Hugh Laurie

10 Reasons to Love Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is the comedian who became an actor, the specialist in simpering ninnies that played a glowering heartthrob and the Oxbridge rower who tours the world playing the blues. He’s also just about to appear alongside George …

Why Do Some Brits Have Multiple Middle Names?

Having a middle name is often a way of paying a tiny tribute to a beloved relative or maintaining a family tradition that will keep grandparents happy. If there are two (or more) middle names, these traditional names can be …

15 Brit-Centric Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2015

2014 was a pretty good year for British stars at the box office, from James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart in X-Men, to Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl, to Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game. But that’s all …

10 British Actors Trying Their Hands at Pop Music

While there is some crossover between the disciplines of music and theatre—actors becoming singers, singers becoming actors—it’s fair to say that each makes very singular demands on the charisma of the performers.