Articles Tagged 'Brits with Birthdays'


Brits with Birthdays: Dan Stevens’ Baby Blues Turn 31

Dan Stevens, the blue-eyed British heartthrob whose departure from Downton Abbey at the end of last season left many fans feeling bereft, turns 31 this Thursday, Oct. 10. The actor, who played likable Matthew Crawley on the popular period drama, quit the show after the third season when his contract ended. He has since moved to the […]

Jason Reitman; Kate Winslet

Brits with Birthdays: Kate Winslet Turns 38, and More

Kate Winslet, the English lovely who won an Oscar for Best Actress in The Reader (2008) and has been nominated another five times, celebrates her 38th birthday this Saturday, Oct. 6. The actress, who has also starred in Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Finding Neverland and more, is currently pregnant with her third child. The father is Ned Rocknroll (born […]

Jeremy Irons leaving Scott’s Restaurant, London, Britain – 10 Ju

Brits with Birthdays: Jeremy Irons Reaches a Major Marker, and More

Jeremy Irons is about to become a senior citizen. The British actor, equally adept at portraying both romantic heroes and bounders, turns 65 this Thursday (Sept. 19). The Oscar-winning star (for 1990’s Reversal of Fortune) has been landing leading roles for the past four decades, beginning on British TV in such series as The Pallisers (1974), Love for Lydia (1977) and Brideshead […]


Brits with Birthdays: Prince Harry and Other Hottie Hunks Take the Cake

Some weeks, it just rains men in drenched ol’ England. This week is one, with an outstanding example of British beefcake celebrating his birthday almost every day of the week. Let’s begin with Prince Harry, who turns 29 this Sunday, Sept. 15. (Technically, his birthday is next week but we wanted to be sure to give […]

Liam Payne

Brits with Birthdays: One Direction’s Liam Payne Nearing Adulthood, and More

Liam Payne, one of the five cuties making up One Direction, the phenomenally popular Anglo-Irish boy band, celebrates his 20th birthday this Thurs., Aug. 29. The timing couldn’t be better. One Direction: This Is Us, a 3-D documentary that follows Payne and his bandmates on tour, tells how the 5-man musical group was formed (thank you, Simon Cowell!) […]

Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass

Brits with Birthdays: Paul Greengrass Goes to Sea, and More

Director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), a journalist turned filmmaker, got an early birthday present when the prestigious New York Film Festival announced late last month that his new movie, Captain Phillips, will debut as the festival’s opening night movie on Sept. 27. Greengrass, who was born in Surrey and graduated from Cambridge, turns 58 tomorrow (Aug. […]


Brits with Birthdays: Princess Beatrice Turns 25, and More

If fans of the British royal family and its newest member, baby Prince George, need a reminder that little royals grow up fast, they need look no further than Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York. Princess Beatrice celebrates her 25th birthday this Thursday, Aug. 8. She’s the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, the […]

J.K. Rowling announces Pottermore

Brits with Birthdays: J.K. Rowling Turns the Page on Another Year, and More

J.K. Rowling is having a busy month. Not Benedict Cumberbatch busy, but busy nonetheless. Two weeks ago, the Harry Potter writer was revealed to be the real author of a mystery novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, which had been published last spring–to sparse sales–under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Once Rowling’s involvement became known, the book almost instantly shot up to near the […]

Mick Jagger

Brits with Birthdays: Mick Jagger Gathers No Moss at 70

If there’s a run on birthday candles in the U.K. this week, there’s an easy explanation.  Way too many famous Brits are celebrating birthdays. Tops on the list is Mick Jagger, the living legend of rock ‘n’ roll, who turns 70 on July 26. When still a much younger man, he once said, “I’d rather be […]

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