Paddy Considine rejected an audition for Game of Thrones because it was ‘about dragons’ . The 48-year-old actor has landed the most high-profile role of his career as King Viserys in the upcoming fantasy prequel House of the Dragon but admitted he could have associated himself with George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world much earlier if he hadn’t instantly shut down the possibility. Explaining how his agent sent him a script for Game of Thrones, Paddy told the Sunday Times Culture magazine: ‘He said, “It’s about dragons.” I went, “No thanks.” I didn’t even read it.’ But Paddy isn’t upset about what could have been. He added: ‘If I couldn’t be a**ed to get myself down to an audition, that’s my luck-out.’ The actor has spoken in the past about his father being a ‘mental, physical bully’ before his death from cancer in 2006, but it was his mother that he based his portrayal of the ailing Viserys on. He said: ‘Not my father. If anything Viserys was based on my mother. … [Read more...] about House Of The Dragon star Paddy Considine previously turned down Game Of Thrones role over, erm, dragons
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Should you pick Disney Plus, Netflix or Prime Video? (Image: NETFLIX • PRIME VIDEO • WALT DISNEY • GETTY) This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more Struggling to find something to watch? A streaming service can be an affordable way to unlock hundreds of new TV shows, documentaries, sports fixtures (in some cases) and blockbuster movies. Streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ are all available with rolling monthly contracts so, unlike some of the best Sky TV deals around, you will be able to cancel at any time – making these streamers incredibly flexible. But with news of an incoming Amazon Prime price rise in the UK – the first time costs have increased since 2014, which streaming service offers the ultimate value for money? Netflix remains the most popular, with 220 million subscribers worldwide. Despite huge success with its latest season of Stranger Things, which is … [Read more...] about Netflix vs Disney+ vs Prime Video: Which streaming service is worth the price?
Photo: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah/YouTube Full Frontal With Samantha Bee announced its cancellation earlier this week, marking yet another big hole in the late-night ecosphere. Bee always brought so much heart to the news-commentary game, even working with COVID when it seemed clear Roe v. Wade was about to be overturned. Bee always let it be known she had skin in the game, and that intensity will be missed in TV. Media mergers and a possible-maybe recession has caused late night to shrinkflate. Since I started on the late-night beat, I have seen all these shows come and go: Busy Tonight, The Break With Michelle Wolf, Lights Out With David Spade, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, Conan, Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler, Desus & Mero, and now Full Frontal. And The Wendy Williams Show, which was daytime, but still, the YouTube archive is gone , and that’s sad. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain … Time to rank the best clips from late … [Read more...] about Dulcé Sloan’s Winning Lotto Numbers Won Late Night This Week
When I read that Eva Mendes was bringing back boredom for her children this summer, I could’ve jumped for joy. Because in just a few words, she confirmed what I’ve recently discovered. ‘I really feel like when we’re bored – not stimulated by a phone or an iPad or computer or television – that’s when ideas come in,’ she said, explaining that while her family had spent a few months in London while her oh-so-dreamy hubby Ryan Gosling was filming there recently, she took her children on a ‘ton of field trips’ but now they’re home, she’s decided they won’t be doing as much. Until recently, the idea of my children being bored was my biggest nightmare – mostly, I think, because of lockdown . Theo was two and a half when the pandemic struck and Immy was just five months. Stuck in a flat with no outside space, I was determined that we’d do something new every day. You know, other than just watching films. Not naturally gifted at arts and crafts, I searched YouTube … [Read more...] about I used to feel pressure to keep my kids entertained – now I think boredom is good for them
EASTENDERS have recast soap star Amy Mitchell with the actress Ellie Dadd ahead of a new storyline for the popular character. The daughter of the late Roxy Mitchell and Jack Branning has been played by four actresses since her birth in 2008 on EastEnders . Actress Abbie Burke has played the character for the last eight years. She took over from Amelie Conway in March 2014 but her last appearance on the soap was in June. However now Silent Witness star Ellie Dadd has taken over the role - and she makes her debut in this week's episodes. And she is thrown in at the deep end in a harrowing bullying storyline after being introduced to Howie’s son Denzel. Read our soap spoilers blog below for the latest updates and gossip… Ije Teunissen-Oligboh just now Felix looks shifty on Hollyoaks this week Zoe notices Felix has been acting shifty and begins to suspect he knows more than he’s letting on. After Pearl’s encouragement, Zoe has time with … [Read more...] about EastEnders news: Soap star Amy Mitchell recast as new storyline begins; plus Emmerdale & Coronation Street spoilers
EastEnders: Ranveer pressures Suki over their business contract SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Warning: This article contains spoilers for this week's EastEnders episodes The BBC soap has been making episodes available to viewers a week in advance, with four instalments shared on BBC iPlayer as the Commonwealth Games replace the show's usual slot, although they will still air on TV throughout the week. In upcoming scenes, Ranveer Gulati (played by Anil Goutam) will be killed off following a big showdown, but a major twist will complicate things even further and leave some characters caught in a chaotic web of lies. Related articles Royal expert erupts in angry row over Prince Andrew BBC … [Read more...] about EastEnders spoilers: Walford rocked by violent murder in upcoming scenes
All or Nothing Arsenal: Mikel Arteta delivers dressing room speech SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted to feeling the pressure of having cameras follow the club for the new Amazon Prime Video series. He's even gone as far to say he wouldn't agree to it again. Related articles Royal expert erupts in angry row over Prince Andrew BBC backlash as fans slam Countryfile and Springwatch Following Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of defending champions Manchester City on the August 28, 2021, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners were rock bottom of the Premier League. Three games in with no goals and zero points on the board, it was a nightmare start. Arsenal fans deemed the … [Read more...] about Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta shares regret over agreeing to All or Nothing filming