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‘Quiz’: “Humanizing” TV Execs & Discovering New Evidence In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Cheating Scandal – TCA

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‘Quiz’: “Humanizing” TV Execs & Discovering New Evidence In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Cheating Scandal – TCA
One of the challenges surrounding AMC and ITV drama Quiz, which explores the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cheating scandal in the UK, was how it was going to portray the television executives at the center of it.

The show, produced by The Crown producer Left Bank and starring Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen, The Good Fight’s Michael Sheen and Fleabag’s Sian Clifford, tells the story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major, who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It tells how Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, allegedly pulled off the on-screen heist before being caught and standing trial.

Aisling Bea, star of Hulu’s This Way’s Up, plays ITV Entertainment boss Claudia Rosencrantz
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TVLine Items: Brockmire Final Season Trailer, AMC's Quiz Premiere and More

TVLine Items: Brockmire Final Season Trailer, AMC's Quiz Premiere and More
The future has arrived in a newly released trailer for the fourth and final season of Brockmire, premiering Wednesday, March 18 on IFC.

The upcoming farewell run jumps ahead “10 years into the future of Jim’s life and all the other characters’ lives,” showrunner Joel Church-Cooper previously told TVLine. “Amanda Peet [is back for] five episodes, so it’s really a return to the Jules and Jim dynamic, but it’s different because both people have changed and been without each other for a long time… Charles is back, Jules is back and there’s a circular nature to the storytelling of Season 1 to
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Michael Sheen on ‘Dolittle’, ‘Good Omens’ Cosplay, and Directing the Three-Part Series ‘The Way’

I recently sat down with Michael Sheen, who stars as the villainous Dr. Blair Müdfly in director Stephen Gaghan's Dolittle, opening this weekend. While sitting in his trailer on the Universal backlot, Sheen and I had a wide-ranging conversation about working with Robert Downey Jr. and spending so much time looking at a tennis ball on set, the success of Amazon’s Good Omens, his idea for a Columbo episode, why he agreed to co-star on Prodigal Son, his upcoming limited series Quiz (which is about a huge Who Wants To Be A Millionaire scandal in …
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TV News Roundup: AMC Announces ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Premiere Date

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TV News Roundup: AMC Announces ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Premiere Date
In today’s TV news roundup, AMC has announced a premiere date for “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” and Netflix released a trailer for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Season 3.

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TV One is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its annual two-hour broadcast of “Urban One Honors” on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. This year’s honorees include Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliott, Sylvia Rhone, Chance the Rapper and Ryan Jamaal Swain, and the special will also feature performances by Ne-Yo, Wale, Brandy, Eric Benet, Al B. Sure!, Chante Moore, Pastor Charles Jenkins and Jac Ross. The show will be co-hosted by Cathy Hughes and Chris Tucker.

Docuseries “McMillions” is set to debut on Feb. 3, HBO announced. The six-parter will reveal the true story of the $24 million McDonald’s Monopoly game fraud. It is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips, James Lee Hernandez, Brian Lazarte and written and directed by Hernandez and Lazarte.
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Here’s What ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ Host Chris Tarrant Said to Michael Sheen After He Played Him in AMC’s ‘Quiz’

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Here’s What ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ Host Chris Tarrant Said to Michael Sheen After He Played Him in AMC’s ‘Quiz’
Michael Sheen went all-in to portray “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” host Chris Tarrant, whom he called one of the most recognizable faces in British broadcasting, but the actor says Tarrant himself was less than thrilled at the casting.

“I didn’t meet Tarrant until I was going to an event in London not that long ago — way after we’d finished,” Sheen said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday. “I was having a photograph taken, and I hear this voice going ‘You look nothing like me!'”

“I turn around and there’s Chris Tarrant,” he continued. “Who is already this incredibly recognizable face and voice, but now because I’ve been watching him so much, is like a ghost appeared in real life. Or like an alien.”

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‘Quiz’: Why Michael Sheen Decided to Play a Real Person Again in the Game Show Drama

‘Quiz’: Why Michael Sheen Decided to Play a Real Person Again in the Game Show Drama
Though his recent roles have plunged him into the worlds of angels and serial killers, Michael Sheen is aware that many people are most familiar with him playing roles based on real-life individuals.

Speaking via satellite at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Sheen explained why the upcoming AMC drama “Quiz” was the project that lured him back into that territory once again. In “Quiz,” Sheen plays legendary British presenter Chris Tarrant, who was host of the original British incarnation of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

“I’ve been more resistant to playing real people for a while now, because I sort of became so known for it. But this project, I just loved the story. It was so extraordinary. With Stephen [Frears] directing it and James [Graham] having written it, it was just something I really wanted to be involved in,” Sheen said.

Tarrant’s ubiquitous status in the U.
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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Gets Premiere Date at AMC

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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Gets Premiere Date at AMC
AMC has set a premiere date for “The Walking Dead” spinoff series “The Walking Dead: World Beyond.”

The series will premiere Sunday, April 12 at 10/9c following “The Walking Dead” Season 10 finale. Subsequent episodes will air Sunday nights at 9/8c on AMC.

Here is AMC’s description for the spinoff:

“‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ expands the universe of The Walking Dead, delving into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains.
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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Gets Premiere Date; Returns Set Other AMC Networks Series Including ‘Liar’, ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’, ‘Brockmire’, Others – TCA

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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ Gets Premiere Date; Returns Set Other AMC Networks Series Including ‘Liar’, ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’, ‘Brockmire’, Others – TCA
AMC has set a date for the series bow of its zombie spinoff The Walking Dead: Beyond World for April, and AMC Networks also revealed a number of other premiere dates during its panel today at the TCA winter press tour. Read details below.

The Walking Dead: Beyond World will begin stalking on Sunday, April 12. Elsewhere, the fourth season of Ride with Norman Reedus, starring the Walking Dead regular, will get its motor running March 8, and the three-part drama Quiz — about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire cheating scandal in the UK — will buzz in Wednesday, May 27, on AMC.

BBC America had set the Season 3 premiere of its Emmy-nominated drama Killing Eve for spring, and today it narrowed that down to April but gave no specific date.

Also today, IFC set a March 18 date for the fourth and final season of its Hank Azaria baseball comedy Brockmire, and February
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AMC Reveals First Look At Michael Sheen As Chris Tarrant In ‘Quiz’

AMC revealed the first look at Michael Sheen as TV Presenter Chris Tarrant in the upcoming three-part drama, Quiz. Directed by globally renowned director Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal, Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, The Queen) and written by playwright James Graham (Brexit: An Uncivil War, Ink, This House, Labour of Love), Quiz tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The image recreates the famous shot of Tarrant arriving to give evidence in the Ingram trial at Southwark Crown Court in March 2003. Major Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen), his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson), who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was the most popular game show on earth in 2001. The couple stood trial for conspiring
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‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank Developing TV Adaptation Of Archeological Thriller Novels ‘The Khalifa Mysteries’ With ‘The Watch’s Simon Allen

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Exclusive: The Crown producer Left Bank is developing a TV adaptation of Paul Sussman’s archeological thriller novels The Khalifa Mysteries.

The Sony-owned company is developing a small-screen adaptation of the books with Simon Allen, who is writing BBC America’s The Watch and has written on series including Sky and Cinemax co-pro Strike Back and The Musketeers.

The books have been described as the “intelligent reader’s answer to The Da Vinci Code.” The series of novels consists of four books, The Lost Army of Cambyses, The Last Secret of the Temple, The Labyrinth of Osiris and The Hidden Oasis.

They mix the modern-day police procedural with archaeological mysteries. The first book, The Lost Army of Cambyses, mixes the 523 BC disappearance of an army with Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police’s investigation into three seemingly unrelated murders. The Last Secret of the Temple explores the murder
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TV Bits: Watch Kirsten Dunst’s Showtime Series for Free, ‘Quiz’ is Coming to AMC, and More

TV Bits: Watch Kirsten Dunst’s Showtime Series for Free, ‘Quiz’ is Coming to AMC, and More
In this edition of TV Bits: The first two episodes of Kirsten Dunst‘s new Showtime series are available to watch for free on YouTube Succession and Fleabag actors team up for a new show called Quiz, based on a real-life Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? scandal Arrow star Stephen Amell steps into the ring […]

The post TV Bits: Watch Kirsten Dunst’s Showtime Series for Free, ‘Quiz’ is Coming to AMC, and More appeared first on /Film.
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TVLine Items: Peaky Blinders Premiere, Olivia Colman on Simpsons and More

TVLine Items: Peaky Blinders Premiere, Olivia Colman on Simpsons and More
Peaky Blinders Season 5 will make its Netflix debut on Friday, Oct. 4, after it first premieres on BBC One, on Sunday, Aug. 25.

The upcoming episodes find “the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929,” per the official synopsis. “When Tommy Shelby MP (played by Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.”

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AMC and ITV Partner on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Cheating Drama ‘Quiz’

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AMC and ITV have ordered a three-part series, “Quiz,” based on James Graham’s play of the same name about a British couple who attempted to cheat their way to win at the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

“Succession” star Matthew Macfadyen will star as Major Charles Ingram, who along with his wife, Diana (played by “Fleabag’s” Sian Clifford), were accused of cheating their way to winning the million-pound prize on the British version of the game show in 2001. The couple worked with an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant.

Michael Sheen will play Tarrant, with Michael Jibson playing Whittock. The series also stars Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory and Aisling Bea.

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ITV to bring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire scandal to screen

Michael Sheen plays Chris Tarrant in story of how the ‘coughing major’ cheated his way to £1m

The infamous Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? cheating scandal is being adapted into a TV drama starring Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant.

Matthew Macfadyen will play Charles Ingram, the so-called “Coughing Major”, in Quiz, with the Fleabag actor Sian Clifford as his wife Diana.
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Michael Sheen and Fleabag's Sian Clifford to Star in Drama About Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Scammers

The Summer of Scam is about to phone a friend.

AMC and ITV have ordered a three-part drama, Quiz, based on the true story of a couple who attempted an "audacious heist" on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) and Sian Clifford (Fleabag) are set to star as the couple, Charles

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ITV and AMC Order ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Cheating Drama ‘Quiz’

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ITV and AMC Order ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Cheating Drama ‘Quiz’
AMC and ITV have ordered a three-part drama telling the story of the British couple who tried to cheat their way to huge winnings on the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

The miniseries event “Quiz” will be directed by Stephen Frears and written by James Graham, based on Graham’s play of the same name. Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford are on board to play the couple, Charles and Diana Ingram, and Michael Sheen as “Millionaire” host Chris Tarrant. “Quiz” will be produced by Left Bank Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

In 2001, the Ingrams both appeared on ITV’s edition of “Millionaire” as contestants. The two arranged a scheme with an accomplice sitting in the audience of coughing to indicate correct answers to the multiple choice options presented.

“If this tale was invented you’d think it too preposterous – the fact that it is true,
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‘Quiz’: Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen & Sian Clifford To Star In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Scandal Drama For AMC & ITV

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‘Quiz’: Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen & Sian Clifford To Star In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Scandal Drama For AMC & ITV
Exclusive: Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen, The Good Fight’s Michael Sheen and Fleabag’s Sian Clifford are to star in Quiz, a drama about the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? cheating scandal, for AMC and ITV.

The Breaking Bad broadcaster and the British commercial network have commissioned the TV adaptation of Brexit: An Uncivil War writer James Graham’s play from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures with A Very English Scandal’s Stephen Frears to direct.

This comes over a year after Deadline revealed that the Sony-owned producer was turning the play into a television drama.

Quiz tells the story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major, who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It tells how Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock,
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'Succession's' Matthew Macfadyen, 'Fleabag' Star Sian Clifford Join Stephen Frears' 'Quiz' for AMC, ITV

'Succession's' Matthew Macfadyen, 'Fleabag' Star Sian Clifford Join Stephen Frears' 'Quiz' for AMC, ITV
Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Helen McCrory and Sian Clifford have been cast in Quiz, a three-part drama from Stephen Frears for ITV and AMC and produced by The Crown's Left Bank Pictures.

The project — written by James Graham, whose HBO/Channel 4 film Brexit recently landed an Emmy nomination — will tell the extraordinary story of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram, who made headlines 18 years ago following their victory on the hit quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and the subsequent accusations that they had cheated.

Ingram, a former British Army major; his wife Diana; and an ...
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