Our Thoughts Are With My Family’s Kris Marshall

My Family and Murder City star Kris Marshall was hit by a car in Bristol this weekend, suffering serious head injuries that landed him in the hospital. BBC NEWS is reporting that “he is being treated at the city’s Royal Infirmary. His mother told the BBC that his condition is improving, but he remains in intensive care.”

BBC also reports that Marshall is in rehearsals for an upcoming West End play, and a show spokesman expects him to carry on as planned. We just hope he gets well. By all accounts, he’s just an ace guy, and unlike his slacker characters, he’s extremely politically engaged.

In other news:

  • Why aren’t Brits celebrating their success at Cannes? (Guardian)
  • More of Trinny and Susannah than you’d ever want to see. (The Sun)
  • Mark Speight was laid to rest today. (The Sun)

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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