TWENTY Twelve star Hugh Bonneville has struck TV gold – with a second series for the cult Olympics comedy.
The “mockumentary” on BBC4 sees him deal with bungling bureaucrats and a string of foul-ups as the London Games’ fictional head of deliverance.
Speaking as his Ian Fletcher persona, Hugh, 47, said: “Damage has already been done to our department by letting BBC cameras in.
“I don’t want it to go on, but upstairs do. So that’s all good.”
The new series will see Hugh face crises like an Algerian demand for an Olympic village mosque and how to give value for money when there’s none left.
The comedy, in which Hollander starred as a hapless inner city vicar, will return in late 2011 with Bain on board as the show’s new script editor.
Rev debuted in a 10pm slot with 2.2 million viewers in June last year and came in for some praise from an unlikely TV reviewer – the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams – who said it was “really rather good”.
The sitcom finished its six-part run with an audience of about 1.7 million in August.
The second series of the show, which won the South Bank Award for best comedy last year, will also see the addition of writer Fintan Ryan alongside lead writer James Wood and director Peter Cattaneo.
Bain said: “Rev was my favourite new show of 2010, it was a great achievement to carve such a funny show out of such challenging material. I’m excited to be part of the team and contribute my experience of writing about religious extremists and sexually frustrated men.”
Kenton Allen, the chief executive of the programme’s independent producer Big Talk Productions, added: “It’s hugely flattering that Sam Bain is joining our amazing team on Rev.
“Sam will bring his inimitable wit and wisdom in equal measure. We’re thrilled that Rev has managed to capture the attentions and talents of one of the nicest, most in-demand comedy writers in the business.”
Source: guardian.co.uk – BBC2 Rev reborn for a second series
Thanks to Alan at Lucy Liemann fan website for the link
The BBC have released the new Twenty twelve trailer which Olivia is starring in:
I have created a page on facebook for the site and will be using that instead of the Olivia Colman fanpage I was using because some people were getting confused and thinking it was an official page I hope you will like us there You can find it in the sidebar here
There are more photos from the set here movieweb.com – The iron lady set photos featuring Meryl Streep
I have updated the gallery with some beautiful pictures of Olivia at the Paul premiere in London last night and I found some photos of her at the Variety Studio, Sundance on January 23, 2011 in Park City, Utah:
Tyrannosaur got recognised by the award for The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic at Sundance and Olivia Colman also was awarded World cinema special jury prize, dramatic for breakout performance which she shares with her co-star Peter Mullan
Film in Leeds has been on the rise in recent years and another locally-shot film has been winning awards.
Tyrannosaur, filmed in Leeds and Wakefield, is the talk of critics across the globe as it bagged two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance, the world’s leading independent film festival, takes place every year in Park City, Utah.
It was set up by Hollywood superstar Robert Redford to encourage independent cinema.
Tyrannosaur, is another success from Warp Films – the team behind Four Lions, This Is England and Dead Man’s Shoes.
Renowned actor Paddy Considine took the World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic Award for Tyrannosaur, his feature directorial debut, produced by Warp X – an offshoot of Warp Films – and co-funded by Screen Yorkshire.
Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan were awarded The World Cinema Special Jury Prizes: Dramatic for Breakout Performances for their roles in the hard-hitting drama, which explores how love and friendship can be found in the darkest of places.
Filmed in Leeds and Wakefield in 2010, Tyrannosaur was produced on Warp Films’ low budget feature initiative Warp X, which aims to support emerging talent to break into features.
While it was wowing the critics and audiences alike in the States, Tyrannosaur also had its European premiere as part of the Bright Future programme of first and second feature films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The film tells the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan) a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.
The wins for Tyrannosaur complement last week’s Best TV Drama Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for This Is England ’86 – a hard-hitting four-part drama based on characters from the original film. Ironically such success comes as Screen Yorkshire undertakes redundancy consultation with fifteen of its nineteen staff.
Hugo Heppell, Head of Production at Screen Yorkshire, who co-funded Tyrannosaur and gave locations and crewing support, says:
“We are absolutely thrilled at the success of Tyrannosaur at the Sundance Film Festival and congratulate Paddy Considine, Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman for their richly deserved awards. This unflinching, wonderful film, shot entirely on location in Seacroft, Leeds, takes its place alongside The Arbor and The Kings Speech among the most lauded films of the year, and shows that film is still very much alive in Yorkshire despite these difficult times.”
Director Paddy Considine, made his name appearing in several films by Shane Meadows, before appearing in TV’s Red Riding Trilogy and international cinema hits such as The Bourne Ultimatum. The script for Tyrannosaur, written by Considine, was based on his 2008 BAFTA winning short Dog Altogether.
One of the most striking performances at this year’s Sundance Film Festival has come from British actress Olivia Colman — best known for her comedy roles. Her TV credits include Peep Show and Doctor Who.
In the Sundance film Tyrannosaur, she plays a God-fearing charity gift shop worker subjected to horrific degradation by her abusive husband. Her acting has won praise, particularly her ability to convey a gamut of emotions — anger, humiliation, hurt, and tenderness — all with great authenticity. She’s not the boastful type, but Colman thinks her performance in Tyrannosaur, which is directed by Paddy Considine, is one of her best.
I have a lot toupdate about Olivia at Sundance she and the film she was there for Tyrannosaur has really been recieved well with olivia getting some fantastic reviews. Here are some of them:
Mark Adams, chief film critic at trade magazine Screen International, says Tyrannosaur is, “a thoughtful, uncompromising and at times moving debut driven by quite outstanding performances by Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman.”
Over at BBC America, Tom Brook describes Olivia Colman’s performance in Tyrannosaur as “one of the most striking performances at this year’s Sundance Film Festival”, adding, “her acting has won praise, particularly her ability to convey a gamut of emotions — anger, humiliation, hurt, and tenderness — all with great authenticity.”