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  • Hugh Jackman Brings 'Wolverine: The Musical' Spoof to Life (VIDEO)

    What do you get when you cross "Les Miserables" and "X-Men?" Apparently, "Wolverine: The Musical." That's what was introduced to the world when Hugh Jackman visited BBC Radio's Matt Edmondson Show Saturday and was handed joke lyrics, sent to the tune...
  • Endemol Buys 'The Fall' Producer Artists Studio

    LONDON -- Endemol has acquired TV drama production company Artists Studio, which produces Gillian Anderson starrer "The Fall." "The Fall," which also toplines Jamie Dornan ("Fifty Shades of Grey") and is created and written by Alan Cubitt, is BBC Two'...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Backer Channel 4 Pledges Continued Support for Indie Filmmaking

    LONDON - Speaking to Variety, David Abraham, chief executive of U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, has reaffirmed the network's support for independent British filmmaking following news that Tessa Ross, controller of film and drama, is to leave in September....
  • Germany's ARD Adopts Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner Comedy 'Cuckoo'

    LONDON -- ARD in Germany, the world's second largest public broadcaster, has acquired the first two seasons of comedy "Cuckoo." Season one stars Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and the second stars "Twilight" thesp Taylor Lautner. The deal with...
  • Hugh Jackman spoofs 'Wolverine: The Musical,' plugs new 'X-Men'

    Not many superheroes can wallop bad guys and belt out a tune with equal aplomb, but Fox's "X-Men" franchise boasts just such a guy in Hugh Jackman, a.k.a. Wolverine. The star of last summer's "The Wolverine" demonstrated his singing prowess in an...
  • U.K. TV Channel London Live Launches

    LONDON -- A new U.K. TV channel, London Live, launches Monday, one of the biggest developments in the local biz since the launch of commercial channel Channel 5 in 1997. The channel is the third of 25 ultra-local TV stations to launch in the U.K., with...
  • Passings: Kate O'Mara

    Passings: Kate O'Mara
    Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her...
  • F&ME, JaJa Kick Off Lensing on 'Streetkids United II' in Rio

    LONDON -- Feature documentary "Streetkids United II -- The Girls From Rio," the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil. The second film -- in what is to become a series -- is being produced by the U.K.'s F&ME and the...
  • SundanceTV to Co-Produce BBC Miniseries 'One Child'

    SundanceTV has signed on to co-produce the four-hour BBC miniseries "One Child," set to bow on the cabler late this year. Drama penned by Guy Hibbert ("Complicit") revolves around the story of a Chinese woman's struggle for her identity after she's...
  • BBC America Sets June 22 Premiere, Season 2 Order for 'Musketeers'

    D'Artagnan and Co. will romp for at least two seasons BBC America. The cabler has set June 22 as the premiere date for "The Musketeers" and given the series a sophomore season greenlight. "Musketeers" is billed as a contemporary take on the adventures of...
  • Saoirse Ronan Heads to Ireland for John Crowley's 'Brooklyn'

    Saoirse Ronan is starring in romance-drama "Brooklyn" with shooting starting in Ireland opposite Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. John Crowley ("Intermission") directs from Nick Hornby's adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel....