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Ruth Jones: Gavin and Stacey is in the can

Ruth Jones: Gavin and Stacey is in the can

Ruth Jones says the ‘Gavin and Stacey’ Christmas special is "in the can" and ready to go. The 53-year-old actress-and-scriptwriter and co-creator James Corden reunited to bring back the beloved BBC sitcom for a one-hour festive episode almost 10 years after Series Three ended. Ruth insists the the shoot went very smoothly and she can’t wait for everyone to see it when i... »

Alison Steadman was ‘convinced’ Gavin and Stacey was finished

Alison Steadman was ‘convinced’ Gavin and Stacey was finished

Alison Steadman was "convinced" ‘Gavin & Stacey’ would never return. The 73-year-old actress plays Pam Shipman in the popular BBC sitcom and with the show – which was created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones – primed for a Christmas special later this year, she has admitted she didn’t expect to be reprising the role one more time after the thir... »

James Corden thinks about life without The Late Late Show

James Corden thinks about life without The Late Late Show

James Corden has thought about leaving ‘The Late Late Show’. The 40-year-old British star has been hosting the US chat show since 2015 to rave reviews and earning a number of awards. But Corden can imagine a time when he has the option to walk away but worries if he does that he will become a minor footnote in the programme’s history. Discussing the possibility of him leaving the... »

Gavin and Stacey casting two new roles for Christmas special

Gavin and Stacey casting two new roles for Christmas special

‘Gavin and Stacey’ will have two new characters for the upcoming Christmas special. Bosses behind the one off revival of the hit BBC sitcom are said to be casting for a pair of roles as the show – which was created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones – returns later this year. As reported by The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column, the team are looking to cast a ... »

Alison Steadman and Peter Davison lead LIFE cast

Alison Steadman and Peter Davison lead LIFE cast

Alison Steadman and Peter Davison will play a married couple in new drama series ‘LIFE’. The ‘Gavin & Stacey’ star and the former ‘Doctor Who’ actor are part of an ensemble cast that will also include Adrian Lester, Elaine Paige, Victoria Hamilton and Rachael Stirling in the upcoming BBC One six-part drama series, which will follow the stories of the residen... »

John Cleese doesn’t put up with winter

John Cleese doesn’t put up with winter

John Cleese says people should "get out" of England during the winter because those cold months are so bleak. The 79-year-old British actor escaped to the Caribbean for a couple of months to avoid the grey and miserable months in the UK and he admits his mood is always lifted when the sun is shining. Appearing on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Monday morning (14.01.19), which was bein... »

Sheridan Smith’s new show Cleaning Up set for three series

Sheridan Smith’s new show Cleaning Up set for three series

Sheridan Smith’s new series ‘Cleaning Up’ is set to run for three series. The 37-year-old actress has been busy filming the upcoming ITV drama in which she plays Sam, a struggling mum-of-two who uses her job as a cleaner in the City to start insider trading to try and help her family. Bosses are expecting the programme to be popular with viewers as they have reportedly told cast ... »

Sue Johnston joins Hold the Sunset cast

Sue Johnston joins Hold the Sunset cast

Sue Johnston has joined the cast of ‘Hold the Sunset’. The popular BBC One comedy is set to return for a second series, after its first run ended with elderly couple Phil (John Cleese) and Edith (Alison Steadman) looking to move abroad, and now ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Sue, 74, is set to join the cast as the latter’s sister Joan. She said: "I’m thrilled to b... »

Sheridan Smith joins Jimmy McGovern drama

Sheridan Smith joins Jimmy McGovern drama

Sheridan Smith is to star in a Jimmy McGovern-written drama. The ‘Moorside’ actress has joined the cast of ‘Care’, a new 90-minute BBC One drama which will see her play Jenny, a mother-of two who relies heavily on her mother Mary (Alison Steadman) to help bring up her kids after her husband Dave departs. But Jenny and her sister Claire’s (Sinead Keenan) worlds turn up... »

Monty Python legend John Cleese is famous for Shrek now

Monty Python legend John Cleese is famous for Shrek now

John Cleese said he gets recognised now more for his role in ‘Shrek’ than his work with Monty Python. The 78-year-old star is one sixth of the comedy troupe – also made up of Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman – responsible for creating classic TV series ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ and three original films, ... »

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