Posts by Tom Brook

WATCH: Eddie Redmayne Wins Praise for Stephen Hawking Role

At the Toronto International Film Festival British actor Eddie Redmayne  (Les Misérables) has been winning some very strong reviews for playing Stephen Hawking in the handsomely crafted biopic The Theory of Everything.

WATCH: Maggie Gyllenhaal Wants to Move to London

Maggie Gyllenhaal is totally smitten with Britain.

She says: “I’d like to move there, if you can convince my husband, I would love to just work in the U.K. actually, to be honest.”

WATCH: Michael Fassbender: ‘Frank’ Mask Gave Me Extra Confidence

Strangely, a big attraction of the musical comedy Frank is watching actor Michael Fassbender appear almost throughout the entire length of a film with his face totally hidden by an expressionless artificial head.

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren: ‘Haughty and Vulnerable Are What I’m Good At’

Dame Helen Mirren has played regal to great effect in her Oscar-winning performance as the British monarch in The Queen. So it’s not really a surprise to find that the celebrated British actress can also do imperious very well.

WATCH: Pierce Brosnan as a Suicidal TV Personality in ‘A Long Way Down’

In A Long Way Down, Pierce Brosnan has taken on a very timely role in playing a British TV personality who has fallen from grace. In the U.K.

WATCH: James Corden Prefers 'Freedom of Choice' Over High-Profile Stardom

James Corden can be seen showing off his musical skills once again this weekend (June 27) with the release of the musical romantic drama Begin Again, in which he stars alongside Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam …

WATCH: Donovan Inducted Into Songwriters' Hall of Fame

After five decades in the music business, British singer-songwriter Donovan has been honored by induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

WATCH: Britain’s Mark Rylance Wins Third Tony Award

Mark Rylance, who last night won the best featured actor in a play Tony Award for his role in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, was beaming when he entered the press room.

WATCH: Sophie Okonedo on Opportunities for Black Actors in Britain vs U.S.

As she walked into Radio City Music Hall last night, where she won her first Tony Award, British actress Sophie Okonedo proclaimed, “I think being a black actor in America is a lot easier than in Britain. I’ve just had a lot more …

WATCH: Gay Rights and Coal Miners: Matthew Warchus Directs Film on Little-Known Moment in UK History

June may be LGBT Pride Month, but, around the world, the involvement of gay activists in the Britain’s miners strike in the 1980s isn’t widely known. But that may now change thanks to the efforts of a film made by Matthew Warchus, …