AGATHA RAISIN: Executive producer Barry Ryan on the AcornTV series – Exclusive Interview

Ashley Jensen in AGATHA RAISIN - Season 3 - "As The Pig Turns" | ©2020 Acorn TV

AGATHA RAISIN is now streaming its first three seasons on AcornTV, with a fourth season commissioned. Based on the series of comedic murder mysteries by the late M.C. Beaton (real name Marion Chesney Gibbons), AGATHA RAISIN stars Ashley Jensen as title character, a well-to-do former p.r. woman who moves to the English countryside and finds herself compelled to investigate local crime. AGATHA RAISIN has an unconventional production history. Season 1 premiered in 2014. It then was out of production until 2018, when Season 2 was finally made. Executive producer Barry Ryan, who has been with AGATHA RAISIN since its inception, […]Read On »

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AGATHA RAISIN: Ashley Jensen on her comedic murder mystery series – Exclusive Interview

Ashley Jensen in AGATHA RAISIN - Season 3| ©2020 Acorn TV

AGATHA RAISIN is based on the series of comedic murder mysteries by the late M.C. Beaton (real name Marion Chesney Gibbons). Ashley Jensen plays the title character, a well-to-do former p.r. woman who moves to the English countryside and finds herself compelled to investigate local crime. Season 3 premieres on the streaming and on-demand service Acorn TV on Monday, February 10. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available. Jensen, originally from Annan, Scotland, was nominated for both Emmy and BAFTA Awards for her work in the series EXTRAS. In the U.S., she is probably best known for her work as […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BARNEY THOMSON

BARNEY THOMSON | © 2016 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: R Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Ashley Jensen, Brian Pettifer, James Cosmo, Sir Tom Courtenay Writers: Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, adapted for the screen by Richard Cowan, based on the novel THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON by Douglas Lindsay Director: Robert Carlyle Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: March 11, 2016 Scottish actor Robert Carlyle makes his first stab at feature film directing with BARNEY THOMSON. While the setting – urban Glasgow – and the sensibility are perfectly Scottish as well, the movie is more reminiscent of English black comedies like KIND HEARTS AND […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS director Sarah Smith finds a new spirit of Christmas

Arthur in ARTHUR CHRISTMAS | ©2011 Sony Pictures Animation/Aardman Animation

Finding a new take on the familiar Santa Claus adventures is a formidable task, but writer-director Sarah Smith and co-writer Peter Baynham were up for the challenge with the new animated film ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. A CGI co-production between Aardman Animation and Sony Pictures Animation, the story follows wayward Santa Claus offspring Arthur – a well-to-do nebbish who believes in the true spirit of Christmas, but will sadly never be next in line for the Santa job with his much more together older brother Steve – who has completely streamlined the Santa operation for dear old Santa dad with a state-of-the-art […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Movie Poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton Writers: Peter Baynham & Sarah Smith Director: Sarah Smith Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: November 23, 2011 Some fantasy subgenres are so populous that they have arguably outgrown the designation of “sub”: the lovelorn vampire, the quest through mystical lands, the zombie apocalypse. Add to this list (and check it twice) the genre of Santa having gift delivery issues on Christmas Eve. The newest iteration of this last is ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, the first 3D CGI animation (as opposed to stop-motion Claymation) offering from Aardman, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET

Emily Blunt at the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Touchstone Pictures held the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre, Sunday January 23rd. This animated comedy adventure GNOMEO & JULIET, which is the greatest love story every told … starring garden gnomes? Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (voiced by Emily Blunt), but with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? GNOMEO & JULIET showcased both classic and original songs by Elton John, who is also executive producer of the film. Seen walking the red carpet were the […]Read On »

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