More than 6 million viewers tuned in on Monday night to welcome the ITV drama back.
‘Cold Feet’ returned to our screens on ITV last night for its sixth series after 13 years away. The return of the comedy-drama, which stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Morris, John Thomson and Robert Bathurst, was praised by both critics and fans, with over 6 million viewers tuning in on ITV.
‘Cold Feet’ is back after 13 years
The comedy-drama followed three thirtysomething couples in Manchester and originally ran for five series between 1998 and 2003. At the time the show was a big hit with viewers and even described by some as the British answer to ‘Friends’.
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How has middle-age treated these disastrous couples?
British relationship drama 'Cold Feet' is set to make a return for series 6 thirteen years after the the last episode aired. It will see five of the main cast members now middle-aged, though what remains unclear is just how their love lives have panned out.
The cast of Cold Feet return for series 6
ITV is bringing the 1997 drama back this Autumn with cast members James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson and Fay Ripley. Helen Baxendale will, of course, not be making a return given that her character Rachel Bradley died in the last series.
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The comedy will return for a sixth series, having run from 1997 to 2003 before being cancelled.
Thirteen years after it was removed from British TV screens, the popular drama-comedy ‘Cold Feet’ will be returning for a sixth series, with many of the original cast signed up.
The re-boot of the ITV series has been rumoured for the last few months after The Sun reported in August that the network had commenced talks with the core cast members. James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst and Fay Ripley will be returning to the series that charted the ups and downs of three 30-something couples, and was often vaunted as the British answer to 'Friends'.
James Nesbitt, one of the stars of 'Cold Feet', is returning for the new series
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The BIFA 2013 honored some of the best in independent cinema from this past year.
This year’s British Independent Film Awards honored world-renowned Hollywood actors and actresses, as well as small, independent productions and rising stars, from James McAvoy and Julie Walters, to newcomers like The Shell’s Chloe Pirrie.
Lindsay Duncan and James McAvoy won for best actress and actor, respectively.
Some of the winners included Blue Is The Warmest Color (Best International Independent Film), Filth and Le Week-end, but with three awards in total, Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila was by far the most successful. The film won for Best Achievement in Production, Best Director and the top honor of the night, Best British Independent Film.Click here to check out the full review of Metro Manila.
Once again, the reception has been mixed for 'The Hobbit,' but 'Desolation of Smaug' does show signs of improvement
Having narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and an innumeral amount of orcs, Bilbo Baggins, still in the company of Gandalf and the Dwarves of Erebor, continues his adventure to return the dwarves to their rightful home, coming across their most difficult deeds yet this time around. They reach the Lonely Mountain, guarded by the colossal dragon Smaug, and must pit their wits against their greatest challenge yet, as well as yet more goblins, orcs, giant spiders and some very untrustworthy elves.
Bilbo gets serious this time around
The first time around, Biblo (Martin Freeman), the returning Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and our dwarf friends were met with a mix reception by a largely indifferent collection of critics. This time around, the overall view is still a relatively unconvinced one, but it does seem as though Peter Jackson's latest Tolkein epic has regained some of the vigor from the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy and a number of notable critics were left impressed after watching the film.
Pippa Middleton and James Nesbitt were among the celebrities attending today's racing at Cheltenham Festival.
Pippa Middleton was amongst the biggest celebrity names at day three of the Cheltenham Festival this week. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa opted or a Katherine Hooker London coat and a brown fur Cossack for an afternoon of racing in chilly temperatures at the Gloucestershire course.
According to the Telegraph, Miss Middleton's coat can only be purchased custom for £815, while her Kate Spade clutch-bag carries a price tag of £219. Russian style Cossack hats were a major trend at Cheltenham's ladies day, where there is no dress code. Many festival goers tweeted about spotting Middleton around the course. Anthony Ward weirdly wrote, "Just filmed Pippa Middleton watching the first race from balcony of private box. She looked pretty happy with the result," while Mark Connolly said, "Just in the bet victor tent, pippa Middleton just walked past.. Never seen as many police around one person."
Gina Bryce assumed she had become an overnight celebrity for a short time, tweeting, "Wondered why the photographers were going wild...I was walking in front of Pippa Middleton! Oops!! #scrum" Middleton arrived at Cheltenham with former banker Tom Kingston, whom she is not thought to be dating. Kingston is often seen accompanying Pippa to various public events.
This first chapter of Peter Jackson's new Tolkien trilogy takes us back to the familiar settings and characters, inflating a simple journey into an epic adventure in the process. This film also looks strikingly different, shot both in 3D and 48 frames technology, double the definition of film. But it's the story we're really interested in.
The events take place 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, when Bilbo (Freeman) is a younger Hobbit enjoying a quiet life. Then he meets the wizard Ganfolf (McKellen) and everything changes. Suddenly he's invaded by 13 riotous dwarves led by Thorin (Armitage), who has decided to lead an expedition to reclaim their homeland from the sleeping dragon Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly agrees to help them, and their journey kicks off with a series of adventures as they are chased by wolf-riding orcs, captured by greedy goblins and terrorised by gigantic mountain-monsters. They also call in for help from the elf leaders Elrond and Galadriel (Weaving and Blanchett), and try to convince the sceptical wizard Saruman (Lee) to back their quest.
The film opens with familiar characters as the older Bilbo (Holm) chats with Frodo (Wood) before we flash back to the start. And Jackson continues to link the two trilogies like this, with connective characters and events as well as developing the simple novel into a much bigger epic, complete with tenacious villains. All of this is hugely involving, with tense moments that are nerve-shredding as well as scenes of dark emotion and broad humour. The best sequence is Bilbo's encounter with Gollum, which vividly reveals the progress in performance-capture technology over the last decade. We can even more clearly see Serkis in Gollum this time, and it gives the film a real kick.
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Prince William attended the London premiere of The Hobbit alone last night.
His wife, Kate Middleton, was due to attend but was prevented from joining her husband by the pregnancy sickness that kept her in hospital for much of last week. The Duke of Cambridge was the guest of honour at last night’s glittering event at London’s Leicester Square and told the press “She would have loved to have been here if she could.” Typical, isn’t it? You’re stuck at home, pregnant and sick and hubby deserts you for the night to go to Middle Earth for the evening.
Not only did Kate miss out on watching the new film, but she also missed out on hanging out with all the A-list celebrities in attendance, such as Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellan, Peter Jackson. James Nesbitt and – of course – the star of the film, Martin Freeman. Oh and Nick Cave was there! Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Nick Cave in Middle Earth?
Peter Jackson and his team repaid New Zealand for its hospitality this week, by hosting the world premiere of the new Lord of the Rings film The Hobbit in central Wellington. The country has played host to some of the biggest movie stars on the planet for the past year while Jackson shot the film on its rolling green hills.
More than 100,000 turned out for the premiere of the movie, which has sparked Middle Earth mania in New Zealand. According to The Telegraph, presenters on national radio greeted listeners in fictional elvish language, while newspapers came equipped with complimentary Hobbit posters. Thousands of fans turned out for the premiere at the Embassy Theatre in full Lord of the Rings garb, delighting stars including Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood who walked the red-carpet. Wellington actually renamed itself 'The Middle of Middle Earth' for the event, which has been regarded as a godsend for the country's tourism industry. Delays and union disputes have disrupted the production of The Hobbit, though despite wrapping up the hugely anticipated movie, director Peter Jackson admits he is still nervous about the critical reception. "Nothing's ever perfect and it never will be, it's a real mistake if you say we're stopping now because we've made the perfect film," he told Radio New Zealand. "You never have and you never will.I've got severe fatigue right now, but only because I've just finished the film. There's been all sorts of obstacles"
Amid political and social turmoil, Martius (Fiennes) is a blunt Roman soldier, subduing insurrections in the surrounding kingdoms, making an enemy of Volscian leader Tullus (Butler) but returning home a war hero and crowned Coriolanus.
Despite the help of his military-leader mother (Redgrave), his loyal wife Virgilia (Chastain) and a respected senator (Cox), Martius is unable - and unwilling - to play the political game, insulting both the senate and the public. Banished from public life, he joins with Tullus and sets about conquering Rome his own way.
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Caius Marcus is a brilliant Roman general who is hailed as 'the hero of Rome', after returning from a war against the Volscians, a neighbouring Italian tribe. Rome wins the war and takes the city of Corioles. In recognition of his part in the war, Caius Marcus is surnamed Coriolanus.
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives a quiet life in The Shire. His peace is interrupted one day when Gandalf arrives on his doorstep, persuading Bilbo to hold a party in his home. Bilbo refuses but has no choice but to agree when Gandalf pesters him.
Mary (Dickie) has fled Ireland with her 15-year-old son Fergal (Bruton) and settled in a squalid Edinburgh housing estate, where she immediately starts scrawling protection spells on the walls in her own blood. And there's good reason, as the shady Cathal (Nesbitt) is hot on her trail, travelling with his brother Liam (McMenamin) under orders to "kill the boy". Despite this, Fergal tries to be a normal teen and spark a romance with his new neighbour Petronella (Stanbridge). But there's a beast on the loose and, quite literally, hell to pay.
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It's a compelling idea, with handheld digital cameras swooping around the actors as the Derry citizens prepare for the march. It has the lived-in quality of any rally you've ever been to, with stressed-out volunteers trying to coordinate the herd. The performances are naturalistic and unshowy, with a committed performance by James Nesbitt as Protestant activist Ivan Cooper (whose everyman mug and receding hairline make him a believably workaday hero). There's a surprising lack of self-righteousness in the proceedings, for the most part fairly handling the British officers and soldiers caught up in gung-ho tension and resentment for being there in the first place. And the Irish aren't given a halo, with IRA thugs working their way through the crowd and stupid kid hooligans throwing stones during the "peaceful" march.
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