Miranda films new pilot ‘The Royals’ from Mark Schwahn starring Elizabeth Hurley and William Moseley for E! and Lionsgate TV.

EXCLUSIVE: British actress Elizabeth Hurley is set for regal duty with a starring role in the hourlong E! pilotThe Royals, from Lionsgate TV and the One Tree Hill team of creator Mark Schwahn and producers Brian Robbins & Joe Davola. Written by Schwahn, The Royals is a contemporary drama about a fictional royal family informed by the regal opulence of the British monarchy and framed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Part fairy tale, part cautionary tale, the show is described as a tale of men and women corrupted by power, wealth and desire. I’ve learned that Hurley will play the sexy, devious and conflicted Queen Helena, who struggles to cope with the death of her oldest son and the crisis of confidence this creates with her husband, King Simon, while working to deter the growing relationship between her middle son, now the heir apparent, and his American girlfriend. Hurley recently had a major recurring role on the CW’s Gossip Girl. The Royals is one of the first two scripted pilots greenlighted by E!, along with Songbyrd

Hennessy & Friends Xmas Sketchy Nights! 2nd Dec at The Pleasance.

Come join Hennessy & Friends for our Xmas Party!
2nd December 8pm at The Pleasance.

Time Out Recommended Comedy Night and Harry Enfield’s pick for the next big thing in Sketch Comedy!
**** ‘Flawlessly Funny’ Chortle
**** ‘A delightfully screwy affair’ The Guardian
**** ‘Blackly funny three way sketch romp’ The Scotsman
**** ‘Merry comedy hell’ The List

Miranda stars in new Sky Living series ‘Give Out Girls’

Brought to you by the award-winning Big Talk Productions and Popper Pictures, Give Out Girls is a sharply observed, character led sitcom about a gang of four girls (and a couple of guys) who work in the world of ‘promotions’. Who are those girls out at 7am, dressed as light bulbs, giving you stuff you don’t want? It’s a world that’s instantly recognisable to anyone who’s ever done a job simply to pay the rent. It’s about working hard at avoiding hard work and how your colleagues by default become your mates.
The lynch pin of the group is Marilyn, played by Kerry Howard (Laura in Him&Her). She’s breezy, witty and at 29 is getting a bit old for this game. Fellow promo girls are Zoe (Miranda Hennessy), a passive aggressive, self-loving dancer from New Zealand and Poppy (Cariad Llloyd) who has her own unique way of looking at the world, she loves to party and is prone to obsessions when it comes to boys. The team work under Debbie, (Tracy-Ann Oberman) who’s in her mid-40s. She’s a Northern, menopausal trouser-suit wearing, nightmare boss of the company.
Also joining the cast is singer, Diana Vickers in her first television role. Vickers plays Gemma, the baby of the group, who is bright and enthusiastic with a naive view of the world.