British comedy stars invade the London stage

As we (im)-patiently await the next Facebook status update from the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, chronicling the devastating events of series 3, episode 4, it time to, yet again, turn our attention to what really sets British actors apart from their American counterparts. As we experienced, first hand, back in 2009 at the Theatre Royal […]

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Mrs. Hudson next up for Dame Judi Dench?

Ok, I know I went a bit overboard ranting last Fall over the fact that I saw no reason for CBS’ Elementary series after the genius that was the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. After all, what’s the point of creating another 21st century ‘Sherlock’ when the first was was the definition […]

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Check in to the Marigold Hotel this weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Traditionally, a weekend that signals the beginning of the summer travel season for many. It’s also a traditional weekend that movie goers look forward to as the beginning of the summer blockbuster releases. While studios have jumped the gun over the years trying to get a leg up by releasing films […]

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Everton FC signs Dame Judi Dench

Is there no end to the greatness of Dame Judi Dench? She’s continues as James Bond’s boss, M, in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall, has won 10 BAFTA’s, 7 Laurence Olivier Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globes, an Oscar and a Tony Award. At 77, the year 2011-2012 has been a rather […]

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Q&A with Bill Nighy

There are few actors on the planet that once you see a film stars that individual, you automatically head towards Fandango to secure a ticket or set the DVR to record on the telly. Big screen or small, Bill Nighy is one of those individuals for me. Whether you’re talking about his recent small screen […]

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Dame Judi Dench returns to school play

Let this be a lesson to anyone, anywhere, who thinks twice about asking for something for fear of getting turned down. Fortunately, children attending a North Yorkshire boarding school didn’t listen to skeptics and recently wrote to Oscar-winning film actress, Dame Judi Dench asking her to take a part in their school play along with […]

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For Judi Dench, 2011 starts with Jane Eyre

Seems as though it has merely been days since we were getting exhausted just hearing of Judi Dench’s daily  work schedule. She’s just back from India where she spent a month filming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is based on a book by Deborah Moggach, These Foolish Things. It follows a group of British […]

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Fall reading by some British comedy favorites

A few additions to your Fall reading list have just hit the shelves the last couple of weeks from two long-time favorite British comedy stars. Dawn French Following the release of her memorable autobiography titled Dear Fatty, Dawn French talked of a very difficult, painful life that led her to a life of comedy. Now, […]

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