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10 Reasons We Love Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson, whose 56th birthday is today (April 15), is one of those actresses who makes you think, “I bet she’d make a great friend. I’d really like to hang out with her.” But, why do we think that?

Personality Quiz: Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?

Long before Lena Dunham and her sharp-eyed take on the social problems, vanities, weaknesses, loves and losses facing (some) young women in the modern world, there was Jane Austen doing the same thing, but, like, 200 years beforehand. …

WATCH: How to Pronounce Difficult U.K. Place Names

How do you pronounce the above British place name? It may not be what you think.

Britain is home to many villages and towns with counterintuitive pronuniciations, as we’ve learned before. In this week’s episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series, Brit Siobhan Thompson teaches an American, Science …

Martin Freeman: “I Always Like Finishing Jobs”

There was a typically forthright interview with Martin Freeman in yesterday’s Independent, given primarily to promote his role in the chilling post-war drama The Eichmann Show, but which actually took place during the third day of …

WATCH: Caitriona Balfe Says 'Thank You'

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe‘s thunderous victory in our fourth annual Anglo Fan Favorites tournament kicked off 2015, and now we’re hearing from the queen herself. The star, who plays the Starz series’ …