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WATCH: Dame Maggie Smith Bickering with Kevin Kline in ‘My Old Lady’

Take a look at this trailer here. It’s for a BBC Films production called My Old Lady and it stars Dame Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas.

WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Looking Devilish in ‘Horns’ Trailer

You can go ahead and make your own ‘horny’ jokes, if you like.

So, this is the teaser for Daniel Radcliffe’s latest, which has been doing the rounds of international film festivals for a while. Horns is the story of Ig Perrish, a young man who wakes up after a drunken night out to discover ...

Bastille Day: 5 French Things British People Love

The relationship between England and France hasn’t always been cordial. In fact, on the list of nations with which England can be said to have “a bit of previous,” France is above Germany, Spain and Russia, and ...

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Friends Offer Acting Advice

Ever wondered what it is that draws certain actors to certain roles? Now’s your chance to find out.

5 British Literary Characters That Made a Comeback

Some literary creations are so potent they cannot be contained by one book, one series, or one author alone. They may make the move from the page to the stage, from the stage to the radio, from the radio to the television, and from the ...

Frank Cottrell Boyce Brings a Cast of Children to ‘Doctor Who’ Season Eight

The film scriptwriter and children’s novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce has been announced as the final writer—alongside Mark Gatiss, Phll Ford, Gareth Roberts, Peter Harness, Steve Thompson and Jamie Mathieson—to have contributed ...

Why Martin Freeman Pretended His Wallet was Stolen at His ‘Sherlock’ Audition

The full interview with Martin Freeman, from which his quotes about a Sherlock Christmas special were recently taken, has appeared in the Telegraph, and as you’d expect it is crammed with forthright and fascinating ideas about his ...

Why Brits Spell Words Like ‘Realize’ With an ‘S’

Some Brits can be particularly snippy around spellings and grammar, as anyone who has used the word gotten in their presence can ably testify.

10 British Actors and the Iconic Roles They Didn’t Play

Show business often throws up arresting ways to illustrate the multiverse theory; that with every decision taken, a parallel world exists in which an alternative decision was taken instead. So, for example, there are universes where ...

Surprise! A ‘Sherlock’ Special And Series 4!

I… it’s…. what..?

Look. It’s all a bit much to take in right now, but basically this has just happened on the @BBCOne Twitter feed.