Game of Thrones fans are used to seeing their favourites hacked down on screen, but for many of Kit Harington's admirers the cruellest cut will come once the show has already finished shooting. The 31-year-old actor said plans to trim back the long, flowing hairstyle he maintained to play brooding hero Jon Snow since the HBO series first began filming in 2010. As soon as filming wraps on the fantasy saga's eighth and final series, Harington will be cutting his hair short. How short? "Short-short," the star told Entertainment Weekly. “I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognisable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” he said. “The beard will be harder to get rid of – I quite like the beard. I like having the long hair and beard both, but it will be like ritualistic thing. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was … [Read more...] about Kit Harington can’t wait to wash Jon Snow right out of his hair
3 James Corden dressed as a dancing cat, while Andrew Lloyd Webber sat on high in a cherry-picker, pulling faces and throwing red roses. Not a jet-lagged London tourist’s fever dream but tonight’s special UK leg of The Late Late Show with James Corden (Sky1). Corden was lucky he didn't get impounded and bussed down to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. This was the first of four special editions of CBS’ hit talkshow, swapping its usual Los Angeles location for Westminster Central Hall - the same venue where Corden helmed three homecoming episodes last year. The previous production niggles had been ironed out: sound was less echoey, the set slicker. Transporting a production of this size into a 1,000-seat... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about The Late Late Show UK with James Corden, Sky One, review: blending British grit and wit with back-slapping Hollywood gloss
Michael Hogan 19 June 2018 • 3:05pm This week, one of the world’s biggest chat shows, hosted by one of Britain’s most successful showbiz exports, touches down in London for a special week of star-studded episodes. So why isn’t there more buzz about the arrival of James Corden's Late Late Show in the UK? (It's airing nightly from Tuesday to Friday on Sky1, in case you hadn't noticed.) Ongoing TV distractions like the World Cup and Love Island don’t help - but there’s also a definite sense that Corden is more appreciated in America than here in his home country. The UK seems to have turned against the boy from Buckinghamshire as he's become more and more successful. Witness the reaction to the first trailer for all-female heist... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 … [Read more...] about Too smug, too sincere, and too successful: why did Britain turn on James Corden?
Luther is coming back to our screens for the first time since 2015, as Idris Elba's uncompromisingly gritty detective show returns for a fifth series. A new 30-second teaser, released last night, is sure to fire up fans' excitement – but reveals next to nothing about the new series. It shows Elba in character as the Serious and Serial Crime Unit's finest, DCI John Luther, panting and breathless. And that's it, apart from a cryptic tagline: "This will hurt." No broadcast date has yet been announced, but the series is expected to air on BBC One later this year. Luther first appeared in 2010, earning widespread praise for Elba's performance and showrunner Neil Cross's writing. After the Golden Globe-winning success of the first three seasons, the programme returned for a two-part miniseries in 2015, which met with a more muted reception from critics. In a three-star review, The Telegraph's Benji Wilson wrote that the show had "lapsed into movie cliché," and … [Read more...] about Luther series 5: Idris Elba’s grizzled sleuth is back in the first teaser
4 The most-anticipated TV drama of the summer, Sharp Objects, a psychological thriller based on the debut novel of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, certainly lives up to its title. From the very first scene – in which an unsettling childhood flashback morphs seamlessly into a present-day bedroom – we’re in treacherous territory, never sure when we might tread on something nasty and cut ourselves, or witness something that makes us want to hurriedly look away. US cable network HBO has carved out a reputation for graphic violence in shows from The Sopranos to Game of Thrones, but here the gore is all the more potent for being unexpected. Adapted by Flynn herself, with the help of writer Marti Noxon... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Sharp Objects: the thriller set to be the show of the summer