Articles Tagged 'Dudley Moore'

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Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

Five Great British Comedy Double Acts

Comedy suits company. For all that Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were solo geniuses at their craft when nobody could hear them talk, it was the magical relationship between Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy which superseded them once the talkies arrived. And it’s easy to see why. In a double act you can shoot the […]

Russell Brand’s ‘Arthur’ Leaves You Wanting Moore

There’s a new Arthur on screen and the sole advantage he has over his earlier, equally tipsy namesake is height. Yes, sorry to say, but watching a miscast Russell Brand strain to be funny in a sluggish remake of Arthur, the classic comedy about a frequently inebriated millionaire (opening Friday), only serves to underscore how […]

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Breaks New Ground with ‘Arthur’

Dame Helen Mirren sees her role in the remake of Arthur, in which she co-stars opposite Russell Brand, as a career departure. The 65-year-old actress told me, “I did it because I’ve never done a big full-out comedy before.” As she explains, plenty of her past film roles have been comedic, but she’s never done […]

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Arthur,’ Starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren

Russell Brand is clearly competing with Ricky Gervais for the title of “Outrageous British Funnyman Most Likely to Be Everywhere at Any Given Point.” This week, the trailer for the computer-animated Hop, in which Russell voices a teenage rabbit, was released. And the comedian is also prepping to laff it up as host of Saturday […]