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Stephen Graham: “You need to give people opportunities to tell the stories that are out there to be told”

Stephen Graham (Credit: Channel 4)

Despite Stephen Graham’s star status among Hollywood’s elite, he is still one of the most down to earth actors in the business.

Although he has worked with some of the biggest stars over the years, for him, there was only one person that left him feeling starstruck.

“Steven Gerrard,” Graham laughed. “That’s the only time I’ve ever lost my bottle, I found myself talking posh and thought, ‘Stephen, what are you doing? Shut up, where’s this voice come from?’”

Two new After Ever After comedies from David Walliams are coming to Sky

David Walliams and Sheridan Smith (Credit: Sky)

Sky One original Jack and The Beanstalk: After Ever After was created and written by The Dawson Brother and David Walliams.

Walliams will take on the role of the feared giant, with Sheridan Smith playing The Woman with No Name, who is known as the best giant-slayer in the village, and Blake Harrison stars as Dodgy Dave, a sneaky market stall trader who originally sold Jack the magic beans.

The one-off Christmas special will tell the story of what happens after the ‘happily ever after’, with the original story ending with Jack seeming to have defeated the giant.

Sky sets premiere date for Brave New World

Based on Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel of the same name, Brave New World is set in a peaceful and stable utopian New London where monogamy, privacy, money, family and history are all prohibited.

Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) are desperate to explore life beyond the confines of the rigid social order.

Leaving behind the culture of impulsive pleasure through bliss-inducing pharmaceuticals and ubiquitous sex, they journey to the Savage Lands on vacation.

Harry and Jamie Redknapp partner with Tom Davis for new entertainment series

Harry and Jamie Redknapp (Credit: Sky)

The six-part series, produced by Expectation, will allow sporting fans to continue to get their fix, with some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment joining the trio from their own homes.

Each week viewers can expect celebrity and sports chat, plus Harry Redknapp’s infamous anecdotes.

The first episode will see Premiere League teams Watford and West Ham compete against each other in a way that’s never been seen before.

Russell Howard set to present new entertainment show from his childhood bedroom

The nine-part series, Russell Howard’s Home Time, will air twice a week and will see Howard chat to famous and interesting faces about current world events.

Viewers can expect intimate live performances, laugh out loud stories and uplifting updates from those helping on the frontline during these strange times.

Russell Howard commented: “Like you, I’m stuck at home going slowly mad. So, I’m doing a new show where I’ll be trying to spread some joy in these strange times, chatting to some famous faces and unsung heroes. But crucially not touching ANY of them.” 

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan team up again in The Trip to Greece

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan (Credit: Sky)

The new six-part series follows Brydon and Coogan as their fictionalised characters road trip around Greece on the hunt for more foodie adventures.

The pair debate about tragedy, comedy, myth and history, as they sample traditional Greek cuisine while travelling from one beautiful spot to another, which includes Hydra, Athens, Assos and Plyos.

Directed by Michael Winterbottom and produced by Revolution Films, the new series follows on from The Trip to Spain, which saw Brydon and Coogan travel from Getaria to Malaga.