Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Very Anglo-Irish Bloodsucker

When someone mentions Dracula, chances are you picture a dark-haired, black-caped, mysterious gent who hails from Transylvania and sounds like Bela Lugosi. Of course Dracula now belongs to the world, but did you know that he’s really ...

WATCH: Bella Tries To Be Human, In New ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′ Clip

Without giving too much of the plot away (in case anyone wants to start watching the Twilight films at the end and work backwards, for example), there’s a new clip that has been posted online from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ...

‘Sherlock’s Andrew Scott: “Moriarty Is Dead”

It must be tempting, having watched Moriarty shoot himself in the head at the climax of the last episode of Sherlock, just in order to force his opponent Sherlock Holmes to enact his own apparant demise, to conclude that if one of these ...

‘Doctor Who’: Top 5 WHOlloween Pumpkin-Carving Creations

Boy, did Whovians deliver on our WHOlloween pumpkin-carving challenge: many of you took to Tumblr and blew us out of our gourds with your spooky, Doctor Who-themed creations. We’ve culled through the submissions via the official ...

‘Doctor Who’s Ten Most Horrifying Moments

Fear, as no one has ever said ever, is in the adrenal gland of the beholder. One person’s nightmare might be another person’s bank holiday weekend away from the stress of the working week, so compiling a list of scary ...

50 Years of James Bond: Timothy Dalton Gets His ‘License to Kill’

When Timothy Dalton first identified himself as “Bond. James Bond” in The Living Daylights (1987), he tossed the signature line off casually while on the phone, as if he could just as easily have called himself “Blow.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Matt Smith Turns 30, ‘Big Bang Theory’ References TARDIS

It was Matt Smith’s 30th birthday this past Sunday! And to celebrate, the Doctor Who cast and crew donned Matt masks and surprised the birthday boy with a TARDIS cake. Watch his reaction here!

How NOT To ‘Tidy Up’ A Neolithic Site

Oh dearie me. Oh dearie dearie me.

A retired plant-hire manager in Somerset has accidentally blundered into a massive row over the maintenance of priceless historical sites, when he brought in contractors to ‘tidy up’ the neolithic earthwork circle on his ...

Watch: Dame Maggie Smith Leads Brit Cast In Dustin Hoffman’s ‘Quartet’

There seems to be a cinematic trend developing, in which directors get together as many British character actors as they can, and get them to rub their sharp edges awkwardly against each other, filming the sparks until all is smooth.

Great Storms of the British Isles

It doesn’t seem quite fair. The UK gets Skyfall. We get Hurricane Sandy.

But then again, Brits have weathered their share of perfect storms, and, seeing as the weather is stereotypically a favorite topic of the English, we here at Anglophenia thought we’d take a look at some of those instances when it’s ...