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Netflix Gets Makeover With Property Original ‘Amazing On The Inside’

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is getting into the property business after commissioning its first home makeover series, Amazing On The Inside (w/t) from British production company Barcroft Productions. I hear that the SVOD service has ordered a 12-part series, with episodes lasting 30 minutes. The show will uncover homes that hide an incredible secret and will look behind the ordinary, conventional or unassuming exteriors that are passion projects for their owners, who have… Read

Ioan Gruffudd Starts Working On Second Season Of ‘Harrow’ As Disney-Produced Show Debuts

Ioan Gruffudd-fronted crime drama Harrow, which is the first international drama production for Disney's ABC Studios International, is working up a second season as it prepares to debut. Gruffudd tells Deadline that he is already beginning to work on a sophomore run of the show after Australian broadcaster ABC, which launches next month, commissioned development of a second season. Co-created by Secrets & Lies writer Stephen M. Irwin and producer Leigh McGrath and written… Read

‘Gosford Park’ Star Stephen Fry Reveals His Battle With Cancer

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Gosford Park and Wilde star Stephen Fry has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but said that he is recovering well. Fry, who stepped down from hosting duties ahead of this year's BAFTA Film Awards, said that it was an "aggressive little bugger" but added that "it all seemed to go pretty well." In a 13-minute YouTube video posted to his own website, he called it "mischievous" but praised his family and his "darling husband" Eliott Spencer after a… Read

BBC Launches Review To “Sweep Away” Barriers For Women At The Corporation

The BBC is to launch a review designed to “sweep away” any barriers to women progressing at the corporation. This comes after the British public broadcaster was dragged into a gender pay row following the resignation of China editor Carrie Gracie. BBC Director General Tony Hall has appointed Donalda MacKinnon, who is the boss of BBC Scotland, to lead the work, which will consider working practices, policies and procedures, practical support, recruitment and professional… Read

Mam Tor, Bad Wolf & Ecosse Thrillers Top Inaugural Brit List: TV

Two projects from Tally Garner's drama indie Mam Tor Productions, a thriller from HBO and Sky-backed Bad Wolf and a crime drama from Fleming producer Ecosse Films lead the Brit List 2018, the UK television equivalent of The Black List. The Brit List has published its first television rankings of unproduced drama scripts from British writers with 20 making the final list. Mam Tor has Autumn, a post-prison drama written by Holby City and Eastenders writer Emily Marcuson and… Read

‘Leviathan’ & ‘McMafia’ Actor Under Fire For Anti-Russian Comments; Colleagues Respond

Russian actor Alexey Serebryakov has stirred controversy for comments he made in a recent interview, saying Russia's "national idea is brutal power, arrogance and rudeness." The star of 2014 Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Leviathan, and the current BBC/AMC series McMafia, has received criticism from Russian officials over his statements. There have also been online calls for Serebryakov's passport to be revoked. Serebryakov has not backed away from his… Read

The 16-Year Journey To Release For Duncan Jones And ‘Mute’ – Q&A

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After 16 years in development, Duncan JonesMute arrives on Netflix tomorrow. It is the fourth film for Jones, who made an outstanding debut in 2009 with Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, and followed it up with the Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Source Code in 2011 and 2016’s Warcraft, which hit $433 million at the global box office. But Mute was one of the first screenplays he ever put together, and over the years multiple studios balked at the production cost required for the… Read

Andrea Riseborough To Star In, Produce Abortion Rights Short ‘The State Of Us’

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EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Riseborough, coming off starring in four films at last month’s Sundance Film Festival including her first producing effort Nancy, has set her next project. She will star in and produce The State of Us, a short film about abortion rights in Ireland. Directed by Georgia Oakley and penned by Kelly Warburton, the film will be released in the lead-up to an Irish referendum in May on the country’s 8th Amendment governing abortion laws. The short will highlight… Read

Sky Italia Boards eOne’s ‘Gaddafi’ From ‘Gomorrah’ Creator Roberto Saviano

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Italia has come on board Entertainment One and Palomar's event series Gaddafi, about the life and times of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Italian pay-TV broadcaster is developing the project, which was created and written by Gomorrah creator Roberto Saviano. In addition, British writer Clive Bradley, who was responsible for breakout Iceland drama Trapped and wrote on NBC's Crossing Lines, has joined the writing team of Saviano and Nadav Schirman (The Gre… Read

Idris Elba Eyes More Directorial Projects Following European Launch Of ‘Yardie’ – Berlin

Idris Elba has reiterated his interest in stepping into more directorial roles and says that it is a "very healthy" time to be a filmmaker. Elba was at the Berlin Film Festival for the European premiere of Yardie, his directorial debut. Deadline understands that Elba has already decided on his next project and is in the process of holding talks with backers, while he has also recently stated his interest in making a musical. "I certainly want to direct more, after 30… Read

‘The Insult’ Director Ziad Doueiri Overcame Political Controversy To Take Oscar Nod For Best Foreign Language Film

“Of course, I was overjoyed. The first thing I did is I called my mom, because my mother actually was the legal consultant on the movie,” The Insult director Ziad Doueiri said recently, reflecting on his film’s nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. “When it happened, I started thinking about what we've been through—I did not look in the future. I looked back, actually, because we'd been through a little bit of a hard time with the authorities when the film was… Read

Saudi Arabia To Invest $64 Billion In Entertainment Sector

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As Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud moves to diversify the economy and reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil, it was revealed today that $64B will be invested in the entertainment sector over the next decade. At a press conference in Riyadh, General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private sector. The plans include Saudi’s first opera house after concerts had been… Read