Tag Archives: Anglophenia YouTube Series

Which of These Actors Deserves an Angly Award?

On November 2, BBC AMERICA will premiere the BAFTA Jaguar Britannia Awards, featuring honorees Robert Downey Jr, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Mike Leigh, and Dame Judi Dench.

WATCH: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently

Why did America ax the “U” from certain British words like “honour” and “labour”? And why did we swap the “r” and “e” in words like “theatre” and ...

Interview with Anglophenia’s Siobhan Thompson

Anglophenia YouTube channel host Siobhan Thompson moved from Southwest England to New York City an aspiring archeologist and instead found herself performing comedy at United Citizens Brigade.

If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today...

We taught you how to insult like the British but now we’re invading new territory: how to insult like the Elizabethan British! And who does that better than famed Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare?

WATCH: How to Sling Insults Like the British

In the art of throwing serious shade, the Brits cast an intimidating shadow. Is it that insults cut deeper when said in a British accent? Or are their actual insults simply better?

WATCH: The Five Greatest British Acting Families of All Time

Call it nepotism, or call it good genes. From the Barrymores to the Bridges family, the Fondas to the Douglases, talented families have dominated Hollywood since its inception.

WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond?

Why Fans Love Benedict Cumberbatch

What’s the secret behind Benedict Cumberbatch‘s passionate fan following? Is it the dark coffee voice? The spindly swagger he brings to Sherlock?

WATCH: One Woman, 17 British Accents

We’re endlessly fascinated with Britain and its myriad of native accents: you can drive 50 miles in one direction and not be able to understand what people are saying. Enter Siobhan Thompson, who, in the latest episode of our ...

WATCH: Britain’s Scariest Mythical Creatures

Is Nessie dead? No one knows for sure.