‘Mr. Selfridge’ Adds Cast For Season Two
Clash Of The Titans actress Polly Walker and The Awakening‘s Cal Macaninch have joined the cast of season two of Mr. Selfridge. The ITV period drama that’s currently airing on PBS Masterpiece has just begun shooting the second season of 10 episodes in London and Kent. Jeremy Piven stars as Harry Selfridge, the American entrepreneur who revolutionized the way women shopped in early 1900s London. Also joining the cast are Killing Bono‘s Aidan McArdle and The Bible‘s Sean Teale. The first season was a ratings winner for ITV in the UK where it aired in the Downton Abbey Sunday night slot. The second season picks up in 1914 as Selfridge’s department store is celebrating its fifth anniversary. As talk of war intensifies, Harry prepares the staff for challenging times ahead. An airdate will be scheduled for next year in order to coincide with the centenary of WWI.
Rose d’Or Nominees
Nominations for the 52nd Rose d’Or Awards are top heavy with British programs, with one U.S. show in the mix. Considered Europe’s top television honors, the prizes will be handed out May 30 in Brussels. This year the Rose d’Or will celebrate programs in six categories: Game Show, Reality & Factual Entertainment, Sitcom, Comedy, Entertainment and Arts. Game show Oh Sit! is a nominee from The Gurin Company, 405 Productions, Raquel Productions and Warner Horizon for The CW. Other recognizable titles include sitcom nominees Spy, which airs on the UK’s Sky, and The Thick Of It and Twenty Twelve from the BBC. The full list is here.
Films Without Borders Celebrated
Films Without Borders has won the Brit Week Innovation in Philanthropy Award at the fourth annual Britweek UKTI Business Innovation Awards in Los Angeles. Films Without Borders launched in 2010 to give young people living in challenging circumstances around the world the opportunity to explore the art of filmmaking. Some of the short films to have emerged from Films Without Borders have been screened at a number of international film festivals, including Cannes. The BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards is a joint venture between BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment. Businesses with joint operations in the UK and California are recognized for their achievements in innovation.