Lethal Bizzle teaches Dame Judi Dench how to rap…no, really!

As if we didn’t know this already, I am now thoroughly convinced that there is nothing Dame Judi Dench cannot do or won’t try. The 82-year-old actress whose unforgettable performances on screen, stage and television over the decades have made her a national treasure can now add rapping to her CV after a brief rapping tutorial from […]

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Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

With BBC and PBS audiences currently in the middle of some serious separation anxiety waiting (im)patiently for the return of Victoria, along comes the greatness of Dame Judi Dench to bridge the gap and, hopefully, pass the time a bit more quickly. Victoria & Abdul, which opens in theaters on September 22, tells the extraordinary true story […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m all on board with prequels. Remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming November release of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and […]

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A Dame and a Sir unveil tribute to Sir John Gielgud

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen have unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the London home of stage and screen star Sir John Gielgud. The English Heritage plaque at number 16 Cowley Street in Westminster marks the brown brick Georgian townhouse where Sir John lived for 31 years, from May 1945 to February 1976. Started in […]

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Prince Charles schools Britain’s best during Shakespeare Live! celebration

“To be or not to be” was the question of the evening on Saturday as a veritable ‘who’s who’ of the British acting world assembled on stage to honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. It was a rather impressive line-up of greatness who performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon to celebrate the Bard’s […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch trades his kingdom for a horse in ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’

Based on Shakespeare’s four distinct works, Henry VI, Part I, Henry VI, Part II and Henry VI, Part III (condensed into one film), and Richard III, the second installment of The Hollow Crown franchise features a cast that reads like a who’s who in British acting. Subtitled “The Wars of the Roses”, Shakespeare’s first tetralogy will star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard […]

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From ‘Sherlock’ to ‘Spectre’ with Andrew Scott

It’s quite an understatement to say it’s been a bit since it was announced that the owner of the most brilliant Moriarty portrayal known to man, Andrew Scott, had signed on for an undisclosed role in the upcoming James Bond feature, Spectre. It was back in December 2014 that Scott was first linked to the […]

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Royal Mail to commemorate The Two Ronnies with new post stamp

In the age of more and more communication via texts, email and FaceTime, the archaic practice of sending snail mail may just get a bit more fun beginning 1 April 2015. Royal Mail has just released the first images of a new set of stamps celebrating Britain’s comedy greats, including The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie […]

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