Articles Tagged 'Julie Walters'

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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 […]

Olivia Colman

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Broadchurch’ Win at the BAFTA TV Awards

The TV BAFTAs have just finished, and it’s been a heck of a year for Broadchurch, and not a bad one for Doctor Who either. In total, Broadchurch won three awards—best drama, best supporting actor for David Bradley and best actress for Olivia Colman. Olivia, who melted hearts with her astonishing speeches last year, actually […]

Sue Townsend

RIP Sue Townsend, Creator of Adrian Mole

True Anglophiles will either already have an idea who Adrian Mole is, or will have an enormous treat ahead of them when they find out. Whereas anyone who lived in Britain during the ’80s and ’90s will already know, and will be saddened by the news that his creator, Sue Townsend, has died at the […]

Paddington

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 […]

Susan Boyle

‘SuBo: The Movie’ Takes A Step Nearer Becoming A Thing

Hey world? You know Susan Boyle? You know how her rise to international fame is based on a commonly-understood joke, one that states that people who are not attractive can’t sing well, or usefully contribute to society, and she doesn’t appear to have got that memo and yet insists on being good at singing anyway? […]

News Roundup: Adele’s Bond Theme Is Ready To Record

It’s a fine showbiz tradition, that the producers of the James Bond movies will pick only the most worthy of musical stars to write them a theme song. They can be notable for reasons of astonishing vocal talent (Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey) or wondrous songwriting (Paul McCartney, Carly Simon), or because they are very popular […]

Will The Final Harry Potter Film Contain Swearing?

I have a question for you. Is Harry Potter still essentially a children’s story? I only ask because it’s been 14 years since the first book came out, which means anyone old enough to read it at the time will now be well into their twenties. Some may be nearly 30. Heck, even the films […]