Articles Tagged 'Emilia Fox'

Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Pics: Jon Kopaloff and Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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 […]

Billie Piper, Pierce Brosnan and Emilia Fox

9 Surprising Family Ties of British Celebrities (and an Urban Myth)

We already know about Benedict Cumberbatch being distantly related to most of the genuine people he plays (Alan Turing and Richard III in particular), and anyone that hasn’t spotted a distinct family resemblance between Joan Collins the actress and Jackie Collins the writer (clue: they both have their father’s surname) isn’t really paying attention. But here are […]

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 […]

The Wipers Times

Michael Palin And The Story of ‘The Wipers Times’

File this away for later, but it’s just been announced that Monty Python’s Michael Palin is set to star in a BBC drama about a relatively unknown aspect of the First World War – a satirical newsletter, created in the trenches of Ypres. The Wipers Times is named after that newsletter, created when the 12th […]

Dawn French and James Corden

Dawn French Is James Corden’s Mum…

…in a new BBC comedy written by James and his Gavin & Stacey co-star Mathew Baynton (he played the magically stupid Deano, as seen in this clip here). The Wrong Mans, which hits British screens later this year, is the story of two men, Phil (James) and Sam (Mathew), who find a ringing phone in the middle […]