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We have moved up all current TV and film home release news stories to the top as all theatre and cinema productions are on hold as a result of coronavirus government guidelines.

Luke Dayhill will be playing Andrew in ‘Moment of Grace’

Luke Dayhill will be playing Andrew in ‘Moment of Grace’

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Luke Dayhill will be playing Andrew in ‘Moment of Grace’ written by Bren Gosling and directed by Nicky Allpress alongside Andrew Paul and Lucy Walker-Evans.

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Cat White and Isabella Speaight to produce and star in Farewell She Goes

Cat White and Isabella Speaight to produce and star in Farewell She Goes

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The Oxford School of Drama 2018 One Year Course Graduates Cat White and Isabella Speaight are looking for funding to produce and star in Farewell She Goes, an 18th Century story exploring female friendship, race and women's rights.

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Aoibhéann McCann has wins the Irish Times best actress award

Aoibhéann McCann has wins the Irish Times best actress award

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The winners of this year's Irish Times Theatre Awards were announced online this year, after the cancellation of the awards ceremony due to the Covid-19 crisis. Aoibhéann McCann has won the Irish Times best actress award for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in the Lyric Theatre production.

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Cassie Bradley plays Mary Magdalene in the series Jesus: His Life

Cassie Bradley plays Mary Magdalene in the series Jesus: His Life

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Showing just how versatile she is, Cassie Bradley can currently be seen playing con woman Natalie in Coronation Street on ITV as well as Mary Magdalene in Jesus: His Life. Which is now airing on Amazon Prime Video.

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tanya reynolds as mrs elton in the new adaptation of emma now available for home viewing on demand

tanya reynolds as mrs elton in the new adaptation of emma now available for home viewing on demand

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The latest adaptation of Emma was made available for home viewing barely a month after its theatrical release. Emma was one of the first films to be released early due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was made available to watch on demand on 20th March. It is now available to rent on Amazon Video, Sky Store, Google Play, iTunes and BT TV Store.

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A Serial Killers Guide To Life Produced By Charity Wakefield

A Serial Killers Guide To Life Produced By Charity Wakefield

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The Oxford School of Drama graduate Charity Wakefield has produced A Serial Killers Guide to Life. It is a female led, jet black comedy film.  Three other Oxford School of Drama graduates feature - Carys Lewis, Will Strange and Frances Millar.

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Jemma Powell is in the feature film of the novel The Secret Garden and is in Netflix series The Stranger.

Jemma Powell is in the feature film of the novel The Secret Garden and is in Netflix series The Stranger.

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Jemma is playing Grace Craven in The Secret Garden which is an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 children's classic novel.  From the producers of Harry Potter and Paddington.

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Annabel Scholey returns as Nina in season 2 of BBC's The Split

Annabel Scholey returns as Nina in season 2 of BBC's The Split

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Annabel returns to the BBC hit drama The Split on Tuesday 11 February alongside Nicola Walker, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay and Stephen Mangan.  The drama is set in a family legal firm specialising in divorce.  You may recognise Annabel in a very different role - as Amena in Sky's Britannia.

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Sophie Cookson portrayal of Christine Keeler praised as ‘simply sensational’

Sophie Cookson portrayal of Christine Keeler praised as ‘simply sensational’

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 The Trial of Christine Keeler hits our screens on the 29th and 30th of December at 9pm on BBC One.  Sophie is best known for playing Roxy in the Kingsmen films.

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Cassie Bradley and Kiran Sonia Sawar to star in new ITV series McDonald and Dodds

Cassie Bradley and Kiran Sonia Sawar to star in new ITV series McDonald and Dodds

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ITV’s new crime drama brings together the "wildly ambitious" DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) with the "shy, modest" DS Dodds (Jason Watkins).

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Arita Sadiku in Gangs of London

Arita Sadiku in Gangs of London

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Arita Sadiku, an Oxford School of Drama graduate, has just landed a role on Radio 4’s Turnanby and is playing Leonora in Gangs of London which is going to be released this year on HBO and Sky Atlantic.

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Lee Boardman returned to the small screen in ITV's Bancroft

Lee Boardman returned to the small screen in ITV's Bancroft

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Lee reprised his role of Detective Inspector George Morris in the second series of Bancroft last month.  Morris is described as 'an experienced police officer who has risen through the ranks due to his reliability and competence.

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Chetan Pathak becomes a regular face on BBC Sport

Chetan Pathak becomes a regular face on BBC Sport

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Chetan presents bulletins and programmes for BBC Sport on BBC World TV and the BBC News Channel and last month was on BBC News at 10.

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Dipo Ola is king of Monday night TV!

Dipo Ola is king of Monday night TV!

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Dipo starred in both ITV's Baghdad Central and BBC2's Inside No.9 on Monday evening at 10pm.  Baghdad Central is a new drama set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Catherine Steadman's new novel, Mr Nobody, is published

Catherine Steadman's new novel, Mr Nobody, is published

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As well as being an Olivier Award-nominated actor, Catherine is forging a reputation as a best selling writer.  Following on from her debut, Something in the Water, Catherine's latest novel is Mr Nobody, a gripping psychological thriller.  The novel is published by Penguin Random House. 

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Ella Bruccoleri returns to play Sister Frances in Season 9 of Call the Midwife

Ella Bruccoleri returns to play Sister Frances in Season 9 of Call the Midwife

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Ella returns for a second season of the BBC's Call the Midwife as the novice at Nonnatus House, Sister Frances. Ella, from North Yorkshire, graduated from the One Year Acting Course in 2017.  Her other professional screen roles have been in the Emmy-nominated series Genius: Picasso for National Geographic and The Last Kingdom for Netflix.

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Ella Bruccoleri stars in Call the Midwife Christmas special

Ella Bruccoleri stars in Call the Midwife Christmas special

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Ella returns as Sister Frances in the Christmas special of BBC One’s Call the Midwife which will be broadcast at 7pm on Christmas Day. Ella joined the cast in the last season as a novice nun who makes up in enthusiasm for what she lacks in experience.

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Ritu Arya stars in Mike Barlett's Sticks and Stones for ITV

Ritu Arya stars in Mike Barlett's Sticks and Stones for ITV

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Ritu has a leading role in the three-part psychological drama Sticks and Stones.  Written by Mike Barlett (Doctor Foster, Press, Trauma) the ITV series is a contemporary workplace drama set in a Reading Business Park.

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Samantha Colley has joined Annabel Scholey in Season 2 of Sky's Britannia

Samantha Colley has joined Annabel Scholey in Season 2 of Sky's Britannia

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Sam has joined the cast of Britannia for Season Two.  She plays Andra, the sister of Amena who is played by fellow OSD graduate Annabel Scholey.

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Two TV comedy dramas starring OSD graduates are nominated for a prestigious Rose d’Or Award

Two TV comedy dramas starring OSD graduates are nominated for a prestigious Rose d’Or Award

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Sex Education and Derry Girls are both nominated for a 2019 Rose d’Or Award in the category ‘Comedy Drama and Sitcom’. One Year Course graduate Tanya Reynolds stars in Netflix’s Sex Education as Lily, the sex-mad clarinetist and Foundation Course graduate Nicola Coughlan plays Clare Devlin, the voice of reason in the Derry Girls’ gang.

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