The Tellyvangelist – Jan. 24 – 30

Anthony Hopkins in "The Rite'

In this week’s Tellyvangelist — your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV — get a dose of  Sir Anthony Hopkins, catch a Jason Statham marathon as you gear up for The Mechanic, and turn up the volume with a performance by Motörhead!

All times in EST and are subject to change.

Monday, January 24

Timothy Dalton is going for a hat-trick with his third appearance on NBC’s Chuck this season. Instead of playing a super-spy, Dalton is going up against one as the villainous Alexei Volkoff. Check out this clip from his previous appearance.

Tuesday, January 25

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will welcome star Jason Statham to discuss his latest role as a hit-man out for revenge in The Mechanic (premiering this Friday). Afterwards, stick around for White Lies to perform songs off of their brand new album Ritual.

With his new film The Rite hitting theaters Friday, Anthony Hopkins is making the chat show rounds. Catch him tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The always charming Alan Cumming will appear on Regis and Kelly today.

Wednesday, January 26

Heavy metal rockers Motörhead will grace Conan’s stage tonight as they kick off their 2011 tour of the U.S.

Scottish actor Angus Macfayden will be guest starring on tonight’s Criminal Minds. See him play true Scotsman Robert the Bruce in Braveheart.

Thursday, January 27

Take a dive and join Sean Connery and Tim Curry in The Hunt for Red October, tonight at 5:45pm on HBO2e.

Friday, January 28

Watch Alexander Siddig’s impeccable performance as an Egyptian security officer showing American tourist Patricia Clarkson around Cairo in the award-winning Cairo Time, today at 1pm on SHO2e.

Queer as Folk star Charlie Hunnam takes on the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, which also features Christopher Plummer, today at 1:45pm on FLIX.

Saturday, January 29

Catch a Jason Statham marathon on USA today! First, see him as a suspended police detective in the 2006 thriller Chaos, at 2:30pm. Then, it’s East vs. West as Statham goes up against Jet Li in War at 4:30pm. Finally, try to keep up with the action-fueled Crank at 6:30pm.

Sunday, January 30

In the mood for a zombie movie that won’t make you brain-dead? Catch Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, starring Cillian Murphy, today at 4pm on SyFy.

Christian Bale and Michael Caine return as Batman and his faithful butler, Alfred, in Christopher Nolan’s thrilling sequel The Dark Knight. Catch it at 4:45 pm on TNT.

What will you be watching this week?

David Molofsky is the writer of the blog, A Place To Hang Your Cape.