POLDARK: Aidan Turner chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Aidan Turner in POLDARK - Season 2 | ©2016 PBS

Aidan Turner returns as the heroic eighteenth-century hero Ross Poldark in POLDARK, which returns to PBS for its second season on Sunday, September 25. Poldark loves his wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, but still pines for his now-married former fiancée Elizabeth, played by Heida Reid. Poldark is also still battling for the family properties and to prevent the wealthy locals from taking advantage of the less fortunate. POLDARK is extremely popular in the U.K., where filming on Season 3 is already underway. Turner has had long runs as a vampire on three seasons of the U.K. version of BEING […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR – Exclusive Interview with Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky

DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS' WAR | ©2016 PBS

DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR premieres on PBS Tuesday, September 20.  The documentary film about a Unitarian couple who smuggled Jews out of Nazi-occupied territory before and during World War II has a behind-the-scenes story that’s almost as interesting as what’s onscreen. Artemis Joukowsky, directing his first feature, eventually got his friend, the acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns to sign on as co-director. The film came about as a result of Joukowsky learning something unexpected about his maternal grandparents. ARTEMIS JOUKOWSKY: I was fourteen, and I was at the Allen Stevenson School, and I was given an assignment to interview […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16: Host Carlos Watson talks new politics series – Exclusive Interview

THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR '16 logo | ©2016 PBS

Carlos Watson hosts and is one of the producers of the new PBS series THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16. In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the news show, Tuesdays at 8 PM, spotlights sixteen former U.S. presidential candidates, two per episode, via interviews with the candidates themselves and the influential people around them. At a Q&A panel for THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16, Watson says, “I’ll tell you know, having talked to almost a hundred people, from candidates to campaign managers to historians, analysts, family members, I found most people, actually, to be pretty thoughtful about things […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

MERCY STREET: Co-creator David Zabel talks new Civil War drama – Exclusive Interview

Josh Radnor is Jedediah Foster and Norbert Leo Butz is Dr. Byron Hale in MERCY STREET - Season 1 | ©2016 PBS/Antony Platt

MERCY STREET is PBS’ first original drama series in over a decade to be set in America. Now in its six-episode first season on Sunday nights, MERCY STREET is set during the Civil War in a hotel, owned by a Confederate family that refuses to leave, even after the building has been commandeered and made into a military hospital by the Union Army. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Hannah James, McKinley Belcher III, Gary Cole, Donna Murphy, AnnaSophia Robb, Shalita Grant and Norbert Leo Butz are among the leads in the large ensemble cast. As of publication time, PBS wouldn’t […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SHERLOCK: Co-creator Steven Moffat discusses Victorian-era Sherlock for new special – Interview

Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE | ©2015 PBS/Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC One and MASTERPIECE

Among the most successful collaborations between the United States’ PBS and England’s BBC is the series SHERLOCK, which airs in the U.S. as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre. Adapted by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories, SHERLOCK takes the famed detective Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and his loyal sidekick Dr. John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, and presents them as contemporary men in present-day London. Except that the current special, SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE, airing on PBS Friday, January 1, is set in the Victorian era. First at a question-and-answer session set […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

SHERLOCK producer Sue Vertue gives the scoop on THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE – Exclusive Interview

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE | ©2015 PBS/Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC One and MASTERPIECE

SHERLOCK, the present-day adaptation by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian-era character, is doing something very different for New Year’s. On Friday, January 1, PBS will present SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Watson actually existing and solving a case in the late nineteenth century. It is, as the English are wont to say, a one-off. Sue Vertue, SHERLOCK’s series producer (who is also married to Moffat), has previously produced/executive produced other British series, including THE CUP, SUPERNOVA, CARRIE & BARRY and COUPLING. However, she says there is something […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

INDIAN SUMMERS: Creator Paul Rutman on the new Masterpiece series – Exclusive Interview

Jemima West as Alice Whelan and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Ralph Whelan IN INDIAN SUMMERS | ©2015 PBS

Paul Rutman created INDIAN SUMMERS, now in its first season on PBS Sunday nights; it’s already been renewed for a second year. The epic drama, co-produced by Boston’s WGBH and England’s Channel Four, spans the years 1932 through 1945, as the British presence in India known as the Raj comes to an end. The series takes place in the small mountain resort of Simla, where working-class matron Cynthia Coffin (played by Julie Walters) has opened a hotel that caters to well-off English people escaping the summer heat in the lower climes. Rutman, an established writer in British television, has a […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)

POLDARK: Eleanor Tomlinson on new PBS remake – exclusive interview

Eleanor Tomlinson in POLDARK | ©2015 PBS

There seems to be something about Eleanor Tomlinson that makes people think of the past. The English actress has played some contemporary characters, but she’s often cast in period pieces, including her film debut THE ILLUSIONIST, followed by the features ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Victorian England) and JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (unspecified medieval England) and the miniseries DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY (Jane Austen’s England) and THE WHITE QUEEN (the War of the Roses). Now Tomlinson is starring in the remake of POLDARK, originally dramatized by the BBC 1975-1977 from Winston Graham’s novels; the new version is adapted by Debbie Horsfield. The […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

POLDARK star Aidan Turner talks playing a hero – exclusive interview

Aidan Turner stars in POLDARK | © 2015 PBS

Aidan Turner has spent a fair amount of time working outside of the normal human realm. Not literally, of course, but the Irish actor played a vampire in the first three seasons of the original BBC BEING HUMAN, a werewolf in the film MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES and a dwarf in love with an elf in Peter Jackson’s cinematic THE HOBBIT trilogy. In POLDARK, in its first season in the U.S. on PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre Sunday nights and renewed for a second, Turner is still playing someone who is brooding and romantic, but he’s at least human. His character […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Damian Lewis on WOLF HALL – interview

Damian Lewis stars as King Henry VIII on the PBS series WOLF HALL | © 2015 PBS

Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his portrayal of Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine turned terrorist turned counter-terrorist assassin, during his three years on HOMELAND. The London-born actor, who previously starred in two seasons of LIFE, is now back on television playing no less an historical personage than England’s King Henry VIII in PBS’s six-hour WOLF HALL, which premieres Sunday, April 5. Adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, WOLF HALL explores the relationship between Henry and his spy master, the common-born Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance, as well as the marriage of Henry and second wife Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy). […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com
bottom round