Miranda Hennessy, David Seymour and Steven Shapland (AKA sketch group ‘Hennessy & Friends’ ) will play Dave Allen’s Sketch Team in the new BBC comedy drama ‘ Dave Allen at Peace ‘. Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen will play the title role in the BBC Two film that will tell the story of the controversial Irish comedian, and examine how his personal life impacted on his career.
Gillen, who is from Dublin, is joined by fellow Game of Thrones actor Conleth Hill (Varys), who will play Allen’s brother. Father Ted’s Tommy Tiernan will play Allen’s father, while Joanne Crawford, from Line of Duty, will play his mother.
The film will be structured in a way that reflects Allen’s original television act, in which he sat on a bar stool and shared memories and reflections while drinking whisky. Gillen will play the comic in a similar style, with his reflections on his earlier years and career shown through flashbacks and comedy sketches performed by Gillen with his team Hennessy, Seymour & Shapland.
The film is written by Peaky Blinders’ Stephen Russell and directed by Andi de Emmony.
Quacks follows the progress of four young medical pioneers in the daring and wild days of Victorian Medicine.
Stars Rory Kinnear, Rupert Everett, Matthew Baynton and Caroline Lessing. Miranda Hennessy plays Nicola Bell; daughter of the Apothecary.
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“Starring Miranda Hennessy and directed by Jack Carrivick, get a taste for a new comedy drama about a thirty-something, ex-child star who has way too much time on her
Stella Wind, ex child star, approaching 30, is still devoid of the desire to grow up and reproduce. Instead her days are spent looking for lost felines or deciding what David Bowie album to listen to. “Wind in the Wick” is a story about a woman who is grounded, self-sufficient and can resist everything but temptation.” RSVP to email@example.com
The comedy short starring Miranda Hennessy alongside Rachel Bright, Daniel West and Lewis Maella picked up the award for Best UK comedy at the awards ceremony at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. Full list of winners here…
You can watch the full film here on Vimeo … https://vimeo.com/133916737
Miranda Hennessy will guest star alongside a stellar list which includes Emilia Fox, Noel Clarke and Zoe Wanamaker.
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