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Colin Firth is About to Make His Fans Very, Very Happy

Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the only one who has been busy, busy, busy. So has fellow English actor Colin Firth.

Recap: Jenny Gets Bossy and There is Much Heavy Breathing on ‘Call The Midwife’

Let’s get the really big news out of the way first: Midwife Trixie Franklin (Helen George) models a new pixie haircut in the second episode of Season 3. She says she was inspired to adopt the ‘do after seeing actress Jean Seberg’s ...

Watch: Men in Shorts (U.K. Players Show Off New Uniforms for the World Cup)

Who doesn’t love a man in white? Certainly British soccer fans–or football fans, if you’re from anywhere else but America–will soon be rooting for men wearing the palest of shades.

Recap: It’s Chummy to the Rescue in the ‘Call the Midwife’ Season Opener

Call the Midwife, the British series about a group of nurse-midwives and nuns who help the poor in London’s East End in the late 1950s, got off to a promising start with its season opener on PBS. There was even a royal visit.

Picture This: A Billionaire’s Sacrifice Likely to Benefit Britain’s Art Lovers

A British billionaire based in the U.S. has withdrawn his offer to buy a rare, 17th century self-portrait by court painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

Round-up: ‘Divergent’s’ Theo James Recalls His Quickie ‘Downton’ Stint and other ‘Downton Abbey’ News

It has been a month since the final episode of Downton Abbey’s latest season aired in the U.S. but that doesn’t mean that all has been quiet on the Downton front.

WATCH: Designer Vivienne Westwood Showers in Public for PETA

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood stripped down to her essentials–that would be her bright red lipstick and flamboyant colored eye make-up–in an advocacy ad for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The ...

Cooking ‘Fat Lady’ Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies at 66

She was the jolly one in the sidecar.

During the opening credits of the popular 1990s British cooking show, Two Fat Ladies, Clarissa Dickson Wright tootled along in the sidecar of a black Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle while her on-screen culinary partner, Jennifer ...

Appreciation: Jim Broadbent Shines in ‘Le Week-End,’ As He Does in Every Movie

At an age when many folks are considering retiring and just puttering about their garden, British actor Jim Broadbent, 64, is busier than ever.

Brits on a Fast Track: Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots Star in ‘Need for Speed’

This weekend’s most hyped new movie, Need for Speed, features two fast-rising British stars in prominent roles, though only one speaks with an English accent in the 3D, vroom-vroom street racing drama.