Helena Bonham Carter and John Boyega struggle through cringe worthy audiences in a set of hysterical ads for ITV‘s new streaming service ITVX.

The pair find themselves faced with a demanding director who ask them to improvise their way through the strangest of scenarios. 

In one sketch Helena, 56, is forced to imitate different animals from a lemur to a bird before she’s asked to act as though she is being disembowelled by a leopard.

Working actor: Helena Bonham Carter and John Boyega struggle through cringe worthy audiences in a set of hysterical ads for it's new streaming service ITVX

Working actor: Helena Bonham Carter and John Boyega struggle through cringe worthy audiences in a set of hysterical ads for it’s new streaming service ITVX

When the director requests ‘can we see you being dismembered?’ the annoyed actress quickly replies: ‘No I don’t think you can’.

The Harry Potter star eventually has enough and when she’s asked ‘can we see your bird just lose a wing?’ she says: ‘You’ll see me lose my temper!’.

Meanwhile Star Wars’ John, 30, is told to mimic the action movie Fast & Furious and he drives an imaginary motor – providing his own sound effects.

Unhappy bunny: The pair find themselves faced with a demanding director who asks them to improvise their way through the strangest of scenarios

Unhappy bunny: The pair find themselves faced with a demanding director who asks them to improvise their way through the strangest of scenarios

Imporv: In one sketch Helena, 56, is forced to imitate different animals from a lemur to a bird before she's asked to act as though she is being disembowelled by a leopard

Imporv: In one sketch Helena, 56, is forced to imitate different animals from a lemur to a bird before she’s asked to act as though she is being disembowelled by a leopard

The actor paces around the room before eventually storming out in the fun clip when the director’s demands become too much. 

They are joined by Succession actor Matthew Macfadyen, 48, who becomes exasperated after the serious actor is repeatedly asked to smile.

Unable to get his name right, the director and producer then reveal they would have preferred to work with Ryan Gosling – however he was too expensive.  

Crazy: The poor actress is forced to act a fool in the fun advert

Crazy: The poor actress is forced to act a fool in the fun advert 

Director: The Harry Potter star eventually has enough and when the director (right) asked 'can we see your bird just lose a wing?' she says: 'You'll see me lose my temper!'

Director: The Harry Potter star eventually has enough and when the director (right) asked ‘can we see your bird just lose a wing?’ she says: ‘You’ll see me lose my temper!’

Launching on 8th December, ITVX offers access to over 10,000 hours of free programming and new shows.

Helena Bonham Carter will star as Noele Gordon in Nolly on the platform, a three-part series charts the unceremonious sacking of the Crossroads star.

John Boyega has curated a collection of his favourite films for the service, ahead of his movie Pacific Rim Uprising joining the streamer. 

Speed racer: Meanwhile Star Wars' John, 30, is asked to mimic the action movie Fast & Furious and he drives an imaginary motor - providing his own sound effects

Speed racer: Meanwhile Star Wars’ John, 30, is asked to mimic the action movie Fast & Furious and he drives an imaginary motor – providing his own sound effects

No more: The actor paces around the room before eventually storming out in the fun clip when the director's demands become too much

No more: The actor paces around the room before eventually storming out in the fun clip when the director’s demands become too much

Speaking about ITVX’s upcoming launch John said: ‘It’s imperative that quality British drama and entertainment is made readily available to all audiences at this time. All you need for a night in watching ITVX is a blanket, popcorn, and your phone out of sight’. 

And  Matthew series Stonehouse is a real life drama showcasing the life and times of disgraced Labour minister John Stonehouse. 

The high-flying member of Harold Wilson’s Government, vanished from the beach of a large luxury hotel in Florida in November 1974, leaving a neatly folded pile of clothes as he swam into the sea, intent on faking his own death.

Unimpressed: Helena appears less than impressed by their demands

Unimpressed: Helena appears less than impressed by their demands 

Furious: They are joined by Succession actor Matthew Macfadyen, 48, who becomes exasperated after the serious actor is repeatedly asked to smile

Furious: They are joined by Succession actor Matthew Macfadyen, 48, who becomes exasperated after the serious actor is repeatedly asked to smile

Elsewhere on the service Sophie Turner will star as notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington.

Called Joan, the show is a six-part series set in 1980s London and tells the incredible story of one of the most notorious figures in the city’s criminal underworld.

In a statement, Game of Thrones star Sophie, 26, said she’s ‘so excited’ to bring the ‘fascinating’ story to life.

Losing his cool: Unable to get his name right, the director and producer then reveal they would have preferred to work with Ryan Gosling - however he was too expensive

Losing his cool: Unable to get his name right, the director and producer then reveal they would have preferred to work with Ryan Gosling – however he was too expensive

‘I’m so excited to be bringing Joan Hannington’s fascinating life story to screen in Joan,’ Sophie said.

‘She is one of the most notorious figures in the criminal underworld of London, earning her the nickname ”The Godmother”.

Series: Helena Bonham Carter will star as Noele Gordon (pictured in 1979) in Nolly on the platform, a three-part series charts the unceremonious sacking of the Crossroads star

Series: Helena Bonham Carter will star as Noele Gordon (pictured in 1979) in Nolly on the platform, a three-part series charts the unceremonious sacking of the Crossroads star

‘A woman who goes between her thriving and daring career as a jewel thief, all whilst trying to get her daughter back from social services, we see a mother in despair swept up in the exhilarating world of crime,’ she added.

Anna Symon is the screenwriter for the project and worked closely with Joan while working on the scripts.

While a release date hasn’t been set yet, the project will be filmed in London next year.

ITVX launches December 8 

Jewel thief: Elsewhere on the service Sophie Turner will star as notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington

Jewel thief: Elsewhere on the service Sophie Turner will star as notorious jewel thief Joan Hannington



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