Director Tom Hooper had already herded Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson for the film adaptation, and now he’s added the greatness of Idris Elba and Judi Dench to the litter.
Crowds attending the Changing of the Guards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning were treated to more than the usual ‘respect’ by the troops from the British Army’s Household Division. As the world paused to pay tribute to the “Queen of Soul”, the guards who protect Buckingham Palace in London were no exception as the […]
In the overall British comedy landscape, The Benny Hill Show had more than its share of slapstick, mime and double entendre during its brilliant run from the mid-50s up until the British sketch comedy series was cancelled in the late 80s. A steady decline in ratings and what was, at the time, a very high production cost of approximately £450,000 […]
Earlier this year, PBS and the BBC announced an epic new adaptation of the 19th Century Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables. The all-star cast will be headed by Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) and David Oyelowo (Spooks, Selma, A United Kingdom) in the iconic roles of Jean Valjean and Javert, the police inspector who dedicated his life […]
Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]
Charged with bearing the heavy burden of being “the real final episode of Father Ted”, co-creator/writer Graham Linehan (Black Books, The IT Crowd) announced earlier this week via Twitter that the brilliant British comedy, which sported an almost exclusively all-Irish cast, will return in musical form with Ted making the move from the fictional Craggy Island to […]
Several significant reasons to celebrate today. First, today (Saturday, April 21) is Record Store Day. This is the 11th year that this is cause for celebration which may sound like ancient history to some but having grown up with the concept of ‘the record store’ was an experience that, hopefully, will never go away. Officially, Record […]
When Downton Abbey shut the doors in 2016 after six series, the residents of Downton both upstairs and down headed their separate ways to possible fame and fortune in ‘other projects’. No one has made the transition better than Lily James, who starred as Lady Rose in the British mega-period drama classic. Following her days on Downton […]