Ed Sheeran Joins the Cast of Gory New Medieval Drama

When it comes to casting actors for a hot new TV show, it should be fairly clear that it’s not a terrifically good idea to bring in one of the hottest (and therefore busiest) pop stars on the planet, especially if they are to have …

How to Make a British Friend in America

Simon Pegg showed us how to lose friends and alienate people in the 2008 film adaptation of Toby Young‘s memoir named exactly that, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. We’re going to take a more positive spin on that …

10 Great British TV Shows of the Last 10 Years

The last decade in British TV has been particularly great, especially as it coincides with a huge upswing in the quality of TV shows across the world. In a time of critical and popular worldwide successes such as Breaking Bad, Orange …

Personality Quiz: Which Sherlock Holmes are You?

You’d think that there would be very little room for gradations of personality in a character as well-defined as Sherlock Holmes. He has his foibles—his violin, that stern intellect—and his inability to deal with people on a …

10 Reasons We Love Dame Helen Mirren

Possibly we should all take a page out of Dame Helen Mirren‘s book? The British actress turns 70 this coming Sunday (July 26), and makes getting older seem so easy.