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Broadchurch US remake Gracepoint coming to UK & Mr Selfridge to end after series 4?


The US remake of the Chris Chibnall blockbuster drama Broadchurch is heading over to the UK, The Daily Star newspaper reports!

US network giants FOX picked up the rights to remake Broadchurch, along with its writer and main star David Tennant, and put together Gracepoint which, apart from a few accent related issues, has been the buzz of excitement over the pond.
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Third series of Mr Selfridge is in production & ITV announce Zoë Wanamaker will join the cast!

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There’s great news for fans of hit ITV drama Mr Selfridge as it’s been announced today that a third series of the show is now in production, and that new members of the cast will include veteran actress Zoë Wanamaker.

The show’s third run will feature a total of ten episodes, and filming will begin this week on location in London, which is where Zoë will join Emmy award-winning star Jeremy Piven – who of course plays the role of charming American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge – and an entourage cast which includes former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon and her sister Hannah.

The period drama’s new run will focus on events in and around the iconic London store in 1919, just as World War I ends… Read more & comment »

BBC3’s The Crash review: Sacha Parkinson & Lily Loveless have some unbelievable dialogue but it has a brilliant final act


If there’s one thing you can say about BBC Three it is that they always try to pitch their programmes at their target audience. This has been seen most recently in their excellent documentary Growing Up Poor and their enjoyable docusoap People Like Us. Now they attempt to do this again with new drama documentary The Crash which is said to have been inspired by true events. Though those true events are never revealed the drama itself revolves around a group of friends who are involved in a car crash during the Christmas period. The Crash takes us back and forth in time to let us know more about these characters and what impact the events of the car crash will have on their various relationships.

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Corrie star Brooke Vincent on Sophie and Sian’s doomed wedding

As fans of Corrie will know, lesbian teens Sophie Webster and Sian Powers plan to get married soon, however, there’s to be a rather large spanner in their nuptial works in the form of Amber (Nikki Patel) who Sophie has fallen for.

Sophie is of course played by Brooke Vincent, and Sian is portrayed by Sacha Parkinson, who is leaving the show following Sophie and Sian’s break up.

Of the storyline, Brooke told Soaplife that as devout Christian Sophie and Sian are at the altar, Sophie just cannot bring herself to make the vows to Sian that in her heart, she doesn’t mean.

Brooke said, “She thinks that as soon as she’s said ‘I do’ and she’s married it will all be OK.”

But it’s far from OK, particularly given that Amber’s one of the couple’s bridesmaids… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street: Sophie Webster will ‘out’ Amber in the street, and Rosie Webster turns PI!

There are busy times ahead for the Websters as we move ever nearer to Christmas, but their festive season is set to be marred by sadness and anger…

The anger will come to a head when, on the day of her wedding to Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) breaks down and reveals that she’s in love with Amber Kalirai (Nikki Patel).

Unsurprisingly, Sian isn’t terribly impressed with this news, or with being ditched at the altar, and she’ll flee Weatherfield a heartbroken girl.

However, when Sophie goes to see Amber to tell her that she’s in love with her, a horrified Amber will tell her that their kiss and recent closeness means nothing more to her than “a laugh”, which understandably cuts Sophie to the quick… Read more & comment »

Corrie: Tracy Barlow will miscarry her twins, and Sacha Parkinson’s pic angers show’s bosses!

News from Weatherfield today is that scheming Tracy Luv Barlow is going to lose her unborn twins at Christmas, and she’ll blame Becky McDonald for causing the miscarriage.

However, as always, there’s dastardliness afoot, because the miscarriage is nothing to do with Becky!

More on that in a moment!

But first, Sacha Parkinson has apparently invoked the wrath of the show’s bosses by tweeting a picture of the Street covered in snow.

She apparently took the picture on one of her last days of filming for her role as Sian Powers.

She tweeted, “Look how beautiful the street looks” and attached this picture to her comment…

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Coronation Street: Sophie Webster to be jilted at the altar – an overused scenario, much?!

It’s been reported today that Corrie lesbians Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson) and Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) are to tie the knot later this year, resplendent in matching white gowns.

However, Sian will ditch Sophie at the altar after finding out she’s been unfaithful.

The Sun reports that Sian will find out that Sophie has been hopping on the good foot and doing the bad thing with Amber (Nikki Patel), and not unreasonably, she decides marriage is not the best way forward. So she legs it.

But o man, when will soap writers get bored of this plotline??

Now, I love a soapy wedding as much as the next man – or woman, in my case – and of course, I love it when it all goes horribly wrong. There’s nothing quite as much fun as having an ensemble of any character’s nearest and dearest dressed in their best, and donning shocked expressions when some worm or another gets out of its can… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street star Sacha Parkinson is “excited” over wedding storyline

Sacha Parkinson, who plays Sian Powers in Corrie, has revealed that she’s “excited” that about her character’s marriage storyline.

As we saw in last night’s episode of the soap, feeling guilty for kissing Amber (Nikki Patel) Sian’s girlfriend Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) asked Sian to marry her.

Speaking to Celebs on Sunday, Sacha explained, “Sophie proposes because she’s confused by the feelings she’s having for Amber.

“She decides the one thing that will keep her and Sian together is if they get married.

“But their parents aren’t exactly on board, so it looks like things aren’t going to go very smoothly… Read more & comment »

Coronation Street: Sacha Parkinson teases lesbian wedding plotline!

Sacha Parkinson, who of course plays Sian Powers in Corrie, has teased that in a forthcoming storyline, her character may marry on-screen lover, Sophie Webster.

The marriage plotline will reportedly get underway when Sophie (Brooke Vincent) falls for Amber Kakirai (Nikki Patel) and in a desperate bid to save their relationship, Sian will propose to Sophie.

Speaking to What’s On TV magazine about the wedding, Sacha said, “We’re both in dresses – thank God!

“I know I would have been the one that ended up with a suit, because Brooke just takes over everything!

“And we’ve been told it’s going to be a nice glamorous proper wedding.

“Me and Brooke match all the time so maybe they should [have matching dresses]. Read more & comment »

Coronation Street star Sacha Parkinson was “fuming” when she learned of lesbian love triangle plot

Sacha Parkinson – who of course plays Sian Powers in Coronation Street – has revealed that she was “fuming” when she learned that she’s to be involved in a lesbian love triangle storyline.

As viewers will know, Sian’s character is the girlfriend of Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) but in forthcoming episodes, we’re going to see Sophie embark on an affair with Amber Kaliari (Nikki Patel).

Sacha told BANG Showbiz, “I was so jealous when I first read the storyline. I was absolutely fuming.

“I was like, ‘How could Sophie do that to Sian?’.”

Sacha – who’s leaving ‘Coronation Street’ in early 2012 – also confessed that she’s got “lazy” during her time in the soap, and is now keen to take new challenges, including her new role as a rebellious character in E4 teen drama ‘Skins’.

Speaking at Monday night’s (26.09.11) Inside Soap Awards at London’s Gilgamesh venue, Sacha added, “I came in to do my storyline and I’ve done it and now it’s on to the next challenge. Read more & comment »

Coronation Street: Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson pretend to be lovers in real life

Coronation Street’ s Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson have admitted that they often pretend to be girlfriends when they aren’t working.

The actresses – who play lesbians Sophie Webster and Sian Powers in the ITV1 soap – have previously admitted that most boys think they are gay and so when they go out, they often play up to the notion.

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Coronation Street: Brooke Vincent is going to miss kissing Sacha Parkinson!

Brooke Vincent has admitted that she doesn’t want Sacha Parkinson to leave Coronation Street because she “can’t imagine” not kissing her anymore.

The 20-year-old actress plays lesbian Sophie Webster on the ITV soap and although their first kissing scenes did make her nervous, she confessed that she’s going to miss the on screen romance when her friend leaves.

She said: “The first time we kissed was probably the most nervous we’ve ever been. But it’s normal now – I can’t imagine not doing it.”
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Sacha Parkinson admits that she may not want to leave Coronation Street

Sacha Parkinson has admitted that she is having second thoughts about leaving ‘Coronation Street’.

The 19-year-old actress has shot to fame in the role of lesbian Sian Powers on the ITV1 soap, however she recently announced her decision to quit and now confesses that she has been on a “deep downer” ever since the word went out.

After receiving a plethora of encouraging messages from fans, Sacha explained she must “be crazy” to want to leave the show.
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Coronation Street: Amber Kilirai (Nikki Patel) returning to split up Sophie & Sian?

With rumours rife regarding the ‘Big Corrie Kill Off’, speculation is mounting as to the details of each character’s exit, in particular that regarding Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson), the teenage girlfriend of Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) .

Well, it seem’s we may have an answer for this particular question.

Amidst the flurry of the rotating staff room door, an old face is set to return to our screens and one who will play a big part in the downfall of the previously stable relationship between Sian and Sophie. Read more & comment »

Sacha Parkinson, Holly Quin-Ankrah, Will Thorp and Finton Flynn axed from Coronation Street?

Coronation Street bosses have reportedly decided to sack four actors from the ITV soap.

Both The People and The News Of The World claim that producers will soon write out Holly Quin-Ankrah, Will Thorp and Finton Flynn – better known as Cheryl, Chris and Russ Gray.

Blonde beauty Sacha Parkinson (Sian Powers) is also though to be on her way out and will reportedly leave Weatherfield in early 2012.
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