Freeman passes on the Hobbit
Due to his commitment to a BBC television show, actor Martin Freeman has reportedly has to turn down a seven-figure offer to play Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. The former Office actor is committed to the second season of BBC’s Sherlock which films at the same time.
Pattinson to guest on Entourage?
Reports are suggesting that Twilight actor Robert Pattinson will be making an appearance in the season finale of Entourage, playing himself in a role which will supposedly see him be a huge annoyance to his agent Ari (Jeremy Piven).
Fry slams boring BBC
Stephen Fry has come out saying that a culture of fear is making the BBC’s programming bland. The comedian says that executives at the state broadcaster are afraid to take creative risks and that alot of the adventure and excitement has gone out of television in this country.
New ITV drama opens to 5.2m
ITV’s new drama series Bouquet of Barbed Wire has opened to an audience of a little over 5.2 million on Monday night. The debut episode, which is the first of three episodes, just outperformed BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are in the 9pm hour.
Below is the complete list of winners at the recent TV Choice Awards.
• Best soap – EastEnders
• Special Award (for 50 years on TV) – Coronation Street
• Best family drama – Doctor Who
• Best drama series – Ashes To Ashes
• Best new drama – Glee
• Best actor – Jack O’Connell (Skins)
• Best actress – Denise Welch (Waterloo Road)
• Best talent show – Britain’s Got Talent
• Best reality show – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here
• Best food show – The F-Word
• Best comedy show – Gavin and Stacey
• Best lifestyle show – Come Dine With Me
• Best daytime show – Loose Women
• Best gameshow – Total Wipeout
• Best soap newcomer – Adam Thomas (Emmerdale)
• Best soap storyline – Aaron’s gay self loathing (Emmerdale)
• Best soap actress – Lacey Turner, EastEnders
• Best soap actor – Danny Miller, Emmerdale.