Firth depicts the real-life experiences of Scottish-born Eric Lomax, who was a British Army officer during WWII. Lomax, 23, (Jeremy Irvine portrays the young Lomax) was captured by Japan and made a prisoner-of-war in 1942.
Just in time for Halloween, we thought we’d take a look at one of the most malleable British ghost stories of all time, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.
Colin Firth is famous for having played two men called Darcy. One in the Bridget Jones movies, and one in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.
This might be my favorite single aspect of the entire history of Bridget Jones, because it hints at a delightful back channel of conversation between two of Britain’s best acting talents, that no one suspected was there before.
British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium – has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, …
There’s no easy way to say this, and actually if you’re the kind of person who hates a spoiler, maybe it is for the best that you don’t read it.
It’s hard to be sure that this news, which is impossibly exciting for British people of a certain age and mental attitude, will have quite the same resonance all the way over there, but here goes, from the beginning:
Did anyone else get the impression that Colin Firth had gone missing for a bit there? It seemed as if he was everywhere for a while, The King’s Speech and the ensuing award attention, all that stuff, and then suddenly it all went …
Some weeks, it just rains men in drenched ol’ England. This week is one, with an outstanding example of British beefcake celebrating his birthday almost every day of the week.
As you may have heard, Scotsman Peter Capaldi has been cast as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who. Let’s give him a proper welcome by celebrating some outstanding films and TV programs set in Scotland.