Tag Archives: Rowan Atkinson

New Survey Shows How the World Sees Britain

As regular readers of Anglophenia, you no doubt have your own carefully nurtured and well-informed opinions about the United Kingdom and its people. But what do the general public worldwide think of the Brits?

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones To Remake ‘Dad’s Army’

Around 18 months ago, we had a story about a mooted remake of the classic British sitcom Dad’s Army, in which a bunch of over-the-hill volunteers in the British home guard attempt to defend the shores of southern England from ...

'Four Weddings and a Funeral': Where Are They Now?

Tomorrow, if you can believe it, it has been 20 years since Hugh Grant first stammered into our lives, with the U.S. release of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Writer-Director Richard Curtis Debates Retiring from Directing

Writer-director Richard Curtis, the man behind screen favorites like Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Pirate Radio (just to name a few) is debating retiring from directing. His next film About ...

Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers.

New Book Uncovers ‘Lost’ Blackadder Script

The Blackadder TV series (Season 1 notwithstanding) is one of the best-regarded British comedies to have ever been made. This is partly because it played host to the comic talents of Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony ...

Summer of London: Five Great British Comedies on iTunes

With the new BBC America docu-comedy Twenty Twelve premiering Thursday (June 28) at 9/8c, we thought it might be fun to “‘av a laugh” by checking out iTunes where BBC America is giggling its way through Summer of ...

Royal Roundup: The Queen Presides Over the Dickens of a Celebration

 

Queen Elizabeth takes after Queen Victoria in at least one way – Britain’s current ruling monarch, like her great-great-grandmother, is also an admirer of Charles Dickens.

Kate Bush Week: Five Great Kate Collaborators

For someone who has the reputation of a musical hermit these days, Kate Bush has a lot of friends and has collaborated on a startling variety of different projects.

‘Johnny English’ and the Not-So-Secret Formula of the Spy Film Spoof

English funnyman Rowan Atkinson once again bumbles and mumbles his way across the screen as an incompetent British secret agent in a sequel to his 2003 spy spoof, Johnny English. The latest chapter, Johnny English Reborn, opens today ...