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Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan to play the lead role in ‘The Tower’

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Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan to play the lead role in 'The Tower'

Detective stories are one of the most popular genres of movies and literature that are full of thrill and suspense. The fun increases exponentially when the story is told by one of our favourite figures. Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) will be playing the lead role in ITV’sThe Tower’ from ‘Homeland’ writer Patrick Harbinson. The three-part adaptation is based on Kate London’s Metropolitan Police novel Post Mortem.

Whelan will play Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins, who investigates after a veteran beat cop and teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in southeast London. They leave a five-year-old boy and rookie police officer Lizzie Griffiths on the roof, only for them to go missing.

Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan to play the lead role in 'The Tower'

Collins works to find Lizzie before she comes to serious harm. But she also uncovers the truth behind the grisly tower block deaths. Collins and Griffiths later become the central characters in three books written by former Met officer London.

Filming of the series commences this month. The Tower is the product of Harbinson’s new production outfit Windhover Films and Mammoth Screen. The ITV Studios-owned producer was also behind the BBC/Netflix series The Serpent and Poldark. It is made in association with ITV Studios, which distributes internationally. ITV’s head of drama Polly Hill commissioned the series.

Gemma Whelan recently did a narrating of Sarah Pearse’s book The Sanatorium. Are you excited about the upcoming detective series? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones actor Ron Donachie to star in Channel 4’s new prison drama ‘Screw’

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Game of Thrones actor Ron Donachie to star in Channel 4’s new prison drama ‘Screw'

Game of Thrones boasted a host of amazing and talented artists in its cast and crew. Even the supporting characters were highly remarkable, some became fan-favourites, like Syrio Forel. Another Game of Thrones actor Ron Donachie is set to star in Channel 4’s new drama, Screw. Donachie played Ser Rodrik Cassel, Master-at-Arms at Winterfell on Game of Thrones.

Killing Eve writer Rob Williams’ own experiences working in prisons acts as inspiration for the show. The six-part series is set to explore life behind bars as you’ve never seen it before. It promises to deliver an “uncensored, shocking and often darkly funny” look at what it’s like to be a female warden in an all-male jail.

Game of Thrones actor Ron Donachie to star in Channel 4’s new prison drama ‘Screw'

His Dark Materials’ Nina Sosanya will take on the central role of Leigh, an officer. She worries about how her secrets could jeopardise her job as a guard if they were to get out, while Donachie plays Don, a fellow ‘screw‘.

Derry Girls’ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (who plays a young trainee officer named Rose), Detectorists’ Laura Checkley, Line of Duty’s Faraz Ayub and I May Destroy You’s Stephen Wright also play notable roles.

It would be fun to watch Ron Donachie once again on the little screen. Are you excited about the prison drama? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones actor Gary Wales turns his attention to domestic violence with short film

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Game of Thrones actor Gary Wales turns his attention to domestic violence with short film

Game of Thrones had plenty of social messages hidden in plain sight. Though it may not be too obvious, it was a representation of our own society. According to recent research, the fantasy show is very similar to real-world human interactions. That’s the reason why the show was such a big hit, people could relate to the characters. The series was a big platform to showcase the Domestic Abuse women face behind closed doors. RAGE, a short film, will attempt to show what goes on behind closed doors and help real-life victims get the support they need. It is being made by actor Gary Wales, who featured in an episode of Game of Thrones, and filmmaker David Penman.

Rage features a ‘seemingly normal family man’ on a date night with his wife. Things turn nasty when he takes a mix of drugs and booze.

Game of Thrones actor Gary Wales turns his attention to domestic violence with short film

Gary, 25, said: “The whole purpose of this movie is to show people what drugs and alcohol can do, especially behind closed doors, and how it can affect families around the world.

“Every single day there are families going through this situation and no one really knows what happens behind closed doors. You could just be chilling one night and then hear an argument from your neighbours, but you don’t really know what has happened. Anything can happen. Then suddenly the emergency services show up and people wonder.”

“This is a short drama which is going to reflect on what happens behind that closed door,” Gary added. “It’s not really for entertainment purposes… it’s hard to put into words. We are also going to give people resources they can use to learn more about this and to help.”

What do you think of Gary’s initiative? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to adapt Scary Stories For Young Foxes

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Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to adapt Scary Stories For Young Foxes

Children love a scary story if told the right way. Ever since we were kids, we loved to share our own scary tales with our friends and laughed at their spooked out faces. Lena Headey is adapting a spooky animated adaptation of Christian McKay Heidicker’s Scary Stories for Young Foxes. The Game of Thrones star will co-produce it with Boat Rocker Studios, as reported by Deadline.

Lena will voice a character in the animated miniseries adaptation of the award-winning kids’ horror novel. Her production company Peephole Productions will produce with the company’s Kids & Family division.

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey to adapt Scary Stories For Young Foxes

Centred on two young foxes who are separated from their litters. Scary Stories for Young Foxes will see Mia and Uly attempting to survive a spooky world full of monsters as they make their way home. Their journey is told in eight separate parts. With a single theme running through all of them: the impact of scary stories.

“During our first meeting at Boat Rocker I was asked what I was interested in. We started talking about horror for kids. How there is a space for this, and not to shy away from putting stuff out there that’s dark and smart,” said Headey. “Kids aren’t daft — they know when we’re holding back the scary bits. I’m so happy to be part of a great team. To bring Christian’s book to life in a way that feels authentic.”

Lena has also joined the TV adaptation of Hugh Howey’s sci-fi novel Beacon 23. Are you excited about the spooky animation? Tell us in the comments below!







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