This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News, Billy Boyd has a new trailer for his film ‘Pimp’, more photos of Gerry on set in Belgrade, Ewan McGregor is set to make appearances in Australia and Peter Capaldi gets a Bafta nomination for his role in The Thick of It.

Pimp’ trailer with Billy Boyd

The official Pimp trailer has been out for a couple of weeks, so I’ve been a little slow in posting it. There have been reports that Gerard Butler helped to fund the film, which reminded me about it. My apologies for being slow. Anyway, the film stars Robert Cavanah, Billy Boyd, and Martin Compston and opens in the UK on May 21. It debuts on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 24.
Synopsis: Working for Stanley (Danny Dyer), Woody (Robert Cavanah) is a pimp, hustler and fixer in Soho’s sex industry who agrees to be followed and filmed by a documentary camera crew for one week. However, it soon turns out to be no ordinary week; one of his porn directors is behind schedule, he’s kicked out of his apartment for not paying his rent and he’s beaten up by his landlord and by Chinese thugs who are encroaching onto Stanley’s territory.

These are the least of his problems, though, as he finds out when one of his girls, Petra, goes missing. During his frantic search for her throughout the seductive Soho underworld, Woody soon finds himself starting to question his whole life – a life he now finds is spiralling brutally out of control…

Featuring an explosive cast (including Billy Boyd, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Martin Compston and Barbara Nedeljakova), Pimp is a sexy, exciting and action-packed look at the darker side of London’s glamorous and dangerous nightlife.

Peter Capaldi nominated for TV BAFTA

Peter Capaldi has been nominated in the Male Performance in a Comedy Programme category for his role on The Thick of It. Peter is up against Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered Christmas Special), and David Mitchell (Peep Show). The TV BAFTA ceremony will take place on June 6 at the London Palladium. The Thick of It is also nominated in the Situation Comedy and the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme category. You can go to the BAFTA’s official site for a full list of nominees.

Ewan McGregor to attend the Sydney Film Festival

Ewan is among the celebrities confirmed to attend the 57th annual Sydney Film Festival which begins on Wednesday, June 2 and ends on Monday, June 14. Ewan will likely attend the premiere of The Ghost Writer.

On the set of ‘Coriolanus’ with Gerard Butler and Brian Cox

The Guardian has a profile piece on Coriolanus and gives us a look at the Belgrade set with Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, and Ralph Fiennes. It’s a pretty great read and you can check out the entire article at the source. Photos via the Daily Mail.

A dozen or so soldiers are sprawled in front of a communist-era block of flats in a factory town outside the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The building has seen better days, graffiti snaking the walls, brickwork crumbling. The soldiers are none too pretty, either: a mean-looking hairy crew in dirty uniforms. Up marches their general and grunts at them. Behind the general’s bushy beard and mirrored sunglasses is the actor Gerard Butler, and the soldiers are extras playing his troops. As he stomps off, grinning, to start the day’s filming in a nearby flat, one of them pulls out a sudoku book. Not so tough after all – but film sets, like wars, involve a lot of waiting around.

…Representing the Brits are Brian Cox, playing a rascally political fox, James Nesbitt and Paul Jesson. [Cath Clarke]

Ewan McGregor at the Allbritton Brunch

After Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Ewan and his wife, Ève Mavrakis appeared at Sunday’s brunch hosted by Robert Allbritton. Ewan and Ève took some photos (via Best of Ewan) with Christiane Amanpour and Chris Matthews.

Ewan McGregor, the Scottish star of “Star Wars,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Trainspotting,” said he thoroughly enjoyed the dinner — especially being in the same room as Obama.“It was quite magical. I felt the hairs on my neck stand up,” McGregor said.

McGregor and his wife didn’t get to meet the president, but they vowed to return to Washington in the near future to tour the West Wing. (They did drive around to do a little night tour, seeing all the monuments lit up, they told POLITICO.) [POLITICO]

Photos by: Nick Khazal/Vi Photography

Martin Compston talks ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’

Martin Compston and Gemma Arterton talk to Empire Magazine about their film, which opened on April 30 in the UK. The Disappearance of Alice Creed reportedly has a limited August 6 opening in the US.

Weekly schedule for Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 5/10: Russell Crowe, Wilco
Tu 5/11: Melina Kanakaredes, Tom Lennon, Jonsi
We 5/12: Bryan Cranston, Angela Kinsey
Th 5/13: Robert Downey Jr., Dave Barry
Fr 5/14: Amanda Seyfried, Isabel Allende

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