Monday, December 31, 2012

F.A.Q.A.T.T. AND CONFETTI ON BBC HD THIS NEW YEAR

You can see Marc as Toby in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) and as Snoopy in Confetti (2006) over the next few days on the BBC HD channel.



On Tuesday 1st January 2013 tune into the BBC HD channel at 11pm for Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel starring Marc Wootton, Chris O'Dowd and Dean Lennox Kelly as three friends attempting to negotiate a time travel conundrum.  Directed by Gareth Carrivick.  Also starring Anna Faris.


And on January 2nd 2013 at 10.55pm the BBC HD channel is showing Debbie Isitt's wedding comedy mockumentary Confetti.  Marc stars as Snoopy, best man to Martin Freeman.  Also starring Jimmy Carr, Julia Davis, Jessica Hynes, Robert Webb and a whole host of British comedy talent.


BBC HD is available on: 
Sky UK Channel 169 
Sky Ireland Channel 143 
Freeview 102 
FreeSat 109 
Virgin 187 and the BBC iPlayer.

Friday, December 21, 2012

WAY TO GO CONFIRMED. NATIVITY 2 UPDATE

The BBC have just confirmed that WAY TO GO will now be broadcast on Thursday January 17th 2013 at 10.30pm on BBC3.  Marc stars as Cozzo.



"New six-part black comedy Way To Go is about three ordinary friends who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

Created by US comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows half-brothers Scott (Blake Harrison, The Inbetweeners), Joey (Ben Heathcote) and their friend Cozzo (Marc Wootton, La La Land, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) as they navigate the waters of running an illegal business. Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by the people they come across. But it's their own inadequacies and personal circumstances which lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

In episode one, The Beginning Of The End, Scott, who is already faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life-or-death need for cash to pay off Joey's gambling debts, reluctantly agrees to assist the terminally ill old man across the hall with his suicide. Scott employs his friend, Cozzo to build what Scott thinks is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. It's a deeply illicit and illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet. But Cozzo, whose prying wife Debbie (Sinéad Matthews) is a police officer, decides if he's going to take the risk, they should turn assisted suicide into a business.

The series is created and written by Bob Kushell with additional episodes written by Russell Arch, Brian Dooley (Smoking Room) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Great Outdoors, Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The producer is Justin Davies (Psychoville, Some Girls) and the executive producer is Jon Plowman (Ab Fab, Psychoville, Twenty Twelve)."


*from The BBC Media Centre

Meanwhile Nativity 2 continues to do well at the box office taking £5.58 million in the last 4 weeks of its release - The DVD and Blu-ray of Nativity2: Danger In The Manger! will be released in the UK on Monday 18th November 2013 - thanks to the DT Forum for the update. 


And our pic of the day is Alex Crowley's birthday present - a Gary Garner t-shirt - thanks to Elena and Alex for this - we love it!  We want one!


Friday, December 14, 2012

WAY TO GO BBC UPDATE/NATIVITY! ON BBC2 THIS CHRISTMAS

The first NATIVITY! (2009) will be shown on BBC2 this Christmas Eve on BBC2 at 3.55pm. Marc stars as Mr Poppy - also starring Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens, Ashley Jensen as Jennifer Lore, Pam Ferris as Mrs Bevan, Jason Watkins as Gordon Shakespeare and Alan Carr as Patrick Burns.  Directed by Debbie Isitt.


Martin Freeman as Mr Maddens


Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins and Martin Freeman on set

The BBC Media Centre have released more details about newBBC3 series WAY TO GO which will be broadcast on 15 January 2013 10.00-10.30pm  - starring Marc as Cozzo alongside Blake Harrison and Ben Heathcote

                                     
                                         Marc Wootton, Blake Harrison, Ben Heathcote

"New six-part black comedy Way To Go is about three ordinary friends who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

Created by US comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows half-brothers Scott (Blake Harrison, The Inbetweeners), Joey (Ben Heathcote) and their friend Cozzo (Marc Wootton, La La Land, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) as they navigate the waters of running an illegal business. Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by the people they come across. But it's their own inadequacies and personal circumstances which lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.


In episode one, The Beginning Of The End, Scott, who is already faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life-or-death need for cash to pay off Joey's gambling debts, reluctantly agrees to assist the terminally ill old man across the hall with his suicide. Scott employs his friend, Cozzo to build what Scott thinks is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. It's a deeply illicit and illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet. But Cozzo, whose prying wife Debbie (Sinéad Matthews) is a police officer, decides if he's going to take the risk, they should turn assisted suicide into a business.

The series is created and written by Bob Kushell with additional episodes written by Russell Arch, Brian Dooley (Smoking Room) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Great Outdoors, Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace). The producer is Justin Davies (Psychoville, Some Girls) and the executive producer is Jon Plowman (Ab Fab, Psychoville, Twenty Twelve)."

Friday, December 07, 2012

MARC BY DAVE BROWN FOR THE TOUGH CROWD EXHIBITION

Marc is part of Dave Brown's brilliant portrait photographs exhibition
TOUGH CROWD exhibition in aid of Afrikids at the Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6BP (Charing Cross Embankment tube/rail) until Sunday December 16th 2012.   

Marc was photographed by Dave (Bollo - Mighty Boosh) - other comedians featured are Julia Davis, Julian Barrett, Harry Hill, Bob Mortimer, Noel Fielding, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr, Richard Ayoade, Phil Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Tim Minchin and many more.





Admission to the exhibition is free whilst the sale of these limited edition prints will got to Afrikids.  

To buy the A2 size see HERE the A3 size HERE  


*photo courtesy of Marc Wootton by Dave Brown

Monday, December 03, 2012

MARC IN NEW BBC2 COMEDY

BBC Two announced today that filming has started on Inside No. 9 (working title), an anthology of comedies stuffed with dark humour and unexpected twists created, written by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (A League Of Gentlemen, Psychoville).

Inside No. 9 will be six separate 30-minute stories and is a BBC in-house production. The first three episodes are currently being filmed in studio and on location in London, with a second block of filming next summer. The series will TX on BBC Two towards the end of 2013.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith follow up the multi-award-winning Psychoville with an anthology of tales of the genuinely unexpected, under the working title Inside No. 9. What goes on behind closed doors on the street where you live? Inside No. 9 invites you into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. From a grand country house where a game of ‘sardines’ leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe; to a very oddly haunted house; to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror by turns.

Starring alongside Steve and Reece in various stories will be Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace, Tamara Drewe), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd), Anna Chancellor (The Hour, Pramface), Anne Reid (Last Tango In Halifax), Tamsin Grieg (Friday Night Dinner, Episodes), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, A Touch Of Cloth), Ben Willbond (The Thick Of It, Horrible Histories),
Marc Wootton (Way To Go, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman), Timothy West (Exile, Endgame), Sophie Thompson (Love Life, EastEnders), David Bedella (Jerry Springer – The Opera), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Adulthood), Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Tim Key and many more.

...for the full press release click HERE

Saturday, December 01, 2012

MORE NATIVITY 2 IMAGES


Marc as Mr Poppy and David Tennant as Donald Peterson
                                   


Mr Poppy in Desdemona the Duck Bus


St Bernadette's at the Song for Christmas competition

                                     

Archie the magic donkey


Mr Poppy and Mr Peterson and class
   

Images courtesy of Marc Wootton                                                                  


Monday, November 26, 2012

NATIVITY 2 DANGER IN THE MANGER #3 IN UK BOX OFFICE

Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger has had an incredible opening weekend taking £1.6million - double that of the first Nativity! in its debut weekend



We love Matt Grieve for this fab photo of him and Marc - it's our Pic of the day

Thursday, November 22, 2012

MARC IN NEW BBC COMEDY WAY TO GO


Just announced: Marc will star in the new BBC3 comedy 
WAY TO GO with Inbetweener Blake Harrison.



Marc as Cozzo

"BBC Three announced today it has commissioned Way To Go, a 6x30-minute black comedy about three ordinary guys who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

Created by US-based comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows brothers Scott and Joey and their friend Cozzo. After Scott is moved by a terminally ill neighbour’s request to die - and at the same time faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life or death need for cash to pay off his brother Joey’s gambling debts - he and his best mate Cozzo stumble towards what they think is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. A deeply illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet.

Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by some of the people they come across. But it’s their own inadequacies and personal circumstances that most often lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

The series stars The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison as Scott, Ben Heathcote as Joey and comedy star Marc Wootton (La La Land, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman, Nativity 1&2) as Cozzo.

Additional cast includes Laura Aikman (Lemon, La Vida Loca) as Julia, Sinéad Matthews (Vera Drake, Ideal) as Cozzo’s policewoman wife Debbie, and Hannah Job (Coming Of Age) as Lucie. Guest actors include Warren Clarke, Tom Georgeson and Derek Griffiths.

Bob Kushell says: “As someone who was weaned on great British comedy, including Monty Python, Black Adder and Fawlty Towers, there has been no bigger thrill in my life than to have a show on the BBC (narrowly edging out the birth of my son and trouncing my wedding day by a landslide). In over 20 years of writing comedy, I’ve never worked with a better cast and crew.”

Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC Three, says: “Bob Kushell’s scripts are in turn dark, poignant, absurd, moving and brilliant. But mostly they are very, very funny. I’m thrilled that Way To Go is coming to BBC Three.”

Jon Plowman says: “Way To Go is a show about a current and difficult issue but it treats its serious subject in the same way that 'Arsenic And Old Lace' dealt with old lady poisoners or 'Kind Hearts And Coronets' dealt with aristocratic murders. Working with a really great US creator and a transatlantic writing team also brings us just a whiff of the way in which their shows find a different tone for mixing comedy, drama and death.”

Way To Go is a BBC In-house Comedy production. The series is created and written by Bob Kushell with additional episodes written by Russell Arch, Brian Dooley (Smoking Room) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Will And Grace).

The directors are Catherine Morshead (The Great Outdoors, Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes) and Jeff Greenstein. The producer is Justin Davies (Psychoville, Some Girls) The executive producer is Jon Plowman (Ab Fab, Psychoville, Twenty Twelve).

The series was commissioned for BBC Three by Zai Bennett and Cheryl Taylor, outgoing Controller of Comedy Commissioning. The 6x30-minute episodes will be shot on location and at Pinewood Studios."

FromThe BBC Media Centre


Monday, November 19, 2012

NATIVITY 2 OUT THIS FRIDAY ACROSS THE UK

Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger is released this Friday 23 November

Watch Director Debbie Isitt, Marc and David Tennant's interviews:




New Nativity 2 stills courtesy of Marc Wootton










Thursday, November 15, 2012

MORE NATIVITY 2 DANGER IN THE MANGER PREMIERE PHOTOS

More photos from Tuesday's premiere of Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger

Before the screening of the film Director Debbie Isitt introduced auditionees from the Nativity 3 mall auditions to sing for the assembled premiere audience. Debbie then spoke of the new additions to the "Nativity Family" and brought on stage David Tennant, Ian McNeice, Joanna Page and Jessica Hynes and of cours Nativity regulars Marc Wootton and Ben Wilby and Jason Watkins.

David on the red carpet









Nativity 2 cast on stage at the Empire Cinema before the screening

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NATIVITY 2 PREMIERE IN LONDON LAST NIGHT

Last night saw the world premiere of Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger at the Empire cinema Leicester Square in London.  Marc (Mr Poppy) was there with fellow cast members David Tennant, Jason Watkins, Jessica Hynes, Joanna Page, Ben Wilby, Ian McNeice and director Debbie Isitt.

Watch Marc's red carpet interview:




Marc signing on the red carpet - London 13/11/2012




More photos to come...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NATIVITY 2/CHILDREN IN NEED - NEW CLIPS/PHOTOS

Don't forget - before the UK-wide release date of November 23rd 2012, Nativity 2 is being screened in aid of Children in Need on Sunday 11th November in selected Cineworld cinemas - click HERE to book tickets









Thank you to DavidTennant.com and the Damaris Org for these new clips and photos.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

TONIGHT ON BBC2 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL

BBC2 are showing Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel tonight (Saturday night 00.05am).  

Marc stars as Toby alongside Dean Lennox Kelly (Pete) and Chris O'Dowd (Ray).  Also stars Anna Faris and Meredith MacNeill.

BBC Synopsis: "Shaun Of The Dead meets Back To The Future in Gareth Carrivick's debut feature FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL.

Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly star as three ordinary blokes who may hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub."


 Visit the BBC F.A.Q.A.T.T. FILM PAGE HERE




Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NEW NATIVITY 2 CLIP

eOne Entertainment have released a new Nativity 2 Danger in the Manger clip via DavidTennant.com




Nativity 2 will be released in the UK on November 23rd 2012.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

NATIVITY 2 SCREENINGS AND NEW STILLS

NATIVITY 2 will be shown in selected Cineworld cinemas (Ashford, Birmingham, Burton Upon Trent, Bury St. Edmonds, Cambridge, Castleford, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow - Renfield St, Huntingdon, London - Feltham, London - Wansworth, Luton, Nottingham, Stevenage and Wakefield) in aid of CHILDREN IN NEED at 11am on November 11th 2012. 

To book click HERE 

 Entertainment One have also released some new stills from the film:








Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CONFETTI TONIGHT ON BBC1

Catch Marc tonight on BBC1 at 11.45pm as Snoopy (Martin Freeman's Best Man) in comedy mockumentary film CONFETTI.

Also starring Alison Steadman, Jessica Hynes, Olivia Coleman, Stephen Mangan, Jason Watkins, Vincent Franklin, Julia Davis and Robert Webb - directed by Debbie Isitt.




Read more at the BBC Films page:HERE