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Princess Diana movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston favourites for Prince Charles

PRINCESS DIANA movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston..

PRINCESS DIANA movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston lead the bookies’ favourites to play Prince Charles.

Last week, it was announced that Twilight star Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in new movie Spencer. The film about the late Royal will focus on a weekend in the early 1990s when she decided to end her marriage with Prince Charles. And now the most likely actors to play the heir to the throne have been revealed by bookmakers Bovada, whose US odds have been converted to fractions.

Leading the pack is Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who is odds on at 0.625/1.

While right behind him is Loki actor Tom Hiddleston on 3.5/1.

Both former public school boys would fit into the role well, while just behind them is Spider-Man star Tom Holland on 7/1.

However, Prince Charles divorced at 47-years-old, so he seems an unlikely candidate at 24-years-old.

While way behind at 15/1 is Tom Hardy, followed by Zac Efron on 20/1.

Plus Stewarts Twilight co-star and new Batman Robert Pattinson is on 25/1.

Spencer will be directed by Pablo Larraín, who is best known for 2016 film Jackie, which followed JFKs First Lady in the aftermath of his assassination.

Speaking with Deadline, the director said: “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is.”

Larrain continued: “Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale.

“When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, Id rather go and be myself, its a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down.

“Ive always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.

“How and why do you decide to do that? Its a great universal story that can reach millions and millions of people, and thats what we want to do.”

Spencer is yet to have a release date announced and is expected to begin production in 2021.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles is also portrayed on the small screen in Netflixs The Crown.

Josh OConnor plays the heir apparent in the third series set during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Hes expected to reprise the role for the fourth season, which is likely to release at the end of the year.

The Crown season 4 will focus on the 1980s during Margaret Thatchers premiership as prime minister.

Princess Diana will be played by Emma Corrin in the upcoming series.

Events will include her appearance at the Barnados Champion Children Awards and her 1989 Concorde flight.

The fifth and final series will see Imelda Staunton replace Olivia Colman as The Queen in a season that will presumably cover the 1990s, including Princess Dianas death in 1997.



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Outlander season 6 theories: Brianna Frasers death

OUTLANDER sent Claire Fraser into brutal ordeal in the show’s season five finale earlier this year, ..

OUTLANDER sent Claire Fraser into brutal ordeal in the show’s season five finale earlier this year, as she was held captive and abused by the evil Lionel Brown – but could one of her visions during this time have illustrated how Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie are going to be killed off?

Outlander concluded its fifth season earlier this month with a dramatic turn of events. Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe) was horrifically captured by Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy) and raped by his gang, leaving Starz viewers utterly devastated for their protagonist.

During this ordeal, Claire coped with her trauma by envisioning a stylised version of her life in her mind.

These dreams saw her and her husband, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), living in a 1950s era world.

Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton) and Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) were also present during these visions and illustrated their lives further.

However, during these visions, Claire saw Brianna and Roger being killed off in a tragic car crash.

This is also the same way Claire’s parents died, so viewers knew how personal and horrifying this vision must have been for the character.

But could the vision in question have been some sort of clairvoyance of how Brianna is going to be killed off?

Viewers know Outlander is not grounded in a strict reality and regularly utilises time travel as a plot device.

Fans of time travel fiction may also be aware they sometimes show off time repeating itself.

Considering Claire has had odd visions and looks into the future before, could this vision she had during her time in captivity have been a glimpse into the future of her daughter for season six?

If this is the case, Claire may never even realise her daughter and son-in-law are dead, as they may venture back to the future, cutting all communication between them.

This would, of course, be a devastating turn of events for the character, as she would have to relive losing her loved-ones in a car crash.

But, considering Claire now has the fear of this event happening, could she somehow go on to prevent it?

Elsewhere in Outlander news, Sam Heughan, the actor who plays Sam was originally not well-liked by Outlander author Diana Gabaldon.

The writer recently explained in an interview that she wasn’t his biggest fan upon first seeing him.

She explained: “At this point he had relatively little film work and just a series of extremely bizarre still photos – his IMDb page is strange.

“Some of his photos are strange! I was sitting there typing, this man is grotesque, what are you thinking?”

Thankfully, things seemed to look up for both Sam and Diana as production rolled on with the show.

Diana added: “I loaded up the computer not knowing what I was going to see, and five seconds in I was thinking: He doesn’t look anything like his pictures, he looks great.”

Sam has since played Jamie throughout all five seasons of the show, maintaining his position as one of the core characters in the story.



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Cain Dingle fuming as Moira Barton’s new love interest ‘revealed’

EMMERDALE fans saw Cain Dingle issue Moira Barton a divorce earlier this year, but that can’t stop h..

EMMERDALE fans saw Cain Dingle issue Moira Barton a divorce earlier this year, but that can’t stop him getting upset when his estranged wife moves on. But who is the new romance with?

Emmerdales resident wedding planner Leyla Harding (played by Roxy Shahidi) was devastated when Dr. Liam Cavanagh (Johnny McPherson) decided to break off their relationship after his daughter, Leanna Cavanagh (Mimi Slinger) revealed she was struggling with all the changes in their lives and needed her dad back. However, could the real reason Liam ended things with Leyla be because he wants to embark on a romance with someone else? And how is Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) going to feel when he finds out it could be his wife?

Leyla comforted her heartbreak with a bottle or two of cheap champagne in her trashed office last month.

Ex-David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) was on hand to offer her some support, but those watching at home saw her cry her eyes and out and confess to how much she loves the villages doctor.

Following a heart to heart with Leanna, Liam realised he had to make a decision; continue dating Leyla and lose his daughter for good, or step up to the plate and be the father Leanna needs.

He chose the latter, and while Leyla understood his decision, she was completely upset.

But that upset may turn to anger in upcoming months when she realises Liam has moved onto someone else.

It comes after the cast of Emmerdale took part in a Zoom call earlier this month and fans noticed two actors were in the same household.

Celebrating Liam Foxs 50th birthday – who plays Dan Spencer – Johnny and Natalie J. Robb appeared together.

This sparked speculation amongst fans that the two of them were dating, but hadn’t announced it.



According to the Mirror, an unnamed source said: “Natalie has had her fair share of romps as Moira but this time shes found love off screen. Everyone is so happy for them.

“Lockdown gave them some quality time together and they couldnt be happier. Its still early days but Natalie cant stop smiling.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Emmerdale for a comment.

Should their relationship be confirmed, there is a chance the characters they play could be embroiled in their own love story.

It comes after the soap has introduced new measures for filming in accordance to the current coronavirus guidelines outlined by the government.

Soap producers revealed how a two-metre stick is being used on set to ensure there is a safe distance between all characters and crew.

Big fight scenes and love scenes have been scrapped for the time begin as actors cannot interact with one another.

But should Natalie and Johnny be dating and living together in real life, a new romance could occur between Liam and Moira.

After all, Moira is currently embroiled in a divorce with Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) and while she is willing to do everything to make their marriage work, the mechanic has lost all trust for her after she had an affair with his estranged son Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) last summer.

The farmer is currently focused on improving her business with the help of Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry).

The former vet inherited Graham Fosters (Andrew Scarborough) fortune and after leaving her previously employment, she wanted a new project to focus on and decided to give Moira the quick cash injection she needed to save Butlers Farm.

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The Batman among movies given go-ahead for restart of UK filming

Producers of Hollywood blockbusters including The Batman and the next Fantastic Beasts film have bee..

Producers of Hollywood blockbusters including The Batman and the next Fantastic Beasts film have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules.

The approval of the new guidelines paves the way for the UKs film and high-end television production industry, which includes series that cost £1m-plus per episode, to get cameras rolling again – potentially as soon as July.

The resumption of production, which ground to a halt in the face of the spread of the coronavirus, will be warmly welcomed by broadcasters, streaming services and cinema owners facing a possible future content drought.

It will also be welcome news to tens of thousands of self-employed freelance film and TV workers, from directors and camera operators to prop makers and makeup artists, who have been ineligible for government financial support and struggling to make ends meet.

The guidelines, drawn up by the British Film Commission and the British Film Institute, include rules on physical distancing, safety training and temperature tests.

The document has been signed off by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. However, it will still be up to each individual production to decide how, and when, to restart filming.

Warner Bros, which is filming The Batman – starring Robert Pattinson in the title role – and the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in the UK, is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible. Other major productions in the UK include the live-action movie Little Mermaid, which Disney halted filming at Pinewood Studios, and Netflixs big-budget series The Witcher.

“This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they wont get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”

The production of major films and TV shows has been shut down since mid-March, when Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders, two of the most popular shows on British television, were the first UK productions to suspend filming.

Last month, the UKs biggest broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky, agreed guidelines endorsed by the DCMS to resume filming popular programmes such as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Top Gear. Stocks of episodes of the nations favourite soaps were rapidly running out, despite broadcasters rationing them since the lockdown began in March.

The UK is one of the most important film and TV locations in the world with a record £3.6bn spent on making more than 300 movies and high-end TV productions last year. The amount spent on film production in the UK hit £1.95bn, the second highest on record, on 188 productions. The lions share of this, £1.4bn, was spent by major Hollywood studios on making just 21 blockbusters, such as James Bond: No Time To Die and Sam Mendes 1917.

The streaming wars, led by Netflix, are proving to be the main driver of a new production boom. High-end TV production – shows costing more than £1m an episode to make – surged by 29% last year to £1.66bn.

Last week, Cineworld, the worlds second-largest cinema chain with 128 venues in the UK and Ireland, said it plans to reopen in July as the government eases coronavirus lockdown measures.

Cineworld, which has 787 venues globally, is hoping to reopen in time for Christopher Nolans Tenet, scheduled for release on 17 July, followed by the Disney blockbuster Mulan.

The theatre chain has acknowledged that the cinema-going experience will change dramatically with physical distancing and hygiene rules.

“Cineworld has put in place procedures to ensure a safe and enjoyable cinema experience for its employees and customers,” the company said.

Vue, one of Europes largest cinema operators, has also said it intends to reopen in July with measures including physically isolating family groups and staggering film times to reduce crowding.

Vue has previously said other measures would include controlling entrances and exits and reducing the overall capacity of each film screening.

In Berlin, one theatre ripped out seats to ensure safe distancing between members of the audience. Some cinema operators have installed plastic screens between seats.

A small-scale reopening of cinemas in China in mid-March was abruptly halted by the government amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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