The Empress Has No Clothes: Helen Mirren Is the Queen of Nudism

  • Nudits – or naturists, as they are called in Britain – have taken Dame Helen Mirren as their queen.(Contact Music)
  • David Walliams goes bald to play Frankie Howerd.(The Sun)
  • James Nesbitt opens up his bank book to the world.(Telegraph)
  • Sir Ian McKellen isn’t done with Gandalf yet: he is “very likely” to reprise his Lord of the Rings character in The Hobbit.(Telegraph)
  • Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur has taken over for the late Anthony Minghella on a film about New York.(Guardian)
  • Bond author Ian Fleming‘s real-life “Miss Moneypenny” has been outed.(BBC)
  • BBC’s big costume drama, Cranford, is adding to its already big BAFTA take: it has picked up seven BAFTA Craft nominations.(The Stage)
  • This is so Sophie’s Choice: Jimmy McGovern (The Street) or Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) for Best Writer?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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