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Mark's 'Crooked House': a ghost story with Derren and others

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:55 pm
by serafina pekkala
Hey dudes - sorry if this has been posted before but lookie at this treat afoot ... ... oked.shtml

A brilliant premise with Derren acting. Yes you heard it right.


Sefi x

PS - I was reading MLR James ghost stories yesterday and thinking of buying it. Me witch. :twisted:

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:12 pm
by MrsBeasley

I posted about this in Marks thread but didn't know about Derren!!!!!!

He has acted before in a short film called medium rare, which has yet to be released.

Oooo this just gets better & better.

Thanks Sefi!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:23 pm
by serafina pekkala
Ahh - I see and my pleasure. Yep. Well it deserves it's own topic too ;). The cast looks amazing ... I have changed some of the details for clarity.
Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing's ginger freak), Mark Gatiss, Philip Jackson (Seedy Malcolm Carpet from Funland), Lee Ingleby (Terry Hall-alike from SPACED 'you know what!' ), Jean Marsh ( Evil witch from RETURN TO OZ), Samuel Barnett (he sounds nice but a bit like a brewery), Daniela Denby-Ashe (North and South - she snogged teh Armitage, the lucky ho), Anna Madeley (her mum was Juliet Bravo I think) and, in his debut dramatic role, illusionist and sexxor Derren Brown as the mysterious Sir Roger Widdowson.
I think this is the best Christmas ever ...

Dear Santa

Can Mark do an Amicus style ghost story with Derren as a sexy ev0l lord?


Sefi x

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:27 pm
by MrsBeasley

Someone must have read our minds... :wink:

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:49 pm
by MrsBeasley
Here's a little interview with Mark about Crooked House.

Mark talks about the story so it could be a little spoilery. ... ouse.shtml

Derren has a false nose :lol:

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:42 pm
by TucBiscuit
PLEASE can someone tell me when this is on? Alison Grham reviews it in the Radio Times but gives no time or date. Honestly, I have searched relevant threads on here but my time is limited by that hard old mistress, Money, so I would really be grateful to get a reply.

I also Googled it, but it's had such good press - yay Mark! - that after reading the first 10 interviews with no indication of date I gave up.

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:00 am
by MrsBeasley
Its on christmas week, mon, wed & fri, I think. Not 100%.

Its definitely on as a 90min 'omnibus' on Sunday 28th.

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:17 pm
by MrsBeasley
MrsBeasley wrote:Its definitely on as a 90min 'omnibus' on Sunday 28th.
Mark was telling porkies :lol:

Just looked at the radio times it's on Mon 22nd, Tues 23rd & Wed 24th at 10.30pm on BBC4.
The omnibus is on Saturday 27th at 9pm.

Not long now!

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:00 pm
by a1tiptop
They keep showing trailers for this on BBC Four. They played one after Charlie Brooker.

Some of it really reminds me of Winterborne! Hehe.

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:51 am
by MrsBeasley
Derren has blogged about Crooked House
Derren Brown wrote:The other night I went to the cast and crew screening of Mark Gatiss’ Crooked House, an excellent ghost story collection for Christmas. I’ve always been a huge fan of Mark’s work, as many of you will be too. It’s a very well-written, beautifully-filmed, very effective treat, and I hope you’ll all make sure you watch it.

To those few of you who may have gotten over-excited by the exaggerated reports of my ‘first dramatic role’ in some areas of the press, please drastically lower your expectations of my personal part in this. I do have a tiny, barely-speaking cameo, safely nestled amongst the proper actors, and I’m sure you’ll cheer and be amused in all the right places, but blink and you’ll miss me.

Enjoy it - it plays on BBC 4 over Christmas on December 22, 23 and 24. Or even better, you could watch the omnibus edition of all three at 9 pm on Saturday 27 December.

Ho Ho Ho.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:16 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!

There is a page on this in the christmas Radio Times.There are comments from Mark and a couple of photos.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:26 pm
by Viper
Read about it in the RT- looks fabulous. Can't wait for it. I think it's going to be a lovely spooky Gothic Christmas all round.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:29 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
I hope so! I will have to schedule my yuletide viewing of the Gents Chrsitmas special!

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:49 pm
by Viper
You like a spooky Crimbo too, SoTR? There's that thing by Sarah Waters on, too- that Affinity. Might even have a bit of ladies with other ladies in it, if you're not adverse to that sort of thing.

I suspect that you may be as adverse to it as I would be to the Gothic spooky Crimbo special: Lord Matthew Macfadyen and Dr Michael Fassbender spank their naughty chambermaid in a big spooky mansion.

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:52 pm
by Son of Tubbs returns!
I like a spooky crimbo indeed lil Swiper Viper!

I actually like all the things listed in your post! :lol: