Monthly Archives: January 2011

David Gilmour’s Son Charged Following Britain’s Student Fracas

While he apologized profusely for his brazen antics during Britain’s student riots last December, Charlie Gilmour isn’t going to get off scot-free just because he’s the son of a famous English rocker.

Four Newcomers Added to ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day’ Cast

The Torchwood: Miracle Day family just keeps getting bigger. As we previously shared before the New Year, well-known Hollywood vets like Bill Pullman and Mekhi Phifer have signed on, while Alexa Havens (All My Children) and Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) were added to the sci-fi show's roster prior to the cast's return to the set earlier...

Today’s UK Twitter Trends: Sian Massey, Richard Keys and Andy Gray

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? Richard Keys and Andy Gray are still facing the consequences of their sexist remarks against female soccer referee Sian Massey.

Colin Firth: From Literary Sex Symbol to British Acting Icon

For years, Colin Firth was the reading woman’s sex symbol. When a TV mini-series was made of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 1995, and when a movie version was made of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding’s chick lit …

Kate Middleton Wanted for Olympic Cartoon?

The Daily Telegraph reports that England’s future princess Kate Middleton has been asked to lend her voice to an animated short film scheduled to premiere during the 2012 London Summer Games’ cultural Olympiad.

Dame Beryl Bainbridge’s Secret Life As a Painter Unveiled

When Dame Beryl Bainbridge passed away last July, the literary world lost one of its treasured souls. The British novelist spent nearly four decades churning out 18 books such as The Dressmaker, Injury Time and An Awfully Big …

Can Kate Middleton Have a Real Career as a Royal Wife?

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Kate Middleton had quit her job at her family’s business. In response, BBC’s Peter Hunt asked the question that has dogged the royals for years: should they have “real” …

WATCH: When David Brent Met Michael Scott: Gervais on ‘The Office’

It was blink-or-you-missed-it, but man was it classic: as previously reported, infamous Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais brought his David Brent from the original British comedy, The Office, to the NBC version last night (January 27). …

WATCH: Simm, Glenister, Warren, Beesley in Sexy ‘Mad Dogs’ Trailer

To whomever decided to put John Simm (Life On Mars, Doctor Who), Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, Demons), Marc Warren (Hustle), and Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon, Survivors) in a show together, God bless you. The four Anglophile faves star …

Today’s UK Twitter Trends: National Television Awards

What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? Award Season continues with the England’s annual National Television Awards.