• Ultimate Bond girl and original Avenger, Honor Blackman, dies at 94.

    Ultimate Bond girl and original Avenger, Honor Blackman, dies at 94.

    Honor Blackman, the British actress best known for portraying the James Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger, died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 94. While Goldfinger would go on to become a massive hit in the Bond franchise, it would be the only Bond film she would appear in. While Blackman will ‘live forever’ as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, her career spanned an awesome eight decades.

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  • Happy 80th, Dame Penelope Keith!

    Happy 80th, Dame Penelope Keith!

    Today is Penelope Keith’s 80th birthday. With a long public television history dating back to the days of Good Neighbors and To the Manor Born to her efforts serving as host for PBS’ The Funny Ladies of British Comedy and More Funny Ladies of British Comedy and right through to her more recent presenting efforts in the numerous […]

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  • Q&A with ‘Sanditon’s Rose Williams as she shares her thoughts about the series, Jane Austen, the possibility of a 2nd series and, yes, even cricket!

    Q&A with ‘Sanditon’s Rose Williams as she shares her thoughts about the series, Jane Austen, the possibility of a 2nd series and, yes, even cricket!

    With Sanditon in the books following the series 1 conclusion in the U.S. as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, Tellyspotting had the extreme good fortune to sit down recently with delightful Rose Williams, aka Charlotte Heywood, to talk about the series, the role of Charlotte, Jane Austen and everything in-between. We even talked her into divulging her secret to playing cricket! It’s a long one, so grab a bag of popcorn and settle in. 

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  • Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

    Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

    The man who most knew as Onslow, the slovenly bane of Hyacinth’s existence (except for one special moment on the QE2) in Keeping Up Appearances, would have been 76 on Sunday. Geoffrey Hughes, one of the true British comedy greats, was also known to many over the years for his supporting role as Twiggy in The Royle Family, conman Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street during the 1970’s and 80’s. Probably very few knew that Hughes was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.

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  • 2020 Golden Globes resemble the BAFTA’s as Brits invade Hollywood once again

    2020 Golden Globes resemble the BAFTA’s as Brits invade Hollywood once again

    Following up on their dominance of last year’s Academy Awards, British film and television stars continued their takeover of American media on Sunday evening by capturing approximately 40% of the overall awards handed out over the course of the evening. Olivia Colman (The Crown), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Sam Mendes (1917) were among those honored for their […]

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  • Happy 65th, Rowan Atkinson!

    Happy 65th, Rowan Atkinson!

    Rowan Atkinson, English actor, comedian, and screenwriter turns 65 today. While best known to audiences worldwide for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean and, more recently, for his stellar performance in Maigret, I first stumbled upon Atkinson’s brilliant talent in the BBC2 sketch comedy series, Not the Nine O’Clock News.

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  • Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band/Rutles/Monty Python fame dies at 75

    Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band/Rutles/Monty Python fame dies at 75

    Best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and collaborating with the British comedy troupe Monty Python, Neil Innes died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 75. Innes, who will forever be known as ‘the 7th Python’, performed piano, guitar and vocals in The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band whose hit in 1968, […]

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