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P&P NewsBits: A funny video of Matthew Macfadyen on Howards End set; Win a Trip to London to have Tea with Keira Knightley; Watch Judi Dench in new US Trailer for Tulip Fever and more!

Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting callsfilm synopsistrailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Keira Knightley, Donald Sutherland, andTom Hollander all in one post!  

First up...

New video of Matthew Macfadyen & Hayley Atwell on set of Howards End!

Matthew's current co-star Hayley Atwell posted on her official Instagram account a new funny  video (with MM sitting down behind her and she was quoting Napoleon Dynamite in a funny dubbed voice, lol) of the two them on Howards End set, which you can watch below...

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Orlando Bloom on new 'Pirates 5': Keira Knightley is 'wonderful'

Orlando Bloom says it was great to be reunited with Keira Knightley for the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

Also, another Orlando Bloom/POTC5 interview mentioning Keira via Digital Spy...


The One Show's Angela Scanlon also informed a seemingly-shocked Orlando that a recent international trailer revealed his long-time co-star Keira Knightley will appear in Pirates 5 too. "Ooh, is that news hot off the press?" Orlando wondered. "She might make an appearance! Who knows?" (Digital Spy)

Speaking of Keira...

You Could Have Tea with Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln in London—Here’s How 

This year’s Red Nose Day is the gift that keeps on giving. Aside from reuniting our favorite characters for a mini reboot of Love Actually, the charity behind the event, Comic Relief Inc., is running some amazing sweepstakes that give you unprecedented access to the movie’s stars.
The latest prize you should enter for? A trip to London to have tea with Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln. The charity partnered with Omaze to offer the opportunity of a lifetime to one lucky fan and his or her guest.
“I’ve never seen Andrew so excited and Keira so bemused, both of them have already started planning their outfits,” Curtis joked in a release. “Thank you Omaze for helping us create this wonderful prize, a day which, with your help, will save children’s lives all over the world.” (In Style)
Watch the behind-the-scenes video at top for more information, and visit Omaze to enter with any donation $10 or over. You have until May 30!

Support Red Nose Day and Join the Cast of Love Actually for a Day in London
  • Be met at the airport by Andrew Lincoln holding a sign with your name on it
  • Go on a Love Actually tour with Andrew and director Richard Curtis
  • Meet Keira Knightley for tea somewhere incredibly posh
  • Get flown out to London and put up in a 4-star hotel
To us, this experience is perfect. You and a friend will jet off to London for a once-in-a-lifetime Love Actually-themed day. You’ll touch down at the airport, where Andrew Lincoln will be patiently awaiting your arrival, holding a sign with your name on it. (Swoon.) Then, you can get all the on-set scoop as Andrew and Love Actually director Richard Curtis take you on a tour, stopping at several filming locations. You’ll keep the conversation going with Keira Knightley, who’ll meet you for afternoon tea somewhere perfectly posh. Before it ends, your new friends will leave you with theater tickets so you can enjoy a show—they’ll also cover your flights and hotel accommodations. Isn’t love grand?

In the U.S., NBC's Red Nose Day Special airs on May 25th.

Update: Hilary Swank Joins Donald Sutherland for FX’s ‘Trust’

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank is joining Donald Sutherland for FX’s “Trust,” according to the network.

Per the official releaseSwank is set to play Gail Getty, mother of J. Paul Getty III, who though “determined and resourceful” is “left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.”

The 10-episode first installment of “Trust” tells the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. It was previously announced that the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Sutherland would play family patriarch J. Paul Getty.  According to the release, the synopsis for the show’s first season is as follows:
It is set in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multi-million dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one? “Trust” charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Paul’s grandfather – possibly the richest man in the world – is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Only Paul’s mother is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers. Problem is, she’s broke.
The limited series is being executive produced by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.

The limited series starts production in June in London and Rome. It is set for a Jan. 2018 release. (Awards Circuit)

Watch: New US Trailer for Tulip Fever co-starring Judi Dench!

The Weinstein Company has unleashed this new trailer for TULIP FEVER, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Dame Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne.

Based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Deborah Moggach (author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Screenwriter for Pride & Prejudice 2005 film)

Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, the Academy Award® winning writer of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Music by Danny Elfman, the Academy Award® nominated composer for GOOD WILL HUNTING, MILK, and BIG FISH
Costumes by Michael O’Connor, the Academy Award® winning designer for THE DUCHESS

The Weinstein Company will release the film in theaters August 25. (Rama Screen)


Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench once revealed that she plants a tree in her garden whenever a friend or relative dies.

The documentary, with a working title of Judi Dench’s Secret Woodland, will be filmed in her own back garden in what I am told is her own "special wood".

“Judi has spent her life living beside one of the oldest forests in the UK, and in this programme she will embark on a remarkable journey with experts and historians to discover how deeply embedded trees are in our history, and how important they are to our future,” said the BBC.
“Filmed across an entire year, she will witness and experience their extraordinary behaviours through the changing seasons; from trees that talk, to those with the elixir of eternal youth pumping through their veins. This enchanting programme will use the latest in botanical research and innovations in technology to bring to life this hidden, unseen world.” (Radio Times)

Tom Hollander Scored a BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Night Manager!

It was largely snubbed in the nominations for the TV Baftas, but The Night Manager has picked up two Bafta craft awards.
The BBC espionage thriller won for editing and sound in the awards that celebrate behind the scenes talent.

The Crown, National Treasure and Planet Earth II also won two awards each at the ceremony.
In the Bafta TV nominations only Tom Hollander from The Night Manager was nominated for best supporting actor.
This was a surprise after the show did so well at the Golden Globe awards where Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie all won acting prizes and the drama also won an Emmy for director Susanne Bier. (BBC News)

‘Downton Abbey’ Global Exhibition Set To Kick Off In June

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions are set to launch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, a fully immersive experience that takes visitors inside the global TV phenom.

The multi-year international tour will begin on June 17 in Singapore and then travel throughout the U.S. in 2018 and beyond.

The exhibition will connect fans with their favorite characters, costumes and locations, and feature never-before-seen footage. It will also offer a look at the post-Edwardian time period in which the show is set. Spanning World War I and the post-war years to the Roaring Twenties, visitors will have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion, in addition to historical events of the era. (Deadline)



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