The wait is over! T2: Trainspotting is finally released in UK cinemas this week, starring our wonderful ROBERT CARLYLE and SHIRLEY HENDERSON.

T2‘ is the long-awaited sequel to 1996’s groundbreaking, iconic, internationally acclaimed masterpiece Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle and based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Boyle and Welsh have reunited for the sequel, as have all the original cast members, including ROBERT and SHIRLEY who reprise their roles as Begbie and Gail.

Based on Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno, T2 is set twenty years after the previous film, when Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Scotland to make amends with his friends Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), whilst avoiding ROBERT‘s psychopathic Francis “Franco” Begbie, who has recently been released from prison. The film includes remixed and updated versions of two of the original songs that helped make Trainspotting such a hit – Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life and Underworld’s Born Slippy – as well as a brand new iconic soundtrack that includes Queen, Blondie, Run DMC and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Go see this awesome film on the big screen this weekend and you’re guaranteed a riotous, nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane as you discover what happened to all your favourite characters, and whether ROBERT‘s Begbie will finally get his revenge!

TABOO Subjects: Edward, Marina & Tallulah


Taboo is a new eight-part television series for BBC1 starring Tom Hardy alongside HH clients EDWARD HOGG, MARINA HANDS and TALLULAH HADDON.

Set in 1814, the supernatural period drama follows James Delaney (Hardy) who returns to Britain after spending twelve years in Africa. With fourteen stolen diamonds and some rather violent sensibilities, he reappears in England a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country at war with France and the United States.

Set to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire, James’ arrival not only threatens to disrupt the plans of his half-sister Zilpha and her husband Thorne, but also the political ambitions of the mighty East India Company, chaired by Sir Stuart Strange.

EDWARD stars as Godfrey, the minute taker at the East India Company’s meetings, who may well be taking in a lot more than his masters assume… TALLULAH plays Pearl and MARINA stars as the Countess Musgrove.

Tune in on Saturdays at 9:15pm on BBC1. Here’s the trailer:

2017 BAFTA Nominations


Nominations for the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) have been announced, and big congratulations go to our clients AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON, LAIA COSTA and ANTHONY BOYLE!

AARON, who this week won the Golden Globe Supporting Actor award for his amazing performance in Nocturnal Animals, is nominated here in the BAFTA Supporting Actor category, for the same role.

The ANTHONY BOYLE-starring short film The Party is nominated in the British Short Film category.

And last but by no means least, our incredible LAIA COSTA has been nominated for this year’s EE Rising Star award. Having starred in the critically-acclaimed, one-take masterpiece Victoria, which was almost entirely improvised by the actors, LAIA‘s lead performance landed her on The New York Times’ 2015 “Breakthrough Performances of the Fall Season” list. She also won the LOLA for Best Actress. In addition, she was nominated for a European Film Award for Best European Actress and the film was nominated for Best European Film. We’re thrilled about her Rising Star nomination, which is voted for by you – the public. You can vote for LAIA online here until 12pm on 10 February. GO VOTE! And tell all your friends to do the same.

Once again, our magnificent STEPHEN FRY will be presenting the ceremony, taking place this year on Sunday 12 February.

Fingers crossed for all our clients!



We’re very excited to finally have a glimpse of CBS All Access’ first original scripted series, the eagerly-anticipated The Good Fight, starring our brilliant ROSE LESLIE.

The Good Fight is a spin-off of CBS’ Ridley Scott-produced, multi award-winning hit television series The Good Wife, which ran for seven seasons from 2009 – 2016. The Good Fight takes place a year after the finale of The Good Wife, when an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of a brilliant young lawyer called Maia Rindell – a new series lead played by ROSE – and wipes out the savings of her mentor, Diane Lockhart – played by Christine Baranski, reprising her role from the original series. The two women are forced out of their current firm and into another of Chicago’s rival law firms.

The Good Fight will contain ten episodes and is scheduled to premiere on February 19, 2017, with the first episode airing on CBS and the latter nine episodes airing on CBS All Access. Check out the exciting trailer below to see ROSE in action alongside a wealth of The Good Wife alumni:

Our Golden Globe Award-Winning Trio!


What a fantastic start to 2017!

Massive congratulations go to our clients AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON, HUGH LAURIE and TOM HIDDLESTON, each of whom won a 2017 Golden Globe Award at Sunday’s ceremony in California.

AARON won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture award for his electrifying performance in Tom Ford’s film Nocturnal Animals; TOM won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award, for the BBC’s The Night Manager; and HUGH picked up the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, also for The Night Manager.

We’re extremely proud of all three wonderful actors. So well deserved – congrats gentlemen!

HH Christmas and New Year Guide 2016/17


The holiday season is just around the corner, so here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Hamilton Hodell!

As always, below you will find your festive guide to this season’s HH treats, with listings for all upcoming films, television programmes and theatre shows starring Hamilton Hodell clients over the holiday season. So be sure to tune in, set your digital recorders, buy tickets and enjoy all the festive treats on offer over the next few weeks.


Saturday 17th December

5:40pm, Channel 4
Arthur Christmas
starring (the voices of) ASHLEY JENSEN and HUGH LAURIE
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Sunday 18th December

8pm, ITV
Midsomer Murders: The Village That Rose From The Dead

9pm, Channel 4
Humans (Series 2) – Last in the series

11:30pm, BBC2
Last Chance Harvey

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Monday 19th December

7pm, BBC2
We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story

10pm, BBC2
Two Doors Down
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Tuesday 20th December

8pm, BBC1
Holby City

10:45pm, BBC2
Upstart Crow

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Wednesday 21st December

9pm, ITV
In Plain Sight (Series finale)

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Friday 23rd December

8pm, ITV
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
starring STEPHEN FRY

8:30pm, BBC2
Saving Mr. Banks

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Saturday 24th December

6:30pm, Sky 1
Yonderland Christmas Special
starring STEPHEN FRY and starring/written by MATHEW BAYNTON

7:30pm, Channel 4
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Starring (the voice of) PAM FERRIS

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Sunday 25th December

5:45pm, Sky 1
The Last Dragonslayer

11pm, BBC1
The Best Of Tracey Ullman’s Show

11pm, ITV
Love Actually

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Monday 26th December

6:30pm, BBC1
Revolting Rhymes (Part 1 of 2)
starring the voices of ROSE LESLIE and BERTIE CARVEL

10pm, BBC1
Outnumbered Christmas Special

10:30pm, BBC2

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Tuesday 27th December

6:30pm, BBC1
Revolting Rhymes (Part 2 of 2)
starring the voices of ROSE LESLIE and BERTIE CARVEL

7:30pm, ITV
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Wednesday 28th December

7:30pm, BBC1
Ethel & Ernest
starring the voices of PAM FERRIS and LUKE TREADAWAY

7:30pm, ITV
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Thursday 29th December

9pm, BBC1
To Walk Invisible

9pm, ITV
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Friday 30th December

4:10pm, BBC1
Wreck-It Ralph
starring the voice of JOHN C. REILLY

6:30pm, BBC2
Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot
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8pm, ITV
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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Sunday 1st January, 2017

9pm, BBC2
Thailand: Earth’s Tropical Paradise
narrated by SOPHIE OKONEDO

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Monday 2nd January

9pm, ITV
The Halcyon
(Series Premiere)


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at the Theatre

If you fancy a great night out at the theatre during the festive season, have a browse through our Clients ON STAGE page to see who is currently performing, and where.


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See you all in 2017!


THE PIN Receives Writers’ Guild Nomination!


The shortlist for the annual Writers’ Guild Awards has been announced and huge congratulations go to HH clients BEN ASHENDEN and ALEXANDER OWEN – aka comedy duo THE PIN – who have been nominated in the Best Radio Comedy category, for writing their hit sketch show The Pin, in which they both also star.

The second series of the acclaimed comedy show aired on BBC Radio 4 earlier in the year. This latest Writers’ Guild nomination adds to an exciting list of award wins and nominations for The Pin and its two stars/writers: They were nominated for Best Entertainment Production at the 2016 Radio Academy Awards; they won the award for Best Comedy Production or Moment at the 2016 BBC Radio Awards and they have also recently been nominated for the Best Comedy With a Live Audience award at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards.

The Writers’ Guild Awards will be announced and presented by comedian/actress Meera Syal on Monday 23 January 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.

Fingers crossed guys!



In Plain Sight is a new three-part mini-series cast by HH client KAHLEEN CRAWFORD and starring our very own MARTIN COMPSTON in the lead role.

The show is based on the true story of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie’s quest to bring to justice notorious Scottish killer Peter Manuel (played by MARTIN). Muncie first arrested Manuel in 1946 for housebreaking, but also successfully convicted him for a string of sexual assaults. Manuel vowed revenge. Released from prison in 1955, Manuel embarked on a two-year killing spree, claiming eight lives in the close-knit communities of South Lanarkshire.

Manuel evaded capture for so long because he was unlike anything the local police had ever encountered: A murderer without any discernible motive whose victims were chosen at random. Muncie was the one man who had Manuel’s measure and doggedly refused to give up until Manuel was brought to justice.

The gripping drama premieres next Wednesday 7th December at 9pm on ITV. Don’t miss it! Here’s the trailer:

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Trailer Unleashed


Brace yourselves! The trailer for the eagerly awaited Kong: Skull Island has arrived, and it looks incredible!

The huge forthcoming action epic stars HH clients TOM HIDDLESTON and JOHN C. REILLY. A reboot of the massive King Kong franchise, the Legendary Entertainment/Warner Bros. feature acts as a sister film to 2014’s Godzilla (which starred AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON).

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Skull Island is set in the 1970s and follows a diverse team of explorers brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific. TOM stars as Captain James Conrad, heading up the naïve team, unaware they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong. JOHN stars as a stranded pilot living on the island, who acts as a mentor and guide to the ill-prepared team. Inevitably, serious mayhem ensues as they get into some deep trouble, facing off against a whole array of terrifying monsters.

We can’t wait!

Kong: Skull Island also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and John Goodman and opens across UK cinema and iMAX screens on March 10 2017. See both our clients in action in the trailer below:

David OTHELLOwo!


The New York Theater Workshop’s modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello opened last night, starring our wonderful DAVID OYELOWO in the titular role.

Sam Gold has directed this hotly-anticipated production, with Bond actor Daniel Craig also starring as the villainous Iago opposite DAVID‘s naïve Othello.

Having resisted playing the role for many years, the announcement of DAVID‘s performance has caused much hype and excitement amongst critics and fans across the world; this, coupled with the production’s intimate Off-Broadway setting, has made Othello one of the most difficult and coveted tickets of the current season!

To find out more about what inspired and motivated him to take on the role at this particular time, check out this fantastic article in the New York Times which gives insight into David’s career and discusses how both his personal and professional lives influenced his choice.

Othello is now showing at the New York Theater Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, NY, until January 18. A limited number of tickets are still available, which you can purchase at the theatre’s website. If you’re going to be in New York, don’t miss this fantastic production!



This Sunday at 8pm, BBC Four will premiere its documentary Young, Gifted & Classical: The Making of a Maestro, superbly narrated by our brilliant SOPHIE OKONEDO.

As part of the BBC’s current ‘Black and British’ season, this one-hour observational documentary explores issues of diversity and access in classical music and follows Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of this year’s BBC Young Musician Award.

The 17-year-old cellist wowed audiences with his virtuosity this summer in the grand finale of BBC Young Musician 2016. He not only won one of the most prestigious titles in classical music, but also entered the history books as the first black winner of the competition. Following Sheku, his parents and his six brothers and sisters, all of whom are also gifted in classical music, the programme looks at the human story and sacrifices that parents Stuart and Kadiatu made in order to support their children in pursuing their dreams.

Featuring interviews with Julian Lloyd Webber and Nicola Benedetti, the documentary will follow Sheku’s musical journey since winning BBC Young Musician, navigating the many opportunities that have come his way. It also shines a light on the Chineke Foundation, which was founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku, and follows the Chineke! Orchestra, featuring Sheku and some of his siblings, as they prepare for a special concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Tune in on Sunday at 8pm.

Tilda’s DOCTOR STRANGE Is A Massive Hit!


Great news – Doctor Strange has proved to be a massive hit at the cinemas since it opened two weeks ago to $85 million from 3,882 cinemas at the North American box office alone, adding another franchise to the expanding Marvel Studios and Disney superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at a magical $325.4 million!

In China, the film is the top debut for the first installment in any superhero series, at $44.3 million.

Our incomparable TILDA SWINTON stars in the hit movie as The Ancient One opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as
Stephen Strange. It’s proved another coup for Marvel Studios, beating the first installments in the ThorCaptain America and Ant-Man franchises at the box office. It also marks the biggest US opening for any of TILDA‘s films and is the first movie to play in more than 1,000 Imax theatres!

Boasting glowing reviews and an ‘A’ CinemaScore, Doctor Strange looks set to continue to go from strength to strength. Go TILDA!

If you haven’t seen it yet – GO!

T2: TRAINSPOTTING Trailer Unleashed


Time to get excited!

In January 2017, the long-awaited sequel to 1996’s groundbreaking, iconic, internationally acclaimed masterpiece that was Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, will be released in UK cinemas.

The entire original cast have returned for ‘T2‘, including our very own ROBERT CARLYLE and SHIRLEY HENDERSON, reprising their roles as Francis Begbie and Gail.

The first trailer was released last week. Check it out below and feel the shivers as Underworld’s Born Slippy starts to play!

Opens in UK cinemas on January 27th.



This week sees two big cinema releases starring HH clients: Nocturnal Animals, starring AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON and A Street Cat Named Bob, starring LUKE TREADAWAY.


Nocturnal Animals is the second feature film from writer/director Tom Ford and is a dark psychological thriller adapted (by Ford himself) from late American novelist Austin Wright’s 1993 book Tony and Susan. It tells the story of an art gallery owner (played by Amy Adams) haunted by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal)’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat against her and a symbolic revenge tale.

Adams and Gyllenhaal play dual roles as the once-married couple and as the protagonists in the novel-within-the-film, from which the film takes its name. AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON plays terrifying bad guy Ray, the leader of a gang hired to initiate the vengeful kidnapping. See our previous article Aaron’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Is A Smash! to read all the rave reviews he’s been receiving for his amazing performance in the film, which recently won the Silver Lion award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher and Laura Linney also star.

Go see Nocturnal Animals this weekend and soak up the deliciously dark plot and sumptuous visuals on the big screen. Here’s the trailer:

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A Street Cat Named Bob is a comedy-drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by James Bowen, and starring LUKE TREADAWAY.

Homeless and a recovering drug addict, James Bowen (played by LUKE) is running low on his luck. He’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val (Joanne Froggatt), who helps him finally gain his own bedsit to live in. As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Returning home one day, he finds a ginger cat sitting outside his door. Thinking it belongs to a neighbour, he ignores the cat and goes to sleep. Over the next few days, the cat continues to linger outside his door, and James discovers an infected wound on the animal’s leg. He takes the cat to be treated by the RSPCA and from that point onwards, the two lives become entwined.

Go see this heartwarming family drama on the big screen when it opens on Friday. Here’s the trailer:

Sennia Nominated for 2016 BIFA Award


Huge congratulations go to our brilliant SENNIA NANUA, who has been nominated this week for the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).

She receives her nomination for her stunning big screen debut performance in sic-fi horror film The Girl With All The Gifts, in which she stars in the titular role opposite Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

The film has received a multitude of 5 star reviews and is being hailed as one of the greatest ‘zombie’ films ever made, with SENNIA receiving praise across the board for her bold performance.

Winners will be announced at the BIFA Ceremony on Sunday 4 December at Old Billingsgate. View the full list of nominees here.

Congrats SENNIA!

More Rave Reviews For TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW


The Boston Globe has this week written a glowing (and very well-deserved) review of TRACEY ULLMAN and her fantastic show Tracey Ullman’s Show, which aired in the UK earlier this year and which is now playing in the USA, Friday nights at 11pm on HBO.

TRACEY‘s wonderful portrayals of some of the UK’s most beloved ‘national treasures’, including Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has earned her much critical acclaim and admiration since airing in the UK at the start of the year. This week, The Boston Globe describes TRACEY as a “performer who inhabits characters to the point of magic. Ullman…deploys her skills in comic settings [with] the rare gift of thorough transformation. She’s a bit of a miracle, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best sketch artists alive today. She contains multitudes.”

The review continues: “I more than admire her, and place her among a group of paragons of comedy including Lily Tomlin, Imogene Coca, and Madeline Kahn: She knows how to invest her kooky characters with heart, vulnerability, and poignancy.”

Read the full article here.


HUMANS Are Back!


Hit science fiction television show Humans returns on Sunday for its second series, starring HH clients RUTH BRADLEY,  SIMON HARRISON and RAPAHEL ACLOQUE.

The drama series explores a world where artificial intelligence or robots, called ‘synths’, are common household and service workers. They eventually come into consciousness on Humans Series 1, thus triggering a potential revolution from a small band of robots.

In Series 2, interest about the synths will go global as more robots become conscious. Episode One travels from Berlin to San Francisco and back to the UK as we find our characters fractured and scattered, but the story will gradually reel them all back together. RUTH returns to her role as D.I. Karen Voss – a detective with a twist – with SIMON and RAPHAEL appearing for the first time, as Sanchez and Ten respectively.

Humans Series 2 debuts on Channel 4 at 9pm on Sunday 30th October. Here’s the trailer:

DARK ANGEL Premieres Monday 31st October


Dark Angel, the long-awaited 2-part television drama based on the extraordinary true story of Mary Anne Cotton, will premiere on Monday 31st October at 9pm on ITV, cast by HH client SAM JONES and starring LAURA MORGAN and THOMAS HOWES.

Mary Ann – played by Joanna Froggatt – is a notorious serial killer, a poisoner whose methods leave no visible scars, allowing her tally of victims to mount unsuspected by a Victorian society unable to conceive a woman capable of such terrible crimes. Travelling around the North East, she inveigles herself into the homes of unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own – before killing them, taking their money and moving on.

Through adultery, bigamy, fraud and murder, Mary Ann betters herself socially and financially. But the more she kills, the greater the risk her heinous crimes will finally be exposed.

Don’t miss the premiere on the 31st! Here’s the trailer:

YONDERLAND Returns For Series 3


Sky’s surreal comedy Yonderland returns to Sky 1 this Sunday 16th October at 6:30pm for its third series.

Created, written by and starring HH client MATHEW BAYNTON, the weirdly wonderful series follows 33-year-old mum Debbie Maddox’s adventures in Yonderland where most of the characters happen to be puppets and with only an Elf by her side. In Series 3, the evil Imperatrix is no more – killed when she terminated the robotic weapon which shared her life force. With her gone, Negatus now answers to no-one and can seize control of Yonderland for himself. But how will his fellow Overlords respond to the departure of Her Eminence?

Arriving in the show this year for the first time is our very own STEPHEN FRY who joins the cast as mysterious returning Elder, Cuddly Dick. Recently released from prison, he is a charming, avuncular eccentric who loves nothing more than to spread love and kindness (as well as plenty of hugs and kisses). But there may be more to his persona beneath this warm and affable exterior…

Tune in on Sunday for the premiere! Here’s the trailer, featuring STEPHEN in his fun new role (and a sneak peek of MATHEW at the end):

Tilda Is The Ancient One


Marvel’s eagerly awaited big screen version of Doctor Strange will be unleashed onto UK cinema screens on Friday October 28, starring an awesomely cool, androgynous TILDA SWINTON as the iconic ‘The Ancient One’, complete with no hair!

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange focuses primarily on the titular character’s origin story. In 1963, after being crippled in an accident, talented neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, the next Sorcerer Supreme – played by Benedict Cumberbatch – goes on a quest to find a way to repair his mangled hands, eventually meeting TILDA‘s The Ancient One and her student Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). With The Ancient One as his mentor, he sets out on a journey to master the mystic arts.

Doctor Strange sets a new tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, focusing on magic and extra-dimensional beings. The film is excellently conceived and great fun, and TILDA is spellbinding in her magical role, fitting in perfectly to the unique Marvel universe.

Check out the trailer below and make sure you see it on the big screen from October 28.