Gillian Anderson, the X-Files actress who’s been named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by FHM magazine, turned down a role in Masterpiece Theatre hit Downton Abbey because she didn’t want to be far from her family.
Speculation around fantasy drama Game of Thrones' third season, set to premiere next March, abounds, but we finally have some confirmed casting choices for new roles in the series. The latest addition is Belfast-born Ciáran Hinds, who has appeared in films such as Munich and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and is perhaps most well-known for playing Julius Caesar in the HBO hit Rome.
The Fall is a bit of a departure for the Gorillaz. It lacks guest musicians, which, among other things, have come to define them over the years. Instead, the album offers up an experimental collection of mostly sparse, electronic pop songs.
Though hardly a conventional long player, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's virtual band Gorillaz' latest release, The Fall, is many things: it's the latest in the long line of innovative publicity stunts/marketing ploys involving "free-but-not-really-free-albums"--in this case: the album is, until some time next year, purely a digital release, only available for download by members of the Gorillaz Fan Club--undoubtedly a big muscly marketing arm for the band--and only available for perusal by those visitors to thefall.