Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fraser’s Phrases: The Gruesome Story of Sweet Fanny Adams

Today’s post is devoted to a particularly bleak sense of humour, among naval sailors, which resulted in a horrifying expression that became blunted by time, only to be freshly sharpened again when people began to misinterpret it ...

The Brit List: Interview with Chloë Grace Moretz from ‘Hugo’

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz says she employed some sneaky tactics to convince Martin Scorsese to cast her as a Brit in Hugo. She talks The Brit List’s Asha Leo.

The Brit List: How To Look Like a Million Dollars

Diamonds are a celeb’s best friend when it comes to walking the red carpet. The Brit List’s Asha Leo gets up close and personal with some very expensive jewels.

The Brit List: Our Host Asha Dresses Up for the Red Carpet

Working with celebrity stylist Tanya Gill, Brit List host Asha Leo plays a bit of dress-up as she prepares for a Hollywood red carpet night out.

A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Polly And Ben

Polly and Ben both arrived in the TARDIS at the same time, having been thrown together by conflict (and a new friend who needed taking out for a drink). By the time they left the Doctor, a year later, they had become inseparable.

The Brit List: Interview with Sir Ben Kingsley from ‘Hugo’

Sir Ben Kingsley plays cinema pioneer Georges Méliès in the Oscar-nominated film Hugo. Kingsley discusses the film’s much-beloved director Martin Scorsese in this interview with The Brit List’s Asha Leo.

Action Hero Liam Neeson Warms Up Arctic Thriller ‘The Grey’

Liam Neeson, with his newly in-demand career as an action hero, stars in The Grey, which opens this Friday (January 26).

The Brit List: SAG Awards, Ringo 2012, ‘The Grey’ (January 27, 2012)

We’re back with our first post-Oscar nominations Brit List, our weekly look at all the Britishness that’s bubbling up in pop culture. This week, the Screen Actors Guild awards give us a strong predictor of how the acting ...

The Brit List: Interview with Wendi McLendon-Covey from ‘Bridesmaids’

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rita from the hit Bridesmaids, tells The Brit List’s Asha Leo about the rampant hilarity that ensued during the film’s shoot.

‘Downton Abbey,’ The Olympics And The Royals Boost UK Tourism

2012 is going to be something of a ‘perfect storm’ year for the British tourist industry. Several events which have been bubbling away for a while will reach a peak of excitement between now and the end of the year, and each ...