Articles Tagged 'Michael Gambon'

Michael Gambon at the recent  Celebration of Harry Potter event in Florida (Pic: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

Sir Michael Gambon Retires from the Stage

In all the BAFTA hoo-hah over the weekend this rather sad story got a little lost, but it’s worth a moment’s attention. Sir Michael Gambon has had to step away from live theater work, after some 53 years on the stage, because he simply can’t remember his lines any more. Sir Michael, who began his […]

Robbie Coltrane

‘Harry Potter’ Star Robbie Coltrane Taken to Hospital

Bad news if you were hoping to see Robbie Coltrane at A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando this weekend. The actor, best known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has been taken to an Orlando hospital, after becoming ill on a flight from London. He was due to be […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in ‘Sherlock’

15 TV Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2015

We’ve already talked about which cinematic delights await Anglophile viewers in the coming twelve months, but what about the small screen? There’s never been a better time to see a wide range of U.K.-produced shows on American television, whether on BBC America, PBS, or assorted cable broadcasters — so here’s our guide to the fifteen […]

Dad’s Army

Michael Gambon Joins Cast of ‘Dad’s Army’ Movie

This is a very sensitive issue for British comedy fans. Dad’s Army is widely considered to be one of the best sitcoms in British television history, and a movie remake, no matter how affectionately attempted, could stamp heavily upon cherished memories. However, the cast has been announced and if anyone can do it justice, this […]

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Doctor Shoe

Yesterday, the Twelfth Doctor’s new outfit was revealed, and it’s very swish indeed. A navy, black and red affair with a crisp white shirt and the most extravagant cuffs on a Doctor since the heady days of the dandy Jon Pertwee. But the real break with tradition can be found at the end of Peter […]

Sir Ian McKellen and Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis vs Sir Ian McKellen: It’s A Thesp-Off

Y’know how sometimes you want to express a thought about your life, and before you know it you’ve made a sweeping generalization about someone else’s, and then they find out about it and then find a way to let you know that they know? That’s sort of what has transpired between Damian Lewis and Sir […]

Dame Maggie Smith

Brit Binge Watching: Five Dame Maggie Smith Films Available to View Online

Dame Maggie Smith is currently nominated for her third straight Emmy for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey (available on While many of her famous earlier roles aren’t available for streaming (namely, her Oscar-winning The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and California Suite performances), there’s plenty of her filmography […]

Lord Lucan

Christopher Eccleston And Rory Kinnear Star In Lord Lucan Drama

In terms of drama and suspense, the real-life disappearance of Lord Lucan is a story that has it all: prestige, a fall from grace, awful violence and an enduring mystery to leave everything hanging on a question mark. Small wonder the story is being dramatised for TV, with an impressive cast including Christopher Eccleston, and […]


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. Grant) in the much anticipated film Lincoln. But, it’s not the first time a Brit has stepped in as Commander-in-Chief: Montagu Love was one […]


The Brit List: Top Ten British Character Actors in Movies Today

It’s well known among actors that while leading roles may afford the most screen time and biggest pay checks, supporting roles offer the greater acting challenges and often juiciest lines and scenes. As Britain’s Eddie Marsan, one of the most talented character actors working today, once said, “I have friends who are leading men, and […]

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