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Casting News: Dame Maggie Smith and Jim Broadbent Join ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and Sally Hawkins have signed up to appear in the live-action family movie A Boy Called Christmas. Toby Jones, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Henry Lawfull (Les Misérables), Rune Temte (Captain Marvel), Indica Watson (Sherlock), and Zoe Colletti (Annie) have also joined the holiday movie’s ensemble cast. Based […]

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Dame Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent to Star in Film Written by Eddie Izzard

Dame Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent (Paddington), and Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul) are all set to star in a new film, but don’t expect a feel-good movie. It’d be understandable if you did, given Jim’s form as Professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films, and Dame Judi’s recent slew of historical and comedy dramas — not […]

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Is This the Most British Airline Safety Video Ever?

Airlines have a tricky time getting us to focus on their safety videos, but here’s one we think is well worth our attention. British Airways has partnered with Comic Relief to make their latest, meaning passengers will have emergency procedures explained to them by stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gordon Ramsay, Thandie Newton, Rob Brydon, Jim […]

British actor Jim Broadbent poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the World premiere of the film ‘Get Santa’ in London on November 30, 2014.

Jim Broadbent Joins the Cast of ‘Game of Thrones’

Harry Potter‘s Jim Broadbent has been cast in the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones, making him the latest actor to swap Hogwarts for Westeros. Already on the list is Natalia Tena (who plays Tonks, as well as Osha in the hit fantasy show), David Bradley (Filch and Walder Frey), and Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore and Mance Rayder), but Jim, who played potions […]

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VOTE: Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

A couple of weeks ago, we posed the question ‘Who is the British Kevin Bacon?’ as a way of celebrating those British character actors who have appeared in such a staggering variety of U.K. films and TV shows that you could use their various projects as stepping stones to access almost every other working actor […]

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FIRST LOOK: Ben Whishaw in BBC AMERICA’s ‘London Spy’

Ben Whishaw makes his return to BBC AMERICA as star of the thriller London Spy, set for a premiere later this year. And the network has released a first snap of the actor in character, seen above. Known to James Bond fans as Q in the popular film series, Whishaw previously appeared on BBC AMERICA’s […]

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WATCH: Maggie Smith Roughing It in ‘The Lady in the Van’

Prone to hyperbole we may be, but this trailer is entirely delightful and should definitely be experienced at your earliest convenience. The Lady in the Van is the movie adaptation of Alan Bennett’s (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) play about a certain Miss Shepherd, a woman who genuinely did come and live […]

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PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Paddington Bear the Movie Star

English author Michael Bond‘s Paddington Bear is starring in a new live-action film; it’s his time to shine. The teaser trailer gave us a glimpse of the Peruvian bear, but just that … a glimpse. StudioCanal has released two new photos, with Paddington standing tall and strong, giving us a better idea of what to expect from […]

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