Aidan Gillen (Dr. Hynek) will star as Alex Leamas in THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, a TV adaptation of the award-winning 1965 novel by John LeCarre. In the book, Leamas, a British spy, is recalled to London and hopes to retire, but is sent out on one final mission to play the dishonoured spy and bring down an East German intelligence organizaation. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD will premiere on BBC One on 31 December.
Gillen is also Peter in ROSE PLAYS JULIE, a story about a young woman seeking her biological mother. Rose, a young student who has enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents, gets the urge to travel from Dublin to London to confront her biological mother who has said she does not want to make contact. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote: “The drama begins by seeming to be hardly more than a poignant evocation of loneliness and regret. Then it escalates into an edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller of the sort that Chabrol might have admired, or even something written by Joe Eszterhas that you could have rented on VHS some time in the 80s. Yet even Eszterhas might have have flinched at the pure transgression of what is being implied.” ROSE PLAYS JULIE, had its premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival and will be released in the UK in early 2021. Continue reading →
Emily Hampshire (Jennifer) stars as Rebecca Morgan in CHAPELWAITE, a ten-episode series based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot”, which is about Captain Charles Boone (Adrien Brody) who relocates his family to the town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. Rebecca, an ambitious young woman who had been attending Mount Holyoke College, returns to Preacher’s Corners to write a story for the prestigious Atlantic Magazine, and applies to be the Boone family’s governess with the notion of writing about them. (Rebecca’s mother knows the reputation of Boone Manor and disapproves of the idea.) While working there, Rebecca solves a mystery that has plagued her own family for years. CHAPELWAITE is currently filming in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be on EPIX early in 2021. Continue reading →
Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) is Nick Roman in THE SURREALTOR. Nick owns the Roman Agency, a realty company specializing in “metaphysically encased” properties. The Agency employs a research scientist (Father Phil Orley, played by Adam Korson), and a tech specialist (August Ripley, played by Maurice Dean Wint), who makes ghost detectors and other devices that are sometimes successful at ending hauntings. (Wint is also Marcie Diggs’ father in the CBC series DIGGSTOWN.) The main supposition seems to be that ghosts are part of the natural world and are subject to its rules. The Agency’s office manager is Zooey L’Enfant (Savannah Basley). Susan Ireland (Sarah Levy) is a realtor who does not believe in ghosts, and one of the first houses the Roman Agency will deal with is a lakeside property belonging to Megan Donovan (Tennille Read), a med student who inherited it from her grandfather.