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More ‘Dracula’ updates

I’ve been doing some more research on the upcoming US airing of ‘Dracula’.

Apparently, it will air on American PBS as part of their masterpiece theatre series (They also aired Sophia’s previous projects Oliver Twist, Foyle’s War and Marple: Sleeping Murder). According to the programme listing the US airing is to be on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 9:00 PM.

However, Shop PBS lists the release date for the Region 1 DVD for January 8, 2007. My guess is the airing date is correct and the DVD release date will be changed to some date soon after February 11th.

As for UK residents: you currently have a chance to see a short glimpse of Sophia in action in the BBC Christmas trailer, the one where they advertise all the upcoming big shows, including Doctor Who. To view it online go to YouTube. As always with youtube I have problems watching it. Could anybody send in screencaps of Sophia’s appearance? That’d be great!!

I’ve added the UK and US Dracula artwork to the gallery. As well as the scan of the new photoshoot of Sophia that goes with her latest interview in the Independent Magazine.

002 Dracula – Artwork
001 The Independent Magazine, December 2, 2006

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Dracula airs on BBC1 December 28

DraculaGreat news! ‘Dracula’ will air in the UK on BBC1 on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 9pm! There’s a new still of Sophia as Lucy, click the picture or this link to view it in full size. Doesn’t she look stunning?! As always, if you come across any additional pictures etc in UK TV programmes please send them in. Thank you!

For everyone not living in the UK – myself included – there’s another way to view it: On January 2, 2007 ‘Dracula’ will be released as Director’s cut (including deleted scenes) on a Region 2 DVD.

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‘Extras’ airs next Thursday

The first episode of series two of Extras will be broadcast on BBC2 on Thursday, September 14, at 9pm. See the listing on BBC. Sophia Myles will briefly appear as herself, playing an actress who is working with Orlando Bloom.

The Telegraph has the following to say about the episode:

In the first episode, Orlando Bloom bravely takes the rise out of his image as one of the world’s most swoon-inducing heart-throbs. Displaying a commendable willingness to lampoon himself, this Bloom is vanity on legs. The gag is that Maggie, who previously showed herself comically eager to date anyone with a pulse, spurns his advances. Increasingly frustrated, he tries to win her over by planting his most passionate kiss on her lips. When he steps back, however, she looks distinctly non-plussed, shrugging: “Not really my cup of tea.” Gervais says that Bloom was a tremendously good sport. “We needed the biggest 30-year-old heart-throb in the world because the joke is that he falls for Maggie and it’s the one time she’s not interested. Orlando was great – he wanted to make the character really desperate. “He totally sends himself up. In real life, he doesn’t go around worrying about polls of the most handsome actors in the world. He knows that if you want any longevity in this business, the last thing you want to be known as is pretty.”