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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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Songs of My Life – BBC Essex

We cannot wait to hear Daniel Mays upcoming interview with BBC Essex – Songs of My Life at noon on 26 December – Boxing Day.

We hope that you will tune in for what is surely to be a great interview.

It will be available online shortly after broadcast.

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Fisherman’s Friends – Trailer

The first trailer for Fisherman’s Friends was released today:

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 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.

Starring Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, and Noel Clarke, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS was shot on location in Cornwall and comes from director Chris Foggin (KIDS IN LOVE) with a screenplay by Nick Moorcroft (FINDING YOUR FEET), Meg Leonard (FINDING YOUR FEET) and Piers Ashworth (ST. TRINIANS).

Fisherman’s Friends will be released in the UK on 15 March 2019.

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The Interrogation – Press

The Interrogation of Tony Martin airs this Sunday, 18 November at 9PM on Channel 4. The Tony Martin case captivated the UK. Was it a case of self-defense or murder?
Daniel Mays stars as DC Peters along with Steve Pemberton as Tony Martin in this exciting and innovative drama taken verbatim from police interviews in 1999.

Press:

BBC Front Row

Radio Times

BBC News

The Times

iNews

Interrogation full cast

Tune in Sunday evening at 9PM on Channel 4!

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First Look – The Interrogation of Tony Martin

The Interrogation of Tony Martin is scheduled to air on Sunday 18 November at 9PM on Channel 4.  Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Born to Kill), Steve Pemberton, and Stuart Graham (The Fall, Thirteen, Hunger) star. The drama is written and directed by David Nath for Story Films. Nath is the award winning filmmaker behind BAFTA-winning documentary The Murder Detectives and C4 drama The Watchman.

The Interrogation of Tony Martin will offer up an account of the three days of police questioning following his arrest for shooting two burglars who broke into his farmhouse in 1999. At his trial Martin argued he had used reasonable force to defend himself and his property. His conviction provoked public outcry and the case became a national cause celebre.

First look photos:

Tune in Sunday 18 November at 9PM to watch!

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My Dinner with Herve

Tune in to Sky Atlantic this evening at 9PM for the My Dinner with Herve UK premiere.

Inspired by a real story, My Dinner With Herve explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in L.A. — an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, with a screenplay by Gervasi and story by Gervasi & Sean Macaulay, the film is executive produced by Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Jessica de Rothschild, Sacha Gervasi and Peter Dinklage. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg serve as co-executive producers.

Daniel Mays stars as Casey a fellow journalist who works with Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan).

Co-produced with HBO in the US where My Dinner with Herve is currently available to watch ondemand and stream online.

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