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"Primeval" gets a new star

juliansgirl7

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 8:42 pm

Alexander Siddig Joins ¿Primeval¿ Cast
09 Apr 2010 |


Alexander Siddig
¿Clash of the Titans¿ and ¿24¿ star Alexander Siddig has joined the cast of ITV¿s ¿Primeval¿ which is currently shooting in Ireland.

Alexander will now join IFTA nominated Irish actor Ciar¿n McMenamin (Any Time Now, Hunger) and Irish actress Ruth Kearney (Shark City, Hard Boiled Eggs) alongside the show¿s established staff members Hannah Spearritt (Seed of Chucky), Ben Miller (Johnny English), Andrew Lee-Potts (1408), and Ben Mansfield (Mr. Nobody).

The new series returns to the ARC after the government loses faith in Lester¿s (Ben Miller) ability to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own. The anomaly operation is now a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by charismatic scientist Philip Burton, played by Siddig.

With Connor, Abby and Danny trapped in the past at the end of series three, the ARC has found new recruits to take their place: Matt (Ciar¿n McMenamin), new field leader, is more than just an ex-soldier; he¿s an zoologist, with an uncanny ability to understand animals. A private man, Matt carefully guards the secrets of his past - and the real reason he has joined the ARC team. Unconventional Jess (Ruth Kearney) now runs operations from the ARC Control Centre ¿ highly efficient and organised, her work ethic is second to none, though she is human enough to nurse an unrequited crush on Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield).

Shooting of the new series began on March 22nd in Dublin and Wicklow and will continue until November 2010. The new series is directed by Mark Everest (Torchwood) and Cilla Ware (Double Act). Production design is by Michael Ralph (Silent Witness) with costumes designed by Irish designer Gaby Rooney (Wardrobe Assistant, My Boy Jack). Irish DOP is Donal Gilligan (Omagh, Dead Bodies) and CFC will continue their collaboration on special effects with Richard Cox editing the series in-house.

¿Primeval¿ will return to television screens for two new series from 2011, as a result of a ground-breaking deal between ITV, multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, and producers Impossible Pictures.

DS9TREK

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 8:53 pm

That's quite a coup.

juliansgirl7

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 8:55 pm

I Know!

I don't know when Syfy(sp?) will get his episodes aired but my vcr is ready and waiting!

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Report this Apr. 09 2010, 9:08 pm

I can't believe this show is still on the air... I couldn't get through the first season....

Were you able to see him in Clash of the Titans?

And why is this movie called Clash of the Titans when there are no Titans in the movie?

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 7:41 am

Primeval just keeps getting better and better. We're only halfway through season 3 though :( , so it's going to be a long wait

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 7:55 am

He should be a real " Arabian Prince". He's hot! :laugh:

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 9:01 am

So they film it in Ireland now, eh? Maybe I should go to the set and welcome the good Doctor to Ireland?


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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 9:29 am

"Clash of the Titans" and "24" star Alexander Siddig... :O :laugh:

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:05 am

He's famous now, you see. Deep Space Nine mustn't count. :(

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:12 am

One lame movie and about six episodes of 24 counts more than a seven year stint as one of the lead characters on the best incarnation of the greatest sci-fi franchise of all time? This world is like putting blancmange in your socks - just wrong!

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:12 am

Quote (Goodchild @ April 10 2010, 7:55 am)
He should be a real " Arabian Prince". He's hot! :laugh:

Exactly!


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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:13 am

LOL, Sheikh Sid! :D

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:14 am

Check out those gorgeous green eyes! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

He's BEAUTIFUL!

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:18 am

Quote (MaizeLike_Simian @ April 10 2010, 3:12 pm)
One lame movie and about six episodes of 24 counts more than a seven year stint as one of the lead characters on the best incarnation of the greatest sci-fi franchise of all time? This world is like putting blancmange in your socks - just wrong!

Maybe CBS asked for too much money for the words "Star" and "TreK" to be put into the article?

:laugh:

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Report this Apr. 10 2010, 10:23 am

Quote (sonofspock1 @ April 10 2010, 10:18 am)
Quote (MaizeLike_Simian @ April 10 2010, 3:12 pm)
One lame movie and about six episodes of 24 counts more than a seven year stint as one of the lead characters on the best incarnation of the greatest sci-fi franchise of all time? This world is like putting blancmange in your socks - just wrong!

Maybe CBS asked for too much money for the words "Star" and "TreK" to be put into the article?

:laugh:

I know.

In this interview, even Sid says that he's only recognized as Dr Bashir (fast-forward to halfway through) when he's going through customs while entering the U.S


http://www.tribute.ca/interviews/Alexander+Siddig/starchat/734

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