Omar and Pete are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar's real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both boys...in Blackpool. Hayley Tamaddon, Peter Slater and Sarah Hoare star in this brilliant, feel-good film which is to be released in 2018. Check out their website here!
Filming is underway for the new 7-part adaptation of Vanity Fair. The show is a Mammoth Screen Production for ITV/Amazon which will be released in 2018. Claudia Jessie plays the role of Amelia Sedley, best friend of Becky Sharp (played by Olivia Cooke). The series is based on the popular novel by the same name, written by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Jon Pointing brings his critically-acclaimed, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show to Soho Theatre from 20th - 25th November. The Guardian gave the show **** and described it as 'mesmirisingly ghastly' and 'deliciously daft'.
The BBC has announced release dates for it's new Comedy Slices pilots season, featuring a host of our clients. Bekka Bowling has written on new animated sitcom 'Sticky' (20th Nov) and Kirsty J Curtis and Kiell Smith-Bynoe will star in 'Hailmakers' (4th Dec) and 'Enterprice' (13th Nov) respectively.
A new series of the BAFTA winning Detectorists is out November 8th. The show follows Andy and Lance, two friends and metal detectorists who go in search of treasures in the small fictional town of Danebury in northern Essex. Series reg Divian Ladwa returns joined by Claudia Jessie, Dan Tetsell, and Sarah Hoare. Tune in to BBC Four every Wednesday at 10pm.
Kenneth Collard returns as Steg Steggson, resident of corrupt ‘fairy’ state and parallel universe Munty. The second series continues on Dave on Thursdays at 9:40pm with Jonathan Pointing and Ciaran Dowd joining the stellar comedy cast as episodic guests.
Borderline returns for a second series. Jamie Michie plays Grant in the Little Rock Pictures production for Channel 5, a mockumentary following a hilarious group of incompetent UK border officials. Tune in every Thursday at 11:05pm, and catch up on the first series on Netflix.
As things are heating up...there's two new coppers on the cobbles. DC MacMillan & DC Fry, played by Mark Roper, will now be looking into a few of the incidents that have happened in the run up to Christmas. He joins Corrie villain, Connor McIntyre, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV1.
The Dengineers is back! Joe Tracini stars alongside Lauren Layfield in the hit CBBC show, which together with youngsters and expert designers transforms home spaces into brilliant dens. Tune in from November 4th.
Jubilee heads to the Manchester Royal Exchange for it's World Premiere on 2nd November, with Craig Hamilton starring as Sphinx. The Chris Goode stage adaptation marks the 40th anniversary of Derek Jarman's iconic film. Original cast member Toyah Wilcox will reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth I. The production will run from 2nd-18th November. For tickets, click here.
You can now start voting for your favourite actors, presenters and shows from the past year for the National Television Awards, which takes place on the 23rd January, and HATCH has an array of clients across all categories. Some of these include Connor McIntyre for his performance as Pat Phelan in CORONATION STREET, Tom Bell in ITV2s BROMANS, THE ISLAND with Ryan Thomas, LINE OF DUTY starring Claudia Jessie, HUMANS starring Sam Palladio, BORDERLINE starring Jamie Michie, PORRIDGE starring Harman Singh and THE KEITH AND PADDY PICTURE SHOW written, produced and directed by Jamie Deeks and Dan Johnston and many, many more. Get voting here now!
Georgina Leonidas will star as Stella in the new stage adaptation of David Walliams' bestselling children's book 'Awful Auntie'. The tour is already delighting audiences nationwide with the press night in Richmond Theatre on 2nd November.
Following an acclaimed UK tour, All the Little Lights receives its London premiere at the Arcola Theatre! Sarah Hoare stars as Lisa, and the play will be on until October 31st. For tickets, please click here.
Nick Rhys joins the cast of Holby City as Jeremy Warren – a grieving man who arrives at the hospital to investigate the circumstances surrounding his mother's death. The show is on every Tuesday at 8pm.
Ryan will play Rafael Humphreys in sunny Erinsborough - a character with some dark secrets. This a very different role for Ryan and we cannot wait to watch! He will hit our screens on Channel 5 in 2018.
Jamie Michie stars in the 4th series of Black Mirror. The Netflix show is created by Charlie Brooker, and each episode features a different story revolving around the dark side of life and technology. The next season is set to air early 2018.
We are thrilled to announce Divian Ladwa joins the Marvel universe and is currently filming Peyton Reed's sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Divian plays Usman and stars alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer. Cinema release in 2018.
Thomas now officially joins the new West End cast of the multi-award winning play Harry Potter & The Cursed Child as Ron Weasley. If you’re lucky to have tickets already, you’re in for a treat, as performances have now started with the renewed cast.
Fletcher's back...but not quite how you remember! The beloved 70s show returns on the 6th October, starring Harman Singh as Aziz and Sean Cernow as Bluebeard. From original series creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frencais, the show follows Norman Fletcher's grandson Nigel 'Fletch' Fletcher who gets locked up.
Ethan Lawrence stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, and Alex Sharp in punk-romance How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The film, which premiered in Cannes earlier in the year, now heads to the London Film Festival on the 6th and 7th of October. For tickets, please click here - http://bit.ly/2xy6fDs
Having just finished the UK Tour, Oliver Boot will reprise his role as Roger Shears in the international tour of the Olivier winning play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The play follows Christopher Boone, a young boy with autism spectrum disorder who discovers his neighbor's dog dead one night, and sets out on a quest to find the killer.
Outlander returns for a highly anticipated third season and Emma Campbell-Jones joins the cast as Mary McNab. The show is based on the series of historical novels by Diana Gabaldon. Mary is introduced in episode 2, airing in the US this Sunday 17th on STARZ and season 3 is available now to watch on Amazon Prime in the UK.
Emma Campbell-Jones joins a star studded cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award-winning political thriller. Previews are at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and it is soon to tour to Theatre Royal Brighton (25 to 30 September), Richmond Theatre (2 to 7 October), Theatre Royal Bath (9 to 14 October) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (16 to 21 October).
Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators. Acting as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor is his Assistant, "Dominus", played by Tom Bell. The series will air on Thursdays at 9pm on ITV2.
Robert Galbraith's (AKA J. K. Rowling's) best selling crime fiction novels come to our screens in a BBC adaptation. The saga starts on Sunday 27th with 'The Cuckoo's Calling' on BBC1 and the full series features fellow Hatchers, Ian Attard, Catherine Bailey, Toby Bryant and Harriet Green.