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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 …

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Roles Are Stacking Up

Downton Abbey’s cast members are in demand, no matter whether still on the show or departed.

Hot on the heels of news that the hit British TV series’ Hugh Bonneville is in discussions for a sizable role in a movie about Paddington Bear comes word that two other Downtonites, Dan Stevens and Sophie McShera, have new …

Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K.

Martin Freeman Feels Left Out

Martin Freeman is quite popular these days starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the critically acclaimed Sherlock; and, of course, he is Bilbo Baggins in the forthcoming The Hobbit. Yet, he’s whinging about not making the cut …

PHOTOS: British Actors as U.S. Presidents

Some might think Steven Spielberg made a controversial decision when casting Daniel Day-Lewis, both a British and Irish citizen, as the U.S.’ 16th President Abraham Lincoln (with fellow Brit Jared Harris as Ulyssess S.

A Last-Minute Guide to the Oscars: Does Gary Oldman Have a Shot?

Britannia isn’t going to rule this Oscar Sunday.

Unlike last year’s Academy Awards, when The King’s Speech and star Colin Firth owned the night, most major Oscar categories are sadly Brit-lite this time around. (The award show airs live on ABC, with the actual ceremony – that …