Sky is cooking up Delicious series 2! Dawn French and Emilia Fox will return..
Prepare for some more TV that’s saucy in multiple ways! Sky 1 has officially ordered Delicious series 2, with creator Dan Sefton and stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox set to return for more food-adjacent romantic drama later this year.
The renewal news doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. As CultBox tells us, series 1 of the show – which saw French’s Gina and Fox’s Sam battling for the affections of Iain Glen’s sexy chef Leo – was Sky’s most-viewed UK drama series last year. Of course the big cheeses behind the scenes want some seconds.
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Last year I asked Iain if he would mind answering a few questions from fans for us. It took him a while but finally got round to answering them and they really have been worth the wait. I have attached his original typed answer sheet along with the note he sent to me with the answers.
1) What is your most embarrassing moment on a film set? Regina Zschoke
I have had many embarrassing moments on a film set. I think it’s just the nature of the beast.
As an actor you put yourself on the line and there is always a danger of ridicule. A very early memory is being on a set of a BBC drama called The Picnic (1987).
I was working with a wonderful actress called Billy Whitelaw and we were playing lovers. She was a teacher and I was a young adult with learning difficulties and we formed a bond that lead to love. We were doing a very sensitive first kissing scene and I, full of anxiety and probably trying to be method, used my tongue ever so slightly. She was very sweet and made no comment but the director after the first take came over and said “Iain, can you not do that? On camera your tongue looks like a huge slug.” I felt mortified and ashamed. The director could have offered more gentle direction. But Billie and I became the best of friends. Sometime later she introduced me to one of my childhood heroes, the writer Samuel Beckett while we were rehearsing in Paris.
2) Do you have a personal philosophy or ‘mantra’ of sorts that has been especially valuable and relevant to you on your life’s journey? Marissa Valentine
I have no personal philosophy or ‘mantra’. I think life is what you make of it. It’s in the eye of the beholder. The exact same set of circumstances can be looked on with despair or joy. There is a great inequality to what people are born into throughout the world. I know I have been incredibly lucky to have been gifted the life I was given. I have no good reason not to wake up each day and celebrate the possibilities. So I just try and try to make the most of things. Life offers so many beautiful things to enjoy. Avoid the negative and nuture the positive.
3) What do you think about social media and your fans especially about your fans in Ser Jorah’s Army? Daniela Bosslet
I’m afraid I’m a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to social media. I’ve just never used that method of finding information or communicating with friends. I have never tweeted. I have never had Facebook or Instagram. It’s a bit of a mystery to me why people stare at tablets and phones. I feel that the world must be passing them by. That said, I do utilise the internet and I’m still awed as to what is available at a touch of a button. I’m fairly computer literate and use it recording music, mixing movies, developing photographs, reading newspapers and a great deal more.
I thank Jorah’s Army for all their incredible support. I am truly flattered that I have fans out there that have so much belief in me. I thank you with all my heart.
4) Can you tell us how you got cast on Game of Thrones? Julia Fernandez Bautista
I was cast very simply in Game of Thrones. I went in for a reading on camera with Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the show runners, at Nina’s Gold Casting office. I remember feeling good about the meeting and thinking that I hadn’t let myself down. The people in the room seemed to be excited. But you can never tell. Often people just want to be kind and positive. I also remember confiding in my partner how much I wanted the role which is unusual for me as I always keep possible jobs private until I can share the good news. I have always wondered if there was any prescience in my desire to play Ser Jorah. A sense that the show would go on to become something special.
5) If Daenerys magically disappeared from the show, which other female character would Jorah hook up with? @SerWhiteWalker
I would feel very fickle to think Ser Jorah would turn his loyalty towards any other female character if Daenerys was no longer there. I simply cannot imagine that scenario. He has dedicated so much if his life to her and it doesn’t feel possible for her to be replaced. No, it’s Daenerys or no one!
EXCLUSIVE: Ivanno Jeremiah and Iain Glen join immigration drama.
star Ivanno Jeremiah and Game of Thrones
actor Iain Glen will join Lena Headey in UK immigration drama The Flood
Headey, who will also serve as executive producer, will play an immigration officer who must decide the fate of a seemingly dangerous asylum seeker, played by upcoming actor Jeremiah.
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Jorah Mormont has spent the last six years of Game of Thrones wandering Essos in pursuit of the unrequited love-of-his-life Daenerys Targaryen.
But when he’s not at the Mother of Dragons’ beck and call, actor Iain Glen has kept himself busy. While working on Thrones
, Glen has simultaneously acted in a series of TV movies based on Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor
novels. Glen plays the title character, who Stuff
describes as a “disgraced cop-turned-private detective” who “investigates those cases that other people, including the police, won’t investigate.” It sounds like Glen has quite the handle on the whole “disgraced but nevertheless honorable working man” thing.
Between Thrones and Jack Taylor, Glen has experience appearing in literary adaptations, although he acknowledges he doesn’t always physically resemble the characters as described in the books. As he tells it, that’s certainly the case with Jorah:
I don’t think I bear any physical resemblance whatsoever to the character that George R.R. Martin described in the books on which the series is based. I think he was a very dark-haired, wiry man with an ugly face–I’m not saying I don’t have an ugly face–and I think quite short and stocky […] But they probably thought it would be good if you could see why [Jorah and Daenerys] might get it together. If you had an ugly stump of a man who had no chance whatsoever and was fairly repellent then it would be harder for them to tell that story.
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be released on home video in May, Sony announced today. The sixth and potentially last entry in the series will arrive via digital stores on May 2, with the DVD/Blu-ray scheduled to arrive on May 16.
The home video version comes with a series of extras, including two featurettes, the first of which is titled “Explore the Hive.” The second is called “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil.” Another featurette will cover movie’s stunts and weaponry.
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The Thrones star also weighs in on whether Ser Jorah will ever get a change of clothes.
For the last seven years, Scottish actor Iain Glen has spent a good portion of his time filming one of the biggest shows on the planet, Game of Thrones, in Ireland. When he’s out and about in Belfast, he’s the steadfast Ser Jorah Mormont. But a few hours drive away down on the coast of Galway Bay, they call Glen by a different name. “I can’t really go out and walk the streets without getting a lot of attention as being Jack Taylor,” Glen told VF.com over the phone. “That’s who they think I am, in very sweet, very supportive way.”
Jack Taylor is the hard-drinking, Irish private investigator hero of the books by Ken Bruen, and the lead of a series of nine hour and a half TV crime thrillers of the same name. In Taylor—a former officer of Irish Garda Síochána and something of a ladies man—Glen gets to bring the full force of his charm out from behind the layers of repression he plays on Game of Thrones. In fact, through a quirk of European TV’s laissez-faire approach to scheduling, Glen actually appeared in his first Jack Taylor episode back in 2010, before he ever picked a sword on Thrones. And now, all nine episodes—including the third season, which just aired in the U.K. last fall—are finally available for Glen’s American fans on Acorn TV. Talk about methadone for your Thrones withdrawal. The actor spoke with VF.com about the lure of crime thrillers, why Jack Taylor has more success with the ladies than Jorah, and whether we’ll ever see poor Ser Mormont change out of that nasty, filthy shirt from Season 1.
V.F. HWD: I heard that you’re a life-long crime thriller fan. What about that genre appeals to you?
Iain Glen: All that crime does is just give you a structure to your story in a very simple sense—a very strong beginning, middle, and end. Within that, you’re just telling stories. It can have romance, comedy, whatever you like. I suppose I think it’s a liberating milieu. There’s been a rich vein of Scandinavian drama, The Killing or The Bridge; through those, I feel like I’ve got to know Sweden a bit and Norway a bit. You get to know the politics of the place, the people, relationships. You sort of discover a society through it.
There’s a great deal that is quintessentially Irish. There’s a strong obsession with religion and Catholicism within Ireland, which has done lots of good things and lots of bad things. The Irish boom and bust business—they made hay, and then it all went pear-shaped—means Jack is always deeply suspicious of business and those that are making money out of the community. Obviously you’ve got beautiful coastal Galway, but it’s a paradox in some ways—it’s a very beautiful coastline and city center, but there are problems. It’s got one of the highest suicide rates in Ireland. There’s a big youth population and quite a lot of drug culture there. There’s a dark underbelly to it.
One of the things I like about Jack Taylor is I do think you get to know a community. You get to know Jack, his family, his mother, his difficult relationship with his mother, the people he falls in and falls out of love with. There’s a kind of claustrophobia, which is very true of that part of Ireland. We know it. It’s very funny. When we film there, I can’t really go out and walk the streets without getting a lot of attention as being Jack Taylor. That’s who they think I am in very sweet, very supportive way.
You’ve got this great, big, beautiful blue coat that’s iconic to your character. How much does slipping that on put you in the Jack Taylor mindset?
Ah, Jack Taylor and his coat. The producers were a little bit wary to begin with because it covers everything. But like a dialect, I think it certainly helps me as an actor. In a single statement, it tells you that he used to be Garda. He’s ex-police, and he’s still fucking with them, really. He’s upsetting them by wearing the coat, and they constantly want it back and they’re never going to get it.
Meanwhile, poor Jorah would probably kill for that coat—he’s been stuck in pretty much the same costume since Season
They found it for me, a costume that just felt right. I don’t know. It just felt like it belonged and belonged to him.
But every year it gets dirtier and dingier and more threadbare. I’m worried that by the end, Jorah will just be wearing scraps.
I think Jorah just needs to land in a safer place, and then he’ll have time to change his clothing. Get cleaned up a little.
You’ve actually been Jack longer than you’ve been Jorah. I think it’s hard sometimes for American audiences to understand that you can shoot nine installments of a story over seven years.
It’s been a frustration, sometime, but I am entirely, or at least to some degree, responsible for the time it’s taken to put together because I need to be very available for it. Because of other commitments, that’s been quite difficult. But you try and keep a continuity thread. We hope to make six more as soon as we can, and I think somehow in that feature format, that hour and a half rather than an hour, I think you get away with more time between them somehow. But there are so many different platforms now for TV in a way that it’s been such a radical change. Now when it hits Acorn, people who never saw the first ones can watch it all at once. Hopefully, if we’ve done it right, you don’t feel the time it’s taken for us to put it together. Maybe I look ancient in the last one and I look young and youthful in the first. I have no idea.
I know a lot of people who watch you on Thrones are rooting for Ser Jorah to get the girl—any girl! Do you think they’ll be happy to see that Jack Taylor isn’t all about unrequited affection?
Yeah, it’s sweet, the fan reactions. I think that they wish Jorah well, and I think they wish he would—that he deserves physical love in return or something. I don’t know. I mean, the male fans react a little differently. But there is a certain female fan where maybe they see themselves in the story, and as long as you’re failing as Jorah, you’re maybe still more available for them in a funny way. Jack is a polar opposite in that he will get himself into terrible sexual pickles all the time, and is always doing very inappropriate things like having sex with the major suspect and that sort of stuff. He goes there without thinking and then ponders it afterwards, and Jorah ponders it too much, I think. Not that Jorah’s ever going to get it. Well, he might. Who knows?
Do you have any general words of optimism or hope for Jorah fans who are quite worried about that spreading stony rash on his arm?
In all honesty, no one is more worried than me. There’s a high death rate in Thrones, and I desperately don’t want to be part of that number. We’ll have to see what unfolds.
Source: Vanity Fair
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Plays Sam’s husband, Leo. Iain, 55, lives with his partner, actress Charlotte Emmerson, and their two daughters, Mary, nine, and Juliet, four, in London.
Leo’s a charming rogue. He’s very loving and a good father, but he’s selfish. There’s not a malicious bone in his body but he’s like a lot of men, I think; he doesn’t think about what he’s doing when he’s doing it and what the consequences might be. Viewers will hopefully like him, but perhaps not everything he does.
Unlike Leo, I’m not profoundly unfaithful! But I think I’m quite a sensual person, and I certainly enjoy the good things in life; good food, good wine, and I’m madly in love with the person I’m with. So I do relate to that.
Sam and Leo’s relationship is a good one. People assume that if someone is unfaithful there must be something wrong. But that’s often not the case. People are unfaithful for any number of reasons and, especially for men, it’s not always a reflection on the relationship. Sam and Leo have been together for a long time, so I think all that’s happened is that their relationship has plateaued. For them, it’s a case of opposites attract – Sam’s very organised and Leo’s more chaotic, while his relationship with Dawn’s character is one of similarities attract.
Emilia and I were friends already but it was the first time I’d worked with Dawn. Everyone told me what a gorgeous lady she is and they were right. She’s great fun, talkative, very open and cares about everyone on the set. We hung out a lot during the day chatting about everything.
I’m definitely not a natural cook like Leo. I’m good at following recipes but I have no flair or instinct. When it comes to a role, the trick is to do whatever you’re required to do within the scene and not think about anything else, so for Delicious I became an expert at chopping and whisking!
Delicious was a dream job. It was summer, it was Cornwall, I was eating great food and pretending to make love. It felt like a ridiculously good way to earn a living.
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