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, Sin√©ad 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