HOUDINI & DOYLE: Michael Weston escapes in Fox’s new series – exclusive interview

Michael Weston as Houdini in HOUDINI AND DOYLE | © 2016 Carin Baer/FOX

Michael Weston plays the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini in Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, which has its first-season finale Monday at 9 PM. In reality, as in the show, Houdini was friends for a time with Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, played by Stephen Mangan. Also as in reality, the two clashed over their belief in the supernatural, with Doyle a believer and Houdini a skeptic. HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, does imagine that the two men, together with London police constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard), investigating very uncommon crimes. Weston, a native New Yorker, […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Stephen Mangan on playing Arthur Conan Doyle – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Mangan as Sherlock Holmes in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - "The Pail of LaPier" | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

English actor Stephen Mangan is perhaps best known in the U.S. for playing discomfited television writer Sean Lincoln in Showtime’s comedy EPISODES. Now Mangan (whose other credits include a Tony-nominated performance in a revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the title role in the TV version of DIRK GENTLY and the grown-up hero of ADRIAN MOLE: THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS) is heading up a different TV series, playing another writer. However, in Fox Network’s Monday-night mystery series HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mangan isn’t playing just any author – he’s portraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one Sherlock Holmes. In 1901 England, Holmes […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Rebecca Liddiard chats new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Rebecca Liddiard as Adelaide Stratton in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 - “The Monsters of the Nethermoor” | ©2016 Fox

In Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, Rebecca Liddiard plays the third lead character, Adelaide Stratton. In 1901 London, Adelaide is the first female police constable. She’s assigned to keep an eye on the skeptical Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and the spiritually-inclined Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they investigate some very peculiar mysteries that the regular authorities are inclined to ignore. Liddiard, a Canada native, was a series regular on MSLABELED and appeared in BETWEEN, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, and the film WITH HER. At a party thrown by Fox Network for the Television Critics Association press tour, she talks about […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: It’s elementary for producer David Shore – Exclusive Interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Shore, who created the Sherlock Holmes-like character Dr. Gregory House for Fox network’s HOUSE M.D., is now back at Fox  as an executive producer on a show about Sherlock Holmes’ real creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM, Michael Weston plays the famous escape artist and cynic and Stephen Mangan is the writer and major spiritualist. The two were friends in real life – in HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, they team up to solve crimes in 1901 England, aided by Police Constable Adelaide Stratton, portrayed by Rebecca Liddiard. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Show runner David Hoselton on new Fox series – Exclusive Interview

Rebecca Liddiard, Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle IN HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Mitch Jenkins

David Hoselton serves as show runner and one of the executive producers on Fox Network’s HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM. In the series created by David Titcher, Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) team up with Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve possibly supernatural crimes in 1901 England. The show is a co-production of Fox, Britain’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media. Hoselton previously worked with fellow HOUDINI & DOYLE executive producer David Shore on Shore’s creation HOUSE, M.D. Hoselton’s other writing/producing credits include CSI: NY and CHICAGO P.D. ASSIGNMENT X: How much […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Creator David Titcher talks new supernatural series – exclusive interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle IN HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Titcher created TNT’s THE LIBRARIAN franchise, which led to that network’s current series THE LIBRARIANS. Now Titcher has brought his love for mixing historical fact and supernatural possibility to HOUDINI & DOYLE, on Fox Network Mondays at 9 PM . Set in 1901 London and based on the fact that famed American escape artist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were in reality friends with one another for a time, HOUDINI & DOYLE brings the two men together with fictional police constable Adelaide Stratton to solve crimes that other authorities are eager to bring to […]Read On »

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