Porters Premieres Tonight!

We cannot wait for 10PM this evening to see Daniel Mays in Porters series 2 on the Dave Channel!

Danny joins the cast as Anthony De La Mer:
A new Porter, Anthony, is in town as, unknown to Frankie and Simon, Tillman has headed off temporarily to a religious retreat. Anthony and Frankie have form and find themselves instantly in conflict when he tries to take a cut of her black-market perfume empire. Will he last the week…?

Episode Guide from UK Comedy

If you miss the episode at 10PM you can catch up online at UKTV or with the repeats over the next week:

  • Friday 15th March 2019 at 1:00am
  • Monday 18th March 2019 at 11:20pm
  • Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 11:00pm

Tune in Thursday evenings at 10PM!

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Fisherman’s Friends – Press Updates

Fisherman’s Friends is released on Friday 15 March! The film’s premiere is Thursday 14 March in Cornwall.

Television

7 March: Daniel Mays interview on Good Morning Britain (Towards the end of the program)

8 March: Soccer AM – 10AM Sky One

Radio/Podcast:

8 March: BBC Radio Cornwall – available online now. Danny’s interview begins around the 2 hour 10 minute mark.

Hawksbee and Jacobs – TalkSport Radio- there is usually a podcast/episode roundup available if you missed it.

Kermode on Film Podcast: check your favourite podcast site on Tuesday 12 March to listen to Danny discuss Fisherman’s Friends (and more!) with Mark Kermode. Danny’s interview begins around the 31 minute mark.

13 March – BBC Radio Kent– Danny’s interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the broadcast.

Chris Evans: Friday 15 March – Virgin Radio listen in from 6:30-10AM. There is usually a weekly podcast roundup of the guest interviews.

17 March – Michael Ball Show BBC Radio 2- tune in from 11AM.

Newspaper/Magazine/Web:

Guardian– feature article coming soon!

Yahoo Movies

THN: interview released during the week of 11 March.

10 March – The Sun – Fabulous Magazine

Radio Times – 16-22 March edition

Time Out

Featurette of the film:

Check back for updates!

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Fisherman’s Friends – In Cinemas Now!

Fisherman’s Friends is released in UK cinemas today! Daniel Mays stars in this heartwarming, feel good film based on the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends singers.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Book tickets at your favourite local cinema!

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Porters Series 2

Porters series 2 premieres Thursday 14 March at 10PM on Dave. Tune in every Thursday to see the escapades at St. Etheldreda’s hospital – an upstairs/downstairs medical comedy. With wheels.

Daniel Mays joins this hilarious comedy series as Anthony De La Mer – is Anthony all that he says that is? Danny told The British Comedy Guide: Anthony is the new porter on the block. I would probably describe him as a jack-of-all-trades and he’d probably describe himself as that. He’s a very funny character hopefully, but he’s kind of a complete and utter bullshitter. He professes to everyone that he comes from a military background and he’s served lots of tours of duty in Basra and places like that. He’s very keen on psychology and will try to get in to peoples’ minds. He’s very popular around the hospital and doing deals and everything so he has this kind of sanctimonious egocentric air to him, which obviously lends itself to him hopefully being very funny. I personally think he just lives at home with his mum and it’s all just bullshit. But that’s a great thing and I think what we’ve tried to play with throughout the series is ‘do you believe him or do you not?’

UK Comedy Guide

Radio Times – “Daniel Mays especially, a top-class performer who is well inside his comfort zone here.”

Times Television- Daniel Mays is an excellent addition to the cast.”

Trailer:

Tune in Thursdays at 10PM beginning 14 March to watch this hilariously enjoyable comedy series.

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Good Omens – New Trailer

Get ready for the apocolypse! Amazon Studios has released the newest trailer for Good Omens today and it is brilliant!

Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the Antichrist.

The apocolypse happens worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on 31 May – and honestly, we cannot wait for it!

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Mother’s Day – RTS Awards Nomination

The Royal Television Society (RTS) announced their 2019 programme awards today. Great news that BBC Two’s critically acclaimed Mother’s Day starring Daniel Mays was nominated for Single Drama!

Daniel Mays tweeted:

This factual drama Written by Nick Leather (Murdered For Being Different, Broken)  and directed By Fergus O’Brien (Against the Law) Mother’s Day focuses on two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy:

On the day before Mother’s Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry’s lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington’s town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Sue McHugh, an unassuming and normally shy Dublin housewife, is deeply affected by the tragedy. Spurred into action by the events in Warrington and the hope that she can make a difference, Sue urges people across Ireland to demonstrate that the killings on all sides must stop. But has Sue underestimated the challenge of brokering peace in a community that has known only conflict?

As the grieving Parrys search desperately for answers to their son’s senseless killing, they form an alliance with Sue, her husband Arthur, and her Peace ’93 movement, travelling to Dublin in a bid to bring about peace and ensure Tim’s enduring legacy is one of hope and tolerance.

Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) will play Tim’s father Colin Parry, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Wendy Parry, with Vicky McClure and David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails) as Susan and Arthur McHugh.

Congratulations and good luck to all involved in the making of this important and emotional factual drama.

The 2019 RTS Awards will be held on Tuesday, 19 March in London.

Mother’s Day is also available once again on BBC iPlayer for the next 6 months.

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Porters Series 2 – Premieres 14 March!

Big news this evening from the Porters series 2 press preview that the first episode airs Thursday 14 March at 10PM on Dave Channel!

Daniel Mays joins the cast as new porter Anthony De La Mer:

A new Porter, Anthony, is in town as, unknown to Frankie and Simon, Tillman has headed off temporarily to a religious retreat. Anthony and Frankie have form and find themselves instantly in conflict when he tries to take a cut of her black-market perfume empire. Will he last the week…?

British Comedy Guide has an excellent series guide.

This series is sure to be as hilarious as the first and we cannot wait to see more of Danny in this comedy role.

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Good Omens – Premieres 31st May – Amazon Prime

Armageddon finally has a date! Good Omens premieres on 31st May 2019 on Amazon Prime Video with all 6 episodes being available for binge-watching!

See below for the amazing opening credits and music:

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Finall Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

Daniel Mays stars as Arthur Young the unwitting father of the antichrist and David Tennant (Crawley) and Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) play the demon and angel trying to stall the end of the world as they know it.

Commenting on his casting back in August 2017, Daniel Mays said that he was: “Beyond overjoyed to be jumping on board Good Omens. It’s not everyday you get to play the father of the antichrist! Neil Gaiman’s scripts are out of this world and the cast they’ve assembled are second to none. Can’t wait to get cracking!

The End is Nigh…on 31st May 2019! Good Omens will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date after it’s online streaming debut.

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Code 404 – Sky One

Great news today that Sky One has greenlit a full series of the comedy Code 404 starring Daniel Mays, Stephen Graham, and Richard Gadd. It is expected to run for six, half-hour episodes later this year.

Deadline has the full story: Code 404 is set in the near future and will revolve around two Detective Inspectors, DI John Major (Daniel Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham), who are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. How will the SIU function without Major? It doesn’t have to. As an ‘asset’ considered too valuable to lose, Major’s body is fast-tracked into an experimental Artificial Intelligence project to bring him back from the dead. The only problem is, Major 2.0 may look like and sound like the original, but something has been lost in translation – quite a lot actually. His arrogant demeanor and gung-ho approach remain but his crimefighting instincts have completely deserted him.

The series is produced by Broadchurch and Tin Star indie Kudos and Water and Power Productions It was written by Horrible Histories and Not Going Out writer Daniel Peak and directed by Al Campbell. The successful, but never-aired, pilot was directed by Ben Palmer.

Sky’s Jon Mountague said: “What a coup, Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays are the dream team – the perfect Carver and Major. Danny Peak’s scripts are endlessly hilarious and very, very arresting. Can’t wait.”

Water & Power’s Tom Miller said, “Danny and Stephen are an electric double-act, and with Daniel Peak’s brilliant scripts we can’t wait to bring this to life for Sky One.”

Kudos’ Temple added, “We couldn’t be more delighted to have such outstanding actors bringing heart and passion to these joyful scripts – this really is going to be great.”

Remember these tweets from this past summer? Well, they were on-set for Code 404!

Filming on the full series is expected to begin in March 2019 with transmission later this year on Sky One.

Check back for more updates!

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