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Zoe Wanamaker, Miranda Richardson and Phyllis Logan join cast for new Girlfriends

Zoe Wanamaker, Miranda Richardson and Phyllis Logan will confront life for the modern woman “of a certain age” in new drama, Girlfriends.

They will play three childhood friends who find themselves reunited as they deal with divorce, age discrimination, death and grandchildren.

It is created by Bafta-winning writer Kay Mellor, who described the ITV series as a “passion project.”

“I’m aware that there are a lot of women of a certain age who feel like they are invisible and unheard,” she said, “so I’m proud to have the chance to shine a light on their lives and give them a voice.

Miranda Richardson (Anthony Devlin/PA)

“The series is not just a platform for their voices though – there is a big, bold, dark story at its heart, which is shot through with humour.”

Girlfriends will see Linda (Phyllis, 61), Sue (Miranda, 59) and Gail (Zoe, 67) come together after the sudden and unexpected death of Linda’s husband Micky.

But while they already have their own troubles to deal with, secrets and doubts emerge that threaten to tear apart their friendship.

“I’m looking forward to working on this exciting new series with such a stellar cast,” Harry Potter star Zoe commented.

Phyllis plays widowed Linda (John Stillwell/PA)

“I have long been a fan of Kay’s work and am relishing the opportunity to work alongside Miranda and Phyllis.”

Churchill actress Miranda said: “A whole summer spent working on a women-driven script, written and directed by a woman who has proved herself many times over as a force of nature in TV drama alongside some of our most gifted female actors – what’s not to like?”

Downton Abbey’s Phyllis added: “It’s a hugely exciting project and I feel enormously fortunate to be involved in it. I can’t wait to get started.”

The six-part drama will begin filming next month.

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Ryan Gosling as the Next James Bond? Yes, Please
Ryan Gosling looks great in a tuxedo, but he'd look even better in said tuxedo speed racing an Aston Martin and seducing his female sidekick: That's...

No.  I’m sorry, but no.  I mean, I love Ryan Gosling, but no.

Let me explain.

Originally posted by petersquill

James Bond is English.  Or a Scot (hello, Sir Connery).  Or Irish (Hi, Pierce!).  Or Welsh - looking at you, Timmy Boy.  And okay, you can throw an Aussie in there for flavor (George, we hardly knew ya). 

The point is, James Bond is not fucking American.

Do we really need another square jawed white guy who knows how to wear a tux?  I mean, come on.  Been there. Done that.  Repeatedly.

And finally,

Originally posted by dailydris

The world deserves Idris Bond.

You deserve Idris Bond.

God knows I DESERVE IDRIS BOND.

Originally posted by lesterfreamon

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Ryan Gosling Launches Production Company Arcana With Ken Kao
Yorgos Lanthimos' upcoming film 'The Favourite' will be the banner's first project.

Ryan Gosling and producer Ken Kao have teamed up to form the production company Arcana. The banner will focus on finding and developing a wide range of unique and diverse material for film and television.

Arcana’s first official project is director Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming film The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. The film, which just wrapped principal photography in the UK, follows the clandestine personal and political machinations of the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. Arcana has partnered with producers Ceci Dempsey for Scarlet Films and Ed Guiney and Lee Magiday for Element Pictures, together with Film4 and Fox Searchlight.

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