With his quirky drama Horns just around the corner, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by to chat movie things with Empire. With his Seb Coe movie Gold currently in a holding pattern, the current Rad-slate is dominated by 20th Century Fox’s new take on Mary Shelley’s weird scientist, Victor Frankenstein. Radcliffe, who plays Igor (or Ygor), bills it as “a real adventure at its heart, a fun movie” while stressing that there’s brains to go with the brawn. “[It’s] very smart in terms of the ideas it’s discussing, [which is] a rare combination for a huge movie.”

Igor, of course, is Frankenstein’s (James McAvoy) factotum. The character maybe lost a little intellectual freight with Marty Feldman’s portrayal of him as a boggle-eyed lunatic in Mel Brooks’ hilarious Young Frankenstein (“It’s pronounced ‘I-gor’!”), so Radcliffe’s version will probably be a little closer to what Shelley intended.

“There is that physicality,” he stressed of Igor’s famous hunchback, “but the story this time around is told through his eyes. He’s granted more of a story than he has been before. It’s an equal partnership where one of them is trying to be dominant, [which is] what separates it from other Frankenstein movies.”

Unlike earlier movie adaptation – and more recently, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful – which dwelt on the relationship between Monster and his creator, here it’s between Victor and Igor. “It’s about the nature of creation, in many ways,” elaborates Radcliffe. “Victor gives Igor new life at the beginning of the movie, so he can be viewed as my creator, and at what point do you step out of that shadow or continually pay homage to the person who gave his life back.”

A Frankenstein origin story, then? “It sort of is,” agreed the actor. “The creation of the monster isn’t right until the end – you see their attempts at it. Although I’m not sure we’re teeing ourselves up for four more movies or anything.” Strangely, an early draft had a sequel-baiting ending. “James (McAvoy) and I looked at it and said, ‘Let’s make one good film first!”

Overseeing all this is Paul McGuigan, directing from a script by Chronicle‘s Max Landis. Alongside McAvoy and Radcliffe, Victor Frankenstein will boast the acting talents of Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott when it hits our screens on October 2, 2015.

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Filming has been taking place in Hambleden for a BBC drama set in the Forties and Fifties. The two-part programme is an adaptation of the best-selling novel The Outcast by Sadie Jones, who has also written the script.

The show stars Jessica Brown-Findlay, who played Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey, George Mackay, who was in Pride and Sunshine on Leith, and Greg Wise, husband of Emma Thompson. It is produced by Blueprint Pictures, which has filmed in Hambleden twice in the last two years.

The coming-of-age story takes place between 1947 and 1957 in the fictional town of Waterford. Filming took place on three days last week in the village square and at St Mary’s Church and the sports and social club, which was transformed into a Forties-style police station. Other scenes were filmed in Fingest. Muffin Hurst, who lives in the village, said: “It’s always exciting when there’s some filming going on. It can become a bit tiresome with road closures but they are very good in Hambleden at notifying residents of what is going on and it’s a small price to pay for living somewhere so beautiful.” Ms Hurst, who runs the Henley Children’s Theatre Group, said her six-year-old son, Woody, had enjoyed watching all the action. “He sometimes finds it hard to separate TV and film from reality, so it’s quite good being able to show him how things get changed and then put on screen,” she said.

A year ago, Johnny Depp filmed musical fantasy film Into The Woods in Hambleden. His 1999 film Sleepy Hollow was also shot in the village. Other films and television series to have been filmed there include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 101 Dalmatians and Band of Brothers.

The Outcast is expected to be broadcast next year.

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This have started to quieten down now for Jess, after the release of The Riot Club and we have to wait almost a whole year for the promotional tours to start for Frankenstein with Daniel Radcliffe. Jess is currently filming Sadie Jones’ The Outcast if anyone has any set photos or further info, please send them in to us!

We have added some MQ outtakes of Jess’ photoshoot for NY Times Magazine earlier this year.

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Its about time we added x948 screencaps from Winter’s Tale

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Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Max Irons and Holliday Grainger all talk about making the controversial new British drama The Riot Club – Now In Cinemas!

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GQ UK Magazine features The Riot Club cast in its October issue in an Autumn Dress Code feature. Actors Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Jack Farthing – reveal their fashion secrets.

Any fashion tips for us guys?
Men’s fashion is more interesting than women’s/ They get all the best shoes. I love a good brogue, anything like that. What do I like to see on a guy? Nothing too “Oh, bloody hell! That’s a jacket!” It should just be kind of there and not so intense that it’s the only thing you can see.”

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The all-British cast of The Riot Club have a pretty great life. They’re young, talented and – don’t know if you’d noticed –they’re all fairly easy on the eye. But are they any good at dinner party games?

That’s the question RadioTimes.com posed when we met up with the film’s stars Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. The Riot Club – based on Laura Wade’s play Posh (inspired by The Bullingdon Club) – is largely centered around one epic dinner party. So we put its cast to task playing Heads Up, 20 Questions and Would You Rather. Here’s what happened… WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.

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Thomas Campbell, the artist who courted Jessica Brown Findlay for two years, says the leaked footage of the actress is a ‘huge invasion of privacy’.

After Jessica Brown Findlay was targeted in the celebrity phone hacking this month, leaked footage of her with an unidentified man appeared online.

Now her ex-boyfriend Thomas Campbell has spoken out in support of the former Downton Abbey actress. “It was a huge invasion of privacy, I feel really sorry for her,” the artist, who courted Jessica for two years, tells me at the Phototaxis Cob Gallery at Blacks. “The video was nothing to do with me, I haven’t even seen it. But I do hope that anybody who sees it understands that grown adults do stuff for them that they don’t expect the world to see.”

“Anyone’s private love messages whether they are visual or just text is always embarrassing if a third party sees or reads it. You don’t even want your best mate to see your girlfriend in that way.” The pair met while they were both students at Central St Martins College of Art.

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We have added x18 photos of Jess at the Riot Club premiere in London last night. We will add more HQ as and when we get them!

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We have screencapped a lovey interview wth MSN for The Riot Club featuring Jess. You can also watch it here.

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