Thursday, October 12, 2017

Maria Doyle Kennedy and Ed Speleers join the cast of #Outlander for season 4.

Filming of “Outlander” Season 4 commenced this week in Scotland.
The fourth season of the Golden Globe ® nominated series “Outlander” will include 13 episodes based upon Drums of Autumn, the fourth of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series. The upcoming season continues the romantic adventures of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Casting on two key roles for “Outlander” Season Four was announced yesterday by Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television: Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black,” “The Tudors”) will portray Jocasta, Jamie’s strong willed Aunt and Ed Speleers (“Wolf Hall,” “Downton Abbey”) will play the role of Irishman Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler.


Maria Doyle Kennedy is an acclaimed singer and actor. She has spent the past five years traveling the world with her family preparing songs for the new album, gigging constantly and filming the TV show “Orphan Black.” Other recent acting credits also include “Downton Abbey,” The Conjuring 2 and Sing Street. Maria’s album “Sing” was released in 2012 and featured duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine. Ireland’s leading music magazine Hot Press described Sing as “Maria’s Masterpiece.” Maria has recently collaborated with Feist and Jarvis Cocker on a video for the song “Century” from Feist's new album. Maria writes and performs with husband Kieran Kennedy and along with the new album, they have also completed their first short film A Different Kind of Day, written and directed by Maria, produced and scored by Kieran.


Ed Speleers is a British actor who has crafted a career across both film and television over the past ten years. He was recently seen in the acclaimed adaptation of “Wolf Hall,” the award-winning “Downton Abbey” and ITV primetimedrama “Beowulf.” His most recent credits include roles in Andy Serkis’ Breathe with Claire Foy, plus Andrew Garfield and Lars Von Trier’s The House that Jack Built. In 2016, Ed was seen in Disney’s Through the Looking-Glass directed by Tim Burton. His breakout role was playing the lead in Eragon. He was selected by director Stefen Fangmeier after a worldwide casting search and selected to play the lead role. Other film credits include A Lonely Place to Die, Howl, Plastic and Love Bite.

Season Three of “Outlander” is currently airing new episodes on Sunday nights on STARZ. The eagerly-awaited reunion in episode 306 will air on Sunday, October 22 nd at 8PM ET/PT as a special, extended 74-minute episode. The supersized episode will be the first time fans get to see beloved characters “Claire” and “Jamie” together again, after being separated for 20 years.

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and all the books have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. The second season of “Outlander” won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, and four People’s Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Show.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Laurel and Hardy Are Coming To London's West End

Laurel and Hardy are recognised as the world's finest comedy duo and this November they're coming back to the big screen, this time in London's West End.

The newly refurbished Vue cinema in Leicester Square will be screening a classic Laurel and Hardy double bill on Sunday November 26th 2017. The perfect treat for all the family.

Screenings at 3.00pm and 6.30pm

Tickets available at

Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, London

After four months of demolition and rebuilding, our historic West End flagship is looking better than it ever has and is a cinema we can be truly proud of . There has been a cinema on this site since Warners first opened in 1938 and the refurbishment has taken pains to keep the historic significance of the site alive whilst also bringing it up to and beyond the levels of multiplex cinema excellence we have now come to expect of our flagship sites.
The front of the building has had a huge jumbotron screen installed which fits perfectly into the art deco facade. The Box Office has been removed with glass doors put across the front of the cinema letting daylight stream into the newly designed foyer and retail spaces. The copper and wood detailing throughout the cinema brings a warmth to all the public spaces with a cohesive design ethos.
In addition to a brand new classic retail stand, there is Malletti Pizza, Square Pie, B&J, Starbucks and a bar in the foyer to offer a range of cinema food and drink to customers, corporate clients and passing tourists alike.
Lastly, all the screens have been transformed with new Fox Slider seating throughout as standard complemented by Recliner seating in the front rows of all screens. Dolby Atmos and Sony Finity Double Stack projection have been installed in the two largest screens to give us the best Seat, Sound and Screens in Leicester Square. 8 out of 9 screens are satellite enabled now also..

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

'A' list celebrities support Airdrie Trust

To help raise funds for the Airdrie Trust, I've called in the help of some celebrity friends and have asked them to sign and pose with Airdrie FC shirts for us so we can auction them.

Airdrie FC are the first football club in Scotland to install a sensory room at their stadium (Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie) for home games, which will allow children with sensory process disorders - such as autism - to attend matches in comfort. Monies raised from these signed shirts have already helped furnish the Sensory room.

Top names who've already signed Airdrie jerseys in aid of Airdrie Trust include Ricky Gervais, Mark Hamill, Eric Idle, Vinnie Jones, William Shatner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, Olly Murs, Kevin Pollak, Tom Hanks and Ben Stiller. 

Sir Elton John also signed a shirt for the Trust after his recent concert at the stadium.

On July 1st 2017, Airdrieonians Supporters Trust launched their 4th Annual Kit Amnesty at Airdrie Fair Day. Running throughout July and August, under 16’s in the area will receive a free season ticket for the club in return for handing in any unwanted piece of kit, which will then be sent to charity partners KitAid, and then redistributed to some of the poorest countries in the world. KitAid were established in 1998 and since then, have sent 425,000 pieces of kit around the world. Airdrieonians have donated nearly 14,000 pieces of that kit in 3 years and as a result, have issued nearly 1200 season tickets to local children, aiming to make football affordable for the children and families in the area. Airdrie became an ambassador club for the charity in 2014 and the Strip amnesty is the biggest event in the Trusts’ calendar. Every year, the Trust subsidise the free season tickets. Backed by generous sponsorship from BSB Structural, we run a variety of fund raisers and events throughout the season to be able to pay for the kids tickets.


Ricky Gervais' autograph raised £620 in auction
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William Shatner's autograph raised £740 in auction
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Mark Hamill's autograph raised £1000 in auction
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Tom Hanks' autograph raised £1280 in auction
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest raised £1230 in auction
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Hollywood actor Kevin Pollak's signature raised £175 in auction

Monty Python star Eric Idle's signature raised £445 in auction

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Vinnie Jones's signature raised £1000 in auction

Olly Murs's signature raised £300 in auction
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Ben Stiller's signature raised £2100 in auction

Still Game stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan's signatures raised £920 in auction

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UPDATE: Laurel and Hardy Biopic To Start Shooting in March. International Release Set for 2018.

Larry Harmon Pictures has licensed the Laurel and Hardy feature film rights to Faye Ward’s Fable Pictures, Jeff Pope’s Sonesta Films and BBC Films.

Together the trio will be producing a Stan and Ollie original movie, based on one of the world’s most loved comedy duos. Steve Coogan will play Stan Laurel and John C Reilly will play Oliver Hardy.

‘Inspired by actual events, Stan and Ollie is billed as an emotional tribute to two of the funniest men in movie history,’ read a statement from Larry Harmon Pictures.

The film is slated to begin production in March this year in the UK with an international release slated for autumn 2018.

More info here > Laurel and Hardy Biopic Cast Revealed