Dame Judi Dench

WATCH: Most of the Gang Returns in ‘The Second Best Marigold Hotel’ Trailer

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful was such a success; the innkeeper Sonny (Dev Patel) has his sights set on a second venture.

WATCH: Dustin Hoffman Courts Dame Judi Dench in Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’

“I love you so much,” coos Dame Judi Dench to her pet tortoise Alfie in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot (tortoise backward). Dustin Hoffman’s character, Mr.

British Acting Heavyweights Gather for ‘The Hollow Crown’

It was already reported back in April that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be playing Richard III in a new Shakespeare adaptation for the BBC, as part of a sequel to the 2012 series The Hollow Crown. If you thought that that was as ...

WATCH: Richard Gere Arrives in ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

10 British Actors and the Iconic Roles They Didn’t Play

Show business often throws up arresting ways to illustrate the multiverse theory; that with every decision taken, a parallel world exists in which an alternative decision was taken instead. So, for example, there are universes where ...

The Surprising Singing Voices of British Actors

If you were to go solely on the reaction of showbiz bloggers and newshounds (hello!), Keira Knightley‘s decision to play a struggling singer (and sing) in her latest movie Begin Again is one that is not only surprising, but ...

WATCH: Cumberbatch Reads Kurt Vonnegut Letter

It has been a busy Hay literary festival for Benedict Cumberbatch. On Friday (May 30), he appeared onstage with Hugh Bonneville reading the winning entries in a BBC Radio 2 children’s story competition, and over the weekend he ...

Kelly Reilly’s 10 Greatest British Roles Before ‘Black Box’

If you’ve been watching ABC’s new drama Black Box, in which Kelly Reilly plays a neurologist with her own secret battle against mental illness, you’ll be aware that Kelly can rock a decent American accent with the ...

Dame Judi Dench Works as a Shop Assistant

You might think you’re seeing things when walking into Fenwick of Bond Street, London, and see the likes of Dame Judi Dench behind the counter, but that is no lookalike, nor is it opposite day.