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Top Gear : Meet The Presenters

Behind The Scenes Top Gear. Credit: BBC - Photographer: Lee Brimble

Top Gear is back! The new series of the world’s biggest motoring show sees Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid at the helm. Below you’ll find out everything you need to know about Top Gear’s Top Hosts.

Meet The Presenters

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc portrays a twisted version of Matt LeBlanc in the multi-award nominated Episodes. Winning a Best Actor – TV Series Musical or Comedy Golden Globe for his performance, LeBlanc also earned four Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. Season five of Episodes is due to air in 2017.

LeBlanc is best known for his role as the beloved Joey Tribbiani on the iconic NBC series Friends. The show aired for a decade and garnered LeBlanc accolades, including three consecutive Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Award among others. He continued portraying the character in the spin-off series Joey for two more years.

LeBlanc joined Top Gear as co-host alongside presenter Chris Evans in 2016, marking the first time the program has included a non-British host in its 40-year history. A fan of the show and previous guest, LeBlanc holds the record for fastest ever celebrity lap on the show.

Top Gear's Matt LeBlanc. Credit: BBC - Photographer: Lee Brimble

Matt LeBlanc with a Hennessey Mustang 350 GTR in Utah. Credit: BBC – Photographer: Lee Brimble

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LeBlanc also currently stars in the CBS comedy Man with a Plan. The show centers around a contractor (LeBlanc) who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work. LeBlanc won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series in 2017.

LeBlanc’s feature film credits include the 2014 independent feature Lovesick where he starred alongside Ali Larter and Chevy Chase, about a man who has everything except for love, because every time he gets close, he goes clinically insane. When he meets the perfect girl, he must overcome his psychosis to claim his chance at true love. Charlie’s Angels, and its sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, directed by McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol); Lost In Space, produced by Irwin Allen, and All The Queen’s Men. LeBlanc’s producing credits include Jonah Hex, the 2006 Warner Bros. pilot, The Prince, and the New Line Cinema feature The Watch.

Chris Harris

Chris Harris joined the Top Gear presenting line-up in 2016 for Series 23. He is probably best known for his popular YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars which he launched in 2014, and established with the help long-time friend Neil Carey. Chris currently presents online car review series Chris Harris Drives for topgear.com. Chris began his career in motoring journalism at UK-based Autocar magazine, becoming their official road-test editor. He started a website for fast cars the week Lehman Brothers went under in 2008, which obviously ended badly. He then looked to solve his new found indebtedness at Evo magazine and then became a member of the pistonheads.com crew, as well as a regular feature on YouTube’s DRIVE channel.

Rory Reid

Rory Reid joined the Top Gear presenting line-up in 2016 for Series 23 after winning a public audition for the role, he’s also an award-winning journalist of eighteen years specialising in cars. Reid has written and presented for the likes of CNET UK, where he launched the company’s popular Car Tech channel, receiving a prestigious Association of Online Publishers (AOP) award for Best Use of Video in the process. Rory has featured in a number of car-focused television shows and had a starring role in the Gadget Geeks series on Sky 1, where he reviewed cars and consumer tech. He was also a presenter on the hugely successful Fast Furious & Funny YouTube channel.

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Archewell Productions Announces First Netflix Series

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex congratulating the United States team in the Wheelchair Basketball after winning Gold in the finals during day eight of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at on October 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Photo Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images/ Invictus Games Foundation

Archewell Productions, in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation, today announced its first Netflix series. Heart of Invictus, from the Oscar-winning team of director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (The White HelmetsVirunga, Evelyn), will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022.

The multi-episode series will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope. The series will also follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games, postponed until next Spring, and as they partner with each nation’s team to support their competitors over the coming year. 

Contribute in Their Own Exceptional Way

“Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve. This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year. As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, I couldn’t be more excited for the journey ahead or prouder of the Invictus community for continuously inspiring global healing, human potential and continued service,” said Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founder of Archewell Productions and Patron of The Invictus Games Foundation.

Dominic Reid, Chief Executive of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “We’re very excited about the opportunity to shine the global spotlight of Netflix on the men and women that we work with, in order to ensure that even more people can be inspired by their determination and fortitude in working towards their recovery. This partnership will also bring in significant funding to the charity. We are extremely grateful to our Founding Patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex congratulates the silver medallists the Netherlands after the Wheelchair Basketball gold medal match during day eight of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at on October 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Photo Credit: Matt King/Getty Images/Invictus Games Sydney

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear. From the moment I met them, it’s been clear that the Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I couldn’t be happier that their first series for Netflix will showcase that for the world in a way never seen before,” said Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix.

Inform, Elevate and Inspire

This series is Archewell Productions’ first with Netflix and this partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation aligns with Archewell Productions’ aim to produce programming that informs, elevates, and inspires. The Duke of Sussex will appear on camera and serve as Executive Producer on the series.

The Invictus Games Foundation is serving as an Executive Producer and this project will provide significant funding to the organization, supporting their work to continue engaging and empowering their community in the lead-up to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. As part of that effort, their global community is being provided with access to support beyond the Games, including virtual sports activities to aid their recovery and preparation. The series will follow the Invictus competitors accessing this training, Invictus Endeavours, and other opportunities provided via their global platform, We Are Invictus.

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Discover the Magic Behind Wandavision in Marvel Studios Assembled

WandaVision, was a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios and chief creative officer, Marvel said “Wanda and Vision are two of our most powerful and complex heroes, and this series is a perfect expansion point for MCU storytelling.”

The series not only marks the first Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series, it was its first journey into the world of sitcoms—with an MCU twist. “It’s a mash-up of classic sitcoms and large-scale Marvel action,” says Matt Shakman, who directs all nine episodes. “I think it’s really lovely that the first streaming show from Marvel Studios—producer of huge blockbuster films—is really a love letter to the history of television.”

Assembled: The Making of Wandavision

Now travel behind the scenes to discover the magic that went into creating Wandavision, in the new show Avengers Assembled streaming now on Disney+.

Find out from Wandavision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, along with Head Writer and Executive Producer Jac Schaeffer what went into creating the show, now in new series Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making Of Wandavision streaming now on Disney+.

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