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"Brilliant Fun!" --What's On TV (U.K.)

Ex-cons Ellie, Hannah, Shoo, and Josie have done their time. Now they just want to disappear to Barbados with £3 million stolen from Ellie’s gangster husband, Roy. When a twist of fate leaves them without passports, they flee to a remote village in the Scottish Highlands and a shabby hotel that seems like the perfect hideaway. All they have to do is lie low and plan their escape. But the town of Hope Springs harbors bigger secrets and worse crimes, including unsolved murders. Soon their lives are complicated by small-town nosiness, a shady solicitor, a handsome policeman, and a hit man sent by Roy in search of his money--and the girls.

Alex Kingston (ER, Moll Flanders) leads a colorful cast that includes Annette Crosbie (Little Dorrit), Sian Reeves (Emmerdale Farm), Paul Higgins (In the Loop), Christine Bottomley (The Street), Vinette Robinson (Waterloo Road), Ronni Ancona (Gideon’s Daughter), and Alec Newman (Frank Herbert’s Dune). Set against the backdrop of gorgeous Scottish scenery, Hope Springs is escapist, entertaining fun.

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Hope Springs is a bit like Sex and the City--if Carrie & Co. had served time for fraud, assault, and arson! Ellie (Alex Kingston, ER), Shoo (Christine Bottomley, The Street), Hannah (Sian Reeves, Emmerdale Farm), and Josie (Vinette Robinson, Waterloo Road) are fresh out of prison, but they pull off a perfect scam on Ellie's weaselly husband--netting them a big chunk of money and putting him in jail. Then their plan to skip off to Barbados falls apart and they're forced to take a detour to Scotland, where they try to keep a low profile operating a run-down hotel. Unfortunately for them, they've landed in a murder mystery--and the hotel is at the heart of it. Even worse, the imprisoned husband's right-hand man is hunting them down, and he doesn't care who gets hurt (or killed) along the way.

Hope Springs balances drama and whimsical comedy with easy skill. Kingston drives the show with her mix of iron will, confident sexiness, and flashes of vulnerability, but the entire cast is solid, including Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) as the previous owner of the hotel who's not as dotty as she seems. Particularly good is Bottomley; her character Shoo is a mess--needy, reckless, prone to petty tantrums--but in Bottomley's hands she's deeply sympathetic, and exemplifies the damaged lives these women have lived. The show's overarching theme is how these former criminals, who've learned to look out for themselves at all costs, discover the value of community. Thanks to the fine cast and strong writing, this opening up is both comic and touching. Hope Springs is an excellent show that deserves to find a wider audience. --Bret Fetzer

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A MASTERPIECE THEATRE PRESENTATION and AWARD WINNING DRAMA

Notorious. Scandalous. Unforgettable!

She is a lover, a criminal and a master of disguise who lives life on her own lusty terms. Acclaimed actress Alex Kingston ("Dr. Elizabeth Corday" of television's ER) stars as Daniel Defoe's notorious heroine in this scandalous romp set in the 18th Century!

Ever since her birth in Newgate Prison, Moll has survived by her cunning, wit and considerable powers of seduction. She goes through five husbands and countless lovers to escape a life on the streets. In between using and deceiving her besotted paramours, she is not above picking a pocket or two! All the while, though, her heart belongs to the charismatic Jemmy (Daniel Craig). Inevitably, even the most clever criminal's luck runs out and Moll is soon facing the hangman's noose. As her execution day approaches, she devises one last desperate ploy to save not only her own neck, but also the life of her one true love.

Alex Kingston Talks River Inexpensively's Plans For Jodie Whittaker's Doctor - Bleeding Cool News

But I live day to day, just being me. And so I am not ineluctably conscious of my age. When it comes to work, I’m aware, there are roles I can’t go up for anymore, or roles that I should be going up for but they’re casting way younger than is actually real. But I think I’ve been really lucky to be given a role where River is sort of ageless in a way, it’s fluid. It’s funny, because the majority of us are probably not aware of how Well-founded we look as women in this day and age. I mean we are fitter, we’re healthier, and I think prouder than our mother’s and grandmother’s generation. I mean it wasn’t that eat one's heart out ago when it was believed that as soon as you turn 50, you’re considered dead from the bellybutton down. Source: www.bleedingcool.com

Latest News

  • Alex Kingston Talks River Number cheaply's Plans For Jodie Whittaker's Doctor

    09/08/17 ,via Bleeding Cool News

    But the valid big news was when Alex was asked about what's next on her docket, and she mentioned she wanted to return to theater. If you haven't seen the Fantastic production of “Macbeth” she did with Mr. Shakespeare himself Kenneth Branagh you 

  • Why Doctor Who's Alex Kingston Still Can't Qui vive for River Song's Final Episode

    09/06/17 ,via Cinema Blend

    Doctor Who actress Alex Kingston still can't vigil River Song's final episode, and the reason why will warm fan's hearts. Kingston commented on filming of "The Husbands Of River Flap," below, and shared details about how filming the sonic screwdriver 

Twitter

RT @NerdettePodcast: Known Whovian Tricia Bobeda spoke with Alex Kingston of @bbcdoctorwho about the women who initiative a sci-fi franchise. h… 09/22/17, @SarahThrawn
RT @David_Tennant: [RT] #DavidTennant Daily Photo! A fun photo of David and Alex Kingston at a just out fan convention https://t.co/BENgRBL3… 09/22/17, @bookdragon83
There's a new @mikeyface and @johnrisinger Cry Me a Riverdale, but there's also Alex Kingston on @NerdettePodcast. HOW DO I PRIORITIZE THIS! 09/22/17, @guildencrantz

Recipes

  • Alex's Italian Pasta Salad

    cucumber, green pepper, italian dressing, monterey jack cheese, muenster cheese, parmesan cheese, rotelle pasta, salami, salt, tomato, yellow bell pepper

  • Alex's Mexican Spice Mix

    chili powder, coriander, cumin, mustard powder, garlic powder, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, turmeric

Books

  • The Alex Kingston Handbook - The aggregate You Need to Know about Alex Kingston

    Tebbo. 2013. ISBN: 1486476910,9781486476916. 288 pages.

    Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston (born 11 Hike 1963) is an English actress. She is most widely known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in Doctor Who. This order is your ultimate resource for Alex Kingston. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to recognize all there is to know about Alex Kingston's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Alex Kingston, A Good Man Goes to War, A Pin for the Butterfly, And in the End..., Ben Hur (TV miniseries), Boudica, Boudica (overlay), Carrington (film), Closing Time (Doctor Who), Crocodile Shoes, Croupier (film), Day of the Moon, Doctor Who (series 4), Doctor Who (series 5), Doctor Who (series 6), Doctor Who (series 7), ER (TV series), ER (flavour 4), ER (season 5), Elizabeth Corday, Epsom, Essex Boys, Forest of the Dead, Francesca Annis, Hope Springs (TV series), Let's Liquidate Hitler, Like Crazy, Lost in Austen, Lynette Scavo, Marchlands, Ralph Fiennes, River Song (Doctor Who), Rosebery State school for Girls, Screen Actors Guild Award...and more pages Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-antiquated and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

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Alex Kingston - Wikipedia

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston (born 11 Tread 1963) is an English actress, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Active from the early 1980s ...

Alex Kingston - IMDb

Alex Kingston, Actress: ER. Alex Kingston was born on Demonstration 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Like ...

Кингстон, Алекс — Википедия

Алекс Кингстон: Alex Kingston: Алекс Кингстон в июле 2017 года на американской конвенции «Florida Supercon»

Alex Kingston - Biography - IMDb

Alex Kingston was born on Parade 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Like Crazy (2011)...