Monthly Archives: March 2016

Jennifer Beals takes the lead in new tv series ‘Taken’

Jennifer has landed the female lead role in NBC’s “Taken” a prequel tv series based on the film Taken. Starring alongside Jennifer is British actor Clive Stranden (Vikings) who plays Bryan Mills.
Jennifer plays Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence, who has taken Stranden’s Bryan Mills under her wing. Cultured and powerful with a wealth of field experience, her current government position has her overseeing an elite team of operatives who take care of America’s national security emergencies.
In the original Taken, Liam Neeson starred as Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent who springs into action when his daughter is kidnapped during a trip to Paris. After contacting one of the thugs who took his daughter, Mills delivered an iconic speech to one of his daughter’s kidnappers, revealing the “very particular set of skills” he acquired over a long career, which makes him “a nightmare for people like you.” We see these skills in action throughout the rest of the movie, and its subsequent sequels, but this Taken series will show how a younger Mills acquired these skills, as he’s recruited to become a black ops agent in the elite Emergency Covert Action Team.

Directed by Alex Graves (Proof), the “Taken” pilot is written and produced by Alex Cary.
Taken is being filmed in Toronto

Jennifer Beals attends the Canadian Screen Awards

Jennifer attended yesterday the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto. Jennifer was nominated on the category Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or limited series for her role in “A Wife’s Nightmare”. Unfortunately Jennifer didn’t win, the award went to Aunjanue Ellis for “The Book of Negroes”.

Jennifer posted on her Instagram: :

I had a great time at the Canadian Screen Awards! #cdnscreen16 Always nice to meet great artists like @mariadoylekennedy & see old friends like #bruceramsey. Congrats to the inspiring @aunjanue_ellis Thanks to Miss @jodiurichuk for bringing out her wand & keeping the dream alive & to the saintly @anthonycrosfield for taming the beast. So happy to have celebrated all the nominees and winners. #ocanada”

The Canadian Screen Awards are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions.
The 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS will be broadcast on CBC on March 13, 2016.

Check our gallery for some pictures of Jennifer at the Awards