The Dresser

Starz, BBC team for Hopkins/McKellen drama

US premium cable net Starz and UK pubcaster the BBC are uniting to coproduce The Dresser, a TV adaptation of Ronald Harwood period play of the same name. The cast will include Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings), marking the first time the veteran British actors have […]

BBC in Israeli drama remake first

UK pubcaster BBC One is working on an adaptation of Israeli scripted format The A Word. The series is thought to represent the first time a British broadcaster has acquired and remade an Israeli scripted format, though US channel Showtime’s UK remake of Prisoners of War is popular on Channel 4. Endemol-owned Fifty fathoms, which […]