Articles Tagged 'Alan Cumming'

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Recap: Oscar Season Begins with Britannia Awards on BBC AMERICA

Hollywood award season kicked off in irreverent style with the Britannia Awards, airing for the first time on BBC AMERICA. Hosted by Alan Cumming and held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel — home of the Golden Globes — the Britannias were a loose, freewheeling affair. When I asked Alan about why he MC’d the ceremony […]

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PHOTOS: Celebs Turn Out for Britannia Awards Red Carpet

Well, we live-tweeted the Britannia Awards at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel last night (November 7), with host Alan Cumming keeping the festivities buzzing along and Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Quentin Tarantino, and video game designer Will Wright accepting awards from the likes of Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Josh Gad, […]

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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 […]

WATCH: Alan Cumming on President Obama’s ‘Disappointing’ Debate

Alan Cumming is disappointed by President Obama’s performance in last week’s debate. “Maybe he was tired, he just didn’t do very well. I was disappointed I think everyone was. I think he was a little on the back foot,” says the Scottish actor. He adds: “It’s certainly revitalized Democrats because they’re thinking ‘oops’ [Mitt] Romney’s […]

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WATCH: Alan Cumming on Playing Every Role in ‘Macbeth’ One-Man Show

Alan Cumming is in the midst of a daring feat on the New York stage: playing every role in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It’s a real test of endurance. He says it’s been “the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to face in my life.” He adds: “It’s so difficult – it’s traumatic and […]

Alan Cumming: “I’m The Butch Smurf, You Numpty”

Should you ever be in a position where you need someone rugged and tough, a real man, made of solid iron, with gravitas and a core of solid steel, would the Scots actor Alan Cumming (him out of The Good Wife) make your list? No, mine neither. And yet, the producers of the forthcoming Smurf […]

Alan Cumming: ‘Being a Woman is Hard’

The actor Alan Cumming has been explaining the lengths he had to go to in order to prepare for his roles as a transvestite called Desrae, in the UK TV series The Runaway. It’s not just the dresses and makeup, there’s a whole other world of pain out there. Speaking on the Fern Britton show […]

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