Posts by Brigid Brown

Keira Knightley Clarifies the Origin of Her Name

Keira Knightley is a regular on the Anglophenia blog, and whenever her name pops up, it’s best practice to double, even triple, check the spelling before publishing, because that sneaky spell check may go ahead and “fix” …

WATCH: Alan Rickman Stars and Talk-Sings in Music Video

It’s always fun when one of your favorite actors pops up in an unexpected place, you know, like a music video. While a good surprise, you might find yourself thinking, “How did this happen?”

The Cadbury Debate: What Will Become of Our British Sweets?

My desk here at the BBC America office is decked out with Cadbury Roses, Cadbury Flake Bars, and a Cadbury chocolate bar simply called “Dairy Milk,” but days like this could be numbered.

Snapshot: Food and Drink We Love from Australia

Australia has well-earned bragging rights having produced brilliant actors like Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush, and uniquely funky TV shows like Kath and Kim, but these 10 tasty treats are the real showstoppers. Today (January 26) …

Where to Find British Savory Pies in the U.S.

There are numerous British pubs and restaurants in the U.S.

10 Australian Series You Can Stream Online

Australian actors like Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, and Russell Crowe (just to name a few) play British so well. In addition to these amazing actors, there’s some outstanding programming coming out of Australia.

Simon Pegg Takes Helm of the Enterprise, Co-Writing ‘Star Trek 3′

Simon Pegg will be pulling double-duty on the third installment of the Star Trek film series, set to co-write and star, reports BBC News.

10 Sir John Hurt Roles Everyone Should Watch

Sir John Hurt made his first appearance on the big screen at the wee age of 22 as a university student in The Wild and the Willing, opposite Ian McShane. The British actor, who was knighted this past year, turns 75 today (January 22), …

Exclusive Clip: Bomb Threat Hits ‘Babylon’ in Episode Three

SundanceTV’s six-part series Babylon hits the halfway mark on Thursday, January 22. By episode three, American PR professional Liz Garvey (Brit Marling) has gotten her full-stride and has the support of Commissioner Miller (James …

WATCH: Colin Firth’s Children Less Than Impressed with His ‘Kingsman’ Stunts

Colin Firth action star. Hmm, it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue just yet. Even his own children had a giggle, watching him train in their own back garden for his role as a secret agent in Kingsman: The Secret Service.