Recapping a 2016 brush with greatness while wishing Bill Nighy a very happy belated 73rd birthday!

One of the all-time greats celebrated another trip around the Sun recently. William Frances (a.k.a. Bill) Nighy turned 73 on December 12. From Love Actually to Pirates of the Carribean to Pirate Radio to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to State of Play and the Johnny Worricker trilogy of Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield, Bill Nighy can do no wrong in […]

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Christmas to come early as ‘Love Actually’ live concert tour with full orchestra starts Dec 1!

What will forever go down in history alongside It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story as a perennial Christmas movie favorite is getting a new life almost 15 years after its original release thanks to an upcoming 2017 Christmas holiday live concert tour complete with full orchestra. Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, fresh off a very successful Red Nose Day Actually reunion during the […]

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Time to get your ‘red nose’ on for Red Nose Day 2017!

C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it. Grab your red nose and get ready to settle in at 7p on Friday, 24 March on BBC1 and BBC2 for some of the best and brightest when it comes to comedy. Who can forget some of the comedic brilliance from years past such as Dawn French […]

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Red Nose Day USA returns with Craig Ferguson at the helm

Red Nose Day USA has secured the brilliance of Craig Ferguson to host the 2nd annual fundraising special to be broadcast May 26 on NBC. This is excellent news given that I’m still bitter over that fact that the former host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was not tagged as David Letterman’s replacement when he retired […]

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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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