Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Last-Minute Guide to the Oscars: Does Gary Oldman Have a Shot?

Britannia isn’t going to rule this Oscar Sunday.

Unlike last year’s Academy Awards, when The King’s Speech and star Colin Firth owned the night, most major Oscar categories are sadly Brit-lite this time around. (The award show airs live on ABC, with the actual ceremony – that ...

Interview: Toby Whithouse on Cast Changes for ‘Being Human,’ ‘Doctor Who’

CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD: You’re an acclaimed TV writer, and you’ve worked hard to make fans fall madly in love with your characters. You’ve cast charismatic actors in the roles, and they’ve brought great ...

The Brit List: BAFTA Red Carpet Interviews with Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth

The Brit List’s Asha Leo sparked a bit of friendly ribbing on BAFTA’s red carpet between Thor co-stars Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, both of whom were up for this year’s Rising Star award. (Both walked home ...

Idris Elba Set To Play Nelson Mandela In New Biopic

Having already wowed the eyeballs out of, well, everyone with his astonishingly intense performances in The Wire, and Luther, and, er, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Idris Elba has revealed that he’ll be spending most of this ...

The Brit List: ‘Being Human,’ Oscars, Agyness Deyn (February 24, 2012)

Will a Brit break through on Oscar night? Plus, Jason Isaacs lives parallel lives in a new drama, Thandie Newton re-teams with Tyler Perry, and Being Human returns to BBC America after the dramatic exit of a lead character.

Americans Pretending To Be British Part 2: Madonna

It’s easy to see what American celebrities love most about the British Isles, besides our enviable landscapes and delightful way with clotted cream and a scone. England is seen as a haven for etiquette, deference and historical ...

A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Kamelion

Let’s imagine you’re an inventor on a planet far from Earth, a planet called Xeriphas (which is almost Sapphire X backwards, a fact that wiseacre visitors never tire of telling you). And you’ve come up with a rather ...

Top Gear Thursday: Richard Hammond’s Great Floridian Adventure

• “What I’ve been doing is basically bumming around America driving really big, exciting vehicles,” Richard Hammond told Jalopnik’s Matt Hardigree about the upcoming series Crash Course, premiering April 16.

Fraser’s Phrases Is Sending You To Coventry

During the English Civil War (which was not remotely civil, but was at least English, and a war), the city of Coventry was a strong supporter of the Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads, because of their metal battle helmets). This ...

WATCH: British Actors Play Down Benefits of Winning Oscars

The conventional wisdom is that winning an Academy Award is Hollywood’s highest accolade, bringing glory and lifelong dividends to recipients. But if you listen to some Brits who’ve earned an Oscar, it really doesn’t make that ...