Howard's End
Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracy Ullman to Star in 'Howards End' Miniseries
‘Manchester by the Sea’ filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan is writing the script

Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracy Ullman are taking up residence in Howards End.

The trio have been cast in the BBC’s four-part limited series based on the classic E.M. Forster novel. Starz is also joining as co-producer, per an announcement Wednesday.

Manchester by the Sea filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan is writing the miniseries, which will explore the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn-of-the-century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working-class Basts.

Atwell (Agent Carter) will play Margaret Schlegel, Macfadyen (Ripper Street) will portray Henry Wilcox, and Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show) will play Aunt Juley Mund.

Hettie Macdonald (White Girl) is directing.

Published in 1910, Howards End was previously adapted to the big screen in 1992, with a cast including Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emma Thompson (who won the Oscar for best actress).

The Howards End limited series will film in and around London. The hourlong episodes will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Starz in the U.S.

There is only one real Garrideb. There is only one real Watson.

Mark Gatiss recently said that they nicknamed TST “The Three Watsons.” If this is in reference to the Garridebs story he and Moffat love so much, then here’s a very telling fact for anyone who hasn’t read the canon, or has forgotten: 

There is only one real Garrideb.

The villain, James Winter / aka Morecroft / aka Killer Evans invents the other two in an effort to lure recluse Nathan Garrideb from his home, which houses valuable counterfeit machinery and money.  Killer Evans creates a story about a wealthy American named Garrideb whose fortune will only be divided after his death once three men with his unusual name are gathered together.

The “Three Garridebs” are:

1. Nathan Garrideb : the recluse, and the only real Garrideb.

2. John Garrideb : “Killer Evans” posing as a friend and ally to his own ends.

3. Howard Garrideb : a third fictional Garrideb Evans creates (and whom we never see) to trick Nathan Garrideb into leaving his home vulnerable. 

The “Three Watsons” are:

1. John Watson : the only real Watson.

2. Mary Watson : a criminal and killer posing as a friend and ally to her own ends.

3. Baby Watson : a third fictional Watson that Mary creates (and whom we never see) to trick John Watson into leaving [Sherlock] vulnerable.

“Killer Evans” shoots John Watson.

Mary Watson will shoot John Watson. 


Favorite actress series | Emma Thompson: [On acting and appearance] “Acting simply cannot be about how you look. It would be very difficult to make a film where you have to be beautiful in every shot. You have to put so much effort into it; you have to hold your head at particular angles, put the light in a certain way and I don`t like acting like that. I like to act unconscious of how I look.” - Emma Thompson 

Bucky was so in awe of the flying car at the Stark Expo like, the boy was such a science nerd, i bet when he met Howard during the war he probably turned into an excited schoolboy asking questions at a mile a minute whilst Steve just sorta gives Howard an apologetic smile but does nothing to stop Bucky’s curiosity

“I don’t like to be handed things.”

Can we talk about the implications of those words? Like, what happened to Tony that made him weary of taking something from someone else’s hands? Is it just a weird quirk, one of those things that people have but can’t explain? Or is it something more.

Like just imagine:

Young Tony Stark, so desperate for his fathers attention, would do anything he could to spend time with his father. So imagine young Tony, helping his father in the lab, but because Howard is Howard he doesn’t treat Tony like a kid, he just treats Tony as he would any other genius assistant.

“Here, hold this,” he says, as he holds out a soldering iron by the hot end. Howard had never given Tony any protective gear and Tony don’t want to irritate his father by pointing this out and risk getting kicked out of the lab, not able to help anymore. So he takes it. It burns like nothing he’s ever felt before, and he fights against the reflexive urge to drop it, to cry out and cradle his hand. He puts it down calmly and uses his shoulder to wipe away the tears before Howard can notice. Howard has already moved on.

Jarvis tisks over the burns as he bandages them later, pursing his lips, but he doesn’t say anything because he knows Howard would never listen and this is one of the few ways he’ll spend anytime with his son. And it’s not his place because, unfortunately, young Master Anthony is not his is child.

Tony’s older now. Fourteen. Away at MIT, away from his fathers disapproving stares, away from Maria’s despondent smiles as she lays in bed, unable to gather the energy to face the day, away from that look Jarvis gets on his face whenever Howard starts to talk about Captain Rogers again.

He’s at a party, surrounded by people, surrounded by girls - and some boys - beautiful people who give Tony attention, affection, something he’s never had before so he doesn’t know how to deal with it. He’s already had a few drinks and is a little tipsy, but he’s fine. A few drinks never hurt anybody. “Puts some hair on your chest,” he remembers his father saying when he was younger, eleven maybe twelve, pressing a glass of iced amber liquid into his hand.

A boy comes over and presses a drink into his hand. Stone, he thinks his name is, Tiberius Stone. He seemed nice, had been kind to Tony when he first arrived a couple months ago, younger than his peers and afraid of rejection. “Drink this,” Ty says, “it’ll make you feel better.” He takes it and drinks and the rest of the night is a blur, he doesn’t remember much after that, but he does remember waking up in a room he doesn’t recognize with no memory of how he got there.

It’s the little things that add up, he thinks, when suddenly one day he’s looking down at the file in his new assistants hand - Pepper, he thinks, but he knows that’s not her real name - and he can’t bring himself to take it. It’s harmless, a simple paper file and all he has to do it sign it. And he knows he can trust this girl, hired her himself after she barged into his office with - or technically without - the threat of pepper spray to his security. But the thought of lifting his hand makes his stomach turn, makes his body grow cold, and he can’t figure out why suddenly reaching out and taking a file from someone’s hand is now such a struggle.

“I don’t like to be handed things,” he says slowly, eyeing the file and trying to relax his body.

Pepper doesn’t seem to notice his struggle, simply putting the folder down on the desk by his hand, moving on to the next item on her list. She brushes it off as one of those weird billionaire eccentricities and doesn’t question it again.


Weird billionaire quirk or learned aversive behavior stemming from a subconscious fear of being harmed by those around him? I think about this all the time.


This is porridge. Head Chef Jerry made it for you. You’re very cautious, so I asked him to make it so that you’d know it’s authentic. The Central Agency wasn’t involved at all. So eat!


get to know me meme [7/30] films captain america: the first avenger (2011)

“ what happened to you? ”       “ i joined the army. ”