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‘The Witches’ Remake Finds its Grand High Witch in Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is joining The Witches remake cast as the Grand High Witch herself. Robert Zemeckis is helming the new take on the Roald Dahl children’s book, which was previously adapted into a disgusting (in a good way) movie from director Nicolas Roeg. Zemeckis’ film will allegedly take the story from the UK and set it in the American South. Variety is reporting that Anne Hathaway will play the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches remake. Anjelica Huston played the role in Nicol...
Tags: UK, Movies, Casting, Roald Dahl, Ocean, Adaptation, Kenya, Anjelica Huston, Anne-Hathaway, Robert-Zemeckis, South, Remakes, Nicolas Roeg, Hathaway, Dahl, Zemeckis


Sophie Cookson & Judi Dench in First Trailer for Spy Drama 'Red Joan'

"I was fighting for the living! I loved my country!" Lionsgate UK has debuted the first official trailer for a modern spy drama titled Red Joan, telling the true story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. This premiered at the Toronto and Zurich Film Festivals last year and is opening in the UK this spring, but still doesn't have a US release yet. Judi Dench stars as "Red Joan", who first became a spy as a Cambridge physics student after falling for a yo...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, US, Toronto, Cambridge, Judi Dench, Joan, KGB, Indies, Dench, To Watch, Sophie Cookson, Zurich Film Festivals, Red Joan, Joan Stanley


Disney’s Hunchback Being Adapted Into Live-Action Musical

Disney’s Hunchback being adapted into live-action musical Tony winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) will be penning the live-action musical Hunchback for Disney, Deadline has confirmed. The project is an adaptation of the original novel by Victor Hugo. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneS...
Tags: UK, Movies, Disney, Notre Dame, Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz, David Henry Hwang, Gad, Mandeville, Menken, Movie News, David Hoberman, Hunchback, Alan Menken Beauty, Josh Gad Beauty, Disney Deadline


Helen Thomas announces leadership structure changes

BBC Director of England Helen Thomas says BBC Local Radio will “own local conversations and reflect life in modern England” as part of changes announced to staff today. The leadership of BBC England will also be reworked to a structure based around platforms rather than geography. A Head of News and Head of TV Commissioning will be appointed alongside the Head of Audio and Digital with an overall reduction in the number of senior managers. The BBC says it will “reinvent and refresh” its offe...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Digital, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Alerts, South East, Local Radio, Helen Thomas, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns, Head of News and Head of TV Commissioning, North the Midlands, South West Chris Burns


Global says it’s reviewing internship roles

Global has dropped an advert for an unpaid internship opportunity and says there is an ongoing review of such positions. The ad for an unpaid three-month role on Heart Breakfast in Leicester Square was shared on social media, and prompted criticism that the UK’s biggest commercial radio company was seeking to take someone on for free to do a job that would perhaps normally attract a salary. An advert posted on the Facebook group ‘Audio Grrlz’ read: “We’re looking for a new intern to work on H...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Top, Global, Hmrc, Industry, Radio, Heart, Alerts, Leicester Square, Grrlz


‘Black Earth Rising’ Trailer: Michaela Coel Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Past

I bet you didn’t see this coming: Netflix has a new original series! Of course, I’m just funning – Netflix always has a new original series these days. The streaming giant has more or less given up on adding other people’s movies and TV shows to their lineup, and are instead all-in on creating their own original content. Their latest is Black Earth Rising, a new limited series starring Michaela Coel and John Goodman. The series blends personal character drama with thriller undertones, resulting...
Tags: UK, London, Television, Movies, Africa, Bbc, Netflix, West, Thriller, John-Goodman, International criminal court, Congo, Nuremberg, Icc, Drc, Blick


Beattie Edmondson in Full US Trailer for Lovable Pug Comedy 'Patrick'

"What was granny thinking? I don't like dogs!" Screen Media has released an official US trailer for an indie comedy titled Patrick, about a spoiled pug named Patrick who gets bequeathed to a young woman who is having some romantic troubles in her British life. As expected, the goofball pup provides some good laughs and plenty of pain, but he also helps her get back on track - with falling in love. This already opened in the UK last year, and we featured the UK trailer previously. Beattie Edm...
Tags: UK, Comedy, Movies, Trailer, US, Sarah, Patrick, To Watch, Peter Davison, Beattie Edmondson


‘The Widow’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Looks for Her Missing Husband in New Amazon Series

After the success of Julia Roberts’ Homecoming, it seems like all the big projects starring high-profile actresses are starting to come out of the woodwork at Amazon. The latest Amazon series, The Widow, is an eight-episode thriller starring Kate Beckinsale as a woman whose “late” husband may not be so dead after all. Watch The Widow trailer below. The Widow Trailer The Widow follows Georgia Wells (Beckinsale) who has cut herself off from her previous life following her husband’s myster...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Television, Movies, US, Georgia, Thriller, Itv, Kate-Beckinsale, Congo, Rotterdam, Charles Dance, South Africa Wales, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, Beckinsale


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K & DVD Details Announced!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K & DVD details announced! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the details for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K, DVD, and Digital HD releases. The sequel will arrive on Digital on February 15, 2019. and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Special Edition March 12, 2019. You can check out the details below, as well as the packaging in the gallery! ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Digital, Paris, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, United States of America, J K Rowling, Newt Scamander, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, ComingSoon


Netflix’s Black Earth Rising Trailer: Risk the Future to Uncover the Past

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix’s Black Earth Rising trailer: Risk the future to uncover the past Netflix has released the official trailer and poster for their upcoming limited series Black Earth Rising. Check out the trailer now below, as well as the full poster in the gallery! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: UK, TV, London, Movies, Africa, Netflix, John Goodman, TV News, Emmy, Ray Romano, ComingSoon, Netflix Original Series, Black Earth Rising, Mark Duplass Star, Kate Ashby Michaela Coel, Michael Ennis John Goodman


God is Good: John Boyega Set to Produce South African Crime Thriller

God is Good: John Boyega set to produce South African crime thriller According to Deadline, Star Wars actor John Boyega is set to serve as an executive producer in the forthcoming South African crime thriller titled God is Good. Written by Willem Grobler, the film’s soundtrack will also be handled by Boyega’s own record label UpperRoom Records. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gpt...
Tags: UK, Movies, Africa, Jj Abrams, South Africa, Cape Town, John Boyega, Willem, Boyega, Mike Cahill, ComingSoon, Movie News, Josephine Rose, John Boyega Letitia Wright, Sony International, God is Good


The Widow Trailer: Has She Lost Everything or Is She Chasing a Ghost?

The Widow trailer: Has she lost everything or is she chasing a ghost? Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for their 8-episode thriller series titled The Widow, starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld Franchise, Van Helsing) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). The series is scheduled to make its debut on March 1. Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAuto...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, US, Georgia, Amazon Prime, Itv, TV News, Congo, Rotterdam, Amazon Prime Video, South Africa Wales, ComingSoon, Beckinsale, The Widow, Eliza Mellor


Come over for breakfast, says Chris Evans & family

Chris Evans and his family are appearing in a new marketing campaign for his upcoming Virgin Radio breakfast show. A number of videos are being shared on the socials, one with six-year-old Eli who appears confused as he watches his dad talking but can only hear (analogue) static noises. After pressing a button on his digital radio, the voice of Chris Evans can be heard, and Eli explains what you need to do if you want to listen to ‘Dad on the radio’ (press the digital button). In another, nin...
Tags: UK, Top, Macaulay Culkin, Sales & Marketing, Bbc, People, Noah, Radio, Evans, John Candy, Chris Evans, Chris, BBC Radio, Eli, Personalities, Virgin Radio


Little Woods Trailer: Tessa Thompson & Lily James Star in the Crime Drama

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Little Woods trailer: Tessa Thompson & Lily James star in the crime drama Neon has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming crime drama Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed II, Men in Black: International) and Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour). Check out the trailer below, as well as the new poster in the gallery! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Crime Drama, Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Ollie, Luke Kirby, ComingSoon, Movie News, Tessa Thompson Thor, Little Woods North Dakota, Nia DaCosta, Little Woods, Lily James Star, Tessa Thompson Lily James, Lily James Cinderella Baby Driver Darkest


Charlie Sloth confirmed for weekly Beats 1 Rap Show

Former BBC presenter Charlie Sloth is joining Beats 1, three months after leaving Radio 1. His ex-Radio 1 colleague Zane Lowe, who joined Beats 1 when Apple launched it in 2015, tweeted Charlie is joining to host the Charlie Sloth Rap Show every Saturday starting this weekend. Charlie left the BBC early after an on-stage rant at the ARIAS last year, shortly after he’d announced he was leaving Radio 1. The show description says “UK DJ and producer Charlie Sloth invites the freshest names in...
Tags: Apple, UK, Top, La, Bbc, People, Radio, Programmes, Beats 1, Zane Lowe, Charlie, Bbc Radio 1, Charlie Sloth, Charlie Sloth Rap Show


Ricky Gervais’ After Life First Look Photos Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ricky Gervais’ After Life first look photos released Netflix has released first look photos at Ricky Gervais’ upcoming six-part comedy series After Life, which was created, executive-produced, and directed by Gervais. Check out the new photos now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(fu...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Ricky Gervais, Tony, Lisa, Gervais, ComingSoon, Netflix Original Series, After Life, Penelope Wilton Downton, Derek Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan David Brent, Tony Ricky Gervais


Win Heist Thriller KING OF THIEVES On DVD [Plus A Signed Poster]

King of Thieves comes to UK DVD January 21st and we've got a copy, along with a signed poster, to give away. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
Tags: Giveaways, UK, Movies, New Releases, TheMovieWaffler.com


Zoe Ball welcomes listeners to new Radio 2 Breakfast

BBC Radio 2’s new breakfast show started this morning with Zoe Ball welcoming listeners old and new to the programme and the new team. Zoe’s first song was Respect by Aretha Franklin just after 6.30am on Monday. Her team includes Richie Anderson on travel, Mike Williams on sport, weather with Carol Kirkwood, news with Tina Daheley and a daily Pause For Thought. Zoe says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be following in the giant footsteps of Chris Evans as the host of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. T...
Tags: UK, Top, Aretha Franklin, John Cleese, Industry, Netflix, Radio, Terry Wogan, Trevor, Chris Evans, Chris, Sara, Jo, BBC Radio, Hove, Zoe


Entries open for the 2019 New York Radio Awards

The New York Festivals 2019 Radio Awards event is open for entries. Last year, two of the five top ‘Grand Awards’ of the New York International Radio Festivals went to the UK, thanks to the BBC and TBI Media. The BBC won in the Best Digital Special Event category for putting on BBC Radio 1 Vintage for the station’s 50th birthday, whilst TBI Media took home the prize for its Born This Way documentary made for BBC Radio 2. In addition, TBI Media won Production Company of the Year award for the ...
Tags: UK, New York, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Production Company, BBC Radio, Advisory Board, Broadcasting Corporation, New York Festivals, Rose Anderson, TBI Media, New York Radio Awards, New York International Radio Festivals, TBI Media The BBC


New Trailer Released For Irish Horror THE HOLE IN THE GROUND

The Irish chiller comes to UK/ROI cinemas in March. Read more >>> [Author: TheMovieWaffler.com]
Tags: UK, Movies, TheMovieWaffler.com


‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Early Buzz: A More Violent Season 2 Divides Critics

The Punisher season 2 finds itself in an odd place — as one of two survivors of Netflix’s purge of gritty Marvel shows starring streetwise superheroes. So it perhaps has even more to prove with its upcoming second season than the widely acclaimed Jessica Jones, as The Punisher boasts a more widespread fanbase and a protagonist whose mantra puts himself at odds with the current landscape. So how will the second season of The Punisher fare? The first season of The Punisher was well-received, larg...
Tags: UK, Television, Movies, Marvel, Netflix, Luke Cage, Frank, Jessica Jones, Collider, Punisher, Jon Bernthal, Comic Book/Superhero, Garth Ennis, The Buzz, The-Punisher, Bernthal


BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies after short illness

Former Radio 1 and BBC Radio Manchester presenter Dianne Oxberry has died aged 51, after recently being diagnosed with cancer. News of Dianne’s death was announced by BBC North West, where she has been the main regional TV weather presenter for the past 23 years. In the early 90s, she was a household name across the UK for her role on the Radio 1 breakfast show alongside Simon Mayo and also as a presenter on the summer 1991 series of Saturday morning kids TV show ‘The 8.15 From Manchester’ on...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Manchester, Rip, Met Office, North West, Alerts, Ian, BBC Radio Manchester, Steve Wright, Dianne, Roger Johnson


Mathew Knowles Explains How He Protected Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child From R. Kelly

Mathew Knowles played absolutely ZERO games when it came to protecting his daughter and her bandmates from alleged sexual predator R. Kelly.In an interview with the UK newspaper Metro, Knowles revealed the steps he and his wife at the time, Tina Knowles, took to ensure that Destiny’s Child was safe around R. Kelly in the mid-1990s when the allegations of his sexual misconduct first surfaced.Knowles—who managed Destiny’s Child—said Kelly submitted a song for the group’s debut album, but he turned...
Tags: Music, UK, Celebs, Beyonce, Hip Hop, Rape, Sony, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Solange, Sexual Predators, Metro, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly


Jordan and Perri joins KISS FM UK for weekends

Diversity stars Jordan and Perri join KISS for Sunday evening show whilst KISS Chosen One winners Swarzy and AJ also get weekly shows. Jordan & Perri found fame with dance group Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent 2009, and will share their own take on the world and what people are talking about every Sunday evening from 7pm-11pm. Speaking ahead of their first show this Sunday, Jordan and Perri said “We’re super hyped to be on KISS and can’t wait to get going! We’ve both grown up listening to K...
Tags: UK, Top, Radio, Britain, Aj, Jordan, Michael, Bauer, Perri, Andy Roberts, Personalities, Station News, Kiss Fm UK, SNK, KISS Network, Jordan Perri


Four Stunning John Carpenter Posters Released by Vice Press

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Four stunning John Carpenter posters released by Vice Press Last year Matt Ferguson and Vice Press worked with StudioCanal on four stunning posters for the 4K restorations of John Carpenter’s The Fog, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness and They Live. Now you can put these beauties on your own wall as Vice Press and Grey Matter Art give collectors the opportunity to purchase these posters in their classic cinema quad sizes, a huge 40 x 30 inches. Check out all four Jo...
Tags: UK, New York, Movies, Horror, John Carpenter, Matt Ferguson, Movie News, They Live, Prince Of Darkness, Escape From New York, The Fog, Vice Press, Gary B Kibbe, Dean Cundey


New radio campaign tackles Brexit’s spend impact

A new campaign from Radiocentre sets out to tackle the knock-on effect Brexit may have on UK advertising budgets. The ads, created by Radioville, urge listeners to re-evaluate their media mix and informs them that radio can help their squeezed budgets go further. For these radio ads, the industry body drafted in actor Oliver Maltman, who recently starred as Michael Gove in the Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War, who lends his voice as the enthusiastic but misguided boss attempting to nav...
Tags: UK, Top, Industry, Radio, Michael Gove, Brexit, Gary, Radiocentre, Radioville, Oliver Maltman, Lucy Barrett, Sean Carnegie Partner at Radioville


Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Limited Series Sometimes I Lie

Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in limited series Sometimes I Lie Deadline reports that Sarah Michelle Gellar has been tapped to star in and executive produce a limited series based on BBC journalist Alice Feeney’s novel Sometimes I Lie. Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV will develop the series, with DeGeneres serving as executive producer alongside Jeff Kleeman. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB....
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Robin Williams, Bbc, Netflix, TV News, Cbs, Ellen, Cw, Ellen Degeneres, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Benjamin Button, DeGeneres


Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is taking an increasingly visible role in the British royal family as she becomes the patron of four organizations including the prestigious National Theatre. Kensington Palace said Thursday that Meghan will take over two roles as patron that have for decades been held by Queen Elizabeth II […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Sussex, Elizabeth Ii, Meghan, National Theatre Kensington Palace


BBC’s Sam Bailey to run Audio Content Fund

Sam Bailey, a Commissioning Executive for BBC Radio 1, has been appointed as Managing Director of the Audio Content Fund, funded by the UK Government. The Fund will award grants to independent production companies to make public service content for commercial radio, opening in April 2019. Sam has worked at the BBC for 14 years, and most recently led Radio 1 Vintage for the station’s 50th anniversary. As a commissioner, he has been responsible for documentary content and ran Radio 1’s iPlayer ...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Fund, Sam, Sam Bailey, BBC Radio, Will Jackson, Radio Academy, Production News, Siobhan Kenny, Glastonbury Sam Bailey


New Head of Marketing appointed at Radiocentre

Radiocentre has appointed Clementine Bernhardt as its new Head of Marketing. Clementine joins Radiocentre from Getty Images where she was marketing lead for the UK agency and corporate sectors, responsible for sector marketing strategy, and production of creative, research-driven campaigns. Previously she was Associate Marketing Manager at legal publisher LexisNexis, where her role focused on planning, developing and executing multi-channel, segment-specific marketing strategies. As part of t...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, People, Getty Images, Radio, LexisNexis, Clementine, Radiocentre, Clementine Bernhardt, Lucy Barrett, Head of Marketing for Radioplayer



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