Movies Updates
15 June 2013   No Comments

New Joe project to look forward to in 2014! Enemy of Man, Joe will play Gallow – check out the IMDB page here.

Joe This Is England TV Updates
11 June 2013   No Comments

The coming of age adventures of Woody and the gang are confirmed to return to Channel 4 next year.

Stephen Graham, who played Combo in the film and subsequent series, confirmed that the new season will follow up on the gang in 1990, and will definitely be going into production next year.

“This Is England” was originally a 2006 independent film, centering on a young bullied boy who finds support in a closely knit group of skinheads in 1983 working class England. The film explored the skinhead subculture characteristic of the time, with some of the members of the group leading the boy down a malicious, racist path.

The movie, produced by Channel 4’s film division, spawned two television series that followed up on the gang in 1986 and 1988 as they struggled through the British recession and family strife.

The series was originally commissioned for 2012, but series creator and writer Shane Meadows was forced to delay the new series after signing on to film a documentary on the reunion of The Stone Roses. “[‘This Is England ’90′] was the one I was looking forward to the most because I was going to get to use the Roses’ music,” Meadows explained at the time. “And the only thing that could have superseded me doing that was the Roses themselves reforming and asking me to make that film. It was kind of like whatever I’m doing, I’ll put down because that’s like the job of the world for me.”

The delay prompted some fans of the sequel series, which will look at rave culture and revolve around the 1990 FIFA World Cup, would be stalled indefinitely. Graham assuaged these fears, stating “Shane is doing the Stone Roses documentary, but we’re definitely gonna do [the new series] next year… my character is going to be coming out of prison, so I’m really looking forward to that.”

As a fan of the series, I can say I genuinely am looking forward to that too!

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Joe This Is England TV Updates
11 June 2013   No Comments

Shane Meadows has said that he hopes This Is England ’90 is his “full stop” on the series.

The director’s 2006 movie This Is England spawned TV follow-ups This Is England ’86 in 2010 and This Is England ’88 in 2011, but work on the 1990 catch-up was halted while Meadows made his documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone.

Asked if This Is England ’90 would be his last part of the story, Meadows told Digital Spy: “Yeah, hopefully. I say hopefully because I don’t want to end up ruining it, but I love the cast.”

Producer Mark Herbert joked: “We should do This Is England ’70, when they’re at school!”

Meadows added: “This Is England the musical? Who knows!

“It’s really hard to put down when you have so much fun doing something, so I hope I don’t push it too far and I hope ’90 is maybe a full stop, but I daren’t say forever.”

Asked about the themes of the final series, the director said: “The younger members of the crew, it becomes their time.

“Obviously Woody (Joseph Gilgun) and Milky (Andrew Shim) and Lol (Vicky McClure) were the genuine skinheads – and Combo (Stephen Graham) – the others attached themselves to it.

“In This Is England ’90 it becomes about Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) and Kelly (Chanel Cresswell) and Trev (Danielle Watson) and Gadget (Andrew Ellis) actually getting into the Roses and getting into that scene and going clubbing and going raving and all of that.”

He continued: “They sort of go off on that journey. Combo comes out of prison, he’s served his time for manslaughter, and actually starts working in the community and the rehabilitation of his character begins.

“Woody and Milky set up a scooter shop. Woody finally gets out of that awful Mr Squire’s factory that he’s been working at, and him and Milky become really strong again.

“Everyone starts to do slightly separate things, but it’s still got that beautiful unity that the others have all had. So, I’ve got the stories all lined up in my head, but I just need to get them down on paper.”

Watch Joe Gilgun talk about the success of This is England in the video below:

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Joe Movies tennis Updates
4 May 2013   No Comments

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Joe TV Updates
2 April 2013   No Comments

Channel 4’s annual drama talent initiative, Coming Up, which gives emerging writers and directors the opportunity to premiere their work on national TV, returns this summer with seven original half hour dramas.

This year’s Coming Up will star Joe Gilgun (This is England), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary) and Adeel Akhtar (Utopia).

Debut television writers this year include former T4 presenter Rick Edwards (Burger Van Champion), Arts Foundation Fellowship award winner Regina Moriarty (Sammy’s War) and young playwrights E V Crowe (Big Girl) and John Donnelly (Henry).

Coming Up 2013 directors include Luke Snellin (Sink or Swim) who has recently been named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Scottish BAFTA-winner Andrea Harkin (Sammy’s War) and Leanne Welham (Big Girl) who was nominated for the SXSW Grand Jury prize.

Coming Up alumni include writers Tom Bidwell (My Mad Fat Diary) and Jack Thorne (Skins, This is England ‘88) and directors Wayne Yip and Alex Garcia (Utopia, Misfits), Tom Harper (This is England ‘86), Yann Demange (Top Boy, 71) and last year’s MJ Delaney, who is lined up to direct upcoming Brit feature film The Powder Room.

The seven dramas will be produced by Touchpaper Television, A Zodiak Media Company, which has partnered Coming Up for the past five years.

Northern Ireland Screen has supported Call It A Night.

The seven dramas and fourteen writers / directors involved in Coming Up 2013 are:

Burger Van Champion
Denise is the Mega Mouthful Champion at Mike’s Burger Van. When Tom, her longstanding crush and a regular at the van, suggests that Denise enters an eating competition in America, the reluctant local legend thinks she might be in with a chance of winning his heart.
Writer: Rick Edwards
Director: Iftekhar Gafar
Starring Jessie Cave, Will Merrick, Joanna Scanlan (The Thick Of It), Ricky Grover (Being Human)

Sammy’s War
Sammy takes drastic action to bring Frances, her war correspondent mother, back from Afghanistan. Frances, however, has no intention of staying. New battle lines are drawn on the the homefront, leaving Gran caught in the crossfire.
Writer: Regina Moriarty
Director: Andrea Harkin
Starring Jessica Lester, Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street)

Call It A Night
On their nightly neighbourhood patrol of the Kilnamuck estate Van attempts to confess his love for Fiona. However they are stymied by the early release of local gangster, Jackie Junior. When their colleague Tommy is found dead, the gang must solve his murder and restore peace to the estate.
Writer: Bronagh Taggart
Director: Samantha Harrie
Starring Imogen Doel (Misfits) , Des McAleer(The Fear) Eugene O’Hare (Black Mirror)

Sink Or Swim
Former synchronised swimmer Cynthia is looked after by grand-daughter Ellie, but Social Services want to take them both into care. Ellie and her best-friend Cassia forge a desperate escape plan, but life on the run brings its own risks.
Writer: Line Langebek
Director: Luke Snellin
Starring Charlotte Beaumont, (Broadchurch), Una Stubbs (Sherlock) , Sarah Hoare (Pramface)

Henry
Karen loves her two year old son, Henry, but feels that he could be better off without her. Under huge pressure she makes a momentous decision. But an act of kindness from a stranger offers her hope for the future.
Writer: John Donnelly
Director: Michael Pearce
Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (The Iron Lady), Joe Gilgun (This is England)

Big Girl
Gemma and Hannah used to be best mates. On the eve of her Mum’s wedding, Gemma escapes the pre-nuptials to reconnect with her old friend. However, Hannah is returning to Sierra Leone the next morning and won’t say why.
Writer: E V Crowe
Director: Leanne Welham
Starring Jodie Comer, (My Mad Fat Diary), Letitia Wright (Top Boy) Ruth Gemmell (Utopia)

Doughnuts
Baz lives at his parents with his heavily pregnant wife, Roxy. He doesn’t pay rent; he sees his best mate at work every day and at the pub every night; he has an awesome car: He’s sorted. But Roxy is looking for more and Baz doesn’t know if he can deliver.
Writer: Ishy Din
Director: Simon Neal
Starring Adeel Akhtar (Utopia), Wahab Sheikh (Complicit)

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Misfits Updates
2 April 2013   No Comments

Misfits has started filming its fifth and final series on E4.

Howard Overman’s teen drama, about a group of young offenders who obtain supernatural powers, will air for the last time later this year. The fifth series will feature eight 60-minute episodes.

The characters Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Jess (Karla Crome), Finn (Nathan McMullen), Alex (Matt Stokoe) and Abby (Natasha O’Keeffe) will all be involved in the show’s last run. The new series will mark the first anniversary of the storm that gave the group powers.

Murray Ferguson, chief executive of Clerkenwell Films, said: “Misfits was a bold and confident commission that backed original ideas and new talent, quickly becoming a hit with its audience on E4 and around the world.

“It’s been great to produce a show that has been able to innovate on screen and online, and that broke new ground premiering with huge success on Hulu in America.

“Misfits has been an exciting and rewarding ride for us all and we now look forward to ending the show with a bang!”

Roberto Troni, Channel 4 drama commissioning editor, said: “Misfits took the superhero genre and spun it on its head in an utterly unique and ambitious way. It was big, clever, funny and deliriously entertaining!

“E4 couldn’t be more proud of what the show has achieved. It has won countless awards, has launched the careers of directors and actors, and has played a vital part in E4’s continuing success.

“Howard and co have some BIG plans for the last series and like the characters in the show, it won’t be going quietly. Strap in and enjoy one final glorious ride!”

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Joe Site Updates
19 March 2013   No Comments

Fanart Joe Updates
8 March 2013   No Comments

Much love to Cristina over at Joe Gilgun Army for not only organizing this entire project but for allowing me to be a part of it. I hope you enjoy all the submissions as much as I do. We love you Joe, Happy Birthday! <3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 withlove