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Snapshot: 12 British Actors Rocking Cravats in Period Dramas

If you thought our post on British celebs wearing kilts was sexy, then check out these gents decked out in cravats. The cravat, a type of men’s neckwear, became popular in England during the 17th century.

PHOTOS: Black Carpet Premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

The next installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug doesn’t hit U.S.

Photos: Seven New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit’ and Fan Event

Metro Goldwyn Mayer has released seven new character posters for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug via Facebook. The Hobbit Facebook page has some three million “Likes” with three hundred thousand ...

WATCH: New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the sequel to last year’s An Unexpected Journey, seemed like it was a world away when first talking about it … but, the release date is upon us, and the adaptation of J.R.R.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Historical Dramas You Can View Online

Pssst, have you heard? Copper is making its way back to BBC America on Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c. We’re pretty excited and it has us thinking, what other historical dramas can we catch up on?

Brit Binge Watching: Five British Costume Dramas You Can View Online

With Downton Abbey on hiatus, we expect you may be jonesing for some British costume dramas. Just a friendly reminder, there are plenty of shows streaming online and we’ve picked out a sampling of five to highlight:

WATCH: Warm Up with Heated British Costume Drama Scenes

It’s that heartwarming time of year that only rolls around once. You guessed it, it’s time to get cozy on the couch with that special loved one – yep, your laptop – and check out some heated scenes from British costume ...

‘The Hobbit’ is Topped Up with BBC America Stars

Did Peter Jackson sit down to a marathon of  BBC America programming and just say, “him, him, him … maybe him … him … mmm … yes, him ….” when deciding his cast for The Hobbit?

WATCH: ‘Hobbit’ Cast on the Merits of 48 Frames Per Second

A much talked-of aspect of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, out on Friday (December 14), is that it was shot at 48 frames per second. Most movies are shot at half this speed.

British Actors Populate Middle-Earth in ‘The Hobbit’

It is easy to mistake The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for a British movie. That’s because English actors play so many of the major roles in the fantasy adventure film, which opens Friday (Dec. 14).