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Daniel Mays Talks “Line of Duty”

Line of Duty comes to DVD today! In season 3, Daniel Mays joins the cast as Danny Waldron, a Sergeant and primary suspect in the investigation of corruption within the police force. Mays joins an already strong cast that includes Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Craig Parkinson, and fellow Ashes to Ashes alums Adrian Dunbar and Keeley Hawes.…

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Plebs: SR2 on ITV2

Pictured: Stylax [Joel Fry], Marcus [Tom Rosenthal] and Grumio [Ryan Sampson].

A modern comedy in an ancient setting, Plebs charts the antics of three under achievers, all of whom are on a desperate quest to live the Ôwhen in RomeÕ mantra to the full in the empireÕs most exciting city.
Since series one, the world has indeed progressed (from 27BC to 26BC) but flatmates Marcus, Stylax and slave Grumio have made no strides whatsoever. Not domestically, not financially and certainly not romantically.

Photographer: Adriana Yankulova.

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Plebs: Q&A with Sam Leifer

Anglonerd magazine had the opportunity to ask Sam Leifer a few questions about Plebs, the sitcom he co-wrote and directs. With a degree in Classics, majoring in history and literature, Leifer spent ten years working on this sitcom about young men living in Ancient Rome. What was the initial idea that became Plebs? The script Tom Basden (my co-writer)…

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Q&A with Ben Moor

Ben Moor is an television actor, radio actor and writer, stage performer, and has authored the books Each of Us and More Trees to Climb–transcripts of his live shows. And sometimes he does interpretive miming behind Robin Ince, but we didn’t ask him about that. The Guardian calls his sci-fi radio drama Undone “Excellent.” He is currently working with an Italian theatre…

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Q&A with Colin Dempsey

Last month, I visited Irish bar Ryan’s Daughter in New York City to attend the renowned storytelling series Stoops to Nuts, as I sometimes do, and was delighted by the music of indie rock duo Supersmall, whose debut album Silent Moon comes out February 2016. One half of Supersmall is Irish comedian and storyteller Colin Dempsey, who, in…

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The Hunt for the Mayor of Smoochyville, Author Q&A

Chris Wade is a writer who has done nonfiction for Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers) and his Hound Dawg magazine. He is a founder of the music project Dodson and Fogg (2012). On the album, actor Nigel Planer narrates two stories that go between the music tracks. Wade has also written comical fiction, including Cutey and the Sofaguard (2010), an audiobook narrated by the…

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Interview: Paterson Joseph on Shakespeare

Paterson Joseph has acted in many Shakespearean productions. He sometimes goes back to the area he grew up in and teaches Shakespeare to amateurs, and he got them to do it at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a big drama school in the U.K. Shakespeare has been a major part of my life because…

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Jon Ronson on Frank

Frank is in U.S. cinemas NOW! The following is a transcript from an interview with Jon Ronson on Plain Ketchup from October 2012. “There’s someone called Frank, but it’s not, as has been reported, based on a man called Frank Sidebottom, who was a comedy musician who I played with for three years in the 1980s.…