Under fire – three dragon films you may have missed
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Under fire – three dragon films you may have missed

Dragons are perhaps the most feared, and almost certainly the most spectacular, of mythical creatures. So it’s no surprise they’ve often featured in movies. Recent incarnations include the awe-inspiring dragons in TV’s Game of Thrones and cinema’s Hobbit films, and Starburst listed 10 of the best in this 2019 feature. Impressive as those blockbusters are, … Continue reading

How Talking Pictures found the perfect nostalgic formula
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How Talking Pictures found the perfect nostalgic formula

The idea of a channel devoted to classic films isn’t new, but in the UK Talking Pictures TV has found what seems to be the perfect nostalgic formula. While TCM (Turner Classic Movies) has been around since the 1990s and more recently Sony Movies has launched a dedicated ‘Classic’ channel, these and others tend to … Continue reading

Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!
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Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!

From the role of Young Murron in Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart to in-demand lead in a huge range of features and shorts, Mhairi Calvey‘s career has come a long way in the last 25 years. As an actor, she has some exciting feature films on the way, and is also writing and directing her own … Continue reading

Female action heroes and the spirit of Emma Peel
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Female action heroes and the spirit of Emma Peel

Female action heroes are now the norm, it has been suggested (by none other than Felicity Jones of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Maybe or maybe not, but they’re certainly not new. Those of a certain age won’t forget the ass-kicking Emma Peel of The Avengers, and there have been many following in her … Continue reading

How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star
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How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star

It’s hard to imagine actress Kate Marie Davies ever being shy or being bullied. On screen she exudes a hard-edged confidence as Nicole in the superb Bristol-set scifi web series, Horizon, and doesn’t appear the type to be messed with in the forthcoming Escape From Cannibal Farm [as I write this in November 2016, I’ve … Continue reading

Rising star Antonia Tootill talks stage, screen – and robots in tin foil
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Rising star Antonia Tootill talks stage, screen – and robots in tin foil

A young actress from the Channel Islands, now based in London, with British, Canadian, and Portuguese heritage, Antonia Tootill‘s experience is as varied as her background. Although still very early in her career, she has already completed an extensive spread of acting work on stage, in independent film, and in commercials. Continue reading