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‘I OWN YOU’: HELEN MIRREN IN 'CATHERINE THE GREAT' TRAILER

“There are unscrupulous people in Russia – fortunately, I am one of them,” declares a formidable Helen Mirren in full regalia as Catherine the Great in the first trailer of the Sky series based on the Russian empress, which will be on HBO in the US. Oscar-winner Mirren is joined by Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear in the series, which will bow on the Sky Atlantic channel in the UK this fall.

FIRST LOOK: HELEN MIRREN AS CATHERINE THE GREAT

Shooting for HBO/Sky, Catherine the Great is underway. Mirren stars as the Russian Empress, alongside Jason Clarke as her long-time lover Potemkin.

FIRST LOOK: JOSH O'CONNOR, ANNETTE BENING AND BILL NIGHY IN HOPE GAP

Shooting has wrapped on William Nicholson's Hope Gap and the film is now in post-production.

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The BBC's new adaptation of Wilkie Collins' Victorian novel looks set to be a thundering ride.

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The BBC’s Sunday serial, The Woman in White, could not be more timely, say its creators.

ACTRESS OLIVIA VINALL IS SET TO BEGUILE TV AUDIENCES WITH A DOUBLE ROLE IN THE BBC’S  THE WOMAN IN WHITE

I'm destined to be put in white dresses for ever more!’ laughs Olivia Vinall, as she wafts into the photo studio in a floaty frock. Such is your fate when you’re the headline act in The Woman in White, BBC One’s major new period drama. The five-parter is an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ 1860 gothic suspense novel, aka the world’s first psychological thriller, in which Olivia plays asylum patient Anne Catherick and also Laura Fairlie, the naive sister to the forthright, proto-feminist Marian (played by War & Peace’s Jessie Buckley).

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The Queen star Helen Mirren has signed up to play another monarch – Catherine the Great. The Oscar-winning actor came up with the idea for the Sky and HBO drama, saying she had always wanted to play the Russian empress and was attracted to the idea of playing such a powerful woman.

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Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will star in the independent family drama Hope Gap, with William Nicholson directing from his own script.

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The former EastEnders star takes the lead in the new series based on the classic period thriller.

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