Production: Winter 2018
The Hot Zone (TV mini series)
Role: Trevor Rhodes
Production: 13 Sept - 16 Nov 2018
Release: 2019 (NGC)
The Rook (TV Series)
Role: Dr. Andrew Bristol
Production: 19 July - 21 Sept 2018
Release: 2019 (STARZ)
Six Minutes to Midnight
Role: Captain Drey
Production: 15 June - 02 July 2018
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: #1.12
Role: English Muffin (voice)
Release: 16 Jan 2018 (ABC)
Homeland: Season 7 (TV series)
Role: Thomas Anson
Production: 17 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
Release: 11 Feb 2018 (SHO)
Das Boot (TV series)
Role: Philip Sinclair
Production: 31 Aug 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Release: 23 Nov 2018 on SKY (Germany)
Role: Adam Bird
Production: 12 June - 09 July 2017
Production: 17 May - 08 June 2017
Role: Colonel Winnant
Production: 23 May - 02 Sept 2016
Release: May 2017
Chicken/Egg (short film)
Director & Screenwriter
Production: April 2016
Release: Feb 2017 Film Festivals
Role: Filip Becker
Production: 18 Jan - 31 March 2016
Release: 13 Oct 2017
Agent Carter: Season 7 (TV Series)
Role: Edwin Jarvis
Production: 31 Aug - 19 Dec 2015
Release: 19 Jan 2016 (ABC)
Role: Henry Howell
Production: 04 May - 25 June 2015
Release: 26 April 2016
The Long Way Round / Made in Italy
Writer/Director (feature film debut)
Cast: Bill Nighy, James Lowden, Valeria Bilello
Shooting Location: Tuscany & London
Role: attached with Lucy Boynton, Sienna Guillory
Shooting Location: Belgium
Official Site. Photos. IMDb
No Man's Land
Role: attached with Bart Ruspoli directing
The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts
Role: attached with Josh Hartnett
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James on the set of Survivor
- Category: Survivor
A new photo of James filming "in the bowels of London" appeared today. Milla Jovovich commented: "You make the bowels of London look "luxury" darlin!" We agree! (For more photos check the previous post )
Survivor centres on a United States State Department official, played by Milla, who is sent to work at the American embassy in London. She is tasked with stopping terrorists from getting into the US but when her offices are bombed and she is the only survivor, she is framed for crimes she didn’t commit.
Pierce’s character fights to clear her name as she goes on the run and attempts to stop a major attack in New York’s Times Square.
James' role in the film is as yet unknown. Judging from the photo (gun in his hand and a Spook-like look) he plays a spy/agent/MI6 employee. Is he chasing Milla through underground London or helping Brosnan's character to save her?
PS Tumblr is still "talking" about James' appearance in Harold Pinter's Theatre last week.
James is filming "Survivor” In London
- Category: Survivor
Thanks to Milla Jovovich (on Twitter) we got to know that James is her co-star in Survivor, a "V for Vendetta" director James McTeigue's action thriller. Survivor began filming on Monday, January 20. in London.
The photo was taken during the filming today: "Shooting in a tunnel that may lead to the centre of the Earth”.
Philip Shelby script follows a State Department employee (Milla Jovovich) newly posted to the American embassy in the UK. Given responsibility for stopping terrorists from getting into the US, she is soon targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, and on the run.
Not only must she clear her name, but she must also stop a large scale terrorist attack targeting Times Square on New Year's Eve. Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster also star.
Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, Boaz Davidson and Matt O’Toole will produce.
On Instagram, Jan 31 2014 @jamesdarcy1234 posts:
"Our lovely leading lady keeping warm in the tunnel that might lead to the centre of the Earth.#survivormovie"
and to which @millajovovich reposts:
"#regram from my amazing co star @jamesdarcy1234 down in the bowels of #thelondonunderground while filming our new project #survivormovie#behindthescenes #londondiary thanks James for showing everyone how hard I work!"
February 1, 2014 @millajovovich tweets:
"@jamesdarcy1234 checking his reflection in his shoes. #asyoudo #behindthescenes #survivormovie#londondiary"
omigod, the comments on Milla's facebook page! heh-heh.. poor James!
Agent Carter season 2 news
- Category: Agent Carter
Kelsey MacNeal on ew.com:
After snagging a second season renewal, Agent Carter is leaving New York City behind.
In the wake of saving the world once again and letting go of her beloved Steve Rogers, SSR Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is moving to Los Angeles in season 2.
Here’s the description of the new season: “Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.”
Hayley Atwell revealed that season 2 of Agent Carter will consist of 10 episodes, two more than season 1. We are sure that James will reprise his role as Jarvis, although it hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
Smoke and Mirrors - "Agent Carter" Ep.4 promos
- Category: Agent Carter
"Agent Carter" Episode 4 Smoke and Mirrors will air next Tuesday Febr 2 on ABC. Synopsis: Agent Carter and the SSR learn there's more than just a pretty face behind Hollywood star Whitney Frost, Peggy's most dangerous foe yet.
Here are the trailer and a funny sneak peek of episode 4.
Stephen Patterson from Movie Pilot wrote this excellent review after the British premiere of Agent Carter S2:
I was skeptical, after completing the first season, if the series was going to be able to maintain it’s high standard. After all, the series was imagined as an eight-part storyline, how could it possibly continue? Surprisingly, the second season has started incredibly well and, after only three episodes, it's quickly becoming my favourite show on television. Setting up a completely separate arc from the first season (as well as a few remaining storylines from the first), the second season feels completely fresh yet familiar. The storylines are well paced and very much reflect the style of the films belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I'm a sucker for a good 1940's War drama. Marvel's Agent Carter takes place in 1946 - one year after Captain America: The First Avenger, and highlights the attitude towards women during a post-war world. The creators of the show have done a wonderful job at recreating the setting - specifically downtown New York which, even at 1080p HD, looks incredibly realistic. The outfits, hairstyles, music and establishments all reflect the time period wonderfully, making Marvel's Agent Carter visually stunning and unlike anything else on television.
Perhaps the best thing about Marvel (Unlike DC) is that their television shows take place within their cinematic universe, meaning that we get the pleasure of having the same actors return to their cinematic roles. Hayley Atwell is captivating as Peggy Carter. I have been a fan of hers and the character since I first saw Captain America: The First Avenger. In a world where women are not recognised as equals, Peggy Carter stands out and is not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done. James D'arcy is brilliant as Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark's unfortunate yet caring butler, who forms a great partnership with Carter. With more hilarity than you may expect in such a show, their partnership and ultimately friendship is arguably the highlight of every episode. In fact, I would go as far to say that theirs is the best partnership currently on television. Dominic Cooper often returns as Howard Stark, who is as crude as he is caring. It's pleasant when beginning a new show, to be already acquainted with many of the characters.
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then this show is for you. If you’re a DC fan (I personally would identify with DC more than Marvel), then the chances are you will enjoy the show too. If you just enjoy damn good television, then I can't recommend this show enough! I am a comic book geek: I watch nearly every superhero show on television (past and present - including the classic Batman and Wonder Woman series), yet I find myself looking forward to Marvel’s Agent Carter more than any other show on television. If you enjoyed the first season, I urge that you watch the second, as it continues a wonderfully crafted, well planned out storyline with some of the greatest fictional characters ever made. In the season two premiere, Jarvis asks Peggy Carter if she's ready for "another adventure". To answer that question for her: yes. I, for one, can’t wait for the next episode.
Read the whole review on MoviePilot.com
PS Screen captures from Episodes 1 and 2 are in our gallery
Agent Carter "Snafu" (ep.7) clips
- Category: Agent Carter
Jose Molina (one of the AC writers) tweeted: #AgentCarter 107 - "SNAFU" - was written by @RealDingess, and gives us the biggest BOOM! of the season.
We can't wait! Here is the short trailer for episode 7 and a clip with Peggy and Jarvis:
Have you ever wondered what Edwin Jarvis tea would taste like? You can buy it here.
created by: Susanne Sholander
Proper, professional, and humble, Jarvis mixes the traditional flavor of earl grey with bright notes of lemon and the honeyed sweetness of chamomile, making him a reliable blend to have by your side. Best enjoyed before 9 o'clock.
Agent Carter S.2 premiere tonight on ABC
- Category: Agent Carter
Tonight, January 19, 9 PM EST on ABC we will see the first two episodes of Agent Carter Season 2: The Lady in the Lake and A View in the Dark.
ABC released several clips from the new episodes:
Hypable.com has a funny behind the scenes footage that previews an interview with James and Hayley.
Want more Agent Carter? It's all down to you!
- Category: Agent Carter
An article from Agent Carter.net:
After this week’s action packed episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter it is hard to fathom that we have only 3 episodes (only 2 now) to go before the season is over. I want more. You want more. We all want more Agent Carter!
Guess what fans, it’s up to you to make it happen, don’t just sit back and hope for the best. While renewal chances are good, there’s never a guarantee so you need to do your part.
We asked Agent Carter Showrunner Tara Butters what fans can do. “Let ABC know you want more Agent Carter by catching up on your episodes,” she said, “Tell them you want more Agent Carter.”
Writer of this week’s episode Jose Molina chimed in too saying the fate of the show is in our hands when he tweeted:
@JoseMolinaTV: If you like #AgentCarter, PLEASE watch legally at http://abc.com or iTunes, etc. You decide the fate of the show. #RenewAgentCarter
Some people will try to tell you that ratings and key demos are all that matters and if you are not a Nielsen viewer tough luck because there’s nothing you can do but it’s not true. Not true at all. There’s plenty you can do to make sure Agent Carter returns for another season.
The simplest way to get your voice heard is to watch (and re-watch) the episodes online via legal options. The ABC website, ABC Watch app, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, xbox, Google Play are all legal ways you can watch the show. Every week we update the Watch page here on AgentCarter.net with the latest links to make it easy for you.
Watching this way may not be included in the overnight/DVR viewing figures we see published every week but ABC and Marvel do keep track of these services and it is an important way for them to monitor their audience numbers. It also brings in money through direct sales and advertising so it does matter and with less and less people tuning in to watch live television in general every season, it matters more and more.
In addition to watching online please take just 2 minutes out of your day right now to give ABC some direct feedback, there are several ways you can do this and they are all quick and easy.
LEAVE ABC FEEDBACK BY PHONE
One of the most effective ways of having your voice heard is to pick up the phone and call ABC’s feedback line. You will have the opportunity to leave a 30 second message. There are several steps you will need to go through and to make it easier for you we’ve listed all the numbers you will need below so you don’t have to wait for the whole recorded message, just hit the next number when each message progresses. Think about what you’d like to say before you call. Tell them how much you enjoy the show and that you would like to see it renewed.
Dial the number 818-460-7477 (within the USA, add +1 at the beginning if dialing via an international cell phone) to get the “Audience information department”
Press 1 for “ABC television network”
Press 2 for “leave comment”
Press 2 for “prime time shows”
Enter 243 for “Marvel’s Agent Carter”
Leave your message up to 30 seconds long and then simply hang up.
SEND ABC AN EMAIL
You can email ABC programming feedback using the form on the following page. Tell them what it is about the show you enjoy and that you want to see the show renewed.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA
Make the most of social media. You can use Facebook, Twitter etc to be counted as a fan by ABC by “liking” the official Facebook page and following the Twitter account. Respond to their posts regularly. Tag your tweets with the official tag #AgentCarter during the episodes (both Eastern & Pacific regardless of where you live) and discuss the show with your friends.
I have to add that Agent Carter fans made "poor Jarvis" , "Peggy Carter", #AgentCarter and Dottie trending in the US and Canada. "Poor Jarvis" was trending worldwide Tuesday evening!
"Poor Jarvis" is trending worldwide pic.twitter.com/DVahNOR49I— Agent Carter News (@AgentCarterNews) February 11, 2015
The show's ratings aren't very good, unfortunately, but the critics love it. Agent Carter is 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. And it's among top 10 TV shows mentioned at social media.
Plus, Jarvis is a fan favorite. Of course, we KNEW IT WILL BE SO from the beginning, but it's very very pleasant to read tweets ("love Jarvis") and see hundreds of gifs all over the social media!
Video interviews with James and Hayley from San Diego Comic Con
- Category: Agent Carter
James and Hayley gave several video interviews during the San Diego Comic Con., some of them funny, some sweet, all of them interesting :)
Tonya Papanikolas interviewed them for Spoiler TV. She wrote:
But before you watch the video, here’s what we learned from the executive producing team of Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas and Chris Dingess.
First of all, the show is moving to Los Angeles for season two as Peggy is called to investigate a murder. Butters teases, “The investigation ends up being a much bigger, more Marvel-y kind of subject matter.”
Jarvis is heading west as well. Fazekas says defense contractors were prevalent in Los Angeles in the 1940s. So the writers decided to move Howard Stark out to California for government contract work. And while he’s there, Stark starts a movie studio. All of this will keep Jarvis busy.
The new location will give some of the characters fresh outlooks. “When you talk about Hollywood, it’s a place where people move to sort of reinvent themselves, and we touch on that,” Dingess reveals.
With the Los Angeles shift, the feel of the series will also change. Butters tells us, “One of the things that we’re really excited about is that you get to show the Hollywood glamour and the 1940s movie scene and the kind of underlying tones of a film noir.”
Also of note: Anna Jarvis will no longer be a mysterious voice. Her character finally makes an appearance on screen. Characters like hers will introduce new relationships for the show. But on the other side of the spectrum, Dingess tells us, “Existing relationships that Peggy has with different characters will become more complicated.”
Of course, the relationship between Peggy and Jarvis remains the central relationship of the series. That is due in large part to the chemistry between the actors. Dingess says, “As we were writing season one and we got them together, by episode three we really had a very strong sense of their chemistry. Everyone wanted to milk that chemistry for all it was worth.”
Butters adds, “They’re so incredibly charming together. And I love seeing a man and a woman [on TV] having great chemistry without it being necessarily sexual. I think it’s just such a nice relationship you don’t always see on television.”
You can check out Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy’s great chemistry below.
James and Hayley talk cosplay and getting back to work - Yahoo interview
Peggy and Jarvis tease season 2 - IGN interview
Hayley and James reveal their responses feminism praise for Agent Carter - Hitflix interview
Press Roundtables at SDCC
More videos on our Facebook page. Check out also this James and Hayley interview for Zap2It, with an article written by Terri Schwartz "Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy try to make an 'Agent Carter' romance work".
Nerd HQ 2015: A conversation with Marvel
- Category: Agent Carter
This photo above was made by Jennifer Carey from The Geek Girl Project, who attended the panel. Thank you!
The Conversations for a Cause panel series from San Diego Comic-Con featured discussions with genre film and TV legends like Joss Whedon, Guillermo del Toro, Scott Bakula, and many more. It began on Thursday in The New Children's Museum in San Diego, but -for us - the most interersting panel took place on Sunday morning. James, Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) appeared in Marvel panel that was streamed live on IGN.com. If you didn't see it yesterday, here is the video. Enjoy:
The Dubsmash War between James and Hayley versus Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg raised much interest in the media. Radio Times posted a funny article (with videos) on this "lip-synch battle" between Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, the same did The Insightful Panda, saying: When Agents Collide, Everyone Wins! The article concludes:
Whether this is the end or just the beginning, this war confirms two important things.
The last video of the "battle" Chloe posted on her Instagram and said: "The war continues. The Bad Blood video as promised for our #NerdHQ panel".
Screen capture by All Things Marvel on Twitter:
and a drawing from toodrunktofindout.tumblr:
Peggy's Betrayal Puts Jarvis In "Nightmare Situation"
- Category: Agent Carter
Hollywood Reporter published a new interview (by Aaron Couch) with James today:
'Agent Carter': Peggy's Betrayal Puts Jarvis in "Nightmare Situation". James D'Arcy also weighs in on if Howard Stark's butler could appear in future seasons: "There are so many permutations that could get them back together."
Jarvis (James D'Arcy) will have some major explaining to do on Tuesday's Agent Carter.
The loyal butler to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) betrayed Peggy (Hayley Atwell) in a big way last week, when he knowingly helped his boss manipulate her into stealing a vial of Captain America's (Chris Evans) blood. Howard had Peggy believe she was stealing a dangerous weapon, but his plan was to recover Cap's blood and use it to further medical research (and make a healthy profit, of course).
It was quite a blow to Peggy, who had a romantic relationship with Cap during World War II, and had grown to consider Jarvis a close confidant. D'Arcy says Jarvis is in a "nightmare situation" when the episode begins.
"He was definitely aware of Stark's plan. What he had not accounted for was he would suddenly discover loyalties in another direction," D'Arcy tells The Hollywood Reporter. "They meet up and have a blazing row."
Tuesday's episode is to feature a direct tie-in to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, which introduced Peggy Carter to the screen. The Howling Commandos are making an appearance, and while in the comics and in the film they were under the command of Captain America, this time Peggy will be taking the lead.
"Peggy gets her own operation and that's a big deal considering where we've come from," says D'Arcy. "Jarvis is slightly instrumental to that in the beginning, not perhaps in the most obvious ways, but he challenges her to really explore what she really wants."
Jarvis has become the surprise breakout character in Agent Carter, with the onscreen chemistry between D'Arcy and Atwell much talked about among fans of the show. Atwell and showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have expressed hopes for future seasons to explore Peggy's adventures throughout different decades. What would that mean for Jarvis' role in these adventures?
The Iron Man films have already established that Jarvis remains with Howard Stark and ends up playing a role in little Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) upbringing, as Tony's A.I. is named after Jarvis. D'Arcy suggests that perhaps Jarvis could take a vacation to join Peggy on future adventures.
"I'm not sure if he can take a sabbatical, but there are so many permutations that could get them back together," says D'Arcy. "One of the things Marvel is really, really good at is managing to weave the various threads of their universe together without making too many jumps in logic, but also making it satisfying."
Episode 5 The Iron Ceiling:
Peggy is finally trusted with a mission and calls upon her trusted Howling Commandos squad for backup. But her cover could be at risk when SSR Chief Dooley also sends Agent Thompson with her.
Clips from the episode:
IGN interview and more photos from San Diego Comic Con
- Category: Agent Carter
IGN's Roth Cornet interviewed James on IGN Live from SDCC yesterday. We are going to see Jarvis's wife in season 2!
James and Hayley attended SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts too.
The new stage of the dubsmash war began with Chloe Bennet's video. Here is James' reaction:
No wonder the heroes of the day were tired...
Agent Carter episode 4 on Tuesday (ABC)
- Category: Agent Carter
Several new stills from episodes 4-5 were published recently. The rest of them you can see in our gallery. Having taken a one-week break Marvel's Agent Carter returns this coming Tuesday to continue its eight-episode run.
Episode 4 The Blitzkrieg Button synopsis:
Peggy may be in more trouble than usual when fugitive Howard Stark suddenly returns for mysterious reasons. And Chief Dooley chases a new clue all the way to Europe that threatens to destroy Peggy's future at the SSR.
The trailer for Episode 4
Eric Goldman from IGN.com who (as we know from Twitter) is a fan of Agent Carter and Jarvis, talked to Agent Carter's showrunner Michele Fazekas:
IGN: James D’Arcy said an interesting thing about how now the show will kind of really begin anew moving forward.
Michele Fazekas: I think if you thought the show was going to be finding Howard Stark’s tech every week, we found them! We found it all [in the last episode] So now it’s like who was behind it and what is their real goal? So now we really get into it. The episode that airs in next, you find out what Howard Stark’s agenda is - Peggy finds out what it is. But it’s like, okay, we put that part aside. That’s only a symptom of a larger problem.
IGN: Is it really gratifying for you guys to see how well people have responded to the Peggy and Jarvis partnership?
Fazekas: Yeah, because we love it too. You always hope that that’ll happen and their chemistry together is so lovely. I was shocked to hear him [James D’Arcy] say he’s never done any comedy before, because he’s so funny. And even lines that aren’t written as comedy lines, he makes them funny. The crew is constantly like biting their hands to not start laughing because he’s just so naturally funny. They have a lovely chemistry. It actually influenced how we wrote the show. We said let’s put them together as much as we can. They really become a team. But when Peggy finds out Howard’s agenda, she also knows that Jarvis knows that. So it’s a double betrayal for her.
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James at the Marvel San Diego Comic Con booth signing
- Category: Agent Carter
Some lucky fans got to talk to James, like this girl from Philippines:
James, Hayley and Jeph Loeb were on Marvel SDCC live
Marvel CC events you can watch live here.
Update: the dubsmash war continues :)
From Clark Gregg Facebook:
Broadchurch finale tonight!
- Category: Broadchurch
We know completely NOTHING, null, zero about what will happen in tonight's Broadchurch filnale. So, before you find out if Joe Miller is guily or not guilty and who killed Pippa from Sandbrook, check out this funny article by Sarah Doran:
The Broadchurch Oscars - From Best Waterworks to the Ultimate Cliffhanger, we honour Broadchurch's most memorable performances
Male – David Tennant
They say a good actor can cry on demand but David Tennant takes instant waterworks to a whole new level by leaking buckets from up his sleeve...
Female – Olivia Colman
She's got the sleuthing and the sass down to a fine art but Olivia Colman's Ellie Miller has the crying game sewn up too.Nobody knows how to weep like this formidably feisty woman, who certainly won't call on anyone to comfort her in her hour of need.
Best Temper Tantrum
She began life as the meek and mild Claire, hiding out from her allegedly murderous man Lee Ashworth (James D’Arcy), but was soon tearing up the scenery – quite literally.The minute Alec Hardy told her he was washing his hands of her lying ways she lost the plot and totally trashed the kitchen – in style.
Best Smouldering Stare (giff above)
A decent staring-into-the-middle-distance face is clearly a prerequisite for any Broadchurch actor but being able to do it while upping the temperature on televisions across the nation is no mean feat.That's why James D'Arcy's Lee Ashworth gets a category and an award of his own. Who cares if he's guilty or not, the man really knows how to look down the lens of a camera.
Best Menacing Glare
Watch an old episode of Emmerdale or Birds of a Feather and you'll probably think Pauline Quirke is one of the funniest, friendliest women on TV – spend five seconds watching her play Broadchurch's Susan Wright and you'll see her in a totally different, really quite terrifying, light.
Claire Ripley and Lee Ashworth have quite the tumultuous relationship: if they're not at it, they're at each other's throats.There's nothing funny about domestic abuse but their fully charged fisticuffs amid the foaming waves deserve the nod for the best Broadchurch showdown. Even if Ellie Miller laying into her child-killer husband is up there too.
More on Radio Times
Hayley and James at the San Diego Comic Con Day 2 - Dubsmash War
- Category: Agent Carter
It was a great day for Hayley and James and for Agent Carter team. We had much fun too :) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's actors Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet called james and Hayley out for a dubsmash war. Here is the result:
— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) July 11, 2015
What does Eve Myles think about James? Plus Broadchurch ep.7 questions
- Category: Broadchurch
Mary Comerford from TV Choice Magazine interviewed Eve Myles (Claire Ripley from Broadchurch) and asked her what was it like working with James D’Arcy:
Eve Myles: He’s not a bad looker is he? Apart from him being really quite beautiful, he’s an incredibly generous person so it’s been really hard work! When I was told who was going to play the role I Googled to find out all about him. You’re only as good as the person opposite you and we knew we had some fantastic stuff to do, we wanted to do it proud. I would say that 99 per cent of the scenes we worked out before turning up on set because rehearsal was very short.
Episode 7 of Broadchurch aired yesterday. The synopsis was quite enigmatic:A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul Coates steps in to help a figure in distress, and in a turn of events she could never have foreseen, Ellie finds herself exposed and alone.
In Metro Ross McG asks still unanswered questions before the finale:
1. Will Joe be found guilty or not guilty?
That forewoman of the jury is obviously a big X Factor fan, revelling in every anguished moment as she waited and waited to deliver the verdict in Allegedly Killer Joe’s murder trial. And that wait will go on for another week.The jury has reached a majority verdict, so, as almost every character reminded us in this episode: ‘It could go either way’.
2. Who does Lee Ashworth have waiting for him in France?
In a not-so-subtle slice of seaside symbolism, Sandbrook chief suspects Claire Ripley (Eve Myles) and Lee Ashworth (James D’Arcy) took their turbulent relationship into the water at Broadchurch beach with a rather unsettling physical fight.They then agree to go their separate ways, and Claire asks one of those questions many stay-at-home British holidaymakers have pondered at one time or another: ‘What’s so great about France?’Lee replies that nobody there knows who he is… apart from one person. So who is it? The obvious candidate is Lisa Newbury, who disappeared when her little cousin was murdered at Sandbrook. Is she waiting for Lee in a nice chateau somewhere in the Loire?
3. What are Claire and Lee hiding?
During their farewell chat in front of the chalet where Claire has been sleeping since DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) kicked her out of his safe house, she makes a pact with Lee to protect each other’s secrets.There’s a flashback to Lee looking into the mysterious incinerator at Thorp Agriservices – was he burning a body, or merely some evidence? Perhaps Claire and Lee aren’t protecting each other, but someone else. Why does Claire have the number for the office of grieving bluebell-lover Ricky Gillespie (Shaun Dooley)?Claire dodged Lee’s question about her earlier pregnancy by smacking him on the jaw, but was he going to be the father? It was Hardy who accompanied her to the clinic to get an abortion, but it seems too obvious that the detective was seeing her, even though this episode kicked off with a dreamy flashback of the two of them lying on a bed.When Lee found her on the beach, Claire was lying flat out with stones on her eyes – does that mean she is going to die in the final episode?
4. Just how much of the Sandbrook case did the police gloss over first time round?
It’s pretty obvious the parents of murdered Pippa Gillespie have a few secrets of their own, otherwise they would be seeking urgent action about how badly the case was handled.It’s slightly implausible that every week there is a new clue or witness in the Sandbrook case – just how shabby was the original investigation?Conveniently, Hardy and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) are working from a big dossier of evidence handed to them by Lee, who is, of course, a suspect. Not really great detective work, is it?
James in one of the panels of "Conversations for a Cause"
- Category: Agent Carter
IGN TO STREAM NERD HQ'S CONVERSATIONS FOR A CAUSE FROM COMIC-CON (by Anthony Couto, UK.IGN.com)
IGN is teaming up with Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine's Nerd HQ to bring you a livestream of the Conversations for a Cause panel series from San Diego Comic-Con, featuring discussions with genre film and TV legends like Joss Whedon, Guillermo del Toro, Scott Bakula (Enterprise fans, rejoice!), and many more.
The Conversations for a Cause panels will stream live from The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego on IGN.com, the IGN YouTube channel, and the Nerd HQ app, as they run from July 9-12 at Comic-Con.
Just so you're on the ball, here’s a full breakdown of the Conversations for a Cause panel schedule…
Thursday, July 9
10 am: Zachary Levi
1 pm: Dead Rising w/ Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Zach Lipovsky, and guests
2:15 pm: William Shatner
3:30 pm: Yvonne Strahovski
5 pm: Hitman: Agent 47 w/ Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, and Hannah Ware
6:30 pm: Supermansion w/ Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells, Heidi Gardner, Tucher Gilmore, and Tom Root
7:30 pm: Julie Plec and Friends
Friday, July 10
10 am: Sherlock w/ Steven Moffat, Sue Venture, and Rupert Graves
11 am: The Visit w/ M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum
2 pm: Con Man w/ Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Nolan North, Michael Trucco, Alison Haislip, PJ Haarsma, and Tricia Helfer
3 pm: Elijah Wood
4 pm: Falling Skies w/ Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Connor Jessup, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones, and Olatunde Osunsanmi
5 pm: Stephen Amell
Saturday, July 11
10:45 am: Doctor Who w/ Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Michelle Gomez
12 pm: Nathan Fillion
1 pm: Mr. Robot w/ Christian Slater
2 pm: Men of Orphan Black w/ Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, and Ari Millen
4:45 pm: Colony w/ Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse, and Peter Jacobson
7 pm: The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials w/ Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Wes Ball, and author James Dashner
Sunday, July 12
11 am: Marvel: Partners in Prime Time w/ Chloe Bennett, Clark Gregg, Hayley Atwell, and James Darcy
12 pm: Joss Whedon
1 pm: Nathan Fillion
2:30 pm: Supernatural w/ Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard
5:15 pm: “Zachary Levi and the People He Is Currently Working With…?” (aka a Heroes Reborn panel) w/ Zachary Levi, Jack Coleman, Gatlin Green, Robbie Kay, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Henry Zabrowski, Rya Kihlstedt, Judith Shekoni, and Tim Kring
If you’ll be attending San Diego Comic-Con, you can buy tickets for each panel starting at 6am PDT on Thursday, July 6 -- at which point, four panels will become available every 15 minutes. There’s a two-ticket limit per purchase, but multiple orders will be accepted.
Broadchurch episode 6 - questions and theories
- Category: Broadchurch
Several interesting articles, reviews and recaps of episode 6 appeared today (spoilers!)
Radio Times by Ben Dowell:
Broadchurch drops another thrilling bombshell as the spotlight falls on Eve Myles’ Claire
Episode six powered through to another blood-pumping revelation: the discovery that it was Claire who stole the crucial pendant evidence which led to Lee’s iffy exoneration in the Sandbrook case.
She has been in the spotlight for a while now but matters came to a violent head even before the bombshell final montage that showed her breaking into Alec’s wife Tess’ car and stealing the piece of jewellery while Mrs H was getting frisky with a colleague.
What was Claire’s motive? The exact nature of her relationship with Tennant’s character has not been fully explained so she may have been wanting revenge on Alec’s philandering wife. But this seems unlikely. This armchair detective suspects that she was doing it for Lee, someone she clearly has a powerful and inexplicable bond with.
Back in the present, Alec has finally had enough of Claire's lies and washed his hands of her. She in turn tore up virtually every fixture and fitting in her safe house. She certainly has a temper, that one. There was more evidence that she is sexually imprisoned by Lee, responding to his violence with a come-on followed by some energetic against-the-wall bump and grind. We have rather got the message when it comes to deducing what makes these two tick rumpy-pumpy-wise. But is this a woman who could kill for kicks?
Things aren’t looking good for her but if there is a criticism of Chibnall's writing, it is obviously setting up one character’s apparent guilt too early on for them to actually be the perpetrator. Surely he must have a few more twists and turns in his locker.
The Telegraph by Benji Wilson
Broadchurch series 2 episode 6: what does the pendant tell us? This week's episode contained a revelation about a piece of key evidence - but what does this mean for the Sandbrook case?
Claire (Eve Myles) is now looking like the real wrong ‘un in Sand-church, as episode six’s big closing twist revealed that it was she who stole the pendant from Hardy’s wife’s car. That’s the same pendant that was found in Lee Ashworth’s car, and the same pendant that Miller spotted Claire wearing in a photo – it’s the Zelig of pendants.
As said pendant belonged to murder victim Pippa Gillespie, and was the crucial piece of evidence that made Hardy suspect Ashworth all along, and the disappearance led to the collapse of the original case, you could say that this is the rocket locket that holds the key to the entire Sandbrook mystery. We’ve certainly been encouraged to see it as such – Claire’s entire turnaround from browbeaten victim to most likely perpetrator has all hinged on this single piece of shonky neckwear.
If this seems like a major development we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves - with two episodes to go Broadchurch’s writer Chris Chibnall is still asking as many questions as he answers. Later Ashworth said to Claire, “We had a plan”. Was nabbing the pendant part of that plan? Was the photo taken before or after she stole it from the car? Did Claire just like pendants? Was she an Accessorize junky?
Most of all, wacko psychic Steve Connelly (Will Mellor) cropped up in the trailer once again. Why might that be? Because in the first series he told Hardy he had a message from his spirit guide about… “the pendant”. It all leads to one further question – where is the pendant now? There’s plenty hanging on it.
Are Claire and Lee into some kinky stuff? A hideously stylised sex scene in Lee Ashworth’s stone-walled hilltop bothy suggested that, at the very least, they both like a bit of rough and tumble. There have been hints too that the Gillespies, their next-door neighbours in Sandbrook, may have been in to some similarly funny business.
Other reviews and recaps:
Broadchurch episode 6 review: Betrayals, breakdowns and blubbing that left us blind-sided - Wales On-Line
Has Broadchurch got its mojo back? - Entertainmentwise
Broadchurch series 2 episode 6 recap: "Skilled and manipulative" - Digital Spy
Broadchurch, review: 'back on form' - The Telegraph
Are we in store for a satisfying ending after all? - The Guardian
Like most of the reviewers I think it was a good episode. I have only one complaint: not enough of Lee Ashworth!
Peggy & Jarvis goes to Hollywood, and Jarvis hates it there!
- Category: Agent Carter
EW provided us with a first look of a new setting and backstory for Jarvis and Peggy in Season 2 of Marvel's Agent Carter, and a new comic-con poster!! (Image Credit: Kris Anka / Marvel/ABC)
Agent Carter is heading to Hollywood!
When the second season of the ABC drama kicks off, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be westward bound thanks to the SSR. “There’s a case that goes beyond what the LAPD or normal local police would be able to handle that falls into their purview,” executive producer Michele Fazekas tells EW.
'Agent Carter' season 2 set in L.A.
Moving the setting across coasts provided the series with a whole new look, according to EP Tara Butters. “It’s a great place for us location wise, so you can see so many different parts of glamor and grit,” as evidenced in the limited edition Comic-Con poster for the show’s second season below—which you can pick up for free at the Marvel booth (#2339) from Thursday-Sunday, while supplies last.
“In Los Angeles, you have the spectacular wealth, glamour and beauty right next to the grit and crime—often right up against each other,” Fazekas adds. “We’re very much being inspired by Noir films.”
As EW revealed on Tuesday, Peggy will be joined by Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Agent Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and likely Agent Jack Thompson—sources say deals for Chad Michael Murray, Lyndsy Fonseca and Bridget Regan are forthcoming.
“We have a nice organic way to infuse Jarvis,” Fazekas says. “That was always the challenge. He’s not an agent. The case for the first season is over, so the biggest question for us this season was: We love Peggy and Jarvis together, that’s a really important relationship, how do we keep them together? LA has provided us a really nice, organic way to do so.”
Unlike last season, however, Jarvis isn’t necessarily keeping tabs on Carter for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). “She’s not working for Howard in this regard,” Fazekas says, noting that Peggy has a level of respect now from her co-workers after the events of season 1. “The nice thing about Peggy this season is she’s not having to hide her agenda from the SSR. [Jarvis] is helping her out, just in a different way.” Unfortunately, Jarvis is not a fan of Los Angeles. “He hates California,” Fazekas says. “He hates palm trees. He does not stop wearing a wool suit.”
Agent Carter is slated to return midseason on ABC.
Broadchurch continues with ep. 6 tonight (9.02) on ITV, Agent Carter ep. 6 tomorrow on ABC (videos).
- Category: Broadchurch
Broadchurch episode 6 synopsis:
Tom Miller takes the stand at the trial of his dad Joe and Claire Ripley starts to show her true colours.The unofficial Sandbrook investigation continues further but has it finally taken its toll on Alec Hardy?
We can see that something is really amiss with Claire in this short trailer:
Tomorrow we'll see episode 6 of Agent Carter: A Sin to Err:
Peggy discovers the shocking truth about Leviathan but doesn't realize that her true enemies are even closer than she imagined. Meanwhile, Souza is close to confirming the truth about Peggy and may just put her in the crosshairs of the SSR.
Clip from episode 6: Jarvis in action!