Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing, Cabin in the Woods, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars alongside Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Warren Christie (Batwoman) and…
Enver Gjokai (Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has been cast in the latest NCIS spinoff, NCIS Hawaii. The spinoff will follow Special Agent in Charge of…
James Norton’s latest film, Nowhere Special, has a premise so tragic it should be completely unfillable. He plays John, a 35-year-old single father who is given a few months to live, and has to find a new family for his three-year-old son. Even before you factor in the incredible performance by Daniel Lamont, who was only four when the film was shot, it sounds too obviously a tear-jerker, especially from Uberto Pasolini, a director known for Still Life, a very finely drawn, understated film in 2013, which comes at death from a much more oblique angle.
HBO’s Joss Whedon-created fantasy series “The Nevers” concluded the first half of its first season Sunday with an episode that quenched fans’ thirst for knowledge about Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), her best friend Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), and the Galanthi, the mysterious being that bestowed powers upon them and thousands of other people in Victorian England.
One of those people is Augustus “Augie” Bidlow (played by Tom Riley), who spent the first six episodes of “The Nevers” coming to terms with the fact he has a “turn” at all – and a rather special one at that.
A mainstay of the British theatre scene, Olivia Williams spent her early career turning in celebrated stage work at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National before being snapped up by Hollywood, starring in Rushmore and The Sixth Sense, among other successful movies. Now, she features in the new sci-fi series The Nevers, a fantastical retelling of 19th-century London in which a group of women with superpowers – know as the ‘Touched’ – find themselves ostracised by society. Wiliams is also set to appear alongside Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the Oscar-winning drama The Father (out next month), a heartbreaking and illuminating first-person exploration of dementia. She talks to Bazaar about Victorian superheroes, her tomboyish childhood and the power of fiction.
Modern storytellers always want to liberate Victoria women; to release them from their social constraints, their historical servitude, and most especially, their outer clothing. Only then will these ladies be free to express their true, butt-kicking nature. It also helps that Victorian men are ready-made villains. According to this lively-corset-buster from Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the patriarchy at its most mutton-chopped become anxious when women suddenly start acquiring superpowers. It can only be a matter of time, the bewhiskered denizens of clubland opine, before “the immigrant and the deviant” also rise in revolt, and the Empire topples.
Charisma Carpener recently appeared on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You Podcast where she opens up about bravery and survival as well as discussing her long…
Collider Interview: Eleanor Tomlnson, Elizabeth Berrington and Ella Smith Talk Complex Women on The Nevers
The HBO sci-fi/adventure series The Nevers is set in 1890s Victorian London after a supernatural event has mysteriously given certain people, most of whom happen to be women, various unusual abilities. As its core is the friendship between Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a resourceful widow who has never shies away from a fight, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant inventor whose creations are often far ahead of their time, as the two women attempt to find and protect the gifted from those who wish to annihilate them.
“That’s where I would like to see the storyline go in the future, just to understand the magnitude and the depth of what she was subjected to,” HBO star tells The Wrap.
Are you obsessed with The Nevers yet? I can”t speak for everyone, but one of my faves is definitely Tom Riley – aka Augustus “Augie” Bidlow. So I hopped on Zoom with Tom to chat about what it was ike filming The Nevers, his favorite Easter eggs, and why my mom likes James Norton so much.