Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

10 British Holiday Songs Every American Should Know

We’ve already named the three key songs without which no British Christmas would be complete, and our sister site Mind The Gap has compiled a list of songs that will remind every British ex-pat of home, simply because they are ...

James Bond 24 is Officially ‘Spectre’

After some speculation as to whether there’s a role for Sherlock’s Andrew Scott in the 24th James Bond movie, the official announcement arrived today (December 4) of the film’s title, cast, and even the model of car ...

RIP Ian McLagan: Five of his Best

The Small Faces and the Faces are two of the greatest bands in British rock history, and the story of both bands is remarkably similar: a mercurial, egotistical lead singer being driven to the very peak of his game by a backing band of ...

Who’s The New Bond Villain: Andrew Scott or Stephen Hawking?

Tomorrow (December 4) sees the first official announcement of the cast and title of the 24th James Bond movie, the sequel to the incredibly successful Skyfall. And with that comes a couple of intriguing rumors (well, one intriguing ...

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Peter Capaldi’s Lost Autographs

Over the weekend, Peter Capaldi attended the Project Motormouth 3 event, as organized by Janet Fielding (who Classic Who fans will remember as the Fifth Doctor’s companion Tegan).

WATCH: First Look at George Clooney in ‘Downton Abbey’

On Friday December 19, the channel ITV in the U.K. will host their annual telethon Text Santa.

It’s Not Benedict’s Voice in the ‘Star Wars’ Trailer, It’s Andy Serkis

It seems to be an unwritten rule of movie fandom these days. If you can’t see Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast list of an exciting new movie, but there is any kind of mystery around one of the characters, people will immediately ...

Tom Hiddleston is the Best Actor in London Theater

…according to the London Evening Standard theatre awards, at least.

Last night, Tom Hiddleston was the grateful recipient of the best actor trophy at the 60th London Evening Standard theatre awards, for his performance in the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse last ...

First Look: Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

The Star Wars franchise has always had very strong links with the U.K. and not just because a good deal of the cast were British.

Happy Birthday, Karen Gillan! 5 Projects to Look Out For

It’s Karen Gillan’s 27th birthday today, not a bad time to have a look at what fresh delights we can expect from her, now and over the next few months. Some of these are clearly personal projects, others are more ...