UK Series ‘Skins’ To End With One Final Series & Former Stars To Return

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Channel 4 has announced this week that E4’s British teen drama series Skins will bow out with one final series, where famous Skins characters from all six series will star in ‘celebratory’ reappearances.

“Channel 4 today confirmed that next year’s series of E4’s teen drama Skins will be its last,” the broadcaster commented earlier this week. The series has now been recommissioned for a special seventh run, the final in the series, which will be made of three films broken into six parts.

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Brits At The Box Office: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, David Tennant, Mark Strong & More!

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With not a lot of British-related news going on at the box office over the last couple of weeks, things are starting to heat up again with a couple of new releases this week. It’s actually quite a good week for a number of Brits including Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, David Tennant, and Irish comedy actor Chris O’Dowd, with a great selection of films for the next seven days, and we know that you will be happy to see a couple of these in particular on the big screen at last.

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IFC Midnight Attain Rights To Irish Alien Flick ‘Grabbers’

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IFC Midnight has acquired the North and Latin American rights to Jon Wright’s Irish comedy, Grabbers, they announced this week, after the film played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film is set on a quaintly populated Irish fishing village named Erin Island, where, unbeknownst to the village’s occupants, something sinister has hit the shores.

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Casting Catch-Up: Simon Pegg, James D’Arcy, Idris Elba, & More!

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With some more great casting stories this week, if you’re a fan of the British psychological crime drama television series Luther then you’re definitely in for a treat. With some brilliant sounding TV pilots coming up and a few interesting films in the works, carry on reading to find out the ongoings of Simon Pegg, James D’Arcy, Idris Elba, Minnie Driver, Ruth Bradley, Neil Cross and Ewan Bremner. You won’t be disappointed.

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Another New Trailer for ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Two

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The second official trailer for season two of HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game Of Thrones has been released this week, and if you weren’t looking forward to the series already, with the first official trailer released only a couple of weeks ago, you definitely will be now.

Set to Florence and the Machine’s Seven Devils, the new trailer is both epic and powerful, giving us an even deeper look at where we are this season and a glimpse of the red priestess burning the old gods.

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Gerard Butler Replaces Eric Bana In Diamond Heist Thriller ‘Brilliant’

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Scottish actor Gerard Butler is replacing Eric Bana in the upcoming thriller, Brilliant, it has been reported this week. Directed by Robert Luketic (Killers) and penned by Gillian Gorfil and Elizabeth Shorten, the story centers on a small-time criminal who teams with a female thief to pull off the biggest diamond heist of all time.

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New Production Video for ‘The Hobbit’ With Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen

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Peter Jackson has unveiled another peek behind the production of The Hobbit this week, as he continues his video journal with the first video release of 2012 as the cast begin shooting for part 2 of Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s novel of the same name, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and one of this year’s most anticipated films.

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Emma Watson To Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’

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Whilst the Warner Bros. Studio in London are beginning their Harry Potter set tours this month, Emma Watson has already been working hard since her role as Hermione, starring in My Week with Marilyn last year, recently wrapping up filming for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, re-teaming with Harry Potter director David Yates to star in the upcoming drama ‘Your Voice In My Head’, and also joining up with Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro in a re-telling of ‘Beauty And The Beast’.

Already an extremely busy girl, this week we have the news that the British actress is now also set to star in Sofia Coppola‘s latest project, The Bling Ring.

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