The comedian and talent show judge may have already enlisted the rest of his ‘Britain’s’ Got Talent’ family for the project.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams is reportedly putting his experiences on the ITV series to good use and writing a sitcom based around a talent show. Walliams, who has been a judge on the series since 2012, is said to have already got his fellow ‘BGT’ judges excited about the project and they’ve even asked for starring roles.
David Walliams is writing a sitcom based on ‘BGT’.
Speaking to The Sun, Alesha Dixon said that when Walliams’ revealed the project she and fellow judge Amanda Holden immediately demanded parts. "There has been a conversation," Dixon said. "Amanda and me are very keen to be involved. I think Simon [Cowell] would be up for it too. We'll bully our way in! I told David that whatever he does, just make sure sure I'm a cool character.”
The BGT judge says a talented pooch made him fall asleep on the show.
Simon Cowell says he's always hoped to find a cat that can play the guitar during his annual TV search for a star, but now he has come across something even stranger - a dog that can apparently hypnotise people.
Simon Cowell may have just found his ultimate Britain's Got Talent star
MailOnline reports that in yesterday's edition of 'Britain's Got Talent' (Saturday 24 April), the 55-year-old music mogul seemingly fell under the spell of Krystyna Lennon's beloved pet Princess, a German spitz.
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Pharrell Williams will be penning four picture books for children based on his song 'Happy'. Here are four other celebrities who have also turned their talents to writing.
Pharrell Williams has recently signed with publishers Putnam Books to pen four picture books based on his single 'Happy'. The announcement was made by the publishing house on Tuesday (17th February) and the first book in the series will be published in September 2015. Yet Williams is not the only celebrity to have branched out into the world of fiction, here are four other famous faces who penned children's books...
Pharrell Williams will pen four children's books based on 'Happy'.
The panel remains the same as last year, with Cowell, Dixon, Holden and Walliams all set to cast their eye over the hopefuls again.
It’s that time of year again! ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is all set to return to our screens to see us through the dark and dismal winter months, and viewers can expect more of what they’re used to, as the show’s line-up is unchanged.
ITV confirmed on Friday that the panel of judges will remain the same, after Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams have all signed up for another year. On the presenting front, stalwart pair Ant & Dec will return as hosts once more.
Simon Cowell will return in 'Britain's Got Talent'
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The supermodel makes a special cameo in the TV adaptation, which will air on the BBC in Boxing Day.
The BBC adaptation of David Walliams’ ‘The Boy In The Dress’ looks set to be essential viewing this festive season, thanks in no small part to a cameo appearance by Kate Moss. The supermodel puts in a brief appearance in the TV film as the ‘dream girl’ of protagonist Dennis, who he spots on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Kate Moss will appear in 'The Boy In The Dress' on the BBC
Jennifer Saunders also stars in the TV film, alongside ‘Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley, Meera Syal, Tim McInnerny and Billy Kennedy who plays Dennis. The story follows a young boy who develops a love for cross dressing, which incites a negative reaction from his friends and family.
David Walliams voices the loveable and brave Pudsey in this cheerful summer comedy.
Looking forward to the end of the school term? Scratching your head for a way to celebrate the start of the summer holidays with the whole family? A cinema trip to see Pudsey the Dog: The Movie may just be the solution to your dilemma: a fun and cheery summer comedy that's set to raise the woof (sorry) when it's released this weekend.
'Britain's Got Talent' Star Pudsey Makes His Movie Debut In New Family Comedy, 'Oudsey The Dog: The Movie.'
You may remember the film's star, Pudsey the Dog, from talent contest Britain's Got Talent, which propelled the charming Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested powderpuff cross and his owner/trainer Ashleigh Jade Butler into the limelight and hearts of the British public.
Pudsey is tired of living alongside his cooing middle-aged owner and decides to embark on a solo journey across town. Soon enough though, he meets teenagers Molly, George and Tommy - siblings who he spectacularly saves from some bullies - who take him in with the promise of a treat for his bravery. However, the children are bereft after the death of their father and their mother is moving them to an isolated country village. Pudsey decides to join them, despite the new landlord Mr. Thorne's objections, and he makes friends with some of the farmyard animals. He soon discovers that Mr. Thorne's hatred of dogs is not the only questionable thing about him and he starts to uncover a dastardly plan unfolding. Will this little dog manage to thwart Mr. Thorne and save the town?
Following the spectacular win of Pudsey the dog and his young trainer Ashleigh Butler on the sixth series of 'Britain's Got Talent', the dancing pooch embarks on a screen adventure with 'Pudsey The Dog: The Movie'. The charming comedy film has been directed by BAFTA nominee Nick Moore ('Wild Child', 'Horrid Henry: The Movie') and written by Paul Rose ('Dani's House', 'My Parents Are Aliens'), and will reach UK cinemas on July 18th 2014.
Collabro have been crowned the winners of 'Britain's Got Talent'. The boy band were closely followed by Lucy Kay in second place and Bars & Melody in third.
The eighth season of Britain's Got Talent has wrapped up and the winner announced on Saturday (7th June). Boy band Collabro was crowned the winner. Opera singer Lucy Kay came second and Bars & Melody were the runners up.
Alesha Dixon judges Britain's Got Talent.
Collabro is a boy band with a particular interest in musical theatre and consists of 20-year-olds Richard Hadfield and Matt Pagan, 24-year-olds Michael Auger and Thomas Redgrave and Jamie Lambert, aged 23.
Continue reading: Collabro Have Won 'Britain's Got Talent' 2014
'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Lettice Rowbotham wowed the judges last Saturday, but who is the vivacious violinist from Surrey?
So, Britain’s Got Talent fans, there is a brand new Marmite contestant. By that we mean, people are either going to absolutely love her or hate her. We’re most definitely on the love side of things, we’ve gone mad for nutty violinist Lettice Rowbotham. BGT fans who like their contestants a little more rough and ready will hopefully eat their words once Lettice whips out her violin.
The Britain's Got Talent judges were wowed by Lettice's performance
Labeled “the poshest contestant” the show has ever had by judge David Walliams, as well as possibly “the poshest to come to Birmingham”, where the show was filmed, Lettice rocked out with her violin on last Saturday’s (April 19th) episode of BGT. Announcing that she was “too hungover” to be nervous about the audition, Lettice bounded on stage with a personality as energetic as her performance.
The BBC has signed a deal for a variety of Agatha Christie content.
David Walliams is set to star in a new crime series on BBC One, based on Agatha Christie's two books 'The Secret Adversary' and 'N or M'. The comedy star will play one half of the married duo Tommy and Tuppence in 'Partners in Crime' - a six part series.
David Walliams to star in 'Tommy and Tuppence'
Walliams - who also co-wrote the series - said: "In bringing these thrilling stories to the screen, it is our ambition for Tommy and Tuppence to finally take their rightful place alongside Poirot and Marple as iconic Agatha Christie characters."
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The acting great passed away in peace on Saturday, 14 December
The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.
Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013
"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."
Continue reading: Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole
The latest take on Shakespeare's historic play is a hit with critics and audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre in London
The latest stage version of William Shakespeare's historic epic Henry V is currently playing to packed-out audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre on London's West End, with critics being particularly taken by lead man Jude Law, who portrays the embattled monarch in Michael Grandage's take on the show.
Jude Law is being roundly praised for his depiction of Henry V
The last instalment of the Michael Grandage Company’s season on the West End, it may also be the best too, thanks largely to the star performance from its lead performer. After a successful 15-month season, consisting of five plays each performed at the Noel Coward Theatre, Henry V marks the end of Grandage's triumphant run, but he couldn't have ended things on higher note. Whilst praise has been distributed to the direction and stage design for the show, it is Law's lead performance that has captured critics and audiences alike, as the Dom Hemingway actor continues his good run of form as a critically acclaimed acting talent.
Continue reading: Jude Law As 'Henry V' Is (Probably) The Best Acting Performance Of 2013
Far from standard: Mirren wins another award for her remarkable portrayal of the Queen.
Dame Helen Mirren has once again been lauded for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, this time for her turn in West End production, The Audience. The 68 year-old star was named best actress at the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the weekend's awards ceremony.
Helen Mirren Is The London Evening Standard's Best Actress.
However, Mirren was reluctant to hog all the praise to herself, telling reporters that she felt that the Queen was also deserving. "I did feel very much that the response to the play was as much a response to that person, that extraordinary woman, as it was to my performance," she said, via BBC News.
Continue reading: Helen Mirren's 'The Audience' Queen Performance Wins Standard Award
Simon is apparently excited for the birth of his first child, and comic David Walliams has spoken on behalf of his friend, saying that TV's Mr Nasty will be a great father
Simon Cowell, for those of you living under a rock for the past few weeks, is set to become a father for the first time following a secret romance with a married woman, Lauren Silverman. In spite of the controversy surrounding the conception of the child, Simon has since declared his pride and delight at finally becoming a father, and according to friends, he'll be a great dad when the time comes round.
Lauren got pregnant with Simon's baby in May this year
David Walliams recently spoke to the UK's Daily Mirror to discuss his budding bromance with Simon, stating that he was one of the first people to learn about his love child earlier this year when TV's Mr Nasty confided with him back in May. Walliams told the paper, "I had this incredible information but it was a private thing, which I had to respect."
Justin and the Knights of Valour will attempt to break a challenging and competitive animation market for 2013.
It’s been a pretty solid year for animated features so far; Wreck it Ralph, Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University all performed solidly with the critics and in the box office. But it hasn’t been all plain sailing – films like Turbo and Escape From Planet Earth haven’t gone down too well.
Can Justin, voiced by Highmore, learn the ways of the Knight?
There was a time when all animated films were basically the best films ever: Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story(s), Up – but now there seems to be room for some pretty average efforts. Striking up some cute characters with big eyes, pitting them against a baddie and creating a weird little fella for comic relief just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Justin is an average boy with big dreams living in a Kingdom where the Queen has enlisted lawyers instead of knights. However, Justin wants more than anything in the world to become one the latter, just like his deceased grandfather Sir Roland. He must embark on a quest to train to become the best knight he can and on the way meets his three mentors, Blucher, Legantir and Braulio, a wacky wizard named Melquiades and the very beautiful Talia. Sooner than he'd hoped, he finds his first challenge; Sir Heraclio and his sidekick Sota are attempting to raise an army to defeat the Kingdom, leaving Heraclio crowned king. Justin must protect the Kingdom he was brought up in and, in doing so, purloin his grandfather's old sword from Heraclio's clutches.
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Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale made a return to the hometown of her father, actor Richard Beckinsale, to unveil a prestigious blue plaque in Nottinghamshire's Chilwell.
Kate Beckinsale was accompanied by her mother, Judy Loe, and her husband, director Len Wiseman, in a Chilwell ceremony that saw the A-list Hollywood actress pay a visit to her late father's hometown for a very special ceremony. Actor Richard Beckinsale, who passed away age 31 in 1979 from a heart attack, is known for his comedy roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC's Porridge and Alan Moore in ITV's Rising Damp. He attended College House Junior School in Chilwell, in the 1950s, which is where his commemorative blue plague has been placed.
Kate Beckinsale's Father, Richard, Starred In UK Comedy Rising Damp.
Mark North, College House Junior School's head teacher, spoke of the school's excitement to host such a unique occasion to remember an accomplished ex-pupil: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."
Michael Winterbottom vividly recreates swinging 1960s London in this biopic about one of Soho's most notorious figures. It's a lively and attention-grabbing film, but the cast and filmmakers never create a character we can identify with or care about, which leaves the film feeling a bit meaningless. And even if we're interested in the history, we are never able to feel the emotions.
As he did for Winterbottom in 24 Hour Party People, Steve Coogan plays a colourful real-life figure, this time Paul Raymond, also known as the King of Soho. Raymond made his fortune through strip clubs and lap-dancing venues, then expanded into publishing men's magazines before purchasing large swathes of property in London's artiest district. But his marriage to Jean (Friel) was strained by his rampant womanising, including a long-term relationship with actress-model Fiona Richmond (Egerton). And the main woman in Paul's life was his daughter Debbie (Poots), who was in line to inherit his fortune when she died of a heroin overdose in 1992.
The film is framed with Debbie's funeral, showing Raymond at his lowest point. But then, even when he was living the high life, his self-obsession casts a heavy shadow. Everyone in this story is just as lost in their own addictions. And it's sad to see Raymond himself never able to move on from his own early years, amassing a £1 billion fortune, which he left to Debbie's children when he died in 2008. Coogan bravely never tries to get us to sympathise with Raymond, delivering a focussed performance that's darkly bittersweet. Poots adeptly captures Debbie's inability to see her own talents as she falls into a whirlwind of drug abuse. And Friel and Egerton get the most engaging roles as woman thrown aside along the way.
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Paul Raymond became the wealthiest man in the UK when he opened the country's first strip club, the Raymond Revue bar, after starting out his nightlife career as a mind-reader cabaret performer. When the bar became highly successful among gentlemen everywhere, his risqué empire only grew into various men's magazines including 'Men's Only', 'Razzle' and 'Mayfair' not to mention spawning various new clubs across the entertainment district of London, Soho, earning him the nickname 'King of Soho'. Though, while loved and admired by thousands, he was also scorned in other circles and even his family began to suffer from the effects of his billion pound industry. His marriage to one of his strippers, Jean, did not meet an amicable end as he embarked on a whirlwind affair with a younger star, and his previously close bond with his daughter Debbie whom he loved more than anything in the world, was broken after her sudden death at the tender age of 36. This is the story of the triumphs and turmoil of Britain's richest man.
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David Walliams and Stephen Mulhern - BGT judges leaving their hotel Birmingham United Kingdom Friday 8th February 2013
The comedy of David Walliams and Matt Lucas largely defined the British scene in the early noughties, with Little Britain and Little Britain USA. Since then, they have also written and starred in Come Fly With Me, which did well commercially, garnering impressive audience ratings. However, Matt Lucas has said that he doesn't want to return for a second series, so it has been run into the ground.
"I was disappointed - I was hoping to do more because when you've started something like that, one series never seems enough," Walliams said, about Lucas' refuse to return, reports the BBC.
Since the first series both comics have kept busy, branching out in their careers. Lucas was in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, has appeared on the West End in Les Mis, and is set to be in a Steve Coogan movie The Look of Love later this year. Walliams has written two children's books, as well as being a judge on Britain's Got Talent on ITV1. This Christmas saw one of his books, Mr Stink televised by the BBC.
Continue reading: David Walliams' Come Fly With Me Crashes Without Matt Lucas
David Walliams and James Corden share a steamy moment on the catwalk - David Walliams and James Corden share a steamy moment on the catwalk London, England - London Fashion Week 2010 - Fashion For Relief - Haiti Thursday 18th February 2010
David Walliams and Katie Price aka Jordan - David Walliams and Katie Price aka Jordan Los Angeles, California - enjoy lunch Friday 17th July 2009
David Walliams Tuesday 14th April 2009 dressed casually while out and about London, England
Date of birth
20th August, 1971
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