Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

Madeline Holliday stars alongside Harry Hill (making his acting debut as Professor Branestawm) in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm , a family film coming to BBC One this Christmas.

She plays Connie, a science-mad schoolgirl who comes to the professor’s rescue when evil businessman Mr Bullimore (Ben Miller) and local councillor Harold Haggerstone (David Mitchell) unite to have Branestawm kicked out of the village for being a dangerous menace.

Madeline (represented by Mark Jermin Management, and a student at The Theatre Workshop in Brighton) is best known for playing Hank Zipzer's sister in the CBBC comedy written by Henry Winkler and has also appeared in Holby City.

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm is a hour-long drama, adapted from Norman Hunter’s classic children’s books by actor and author Charlie Higson.

Professor Branestawm is the original mad professor, an absent-minded inventor who is oblivious to the chaos his hare-brained creations cause when they go wrong - which they always do. If it weren’t for the efforts of his long suffering housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop (Vicki Pepperdine) and his dim but loyal best friend Colonel Dedshott (Simon Day), the professor would long ago have blown himself to smithereens.

Harry Hill says: "As a budding schoolboy scientist and inventor myself I loved the Professor Branestawm books as a kid, I was fascinated by Heath Robinson’s wonderful illustrations too. It’s a thrill for me to be playing the prof in Charlie Higson’s brilliant TV adaptation. Best Christmas present ever!”




Teaser trailer for Pan


Check out the first teaser trailer for Pan, the new live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright for Warner Bros.

 Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Australian newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, young British actor Lewis MacDougall, star of A Monster Calls, as Nibs,  and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.

They star alongside Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund as Hook; Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar as Smee; Amanda Seyfried as Mary, Jack Charles as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie as Bishop; Kathy Burke as Mother Barnabas; and Kurt Egyiawan as Murray.

Check out the colourful teaser trailer below!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sing Street

15 year old newcomer, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, leads the cast in Sing Street, the third music-themed feature film from director John Carney, who's previous films include Once and Begin Again.

Talented singer Ferdia, from Wicklow, who has his own band in reality, stars as 14 year old musician Cosmo.

Sing Street has been described as ‘a semi-autobiographical tale inspired by the filmmaker’s love of music’. Set in 1980s recession-ridden Dublin, it tells the story of a fourteen year old named Cosmo who finds life at home difficult. He decides to form a band with school mates, whom he writes songs and shoots videos with. When family trouble strikes, he runs away to London with his fifteen year old girlfriend who aspires to be a model.


20 year old Lucy Boynton (represented by United Agents), who previously starred in the BBC's Ballet Shoes and more recently Canal+'s The Borgias co-stars as Raphina, his girlfriend.


Sing Street also stars Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy as Cosmo's parents and Jack Reynor as his older brother.

Production has just wrapped in Dublin.

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