Happy 83rd, Dame Judi Dench! Trees and Champagne for everyone!

I’m now fully convinced that if you looked up the definition of brilliant in the dictionary, there would simply be a photo of Dame Judi Dench. Turning 83 years young today, the Oscar/Tony/BAFTA/Laurence Olivier/Golden Globe/Screen Actors Guild award winner is embarking on a new chapter in her life. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, airing […]

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It looks to be anything but a silent night this Christmas for ‘Victoria’

Using the festive carol “Silent Night” as the backdrop for the trailer for the Victoria Christmas special, it appears as if there is enough seasonal merriment combined with a seemingly overabundance of royal misery to last most of us until series 3 begins next year. Given that American audiences have yet to see the beginning of series […]

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‘Death in Paradise’ set for 2018 return with more death, more paradise and more guest stars than the laws of Saint Marie allow

Even though the principle actors charged with keeping the streets of the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie safe have turned over numerous times during the British comedy/mystery drama’s six series, one constant has remained throughout the popular BBC series. There has always been a steady stream of guest actors visiting the island paradise to […]

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PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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Will there be light at the end of ‘The Tunnel’ for 3rd and final series?

The Tunnel, Kudos’ brilliant Anglo-French adaptation of the Scandinavian drama, The Bridge, will be back next month for a third and final series next month. The Tunnel: Vengeance is headed to Sky Atlantic with all 14 episodes for watching beginning December 14. Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy will be back as DCI Karl Roebuck and French Commander Elise Wasserman, respectively, […]

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Following yet another apology to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans, Dan Stevens stars as “The Man Who Invented Christmas’

Five years after the fact, Dan Stevens finds himself still apologizing for his Christmas Day 2012 exit from Downton Abbey, the most popular British period drama known to mankind. In a recent interview with The Guardian leading up to his starring role in the current film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Stevens was asked who he would most […]

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Michelle Dockery leaves Lady Mary in her rear-view mirror in ‘Godless’

Following her time as a con artist in Good Behavior, Michelle Dockery seems to be getting pretty skilled at putting her six series stint as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey in the rear-view mirror. This time, in Steven Soderbergh’s Godless, which is now available on Netflix, Dockery plays Alice Fletcher, a hardened, gun-toting widow in the critically-acclaimed Steven Soderbergh/Scott […]

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