Headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, “King Lear” cast list reads like a Who’s Who in British acting

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson will cross paths for the third time (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End) in the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Hopkins stars as the titular king with Emma Thompson as his eldest daughter Goneril. Joining Thompson as Lear’s other daughters are Emily Watson (Theory of Everything) as the middle daughter Regan and Florence Pugh […]

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R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

When I read the news about Alan Rickman’s passing yesterday, my initial reaction was to channel Howard Beale, open the window and shout, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it any more!” First David Bowie and now Alan Rickman. In just a few short days, Planet Earth lost two incredibly talented and […]

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The British Invasion of the 67th Emmy Awards continues in 2015!

It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not time for the return of Downton Abbey, Sherlock or Doctor Who. Not just yet, anyway. It’s American Emmy Awards time. The time to recognize excellence in American television for 2015. As usual, there are a healthy number of Brits that share their time and talents with […]

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Fry and Laurie Reunited – tonight on UKTV Gold

Nothing to do Wednesday night, 24 November? Fear not. You do now if you happen to be one of our very fortunate readers that live in the UK. 9:00p tonight on UKTV Gold, the 90 minutes we’ve all been waiting for for some time — Fry and Laurie Reunited. It was a mere 30 years […]

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