WATCH: Laura Linney on What’s ‘Better in Britain’

Laura Linney in ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ (Photo: Nicola Dove/Focus Features)

Laura Linney plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s mistress in Hyde Park on Hudson, the upcoming Oscar season biopic that dramatizes the President’s (Bill Murray) meeting with the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) in 1939.

Directed by Brit filmmaker Roger Michell and co-starring UK actress Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt, the film is even more British than you’d think: Hyde Park was actually shot outside London instead of New York’s Dutchess County, where FDR’s famed estate is located.

Certainly, the New York-born Linney is no stranger to work on the other side of the Atlantic, and when she was doing early festival interviews for Hyde Park, we asked her to tell us one thing that’s done better in Britain. Check out her answer below:


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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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