2 Far from civilisation, a rag-tag of explorers stumbles upon unfathomable evil and meets a grisly end. Thus began HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones in 2011 (remember all those White Walkers rampaging through the snow?). And so, too, does the curtain rise on Nightflyers, a baroque retelling of an Eighties sci-fi novella by Martin which splashes down on Netflix in 2019 and has just arrived on the SyFy channel in the United States. Martin isn’t directly involved with this adaptation of his story (owing to an exclusive deal with HBO), but there are plenty of parallels with the Westeros juggernaut. Both shows are filmed in Ireland – Thrones in Belfast, Nightflyers in Limerick... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Nightflyers, first look review: Game of Thrones in space? Not quite
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The trouble with reviewing Game of Thrones is that every episode, the temptation is to start the review with a phrase like “In this episode, it really kicked off”. But then you realise you thought that previously. Every episode dials the levels of brutality, intrigue and sheer epic fantasy up a few more notches, finding time to introduce and flesh out more characters and add depth to its world as it does so. Episode eight, titled The Pointy End, started with the aftermath of Ned Stark (Sean Bean)’s downfall, as Cersei (Lena Headey) and the Lannisters moved swiftly to take power after the King’s so-obviously-arranged-it’s-not-really-worth-calling-suspicious death. Ned and those around him have paid a heavy price for his dumbly rigid honour: all the Starks in King’s Landing are dead, apart from his two daughters, one of whom is missing, and Ned himself, imprisoned in a dungeon. This episode also saw the simmering political tensions finally … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: episode 8, Sky Atlantic, review
CHARLES Dance has built a reputation for playing steely villains and cold-hearted politicians on stage and screen, and is about to star in new Channel 4 series Hang Ups. Here's the lowdown on the star whose fascinating portrayals have made him one of the most in-demand English actors and screenwriters. Who is Charles Dance? How old is he? What's his background? The actor was born Walter Charles Dance in Worcestershire in October 1946, which makes him 71. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the mid-1970s receiving rave reviews. At the same time, he made his TV and film debut in a BBC mystery series called Father Brown but it wasn't until the 80s when he rose to fame playing Guy Perron in The Jewel In The Crown. He later appeared in shows such as Murder Rooms, Randall and Hopkirk, Merlin and even won an Emmy nomination for his role in Bleak House. Charles is also an accomplished screenwriter and director working on the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame … [Read more...] about Who is Charles Dance, how old is the Hang Ups star, who did he play in Game Of Thrones and who’s his ex-wife?
NATALIE Dormer is a British star best known for her roles in Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games, but there's no playing about with her. A former head girl at school who was offered a place at Cambridge, this actress is a force to be reckoned with. Here's what we know about her... Who is Natalie Dormer? Natalie is an English actress who was born on 11 February 1982. She was brought up in Berkshire and attended Chiltern Edge Secondary School and Reading Blue Coat School, where she was head girl. Upon missing out on her place at Cambridge for dropping a grade in her A-level history, Natalie decided to audition for drama schools. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. The actress cites Cate Blanchett as an influence on her career. What has she been in? Natalie made her screen debut in Casanova and went on to play Anne Boleyn in The Tudors - a role for which she was nominated with two Gemini Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She played the Duchess of … [Read more...] about Who is Natalie Dormer? Game Of Thrones actress starring in Picnic At Hanging Rock as Mrs Appleyard
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