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Today’s Joanna Page: Love Actually

Joanna Page as Judy in Love Actually

Today’s Joanna Page is Richard Curtis’s Love Actually.

Curtis has dominated British comedy, whether it’s been on television or in the cinemas, for nearly three decades now. Following an early stint writing for Not the Nine O’Clock News in the 70s, he started to bestride us like a laughing, Islington-loving colossus the following decade with The Black Adder, its three sequel series and a couple of one-off spin-offs. Within a few years, he became the moving force behind Comic Relief and managed to notch up a couple of movies, including The Tall Guy, starring Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson.

In the 90s, he stormed through again, first unleashing Mr Bean on us all, before choosing to take over the world and introduce Hugh Grant to us all with Four Weddings and a Funeral. He went on to write Notting Hill and the screenplay for Bridget Jones’s Diary. He also spent 13 years laughing at country folk for the mysteriously successful The Vicar of Dibley.

Love Actually, released in 2003, was his first attempt at directing a movie. It’s kind of a composite rom com version of Crash (or a sicklier version of This Year’s Love, which also featured Jo Page) in which just about every possible facet of love is explored through the inter-connected lives of various people around the world. With an incredible cast of stars, it is occasionally touching, sometimes funny, and usually irritating. But it has Joanna Page in it – provided you don’t buy the censored DVD – so we’ll forgive it.

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Sitting Tennant

Today’s Sitting Tennant (from Rosby): The Unicorn and the Wasp

David Tennant in the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp

Today’s Sitting Tennant is from Rosby again. It’s from the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp.

Rosby, who now leads the field with four entries in the gallery, writes:

…it’s obvious that he’s thinking about what it would be like to star in a series adapted from a book about Greek Gods in contemporary settings…

It would mean a move to the US though, if you’re thinking of the book I’m thinking of, Rosby, since Ben Stiller’s production company is busy adapting it. I’m not sure everyone would be happy about his relocation…

Witty or amusing captions please everyone, or perhaps you’d like to suggest the Greek god Mr Tennant would be best suited to playing and what accent he would use?

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery in due course.

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Preview: Pretty Handsome

In the US: FX. No airdate yet

Joseph Fiennes hit international stardom nearly a decade ago with Shakespeare in Love. He went on to do a few other movies, including Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence. But then he disappeared for a bit, only to resurface on stage or in German films about the Red Baron.

So what’s he been up to? Turns out, he’s been doing a series for FX all about a gynacologist. Not too surprising, given that the show’s by the creator of Nip/Tuck. What’s more surprising is that said gynacologist wants to be a woman.

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