Tag Archives: Asha Leo

The Brit List: Minnie Driver: ‘A Bad Accent In a Film Makes Me Enraged’

London-born actress Minnie Driver tried on a Welsh accent to play a drama teacher who encourages her students to put on a rock ‘n’ roll musical version of The Tempest in the ’70s-set film Hunky Dory, which premiered at ...

The Brit List: Interview with Singer-Songwriter Ben Howard at SXSW

Ahead of his inaugural U.S. tour, English folk artist Ben Howard gave his first performance on American soil at South By Southwest, where he spoke with Lindsay Davis reporting for the Brit List.

The Brit List: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Deep Blue Sea’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (March 23, 2012)

Dashing Tom Hiddleston romances Rachel Weisz in the latest film from Terence Davies, and a familiar British face appears in The Hunger Games. We’re rounding up all that’s buzzing in British pop culture this week, starting ...

WATCH: The Staves Perform ‘Winter Trees’ at SXSW, Chat with Brit List

The folk trio The Staves — composed of sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor — often draw comparisons to Laura Marling with their woolen harmonies and elegant acoustic sound. They were among the UK bands who ...

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kiwanuka Performs Live on the Brit List

No other British newcomer this year has arrived with as much fanfare as Michael Kiwanuka, the London-born singer-songwriter who won BBC’s highly competitive Sound of 2012 poll highlighting promising music newcomers. His earthy ...

The Brit List: ‘Frozen Planet,’ Katherine Jenkins, The Wedding Present (March 16, 2012)

A Doctor Who star puts on her intergalactic boogie shoes, the makers of Planet Earth venture to the frigid extremes of our globe, and a multiple Emmy-winning U.S.

The Brit List: Model Agyness Deyn Discusses Her High-Profile Stage Debut

British model Agyness Deyn has traded the runway for the West End stage in playwright Francois Archambault‘s The Leisure Society, a dark comedy co-starring Ed Stoppard (son of playwright Sir Tom), Melanie Gray, and John Schwab. ...

The Brit List: David Tennant, Andrew Garfield, ‘Ghost: The Musical’ (March 9, 2012)

In this week’s Brit List, former Doctor Who star David Tennant returns to the big screen for the first time since Fright Night, and Ghost: the Musical hits Broadway after a successful West End stint. (Get ready for a run on ...

The Brit List: Interview with Beth Jeans Houghton and Blazey from the Hooves of Destiny

It’s remarkably good to be Beth Jeans Houghton these days. Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, her debut album with alt-folk band The Hooves of Destiny, is a smashing critical success.

The Brit List: Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Brit Bands at SXSW (March 2, 2012)

On this week’s Brit List, the boys of Coldplay take their show to Radio City Music Hall, and Kaiser Chiefs embrace their inner Kraftwerk. Plus, Texas will face a British Invasion when an army of UK guitar-slingers hit Austin for ...