Where Do I Know That Actor? (Emmy Edition)

Nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week and, while PBS only scored one nod (ANTIQUES ROADSHOW for Outstanding Structured Reality Program), several actors recognizable from shows we’ve aired on UNC-TV got some appreciation. While public broadcasting can’t take the win should any of these fine thespians take home a statue, viewers can take heart in the knowledge that the people cast in shows on our channels are pretty impressive at their craft.

Let’s see who earned recognition this year from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences…

Olivia Colman is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the Amazon series Fleabag. That increases the potential for an absolutely stellar year for this talented performer since she won an Oscar in February. While UNC-TV viewers may recognize her from guest roles on Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders, it’s far more likely she’s known for playing Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables on Masterpiece.

Rufus Sewell is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, another Amazon series. Sewell played Will Ladislaw in Middlemarch on Masterpiece Theatre and Aurelio Zen on Masterpiece Mystery. Most recently, he was Lord Melbourne in Victoria. Continue reading


Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Thirty years ago, the world watched as a Chinese student-led pro-democracy demonstration ended in violence, leaving thousands dead and laying the foundation for the nation’s future. Relive seven weeks that changed China forever on TIANANMEN – Tuesday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

Jenna Coleman brought the glamour to the V&A Summer Party, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum last week. The VICTORIA star attended the soiree with boyfriend and co-star Tom Hughes. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Tune in as INDEPENDENT LENS presents WRESTLE – tonight at 10 on UNC-TV.

Victoria is taking a bit of a break after the season three so the writers can decide where to take the show next. Continue reading

Where Do I Know That Actor?

DEATH IN PARADISE is back with a new season of episodes. This week, DI Mooney and his team were called in to investigate when the Coffee King of the Caribbean met an untimely end. Along the way, viewers caught sight of a handful of guest stars from other UNC-TV fare.

Robert Portal was Benedict Dacre, kingpin of Paradise Skies Coffee. A little over ten years back, he played Paul Critchley, Conservative Party leader, on The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard.

Louis Greatorex played Benedict’s son, Owen. Greatorex was also Caroline’s son Lawrence on Last Tango in Halifax. Continue reading

Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Discover one man’s obsession with preserving the past as we meet Dr. Robert Hart, a country doctor turned preservationist. Step back in time to visit his creation on the 1840 CAROLINA VILLAGE, a three-part UNC-TV classic series – beginning Wednesday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

Jenna Coleman discusses leaving the role of the Queen on VICTORIA – and who she’d like to replace her as an older monarch. Continue reading

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

You may recognize this royal couple from their hit MASTERPIECE series. They’ve been gracing the UNC-TV lobby for a few weeks now. Perhaps they may soon be out and about, meeting the public at station events. For the moment, we’re happy to have their regal countenances watching over the station’s activities from a central vantage point.

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