Articles Tagged 'Clare Balding'

Emma Thompson

WATCH: Emma Thompson Reads ‘The Night Before Christmas’

Looking for a particularly anglophile way to get the festive season started? Well why not try this… Penguin Books has commissioned this delightful video, in which Emma Thompson starts (and finishes) a celebrity read-through of Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. She’s joined by fellow celebrity Penguin authors, such as Richard Curtis and Jennifer […]


Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers. For starters, Adele has been given an MBE, the same honor that was bestowed on the Beatles at the height of their international success. Interestingly, […]


Minnie Driver Horsing Around on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Actress Minnie Driver named names, as well as a number of adventurous sex acts, and it all had to do with horses on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show. Intrigued? It was actually more funny than juicy, and here’s why: the actress was reading out proposed names for racehorses, all of which were […]