Hugh Skinner: ‘I like playing people who are crap at things’

The W1A star on embracing Abba in the Mamma Mia sequel, being mistaken for The Crown’s Matt Smith and the joy of spray tans London-born Hugh Skinner, 33, graduated from Lamda and began his acting ...

Crooked House

12 year old Honor Kneafsey stars in the leading role of Josephine in a new feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie crime novel Crooked House, which has just started filming in London. Honor ...

The Bookshop casting news

Filming has started in Belfast on The Bookshop, an adaptation of the Penelope Fitzgerald novel by writer/director Isabel Coixet, about a woman, Florence Green, played by Emily Mortimer,  who decides, ...

Butterfly Kisses

17 year old Theo Stevenson (represented by Independent Talent) leads the cast of Butterfly Kisses which has just started shooting in London. Theo rose to fame in the title role of Horrid Henry - The ...

Steve Toussaint has joined the cast of ITV's Lewis as new Chief Superintendent

Steve Toussaint will fight crime alongside Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox in the new series of Lewis. The Line of Duty actor will star in the new series as Chief Superintendent Joseph Moody, who will ...

My wild life growing up at Chester zoo

June Mottershead’s father founded Chester zoo in 1931. It was also the family home and as she grew up many of the animals became her friends – especially Mary, their first chimpanzee June Mottershead ...

Q&A: Anne Reid

The worst thing anyone has said to me? ‘You’re amazing, for your age’ Born in Newcastle, Reid, 79, played Ken Barlow’s wife in Coronation Street in the 1960s. In 2003 she was Daniel Craig’s lover in ...

New look Bob the Builder picked up for broadcast by Channel 5

The new look Bob the Builder has been picked up by Channel 5. The handyman, who made his first appearance on CBeebies, has been given a makeover and 'digified,' losing his stop-motion look. Neil ...

National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are ...

Sheridan Smith's ITV three-parter Black Work begins shooting

ITV's three-parter Black Work has begun shooting. The thriller follows police officer Jo Gillespie (Sheridan Smith) looking to discover who murdered her husband Ryan, an undercover cop shot dead in ...

Scott & Bailey continues with 3.7 million viewers on ITV

Scott & Bailey continued with 3.7 million viewers on ITV last night (October 8), according to overnight figures. The detective drama was watched by 3.71m (16.8%) in the 9pm hour, with a further 353k ...

What To Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Great British Bake Off, Our Zoo

The Great British Bake Off: BBC One, 8pm This series of Bake Off has seen everything from bacon eclairs to an extremely controversial baked Alaska. Now, the finale of the competition is upon us as ...

TV highlights 08/10/2014

Odi Cricket: India v West Indies | ITVBe Launch | The Great British Bake Off: The Final | Long Shadow | The Wonder Of Animals | Our Zoo | Faking It | Extreme Brat Camp The opening match of the ...

Great British Bake Off climbs to new peak of 8.8m for semi-final

The Great British Bake Off equalled its highest ever ratings on Wednesday, overnight data reveals. The semi-final of the BBC One show rose by around 500,000 viewers from last week, averaging 8.82 ...

TV highlights 01/10/2014

Champions League Football: Arsenal v Galatasaray | Our Zoo | This World: Rwandas Untold Story | Scott & Bailey | Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story Of Music And Fashion | The Paedophile Hunter | South ...

TV highlights 17/09/2014

Our Zoo | This World: Irelands Lost Babies | Scott & Bailey | Oh You Pretty Things: The Story Of Music And Fashion | Cant Pay? Well Take It Away! | Awkward | The Strain | Tennis: Toray Pan Pacific ...

What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Bake Off, Our Zoo, Silicon Valley

The Great British Bake Off: BBC One, 8pm Following the national meltdown (sorry) over the Baked Alaska 'bingate' drama last week, Bake Off returns without Iain, or Diana, who dropped out of filming ...

Martin Shaw's Inspector George Gently to return for new series

Inspector George Gently will return for a new series on BBC One. The period police drama starring Martin Shaw has been commissioned for four more episodes, according to Radio Times. The new series ...

C4 orders series from Spielberg writer

Political thriller from Matt Charman, writer of Spielberg’s next film. Channel 4 has commissioned a ten-part nuclear crisis drama spanning North Korea, London and Washington from in-demand theatre ...