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3 Bafta Noms for Any Human Heart
Posted at 11:28 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bafta 2011 Television Awards Nominations

Leading Actor: Jim Broadbent (Older Logan Mountstuart)
Supporting Actress: Gillian Anderson (Duchess of Windsor)
Drama Serial: Any Human Heart (Lynn Horsford, Lee Morris, Sally Woodward Gentle, Michael Samuels)

The Bafta Television Awards will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 22 May.


Rebecca Eaton, Masterpiece producer
Posted at 8:04 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 21, 2011

The 2011 TIME 100

Meet the most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution. Welcome to this year's TIME 100

Rebecca Eaton
TV Producer
By Gillian Anderson

I was introduced to Rebecca Eaton while doing a PBS Masterpiece event for Dickens' Bleak House. First impression: shock of silver-white hair, brassy American gumption and a personality that enters the room before she does. You instantly know she means business, which in Rebecca's mind is what she enjoys most in the world.


PBS Emmy contenders
Posted at 8:46 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GoldDerby has learned exclusively the category placements for all of the PBS movie and miniseries candidates this year. The impressive list includes Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, Emmy champs Gillian Anderson and Kenneth Branagh and Emmy nominee Kim Cattrall.


Eileen Atkins, "Upstairs Downstairs"
Gillian Anderson, "Any Human Heart"
Kim Cattrall, "Any Human Heart"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"


Coming Soon: National Doodle Day USA
Posted at 11:15 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dear Friends of National Doodle Day,

Less than a month to go! National Doodle Day is Thursday, May 12th!

This year's Doodle Collection is growing steadily and looking lovely. Treat yourself to a visual feast at There you'll find Doodles from dozens of new contributors and a fine selection from friends who Doodle for us regularly. As usual we have Doodles from stars of stage and screen, sports figures, artists, illustrators, caricaturists, cartoonists, comic book artists, musicians, comedians, and more.

Like what you see? Please tell your friends. NF, Inc. counts on the participation of Doodle fans like you to make our auction a success.

Among new contributors are:

Lidia Bastianich - "Lidia's Italy" cooking show on PBS
Lauralee Bell - "The Young & the Restless"
Kathryn Bigelow - first woman to win the Best Director Oscar: "The Hurt Locker"
Yvette Nicole Brown - "Community"; "Josh and Drake"
Carrot Top
Richard Chamberlain - "Dr. Kildare", "Shogun", "The Thornbirds"
Elizabeth De Razzo - HBO's "Eastbound & Down"
Annette Funicello - "Beach Blanket" movies; "Babes in Toyland"
Guy Fieri - Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives"; Minute To Win It
Nicholas Hoult - "Skins" in the UK; "About a Boy"
Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"
Julianne Moore - "The Kids Are All Right"; "Hannibal"; "Children of Men"
Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams Paisley
Austin Peck - "Days of Our Lives"; "One Life to Live"
Efren Ramirez - Pedro in "Napoleon Dynamite"
Katee Sackhoff - "Battlestar Galactica"
Amber Stevens - "Greek"
Debbie Turner - Marta Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music"
Michael Zulli - comic book artist: Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman"

Some of the returning gems are by:

Jeff Bridges - "True Grit"; "Crazy Heart"; "The Big Lebowski"
Angela Cartwright - Penny Robinson of "Lost in Space"; Brigitta Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music"
Veronica Cartwright - Cassandra Spender in "The X-Files"; "ALIEN"; "Witches of Eastwick"; Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"
Seth Green - "Robot Chicken"; "Family Guy"; "Austin Powers"; Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Frank Marino - Vegas, baby!
Bill Mumy - Will Robinson of "Lost in Space"; "Babylon 5"
Mike Peters - creator of Mother Goose & Grimm
Jimmy Pickering
Andy Runton - creator of "OWLY"
Mark Ryden
Martin Sheen - "The West Wing"
Mark Snow - composer of "The X-Files" theme and music
Lea Thompson - "Back to the Future"; "Some Kind of Wonderful"

Many more doodles will be added over the next few weeks (including doodles by Gillian and Piper).

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National Doodle Day - May 12, 2011

Johnny English Reborn Official Movie Trailer
Posted at 7:41 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 7, 2011

Johnny English Reborn at the Internet Movie Database

Gillian joins cast of IRA espionage thriller
Posted at 5:50 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Clive Owen Joins IRA Movie From Man on Wire Director James Marsh
April 6, 2011

Director James Marsh (Man on Wire) told Vulture today that he's about to shoot an untitled espionage thriller (used to be called Shadow Dancer) with Clive Owen ready to star.

The film, a thriller, will be centered around the peace process in Northern Ireland in the nineties and will shoot in Dublin in early May.

British actress Andrea Riseborough (Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham) will play the female lead, a former IRA terrorist turned informer.

Supporting cast includes Aidan Gillen (The Wire) and Gillian Anderson.


Hay Festival, Wales
Posted at 9:15 AM (PDT) on Saturday, April 2, 2011

26 May to 5 June 2011

Hay Festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987, set in the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons. The festival continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. For 10 days in May, Hay is full of stories, ideas, laughter and music.

Hay Festival and The Tricycle Theatre, London present: Torture Team

Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Fiennes, Jay Sanders, Philippe Sands, Damian Lewis, Gillian Anderson

Event 375 � Saturday 4 June 2011 8.30pm � Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

An inquiry into the interrogation techniques used by the American administration and military in Guantanamo and beyond. When do lawyers who authorise abuse cross a line into criminality? Directed by Indhu Rubasingham.

Price: �15.00

In association with Amnesty International: Celebrating 50 Years of Human Rights campaigning

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