Articles Tagged 'Jim Broadbent'

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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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WATCH: First Teaser Trailer For ‘Paddington’

As we have possibly mentioned before, the British children’s classic Paddington Bear is being made into a movie, with the lead role—a very English sort of Peruvian immigrant with a knack for causing trouble—being voiced by Colin Firth, and his adoptive parents Mr and Mrs Brown being played by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins. Any […]

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Greatest ‘Doctor Who’ References in Pop Culture: Spoofs

As you’d expect of any show that has lasted as long as Doctor Who has, there have been no shortage of skits based on Time Lords, Daleks, TARDISes and regenerations over the years. In fact, there’s a fairly comprehensive list here that is far too long to go into in detail. So here are some of […]

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Jim Broadbent: “Colin Firth Told Me Mr Darcy Is Dead”

This might be my favorite single aspect of the entire history of Bridget Jones, because it hints at a delightful back channel of conversation between two of Britain’s best acting talents, that no one suspected was there before. So, recently we explained that the new Bridget Jones book Mad About The Boy contains an unfortunate event. […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Mike Leigh and Terence Davies Films You Can View Online

Both critically acclaimed, British filmmakers Mike Leigh and Terence Davies, illustrate the human spirit in their narrative films, taking different cinematic approaches. Here are three films from each, which you can watch online: Mike Leigh 1. Happy-Go-Lucky In this breakthrough role, Sally Hawkins portrays Poppy, an eternally happy school teacher. She’s 30-years-old, single, loves her job, loves […]

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