Articles Tagged 'Brian Cox'

2014 Summer TCA Tour – Day 2

FIRST LOOK: Brian Cox as Winston Churchill

There’s something irresistible about Sir Winston Churchill, it seems, for makers of film and television. Arguably the most famous British Prime Minister of all, he’s been portrayed well over 50 times on the screen, with actors as diverse as Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Rod Taylor (Inglourious Basterds) and Richard Burton […]

WATCH: Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python

This clip requires no context, no back-story and no explanation. It is simply Professor Stephen Hawking—by some distance the most famous scientist in the world—singing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” as only he can, interspersed with footage taken from Monty Python’s illustrious back catalogue, with particular emphasis given to their recent live reunion shows. Oh and […]

WATCH: Mark Gatiss Introduces ‘An Adventure In Space And Time’

Tomorrow night (November 22) at 9:00pm ET/PT, BBC AMERICA premiers Mark Gatiss’s dramatic retelling of the origins of Doctor Who. An Adventure In Space and Time, starring David Bradley as William Hartnell, Brian Cox as Sydney Newman and Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert. Anticipation is already at a preposterous level, especially as the British showing […]

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BBC America Hosts ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Celebration in November

A week of Whovian bliss full of premieres and marathons is in store for fans this November as BBC AMERICA celebrates Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary. BBC AMERICA is the #1 destination in the U.S. for a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of global phenomenon Doctor Who. On November 23, 1963, a Time Lord known as the […]

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First Official Image Of ‘The First Doctor’ Is Released

So here it is, the first official pic of David Bradley as William Hartnell in full Doctor costume for the Mark Gatiss biodrama, An Adventure In Space And Time. And mighty fine he looks too. Speaking about David’s take on an iconic screen role, Mark said, in a press release: “David Bradley brings every ounce […]

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Brits Who Make Science Sexy

Smart is sexy. A weighty conversation is not only intellectually stimulating but really gets the blood flowing. BBC America’s premiering a new show tonight (February 11) at 10:20pm Eastern called Bang Goes the Theory, featuring four young, sexy hosts having fun testing theories. On this occasion, let’s take a peek at some other Brits who are […]

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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 […]

Summer of London: Five Earth and Natural History Series on iTunes

Have you ever come across a documentary on the telly and an hour later you felt much, much smarter? It’s almost like, “How did I not know this before!? I’d like to learn more about what happens when a star explodes.” Not that you’re going to start lecturing at the nearest university, but you’ve definitely […]

WATCH: How To Hum Quantum Physics, With Stephen Hawking

Don’t you just love it when someone manages to transform something hard and impenetrable into something fun? Especially something like quantum physics which would, to a layperson, take so long to learn the hard way that whatever fleeting interest you had at the beginning would have long since gone by the end. Hats off to […]