Posts by Carmen Croghan

'Bloodlands' Star James Nesbitt on Playing Traumatized Characters, His Love of Northern Ireland and More

When you hear the name James Nesbitt, you may think of any one of the Northern Irish actor's dozens of film and television roles over the past three decades, including Cold FeetPeter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, Waking Ned Devine, and The Missing. His career has indeed been prolific.

Nesbitt's latest role, in a new BBC mini-series called Bloodlands, will arrive on Acorn TV this March. A thriller about a detective investigating the apparent return of a shadowy Troubles-era assassin, the series is set and was filmed in and around Belfast. We had a chance to speak to Nesbitt himself about his homeland, the often traumatized characters he plays, and more.

'The Long Song' Episode 3 Recap

(Photo: Courtesy of (C) Heyday Television - Photographer: Carlos Rodriguez)

Welcome back to the third and final recap of The Long Song. As the mini-series concludes, Amity Plantation is in chaos. Facing labor unrest and financial ruin, Robert’s sanity unravels and his relationship with July quickly disintegrates. In the end, despite years of hardship and heartache, July is reunited with loved ones once more.

'Call the Midwife' Holiday Special 2020 Recap

(Credit: Courtesy of BBC Worldwide Limited)

Christmas is finally here, and we know this for sure because the Call the Midwife holiday special has arrived as well. And I feel I speak for all of you when I say “Blimey, did we need this right about now!”

This year’s holiday adventure is only the second time in the past five years where all the midwives have spent the Christmas season in Poplar. No globetrotting to South Africa or galivanting to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.  Not even a road trip to the Mother House. It feels good to have all our ladies home for the holidays.

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