Reice Weathers – Ted Lasso Season 2

Reice appears in the second season of Doozer and NBCUniversal’s Ted Lasso, coming to Apple TV+ on July 23rd. 

Starring series co-producer Jason Sudeikis as the eponymous Coach Lasso, the character originating in a series of promos for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2014-15 English Premier League season.

The series follows successful all-American football coach Ted Lasso as he makes a trip over the pond to manage the struggling Premier League side AFC Richmond, completely unaware that American Football and British Football are two totally different games. 

The first season of the show was very warmly received with both audiences and critics, gaining a Rotten Tomato score in the low 90s and netting one win and one nomination at the Golden Globes as well s three Critic’s Choice Television Awards. 

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Rebecca Finch – Charmed

Rebecca guest-stars in the penultimate episode of the third season of The CW’S Charmed, currently airing in the United States with the possibility of coming over to Great Britain in the near future as seasons one and two were both aired on E4 in the UK.

Developed by veteran producer Jennie Snyder Urman and the screenwriting duo Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin; it’s a reboot of The WB’s original series which ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. 

Running in a similar format to the original, it follows three magically gifted sisters Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffrey) who, after the death of their mother, discover they are in fact a trio of witches destined to protect the innocent from demonic forces and must work together as the “Power of Three” in order triumph over the powers of darkness.

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Chloe Tannenbaum – Magic Goes Wrong

Chloe has joined the cast as ‘Bar’ in the upcoming UK Tour of Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong, opening at the Leicester Curve on the 16th of July.

Created by the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and complete with stage magic by none other than Penn & Teller, it follows a magician named Sophisticato as he puts on a charity fundraiser for people afflicted by magical disasters in memory of his late father, with all of the tricks and performances Sophisticato booked going spectacularly wrong.

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Anna Lavrenteva – Life After Life

Anna guest-stars as Erika Appleyard in BBC One’s upcoming four-part series Life After Life.

Based off the best-selling novel by Kate Atkinson, adapted by award-winning screenwriter Bash Doran, and produced by the company behind Brexit: An Uncivil War; it focuses on Ursula Todd, who dies one night in 1910 only to be born again on the same night. Afterwards she finds herself again and again living and dying in different circumstances only to be reborn into different iterations of her life once more.

The story will see Ursula navigating through critical moments in the 20th century including two World Wars, a run-in with a certain Austrian named Adolph, and plenty of major life events.

Anna’s character Erika is Ursula’s neighbour and a mother to a small child trapped in an abusive relationship during the horror of the Blitz. 

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Robin Kingsland – The Last Abbot of Reading

Robin co-stars in Rabble Theatre’s The Last Abbot of Reading, running in the ruins of Reading Abbey from the 11th of June to the 3rd of July.

Celebrating 900 years since the abbey’s founding, it tells the story of Hugh Cook, a then-unknown monk living at Reading Abbey until a chance encounter with King Henry VIII results in him unexpectedly being appointed to the position of abbot.

Now catapulted into a world of intrigue politics and danger, Hugh just balance his beliefs with the orders of the famously formidable king. As England distances itself more and more with the church in Europe, he is forced to make an impossible choice. 

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Ian Houghton – Looking Good Dead

Ian plays Jonas in the UK Tour of Peter James’ Looking Good Dead, opening on the 2nd August at the Theatre Royal Glasgow. 

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, and adapted from Peter James’ best-selling Roy Grace series of novels by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna, it follows Tom Bryce (Adam Woodyat) after he inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder and finding an USB stick on the street. 

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Mollie Gallagher & Vicky Myers – Coronation Street

Mollie and Vicky are both at the epicentre of the current central storyline of ITV’s Coronation Street

Mollie plays Nina Lucas, the goth niece of cafe owner and Weatherfield veteran Roy Cropper, who has been helping her uncle run his business ever since her character was introduced to audiences in late 2019 after which she has quickly found a soft spot in the nation’s hearts, winning the InsideSoap Award for Best Newcomer in 2020 and a nomination for Best Serial Drama performance at the 2021 National Television Awards. 

Taking inspiration from the real-life murder of Sarah Lancaster in 2007, Mollie and her boyfriend Seb (played by Harry Visinoni) were savagely attacked by a group of local kids that left them with several grievous injuries, claiming the life of Seb and leaving Nina in intensive care for several days. 

Vicky is currently playing guest regular DC Swain, the police detective investigating the attack.  

This storyline will touch on incredibly intense and hard-hitting themes and issues like hate-crime, discrimination, grief, loss, prejudice and survivor’s guilt. 

ITV Granada are working in partnership with the Sarah Lancaster Foundation, the charity set up by Sarah’s mother Sylvia in her honour to fight for tolerance and acceptance for all, to bring these issues to the general public at large and fight for change. 

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Michael Geary – Doctor Who: Time Fracture

Michael is part of the company for Hartshorn-Hook’s latest immersive theatre experience, Doctor Who: Time Fracture.

Based of the longest running science fiction show in history debuting the day after JFK’s assassination in November 1963; it’s set across time and space after an unknown weapon opens a spacial rift in in 1940’s Mayfair during the height of the Blitz.

Produced by Immersive Everywhere, the minds behind the critically acclaimed The Great Gatsby Immersive Experience, and officially licensed by the BBC, you will be working alongside UNIT to try to contain this threat as their fractures through time and space start to spiral out of all control, bringing classic Doctor Who villains like Daleks and Cybermen into our world. 

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Adam Lilley & Joshua Griffin – The Mousetrap

Adam and Joshua both co-star in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at St Martin’s Theatre until the end of July.

The longest-running play in the history of the West End, this iconic murder-mystery has been performed over 26,000 times since its London debut in November 1952. 

Agatha Christie famously thought that the show didn’t have any legs. She notes in her autobiography that she, in a conversation with the show’s original producer Peter Saunders, said: “It won’t run that long. Eight months perhaps. Yes, I think eight months.”

It would break the longest run for a straight play in the West End by September 1957 with Noël Coward sending Christie a telegram begrudgingly saying “Much as it pains me I really must congratulate you…”

The Mousetrap also makes history for having an original cast member survive every single cast change since its opening night. Original cast member Deryck Guyler can still be heard reading a radio news bulletin during the show via a recording. 

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Mollie Gallagher – Coronation Street

Mollie stars as Nina Lucas in ITV’s perennial primetime people-pleasing soap opera Coronation Street. 

In 2020 Mollie won the best newcomer in The Inside Soap Award and Mollie has just been nominated for Best Serial Drama performance at the 2021 National Television Awards!

Nina is a seventeen-year-old girl who is nothing like her peers. Nina’s goth appearance and shy personality is often mistaken for rudeness but underneath this is a vulnerable girl who has spent a childhood caring for her gravely ill father Richard, the brother of Corrie veteran Roy Cropper. A loner, Nina has a strong bond with her dad and is extremely protective of him.

As a young carer, Nina missed a lot of school and can be socially awkward with kids her own age, though she claims she is not bothered what anyone thinks of her.

Underneath her abrasive exterior and gothic dress sense, there is a bright young woman who can be sparky and fun.

Nina has a distinctive goth look and personality, which makes her stand out from the other teens on the fabled street.

Nina is currently in the centre of a major storyline involving the hate-motivated assault on her and her boyfriend Set, who later died of his injuries, based off the real-life murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007. The production is working in tandem with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to bring a light to senseless hate-based violence. 

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