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P&P Fan Encounter: May's M&G with Matthew Macfadyen and her J&W's Review

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My last (but most certainly not least) post of 2013...

P&P fan encounter from an ardentPride & Prejudice/Matthew Macfadyen fan, the lovely and wonderful May(from Scotland)had a great pleasure in meeting MatthewMacfadyen up close and in personnot once, but three times! She met him in his current stage playJeeves and Wooster, which had gotten rave reviews and is on demand (that it will be extended for more shows until September 2014, but Matthew will only continue until April 2014).

Read May's M&G with Matthew Macfadyen and Jeeves and Wooster Review and candid photos of MM from outside the stage door below...

P&P 200: Death Comes To Pemberley (2013) Review

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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)  starring Matthew RhysAnna Maxwell Martin Continuing on and adding into the 200th anniversary celebration this yearof Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, with my thoughts, opinions, and review ofthe homage and tribute to P&P, which was based on PD James' similar title novel adapted to a 3-part murder-mystery drama Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet).

Watch the trailer (and Episodes 1-3) and read my thoughts and long series review below...

Watch: The final Episode 3 of 'Death Comes To Pemberley' starring Matthew Rhys & Anna Maxwell Martin

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The final Episode 3 has just been uploaded to YT much earlier than I expected this early morning (I must admit I have been waiting to see it after seeing Episode 2 yesterday, lol...) of Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham). I've just seen it and thought I'd share the last embedded video here. Another big thanks to sideeffects for uploading it really early and quickly this Sunday morning. Once again, I suggest you watch it ASAP, like right now as soon as you've read this post and while the video link is still available and viewable. I'll add additional links, if I find more links. Enjoy watching the last episode!

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See Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Watch Episode 3 of Death Comes To Pemberley below...

Watch: Episode 2 of 'Death Comes To Pemberley' starring Matthew Rhys & Anna Maxwell Martin

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Episode 2 has been uploaded to YT earlier than I expected of Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham), so I've watched it and thought I'd share the embedded video here again. A big thanks to sideeffects for uploading it early and quickly. Who knows how long it'll be up on YT, so I'd suggest you watch it now as soon as you've read this post before the video is blocked or removed. See Episode 1 here (updated with 2 alternative video links)!

Watch Episode 2 of Death Comes To Pemberley below...

First still of 'Gone Girl' featuring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike (in the missing poster)!

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20th Century Fox just released the first official still (via The Playlist) of David Fincher's upcoming film Gone Girlstarring Ben Affleck &Rosamund Pike. The first still doesn't really have Rosamund's character Amy Dunne, in the flesh, but she's featured in a picture in the "missing" poster (as you can see above ^) behind Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne (also with another tiny pin photo of hers, pinned to his suit), whose wife Amy was missing.

Gone Girl
Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) have a difficult marriage. When Amy goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, and her husband becomes the prime suspect. Based on the novel, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, David Clennon, and Emily Ratajkowski
Screenplay and novelGillian Flynn Director: David Fincher
Producer: Reese Witherspoon
Gone Girl opens in theaters October 3, 2014!

Watch: Episode 1 of 'Death Comes To Pemberley' starring Matthew Rhys & Anna Maxwell Martin

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I was searching on YouTube for Episode 3 preview clip for Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham), which I've found and you can watch it here. What's unexpected was that someone was awesome enough to upload Episode 1 (with no commercials!) of DCTP, as I've been wanting to see it (since I don't live in the UK, I live in the US and don't see this mini-series until PBS Masterpiece will show it sometime on 2014), but looks like I don't have to wait too long to see it. I thought I'd embed Episode 1 here to share with those of you (like me) who don't live in the UK, so we'll get to see it sooner rather than later, but make sure to see it as soon as you read this post, while it's still available and viewable in YouTube (before it gets blocked! lol...). Episode 1 premiered onBBC One (in the UK) yesterday. Hopefully, Episodes 2 and 3 will be uplo…

Watch: Elizabeth Darcy confides in her sister Jane in 'Death Comes To Pemberley' Episode 2 Preview Clip

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The first Episode of Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) premiered onBBC One earlier today, which was 8:15 PM (UK time and 3 PM US eastern time). If you live in the UK and you missed Episode 1, you can watch and stream it on BBC's iplayer here.The 3-part murder-mystery drama airs in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28, 2013 (and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). Unfortunately, I live in the US and can't view the BBC's iplayer, at least the episode. I can view the clips, but not the episodes. So, I'll have to wait (probably for a while in 2014) to see it on PBS Masterpiece. I wish BBC America would've shown this here in the US at the same time. There are only 3 episodes...

Anyway, check out the preview clip of episode 2, where we see Elizabeth fears for her marriage with Darcy and confides…

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all the devoted Pride & Prejudice Fans, Visitors, and all the faithful P&P Blog Readers here today a very...

Watch: First TV Spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' starring Chris Pine & Keira Knightley

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Paramount Pictures has just released the first TV spot (which I've actually seen a few times tonight on TV during commercials...) for Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore, which will be released in theaters and IMAX on January 17 in the US and January 24 in the UK. David Koepp wrote the script.
Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day. The original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.  Also, there's a new still (via of Keira as Cathy with her fiancé Jack Ryan played by Chris Pine and a new UK poster as well.

See them all below...

Watch: First Look At 'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special 2013 preview trailer

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A Christmas special for Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley), which is also the last episode for Season 4, will air on Christmas Day at 8:30 PM on ITV channel in the UK. Meanwhile, U.S. Fans is getting ready to see the Season 4 premiere in the New Year, January 5th for PBS Masterpiece to finally show it in North America. The new season starts six months on from the death of Downton heir Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), son of Isobel Crawley.

Watch the first look trailerof Downton Abbey's Christmas Special below...

In Theaters Today: Inside Llewyn Davis

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In wide release today is Joel and Ethan CoensInside Llewyn Davis starring Oscar Issac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake. Go see Carey on this movie! 

Inside Llewyn Davis - Dec. 6 (limited) and Dec. 20 (expansion)(Carey Mulligan co-stars)

Several new 'Death Comes To Pemberley' stills, on set, and behind the scenes photos of Anna Maxwell Martin & Matthew Rhys

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As the UK premiere date fast approaches for Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham). Just one more week until it premieres on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day in the UK) onBBC One (in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28, 2013) and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...).

More new Death Comes To Pemberleystills has surfaced on various UK entertainment sites as well as on set and behind the scenes photos of the cast including main leads Anna & Matthew as Elizabeth & Darcy (aka Mr. & Mrs. Darcy).

Check them all out below...

Movie Casting News: Hugh Jackman in talks for Blakbeard role in Joe Wright's upcoming 'Pan' film

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According to Variety, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman is talks to play the villain role Blackbeard in Joe Wright'supcoming “Peter Pan” origin tale tentatively titled Pan, for Warner Bros., which made The Black List. Pan is slated for a June 26, 2015 release!

Read more of Hugh Jackman's casting info. below via Variety..

P&P 200: The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy (Part 4)

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And one more update on The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcyin continuing with the 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, which has been going on since the beginning of this year (last January 28th) and the upcoming holiday premiere of a new P&P homage/inspired of TV adaptation (of PD James' best-selling murder mystery novel of the same name) Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy) andAnna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) (which premieres onBBC Onein the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). So, I've created a new post here and updated the old post.
Several actors have portrayed the most popular fictional couple Elizabeth Bennet& Fitzwilliam Darcy (aka Mr. Darcy) in Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice, who's celebrating …

P&P 200: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcy (Part 4)

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Another update here on Then & Now: The Many Faces of Mr. Darcyin continuing with the 200th anniversary celebration ofJane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, which has been going on since the beginning of this year (last January 28th) and the upcoming holiday premiere of a new P&P homage/inspired of TV adaptation (of PD James' best-selling murder mystery novel of the same name) Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy) andAnna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) (which premieres onBBC Onein the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). So, I've created a new post here and updated the old post. Fitzwilliam Darcy, generally referred to as Mr. Darcy, is one of the two central characters in Jane Austen's novelPride and Prejudice. He is an archetype of the aloof romantic hero, and a romantic interest of Eli…

P&P 200: The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet (Part 4)

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Updating here with a new post (frommy last three previous posts, which I just realized I've started about 5 years ago or so back in 2008!) about in continuing with the 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel, which has been going on since the beginning of this year (last January 28th) and the upcoming holiday premiere of a new P&P homage/inspired of TV adaptation (of PD James' best-selling murder mystery novel of the same name) Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy) andAnna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) (which premieres onBBC Onein the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). So, I've created a new post here and updated the old post.
Elizabeth Bennet (later Elizabeth Darcy) is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice

Happy 238th Birthday Jane Austen!

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Happy 238th Birthday to the lovely, genius and way ahead of her time, beloved English novelist, the one and only, JANE AUSTEN!

Worth re-posting (and slightly edited and updated) for your FYI...
Remembering and celebrating her birthday today, Jane Austen,
the woman who wrote the original Pride and Prejudicenovel (which had been made into several TV and Film adaptations including the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice), which was her first (can you believe unsuccessful?!) submission to a publisher back in 1797 (215 years ago) titled "First Impressions" (later changed to "Pride and Prejudice"). She revised "First Impressions" and published it entitled "Pride and Prejudice" in 1813 (200 years ago 11 months ago this year!). 

Jane Austen was born on this day back on December 16th, 1775 (she would've been 238 years old!!! today...) to the local rector, Rev. George Austen (1731-1805), and Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827). She was the 7th child amongst 8 ch…

Watch: The Bennets arrive at Pemberley in the first 'Death Comes To Pemberley' clip

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The first clip from Death Comes To Pemberleystarring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), Jenna Coleman (as Lydia Wickham) and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) has been added to BBC's One's site for the upcoming 3-part murder-mystery drama. It premieres on BBC One in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28, 2013 and sometime in 2014 on PBS Masterpiece (no broadcast dates has been announced yet).

UPDATE: BBC One has added a second clip here: Watch Lydia makes a dramatic entrance at Pemberley.

The 1 minute and 15 second clip featured the Darcys (Elizabeth & Darcy with sister Georgiana) welcoming the arrival of Elizabeth's parents Mr. & Mrs. Bennet and one of Georgiana (Eleanor Tomlinson)'s suitors Henry Alveston (James Norton).
The first of the Darcys' guests arrive, including the irrepresible Mrs Bennet and the long-suffering Mr Bennet, as well as a surprising new suitor for Georgiana. Watch the first clip: The Ben…

Three Golden Globe Nominations for Judi Dench and Philomena and one for Downton Abbey

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The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards has been announced this morning. There were lots of snubs (Homeland was one of them) and surprises, but great news forand her Philomena film, they received 3 GG nominations including Best Actress for Judi Dench. Downton Abbey only  got one nominationInside Llewyn Davis and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Coldplay's song "Atlas" from the film's soundtrack) were also nominated.

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 12, 2014.

Here are the list of categories they were nominated...

SAG Nominations for Judi Dench, Downton Abbey, and Homeland!

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Thenominationsfor the 2014Screen Actors Guild Awardswas announced this morning. (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Philomena), (Outstanding Performance for an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey), and Rupert Friend (Outstanding Performance for an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Homeland) were all nominated.

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). A live stream of the SAG Awards can also be viewed online through the TBS and TNT websites, as well as through the Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV provider user name and password in order to view the live stream.)

Here are the list of categories they were nominated in...

First still of Kelly Reilly in 'Calvary' to premiere in Sundance Film Festival 2014

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has announced the films that will be premiering next month. One of them is Kelly Reilly's upcoming film Calvary written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. A brief synopsis and first still featuring Kelly (above) has been released as well. 

Via The Guardian (embedded video and trailer screen caps to be added here soon)...
Calvary: watch Brendan Gleeson in the exclusive first trailer for The Guard director John Michael McDonagh's new film
Or watch it below...

First still of Keira Knightley in 'Laggies' to premiere in Sundance Film Festival 2014

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has announced the films that will be premiering next month. One of them is Keira Knightley's upcoming film Laggies directed by Lynn Shelton. A brief synopsis and first still featuring Keira (above) has been released as well.

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A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year. Presented by Entertainment Weekly.
Laggies / U.S.A. (Director: Lynn Shelton, Screenwriter: Andrea Seigel) — Laggies is a coming of age story about a 28-year-old woman stuck in permanent adolescence. Unable to find her career calling, still hanging out with the same friends, and living with her high school boyfriend, Megan must finally navigate her own future when an unexpected marriage proposal sends her into a panic.Cast: Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Mark Webber. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th.

Death Comes To Pemberley: Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Rhys Interviews and more!

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As the premiere date fast approaches, with the first trailer released last week, and about several new stills (via Digital Spy) were released as well of  Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) (which premieres onBBC Onein the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...). This Monday, BBC Media Centre has released the media press pack for Death Comes To Pemberley with new interviews of the two leads, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Rhys, who are playing older Elizabeth & Fitzwilliam Darcy. They talked about their characters in the interviews, which you can read below. Also, screenwriter Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls), who adapted this 3-part BBC One murder-mystery drama from PD James best-selling novel of the same name, wrote an introduction here of h…

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!

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Today Dame Pride & Prejudice2005's very own Lady Catherine celebrates her 79th birthday. Born Judith Olivia Dench,December 91934 in York, North Yorkshire, England, UK.

Speaking ofthe birthday celebrant, her latest film, Philomenais now playing in theaters nationwide. It's been receiving lots rave reviews from film critics, winning accolades at film festivals and critics awards, as well as lots of Oscar buzz for both Judi Dench and the film.


Happy Birthday Judi Dench!!!
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Academy Award Winner (for Best Supporting Actress in Shakespeare in LoveMiss Dench is one of the busiest English actresses around and has done countless of films (ie. Bond FilmsAs Time Goes By tv series, Mrs. Henderson Presents with P&P co-starKelly ReillyShakespeare In LoveLadies In Lavender, and many other made for TV movies and feature films...too many to list here, just check out her IMDB filmography) throughout her very long acting career, but to us P&P movi…

Several New 'Death Comes To Pemberley' Stills featuring Matthew Rhys & Anna Maxwell Martin

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Fresh from the first trailer released just a few days ago, about 7 new stills (out of 10 via Digital Spy) of Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) (which premieres on BBC One in the UK this Christmas in 3 consecutive nights from December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014. No broadcast dates has been announced yet...) has been released including a few new stills of Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth. Also, other new stills include Jenna Coleman as Lydia Wickham, James Fleet as Mr. Bennet with Rebecca Front as Mrs. Bennet, and Eleanor Tomlinson as Georgiana Darcy.

Check them all out below...

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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I recently saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and Jena Malone(Johanna Mason) and I posted my full Film Review: The Hunger Game: Catching Firein my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Speaking of Jena Malone, check out these two interesting articles about her Johanna Mason character.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Johanna Masonand How Jena Malone Got Away With Two F-Bombs In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Here are parts of my spoiler-filled review of this film (Note: please don't click to read any further if you haven't seen it and don't want to be spoiled. If you have...by all means proceed and read at your own leisure)...

Watch: BBC One's Trailer for 'Death Comes To Pemberley'; plus Programing details and schedule!

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BBC One (in the UK) has released today a 46 secondtrailer for Death Comes to Pemberley starring Matthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy),Anna Maxwell Martin(asElizabeth Darcy...née Bennet), and Matthew Goode (as Mr. Wickham) (which premieres on BBC One in the UK this Christmas (December 26-28) 2013 and also set for a PBS Masterpiece premiere in 2014) is one of them.
Watch Death Comes To Pemberley's trailer, read spoilerish programming details and schedule (via BBC One Media Centre), and trailer screen captures of Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin as Darcy & Elizabeth below...

No Season 3 for 'Ripper Street' starring Matthew Macfadyen as BBC cancels series

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Bad news today forfans of Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen (as InspectorEdmund Reid). BBC axed the Victorian-era drama and will not return for a third season after not pulling sufficient ratings numbers for BBC One in the UK. No wonder BBC America, who was supposed to air it this past Sunday, December 1st, has quietly delayed (and probably may not even air) Season 2 here in the U.S. until an unspecified date in 2014.

UK fans, If you love this series and disagree with BBC's decision to cancel the show, let BBC know by doing the following:

You can contact Feedback on Radio 4 to complain about axing of #RipperStreet by email: feedback@bbc.co.uk or phone: 03 333 444 544
You can call the BBC on 03700 100 222* press 1 and leave complaint about axing of #RipperStreet. (*charged as 01/02 no.)
All Ripper Street Fans: You can sign a petition here and follow @SaveRipperSt
Here's more details via Deadline:

Weekend Box-Office: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire remains on top and breaks Thanksgiving record!

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Blazing (with The 74th Hunger Games victors Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire! and fellow victor Peeta Mellark teaming up with the handsome Finnick Odair and the sly and cunning Johanna Mason in the 75th Hunger Games aka the Quarter Quell) at the box office on its second weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and Jena Malone(Johanna Mason) shut out the holiday competition and made $74.1 million this weekend, part of an even more impressive $110.1 million for the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend (shattering the $82.4 million record set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and a domestic total of $296.2 million. This film did a lot better business too than forecast and surpassed long-standing records for the holiday frame. In foreign box-office (according to Box Office Mojo), it now grosses $276…

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