WATCH: Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Stiller Chat with BBC America’s Asha Leo

Stars of all stripes came out to celebrate the Britishness amongst us at BAFTA's Britannia Awards, held last Wednesday (November 30) at the Beverly Hilton. Following up her Woman of the Year win in this year's Anglo Fan Favorites tournament, <i>Harry Potter</i> star Helena Bonham Carter (above) was received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. (AP Photo)

If you’ve been watching BBC America on Friday nights, you may have stumbled upon an enchanting, stunning British beauty named Asha Leo gabbing it up with some A-list celebs.

Asha Leo. (Sipa via AP)

Last week, she hit the red carpet for the Britannia Awards, held by BAFTA Los Angeles and hosted this year by the charming Scotsman, Alan Cumming. The event attracted major celebrities from both sides of the pond, including Anglophenia’s Women of 2011 Helena Bonham Carter, named British Artist of the Year; Ben Stiller, recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy; and Pixar creative head John Lasseter, winner of the Albert Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment. Asha grabbed a few moments with each of them, and we present a few clips below.

Here’s Alan Cumming chatting about his upcoming one-man adaptation of Macbeth:


A wee bit of Helena Bonham Carter, who apparently walked the red carpet barefoot:


Ben Stiller and his Meet the Parents co-star Teri Polo chat about Stiller’s win. “His comedy is a gift,” says Polo.


And finally, John Lasseter apparently was an overachiever before he knew how to tie his shoes, as he talks to Asha about his earliest accomplishments:


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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