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12 Roles You’d Probably Forgotten Jessica Gunning Played Before Baby Reindeer

12 Roles You’d Probably Forgotten Jessica Gunning Played Before Baby Reindeer

[ad_1] Jessica Gunning’s unsettling (though layered) performance in Baby Reindeer is undoubtedly one of the hit Netflix show’s strongest assets. The British actor’s portrayal of Martha in the gripping drama has already been singled out for plenty of praise, and helped introduce Jessica to a whole a new audience on both sides of the Atlantic. And while we can’t wait to see what she goes onto do next – what you might not realise is how much work you’ve probably already seen Jessica in. Here’s a selection of Jessica Gunning’s past work before her big breakthrough in Baby Reindeer… Doctor Who (2008) Impressively, one of Jessica’s first ever on-screen appearances was in Doctor Who – and arguably at the peak of the show’s popularity. She appeared in the 2008 episode Partners In Crime, which fell during David Tennant’s first tenure as the Time Lord. As well as Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble, the episode included an impressive that past that included Billie Piper, reprising her role as Rose Tyler, as well as Sarah Lancashire …

RFK is now openly gunning for Trump voters — and Republicans are starting to worry

RFK is now openly gunning for Trump voters — and Republicans are starting to worry

[ad_1] “The Wuhan Cover-Up” blares the subject line of a recent presidential campaign email. Inside, it’s all impenetrable conspiracy theory language that reads more like a QAnon post than a normal political fundraiser:  Why wasn’t Dr. Anthony Fauci charged with a crime, when he lied under oath about his relationships with Peter Daszak and Ralph Baric in order to cover-up Wuhan Coronavirus research? Apparently, lying under oath is only a crime when it contradicts established narratives. Zombie COVID-19 conspiracy theories? False and defamatory accusations? QAnon-style rhetoric designed to overwhelm and bamboozle the reader? These abusive tactics are all the red flags of MAGA communication. To be certain, fundraising emails across the partisan spectrum can be alarmist and hyperbolic, but accusing innocent people of crimes and spreading lies about deadly diseases are lines most candidates don’t cross. The exception, of course, is Donald Trump and his imitators, like Arizona’s Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake. But outside of the MAGA universe, such tactics are frowned upon for two reasons. One, it’s downright evil. Two, it wouldn’t work …

Baby Reindeer’s Jessica Gunning Has A Message For People Trying To Work Out Martha’s Real Identity

Baby Reindeer’s Jessica Gunning Has A Message For People Trying To Work Out Martha’s Real Identity

[ad_1] Baby Reindeer star Jessica Gunning has spoken out against those trying to work out the identity of creator Richard Gadd’s real stalker. Jessica plays Martha in the hugely popular Netflix miniseries, which is based on creator and star Richard’s actual life experiences. Since it began streaming earlier this month, Baby Reindeer has been hugely popular with critics and barely budged from Netflix’s list of most-watched shows. However, that popularity has come with some downsides, namely amateur internet sleuths trying to work out the real-life figures that inspired characters in the show. “I didn’t know that was happening,” Jessica admitted to Glamour magazine when asked how she felt about people online trying to unearth the “real” Martha. She continued: “I would urge people not to be doing that. “I think if that is happening, I think it’s a real, real shame, because it shows that they haven’t watched the show properly. That’s not the point of it in any way. “Netflix and Richard [Gadd] went to extreme lengths to try and make sure that the …

Baby Reindeer’s Martha is played by actress Jessica Gunning — why she’s very different to most stars

Baby Reindeer’s Martha is played by actress Jessica Gunning — why she’s very different to most stars

[ad_1] Baby Reindeer has proven to be incredibly popular across both sides of the pond, and it seems everyone is talking about the latest Netflix binge-worthy series, based on creator Richard Gadd’s real life experience with a stalker.  Everyone is now wanting to know all about the stars behind the characters in the show, including the actress who plays Martha Scott.  Martha is portrayed by Jessica Gunning, who has been in other shows including Prime Suspect, The Outlaws and What Remains.  You may also likeVIDEO: Baby Reindeer is based on a true story Unlike most actors, Jessica is refreshingly different, because there is little know about her, with the star deciding to avoid all aspects of social media, including Instagram and Twitter/X.  Jessica’s co-star Richard, who plays Donny, the character influenced by his own ordeal, recently shared a backstage photo of the pair of them on social media, leading to many fans expressing their hopes for her to get online.  © Ed Miller/NetflixJessica Gunning as Martha in Baby Reindeer “Please get her on Instagram, she’s …

Baby Reindeer: Martha and Donny Are “Almost a Love Story,” Says Jessica Gunning

Baby Reindeer: Martha and Donny Are “Almost a Love Story,” Says Jessica Gunning

[ad_1] There’s a scene in the new Netflix series Baby Reindeer where Martha, the stalker played by Jessica Gunning, confesses something to the subject of her obsession, a bartender-comedian named Donny (Richard Gadd). It’s Martha’s dream superpower—which, on paper, sounds like a fantasy pulled straight from Silence of the Lambs.  “Did you ever want to, like, unzip people, and climb inside them?” Martha asks. “I wish humans had a chin zip, and it would go all the way to their bellies…[I’d] just unzip them and tuck myself away.”  Most actors who auditioned to play Martha interpreted the character as evil, and underscored these lines with ominousness. But Gunning, a British actor perhaps best known to US audiences for the Amazon ensemble comedy The Outlaws, played Martha as soft, not sociopathic. Like a person so profoundly alone that she wished she could live life cozied up inside somebody special.  In a phone call with Vanity Fair, Gunning explains, “If I ever tried to play the stalker side of Martha, you’d lose her completely because she isn’t …

Liverpool boss Klopp gunning for glory on four fronts

Liverpool boss Klopp gunning for glory on four fronts

[ad_1] Liverpool will not take the FA Cup lightly, even if it means a demanding schedule, and relish the chance of challenging on four fronts this season, manager Juergen Klopp said. The Premier League leaders will take a trip to north London to face record 14-time FA Cup winners Arsenal in a third-round clash on Sunday. They are two of the most successful clubs in the FA Cup, with 22 trophies between them. Liverpool had their bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies foiled in the 2021-22 season after Manchester City beat them to the Premier League title by a single point. They had won the League Cup and FA Cup, beating Chelsea in both finals. With Liverpool already in the League Cup semi-finals and Europa League round of 16 this season, Klopp wants his side to go as far as possible. “The season with the three finals and a really intense Premier League season was intense while we were in it, but it was good fun as well, to be honest,” Klopp told reporters. …

Stability AI, gunning for a hit, launches an AI-powered music generator

Stability AI, gunning for a hit, launches an AI-powered music generator

[ad_1] A year ago, Stability AI, the London-based startup behind the open source image-generating AI model Stable Diffusion, quietly released Dance Diffusion, a model that can generate songs and sound effects given a text description of the songs and sound effects in question. Dance Diffusion was Stability AI’s first foray into generative audio, and it signaled a meaningful investment — and acute interest, seemingly — from the company in the nascent field of AI music creation tools. But for nearly a year after Dance Diffusion was announced, all seemed quiet on the generative audio front — at least as far as it concerned Stability’s efforts. The research organization Stability funded to create the model, Harmonai, stopped updating Dance Diffusion sometime last year. (Historically, Stability has provided resources and compute to outside groups rather than build models entirely in-house.) And Dance Diffusion never gained a more polished release; even today, installing it requires working directly with the source code, as there’s no user interface to speak of. Now, under pressure from investors to translate over $100 …