Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NEWS: Deirdre Barlow Book, Crystal Hunt, Jonathan Frid, Anthony Geary

'Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street' will be released on October 22
The book is the official Coronation Street tie-in celebration of Deirdre Barlow's time on the show; a tribute to one of Corrie fans' all-time favorite characters. Deirdre (played by the late Anne Kirkbride) was on our screens for over 40 years and in that time she became a British institution. Packed full of storylines, reminiscences and fascinating trivia, the book will explore Deidre’s pinnacle moments on The Street. From her first appearance in Weatherfield as a slip of a lass with a shoulder-length bob and with just three lines to say to becoming the most loved and talked about character in the history of the show. With a "wealth of never-before-seen photographs this is the book every Coronation Street fan cannot wait to read."

Ken Barlow will be told of Deirdre's death on tonight's episode of Coronation Street
Tonight’s episode of Coronation Street is going to be an emotional one. After the tragic death of actress Anne Kirkbride in January, the soapwill tonight feature the news of her character Deirdre’s passing.

Why soap opera history matters (at least to viewers)
Last week on General Hospital, Luke (Anthony Geary) asked Holly (Emma Samms) if she’d ever met his late cousin, Bill (also played by Geary from 1991 to 1993). Holly said, “No.” The Twitter-verse went mental.

Here is why soap history matters: Viewers invest themselves in the characters. They invest themselves in their love stories. They root for them. It’s what keeps them tuning in every day. Telling viewers that what they watched happen on their screens never, in fact, actually happened is a slap in the face.

Farewell Anthony Geary: Best Moments from 3 Decades on General Hospital
Anthony Geary is leaving General Hospital. His last day on the show will be July 27th. In honor of his departure, will be releasing moments from the last 28 years of Luke Spencer's long journey starting Monday, July 13th.

Former Guiding Light and One Life to Live actress Crystal Hunt "honored" to play Lauren in Magic Mike XXL
"As an actress, it was an honor to be casted and work with such talented individuals," the Queens of Drama star reveals. "As a woman, it was actually an empowering role and the comradery among the females on set was apparent."

Bay of the Living Dead: Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid Was Gay and That's OK
"He was silenced by the fear still clearly present in many fans today. By putting this aspect of his life under erasure you diminish the man. There is nothing wrong with being gay."

Game of Thrones Season 5 has averaged 19.8 million weekly viewers with DVR, On Demand and HBO Go/Now playback folded in
GoT's latest run thus stands as its most watched to date, besting the 19.1 million who consumed Season 4 episodes.

Canceled Forever unable to find a new home
The ABC drama, which was cancelled after one season in May, was unable to find another network, according to a message from series creator Matt Miller.

BBC turns town into set for new TV drama The Coroner
The crew has been filming around South Devon, including Torquay, Broadsands beach and Dartmouth, since April. They are scheduled to finish at the end of this month. The daytime drama will air on BBC One in 2016.

1 comment:

  1. In Tony Geary's best moments, they should include the scenes that were denied with Bill & Holly.