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Early Dish on UK Oscar Contenders: What’s the Next ‘King’s Speech’?

The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun.

Contender Tom Hardy Channels Brando in ‘Warrior’

It’s the nick on the eyebrow that’s the giveaway. Tom Hardy is making like Marlon Brando, or at least paying tribute to him, in Warrior, a compelling drama opening today (Sept. 9).

British Actors Invade Steven Soderbergh’s Ensemble Thriller ‘Contagion’

It begins with a cough. That’s the first sound you hear, before there’s even a picture on the screen, at the start of Contagion, director Steven Soderbergh‘s gripping new thriller about the spread of a deadly ...

There is Nothing Like a Dame…Miraculous Helen Mirren

Is there a harder working actress, senior division, than Dame Helen Mirren? The 66-year-old Oscar-winner has two films in theaters right now, The Debt and Brighton Rock, and a third, The Door, already completed.

‘Harry Potter’ Aside, British Winners and Losers at Summer’s Box Office

This summer was magical one. That’s because Harry Potter and his fellow wizard pals reigned supreme at the box office.

In ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ Steve Coogan Oozes Smarminess of Past Roles

The chance to see Steve Coogan starkers is only one of many reasons to catch Our Idiot Brother, a beguiling comedy starring Paul Rudd that opens this Friday (Aug. 26).

REVIEW: ‘Fright Night’ Shows a David Tennant Ready to Rule Hollywood

When Fright Night, a merry, updated remake of a 1985 horror hit, opens today (Aug. 19), it should help firmly establish Doctor Who vet David Tennant in Hollywood.

Streep, Hathaway Face Scrutiny over On-screen British Accents

Meryl Streep may be the acknowledged Queen of Accents, but even she could come in for criticism when she starts mouthing off as former three-term British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, a biopic opening December 16. ...

The Rise of David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is starring in his very own mini film festival at a multiplex near you. The British actor, whose career is in high gear, is currently appearing in two new releases: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, last weekend’s top box ...

‘The Whistleblower’ Won’t Reverse Rachel Weisz’s Oscar Curse

Talk about the Oscar curse. Not only has Rachel Weisz not appeared in a blockbuster since winning an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her vivid performance as a diplomat’s do-gooder wife in The Constant Gardner (2005), but her ...