2019 Television

Temple- Reviews

The Temple reviews are in! Episode one aired Friday evening to rave reviews from viewers and critics. We cannot wait to see where this story is headed…

The Telegraph: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Daniel Mays was good as a comic foil”

iNews: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Blackly comic, gloriously Gothic and potentially very addictive”

The Arts Desk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There’s excellent support…Daniel Mays enjoys himself to an indecent degree…”

The Sunday Times: “Temple is a clever little piece of programming”

The Guardian: “Hugely rewarding”

Episode two airs Friday, 20 September at 9PM on Sky One.

All episodes are available to watch on Sky via the SkyGo app and also on NowTV.

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Temple

Temple starring Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, and Carice van Houten premieres tonight at 9PM on Sky One! All episodes will be available online via NowTV shortly after episode one airs. The remaining episodes (eight in total) will follow weekly on Friday evenings at 9PM on Sky One and be available on catch-up.

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Temple – Press Updates

 

Temple premieres in one week on Friday 13 September on Sky One at 9PM! All episodes will be available online on the 13th as well.

We cannot wait for everyone to see this incredible series starring Daniel Mays, Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, and Craig Parkinson.

Ahead of the premiere Daniel Mays is scheduled to appear at press events:

Monday 9 September:

BBC Radio 6 Music interview recording

Series Linked podcast with Emma Bullmore and Mark Jeffries

AOL Build London 

BFI preview event at 8:15PM – tickets still available!

Tuesday 10 September:

Sky News- Sunrise 

Steve Allen LBC (will be available later on the podcast if you miss it)

Wednesday 11 September:

BBC The One Show along with Mark Strong

Thursday 12 September:

BBC Radio 6 Music – tune in from 1PM

Magazine And Newspaper Interviews:

Radio Times feature article

Sunday Times ‘Daniel Mays is possibly the only British actor who could play this part and inspire a strange blend of terror and affection’

Daily Mail

Reviews:

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Temple – Premieres 13 September

Just under three weeks to go until Temple premiers on Sky One!

Daniel Mays stars with Mark Strong and Carice van Houten in this darkly comic thriller.

Deep below the streets of London, descending past Temple tube in the beating heart of the city, lies a dark secret. An illegal clinic has been set up in an abandoned subterranean network of tunnels.

Daniel (Mark Strong) is a surgeon driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Daniel Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna a guilt-ridden medical researcher, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit.

Temple is a story of fate, chaos and consequence and asks how far you would go to save the person you love.

Premiering at 21:00 on Friday 13 September and with all episodes available online at Sky

 

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Temple – Premieres Friday 13 September

Temple premieres on Friday 13 September on Sky One! Daniel Mays stars with Mark Strong, Carice van Houten, and Craig Parkinson.

What is Temple about?

Daniel played by Mark Strong, is a surgeon driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee a disgruntled transport employee, played by Daniel Mays, and Anna a guilt-ridden medical researcher played by Carice van Houten, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit. Temple is a story of fate, chaos and consequence and asks how far you would go to save the person you love.

Heartfelt and darkly comic, the thriller is adapted by Mark O’Rowe from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien, Temple will be produced by Hera Pictures for Sky.

Check out the trailer:

The BFI has a preview event for the first two episodes on Monday 9 September. Tickets are still available.

Tune in to Sky One, Sky HD, and online on Friday September 13th for this incredible series!

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Essex Life Magazine – June 2019

The June 2019 issue of Essex Life has a fantastic interview with Daniel Mays.

Versatile actor Danny discusses his time growing up in Essex to his current busy filming schedule. “After 20 years I’m lucky I can gauge a good script and see if it takes me in a different direction, but I’ll always be involved in gritty dramas. It’s part and parcel of who I am.”

Danny mentions the importance of inclusivity of the acting industry: ‘I want there to be a balance of all stories being told. You can have stories about kings and queens and politics, but you also need stories about people living on council estates. That’s not just about actors, but producers, directors, writers. Mike’s (Leigh) not going to be around forever.’

Look for Danny in the upcoming Temple for Sky One later this year as well as films The Rhythm Section, and 1917 early in 2020.

 

Daniel Mays is currently filming White Lines for Netflix.

Thanks to Essex Life Magazine for this feature interview with Danny!

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Good Omens – Now Streaming Worldwide

Armageddon is here (a few hours early)! Amazon Prime has released all episode of Good Omens across their wordlwide streaming sites.

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.

Amazon Prime Video UK

Amazon Prime Video USA

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First Look – Temple

Sky released their first look trailer for the brilliant Temple starring Daniel Mays and Mark Strong. Tentatively announced for a 13 September premiere on Sky.

Mark Strong (Kingsman), Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) will star in the Sky-commissioned thriller series Temple. The high-concept eight-parter, produced by Hera Pictures head Liza Marshall (Riviera), is playwright Mark O’Rowe’s adaptation of the acclaimed Norwegian drama series Valkyrien about the workings of an illegal and subterranean

Strong will star as Daniel, a surgeon who is driven by personal tragedy to treat anyone in his underground London clinic who is willing to pay for medical help outside the system. Aided by Lee (Mays), a disgruntled transport employee, and Anna (van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher, they treat a variety of increasingly desperate and highly dangerous patients, as Daniel’s morality is tested to the limit.

Executive producers are Marshall, Strong and O’Rowe for Hera Pictures and Gabriel Silver and Anne Mensah for Sky. Luke Snellin (Wanderlust) is the lead director, with Shariff Korver (Fenix) and Lisa Siwe (Modus) following; Barney Reisz (Black Mirror) produces. Sky Vision will distribute internationally and co-fund the series, which is being lined up for Sky One in Autumn 2019.

Former Scott Free, Channel4 and Archery Pictures exec Marshall added: “After the success of Riviera, I am thrilled to be working with Sky again on my first production for Hera. I think the audience will love the world of Temple and it’s darkly funny take on life.”

We are hearing great buzz about Temple and cannot wait to see it on Sky One – most likely September time frame!

Check back for updates…

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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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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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