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Monday, July 2, 2012

Pride & Prejudice actors starring on web series, made for TV movies, series and miniseries

The main and supporting cast of the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice are quite a versatile and multi-talented bunch. They're everywhere on the big or small screen, be it on feature films, short films, webseries, stage plays, or on TV. I love that they don't do just feature films, but also do small independent films as well as lots of made for TV movies, TV series (even a scripted Wigs series via YouTube), and TV miniseries. I love seeing my favorite P&P actors doing (or rather appearing on) various things on screen, be it on the big screen or small screen. A TV series or miniseries on the small screen is even more awesome as you get to see them on a regular bases and we don't have a long time to wait to see them again on screen as films on the big screen often do. The downside, of course, is being cancelled, but there's always another new exciting and different project for them to do, if a previous pilot or project didn't work out. It's great to see some of them doing it all though.

Anyway, here's a compiled list for you all to check out and watch (if you haven't already) of current and upcoming TV series/miniseries starring/co-starring the following P&P '05 actors below...

1. Dakota (Wigs/YouTube scripted series) - Jena Malone as Dakota
Premiering this summer (July 9th) on newly launched Wigs channel on YouTube. Check out and watch the WIGS Sizzle Reel video featuring a couple of quick glimpse of Jena Malone as Dakota. More info here: Jena Malone to star in a new scripted series in newly YouTube launched WIGS channel

I've asked via the twitter account for Wigs channel about Dakota's series premiere date. Here's the reply I got:


"Dakota" premieres next Monday (7/9), and its 3 episodes will air on Mon, Wed and Fri of next week.
2. Ripper Street (BBC America, 8-part mini-series) - Matthew Macfadyen as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid
BBC America has just recently released a press release and revealed the first photo of  Matthew Macfadyen (as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid) with co-stars Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, which you can see larger image below. The Ripper Street, the eight part series will premiere this fall as part of BBC America's Dramaville series.
Related posts:
First photo of Matthew Macfadyen in 'Ripper Street' to premiere this fall as part of BBC America's Dramaville series!
TV Casting News: Matthew Macfadyen to star as a lead in the 8-part drama 'Ripper Street' for BBC One
3. Downton Abbey (UK's ITV and US' PBS Masterpiece; series regular) -
Netflix
4. Vera (ITV; series regular) - Brenda Blethyn as Inspector Vera Stanhope
Brenda Blethyn's 'Vera' records its highest ever audience for ITV recently (via Digital Spy):
Brenda Blethyn drama Vera pulled in its best ever audience of 6.1m last night (Sunday, May 20) for its series two finale.
This programme is now over but you can still catch up on ITV Player. (for UK residents)
Brenda Blethyn OBE returns to our screens for a second series of the critically acclaimed detective drama Vera.

Inspector Stanhope is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she’s lonely she doesn’t show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long-suffering colleague is Joe Ashworth; he is her right-hand man and surrogate son. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.

Based on the books by award winning author Ann Cleeves, Vera will have you gripped with suspense.

Don’t miss Vera, Sundays at 8pm.
Season 1 is available now to stream on Instant Watch on Netflix!
5. Homeland (Showtime, series regular S2) - Rupert Friend as CIA analyst Peter Quinn
According to Hollywood Reporter, Rupert is joining the cast of Showtime's hit freshman series Homeland as a season regular on the series' season 2! RF will play Peter Quinn, a button-down CIA analyst who oversees a critical operation on the Claire Danes and Damian Lewis starrer.
He's currently on the Homeland set in Charlotte, N.C., shooting his first episode with the cast. Homeland, which collected the Critics' Choice Award for best drama recently, returns Sept. 30. The world premiere of the season two trailer will premiere at Comic-Con International on Thursday July 12th!
More info here: TV Casting News: Rupert Friend joins Showtime's ‘Homeland’ as a series regular for Season 2!
6. Mary and Martha (HBO, Telepic) - Brenda BlethynAccording to Variety, 2-time Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn and two-time Academy Award Winner Hillary Swank are co-starring in a new HBO telepic Mary and Martha. Read more here: TV Casting News: Brenda Blethyn and Hillary Swank to co-star in HBO's telepic 'Mary and Martha'
7. Rev. (BBC Two; series co-creator, co-writer, regular; 2 seasons) - Tom Hollander as the Rev. Adam Smallbone
Seasons 1 and 2 have already aired in the UK's BBC Two. No news for a season 3 renewal, but I've read articles recently saying that they may or may not be another Rev. season as Tom and co-stars are busy filming their individual film projects esp. TH with a few new feature films (About Time, The Invisible Woman, and Byzantium) he's either currently filming or will be filming soon.

If you haven't seen this BBC2 series (like myself since it airs in the UK not here in the US), great news...according to Hollywood Reporter, Rev. is going to be streaming on Hulu this summer!
The BBC 2 sitcom Rev. sees a newly-promoted vicar move to a busy east London parish, and stars Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman. It's available to stream here exclusively on Hulu!
8. Above Suspicion (ITV; series regular; 3 seasons and a movie) - Kelly Reilly as DI Anna Travis
Kelly Reilly with co-star CiarĂ¡n Hinds (aka Captain Wentworth of Persuasion 1995) had done the following:
Above Suspicion: Silent Scream (3 episodes)
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent (3 episodes)
Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (3 episodes) Above Suspicion (TV Movie)


There's a rumor that Above Suspicion Axed By ITV?
ITV has reportedly axed two drama series’: Above Suspicion and Kidnap & Ransom.
According to TVWise the broadcaster has decided not to order additional seasons of either drama. Above Suspicion has aired four seasons on ITV1 based on the novels by Lynda La Plante.
The drama series stars Ciarian Hinds and Kelly Reilly. Following the first season each subsequent series received its own title; The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and most recently Silent Scream which aired earlier this year on ITV1. The first three seasons were aired over consecutive nights on the broadcaster but the fourth changed to a weekly format.
Previously aired TV series, mini-series, and made for TV movies early 2012...

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