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WATCH: ‘August: Osage County’ Stars Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson on British Food

This is mince pie season, and that provides the opportunity for all those Americans who are down on British food to vent their distaste. To their devotees these small fruit-based mincemeat sweet pies are a wondrous British delicacy but ...

Former BBC Correspondent Martin Sixsmith Portrayed on the Big Screen

Former BBC foreign correspondent and one-time British Labour Party spin doctor Martin Sixsmith is getting the big screen treatment with Steve Coogan portraying him in the film Philomena which has just opened in the U.S.

WATCH: Sean Bean Triumphs at the International Emmys

It was a night of triumph for Britain’s Sean Bean at the International Emmys in New York where he took home the trophy for best actor for his performance in the BBC TV series Accused.

WATCH: Steve Coogan Talks ‘Funny or Die’ MPAA Spoof and the ‘Doctor Who’ 50th

Steve Coogan can be seen appearing opposite Dame Judi Dench in a video which has been credited with getting the MPAA to change the restrictive R rating it had given to forthcoming picture Philomena out next week.

WATCH: British Racing Legend Sir Jackie Stewart Defends Roman Polanski

British motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart is the star of a rediscovered film, Weekend of a Champion, co-directed by Roman Polanski 40 years ago, which is getting a U.S. release later this month (November 22).

WATCH: ‘The Book Thief’s’ Emily Watson on Power of Words in Dark Times

In The Book Thief, out today (November 8), Emily Watson plays the foster mother of a young girl in Nazi Germany who finds inspiration through books and words. The picture is based on the 2005 international bestseller of the same name ...

WATCH: Tilda Swinton on ‘Doctor Who’: ‘Long Live the Doctor’

A Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Tilda Swinton held this week coincided with her 53rd birthday. We spoke with her.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I Preferred NYC When It Was Dirtier, More Dangerous’

Two British knights, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, are currently starring together in two different plays in previews on Broadway, but one of them isn’t happy with the transformation that has taken place in the theater ...

WATCH: Michael Fassbender Defends Brutality in ’12 Years a Slave’

Michael Fassbender, who plays a very sadistic plantation owner in 12 Years a Slave, believes the film’s brutal depiction of slavery was justified.

WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe to Fellow Actors: Challenge Studios to Make Better Films

Daniel Radcliffe says that creatives in Hollywood should put more pressure on studio executives to make more challenging films.