Articles Tagged 'Kenneth Branagh'

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15 Brit-Centric Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2015

2014 was a pretty good year for British stars at the box office, from James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart in X-Men, to Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl, to Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game. But that’s all nothing compared to 2015, with the coming year seeing a veritable explosion of Brit talent in some of the biggest […]

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PHOTOS: Lily James and Richard Madden in ‘Cinderella’

Disney isn’t shy to reveal what to expect in their Cinderella reboot having already released a trailer and character posters for the March 2015 release. And, now? Even more advance photos. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining; these teaser photos are just a warm-up for the real thing. Kenneth Branagh directs Lily James and Richard Madden as Ella […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Shakespeare Adaptations You Can View Online

Do you enjoy Shakespeare but don’t really have the time to sit down and deconstruct one of his plays? Well, you’re in luck, since the beginning of motion pictures, his work has been adapted into film and TV productions like these youthful and offbeat movie adaptations. Let’s take a peek at the more traditional interpretations […]

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The Best of the British Stage, Coming to a Screen Near You

At the Gielgud Theatre in London recently, Helen Mirren took her final bow as Queen Elizabeth II in the play The Audience, which was directed by Stephen Daldrey and written by Peter Morgan. Morgan was also the writer of 2006 film The Queen, for which Mirren won an Oscar in the same role, and the […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Roles Are Stacking Up

Downton Abbey’s cast members are in demand, no matter whether still on the show or departed. Hot on the heels of news that the hit British TV series’ Hugh Bonneville is in discussions for a sizable role in a movie about Paddington Bear comes word that two other Downtonites, Dan Stevens and Sophie McShera, have new movie deals. Stevens, of course, is now […]

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Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K., it is indeed nationally observed. Why April 23? He was baptized on April 26 in 1564 but the actual […]

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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 […]

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That’s SIR Kenneth Branagh, Thank You Very Much…

This may come as something of a surprise to anyone who assumed he had already been knighted, but today Kenneth Branagh took a trip up to Buckingham Palace to receive the old swordy shoulder-pat* from Her Majesty the Queen. He’s been made a knight bachelor for services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland, after […]

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PHOTOS: British Actors as U.S. Presidents

Some might think Steven Spielberg made a controversial decision when casting Daniel Day-Lewis, both a British and Irish citizen, as the U.S.’ 16th President Abraham Lincoln (with fellow Brit Jared Harris as Ulyssess S. Grant) in the much anticipated film Lincoln. But, it’s not the first time a Brit has stepped in as Commander-in-Chief: Montagu Love was one […]

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