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 →
Laura Mennell (Mimi Hynek) will be Hathaway/Olivia Parker in THE SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMER, a film set in Los Angeles in a distant future where the world is run by a science-minded government trying to correct the human causes of global climate change by implementing a neuro-chip system. Every citizen is given (at birth) an AI implant designed to guide their lives and ensure that the choices they make benefit the world. Elizabeth Parker (Olivia’s daughter played by Kerry Kruppe) wakes from a dream for the first time (because the neuro-chip system has abolished the ability to dream). Her dream reveals a family she never knew and a powerful image of a Dark Horse. Written and directed by Amy D’Allesandro Stolz, THE SUBCONSCIOUS DREAMER is currently in production in California.
Mennell is also be Ren in Florian Halbedl’s short film CIRCLE. On 14 August, Mennell posted on Instagram:“Had lots of fun collaborating with friends on the shoot of our short film, “Circle,” directed and written by @florianhalbedl. Here’s a first look at Ren (me!) and Hex (my lovely co-star @lunaferguson.) . Story – In a world of isolation, a wistful Ren and a witting Hex must find connection by deepening their form of communication across space and time with the guiding force of nature. Production stills, poster & trailer coming soon! Can’t wait to share more! . Produced by Florian Halbedl, Luna Ferguson, @solomanartist and I! Stay tuned! . #??: Thank you @parasolly for these fantastic shots! I’m such a fan of your creative spirit. @davinafaye (you rocked our faces!)”Continue reading →
Caspar Phillipson as newly elected Senator John F. Kennedy in the PROJECT BLUE BOOK episode “Broken Arrow“ .
Caspar Phillipson (John F Kennedy in “What Lies Beneath“) will be Embry in SHADOWS IN MY EYES, an account of the bombing of the French School in Copenhagen on 21 March 1945. Operation Carthage, an attack on Denmark’s Gestapo headquarters, went wrong when one of the bombers crashed near the school, causing the other pilots to believe that the school was the target. 104 people were killed. The film depicts the tragic attack from the point of view of the children, nuns and captured resistance fighters inside the school. Written and directed by Ole Borendal, SHADOWS IN MY EYES was filmed in Prague, and will be released in Denmark on 10 December.
Phillipson is also Tomas (Tomas Jonsson?) in ODD MAN RUSH, which stars Jack Mulhern as a hockey player who once was on the fast track to the NHL, but for various reasons ended up playing in Sweden’s minor professional leagues. Trevor Gretsky (son of Wayne) and Alexa Lemieu (daugher of Mario) are also in the cast, as is Hockey Hall of Famer Paul Stewart. Bill Keenan, who wrote the memoir on which the film is based, told U.S. Hockey Report: “The movie is like SLAPSHOT, though maybe more realistic. I’d say it’s a modern-day European version of SLAPSHOT…We’ll be submitting to film festivals. After that it’s kind of up to them [the producers] in how they choose to release it, either streaming or in theatres.”Continue reading →