Do you lurk in the shadows of your glamorous sister? Does she steal the limelight with her stylish wardrobe and amazing figure? Do you want to be transformed for a special event? If this sounds like you fear no more. This Morning are here with their very own ‘Fairy Gok Mother’ ready to twirl his wand and give you the perfect makeover. Cinderella will go to the ball! If you want a makeover this Friday, get in touch by 1pm Wednesday 18th March 2015.
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Idris Elba's life, his relationship with his late father, and his preparation for playing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," are all at the center of a new documentary the actor is producing via his Green Door Pictures production company.
The 60-minute film will be directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Vernon, and will follow the "Luther" star on a "journey of self-exploration," says the press release, from his time in South Africa to film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the recording of the album based on his research for the role, and dealing with the death of his father.
Nicholas Yearwood from Green Door Pictures said: "Green Door Pictures are delighted with the results of almost a year of filming. Daniel Vernon's film perfectly captures Idris's personal and professional challenges, whilst he tackled arguably the most iconic and important role of his career."
"Mandela, My Dad and Me" is premiering at London's BFI on April 7, with a limited theatrical release to follow in London. No word on a USA premiere yet, although I'm sure it'll travel, and may be picked up by a US cable TV network.
Alex Connock, managing director at co-financer Shine North, added: “What we love about this film is that it’s full on celebrity access – but without the sugar coating. It’s just real life; incredibly watchable, musical and moving.”
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Brit Zawe Ashton has joined the cast of HBO's "The Devil You Know," a new pilot from "Orange is the New Black" creator Jenji Kohan. This marks Ashton's debut appearances on US television, alongside Damien Molony, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ewen Bremner, Karen Gillan, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Eddie Izzard, Ever Carradine, Hannah Nordberg and others.
"The Devil You Know" will look at the infamous Salem Witch Trials in 17th century New England, as neighbor was set against neighbor, leading a town to mass hysteria.
Izzard plays farmer Thomas Putnam, the Puritan patriarch of the powerful Putnam family and a leader in agrarian Salem Village. Molony will play his eldest son, opposite Ever Carradine as Putnam's wife, while Rhind-Tutt portrays Minister Samuel Parris, a hard-line Puritan who isn't popular with his peers until the accusations begin flying. Hannah Nordberg will play his daughter, Betty, with Naian Gonzalez Norvind as his niece and Ashton as the Parris' slave brought from Barbados.
Filming on the pilot is expected to begin this spring in Boston.
Assuming HBO picks "The Devil You Know" to series, it will mark Ashton's first USA TV series regular role, which should further introduce her to Stateside audiences.
Ria Hebden (@Funkachick) caught up with a host of stars and winners at the 2015 Screen Nation Awards including Idris Elba, Amma Asante, Ade Adeptian, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Toyin Agbetu. Watch the video above to see what they think about diversity in television and film, give advice about succeeding in the industry and celebrate 10 years of the Screen Nation Awards.
To see the full list of winners, click here.
A host of stars and top talent from TV, film, sports and media were present including: Idris Elba, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aml Ameen, Jamelia, Sarah Jane Crawford, Sean Cronin, Rebecca Scroggs, Patrick Robinson, Chizzy Akudolu, Petra Letang, Amma Asante, Mo Ali, Don Gilet, Laura Rollins, Lorna Laidlaw, Fiona Wade, Danny John Jules, Don Warrington, Amanda Foster, Daniel Lawrence, Taylor, Tobi Bakare, Shavani Seth, Charlene White, Junior Giscombe, Don-e, Loose Ends, Karen Bryson, Arnold Oceng, Sara Martin, Asif Zubairy, Michelle Matherson, Modupe Adeyeye, Denise Nurse, Jasmine Dotiwala, OT Fagbenle, Samuel Anderson, Fabrice Muamba and many more.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the month of love, BWNG TV (the creators of web-to-TV hit Brothers With No Game) host a panel show delving into the mind of the single male. In the five-part YouTube series, four British guys candidly discuss their honest (and controversial!) thoughts on dating, sex, women, relationships and marriage.
Watch all five shows in the playlist above.
Idris Elba is one of the guests confirmed to attend the Screen Nation Film & Television Awards tonight. Acknowledged by the industry as ‘the’ media event for diverse talent', Screen Nation marks 2015 as its 10th anniversary paying homage to the very best culturally diverse talent working in the UK and international film, broadcast and entertainment industries.
Hosted by BBC London News Arts Correspondent Brenda Emmanus and actor singer Victor Romero-Evans guests include:
Ade Adepitan, Amanda Foster, Arnold Oceng, Charlene White, Danny John Jules, Denise Nurse, DJ Abrantee, Don Gilet, Don Warringtion, Don-E, Dona Croll, Ellen Thomas, Fabrice Muamba, Helen Skelton, Idris Elba, JJC (Big Brovas), Karl Collins, Laura Rollins, Leee John, Letitia Wright, Loose Ends – Carl McIntosh, Lorna Laidlaw, Mckell David, Mista Silva, Modupe Adeyeye, Moelogo, Nathalie Emmanuel, Omar, Ot Fagbenle, Patrick Robinson, Petra Letang, Rebecca Scroggs, Samuel Anderson, Sara Martin, Sonali Shah, Tarah Welsh, Tobi Bakare, Victor Romero-Evans, Janet Kay and more to be confirmed.
For news and updates along the way, follow:
Good luck to all those nominated. For the list of nominees, click here.
The Screen Nation Awards celebrates, rewards and promotes the achievements of creatives from the African diaspora in the UK and global film, TV and digital media industries. 2015 marks a decade of rewarding excellence and diversity so the ceremony on the Sunday 15th February is guaranteed to be big night!
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Jasmine Dotiwala has had a different route into television than many of her peers. Whilst working as a runner she was thrown in front of camera to begin what was to become a successful career interview some of showbiz's biggest names. From there she moved behind the scenes, climbing the production ladder to end up running two MTV channels. Now she runs London 360, a youth news channel created by the Media Trust. In this interview with the Royal Television Society, Jasmine discusses in detail how she made it in the world of entertainment journalism and shares some advice on how others can follow in her footsteps.