Monthly Archives: October 2010

In Theaters: ‘Wild Target,’ ‘Monsters,’ and ‘Welcome To the Rileys’

Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman, and Dame Eileen Atkins, all in the same movie? This immaculate ensemble powers this week’s big British film release, the comedy Wild Target.

Roundup: Ben Kingsley Blames Web for Ruining English

Last month, some of Britain's most distinguished thespians — Sir Ian McKellan, Keira Knightley, Saffron Burrows, Rupert Everett and more — descended London’s Prince of Wales Theatre for The People Speak. The UK ...

Sir Patrick Stewart Explores His ‘Life in the Theater’ In Q&A

Photo credited to Jeffrey Scott French

It’s not everyday that you get to rub shoulders with a world-renowned Shakespearean actor, much less Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise, but last night, I was in the audience for “A Life in the Theatre: A ...

Cumberbatch and Boyle Team Up for ‘Frankenstein’ Play

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle for his forthcoming London stage interpretation of Frankenstein. The Sherlock star will perform alongside British actor Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter, Emma, ...

Extras’ Actor Gerard Kelly Dies

Sad news this Friday morning: Gerard Kelly, best known for his comedic roles in City Lights, Scotch and Wry, and Extras, died Thursday evening after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier this week. The Scottish actor was 51.

Inbetweeners’ Stars to Debut New Sitcom

It looks like The Inbetweeners’ Will MacKenzie and Simon Cooper might be skipping school for a while.

The Entire ‘Sound of Music’ Cast Reunites on ‘Oprah’

The hills were alive on the set of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday (October 28), where the celebrated talk-show host gathered the original 1965 Sound of Music cast for the first time in 45 years. Dame Julie Andrews, Christopher ...

Roundup: Stephen Graham Talks ‘Pirates 4′ and Johnny Depp

British actor Stephen Graham has had quite a busy year starring as Combo in Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne's four-part television drama, This Is England '86 and taking on Al Capone in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Now the Snatch ...

‘The Fairy Jobmother’ Looks to Help U.S. Unemployed

American job seekers, Hayley Taylor might just be your new best friend, for she is The Fairy Jobmother. The British career expert comes Stateside to help those who've weathered through tough challenges amidst America's shaky ...

Happy Birthday To ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

On October 28, 1982, Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, Peter Davison was The Fifth Doctor, Culture Club‘s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” was tops on the UK charts, and the classic BBC miniseries Boys From the ...