Articles Tagged 'British Invasion'

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WATCH: Henry Cavill in ‘Man of Steel’ TV Spot

Henry Cavill (The Tudors) stars in the retelling of DC Comics’ Superman in the Man of Steel (June 14). There’s already been two trailers released and just today there’s a new TV spot. Henry Cavill (The Tudors) narrates the clip saying, “My father believed, if the world really knew who I was, they would reject me. That […]

British Invasion Will Continue in 2012-13 TV Season

You might just think you’re in England if you turn on your TV next fall. That’s because the new 2012-13 TV schedule will be crammed with shows featuring British stars or based on UK programs. That’s what was revealed at last week’s upfronts, the annual presentations by the major TV networks to advertisers and media […]

First Look: Henry Cavill Suited Up as the Man of Steel

Today, Warner Bros. has released a first glimpse of Tudors star Henry Cavill in his Superman tights. In the Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel, the British actor leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, and Russell Crowe. What do you think? He’s barely recognizable. Here’s the full shot:

Pilot Season: Which British Actors Saw Their TV Shows Picked Up?

Jason Isaacs and Ioan Gruffudd made the cut. As did Robert Carlyle and Shelley Conn. But shows from Minnie Driver and Robin Hood actress Lucy Griffiths were not included when the broadcast networks announced their 2011-12 TV schedules at upfronts this week. And although NBC’s remake of Prime Suspect is moving forward, it will premiere […]

MTV Picks Up Full Season of ‘Inbetweeners’ Remake

A little over a week after their U.S. version of Skins had its season (series?) finale on March 21, MTV has picked up a full 12-episode order of their American remake of BBC America’s The Inbetweeners, Entertainment Weekly reports. That’s quite the vote of confidence for the show, which will premiere in the shadow of […]

UK Actor Jonathan Cake to be ‘Desperate Housewives’ Series Regular

The English-born Broadway performer Jonathan Cake is set to join the cast of ABC’s aging suburban soap Desperate Housewives. And he’s allegedly not going to be one of Wisteria Lane’s disposable Hunks of the Month à la Brian Austin Green. They are going all-in on Mr. Cake. He’ll appear in four episodes this season before […]

How Did Adele and Mumford & Sons Break the States?

Last week, something quite amazing happened: UK artists held the top 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 200 chart for the first time in a quarter-century. Adele was No. 1 with her 21 album, followed by R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of the neo-soul duo Floetry), with folksters Mumford & Sons trailing the both of […]

British-Indian Novelist Salman Rushdie to Pen U.S. TV Series

Make room for another British Invader on U.S. TV. Indian-born, British-based novelist Sir Salman Rushdie will try his hand at scripting and executive producing a TV drama for Showtime. It’s called Next People, and as Deadline reports, the series “dissects different aspects of contemporary American life.” (Hmmm, could that be more vague?) Rushdie reportedly loves […]

British Invasion: Natalie Dormer, Robert Carlyle Grab Pilots

Add two more to the growing list of Brits nailing down U.S. pilots this year: Natalie Dormer, who plays the slinky, sexy Anne Boleyn on The Tudors (as seen on BBC America), has been cast in ABC’s Poe, Deadline reports. As the title implies, the show focuses on Edgar Allan Poe (Christopher Egan), who as […]

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