“THE Halcyon gripped me straight away.
“Setting the story within this high-class hotel and also against the backdrop of the Second World War gives you such a huge scope for drama and for what’s to come.”
Steven Mackintosh talking to me about new eight-part drama The Halcyon.
Starting on ITV at 9pm next Monday (January 2).
He plays hotel manager Richard Garland as the series opens in 1940.
Before a return to 1939.
With World War Two and the Blitz soon to impact on London and this five star West End hotel.
As you might imagine, I’ve been on quite a few film and TV sets over the last 35 years.
But the one for The Halcyon – created by production designer Matt Gant – took my breath away.
Let’s just say no-one held back on the budget. Continue reading
Stephen Lord as Warren Clements
YOU are going to be seeing a lot more of Stephen Lord.
Not just in his latest TV role in BBC1’s Casualty.
But in a range of projects, too numerous to fit in to today’s Manchester Evening News feature below.
Stephen’s CV includes playing Jonno in Common As Muck – one of my all-time favourite series, written by former binman William Ivory. Continue reading
TO BBC TV Centre in west London late last Friday afternoon for a round table interview with Bruno Tonioli.
Walking past several of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing celebrities and their professional partners as they prepared for that night’s first competitive show.
Dressed in a green V-neck top, blue jeans and brown boots, Bruno gave us over half an hour of his time. Continue reading