faites, bon sang!” Douglas exclaimed. He was ready to throw himself upon the woman, had not Jack Twinkler withheld him. “What in the devil’s name are you doing, woman?”

“Don’t fret yerself, Guv’nor!” Jack piped. “She’s only tryin’ ter free ‘er lungs from dust and dirt! Ye should be grateful, ye know? The gypsy woman only does ‘er job!”

 

“Jack, dear Jack,” I thought. He had come to our rescue after all. I saw other familiar faces around me. Col. Brandon and Edward Ferrars were looking rather worried and the former, after he witnessed a long talk between Petite-Maman and Douglas, asked:

“Spencer, Margaret will be well, I hope? I cannot imagine what Mrs Dashwood would say if her baby daughter would have come to harm?”

“The gypsy says she sustained no broken bones or serious injuries. We must get her into bed as soon as possible, Brandon!”

Douglas, after glancing at Petite-Maman who nodded to affirm that I was not seriously hurt, gently picked me up and carried me to Col. Brandon’s carriage where he installed me on the bench and covered me with a blanket. He seated himself beside me for support. As the carriage began moving, I leaned back against him, marvelling in the warmth of his body as his arms encircled me. For a few moments, we let ourselves be lulled by the movements of the carriage, revelling in each other’s company.

“Is he … is he?” I tried but I could not make myself saying it.

“He died of suffocation,” Douglas said quietly. “The gypsy woman attempted to revive him to no avail.”

“I could not … I know I should have tried but … I could not …”

“Hush, my heart. Do not trouble yourself. There was nothing you could have done to save him.”

His hold tightened around me and his next words were uttered in a husky voice.

“My darling Margaret, can you ever forgive me for letting him go after you in that passage? I have been such a fool, I should have known he would search for us until the end.”

“I am to blame for that, Douglas, I lured him to me. I wanted you to escape.”

“You little fool … you could have died! Meggie, dearest, loveliest Meg, why do you always act so very rashly? I swear you will be the death of me, some day …”

 

By now, dawn had broken and Delaford’s driveway was golden with reflecting sunlight. A large company of people were waiting for us and at the head of them stood my mother, her arms crossed in a very determined way. Angry, no doubt.

“Listen,” I urged, “you must carry me in your arms, Douglas! I will act as if I have fainted!”

“Why, Margaret, surely …”

“Mother will try to separate us. She does not approve of you so you must appear to have come to my rescue! That is the very truth, after all!”

“We will do no such thing, Margaret,” Douglas said firmly.

When the carriage came to a stop, he alighted and offered me his hand which I reluctantly took; I threw him a furious glance. Douglas guided me toward the waiting group of servants and family – and I spotted Elinor as well – and bowed deeply to Mother.

“Mrs Dashwood, allow me to present myself. Douglas Alexander Spencer, son of the late baron Sir Matthew Watcombe. I must ask your forgiveness for appearing before you in a less than formal attire but Miss Dashwood and I have been in a spot of misfortune.”

My mother darted her eyes from me to Douglas and back. She was speechless but no longer angry. When my charming rake flashed her a dashing smile, she actually smiled back!

“Mr Spencer, I am pleased to make your acquaintance. Do not, sir, concern yourself about your attire. Col. Dashwood already informed us about the past events. Margaret, my child, come with me.”

Before Douglas released my hand, he gave it a little squeeze for encouragement.

Northmen: A Viking Saga – Oct 23. 2014

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Synopsis:

A gang of Viking marauders under the command of their young leader, Asbjörn, bear down on the coast of Britain, intent on pillaging Lindisfarne of its gold. But, caught in a vicious storm, their longboat is dashed to pieces on the rocks off Scotland. Trapped deep within enemy territory, the shipwrecked men’s only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelagh.

With only the enigmatic Conall, a monk who preaches with his sword to help them, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way. But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Scotland sends his most feared mercenaries, the Wolf Pack, after them. Traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land, they are pursued relentlessly. However the hunters become the hunted when the Vikings, eager for battle, set deadly traps and mercilessly decimate their pursuers one by one…

Time Line:

Medieval

Top Cast:

Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Asbjörn
Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) as Conall
Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds) as Thorald
Charlie Murphy as Inghean
Ed Skrein as Hjorr
Anatole Taubman as Bovarr
Leo Gregory as Jorund
James Norton as Bjorn
Darrell D’Silva as Gunnar
Johan Hegg (Singer of Amon Amarth) as Valli
Danny Keogh as King Dunchaid

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RELEASE DATES

 

  • Switzerland Oct 9, 2014 (German speaking region)
  • Germany Oct 23, 2014
  • Romania Nov 14, 2014

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Northmen – A Viking Saga
Directed by Claudio Fäh
Produced by Ralph S. Dietrich
Karin G. Dietrich
Daniel Höltschi
Frank Kaminski
Ulrich Stiehm
Rolf Wappenschmitt
Marco Del Bianco
Giselher Venzke
Bertha Spieker
Screenplay by Matthias Bauer
Bastian Zach
Starring Tom Hopper
Ryan Kwanten
Ken Duken
Charlie Murphy
Ed Skrein
Anatole Taubman
Leo Gregory
James Norton
Darrell D’Silva
Johan Hegg
Danny Keogh
Music by Marcus Trumpp
Cinematography Lorenzo Senatore
Edited by Adam Recht ACE
Production
company
Elite Film Produktion AG
Jumping Horse Film GmbH
Two Oceans Production PTY Ltd.
Distributed by The Salt Company[1]
Entertainment One
Elite Film AG
Ascot Elite Filmverleih GmbH
Release date(s) October 9th, 2014
Running time 95 minutes
Country Switzerland/Germany/South Africa
Language English

 

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Far From the Madding Crowd (BBC 2015)

Release May 01, 2015  (UK & US)
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Far From the Madding Crowd Synopsis

Time Period: 1869
Victorian

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her wilful spirit; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

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  • Denmark Apr 23, 2015
  • Netherlands Apr 30, 2015
  • United Kingdom May 1, 2015
  • United States May 1, 2015
  • Germany Jul 9, 2015
  • Austria Jul 10, 2015

 

‘Downton Abbey’ reveals first look at well-dressed toddlers

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Downton Abbey has never shied away from the occasional time jump, but when the Masterpiece series returns for a fifth season in 2015, viewers will definitely notice the effect of time on at least two members of the Crawley family.

The PBS drama’s official Instagram unveiled the first look at two toddler actors who will play the mildly grown-up versions of Sybbie and George, last season’s VIBs (very important babies). The kids in question are, of course, the daughter of Tom Branson and his late wife Sybil and the son of Lady Mary and her late husband Matthew.

Fifi Hart will play Miss Sybbie Branson:

Wheels’ Season 4 & ‘Longmire’ Season 3

EXCLUSIVE: TCM UK Picks Up ‘Hell On Wheels’ Season 4 & ‘Longmire’ Season 3

TCM UK’s entire line up of first run US scripted imports is staying intact.

The Turned owned broadcast has picked up the first run UK broadcast rights to the fourth season of the AMC western drama Hell On Wheels and the third season of A&E’s Longmire, TVWise has learned exclusively.

TCM UK acquired the new season of Hell On Wheels, which just recently started airing state-side on AMC, from Endemol Worldwide Distribution; and the third season of Longmire from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Both distributors also have second window agreements for the shows in the UK with free-to-air broadcasters ITV4 (Hell On Wheels) and Channel 5 (Longmire).

Thanks to these new deals with Endemol and WBITD, TCM UK’s entire line up of first run shows will be staying put. The channel, whose primary focus is on films, moved into first run US dramas with the acquisition of Hell On Wheels in 2011, before adding Longmire in 2013. The fourth season of Hell On Wheels will premiere on TCM UK next January, while Longmire will follow later in the Spring.

Both Hell On Wheels and Longmire have been strong performers for TCM UK since their initial launches. The third season of Hell On Wheels averaged 93K viewers, down very slightly on the season two average of 97K viewers; while the second season of Longmire averaged an audience of just under 85K viewers, up considerably on the season one average of 60K viewers.

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