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WILLIAM B. DAVIS RETURNS TO THE STAGE!

William B. Davis will direct and appear in the Smoking Gun Collective production of No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, playing Spooner the role created by John Gielgud for the Royal National Theatre.

 

No Man’s Land will play from November 26 to December 9, 2022 at the PAL Studio Theatre in Vancouver.

A play by Harold Pinter.

 

"The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century."

The Swedish academy citation on awarding Harold Pinter the nobel prize for literature, 2005.

UPLOAD: SEASON 3
WILLIAM B. DAVIS IS DAVID CHOAK IN ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST SCI-FI COMEDIES

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Digital afterlife comedy Upload will be back for season 3. Just two months after season 2 premiered on the streaming platform, Prime Video renewed its original series Upload, which has been one of Amazon’s Top Ten comedy originals since its debut.

Upload takes place in the not-too-distant future, where people can pay to upload their consciousnesses into a digital afterlife, which is exactly where Nathan finds himself after mysteriously winding up dead.

The series originally premiered its entire 10-episode season 1 on Prime Video in May 2020. Upload was well-received, earning an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and the Amazon dystopian comedy was brought back for a season 2, as funny and thought-provoking as it was in its first year.

 

With so many cliffhangers after the Upload season 2 finale, audiences will have to wait for the next instalment to know the fate of their favourite characters. 

 

Upload season 3 should continue with the same tone and pacing that made the show a perfect mix of comedy, drama, and even suspense.

 

Upload is currently shooting in Vancouver, and season 3 release date could be somewhere in the first quarter of 2023.

Seasons 1 & 2 of Upload are available on Amazon Video.

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WARNING: This contains spoilers for Upload season 2

 

Upload season 2 surprised viewers with David Choak (William B Davis) being revealed as the person behind Nathan's death.  Nathan's billionaire neighbour in Lakeview always seemed above suspicion, being used more as a joke than in the serious moments of the show. There were, however, some clues and hints that David Choak was the person behind Nathan’s death

Discover more about the man behind the Upload’s hero’s death in the full article: How Upload Set Up Nathan Brown's Killer: Every Clue Missed.

The end of Upload season 2 uncovered that there was more to the story than audiences imagined.

 

This surprising reveal was one of the highlights of Upload season 2 and will continue to have consequences for the next season. As David Choak's plan is still moving forward, Nathan and Nora will have to act fast to stop him from putting his plan into practice in Upload season 3.

WILLIAM B. DAVIS IN THE MIDNIGHT CLUB.

HILL HOUSE FANS ARE GOING TO LOSE IT OVER NETFLIX'S HORROR SERIES.

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William B. Davis' role in Season One is brief but tantalizing. Who is this mysterious haunting figure? You will find out in Season 2.

Mike Flanagan has made a name for himself as Netflix’s resident master of horror. From The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor to the more recent Midnight Mass, he’s developed a following among those who appreciate good adaptations of horror genre classics

Mike Flanagan's horror universe continues to grow on Netflix and Mike Flanagan is preparing to scare his audience again a year after Midnight Mass sent shivers down our spines.

 

The plot: A group of terminally ill teenagers are sent to Rotterdam Home hospice to die. Awaiting death, young people form the Midnight Club to pass the time, huddling together when the clock strikes 12 to tell stories of intrigue and horror. 

 

One night they make a pact that the first one to succumb to their disease must make every effort possible to contact the other Midnight Club members from the great beyond.

 

After one of them dies, bizarre occurrences begin to unfold...

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The anthology series, is based on a novel written by Christopher Pike. His pre-teen horror novels were a scholastic staple for generations of kids discovering books beyond Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark.

 

The Midnight Club, released in 1994, is one of his stand alone novels. The Netflix series expands on the book plot, using the opportunity to work in retellings of some of Pike’s other famous stories.

 

Co-creator Leah Fong (The Haunting of Bly Manor) says “These kids (…) are creating their own ghosts, something that they can leave behind after they're gone."

Grab your favorite sinister story and gather by the crackling fire!

 

Just in time for Halloween, Netflix is serving up a huge treat for both fans of horror, mystery, and thrillers, and folks who love to romanticize ‘90s teen pop culture.

 

The Midnight Club is slated for a 10-episode run dropping the entire show in one go for a delectable TV binge.

 

The year? 1994. The place? Inside your worst nightmare.

Horrifying stories come to life in The Midnight Club on Netflix.

 

"To those before. To those after. To us now. And to those beyond. Seen or unseen. Here but not here.”

WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW BOOK:
On Acting ...and life.

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Dozens of books on acting exist, but none of them are quite like this. Part memoir and part master class, modelled after Stephen King’s bestseller, On Writing, the book is divided into two parts. 

 

Part one takes readers on a seventy-year journey that begins with William B. Davis, at age twelve, riding his bicycle through the streets of Toronto to his first acting classes, and eventually leads to him starring in the long-running television series, The X-Files. From a summer theatre in Ontario to the National Theatre of Great Britain to the National Theatre School of Canada to the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study in Vancouver, few have travelled such a colourful journey. Along the way, Davis met all sorts of familiar faces, including Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox, Albert Finney, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson, among others. 

 

Although there is a lot about acting in part one, the heart of the book for an aspiring or working actor is in part two. What has Davis learned in seventy years of working both in the theatre and in film and television? A lot, as you will see. Davis grasp of the art of acting is vast and practical. And in some ways, original. 

 

In his final chapter, Davis explores the underlying philosophy of acting and actor training and argues for bringing the work in to the twenty-first century.

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WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW BOOK LAUNCH

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The launch of William B. Davis's new book "On Acting... and life" took place on May 3rd in Vancouver.

Joining William B. Davis was special guest, X-Files Producer, R.W. Goodwin for a lively interview and storytelling from their time together on their iconic television show.

 

The evening included:

Excerpts from "On Acting... and life" read by William B. Davis

Questions and Answers with the audience

An opportunity to have your book signed by the author.

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WILLIAM B. DAVIS AT CFI CANADA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NOV 14th 2021

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William was the keynote speaker at CFI Canada's annual conference on November 14, 2021. He spoke on acting in the context of the conference "Mind, Brain, and Thought".

WILLIAM B. DAVIS in 50 STATES OF FRIGHT produced by SAM RAIMI

Produced by Sam Raimi (Spider Man, Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead) 50 States of Fright invites you on a journey into the dark heart of America. William plays the unseen role of Frank in the upcoming episode Dogwood-Azalea, of the new series on Quibit.

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The film AMAZON FALLS with William B. Davis and directed by Katrin Bowen, has just been released on Amazon. Also available on iTunes.

Watch William's interview on Amazon Falls at the Toronto Film Festival: