• R.I.P. – Sir Christopher Lee

    R.I.P. – Sir Christopher Lee

    Some sad news from not just the British film world but the entire world of film yesterday morning. Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. Famous, in recent years, for his roles in the classic James Bond movie, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, I […]

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  • It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

    In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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  • Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Armed with her early theatre training background from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia Routledge launched her career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She spent years, professionally, on stage and in theatre (which included a 1968 ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Tony Award for her performance in Darling of the Day) in addition to several big screen appearances including To Sir, With […]

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  • How Benedict Cumberbatch became Smaug the Dragon

    How Benedict Cumberbatch became Smaug the Dragon

    At last night’s BAFTA awards, the brilliant acting performance of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game lost out to the equally as brilliant acting performance of Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, in The Theory of Everything. When looking back at where both actors are at the moment and how they got to this point […]

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  • Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

    If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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  • Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith heads downstairs in ‘Madame Bovary’

    Laura Carmichael, who plays the seemingly forever-to-be-depressed Lady Edith in Downton Abbey, will play maid Henrietta in Madame Bovary, the new film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th century classic, alongside her Downton Abbey crazy playboy uncle co-star Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill). Besides his performance in Notting Hill, Ifans is most recently […]

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  • R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    Mulberry has finally come to take hold of Miss Rose Farnaby’s hand and escort her across the bridge… Actress Geraldine McEwan, known primarily in recent years for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Jane Marple on ITV and PBS, has died at the age of 82. McEwan, who appeared in 12, 2-hour episodes as Miss Marple, […]

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  • Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    It seemed harmless enough. An innocent Q&A with Martin Clunes that appeared in The Telegraph on Friday seemed quite harmless on the surface. A nice bit about how he spends his rare ‘off-time’ (currently watching BAFTA-nominated films with wife, Philippa, who is not only on the BAFTA jury but also doubles as producer of Doc Martin), references […]

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