Articles Tagged 'Jason Isaacs'

Matt Smith, right, in his role in Party Animals.

Brit Binge: Five Political Dramas You Can View Online

BBC America aired the original House of Cards on February 17, 2013. Don’t worry if you missed it, it’s currently available on Netflix and on Blue-ray at the BBC Shop. Check out some other British political dramas you may enjoy: 1. Party Animals The series revolves around the staff of researchers and advisors working behind the scenes […]

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Martin Freeman Feels Left Out

Martin Freeman is quite popular these days starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the critically acclaimed Sherlock; and, of course, he is Bilbo Baggins in the forthcoming The Hobbit. Yet, he’s whinging about not making the cut for Harry Potter? Well, “whinging” might be a bit of a strong word. It seems he’s just jesting with the The […]

Five Fast-Rising British Bad Guys

Playing the hero may get you the girl, but playing the bad guy can be a whole lot more fun for an actor. Arguably, no one plays baddies in Hollywood blockbusters better than Brits. But as advancing years reduce the number of sneering, preening arch-villain roles still appropriate for Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman and Anthony […]

Five Great American Things The British Improved

As discussed in our previous essay, Five Great American Things The British Ruined, having a good idea is one thing, executing it to the best of its potential is something else. Sometimes the originators/owners are not able to see what else can be done with the form. And that’s when the developers arrive, turning a […]

Pilot Season: Which British Actors Saw Their TV Shows Picked Up?

Jason Isaacs and Ioan Gruffudd made the cut. As did Robert Carlyle and Shelley Conn. But shows from Minnie Driver and Robin Hood actress Lucy Griffiths were not included when the broadcast networks announced their 2011-12 TV schedules at upfronts this week. And although NBC’s remake of Prime Suspect is moving forward, it will premiere […]

British Invasion: Minnie Driver, Jason Isaacs Score U.S. TV Roles

The British Invasion of American entertainment charges on: Minnie Driver, who spoke to us recently about her career and growing older in Hollywood, is one of the many Brits to land U.S. TV pilots this year. Deadline reports that Driver will take on the lead in the CBS drama Hail Mary, described “a buddy P.I. […]

BBC AMERICA Lands Three Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has given BBC AMERICA a lot of love over the years – maybe it’s that whole foreign thing – and this year is no different. BBC AMERICA received three big Golden Globe nominations this morning: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe State Within Best Performance by an Actor […]