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Stephen Fry’s Key to The City – ITV

Receiving the Freedom of the City of London prompts Stephen to discover exactly what the City is…

From the ‘drool-worthy’ quantities of cash in the Bank of England vaults to the high drama of the London Metal Exchange and the terrors of Dead Man’s Walk at the Old Bailey, Stephen discovers the hidden mysteries of this extraordinarily rich and powerful square mile.

Presented by Stephen Fry
Executive Produced by Gina Carter
Produced and Directed by Michael Waldman

Stephen Fry’s key to The City will appear on ITV1 and ITVHD soon.

Matt Smith’s directorial debut: Cargese

 

Cargese marks Matt Smith’s directorial debut, and was written by award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. Starring Joe Cole, Craig Roberts, Perry Millward and Avigail Tlalim, this mesmerizing piece is set against a snowy January backdrop and follows two teenage friends adrift in an urban landscape. While Carl (Craig Roberts) is preparing to go to college, his best friend Stephen (Joe Cole) is staring at a life spent at home with his younger brother Alex (Perry Millward), watching their mother die of cancer.

Stephen, unhinged and full of rage at being left by his father, and soon his mother, is a pressure cooker of emotional turmoil. His outstanding performance heightens the tension and leaves the audience wondering when and what the breaking moment will be, in amongst his hopeless and claustrophobic situation.

You can watch a preview of Cargese here: http://skyarts.sky.com/playhouse-presents/cargese-video

Press Release

Stephen Fry is to play the title character of the Canterville Ghost in a new CG animated feature film adaptation of the classic story from Oscar Wilde.

Fry will star alongside Hugh Laurie, marking the first time they will have worked together in over fifteen years.

The film is being produced by Gina Carter and Robert Chandler, a co-production between Fry’s own Sprout Pictures and Jerry Hibbert’s new animation company, D’Arblay Films.

It will be animated in London and Toronto. The Toronto studio is Arc Productions, the studio that animated Shane Acker’s 9 and Rocket Pictures’ Gnomeo & Juliet.

The film is being marketed as a family feature, for worldwide release at Christmas 2014.

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST is set in rural England at the end of the nineteenth century. For hundreds of years Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting Canterville Chase with a certain Gothic panache. Everything changes when an American family – the Otises from Boston – buys Canterville Chase and moves in. The Otises refuse outright to be frightened by Sir Simon’s antics, forcing the hapless spirit to question his motives and come to terms with his own tragic past.

Sir Simon forms a bond with the family’s teenage daughter, Virginia. Together they set off on an adventure. They encounter a jovial gardener in the Canterville grounds, who turns out to be the grim spectre Death. Virginia and Sir Simon challenge Death to a spectacular duel for the right to re-unite Sir Simon with his beautiful, loving wife, Eleanor. If Sir Simon and Virginia lose the duel, however, they will be trapped as spirits in the grounds of Canterville forever…

The Canterville Ghost has been developed with assistance of the BFI Film Fund.

Producers Gina Carter (Sprout Pictures) and Robert Chandler (D’Arblay Films).

Executive Producers Jerry Hibbert, Bob Benton, Stephen Fry.

Director Kim Burdon

Writers Keiron Self & Giles New