Ricky Gervais

Brits with Birthdays: ‘Downton’s Rob James-Collier Adds a Year, and More

Rob James-Collier, who plays scheming servant Thomas Barrow on the popular TV series, Downton Abbey, turns 37 today (Sept. 23).

Brits with Birthdays: ‘Luther’s Idris Elba Turns 41, and More

Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6.

‘The Office’s Stephen Merchant Stars in HBO’s ‘Hello Ladies’

Why, hello sir. Fancy seeing you here.

10 British Exports That Are More Popular In The U.S.

If a British cultural export manages to succeed in America, it’s a fairly safe bet that it already has some degree of popularity in its home land. Sometimes, however, exports from the U.K.

Ricky Gervais Planning ‘David Brent’ Movie?

Although the U.K. version of The Office ended almost a decade ago, it seems Ricky Gervais just can’t leave the character of David Brent alone.

WATCH: First Look At Ricky Gervais In The New Muppets Movie

The full story of the mutually-besotted relationship between the Muppets and the UK is one that takes in the TV studios in which the classic series was filmed (Elstree in North London), the various talents brought in as special guests ...

Happy, Happy!: It’s a Big Week for British Birthdays

Grab a party hat and noisemaker, please, and join us.  Here at Anglophenia, we’re kicking off a new weekly feature running on Mondays in which we highlight the birthdays of well-known Brits.

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Dan Stevens Loses ‘Two Chins’

New episodes of Downton Abbey won’t air until September in the U.K. and, program your DVR now, January in the U.

Twitter Poll: Who’s Better Looking … Ricky Gervais vs Johnny Depp

Ricky Gervais (The Office) was “having a laugh” on his Twitter feed and asked fans the dubious question, “Seriously, who’s better looking?”, referring to himself or Johnny Depp. Why Depp?

WATCH: David Brent Wants To Teach You The Guitar

Ricky Gervais is a man with a very clear idea of how the media landscape is changing. When podcasts were still a relatively new idea, he made free ones with Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant.