February 28, 2021 - 20:28 GMT Eve Crosbie Get to know the new Irish's drama's impressive homegrown talent here ... We love nothing more than a BBC drama, and brand new thriller Bloodlands , which started last week, is one we feel is going to have us glued to our seats for the foreseeable future. MORE: Viewers notice the same thing in first episode of Bloodlands The series, produced by Line of Duty' s Jed Mercurio, follows police detective Tom Brannick as he hunts for a legendary assassin known who has wreaked havoc on Northern Ireland for more than 20 years. So who will be joining lead actor James Nesbitt for the show? Meet the Irish's drama's impressive homegrown talent here... Loading the player... WATCH: Have you started watching Bloodlands? James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick James Nesbitt takes on the lead role of DI Tom Brannick, a police officer with more than 20 years of experience - and a tragic connection to the mysterious assassin known only as 'Goliath'. James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick The BAFTA-nominated actor is known for his many television roles including Cold Feet, The Missing, Stan Lee's Lucky Man and Jekyll . He also starred as the dwarf Bofur in The Hobbit trilogy. Speaking about the show, James said: " It is a classic Jed Mercurio thriller, where you're not really sure what's going on, with many different stories interwoven into it. I think it will keep viewers on the edge of their seats." Charlene McKenna as Niamh McGovern Playing Tom's partner on the force DS Niamh McGovern is Charlene McKenna, who is best known for her roles in R ipper Street, Merlin and Vienna Blood. Charlene McKenna as Niamh McGovern Describing what it was like shooting the show in Ireland's breathtaking islands, she said: "Northern Ireland in deep winter on the coast is always challenging... We were so cold it was hard to speak at times, as our lips … [Read more...] about Bloodlands: Meet the cast of new BBC drama starring James Nesbitt
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March 02, 2021 - 09:58 GMT Bridie Wilkins Loose Women star Coleen Nolan home: see where Coleen lives in Cheshire with her daughter Ciara and son Shane, after overhauling an area of the garden. Coleen Nolan has been giving fans daily updates on how she spends her time at home recently, and the latest revealed that she and her daughter Ciara had been overhauling an allotment area in the garden of their home. She shared a photo on Instagram showing Ciara painting a picket fence white as she sat on a camping chair, while Coleen enjoyed a cup of tea from her Friends -inspired Central Perk mug. She captioned the post: "Looks like sitting down on the job is the way forward #CuppawithCol @ciarafensome." READ: Coleen Nolan's fans stunned by living room transformation - watch Coleen Nolan's garden after painting Coleen's son Shane also shares the home with Coleen and Ciara, and apparently the family had been debating which method of painting to employ. "Been saying use a roller all week," Shane commented. "Nobody listens, would have had this done in a few hours with it." MORE: Coleen Nolan unveils glimpse at never-before-seen area inside new home SEE: Coleen Nolan reveals glimpse inside beautiful garden at new home Nonetheless, Coleen and Ciara had made serious progress, since Coleen shared a picture of the area before they had begun a few days prior. Coleen Nolan's garden before painting It showed that the fence was originally an aged natural wood colour, while the soil seen in both snaps looked much healthier in Coleen's more recent post. When she first announced her plans to spruce up the garden, she joked about her pet cat Betty getting in the way and wrote: "Trying to clear all this today. However, Betty decided it was time for a #CuppawithCol. She's not wrong, I'm knackered!" Loose Women star Coleen moved into her house in Cheshire at the start of the … [Read more...] about Coleen Nolan and daughter Ciara transform beautiful garden – see before and after
March 02, 2021 - 09:03 GMT Gemma Strong Gwen Stefani looks totally different as she shares Instagram photo showing her with a blunt black bob and fringe Gwen Stefani is no stranger to mixing up her style – but she looks totally different in her latest Instagram snapshot. The No Doubt singer, who favours a platinum blonde hair colour, posted a picture showing her sporting a blunt black bob and fringe. MORE: Gavin Rossdale pays sweet tribute to lookalike son Kingston – see photo The striking snapshot was captured by top photographer Ellen von Unworth, whom Gwen credited in her caption, writing: "@ellenvonunwerth making me look good gx." Loading the player... WATCH: The Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton love story Gwen's 11.1 million followers were quick to react to the transformation. The comments section of her post was inundated with flame emojis, with one fan writing: "That black hair tho!" A second wrote: "YOU. Look. GORGEOUS!!!! Like a 20's glamdoll!" And a third remarked: "Ok...Now we're getting a little bit ICONIC!!" MORE: Blake Shelton's jaw-dropping ranch for wedding with Gwen Stefani REVEALED It comes after Gwen took to social media on Sunday in celebration of her youngest son Apollo's seventh birthday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) Gwen shared the striking snapshot on Instagram She posted a photo showing mother and child together , with Gwen, 51, crouching down to capture the selfie, and Apollo resting his head on hers. "Happy b day bday boy!! #apollo," the singer wrote. MORE: Gwen Stefani receives massive gift from Blake Shelton Gwen, 51, shares three boys with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale . The former couple were married for 14 years before their divorce was finalised in 2016. Gavin Rossdale pictured with his four children, including … [Read more...] about Gwen Stefani looks totally different after surprising hair transformation
February 23, 2021 - 09:44 GMT Sharnaz Shahid The Voice UK's Emma Willis shares extremely rare picture of lookalike sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. Take a look here... Emma Willis has taken a trip down memory lane, reflecting on the moment she co-presented the 2017 BRIT Awards alongside Dermot O'Leary . On the four-year anniversary of the exciting career highlight on Monday, the TV presenter shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos - including one featuring both her sisters, Sharon and Rebecca Griffiths. MORE: Emma Willis professes love for husband Matt in hilarious selfie Loading the player... WATCH: Emma and Matt Willis unveil major home change "Post-show with my sisters," she simply wrote. Alongside another image, Emma touched upon her nerves from that night. MORE: Emma Willis shares incredible homeschool meal prep with fans during lockdown SEE: Emma Willis shares sweet glimpse into night in with husband Matt "4 years ago, this very night... the long and nerve-wracking walk to hosting The Brit awards, alongside the best in the biz @dermotoleary," she said. "Proper pinch myself moment, and huge tick on the old work wish list." In response, Dermot wrote: "The walk of doom! We were so nervous. Great flying with you xx." The night was clearly a momentous moment, with Emma being able to share the fun with her family. Emma with her sisters at the 2017 BRIT Awards Meanwhile, like the rest of the country, Emma and her husband Matt have spent the last couple of months in the midst of homeschooling. Speaking to Fabulous magazine this week, the mum-of-three admitted this lockdown has been the hardest. MORE: Having a birthday in lockdown at home? 52 quarantine birthday ideas "Some things are better, some things are worse," she said. "The snow was a good thing when everything felt brilliant, the kids were happy and we went in the garden, … [Read more...] about Emma Willis shares extremely rare photo of lookalike sisters
March 02, 2021 - 15:46 GMT Megan Bull Ruth Langsford wowed Loose Women viewers after she stepped out in an animal print blouse from Marks & Spencer. Shop it now for just £13.65 in the sale. Ruth Langsford loves a high street buy and her latest look is causing quite the stir! Returning to the Loose Women panel on Tuesday, the presenter took a walk on the wild side when she stepped out in an animal print blouse from Marks & Spencer . A total bargain buy at just £13.65 in the sale, fans can't believe the price – and neither can we. RELATED: Ruth Langsford delights fashion fans with exciting announcement Loading the player... VIDEO: Ruth Langsford twirls in her skinny jeans Ruth wowed Loose Women viewers with her latest look A real show-stopper, Ruth's blouse features subtle pops of colour as hints of fiery red contrast with the overall monochrome print. Made from recycled polyester, this classic button-up shirt is the ultimate transitional piece, taking you from desk to date night with ease. It also comes in two other prints – why not shop all three? READ: Loose Women stars' stylish homes: Ruth Langsford, Linda Robson, Andrea McLean, more Animal Print Blouse, £13.65, Marks & Spencer SHOP NOW Looking as lovely as ever, Ruth kept all focus on her statement blouse, opting for pared-back and dewy makeup. Rocking a pale brown shadow, complete with rosy blusher and a soft pink gloss to match, the TV star modelled a sleek, and straight hairstyle which framed her face perfectly. MORE: Ruth Langsford shows off enormous garden as she poses in leopard print Ruth is a big fan of bold prints and she's added a number of patterned pieces to her wardrobe for spring. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ruth Langsford (@ruthlangsford) Ruth twirled in her new animal print … [Read more...] about Ruth Langsford’s flirty M&S blouse costs just £13 – but be quick!
February 16, 2018 - 08:56 GMT Gemma Strong Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II roles cast in Lifetime movie about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Bonnie Soper and Maggie Sullivan to take on iconic roles The roles of Princess Diana and the Queen have both been cast in the Lifetime movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle . New Zealand native Bonnie Soper is set to take on the role of the Prince's late mother Diana, while British actress Maggie Sullivan will play the monarch in the upcoming TV production, which is set to air this spring - ahead of the 18 May royal wedding. The two actresses join Murray Fraser, who will be playing Prince Harry, and Parisa Fitz-Henley, who is taking on the role of former Suits star Meghan. Both are relative newcomers; Murray most recently starred in ITV's Victoria , and also took on the role of PC Jason Denny in The Loch last year. Bonnie Soper will play Princess Diana in the Lifetime movie, while Maggie Sullivan will portray the Queen Parisa, meanwhile, is an American-Jamaican actress best known for her role as Reva Connors in Jessica Jones and Luke Cage . The 41-year-old has also starred in NBC drama Midnight, Texas . Parisa previously took to Instagram to confirm the news, writing: "Psyched we can finally share! So happy to be doing this project w/ #MurrayFraser (we gotta get this dude on IG asap!) and @lifetimetv!" STORY: Prince William touched by fan's memory of his mother, Princess Diana Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley have been cast as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Filming for Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is currently underway in Vancouver. The film will follow the royal relationship from the first day the couple met and will look at the media attention surrounding their engagement, which was announced in November. The Royals director Menhaj Huda is … [Read more...] about Princess Diana cast in Lifetime movie about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle