Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 17.11.11You know what you’re getting with Vera – solid, tightly-plotted crime drama with an outstanding central performance from Brenda Blethyn and stories that are informed as much by the northeast landscape than they are from the characters. Series six of the adaptation of Ann Cleeves’ novels is upon us this weekend, and we managed to get hold of an interview with Brenda Blethyn, which is after the jump. Continue reading Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera


Elizabeth Moss: Top Of The Lake 2 to film this spring

Top Of The LakeThere’s no doubt about it: Top Of The Lake was one of our favourite dramas (from any genre) from 2013 (before this site existed). Starring Elizabeth Moss it was a sensitive, sneakily brutal portrayal of life in the remote, fictional New Zealand town of Laketop (actually filmed in Glenorchy). Mad Men alumnus Elizabeth Moss took the lead role of Detective Robin Griffin, who was lured back to her home town to investigate the disappearance of a pregnant, 12-year-old girl. It was shocking as much as it was beautiful. There’s good news – we now know when Oscar-winning writer and director Jane Campion will start the cameras rolling on series two… Continue reading Elizabeth Moss: Top Of The Lake 2 to film this spring