Julian Ovenden—the hit show’s head-turning newcomer—talks Maggie Smith, that pigpen scene and why Downton’s critics are wrong
When Matthew Crawley was hurled from his roadster at the end of Downton Abbey’s third season, some fans feared his death would derail the enormously popular television series. Matthew Crawley, played by Dan Stevens, was written out after making it clear he wanted off the show. But he had been one-half ... More
No parrots or eye patches here. In the gritty, Michael Bay-produced Black Sails, Luke Arnold takes on a notoriously treacherous crew
Luke Arnold’s got his coif to thank for his success. Those long locks have helped him land a number of roles, including his most recent as John Silver on Black Sails, Starz’s ambitious new pirate drama premiering January 25.
“I think that it’s been great for my career that these ... More
The star of HBO’s upcoming series Looking talks San Francisco—on camera and off
If it looks like Frankie Alvarez and Jonathan Groff are at some sort of BDSM street fair, well, it’s because they are.
“We filmed scenes live at the Folsom Street Fair while it was happening,” Alvarez, who plays Agustín on HBO’s Looking (premiering January 19) says. “Everything you see ... More
The actress on the uncanny appeal of V.C. Andrews' twisted classic Flowers in the Attic—and being locked up for months at a time
Every rose has its thorn, and when it comes to Flowers In The Attic—the latest adaptation of the V.C. Andrews classic airing January 18 on Lifetime—Heather Graham is just that. As Corinne, the mother of four who moves in with her own nightmare mama (a menacing Ellen Burstyn) ... More
Actress Ivana Milicevic could beat you up, but she’d really rather not
There’s nothing average about Carrie Hopewell, the mobster’s daughter and exceedingly dangerous safecracker masquerading as an everyday mom—albeit one about to serve out a jail sentence—on Cinemax’s addictive series Banshee.
Surprises are also de rigueur for Ivana Milicevic, the actress who plays Hopewell. The Sarajevo-born, Michigan-raised Milicevic—whose Banshee character ... More
Why British actress Kaya Scodelario—opposite Jessica Biel in this month's twisted thriller, The Truth About Emanuel—is not the girl next door
Kaya Scodelario might be the world’s finest surly teenager. From her star-making turn as beguiling bad girl Effy Stonem the British series Skins to her latest role as the title character in the twisted thriller The Truth About Emanuel (out January 10), the English actress takes on troubled teens ... More
Prime time's rising star on her new series and her surprising moonlighting
When Killer Women—a promising new series about a Texas Ranger and the female criminals she encounters—premieres January 7 on ABC, some viewers will be seeing Marta Milans, the Spanish-born actress playing Becca Parker, for the very first time. Other viewers, however, will know her from Whole Foods.
While the ... More
Along with her directorial debut at the Met this month, stage legend Fiona Shaw brings a 200-year-old poem to life in Brooklyn
You might know Fiona Shaw from her role as the poisonous Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films or her turn as a power-hungry witch on HBO’s True Blood, but it’s the Irish-born actress’ stage work—whether she’s in a starring role or working as a director; she does both with ... More
Six By Sondheim director and longtime Sondheim collaborator James Lapine on the life of a legend
Stephen Sondheim’s big break came in 1957, when he collaborated with Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents on West Side Story. Since then, the composer and lyricist has gone on to win a Pulitzer, an Oscar, eight Grammies and more Tony Awards than any other composer.
On December 9, HBO will take ... More
Jeremy Luke lands his dream role on Mob City—the latest from The Walking Dead creator—and weighs what it takes to be a wiseguy
Not all Hollywood monsters are dreamed up for the big screen. Many of the gangsters and crooked cops on Mob City—TV god Frank Darabont’s new series debuting December 4 on the TNT network—were flesh-and-blood bad guys in 1940s Los Angeles, including notable nogoodniks Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and ... More