“The Crown” has found its Princess Diana.
Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of “The Crown,” the Netflix series announced Sunday.
Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip. Staunton succeeds Olivia Colman and Claire Foy in the role.
Emma Corrin is playing Diana on the drama’s upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what's sure to be the character's most dramatic chapters. Seasons five and six are expected to be the show's final seasons. No premiere date of season four has yet been announced.
“Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” Debicki said on Twitter. "It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”
Debicki, a 29-year-old Australian actress, is seen as a rising star after a breakout performance in Steve McQueen's “Widows." She also stars in Christopher Nolan's upcoming thriller “Tenet.” Other credits include “The Great Gatsby,” “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
'Hasina, A Daughter's Tale', a docu-fiction, will be screened on Bangladesh Television and eight other private television channels on Friday marking the National Mourning Day.
The Center for Research and Information (CRI) on Thursday said the documentary will be screened by Independent TV at 10:50am, ATN News at 11pm, Channel I at 11:30am, ETV at 12pm, BTV and Ekattor(71) at 3pm, Bijoy TV at 5pm and Channel 24 at 5:45pm on Friday.
Meanwhile, Machranga TV will screen it at 11am which will be repeated in the same channel at night (00:01am).
Radwan Mujib Siddiq and Nasrul Hamid Bipu of Center for Research and Information (CRI) produced the docu-fiction directed by Piplu Khan of Apple Box Films, while music by Debojyoti Mishra.
Edited by Navnita Sen, the cinematography of the movie was done by Sadik Ahmed.
The movie focused on the life of Sheikh Hasina before and after of the August 15, 1975.
Sheikh Hasina's personal and political life events were described in this documentary since her arrival in Dhaka with her family back in 1952.
The 15th August is the National Mourning Day of Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the greatest Bangalee of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, along with most of his family members, was assassinated brutally by a cabal of military men.
Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, the two survivors of the August 15 carnage, were abroad in 1975.
Sheikh Hasina's return to home in 1981, rebuilding Awami League and other democratic events were highlighted in the documentary.
Her intimacy with Bangabandhu, how she grew up and her commitment to politics were also highlighted in the documentary which was screened in many places at home and abroad.
Lyricist Someshwar Oli is all set to enjoy this Eid featuring in five different tv drama with his lyrical words for different singers.
All the dramas, for which Someshwar Oli took up his pen, are directed by Mizanur Rahman Aryan who has drawn the attention of the spectators of Bangla drama for quite a long time.
Artists like of Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Afran Nisho, Mejabin Chowdhury, Yash Rohan and Tasnia Farin have been cast in these dramas and telefilms which will be aired during the Eid-ul-Adza holidays.
Someshwar Oli came to the limelight back in the early 2010s with his blockbuster- Ghuri Tumi Kar Akashu Oro- which is sung by Lutfor Hasan. Oli never looked back since then.
“It’s always tough and challenging to come up with the lyric based on the situations what we do for dramas and telefilms. As a lyricist, I always try to think differently. And of course, I like to take challenges what comes along the way,” Oli told UNB.
Oli wrote title songs of Aryan’s famous dramas- Boro Chele, Tai Tomar Kheyal and Buker Ba Pashe- which cemented their partnership in the tv drama industry.
He also penned lyrics for Aryan’s drama- Bheja Bheja Chokh, Kokhono Na Kokhono and more.
Oli’s new songs for Shohor Chere Poranpur- Prem Theke Uthe and Mene Niche are sung by Tahsin Ahmed Ahmed and Syed Real. These two songs are composed by Tahsin and Emil. Tisha, Rohan and Farin acted in this telefilm.
The more three songs are- Ure Jaoar Icche, Jhor Elo and Durbeen- are sung by John, Imran Mahmudul and Tanjeeb Sarowar. These songs are composed by Shahriar Alam Marcell, Imran and Sajid Sarkar.
HBO's dystopian series “Watchmen” received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
The series, which captured America’s deep unease as it faces racial and political clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy Irons.
King was part of a vanguard of actors of color who showed that TV academy voters took heed of the social climate.
“Zendaya!” exclaimed Emmy announcement host Leslie Jones, her gleeful reaction to the “Euphoria” star’s nomination as best actress in a drama. “This is a great day,” Jones added.
She was part of a socially distanced, virtual release of nominees that was online, not on television as is usual. But nothing is usual during a coronavirus era that has brought Hollywood production to a virtual standstill and is making awards like the Emmys grasp for alternatives.
The strong showing by Netflix's “Ozark” helped the streamer to a record-setting 160 nominations that bested onetime perennial leader HBO, which earned 107 nods.
Streaming newcomer Apple TV+ earned attention in its first season with Jennifer Aniston’s best drama actress bid for “The Morning Show.” Another streaming newbie, Disney+, saw its Star Wars franchise spinoff, “The Mandalorian,” claim a best drama nomination among its hefty 15 total nods.
The Amazon comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the second most-nominated series with 20, followed by Netflix's “Ozark” with 18.
“This year, we are also bearing witness to one of the greatest fights for social justice in history. And it is our duty to use this medium for change,” Frank Scherma, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy said at the outset of the presentation.
Joining Jones on Tuesday were presenters Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”), Josh Gad (“Frozen”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”). Cox, Gad and Maslany appeared on by video feeds.
Among the honorees whose nomination collided with current events: Brad Pitt earned a nod for a guest appearance playing Dr. Anthony Fauci on “Saturday Night Live.”
The nominees for best comedy series are: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Dead to Me”; “The Good Place”; “Insecure”; “The Kominsky Method”; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Schitt’s Creek"; “What We Do in the Shadows.”
The nominees for best drama series are: “Better Call Saul”; “The Crown”; “Killing Eve”; “The Handmaid’s Tale”; “The Mandalorian”; “Ozark”; “Stranger Things”; “Succession.”
In addition to “Watchmen,” the nominees for best limited series are: “Little Fires Everywhere”; “Mrs. America”; “Unbelievable”; ”Unorthodox."
The nominees for drama series actress are: Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”; Olivia Colman, “The Crown”; Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”; Laura Linney, “Ozark”; Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”; Zendaya “Euphoria.”
The nominees for drama series actor are: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”; Billy Porter, “Pose”; Jeremy Strong, “Succession”; Brian Cox, “Succession”; Steve Carell, “The Morning Show.”
The nominees for lead actor in a comedy series are: Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”; Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”; Ted Danson, “The Good Place”; Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”; Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”; Ramy Youssef, “Ramy.
The nominees for lead actress in a comedy series are: Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”; Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”; Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”; Issa Rae, “Insecure”; Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish.”
The nominees for best TV movie are: “American Son”; “Bad Education”; “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones”; “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”; “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend.”
A high energy Jones kicked off Tuesday's announcement by appearing on a virtual set and joking that she was told there would be many others on set to announce the nominees, but instead she was locked in a studio with only a cameraman.
The "Friends" reunion won't be here for us as soon as expected.
Production on the special has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic that's brought movie and TV making to a standstill.
The special, featuring the entire original "Friends" cast, was to be part of the May launch of the new HBO Max streaming service. No taping was done before the health crisis hit, the company said Friday.
The Emmy-winning "Friends," which ended its 10-season run in 2004, made Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer into household names.
Plans call for the special, called a "celebration of the beloved show," to be shot on the same Burbank, California, sound stage where the series taped.