Snapshot: Britain 2013 in Photos

2013 in the U.K. was topped up with major anniversaries, landmark deals and all sorts of events in between. We’ve gone back through our archives and here’s a look at 2013 in photos as seen through Anglophenia:

(AP/Alastair Grant)

Tom Hiddleston wins Anglo Fan Favorites for second year in the row. (AP/Alastair Grant)

Alex Kingston wins the women's Fan Favorites tournie. (BBC)

Alex Kingston wins the women’s Fan Favorites tournie. (BBC)

Helen Fielding releases the Bridget Jones sequel, Mad About the Boy. (Random House)

Helen Fielding releases Mad About the Boy. (Random House)

We get a first look at Prince George in this family portrait taken by a family member. (Photo: Michael Middleton)

We get a first look at Prince George in this family portrait taken by a family member. (Photo: Michael Middleton)

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary conquered the air waves. (BBC)

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary conquered the air waves. (BBC)

London's Victoria & Albert acquires Vivien Leigh collection. (Screen Shot)

London’s Victoria & Albert acquires Vivien Leigh collection. (Screen Shot)

(Sotheby's)

An anonymous donor gives £100K to keep Jane Austen Ring in the U.K. (Sotheby’s)

Sherlock announces return date in unique way. (Justin Sutcliffe/BBC)

Sherlock announces return date in unique way. (Justin Sutcliffe/BBC)

The Art Everywhere Project covers U.K. (Art is Everywhere HP)

The Art Everywhere Project covers the U.K. (Art is Everywhere HP)

Celebrity Gnomes at the Chelsea Flower Show. You can tell which one Sir Elton made, can't you? (AP Images)

Celebrity-decorated Gnomes take over the Chelsea Flower Show. (AP Images)

Marmite advert results in 100s of complaints. (Marmite)

Marmite advert results in 100s of complaints in U.K. (Marmite)

The Luther movie script is announced as completed.  (BBC)

The Luther movie script is announced as completed. (BBC)

London hosts an open house with public access to 700 buildings. (AP)

London hosts an open house with public access to 700 buildings. (WM)

Survery reveals Britons have strong feelings about men in red trousers. ( LAMFRT)

Survey reveals Britons have strong feelings about men in red trousers. (LAMFRT)

David Tennant at BBC AMERICA's party for the 2012's Television Critics Association event. (Photo: Todd Williamson/Invision for BBC America/AP Images)

David Tennant won an Emmy for voicing Huyang the droid in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (BBCA)

Dame Helen Mirren as HM the Queen in  'The Audience'

Dame Helen Mirren’s play The Audience breaks cinema records. (National Theatre Live)

J.K. Rowling's handwritten Harry Potter notes go up for auction. (Sotheby's)

J.K. Rowling’s handwritten notes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone go up for auction. (Sotheby’s)

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter team up as the infamous couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in BBCA’s Burton and Taylor. (BBCA)

James Blunt sends out a mass email to the "whole of the U.K" by mistake. (FB)

James Blunt sends out a mass email to the “whole of the U.K” by mistake. (FB)

Christian Bale gets a frumpy makeover  in 'American Hustle' (Annapuma/Columbia)

Christian Bale gets a frumpy makeover in American Hustle (Annapuma/Columbia)

Simon Pegg interviews J.J. Abrams. (Screen Shot)

Simon Pegg interviews director J.J. Abrams. (Screen Shot)

Henry Cavill at the 'Man of Steel' premiere. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Henry Cavill portrays the iconic Superman; adding him to the list of Brits taking on American superhero roles. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Anglophenia)

The DW gang got together at Comic Con … check out who else was there. (Anglophenia)

Amy Winehouse would have been 30 this year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Amy Winehouse would have been 30 this year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Sir Ian McKellen filmed his last scene as Gandalf/ He and Peter Jackson say a fond farewell.

Sir Ian McKellen filmed his last scene as Gandal. He and Peter Jackson say a fond farewell.

John Barrowman marries his long term partner.

John Barrowman marries his long term partner. (John Barrowman)

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes away on April 8. (AP)

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away on April 8. (AP)

The TARDIS console is recreated. (All pics courtesy of Blogtor Who)

The TARDIS console is recreated. (All pics courtesy of Blogtor Who)

Karen Gillan's zombie makeover for 'The Nerdist' (BBCA)

Karen Gillan gets a zombie makeover for The Nerdist. (BBCA)

The Royal Yacht Britannia in Hong Kong Harbor in June 1997. (AP Images)

The Royal Yacht Britannia celebrates its 60th Anniversary. (AP Images)

Sky One's recreates the Simpsons with real people ... they like us too! (SKY)

Sky One’s recreates The Simpsons with real people … they like us too! (SKY)

(MovieLine)

Sir Ian McKellen officiated Sir Patrick Stewart’s wedding to Sunny Ozell. (MovieLine)

(Facebook)

A mystery clown showed up on the streets of Northampton, England. (Facebook)

The Clangers are making a comeback.

The Clangers are making a comeback.

Ben Kingsley and the cast of Ender's Game make a surprise appearance at a secondary school in London. (FilmClub)

Ben Kingsley and the cast of Ender’s Game make a surprise appearance at a secondary school in London. (FilmClub)

Prince William hosts a soccer match in his Grandmum's "backyard" ... at Buckingham Palace. (AP)

Prince William hosts a soccer match in his Grandmum’s “backyard” … at Buckingham Palace. (AP)

Famed graphic street artist Banksy hosted an exhibit in NYC during the month of October. (Banksy.co.uk)

Famed graphic street artist Banksy takes a holiday from the U.K. to host an exhibit in NYC during the month of October. (Banksy.co.uk)

The cast of 'Coronation Street' unveil the show's new set (ITV)

The cast of Coronation Street unveil the show’s new set. (ITV)

2013 marks the tenth anniversary of Love Actually. (Universal)

2013 marks the tenth anniversary of Love Actually. (Universal)

Oxford University is taken over by the Harlem Shake. (YouTube)

Oxford University is taken over by the Harlem Shake. (YouTube)

London Tube celebrates its 150th birthday ... check out this Lego map. (AP)

London Tube celebrates its 150th birthday … check out this Lego map. (AP)

DW Snowmen began popping up in the U.K. (Facebook)

DW Snowmen began popping up in the U.K. (Facebook)

Photo: National Portrait Gallery/Paul Emsley

The first official portrait of Catherine, Duchess of York, was revealed. (National Portrait Gallery/Paul Emsley)

Downton Abbey-like butlers take the London tube by storm. (AP/Rex Features)

Downton Abbey-like butlers take the London tube by storm. (AP/Rex Features)

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