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Articles Tagged 'Imelda Staunton'

Imelda Staunton attends The Old Vic Bicentenary Ball at The Old Vic Theatre on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Imelda Staunton Among Names Added to the Cast of ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie

The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie already has a considerable cast, and just now more big names have been added to the list, including BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton. The Vera Drake and Harry Potter star will join Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt and Hugh Bonneville at the Crawley family’s country estate, according […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Hails the Unsung Heroes of British Film

Last night (December 7) Benedict Cumberbatch was honored with the Variety Award at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. The commendation was given because his skyrocketing success has helped to “focus the international spotlight on the U.K.” (although if that’s the only criterion, surely certain Anglophile blogs should have been up there with him?) and […]

Dan Stevens

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Dan Stevens Loses ‘Two Chins’

New episodes of Downton Abbey won’t air until September in the U.K. and, program your DVR now, January in the U.S. but the show and its cast members are still making news. Few actual plot developments for Season Four of the popular period drama are being leaked, but Downton’s stars, both past and present, have been out and […]

Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren Is The Queen Of Awards!

Last night, Dame Helen Mirren was officially named the best actress of the year, at the 2013 Laurence Olivier awards. The Oliviers are, depending on your point of view, the UK equivalent of the Tony awards, or the theatre equivalent of the BAFTAs. They may even be the theatrical equivalent of the Grammys, but no […]

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